Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Open Call: Centre A x Taylight Brewing Label Design Campaign

Centre A is pleased to announce the collaboration with Taylight Brewing for a Label Design Campaign that will decorate an upcoming limited-edition beer. To celebrate our 25th year anniversary in 2024, we are launching our very own beer with the grateful support of Taylight Brewing, a community-inspired brewery with a mission to storytell through the power of beer. 

As Canada’s only public art gallery dedicated to Asian and Asian diasporic perspectives, our collaboration with Taylight Brewing is especially important to our ongoing strive to initiate meaningful projects, create an uplifting community, and to support artists through unique opportunities. 

The submission will remain open until December 15, 2023, 11:59 PM PST. The chosen artist will be notified in January, 2024. 

To participate, please read each of the following steps thoroughly:

How to Participate:

  • Create a concept draft for the label; the final design will not be necessary–a starting vision for the label that you see to represent our values (ie., a moodboard, a rough sketch, a compilation of visual ideas, etc.,) is sufficient
  • Please fill out each of the required boxes on the Google Form 
  • Double check your information and then click submit

Submission Guidelines:

  • Only original submissions will be accepted
  • Suggested themes: Asian diaspora, Vancouver’s Chinatown, Asian heritage, celebration, community, harmony (you may incorporate more than one theme)
  • The proposal must be accompanied by a brief explanation (one paragraph) of the design and the main ideas represented 
  • Submissions must include a biography of the artist (one paragraph) 
  • A portfolio is optional, but may strengthen your submission as we would be able to get to know you better
  • The final design must include both the Centre A and Taylight Logo, and the phrase: 25 years

About Taylight Brewing

We’re all about craft beer and community

All breweries have to start somewhere, and Taylight started with a bit of inspiration — our community. Port Coquitlam is made up of incredible humans from around the globe, each with their own experiences and stories to tell.

Wouldn’t it be beautiful if our beer was as unique as they are? So we embarked on a journey to do just that — create craft beer inspired by the diversity of the people drinking it. As our team began to grow, our inspiration grew alongside it. We wanted to do more than brew something for everyone, we wanted to make space for them too.

It became our goal for our tasting room to serve as a safe place to explore craft beer and form community connections. Now, as Taylight continues to evolve, we strive to give our beer a bigger purpose — both in and outside the brewery.

Accessibility: The gallery is wheelchair and walker accessible. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at (604) 683-8326 or [email protected].

Centre A is situated on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. We honour, respect, and give thanks to our hosts.