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Vancouver Alternative Arts and Fashion Week – Call for Artists

Call for artists to show off your alternative side at Vancouver Alternative Arts and Fashion Week (VALT) during November 17-20, 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2016

The Vancouver Alternative Arts and Fashion Week 2016 theme is Year V.

  • Year V Gala ~ Thursday, November 17, 2016: Launch Party celebrating VALT Year V!
  • Vision – Friday, November 18, 2016: To see, to be blinded, or to have a glimpse into or an idea of the future.
  • Volume – Saturday, November 19, 2016: To hear, to be deafened, or to play with enormity or slightness.
  • Voice – Sunday, November 20, 2016: To speak, to be silenced, or to have one’s own ideas heard.

VALT is run by the Style, Entertainment, Art & Media Society – SEAMS. This not-for-profit organization focuses on developing local arts programming that assists emerging and fringe artists of every medium and media in the province of British Columbia, while fostering a community of culture appreciation.

VALT provides a professional, well appointed venue, sound system, projection setup, and months of marketing and public awareness. As a participant in VALT, all you need to bring is yourself and your work. We take all the guesswork out of showing at a festival. Our attendees are extraordinarily varied – a very different crowd than one usually finds at a fashion event. You can promote yourself and your work without having to organize or advertise anything (though we do encourage you to invite guests and publicize as time permits).

VALT provides Vancouver’s wildly explosive underground arts scene with a unique departure from typical arts affairs. This three-day event boasts over fifty jury-selected artists, musicians, performers, and designers in a celebration and promotion of unbridled creativity. VALT encompasses wearable art, music (from solo musicians to full contemporary bands to electronic artists), drawing, painting, mixed-media works, sculpture, film (documentary, art film, and narrative), performance art (from short theatrical works to interpretive dance and beyond), photography, and interactive installations.

For more information, contact info@valt.ca.

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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.

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New Westminster Cultural Crawl 2016 – Call for Artists

New Westminster Arts Council announces a call for artists for the New Westminster Cultural Crawl 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2016

This two-day event on August 13th and 14th will include open studios where New Westminster artists feature their work and creative process. The New Westminster Cultural Crawl 2016 will organize live paint-ins at popular arts, culture, and heritage destinations around the city of New Westminster, BC, Canada.

With the support of local artists, artist groups, businesses, and cultural enthusiasts, the New West Cultural Crawl has become an annual tradition.​

For more information, contact info@newwestculturalcrawl.com.

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Every Day in Every Way – Call for Artists

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is seeking BC visual artists who live with a disability for possible inclusion in the new program year, called Every Day in Every Way which runs from April 2016 – March 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2016

Our theme is open to multiple interpretations and can be viewed as having layers of political and social meaning, particularly for people with disabilities. Our hope is to bring awareness to the contributions made by artists with disabilities to our cultural community, every day in every way.

The three curated group exhibitions will be at:

  • The Gallery at The Cultch, August 2016
  • Unitarian Church of Vancouver, September 2016
  • Vancouver Island (location TBA), February 2017

It is free to apply. Artists will be notified about the selection results by July 1, 2016.

Exhibiting artists will be paid CARFAC fees for exhibiting and Kickstart takes 0% commission on sales.

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is a registered charitable non-profit organization that promotes and supports artists who live with a disability.

For more information, contact kickstartdirector@gmail.com.

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Leigh Square Exhibitions – Call for Artists

The Leigh Square Community Arts Village has opportunities for visual artists and emerging curators to submit exhibition proposals for 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 May 2016

Leigh Square hosts exhibitions of work by emerging/mid-career/established artists and regional/international work on a regular basis in its gallery and display spaces. Artists working in all mediums welcome, 2D and 3D work, including partnerships with non-profits or artist co-ops looking for space to showcase emerging talent and group shows. We look forward to proposals inspired by Port Coquitlam’s heritage, geography, people, social, economic development, and future possibilities. Priority will be given to work that addresses community issues, relevant topics, and/or involves community development.

Leigh Square offers honorariums to support artists in a community driven space.

The Leigh Square Community Arts Village is a 21st century community arts centre which encourages and facilitates community development through arts, culture, and heritage within Port Coquitlam and serves as a cultural meeting place.

For more information, contact perriel@portcoquitlam.ca.

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Art in the Park 2016 – Call for Artists

Kamloops Arts Council announces a call for artists for the Art in the Park 2016.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 6 Feb 2016

It’s the largest arts event in Kamloops and the biggest one-day event of the year. Artists and artisans who wish to show and sell their work at Riverside Park, Art in the Park, on Canada Day 2016 are encouraged to submit their applications.

More than 90 artists and artisans will display handcrafted and original work at the event from painting and pottery to fashion and jewelry.

Art in the Park is organized by the Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) as part of the City of Kamloops Canada Day celebrations at Riverside Park. The full day of arts exhibitions and sales, demos, and performances is free to the public. Approximately 30,000 people attend the event each year.

The Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) is a registered charitable non-profit organization that is devoted to the development and enhancement of the arts in the Kamloops area. We produce high-quality, year-round, low- and no-cost arts programs, arts performances, arts workshops, and arts events that help to connect our local community and promote our local talent.

For more information, contact events@kamloopsarts.ca.

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Love at First Glance – Call for Artists

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is looking for local artists for our upcoming Love at First Glance Small Works Show & Sale. Channel the theme of love and create small treasures to be cherished by all.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 7 Jan 2016

Open to all artists on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

To participate:

  • 2 or 3 dimensional, ready to hang or free standing
  • Size – really small – your discretion
  • Price – no more than $500

Gifts for Valentines on February 4 – March 6 at Massey Gallery

Artists invited to participate will receive 50% of their art sales.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a public art gallery which exhibits historical and contemporary art. The art rental and sales department helps support the public gallery programming, exhibitions, and events.

For more information, contact swilling@aggv.ca.

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Wild Art Exhibition – Call for Artists

Semiahmoo Arts is looking for artists who convey the character, temperament, nature, and relationship of wild animals in their artwork.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 4 Jan 2016

All artists are invited to submit a maximum of three art pieces.

Animals fascinate and enchant us and this art exhibition seeks to bring wild animals to White Rock.

Created in partnership with the City of White Rock and Semiahmoo Arts, the Art on Display program ensures art is visible and accessible to the community. In a series of five to eight themed juried exhibitions held throughout the year, Art on Display showcases work in a variety of media by community and regional artists.

For more information, contact info@semiahmooarts.com.

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Lab Art Show – Call for Artists

Glitz Entertainment is proud to announce the opening of Vancouver´s multidisciplinary international art exhibition, Lab Art Show.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 30 Mar 2016

The Grand Opening of Lab Art Show will feature over 150 artists from 20 different countries, more than 600 pieces of art, live musical performances, and attendance from prominent members of Vancouver´s art scene.

Lab Art Show is seeking artists to submit their talent:

  • Painting
  • Fashion design
  • Sculpture
  • Audiovisual
  • Photography

Our grand opening will be taking place on April 16th, 2016, at Round House.

Artists will be promoted for one year on our website.

Lab Art Show is a sophisticated and non-profit event, where artists have the opportunity to express their talent, network, and exhibit their artwork. A multidisciplinary local art exhibition that features 150 artists and galleries from over 12 countries as well as a full roster of performance art, all in one day. Over the past 3 years, it has become the most anticipated event of the year for art professionals and art lovers.

For more information, contact gloria@glitz-entertainment.com.

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New Timms Community Centre Public Art Project

This is a Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the City of Langley Recreation, Culture, and Community Services Department seeking a professional artist or artist team for 3 pieces of artwork for the new Timms Community Centre.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 9 Sept 2015

Project vision:

1. Fence – This public art project will be highly visible from Douglas Crescent by both pedestrians and motorists. Inspired by the theme of “motion” the artwork will anticipate the rich history of the City of Langley, the community diversity and the various uses of the combined facility.

The artwork can be attached to the fence structure or applied directly onto the fence.

The project budget is $15,000, inclusive of all costs including artist fees, design, materials, insurance, all engineering expenses, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, and taxes.

2. Exterior Wall, North Entrance – This public art project will be highly visible from both Fraser Highway and 204th Street by pedestrians and motorists. It will be one of the first impressions the public will have of the facility as they arrive into the building. Inspired by the theme of “motion” the artwork will anticipate the rich history of the City of Langley, the community diversity and the various uses of the combined facility.

The artwork can be attached directly to the outside of the building.

The project budget is $30,000, inclusive of all costs including artist fees, design, materials, insurance, all engineering expenses, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, and taxes.

3. Interior Wall of Atrium – This public art project will be highly visible within the main lobby of the facility from both the first and second floors due to the open nature of the area. The lobby is the arrival point for the new Timms Community Centre, Fraser Valley Regional Library and Langley City Hall.

The artwork can be attached to the interior structure of the atrium. The artwork will be compatible with various uses of the floor space including art shows, intimate concerts, public gatherings and thoroughfare.

The project budget is $25,000 – $40,000, inclusive of all costs including artist fees, design, materials, insurance, all engineering expenses, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, and taxes.

About:

The new Timms Community Centre will serve as a community and cultural hub where residents can come together to access group activities, health and fitness opportunities, public information and community resources. A truly integrated facility, it draws together three primary users – Langley City Hall, Fraser Valley Regional Library and Timms Community Centre – into a single, active and inviting Civic Facility.

Offering programs that will benefit youth, seniors, families, new immigrants and persons with disabilities, Timms Community Centre will attract regular and new visitors, encourage participation and social integration and become a vibrant focus for community pride. It will act as a potential catalyst for future development in the downtown core and will promote the well-being of the citizens of Langley through easily accessible and safe exercise facilities.

Influencing positive health outcomes through active living, we envision this facility as the civic heart of our community – a
go-to-place to meet, engage, connect, learn, celebrate, and be active together.

For more information, contact webinfo@langleycity.ca.

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