Call for Exhibition Proposals

Filter Photo hosts an annual call for proposals for the exhibition calendar at Filter Space. We welcome photographic proposals of all types, whether traditional or experimental, or coming from an emerging curator or a veteran artist. Filter Photo hopes to attract a broad range of proposals that reflect the creative diversity of the contemporary photographic community.

Proposals will be accepted via our online system. Only proposals submitted in this manner will be considered. There is a submission fee of $25.



Accepted proposals will receive:


  • A 4 to 6 week exhibition at Filter Space to take place 2018 – 2019
  • At least 1 exhibition reception, with refreshments provided
  • The opportunity to host an event in conjunction with the exhibition (e.g. a workshop or artist’s talk)
  • Exhibition marketing including printed postcards, an email blast to Filter Photo’s mailing list, coverage on Filter Photo’s blog and other social media promotion
  • A small stipend to help cover exhibition costs (variable—for more information click here)
  • A discount of 10% for all exhibition artwork produced through LATITUDE, a nonprofit digital lab that adjoins Filter Space

Important Dates

March 8: Submissions Open

May 5: Submissions Close

Early May: Exhibition Panel reviews proposals

Late May: Applicants notified of panel’s decisions

2018 – 2019: Exhibitions take place!

Exhibition Review Panel

Catherine Edelman, Owner and Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery

Karen Irvine, Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography

Zora J. Murff, Independent Artist

Jennifer Murray, Executive Director, Filter Photo

Jessica Pierotti, Executive Director, LATITUDE

Jay Wolke, Professor, Photography Department, Columbia College Chicago and Filter Photo Board Member

Click Here for Additional Information and to Submit Your Proposal