Art Access



Welcome to the 2020 Gallery Application for Art Access!

We are accepting submissions for the 2020 calendar year between May 3 and June 30, 2019, at no cost. Before you submit your application, please read the information below. Please note that there is one application for individuals and one for groups

We look forward to seeing your application! 


Art Access builds an inclusive and diverse arts community in Utah through creative opportunities for people with disabilities and other marginalized communities, and through public engagement in the arts. Promoting art for everyone, Art Access displays stimulating artwork created by artists from all backgrounds and with all points-of-view in an inclusive setting. Art Access has two gallery spaces available for exhibits: the Art Access gallery for larger exhibits; and Access II, a smaller exhibit space.

We offer a diverse collection of mission-driven programs, including gallery exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies, literary arts activities, a mentorship program, and community outreach. Many of these programs have benefited from partnerships with local educational, artistic, and public service organizations. We are an affiliate of VSA, which is a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts through its Office of VSA & Accessibility. We are the only arts organization in Utah that focuses on serving individuals with disabilities and, in 2014, we celebrated 30 years of making a creative difference in our community. 

Art Access embraces the idea that the arts provide the perfect means for people to tell their stories, articulate their identities, and to educate a great number of individuals for the common good. Through its philosophy of inclusion, Art Access serves a diverse population of adults and children with and without disabilities, as well as the elderly, youth-at-risk, refugees, survivors of sexual violence, people experiencing homelessness, Veterans, and other disenfranchised peoples. By engaging the community in educational and artful experiences through our galleries and programming, Art Access continues to play a significant role in helping to eliminate social barriers and create an inclusive world for everyone through art. 


Art Access Gallery welcomes exhibition proposals from emerging and established artists, artists with and without disabilities, and artists representing other historically underserved communities. We exhibit Utah artists and ask that artwork intended for the exhibit is new and has not been shown at other venues. Work in any medium is accepted.


Proposal submissions must be completed and submitted by midnight, July 1, 2019.

A free application workshop will be held at Art Access on May 22, 2019, from 6 - 7:30 PM at Art Access, 230 S. 500 West, suite #110. The workshop is not required but highly recommended for first-time applicants. To register, email


For the group application, please submit three digital images for each artist using the guidelines below. For the individual application, please submit six images using the guidelines below.

File Size: 1MB or less

File Type: JPG file

File Dimensions: at least 900 pixels on the long side 

File Resolution: 72 dpi

File Names: Images should be titled with your last name and a number: e.g., Picasso1, Picasso2, Picasso3, etc.


The Art Access Gallery Committee will meet in early August to select exhibitions for the 2020  gallery schedule. Quality of work, evidence of ability to produce the proposed exhibit, a balance of mediums submitted for the season, and completion and clarity of the proposal will all be considered. Notification of acceptance will be made by the end of August.


Art Access encourages work to be for sale with a set sales commission of 35% retained by Art Access. Art Access is a member of the Salt Lake Gallery Association and the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, held the third Friday of each month, and is also open daily; Gallery hours are 11:00-4: 00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment.


Contact with any questions or concerns as you develop your exhibit proposal. Please visit and explore our website at to learn more about our organization.

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