This! is Canada – Virtual Gallery

Experiences Canada is excited to announce the launch of This! Is Canada – Virtual Art Gallery. The virtual gallery provides a space for young Canadians to express themselves through art and share their talents with the rest of the country. The gallery serves to build community awareness and connectedness by showcasing the incredible challenges & strengths Canadian youth have faced and overcome during the pandemic. The gallery will highlight the talents and diversity of our country’s young people from coast-to-coast-to-coast!

The gallery’s theme is ‘Pandemic Perspectives’, which will feature artwork from youth between the ages of 12-25. The gallery will showcase young Canadian’s representations of life during the pandemic and their aspirations for change in a post-pandemic world. 

Gallery submissions are now open and will be accepted until June 18, 2021.

How it works

Youth between the ages of 12-25 are invited to submit their artwork to be featured in our virtual art gallery this summer. Art should follow the theme ‘Pandemic Perspectives’ and feature representations of life during the pandemic and / or aspirations for change in a post-pandemic world. Artwork is encouraged from all different mediums (painting, sculpting, drawing, printmaking, photography, beading, etc).

At the end of the submission period, all artworks will be reviewed by our team of volunteer judges who will select 3 pieces from each age group (12-15, 16-19, 20-25) to receive Gallery Awards.

The gallery will launch during the This! Is Canada – A Celebration of Youth virtual event at the end of June and will remain open throughout the summer.

GALLERY AWARDS

Gallery Awards will be awarded to 3 youth in each age group: 12-15 years, 16-19 years, 20-25 years.

$500

Gift Voucher for Art or Media Supplies

$100

Gift Voucher for Art or Media Supplies

$100

Gift Voucher for Art or Media Supplies

A team of volunteer judges will assist Experiences Canada in reviewing all submissions over the last two weeks of June. The final selection will be determined based on three factors:

  • The quality of the submission
  • The artist’s personal bio, their representation of life during the pandemic and their aspirations for change in a post-pandemic world
  • Ensuring a representative balance of Canada’s geographic, cultural, and linguistic diversity

Three pieces of artwork from each age group will be selected to receive a Gallery Award. The winning piece will receive a $500 gift voucher for art and media supplies, with 2 runners up receiving $100 vouchers. All three pieces will also be featured in Experiences Canada’s annual yearbook, showcased as the cover art for a series of notecards, and will be featured on the Experiences Canada website, in the quarterly National newsletter and shared through Experiences Canada’s social media channels.

This! is Canada – A Celebration of Canadian Youth

The gallery will launch during the This! Is Canada – A Celebration of Youth virtual event at the end of June and will remain open throughout the summer. 

The online Event will also include the unveiling of a new interactive map of Canada which showcases youth projects created on virtual exchange and offers an impressive virtual tour across Canada as seen through the eyes of our youth.

SUPPORT THE VIRTUAL GALLERY PROGRAM

Finding ways to help connect Canadian youth together has never been more important!

In order to ensure our programs are accessible to all, we ask that you please consider making a donation, allowing youth to stay connected and participate in our virtual programs.

All donations over $20 will be issued a tax receipt. 
As a thank you, all donations of $100+ will receive an Experiences Canada Face Mask ($20 value)

To mail in your donation, simply complete the donation form found here

Artwork Submission / Soumission d'art

If you have any problems uploading your submissions, please contact communications@experencescanada.ca. A confirmation email will be sent to you once your submission is complete

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Si vous avez des problèmes pour télécharger vos soumissions, veuillez communiquer avec nous par courriel à l'adresse communications@experencescanada.ca. Un courriel de confirmation vous sera envoyé une fois que votre soumission sera complète.

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