A.P.E. seeks proposals from artists eager to explore the specific creative possibilities/considerations presented by our exhibition/performance/work space.
A.P.E. accepts proposals year round and reviews these project proposals twice a year, the end of January and September. If a proposal is chosen for an exhibition and/or performance, the artist will be notified within the four weeks following each review period. In reviewing a proposal, A.P.E. may contact the artist to inquire into the particular curatorial and presentation considerations of the project.
Applicants are requested to visit the A.P.E. space prior to submitting a proposal. If there are circumstances that prevent you from visiting the space, please contact the A.P.E. office for alternatives.
Your submission should include the following:
- Written proposal of your project.
- Sample of your work and/or the work of artists you propose to exhibit (if you are applying to curate a show). We accept DVD’s, videos, CDs, portfolios, websites.
- Self-addressed stamped envelope with postage for return of materials.
Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. (A.P.E.) was formed by artists in 1977 as a “working” space for artists in the center of Northampton. A.P.E.'s founding and current mission is to provide open, flexible space for artists to create and show work. We are not a presenting or producing organization. A.P.E. makes its spaces available to artists within a structure that maximizes creative potential and strong presentation. The development of experimental, challenging and engaging work is encouraged. A.P.E. is interested in the curatorial considerations of its gallery/performance/project space, particularly its interplay between the storefront window and Main Street pedestrian traffic, and therefore reserves the right to consult artists on the presentation choices in their show.
Send or drop off all materials to:
Lisa Thompson, A.P.E.
126 Main St.