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Are you an artist working in 2D media? 

Join the Art Rental Programme!

Art Rental 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 and provides individuals and businesses with an affordable and flexible way to enjoy a wide range of quality, original 2-dimensional works including paintings, photography and mixed media works.

How to join the programme

Please note that due to COVID-19 the submission process for new artwork for 2021 will be online. Please check back in mid-September 2020 for the details.

Selection of artwork for the Art Rental Programme is by adjudication. North Van Arts holds two jury days for new art rental work every fall. To participate, artists register for one of the jury days online and pay the $15 jury fee in advance. On the jury day, artists bring up to three of their original works of art to CityScape Community ArtSpace in the morning and return in the afternoon for adjudication results. Any work not accepted is picked up on the same day, work accepted remains and is welcomed into the Art Rental Programme. 

Spaces are limited so register as soon as possible. The jury process takes place annually in the Fall and is announced in the bi-weekly e-bulletin and posted on our Call for Artists page.

For artists

The Art Rental Programme generates revenue and builds awareness for individual artists by renting works to our large and diverse clientele. The selling price of the artwork is set by artists. Rental fees are based on the selling price of the artwork.  Rental royalties and net sales revenue are paid to artists semi-annually (less a 30% administration fee). All artwork in the programme is displayed on our website in the Art Rental Gallery and at CityScape Community ArtSpace.

For clients

The Art Rental Programme provides clients a unique opportunity to “try out” artwork in their homes and offices that they may later purchase.  Renting takes away a lot of the pressure involved in buying original art. Clients can have fun ‘trying out’ work in their spaces, getting comfortable, and welcoming the art into their everyday.

To participate in the Art Rental Programme as an artist or a client, membership is required.  Join here.

For current opportunities see the Calls for Artists here.