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.
Arts Education Call for Artists: Application and Course/Workshop Proposal
North Van Arts is excited to announce a call for artists for our upcoming Arts Education courses and workshops. We firmly believe in the profound impact of the arts on everyday life, and research has shown that participation in the arts can have a positive effect on mental and physical health, reduce stress, and create a sense of community connection. Our courses and workshops are open to individuals of all ages, from 6 to 106, and we welcome artists of all experience levels.
We are currently accepting proposals for our courses and workshops, which cover a wide range of interests, abilities, and age groups. As an instructor, you will have the opportunity to share your passion and expertise with our community and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those around you.
To apply, please complete the submission form below, indicating the workshop or course that you would like to teach. This is a year round call, so please submit throughtout the year.
Thank you for your interest in North Van Arts and our commitment to bringing the power of the arts to our community through engaging, enriching education programs.
CityScape Community ArtSpace - Open Calls
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.
Deadline: This call is currently closed and will reopen in 2024.
Call for Artists - Art Rental Programme 2024
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.
Call for the 2024 Art Rental Programme will be released Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 1pm PST.
Deadline for submissions: November 7, 2023
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.
Exhibition Proposals - Art in the Community
North Van Arts (North Vancouver Community Arts Council) is currently accepting submissions for our Art in the Community Programme for 2024 Season. The Art in the Community Programme, run by North Van Arts has a mandate to celebrate and enable emerging and professional artists through exhibitions in public spaces, which serves to promote artists, to increase public awareness of the visual arts, and to make original work by local artists accessible to the public.
Deadline for 2024 submissions has passed. This call will re-open in February 2024.
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.
Registration for participating artists usually happens in late spring, early summer for the fall event.
Registration and event dates will be posted on the event web page once confirmed.
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 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.
Submission deadline has passed for the 2024 calendar.
Submissions are usually welcome between February and April for the following year’s calendar.