The Art Gallery of Peterborough is located on the traditional territory of the Michi Sagiig Anishinaabe in the territory covered by the Williams Treaty, Treaty 20.

We are a non-profit public gallery with an over forty year history of groundbreaking exhibitions and programs. Located in the City of Peterborough, we are rooted in the Kawartha region and make significant contributions to local culture while actively participating in the broader national discourse.

Mandate

Our goal is to present contemporary visual art by artists from the region and across the nation. Some historical and international works are also shown. The exhibitions are supported by programs including lectures, workshops, and publications. We make curatorial choices in selecting the work for each particular exhibition, whether it is featured in the main gallery or in the smaller exhibition areas.

Vision

A gathering place that engages the community and promotes the arts as a cornerstone of community creativity and development.

Mission

As an exhibition venue with educational programs, the AGP will present a variety of visual art experiences and explorations to stimulate and expand public perception of art as a part of our life and community.

The Peterborough-Kawarthas region is rich with talented artists practicing in a range of styles and media. Each year, the Art Gallery of Peterborough (AGP) presents the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour (KAST) as a part of its commitment to art education, the local arts sector, and the economic prosperity of local artists.

KAST offers the public a chance to view art in the working spaces of artists, while artists get the opportunity to share their practice, connect with potential supporters, and promote their work. The two-day Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is self-driven, and admission is free. The AGP also mounts a supporting exhibition to preview the outstanding quality, spirit, and variety of artists on the Studio Tour.

Application deadline is February 18, 2022

Please note:

  • We do not accept hard-copy or emailed submissions.
  • Jury decisions are final.
  • Not all applications are accepted.

If you are having issues, or you are unable to submit your application through Submittable, please contact:

Andrew Ihamaki

Education and Programming Coordinator

aihamaki@peterborough.ca

705-743-9179 ext. 2025

Apply to exhibit in the Main or Ramp galleries

Application deadline: ongoing

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is located on the traditional territory of the Michi Sagiig Anishinaabe in the territory covered by the Williams Treaty, Treaty 20.

We accept submissions on an ongoing basis from artists and guest curators for the main and ramp galleries. A floor plan of the main gallery is available for download on our website here. Exhibitions are reviewed on an on-going basis and the process can take time. We recognize and appreciate the work required to prepare submissions. Studio visits may be part of the selection process.

Selected artists are supported in the development of their exhibition by the Curator and provided contracts, CARFAC fees that meet or exceed minimums, letters of support for funding applications, fine art shipping, insurance, travel, hospitality, hotel, promotional materials, and documentation. Artists are encouraged to be involved in the exhibition installation plan which is completed by a trained professional installation crew. 

We present approximately 16 exhibitions per year: 4 are developed for the main gallery, 8 for the ramp galleries, and 4 from the Permanent Collection of work by established and emerging artists.

The AGP strives to reflect the whole of our community through our programs and operations. We continue to seek major exhibitions and projects that support the work of BIPOC artists, curators and performers.


Please note:

Due to higher than normal volume of submissions, responses may take several months. 

Art Gallery of Peterborough