RAC News and Open Calls

Submission Deadline: March 15
Your Kontinent: Digital Carnival
Cinevolution’s Your Kontinent: Digital Carnival is back! This time for a two-day extravaganza on September 1& 2, 2017 as part of the Richmond World Festival. Bringing art to the heart of community, Digital Carnival is a cutting-edge showcase of:
– Emerging media art talent
– New, immersive digital technologies, and
– Innovative, interdisciplinary art practices.
This year we are putting the spotlight on LAND in response to Canada 150. A celebration or a critique? – You decide! We are seeking cutting-edge media works and site-specific installations that explore the theme of LAND with the artistic potential of new digital technology. Selected works will cast Richmond in a new light at this one-of-a-kind, family-oriented, FREE multicultural event!
Works can include, but are not limited to: video, installation, integrated media, artware/software art, digital poetry, wearable technologies, generative art, interactive art, cold lighting technologies (LEDs), video mapping, sound art, performance art and gaming technologies.
Digital Carnival Curator: Wynne Palmer, integrated media artist/curator at wynnepalmer.net
Please complete this form: http://richmondartscoalition.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Digital-Carnival_call-for-artist-2017.pdf
Submit, along with your proposal, CV, photo (300dpi) and bio to: submissions@cinevolutionmedia.com
Website: www.cinevolutionmedia.com

Submission Deadline: May 31
Saltspring National Art Prizes
The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is pleased to launch its second national juried competition of Canadian visual art. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2016 are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. Approximately 50 finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.
$17,000 ($12,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency)
THE JUROR’S CHOICE AWARDS: Three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror
THE ROSEMARIE BEHNCKE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: Three awards determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition: 1st prize – $3,000, 2nd prize – $2,000, 3rd prize – $1,000
THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ARTIST: $1,000
Original works will be exhibited and presented for sale at the Finalist Exhibition at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from September 22 to October 22, 2017 (Open daily from Saturday, September 23).
Guidelines and Submission Details: www.saltspringartprize.ca
Event: http://tinyurl.com/SSNAP2017Call

Various dates
March 2017 Grant Deadlines
Little Dog Creative Consulting helpfully compiles monthly lists of grant deadlines for artists in BC. You can find it online at: http://littledog.ca/2017/01/01/mar-2017-grant-deadlines/

BC Artist Registry
Calling all BC artists! We invite all British Columbian adults who are artists in any discipline to be counted in the BC Artist Registry. Whether your arts practice is your full-time or part-time career, or your avocational pursuit, you may join the Registry through our simple online form.
Across the province, arts champions in municipalities and local agencies express the need to learn more about artists in their communities, but lack the channels to connect with those individuals. The BC Artist Registry becomes an important tool for reaching artists directly, inviting their participation in surveys and other types of consultation.
The BC Artist Registry uses a simple online form recording an artist’s name, contact information, and field(s) of artistic discipline. Joining the Registry is free, and the personal information remains private and confidential. From time to time, artists on the Registry will be invited to participate in more detailed surveys or other consultations. The Registry will be open for ongoing registration with no deadline, to ensure a growing resource for meaningful statistics and research in our province’s cultural sector.

Website: http://www.allianceforarts.com/bc-artist-registry/

Rocanini Cafe
Call to artists wanting to show at Rocanini Café in Steveston Village: please send short bio and 8-10 thumbnail images of your paintings with title, size, medium and price.
Email: art@jeanettejarville.com

SpaceFinder BC
SpaceFinder BC increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout the province of British Columbia. Venues can market unbooked rental space by creating a listing and uploading a digital calendar, while artists and public alike can discover space based on location, price, amenities, and up-to-date availability. Built by nonprofit Fractured Atlas, SpaceFinder BC is free to list or search for space.
Website: http://bc.spacefinder.org/spaces

Open Call for Artists to exhibit in City Hall Galleria
The Richmond Art Gallery is accepting submissions for 2017 exhibitions at Richmond City Hall located at 6911 No. 3 Road. Proposals should include a current CV, an artist statement, a statement of the proposed work and 5–8 images of work. Please contact Carie Helm, Interim Curatorial Assistant at chelm@richmond.ca for more information and/or download the application form here: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/submission-application-RAG-CityHallGalleria-2016.pdf