Calls for Entry & Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT 

CARNEGIE GALLERY | FUNDRAISING & MARKETING SPECIALIST

The Dundas Art and Craft Association which operates as the CARNEGIE GALLERY wants to
hire a Fundraising and Marketing Specialist immediately. Located in Dundas, the Gallery promotes and exhibits Canadian visual arts and crafts, particularly from the Greater Hamilton Area. As Fundraising and Marketing Specialist you will report to the Chair of the Board of Directors, work with the Curator, the board members, volunteers and artist members. The job involves grant writing, developing sponsorships, print and digital marketing communications, and some banking responsibilities. For more information, download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE: December 07, 2018

CALL FOR BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEMBERS

Pleasure Dome (PD) is committed to year-round experimental media  arts screening programs and is seeking dynamic and dedicated Board of Director members to help. They are now seeking Board of Director members with qualifications in community engagement, comms/design/marketing, editing and publishing, fundraising, and those with financial and legal expertise. Interested applicants who would like to learn more about the organization and/or time commitments are encouraged to reach out to soJin Chun (Co-Chair) or Rea McNamara (Director) at HRpleasuredometo@gmail.com or follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: January 30, 2019

ART CITY | CALL FOR PROPOSALS PROFESSIONAL GUEST ARTIST

Art City invites North American-based artists to submit proposals to lead art workshops at our studio in 2019/20. Artists must have a demonstrated proficiency in the medium the proposed workshop is based on or must communicate technical support requirements. (i.e. If proposing a video workshop, the artist must know how to use video equipment and editing software or communicate their need for technical support). Selected guest artists will receive artist fees of $2,140 for a five-day workshop. For more information and how to apply, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: February 25, 2019 
 
​FINE CRAFT

CRAFT ONTARIO's BIENNIAL JURIED MEMBER EXHIBITION

Craft Ontario is calling for applications to its biennial Craft Professional juried member exhibition. Craft Ontario ’19 will survey the work of members across the province, and present the very best of contemporary craft. Craft Ontario has supported the development of contemporary craft through juried exhibitions of member work since 1976. Craft Ontario ’19 will specifically look to represent work from each of the four core regions of the province, and will present a $250 award for the chosen exhibitor works. For full details, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: May 27, 2019
​LITERARY

TETHERED BY LETTERS | F(R)ICTION FALL LITERARY COMPETITIONS

F(r)iction is accepting previously unpublished works of short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry. Submissions from writers located anywhere in the world are accepted, as long as the work is in English. In addition to prizes, winners in each category will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction and discussed in the Untethered Podcast. For more information, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: December 15, 2018

INTO THE VOID | POETRY PRIZE

The Poetry Prize aims to place some great poets established or emerging into the spotlight, as well as award them with a cash prize and publication on our website. Poems must be unpublished. There is no theme for the competition and there are no restrictions on style or genre. For more information, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: December 31, 2018

​HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. | WRITERS / ESSAYISTS 

Submissions are encouraged from regional writers interested in producing short, commissioned text for the upcoming program of exhibitions. The Inc. produces 5-6 exhibitions annually, each accompanied by a relevant and engaging text in the form of essays, creative non-fiction or short, narrative works. Selected writers will be called upon to respond to the specific content of an exhibition and produce an essay of up to 1000 words for distribution through a printed text and publication on our website. While all candidates should possess some working knowledge of contemporary art, they are also interested in establishing contact with writers involved in other fields of research capable of bringing a unique perspective to topical concerns in our programming. Writers of non-art backgrounds as well as emerging artists and writers are therefore encouraged to apply. For more information follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: ONGOING

​PERIPHERAL REVIEW | SUBMISSIONS OF CRITICAL REVIEWS

Peripheral Review is a website and publication dedicated to documentation and critical reviews of Canadian emerging art exhibitions, performances and events. Peripheral Review is happy to announce the opening up of their mandate to include submissions of critical reviews from across Canada. For Winter of 2018 they are accepting Critical reviews of Canadian art exhibitions (or exhibitions which include a majority of Canadian artists/contributors), performances (art, music, dance, theater) and events. For more information follow the LINK 

DEADLINE: December 17, 2018 12:00AM EST

 

