Call For Submissions
Black History Month

theblacklondonproject© and Somerville 630 are co-curating the Black History Month Art Exhibition 2020. The theme for Black History Month this year is Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past.

While COVID may prevent us from holding activities in February we WILL celebrate Black History Month by extending this exhibit into March 2021.

This is an open call to Black visual artists in the London and immediate surrounding area to exhibit their work for the month of March at Somerville 630.

Your work must be original and signed. If you are submitting photography, the image must have your signature. Acceptance into the exhibit is based upon approval of your artwork.

Work(s) may be for sale, or not for sale and can be a combination. Somerville 630 will keep 30% of any art sales. Artists will receive 70% of sales paid through e-transfer (or some other arrangement made prior to the exhibit). All art sales will be managed by Somerville 630. Sold artwork should remain as part of the exhibit until the end of the show.

Somerville 630 is a multi-purpose Arts Space located in the heart of the Old East Village in London.

theblacklondonproject© is a collective working to transform the narrative about black being, black identity and blackness in London, Ontario.

Artists are responsible for hanging their own work(s).

Hanging dates: Wednesday, February 24 – Friday, February 26
Opening night: Tuesday, March 2 (details TBC, depending on restrictions)
Closing: Wednesday, March 31 (details TBC, depending on restrictions)

Artwork to be removed: Thursday, April 1

Deadline to apply: Monday, February 22, 2021, at 12 noon

Any questions? Please contact Kathy at

We need:

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.
Note: This form has a 30mb per image limit.

You will be notified by email about acceptance into the exhibit.

Please submit your ideas to

Thank you,
Kathy Navackas
Chief Amazement Officer