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About the Richmond Art Center: Founded in 1936, the Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay. Our mission is to empower and transform individuals and the community through creative exploration, experience and education. We do this through hands-on learning, well-equipped studios, outreach programs and contemporary exhibitions in our galleries.

Exhibition Program:

  • Vision:

    • Introduce new artists, artwork and perspectives on art

    • Engage audiences

    • Enhance the visibility of underrepresented groups

    • Serve as a catalyst for community interaction

  • Who we exhibit:

    • The Richmond Art Center exhibits the work of established, early career and aspiring artists. We also partner with Bay Area groups and organizations to present exhibitions.

  • Who we serve:

    • The Richmond Arts Center serves diverse constituents reflecting the local community of Richmond and the surrounding Bay Area.

Exhibitions Proposals: We encourage exhibition proposals. Please consider the following before submitting a proposal:

  • Read the Review Criteria below to understand how exhibition proposals are assessed.

  • The Richmond Art Center is a non-profit organization with limited resources. We are unlikely to consider out-of-state exhibition proposals, and projects with high costs and no identified sources for funding.

Review Process: Exhibition proposals are reviewed by Richmond Art Center staff and Exhibition Committee members on a rolling basis. We schedule exhibitions at least 12 months in advance.

Review Criteria:

  • Artistic Excellence

    • What is the significance of the exhibition, the artist/s, and the works of art?

    • What is the quality and clarity of the project’s goals?

  • Relevance

    • Does the exhibition have the potential to engage and inspire audiences? Who?

    • Why this exhibition in Richmond? Why now?

    • Has the artist/s exhibited at the Richmond Art Center before? Is the work new?

  • Feasibility

    • Are the budget, timeline and logistics for the exhibition realistic?

How to Submit a Proposal: To submit an exhibition proposal please complete this online form and click the ‘SUBMIT’ button at the bottom when you are finished.

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