Call For Artists

Calls For Artists from Kickstart and Our Community
To apply follow the instructions laid out in the summary.

No Current Calls from Kickstart.

Have an idea for future programming or want to discuss collaborating? Email our Artistic Director at

*please note Kickstart has no involvement in selection for Calls from Our Community*


We encourage artists of all abilities to apply. Our priority is to show artwork by artists who are facing injustices, are marginalized, living with a disability, and BIPOC individuals.This exhibition will be an opportunity for us to showcase the diverse selection of artworks being created by artists that are in our community. This will include both 2D and 3D artworks.

The Celebrating Access exhibition is part of the ACCESS Festival which is from May 27 – June 5.

There is no application fee
There is no commission on sales
Participating artists will be paid an exhibition honorarium.

1. Email up to 4 images of your artwork with the title, size, and medium of each piece.
2. Include a brief summary about yourself, your education, exhibition history. Only include information you are comfortable sharing publicly.
3. Include your website and/or social media handles if you have them.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Artists will be notified by May 8 on the selection results

Email all your information to and put “ACCESS Festival” in the subject line.

The Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 

Applications are now open for the 6th annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival. Scheduled to take place from October 14-16, 2022 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, this festival offers opportunities for exhibition, performance, connection and learning to visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers.

Self-identified “Outsider Artists” who are 19 years or older residing in the Metro Vancouver area are encouraged to apply!

Deadline to apply: May 15, 2022
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Calls For Artists From Outsiders and Others

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Calls from Outsiders and Others visit: