Submission Guidelines

Nanaimo Art Gallery welcomes submissions from artists. To apply for an exhibition, artists must meet the definition of a professional artist set forth by Canada Council for the Arts, which is an artist who has specialized training in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions), is recognized as such by his or her peers and is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, if financially feasible. To meet the definition of a professional visual artist, you must also have produced an independent body of work, had at least three public presentations of your work in a professional context over a three-year period and maintained an independent professional practice for at least three years.

Submissions must include the following:

• brief cover letter identifying artist and proposed work
• one-page artist statement
• recent Curriculum Vitae
• clear images of the work proposed for exhibition; these should be JPEG images (100 dpi maximum)
• an accompanying numbered image list with artist name, title, size, medium and date

Please submit with a zip file or through links to online press kits and websites.

Submissions are accepted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that our program is determined two to three years in advance, though submissions are accepted and adjudicated on an ongoing basis. Incomplete submissions or hard copies will not be reviewed or returned. We thank all applicants for their interest. Successful applicants will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.


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