CALL FOR ARTISTS
entry deadline: May 21, 2018
The Integrate Art Society is currently considering submissions from artists working in all media for the 12th Annual Integrate Arts Festival, which will take place from August 24th to 26th 2018, in Victoria BC.
The Integrate Arts Society values diversity and strongly encourages submissions from Indigenous artists, queer artists, artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and artists with different abilities. Preference will be given to emerging and underrepresented artists: those with unique and exciting work but without major gallery representation.
We are looking for all artists including, but not limited to: two dimensional art, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, video, sound art, multidisciplinary art, new media, literature, interactive art, and other unique creative projects.
The Integrate Art Society is dedicated to enhancing the provincial and national awareness of Victoria’s thriving arts community. Through the Integrate Arts Festival, the Integrate Art Society will develop a unified creative collective comprised of local artists, museums, artist-run centres and public and commercial art galleries. The Festival will bring together theatre companies, dance troupes, musical ensembles, and visual artists. The festival includes an opening reception, a mass art crawl, independent artist exhibitions, indoor and outdoor performances, and daytime arts activities spanning three days.
All artists must be residents of Victoria, BC or surrounding regions and must be 18 years of age or older.
Interested artists must complete the online application form below.
Artists will be selected by members of the Integrate Arts Society based on their body of work. New artworks and projects are therefore encouraged. Preference will be given to emerging and underrepresented artists. Integrate will work with accepted artists to select pieces to be displayed at the Festival based on content, execution, and feasibility.
Artists will be notified by June 18th, 2018 through email.
A $15.00 deposit will be requested from accepted artists, to be refunded back at the end of the Festival. This deposit will be used by the Festival committee for associated planning arrangements. Artists will receive a $200 honorarium after the completion of the Festival.
The main artists’ exhibition will be held at the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Gallery at 636 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 3V2. Other spaces may also be available based on the artist’s needs and flexibility.
Location of performances will be based on artist’s proposal.
Official duration of the exhibition is: August 24-26, 2018.
For visual art, there is a three piece maximum for artworks with area not to exceed 8ft x 8ft. 3-D pieces must also be under 8ft tall. Additional pieces may be considered at the discretion of Integrate depending on size and availability of space.
Artists can sell work on site, so we encourage you to submit works in a variety of sizes and to bring high quality prints of your works. All pieces and merchandise sold are subject to a 25% commission fee.
Artists are also encouraged to bring printed items promoting their works and/or practice, such as business cards.
Integrate will be printing and selling festival postcards that feature selected artists’ works. Artists interested in being featured on postcards will be paid a fee of 10% of retail cost of a full print run plus 20% of sales.
There is a strong interest from the public to engage with artists in the form of artist demonstrations, workshops, tours, and artist talks. Please identify your interest and proposed ideas on the application form. Artists selected to run events will be paid an additional honorarium for their time.
Exhibition details may be subject to change. If this occurs, any changes will be relayed to artists with sufficient notice prior to the Festival.
Artists are responsible for the transportation, drop-off, and pick-up of their works. For work drop-off, artist intake will be on an evening in the week prior to the Festival, and pick-up of unsold works to be the evening of the Festival end date. As the Festival relies on donated space, short-term or long-term storage is not available on site.
All works must be wired, labelled, priced and ready to hang.
Artists will need to provide their own insurance, if desired.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 24, 7:00-10:30 p.m. Artists are encouraged to be present at this event.
Integrate has no paid staff and is 100% volunteer run, so festival success is dependent upon collaboration and effort from all participants. Artists are highly encouraged to promote and share festival details with their network and community.
Inquiries can be directed to the Art Coordinator:
Meagan Berlin: firstname.lastname@example.org