Calls for Entry & Opportunities

DANCE 

GUELPH DANCE | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Guelph Dance welcomes applications from Canadian and international professional dance artists for our 20th Annual Guelph Dance Festival, May 31-June 3, 2018. We annually present companies and choreographers from at least three Canadian provinces/territories and invite international artists who offer something unique to Canadian audiences. For further details, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: September 15, 2017 

GUELPH DANCE: YOUTH MOVES | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Youth Moves is open to all southern Ontario dancers under the age of 19, whose exuberance and enthusiasm is as infectious as it is inspiring, performing works created by professional choreographers. Performances occur on the Sunday of the Festival weekend in the 200-seat Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre. For further details, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: December 01, 2017.
FILM & MEDIA​

FACTORY MEDIA CENTRE | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Factory Media Centre is commemorating the 150th birthday of Ontario by presenting the ‘150 Seconds of Ontario Film Festival’. Get involved in the celebration! Create a short film with the theme (and time limit) of ‘150 Seconds of Ontario’. Express yourself & explore Ontario’s rich history, people, places, & events through filmmaking. Our film festival is open to anyone, and we are seeking diversity in the filmmakers and submissions. For further details, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: July 28, 2017

HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 12th Annual Hamilton Film Festival is accepting entries for this year’s festival with the theme of MUSIC! Live music, panels, spotlight on film scores, movies with a music theme and more. Locally focused films will be accepted including short, mid-length and feature films in all genres including drama, comedy, music, documentary, experimental, genre, and youth. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: August 15, 2017
LITERARY 

MATRIX MAGAZINE | LIT POP WRITING COMPETITION

​The POP Montreal International Music Festival and Matrix Magazine have once again collaborated to bring you North America's most innovative and exciting literary competition. We are looking for your best stories and poems. Winners will have their work published in Matrix, and receive free travel to POP Montreal for a night in their honor. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: July 31, 2017​

​PRISM INTERNATIONAL | CREATIVE NON-FICTION CONTEST

PRISM's Creative Non Fiction Contest is open to all writers and includes a one-year subscription to PRISM magazine. Prizes include $1500 (1st); $600 (2nd); $400 (3rd) and publication in PRISM. Max. work count: 6,000. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: July 31, 2017

THE MATADOR REVIEW | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2017 publication. They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language as well as many forms of visual art. Their purpose is to promote "alternative work" from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: August 31, 2017

TIME AND PLACE | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Time and Place is a hand-stitched, chapbook published semi-annually. It is printed in Hamilton and features local writers, musicians, artists, photographers and creative souls. They are calling for submissions for their latest issue open to ALL mediums including art, lyrics, poetry, and stories. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: September 01, 2017

​THE PURITAN | THOMAS MORTON MEMORIAL PRIZE

The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is awarded to the single best submission in the respective categories of poetry and fiction. The prize is open for submissions from anywhere in the world each year from April 1st to September 30 through the publication’s online submissions manager. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: September 30, 2017

​PRISM INTERNATIONAL | THE INAUGURAL PACIFIC SPIRIT POETRY PRIZE

PRISM's inaugural Pacific Spirit Poetry Contest is now open to all writers and includes a one-year subscription to PRISM magazine. Prizes include $1,500 grand prize, $600 runner-up, $400 2nd runner-up. Up to three poems per entry (100 lines max per poem). For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

​CONTEMPORARY VERSE 2 | YOUNG BUCK POETRY PRIZE

CV2 magazine's annual poetry contest is efor writers under the age of 35. The YOUNG BUCK poetry prize is awarded to the author of the single best submitted poem, along with $1000 and publication inCV2. Two honourable mentions are also awarded, each with a cash prize. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: November 01, 2017

​TETHERED BY LETTERS | FALL 2017 LITERARY CONTESTS

TBL is accepting previously unpublished works of short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry. In addition to prizes, winners in each category will be published in the Summer issue of F(r)iction, and discussed in their Untethered Podcast. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: November 01, 2017
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

DOWNTOWN BIA | CALL FOR 2017 VENDORS GORE PARK SUMMER PROMENADE

The Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area is accepting applications for vendors for this year’s Gore Park Summer Promenade.  This annual event happens every Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm with live entertainment, food trucks and vendors. Thursdays will be their ‘vendor day’. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: Ongoing (June - September)

SCARBOROUGH ARTS | CALL FOR ARTIST FACILITATORS

Are you an emerging or established arts facilitator? Are you interested in bringing artistic and cultural activities to Scarborough? We invite you to submit proposals for arts workshops, talks, and events for our new round of SA Suite of Programs for 2017-18! For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: July 31, 2017

WORKERS ART AND HERITAGE CENTER | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Do you have any placards, posters, banners, photos, t-shirts or other artifacts from your work doing international labour solidarity?  We’d like to use them for an exhibit on International Labour Solidarity this Fall.  The exhibit is being organized in conjunction with the conference “Confronting Global Capital: Strengthening Labour Internationalism and Transnationalism in Canada Today.” For further details, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: August 31, 2017
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
RESIDENCIES & RETREATS

KHEL | INDEPENDENT RESIDENCY

The Independent Residency program at Khel provides time and space for artists to create, research, experiment, and cultivate new directions in their work. In addition to a private studio space and an artist designed accommodation, artists are surrounded by 10 acres of nature in a peaceful setting just 50 minutes north of Toronto. For further information, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: September 07, 2017

OPEN STUDIO | VISTING ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Open Studio’s Visiting Artist Residency program provides professional artists with the opportunity to realize a creative project in print media using methods that range from traditional to experimental approaches, regardless of the artists’ familiarity with or experience in print media. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: September 15, 2017

​BANFF CURATORIAL INSTITUTE | CALL FOR CURATOR IN RESIDENCE

This six-month residency will provide time, space, and access to resources for mid-career curators to develop an exhibition or project, conduct research, while engaging with artists-in-residence and programs in Visual + Digital Arts. This residency is suited to curators focused on the development of a substantial project resulting in an external public exhibition or curatorial event. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  September 27, 2017

SPARK BOX STUDIO | EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD 2017

Spark Box Studio is offering FREE RESIDENCIES to six emerging artists (from anywhere in Canada). This one-week residency is at our studio and residency in Prince Edward County. The selected applicants will be given a semi-private studio space, access to the Spark Box Studio equipment and resources, living accommodations, as well as a one-hour consultation with owner Chrissy Poitras regarding their specific arts business questions. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: October 01, 2017.
THEATRE

NEW WORKS OF MERIT PLAYWRITING CONTEST | CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Call for original full-lengths, no longer than 2 hours or 90 pages. In their 15th year, New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest was developed to bring works of social significance to the attention of Producers and Artistic Directors. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: July 31, 2017

THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HORROR RADIO PLAYS | CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Every year, this festival seeks 10-minute radio scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: July 31, 2017

THE EMERGING CREATORS UNIT | CALL FOR SUBMISSION

The Emerging Creators Unit at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre offers an intensive opportunity to develop your artistic voice through the creation / performance of a 25-minute show. Artists who receive training are paired with either a professional director or actors in preparation for a presentation of their work at the annual Rhubarb Festival. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: August 11, 2017

​RHUBARB FESTIVAL | CALL FOR ARTISTIC INTERNS

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is seeking two individuals who would be interested in learning about curation, artistic direction, dramaturgy, and new work development to work with Festival Director Mel Hague in the time leading up to the 39th Rhubarb Festival. For further detailsfollow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: September 01, 2017

NEW IDEAS FESTIVAL | CALL FOR SCRIPTS

Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) is an annual, three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress and experimental theatre. NIF offers dramaturgical support, rehearsal and production space, technical support, access to Alumnae Theatre’s costume and props collections, publicity and sold-out houses. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: September 05, 2017
VISUAL ARTS 

THE ONTARIO CLAY & GLASS ASSOCIATION | CALL FOR ENTRY

FUSION: The Ontario Clay & Glass Association is pleased to invite artists to participate in the 21st annual juried Clay & Glass Show, exhibition and sale, at the Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: July 21, 2017

QUEST ART | 13TH ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW

Quest Art invites artists to submit to their annual open-theme art competition of two and three-dimensional works of art from across Canada. This art competition accepts all media including: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, textiles, sculpture and forms of digital media. Three juror’s prizes of $200 and a People’s Choice Award of $100 will be awarded. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: July 24, 2017

