Integrate Arts Festival

THE 12TH ANNUAL INTEGRATE ARTS FESTIVAL:
AUGUST 24 - 26, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS

entry deadline: May 21, 2018

Download a PDF version of the Artist Prospectus here.

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.

Eligibility:

All artists must be residents of Victoria, BC or surrounding regions and must be 18 years of age or older.

Application Process:

Interested artists must complete the online application form below.

Selection:

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.

Acceptance:

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.

Exhibition Details:

  • 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.

Artist Responsibilities:

  • 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:

Inquiries can be directed to the Art Coordinator:
Meagan Berlin: mberlin@integratearts.ca


Name *
Name
Phone
Phone
Address *
Address
Your online portfolio, Facebook page, Instagram, Tumblr, an online image-sharing link (such as Dropbox), or somewhere we can see your work. Alternatively, Please send up to six (6) images to the art coordinator at mberlin@integratearts.ca if you prefer to share your work this way. Maximum email attachment size is 15mb. You can do this instead of, or in addition to, providing a link to view your work online. Indicate in this field if you will send images separately.
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Medium: *
What type of art are you submitting?
Please describe the medium of your artwork/project
Please tell us a little bit about your artwork/project and your process. You may also include an artist’s statement here.
Please provide a short biography of yourself.
Why would you like to participate at the Integrate Arts Festival this year?
If you have specific works that you would like us to consider, please list them here with image/video links and dimensions and/or send up to 6 images directly to the art coordinator at mberlin@integratearts.ca. Max email attachment size is 15mb. If you are a performance artist, please let us know the type of performance, together with your space requirements. We will also accept proposals for new artworks and projects for the Festival. If you have yet to finish or begin the work you would like to show at the Festival, please include as much detail about the proposal in your description.
Artist-Led Events:
Previous festival participants have indicated a strong interest in artist-led events. We encourage chosen artists to design and facilitate other presentations of their works or process while at the Festival. Artists who lead an event will be paid additional honorarium for their time. Would you be interested in facilitating the following?
If you have chosen one or more types of artist-led events, please give a brief description of the content or focus of what you would like to facilitate. If you would like to facilitate something but do not have a specific idea yet, please indicate this.

Thank you for your submission!