Call: Terms of Service

Terms of Service at Grand Valley State University

We invite artists to submit work that explores identity, individualism and conditions people face as a result of our increasingly indexed and surveilled lives. We are interested in the psychological pressures that commercial and non-commercial monitoring create, as well as potential solutions or responses. The exhibit will be presented at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI and take place during the annual Art Downtown event. Terms of Service is produced by the Curatorial Studio, a Visual Studies course in Grand Valley State University’s Department of Art and Design.

Email submissions to by noon on Thursday, March 12. You may include digital images, links to online sources and documentation, descriptions and statements about the work and the contextual conditions required for exhibition. Artists will be notified by March 16th. Selected works can be delivered digitally, or physically shipped to Grand Rapids by March 24th. Return shipping costs of artworks will be covered, and further transportation assistance may be available. Archival quality digital images can be produced, and would be returned to the artists at the conclusion of the exhibit. We also offer a range of digital and interactive technologies to facilitate remote implementation of projects.