Art Pod – A Great Success!

FCA Head Office News, Special Announcement, Special Events, Uncategorized

Submitted by: Helen Duckworth
Federation of Canadian Artists
1241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7

Art Pod

This spring at the Granville Island Public Market, the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) in co-operation with the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation, are bringing arts to the people.

Vancouver, BC: Art Pod is an initiative that will change the way you think about art and the artists that create it. Every weekend this spring when you pay a visit to the Granville Island Public Market, you’ll not only get your food fix, but an art fix as well.

Located at the entrance of the market, Art Pod features between 1-3 artists at a time, up to 6 artists a day, every weekend. “Outgoing, friendly and undeniably talented, today’s artists are a new breed and we’re pleased to represent over 2,400 of them!”, says FCA Executive Director Patrick Meyer who spearheaded the project.

Feel free to snap a picture, ask them a question or just enjoy bearing witness to creativity as it hits canvas. The artists are there to paint and interact with you, as Active FCA member Sheila Neufeld found out during her time at Art Pod in April, “My time at Art Pod was thoroughly enjoyable. It was a wonderful platform for meeting other FCA artists. A rare opportunity to paint at such a busy location, I’m thankful to have had this opportunity to interact with the public and would gladly participate again”.

Once you’ve had your fill of art in action, take a walk down Cartwright Street towards the Granville Island Hotel to see the Federation gallery itself at 1241 Cartwright. Open 10 AM – 4 PM, Tuesday – Sunday, it’s your chance to see artworks in a variety of media and styles from artists painting right now. Exhibitions rotate every two weeks, so there’s always something new to see.

The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) is located at 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7. They are a non-profit registered charity of over 2,400 members throughout Canada, with a gallery located on Granville Island dedicated to supporting, sharing and preserving the visual arts and artists throughout Canada. Founded in 1941 by members of the Group of Seven, the FCA offers exhibitions, workshops, competitions, and professional development courses for emerging and established artists.



Calls for Submissions - Others


Organizer: Takayama City, Japan

Type of print: Woodblock-print

Application Period: Oct. 1 and Oct 31, 2017

Application Fee: 2,000 yen (Only the applicants for the secondary screening)

Tetsuya Noda (print maker, Honorary Professor at Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts and Music)

Teruo Isomi (print maker, Honorary Professor at Aichi Prefectural Univ. of Arts)

Kunio Motoe (art critic, Professor at Tama Art University)

Cho Enpo (print maker, Researcher at China National Academy of Painting)

Grand prize / 1 winner (500,000 yen)

Semi-grand prize / 1 winner (300,000 yen)

Award of excellence / 1 winner (200,000 yen)

Exhibition Period, Venue & Awards ceremony

June 2017 Takayama Shimin Bunka Kaikan

If the winner of the grand prize lives overseas, the organizer will help cover partially travel expenses to Japan

Application Documents:              

Contact Information:
Hida Takayama Contemporary Woodblock-Print Triennale


BC Arts Council – Scholarship Awards

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The aim of the BC Arts Council Scholarship Program is to support the development of B.C.’s future professional artists by assisting with pre-professional training of outstanding B.C. students of the arts. Successful applicants in this program can be found on stages and in galleries the world over.

The Scholarship Program, the oldest program of Council, provides funding of up to $6,000 per year to outstanding arts students studying at the post-secondary level. B.C. residents attending full-time studies in a fine-arts diploma or degree program at a recognized college, university, institution or academy, in any country, are eligible to apply. Half-day high school dance programs may also be eligible.

This is a highly competitive, adjudicated process, and successful applicants will be assessed on their portfolio as well as the rest of their application. Recognized disciplines include arts administration, community-based arts practice, museology, conservation, dance, media arts, theatre, music, curatorial practice, and visual art.

Application Deadline: April 30

For more information, please visit


Calling all young Canadian artists!

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The Canada Council is looking for artists aged 18-35 for the Games of La Francophonie in 2017! You can apply now in 1 of 12 categories to represent Canada in Côte d’Ivoire next year. Find guidelines, application forms and more info here: 

Apply today and get your games on!
Deadline: April 29th

Calling all Vancouver Island Artists!

Calls for Submissions - Others

-Painters, photographers, musicians, Sculptors, Sewist’s, Leather workers, Jewelers, Quilters, Fiber artists, Knitters/crocheters, Cosmetic chemists, Soaper’s, Screen printers, Writers/Authors, Poets, Videographers …. and  maker’s of all kinds!

The Network Hub has recently launch Nanaimo PopUP Shop.

Each month we will be adding new artists to the store. If you are looking for a new avenue to test your product and/or sell your wares, view our Artisan Guide Online. For questions or to receive a contract please contact

Call for Submission – ‘NANAIMO FINE ART SHOW’ – 2016

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Sponsored by Nanaimo Chapter of FCA

The” Nanaimo Fine Art Show” will illustrate and celebrate the vitality and high quality of visual art in our community. This juried show sets out to become a premier annual event and it is expected to offer excellent exposure from all forms of accepted FCA media.

It will be held in the beautiful River Room in the new and prestigious Vancouver Island Conference Centre, between June 3rd and 5th, 2016. A gala opening with local dignitaries, live music, refreshments and awards ceremony will be hosted on June 3rd from 7 PM. This event is ‘By Invitation Only’. 

A First prize of $1000 will be presented; a Second prize of $750 and a Third prize of $500 from the jurors’ selection.