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May
27
Thu
Student Art Bursary Applications
May 27 – Dec 31 all-day
Student Art Bursary Applications

Student Art Bursary

Arts Whistler is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all children and youth in our community. Our bursary program is available to a student in any grade from schools in Whistler, Pemberton, or Mt. Currie. Bursaries are available for students who wish to further their studies in the visual, performing, literary, or media arts at a credible institution or from a recognized mentor or artist.

Bursaries of $100-$200 are awarded and can contribute to tuition, accommodation, and travel costs associated with the studies.

Bursary applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Financial need of the applicant student or family. Families who are experiencing financial hardship will be given priority.
  • Previous training or experience and accomplishment in the area of the art the student plans to pursue.
  • Credibility of the mentor artist, institute, school or program the student is attending.

*Eligible students must reside full-time in Whistler, Pemberton or Mt. Currie.


Student Art Bursaries applications are open year-round and are awarded subject to available funding.

Bursaries are available for courses, workshops or camps which take place at any time of year. Applications will be juried within 30 days of submission. 


Questions?
Please email Imogen Osborne, iosborne@artshistler.com or contact Arts Whistler by phone, 604 935 8410.

 

APPLY TODAY! Fill out the online form

Sep
30
Thu
WRITERS! Yosef Wosk Publication Grant Call for Submissions (up to $10,000!)
Sep 30 all-day
WRITERS! Yosef Wosk Publication Grant Call for Submissions (up to $10,000!)

ORGANIZATION: 

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

DEADLINE: 

Sep. 30, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: 

The Yosef Wosk Publication Grant supports new, original publications on aspects of Vancouver’s heritage places, their conservation and related topics. The program aims to support projects in reaching completion by assisting with a variety of professional services and fees such as editing, graphic design, technical drawing, reproduction and permission fees. A variety of media can be eligible for support including printed books, digital publications and film. The grant is open to individuals and non-profits/registered charities and can be used to support a defined phase of a larger project. Up to $10,000 total is available annually to disburse.

Eligible projects will have a tangible long-lasting product and aim to increase public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of heritage places or heritage conservation in Vancouver. The finished project should have a permanent format, be publicly accessible and have a plan for distribution.

Publications can relate to cultural landscapes or intangible cultural heritage as well as buildings, structures, districts and other places that have heritage value. Projects can include, but are not limited to: print and online books or chapbooks, technical guides, videos or documentary film, websites or digital apps, and audio publications. Please consider if your project offers a diversity of perspectives and connects to a variety of audiences.

HOW TO APPLY: 

The application form can be found on the publication grant webpage and must completed in full with supporting documentation and submitted online. Full grant details and required supporting documentation can be found in the Program Guidelines. Email submissions will not be accepted.

The grant is offered annually with applications opening in June and closing in September. The 2021 Grant Application form will be made live on June 30th.

Contact Name: Jessica Quan
Contact Email: jessica@vancouverheritagefoundation.org

WEBSITE: 

https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/grants/publication-grant/

Oct
1
Fri
VISUAL ARTISTS! Visual Artist in Residence
Oct 1 all-day
VISUAL ARTISTS! Visual Artist in Residence

ORGANIZATION:

St Andrew’s Wesley United Church

DEADLINE:

Oct. 1, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION:

St Andrew’s Wesley United is seeking a visual artist for a paid artist in residency from Jan-June 2022. The purpose of this residence is to more actively support the arts in Vancouver and to co-create and engage both our congregation and the wider city in a dialogue around spirituality, justice and the arts. We are committed to providing the artist with a warm, inclusive, supportive and open environment where they can bring their full selves. We value diversity, and affirm and respect the beliefs, traditions and expressions of Spirit, including non-Christian traditions, as well as the sacredness of LGBTQ2IA bodies.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit our website for the criteria, intent and application form. https://standrewswesley.com/about/artist-in-residence-at-st-andrews-wesley/

WEBSITE:

http://standrewswesley.com/about/artist-in-residence-at-st-andrews-wesley/

WRITERS! Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry ($850 in prizes)
Oct 1 all-day
WRITERS! Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry ($850 in prizes)

ORGANIZATION: 

Royal City Literary Arts Society

DEADLINE: 

Oct. 1, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: 

8th ANNUAL FRED COGSWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN POETRY 
http://rclas.com/awards-contests/fred-cogswell-award/

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
• Book must be bound as a book, not a chapbook. 
• Book length must be a minimum of 60 pages in length.
• Selected poetry must be written in English by a single author. No co-writes or anthologies.
• Book must be original work by the author (translations will not be considered at this time)
• Original date of publication falls between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
• Book must be published in Canada.
• Book must be written by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident alive in submission year.
• Electronic books are not eligible.

