Propose an Exhibition

Thank you for your interest in proposing an exhibition at SVAC. Your thoughtful responses to the application questions will help us determine whether the project aligns with our institutional goals and resources. We welcome submissions from artists and artist collectives as well as from curators and traveling exhibition services. 

SVAC is committed to achieving greater representation and inclusion of historically marginalized communities through the artwork, voices, and stories that we present. Priority will be given to projects that help us further this goal. For more information about diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, download THIS infographic from the American Alliance of Museums.

We typically need about a month to review an application and may provide feedback / request additional information before making a final decision. Currently, we are prioritizing proposals for 2022 and may not be able to commit to projects in 2023 or beyond.

There are two main interior exhibition spaces at SVAC. Yester House offers up to 10 intimately-sized galleries in an historic 1917 estate. The Wilson Museum contains two modern galleries, totaling 3,000 sqft. Applicants can indicate building and gallery preferences, but SVAC will determine final space allocation based on our calendar of projects, the scale of the artworks, and other factors. We also invite proposals for outdoor installations on our more than 100-acre campus and sculpture park. 

Applications must include a sample checklist and preliminary project budget. Templates provided below.