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ENTRY DEADLINE | Thursday, October 1st
NOTIFICATION | Wednesday, October 14th
DELIVERY OF WORK | Thursday, October 29th
[We remain hopeful that we will be able to host a physical exhibition in the ACS Gallery at Newton Cultural Centre, but if this is not possible, we will notify you to submit your work in digital format…see below for ‘How To Put Your Best Image Forward’ – tips from ACS member photogs on how to take great photos of your art for competitive submission]
EXHIBITION | November 1-28
ARTWORK PICKUP | Sunday, November 29th


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. |

Art Vancouver International Art Fair: Applications invited to exhibit paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, glass/wood. No tapestries or arts and crafts. Submit applications online at www. Showtime! Sept. 24-27, 2020 Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West

City of Surrey Archives: Covid-19 Collection call! Items welcome. The COVID-19 pandemic is an historic event, dramatically altering day-to-day life. The effects of the pandemic will be the subject of future documentaries, films, research articles, novels and more. The Archives must be proactive to ensure community donations are collected in order to thoroughly document this extraordinary time. For more information go to https:/

Federation of Canadian Artists: 2020 Annual International Representational Exhibition – An international juried competition in representational artistic excellence. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three artists. Each exhibiting artist is also featured in a print exhibition catalogue. | Deadline: Aug. 4 | Full details at:

Fleetwood Public Library: Call for Artists – Free display space for BC artists for 2020 | 604-598-7346 |

Lower Mainland Sheep Producers Association: Annual Wool ‘n Ewe A-Fair fleece auction and artisan market rescheduled for 2021. Registration form for 2021 at

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 |

South Delta Artists Guild: Open! Featuring: Creativity UNMASKED until Sept 21. Check the website for full details. Contact:

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: Proposals from artists and guest curators are welcomed. Your package will be acknowledged when received. Check the gallery website for limited hours of operation during Sept. |


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

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

Lyric Singers of Surrey: Next concert (pending Corona Virus Heath rules) Sept 12, 2020. We welcome experienced singers with an interest in performing serious classical and contemporary music. |

Museum of Surrey: Sketching Series, a self-directed MOS program. Sketching Series will allow visitors to experience the feature exhibit, Arctic Voices, without using touch displays, which will be closed. This self-led program is monitored by staff to ensure physical distancing. The program will be pre-registered with a limit of 12 participants per program. Offered every Thurs afternoon from 3 -4:30 pm. Individuals bring their own art supplies. Register by phone at 604- 592-6965 or online at

Place des Arts: Now offering online opportunities in the arts. New live classes and video series in visual and performing arts for you to do from home. For full details please visit our website at

The Maple Leaf Singers: Do you love to sing? The Maple Leaf Singers invite 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 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Monday evenings at Burnaby Lake Pavilion. All are welcome to audition. | 778-245-4445 or |

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. 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 Youth Theatre Company: For up-to-date information contact or We’re on Facebook, too, at Surrey Youth Theatre Company
White Rock Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock

Westcoast Harmony Chorus:
Guests and new members welcome to our a cappella chorus: traditional barbershop, contemporary pop and rock. Rehearsals Wed. 7:15–10:15 p.m. Parkland Church, 96 Ave. at 160 St., Surrey.

Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Ave., Vancouver: Open Thurs – Sun 10 am-5 pm. Featured exhibition until Oct 25, 2020: By The Shore featuring maritime BC in paintings. We encourage visitors to book online to avoid congestion at the front desk. Enter our raffle for a trip in 2021! All proceeds support VMM. Full info at or call 604-257-8300. Ask about memberships.


SIWC 28th Annual Writing Contest: To enter, first pay for your entry online using the PayPal button below, filing out the two required information fields first. Once you have paid, you may email your entry to | First prize: $1000 plus publication | Honourable Mention: $150 plus publication | Cost: $15/entry Deadline: September 18, 2020: All entries must be emailed by midnight, Friday, September 18, 2020. No late entries will be considered. | Open to all writers except SiWC paid staff, board members, and immediate families. | Young writers are welcome to enter, but must be aware that their work will be judged blind among submissions made by adult writers. | Please read the contest rules before entering at

Canadian Authors Association:
Sun. Sept. 27, Canadian Authors ( Metro Vancouver) will be hosting Tara McGuire at an online presentation as part of this year’s virtual WORD Vancouver. Tara, a former CBC journalist, published poet and essayist, completed the SFU Writer’s Studio and has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. She will talk about Writing, the Second Career, and will read from her novel in progress. For full details go to, or call 604-312-3766

Cedar Bark Poets: We are a community-led poetry group affiliated with Friends of The Grove. Currently we are on a hiatus due to Covid-19. Normally we meet at Newton Rec. Centre.|

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

Sanjana Karthik: Everyone’s 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 (location for both) | To receive free bi-monthly booklets and/or for a chance of getting your work published. Email: |

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 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 |

Surrey International Writers’ Conference: The 28th annual conference is online this year from Oct 23-25, 2020. Meet editors, agents, authors, film folk and poets. Susanna Kearsley, Diana Gabaldon, JJ Lee, Jack Whyte, Rene Saklikar, Tetsuro Shigematsu, Anne Perry and more! |

Surrey Libraries: Reopening Wed. Sept. 9 ! Ask about the Family History and Genealogy departments. We are among the best in the west!

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 more info please email or phone 9604)721-8797 .Website:

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 (except Jul, Aug or Dec) at Turnbull Gallery. Any genre. All readers are limited to six minutes (360 seconds) | Sign-up at 7pm, readings at 7:30pm | South Surrey Arts & Rec Centre, 14601-20th Ave. Surrey



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