UPCOMING EXHIBITION: November 2 – November 30, 2023
Art pieces will be on display for the full month. A performance showcase will take place Nov 2nd & 3rd

LOCATION: cSPACE – 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB  ( view website )

EXHIBITION THEME: The Cycle of (Re)Birth, Life, Death

The cycles of birth, life and death are a commonality shared across time, cultures, races and religions, with rites of passage and initiation often forming core beliefs within a culture. Since our earliest records, humans have made visual representations of our lives, and for many centuries since, artists have communicated spiritual concepts through visual means to create understanding for their communities.

Given this significance, Ritual Arts invites artists to explore the stories, memories, ceremonies, and deeper meanings of these cycles within their own personal and cultural contexts, in order to express and dialogue between our unique viewpoints.

We are happy to announce that the 2nd Annual Ritual Arts Exhibition will take place this coming November at Calgary’s cSpace in Marda Loop. Our change of venue opens new doors to the possibilities around the inclusion of expanded performing arts showcases alongside the visual art exhibition which will now remain active for public viewing for the entire month of November.


ARTIST SUBMISSIONS: August 4th – September 6th, 2023

Thank you for your interest in applying for our upcoming exhibition. Unfortunately our applications are now closed and our team of curators are hard at work sorting through all of the submissions to produce a dynamic and diverse exhibition around this years theme of “The Cycle of re/Birth, Life & Death”

Ritual Arts is committed to cultivating and preserving a broad perspective through the concept of Ritual. Inclusion and diversity is a core value of our mission. The individual differences, knowledge, self-expression and life experiences of each artist brings depth and richness to the whole. We welcome the unique contributions that each individual’s path of life brings in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and/or expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. We will not tolerate hate towards any groups, in any form of expression. Please note, if a piece submitted is connected to, or represents specific cultural traditions (especially cultures subjected to marginalization and/or colonization), we may request an interview for background on your work(s).

Emails will be sent out to all applicants by September 15th, 2023 regarding submissions.

If you would like to contact us directly please send an email to [email protected] or use the contact page on the website.

Please note: It is FREE to apply. If accepted, artists will charged a $35 administration fee. All showcased artists receive a free ticket to the opening event, including the performance gallery showcase.


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