The James Black Gallery offers studio space in our collective studio. Workspace includes a desk, chair, and sectioned area for $200 a month. Studiomates are welcome to participate in gallery shows and are featured on our site. We also have studiospace in the ceramics space for $250 a month. These spaces are prioritized for
queer and trans BIPOC artists.
If our studiospace is full, those interested will be included in a waitlist upon application.
Studiospace: Visual Arts (waitlist)
Ceramics Studiospace (two spots May)
EVENT RENTALS & EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
Our main gallery space is available for hosting workshops and other community
building events such as life drawing as well as exhibition proposals.
If you are interested in hosting an event or reserving the space for a private shoot please contact us with information about you or your organization and a bit about the purpose of the event itself. We have developed COVID-19 policies in place to do limited distance or outdoors events.
INVERTED PYRAMID SERIES
Tired of exploring inner wounds or generational trauma? Has the heaviness distanced you from the joy of creation? Do you find yourself pigeon-holed in saleable art, but want to go deeper? Have you developed a career out of a visual style and been unable to experiment or play? This JBG summer curatorial series invites emerging interdisciplinary artists to explore based on their own creative desires not what is deemed consumable by gallery gaze.
Priority goes to queer and trans Black, Indigenous, people of colour. Artists are required to be emerging artists who have never been paid CARFAC rates. Chosen artists will receive CARFAC fees if selected.
When: July 20 – August 12 2022
The James Black Gallery presents Pressure Point, a new maximalist project which will feature saleable art & art supplies within a block from our main location. Our main location will remain studios and venue space. This pop-up is located in the iconic City Centre Motel. Pressure point operates amidst 70 or so studio artists, blanketed in a mural wrap, and the main location of VMF's outdoor programming. We thank you for your submission, priority will be given to 2SQTBIPOC+ artists.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis
QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2022: HAUNTINGS
What haunts you? Fear? Insecurity? Longing? Depending on your perspective, culture and identity, the gothic can encapsulate myriad experiences. In a queer context, our very existence is haunting ― a reminder of what colonial culture attempted to erase; a ghostly representation of our kin taken from us because of their queerness; an ephemeral suggestion of what future lays in wait across generations.
When: June 20 – July 8 2022
SOUND_THERAPY FESTIVAL 2022: TBA
Sound_Therapy is 2 weeks of live music and community healing, involving musicians and DJs from Metro Vancouver, to showcase live music performed by at least 85% Black, Indigenous, and/or racialized artists. Sound_Therapy provides a safe space for marginalized artists to receive community support and form lasting friendships
with likeminded people. We will link each emerging artist to a more established artist within the festival for one prepaid mentorship session, based on areas of expertise, skillsets, and intersections. We will be doing a call for submissions for musicians.
Please follow @sound_therapy.wav
on Instagram. When: August 12-27 2022
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS