CAFKA.18 - Call For Artists

CAFKA.18 – Call For Artists

CAFKA is seeking submissions for CAFKA.18, its biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo for June 2018.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Mar 2017

The biennial exhibition is curated by CAFKA’s Program Committee which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research.

The CAFKA biennial exhibition of art in public spaces initiates conversations around public space and the social and critical functions of art. It galvanizes the community of artists and art lovers in the region. Members of which dedicate countless volunteer hours as board members, members of the Program Committee and jury, event planners, educators, installers, and hosts.

Since its inception in 2001, CAFKA has produced and exhibited 206 projects by 192 artists over 11 exhibitions. From the beginning, the open calls have been an important way for the CAFKA Program Committee to connect with emerging and mid-career artists.

In 2007, CAFKA supplemented its open call with an invitational component. Additional artists, identified by the Program Committee and the invited jurors, are invited to submit proposals. The final exhibition is made of both invited artists and artists selected from the open call.

CAFKA.18 pays artist fees of $2,000 CAD for new work in addition to negotiable expenses. Video and one-time performance fees are paid in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule.


CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area) is a non-profit, artist-run organization. It is a producer, advocate, and educator for contemporary public, interactive, and interventionist art practices. CAFKA  produces an international biennial exhibition of art projects in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo.  It offers an exhibition, lectures, and tours and related special events.

Activities are made possible with the active participation of its many volunteers and the support of its members, donors, funders, and sponsors. CAFKA is funded in part by agencies of the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and regional and municipal governments. CAFKA also receives support from private charitable foundations.

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CAFKA.18 - Call For Artists

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