For Artists

Join us for the 23rd Annual Eastside Culture Crawl!  

NOVEMBER 14 - 17, 2019

Thursday, November 14     5pm - 10pm
Friday, November 15           5pm - 10pm
Saturday, November 16     11am - 6pm
Sunday, November 17         11am - 6pm

Registration Dates 

Early Bird Registration

May 6 - June 7, 2019
$140 + GST

Artists registering after Friday, June 7th at 5pm will pay the regular membership fee

Regular Registration

June 7 - November 14, 2019
$180 + GST

Artists registering after September 13 will not be listed in the printed program
November 8 is the final deadline for NEW artists to submit applications. RETURNING artists may register up until November 14

How To Register to Become a Member 

For RETURNING artists

If you are a returning artist your online presence is deactivated as of May 5, 2019
Once you have registered your artist profile will be back online

    Login to your account to register online.  To pay by cheque see payment instructions below 

    Login to your account to update your artist profile if needed
    If you do not fill out your online artist profile you will not be listed in the print program

For NEW Artists

    Create a new account on the Crawl website here 

    Login to your new account and you will land on the New Artist Application form
    Please review the eligibility criteria at the bottom of this page before submitting your application
    Applications can take several days to process so make sure to submit well in advance of deadlines
    The deadline to submit a new artist application is November 8 at 5pm

    If your application is approved you will be able to proceed to register as a Culture Crawl artist
    Login to your account to register online or follow the link in your approval email
    To pay by cheque see the payment instructions below

    Login to your account to fill out your artist profile 
    Once you have filled out your online artist profile you will appear in our online artist listings
    If you do not fill out your online artist profile you will not be listed in the print program

If you wish to make other payment arrangements such as cash, contact us at or 778-379-4545

Online Payment
  • Login to your account to pay online
  • If you pay online your Culture Crawl registration will automatically be activated
  • Online payment is via PayPal (through PayPal you will also have the option to pay by credit card)
  • To ensure accuracy for listings, website search, membership list and payment, please use one form for each artist registering and make payments seperately.  

Paying By Cheque
  • If you pay by cheque it will take a few days to manually activate your registration
  • Please make cheques payable to ECCS
  • Cheques may be mailed to or dropped off at either of these 2 locations:

716 E Hastings St
Vancouver, BC  V6A 1R5
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-3pm.
If you drop off payment outside of these hours please put payment through the mail-slot

#108-1000 Parker St
Vancouver, BC  V6A 2H2
Please leave in the locked mailbox outside the office door

  • The registration refund deadline is August 30
  • There will be a $35 administration processing fee
  • To request a refund contact us at or 778-379-4545


If you have any questions and/or technical difficulties please contact us at 778-379-4545

Eligibility Criteria

The Eastside Culture Crawl festival is focused exclusively on professional artists in their own studios, producing unique works of art. The Selection Committee is guided by standards of professionalism similar to, for example, Canadian Artist Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), the Canada Council, and the Craft Council of British Columbia (CCBC). 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS about whether you are eligible to participate in the Culture Crawl, please contact the Eastside Culture Crawl administration. We will be happy to review the intent of the Crawl festival, and determine if you are eligible. If necessary, we will consult your artistic peers who are Crawl eligible to review your particular situation.

  1. To be a participating artist in the Eastside Culture Crawl your studio must be within our boundaries - Columbia Street to Victoria Drive & First Ave to the waterfront.
  2. You may not sublet or rent out your studio to others during Crawl hours.  The Eastside Culture Crawl is a public studio visit with artists in their own workspace.
  3. Your artwork must be one of a kind and created by you. Mass produced work is ineligible. Consumable, disposable, and perishable items (such as food manufacturers, culinary arts, plants, candles, soap, etc.) are ineligible.
  4. You can only promote and sell work you have created.
  5. Each artist registers individually regardless of whether the work is a collaboration, collective etc. If you are operating under a business name and/or collective with more then one artist, each artist must register.
  6. The Eastside Culture Crawl does not allow you to serve alcohol during Crawl hours.
  7. You must be open during all the Crawl hours and be present in your studio for the full 4 days of the festival.
  8. You must be 18 years of age and over
  9. If your studio is in a residential apartment building you must obtain permission from the building manager.  If you do not have a separate/private entrance you must have someone at the door to let people in and walk them to your studio.  
  10. See the Artists Agreement for further details and responsibilities.  This must be read and agreed to before you can register for the Eastside Culture Crawl.

Key Dates for 2019

May 5 

ECCS Annual General Meeting
11am at 716 East Hastings Street

May 6

2019 Registration opens

June 7      

Early Bird Registration deadline

August 30    

Refund deadline
There will be a $35 administration processing fee

September 6    

Preview Exhibit 2019 application deadline
Call For Artists: Click here
Submission Form: Click here

September 6

Moving Art 2019 application deadline
Call For Artists: Click here
Submission Form: Click here

September 6

Talking Art 2019 application deadline
Call For Artists: Click here
Submission Form: Click here

September 13

Deadline to register to be included in the print program
If you register after this date you will NOT appear in the printed program listings or on the printed program map.  You will still appear in the online artist listings and online map.

September 13

Deadline to submit your information to the Crawl's publicity team for media consideration
Submission Form: Click Here
You must be registered for 2019 to make a submission.  

September 27   

Deadline to submit your interest in participating in a pilot Industry Preview Night 
Submission Form: Click Here
You must be registered for 2019 to make a submission.  

November 8 

Final deadline for NEW artists to submit applications
RETURNING artists may register up until November 14

Why Participate

  • Welcome visitors to your studio
  • Expand your fanbase by introducing your art to festival attendees
  • Deepen your relationship with fans by telling them about your creative process, work and answering their questions
  • Create a lasting memory. People are more likely to promote an artist they’ve met and liked

*Please note that selling work is an artist's choice and responsibility


Reach a large audience

  • Get discovered by 80,000+ website visitors and 45,000+ festival attendees
  • Benefit from over $100,000 worth of media coverage
  • Use a discounted rate when advertising in the Georgia Straight
  • Promotion via 25,000 copies of a professionally designed, printed and distributed program guide
  • Eligibility for preview shows 
  • Individual artist page on the Crawl website
  • Eligibility for promotion via the Crawl's social media channels (9500 Facebook fans, 6000 Twitter followers, 5900 Instagram followers, and 3000 email subscribers)


Other benefits

  • Membership in the Eastside Culture Crawl Society
  • Join a community of professional artists who inspire and support each other
  • Participate in artist development workshops offered throughout the year
  • Participate in the Studio 101 program for elementary school students
  • Benefit from the work the Eastside Culture Crawl staff and volunteers do