Arts Resources —


Accessible to all Visual Arts students, staff and faculty, the Visual Arts Resource Room has an art historical reference section, artist retrospective and exhibition catalogues, visual art and art history journals, how-to manuals and other valuable print texts available for loan.

The Visual Resources Room is also home to the department's physical slide collection. The collection consists of over 10,000 slides taken of historical and contemporary works of art, architecture, fashion and design. They are intended for educational purposes only and cannot be published or used commercially. These slides are also accessible to students for projects and presentations. 

To access the resources available in the Visual Resources Room, contact the Visual Resources Technician, Jennifer Chew, or call 604-504-7441 local 4793.

Below are helpful links for those studying the arts and visual culture, provided by the University of the Fraser Valley Library, and other credible sources.

The UFV Library Research Databases: 
The UFV Library Guides to Research:

Mother compiled by the School of Art and Design, University of Michigan
Art Canada Institute created by Massey College, University of Toronto
Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art database, created to broaden awareness of contemporary Canadian art and artists

The following sites post careers in the arts and culture sectors as well as summer jobs for students. Be sure to also check municipal, provincial, and federal government websites for job postings.
Residencies and Internships
The following sites provide advocacy and assistance to Canadian artists and cultural groups including tax information, legal outreach, access to grant funding and more.


The Universities Art Association of Canada provides a national voice for its membership, composed of university and college faculty, independent scholars and other art professionals in the fields of art, art history and visual culture. The UAAC Conference is organized annually.  

The College Art Association (located in New York) supports all practitioners and interpreters of visual art and culture, including artists and scholars, who join together to cultivate the ongoing understanding of art as a fundamental form of human expression. 
The Association of Art Historians (located in the UK) supports and promotes the study of art history. AAH is the national organisation for professional and independent art and design historians, researchers and students involved in education, museums and galleries and freelance work. The AAH stages an international conference each year in the United Kingdom.
Art History Conferences Worldwide hosted by Conference Alerts, links to updated information on conferences held worldwide.
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