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Deadline for submissions: November 30th, 2014 5:00pm
Contact: Toni, 604.658.8880,
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5,


Costumes and textiles reflect thousands of years of human creativity, cultural identity, and family histories. In celebration of this shared experience, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver is planning a Multicultural Costume and Textile Fest, encompassing an exhibition and related events, from January 15 to February 15, 2015. The goal is to express the diversity of cultures represented in B.C. and improve audiences’ understanding of each other’s arts and cultural legacy through this project, which is partially funded by the City of Vancouver. Part One of the project is an exhibition at the Chinese Cultural Centre; Part Two is a live fashion show.

The Centre hopes to represent as many cultures as possible, and invite members of the community to participate in this event by submitting their items of traditional dress and/or textiles to a selection process for the exhibition or fashion show. Due to limited space, they can exhibit only a limited number of items from each community, and because of this they plan to display the best examples of traditional clothing and textiles.

1. Please submit your name and photos of your costumes or textiles to

2. Please indicate whether submitted items are available for the exhibition and/or fashion show (these must withstand being worn), and possibly whether you can supply a model to wear the garment at the fashion show. You can model the garment yourself.

3. Please include a paragraph in your submission telling why the item is important to you or your family.

The Curatorial Committee will inform you whether your items will be in the exhibition or fashion show by December 10th, 2014.