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Community Corridor

FAQs: Community Corridor

Multi-coloured origami cranes strung together vertically and hung on a wall. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Jamie Morneau


What are the criteria for submitting a piece for consideration?

  1. The piece must be an original concept and creation. It cannot be a copy or a reproduction of another person or group’s work.
  2. Everyone who participated in the creation of the piece must be aware and approve of the submission.
  3. Your submission form must be complete. Please ensure you have fully completed each section of the form and that all the information on the form is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

What is expected of me/us as someone submitting a piece for consideration?

There really isn’t anything that is expected when you submit your work, so long as it meets the criteria outlined in the first question, as well as the Submission Guidelines on our website.

What is expected of me/us if my submission is accepted?

If your work is ultimately selected to be shown in the Community Corridor at the CMHR, we will have additional conversations to lay out what you can expect of the CMHR and what the CMHR will expect of you. 

Those expectations will also be documented in writing and we will need your formal permission to display the piece and use other images, writings (including bios of the artist[s]) and/or descriptions of your piece, etc. in advertisements, social media posts, promotions or other future publications of the CMHR.

It is also important for you to have done your due diligence to ensure you have all the right documentation and permissions for your work (should there be information/concepts/materials/images borrowed from other sources).

What can you expect from the CMHR and staff of the Community Corridor program?

You can expect that we will work very closely with you to ensure that your work is displayed and promoted with respect and great care. We want this to be a true partnership in profiling contemporary works that speak to human rights.

We will always endeavour to inform you of how and when we will be using your work, both in the Museum and in other CMHR communications. However, we recognize that with busy schedules, it may not always be possible to connect with you in every instance. This is why we will set expectations in advance and will ask for your permission right from the beginning.

You should note that you will not receive any royalties or compensation for the display or use of your piece by the CMHR.