Artists for Democracy – Call for Donations

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This is a call for artwork donations in support of a Fair Vote Canada Fundraising Campaign.

Artists have always been at the forefront of social change. Artists have always applied their critical, creative thinking to address issues in our society.”

The World is changing and it’s changing fast. Many are concerned that we are headed in a negative direction with the environment, global economies, women’s rights and democracy.
We are asking you to help us move Canada’s Democracy forward.

For 15 years, Fair Vote Canada has spearheaded an important campaign for a fairer electoral system, Proportional Representation (PR), that will help all Canadians more forward on so many issues we care about: to protect the environment for future generations, to elect more women into our legislatures, to improve our democracy. Please refer to our Evidence Paper for more information: http://www.fairvote.ca/fvc-erre-submissions_appx_1_evidence/

To this end, we are holding an online art auction at the end of March.

We are asking you to join our longtime supporter, Robert Bateman, and donate original artwork in support of this mighty campaign.

We will gratefully grant recognition to donating artists in all ads for the auction, prior to and following, as well as our Website, Facebook and Twitter.

For more information or to make a donation of your treasured work, please email marilyn.lybbert@fairvote.ca with details and your contact information.

We thank you for your support.

Public Art Boost – Grant Opportunity

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The City of Vancouver invites proposals from professional arts organizations that are currently working on new public art projects or need to boost capacity to commission new artworks for existing projects that can be completed by end of 2018.

As part of the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Boost (view council report), a special fund allocated by City Council for 2016-18, funding is available for significant public art projects taking place over the next two years. This funding, which complements the expansion of the Public Art Community Grant program, is intended for professional arts organizations that are producing art in public places.

The Public Art Boost is intended to enable exceptional projects to have a significant impact, through increasing the number of artist commissions, expanding to multiple locations, reaching out to diverse audiences from across the city, or otherwise increasing the capacity or impact of the project.

  • Applications: Now Open
  • Deadline: 4:00 pm PST, February 22, 2017

Organizations intending to apply must first contact staff to confirm eligibility: Marcia Belluce, Cultural Planner marcia.belluce@vancouver.ca 604-871-6875

Learn more and submit here.

Art Pod – A Great Success!

Submitted by: Helen Duckworth
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 21/APRIL/2016
Federation of Canadian Artists
604-681-8534 fcagallery@artists.ca
1241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7
http://www.artists.ca

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.

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