IC Contemporary (ICC) is an online contemporary art gallery that focuses on supporting emerging talent and showcasing accessible forms of art to everyone. Through initiatives like fully developed exhibitions and monthly artist highlights, ICC welcomes artists to be exhibited on various platforms that can be viewed for free from all devices. Artists from all stages of their careers are welcome to apply to our open calls, however priority is given to emerging* artists.
We recognize that there are many socio-economic barriers that prevent emerging artists to showcase their work, so with that in mind ICC accepts submissions on a pay-what-you-can basis. Artists can apply free of charge and can expect to retain 100% of the sales they make during their time with ICC as we do not collect commission. If artists wish to donate a small portion of their sales to support future artists they are more than welcome, however this is a space not made for financial profit but artistic enrichment. For those who wish to pay an application fee or donate, please know your contributions help cover our development, administration and artist fees.
Alongside hosting fine artists, ICC develops programming that community members can join free of charge. We host artist talks with our exhibited artists and develop short, beginner-friendly lesson plans for our viewers to watch and follow at their own pace. ICC hopes to not only provide a space for artists to be seen, but also for artists to grow. You can stay informed on all exhibitions, artist talks, and other programming by signing up to our website blog or following us on social media.
ICC currently hosts virtual reality art exhibitions until we have a physical space available again when COVID-19 comes to a halt. These digital galleries will continue indefinitely as we are firm believers in providing accessible platforms for fine art. For now, please enjoy our virtual exhibits that can be viewed at any given time.
*ICC does not define an emerging artist based on their age or length of artistic practice. We aim to provide experiences to artists who are emerging into the exhibition realm of the art community and have little professional exhibition history.