How can we talk about

Common Waters?

We want to hear your voices and see your proposal for a piece of this collaborative initiative: local community members, traditional knowledge keepers, artists, designers, scientists. We are looking for submissions that challenge the boundaries of traditional exhibitions and look beyond, to new ways of thinking and talking with each other about our world and water. This may include installations, performances, conversations, workshops, art pieces, gatherings, activities, and anything else. If you have an idea, or something to say, propose it! Be ambitious, be creative, be limitless.

Guided by BRIDGE Centre for Architecture and Cambridge Art Galleries, Common Waters is looking to both the local and the wider community for ideas, enriching the discussions and focusing the series on relevant issues. Using the Design at Riverside Gallery, the BRIDGE Storefront on Main Street, and the streets of Galt, the Summer 2019 Series has the potential to engage and inspire a range of community members and participants. Happening between June 17 and September 22, this activation extends past our local community, sparking discussions and a new understanding of our shared waters and our agency in the world. Common Waters is a catalyst; the first of many events that will question the nature of community and our relationship with our communal world.


Submission Guidelines

In your submission, be sure to include an indication of budget (if applicable), the skills and support you bring to the project, and how it engages the idea of community and water. On our end, we bring the expertise, financial support, and space that you need to explore your idea. We welcome all proposals, especially from Indigenous, deaf, blind, and marginalized communities. Submit here by February 18th at 5:00pm. If you require assistance with your application, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. For more information, please contact us at

Submission Requirements

- Title

- Contact information

- Anything about yourself that you’d like us to know

- 300 words about the idea and intention

- Please include an estimated budget and the proposed format

- Please include how the idea engages our core theme of Common Waters, however you wish to define it

- Up to 5 images or alternative media that illustrate the concept

Submission Deadline

- February 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm.