Arts, Culture & Community with the Coast Collective

@ Westridge Landing in the Heart of West Shore

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As a cultural enterprise of the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI),

the Coast Collective Arts Centre has a mission to nurture the arts on

Southern Vancouver Island by providing a waterfront destination for

showcasing and celebrating local art and culture. You can help make

 this happen in many ways:

 

Enter our Juried Theme Art Shows

 

Approximately 6 times a year the Coast Collective hosts "open call" art shows relating to a selected theme. There is not usually an adjudication fee, and you need not be a member of the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI) or an Associate Program Member of the Coast Collective to apply to enter your artwork in these shows.

 

HOW TO ENTER: Find out about upcoming shows by checking the Calls for Submissions page, where you will find links to the downloadable application form and online submission form.

 

Join the Coast Collective Associate Program

 

BENEFITS of the Coast Collective's Associate Program Membership/Subscription

 

  • Individual Voting Membership (valued at $50) in the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI), the not-for-profit community arts organization that operates the Coast Collective Art Centre. A Voting Membership entitles the holder to vote (in-person only) at general meetings of the society (annual elections, special general meetings), nominate or be nominated to run for a seat on the board of directors at the society’s annual general meeting, and can recommend motions for the consideration of the SASI Board of Directors. Any member of the public may attend a regularly scheduled meeting of SASI’s board of directors, which are held monthly and generally the third Tuesday of the month at 6pm;
  • Reduced commission charged on sales of work in the Coast Collective’s gallery shows and gift shop (25% instead of 50%);
  • Eligibility to enter one exclusive juried gallery show per year open only to the Coast Collective's Associate Program participants;
  • Eligibility to participate in the Roaming Gallery program to hang one-man shows in small venues, rotating every couple of months (MLAs offices, legal offices, etc.), with a sales commission of 20% charged on sales of work at these locations (remains unchanged from the previous Coast Collective Associate Program);
  • Eligibility to participate in the Art Space program to hang with group shows in large venues rotating every couple of months (e.g. Café Fresh at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital), with a sales commission of 20% charged on sales of work at these locations (remains unchanged from the previous Coast Collective Associate Program);
  • Eligibility to have your work included in the Westridge Collection which will be an exclusive area of the Coast Collective Art Centre’s new home at Westridge Landing, with a sales commission of 25% charged on sales of work at this location;
  • Eligibility to participate in the Coast Collective’s Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse Artist-in-Residence program and seasonal satellite gift shop, with 12% sales commission charged on sales at this location;
  • 10% Discounts on Coast Collective workshops;
  • Eligibility to participate in occasional off-site shows and special project opportunities exclusive to the Coast Collective's Associate Program participants; and
  • Link from the Coast Collective website to Associate Program participant websites.

 

Associate Program members/subscribers are required to contribute 72 hours of community service to the arts each year, or agree to pay a further $150/year plus GST or a mutually acceptable combination of hours and cash equal to the required contribution of 72 hours per year. Their service can take a variety of forms.

 

How to Join:

Visit the Associate Program page for an Application Form and payment information, or drop by the Gift Shop to complete a form in person. If you have any questions, please contact the Gift Shop & Associate Program Coordinator for more information - associates@coastcollective.ca.

 

 

Become a Coast Collective Gift Shop Artist

 

If you create fine art or finely crafted items, you can apply to join our community of juried artists and artisans who sell their works at our unique GO LOCAL gift shop, where thousands of visitors per year find a wide variety of functional and fabulous locally created items, large and small.

 

Gift shop artists are required to contribute one day per month (6 hours) toward the sustainable operation of the Coast Collective Arts Centre, a cultural enterprise of the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI). This commitment of time can take a number of forms, but generally consists of serving a shift at the Coast Collective Gift Shop as a cashier or host.

 

Gift Shop artists are also required to pay a 50% commission on products sold on site.

CC Associate members only pay 25% commission on work sold in the gift shop.

 

Other shop benefits include:

  • Opportunity to become part of a dynamic network of practicing artists and artisans who share a personal commitment to cultural expression and the development of a thriving artists' enclave at picturesque Esquimalt Lagoon;
  • Eligibility to participate in the annual Gifts & Wishes Show which kicks off the local craft festival season in October/November each year;
  • Opportunities to demonstrate your creative processes and/or techniques to other artists, special group tours and members of the public;
  • Opportunities to welcome the public to experience a slice of local Vancouver Island art and culture at a beautiful location;
  • Opportunities to take part in occasional off-site showcases of work from the Coast Collective Arts Centre.

 

How to Join:

Please visit our GIFT SHOP page for more information and instructions on how to join.

 

Teach an Art Class or Workshop

 

If you are a qualified instructor and would like to teach classes at the Coast Collective Arts Centre, we're always looking for new teachers to enhance our popular education program. Please contact our Education Coordinator for more information - classes@coastcollective.ca.

 

Volunteer, Become a Voting Member or Friend of our Society

 

Do you LOVE the Coast Collective and want to support this unique cultural destination?

You don't have to be a practicing artist or artisan to play a special part in helping us deliver vital community arts programming on Vancouver Island. Here's how:

 

  • VOLUNTEER: We always appreciate volunteer help in promoting the Coast Collective (CC), assisting with building and site maintenance, organizing fundraising events or outings, and providing other services required from time-to-time by our cultural enterprise. If you have a talent or skill you would like to volunteer to help our arts centre continue to thrive, please contact community@coastcollective.ca, call us at 250.391.5522 or drop by and speak with the manager on duty.

 

  • BECOME a VOTING MEMBER of the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI): SASI is the parent organization of the Coast Collective Arts Centre. You can support SASI and the vision of the Coast Collective by becoming a Voting Member of SASI. Membership entitles you to actively participate in the governance of the Coast Collective Arts Centre, special invitations to art show openings, exclusive events and performances, an annual subscription to our e-newsletter, a Coast Collective brand button to show your support of community arts, and our sincere gratitude.
    SASI Membership Dues: Individual $50; Business $100. Visit the SASI page for an application form.

 

  • BECOME a FRIEND of the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI) and the Coast Collective Arts Centre: When you become a "Friend", your financial investment contributes directly to the operation of the Coast Collective and its annual calendar of art exhibitions, classes and special community events. Friends receive invitations to gallery openings, a CC brand button to show their support of community arts, and our sincere gratitude. Become a Friend of SASI and the Coast Collective for $25. Visit the SASI page for an application form.

 

Sponsorship

 

We always appreciate any kind of help whether it be monetary, goods, services and more. See our list of Sponsors.

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Gallery & Artisans Gift Shop Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 5pm

 

#103 - 318 Wale Road, Colwood, BC V9B 0J8

250.391.5522

 

The Coast Collective Arts Centre is a cultural enterprise

of the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI)

The Coast Collective Arts Centre is a dynamic, inspiring centre promoting art and culture, connecting community members of all ages through creative expression and explorations. Gallery exhibits bring the works of talented emerging and established Canadian artists and artisans to the public at an accessible location. An Artisan Gift Shop showcases juried handmade works that celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of Southern Vancouver Island. Exceptional, innovative, international-calibre instructors encourage the pursuit of excellence and fun for artists of all ages and abilities.

A special thank you to our Sponsors

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