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About Exhibitions

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

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Calls for Artists

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 link is added with the deadline.
Recurring calls that do not have active submissions can be toggled open for more information.

 

Call for fall - winter 2022-2023 Instructors - Arts Education

North Van Arts offers arts education in the form of courses, workshops, and camps programming for all ages, interests and abilities. When planning upcoming offerings, we will post calls for artist/instructors, often in spring for fall. See current course offerings and instructors here.

Exhibition Proposals - Art in the Community

North Van Arts is accepting submissions for our Art in the Community Programme for January 2023 – June 2023. Currently this exhibition programme takes place at one venue:

  • District Library Gallery / Located at in the Lynn Valley Main Library

Deadline: May 20, 2022
Sumbit HERE

Exhibition Proposals - CityScape Community ArtSpace

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. All proposals submitted should be for three artists or more. Please refer to our Proposal Guidelines for more details, at submission link below.

Deadline: May 27, 2022
Submit HERE

Call for Makers - The Shop at CityScape

We aim to showcase small, hand-made items with reasonably accessible prices (less than $50) and a broad demographic appeal. The Shop at CityScape is better suited to objects (pottery, jewellery, glass works, candles, soap etc.) rather than photography, painting and other forms of 2D works.

Deadline: Ongoing

Submit HERE

Call for Artists - Art Rental Programme

Selection of artwork for the Art Rental Programme is by adjudication. 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. Learn more about participating in the Art Rental Programme as an artist here.

Deadline: to be announced

Registration - North Shore Art Crawl

The North Shore Art Crawl is an annual event that features artists in approachable and accessible art venues throughout the North Shore Region, from Deep Cove to Lions Bay. The 2022 event is being rescheduled to take place Fall 2022.

Registration and event dates will be posted on the event web page once confirmed.

Call for Artists - Anonymous Art Show

Since 2003, the Anonymous Art Show annually exhibits over 600, 8” x 8” artworks from 300 emerging and established artists. Each artwork is $100 and proceeds are split 50/50 between the artist and North Van Arts. Participating artists can choose to retain or donate the proceeds from each sold artwork to North Van Arts. Online submissions are accepted in October. 

Arts in the Garden - Visual Artists

Each year, usually in the winter, we release a call for visual artists who create in 2D or 3D, to display their work, demonstrate their techniques/processes, offer hands-on activities to visitors, and/or provide unique artistic interventions in the garden. We are also interested in artists who do land art and may create ephemeral work for this event. 

Deadline: Call usually released in winter, dates to be determined for 2023

Arts in the Garden - Musicians

Each garden is carefully curated with visual artists, musicians and performers, creating a unique atmosphere in each outdoor space and an unforgettable celebration connecting the community to nature through art.

Musicians will be selected for each garden with the primary purpose of audience engagement and creating a unique atmosphere in each garden. We encourage musicians from a wide variety of musical genres and diverse backgrounds, from soloists to small groups (3-4 musicians).

Deadline: Call usually released in winter, dates to be determined for 2023

Arts in the Garden - Performers

Each garden is carefully curated with visual artists, musicians and performers, creating a unique atmosphere in each outdoor space and an unforgettable celebration connecting the community to nature through art. Performers  will be selected for each garden with the primary purpose audience engagement. Examples include, but are not limited to: dance, circus, spoken word, theatrical, roving performers.

Deadline: Call usually released in winter, dates to be determined for 2023

You Are Here 2023 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 territories of the Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

By submitting your art, you add your voice to this story, and inspire people to image that You Are Here.

Call usually released in February with a late April deadline.