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In collaboration with The Ministry of Casual Living (@ministryofcasualliving) and multidisciplinary poet/artist, Tracy Wai de Boer(@tracy._________), we are hosting "Galloping in the Pitch: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Literary Event" July 19th.

This call is open to poets and writers of any stage. Yes! Even if you've never read publicly before. Yes! Even if you're emerging and it's been a minute since you've read. Yes! Even if you're mid-career and you miss the warmth of community events. Submissions from IBPOC, LGBTQA2S+, SWers, neurodivergent, dis-/differently abled, chronically ill, & allies welcome!

Please send a short bio (150 words max.) and your written work to: [email protected]. We are soliciting readings of 1-5 minutes in length (exceptions may be made for longer readings if it's the right fit). Deadline to submit is July 7th at midnight P.T.

About the Host: Tracy Wai de Boer (she/her) is an award-winning multidisciplinary poet, artist, and PhD candidate. She believes in artistic expression as a powerful conduit for voice, community, and care. As a generalist and multidisciplinary artist, she combines her broad knowledge, technical skill, observations and experiences to create work that is both deeply personal and universal in its humanity.
Festival AfriCa Fest Victoria 2024

Festival AfriCa Fest Victoria 2024

Dear you!

We are delighted to invite you to be a part of our upcoming Cultural Festival, which is scheduled to take place in Victoria from June 21-23

As you know, our African Cultural Festival is a celebration of diversity in African culture, and it provides a unique opportunity for people from different backgrounds to come together and enjoy a range of performances, exhibitions, and activities. We believe that our volunteers play a vital role in making this event happen, and we would be thrilled to have you on board.

As a volunteer, you will have the chance to work alongside our team and contribute to the smooth running of the festival. You could be helping with event setup and decoration, assisting with coordinating performances and workshops or providing information and assistance to attendees. Whatever your role, we promise it will be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form. We will then get in touch with you to discuss further details.

Call for Submissions - Little Fernwood Gallery

Call for Submissions - Little Fernwood Gallery

Operating within the traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking peoples, the Fernwood Community Association’s Little Fernwood Gallery Committee seeks proposals for month-long exhibitions to be held at 1923 Fernwood Road from January to December 2025.

This Call is open to all local artists/groups/collectives, with the selection process prioritizing artists within the Fernwood community who experience systemic barriers to inclusion in the visual arts, and who employ diverse approaches to their art. We are seeking a wide range of art-making, and an array of material explorations that reflect our unique community. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Please note that to accommodate other users of the space, all artwork must be displayed on the perimeter of the gallery. Plinths are available on request.

The Little Fernwood Gallery follows accepted protocols on copyright infringement and non-appropriation of Indigenous cultures — work that infringes on these guidelines will not be accepted. The Little Fernwood Gallery is a publicly supported gallery and we reserve the right to show work suitable to our neighbourhood.

Please send a single PDF, including embedded images, with the following information:
- Name
- Contact [email, phone, address]
- Artist statement [no longer than 500 words]
- Description of proposed exhibition [no longer than 500 words]
- 5-10 images of proposed work or recent work / exhibitions
- List of Images that includes Title, Medium, Date, and Dimensions
- Please indicate month(s) of the year you would prefer for your exhibit, if applicable

* Artists requiring alternative application formats may contact the FCA Office

Email application to: [email protected]
Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2024

A floor plan and additional information can be found online: thefca.ca


Please note:

At this time, the gallery is a multi-purpose, high traffic space with access to Paul Phillips Hall. The FCA and/or the Little Fernwood Gallery committee is not responsible for any lost or damaged artwork.

All selected artists must agree to gallery-sit Saturday and/or Sunday afternoons during the presentation of their exhibit. You may designate a representative to gallery-sit on your behalf.

We kindly ask that you wait two years before applying if you have exhibited with the Little Fernwood Gallery recently.


The Little Fernwood Gallery Committee is Kathryn Greenwood, Margaret Hantiuk, Alysha Farling-Futterman, Mike Andrew MacLean, and Alex Carter.

Call for Exhibition Proposals

Submissions for the 2025 solo and small group shows in The Main Gallery at Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre with the Municipality of Saanich will be accepted starting June 1. 2024. Individual artists, arts, culture, and community groups are invited to submit proposals for Saanich’s exhibition season in 2025. Deadline to apply July 31. 2024.
Seeking Gallery Sitters

Seeking Gallery Sitters

The fifty fifty arts collective volunteer call out! Seeking gallery sitters

Apply now: email us with the subject line “volunteering” at [email protected]
The fifty fifty arts collective volunteer call out!

The fifty fifty arts collective volunteer call out!

The fifty fifty arts collective volunteer call out! Seeking gallery sitters

Apply now: email us with the subject line “volunteering” at [email protected]
Call for Submissions to Local Sightings Film Festival

Call for Submissions to Local Sightings Film Festival

Posted by: ArtsVictoria.ca
** Local Sightings Film Festival will take place in September as a hybrid fest, and NWFF will continue adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. **

Northwest Film Forum’s annual Local Sightings Film Festival showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, Local Sightings 2023 invites regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

The 2022 edition of the festival featured 81 shorts, features, web series, and music videos, incorporating a wide range of stories, perspectives, and approaches to filmmaking. Past festival successes have included animated GIF storytelling, interactive site-specific video installations, virtual reality dance films, and educational offerings, including the region’s first-ever Sundance Institute Artist Services Workshop.

Working in conjunction with Pacific Northwest film centers and community partners, Local Sightings will use screenings, panels, workshops, performances and more to encourage critical discourse around the medium, with an eye towards a regional elevation of the industry. The 2023 edition will again invite additional expertise from local collaborators.

NOTE: A limited number of waiver codes are available to those from communities that have historically lacked access or equitable representation in media. Please contact [email protected] for details.

Image: "Face to Face" (Christian Krantz, Portland, OR)

Founded in Seattle in 1995 as an independent film and arts nonprofit, Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. Each year the Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions. As a comprehensive visual media organization, the Forum offers educational workshops and artist services for film and media makers at all stages of their development. More information is available at nwfilmforum.org.

Awards & Prizes
Local Sightings invites local and national judges to choose award-winning shorts and feature programs via a competitive selection process. Prizes awarded to filmmakers include cash grants, screening opportunities, production and post-production services, gear access, and other industry perks. Not all films are eligible for competition; initial pool of eligible submissions is selected by NWFF programming team.

Rules & Terms
All types of moving image media are eligible; projects must be finished within 18 months from start date of the festival, and the filmmaker(s) must live in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or the Yukon Territories) or have had the majority of their production (over 50%) based in these states. Local Sightings does not require festival premiere status, though it is welcome.

NOTE: Please complete all required questions, as your form will not submit if any fields are left blank. If something does not apply, write N/A.

Please be aware that submission fees help NWFF cover fees associated with screening, programming, and exhibiting Local Sightings. Your nominal submission fee helps us support our continued work in presenting the best regional films to our community.

A limited number of waiver codes are available to those from communities that have historically lacked access or equitable representation in media. Please contact [email protected] for details.

Local Sightings will inform all entrants no later than August 15 whether their film has been selected for the Festival.

Short films in all categories fall under 30 minutes; anything above that length would qualify as a feature film.

Films must be sent to us as H.264 files for online screening. Additional format options available for in-person screenings of feature films.

If your film has English subtitles, they must be burned into the film file. If your film has captions, please provide these as a .srt or .vtt file (if you prefer them burned in, that is fine!). If your film does not have captions, we will offer you resources to create an accessible experience for virtual audiences.

Please direct all submissions inquiries to [email protected].

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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