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE | ARTISAN SERIES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, in partnership with ARTSY, is searching for the best new emerging artist in North America. The grand prize winner will receive a cash stipend and collaborate with ARTSY to create an ARTSY special project in New York City in 2018. The Artisan Series 2017 Canadian finalists will be chosen in September and the competition will give three Canadian artists the chance to showcase their art in front of the world’s top art critics, galleries, celebrities and buyers. For further details, download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE: August 03, 2017

​THE STINSON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION | CALL FOR ARTISTS

Do you love art? Are you passionate about Canada? You're in luck! If you or anyone you know can paint or draw (all skill levels welcome!) be sure to submit a design for the Carter Park Archway Project. What's the theme you ask? All sketches must answer the question: "What does Canada 150 mean to you?". For more information, email info@stinsoncommunity.ca

  • DEADLINE: August 05, 2017

 

​THE LIVING CITY | CALL FOR ARTISTS

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in collaboration with Crazy Dames and Evergreen invites emerging, mid-career and established artists or artist collectives to propose new works for an art exhibit entitled ‘The Living City’. Artwork will focus on the themes identified in The Living Report Card– carbon, air quality, water, waste, land use and biodiversity. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: August 07, 2017

GALLERY HPL | CALL FOR ENTRY

Hamilton Public Library invites Hamilton area artists to submit samples of their work for consideration. They exhibit two-dimensional works including paintings, drawings, mixed media, prints and photographs. Selected artists exhibit at Gallery 4 and Gallery 4 Annex at Central Library, Gallery Turner Park at the Turner Park Branch and Gallery Stoney Creek at the Stoney Creek Branch.  Artists at all stages of their career will be considered. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: September 30, 2017

​OUTDOOR PAINTING FESTIVAL | CALLS FOR ENTRY

This juried event will be held in conjunction with Canada Culture Days on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct 1st. Grab your paints and head out to Cavan, ON for the second annual Outdoor Painting Festival. Participants can enroll to compete in a timed painting competition or submit works painted on location at the end of the festivial. For further details, follow the LINK 

  • DEADLINE: September 29, 30 & October 1st 

BLACKHOUSE | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Blachhouse is pleased to announce their open call submissions for their 2018 solo show. Canadian artists, aged 18 and older, are eligible to enter the 3rd Annual Peer Reviewed Solo Show at Blackhouse (Jan 01-Dec 31, 2018). All forms of media are eligible. Only original work not shown previously in the Niagara Region will be accepted. For further information, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: September 30, 2018

GROW OP 2018 | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Grow Op at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, is an exhibition of art and design that cultivates ideas across a broad range of disciplines, examining how humans and other species live within and without natural systems of growth, change, abundance, scarcity, decay and life.The Gladstone invites a diversity of proposals from collaborative teams, collectives and individuals that engage with landscape, species and habitat through installation, sculpture, performance, digital media and more to create a provocative experiential exhibition. For further information, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: September 30, 2017

TORONTO DESIGN OFFSITE FESTIVAL | EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) brings people together to celebrate contemporary design across the city January 15-21, 2018. Join the Festival to become a part of an exciting network of creative people, exhibitions, events, and a captive audience of designers and design-lovers. For further details, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  October 02, 2017

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF CANADA | 2017 CANADIAN PORTRAIT COMPETITION

This will be the 12th Competition sponsored by the Portrait Society of Canada. It is open to all Canadian visual artists and those interested in the art of portrait in Canada. As the only professional on-line Competition in Fine Art Portraiture in Canada, this will be a unique opportunity to encourage public recognition on the specialty subject of the Portrait in Contemporary Canadian art. For further details, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: November 01, 2017
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

​HAMILTON CONSERVATORY FOR THE ARTS | CALL FOR DUSK DANCES VOLUNTEERS

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival where a theatrical host leads an audience—which invariably includes children, dog walkers, and local residents—to eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of a park. They are seeking a Production Volunteer and FOH Volunteers. For further details, download the PDF.

DEADLINE: July 24, 2017