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May 31, 2021

Call for Outsider Artists

Hosted by Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Are you an artist or performer 19 years and older residing in the Metro Vancouver* area? Do you face internal or external barriers to sharing what you do? Want to learn more about being a working artist, and connect with other artists and audiences? Ready to show/sell/perform your work?

Applications for Visual and Performing Outsider Artists Open Now!

Need Help Applying? Have questions? We are offering Info Sessions where you will learn about the festival and get assistance with the application process. To reserve your spot, please email voaf@cacv.ca 

VOAF is dedicated to supporting self-identified outsider artists who are committed to creative practices and experience exclusion 

Organizations working with socially excluded artists please contact us about group exhibition opportunities.

*Self-Identified Outsider Artists residing in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster, Langley, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, North Vancouver, West Vancouver are all eligible to apply. Some preference will be given to those residing in the City of Vancouver according to the mandate of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.

More information


Community Arts Council of Vancouver

111 West Hastings Street, #440, Vancouver, BC

Phone number: 604-682-0010

Email: info@cacv.ca

The Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) was the first arts council in North America. Since its beginning in 1946, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver has been a contributor to shaping the cultural life of Vancouver. CACV has been a powerful force in creating and advocating for many of the institutions, traditions, and policies in Vancouver that we benefit from today. CACV is an independent non-profit organization, unaffiliated with any government department.