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Community cultural events help bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts, featuring visual and performing arts, and encouraging public engagement.

Calls for Artists

Call for Artists: Women, Life, Freedom

Submission deadline, Sunday, May 7, 2023 at midnight
Cityscape Community ArtSpace

Dates: 7 July – 26 August​, 2023 Opening Reception: July 6, 7-9pm North Van Arts is seeking emerging, mid-career, and established artists to participate in our upcoming summer exhibition. Artists are welcome to submit all forms of artwork; 2D, 3D, video, and...

Job Posting: Musician Mentor for Studio in the City 16

Deadline: Wednesday, March 29 (extended deadline) Contract Period: April 10 – September 8, 2023 (36 working days within this period, primarily during July and August) Artist(s) project fee: $10,800 Application: Send resume, cover letter and relevant portfolio...

Call for Artists: Queer Bash 2023

Submission deadline, Sunday, April 2, 2023 at midnight
Cityscape Community ArtSpace

Dates: May 19-July 1, 2023 Opening Reception: May 18 from 7-9pm North Van Arts is seeking emerging, mid-career, and established artists who identify as members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community for the upcoming exhibition Queer Bash. We are seeking works that explore the...

Call for Artists: Exhibition Proposals 2024 Season

Submission deadline, Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at midnight
Cityscape Community ArtSpace

North Van Arts is currently accepting exhibition proposals for 2024 season at CityScape Community ArtSpace. All exhibitions at CityScape Community ArtSpace are group shows; all proposals submitted should be for three artists or more. Please refer to our Proposal...

Call for Artists: You Are Here 2024 Calendar

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 17, 2023
A fundraiser for the North Shore Culture Compass

North Van Arts is seeking art submissions for the 2024 You Are Here calendar. This calendar tells the story of the region through artistically rendered images of locations, places, or scenes that are recognizably in North Vancouver or West Vancouver, on part of the...

Pushing Boundaries, Call for a Guest Curator

Application Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2023   Description Pushing Boundaries is a biennial open-call exhibition to showcase emerging local and national contemporary First Nations/Métis/Inuit artists, makers, and craftspeople. This exhibition is designed to...

Calls for Artists Overview

Every year, North Van Arts seeks visual artists, musicians, performers, and instructors for exhibitions, events, education, and other creative projects and initiatives. The table below lists calls for artists in various programme areas. When the call is active, the...

Call for Artists: Exhibition Proposals Art in the Community

District Library Gallery, District Foyer Gallery

North Van Arts (North Vancouver Community Arts Council) is currently accepting submissions for our Art in the Community Programme for 2024 Season. Currently this exhibition programme takes place at two venues:  District Library Gallery / Located at the Lynn...

Call for Makers: The Shop at CityScape

CityScape Community ArtSpace

North Van Arts is seeking makers to be part of  The Shop at CityScape, an area of CityScape Community ArtSpace dedicated to the display and sale of small works by local makers. We aim to showcase small, hand-made items with reasonably accessible prices (less than...