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Calls for Entry for BC's artists who paint or draw
Volume 26 Number 3
B.C.'s Calls for Entry
ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL offers an open call for art for the 8th Annual Anonymous Art Show Fundraiser. The exhibition will be hosted both digitally on the Abbotsford Arts Council website and in person at the Kariton Art Gallery. Art is submitted anonymously in this lightly juried exhibition. Welcomes local artists of all skill levels and ages to create works of diverse styles, subject matters, and mediums. All submitted work must be completed on an unframed 12″ x 12″ x1.5” canvas or unframed 12” x 12” x 1.5” cradled wood panel. Works on watercolour paper or photographic prints mounted to a 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″ cradled wood panel are also acceptable. Non-members are limited to one submission. AAC members may submit up to 3 pieces. Each piece displayed in the show will be sold at $100. 50% of the proceeds go right to the artist, and the remaining 50% stays with the Abbotsford Arts Council to help fund valuable programs. For more information, visit https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/anonymous-art-show-22/. Submission deadline Oct 1, 2022.
ABBOTSFORD ARTS COUNCIL invites submissions for an open call, Living Local exhibition, held in Aug 2022. The exhibition will be hosted both digitally on the Abbotsford Arts Council website and in person at the Kariton Art Gallery. Living Local will feature artworks depicting landscapes local to the Fraser Valley area of British Columbia. Welcomes both 2D (paintings, collage, photographs, etc) and 3D (sculpture, statue, etc) pieces of all different styles for this exhibition. Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration. Submission deadline July 4, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/living-local-open-call/ NOTE: All artists chosen for the exhibition must have a current Abbotsford Arts Council membership. Memberships can be purchased online at https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/membership-sign-up/
2022 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIONAL EXHIBITION invites representational and semi-representational artworks for this annual exhibition. Open call presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists. Cash prizes awarded and honourable mention. Submission deadline July 15, 2022. For more information and to submit work, visit https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/1554
ART DOWNTOWN invites artists to participate in this Vancouver event. Produced by Vancouver Visual Art Foundation (a non-profit society), Art Downtown is a Vancouver public eco-arts festival: A sixteen-week, free, community-oriented event where artists, performers and audiences gather to celebrate Vancouver’s diversity. Artists will be painting on site and conducting live art demonstrations in the open air, showcasing their artwork to the public from a covid safe distance. Live musical performances by local singers and musicians are also part of this event. The outdoor summer program is located at Lot 19, 855 West Hastings between the Terminal City Club and the Vancouver club plaza, starting July 6 and running until Sept 30, and at Jack Poole Plaza on Fridays. For more information and to register, visit vanvaf.com
ARTJOBS offers worldwide calls for entry, art jobs and more. Subscribe (free) to receive your choice for updates at https://www.artjobs.com/#
ARTSEA STUDIO TOUR, Oct 15 & 16, 2022, is now accepting registration from Saanich Peninsula artists. This is one of the longest running self-guided Studio Tours on the Island. Registration deadline July 2022, or until all spots are filled. For more information, visit 2022 ArtSea Studio Tour - ArtSea Community Arts Council
ARTSCAPE exhibition program, with the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, invites artists of all ages and skill levels to display artwork in any of 8 venues that rotate every 3 months. Bi-annual call for submission: Summer & Winter. Artscape only open to Artsco members. Visit https://artsco.ca/exhibit-with-artscape/ e-mail email@example.com or phone 250-861-4123.
ART IN MOTION connects artists with creative manufacturers throughout the world. Invites artists to submit work to be used in prints distributed in over 75 countries to Galleries, boutiques, designers, and home decor and art retailers. For more information, visit https://www.artinmotion.com/content/AboutLicensing
ARTS COUNCIL OF LADYSMITH AND DISTRICT is now booking private shows in their gallery for the fall of 2022. Two sets of dates are available: September 20 to 28, and October 25 to November 2. Private shows can be done by solo artists or by a group of artists coordinating a show together. For more information or to request a private show booking, email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ARTISAN MARKET FOR HYCROFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS 2022 welcomes submissions from artists and artisans. The annual event will be held Nov 17 to 20, (10 – 6 pm) in the ballroom and some main floor rooms of Hycroft Mansion, home of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver (1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver). Welcomes a variety of unique, hand-made items. Selection will be juried. Those interested in being vendors at this year's event are to contact Susan Davis at VendorsH4H22@gmail.com with contact information, a brief description, and an attached photo of the goods to be sold.
