CALLS for ARTISTS

OCTOBER 2019


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Visual


CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION: Submission Form & Entry Details

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

Arts Council of New Westminster: New West Craft, Now accepting applications for Fall/Winter 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

Ensemble 2019 Artist Call: The ACT Art Gallery invites BC artists working at all levels, and in all mediums, to submit for consideration a small collection of artwork (an ensemble) for this year’s Ensemble show. | Deadline: Oct 15 | theactmapleridge.org/ensemble

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

Langley Arts Council: Incognito – Welcomes you to submit for our annual fundraiser exhibition. Be Part of a fun event (Opening night TBD) and support the Langley Arts Council as we raise funds to help us continue to support the community of creators and artists around us. Each year the LAC accepts up to three 10” x 10” cradled canvas or cradled panel pieces per artist to be hung and sold at our pre-Christmas event. All art sells for $100. Sales split 50/50 | Deadline: Oct 7 | Exhibition Oct 30 – Jan 6 | For more information and to submit: langleyarts.ca/visual-arts-submissions

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 Public Library: Calling all visual artists. New Westminster Public Library wants to exhibit your work. Is your work current and original? Do you work in two-dimensional media, such as painting, drawing, or photography? If so we would love to see your work. | Deadline Oct 15. | nwpl.ca/art

Place des Arts: is seeking artists to exhibit in our three public exhibition spaces: the Atrium, the Leonore Peyton Salon (LPS) and the Mezzanine during our 2020-2021 exhibition season. | Deadline: Nov 15| For further details and to apply: placedesarts.ca/call-for-artists |604 – 664 – 1636 ext 32| exhibitions@placedesarts.ca

SAGA Competitive Sketch Off: Join the Surrey Art Gallery Association as a selection of illustrators face off in four rounds.
Take part as one of the artists or enjoy being in the audience, meeting others, and participating in a hands-on art activity. | Oct 19, 6 – 8:30 pm | Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue| vp@sagabc.com | sagabc.com

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



Performance

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 | 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. | Classes: Sept 7, 6-10pm, Sept 8 – 9, 10-6pm Sun 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 Festival of Dance Society: Dance & Wellness 2019 – Two Day Intensive is back by popular demand! This event sells-out every year thanks to its comprehensive programming. Be sure to register early to receive $25 off the entry fee. If you are between the ages of 8-12, 13-15 or 16+ and a passionate dancer – then you will want to attend this great two day event. | Sep 28th & 29th |Newton Cultural Centre | 604-585-3320 | info@surreyfestival.com | surreyfestival.com

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

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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WRITEON! Application Form and Entry Details

CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION: Submission Form & Entry Details

Literary

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

Sanjana Karthik: Writing and Open Mic Events: Writing Club (All Ages), 2nd Wed each month, 7-8pm | Open Mic (All Ages), 4th Wed each month, 7-8pm | South Surrey Rec Centre, Room MP6 | Writing Club (Youth), 1st and 3rd Friday each month | Email of Interest | Open Mic (Youth), 2nd and 4th Friday each month | Email of Interest | Youthspace: 1845 154 St, Surrey | For more information: skarthik.study@gmail.com | wordstouchsouls.blogspot.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: 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: Zine Workshop – Calling all writers! What is a zine? It’s a small collection of words and images. Have you ever wanted to create your own zine? Learn a different format during this 4 part workshop. Hands-on instructions and supplies provided. |Oct 6, 20, 1-2:30pm |Semiahmoo Branch 1815 152 St, Surrey | 604-592-6908 | 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

The Vancouver Writers Fest: 80 + Events and 100 + Authors with a focus on bold, empathetic examinations of equality, migration and reconciliation. | Oct 21 – 27 | Granville Island | writersfest.bc.ca

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: Oct 16, 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

Zero to 360: This long-running Open Mic Series meets the 2nd Thursday of most months (not December, July or August) 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


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