Our vision is to provide an urban screen with content received from and responsive to its viewers, in contrast to the advertising/consumer paradigm that is the rule with most highly visible screens in a public space.

After several years of focusing on the theme of PLACE, the Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen is opening this call to works under any theme. When submitting however, we would like to highlight that we will continue to jury works using these three categories:

/40 – Artistic Merit
/30 – Relevance to place/Mount Pleasant/grunt
/30 – Community Impact

The theme of PLACE has come to be interpreted expansively, including but not limited to: the engagement of unceded territory from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives, mapping, gentrification, displacement, diasporic identity, digital space and community and contested space. We will continue to honour its initial framing of PLACE, and ask that when submitting, artists and filmmakers continue to consider what it means to display work publicly in this neighbourhood, what it means to take this space, and what communities will be engaging the most with it. The MPCAS continues under a mandate of being a responsive, non-commercial and community-generated project.

Our calls for submission welcome contributions from artists, collectives, curators and other community members, organizations and community festivals. Generally speaking, submitted works should be 10 minutes or less in length and could include (but are not limited to) still images, time-based media, animations, performance works, archival video, GIFs, experimental video, and curatorial/screening proposals. Please note that the MPCAS does not play audio.

How To Submit Your Work:

While we accept submissions year-round, we jury submissions once annually. Our next jury will be held in winter 2024.

To submit a single artwork, please complete this form.

Curators submitting a program of works, please complete this form.

Full MPCAS Content and Technical Guidelines are available as a downloadable PDF.

*Due to  COVID-19, we are only accepting digital submissions until further notice.

Click here to read our Submissions FAQ.

If you have further questions about our submissions process or require assistance please contact us at


You Can Also Become a Part of the MPCAS through our Digital Stories Workshops!
grunt gallery and EastVan Digital Stories join forces with Mount Pleasant and Vancouver residents who wish to create short videos around the theme of PLACE. Artists Lorna Boschman and Sebnem Ozpeta host a series of free workshops that walk participants through the process of digital story making. Selected videos from the workshops will be shown on the MPCAS.

Registration is required! To register or for more information on digital stories please email


Image credit: Yaloo, New Milliennium Workout Routine, video, 2014.