How to Submit Exhibition Proposals
The Museum of Vancouver is focused on the exploration of Vancouver as a place, people and idea. Exhibitions fall into six broad thematic areas:
- Aboriginal Cultures and Issues
- Intercultural / Cross-Cultural Ideas and Issues
- Design and Craft
- Social Justice (i.e. Social Inclusion, Housing, Poverty, Public Health)
- Urban Issues (i.e. Urban Planning, Public Spaces, Architecture)
Over any three-year period, MOV seeks to schedule temporary exhibitions that address the full range of themes. Exhibition ideas are generated by MOV staff, by other museums, and by members of the community.
MOV plans the exhibition schedule approximately three years in advance. Thus, in the fall of 2011, we have definite plans for 2012 and 2013 and are currently slotting in exhibitions for 2014. Projects that require a longer lead time can be tentatively slotted in four to five years in advance.
Community members may submit exhibition proposals to MOV for consideration.
NOTE: This is a very lengthy process! MOV staff will respond to your proposal within six months. MOV’s Creative Strategies Team meets regularly and books exhibits three years’ out. There is limited opportunity for outside proposals to be integrated into the Museum’s long-term schedule.
Learn more and submit your proposal: