Tell me more about the gallery’s non-profit identity:
Our open calls are curated with an open mind and is not primary based on commercial interest. Our mission at Galleri Heike Arndt DK is to improve, introduce and make art and culture more accessible. With this mentality, we want to give both professional up-and-coming and experienced artists an equal opportunity to be seen by an international audience. We aim to change the stereotypical perception that galleries are only for a certain kind of people into a concept of a gallery accessible for everyone.
What is a “professional artist”?
We consider a professional artist as someone who has chosen art as their primary field of work-interest.
I am from abroad, can I still apply to the Open Calls?
Yes, we accept professional artists from all around the world.
Do the works need to be created recently?
Works can be created at any time, meaning that you can apply with older works as well.
How will my works be promoted?
All works we have in stock are archived and promoted on our website, webshop archive, and social media channels: Facebook and Instagram (Berlin), Facebook and Instagram (Kettinge)
What are the criteria for the exhibitions?
The criteria for the exhibition is to showcase a variety of artworks. We aim to present a broad range of artistic identities, expressions and practices. We are not looking for a particular theme or site-specific artwork for the exhibition.
Within our Open Call exhibitions, we would like to present a wide selection of different positions, mediums, backgrounds and identities.
The commonality between the artists is the discussion of humanity and our current way of living, and how it is reflected through different media and techniques.
There is no particular theme for the exhibition.
What is the gallery’s screening procedure?
Our screening process is usually done by a team of 8 members, which change every year. The screening process consists of three rounds and can take up to three weeks.
If an artist did not make it to the final round of the screening process, it does not mean the quality of their artwork is lacking. The choices of the implemented artworks are based on the selection of that year’s curating team. Rejected artwork can reapply the following years for our Open Call exhibitions, so be persistent and do not get discouraged. Please note that the exhibitions are not curated with any commercial interest.