Submit an Exhibition Proposal

We are currently accepting exhibition and event proposals for the Spring 2021 semesters from current Parsons Fine Arts MFA and BFA students only.

Our first round deadline will be January 22, 2021 | Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by February 5, 2021.

If you are a current Parsons Fine Arts student and you would like to submit a show proposal, click on the appropriate button below.

Information you will need to submit a proposal:

1. Your name and the name(s) of any fellow curators/organizers

2. A working exhibition title

3. A one paragraph description of the concept of the show/event.

4.A. For Online Exhibitions: a list of at least 7 proposed participants who are currently Parsons Fine Arts students.

4.B For One Day Events or Announcements: a list of at least 3 proposed participants who are currently Parsons Fine Arts students

Proposal Review and Notification Process:

Once you submit the appropriate online form, MFA faculty will discuss the viability of the proposal. If any information is needed before a decision can be made, the 25 East Gallery Coordinator will reach out to the email address submitted on the form. If your show/event is selected for exhibition you will be notified via the email submitted with the form as follows:

First Round Entries (proposals submitted between 20 November – 22 January 2021) | Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 5 February 2021.

Second Round Entries (proposals submitted between 23 January 2020- 19 February 2021) | Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 26 February 2021.

Timeline: From Accepted Proposal to Exhibition/Event:

You will be given a minimum of 2 weeks from the time of notification and the starting date of your exhibition/event to prepare/finalize materials.

Step 1– the gallery coordinator will set up a meeting with you, your curatorial team, and participating artists/creatives to answer any questions you might have, review requirements, specifications, and to provide you access to the website to begin building/designing your show/posting .

Step 2– promotional artwork (feature image for the Gallery Homepage) and social media write-ups (exactly as you would like them to appear on Instagram and/or Facebook) need to be submitted no later than 10 days before your exhibition/event goes live.

Step 3– Finalize the content and format of your posting no later than 3 days before your exhibition/event goes live. Once you have finalized everything, make sure to email the gallery coordinator.

Step 4– The gallery coordinator will confirm that your post is complete. While they will read through your material and flag any noticeable mistakes and/or make suggestions, it is your responsibility to ensure that all information is accurate and complete.

Step 5– Content goes live. Any opening night events, or events that may run throughout the course of the exhibition, will run as discussed/outlined.

Submitting a Successful Proposal:

To ensure you draft a successful proposal, make sure to:

  • include a variety of participants (no one-man shows here)
  • be ambitious, while remaining realistic about scope and time
  • have a clear, well thought out concept or timely theme
  • address the goals and/or needs of the Fine Arts program or the Mission of The New School

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