Dane County Emerging Artists

Open Call:
Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) invites emerging artists residing in Dane County to apply for the new Dane County Emerging Artists program.

The Dane County Emerging Artists program is designed to encourage local artists who are developing a strong independent body of work beyond their student portfolios to sustain momentum in their studio practice and receive professional development and exhibition opportunities. Two selected artists will show their work at ALL in June 2017. The two artists will also receive mentorship throughout the year, culminating in a group exhibition opportunity with Bridge Work, the Midwestern-based arts initiative that helps emerging artists from across the region to broaden the scope of their professional connections.

To Apply:
Complete the form below and upload a letter of interest (Word doc or PDF), current CV, and 6-8 images related to the exhibition proposal. There is no application fee.

The proposal should be a detailed description of an exhibition of recent work to be shown at ALL in June 2017. Please include title, medium, approx. dimensions and date for all images.

Important Dates:
Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM CT.
Notification: Friday, April 7, 2017
ALL Exhibition: June 3 - June 30, 2017

Eligibility & Requirements:
Artists working in all media are eligible. Artists must be residents of Dane County, WI, at the time of application and have the intention of residing in Dane County for the duration of the program (approximately one year). Selected artists who move out of Dane County may be asked to withdraw from the program.

Emerging artists are not required to have formal art training. As a loose guideline, emerging artists are at an early stage in their career and have not yet received regional or national recognition.

Work submitted for the exhibition proposal must be recent and original, and may not include work created as a student.

Students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs may not apply.

2017 Dane County Emerging Artists will be chosen by the ALL Curatorial Board. Your application is considered a commitment to participate in this program.

This project is supported in part by Dane Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

Ready to Visit?

Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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