Calls for Entry & Opportunities

HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL OPPORTUNITIES

COTTON FACTORY RESIDENCY PROGRAM

This Residency Program is a 3-month rotating artist residency in The Cotton Factory. This valuable opportunity provides artists from a wide range of disciplines and career levels to build their practice. Participating artists are encouraged to use their time to experiment, develop new ideas and learn new skills in addition to forming meaningful ties with their fellow artists in residence and Cotton Factory tenants. We are seeking applications for this rotating self directed artist-in-residence program. This opportunity is open to all Artists in the GHTA including Brantford and Six Nations. For more details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 4, 2018 (for July to September 2018)
​FILM & MEDIA

SCOTIABANK CONTACT | BURTYNSKY GRANT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are requesting submissions for the 2018 Burtynsky Grant: a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook. This grant is intended to support photo-based artists in the advanced stages of developing a photobook. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy, are currently seeking funding to work with a publisher or to self-publish, and who have had little to no prior opportunity to publish a photobook. For more details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

PHOTOPHOBIA 2018 FESTIVAL | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Photophobia is the 12th annual festival of short-format contemporary media, film, video and moving image hosted in partnership between the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. Not confined by restrictions or themes, Photophobia is a free festival series for submissions in short format (15 minutes or less) and films and videos should be independent projects where artists retain complete creative and artistic control of the project. For further details, download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE: June 30, 2018
​FINE CRAFT

GLADSTONE HOTEL | HARD TWIST 13: THREAD CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Hard Twist 13 " Thread, the thirteenth annual edition of the Gladstone Hotels signature show of textile-based art, invites artists to submit work on the theme of thread. Thread as connection, thread as communication, thread as wayfinding. Thread in all its multifarious meanings, following the clues implicit in the fabric of language that guide us in the navigation of our complex lives. For more details, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

CRAFTADIAN | HAMILTON CREATES POP-UP MARKET APPLICATIONS

Craftadian is a curated handmade market that attracts thousands of shoppers looking for unique, handmade goods. We’re on the lookout for artisans pushing the boundaries of craft, food and design. This POPUP Handmade Market takes place at Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH Fischer Gallery) on February 28th ,2018. To apply or for further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: ONGOING
LITERARY 

PERIPHERAL REVIEW | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Peripheral Review is a website and publication based out of Toronto dedicated to documentation and critical reviews of Vancouver & Toronto-area art exhibitions, performances (art, music, dance, theatre) and events. We are currently looking for writers and artists to review exhibitions and events in both cities to be published on our website. For more details, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: April 13, 2018

​STORIES OF THE NATURE OF CITIES | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We aspire to future green cities around the globe—cities that are resilient, sustainable, livable, and just. What does this mean? Let’s imagine. What are the stories of people and nature in cities in 2099? What will cities be like to live in? You tell us. For further details, follow the LINK. 

  • DEADLINE: April 15, 2018

​WRITER'S DIGEST ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITION | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 87th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! Almost 500 winners will be chosen. The top winning entries of this writing contest will also be on display in the 87th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 04, 2018
​MULTIDISCIPLINARY

OXYGEN ART CENTRE | CALL FOR EXHIBITION AND RESIDENCY SUBMISSIONS

Oxygen Art Centre is currently accepting submissions for our Exhibition and Residency program. Regional, national and international professional artists from any discipline are welcome to submit proposals for a solo or group exhibition and/or residency. Oxygen Art
Centre is particularly interested in work with regional relevance, cross-disciplinary work and work that engages audiences in participatory processes. For more details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

ARTISAN MARKET | CALL FOR ARTISTS

Interested in participating in the Dundas Artisan Market? This Artists Show and Sale takes place in Sept 2018 and is now accepting submissions from locals makers. Interested artists should email junelynch@gmail.com or follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: Summer 2018
MUSIC

    HAMILTON ALL STAR JAZZ BAND  |  CONTINUOUS AUDITIONS

    The Hamilton All Star Jazz Band is holding auditions for ages 12 to 25; saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, drums, & vocal.  Audition anytime for placement or the waiting list.  Candidates requesting an audition will be considered for the three 20-piece jazz ensembles and for the proposed Master Classes that will take place throughout the year. For further details, follow the LINK.

