Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
16. 08 2018
Project Anywhere: call for proposals

Project Anywhere is a global blind peer reviewed exhibition program dedicated to art and artistic research outside traditional exhibition circuits. Although descriptions and images of hosted projects are featured on a dedicated website, Project Anywhere is neither an online exhibition nor a journal. It is instead a vehicle for illuminating artistic projects located at the outermost limits of location-specificity. Project Anywhere is perhaps best imagined as an exhibition comprising the entire globe in which the role of curator is replaced with a peer evaluation system.


Project Anywhere is proudly supported as part of a partnership between the Centre of Visual Arts (University of Melbourne) and Parsons Fine Art (Parsons School of Design, The New School).


Please read our proposal guidelines and evaluation criteria before submitting a proposal for our 2019 global exhibition program.


Deadline for proposal submissions for our 2019 program is September 1, 2018.



Proposal guidelines:


Please send proposals (as an “unattributed” attachment) to


Your proposal should include the following:


1. Title of proposed project.


2. Location(s), date(s) and duration (if known) for proposed project. This information can be updated later.


3. A detailed project proposal clearly stating the proposed project’s potential for creating new knowledge (please refer to our “Evaluation Criteria”).


4. Images, audiovisual materials and (non-attributable) links can be included where appropriate.


NB: To be eligible for blind peer evaluation, it is imperative that ALL NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS ARE REMOVED from the proposal document (and all accompanying materials). Contact details should be included in the body of the email only.



Project Anywhere’s evaluation criteria stress that all project proposals must make a clear and compelling case for the proposed project’s potential to contribute to knowledge in an identified field of creative practice. It is also expected that all proposals identify relevant literature and related artistic precedents. Projects can be speculative or discursive in nature, and may extend or contradict existing methodologies. All proposals received by Project Anywhere are reviewed by 4 artist academics of international standing. All applicants will receive a comprehensive compilation of feedback for future consideration.


Evaluation criteria applied to project proposals:


1. The proposed project is identifiable with following definition of research: Research is defined as the creation of new knowledge and/or the application of existing knowledge so as to generate new concepts, methodologies and understandings.


2. The proposal makes a clear and compelling claim for the project’s potential to contribute to knowledge in an identified field of creative practice (the project can be speculative, experimental or discursive in nature). The claim should be made in the form of a hypothesis or proposition and it should identify relevant literature and aligned creative works; it may identify the project’s potential to build upon creative precedents; it may extend or contradict existing methodologies.


3. The project description is articulated clearly; ideas are comprehensible.



Score: After writing each evaluation, our reviewers (all of which are artist academics of international standing) are asked to indicate a score. These scores are then tallied to produce our final project rankings.


1. Reject: Proposal/project inappropriate or has little merit.
2. Probable reject: Basic flaws in content or very poorly presented.
3. Marginal tend to reject: Not significantly flawed; major effort necessary to make acceptable.
4. Marginal tend to accept: Content has merit, but could be improved.
5. Clear accept: Project meets evaluation criteria; improvements may be advisable but acceptable as is.
6. Must accept: Outstanding proposal/project. Suggested improvements still appropriate.