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Two Calls to Artists: City of Victoria

Posted by: Create Victoria
Two Calls to Artists: Art in Downtown Kiosks & Mural Roster
The City of Victoria has launched two Calls to Artists, inviting artists to submit their artwork for display in downtown kiosks for 2023 and also to be considered for the City’s Mural Art Roster for future mural projects.

Call to Artists: Mural Roster
Emerging and established artists in Western Canada, are invited to submit an application to be considered for the City of Victoria’s Mural Roster – a list of pre-qualified, artists available for mural opportunities from April 2023 through October 2025. This roster provides a streamlined process for connecting artists with local businesses and organizations looking to enhance their space with a mural project. A Selection Panel will choose the approved artists within this competition. Artists who are selected for the roster will be included on the City’s Mural Roster webpage. Submissions to the Mural Roster will be assessed on an artist’s unique visual storytelling style, and on their experience creating dynamic murals, collaborating with the community, and working on complex mural projects.

Call to Artists: Art in Kiosks
This year, artists are invited to submit up to five artworks to be considered for display in the kiosks on Douglas Street. Artists working in various types of visual media can apply – from photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, digital artwork, textile and beadworks. The artwork must be original to the artist. Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously participated in this program. Applicants must live in the Capital Region, including the Gulf Islands.

Online Information Sessions
Interested applicants will have an opportunity to meet with City staff to review the application requirements and ask questions at an online Information Session for each project. After registering for a session at victoria.ca/publicartopportunities, a link for the online event will be available.

Mural Artist Roster
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Art in Kiosks
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The deadline for both submissions is Monday, December 5 at 4 p.m. For full submission guidelines, application forms or to register for an Information Session visit victoria.ca/publicartopportunities.
Submission to Iterations: Art in a Series

Submission to Iterations: Art in a Series

Posted by: Metchosin ArtPod
13 Jan 2023 Deadline for Submissions to art show Iterations: Art in a Series.

We are looking for works in series. Each series will be cohesive, unified, and coherent and will explore the same technique, subject, palette, idea, issue, or theme throughout. Each piece will be strong enough to stand on its own, but taken together the series will elevate the viewer's experience.

Show runs February-March 2023.

See website for more info and how to submit online for jurying using artcall.org to this in-person show.


Juror: Kathleen Schmaltz
Gallery Ring ARTISTS OF THE MONTH Contest

Gallery Ring ARTISTS OF THE MONTH Contest

Posted by: Gallery Ring
Gallery Ring announces the ARTISTS OF THE MONTH contest.


The deadline to submit work is Wednesday, November 30th, 2022. The fee is $20 US for 1-2 artworks


The four, winning artists will receive the "Artist of the Month" distinction and will have their artwork and statement featured prominently on the Home Page of the website. They will also receive a digital Award Certificate and Award Page and will be promoted on Gallery Ring's newsletter and Instagram. Additionally, the winners will be automatically entered into the annual Artist Of The Year Event.

There isn't any theme for this contest. The subject matter is the choice of the artist. 2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. All artistic styles from realistic and traditional to abstract and experimental are welcome. The contest is open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age, from emerging to established.


Posted by: Gallery Ring
Gallery Ring is celebrating the upcoming holidays with a complimentary show and draw! You are invited to participate! The subject matter is the choice of the artist. The work does not have to be holiday-themed.

Artists who enter may have their work included in the online, juried show and could win a Free-Entry Voucher in a corresponding draw.

One artwork will be selected and revealed on the Home Page of the website every day starting December 1st until December 24th, 2022 ending in a group show of the best 24 artworks. Three DIAMOND SNOWFLAKE AWARDS and four CRYSTAL SNOWFLAKE AWARDS will be presented.

The deadline to submit work is Tuesday, November 29th, 2022. There isn't any fee and one artwork per artist is permitted.


2D artwork including photography/digital is eligible. All 24 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.
UNTIL Magazine issue 14: New Traditions

UNTIL Magazine issue 14: New Traditions

New Traditions

Traditions ground us. They are markers of time and place, giving meaning to key moments in our lives and connecting us to our ‘people’, whether that be as intimate as family, as far reaching in diasporic communities, or maybe neither. Such bonding experiences, often marked by ritual or performance, shape the socio-cultural context of individuals and groups in shared moments that are carried through time and across place. It is often in moments where we forget where we come from that we may take a fresh look at where we are and see ourselves and our people anew. It is perhaps from this startled moment of recognition that inventing or reinventing ourselves brings about the realization that new traditions are needed to either form new bonds or strengthen old ones which may have eroded.

For UNTIL issue # 14, we would like to examine our long-standing relationships with our personal as well as socio-cultural traditions and possibly see them in a new way.

What is tradition to you?

As we continue to redefine ourselves through place and people, do our traditions still fit? And if not, how do we re-draft, re-define and re-configure traditions in ways that resonate and ground us?

How does tradition serve identity and culture and how do identity and culture, in turn, serve tradition?

We welcome all original works inspired by an inquiry into new traditions and new ways of finding and expressing belonging to where you are.

UNTIL 14, “New Traditions” will be guest-edited by Desirée Leal

Desirée Leal is a parent, artist, writer, and filmmaker who is grateful to live, work and raise her family on the traditional territories of the Lək’wəŋən-speaking people, where she endeavours to help create cultural spaces of inclusion, expression, and learning. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Simon Fraser University and a Masters (with distinction) from the University of Bristol in Archeology and Anthropology for Screen Media. She is currently studying Visitor and Community Engagement at the University of Victoria with a focus on art education, decolonization, and public programs, proudly working in close partnership with the Victoria Arts Council.

Call to Artists

The Victoria Arts Council is seeking submissions of literary works (poetry, prose, essays, and non-classifiable texts), visual art, moving image, and audio/musical arts to be included in the next issue of UNTIL magazine.

Please email submissions to: [email protected] with UNTIL ISSUE 14: New Traditions in the subject line

Accepted file types include jpg, png, tif, pdf, doc, mp3 & mp4.

With your emailed submission, please include:

Bio (max 250 words)

Artist statement as it might relate to the theme (max 500 words)
Title, medium, dimensions and year of work
Contact information [email; mailing address; and phone number]
All contributors will receive an honorarium as well as one free annual membership to the VAC.

Deadline to Submit: 15 January 2023
Issue 14 will go live: 1 March 2023

Eight week wage subsidy for full-time position

Eight week wage subsidy for full-time position

The SWEET Program (Skills-building & Work-Experience Employment Training Program) is an eight week, 50% wage subsidy program for full-time positions in any discipline. It was designed for post secondary grads to gain experience in their field but education is not mandatory. Ideally the program is suited for on-going or contractual employment, after the subsidy period ends.
Rolling intake, open registration until Dec. 2022.

Your potential employee must be 30 or younger, a Canadian citizen or PR, and living in the Greater Victoria area or Gulf Islands.

What we Offer:

• Assistance with completing the short wage subsidy application
• Ongoing contact and support
• Minimal paperwork, fast agreement approval and quick turn-around time for reimbursement
• Completion bonus for the employee

What is Expected from the Employer:

• Has been in business for at least 1 year
• Is in good standings with WorkSafe BC
• Has a minimum 2 million dollar General Liability Insurance coverage
• Ideally able to provide full-time employment (approximately 37.5 hours per week)
• Willing to create opportunities for the participant to gain new skill development
• Demonstrate verification of payroll disbursement to the participant through pay stubs or other documentation

For more information, please contact the program supervisor, Teressa Carriere, at [email protected] or 236-562-1302.

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