​MUSIC

DUNDAS VALLEY ORCHESTRA | STUDENT COMPOSER COMPETITION

The Dundas Valley Orchestra has announced our 7th annual Student Composer Competition and is accepting submissions for the 2018-19 season.  We have enjoyed learning and performing works by students studying at Canadian colleges and universities from many parts of Canada and are excited to be able to offer this opportunity again.  The DVO is an amateur adult orchestra in the Hamilton, Ontario area. For more information, download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE: February 11, 2019
 
THEATRE

HAMILTEN FESTIVAL | CALL FOR SCRIPTS

The HamilTEN Festival, a festival of ten-minute plays written by local playwrights, is now accepting submissions from playwrights for their 2019 HamilTEN Festival happening in April 2019. For further information or to apply please follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: December 15, 2018​
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

HEADLIGHT ANTHOLOGY  | [BLANK] REALISM

Headlight Anthology is calling for submissions for 2018 [Blank] Realism. Headlight invites you to explore the many possibilities and impossibilities of representing the real, whatever that may be. Explore the challenges and responsibilities that come with any attempt to grasp what’s real in text or images. Insert your own realism here. For more information follow the LINK

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 16, 2018

VISUAL ARTS​ ​​

​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: December 15, 2018

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Hamilton Artists Inc. is seeking dynamic proposals from artists, collectives and curators at various stages of their careers for its numerous exhibition platforms and public programs. As an artist-run centre, The Inc. is interested in works/projects that have potential impact, push boundaries and engage with critical, conceptual and/or experimental thinking from a diverse range of perspectives and voices. Submissions are welcome from all qualified individuals and submissions from members of equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions are strongly encouraged. For more information follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: December 15, 2018

 HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. | INCOMING! 

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to present Incoming! a project addressing needs of newcomer, immigrant and refugee artists. Incoming! includes free workshops, events, and an art exhibition in winter 2018-2019 supporting visual artists who are new to Canada. The art exhibition will include 3-4 artists in the James Gallery at Hamilton Artists Inc., taking place from February 2 – March 9, 2019. The exhibition will present work by artists who were born and/or lived outside of Canada, and now want to establish themselves in the Hamilton art community. For more information follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: December 15, 2018

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. | SANDWICH BOARD RE-DESIGN

Hamilton Artists Inc. is seeking proposals from young artists (aged 15 – 25) to redesign the face of their sidewalk sandwich board. The sandwich board is often the first piece of Inc. signage visitors encounter, it functions as a welcoming invitation to the gallery, encouraging pedestrians and passerby to enter the space. The Inc. invites artists to propose their artwork for the face of the sandwich board. Your artwork should fill the entire surface of the board, on each side. Artists are asked to consider how their work will be installed on the plywood sandwich board (i.e. a printed vinyl, waterproof paint, etc.) and how Inc.’s logo, the words “artist-run centre” and “welcome” could be incorporated into their design. For more information follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: December 15, 2018

JOHN B. AIRD GALLERY | SMALL GROUP EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART

A group of graduate student curators at the University of Toronto are looking for submissions of artwork  for their capstone Exhibition project. The exhibition explores themes of displacement, migration, and home, and showcases the work of immigrant and emerging artists. The exhibition will at the John B. Aird Gallery, from February 25 to March 22, 2019. For more information follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: January 4, 2019

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND MAKERS

This is a call for applications to create a sculpture with kinetic elements called the Boredom Machine that will be part of The Mind Exhibition. This exhibition will open at the Ontario Science Centre in August for 6 months and then travel across North America for approximately five years. This sculpture, themed on the emotional or occasionally psychological state of boredom, will be selected through a juried competition. The goal is to launch visitors on a voyage of self-discovery where they learn more about their own minds and how they think, feel and react. For more info, download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE: January 07, 2019

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND MAKERS 

This is a call for applications to create a sculpture with kinetic elements called Emotional Baggage that will be part of The Mind Exhibition. This exhibition will open at the Ontario Science Centre in August for 6 months and then travel across North America for approximately five years. The theme is emotional baggage, the unprocessed and often negative emotions from our past that still impacts our behaviours and attitudes. This kinetic sculpture will be selected through a juried competition. The goal is to launch visitors on a voyage of self-discovery where they learn more about their own minds and how they think, feel and react. For more info, download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE: January 07, 2019