THE BEAUMONT STUDIOS’ ARTISTS TO WATCH AWARD invites artists and collectives to apply for funding, resources and exposure. This award is designed to showcase a diverse array of talent and help develop the next wave of creativity in Vancouver. Submission deadline July 7, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.thebeaumontstudios.com/atw-award/
BLACKBERRY GIFT SHOP inside the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s Street, Port Moody) invites submissions for the Gift Shop. Participants in the Blackberry Artist Society are asked to supply 3-4 samples of art to be juried at the Society’s monthly meetings. All work is by local artists and each artist takes turns working in the shop, approximately one day each month depending on the season. For information and membership form: 604-931-2008 ext. 102, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.blackberrygiftshop.ca
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CHILLIWACK VISUAL ARTISTS ASSOCIATION invites artists to apply to exhibit in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery. An exhibition can be by a solo artist, partnered, or a group. This is a juried process, subject to approval exhibition space will be allocated. The gallery is spacious, modern, well-lit with focusable lighting and hanging rails available at 22, 10 and 8 ft. Exhibits are scheduled in 5-weeks periods. Application deadline July 31, 2022. The O’Connor Group Art Gallery is located at 9201 Corbould Street in Chilliwack. Application form is at https://oconnorgroupartgallery.com/call-for-artists/
COMMONWEALTH ARTISTS PRIZE welcomes any medium, any topic from artists worldwide. Entry deadline Oct 15, 2022. For more information and the entry form visit https://commonwealthartistsprize.blogspot.com/
COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF RICHMOND invites artists to participate in Midsummer Arts Dream Exhibition, a juried event with cash prizes. $15 starting entry fee. Exhibition at Lansdowne Mall in Richmond Aug 26-28. Submission deadline July 25. Submission information at https://richmondartscouncil.ca/midsummer-registration-2022/
COWICHAN VALLEY SUMMER ART FAIR (first annual) presented by the Cowichan Valley Public Art Gallery, offers spaces for eight 10’ by 10’ tents to local artists. From July through Sept, participating artists can sell their works on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. The fair ties into the Duncan Farmers Market and will take place on the Heritage Green Door property, now owned by the Cowichan Public Art Gallery. The tents (not supplied) can house two artists, allowing artists to split the rental cost of $25 per week, per tent. To apply: E-mail three images of your artwork in jpg format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include artist information. An insurance waiver must be signed before the festival begins. If accepted, each artist must provide their own tent. For more information, contact email@example.com (include Jock Hildebrand, or Chris Warren in the subject line).
ENDANGERED ART FOR APES invites artists and photographers to submit work for this online exhibition. Accepting submissions from both adult and young artists. Entry deadline Oct 11, 2022. Adult application information: https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1912 Young artist application information: https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1913 Cash prizes totalling $3,250 will be awarded in both Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. Cash prizes totalling $750 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest. See full details at https://www.Art4Apes.com
FERNWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S LITTLE FERNWOOD GALLERY COMMITTEE invites proposals for month-long exhibitions at the Gallery (1923 Fernwood Road) from Jan to Dec 2023. This Call is open to all local artists/groups/collectives with the selection process prioritizing artists who live and/or work in Fernwood, who experience systemic barriers to inclusion in the visual arts, who employ diverse approaches to their art. Invites a wide range of artmaking, and an array of material explorations that reflects the community. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Application deadline Aug 30, 2022. Applications are to be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Name, Contact [email, phone, address], Artist statement [no longer than 500 words], Description of proposed exhibition [no longer than 500 words], 5-10 images of proposed work or recent work / exhibitions, List of Images that includes Title, Medium, Date, and Dimensions. Also indicate month(s) of the year you would prefer for your exhibit, if applicable. The floorplan can be viewed at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y7HhRrHtcDa8OHuIpMKAZeDrsMt7ero0/view?usp=sharing Any questions, contact the e-mail above.
