BAF Garage: Call for Proposals

Burrard Arts

The Garage Street-Facing Public Exhibition Window

Call for Proposals

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 11:59PM, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

How to Apply: View full Call for Proposals

Burrard Arts Foundation is excited to release this call for proposals for the most public aspect of our BAF Gallery space: the Garage. A former loading bay, The Garage has been renovated into a street-facing, glass-fronted exhibition window. The work inside will be visible through the pictured glass garage door only; gallery guests will not be able to enter the space.

In keeping with the BAF’s mission to support emerging artists, foster creativity in the public realm, and break down barriers to accessibility, 2019 was the first year that we programmed the Garage from an open call for proposals to the public, and we are excited to be repeating this process for 2020. The Garage is an ideal opportunity for artistic experimentation, and a low-barrier way for artists to get involved in BAF’s activities. The Garage acts as the most public access point into BAF’s on-site programming, and we are seeking proposals that will spark public curiosity and engage passersby with the gallery.

We are now accepting proposals with a deadline of Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Four proposals will be selected from this open call. They will be installed over the upcoming year concurrently with our Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Winter 2021 Gallery exhibitions. The selected artists will be notified on Monday, February 10th. 

Full submission guidelines and directions on how to apply can be found in the full Garage Call for Proposals.