Abbotsford Arts Council

Serving local artists since 1971

Open Calls

Kartion Art Gallery Themed Call - New Media

The Abbotsford Arts Council will be curating a new media exhibit in 2017 that will combine installations,  technology, artistry, and design. This exhibit will push artistic and conceptual boundaries as we explore new media as an art form. Online fillable application may be found here, or download document a printable application here
Submission deadline: August 26, 2017

Kartion Art Gallery Themed Call - Who We Are and Where We Came From
Abbotsford is host to 130,000 individuals of many different beliefs, heritages, and lifestyles. This curated open call will exhibit works of art which celebrate our differences and expose us to other walks of life. All artistic mediums are encouraged to apply.Online fillable application may be found here, or download document a printable application here
Submission deadline: April 1, 2017

Kartion Art Gallery Call for Short Films
In collaboration with our New Media Exhibition in 2017, the Abbotsford Arts Council is accepting applications for Short Films to be screened throughout the show. Online fillable application may be found here.
Films must be:
  • Maximum 30 minutes in length
  • Fictional, documentary, animation or experimental
  • Made by a Lower Mainland resident. 
Submission deadline: December 15th, 2016

Kariton Boutique - Ongoing intake for artisan's of the Fraser Valley to sell their wares in our boutique. 
Online fillable application may be found here, or download printable application here.

Jam In Jubilee

Jam In Jubilee welcomes all artists, crafters, organizations and foodies to apply to take part in this year’s summer series. We are very proud to once again be hosting an open air market - a lively venue for local artisans, crafters and foodies to sell, promote and showcase their goods. We look forward to summer events that will be enhanced by your involvement. All artisans, artists, vintage sellers, craftspersons and small businesses will be considered.  

Apply here.

Canada Day
The Canada Day stage features multi-cultural multi-disciplinary local acts. Apply here.
The Canada Day Artisan Market, June 30 (evening) and July 1, 2017. Apply here.

Fraser Valley Concert Series, Fraser Valley Music Awards, CiVL Battle of the Bands
You can now apply for any or all of the above events in this combined application here.
The application will require:
Promotional images
Bio (maximum 1000 words)
Links to video footage of performances
Concert Series Application Deadline is March 12, 2017

Gallery 7 Theatre and Performance Society 2016/2017 Auditions
Gallery 7 is looking for actors for their upcoming performances. Below is the audition dates. More info can be found here.
Enchanted April -  March 16, 2017

Request for Proposals: 2017 Arty Award Trophy Design and Production

The Abbotsford Arts Council is seeking original designs for handmade, three-dimensional sculptures for the award trophies to be presented to each award recipient at the Arty Awards in September of 2017. Two related but different designs from the same artist are desired: one design for the “standard” award trophy and one, more elaborate design for an award trophy for the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Arty Award.

Apply here