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Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2017 – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2017 is seeking artist applications for our program, which begins on May 13, 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Oct 2016

Each year, over thirty outdoor sculptures are displayed in the downtown core. The public votes for their favorite sculpture – the winning piece gets purchased for up to $15,000 plus an additional $3000 cash award. Additional cash awards of $7000. We cover shipping/delivery for up to $500. All sculptures are for sale/lease with 70% commission to the artists.

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2017

Castlegar is The Sculpture Capital of Canada™.

For more information, contact joy@castlegarsculpturewalk.com.

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Art! Vancouver 2017 – Call For Artists

Art! Vancouver 2017, an international art fair held at the prestigious Vancouver Convention Centre May 25 to 28th 2017, is open for registration.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Dec 2016

Many art collectors come to purchase art and galleries come to scout new artists to represent in their galleries.

For more information, contact info@artvancouver.net.

Art! Vancouver 2017

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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.

Vancouver Alternative Arts and Fashion Week

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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.

10th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

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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.

New Westminster Cultural Crawl 2016

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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.

Every Day in Every Way

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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.

Leigh Square Exhibitions

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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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