10th Annual Integrate Arts Festival - Call for Artists

10th Annual Integrate Arts Festival – Call for Artists

The Integrate Art Society is currently considering submissions from artists working in all media for the 10th Annual Integrate Arts Festival, which will take place from August 26th to 28th 2016, in Victoria BC.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2016

Through the 10th Annual Integrate Arts Festival, the Integrate Art Society will develop a unified creative collective comprised of local artists, museums, artist-run centres, and public and commercial art galleries and bring together theatre companies, dance troupes, musical ensembles, and visual artists. This year’s festival will include an opening reception, a mass art crawl, independent artist exhibitions, indoor and outdoor performances, and daytime arts activities spanning three days.

Preference will be given to artists with unique and exciting work but without major gallery representation. The Integrate Art Society is not able to provide compensation for time, travel, or other expenses; however, artists are able to sell work on site. Participating artists will also receive an honorarium once the festival has concluded. Artists are responsible for the transportation, drop-off, and pick-up of their work.

The Integrate Arts Festival has a diverse history and numerous people have made this one of the largest art crawls in Victoria, B.C.  The festival was founded by artist Marlene Jess, whom was influenced by First Thursday, an art crawl in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.  At the time there was no similar art crawl happening in Victoria.

Off the Grid was re-branded in 2012 as The Integrate Arts Festival. The name emphasizes the plurality of spaces on the art crawl.  It became a two day event which featured off-site projects such as Animal Productions audio and visual event at Vic Theatre and a party at David Hunwick’s Sculpture Studio.  In 2014, Integrate introduced a daytime bike tour which expanded the festival’s reach beyond the downtown core including spaces in Fernwood and Oak Bay.

For more information, contact jpaquet@integratearts.ca.

10th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

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