About Exhibitions

Exhibitions encourage public engagement, bridging cultures and building strong communities through the arts.

Call for Artists: Exhibition Proposals January 2023 – June 2023
Cityscape Community ArtSpace
Submission deadline, Friday, May 27, 2022 at midnight
Submission deadline, Friday, May 27, 2022 at midnight

North Van Arts is currently accepting exhibition proposals for January 2023 through to June 2023 at CityScape Community ArtSpace.

CityScape Community ArtSpace always shows group exhibitions. Proposals submitted should be for three artists or more, but if you have artwork and an idea you are still welcome to submit, and we may pair you up with other artists. Please refer to our Proposal Guidelines for more details.

CityScape Community ArtSpace at North Van Arts is a space for you to display your artwork, and an opportunity to spark new conversations with the community. Exhibition proposals should be well researched and outline a clear concept. We encourage you to consider themes that you believe should be at the forefront of life today, either locally, nationally, or internationally. For example, artists could consider climate change, growth, environmental impacts, the natural world, inclusivity, confronting social norms, innovation, and change. If you would like more information about past exhibitions, please visit here.

Our mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists of all disciplines to bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts, creating an inclusive environment accessible to everyone. North Van Arts welcomes artwork from all mediums and accepts submission concepts from artists and non-artists in the local and wider community.

North Van arts encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, identities, abilities, ages, and genders, to apply. You do not have to be an artist to submit a proposal and suggest an exhibition idea. If you have any questions, or would like more information about our CityScape Community ArtSpace and our exhibitions please visit www.northvanarts.ca  or contact the Exhibitions Manager.

Submission Deadline
Friday, May 27, 2022 at midnight.

For more information please contact:
Leigh-Anne Niehaus
Exhibitions Manager, North Van Arts


CityScape Exhibition Application Form

  • Please give the name of the main contact for the application (this is the person we'll be in contact with and represents the group of artists).
  • Please give the email of the main contact for the application.
  • Please give the phone number for the main contact for the application.
  • Please attach a 1 page exhibition proposal outlining the concept/theme, names, email and address contact information for ALL artists participating in the exhibition. Please outline the interactive element (workshop, artist talk etc.) All of the above information should be in one document.
    Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Please attach 8 - 10 images. Images should be no more than 1MB in size. Please title images in the following format: IndividualArtistName_WorkTitle_Date_Medium_Dimensions.jpg example: JacksonPollock_Convergence_1952_oil-on-canvas_155"x93.5".jpg note: standard dimensions are height x width x depth
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, tif, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 10.
    • Please upload 1 document PER artist which includes an up-to-date CV, artist statement and biography.
      Drop files here or
      Max. file size: 2 MB.
      • Image list must contain the following information, in this format: Artist Name, Title (italicized), year, price framed, price unframed, medium, dimensions (height x depth x width). All artworks on 1 document.
        Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx, Max. file size: 2 MB.
      • By submitting this form, you agree to the terms below: • You represent and warrant that the work being submitted is the original product of your own creative efforts, and to the best of your knowledge does not infringe upon, or violate, any right, including the copyright, in any other artistic work or subject matter of any other person. • If selected, you agree to have your artwork reproduced on the North Van Arts website and other media for publicity purposes. • If selected, you shall sign a legal exhibition contract with the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. • You understand that submissions received without all of the items required and without the proper file naming format will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the adjudication committee. • The North Van Arts reserves the right to select artists and/or a group of artists that they think support the exhibition theme. • The North Van Arts does not offer an artist fee for exhibitions at CityScape Community ArtSpace.