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Performance call for 'Canada Day at Home'

By Don Fennell

Published 11:49 PDT, Thu June 10, 2021

Last Updated: 12:07 PDT, Thu June 10, 2021

The Richmond Arts Coalition is putting out an urgent call for Canada Day at Home performers.

Musicians, singers, dancers, poets, actors, animators or film and digital artists are all needed for this July 1 online presentation.

The City of Richmond and Steveston Salmon Festival are again co-hosting the Canada Day at Home event, with performing artists needed to create video content to be presented on a virtual main stage. The performances are intended to engage, educate, and entertain.

The deadline for submissions is this Sunday (June 13) at 5 p.m. Projects must be completed by June 28.

“Performing artists and/or artist groups of all ages are invited to submit a virtual audition video (maximum two minutes),” says Andrew Wade, executive director, Richmond Arts Coalition.

Candidates will be selected by a panel of judges, based on most appropriate mix of talent, skill, diversity and a demonstrated technological ability to produce a complete video performance.

Email documentation as one PDF file and provide a link to the audition video (one to two minutes) using YouTube to: ArtsCentre@richmond.ca. Videos sent as email attachments will not be accepted for security reasons. Submissions should also include artist(s) name(s), type of performance, contact information, artist(s) bio, and website. The full artists call for performing and media artists is at stevestonsalmonfest.ca/thingstodo/virtual-mainstage/

• Additionally, RiseSun North American Ltd. has set a June 15 deadline for expressions of interest from professional artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, and install a permanent public artwork at their development project located at 8100 Westminster Hwy. in Brighouse Village. The artwork may include a range of materials and forms including two- or three-dimensional work. Send all questions and submissions to 8100Westminstersubmissions@ballardfineart.com.

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