We are pleased to invite artists in the Central Island Region to submit applications for the upcoming 2022-2023 YQQ + CV/A Arts and Culture Program.

The theme for this exhibit is “Mindful Travel” as defined by Vancouver Island Tourism.

We invite you to consider what “Mindful Travel” means to you as you reside on or visit the unceded and traditional land that for thousands of years has been referred to as “The Land of Plenty.”. Oral histories and archaeology describe a bountiful relationship between Indigenous peoples and the land in this geographic region that to this day continues to offer endless natural treasures and cultural richness. With the main goal to keep the island’s natural and cultural resources alive and sustained, for both the people who visit, and the people who call it home, and addressing the pressing environmental concerns of our current time, we invite you to create artwork that moves you to think mindfully about your presence on this ancestral land and what travelling from and to this territory means to you.

  1. Submission for artists in the Central Island Region of Vancouver Island open: Friday, September 23, 2022, and closes on Sunday, October 30th, 2022, at midnight.
  2. This is a juried exhibition and adjudication will take place: Tuesday, November 1-3, 2022.
  3. Notifications will be sent to artists by Monday, November 7, 2022. *Please note, artwork that could be distressing to air travelers will not be included in the show at the jury’s discretion (e.g.: images of fire, explosions, etc.).
  4. Artwork drop-off and pick up from the airport will be coordinated directly with the selected artists.
  5. The exhibition will open to the public on Thursday, December 1, 2022, and will be up until May 31, 2023. Exhibiting artists will be invited to an opening reception on December 1, 2022.
  6. Airport protocols are always in effect for passengers and non-passengers and exhibiting artists must always follow them. This might include mask wearing protocols, informing airport staff when photo or video documenting the exhibited artwork, etc. Specific rules and regulations will be communicated directly to the exhibiting artists as required.
  7. Images of the submitted work will be used for different promotional purposes and credit will be given to the corresponding artist.
  8. CV/Arts and the YQQ Airport are not responsible for any loss or damage to the exhibited artwork and artists are responsible for insurance of their own piece.
  9. An application fee of $20.00 must be paid at the time of submitting your application. Artists can submit up to three pieces per application but only one piece will be accepted for the exhibit and only one application per artist will be accepted.
  10. All artwork submitted must be original and available for sale. Sales will be managed by artists directly and there is no commission fee. Please adhere to copyright and appropriation guidelines. All mediums and techniques are acceptable.
  11. All work must be framed (or fully finished for public display), wired and ready to hang.
  12. If selected artwork is sold during the exhibition, the artist is responsible to replace it with another piece that fits the same place where the previous piece was hung.
  13. Space at the airport is limited to approximately 26-30 pieces and selected work will be limited to space availability.
  14. Selected artists will sign an Artist Contract and Waiver Form at the time of artwork drop off.

Application Form