About North Van Arts

Our mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists in all disciplines, bridge cultures and build strong & healthy communities through the arts.

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Volunteer Opportunity
North Van Arts is looking for volunteers to help run our upcoming exhibition, Stalkaya – Ḵ’elhmáy̓/X̱ápay̓ay. Volunteers will be present at CityScape Community Artspace to help manage the flow of visitors coming to view the exhibition, and to maintain a safe and comfortable environment.

Time Commitment:

• The exhibition runs from July 24th – September 4th, 2021.
• Shifts are from 9:15am – 1:15pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
• Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of one shift per week throughout the exhibition period.
• Volunteers will attend training at North Van Arts to become familiar with the organization and with the exhibition (training date(s) TBD). This training will include an overview of North Van Arts’ COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Detailed Volunteer Information:

The Stalkaya exhibition involves two parts: an artwork display, and an immersive film installation viewed under a domed screen. We are limiting visitors to one bubble of 6 people at a time. Visitors will be invited to book a time slot to view the  exhibition online. Drop-ins are welcome if there is space in the exhibition schedule.

We are looking for volunteers to manage the arrival and departure logistics of each group. Volunteers will be placed at the door of the gallery to welcome visitors, as well as within the exhibition to manage visitor flow.

Volunteers will be located at
CityScape  Community Artspace at
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2G3


Volunteers should be: 

  • Interested in art, nature, and/or climate justice
  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Organized 
  • Comfortable interacting with the public
  • Comfortable working with technology 

No previous work or volunteer experience  is required.

About the Exhibition:

Stalkaya – Ḵ’elhmáy̓/X̱ápay̓ay is a multi-media exhibition, including a 360° immersive film experience, by Damien Gillis, Cease Wyss and Oliver Leroux. The film takes visitors on a journey into the Dakota Bear Sanctuary, an ancient forest on the lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation that has been alive since the last Ice Age.

Visitors will sit inside a geodesic dome to experience an auditory mix of music and nature sounds, and a surround view of the ancient forest. Alongside the film is a collection of artwork, curated by Cease Wyss, that explores and illustrates traditional uses of cedar by the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people.

About North Van Arts
Founded in 1969 as the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, North Van Arts is a grassroots, social-profit, charitable cultural organization dedicated to maximizing the intrinsic value of the arts in all media.

Our mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists in all disciplines, to bridge cultures, and to build strong and healthy communities through the arts. The organization consists of a volunteer Board of Directors, an Executive Director and support staff, and over 100 dedicated volunteers.

Accessibility information, including transit details, can be found on our website under About Us and Plan Your Visit.

How to Participate

In order to apply, please fill in the form below.

Alternatively, you can drop of a paper copy at our office at Cityscape Community Artspace, 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver,
V7M 2G3