Are you an Outsider Artist 19 years and older residing in Vancouver?
Want to learn more about being a working artist, and connect with other artists and audiences?
Ready to show/sell/perform your work? 


Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
August 7 – 9, 2020

VOAF is dedicated to supporting self-identified outsider artists who face social exclusion and other visible/invisible barriers to sharing their work.

Apply by email:
Apply by mail:
440-111 W Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6B 1H4

Email applications accepted until midnight on March 30, 2020

Mail-in applications must be postmarked on March 30th latest.




Need Help Applying? Got questions? 

Come to an Info Session where you will learn about the festival and can complete your application. If you are a visual artist, bring 4 photos of your artwork, or 4 pieces of art to be photographed.

To reserve your spot, please email confirming your attendance.

  • Friday March 27 – 6:30 PM – Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 188 Roundhouse Mews, Pacific & Davie St

Performing Artists: How to Apply

In 500 words or less, please tell us the following:

  1. Name, email, and phone numbers.
  2. How do you identify as an Outsider Artist? What kind of work do you make, and why? What is your history of performing? What barriers do you face to sharing your work?
  3. Describe your performance including duration (10-20 minutes recommended)
  4. Give us some sense of number of performers, needed technical support, space needed (indoor, outdoor, raised stage, roving, interactive…?)
  5. Please attach links to videos or be prepared to audition.

Find out more about Community Arts Council of Vancouver at

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