For Prospective Artists

McDonnell panoramaTo Apply

  • Complete and submit the Exhibit Submission Application.
  • Include at least four digital images of artwork included in your proposed exhibit. Files should not exceed 1MB in size. JPEG or PNG files are preferred file formats.
  • Send all materials to Or send hard copies to
    • McKinley Arts Council
      809 S. Fifth Street
      Champaign, IL 61820

 General Information

  • All applications will be reviewed by the McKinley Arts Council.
  • The McKinley Arts Council reserves the right not to select all submissions.
  • If your exhibit is selected for display, all participating artists will be required to sign a contract.
  • Exhibits are typically displayed for 6-8 weeks, including university holidays, breaks and the summer session. If there is a time period that you do not want to be considered for display, please indicate this on your application.
  • Artists/sponsors will receive notification of their selection status within 4-6 weeks of submission.