The Cherry Arts invites you to submit your visual artwork to

a satellite exhibition in collaboration with

the 2022 Cornell Biennial
sponsored by the Cornell Council for the Arts

Exhibition dates Sept 2–Oct 23, 2022
 Application due Thursday, June 30, 2022 at midnight 

The Cherry Arts’ “Local Futurities” is a multimedia satellite exhibition for local and regional artists, in collaboration with the 2022 Cornell Biennial “Futurities, Uncertain”.

Inviting celebratory imaginations and enactments of “Futurities, Uncertain” in line with this year’s Cornell Biennial theme. Cherry’s “Local Futurities” is an artistic call, and a response, to the question of how artistic imaginaries might stage the potential of multiple futurities.

Notes and eligibility:

• Artists based in the following four regions are eligible to apply: ( Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central NY

• Artist must be willing and able to transport their work to Ithaca and back for the exhibition dates of Sept 2–October 23, 2022. We will offer logistical support with this to the extent possible

• Artists provide equipment for the exhibition of their sound, film, or other time-based media art

• Students are not eligible

• Exhibited artists will be compensated with stipends in excess of recommendations for an organization of our size. These stipends vary according to number of artists exhibited in the show.


After submissions are received (June 30, 2022), selections will be made via a two-step review process conducted by Cherry Arts staff and Cornell Biennial staff and faculty.

Inspired by global artistic response to technological and biopolitical oppressions and possibilities, how can artistic futurities imagine cultural transformation?

What do these futures look like beyond the singular or utopic? An exchange of artis-tic projects across the disciplines might animate the future differently. Projects might ponder future blends of human, animal, and material just as they might reflect on fluid temporal movements between past, present, and future. How might multiple artistic practices embrace the uncertainty of futurities to activate creativity, thought, and social justice anew?