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Calling all Visual Artists, Performers and Musicians!

The City of Burnaby will showcase live performers in outdoor settings, as part of a series of arts-based initiatives planned for summer 2021.

Emerging and established performers are encouraged to apply to the Burnaby Festivals Office to perform at events like Canada Day, Sounds Like Summer pop-up music concerts, neighbourhood-based live programming, and Burnaby Pride, as provincial health guidelines allow.

Applicants should send an email to with the subject line “Call for Artists 2021.” Email only, no phone calls please. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 7, 2021.

The City of Burnaby encourages Burnaby-based performers and members of the LGBTQIA2S+and BIPOC communities to apply.

Artists should include the following information in their email application:

  1. If you are a Burnaby resident
  2. If you identify as a member of the BIPOC and/or LGBTQ community
  3. Information about your performance/Area of Expertise and provide a link to a sample of your content. (i.e. a link to your web-page or YouTube video)
  4. The length(s) of performance options (20-60 minutes; 1-1.5 hours)

To ensure the safety of artists and members of the public, social distancing and safety protocols will be adhered to at all times.

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