Feb 2021

Nextfest 2021: Call for Festival Image Artist

Nextfest Festival Image Artist Call

Are you a digital artist, illustrator, painter, or just love doodling in the margins of your notebooks? Nextfest 2021 needs you!

Nextfest is searching for an emerging visual artist to develop the 2021 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. This position is ideal for someone studying or working in illustration, graphic design, or fine arts.

The Festival Image Artist will be compensated $700.

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 Festival Artist Submission

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

Deadline to Submit: February 12th, 2021

Examples of past Nextfest images:

2020 Festival Image by Kelsey McMillian

2019 Festival Image by Rachel Beyer


2018 Festival Image by Ray Dak Lam

2017 Festival Image by Molly Little

2016 Festival Image by Evan Vrinten


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