You can help the Burnaby Arts Council celebrate its 50th anniversary

With a physical exhibition no longer possible, the arts council has opened a call for submissions to a planned print and digital publication

The Burnaby Arts Council won’t be able to hold its 50th anniversary celebrations in person – but that won’t stop it from marking the occasion.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the arts council has altered its plans to have an exhibition at Deer Lake Gallery marking those 50 years. Instead, it’s going to put together a print and digital publication showcasing the work of local artists.

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Submissions are currently open – and, thanks to the new format, the call is now open to not just visual artists but also writers, and any other art form that’s suitable for a print publication.

“For our 50th year, we want to spark conversation about this community and uncover Burnaby’s journey in the past 50 years. Where did we come from? Where are we going now? How did we get here? We are inviting artists to contribute their perspectives to this retrospective,” says a call to artists.

The arts council is suggesting that anyone looking for inspiration dive into Heritage Burnaby’s online archive.

Two- and three-dimensional work at any stage of completion is welcome.

Artists need to complete an online submission form with their name, bio and artist’s statement, along with a CV, portfolio and the works (either in progress or completed) that are being submitted for the show. The deadline is May 14 at 11:59 p.m.

Find all the details and the online submission form here:

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