FORT GALLERY (Fort Langley) invites artists to participate in a juried open call, What We Leave Behind. Artists are asked to envision the legacies we leave to future generations: What have we inherited and what do future generations stand to inherit from us? How might viewing our current reality in light of generational time reshape our present? The Fort Gallery welcomes and encourages submissions from emerging and established artists of all abilities, ages, cultures, ethnicities, citizenships, gender identities, and races. Artworks in all mediums are accepted. Each artist can submit up to three works for consideration. Submission deadline July 4, 2022. Exhibition is planned for Aug 19 to Oct 1, 2022. For more information, visit http://www.fortgallery.ca/call-for-submissions.html
FOYER GALLERY in the Squamish Public Library (37907 2nd Avenue), welcomes submissions from artists in all disciplines for future juried monthly exhibitions. The Gallery is a contemporary space dedicated to the exhibition of excellent artwork. The gallery supports large wall works as well as smaller works suitable for display in three glass display cases. For info, contact the curator Toby Jaxon: email@example.com
THE GALLERY AT QUEEN’S PARK invites artist submissions for their 2023 exhibition season. The Arts Council of New Westminster strives to feature a variety of visual arts by a wide range of artists from the Metro Vancouver region, reflecting cultural and artistic diversity. Open to applications from both established and emerging artists and welcomes artists on the LGBTQ spectrum, non-binary artists, artists of colour, Indigenous artists, and disabled artists. Submission deadline 4 pm Aug 29, 2022. All questions can be directed to Brandi Williams, Gallery Exhibition Coordinator, 604-525-3244 or firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, visit Call For Artists (artscouncilnewwest.org)
GALLERY RING invites artists to participate in “Nature” an art contest and exhibition of landscapes, seascapes, mountains, skies, trees, flowers and wildlife in outdoor natural settings: All things in “nature” will be considered. 2D artwork including photography/digital and all artistic styles from traditional and representational to abstract and experimental are welcome. Many awards available. $20 US for 1-3 artworks. Submission deadline July 18, 2022. For more information or to submit work, visit GALLERY RING
13TH ANNUAL GRAND PRIX PLEIN AIR CHALLENGE, Aug 6, 2022 (10 am – 2 pm), invites artists to participate in this competition in Steveston. Artists must compose, paint, complete and frame (or finish) a piece of art outdoors en plein air. All ages and skill levels welcome. Works will be judged. Prizes, donated by Opus Art Supplies, will be awarded. Artists have the opportunity to display and sell their paintings on-site after the competition from 3 to 7 pm. Cost: Adult $35 including tax, under 19, $20 including tax. Register online at activewestvanrec (activecommunities.com) or by calling 604-925-7270 (course #121198). Registration fee includes morning coffee and muffins and a wine & cheese reception after the judging.