QUEEN GALLERY | INVISIBLE WINGS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

To celebrate the Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year), Queen Gallery is looking for works from Chinese artists or artists who also celebrate this holiday and are inviting artists to create work inspired by the idea of fostering the support that we receive in our lives. Artists are invited to submit a CV, a completed Application Form saved as a Word document or Office, and up to 6 high resolution JPG images of artwork to info@queengallery.ca. For more information, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: January 7, 2019

OENO GALLERY | CALL FOR OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

Oeno Gallery’s Sculpture Garden at Huff Estates invites artists to submit proposals for the garden’s continuing outdoor exhibition. Opened in 2011 as a place dedicated to the exhibition of high-quality outdoor sculpture, the 4-acre garden is a prized feature of the property and receives thousands of visitors yearly. The property offers a wide variety of sites for placement. Areas to consider include the sculpture garden proper, the outdoor area by the winery, the zone immediately surrounding the gallery, and the pond (limestone quarry). For more info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: January 31, 2019 

WEST HAMILTON ARTISTS TOUR | CALL FOR APPLICANTS

Now in its tenth year, West Hamilton Artists Tour is the Hamilton area's premiere showcase for a diverse range of art and fine craft; from stained glass and pottery to photography and painting. Interested artists should submit 7 - 10 images, a description of your work, and artist statement of no more than 250 words, and 25 work  bio/blurb  for use in tour promo materials. For more info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: February 01, 2019

ART OLYMPIA | CALL FOR ENTRIES

Art Olympia is an open art competition held as a biennial event with the goal of
discovering talented artists from around the world and supporting their art activities.
Approximately 160 artworks (80 from Japan and 80 worldwide) will be selected and
undergo a final review in Tokyo by a panel of esteemed judges invited from around
the world. In addition, 1,000 artists will be honored. For further information, download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. | PHOTOPHOBIA 

Photophobia is the 13th 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. Established in 1999, Photophobia was Hamilton’s first film and video festival dedicated to the development of experimental time-based media at a time when there were no such platforms in the Hamilton community. Not confined by restrictions or themes, Photophobia is a free, two-part screening series presented every August under the cover of night in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard at Hamilton Artists Inc. For more information follow the LINK 

  • DEADLINE: June 15, 2019

​JOHN B. AIRD GALLERY  |  OPEN CALL TO ONTARIO BASED ARTISTS

John B. Aird Gallery is seeking works from 5 to 8 emerging artists that deal with themes of displacement, home, and migration. This call is open to all Ontario Based Artists.This exhibition will include art that deals with themes of transience, home, and migration. This is an opportunity to showcase different voices in Toronto and surrounding areas The exhibition dates will run from February 26 - March 22, 2019 For more information follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: January 4, 2019

THE RED HEAD GALLERY | CALL FOR NEW MEMBER

The Red Head Gallery is one of Canada's most respected collectives, showcasing a broad range of contemporary visual art by emerging and mid-career artists. Membership gives individuals the opportunity to show their work in the 401 Richmond Gallery and participate in a vibrant artist community. At this time, The Red Head Gallery is looking for a full member who is based in Toronto. Full members pay $166 per month and are given a 4-week exhibition approximately every 21 months. Members are expected to participate on committees, gallery special projects, and aspects of gallery administration. For more information follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: December 5, 2018 

CONTEMPORARY ART FORUM KITCHENER AND AREA | CALL FOR PORTFOLIO 

Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area is seeking submissions for its biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo in June of 2020. The biennial exhibition is curated by CAFKA’s Program Committee, which will consider portfolio submissions as part of its curatorial research. For more information follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE:  March 1, 2019 12:00AM EST

ALCHEMY |  OPEN CALL ALCHEMY ARTISTS RESIDENCY

Alchemy is an international artist led  residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of locally grown food in a community setting. Selected artists call upon a variety of  mediums ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, cooking, performance art, writing or video. Readings and discussions probe the creative intersection of food and art. For more information follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: DEC 7 FOR APRIL & MARCH 30TH FOR AUGUST

PULP | CALL FOR DESIGN

PULP: art party 2019 returns on January 12th 2019 at The Delisle Space! Submit designs by December 28PULP is an evening combining installation art, live music, dancing, and charity. It’s a fundraiser designed to examine the current life cycle of paper materials among others and investigate alternative uses. For more information follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: December 28, 2018

