What is Collective Arts Network?
Founded in 2012, Collective Arts Network (CAN) is a nonprofit organization serving the visual art sector in Northeast Ohio through collective communication, journalism, networking, and other projects. The organization has a membership of nearly 100 galleries, museums, studios, and artist collectives. Its primary publications are the quarterly print magazine CAN Journal, its website CANjournal.org, CAN Blog, and the e-newsletter, CAN Weekly. CAN is the producer of CAN Triennial.
Who are the curators?
Curators of the 2022 exhibition are:
Michael Gutiérrez; Students of the Currently Under Curation curatorial mastery program at the Cleveland Museum of Art, under the leadership of Sabine Kretzschmar and Darius Steward; Kristin Rogers; and Thea Spittle.
What is the theme?
CAN Triennial: “You Are Here” is a multi-venue exhibition organized in collaboration with an intergenerational, diverse team of curators from a range of institutional affiliations. The curatorial team will assemble more than a dozen exhibitions that will, at times, examine place and location, and at other times skewer notions of culture and politics, and will also map to discussions around presence and loss. Together, these exhibitions will give us an experiential journey through the literal geography of our city, and the ever-complicated situational understandings of place, context, identity, and action.
How were the artists chosen?
Artists from seven Northeast Ohio counties were invited to apply free of charge through an online process.
More than 300 artists applied.
Curators reviewed applications, and chose artists based on works submitted and its connection to the theme, You Are Here.
When is the exhibition itself?
The Triennial will take place July 8, 2022 — August 31, 2022.
Will artists be paid?
All artists will be paid an honorarium.
Is the artwork insured?
Will art be for sale?
Artists will individually determine whether works are offered for sale, and will set their prices, bearing in mind that the gallery will take a commission of 40% from any sales. The gallery in which the work is exhibited will handle any transactions. CAN Triennial will not be involved in sales. Any works sold will remain on view for the duration of the exhibit.
What are the Location & Venues?
Participating venues can be found here.
Who are the Sponsors?
CAN Triennial 2022: You Are Here is presented by Collective Arts Network with support from the Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Ohio Arts Council, Cleveland Institute of Art, and individual donors. This page is updated as new partners join us. If you’d like to support CAN Triennial, please reach out to Leah Trznadel, development director.