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February 1, 2022

Artist Applications: 2022 Vines Festival

After such a brilliant return last year with our Feast Year Festivities, we are excited to begin to lay the groundwork for our 8th year of Vines Art Festival. The art we had the absolute pleasure and privilege to uplift was witnessed by hundreds across parks on the unceded territories of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Prioritizing lived experiences and honestly discussing our ongoing relationships with our environment, we know this upcoming festival will showcase the absolute lush ecosystem of artists in our own parks.

Vines invites artists of all disciplines interested in creating outdoor site-specific works at local Vancouver parks to apply. In addition to performances, we are looking for visual artists to create work that can be temporarily installed in parks. Site specific work can be in architecture, landscape, history or story. To better understand the places we present work in please visit our Interactive Map or accessibility videos. We believe that when artists are present in public space we are actively reimagining these spaces and redefining who they are for.


ASL Applications We invite d/Deaf and hard of hearing artists who are most comfortable in ASL to submit your application in video form in ASL answering the application questions. Please submit your video through a Youtube or Vimeo link sent to marcelo@vinesartfestival.com.

Video Applications We are accepting video applications (max 15 mins) through a Youtube or Vimeo link sent to amanda@vinesartfestival.com from any artist for whom it is challenging to submit a written application. You do not have to worry about editing or being visible in the video, just make sure that we can understand your voice and ideas, and please enable auto captioning. Please include your name, email, phone number, mailing address, and pronouns in the body of the email.

If you have questions about the application and festival that cannot be communicated by email, let us know that we need to arrange a phone call via relay service or on zoom with an ASL interpreter. Please include your name, email, phone number, mailing address, and english pronouns in the body of the email.

We will discuss accessibility with artists early in the curation process to meet the needs of blind, d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent audience members and artists. To do so we will work collaboratively with you to identify how to best curate the festival to support diverse access needs, including your own. Keep in mind throughout your application that for works including spoken word, music and theatre, you will need to provide a transcript one week before your performance at the latest to allow for ASL interpreters’ preparation.