DEK UNU MAGAZINE | ​CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Dek Unu is pleased to announce an open international call for submissions for the January, 2019, issue of Dek Unu Magazine. Open to adventurous, accomplished work in all photo techniques and genres. Each issue features only one artist's portfolio, themed and curated by the artist alone, and includes an in-depth English-language interview. Monthly featured artists are promoted extensively on web and social media. For more information follow the LINK 

DEADLINE: December 20, 2018

NIAGARA PUMPHOUSE ARTS CENTRE | WALKERS ART INDUSTRIES COMPETITION

This juried competition with $3,000 in total cash prizes is open to emerging and established artists anywhere in Canada. In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, we present the Walker Industries Art Competition. This is a juried competition with $3,000 in total cash prizes and is open to emerging and established artists anywhere in Canada. Artists may choose their medium and subject matter. For more info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: March 30, 2019
 
CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE 58TH TORONTO OUTDOOR ART FAIR 

We invite visual artists working in all mediums and makers in craft & design from across Canada and beyond, to submit applications to Canada’s largest and longest-running juried outdoor art fair. The 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair takes place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 12-14, 2019 and attracts over 115,000 art enthusiasts and collectors locally and internationally.

Application Fee: $50 Regular, $30 Students.

Late fees apply beginning March 1, 2019 12:00 AM

Why should you apply?

  1. Keep 100% of your profits! Our visitors spend over $2 million on buying art.
  2. Showcase your work at Canada’s best-attended not-for-profit art fair without breaking the bank. We have affordable booth packages to fit your budget.
  3. Win one of our prestigious awards. Last year we awarded $40,000 cash and in-kind.
  4. Benefit from our multi-platform marketing and media campaign on subways, newspapers, radio stations, social media and more.
  5. Build your network by meeting exceptionally talented artists, art professionals and prospective clients.

What do we offer?

  • Team of 200 volunteers to help you load in and out and booth sit over the weekend
  • Professional, secure onsite storage (limited spots available)
  • Online portfolio and year-round exposure on our Artist Directory
  • Discounted hotel offer (walking distance to site), tent rentals, overnight parking and custom framing
  • Accessibility support for deaf artists and artists with disabilities*
  • ‘Booth Camp’ professional development session with industry experts
  • Early access for artists who are bringing their own tents on Thursday night
  • Artist Handbook - an outdoor art fair survival guide

* Our venue at Nathan Phillips Square is fully accessible. Artists who require accessibility support can be eligible for additional assistance through our Art Encounters program. Please contact us directly for more information.

Questions?

Contact us at info@torontooutdoor.art or 416 408 2754

  • DEADLINE: March 6, 2019
 
ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Self-Directed Artist in Residence Program Westport Schoolhouse,Westport, Nova Scotia, Canada

DATES: May to October (minimum 2 weeks, maximum 6 months)

Open to emerging and established artists and creatives (of all disciplines)

RESIDENCY FEE: $400.00 

Applicant may invite a companion to stay with them at no extra cost. 

Private accommodations include a 750 square foot live-in classroom plus shared kitchen, bathroom, entryway.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE RESIDENCY: travel expenses, food, insurance, art materials, shipping costs, exhibition costs and other personal expenses.

Available 2019 residencies begin on the following Saturdays;

May 4th, May 18th,

June 1st, June 15th,

July 13th, July 27th

August 10th, August 24th

September 7th, September 21st,

October 5th, October 19th

Interested artists should send 5 Jpegs of their work, a short bio / resume to

Jane Zdansky atelierhenri@hotmail.com 

  •  DEADLINE: ongoing
 
 
SELF DIRECTED ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM CAETANI CULTURAL CENTRE, VERNON, BC, CANADA

DATES: ongoing availability (minimum 2 weeks, maximum 3 months)

RATES: between $10-$30/night depending on room + season

NOTIFICATION DEADLINE: within 5 days of application being submitted

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Open to emerging and established artists and creatives (of all disciplines)

INCLUDED IN THE RESIDENCY: for a reasonable fee (between $10-$30/night depending on room + season) artists stay in their own room with shared accommodations (kitchen, bathroom, living room, entryway) at the Caetani Cultural Centre (a heritage house walking distance of downtown Vernon.) If desired, artists are offered the opportunity to teach a workshop and/or offer a reading/presentation/etc.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE RESIDENCY: travel expenses, food, health insurance, art materials, shipping costs, exhibition costs and other personal expenses.

