The Coconino Center for the Arts is located at 2300 North Fort Valley Road (Highway 180). CCA is on the way to several Arizona attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Museum of Northern Arizona, and the Arizona Snowbowl. The facility includes an indoor amphitheater that seats 200.
All applications for exhibitions in the Main Gallery must be submitted online through this website. At the bottom of this page, click on the green “Apply” button to access the application.
Please keep in mind that while the application asks several questions, your proposal does not need to answer all questions. For instance, if you have an exhibition concept but have not selected all of the artists that will participate, then it is appropriate to leave that item incomplete. The most important aspects of your application will be the quality of the art work images submitted, and the quality and appropriateness of the exhibition concept.
If you are proposing an exhibition of new art work that has not been created yet, please upload images of art work that are similar in nature to the art work to be exhibited.
If you do not have other details prepared that the application asks for, simply answer that question with “to be determined.” This will not hurt your chances of success. Again, it is most important that you provide quality images, a quality description of the exhibition concept, and the types of art work to be shown.
A volunteer group of artists and arts professionals, the Arts Advisory Council, reviews all proposals and makes recommendations to Arts Council staff. They consider the following criteria below as their primary guide for decisions (the points shown below are a guide to provide an understanding of what the Council is seeking, and do not reflect a hard scoring system). However, other factors may contribute to final decisions.
- Quality of art work images presented
- Quality of exhibition concept
- Appropriateness of exhibition for the Center and northern Arizona
- Ability of the applicant to complete the exhibition successfully
- Budget and projected costs
Deadline to apply online: Friday, June 21, 2019
Notification to applicants: no later than Friday, August, 2019
Exhibitions typically are open to the public between five and ten weeks. Applications considered in this round are for Main Gallery exhibitions can be scheduled in these available time slots:
- Jan/Feb 2020
- May/July 2020
- 2021 and beyond
Applicants must be willing to collaborate with an Arts Council Curator on the execution of their exhibition. The Curator will assist accepted applicants with exhibition concept, selection of art work and layout of the exhibition. The Curator is primarily responsible for installation of the exhibition, however, applicants may propose to handle the installation.
Art work to be displayed in the Main Gallery must be delivered ready to hang or display. It is the responsibility of the artist to cover costs associated with framing or preparation of art work and insurance to and from the Center.
Costs associated with installation materials and equipment (paint, fixtures, lighting, labels, etc.), opening reception, events, and marketing are typically covered by the Flagstaff Arts Council. The applicant is typically expected to cover costs for shipping of art work or any extemporaneous costs, however we will consider requests for the Arts Council to incur these costs. If an applicant has a funding source to assist with exhibition costs, this is considered helpful but is not a necessity for a successful application.
To assist with a small portion of the costs associated with processing applications, a $25 Member / $35 Non-Member application fee is required to be paid with each corresponding application. When you complete your application and click the “Submit and Pay” button, you will be taken to PayPal where you can pay with a credit card. If you prefer, you can mail a check (must be postmarked no later than June 28, 2019), payable to Flagstaff Arts Council, c/o Main Gallery Application, PO Box 296, Flagstaff, AZ, 86002, with the Applicant Name clearly written in the memo line.
For questions about this opportunity, or to learn more about the selection process, contact Sarah Smallwood at (928) 779-2300 x103.