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Public Space One

Call for exhibition/project proposals
Due Dec 15 2019

Public Space One, an artist-led, community-driven contemporary art organization in Iowa City, seeks proposals for exhibitions and artist projects for February-December 2020. Visit our website for more details and the submission form.

PS1’s gallery program is a venue for innovative, experimental, and challenging contemporary art embedded in a multidisciplinary, accessible, and community-driven space. We encourage incoming artists/curators to activate the space by holding events such as screenings, artist talks, performances, or workshops.

While all proposals will be seriously considered, highest priority is generally given to those that go beyond art-on-the-wall and fully uses the uniqueness of our space and offerings.

We have recently moved to a 120-year-old house, which includes a two-room gallery with large windows on the first floor, as well as auxiliary space--including, but not limited to: stairwell, front porch, and yard--that we would love to activate. Proposals for these spaces may function separately or in conjunction with the main gallery space, temporarily or potentially longer-term (an experimental garden, for instance).

In other words, we envision the entire property as having potential to be reinterpreted and energized in inventive ways. We also sometimes program satellite spaces and produce public art projects, so are open to proposals that go beyond our space.