CALLS for ARTISTS

JULY & AUGUST 2019


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Arts Council of New West: New West Craft, Now accepting applications for Summer 2019 New West Craft Market. Each application is juried based on a number of criteria including the craftsmanship of your handmade products, the creativity of your brand and your social media presence. Be sure to check out the application for further details. | artscouncilnewwest.org

BC Arts Council: Professional Development Project Assistance Program Application Deadline – The Professional Development Project Assistance program assists professional artists and arts administrators 1) to take advantage of opportunities which require travel; or 2) to undertake specific learning activities to advance their practice or career. The program assists those who demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection and link activities to the next stage of their professional development. | Deadline: Aug 15 | artsbc.org

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

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: info-art.bydoris10@gmail.com

Federation of Canadian Artists: Limitless – International Open Call Online Exhibition. With no limits on size, style or subject matter, this entirely online call and exhibition is a chance to exhibit without delivery fees and win cash prizes! A portion of all submissions also assists in the creation of a $1,000 grant for a student studying fine art in a post-secondary institution. | First Prize: $500 | Second Prize: $300 | Third Prize: $200 | Three Honourable Mentions | Deadline: Jul 17 | For further details: artists.ca/submissions/view/id/908 | 604-681-8534 | fcagallery@artists.ca

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

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 | mary@mindandmatterart.com

New Westminster Environmental Partners: Call for Artists – New Westminster Environmental Partners is calling for artists to paint or photograph some aspects of the Brunette River or its tributaries. This river and its tributaries connects many communities and municipalities and continues to struggle in bringing us nature so close to our homes. It is a gem that many of us have overlooked. The Plaskett Gallery at the Massey Theatre has offered to have a showing in March 2020 of up to 25 medium sized paintings/photos. For further details contact: Vic Leach, NWEP Brunette River Projects Coordinator | 778-237-0052 | thenwep@gmail.com

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

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, Until: Oct 5, 10 – 2pm | SurreyMarket.org


Performance

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 | peacearchsings.com

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 | facebook.com/dansingtones

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 | info@peninsulaproductions.org

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

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

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 joinus@mapleleafsingers.com | mapleleafsingers.com

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 | sudnyadanceacademy@gmail.com

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? | surrey.ca/theatre (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 | surreyfolkdance.org

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 | surreylittletheatre.com

Surrey Little Theatre: Teen Theatre/Improv Boot Camp – Teens will take a hilarious quest into the unknown where anything can happen in the twilight zone of improvisational theatre. They will build confidence quick thinking and wit while collaborating together with peers in impromptu scenes and scenarios. A portion of drama camp week will have teens exploring all aspects of theatre including set design, makeup, sound and lighting tech and stage managing to develop an appreciation for all the roles that make community theatre tick. | Ages 12 – 16 | Aug 12 – 16, 10-3pm | Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St. Surrey | surreylittletheatre.com

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

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Literary

Adult Book Club: Reading and lively discussion on Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to see by Robert Kurson. | Registration required, register early to secure one of the ten library books. | Jul 16, 2 – 3:30pm | Guildford Branch meeting room, 15105 105 Ave, Surrey | Register with Mariya at 604-598-7370 or mariya.tokhtarova@surrey.ca | surreylibraries.ca/events/adult-book-club-35

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

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 | poeticjusticepnw@gmail.com

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. | Seatoskyreview.ca

Surrey International Writers’ Conference: Writing Contest – Prose: 2,500 – 5000 words, unpublished. Standard manuscript format: double-spaced, footer with page number and title only. Cover page includes the writer’s name, address, email address, phone number, entry title, and word length [excluding title]. | First prize: $1000 plus publication | Honourable Mention: $150 plus publication | Deadline: Sept 21 | Entry Fee $15 | Open to all writers except SiWC paid staff, board members, and immediate families | For further details: siwc.ca/writing-contest

Surrey International Writers’ Conference: A workshop-based conference with a focus on development of skills and industry-based knowledge. Beginner writer to widely published, this is the place to hone your skills, learn more about markets and network future sales. The three day conference includes workshops, pitch sessions, banquets, blue pencil café, a trade show, and author signing. | For further details: siwc.ca | Oct 25-27, | Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel | 15269 104th Avenue, Surrey | info@siwc.ca | siwc.ca

Surrey Libraries: Family Storytime with LEGO – This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for fun stories and songs for the whole family! Help imaginations grow, and build a love of reading. After storytime, there will be playtime with LEGO™ and DUPLO™. | Newton Branch – Jul 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30am | Cloverdale Branch Jul 5, 10:30am | surreylibraries.ca

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 | surreymuse.wordpress.com

White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club: Cecilia Lamont Literary Contest – Sponsored by Arts Council of Surrey and Semiahmoo Arts. 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: $50 | Deadline: Aug 31 | Entry Fee: $10 | For further details: whiterockandsouthsurreywriters.weebly.com/literary-contests.html | Next Meeting: Jul 17 and Aug 21, 7-9 pm | 15342 Buena Vista Ave | wrandswc@gmail.com

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| surreylibraries.ca


BC ALLIANCE FOR ARTS & CULTURE: Calls

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