Throughout the year, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council offers opportunities for artists and artisans in all visual media and the performing arts. This list of Artist Calls is updated regularly, so check back often for new opportunities.

Upcoming Artist Calls

Call for Artists - Art Rental Programme 2017

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council seeks visual artists to participate in the Art Rental Programme. We are continuing to build our collection to include artwork with a wide variety of subject matter and styles that reflect the work of our talented community of artists.

This programme promotes the appreciation of visual arts in our community by making the work of local artists available for display in homes and offices. Art rental provides individuals and businesses an affordable and flexible way to enjoy a wide range of original 2-dimensional works including paintings, photography and mixed media works.

The Art Rental Programme generates revenue and exposure for individual artists through renting works to our large and diverse clientele. Rental fees are based on the value of the artwork and royalties are paid to artists semi-annually (less a 30% administration fee). Clients may also purchase artwork from the collection. The art rental programme provides clients the unique opportunity to “try out” artwork in their homes and offices that they may later purchase.

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will hold two jury days for new art rental work. All participating artists must be members in good standing of the Arts Council and a jury fee of $15.00 is required. Accepted artwork is contracted to the Art Rental Collection for a minimum of one year. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces of their work. Works must be no larger than 48" x 48" and no smaller than 8" x 10". All work must be properly finished with frames and hanging wire. Paintings may have painted edges.

To participate please register for one of the jury days online at  or by phone 604-988-6844.

Jury Dates:          Sunday, October 23, 2016  or  Sunday, November 6, 2016

 Please bring up to 3 artworks to CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.

  • Artwork to be dropped off between 9:30am -11:30am (Latecomers will not be accepted.)
  • Artists must return (no phone calls) between 3:00pm-4:00pm for jury results and to pick up artwork not selected. Accepted artwork will remain with the Arts Council.

The new Art Rental Collection will be available for rent and sale to our clients as soon as it has been photographed and the catalogue data has been entered into our online art rental database.

The Art Rental Collection will be featured in a salon-style exhibition at CityScape Community Art Space. The exhibition takes place January 13-28, 2017, with a “Meet the Artists” opening reception on Thursday, January 12, at 7-9pm.

For more information please contact:

Art Rental Programme
North Vancouver Community Arts Council, 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC  V7M 2G3
Tel:  604.988.6844

Download the call here.

Artist Calls Deadline
Call for Artists - Anonymous Art Show Oct 29, 2016
Call for Artists - Art in the Community Nov 19, 2016