Call for Submissions: Land Marks 2020


Land Marks
Considering reciprocal relationships between people and place.

Guided by BRIDGE Centre for Architecture + Design and Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange, Land Marks is a community collaborative project that challenges us to consider our relationship with the land we live on through the marks we inscribe upon it. These inscriptions narrate a history of contradictions: relationships of stewardship and exploitation, place making and alienation, inhabitation and dispossession. Across Cambridge, through the 5 local library locations (Preston, Hespeler, Queen’s Square, the Old Post Office, and Clemens Mill), this project will prompt us to consider the destructive and regenerative processes implicit in our land marks.

We are looking to work with local community members, artists, scientists, designers and knowledge keepers on up to three distinct art projects. This may include, but is not limited to: installations, performances, conversations, and workshops. Proposals should directly engage the local community, and encourage us to rethink our relationship with the ground we occupy. If you have an idea, propose it – be creative, be ambitious!

In your submission, please include a budget list, the skills and support you bring to the project, and how it engages the idea of community and land. Please visit to submit your proposal by March 22nd at 5:00pm.

Selected artists will be paid in accordance with 2020 CARFAC rates.

BRIDGE Centre for Architecture + Designs and Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange encourage submissions from a diverse range of voices. If you require assistance with your application or for more information please email

Submission Requirements:

  1. Project Title
  2. Contact Information
  3. CV/Resume
  4. Project Proposal – be sure to include how the idea engages with the theme of Land Marks, a budget, and the format. (500 words max)
  5. Biography (optional)
  6. Maximum of 5 support images and/or videos
  7. Website (optional)

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Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

Cambridge Art Galleries acknowledges that the place on which we gather is the traditional land of Indigenous peoples dating back countless generations. We recognize that it is part of the Haldimand Tract, the traditional land of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


Media Contact:
Karly Boileau
Gallery Assistant
Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
519.621.0460 x160