Artist Applications – 2017 Vines Festival:

Are you interested in creating in the outdoors this summer? Do you want to experience performance or presentation of visual art in nature? In a community? Are you passionate about social justice, environmental justice and activism? If so, apply to present or create a work for Vines Art Festival 2017.

Vines is inviting artists of all disciplines interested in creating outdoor site-specific works at Trout Lake and other local parks in greater Vancouver to apply. Performers and visual artists will be given the opportunity to select a specific “earth-stage”. Collaboration is encouraged, applicants can choose to submit new material, as well as pre-existing works that they wish to present within the framework of Vines. Interactive art that allows audience participation is also recommended to connect the art with the community. We love experimental work and both durational and shorter pieces are accepted. In other wordswe are very open! The only stipulation is the theme of work should be connected to the earth, community and human rights.

Artists are encouraged to work outside in preparation for the festival in lieu of indoor studio space (FREE). This will consistently bring art to a public space! What better way to spend part of your summer than outside and working on your practice? Working outdoors also permits new audiences to engage with contemporary art both surrounding and during the festival.

Application Due: April 25, 2017
Results Released: May 13, 2017
Paid: Honorarium (approx. $250-350: negotiable)
Form: See Below
Dates of Festival: August 9-19 (main event on August 19th with majority of programming)
Location of main event: South end of Trout Lake Park (view this video for a better sense of space)

Art reveals the emotive tissues connecting science, data and policy to humankind, that welcomes people to connect to a story or idea. There are many campaigns and strategies (http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/) that could use your voice. In addition to David Suzukis page, the following are local campaigns that we encourage (not required!) you to consider when creating a new work: