Proposal Submissions

Exhibiting Bold Points of View

The School of the Arts at IU Northwest welcomes submissions of artists' work or curatorial proposals for either solo or group exhibitions that activate traditional and non-traditional exhibition and performance spaces on campus. Much of our programming and presentations are focused on contemporary work with bold points of view. We are interested in highlighting work that empowers and informs by engaging and fostering exploration and curiosity, as well as work that elevates voices and perspectives. We encourage submissions to propose risk-taking, experimental, or boundary-crossing work that extends the concept, scale, or scope of your practice.

Any artist, curator, current student, faculty member, staff, or community member can submit work or ideas for an exhibition; however, submission does not constitute acceptance. Submissions are received on a rolling basis and reviewed by the School of the Arts Exhibitions Committee, consisting of Fine Arts Department faculty and the Dean of the School of the Arts. 

Please review the submission application via the link below for information regarding available creative environments, including gallery images and floor plans, and amenities. 

Currently Accepting Exhibit Proposals on a Rolling Basis.


The mission of the School of the Arts galleries is to present innovative exhibitions programming that complements and enhances the University's academic offerings; to exhibit art collections for study and research; to educate the university community as well as the general public from Northwest Indiana about the forms and issues of contemporary and historical art from all cultures; to fill a unique niche in the region as a venue for rigorous and engaging cultural programming.

Creative Spaces:

The Gallery for Contemporary Arts in Savannah Center and the School of the Arts Gallery in the Arts and Sciences building offer traditional exhibiting spaces. In contrast, the IQ Wall in the Savannah Center provides an innovative platform for interactive digital art. The Arts & Sciences building houses a 500-seat Proscenium Main Stage Theatre and a more intimate 100-seat Black Box Theatre with state-of-the-art technology.