2017 Capture Photography Festival Call for Exhibitions and Events


Capture Photography Festival


Nov. 15, 2016

Call for Artists Description: 

The 4th annual Capture Photography Festival will take place April 1-28, 2017, around Metro Vancouver and parts of the Lower Mainland.

Capture Photography Festival is now accepting proposals for participating exhibitions and events. To be eligible for inclusion in Festival programming, proposals must be submitted before November 15, 2016. 

This call is open to all exhibitions of photography and lens-based works addressing any subject matter. Additionally, we welcome proposals for innovative events—think beyond the boundaries!


For the first time, Capture will be introducing two exhibition categories. Applicants can choose either the juried "Selected Program" or the non-juried "Open Program".

The "Selected Program" is open to exhibitions presented in professional spaces. Proposals will be evaluated by a jury of artists and arts professionals, who will be looking to showcase projects that demonstrate artistic excellence, and present a diverse range of subject matter.

The "Open Program" is open to exhibitions presented in any space, from conventional gallery spaces, to community venues, to the side of a bus. Exhibitions can be any length, including one-day pop-ups. Submissions to this category will not be juried, and will automatically be included in Capture 2017 if they meet the Festival's mandate.

Exhibition Participation Fees:

The submission fee is $300 (plus GST) for the “Selected Program”. All proposals are subject to a $100 fee upfront, and upon acceptance into the Selected Program, applicants will be invoiced for the remaining $200 fee (not-for-profits exempt).

The submission fee for the "Open Exhibition" category is $100 (plus GST).


Event submissions must be photo related and can include exhibition openings, talks, panels, tours, workshops, family events, films, and more. Events will not be juried, and as long as they fall within the scope of the Festival, they will automatically be included in Capture 2017.

Submission Fees for Events:

There are NO submission fees for events.

How to Apply: 

For more information, and to apply, please visit:


Contact Name: Katherine Neil
Contact Email: programming@capturephotofest.com
Website: capturephotofest.com

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