Call for Artists

Christ Church Cathedral, Outsiders and Others, and posAbilities are looking for artists that are self-taught and/or under represented, to participate in a curated exhibition at Christ Church and on-line, from March 27 – May 2, 2021. 

Spirituality, Art, and Community: A group exhibition of small works featuring 24 artists from Christ Church Cathedral's congregation and neighbouring communities

The exhibition will be curated by Yuri Arajs, Director at Outsiders and Others, and will be limited to 24 artists. 

Priority will be given to self-taught artists, but we encourage all artists of all abilities and skill levels and to apply. We want to see your work!

The space we are using for the exhibition restricts us to showing smaller artworks. Your artwork cannot be bigger than 20” wide or 24” tall, including the frame. This is for all 2D works such as painting, drawing, photography, textile, and others works that sit on an easel. 

If you are submitting sculpture, your artwork can be no taller than 24” and the base cannot be wider than 10” x 10”. 

Your application should include:

  1. Your name, email address, and website if you have one.

  2. A written statement expressing what the name of the exhibition means to you. Spirituality, Art, and Community.

  3. A written statement about yourself with things you want us to know about you and your artwork. Please indicate if you are a self-taught artist. 

  4. You can submit up to two pieces of artwork for consideration. Please send us jpeg images only. The name of the image files should be your name and title of the artwork. Example: 1. Yuri Arajs – Sleeping Cat in the Field

  5. Email everything to us at: and please put “Christ Church application” in the subject line.

There is no cost to apply & all participating artists will receive a $50 honourarium. 

Selected artworks do not have to be for sale.

All sales are done by Outsiders and Others, and a 25% commission will be retained.


Important dates

  • Feb 1, 2021    Application deadline

  • Feb 8        Artists notified of selection results

We are planning a series of events that will include artist talk with all participating artists. At this time we anticipate them to be online events. 

This project is in partnership with Christ Church Cathedral, posAbilities, and Outsiders and Others. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email Yuri Arajs and please put “Christ Church” in the subject l

Introduce Yourself

If you are a self-taught artist, please introduce yourself to us! 

Send us an email with some information about yourself and about what you make. Images, resumes, artists statement, bio, website link, whatever you think will give us a good understanding of who you are and what you do. Please include your contact information as well. 

Email us at