JUNE 2019

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BC Arts Council: Early Career Development Program Application Deadline – The Early Career Development Program will help bridge the gap for emerging and early career arts practitioners, supporting their career development and ability to work as artists and arts and culture workers. The program will support the career development of B.C.-based early career and emerging practitioners through three components: Internships, Residencies & Mentorships. | Deadline: Jun 15 |

Cloverdale Market Days with the Arts of Council of Surrey: Call for Artists and Crafters – Be a vendor with us at this outdoor market. | Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 24 & Sept 21 | Market takes place in the historic downtown Cloverdale |Arts Council Members, $50 per market stall | 604-594-2700 |

Doris Biddle: Calling All Artists – Art in the Garden in Langley on a beautiful private 1/2 acre. Good access and exposure. Paintings, pottery, jewelry etc. | Event Jul 27-28 | Contact Doris Biddle at:

Fleetwood Public Library: Call for Artists – Free display space for BC artists on an ongoing basis. | 604-598-7346 |

Seymour Art Gallery: Call for Artists DISCOVERY 2019 – Open to all artists in British Columbia, but local drop off and pick up is required. The Discovery exhibition is looking to provide exposure to new and emerging artists; therefore, eligibility is limited to artists who self-identify as emerging artists. Artwork may be individually or collaboratively produced. | Drop-off Art: Jul 21 | Discovery Exhibition: Jul 27 – Sep 7 |

Surrey Art Gallery: Welcomes proposals from artists and guest curators. Your package will be acknowledged when received. |

Surrey Urban Farmers Market: Please join us for our Opening Day on Jun 15! We are the original Farmers Market of Surrey located in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Civic Plaza. If you are an artisan, a performer or if you Make-Bake-Grow or Raise it, this is the place for you to sell! You can’t beat our 2019 vendor rates of $15 – $30 per market stall! | Free Underground Parking | Surrey Civic Plaza, 13450 104 Ave | Saturdays, Jun 15 – Oct 5, 10am – 2pm |


British Columbia Girls Choir: Earth Voices – Songs for our planet. | Jun 8, 7:30pm – 9:30pm | Cariboo Hill Temple, 7195 Cariboo Road, Burnaby | 604-761-7253 or |

Come sing with us! Peace Arch Chorus is a women’s a cappella Chorus which sings barbershop style harmony. We rehearse every Wed night at the Newton Cultural Centre, 7pm | Guests are welcome |

Dansing Tones Association: Dance classes designed for special needs kids of all abilities to develop current skills and learn new ones in a positive and fun environment. | 778-877-4222 |

David Glass Workshop: World renowned theatre maker David Glass will be joining Peninsula Productions in September to give a three day workshop on physical and devised theatre. David has performed, directed and taught in over seventy countries. He trained at the Lecoq school in Paris. | Sign up before July 15th for early bird discount | Classes: Sep 7, 6-10pm, Sep 8 – 9, 10-6pm | 14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock | 604-536-8335 |

Handel Society of Music: Producing fine choral performances while actively promoting the artistic development of young musicians. |

Lyric Singers of Surrey: Looking for experienced singers with an interest in performing serious classical and contemporary music. |

The Maple Leaf Singers invite you to join our dynamic show chorus. With 50 years of performance behind us, 2019 launches our next 50 years, and you can be part of it! We perform a varied repertoire, including Broadway and movie musical numbers; gospel, folk, classical, and inspirational pieces; and swing, rock, and pop hits. As a registered charity, we perform over 15 times a year. | Practices are Mon evenings at Burnaby Lake Pavilion. All are welcome to audition. | 778-245-4445 or |

Surrey Arts Centre, 13750-88 Avenue. Get creative! Surrey Civic Theatres offers classes and day camps for children, youth, and adults. What can you register for? | (Performing Arts Classes) or 604-501-5100

Surrey International Folk Dancing Society: Learn folk dances set to ethnic music from around the world in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. | Every Thursday, 7 – 9pm |

Surrey Little Theatre: Cue to Cue Youth Drama Camp – Youth Summer Camp with Linda McRae, actor, director, writer and teacher with over 20 years of experience leads the Cue to Cue Summer Drama Camp. Kids delightfully dive into their creativity and imagination while building confidence and self-esteem through free expressional use of costumes, hats, props, role play, improvisation, mime, mask making and scripts. | Ages 6 – 11 yrs | Jul 8 – 12, 10am – 3pm | Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St. Surrey |

Westcoast Harmony Chorus: Welcoming new members at all experience levels. Rehearsals Wed 7:15 – 10:15pm | Parkland Community Church, 96 Ave & 160 St, Surrey |



Alexandra Neighbourhood House: Lit Café 18 is a quarterly event. Five authors reading from their original works, structured around a theme and/or genre, followed by a panel discussion with the authors, and an open mic. Refreshments are provided by donation, and many of the authors bring their works to sell. | Jun 13, 7pm | Admission by donation | No registration necessary | If you would like to be a featured author contact Neil at | 2916 McBride Avenue, Surrey |

Cedar Bark Poets: Community-led poetry group affiliated with Friends of The Grove meets on 2nd Sat of each month. |

Poetic Justice Reading Series: Every Sun (except holiday weekends and the month of Dec). Come early & sign up. | Open Mic. 3 – 5pm. | The Heritage Grill, Back Room, 447 Columbia St. New Westminster |

Sea to Sky Review: Online literary journal devoted to showcasing the best writing in British Columbia – specifically, in the Sea to Sky Corridor, now open for submission. |

White Rock and South Surrey Writers’ Club: Cecilia Lamont Literary Contest – Prose: Max 1200 words, any genre, unpublished. All entries must be double space, in Times Roman 12 font, with no identifying info. | Poetry: 3 poems max 30 lines each, or one poem maximum 75 lines, unpublished. | Be sure to add a separate cover page with name, title of work, address and phone number, email and a brief bio | 1st Prize: $100 2nd Prize: $75 3rd Prize: $25 | Deadline: Aug 31 | Entry Fee: $10 | For further details:

Surrey Libraries: Stories for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities – Spoken and written word stories, music and fun designed especially for developmentally disabled teens, adults and their caregivers. Be sure to stop by and have fun while actively participating and listening along. Bring your inside voice and be sure to keep your voice down when using other areas of the library. Bring your library card to borrow books to take home and enjoy. |City Centre Branch – Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, 10 – 10:45am | Guildford Branch – Jun 7, 10:30 – 11:15am |

Surrey Muse Gatherings: Each gathering features an author, poet, and a performer/artist at varying levels, followed by an open mic session. | City Centre Library, Room 418 | By Donation | 4th Fri of every month except Dec | 5:30 – 8:30pm |

Teen Book Club: Come talk about books and eat snacks! | Ages 13-18 | Jun 19, 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Registration required, in person or by phone. | Newton Branch, 13795 70 Ave, Surrey | 604-598-7408 |

White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club: Meets on the third Wed of most months at the White Rock Library. Each reader has five minutes to present their work and may ask for gentle critiquing. Bring ten copies of your work to share and a beverage. | Next Meeting: Jun 19, 7-9 pm | 15342 Buena Vista Ave |


To ensure Surrey artists are aware of the many Provincial ‘Calls for Entry’ happening throughout the year, we will provide a link here to the BC Alliance for Arts & Culture ‘Calls for Artist’ page.

BC Calls For Artists