Monaco: Open Call
deadline: Monday, April 19, 2021
Monaco, an artist-run collective and contemporary art gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, is pleased to announce an open call for exhibition opportunities. They are soliciting solo, collaborative or two-person exhibition proposals for their main gallery space, and they are also soliciting installation-based or experimental exhibition proposals for the Monaco Project Gallery. Awarded exhibitions will take place from July 23 – August 28, 2021.
Monaco welcomes submissions from visual artists of all disciplines. Monaco is committed to diversity and encourage submissions from emerging and underrepresented artists. Submissions will be reviewed by Monaco members, and artists will be selected on the quality of their work and proposed use of the gallery space. All applicants will be considered for future programming.
Selected artists will receive a five-week exhibition at Monaco with opportunities to develop ancillary programming, curatorial support, press materials and social media promotion. Due to Covid-19, they are not currently hosting public receptions for exhibitions and exhibitions are seen by appointment. The Monaco floor plan can be viewed here:
Compile the following submission requirements into a single PDF document and send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Exhibitions statement (one-page maximum)
Resume or CV (two-page maximum)
Images: up to 10 images
If submitting video/audio/performance work samples, please provide links to a Vimeo or YouTube page
Include a corresponding image script that includes the title of the work, artwork year, medium and dimensions, and any additional descriptions
There is a $20 application fee. Please make payments via PayPal to email@example.com
Learn more here
Applicants should specify the space for which they are applying: their main space or the Monaco Project Gallery. Artists may submit two separate proposals if they wish to propose an exhibition for each space; each proposal will require an application fee.
Artists will not receive confirmation of receipt.
Application opens: March 15
Deadline through: April 19
Notification: May 3
Installation window: July 18 through July 23 (midday)
Exhibition dates: July 23 – August 28
De-install/pick-up: August 29 – August 31
Established in 2017, Monaco is an artist-owned cooperative that operates as an alternative to the traditional gallery model. Referencing one of the wealthiest states in the world—notorious as a “freeport” for art and other luxury items—the name suggests a sovereign micro-state, emphasizing the autonomy of the project, and hints at ideas of commerciality in the contemporary art world. Monaco provides opportunities for critical inquiry and commercial potential, and supports its members by forging new connections and fostering community. Members have included both emerging and mid-career artists, and collaborative entities as well as individuals. Its exhibits range from solo shows to curated group exhibitions.
Monaco is an independent project directed by its members and was initiated by The Luminary as a part of its mission to support new artist-centric spaces. Our current membership: Bruce Burton, Vaughn Davis Jr., Flood Plain, Howard Krohn, Yowshien Kuo, Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson, Kalaija Mallery, Edo Rosenblith, Janie Stamm, and Visitor Assembly.
For more information about Monaco, visit: www.monacomonaco.us. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.