Artist Calls

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Artists, cultural groups and creative sector organizations are invited to submit arts and culture related opportunities here. Postings are subject to approval by NVRC Cultural Services staff. Please submit the posting including your contact information via email.

2020 Live & Local Culture Series - Call for Artists
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture is pleased to present a call for artists for the upcoming Live & Local Culture Series. Now entering its 6th successful summer, the series is seeking performing; visual and multidisciplinary artists to join our popular series.  For those who were born to perform, or to share their love for the arts, Live & Local is accepting applications for emerging, mid-career and professional artists in visual arts, music, dance, theatre and entertainment. All genres are welcome to apply. 
Successful applicants will bring unique and engaging experiences, workshops or performances to a variety of audiences in North Vancouver neighbourhoods. They will be self-sufficient and will provide any sound equipment, technical support and supplies as part of their performance or experience.  Performance opportunities may range from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length.
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture’s Live & Local Culture Series are mid-week evening, performance or experience-based events during the months of July and August. These events are offered free to the public as a way to encourage community engagement, cultural richness and diversity. We provide the stage and promotion; you provide the talent!  
How to apply as a performing or visual artist:
Application deadline: Email your completed Performance Application and Performance Fee expectations to [email protected] by February 24, 2020.
The applications will be reviewed by the Live & Local Culture Series planning committee to determine the opportunities available for 2020. Applicants will be notified by April 2020 if being considered for the 2020 Series. Your information will be kept on file if additional opportunities arise.
Kristina Shubert
Recreation Programmer- Design Team
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission 
T: 604-983-6533
Aspiring Writers - Dare To Be Heard!

North Shore Writers Association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Free for members, non-members by donation.

The Dare To Be Heard writers group meet on the first Wednesday of each month, 7-9pm at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver.

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Call for String Players - North Shore Chamber Orchestra

The North Shore Chamber Orchestra is an amateur music ensemble looking for new string players. The group rehearses Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland, North Vancouver.

For more information visit: NS Chamber Orchestra

North Shore Celtic Ensemble - Come Play With Us!

Come and join one of our introductory fiddle groups in North Vancouver. Are you interested in exploring a different avenue with your music and getting together with other young musicians? If you have been learning to play the violin for at least two years and you would like to complement your ongoing private lessons; and if you are between the ages of 8 and 18, you are welcome to join us for an hour each week in the NSCE Intro group or the NSCE Strings and Things!

You will be challenged to learn new tunes by ear while covering elements of harmony, theory and rhythm. You will focus on a repertoire that integrates these skills in a dynamic ensemble-playing environment while enjoying the camaraderie of playing music in a fun and inclusive social setting. Once at the Strings and Things level you will participate in performances offered to the North Shore community several times throughout the year. If this sounds like fun come play with us!

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Email: [email protected]

North Shore Celtic Ensemble - For Your Event!

Do you have an event to plan? The North Shore Celtic Ensemble is a dynamic and evolving group of talented young musicians offering winning performances, inspired arrangements and a spirited repertoire for large community events and festivals. With a wide range and a ‘sky’s the limit’ approach, this versatile ensemble can provide a festive ambience and high caliber musical interaction for your art opening, benefit gala or Céili.

The North Shore Celtic Ensemble have traveled several times to Scotland and to Québec and they present concert tours across BC. Locally, they produce their own Winter Concert Series and collaborate with many successful artists, creating highly successful and moving performances.

Cost: Please contact the NSCE to discuss the fee structure for a wide variety of performance options.

Requirements: Performing space for up to 25 people. Sound engineer and equipment provided.

NSCE Junior Ensemble: As with all levels of the North Shore Celtic Ensemble, the junior ensemble enjoys engaging with community and often plays for the NSCE Community Concert Series. Backed by guitar, recorder and spoons, this lively group of young fiddlers travels from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay and beyond! For benefit concerts, conferences or fundraisers, they can often be seen, sharing their music and their youthful exuberance at Care Centres and at North Shore Hospice awareness-raising events. With very little set-up necessary they can literally walk in, plug in, and begin to play for any community function.

Requirements: Performing space for 18 people and a standard electrical socket. Let us know if you would like to be a part of our Community Concert Series this season!

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Email:  [email protected]

North Shore Chorus - Singers Wanted

The North Shore Chorus welcomes new singers. The group meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45pm at Mt. Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver.

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