Now and Then: Tales of Immigration and Resiliency

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Now and Then: Tales of Immigration and Resiliency

Open Call for Virtual Exhibition
Now and Then: Tales of Immigration and Resiliency
Application Deadline:
March 31, 2021

A virtual exhibition curated by SpanicArts in partnership with ARTING: New Art Manifesto.

This exhibition is an extension of our yearly Raíces/Roots Exhibition, a project that was envisioned to showcase the artwork of the Hispanic community in Calgary.

Since 2020’s Raíces exhibition had to be cancelled due to COVID restrictions, we will be hosting a curated online exhibition to feature the work of artists from the Hispanic community. Only 20 artists will be selected to participate.

We welcome submissions exploring the themes of immigration, resilience, and identity. We are looking for artwork that responds to the question: How do our personalities/identities adapt to new realities?

This can be taken from our perspective as immigrants, our need to adapt to the new normal since the pandemic, our resilience when facing drastic changes, self-discovery, and/or the transformation of our lives when reconnecting with our roots or origin. Now and Then: tales of immigration and resiliency is open to all disciplines, visual arts and performing arts, as long as the archives fit the submission guidelines.

Costs & Fees

There are no entry fees. Any sales will be made between artists and buyers independently and no commission will be taken by SpanicArts.

Who can Apply?

​Any Hispanic immigrant or artists influenced by Hispanic art and culture in Calgary.


  • An artist statement explaining the connection of the work with the theme of the exhibition (300 words max).
  • Artist bio (150 words max).
  • CV
  • One image (1920 x 1080 pixels, 300 DPI, JPG or JPGE). If you are submitting a video, please provide a link to Google Drive or Jumpshare and ensure that we are able to watch it. The video must be three minutes max (MP4). Videos in another language must have English subtitles.
  • A link to your website, Instagram or Facebook page.

Submit in a single document (DOCX or PDF) and images (JPG) to with the subject line: Now and Then Exhibition Submission – Your Name.

Incomplete applications or applications that don’t follow the guidelines won’t be considered.

SpanicArts is committed to accessibility. If you require any further information or need assistance throughout the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

About SpanicArts

SpanicArts is an organization that gives support, creates connections, facilitates resources and provides a platform to Hispanic artists or artists that are inspired by the Hispanic culture, to express their creativity with passion and contribute to the artistic growth of the city and their own communities.


ARTING is a group of creatives whose mission is to empower emerging artists struggling to find their place in the art world, by promoting and boosting their careers through the use of new technologies and social media. They provide a variety of services with an integral approach that includes virtual reality exhibitions, publicity and content creation, catered and designed to meet the aesthetics and discourse of the artist’s work. For more information visit

SpanicArts Open call - Virtual Exhibition: Tales of Immigration and Resiliency

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