Regular Program

Annual Student Exhibition

PaperWait Artist Pages

Flux Gallery

Cartae Open School


Regular Program  |  Deadline: 1 August 2017

aceartinc. exhibits 5 major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists and we welcome submissions from all emerging contemporary artists and curators working in any media.

The gallery also runs several ongoing projects and hosts numerous one-offs; amongst other things we are the proud home of Flux Gallery and the Cartae Open School. This Artist Run Centre is passionate about the work being produced by contemporary artists and arts writers and critics in Canada and abroad. Many successful, well known and not so well known Canadian artists have shown work at ace early in their careers- we are an established (but not establishment) part of the unique ecosystem of Canadian contemporary art.

Selections for the Regular Program are made by a jury consisting of Winnipeg-based artists/curators/critics, ace staff and board. The ace jury reviews submissions within the context of aceartinc.’s mandate and goals and our available resources. aceartinc. will pay CARFAC exhibition fees to artists; travel and accommodation, one-way shipping and per-diems will also be provided. A writer is commissioned to write a response to the Regular Exhibitions via the Critical Distance writing program, which is published online and anthologised in PaperWait.

aceartinc. is dedicated to diversity in its programming and to this end encourages applications from all contemporary artists and curators, groups and collectives in all visual arts media. But we only have the chance to exhibit you if you apply. Please apply.

Please call (204) 944-9763 or email if you require other assistance regarding your submission.


Regular Programming specifications: no paper applications

Jurors receive a disk of your proposal- make sure you adhere to our guidelines regarding file size and naming. Get a sense of aceartinc. by visiting our website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram,

Your submission should consist of:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Artist and/or curatorial statement (1 page)
  3. Project proposal. If your project is in development, please present support material that relates to its development.
  4. Current CV with current contact info (2 pages)
  5. Schedule of activities (if applicable)
  6. An equipment list or itemization of special technical needs (if applicable)
  7. An image list (no more than 1 page)
  8. Your support material.

Submissions that do not follow the guidelines may not be included in the selection process.

In an effort to reduce waste and embrace the 21st century, aceartinc. only accepts digital submissions.

Create two separate PDF files: one consisting of your cover letter, artist statement, project proposal, CV, image list and schedule of activities/equipment list. The other file will consist of your support materials. Label the files with your full name. Attach them in an email to

Deadline- 1 august 2017.

Support Material

aceartinc. is MAC compatible only.

You may include up to 20 images (inc. total of 20 for group submissions) preferably presented as one PDF document

Individual images must be jpegs 72dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel, 500k (.5 MB) RGB or SRGB only. Images that are larger than this will not be viewed.

No PowerPoint please.

Video may be submitted through a link to Vimeo, YouTube or any other easily accessed website.

Video submitted on DVD must be NTSC compatible DVD, a max 5 minutes long, and cued up.
CD-R video must be accessible via Quicktime, RealPlayer or VLC.

Audio is accepted in MP3, WAV or AIFF format only.

No binders, folders or staples. (Paper clips only please)

Include no more than 2 pieces of writing or printed matter such as essays, reviews, non-original documents of artworks that cannot otherwise be described in image or video format. NO BOOKS PLEASE)

No original artwork.
Do not send registered mail requiring a signature.

If you mail your submissions please note that no part of it will  be returned; please do not include material that you cannot replace.

At this time we can only accept submissions in English.

Submission Deadline : 5pm, AUGUST 1st 2017


Appel de soumissions

Présentement, nous ne pouvons accepter que des soumissions en anglais.

