Opportunities for Artists and Organizations

A central place to post announcements of grants, calls to artists, auditions, arts jobs and other opportunities for artists and organizations in Victoria BC

Acting for Film & TV Intro

Acting for Film & TV Intro

This is the place to make your start!

Jump into something exciting as you learn the basics of acting, the art’s language, and how to read — between the lines. Explore what lies beneath the surface. The concept of authenticity, and the quality of being present. Lots of material is covered in this 16-hour beginner’s course — all in a safe, entertaining, and often hilarious environment. Come prepared to work and be rewarded with a fun and thought-provoking experience.

Whether you’re starting your training to act on camera as a professional, or just for a new adventure, this exciting intro class is the perfect place to begin!

Please note that part-time studies do not constitute career training.

Instructors may vary depending on availability.

More information and registration at this link:
Gallery Ring BLUE Online Juried Art Exhibition

Gallery Ring BLUE Online Juried Art Exhibition

Posted by: Gallery Ring
Gallery Ring announces an art exhibition all about blue. The artwork must be driven by the colour blue; it must occupy the majority of the territory or be the focal point, purpose, subject or meaning of the composition.

The deadline to submit work is Thursday, February 23rd 2023. The fee is 20 USD for 1-3 pieces.


2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. Many awards are available: Best In Show, Diamond Award of Excellence, 3 Sapphire Awards, Crystal Awards and others. Winning artists receive a digital Award Certificate. Top winners also receive a special, digital Award Page ideal for use in their portfolios and for sharing the news on social media and websites. All winners and random Finalists will receive exposure and promotion on Gallery Ring's Instagram. All artistic styles from traditional to experimental are welcome.
SSNAP: Call for artists

SSNAP: Call for artists

Call for Submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize 2023/24

Since 2015, the Salt Spring National Art Prize has recognized and elevated contemporary Canadian visual artists. The 5th biennial prize offers $50,000 in total awards, including a separate $6,000 residency on Salt Spring Island, BC.

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is proud to be one of the most accessible art prizes in Canada: 

• Open to all Canadian citizens or permanent residents over the age of 18  

• Nominations not required 

• More affordable entry fee than most Canadian art prizes  

• Finalists receive financial support for shipping their artwork

Showcasing and promoting originality, quality, integrity, and creativity in contemporary Canadian visual art—we’re elevating art and artists across Canada. 

Submit to this vibrant Canadian visual arts competition today!

Learn more: https://saltspringartprize.ca/artists/submission-info/
Calling all Artists! Open Submission Call for 2024

Calling all Artists! Open Submission Call for 2024

The Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) is currently accepting submissions from artists and curators for exhibitions in the Main Gallery and Eve Smart Gallery in 2024. We are a non-profit gallery located in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, a 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver, BC. Submissions from artists working in all mediums are welcome.

The deadline to submit proposals is March 31, 2023.

Please visit http://www.gpag.ca/submissions for further information, including GPAG's exhibition policy and submissions guidelines and form. Please contact us via email at [email protected] if you have any questions!
Call for Artists: Saanich Municipal Hall Exhibit Program

Call for Artists: Saanich Municipal Hall Exhibit Program

Share your art with the community! Artists are invited to submit an application for 2023 Exhibitions at Saanich Municipal Hall.

Exhibition space is provided free of charge to promote local artists and arts and cultural groups. Display spaces for both two-dimensional (paintings, drawings etc.) and three-dimensional (sculpture, ceramics, woodworking etc.) artworks are available. Artists and groups living or working in Saanich and neighbouring municipalities may apply.

Applications are reviewed as received and scheduled. Apply early for best opportunities as spaces are limited.

Details and forms at: https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-community/arts/exhibitions.html

if you have questions after reviewing the information, please contact Brenda Weatherston at 250 475-5557 or [email protected]
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Gallery Ring "SPRING COUNTDOWN SHOW" Online Juried Art Contest

Posted by: Gallery Ring
Gallery Ring announces the new SPRING COUNTDOWN show!

One artwork will be selected and revealed on the Home Page of the website every day starting March 1st until March 20th, 2023 ending in a group show of 20 artworks. For the first 10 days, the official selections will be revealed in random order. The following and remaining 10 days are reserved for the best artworks, which will count down to the first place winner and the first day of Spring: March 20th.

10th place to 5th place will be CRYSTAL AWARDS
4th place will be the SAPPHIRE AWARD
3rd place will be the EMERALD AWARD
2nd place will be the RUBY AWARD
1st place will be the DIAMOND AWARD


All official selections will receive a digital Award Certificate. The top 4 will also receive a special Award Page.

There isn't any theme for this contest. The subject matter is the choice of the artist. The art does not have to be Spring-themed.

The deadline to submit work is Monday February 27th, 2023.
The fee is $20.00 US for 1-3 artworks.

2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. All selected artists will receive exposure and promotion on Gallery Ring's Instagram. All artistic styles from traditional to experimental are welcome. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established.
VEC\'s Dandy Lion Sessions looking for emerging artists

VEC's Dandy Lion Sessions looking for emerging artists

The Victoria Event Centre's Dandy Lion Sessions concert series is looking for performers!

Dandy Lion Sessions, which runs for free every Friday at the Victoria Event Centre from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., includes two 20-minute sets with feature singer-songwriters, followed by an open mic. The event is all about shining a light on emerging talent on Vancouver Island.

Since starting in September, the space has lit up with over 15 feature artists. Part of the draw is thanks to a Creative BC Grant, which allows the VEC to pay featured artists an honorarium of $150 for a set.

The featured performers have come from a wide range of backgrounds, including UVIC Music graduates, experienced singer-songwriters who have recently moved to the island and Creative BC Career Development grant winners.

Dandy Lion Sessions also hosts established singer-songwriters to complement the performances of emerging artists in the series.
After the feature performers play, the floor opens up to an open mic giving performers more of a chance to network with other musicians/artists.

VEC’s Happy Hour specials are on at the time of the show and an extensive list of cocktails, mocktails, alcoholic beverages, tea and coffees are available.

We invite you to come down and join us at Dandy Lion Sessions, every Friday from 4 - 5 pm! Find out more information on our upcoming events at www.victoriaeventcentre.ca.

Artists interested in performing a main set can reach out by email to [email protected] with some samples of their music (or poetry) and a bio.

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