HEARTH GALLERY (Bowen Island) invites submissions for their 2023 exhibition season. Application deadline Aug 3, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit https://thehearthartsonbowen.ca/news/hearth-call-to-artists-2023-application-06-22
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH (6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo) invites artists and artisans to participate in a two-day Fine Art and Artisan Show, Oct 22 & 23, 2022. Application deadline Aug 1, 2022. For more information and to register, visit Trinity fine art show Draft 7.docx (mcusercontent.com)
THE KARITON GALLERY (Abbotsford) welcomes exhibition proposals for the upcoming 2023 calendar season. Artists residing in BC are welcome to apply but preference will be given to artists residing in the Fraser Valley. The vision of the Kariton Art Gallery and Abbotsford Arts Council is to link artists and audiences together, to spark open dialogue, curiosity, and creative citizenship and allyship. All sales from the exhibition made through the AAC website/gallery are subject to a 30% commission. Application deadline 11:59 pm Aug 31, 2022. No late entries considered. Successful applicants notified via e-mail by Nov 30, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit https://abbotsfordartscouncil.com/2023-open-call/
KIMBERLEY ARTS CENTRE 64 presents an exhibition open to all artists: Kimberley Kaleidoscope (juried art show), Aug 2 to 27. Entry deadline July 28, 2022. Visit https://kimberleyarts.com/in-the-gallery/#call and click on “Call to Artists” for more information. If the link is not yet active, phone 250-427-4919 or e-mail email@example.com to receive more information and the application forms. Kimberley Arts Centre 64 is also currently booking gallery exhibitions for 2025. To download the gallery submission package, visit Solo-Group-Exhibition-Submission-Package_20210515.pdf (kimberleyarts.com)
KIMBERLEY ARTS COUNCIL (KAC) is accepting original art for their online art store. Accepting works from all artists, in Kimberley and beyond. Artists can sell up to 3 original art pieces in any medium for a maximum of 3 months. Admission fee $5 per art piece. Art pieces to enter the online store on the1st and 15th of each month. Submission deadlines 13th and second to last day of each month. 70% of sale price to artist, 30% of sale price towards Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 (KAC)'s visual arts programs. Sales taxes are charged and administered by KAC (sales prices are subject to 5% GST and 7% PST). Sales prices DO NOT include shipping. Artist is responsible for packaging and shipping sold artwork within 3 days after purchase. Free promotion on KAC website, newsletter, on social media, at Centre 64. Each art piece can only be submitted to the store once. Submission form at kimberleyarts.com/artstore Any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL invites artists to participate in an exhibition entitled “Beasts of B.C.” Exhibition dates, July 20 - Aug 29, 2022, at the Timms Community Center 'Walkway Gallery.' This call can only accommodate 2D artworks. Artists are welcome to submit 3 artworks. Free for LAC members to apply. $5 fee for non-members. Application deadline July 1, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit https://www.langleyarts.ca/submit/beasts
MAPLE RIDGE & PITT MEADOWS ARTS COUNCIL (The ACT Arts Centre) invites submissions for We Begin Again, exhibiting Nov 5 to Dec 29, 2022. The 2022 Juried Exhibition theme, We Begin Again, reflects a year of restarting old routines, and embarking on new ones after the pandemic. Artists are encouraged to reflect on what parts of their lives they have 'restarted.' What kinds of new plans, goals, and dreams are being put into place? What future is envisioned? Submission deadline Oct 7, 2022. Artwork drop off: Oct 31 to Nov 1, before 5 pm. Opening reception Nov 5, 2-4 pm. Pickup of works Dec 30. To apply, click this link to access the submission form https://forms.gle/UxNznAeQTEqUZNEp8 Artists may submit a maximum of three works for consideration. Accepted mediums: painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, and mixed media. 2D artworks must not exceed 24" inches on longest edge (not including frame). 3D artworks must not exceed 24" on longest dimension, and not over 20lbs weight. All artwork must be prepared for hanging or installation. The ACT retains 30% commission + 2% transaction processing fee on all sales. Website: https://theactmapleridge.org/act-gallery
MIND AND MATTER GALLERY invites artists to display artwork in the gallery, on a monthly basis. Bio and a few pictures of artwork are required. The Mind and Matter Gallery (13743, 16th Ave, South Surrey) was founded by Mary Mikelson and the late Arnold Mikelson, a renowned local and international artist. For more information and to display your work, visit www.mindandmatterart.com e-mail email@example.com or phone 604-536-6460. Copies of Mary Mikelson’s book “Mind and Matter: Life with Arnold Mikelson” are available at the gallery.
MYARTCLUB.COM offers artists a website showcase for three images free. Expand your internet exposure on a website already showing hundreds of artists. Build links to your existing website to augment your audience. If you haven’t yet joined the internet art scene, start here: http://www.MyArtClub.com
NARROWS ART RETREAT reopens its artist residencies in Nelson, BC. For more information, visit www.thenarrowsbc.com to apply or call Erica at 250-505-9035.
OLIVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL (6359 Park Drive) invites artists to participate in their Fall Art Show and Sale, Oct 3 – 4, 2022. The theme is Seasons of Life. The exhibit opens Oct 1, 3 – 9 pm. Public voting, reception and awards are Oct 2, 12 – 5 pm. Exhibit and sales continue until Oct 4 with a draw for a stocked wine fridge. Categories available are Oils, Watercolours, Acrylics, Photography, 3 - D, Mixed/Other Media, Fibre Arts, plus 2 youth categories. Awards are offered in all categories plus overall “Best Interpretation of the Theme.” For entry form and guidelines, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://oliverartscouncil.org/entry-forms/ Entry form deadline Sept 9. Early bird draw deadline Sept 8. Artwork delivery Oct 1 (8 or 9 a.m.). Maximum two pieces per artist
THE OPUS PLEIN AIR CHALLENGE 10th annual Outdoor Painting Challenge has evolved into several opportunities to create in nature, June 1 to July 3, 2022. $15,000 in Prizes. For more information visit https://opusartsupplies.com/opus-galleries/opus-plein-air-challenge-gallery/
PAINT ON THE MOUNTAIN COMPETITION, hosted by British Paciﬁc Properties, invites artists to participate in this year’s annual competition held July 30 to 31, 2022. Twelve successful entries will be selected by Jury to participate in painting nature & viewscapes en plein air on the serene mountainside of Hollyburn Mountain (off Cypress Bowl Road), with the opportunity to win up to $1,500 (grand prize) in prize money. Submission deadline July 3, 2022. For more details, visit Paint on the Mountain – CYPRESS VILLAGE
PORT MOODY PUBLIC LIBRARY offers wall space to local artists. The library is a popular venue for first-time and more experienced artists to showcase their talents. Works displayed include watercolour, oil, mixed media, and photography. Artists interested in booking a display must submit an example of their work, biographical information, and provide an exhibit title. Bookings are one month in duration and limited to artists living in the Tri-Cities, Belcarra and Anmore. Info: Irene Jakse 604-469-4692, email@example.com or visit www.portmoodylibrary.ca
PORT MOODY ARTS CENTRE GALLERY accepts exhibition proposals year-round, from groups and individuals in all media and subject matter. The Port Moody Arts Centre Gallery Committee reviews proposals twice yearly. For more details phone 604-931-2008 or visit pomoarts.ca/exhibitions/gallery-exhibition-proposal-application
RUSTAD GALLERIA at Two Rivers Gallery (Prince George) invites submissions for smaller exhibitions, experimental projects, or projects by emerging BC artists. Exhibitions usually run for one month. For more information, visit https://www.tworiversgallery.ca/exhibitions/for-artists/
SEMIAHMOO ARTS invites its members only (and new members are welcome) to apply for an exhibition in one of their exhibition spaces at 14601 – 20th Ave, Surrey. For more information, contact Laurel at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the application form at Google Forms: Sign-in
SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY (950 West 41st Ave. Vancouver) offers an ongoing Call for Artists to artists in the Jewish community and/or art with a Jewish theme. Applications can be for solo, duo or group shows. For more information visit https://www.jccgv.com/art-and-culture/gallery/ (scroll to bottom of page) or download the submission form at https://www.jccgv.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Call-For-Submission-form2018.pdf The Gallery is also available to rent for an art exhibition or other use. Contact the gallery director for information: Linda, 604-638-7277 or email@example.com
SQUAMISH NATION, EXPANDED FIELD ARTS AND PARK ROYAL offer two opportunities for Squamish Native Artists. Deadline July 10, 2022. For more details and to apply, visit https://smallpdf.com/file#s=9c8265ba-117d-48c6-93ec-0eab233586e3
THE SQUAMISH ARTS COUNCIL invites its members to exhibit their art in one of several community galleries. These galleries are located at: The Artisan Building - 1336 Main Street; The Adventure Centre - 38551 Loggers Lane; Squamish Medical Clinic - 37979 Cleveland Avenue; Black Tusk Realty - 1900 Garibaldi Way #3. For more information on these and other Calls, visit https://squamishartscouncil.com/community-galleries/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for schedules and application form.