Les documents nécessaires pour la Programmation régulière :

Le jury recevra un disque de votre projet; assurez-vous de suivre nos consignes en ce qui concerne la grandeur du fichier et le titre. Pour vous renseigner sur aceartinc., rendez visite à notre site Web ainsi qu’à nos plateformes sociales (Facebook, Instagram,

Votre soumission devrait comprendre :

  • Une lettre d’accompagnement
  • Un énoncé d’artiste et/ou de commissaire (une page)
  • Un projet. À noter : si le projet est en cours de développement, veuillez fournir du matériel d’appui relié au projet.
  • Un CV mis à jour avec vos coordonnées actuelles (2 pages)
  • La cédule des activités (s’il y a lieu)
  • Une liste d’équipement ou de besoins techniques précis (s’il y a lieu)
  • Une liste d’images (pas plus d’une page)
  • Votre matériel d’appui

Les soumissions qui ne sont pas conformes à nos consignes risquent d’être excluses de notre processus de sélection.

Afin de réduire les déchets de papier et se conformer au 21ième siècle, aceartinc. privilégie les soumissions numériques.

Créez deux fichiers PDF séparés : un qui comprend votre lettre d’accompagnement, votre énoncé d’artiste, votre projet, votre CV, votre liste d’images et votre cédule d’activités/liste d’équipement. Le deuxième fichier comprendra votre matériel d’appui. Indiquez votre nom en entier sur vos fichiers. Mettez-les en attache et envoyez-les par courriel à


Matériel d’appui

aceartinc. est seulement compatible avec les MACs.

Vous pouvez inclure jusqu’à 20 images (un total de 20, y compris pour les soumissions de groupe), présentées préférablement dans un document PDF.

Les images individuelles doivent être en format jpeg de 72 ppp, 1024 x 768 pixels, 500 k (.5 MB) RGB ou SRGB seulement. Nous ne considérerons pas des images plus grandes.

Pas d’exposés en PowerPoint s.v.p.

Les vidéos peuvent être soumises par l’entremise d’un lien Vimeo, YouTube ou d’autres sites Web facilement accessibles. Voir ci-bas pour plus de clarifications par rapport à chaque partie de la soumission.

Les vidéos soumises sur DVD doivent être compatibles avec NTSC et ne doivent pas durer plus de 5 minutes et être prêtes à visionner.

Les vidéos CD-R doivent être accessibles via Quicktime, RealPlayer ou VLC.

Les pistes audio sont acceptables uniquement en format MP3, WAV ou AIFF.

Pas de classeurs, de chemises ou d’agrafes (seulement des trombones S.V.P.).

Pas plus de 2 imprimés : ceci comprend des essais, des critiques, des documents d’œuvres d’art non-originales qui ne peuvent pas être décrites autrement, soit en diapositive, soit en format vidéo. PAS DE LIVRES S.V.P.

Aucune œuvre d’art originale.

Veuillez ne pas envoyer de courrier enregistré qui exige une signature.

Les soumissions ne seront pas renvoyées, alors n’envoyez pas de matériel qui ne peut pas être remplacé.

Date limite : 1 August 2017


Annual Student Exhibition  |   deadline: 31 March 2017

If you are an undergraduate or post graduate student taking an art class in Manitoba, you are eligible to apply. All mediums welcome.

The exhibition (install, run and strike) will take place between 23 May – 10 June 2017.

You may install your work with assistance from staff.

Please include in your application:

  • Up to five images of the work you wish to exhibit.
  • An artist statement
  • A resume
  • A short explanation of the work.

Email your applications to


The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary

Those students who are curated into the exhibition are invited to apply to this bursary, founded in the memory of a student who exhibited with ace in May 2013. Deadline: 18 April 2017.

$500 is awarded to contribute to the costs associated with a contemporary art project such as materials, residencies, etc. Tuition fees are not eligible. The student is then invited to deliver a public artist talk about the project the bursary supported.


PaperWait Artist Pages   |   28 April 2017

PaperWait is aceartinc.’s annual publication that is comprised of the writing that we commission throughout the year in response to our exhibitions. It also contains juried artist pages that are usually on a theme.

This year’s theme is: there is no theme . Please send your digital image file to Size: 5″x 8″, 300 dpi. One image only please.

PaperWait is published in a limited edition print format as well as unlimited digital formats.