Visual Art

NEXTFEST 2017 CALL FOR VISUAL ART SUBMISSIONS

Nextfest is now accepting visual art submissions for the 2017 edition, which takes place June 1-11! Nextfest is an opportunity for emerging visual artists who are creating new work. This year’s festival has 2 exciting opportunities: gallery exhibition and mural mentorship. Contributing artists will be paid an artist fee and receive a festival pass to all Nextfest performances and parties. Please submit to the mural mentorship and the gallery exhibitions separately.

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
Nextfest is offering the opportunity to show art work at one of three gallery spaces near Whyte Avenue. Feel free to dream big with proposals for these spaces. We would like to see images of a cohesive body of work or a coherent proposal for new work that will be created for one of the spaces. Feel free to contact us for more information on the gallery venues. All gallery artists will be paid an artist exhibition fee.

Application deadline: March 20

Submission guidelines (please include all):
1) 8-12 JPG images of work with image list: title, dimensions, and medium
2) Artist statement
3) Short bio and/or CV

E-mail submissions or questions to:
Steven Teeuwsen/ Nextfest Visual Arts Curator: steven.teeuwsen@gmail.com

MURAL MENTORSHIP PROJECT
For two years Nextfest has run a mural mentorship program. This year an established mural artist will work with a student artist to create the concept and complete execution of a mural near Whyte Avenue. The applicant to this project must be currently enrolled in a post secondary institution. The student artist will be paid an honorarium for their work. The student artist must be available from May 20-31 for the execution of the mural painting.

Application deadline: March 20
Submission guidelines (please include all):
1) 8-12 JPG images of past work with image list: title, dimensions, and medium
2) Short bio and/or CV

Apply to the Mural Mentorship project here: https://www.joinscip.ca/internships/1076-mural-artist

E-mail submissions or questions to:
Steven Teeuwsen/Nextfest Visual Arts Curator: steven.teeuwsen@gmail.com