THE ALCOVE PERSPECTIVE: Call for Exhibition Proposals

The Alcove is inviting all interested photographers and camera clubs to submit proposals for exhibition for the year 2008.

  • The Alcove is a premier venue for exhibiting black-and-white (or monochrome) photographs.
  • It can accommodate around 20 to 30 frames for exhibition depending on the final sizes of the framed artworks.
  • All photographs must be in accordance to applicable Philippine laws.
  • Local and foreign artists are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to Filipino photographers.

Applicants are required to submit a proposal letter with the following:
  • Photographer’s resume/bio-data or organizational background for photography-related organizations
  • Sample works
  • Preferred exhibition schedule
  • Brief outline and concept of the proposed exhibit
  • Contact number and address

Proposals must be addressed to:
The Screening Committee
The Alcove Perspective, Filipinas Heritage Library
Makati Avenue, Ayala Triangle, Makati City


A committee will screen all submissions based on originality, visual impact, composition, subject matter, and technique.

Results of the screening will be communicated to the applicant in writing within two to four weeks after submission. Qualified applicants will be asked to visit The Alcove to discuss terms of agreement and contract signing.

The Alcove’s obligations

Once the proposal is approved, The Alcove shall:
  • Provide the gallery for the exhibit and the venue for the opening cocktails (should the photographer opt to have one)
  • Assign manpower and manage other logistical requirements for the exhibit
  • Discuss the schedule and other deliverables with the photographer
  • Handle curatorial and marketing functions
  • Provide frames (on loan) for the exhibit
  • Discuss final layout for the exhibit with the photographer
  • Accommodate queries regarding the exhibit
  • Facilitate collection of payment and remittance to photographer (if it is a selling exhibit)
  • Prepare summary and/or conduct evaluation
Photographer’s obligations

The photographer shall:
  • Finalize a list of artworks based on approved terms
  • Pay a fee of Php 5,000.00 to cover overhead expenses. Minimum exhibit period is two weeks and may be extended depending on the availability of the gallery. For each succeeding week, cost is Php 1,500.00.
  • Submit the artworks framed and matted (if The Alcove’s frames will be used, pick up will be done at least a week prior to submission)
  • Provide titles and other pertinent details for the captions and the price list (if it is a selling exhibit)
  • Confirm details of the opening cocktails, if applicable.
In the case of a selling exhibit, a 25% commission will be deducted from gross sales.

For more details, please call 8921801, fax 892-1810, email

Source: Filipinas Heritage Library
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