Call for Submissions | Apply for the 2024 Edition of What the Pop! Art Pop-Up Exhibition

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 

Are you an emerging artist based in Quebec looking to showcase your work and learn how to monetize your art 

You are invited to submit your application to YES’s What the Pop 2024 series. This FREE opportunity is designed to help you get experience selling or performing your art to the public. 

 

PROJECT GOALS:

The goal of What The Pop is to help you gain visibility, learn to monetize your art, and build your artistic CV. 

We’ll offer online training sessions that cover best practices for planning your pop-up, selling, networking, and connecting with audiences. There will also be a media pitch workshop offered by the CBC. 

Dates and times can be found in the submission guidelines.

 

WHAT IS A POP-UP AND WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?

Pop-ups emerged in the last decade out of a need for increased accessibility to art and art spaces, all with a Do-It-Yourself philosophy. A pop-up is a short-term, non-traditional exhibition, held in a temporary and often alternative location, and can take on many forms.

Pop-ups can help you:

  • Reach new audiences 
  • Engage with existing networks in an innovative way 
  • Test a new product
  • Get a better understanding of their audience and clients
  • Generate sales and more
    And all for free!

 

WHO CAN APPLY:
  •  Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submission
  •  Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  •  Must be based in Quebec
  •  Must have limited experience showcasing your art in Quebec (less than 5 previous market experiences or live performances)
  •  Must be present for BOTH days of the event (September 13th and 14th 2024)
WHEN & WHERE?

Artists must be available for ALL the following days/times:  

 Friday September 13th from 1:30 pm to 8 pm:  

  • Set-up and sound checks: 1:30 to 3pm 
  • Event time: 3-7pm 
  • Take-down: 7-8pm 

Saturday September 14th from 9 am to 6 pm.  

  • Set-up and sound checks: 10:30 to noon 
  • Event time: 12pm noon -6pm 
  • Take-down: 6-7pm 

Note: Displaying artists MUST be present for the set-up time and the take-down times  

Note: For performing artists, sound checks will occur during the set up times. Individual performance times will be determined in August. 

The location is St Jax Center (1439 St Catherine St Ouest, in downtown Montreal). 

 

HOW CAN I APPLY?
  • Read the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for important information, including the full eligibility criteria.
  • If you need help with your application or have questions, attend the free online information session on Wednesday, May 29 from 10 am to 12 noon. (All registered participants will have access to a recording of the info session, in case you cannot attend live).
  • Fill out the registration form, including 5 – 10 examples of your work
  • Deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 11 2024, at 11:59:59 PM 

 

APPLY TODAY!

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the series or the application process. For more information, please email [email protected].

This project is funded by: 

 

Media sponsor: