Due March 15th, 2018
Vox Populi
Call For New Members

Vox Populi is a collaboratively-run, non-profit artist space: our rotating collective of members is the backbone to our ethos. Vox members are committed to actively engaging in an ongoing dialogue of experimental artistic practice through producing and curating exhibitions, performance events, artist lectures and discussions.

Open Call for New Members

Vox Populi is currently seeking applications for new members due March 15th, 2018. Visual and performing artists, writers, and curators that are engaged in experimental methods are encouraged to apply. Vox Populi is looking for individuals that are committed to their personal practices and are interested in working collaboratively to run an alternative art space.

Vox Populi is particularly interested in applicants whose practices are not currently represented in the artist collective.

Benefits of Membership

  • Vox members have the opportunity to mount a project in the exhibition spaces once each exhibition season (20-24 months) as well as collaborate and coordinate program opportunities both inside and outside of Philadelphia.
  • The option to curate performances, lectures, education and special events in the Vox performance and project spaces.

Basic Responsibilities of Membership

  • Vox members are expected to regularly attend monthly membership meetings, committee meetings and annual retreats.
  • Vox members contribute to the operational needs of the space through gallery sitting, staffing First Friday openings and events in the Performance Space on a rotating basis. They actively participate in specialized committee work (such as Exhibitions or Fundraising) including serving as a committee chairperson at some point during their tenure. While workload varies, Vox members usually spend on average five or more hours per week on Vox-related activities in support of operations.

Example of typical contributions

  • 2-3 meetings per month, usually a few hours each in the evening
  • 3 hours per month gallery sitting (Wednesday-Sunday between the hours of 12-6)
  • 2 hour First Friday shift every 3 months
  • 3 hours administrative work weekly, done from home
  • Daily email correspondence

Vox Populi is a collaboratively run non-profit art space. Vox members work in tandem with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

  • There is a one-time initiation fee of $100.00 for new members; monthly dues are $55.00.
  • A commitment to the membership for at least one year is required.
  • New members are selected by the current membership.


Submit the following materials via SLIDEROOM.

A $10 application fee to cover the cost of using Slideroom will apply.

Applications due: Thursday, March 15th
Notification: Early April
Members Start end of April

Application Questions

  • Please tell us what you hope to gain from a membership at Vox Populi. What do you hope to contribute to Vox Populi? In addition to the things you have outlined in the above answer, as a member of Vox Populi you will be asked to join a committee and contribute volunteer hours to maintaining the work of that committee. Please read over the Vox Committee Task List and comment on how you could best contribute your skills. It is not a requirement of membership that you are an expert at any of these tasks.
  • I live in Philadelphia, or close enough to regularly staff the gallery, attend meetings and functions. (Y/N)
  • For visual artists: I do not currently have representation by a commercial gallery in the greater Philadelphia area. (Y/N)


  • Artist/curatorial statement: One paragraph max.
  • Resume: One-page max.
  • References: Name and contact info (email and phone) for two professional references that can speak to your ability to work within a collaborative environment.


  • For visual and performing artists: Provide 1-10 items. At least two images must be installation shots of your work.
  • Allowed Media Types:
    • Images (jpegs up to 2MB each) File names should follow this format: lastname_firstname_01.jpeg
    • Video/Sound/Audio (External media/link from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud)
    • PDF (up to 5MB each)
  • For curators: Provide 1-10 items. You may include a combination of images and short writing samples (250 words or less.)
  • For writers: Submit 3-5 samples of published writing no longer than 500 words each.

posted: February 13, 2018 topics: