Pride in Art Community Visual Arts Show

The Pride in Art Community Arts 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. The QAF is exploring alternative venues—both physical and digital—in the event that the festival relocates from the Roundhouse amid public safety concerns.
When: July 2 – July 12.
Submission deadline: April 25 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 (or go to: ). 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
    • 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:

$15-35 Pay what you can, by cheque to Pride in Art, or Paypal. 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 $5 membership fee
  • Hanging costs for the exhibition
  • Promotional expenses (posters, website, brochures, publicist)
Sliding Scale

Submission deadline: April 25 or until space is filled.
Please allow minimum 2 weeks for a response.

PLEASE NOTE: The policy of the Roundhouse is that in the Great Hall (unlike the Exhibition Centre), frontal nudity or sexually overt work is not permitted. The Great Hall is not a formal exhibition space that people consciously choose to enter, but a pass-through space that young children and parents use frequently in their other activities at the Roundhouse, hence the policy. Obviously, there is room for interpretation in the policy, and the Roundhouse Programmers exercise their discretion in the application of the rules. Sorry about that. It’s Roundhouse policy not QAF’s.