Deadline: EXTENDED! 29 April by 5 PM.
Sponsored in part by Don’s Photo

PLATFORM centre is excited to announce the 2019 PLATFORM Photography Award. This yearly award aims to assist the recipient in their creation of new lens-based work (photography and video). To be eligible for this award you must be based in Manitoba. Current students are not eligible.

The winner of this award will receive:

  • $2000
  • A $500 gift card for Don’s Photo/Labworks
  • A one-year PLATFORM membership
  • One-year access to PLATFORM’s black and white darkrooms
  • Feature on PLATFORM’s website
  • A solo exhibition in PLATFORM’s Gallery 2

Applications are due 29 April 2019 at 5 PM. Submissions must include a bio, CV, artist statement (500 words max), 10 images of work (if video, total duration of 10 minutes), and image list. Please email submissions to [email protected] with the subject “2019 PLATFORM Photography Award Submission”. The winner will be chosen by a jury comprised of community members and PLATFORM Board Members.

The winner of 2018’s award was Mariana Muñoz Gomez. The winner of 2017’s award was Hannah Doucet.


DEADLINES: ONGOING (June 1st / Dec. 1st)
PLATFORM accepts proposals year-round. Proposals will be collected and assessed by a jury at two points during the year: June 1st and DECEMBER 1st.

PLATFORM welcomes proposals for new or recent work by contemporary artists, artist collectives, curators or collaborations practicing within the realm of photographic and digital art practices. To gain a greater understanding of the centre and it’s programming please review our past programming. For further information please contact the Director at [email protected].

PLATFORM programs six in house exhibitions each year and is committed to paying CARFAC fees. Exhibitions are both programmed in-house and chosen from submissions. Eligible submissions are reviewed by the Directors and a rotating advisory panel comprised of PLATFORM’s Board of Directors. The Centre’s programming is usually scheduled 2–3 years in advance. PLATFORM will not return submission packages and only successful applicants will be notified.

Submissions as a single PDF document are encouraged. PLATFORM accepts only emailed submissions. Please send submissions to [email protected] with the subject heading: PLATFORM Submission 2018.

Please follow the guidelines for submissions carefully and include all necessary items to ensure your submission will be eligible for review. Submission packages should include:


  • Exhibition or project description (max one page)
  • CV with contact information (max three pages)
  • Artist bio and artist statement (max one page)
  • Image list (titles, dimensions, dates, media)
  • Curators should include proposed exhibition budget


  • A maximum of 15 JPEGs at no larger than 1024 x 768, (1 MB each)
  • Material must be numbered, titled and include your last name, and correspond to the image list
  • If you are submitting time-based work: a maximum of 15 minutes (.mov, .mp4, .avi or link to Youtube, Vimeo, etc)
  • If you are submitting a combination of images and time-based work; each minute of time-based work counts for one image
  • Submissions must be Mac OS X compatible


Floor Plan as of Aug 2016


The Members’ wall is adjacent to the main entrance of the gallery in the lobby of the Artspace Building. It is an exhibition space reserved exclusively for our members. Members may apply to show 2-dimensional artwork in any medium, as long as it can fit within a 4 by 8 foot space.

Are you a member interested in using the space? E-mail [email protected] If you’re not yet a member, stop by the gallery or purchase one online.