Since 2015, Sur Gallery has been a leading space showcasing curatorial projects, artworks, and creative initiatives from and for the Latinx and Latin American community. We are happy to announce a call for the submissions of artists’ archival collections for the ongoing artist database project. Our intention is to document, archive, and recognize the contributions of Latin American and Latinx visual artists of the Canadian diaspora. We will develop a digital archive to connect artists, scholars, students, and cultural practitioners, establishing a dialogue with an international scope to share the relevance of these artists.


Be a professional emerging, mid-career or established visual artist who has been active for a minimum of 5 consecutive years.
◦ Established: artists with an extensive body of work and with history of national and international exhibitions and/or those who have achieved a wide degree of recognition.
◦ Mid-career: artists whose professional careers have passed the early stages, who have produced a reasonable body of work and have attained a fair degree of public exposure.
◦ Emerging: artists in the early years of their professional careers who have a small exhibition record.
Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, have an application pending for permanent resident status.
Visual artists who identify as Latinx or Latin American and who have had an upbringing in Latin America or in the diaspora with Latin American parents.