SUBMISSION CALL: Be part of QAF 2023’s Community Art Show!

Press release from QAF, Vancouver, Canada

Queer Arts Festival 2023 Theme: Queers in Space

Submissions are NOW OPEN for QAF 2023’s Community Visual Art Show!

SUM gallery and The James Black Gallery invite artists of all levels to submit artwork to be considered for this year’s festival, returning this June!

This year, we’re inviting the artists in our communities to contribute works that explore our Queers in Space festival theme – though all submitted works will be considered. Continuing our successful partnership from QAF 2022, the QAF Community Art Show will once again be held at The James Black Gallery (144 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver) June 19 – July 8, 2023.

For more information and a complete list of submission requirements, visit the Queer Arts Festival website submissions page.

We are considering 2-D visual works, sculpture, digital art, and interdisciplinary works for submission. Public and outdoor installations will also be considered.

Submissions deadline is May 20, 2023 or until venue capacity has been reached. Submissions will be accepted via email to

Oh, and speaking of the festival – Save the date: Queer Arts Festival returns June 17–28!