BAF Garage: Call for Proposals

Burrard Arts—April 26, 2022

The Garage: Street-Facing Public Exhibition Window

Call for Proposals

DEADLINE 11:59PM, Thurdsay, June 30, 2022

How to Apply: View full Call for Proposals

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Burrard Arts—May 26, 2020

The Burrard Arts Foundation has a COVID-19 safety plan in place to ensure the health and safety of gallery visitors and staff. The safety plan is inclusive of the following considerations: quantified and monitored visitor capacity; provincial health standards in accordance with Workplace BC; onsite staff available for communication.

This means:

  • Masks recommended within the gallery
  • Enhanced hygiene practices including regular sanitizing of high-touch surfaces 
  • Digital options provided as alternatives to printed guides

We look forward to welcoming you into the gallery in a safe and healthy manner.

Caitlin Almond’s Quarantine Inspirations

Burrard Arts—May 20, 2020

“In the books and films that I have chosen, there is a passage or a moment in which the imagery grips me and holds me, and it stays with you just like a good painting. Painting, for me, is this attempt to recapture that moment or passage of affective suspension.” – Caitlin Almond

Today, we’re sharing ten films and books which have been important to artist Caitlin Almond, who will be exhibiting with BAF next month. Ranging from theory and philosophy to contemporary Tim Burton movies, this is an honest and personal list of creative works that have shaped her as an artist.

 Don’t miss Caitlin’s installation Crosshatch, which will be on view in BAF’s Garage starting in June 2020. 


Eli Muro’s Quarantine Inspirations

Burrard Arts—May 6, 2020

“I’ve always been interested in how technologies affect people and society, so I find most of the media I consume is about speculative futures, or the social impacts of current technology. It would be easy to file many of my interests under the category of science fiction or fantasy, but I see a very large overlap with these entertainment-associated labels, and theories of technology and culture. Somewhere in between them is where my deeper interests are.” – Eli Muro

Today, we’re sharing two lists from 2020 resident artist Eli Muro; keep reading for books, films, digital media and more to dive into as we all spend more time at home.

First is a list of creative coding tools they’ve gotten to know through their practice as a digitally-engaged media artist. Next up are some books, videos and other media they’re enjoying right now.

Sandeep Johal’s Quarantine Inspirations

Burrard Arts—April 21, 2020

“Isolation has given me the gift of time, which means revisiting books collecting dust on my shelves. I love books by Indian authors because they are able to write about the most unjust, heart-wrenching things in the most beautiful ways. Many of the people on my list – artists, writers, activists – are pioneers. I’ve always been inspired by the fearlessness of out-of-the-box thinkers and the legacies they leave behind. It inspires me to be more fearless in my own art practice and work towards creating a legacy my son can be proud of.” – Sandeep Johal

Keep reading for a list of things that Sandeep is reading, watching, and listening to to stay inspired as we all spend more time at home.

Kate Metten’s Isolation Reading List

Burrard Arts—April 8, 2020

“I like to start my day with a few hours of reading. Studying art history and theory motivates me to get to the studio, and those ideas then find their way into the work while I’m painting.” – Kate Metten

Looking for some inspiration – or distraction – as we all socially distance inside our homes? Here are the books Kate Metten is enjoying during this newfound downtime.

Jackie Dives’ Favourite Art Movies

Burrard Arts—March 26, 2020

“As a storyteller  myself, I appreciate the stories of other women that I can relate to. Movies are one of my ways to relax, and also get inspired.” – Jackie Dives

Right now, everyone is spending more time at home as we practice social distancing and self-isolation. While this is a challenging time, it can also be an opportunity to relax and enjoy learning more about the things we care about, and come away refreshed and inspired.

For BAF resident artist Jackie Dives, movies about other female artists are the perfect stories to dive into during this extra downtime. Read on for fifteen movies about women artists, from documentaries to biopics, and links to where you can find them to rent, buy or stream online.

BAF Garage: Call for Proposals

Burrard Arts—December 16, 2019

The Garage: Street-Facing Public Exhibition Window

Call for Proposals

DEADLINE 11:59PM, Tuesday, May 11, 2021

How to Apply: View full Call for Proposals

An Exciting New Chapter for the Burrard Arts Foundation

Burrard Arts—April 24, 2019

The Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) is pleased to announce that it is relocating its operations into a new, expanded location at 258 East 1st Avenue at the centre of the False Creek Flats neighbourhood, an area increasingly recognized as the burgeoning centre for fine art in Vancouver.

With the new location will come an expansion of the BAF’s programming. BAF’s Residency program, which provides select local (largely emerging) artists with funding and studio space to create new bodies of work, is currently offered 4 times quarterly throughout the year.  The residencies culminate in solo exhibitions at the BAF Gallery. Within the new facility, the program’s capacity will double – welcoming eight artists per year and allowing for increased dialogue and relationship between artists who may be working concurrently with one another.

The new facility will also provide the opportunity for a dynamic addition to the organization’s program – a exhibition space that is viewable 24/7 from the street. This highly visible, sidewalk-facing exhibition space will represent another bold opportunity for work by contemporary artists to be shared with the public.

BAF’s new location will celebrate its official opening on October 3rd with a special exhibition and art auction event entitled Artists Supporting Artists, a special collaborative event between BAF and  Heffel Auction house. Regular programming will then resume on Thursday, October 18th with two exhibitions of new work from artists Michael Batty and Tyler Toews.

Find more information about the Grand Opening Heffel x BAF Auction here, and please RSVP on Facebook!

The Garage: Call For Proposals

Burrard Arts—April 23, 2019

The Garage Public Exhibition Space
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Friday, February 22
How to Apply: View full Call for Proposals.

With the Burrard Arts Foundation’s move into new premises at 258 East 1st Avenue has come an exciting addition to our programming: The Garage. A former loading bay, The Garage has been renovated into a street-facing, glass-fronted exhibition space. 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, we are excited to announce that we will be opening up The Garage to proposals from local artists. 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 Friday, February 22nd. The selected artist(s) will be notified on Friday, March 1st, with the first selected installation opening on Friday, April 5 alongside BAF Gallery’s next exhibitions from artists Holly Schmidt and Charlene Vickers.

Full submission guidelines, and directions on how to apply, can be found in the full Garage Call for Proposals. We invite you to reach out with any questions you may have around the feasibility and suitability of your idea.

Thank you so much, and we look forward to seeing your ideas!