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Call for Artists: You Are Here 2025 Calendar
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
A fundraiser for the North Shore Culture Compass

North Van Arts is seeking art submissions for the 2025 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.

Online submission form at the bottom of this page. Contact teagan[at]northvanarts.ca if you have submission questions.

why: To showcase the history, traditions, and diversity of the North Shore, complementing content on the North Shore Culture Compass and building awareness of the culture & heritage of the North Shore Region.

what: 2 dimensional (2D) art in any media (except photography, graphics, and digital imagery) that represent local scenes, scenery, buildings, sites, people, or locations, that may or may not still exist, will be considered. Representations of stories & traditions connected to this place are also welcome.
Past images have included The Shipyards, Hollyburn Lodge, Deep Cove sailing, Canada Day at Waterfront Park, Ambleside views. and creations inspired by stories and archival photographs. See previous editions of the calendar here.

how: Submit your work using the online form below. No jury fees are required. North Van Arts sells this calendar as a fundraiser for the North Shore Culture Compass, therefore artists are not paid for the use of their image.

promotions & sales opportunities
exhibitions: North Van Arts and West Vancouver Community Arts Council present exhibitions of the original art in Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 respectively. Artists receive 70% of art sales. North Van Arts will produce 5” x 7” art cards of the images, paying artist royalties of 50% of sales profits.

online map: North Van Arts will produce a StoryMap of all included art. The StoryMap shows the location that inspired the art and includes artist information, linking to artist websites.

marketing: when/where possible, we photograph artists at the location that inspired the artwork, sharing these images/videos on our social media platforms and email marketing with over 11,000 followers/subscribers.

who can submit: We invite artists at any stage in their careers to submit, North Shore residency or North Van Arts membership not required. We encourage submissions from all races, ethnicities, identities, abilities, ages, and genders.

what you need to submit:

  • Name, mailing address, phone number, website, and email address;
  • Only images of paintings, prints or drawings will be considered for this calendar (photography, digital imagery, and graphics will not be considered);
  • Digital image (max 5 per artist, up to 1MB each), print quality image will be required for selected work;
  • Image information to include title, size, and medium; (sample filename: FirstLastname-Title)
  • Calendar images will be landscape orientation (ratio 14:10); images submitted in portrait format will need to be cropped for the calendar.
  • If accepted, original images must be available for exhibition fall 2024 and early winter 2025;
  • A short biography, artist statement. story about submitted work (optional)

    Deadline for submission:  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2024 at midnight

    We respond to everyone who has submitted once the adjudication panel has made its decision.

Submission for next year's You Are Here Wall Calendar (2025)

  • Optional. (eg. she/her, she/they, they/them, he/him)
  • Please upload your artist statement and bio.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, , Max. file size: 1 MB, Max. files: 5.
    • Please attach up to five 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
      Max. file size: 4 GB.
      • 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. If you would like to include a story associated with your artwork, you may include it here.
        Drop files here or
        Max. file size: 4 GB.