Science Gallery Network

Science Gallery is an award-winning international initiative pioneered by Trinity College Dublin that delivers a dynamic new model for engaging young people with science. Through a cutting-edge programme of exhibitions and experiences that ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide, Science Gallery encourages participants to learn through their interests. The Science Gallery Network was launched in 2012 with the aim of establishing Science Gallery locations in eight cities around the world, a goal that was met in 2020. The network is supported by Science Gallery International.

Open Calls

Each Open Call runs for 3 - 8 weeks. Ready your submission at least a few days before the deadline to ensure you have no technical difficulties and can have any queries answered in advance. The submission form closes automatically on the last day, and late submissions will not be accepted.

Most Open Calls are run by individual locations in the Network (Atlanta, Bengaluru, Detroit, Dublin, London, Melbourne, Rotterdam, Venice). Be sure to reach out directly to the correct location that has launched the call for any queries about their process. If the call is run by multiple locations simultaneously, a specific contact will be provided on the call page. Contact information for questions can always be found on an individual Open Call's page. Review process dates are clearly published, and results are communicated shortly thereafter.

Technical difficulties with the application forms should be addressed to Submittable directly.

Science Gallery Atlanta JUSTICE Open Call

What comes to mind when you see the word JUSTICE? Does JUSTICE conjure images of throngs of people marching for civil rights, or youth holding signs at a climate change rally? Perhaps you think of issues surrounding systemic racism, data privacy, urban design, labor, food deserts, or how public goods are dispersed.
What happens when we focus on notions of JUSTICE that address the policies that govern our communities, the products that shape our lives, and even the health of the planet? JUSTICE can be personal, political, and often in a state of change with respect to history, newly evolving digital spaces, or different stages of life. Thus, as our global society evolves, our ideas of JUSTICE often need to be reevaluated, updated, and discussed.

What is JUSTICE?

In 2022-2023, Science Gallery Atlanta will open the JUSTICE exhibition season, with a 9000-square foot exhibition at the historic Pullman Rail Yards, accompanied by a suite of public programs -- all informed by a global community of creatives and thought leaders in collaboration with artists, researchers, and youth from the Atlanta region, plus area research universities and organizations, including Emory University. JUSTICE will examine the relationships between individuals and the systems that impact their lives, the intersection of those systems more broadly, and the agency of individuals to influence those institutions.

Topics for development and partnership include (but are not limited to):

  • Social justice and civil rights
  • Race, gender, LGBTQ+ equality and rights
  • Criminal and procedural justice
  • Environmental and climate justice
  • Algorithmic and data justice
  • Epistemic equity
  • Disability and accessibility justice
  • Immigration justice
  • Child and human rights
  • Food justice
  • Transportation justice
  • Health access and healthcare inequities
  • Labor movements
  • Design and the Built Environment
  • Economic policy and wage disparities

For researchers: Science Gallery Atlanta welcomes your ideas and proposals on the theme of JUSTICE, inclusive of a wide range of scholarship and research. You are not required to have an artist connected to your submission. If your submission is selected, we can work with you to foster a collaboration.

For artists: Science Gallery Atlanta welcomes your ideas and proposals on the theme of JUSTICE, inclusive of all artistic mediums. You are not required to have a scientist or researcher connected to your submission. If your submission is selected, we can work with you to foster a collaboration.

We are open to all kinds of proposals, inclusive of activities, workshops, or performances for the exhibition season. Most selected proposals will be funded up to a maximum level of $5,000, which should include all artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, travel, etc. We enthusiastically welcome proposals that come in below that budget. We will also consider outstanding larger installations with a budget of up to $10,000, with a focus on experimentation and interaction. These should have a genuine connection to the theme and our target audience. Please note that these  are maximum amounts, not targets.

About Science Gallery at Emory University
Through multidisciplinary collaborations between visual, performance, and media arts and fields ranging from public health, biology, theology, physics, sociology, economics and beyond, Science Gallery at Emory University seeks to explore universal themes that impact our communities right here in Atlanta, and through our work, inform global discourse. 

Science Gallery at Emory University brings science, art, technology, and design together to deliver world-class educational and cultural experiences. Equal parts engaging and interactive, these events and exhibitions are designed to inspire a passion in young people for new ideas and areas of interest, equipping them with resilience, empathy, and ethical understanding. Science Gallery’s curated programs encourage tomorrow’s leaders to take action and find solutions to the challenges facing both local and global communities. Science Gallery leads by example, conducting an array of comprehensive and interdisciplinary research projects with international impact. Science Gallery at Emory University is a member of the Science Gallery Network, consisting of eight leading universities across four continents united around a singular mission: to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide.

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