Artist Applications – 2018 Vines Festival:

Are you passionate about social justice, environmental justice? Are you interested in creating in the outdoors this summer? Do you want to experience perform or create an installation in nature? With a growing community? If so we want to hear from you! Apply to present or create a work for Vines Art Festival 2018.

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 words—we are very open! The only stipulation is the theme of work should be connected to the earth, community and systemic change.

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: February 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST
Results Released: March 31, 2018
Paid: Honorarium (dependent on pending grant results – last year was $250-300/work and we are hoping to raise the fees this year)
Form: See Below
Dates of Festival: August 8-18 (main event on August 188h)
Location of main event: South end of Trout Lake Park
Other possible locations: Granville Island, Outside the Museum of Anthropology/Wreck Beach, Crab Park, Stanley Park, Kits Beach, Strathcona Park

Art reveals the emotive tissues connecting science, data and policy to humankind, welcoming people to connect to a story or idea. There are many campaigns and strategies that could use your voice. The following are local campaigns that we encourage (not required!) you to consider when creating a new work: