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These guidelines help emerging artists create the best application for our exhibition spaces. We highly encourage artists from the Tri-Cities, especially those who have not had the opportunity to apply to display in our facility.
Below are guidelines, thinking points and suggestions to put your best foot forward when applying.
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. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for when submissions are open and for more details about applying to exhibit.
Helpful Tips for Completing your Application
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 email@example.com 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.