The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
GALLERY HOURS: W-F 12 - 6, Sat 10-3
209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22902 | 434 · 984 · 5669
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Submissions and Proposals

Are you interested in booking a show or submitting a proposal for a project, exhibition, or workshop at The Bridge? You can download a proposal form here. We’re a relatively small organization and we like to keep things on a straightforward, personal level whenever possible. However, you may want to first read the guidelines below to get a sense of what our requirements and limitations are, and to get a sense of what type of events are appropriate for The Bridge. We accept proposals year round, and begin reviewing them in July to select the line up for the following year. The deadline for submissions for 2012-2013 is September 5, 2011.

Gallery Exhibitions

The Bridge is not your standard “white box” gallery — our space hosts a myriad of events and programs through out the year. It is common for groups and individuals to overlap in some form or fashion. Gallery exhibitions, live performances and film screenings are just a few of the programs which we host. There are exposed wires and pipes in some corners of the space, concrete floors and raw timber ceilings. Feel free to request a floor plan to see if the space is right for your needs or stop by and take a look in person.

Exhibitions are installed the week prior to opening. Artist/s are expected to install their work with assistance from Bridge interns and volunteers. The Bridge will do its best to provide material and technical support to accommodate specific needs whenever possible. If necessary we can also assist in transporting work to the gallery. The artist will be responsible for retrieving and/or shipping works after the show/s comes down.

Sales of work are optional. The Bridge receives a 35% commission on sales of artwork or related materials for the duration of the exhibition. If you require special arrangements you must talk to us in advance of your show.

Artists must provide a bio, statement and hi-resolution images of their work for purposes of promotion. The Bridge will post the exhibit on our website, distribute a formal Press Release and announcements to our Mailing List prior to the exhibition. The Bridge will provide a print ready version of our logo – we ask that this be included include on any additional promotional materials.

Interested parties can download the proposal form here. Further questions should be directed by e-mail to our Executive Director Greg Kelly.