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CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area has released its CAFKA.20: Call for Portfolios.

Looking to streamline the assessment process, CAFKA has announced that for the 2020 biennial it will limit its Open Call consideration to artist portfolios only. Artists applying to the CAFKA.20: Call for Portfolios will no longer be required to submit detailed proposals. Following the committee's deliberations, selected artists will be contacted and asked to propose detailed projects. 

The CAFKA biennial exhibition of contemporary art in public spaces initiates conversations with artists from across Canada and abroad around public space and the social and critical functions of art. It galvanizes the community of artists and contemporary art lovers in the Waterloo Region, who dedicate countless volunteer hours in support of the exhibition.

Since its inception in 2001, CAFKA has produced five annual exhibitions, six biennial exhibitions, and four special projects. In total CAFKA has exhibited 229 projects by 209 artists from across Canada and around the world. 

In 2007 CAFKA supplemented its Open Call with an invitational component, where artists, identified by the Program Committee, are invited to participate in the exhibition. The final exhibition line-up is comprised of both invited artists and artists selected from the Open Call.

To go to the CAFKA.20: Call for Portfolios application form directly, please follow this link: https://www.cafka.org/forum/cafka20-call-portfolios.

For more information about submitting to the CAFKA.20: Call for Portfolios, please contact CAFKA at: [email protected]www.cafka.org

Image: Marcia Huyer, Negotiating +/-, kinetic mixed media, Conestoga Mall, Waterloo, ON, CAFKA.18.