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E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following format:
- Artist Call Title
This page is comprised of Calls to Artists that are both sent to the Community Arts Council of Vancouver for promotion, as well as those that originate from Council programming itself.
Whenever possible, they are organized with the fastest approaching deadlines first.
All Calls to Artists are first ensured to align with the CACV mission, vision, and core values before promotion.
ArtStarts’ Creative Spark Grant is accepting applications
In partnership with the City of Vancouver, ArtStarts’ Creative Spark Grant provides emerging artists with financial resources ($3000 for individuals and $5000 for groups) towards small projects in schools. If you are an emerging artist residing in Vancouver, or a member of the Musqueam, Squamish, or Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and have an interest in building a career working with young people in an arts-based capacity, you are highly encouraged to apply for Creative Spark Vancouver.
This grant is designed for you if you:
- Are an emerging artist looking to explore career opportunities
- Are interested in working with young people (ages 5-18) and need support to start
- Have a project idea but don’t have the funds to cover the required materials and supplies
Creative Spark Vancouver is an excellent opportunity for emerging artists to gain experience on small projects with the potential to develop new career opportunities, new community relationships, new insights on arts and education, future learning opportunities and exciting multi-faceted projects. We’ve updated our guidelines in 2020 to be in accordance with social distancing measures.
Full details at: https://artstarts.com/creativesparkvancouver
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The deadline for applications is May 26, 2020.
Five Oaks Museum is accepting submissions for Gender Euphoria
Five Oaks Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Gender Euphoria: Contemporary Art Beyond the Binary, will feature artworks by gender non-conforming artists who explore feelings of joy, bliss, elation, and delight in their experience of gender-queerness. Gender Euphoria opens July 9, 2020 at the museum and on their digital platforms.
The exhibition’s title uses the phrase “gender euphoria,” which circulates in queer and trans communities in reference to feeling affirmed and ecstatic in one’s gender expressions. The term is a retort to “gender dysphoria,” a medicalized term that comes from outside these communities, and is used to name distressing feelings that some people experience in relation to their bodies, often related to socially conditioned binary expectations of gender and sex. Gender euphoria describes the moments, experiences, and expressions that make one feel seen, comfortable, and exultant in our gender expressions. This exhibition will present the diverse lived experiences of contemporary artists who identify outside the gender binary by including artworks that explore the various ways gender euphoria is experienced.
The museum invites submissions from artists who:
- Identify outside of the gender binary, including but not limited to trans*, two-spirit, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and non-binary.
- Live and work in the Pacific Northwest, here defined as Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Idaho, and Northern California.
BIPOC artists, artists experiencing disabilities, and other artists who are often underrepresented in museum exhibitions are strongly encouraged to apply. We acknowledge that the gender binary is a cultural construct rooted in colonial violence. This exhibition recognizes that genderqueerness has existed in many indigenous communities since time immemorial.
Submission is free, and selected artworks will be exhibited July through October at the Five Oaks Museum in Portland, OR, on unceded Kalapuyan land. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $50 for their participation in the exhibition.
If you are interested in exhibiting your work in Gender Euphoria, please use the link below to submit 3-10 artworks in any media that are relevant to the theme of gender euphoria. If you are interested in doing a performance, programming, or site-specific installation at the exhibition, please note this in your submission and include images of past performances.
More information about the exhibition is posted on the Five Oaks Museum website at https://fiveoaksmuseum.org/exhibit/gender-euphoria/. If you have any questions about the exhibition or call for artists, or any accommodation needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Guest Curator, Becca Owen, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit application online at:
The deadline for submissions is April 19, 2020.