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You Are Welcome


The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria is partnering with the Victoria Arts Council to present a group exhibition that will feature artwork from the diverse community of Newcomers in Winter 2024.

The exhibition will be called YOU ARE WELCOME and it will be a celebration of the diverse artists that now call Victoria home. 
We are looking for: drawing, painting, performance, printmaking, photography, video, textiles, weaving, and any other sort of artwork that connects you to your homeland. 

The ICA and VAC are hosting two community meetings to offer information about this exhibition. 

The first meeting will take place at the ICA’s downtown office (808 Douglas Street) Tuesday October 10 from 3PM – 5PM. Anyone interested in this opportunity is encouraged to attend this first meeting, where you can introduce yourself and tell us about your artwork.

From that meeting, we will identify artists for various opportunities, including exhibiting but also co-curating this exhibition. 
The second meeting will be at the Victoria Arts Council (1800 Store Street) Saturday 25 November, 3PM. This is where selected artists can see the gallery where the show will take place, as well as ask any questions about the exhibition.

You Are Welcome will be presented at the Victoria Arts Council’s Pat Martin Bates Gallery from 13 January – 3 March 2024, with opening celebrations and many public events taking place throughout the exhibition. 

This is a paid opportunity; all artists selected to participate in You Are Welcome will be paid a professional artist fee.