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.

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Accepted proposals will receive:


  • A 4 to 6 week exhibition at Filter Space to take place between November of 2016 and September of 2017
  • 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


Late April: Exhibition Panel reviews proposals

Early May: Applicants notified of panel’s decisions

November 2016 – September 2017: Exhibitions take place!

Exhibition Review Panel

Daniel W. Coburn, Assistant Professor of Photo Media, University of Kansas

Catherine Edelman, Owner and Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery

Peter Fitzpatrick, Chair of Photography, Columbia College Chicago; Filter Photo Board Member

Doug Fogelson, Independent Artist; Filter Photo Board President

Jennifer Murray, Executive Director, Filter Photo

Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions, Hyde Park Art Center

Please note that there is no fee for submitting an exhibition proposal. In alignment with the organization’s mission, Filter Photo strives to provide photographers and artists with a number of avenues for professional growth, including exhibition opportunities. Please consider supporting our mission! Donations are tax-deductible and help us remain as accessible and affordable as possible.