CAN Triennial 2022: You Are Here


Waterloo Arts is thrilled to be included as a partner venue in CAN’s sophomore triennial, “You Are Here.” This triennial, CAN’s curatorial team will assemble more than a dozen city-wide exhibitions that will, at times, examine place and location, and at other times skewer notions of culture and politics, and will also map to discussions around presence and loss. Together, these exhibitions will give us an experiential journey through the literal geography of our city, and the ever-complicated situational understandings of place, context, identity, and–ultimately action. CAN Triennial will take place in July and August 2022.

Learn more about CAN Triennial 2022, the curators, and the artist application at

About the application:

– Visual artists who live or work in Cuyahoga or surrounding counties in Ohio can apply: Geauga, Summit, Lake, Lorain, Medina, and Portage county. Curators will select regional artists and choose art that has not been shown before. When applying, artists may submit previously shown artworks. However, only artworks not previously exhibited will be chosen for CAN Triennial

– The artist application will ask for your contact information, an artist resume, examples of work, and how your art relates to the theme “You Are Here.” Media include but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, performance art, sculpture, mixed media, etc. 

– The application will remain open through September 30, 2021. There is no application fee. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by December 31, 2021. Other opportunities and venue details will be announced in the coming months.


About Collective Arts Network (CAN):

Collective Arts Network (CAN) is a nonprofit organization serving the visual arts industry in and around Cleveland, providing a public forum for promotion, reporting, and reviews. Its primary projects are the quarterly print magazine CAN Journal, the website, its blog, the e-newsletter CAN Weekly, and CAN Triennial.