JULY 2021

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– The topic of the painting is NATURE
– Deadline for expression of interest design is Tuesday July 27 th , 2021
– The artwork should be on a larger scale and simple design
– If interested, please include a draft design with expression of interest and send to
– Searching for 25 artists of all ages and abilities that would like to participate in painting
artwork for covid centers
– Materials supplied: canvas (3ft by 4ft), paints, and brushes
– Contact Information: or 604.594.2700


Abbotsford Arts Council: Artist in Residence – Accepting applications from local artists on an ongoing bases for our Artist in Residence Program, a self-directed program offering opportunities for artists to work in the secondary space of the Kariton Art Gallery |

City of Surrey Archives: COVID-19 Collection Call! Help Tell Surrey’s Story. We’re looking for your help to keep Surrey’s history alive through historical donations. If you have items to donate, please contact Archivist |604-502-6458 |

Federation of Canadian Artists: 2021 Annual International Representational Exhibition – Open to all artists worldwide, this is an annual exhibition and competition for artists practicing representational and semi-representational arts excellence. All subjects are permitted so long as they are representational in style. |
Submission Deadline: Jul 31 |

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway: Paint The Train Ver 3 – Partnered with the Arts Council of Surrey and the Langley Arts Council. Calling all artists to submit in any media with the subject matter relating to the current FVHRS operations including the BC Electric and steam railway (passenger, freight and logging) in the historic region of Surrey and Langley | Entry Deadline: Aug 21 |

Fleetwood Public Library: Call for Artists – Free display space for BC artists | 604-598-7346 |

Landmark Pop – Uptown Gallery: Call For Artists for 2021/2022 – Open to artists wishing to exhibit monthly! Applications are online at | | 604-542-7580

Langley Arts Council: Artist Proposals: Summer Artists Call | Entry Deadline: July 4th, 2021 |Beyond Barriers | Entry Deadline: Aug 2 | For further details: | Questions contact:

Mind and Matter Gallery: Call for Artists – Artists are invited to submit their creations to be a part of the rotating monthly displays. To apply provide a biography as well as a few photos of the art to be displayed. | 604-536-6460 |

Opus’ Outdoor Painting Challenge – Participate with friends and family from wherever you are across the country – there will be lots of fantastic art supplies, prizes, and gift cards to be won! This year’s event will be self-directed and hosted online. July 15 -25 |

PARC Retirement Living: Call for Artists – Opportunity to bring art into the lives of those in the PARC Senior Residences. Artists would get a solo show for a week to display and sell their artwork to seniors in Burnaby. If interested, contact Linda Sourivanh at: or 604-558-7484

Port Moody Arts Centre: The gallery accepts exhibition proposals year-round, from groups and individuals in
all media and subject matter. Proposals are reviewed twice per year by the Port Moody Arts Centre Gallery Committee. For further details: | 604-931-2008

Surrey Art Gallery: Welcomes proposals from artists and guest curators. Your package will be acknowledged when received. Check the gallery website for limited hours of operation |


Aequitas Singers: welcomes new members, no audition necessary. We are an adult choir advocating for social justice through song and community. Virtual choir rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm via Zoom. For Zoom invitation details please email: |

Come sing with us! Peace Arch Chorus is a women’s a cappella Chorus which sings barbershop style harmony. |

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 |

EJS School of Fine Arts: Offers Dance, Musical Theatre and Music Lessons & Classes. Classes are offered for all ages and levels. For further information about our programs, cost or performances please call 604-596-4883 or check out our website: |

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

Langley Little Theatre: Surrey Little Theatre is now Langley Little Theatre. Please note, our 2020/2021 season is currently on hold. Further information will be posted when available. |

Lions Gate Chorus: Join us online for Zoom rehearsals every Tuesday. |

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

Peace Arch Chorus: Join us for our online Rehearsal every Wednesday, 7 – 9pm |Please contact us via for further information and the zoom link |

Place des Arts: Now offering online opportunities in the arts. New live classes and video series in visual and performing arts for you to experience from home. | 604-664-1636 | |

Sudnya Dance Academy: Learn to dance the vibrant rhythms, full of grace and expression in Bharata Natyam-Classical Dance of India. | All skill levels and ages 3+ are welcome to join | Newton Culture Centre |

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

Surrey International Folk Dancing Society: Hop on Zoom and join the fun with weekly dancers. Time for socializing and for dancing! Tune in as early as 6:30pm and dancing starts at 7pm. For next session date:

The British Columbia Girls Choir- Our program teaches vocal excellence, the value of teamwork and self-discipline. For further information:

The Maple Leaf Singers: invites you to join our dynamic show chorus. We perform a varied repertoire, including Broadway and movie musical numbers; gospel, folk, classical, and inspirational pieces; and swing,
rock, and pop hits. Practices run Mondays, 7:30 –10pm at Burnaby Lake Pavilion | 778-245-4445 or |

Westcoast Harmony Chorus: Welcoming new members at all experience levels. | Rehearsals over Zoom, guests are welcome and encouraged to participate! You will get paired with one of their leaders so they can
find the best spot for you in the Chorus |


edar Bark Poets: Community-led poetry group affiliated with Friends of The Grove. Currently we are on a hiatus due COVID-19. Normally we meet at Newton Recreation Centre |

Open Mic Night at 100 Braid St Studios: Check website for updates |First Monday of the month | 7 – 10pm | 100 Braid St Studios, New Westminster |

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 |Email for current updates

Royal City Literary Arts Society: New members welcome! Annual membership fee $35. Check out upcoming events and contest news at | Join us on Facebook

Sea to Sky Review: Online literary journal devoted to showcasing the best writing in British Columbia. We are
a literary journal featuring poetry and prose. We also welcome interviews and reviews, artwork and photography |

Surrey Libraries: To register for Summer Reading Club, visit us at any of our 10 locations. You will receive a reading log to track your reading, collectable stickers as rewards, a temporary tattoo, and a colourful bookmark. Summer Reading Club Events, like the Lego Challenge, are online this year. | Jun 28 – Aug 9 |

Surrey Muse Gatherings: Check website for current updates due to the pandemic. 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 |

White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club: We’re on Zoom for all regularly scheduled monthly meetings until further
notice. New members always welcome. If interested in joining there is a membership fee. For further info please email or call 604-721-8797

White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club: The Cecilia Lamont Writing Contest – You can contribute to the memory of Cecilia Lamont by submitting your original prose or poetry to our writing contest | Entry Deadline: Aug 31 |
For further details:

Write On: Join the ‘Write On’ Club and enjoy constructive critiques, readings and writing support. New members are welcome.| Ocean Park Branch 12854 17 Ave, Surrey | 604-502-6449|

Zero to 360: This long-running Open Mic Series meets the 2nd Thursday of most months (not Dec, Jul or Aug) at Turnbull Gallery. Any genre, but all readers are limited to 6 minutes (360 seconds). | Sign-up at 7pm,
readings at 7:30pm | South Surrey Arts & Rec Centre, 14601-20th 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