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Annual Calls for Artists
Each year, we release three calls for artists. One for our annual Positively Petite miniature exhibition, one for our upcoming exhibition season and one for our Community Exhibition. Watch this page and our social media channels for when submissions are open and for more details about applying to exhibit.
Place des Arts’ Community Exhibition (May 31 – June 20, 2024)
Place des Arts seeks submissions from current and past Place des Arts students, teachers and staff for our 2023/2024 Community Exhibition.
Application deadline: Monday, April 15, 2024 at 11:59pm
Positively Petite Miniature Exhibition (November 15 – December 19, 2024)
Place des Arts will be seeking submissions from artists based in Metro Vancouver, who create things small and unique for our annual miniature exhibition. Check back here in the summer of 2024 for exhibition guidelines and the application form.
2025/2026 Exhibition Season (September 2025 – May 2026)
Place des Arts will be seeking submissions from artists and groups based in Metro Vancouver, to exhibit in three of our public exhibition spaces: the Atrium, Leonore Peyton Salon and Mezzanine during our 2025/2026 exhibition season. Check back here in the fall of 2024 for exhibition guidelines and the application form.
Questions about exhibiting at Place des Arts? Please contact our Exhibitions Programmer.
Place des Arts is proud to showcase the work of local emerging artists in our three public exhibition spaces: the Atrium, the Mezzanine and the Leonore Peyton Salon. Each season, we release a call for artists to apply to exhibit. A jury of qualified artists and a Place des Arts board member selects artists/groups from these applications to be scheduled in our upcoming exhibition program alongside annual exhibitions coordinated by Place des Arts and exhibitions from our community partners. New calls for artists appear on this page. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for when submissions are open and for more details about applying to exhibit.
Visit the space you are applying to exhibit in
When applying for an exhibition, if you aren’t familiar with the space, we recommend going to visit. Seeing the space gives you the opportunity to think about how your artwork will function in the context of the facility and gives you a better concept of how many of your works might fill the space. Visiting exhibition spaces also informs your artistic practice. Seeing the work of others is important for understanding where your creative practice fits into local and global communities.
Review the application
Review the application requirements and the application checklist. If there is anything within the call that you are unsure of or would like clarification on, email our Exhibitions Programmer at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the application deadline.
The Application Form
List of artworks
Writing Your Artist Statement
Overall Presentation of your Submission
Submitting to Place des Arts is one exhibition opportunity within Metro Vancouver for emerging artists. Be encouraged if your work is selected but if you weren’t selected, we encourage you to apply again. Either way, give yourself credit for submitting your work, it can feel vulnerable to put your artwork out into the world and have it judged.