Call to Artists


Artists of All Disciplines!

Application Deadline: August 14, 2020

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is calling ALL ARTISTS! They are looking for actors, musicians, dancers, circus performers, spoken word artists, poets… your world is their stage!

The VDPAC have a new live-streaming series that will be going local. They are accepting submissions from artists of all genres and disciplines to livestream or pre-record their work at VDPAC in the Marie Fleming Hall beginning in the fall. For those chosen, the VDPAC will provide the space, the tech, the crew, and the platform to promote your presentation.

All artists selected will be compensated.

Artist submission deadline: AUGUST 14TH 2020. 

For further details, and to download an application, visit the following link:


VCAC Art Shop Vendors Wanted

Submission Date: August 18-19, 2020

If you are an artist interested in joining our list of regular art vendors at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, we encourage you to submit your work for the next round of jurying.

In the entrance of the Vernon Community Arts Centre you will find the VCAC Art Shop, a dedicated space for the sale of smaller, hand-made art pieces and gifts.  All art works are juried-in by independent experts of each medium to maintain the quality of artwork represented and sold.

Submitting artists must be current members of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, the non-profit society which operates the Arts Centre.

How to Apply for Art Shop Jurying:

Please drop off 2-3 pieces of your work, along with a completed THE ART SHOP Jury Application, to the Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704A Hwy 6, Vernon.  Blank forms will be available at the front desk if you do not have access to a printer.

Submission Drop Off:
Tuesday, August 18 between 5pm – 8:30pm, or
Wednesday, August 19, between 9:30am – 11:00am

Submission Pick Up:
Thursday, August 20, between 9:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-4:30pm, or 5:00-8:30pm

Artwork to be juried must be dropped off and picked up during the specified times.  This helps us keep everyone safe as we maintain special safety protocols related to Covid 19.  With limited storage space it also means less handling and moving of your art pieces. If you have any questions, please call 250-542-6243 or e-mail [email protected]

We look forward to seeing some exciting new pieces!

Help us fill the Arts Centre Gallery with JOY!

Submission Date: August 19, 2020

We want to see and experience what awakens your joy, laughter, happiness, and sense and fun and whimsy. These past few months have been challenging for many of us, and finding joy is more important than ever. What activities or subjects make you playful? What makes you laugh out loud? How does joy show up in your artistic practice? What pieces did you have the most fun creating?

We want to see it all! All mediums, styles, and subjects are welcome as long as they fit the theme.  Preferences is given to pieces that have not been shown here before.

Exhibit Dates: August 21 to September 8

Drop off: Wed, August 19 | 9:30am-8:30pm
Pick up: Tues, September 8 | 9:30am-8:30pm
Where:  Vernon Community Arts Centre | 2704a Hwy 6 Vernon

Click here for 2020 Artist Entry Form – Please read the fine print.

The fine print: Exhibitor must hold a current Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO) membership, as the ACNO operates the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Wall pieces must be ready to hang (ie. proper wire attached). All work must be original. If you wish to put your work up for sale, a 25% commission will be charged on all sold works. As our gallery space is limited, members cannot submit more than 2 pieces of work. A single wall piece may not exceed 36″ in diameter. If you have questions, contact us at 250-542-6243. We look forward to seeing what you create!


If you have any art related employment opportunities, please email [email protected] and we will be happy to post them.

Art Instructors

Application Deadline: On-Going

Want to teach a class with us at the Vernon Community Arts Centre? We are always on the lookout for new instructors with fresh ideas! Please fill out an application form and drop it off at the Arts Centre or email [email protected].

Link: Artist Instructor Application Form