Corridor Project Space Year Programme 2020: Frozen Time

Open call for artists to submit their proposal for an exhibition at Corridor Project Space in 2020.

Corridor Project Space (CPS) is located at Veemkade 574 in Amsterdam. Each season, CPS focuses on one main theme that is researched and explored in a series of exhibitions. CPS works with artists and writers living in mainly the Netherlands and Turkey. Besides the main programme, we have organised more spontaneous events such as dinners, screenings, pop-up presentations, performances, and informal artists talks. In addition, we have received proposals by artists to exhibit; some of these were hosted as guest exhibitions during the summer break. 

In 2020, CPS celebrates its 5th year of existence and for the first time we would like to invite artists to apply to take part in the year programme. The open call is for emerging artists living mainly in the Netherlands and Turkey. Artists are more than welcome to submit site-specific projects that focus on the main theme of next year: Frozen Time. Frozen Time refers to CPS in this moment. A reflection of artists’ immediate and current existence. With Frozen Time, CPS wishes to pay homage to the circumstances and practices of current artists. Their approach in making art in relation to historically, socially, and politically engaged practices. For CPS, the past 5 years have been about establishing the space without long term structural funding, a constant reminder of the near future, our ethereal existence. This brings into sharp focus the relevance of Frozen Time. 

Frozen Time also reflects our current societal obsession with time. People take courses in time management; many are diagnosed with burnouts; and more and more people actively engage with the concept of living in the here and now. This moment, right now, will be the past but never the future. A time that never returns, a time to look at history and think of the future, a time to reconsider the meaning of the word: Time.

In our 2020 programme, CPS would therefore like to rethink time and what it brings us. CPS would like to invite artists who work with the subject in the broadest meaning of the word. Our main observation has led us to think about solidarity, economy, and boundaries of time. Thus, we intend to use time as a tool to dive into the hopes, expectations, and plans of each individual subjectivity of the artists, ourselves, and our audience.

It is time, it’s about time. In time, on time. Time by our side, time on our hands. Take your time, take time out. Tell the time, time will tell. Spending time, timing it. A long time, a lot of time, the whole time. In my time, at times, for the time being, all the time. Having time, keeping time. Killing time, wasting time, doing time. For a time, from time to time, at the same time, some other time. Time and time again, in no time at all. Turn back time, this time around. Set a time, serve your time, give someone the time of day. Work against time, be behind times, fall on hard times. The times have changed, the time has come. Time passing, time running out. Time’s up. Time’s out… 

*Frozen Time is inspired by the book TIME as part of the series Documents of Contemporary Art published by Whitechapel Gallery in 2013, edited by Amelia Groom. 

| The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on Wednesday 31 July 2019. 

The 2020 year programme will consist of 8 exhibition at CPS. The other events can be part of the exhibition duration.

Final notifications will be sent by email in the third week of September 2019.

Exhibitions timetable: 

1st Exhibition: 13 January – 17 January (opening) – 9 February 2020

2nd Exhibition: 17 February – 21 February (opening) – 15 March 2020

3rd Exhibition:  23 March – 27 March (opening) – 19 April 2020

4th exhibition: 27 April – 1 May (opening) – 24 May 2020

5th Exhibition: 1 June – 5 June (opening) – 28 June 2020

Summer break: July- August 

6th Exhibition: 14 September –18 September (opening) – 11 October 2020

7th Exhibition: 19 October – 23 October (opening) – 15 November 2020 

8th Exhibition: 23 November – 27 November (opening) – 20 December 2020

What Corridor Project Space provides:

    • Exhibition space
    • Basic equipment 
    • Promotion of the events on social media and by newsletter
    • Professional photo documentation
    • Graphic design for each exhibition
    • As a non-profit organisation, we unfortunately cannot provide any financial support for the new production

What does the artist needs to provide: 

    • The artists are responsible for their own production budget, technical equipment, and transport of the works.
    • CPS will write a letter to support artists who apply for external funding.
    • The artists are in charge of installing and dismantling the exhibitions and events. 
    • During opening hours, the artist is responsible for keeping the space open for public. During the exhibition, the space is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.
    • Please keep in mind that the space is particularly suited for duo shows, small group shows and collective projects.

Find floor plan of Corridor Project Space here.

Application guidelines: 

Please include the following documents in your online submission:

  • Full name, date and place of birth, postal address, phone number, email, and website (pdf file, max. 2MB)
  • CV (max. two A4 pages)
  • A short motivation (max. 250 words) for showing at CPS
  • 5-10 images of your presentation at CPS (pdf file, max. 2MB)
  • A proposal (max. 250 words) including a description of your exhibition and the public programme
  • Please indicate your first 3 preferable exhibition times (see above timetable) 

All applications with attachments to be sent via email to:

For more information and question regarding CPS, please contact us at: