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What is the Arts Gala? 


The Vancouver District Students’ Council (VDSC) will host a one-day event aimed to display a variety of artworks produced by VSB students. It is an event that recognizes the potential of creative young minds throughout the Vancouver School Board and highlights the passion and importance for Arts-related education amongst secondary schools. By displaying a variety of art mediums, the theme of this year’s 2021 Arts Gala is to celebrate cultural diversity. By asking various artists to create a unique piece of artwork that showcases their identity or a diversity / inclusion-related issue in our community, we hope that this event provides an opportunity for students across the district to come together and celebrate our differences. 

Where is it? 


To ensure we abide by the health and safety guidelines, in 2022, The Arts Gala program will be delivered through a virtual platform. Once the artists submit their work by the March 28th 2022, deadline, their artwork will then be uploaded to the VDSC website, making it easily accessible for students across the district. 

Event Details

Deadline for Student Submission: March 28th 
Website Live: Apr. 4
Voting: Apr. 5 15:30 - Apr 6 15:30
Results Released: Apr 7 15:30

1st Place - $300 VDSC Scholarship
2nd Place - $200 VDSC Scholarship
3rd Place - $100 VDSC Scholarship 

Artist Requirements


This year, all students who are currently enrolled in a Vancouver School Board (VSB) Secondary School are encouraged to participate. Each artist will be allowed to submit 2 pieces of artwork and 1 of them should correlate with our theme of diversity and self-identification.


Artists will be given the freedom to create their own artworks, so long as it is deemed appropriate by the students’ school administration staff and Student Council Presidents. Participants are in charge of compiling their own display of artworks for the 2021 Arts Gala. They will also be required to submit their approved artwork to the online registration.  

Link to the Arts Gala Sign Up: 


Please make sure to submit your artwork as a PDF file to our email by March 8th, 2022 at 3:30PM. 

If you are interested in participating in the VSB Digital arts Gala, please contact your VDSC representatives, your local students' council members or students' council sponsor. 

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