Jónína Kirton is the judge for our 2021 Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Reading Fee: $25 (all funds Canadian). 
Payment can be made through PayPal here http://rclas.com/awards-contests/fred-cogswell-award/
or by cheque or money order (payable to “Royal City Literary Arts Society”). If you pay with PayPal, please include a copy of your receipt with the submission package.

Two copies* of the book must be submitted to the Royal City Literary Arts Society, along with the reading fee (or proof thereof), and must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2021. The society’s mailing address is:

Royal City Literary Arts Society
Fred Cogswell Award
Box #308 – 720 6th Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 3C5

*Submitted books will not be returned; they become the property of the Royal City Literary Arts Society.

*In case of any dispute about the book’s eligibility, the Society’s decision will be final. If any conflict of interest is to be determined the book will be deemed ineligible.

Contact Name: Janet Kvammen
Contact Email: janetkvammen@rclas.com

WEBSITE: 

https://rclas.com/awards-contests/fred-cogswell-award/

Oct
3
Sun
VISUAL ARTISTS! Call for Submissions: Winter Treasures Artisan Market
Oct 3 all-day
VISUAL ARTISTS! Call for Submissions: Winter Treasures Artisan Market

ORGANIZATION: 

PoMoArts

DEADLINE: 

Oct. 3, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: 

PoMoArts (formerly Port Moody Arts Centre) will celebrate the holiday season with our 8th Annual Winter Treasures, an elegant, boutique style, artisan market and exhibition. Artisans and artists in all media are invited to submit fine craft and artwork that is suitable for holiday gift giving. Preference will be given to smaller works in a variety of price ranges up to $500.00. Artists will be encouraged to replenish sold artwork. 

PoMoArts provides participating artisans/artists with the opportunity to create a profile page on our website Artist Directory, as well as digital promotional materials to use and distribute. In addition, we promote the exhibition on social media, to our members and subscribers, local media, the City of Port Moody, paid and free online event calendars and print media.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Application Information:
-Apply before the deadline: Sunday, October 3, 2021
-Artists may submit up to 10 pieces of their work for consideration.
-All artwork must be gallery quality and ready to hang or display. Port Moody Arts Centre reserves the right to refuse any work that doesn’t meet these qualifications.
-PoMoArts retains 30% of the selling price of artwork offered for sale.

Please use this form to complete your application: https://form.jotform.com/200285230594249 

If you have any questions or difficulties with this form, please email Janice Cotter, Gallery Manager at submissions@pomoarts.ca

Contact Name: Janice Cotter
Contact Email: submissions@pomoarts.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 931-2008

WEBSITE: 

https://pomoarts.ca/exhibitions/winter-treasures-2021

Oct
11
Mon
Artists in Communities Call to Artists ($10,000 +$2,000 for materials)
Oct 11 all-day
Artists in Communities Call to Artists ($10,000 +$2,000 for materials)

ORGANIZATION: 

Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation

DEADLINE: 

Oct. 11, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: 

Artists In Communities Program
The Artists in Communities Program (AiC) is based on principles of community cultural development – building community by making art together. It supports artists working in community contexts and encourages a wide variety of interactions between artist and community members. AiC looks for a lasting physical and/or social legacy from projects; this could include new community understandings of creative processes, the development of collaborative practices or an artwork that remains in the community in some form. 

AiC supports community-engaged arts practices that see artists collaborate with community members who may not see themselves as artists, working together over an extended period of time as creators, producers, performers and active audiences. Contributing to the growing vibrancies of our neighbourhoods this program seeks to inspire participation and relationship building where art becomes a catalyst for individual and community engagement. 

AiC prioritizes applications from Indigenous and equity-deserving artists and cultural practitioners/groups.

