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Applications closing on April 29th, 2023
Please read the FAQ Before Applying
You can apply in one of the following categories:
An artist who will also write their story.
An artist and writer duo (only one application needed.)
To apply to the project you must submit the following:
A 150 to 500 word story pitch, or sample from the story you intend to write. Spelling and grammar is paramount! Any spelling mistakes or egregious grammatical errors will result in an immediate rejection of your application. You can tell a story in prose, or you can also submit poetry, or a song, or any other format as long as it adheres to the theme of the show.
A polished CV showing previous exhibition experience and education.
A portfolio of at least 5 images showing your best work. These must be at a resolution of at least 300DPI so that we are able to fully gauge the work. If applying as, or with, a writer, please include samples of the writers work.
A 35$ application fee.
A jury consisting of both artists and writers will critique your application through a blind grading process - your names will be hidden from them during the jury session. Applications are weighted in 4 areas: Control of Medium, Composition, How Well The Work Lends Itself To Narrative (or the specific narrative you wish to tell), and your Story Pitch. Please keep these in mind when putting together your application.
What is Ghost Stories?
Ghost Stories YYC is a visual storytelling group art show and publication. Artists who are a part of the project will create work based on a folk tale, urban legend or ghost story of their choosing. It can be an original tale, or one inspired by the countless stories we all share around campfires. In addition, instead of an artist statement, each of the creators will instead write a short story based on their work OR collaborate with a writer to create a piece of art and story that are harmonious. The final works of art and accompanying stories will be included in an exhibit at Ruberto Ostberg Gallery in Calgary, Ab. and will be published in a storybook catalogue.
How do I Apply?
Just click HERE to go to the submission form!
What are the Submission Requirements?
There are four ways you can submit to Ghost stories:
As an artist (solo)
As a writer (solo)
As an artist who will write their own story.
As an artist and writer duo. One makes the art, the other writes the story.
Submissions require you to fill out the submission form with all required fields.
What is the Written Requirement?
This is a 150-500 word story abstract or story excerpt that must be polished and well considered (With correct spelling and grammar). This is the only place for our judges to assess your, or your collaborators' writing! Picture this like the blurb on the back of a novel you love. Sell us your story, make us want to read it!
What is the Portfolio Requirement?
The work you submit as a portfolio MUST be indicative of the work you intend to make for the exhibition. (I.E. If you are primarily a sculptor with limited or no experience in watercolor painting, we expect to see a sculpture as the final product for the exhibition.) As much as we are enthusiastic about pushing our artistic comfort zones, Ghost Stories is a project designed to push artist's comfort with subject not material!