Submission Process | New Deadline: September 30th, 2015

Deadline: September 15th, 2015  Deadline Extended: September 30th, 2015
Gallery Gachet is currently accepting proposals for our upcoming 2017 exhibition calendar.

As you may have heard, Gallery Gachet recently learned that after twenty-one years of receiving core funding from the Provincial Ministry of Health our contract with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is being severed.
We are resilient and resolved to continue our work!
We welcome all submissions for this next round of Exhibition and look forward to reviewing yours!

Gallery Gachet supports artists who have experienced marginalization due to their mental health, addictions, trauma and/or abuse experiences, by working for cultural and economic justice. It is not necessary that those submitting have experienced mental illness or social marginalization personally, however the work must speak to our mandate in specific and interesting ways.
Our exhibition calendar features a range of art practices from contemporary to outsider to exhibitions representing community-engaged and social practice methods as well as a diversity of mediums: photography, video, performance art, drawing, 3D, installation, ceramics, textiles and more. For more information on Gachet’s vision and Basis of Unity, please see

We welcome proposals that challenge mental health stigmas, barriers to full social, cultural, and economic participation; disability art; art for social change; as well as ideas that actively engage the community in your work. We look to create and maintain collaborations within the mental health and cultural sectors, as well as our local Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Exhibitions may thematically coincide with other events and festivals. We accept proposals for solo, group, juried, curated, or major exhibition projects; as well as screenings, workshops, performances and collaborations.

We pay CARFAC fees, and provide support for openings, catering, marketing, A/V equipment, installation and a six-week exhibition run at Gallery Gachet.

Selection Process
The Gallery Gachet Collective selects a jury of six artist, curators and gallery collective members. Jurors meet in October 2015 and put forward their suggestions to the Collective for final approval.

Submitting artists and curators will be notified of the results of the selection process by December 15th, 2015.

Ways to Submit
Work can be dropped off, mailed, or emailed to the gallery. Gallery Gachet aims to be a low barrier space and accepts proposals in many formats – paper, CD, DVD, Flash Drives and email submissions will all be accepted.

Submissions Materials
1.  Documentation of your work or project may include but is not limited to:
• 10 – 20 images clearly identified with name, number, title, dimensions, and a numbered image list
• a short video that typifies your work
• audio recordings
2.  A written proposal, describing a well-thought out theme or body of work, explaining what you wish to do and any special requirements (250 – 500 words)
3.  A CV or biography, charting your arts education and exhibitions history
We value nontraditional and traditional forms of arts education and arts experiences. Feel free to include workshops, mentorships or profound experiences that have led you to cultivate the work you are proposing.
4.  An artist statement (Optional)
5.  A self-addressed, stamped envelope to have hard copy submission materials returned (Optional)

Submissions Deadline
All materials should be postmarked, dropped off, or emailed to Gallery Gachet by September 15th, 2015.

Call to Artists                         July 15th, 2015
Submissions Deadline         September 15th, 2015
Panel or Jurors meet           October 2015
Notification Sent                  December 2015

Submit materials by e-mail to:

Submit materials in person or by mail to:
Gallery Gachet ATTN: 2015 Annual Submissions
88 East Cordova, Vancouver BC V6A 1K2 Canada

For pdf file, please click 2015_AnnualSubmission_floorplan