Deadline: November 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (EST)


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La Centrale galerie Powerhouse is an artist-run centre dedicated to the dissemination and development of multidisciplinary feminist practices. We are committed to supporting practices and artists who are not very visible in the dominant cultural institutions, and this at various stages of their careers. Our mandate focuses on feminisms that enter into dialogue with intersectionality and social justice. Our programming is built on the basis of non-hierarchy and consensus, by selection committees made up of active members of the centre.

The gallery’s window is a space that offers artists visibility directly on one of Montreal’s most lively streets, Boulevard Saint-Laurent. The projects submitted must use the window showcase as a scenographic element in order to create a dialogue between the work and the passers-by and residents of the neighbourhood. La Centrale welcomes visual artists from all disciplines who resonate with the centre’s mandate.

We pay exhibition fees and honoraria according to the rates recommended by the Canadian Artists’ Representation / Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC).


  • The selection committee encourages projects requiring little technical handling because the workers are not on site during the periods reserved for window exhibitions.

  • Projects requiring projectors or TV monitors are not recommended as they may be affected by window glare.


  • A curriculum vitae (including email address and phone number)

  • A project description (max. 500 words)

  • An artist’s statement ( max. 250 words)

  • A short text explaining how your project fits with La Centrale's mandate (max. 200 words)

  • A list of technical requirements

  • A layout plan for the project (optional), you will find a plan of the gallery here :


  • Visual documentation (15 to 20 images in digital format)

  • For video works, please send a link (VIMEO or Youtube) or an MP4, MOV files (Max. 10min)

  • A descriptive list (title, medium, size and year)


Please respect the following indications for your digital documents:

  • Documents must be in the following formats : JPEG, PNG, PDF, MP4, MOV

  • Documents must be identified in the following format:
    202223_ArtistFamilyName_Document_PROG (ex: 202223_Kitten_CV_PROG)

  • The images must be identified in the following format:
    202223_ArtistFamilyName_Image01 (ex : 202223_Kitten_Image01)

  • Image formats should not exceed 1 MB per image and video. The total file size should not exceed 2 GB.

Please send your submissions via WeTransfer to the following address: with the subject line “Programmation Vitrine 2022-2023”. You will receive a confirmation email from WeTransfer when your file is uploaded.

Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about the call or the selection process, you can write to

>> See also the call for submissions for 2022-2024 regular programming

Download the press release of the call (PDF)