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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.
ARTIST CALL: VANCOUVER BIENNALLE
Paid Internship Opportunity for Installation Artists
The Vancouver Biennale is inviting local artists to apply for a project-based paid internship opportunity with international artist Jessica Angel to create a site-specific public art installation. This opportunity is most beneficial to artists who are seeking to expand their artistic practice into public space and to connect with an international network.
Title: Voxel Bridge Artist: Jessica Angel (b. 1980 in Colombia, based in Brooklyn NY) Medium: Vinyl, Augmented Reality Exhibition Period: Summer 2021 – 2023 Location: Underneath Cambie Street Bridge South, Vancouver, BC
Voxel Bridge is a 34,000 sqft immersive installation by New York based Colombian artist Jessica Angel. The piece explores how public space can be constructed and utilized in both digital and physical realities. Using adhesive vinyl and Augmented Reality technology, Angel will transform the Cambie Street Bridge in Vancouver and draw visual parallels between blockchain technology and the structural integrity of the underpass in front of the Southeast False Creek Neighborhood Energy Utility (NEU). This installation becomes a point of contact and dialogue around different forms of knowledge.
– Working with professional installers and local artists to install 34,000 sqft of vinyl artwork
– May 15 to June 15, 2021, with a possible extension to June 30, 2021
– Mondays to Fridays, 8 am-4 pm
– Artists with hands-on practice who are strong-willed
– Full commitment for the installation period
– Must be comfortable working on aerial platforms
– Must be able to lift 35lbs
– Greater Vancouver area based artists only
Selected artists will receive:
– $800 weekly stipend
– Access to shared 6,000 sqft studio space at the Vancouver Biennale Residency Centre
– Mentorship (remote) by Jessica Angel
– Collaboration opportunities with 3-5 other local artists
To apply: Send CV to email@example.com with the heading “Voxel Bridge Artist Application”.
Deadline: April 7, 2021
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DRAGSTRAVAGANZA
Casting “Dragstravaganza”, a local Drag competition presented by Capilano University students of the Arts & Entertainment Management program with proceeds donated to their community partner, Queer Arts Festival. Accepting online submissions from Drag Artists in the Lower Mainland. Looking for 8 performers to showcase: Improv skills, runway style, special talents. The winner will receive $500 and the title of Vancouver’s Mx. Honey. All contestants will have a chance to win fabulous prizes! Drag Superstar GIA METRIC will be hosting the event. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place. Artist transportation from Vancouver and hospitality included.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: heARTful Solutions
Instruments of Change is launching a new “heARTful Solutions” initiative to support a local emerging artist who can facilitate and deliver a community art project that will address some of the pain points, needs and challenges of this particular moment in history.
The deadline for submissions is Feb 15, 2021
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative
Selected artists will receive USD $1000 for participation in the project
Canada’s diplomatic missions in the United States are proud to partner with the Toronto-based Social Distancing Festival to present a new collaborative, interdisciplinary series called Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative, which will bring together artists who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) in Canada and the United States to create collaborative projects that draw inspiration from the theme “Art Today”.
Like so much else, the art world has been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists and creatives, particularly BIPOC artists, have been severely impacted by the turbulence and uncertainty of the crisis. Connecting Perspectives aims to reflect this time of change, loss, and hope— and will spotlight visual artists, choreographers, composers/musicians, poets, and spoken word artists who are enthusiastic about collaborating on new art and who can embrace the digital exhibition of their work.
Applications will be reviewed by a jury of professional BIPOC artists. A total of 26 artists (13 artists in Canada and 13 artists in the United States) will be chosen to participate, and each artist will be paired with another artist (1 artist in Canada with 1 artist in the United States).
All chosen artists who complete a collaborative art piece for the project will receive USD $1000, as well as USD $200 for expenses.
Applicants must be residents of Canada or the United States, have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience, and be available to work on this project between February and the end of April 2021. For more information about the process and eligibility requirements, please click here.
The deadline for submissions is January 22nd at 11:59 pm ET. Given that the project seeks to include participants from across the United States and Canada, we may need to stop accepting applications from certain regions if we have received a large number of submissions. We encourage artists to apply quickly!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Tip of the Iceberg
Artists from across BC are invited to submit visual art in any medium that considers the impact of climate change, and/ or proposes solutions to the problems of climate change, ranging from the political to the theoretical, to the practical.
- Artists can submit up to six completed works.
- All artwork must have been produced within the last three years.
- Apply online
All submissions must be received no later than 12:00 am on Monday, November 16th, 2020. Please ensure your images accurately represent your finished artwork. Exhibition dates are January 21st – April 11th, 2021 (subject to change).
Direct submission enquiries to:
Assistant Curator, Meghan Hunter-Gauthier – firstname.lastname@example.org | 250-614-7800 X 7492
Deadline: 12:00am on Monday, November 16th, 2020
North Van Arts Art Rental Programme 2021 – Call for Artists
North Van Arts invites visual artists to participate in the annual juried intake for our Art Rental Programme. This programme promotes the appreciation of visual arts in our community by making the work of local artists available for display in homes, offices and film and television production sets. Art rental provides individuals and businesses with an affordable and flexible way to enjoy a wide range of original 2-dimensional artworks including paintings, photography and mixed media works.
The Art Rental Programme generates revenue and exposure for individual artists through renting their work to our large and diverse clientele. Rental fees are based on the price of the artwork as set by the artist. Royalties are paid to artists semi-annually (less a 30% administration fee). Clients may also purchase artwork from the collection. The Art Rental Programme provides clients the unique opportunity to “try out” artwork in their homes and offices that they may later purchase.
Due to COVID-19 there are several changes to this year’s adjudication process for new art rental work. Most notably, submissions by the artists, including a photograph of each artwork, must be made online. Adjudicators will select artworks from the submitted photographs. If their work is selected, artists will be notified by email and a time will be scheduled for them to deliver their work to CityScape Community ArtSpace. Only the selected artworks are required to be delivered to the gallery.
Please see the Art Rental Programme 2021 Call for Artists for a detailed description of the new submission requirements.
Online Submission Deadline: Saturday, October 24 at 11:59 PM
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.