Critical Distance provides valuable experience and opportunities to curators, artists, administrators, and arts enthusiasts through our submissions, residency, internship, and volunteer programs.



Curators and Artists are invited to submit proposals and portfolios for possible inclusion in CDCC’s yearly program of exhibitions and events. Exhibitions and projects are supported and promoted through the design, production, and distribution of announcements, press releases, brochures and/or limited edition catalogues, and the programming of related events throughout the exhibition/event run. Installation assistance, documentation, and insurance will also be provided. A reasonable budget for curator/artist remuneration and other expenses will be developed on a case-by-case basis.

Note to Curators: Thoughtful, critical attention to the artists and artworks featured in our projects is a key part of our program and a catalogue essay and interviews with exhibiting artists will be required from the guest curator well in advance of the opening. Strong preference will be given to submissions with a fully fleshed-out proposal and/or completed draft essay.

All submissions will be automatically considered for inclusion in our online Curator/Artist registries, which are a growing resource for organizations, critics, curators, and colleagues seeking work and opportunities for publication, exhibition, and collaboration. Please click on the relevant links above for more important information and full submission guidelines.


We are currently in the process of reviewing and restructuring our Curatorial Residency, Internship, and Volunteer programs as part of long-term planning for the organization. As such, submissions for these opportunities are on hold until further notice. We will re-post opportunities as these programs are relaunched; feel free to subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to receive notifications. Thanks for your interest and patience as we work to improve our programs.