    • AUDITION DATES:  ONGOING
    THEATRE

    PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA | TOM HENDRY AWARDS

    Each year the PGC hosts an annual awards competition honoring Canadian playwrights in a wide range of categories, including the RBC Emerging Playwright Award, Carol Bolt Award, Bra D’Or Award, Stage West Pechet Comedy and Musical Awards, and Lifetime and Honorary Membership Awards. The awards offer generous cash prizes and winners are recognized in a ceremony that takes place in the fall each year. For details about submitting for consideration, follow the LINK.

    DEADLINE: May 16th, 2018

    INTERMISSION | CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

    Are you a theatre artist interested in contributing to Intermission? They publish personal essays, original journalism, interviews, profiles, and audio/video content. Let them help you tell your stories about what happens behind the scenes, before the curtain goes up and after it goes down. Pitch them a feature, essay, or opinion piece you want to share with the audiences who want to see your work. For futher information, follow the LINK.

    • DEADLINE: Ongoing
    VISUAL ARTS 

    ART AGGREGATE | CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS

    Art Aggregate is seeking submissions for our upcoming gallery exhibit celebrating
    mothers, family recipes and traditions. Submissions to this call should pay homage to the melding of two classic traditions: tea towels and recipes. For further details, download the PDF and submit to sean@artaggregate.ca.

    • DEADLINE: April 13, 2018 (EST noon)

    GALLERY 44 | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

    Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography. We encourage exhibition proposals from local, national and international artists at all stages of their careers who are innovative in their use of materials and approach to photography. For more details, follow the LINK

    • DEADLINE: April 15, 2018

    CITY OF HAMILTON | ANNE FOSTER WINDOWS CALL FOR ARTISTS

    Local artists are invited to propose displays that celebrate Hamilton’s music scene for the Anne Foster Windows. Located along James St North, the windows were the entrance to the Anne Foster Music shop for more than 50 years (1942-1995). Through this application process, four artists or artist teams will be selected to create and install displays during the period of Sept 2018 through Aug 2019. Each display will be installed for approximately 3 months. A $1,000 fee will be paid to each selected artist/artist team. For further details, follow the LINK.

    • DEADLINE: April 20, 2018 (4:30 EST)

    WORLD OF THREADS FESTIVAL 2018 | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

    The World of Threads Festival is a leading international showcase of contemporary fibre and textile art. Artists from around the world are invited to submit bodies of work,
    installations or individual pieces to the festival. The curators will draw from the pool of submissions to create different thematic group exhibitions. We also mount dozens of solo shows in the Corridor Galleries. For more details, follow the LINK

    • DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

    COUNTRY HERITAGE PARK | ART IN THE PARK CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

    Country Heritage Park (CHP) is continuing along it’s a path of building an exciting creative arts, heritage, and community engagement vision and welcomes the return of the very successful, Art-in-the-Park (AITP). The 3rd Annual art show and sale will take place this year on Sunday, August 12th, 2018! Art-in-the-Park is a one-day outdoor/indoor juried, art show and sale featuring high caliber, original, art work by local and regional artists in the Park’s unique facilities and settings. For more details, follow the LINK.

    • DEADLINE: May 25, 2018

    GLENHYRST ART GALLERY BIENNIAL JURIED EXHIBITION | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

    The Glenhyrst Art Gallery in Brantford is now accepting submissions from Canadian visual artists for their biennial juried art exhibition. For details, follow the LINK.

    • DEADLINE: June 22, 2018

    ​HAMILTON ARTISTS INC SPECIAL PROJECTS | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

    New in 2018, pending funding, we would also like to encourage the submission of “special projects.” Special Projects may include, but are not limited to, independent projects diverse in nature that may happen at the gallery or off-site and might manifest themselves through happenings, print materials, digital platforms, screenings, workshops or other forms of public presentation or intervention. For further details, follow the LINK.

    • DEADLINE: Ongoing
    VOLUNTEERS

    ART SPIN HAMILTON | CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
     
    Art Spin Hamilton is an interactive bike and art tour that focuses on alternative ways of experiencing art by placing it in unexpected venues throughout the city. The event is a fun, group oriented adventure open to all levels of cyclists and ages! They are looking for volunteers to join their team for the first spin in Hamilton on Friday, July 07, 2017! For further details, email contact@artspinhamilton.ca.  

    • DEADLINE: ONGOING