by Soap Factory   February 4, 2013

The Soap Factory is currently accepting submissions for our 2014 exhibition season. Deadline April 30, 2013.

Artists working in all media are encouraged to submit proposals. The Soap Factory curates group and solo exhibitions from the submitted pool of work each year. Artists are encouraged to submit new concepts, conceived specifically for The Soap Factory. Proposals utilizing the entire 12,000 sq ft of The Soap Factory’s gallery or exterior spaces are strongly encouraged.

The Soap Factory is a laboratory for artistic experimentation and innovation, dedicated to supporting artists and engaging audiences through the production and presentation of contemporary art in a unique and historic environment. - Soap Factory Mission Statement

The Soap Factory provides full installation support for all selected projects, including travel and accommodation, as well as a stipend to artists. We provide publicity, exhibition invitations, mailings, opening reception and artist talks. The Soap Factory is housed in a 120-year old industrial warehouse near the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. We have no climate control, air conditioning or permanent heating system; please bear this in mind when submitting your work.

Examples of artists shown by The Soap Factory from submissions: Nadine Anderson, Matt Bakkom, Nina Lola Bachhuber, Ernest Arthur Bryant III, David Bartley, Ian Burns, Santiago Cucullu, E-Team, Omer Fast, Harrell Fletcher, Isa Gagarin, Michael Gaughan, Amber Ginsburg, Jay Heikes, Alexa Horochowski, Margaret Kilgallen, Chris Lawrence, Keith Lemley, Rita MacDonald, Joseph Madrigal, Rodney McMillian, Clive Murphy, Wil Natzel, Kelly Nipper, Carl Pope Jr, David Rathman, Patrick Scully, Slinko, Xavier Tavera, Bruce Tapola, Traci Tullius.

Submission Guidelines for 2014 season:
* Postmark deadline is April 30, 2013
* We do NOT accept e-mailed submissions
* Submissions are reviewed for exhibition in the 2014 season
* Artists selected for the 2014 season will be notified in summer of 2013
* We may keep your submission on file for up to 8 months

What to send:
A full version of The Soap Factory’s submission guidelines are available online at

Spanish translation available:
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Materials in alternative format available upon request to

The Soap Factory is located in the former National Purity Soap Factory building, 514 Second St. SE, Minneapolis, just a block from the Stone Arch Bridge. The historic 48,000 sq. ft. wood and brick Victorian warehouse is now a progressive art space for contemporary art. For more information about The Soap Factory, please visit