Our Programme is planned two years in advance, with the majority of exhibitions and residencies arising from direct invitations to artists and curators. Unsolicited submissions can therefore only be accommodated in very exceptional circumstances.
If you do choose to send an exhibition proposal or examples of your work to BALTIC, your submission will be considered by a member of our curatorial team. To maximise your chances of success, please review our current public programme, exhibition history, and mission statement before submitting to assess if your proposal would be a good fit.
Submissions should include:
• An introduction stating your reason for contacting BALTIC.
• A short statement summarising the proposed exhibition or the nature of your work, and a CV where appropriate.
• Images of the intended works or images from your portfolio, with titles, dimensions/duration, dates and media. Please do not send any original material.
• Your ideal timescale for realising the project.
To submit, please mark your work as ‘For Submission’ and email or post it to:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art South Shore Road
Before submitting, please also note:
• We are not a commercial gallery and do not represent artists or sell works on their behalf.
• Due to the high volume of submissions it may take a few months to consider your proposal; we are grateful for your patience while we consider it.
• Due to the pressures on curators’ time, we are unable to provide specific feedback on proposals or portfolios.
• We do not accept original work as part of initial submissions and cannot be held responsible for any materials that are sent to us.
• Materials will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
• As all artist proposals will be redirected to the curatorial team, there is no need to send additional materials or contact any other departments within BALTIC.