2019 ONE-WEEK Application

One-Week Application


Cycle 1

Exhibition Dates

  • March 25 – 31, 2019
  • July 15 – 21, 2019

Application Deadline

Friday, January 25, 2019

Notification Date

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Cycle 2

Exhibition Dates

  • August 12 – 18, 2019
  • September 30 – October 6, 2019
  • November 18 – 24, 2019
  • December 16 – 22, 2019

Application Deadline

Monday, March 18, 2019

Notification Date

Monday, April 1, 2019

Application Guidelines

Please refer to this page for detailed application guidelines.

Online Application Form

To apply, please answer all of the questions in the online Application Form found ​here​.

After submitting the Application Form you will be instructed to email your artwork or other relevant examples to 1week@thecarrack.org.

Here are the questions in the Application Form, and the maximum length permitted for your responses. It is recommended that you develop your responses in advance and then copy-and-paste them into the online Application Form when you are ready to submit (rather than writing your submission content right in the online form).

Please include your:

Full Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Mailing Address

1. WHEN do you want to do something awesome at The Carrack?

What are your preferred dates on the gallery’s calendar? We may not be able to give you your first choice so please let us know some options.

2. WHAT would you like to do at The Carrack?

Tell us about your dream for the space. Is this a pop-up show, a series of community conversations, a one-week installation, a performance? (1500 characters or fewer)

3. WHO is involved in your idea?

Organizers, partners, performers, etc. (250 characters or fewer)

4. WHAT should we know about you/them?

We don’t care as much about CVs and resumes as we do about your narrative description of who you/they are and the significance of your/their work.  This is part of a holistic review of our applicants. (500 characters or fewer)

5. WHO is this event/exhibit/performance for? Who is your audience?

(500 characters or fewer)

6. WHY is your work important?

In what ways is this idea impactful and to whom? What does it do or say? Why is this important now? (500 characters or fewer)

7. WHY does your work need to be shown at The Carrack?

What will The Carrack’s mission, model, location, or physical space offer to your idea? How does this idea or its method align with The Carrack’s mission? What else should we know? (750 characters or fewer)

8. HOW do you plan to do it?

Tell us about the logistics of making your dream happen and how you will use your week. This part is less about where you’ll put the nail or place the pedestal and more about helping us understand any obstacles you anticipate and how you’ll overcome them. We also want to know how you plan to promote your exhibit and get people to The Carrack to see what you’re doing! (1500 characters or fewer)

9. WHAT events do you plan to have? 

For our one-week slots, we require 2 public events, happenings, performances, etc. that are free and open to the public. We STRONGLY encourage you to think about hosting or coordinating exciting events/programming that will bring folks into the space to have an experience! (750 characters or fewer)

10. SHOW US some examples.

We do not require that all of the work you plan to show at The Carrack be completed at the time of your application, but we do need to see examples of original work that relate to your proposal. You may share these with us in one of the following ways:

  • Provide a link to your website and direct us absolutely clearly to up to 6 specific images or up to 3 specific video or audio files.
  • Attach up to 6 digital images, saved as low-resolution (72 dpi) JPG files, to an email sent to 1week@thecarrack.org.
  • Attach up to 3 video or audio files under 60MB to an email sent to 1week@thecarrack.org. (Acceptable file formats: WAV, AIFF, MP3, AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4).
  • Mail up to 6 printed photos or digital images saved as JPGs or PDFs on a CD to The Carrack at 947 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701. Please include a printed copy of your completed application, which will be emailed to you once you submit the online Application Form. Mailed materials will not be returned.

Proceed to the online ​Application Form​.


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12 – 3pm
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