#120-6688 Southoaks Crescent Burnaby, BC Canada V5E 4M7

Hours: 11am-5pm, Tues - Sat (closed Sun, Mon & statutory holidays)
Phone: 604.777.7000
Email: jcnm@nikkeiplace.org


Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit artifacts and archives relating to the history of Japanese Canadians from the 1870s through the present, and to communicate to all the Japanese Canadian experience and contribution as an integral part of Canada's heritage and multicultural society.


The Japanese Canadian National Museum (JCNM) is an integral part of the National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre in Burnaby, BC. Our mission is to preserve and promote Japanese Canadian history, arts and culture through vibrant programs and exhibits that connect generations and inspire diverse audiences. The museum presents a mix of historical exhibits, cultural exhibits and contemporary art. In general, the JCNM presents art exhibits featuring two to four artists. Exhibits are planned one to two years in advance.

Artists at all levels, including curators, collectives and organizations are invited to submit a written proposal by mail to Director-Curator, Japanese Canadian National Museum, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7. Proposals may be for exhibitions, performances, residencies, collaborations, and special projects. Proposals can involve any medium and may include proposals for off-site venues, public art, even virtual spaces.

Please feel free to contact the gallery with any questions you may have or to discuss your proposal. Projects are considered on an ongoing basis. Allow eight weeks for response.

The gallery features 1,000 sq. ft. (approximately 100 square metres) of open exhibition space, 11 ft ceilings, white walls, carpeted floor, track lighting. The space has two concrete pillars and several doors which enter the space.

Please include in your proposal:
1. Contact info: name, address, telephone and email
2. Project description
3. Support materials and/or other documentation
4. CV
5. Self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage if return of materials is requested.