DEPS Curatorial and Exhibition Programs

The Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS) is comprised of student-centered galleries, performance venues and ShopColumbia, an entrepreneurial space for students to sell their work.  These spaces serve as hubs for social, educational and cultural activities for Columbia students and the broader Chicago community. As an extension of the classroom, DEPS incorporates the College’s curricula by building programs with academic departments providing opportunities to students such as showcasing their work through exhibitions, concert-level performances, & learn the ins-and-outs of becoming a professional artist.  

Through civic engagement, DEPS connects students and the college to local, national and international partners to provide experiential learning and professional development through collaboration.  The spaces present innovative and accessible programs and opportunities for students, the college and beyond. 

Please REVIEW each category thoroughly to make sure you are submitting your proposal to the correct gallery opportunity. 

Any questions you have can be directed to Exhibitions Manager Mark Porter ( or 312-369-6643

C33 Spring 2022 Exhibition ProgramThe Department of Exhibitions, Performances, and Student Spaces (DEPS) offers students at Columbia College Chicago the opportunity to exhibit their art within a gallery setting at the C33 Gallery on Columbia’s campus. Students within any field of study are open to submit their work, be it a solo or collaborative project. If chosen, they will be given a 3-week long exhibition slot to show their art.
How to Apply

  • Submit 7-10 images, or a 2-3-minute video of the proposed work to be exhibited
  • Submitted image information: title of work, date of creation, materials/process, name of creator (whether work was made solo or through collaborative effort)
  • Contact information of applicant and names of contributors (if exhibit is NOT solo)
  • Expected graduation date
  • Brief description of the proposed exhibition that gives DEPS a clear overview of the goal and meaning of your work.

Applicants interested in submitting a curatorial proposal featuring more than 2 artists should consider the Hokin Gallery- please visit the following link:
Spring 2022 Exhibit Date
December 9-Jan 21, 2022
Install Dec 2, 3, 4, 6,7
De-install Jan 24, 25

Glass Curtain Gallery Curatorial Proposals

How to Apply for: Curatorial Proposals

The Department of Exhibition, Performance and Student Spaces (Deps) welcomes all curatorial ideas, and is willing to work with curators to help develop exhibition proposals. If guidance is needed, please request a meeting with a staff member prior to submitting an exhibition proposal. For support, contact Director of Exhibitions Meg Duguid at 312.369.8686 or


DEPS accepts proposals year-round.  New proposals are reviewed in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals can be mailed or emailed to:
Glass Curtain Gallery, 1104 S Wabash Ave, first floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Prior to submitting an exhibition proposal, please read the Curatorial Proposal Guidelines. All proposals must include a Coversheet and Image List. Submissions which do not meet proposal criteria or by-laws will not be reviewed. All referenced materials are available for download in the right column of this page.

Once a proposal is submitted, it will be forwarded to the Curatorial Review Board [Office1] for consideration at one of its biannual proposal selection meetings. Final approval and scheduling is made by the director and exhibition staff. The Board and/or staff may request revisions or supplementary materials for the proposal, may contact the applicant's professional references and/or request to meet with finalists as part of the selection process.

About Glass Curtain Gallery

1104 S. Wabash, 1st Floor

Located in the historic Ludington building, the renowned Glass Curtain Gallery exhibits emerging and mid-career, national and international artists in all media. The gallery presents museum-quality exhibitions, workshops and visiting artist lectures all of which help to create a dialogue essential to the development and growth of students within the arts.