Open Call: +/- Project Space

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Open Call 

2018/2019 +/- Project Space


The deadline to submit proposals for the 2018/2019 season in the +/- Project Space has now passed. Please stay tuned for the the results, to be announced in mid-May. Below is information for reference.


SOHO20 seeks project based submissions for the 2018/2019 Exhibition Season, running September 2018 – May 2019. SOHO20’s +/- Project Space, a small (appx 9 x 9’), dedicated space nestled within SOHO20 Gallery, features one work, project or performance by an artist or group at a time. Focusing on works that are either time-based, ephemeral, performative, or site-specific, artists are chosen to participate in the project space based on their artistic process rather than product. Highlighting the works and practices of emerging artists, the +/- Project Space exhibitions will run concurrently with the regular exhibition season, opening about once per month.

To apply, please read below carefully, and follow the link at the bottom of the page to begin your submission.

Deadline Extended: Mon. April 2, 2018 – before midnight Eastern Time.

Image: Amanda Turner Pohan, installation view of Linqox Criss on The River Ilissus, 2017. Photo by Bekka Palmer. (Pohan was an open call winner from the 2017/2018 +/- Project Space open call.)


SOHO20’s +/- Project Space is a 9 x 9 foot room (with a 3.5 foot doorway opening) adjacent to our two main gallery areas. Located within the 56 Bogart building in Bushwick, Brooklyn, SOHO20 is nestled in the center of the Bushwick art scene, neighboring many other gallery spaces and artist studios.


  • The +/- Project Space is open to emerging and mid-career artists.

  • Keeping with SOHO20’s mission, projects by women identified, trans, and gender nonconforming artists will be given preference.

  • Preference will also be given to applications that consider process and time as an integral part of the project, as well as projects that demonstrate risk taking in the artist or group’s practice.

  • Artists who have previously exhibited in the +/- Project Space are not eligible.

  • The +/- Project Space is open to collaborative proposals.

  • All applicants must be 18 years or older and may not be enrolled in any degree seeking program at the time that the proposed project is slotted to occur.

  • If possible, artists are encouraged to visit SOHO20’s gallery space in order to further understand the possibilities and limitations of the space.

  • *Please note, SOHO20 cannot pay for travel or shipping of artwork.


Please be ready to submit the following:

  • Bio or CV (if this is a collaborative project, make sure that all bios or CVs are saved as one file).

  • Proposal statement (no more than one page) outlining your plans for the space, both concept details and relevant logistics.

  • Artist statement (no more than one page) that generally explains your work.

  • Up to ten (10) images. These images should include examples of past work, as well as materials related to the proposed project. These could be mock-ups, sketches, diagrams, or related works. All images should be formatted in the following way:

      • 01_Firstname_Lastname.jpg

      • 02_Firstname_Lastname.jpg

      • 03_Firstname_Lastname.jpg

      • etc..

  • Up to two (2) videos, no longer than five minutes each. These videos must be submitted through a link that is available to stream online. Please only send artwork, or videos of time related works. Please do not send exhibition documentation.

  • Image list (no longer than one page) with the titles and details of all of the images and videos that were submitted.


A $20 application fee is required with each application. This fee is covers basic administrative costs and will compensate jurors. This must be paid online in order for your submission to be complete.


A panel of both SOHO20 artist members, staff, and outside jury members will review applications and select finalists. Artists will be selected based on the overall quality of their past work, originality and relevance of the proposal, creativity and specificity to the space itself, and feasibility of the proposed projects. Finalists may be contacted to discuss their projects and proposed timeline before the final selection is made. All finalists must be available to for a follow-up discussion in case the jury has questions pertaining to the project.


Online applications must be submitted by Monday, April 2, 2018 – before midnight Eastern Time.



Notifications of the results will be sent via e-mail within six weeks of the deadline. Please do not contact the gallery to check on the status of your application.


Please contact the gallery at: or 718-366-3661

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