2022 communities that are hosting artist residencies are:

False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8, https://falsecreekcc.ca/

Marpole Oakridge Community Centre, 990 W 59th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6P 1X9, http://marpoleoakridge.org/

Community Cultural Development (CCD) Goals: 
· Support artists working in community contexts;
· Encourage a wide variety of interactions between artist and community members;
· Provide a framework for creative collaboration between artist and communities;
· Encourage and support artistic projects which leave a physical and/or social legacy in the  
community;
· Make our communities more vibrant
· Inspire participation and relationship-building
· Engage communities and people – even those who don’t see themselves as artists – as 
creators, producers, performers, and active audiences.

How this Works:
Artists interested in applying should develop their proposal based on both the CCD Goals and the identified interests and issues identified by each community centre involved.
Please refer to the CCD Goals (above) and to Community centres profiles on the AiC website.

Project schedules are developed in collaboration with host Community Centres. The artist fee is based on approx. 300 hours, which includes: research & development, maintaining online project documentation and delivering the project proposal and final report.

Timeline:
· August 2021: Artist call opens to artists working in all disciplines; writers, composers, musicians, poets, choreographers, visual, digital media, theatre, celebration, performance, Indigenous and cultural based producers.
· Sept 27, 2021: Artist information session for Artists in Communities at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre 5-7PM. 
· Oct 11, 2021: Deadline for applications
· Nov 2021: Multi-staged review and interview process. The selection committee includes Park Board and Community Centre representatives from confirmed centres, and professional artist.
· Jan 2022: Announcement of artists – Projects begin
· Dec 2022: Project completed- final report submitted

Artist Fee: $10,000.00 Materials Expenses: $2,000.00

HOW TO APPLY: 

https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/artists-in-communities-applying-for-residencies.aspx

AIC funding no longer supports murals, tile mosaics and/or banners because there are alternative funding avenues for these.

Oral applications will be considered for artists facing barriers within this application process. For more information on oral applications and consideration, please email art.info@vancouver.ca.

Contact Email: art.info@vancouver.ca

WEBSITE: 

http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/artists-in-communities-applying-for-residencies.aspx

Oct
15
Fri
VISUAL ARTISTS! 2021 Ten Squared Exhibition – Open Call to All Artists
Oct 15 all-day
VISUAL ARTISTS! 2021 Ten Squared Exhibition - Open Call to All Artists

ORGANIZATION: 

Federation of Canadian Artists

DEADLINE: 

Oct. 15, 2021

CALL FOR ARTISTS DESCRIPTION: 

All artists living in Canada are invited to submit artworks in any subject and style for the Federation’s annual fundraising exhibition. Submissions must be on a substrate that is exactly 10” x 10” and at least 1 ½” thick.

Entries are $10 per piece and artists can submit up to ten artworks. There is no maximum price restriction on submissions and all sales are shared 50% / 50% between artist and the Federation.

Pieces are gently screened for commercial viability based on the Federation’s recent sales history. If successful at screening, all ten artworks may be selected for display.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Submit online here: https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1324

Contact Name: Helen Duckworth
Contact Email: gc@artists.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 681-8534

WEBSITE: 

http://artists.ca

Nov
30
Tue
VISUAL ARTISTS! Foon Skis Artist Partnership
Nov 30 all-day
VISUAL ARTISTS! Foon Skis Artist Partnership

Our goal is to combine local hand-crafted skis with talented local artists in the Sea to Sky to create a truly
unique product.

As a Foon Ski partnered artist:
• We will showcase your curated art and your bio on our site and have links to your social channels and website
• Customers will have the option to select your curated art for their custom board topsheet design when designing their own ski, and if selected we will pay you a royalty fee.
• If a customer wants a completely custom piece we will facilitate the discussions so that you can work with them directly on a unique creation and assist with determining the price.
• You will have the option to buy a paid of Foon Skis of your choice with your custom topsheet design for a discounted rate.

Please return the form below and send it to the email above along with a link to your portfolio. A panel will be reviewing all interested
artists and contacting those who fit with our brand, vision, and passion for the opportunity to be featured.

Fill out form

Dec
31
Fri
Add your event to our calendar!
Dec 31 all-day
Add your event to our calendar!

Let us share your events this Summer!

All of the content is generated by members of our community and the traffic to the online calendar continues to grow!
More and more people are discovering the creative side of our towns, including arts programming in their festivals, buying handmade gifts, and hanging local art on their walls. Now that’s a win!

