Cultural Studies on the Wall

Cultural Studies on the Wall starts July 14, 2023. Submission guidelines are below.

Attention all Cultural Studies students and alumni!

Cultural Studies has a strange but beautiful home in the basement of Mac-Corry Hall, with lots of hallways and odd spaces, and we would like to bring it to life by displaying images from student research.

We invite you to submit a digital copy of artwork or a graphic/photograph that highlights an aspect of your research, research-creation, or fieldwork.

Selected pieces will be displayed in our Cultural Studies gallery space and possibly used on our website and other promotional materials. A $100 honorarium will be offered for each accepted image, and images will be credited in all uses.

We prefer images that were created as part of your Cultural Studies degree, but all submissions are welcome and will be considered.

Submission deadline: July 14 @ 4pm
Questions / submissions? Contact PhD student Elaine Chan-Dow at
Interested but not ready yet: Contact us for more details.

  1. Please provide your work as a compressed or lo resolution PDF or JPG for purposes of adjudication (no higher than 300 ppi). (All selected work will need to be high-resolution files (minimum of 2000 ppi width, in TIF format.)
  2. Please include the following information in a pdf document:
  • Your Name
  • Title of the work(s) represented or the image provided
  • Title of the associated project/thesis (if different)
  • If the submission is a photograph, the name of the photographer
  • File Name
  • Caption or short description of no more than 100 words.
  • Artist statement or work statement that describes the theoretical or philosophical frameworks that underpin your work (250 words maximum)
  • Proposed display size in inches

Optional: take a moment to review the floor-plan and indicate where you would prefer your work to be displayed. While we will do our best to accommodate your preference, please note that we cannot guarantee placement on your desired wall.

**Please note that all selected participants will be required to sign an Artist Agreement Form. In that form, you will be asked to attest that you have acquired necessary copyright release related to the photograph itself or images appearing in it, and/or permission obtained from people whose images appear recognizably.