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Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of SPACE. Volunteering can take many forms: gallery sitting, staffing the door at our events, prepping exhibition spaces, or making pancakes in the park. Volunteering at SPACE is a great way to meet people and engage with your local art community.

Our aim is to make the volunteer experience a win-win-win situation. We want to match volunteers with opportunities that engage their interests. We work with volunteers based on availability and desired time commitment. Some folks volunteer once a week, others volunteer once a year.

FMI about volunteering at SPACE, please contact our Engagement Manager Lia Wilson at lia@space538.org

Jobs

Internships

Our Fall 2019 Interships have been filled. Please check back in December 2019 for information on our Spring 2020 Internship opportunities.

Open Calls

SPACE Gallery is seeking proposals from artists across all media as part of the 2020 programming for our window gallery.

The window gallery is located in the heart of Portland’s Arts District on Congress Street with plenty of foot traffic year round. Exhibitions in the window gallery engage with the dynamic crowds that occupy Portland during different times of the day.

We invite projects that utilize the full space of the gallery and public-facing aspects of its location. Projects should acknowledge the window gallery in the context of its surroundings: weather conditions, time of day, traffic and adjacent events will influence the public’s experience with your project. Work of all disciplines will be considered, but projects that respond to the unique spatial conditions and engage the streetscape are traditionally the most successful. Artists are encouraged to consider the varying site changes that occur within a 24 hour period such as glare, sunlight and pedestrian perspectives.

Projects we have supported include — but are not limited to — installations, sculptures, and new media works. We will consider all kinds projects that engage the space and effectively address the unique qualities of SPACE’s Window Gallery.

Artists will receive a modest stipend which is intended to cover all costs associated with carrying out the project (e.g. shipping, transportation, materials, production etc.). In addition, SPACE will provide preparatory staff, volunteers, and professional documentation of the completed work.

We will accept proposals through January 15, 2020. Reviews begin immediately after the deadline, and accepted proposals are expected to be completed between April and December 2020. 

If you are interested in applying, please download the info packet below. Inside the packet you will find examples of past projects, a floor plan for the gallery and other important information. Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the window gallery if possible. If you are unable to visit the gallery, please refer to our past exhibitions on this website, or the selected exhibitions showcase section of the info packet.

Click here to download the info packet (pdf).

Click here to submit your proposal (via Submittable).

If you have any questions, please email us: hello@space538.org

Illustration by Probably Joel.

This Saturday: Extra Spectral is now on view 12-4pm, at 3pm we’ll be hosting a free performance/class with Janoah Bailin as part of Portland Dance Month, and a show with Kal Marks closes out the night.