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Call for Black emerging curator/artist

The University of Victoria Legacy Art Gallery in Victoria, BC is seeking an emerging or aspiring
Black curator or artist to work on an exhibition focusing on Victoria-based contemporary Black
artists. The exhibition will be displayed in tandem to the traveling exhibition, The Chorus is
Speaking, curated by Michelle Jacques and Jenelle Pasiechnik. While The Chorus is Speaking
explores the lived experiences of eight Black artists across so-called “Canada,” the new
exhibition curated by the emerging Black curator or artist will focus on Black artists and
community members living on the traditional and unceded territories of lək̓ ʷəŋən and W̱ SÁNEĆ
Nations. The exhibition will be on display at Legacy Art Gallery (630 Yates Street) from
September to December 2024.

This contract will provide an individual to work directly in mentorship with Curator of Academic
and Community Programs, Regan Shrumm, along with insight from Curator of Collections,
Anahita Ranjbar and Curator of Indigenous Art and Engagement, Lorilee Wastasecoot. The
individual will have the opportunity to engage with contemporary artists, select artworks and
layout the exhibition, work within an allocated budget, assist with contracts, write exhibition
text, and plan related programming to the exhibition. In addition, the curator will assist with the
installation and be present for the exhibition opening.

Contract compensation: $3,500
Application deadline: Friday, April 5, 2024


An emerging or aspiring Black artist, curator, and/or arts administrator, who has:
• Knowledge of Black artists and communities in Victoria and/or Capital Regional District;
• Excellent writing skills;
• Strong track record of meeting deadlines;
• Interested in receiving mentorship around curation and programming;
• Ability to work on the project over a period between May 2024 and October 2024 during
which they dedicate approximately 140 hours.
Goals of the contract:
• Curate an exhibition featuring the works from Victoria-based Black artists and
community members;
• Learn and complete the step-by-step process on curating an exhibition;
• Outreach to Black community members through artist studio visits, research, interviews,
attending community events, and planning programming for the exhibition;
• Have direct mentorship to local Victoria-based curators.

To apply:

Please send a CV/resume and a one-page letter of interest by April 5, 2024 to:
Regan Shrumm, Curator of Academic and Community Programs
University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries
[email protected]

The letter of interest might want to include:
• Why are you interested in the position?
• What benefit the position may have on your future career?
• Any themes or particular artists you may want to include in the exhibition.
• Your curatorial or artistic methodologies and values.


For accessibility needs, including support for writing your letter of interest or having an
interview instead of applying through writing, please contact Curator of Academic and
Community Programs, Regan Shrumm, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 250-721-

During their contract, the individual will be supported with their accessibility needs through
adapting and accommodation.
Call to Artists | Exhibit in 2025

Call to Artists | Exhibit in 2025

GPAG is now accepting proposals to exhibit in 2025! Apply for the Main Gallery, Eve Smart Gallery, or both. We accept submissions from both emerging and established artists working in all mediums and styles. The submission deadline is March 31st, 2024.

The Gibsons Public Art Gallery is a professional exhibition space for contemporary artists located just a short 40 min. ferry ride from Vancouver, BC. We are a non-profit public arts organization situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation). Much of our work takes place in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the shíshálh (Sechelt Nation). GPAG's vision for the past 20 years has been to foster and promote artistic creativity and learning, while serving as a cultural centre that unites art and community.

On our website under ‘Submissions’ you can find our exhibition policy, submission guidelines and forms, and a sample artist-gallery contract. Before submitting your proposal please check the submission guidelines and requirements carefully. Submissions should be made digitally via Google Drive, DropBox, or USB thumb drive. Email a shared google drive link to [email protected] or contact us and request a link be sent to you. Do not email us your actual submission material. Alternatively, mail us a USB thumb drive with your submission material (note: this will not be returned to you). Exhibitions are chosen by a jury comprised of artists, community members, and GPAG Directors. Artists will typically be notified of acceptance within three months of the submission deadline (March 31st). We look forward to seeing your work!
BC Culture Days Call for Emerging Artist Ambassadors

BC Culture Days Call for Emerging Artist Ambassadors

Posted by: BC Culture Days
BC Culture Days is seeking applications from emerging artists of all disciplines located in B.C. The 2024 BC Culture Days Ambassador Program will provide five artists from across the province with $2,000 ($1,000 production budget and $1,000 artist fee) to plan and host a free community-engaged Culture Days event (between September 20 - October 13, 2024) in their local area. In addition, each artist will be paid ($1,000) to pursue a 3-month mentorship with an established artist of their choice. On behalf of Culture Days, each ambassador will also act as a media spokesperson in their local region leading up to the annual Culture Days celebration.

In the Ambassador Program, you will grow your artistic craft, develop meaningful connections with your community, gain media exposure, and act as an ambassador for arts and culture! Ambassadors will network with fellow participants and BC Culture Days staff through monthly virtual check-ins and periodic workshops (in Event Planning, Accessibility, and Indigenous Relations and Allyship).

Given the importance of regional representation for this program, priority will be given to applicants from outside Metro Vancouver and/or from rural or remote communities. Artists who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, a Person of Colour, disabled, Deaf, hard of hearing, crip, chronically ill, mad, trauma-impacted, neurodivergent, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ are encouraged to apply. *Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of disability and related identities.

Applications close March 4, 2024 at 11:59pm PST.

To learn more about the Ambassador Program, to read the Call for Artists, and to access the application visit here: https://linkin.bio/bcculturedays or https://culturedays.ca/en/bc/2024-call-for-ambassadors

Unfamiliar with Culture Days? Learn about our organization here: https://culturedays.ca/en/about

Follow @BCCultureDays on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Have questions or need more info? - Please register to join us on Tuesday February 20 at 10:00AM PST via Zoom for our Ambassador Program info session. ASL Interpretation will be available as well as Zoom closed captioning.

For assistance or additional inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Photo features 2023 Ambassador Cameron Gelderman (pictured in the yellow t-shirt).
WomenCinemakers 2024, Biennale for women filmmakers and artists

WomenCinemakers 2024, Biennale for women filmmakers and artists

Posted by: WomenCinemakers
WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from women filmmakers, directors and producers for its 2024 Biennial Edition.
You can enter in five categories:

• Independent Cinema
• Documentary
• Dance Video
• Performance
• Experimental cinema

In order to submit your work to WomenCinemakers please complete the following

APPLICATION FORM: https://womencinemakers.com/submit.php

before March 30th, 2024. You can fill out our submission form, or email us [[email protected]] your proposal including a link to your video and a short description of your film.

There are no application fees.

WomenCinemakers opens up a new space for women directors to share their powerful films and ideas, encourages and promotes a two-way exchange, offering a platform for filmmakers and critics to converge and discuss the becoming of the film industry.

Since 2012 WomenCinemakers has been actively promoting dialogue and fostering interaction between artists and their audience, offering significant support to artists and assisting in their establishment within the industry.

With a blend of newcomers and established directors, our anthology has featured more than 900 artists over the years, with many of them competing in international film festivals including the Cannes Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, and the Venice Biennale.

Call to Artists - Commercial Alley

Local artists are invited to re-imagine Commercial Alley as a site for artistic and creative expression. The work will be presented as a series of four, 4 x 8 feet plywood panels from October 2023 – September 2024.

This opportunity is open to early to mid-career artists – individual artists, collectives and/or groups – residing in the Capital Region including the Gulf Islands. We encourage a diversity of applicants. Submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m., Monday July 10, 2023

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