Pride in Art Community Visual Arts Show

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PIA Community Visual Arts Show

The Community Visual Arts Show has gone digital!

Where: The QAF 2020 online exhibition and QAF social media platforms.
When: July 16 – July 26.
Submission deadline: June 30.

There is one week left to submit to Pride in Art’s first-ever online Community Visual Arts Show! The community exhibition honours organization founder, activist, and Two-Spirit artist Robbie Hong’s legacy with an open community exhibition.

Queer Arts Festival 2020 has shifted to a virtual platform. The newly-minted virtual Community Visual Arts Show presents unique advantages for our artists. Without the limitations of a physical venue, the Community Visual Art Show is open to more artists and a wider range of format!

  • All we need are images (around 1500-2000 pixels wide / any height)  (or videos!).
  • No framing or delivery of artwork.
  • We encourage visual artists of all media to apply. 
  • Artists can live anywhere – we are accepting submissions internationally and the exhibition will be available internationally.
  • Artist profiles will be showcased on social media and featured on our new virtual exhibition website during the festival July 16 to July 26.

Submit below by July 2. Submission fees are pay-what-you-can, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Submission Checklist:
  1. Complete the Online Submission Form below (or go to: https://forms.gle/ZqSb1ycVuRjrLEFu5 ). Submissions are accepted via online registration only. Please fill out the information in the appropriate fields.
  2. Email the following files with the subject line “Community Show Submission” to submission@queerartsfestival.com
    • digital images of artwork(s) being submitted for consideration. Format: JPG (no larger than 200 kb per image). All image files must be clearly titled with artist name_work title_year of creation, or the submission will not be accepted.
    • a 75-word Artist Bio
    • an Artist Statement pertaining to the work submitted
  3. Pay the submission fee (see below for payment options)

Submission fee:

$0-35 Pay what you can, by cheque to Pride in Art, or click “Donate Now” below. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. $35 is the usual submission fee for an exhibition of this kind, to help cover:

  • Pride in Art Society membership fee
  • Coordination costs for the exhibition
  • Promotional expenses (posters, website, brochures, publicist)

Donation for PIA Community Art Exhibition Submission
$0.00 – $35.00

Donate NOW

Submission deadline: June 30.
Please allow minimum 2 weeks for a response.

PIA COMMUNITY VISUAL ARTS SHOW

The Pride in Art Community Show takes place in the Roundhouse Great Hall. Art for this show doesn’t need to fit the festival theme.

Where: The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (at Davie/Pacific), Vancouver, BC

When: June 17 – June 28, 2019.

Submission deadline: April 15 or until space is filled.

Roundhouse Great Hall specs:
  • 25 hanging places: work must be no wider than 30″, and be able to hang from silver hooks at 7′ high
  • All works must be professionally presented; wall-mounted pieces must be ready to hang
  • Plinths: 24″ sq 4 ft high, or 16″ sq 3 feet high
  • 2 glass shelving unit glass display cases, 16″ square
Submission Checklist:
  1. Complete the Online Submission Form below. Submissions are accepted via online registration only. Please fill out the information in the appropriate fields.
  2. Email the following files with the subject line “Community Show Submission” to submission@queerartsfestival.com
    • digital images of artwork(s) being submitted for consideration. Format: JPG (no larger than 200 kb per image). All image files must be clearly titled with artist name_work title_year of creation, or the submission will not be accepted.
    • a 75-word Artist Bio
    • an Artist Statement pertaining to the work submitted
  3. Pay the submission fee (see below for payment options)

Banner image credit: Stephen Bader

Curated Visual Art

Banner image credit: 2Fik, Abdel et son frère, 2013 -QAF 2013/2016

Curated Visual Art

Queer Arts Festival Curated Exhibition

Artists are invited by the curator(s) to make or submit work

For the QAF Curated exhibition, a curator chooses the artists and works of art, or art projects, grouped around an idea or theme. If you would like us to keep your work in mind for the Curator  – simply send an email with the subject line “Curated Visual Art ” to submission@queerartsfestival.com including:

  • your full contact details (including where you reside)
  • your artist bio
  • a link to your website
  • critical reviews of your work
  • how your work will speak to the next year’s theme (if applicable)

Unfortunately we cannot respond to every email, so please don’t be surprised if we aren’t able get back to you, we are always pleased to know of interesting work and will keep your work on file for future consideration.

Deadline: none

Also consider participating in the Pride in Art Community Shows, accepting un-themed open submissions until June 30.

Performance Submissions

Proposals from all performing arts disciplines (dance, music, theatre, circus arts, and any hybrid, interdisciplinary forms) are accepted on a year-round basis, but the best time to submit is in March for the festival of the following year (ie. submit in March 2018 for the June 2019 festival).

Due to the large number of submissions, only proposals under serious consideration will receive a reply.

Please email at submission@queerartsfestival.com with your submission:

  1. One page performance proposal describing the piece, including title, duration, artistic discipline(s), and technical requirements
  2. Short bios of 250-500 words of all participating artists, including website URLs
  3. Headshots or other promo images .jpg no larger than 200 kb – file names must indicate title and name of artist
  4. Phone number and email for contact person
  5. Audio or video sample of work – accepted formats DVD, CD, mp3 and youtube or vimeo links. Please check your media – if we cannot open your files, the submission will not be considered

Performance Submissions:

Photo: Colin Savage
Banner image photo: Colin Savage

Performance Submission

Proposals from all performing arts disciplines (dance, music, theatre, circus arts, and any hybrid, interdisciplinary forms) are accepted on a year-round basis, but the best time to submit is in March for the festival of the following year (ie. submit in March 2018 for the June 2019 festival).

Due to the large number of submissions, only proposals under serious consideration will receive a reply.

Please email at submission@queerartsfestival.com with your submission:

  1. One page performance proposal describing the piece, including title, duration, artistic discipline(s), and technical requirements
  2. Short bios of 250-500 words of all participating artists, including website URLs
  3. Headshots or other promo images .jpg no larger than 200 kb – file names must indicate title and name of artist
  4. Phone number and email for contact person
  5. Audio or video sample of work – accepted formats DVD, CD, mp3 and youtube or vimeo links. Please check your media – if we cannot open your files, the submission will not be considered

Submit to SUM Gallery

SUM Gallery Exhibition or Performance

Note: SUM Gallery is closed to public access until further notice due to the Sun Wah Centre closure due to COVID-19. We are still planning for future programming!
If you would like to show us your work for consideration, simply send an email with the subject line “SUM gallery Submission” to submission@queerartsfestival.com including:
For Visual Arts submissions:
  • Full contact details (including where you reside)
  • Short bios of 250-500 words of all participating artists, including website URLs
  • Digital images of artwork(s) being submitted for consideration. Format: JPG (no larger than 200 kb per image). All image files must be clearly titled with artist name_work title_year of creation, or the submission will not be accepted.
  • Critical reviews of your work
  • Artist Statement pertaining to the work submitted and how it fits with SUM’s mandate
For Performances submissions:
  • Full contact details (including where you reside)
  • Short bios of 250-500 words of all participating artists, including website URLs
  • One page performance proposal describing the piece, including title, duration, artistic discipline(s), and technical requirements
  • Promo images .jpg no larger than 200 kb – All image files titled with artist name_work title_year of creation.
  • Audio or video sample of work – accepted formats DVD, CD, mp3 and youtube or vimeo links. Please check your media – if we cannot open your files, the submission will not be considered
  • Critical reviews of your work
Unfortunately we cannot respond to every email, so please don’t be surprised if we aren’t able get back to you, we are always pleased to know of interesting work and will keep your work on file for future consideration. Shows are booked two years in advance, please be patient.

SUM GALLERY MEASUREMENTS

678 square feet
93 linear feet

Ceiling height:

  • to the light rails: 9’
  • to highest point: 11’

North wall: 22’
West wall: 15’
South wall: 22’
East wall: 24’

The gallery space has no windows.


SUM GALLERY FACT SHEET

Capacity:
  • standing: max. 100
  • seating: max. 70
Equipment:
  • Gallery lights and rails
  • 1920 x 1080 monitor
  • projector with 4K Enhancement
  • sound system with speakers, subwoofer, wireless and wired mics
  • Grand piano Petrof 6.3′


Also consider participating in QAF Pride in Art Community Show, accepting un-themed open submissions annually.