When will the selected exhibition be on view?
The exhibition is 5-6 weeks long, scheduled between January and December 2019.

When will you announce the winner?
All applicants will be notified July 2018.

Who are the panelists?
Finalists are selected by a panel of three established curators and artists. The panelists change each year and remain confidential until finalists are announced. Last year's finalists were selected by a panel comprised of artist, Kate Shepherd; independent curator, Larry Ossei-Mensah; and Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, Shannon Stratton.

What does “under-recognized” mean?
CUE considers artists to be under-recognized when they have not had a solo exhibition in a major venue (commercial gallery or museum) in a metropolitan area within the last five years. Exceptions include solo exhibitions at small venues in cities other than New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions at university or college galleries are permitted. If you have questions about the eligibility of a specific artist, please contact Eva Elmore:

Can I submit an application as a collaboration or curatorial team?
Yes. The application should be completed under one name. In the body of the proposal, please state the nature of the collaboration, and include CVs for all collaborators.

I’m an artist. Can I still apply?
Yes. Artists are eligible to apply but may not include their own work in the exhibition.

What are the guidelines for related public programming?
Public programming can be any public event related to the exhibition. This includes but is not limited to: panel discussions, artist/curator talks, screenings, performances, and readings. The program must take place during the exhibition.

Can I propose the inclusion of an art work that has not yet been completed?
Yes. If you are proposing new work, please include samples of past or completed work by that provides context for the artist's proposed work. If applicable, include renderings, plans, or concept sketches of the proposed work.

Will the front gallery be available as part of the exhibition?

Yes, the front gallery is available in addition to the main gallery. You can view the front gallery in this video and in photos: herehere, and here.

How high is the gallery ceiling?
ceilings in the front and the main gallery are 15ft. There are pipes and beams in various places at 14ft, and the track lighting system is approx. 12ft from the floor. The ceiling height below the mezzanine (in the hallway from the front to the main gallery) is 7ft. Visit our Vimeo channel for video documentation of the gallery.

I don't understand how to fill out the Budget Worksheet, can you help?
You can find comprehensive instructions and a sample completed Budget Worksheet form
here. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Do the artists I propose need to be committed when I submit the application, and/or participate in the final exhibition?
We encourage curators to submit their best and most realistic list of artists for the exhibition. We understand and expect that the plan for the show will evolve over the course of a year, and that the list of artists may change.

Can I submit my application by mail or email?
No. Applications will only be reviewed if they have been submitted through the online system.

I made a mistake with my application, but I already submitted it. Can I edit the proposal?

Sorry, no. All applications are final. Please carefully review your proposal before submitting and note that incomplete or duplicate applications will be disqualified.

The online system isn't working (or is slow, or is buggy, etc).
If it's the day before the application is due, please know that there is a high volume of submissions which slows down the server. We strongly recommend submitting your application well in advance of the deadline. If technical difficulties persist, please contact Submittable's customer support: (855) 467-8264. 

Have a question that isn't answered here? Email Eva Elmore, Programs Assistant: Due to the high volume of requests, we ask that you send your initial inquiry via email.