Opportunities for Artists and Organizations

A central place to post announcements of grants, calls to artists, auditions, arts jobs and other opportunities for artists and organizations in the Cowichan Valley.

$60M in advance funding to help stabilize backbone of arts sector as it faces COVID-19 crisis

Category: Funding
Ottawa, March 30, 2020 – Today, the Canada Council for the Arts announced plans to provide approximately $60 million in advance funding, the equivalent of 35% of annual grants held by over 1,100 core funded organizations. This is the latest in Council’s ongoing efforts to stabilize the sector by addressing the shortfalls that arts organizations are experiencing since the cancellation of pub...
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Call For Artists: Artsy Bird Cards (ABC) project

Call For Artists: Artsy Bird Cards (ABC) project

Posted by: Metchosin ArtPod
Category: Call to Artists
Do you love birds? Love nature? Interested 2D artists are invited to select a bird from our list of 50 local birds, create a realistic impression of said bird, and submit a high res photo of the artwork by e-mail to us by 1 April. These images will be used on the one side of bird flashcards whose reverse side will contain all the relevant information to confirm ID, as well as interesting nature...
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Call to Artists - 2020 Sooke Fine Arts Show

Call to Artists - 2020 Sooke Fine Arts Show

Category: Call to Artists
Artists are invited to submit work for consideration to the 2020 Sooke Fine Arts Show. This year marks the show's 34th anniversary, celebrating over three decades of regional arts and their distinctive contribution to Canada's artistic heritage. More than 9,000 visitors from Canada, the US and abroad flock to the 17,000-square-foot gallery to view and buy the inspiring art on display, enjoy liv...
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Want to show your artwork at Imagine That?

Want to show your artwork at Imagine That?

Category: Call to Artists
All work brought into the store is subject to Jury. Please complete a Consignment Application form and bring 3 or 4 samples of your work into the shop.

More information and application form here: https://www.imaginethatartisans.com/artistforms.php
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Future Events

NOTE: As of 5:30pm March 17, 2020 a Public Health Emergency has been declared in B.C. 

All bars, clubs, lounges & similar venues have been ordered to close.

All restaurants and bars must discontinue dine-in service. All personal service businesses (salons, spas, massage, tattoos, etc) must close. Effective immediately.


The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division