Jan 2023

Nextfest 2023: Call for Festival Image Artist

Job Posting, Visual   /  

A big sign in front of the Roxy theatre displays the 2022 Festival image.

Are you a digital artist, illustrator, painter, or just love doodling in the margins of your notebooks? Nextfest 2023 needs you!

Nextfest is known for its amazing festival designs, and we’re looking for the newest addition to represent the next generation of artists.

Nextfest is searching for an emerging visual artist to develop the 2023 festival image. This illustration will be used on all of the Nextfest marketing materials, including the program guide, website, and print ads.

The Festival Image Artist will work with the Festival Director and Graphic Designer to create the image. Note: This is an application process, not a final draft submission. 

Nextfest is an emerging arts festival and as such supports the work of artists in the first 10 years of their practice. No experience is required, only passion and creativity. This position is ideal for someone studying or working in illustration, graphic design, or fine arts.

We celebrate emerging creativity, so we look for something different and unique each year. Examples of past festival images, created by local talents, are at the bottom of this posting.

The Festival Image Artist selected for 2023 will be compensated with a $600 honorarium.

How to Apply

To apply please submit the following to ellen@nextfest.ca.

  • a digital portfolio (link or pdf)
  • a CV or resume

Please make your email subject: Nextfest 2023 Festival Artist Submission
Deadline to Submit: February 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM MST

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to ellen@nextfest.ca.

What is Nextfest?

Nextfest is an opportunity for emerging visual artists to create and show new work. For the purpose of this festival, “emerging” refers to artists in the first 10 years of their practice and who are not professionally represented.

Examples of past Nextfest images:

We want to see your unique style, but here are some images from the previous festivals. (click to enlarge images)


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