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ArtWalk 2021 Artists’ Guidelines
**Application Deadline is 5pm on Monday, April 19th, 2021**

This year ArtWalk will be a hybrid event, with both online and in-person galleries. Artists who are comfortable with physically hanging their work in venues will have the potential opportunity to do so, and artists who wish to show their work in a virtual sphere will also have that option. We will continue with our virtual openings in 2021, across our social media platforms, on Friday, June 25th and Friday, July 23rd. There will not be physical events associated with these openings unless the provincial health order changes.

Artists can participate fully virtually by submitting a maximum of 4 pieces for the online gallery. All 4 pieces submitted for the online gallery will be shown.

Artists can also submit one piece for physical display in a showcase gallery. The artist will need to feel comfortable entering the physical showcase gallery to hang their work. Artists who wish to show in person will be selected by venues. NDAC may not be able to accommodate all requests to showcase in physical spaces.

In an effort to continue to support artists as best we can we will not be charging application fees for artists.

We have transitioned to a fully digital application process this year. These online applications will available at

  1. an artist application
  2. an art submission form that will need to completed for each piece beingsubmitted (both for the online gallery or for physical display)
  3. a submission form for headshot, bio & statement (this form will be sent to youby the coordinator after you have submitted your artist application)
  4. a submission form for a sample of your work if you don’t have any of theArtWalk 2021 pieces completed at the time of applying

In an effort to make this process as simple as possible we have created 4 short videos to walk you through each of these application processes. These are available on the website as well.

Artists are asked to promote ArtWalk 2021 on their social media channels, as well as tag and follow ArtWalk (@ArtWalk Nelson) and the Nelson and District Arts Council (@Nelson & District Arts Council) on Facebook/Instagram posts, using the hashtags #artwalk2021 #nelsonartwalk2021 #nelsonanddistrictartscouncil.

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