CURRENT + UPCOMING AVAILABILITY:

Fogliano Room: from January 2nd onwards.

Caetani Room: from now until January 19th. From March 27th 

onwards.

Sermoneta Room: from now until the end of December. From May 8th-

April 30th. Anytime between November 1st 2019 and April 30th 2020.

Bassiano Suite: from April 7th onwards.

LEARN MORE + APPLY HERE: https://www.caetani.org/self-directed-

residencies-for-artists-and-writers/

  • DEADLINE: ONGOING

 

CAFKA.20: CALL FOR PORTFOLIOS

CAFKA " Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area has released its CAFKA.20: Call for Portfolios.

Looking to streamline the assessment process, CAFKA has announced that for the 2020 biennial it will limit its Open Call consideration to artist portfolios only. Artists applying to the CAFKA.20: Call for Portfolios will no longer be required to submit detailed proposals. Following the committee's deliberations, selected artists will be contacted and asked to propose detailed projects. 

The CAFKA biennial exhibition of contemporary art in public spaces initiates conversations with artists from across Canada and abroad around public space and the social and critical functions of art. It galvanizes the community of artists and contemporary art lovers in the Waterloo Region, who dedicate countless volunteer hours in support of the exhibition.

Since its inception in 2001, CAFKA has produced five annual exhibitions, six biennial exhibitions, and four special projects. In total CAFKA has exhibited 229 projects by 209 artists from across Canada and around the world. 

In 2007 CAFKA supplemented its Open Call with an invitational component, where artists, identified by the Program Committee, are invited to participate in the exhibition. The final exhibition line-up is comprised of both invited artists and artists selected from the Open Call.

To go to the CAFKA.20: Call for Portfolios application form directly, please follow this link: https://www.cafka.org/forum/cafka20-call-portfolios.

For more information about submitting to the CAFKA.20: Call for 

Portfolios, please contact CAFKA at: cafka@cafka.org; www.cafka.org

 

ART CITY Juried Call for Proposals: Professional Guest Artists

Art City invites North American based artists to submit proposals to lead art workshops at our studio in 2019/20.

Eligibility

The Professional Guest Artist Series is designed for contemporary artists to share their practices in a community context. It is a collaborative process with a high level of engagement by participants of all ages, so workshop content must be appropriate for youth participation.

The majority of Art City participants are from Indigenous and Newcomer backgrounds. Artists and knowledge keepers that self-identify with these groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Artists must have a demonstrated proficiency in the medium the proposed workshop is based on or must communicate technical support requirements. (i.e. If proposing a video workshop, the artist must know how to use video equipment and editing software or communicate their need for technical support.)

 

Selection Process

A Jury of Art City staff, Board, and past guest artists select proposals.

Art City also seeks input from our Youth Council, a group of young Art City participants.

All artists will be contacted after the jury has deliberated. Please allow for a period of 6 to 8 weeks after the submission deadline to hear back about the status of your proposal.

Fees/Expenses

Selected guest artists will receive artist fees of $2,140 for a five-day workshop.

Travel, accommodations, and a $40/day per diem will be provided for selected non-local guest artists.

Selected guest artists will be required to obtain a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, the cost of which is eligible for reimbursement by Art City.

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 25, 2019

For more information and how to apply, please download the application package by visiting our website www.artcityinc.com/getinvolved

Contact Eddie Ayoub, artistic director at ad@artcityinc.com

Art City Inc. 204.775.9856 www.artcityinc.com 616 Broadway, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada

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VOLUNTEERING

GRIT LIT | CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

Calling all local booklovers! gritLIT needs dedicated, enthusiastic and creative volunteers to help plan for the 15 th annual gritLIT Readers & Writers Festival in April 2019. Positions are available in marketing, volunteer management and hospitality. Be part of the creative team for one of Hamilton’s most exciting literary events. If interested, please email Jennifer at volunteers@gritlit.ca. For more information, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: December 7, 2019