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Emerging Artist Showcase

The deadline for submissions for this opportunity has passed.

Vertigo’s Emerging Artist Showcase is seeking artists to highlight during our 2018/19 theatre season. The winner(s) of this search will have the opportunity to showcase their artwork in Vertigo Theatre’s beautiful two-story lobby. Our 40,000 square foot facility is located in Palliser Square in the heart of downtown Calgary.

Annually 55,000 patrons are welcomed into our venue. Vertigo Theatre is a family-friendly atmosphere and submissions will need to be suitable for patrons of all ages.

The Vertigo Gallery Space will require:

  • 12 to 15 small-medium sized works of art or eight to 10 larger scale works to fill the space.
  • Show duration will be approximately four to six months, September to December, 2018, or January to June, 2019.

To apply please send an email with the following:

  • A brief artist bio.
  • Website link or images with combined file size 2MB or less.

Artist will be responsible for:

  • Hanging and striking artwork.

Vertigo Theatre does not take a commission from artists showing their work and all sales of artwork will be the responsibility of the artist. The artist will be responsible for transportation of artwork and delivery if sold during the time it is on display in Vertigo Theatre.

Closing for submissions on June 11, 2018.

Send submissions to the Development Department at, please include ARTWORK in the subject line.