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*

Open to ALL of any Artistic Abilities!

Kickstart is thrilled to be the Community Partner along with the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver Inclusion Services for this fantastic community art exhibition!

For those who have participated in the past, be sure to read the information below carefully as the format for submission has changed this year.

For the last three years the JCC has celebrated Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) through an art exhibit that interrogated and explored the theme of community longing and belonging.

We asked artists of mixed level and ability: How do we make meaning of the concept of community, the real and the imagined spaces we inhabit? What does community longing look like and what are the possibilities for belonging in an ever-changing world. We continue our challenge and invite artists of all levels, of mixed ability, perspective, faith and social location to share a visual record of what community longing or belonging looks like to you.

This year submissions will be accepted digitally. Please submit an image of your artwork (with a description of media and size) via email accompanied by a brief artist statement by February 4.

Instructions for dropping off the work will be provided in February. Please note, that there are no media specifications, but there are size restrictions and we may not be able to accommodate larger works.

Art will be exhibited at the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in February and March.

Throughout the exhibit, visits to the gallery will be welcomed, and your work will have a digital presence on the gallery website. Artists may price their own work. Half of the proceeds from the sales of the art will go to the artist, the other half to the Gallery and to support the Inclusion Department’s low barrier and free Art Hive programs. Artists whose works don’t sell will be asked to retrieve their pieces after the show.

For more information and ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORTS, including submitting your work, email Leamore Cohen, Inclusion Services Coordinator at

* If you are a Kickstart Artist and experiencing barriers to obtaining your own canvas, please contact Kickstart ( or Leamore directly for support.*

Calls For Artists From Outsiders and Others

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