Scroll down to see our list of questions and answers for more information about how to post, and more.

We look forward to seeing your events!

Post your events

Posting is easy! Click the orange “Post Your Event” button, and fill in your info.


You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers:

  • How do I give you my events?
    Easy! Follow this link, click the orange “Post Your Event” button, and fill out the online form.
  • How much does it cost?
    It’s FREE! Arts Whistler is a non-profit charity organization, we have a mandate to help support our local creatives and to help foster the arts in Whistler.
  • Why should I participate?
    We’ve taken a break from printing the Arts Scene guide due to scheduling uncertainties resulting from COVID-19 health restrictions and social gathering limitations. BUT we still want to share your events, whether they’re happening online or in smaller gatherings. Feel free to submit them as usual. We will add them to the online calendar and share them on social media as our limited resources allow.
  • I’m not sure if you want my event? 
    We promote everything arts, culture, and heritage throughout the Sea to Sky – that’s from Bowen Island all the way up to Mt. Currie. If you have any events, workshops, gallery openings, festivals, live music, films, artist calls for entry, kids workshops… we’d love to hear about them!
    Still not sure about your event? Shoot us an email, we’re happy to help.
  • I still have questions…If you have any questions about what we do at Arts Whistler, questions about the online calendar, or how to get involved in the local creative scene – get in touch! info@artswhistler.com
Call for Exhibitors: The Gallery at the Arts Centre – ongoing @ The Gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre
Dec 31 all-day
Call for Exhibitors: The Gallery at the Arts Centre – ongoing @ The Gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre

Call for Exhibitors: The Gallery at the Arts Centre – ongoing

Are you looking for a venue to showcase your work in Whistler Village?

Arts Whistler is accepting applications for solo and group shows for display in The Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre on an ongoing basis. Applications for group shows are preferred; however, artists may apply individually and Arts Whistler may offer the opportunity for a solo applicant to be part of a larger group exhibition. Arts Whistler does offer a limited number of solo exhibit opportunities per year.

Arts Whistler will consider all mediums but please note The Gallery has limited display capacity for three-dimensional work. We will accept proposals from all artists of any level (i.e. students, emerging, professional). Our mandate is to showcase artists residing in the Sea to Sky Corridor (Bowen Island to Mount Currie); we welcome applications from outside of this region but preference will be given to artists living full-time within the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Only complete applications will be considered. Please note, we plan our exhibits for the upcoming year 6-8 months in advance. and all applications will be filed for future openings in the gallery space. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those artists whose applications have been accepted will be contacted.

*Please note we are unable to spontaneously view portfolios during business hours and meetings with artists are not conducted prior to a portfolio review.

Apply Here

The Gift Shop at the Arts Centre – ongoing call for entry @ Maury Young Arts Centre - Gift Shop
Dec 31 all-day
The Gift Shop at the Arts Centre – ongoing call for entry @ Maury Young Arts Centre - Gift Shop | Whistler | British Columbia | Canada

The Gift Shop at the Arts Centre  – ongoing

CALL FOR ARTISTS & ARTISANS
– GET YOUR WORK IN THE GIFT SHOP 

Arts Whistler is looking for submissions from artists and artisans who would like to showcase their work in our main floor Gift Shop.

We accept work from residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor; those living between Bowen island and Mt. Currie. In order to sell work in the Gift Shop, we ask that artists and artisans complete the online application form. Only those forms that are completed in full will be considered for selection. Applications will be reviewed by a jury. Successful applicants will be contacted via email.

All submissions should be high-quality, handcrafted artwork created by Sea to Sky artists and artisans. Eligible mediums can include: sculpture, stone, clay, metal, pottery, fibre, mixed media, wood, music CDs, books, fine art jewelry. We also accept cards and prints that are reproductions of original silkscreens, photography or fine art paintings.

Apply here

WRITERS! Call for submissions for Content Newspaper
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am
WRITERS! Call for submissions for Content Newspaper

If you know a person, group, organisation or charity – in any part of the world, but especially the sea to sky – who has done something wonderful or just makes the world a little happier, submit your story to ‘content newspaper’ for feature in this positive news project.

Looking for stories and acolades of local legends, tales of triumph and positive news worth spreading.

WHY?
When the media feels like doom and gloom, lets celebrate what’s bringing us joy and making us feel content amongst these weathering times.

Submit your stories here