SURREY ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION invites local and regional artists to present illustrated talks and demonstrations during their Thursday Artist Talks, held Thursday evenings, September through June. This free program provides an opportunity for artists to expose their work and ideas to the public. The evening talks are followed by conversation over coffee. Artists interested in presenting their work at a Thursday Artist Talk can e-mail email@example.com For more info and to see past Artist Talks, visit http://sagabc.com/thursday-artist-talks/
SURREY ART GALLERY (13750 – 88 Ave, Surrey) welcomes proposals from artists and guest curators. Ongoing deadline. For more information visit https://www.surrey.ca/arts-culture/surrey-art-gallery/calling-all-artists
SURREY PUBLIC LIBRARIES (all City of Surrey branches) offer display space for local artists in their libraries. Displays run for one month. Contact any of the Surrey libraries (by phone or in-person) and ask for the art display coordinator. For a list of Surrey Libraries visit: https://surreylibraries.ca/locations Application form is at https://surreylibraries.ca/sites/default/files/documents/DisplaySpaceApplication.pdf
THE TEENY TINY SHOW (Whistler) invites local artists to submit work for this 5th annual event. Exhibit dates are Sept 1 - Oct. 29, 2022. Submission deadline Aug 17, 2022. All artwork created must be 3" x 3" or smaller. Artwork can be made with and on almost any material, as long as it fits the small dimension required. Please note, 3D pieces cannot exceed 3" x 3" x 3". Submissions are only open to artists residing in the Sea to Sky area. For more information and to apply, visit Calls for Entry | Arts Whistler
TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL (Esquimalt) one-day Plein Air "Paint-In." Date has been changed to Aug 27, 2022. Invites artists to participate. An original art piece must be completed in one day on Aug 27 by 4:00 pm. The event includes art prizes and music from 4:30 to 7:30 at Esquimalt Town Square as artists display and sell their original works. Welcomes adult artists and children. Cash art awards are offered in a variety of categories for adult artists. Children receive participation prizes. To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Splash! of Paint" in the subject line. The message must include name, contact details and Esquimalt location of where the artist chooses to paint. More information can be found in the Programs and Events "Splash! of Paint" section at www.townshiparts.org
2022 VANCOUVER ISLAND MINIATURE MASTERPIECE PORTRAIT ART SHOW invites artists to participate in this 6th annual event. Hosted by Excellent Frameworks, home of the EJ Hughes Gallery. Registration deadline Oct 15, 2022. The show runs Nov 5 to 30, 2022 at Excellent Frameworks Gallery, located in downtown Duncan. For details and to register, visit https://excellentframeworks.ca/2163-2/ or contact Suzan at 250-746-7112 or email@example.com
VHS MARKETS invites artists to apply for several opportunities in downtown Vancouver, up until the end of Sept. For details, visit VHS Markets • Community Pop Up Retail – vhsmarkets
WILDLIFE HABITAT CANADA invites submissions for their annual art competition. For more information on the organization, visit https://whc.org/the-stamp/art-competition/ To be placed on their distribution mailing list or more information on the competition, email Amanda Mangan, Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
WATERSHED ARTWORK GALLERY SHOP in North Delta invites local artists to apply to show and sell their work in the gallery shop, in the North Delta Recreation Centre (11415 84th Ave). Welcomes paintings and more. Contact 604-596-1029 or email@example.com Visit www.watershedartworks.ca
YOUTH ARTS COUNCIL OF SURREY (YACOS) under the umbrella of the Arts Council of Surrey, is run by youth for youth (ages 13-21) who want to become involved with the local arts community. YACOS offers opportunities for young people in the visual, performing and literary arts including talent shows, one-act playwriting performances, canvas coffee houses (open mic), workshops and fashion shows. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org