PAVED Arts Annual Call For Submissions 2020/21
Image Credit: Lines Of Flight: From Above (Installation View) “Saskatchewan Song Cycle” by Lou Sheppard, 2019. Annual Call For...

Image Credit: Lines Of Flight: From Above (Installation View) “Saskatchewan Song Cycle” by Lou Sheppard, 2019.

Annual Call For Submissions Deadline: September 15

PAVED Arts is a dynamic media production and presentation centre that supports experimental work in Photography, Audio, Video, Electronic and Digital Arts. PAVED Arts strives to reflect the cultural diversity of our national community in our programming, with particular attention paid to underrepresented or marginalized voices. To this end, PAVED Arts actively encourages members of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities to apply to the annual September 15th open call.

We welcome proposals by contemporary artists, collectives, and curators for media art exhibitions, new media performances, and Billboard presentations.

Outside of this annual open call, PAVED Arts accepts submissions for screenings, off-site projects and online presentations on an ongoing basis.

Our presentation facilities include a 1200 square foot main gallery space, an adjacent, acoustically- separated media gallery, and a programmable (50′ wide x 14.75′ high) billboard space mounted onto the front facade of our building. We share the billboard space with AKA Artist-Run, and as such, programming times are negotiated between our respective schedules.

In the tradition of artist-run culture, PAVED Arts promotes the idea of the gallery space as a site for experimentation and risk-taking. Artists who engage our centre have benefited from the pliability of our resources as well as the critical dialogue that is encouraged. PAVED Arts is prominently located in the Riversdale district of Saskatoon and draws from the strength and skills of a talented team of cultural workers.


Gestures on Portrayal (Installation View) by Luther Konadu, 2019.

Please review our Mandate and Objectives before submitting:

Include the following information:
The area that you are targeting with your submission

  • PAVED Arts Main Gallery – 1200 square-foot Main Gallery
  • Media Gallery – Adjacent, acoustically-separated media gallery
  • Billboard – Shared PAVED Arts/aka artist run billboard space (50′ wide x 14.75′ high) mounted onto the building facade
  • Any combination thereof

PAVED Arts Gallery floor plans can be downloaded from here.

Indicate project type and include all related information:

Artwork / Project Submissions
Please include:

  • A detailed project description (maximum 800 words)
  • An artist statement situating your practice (maximum 800 words)
  • Installation and technical requirements (including diagrams if applicable)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages)

NOTE: All texts should be submitted .pdf format

Curatorial Proposals

Please include:

  • Curatorial fee expectation for the proposed exhibition (CARFAC does not have a curator schedule)
  • A detailed scope of curatorial services. For example;
    > Does the curatorial fee include a curatorial essay of (also for example) 1000 words;
    > Would the curator(s) travel in lieu of the artists for the installation week;
    > Would the curator fee include a public talk/presentation, etc.

NOTE: All texts should be submitted .pdf format

Billboard Submissions

  • Review Submission Guidelines here

Information about media specs and submission formats:

Media Specifications:

  • Audio and video support material should be limited to 5 minutes in duration (or less). Lengthier works will not be considered/reviewed, due to the high volume of submissions to PAVED.
  • Maximum of five audio/video files or a maximum of 20 image files.
  • Each audio/video file counts for four image files.
  • Include information about the full duration of each work submitted and a description of the intended configuration, in the project description.
  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Accepted Video Formats:

  • .mov or .mp4 quicktime file, H264 codec, (5 minute maximum, 1Gb maximum).
  • Video links:,

Accepted Audio Formats:

  • .aiff, .wav, .mp3, aac. (5 minute maximum)
  • Audio links:

Accepted Image Formats:

  • .jpeg format, maximum dimensions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 72 dpi.
  • Files must be numbered in the format: 01_surname.jpg

How to Submit Materials:

  • Submission materials may be delivered by email, or for larger files Dropbox, WeTransfer, or other suitable large file transfer service may be used.
  • Include website URLs or .pdf copies of publications, press clippings relevant to your proposal.

For more information, please contact:
David LaRiviere, Artistic Director
(306) 652-5502 ext.1


424 20th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Treaty 6 Territory, S7M OX4