Calls for Entry & Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT

TOTTERING BIPED THEATRE | PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Tottering Biped Theatre, a professional theatre company in Burlington, is seeking a fund-raising intern for its summer “Shakespeare at the Rock” production at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG). This is a new festival with tremendous this position features mentoring in the areas of corporate sponsorship and individual giving with one of Canada’s most senior fundraisers. For further info, download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

CENTRE[3] FOR PRINT AND MEDIA ARTS | SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS

Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts is seeking individuals to join our Board of Directors. The Centre[3] Board of Directors is composed of up to 12 volunteer Members. Two openings for media artists are currently available. All applicants should demonstrate experience in contemporary and/or community arts with past experience with artist-run centres and non-profit arts organizations seen as an asset. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  March 31, 2017
DANCE

NEW BLUE EMERGING DANCE | FESTIVAL 17' CALL FOR ARTISTS

New Blue Emerging Dance is seeking emerging artists for The Festival 17' coming June 13-17, 2017.  They are searching for emerging artists from all artistic disciplines, dancers from all styles of dance, choreographers, and filmmakers! They are accepting applications for Starting Point, Experimental, Features in Motion, and Dancers. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 06, 2017

DUSK DANCES  |  CALL TO ARTISTS

HCA Dance Theatre is now accepting submissions from local choreographers for an outdoor dance work.  Proposed works may be a new or remounted performance, must be between 8 & 12 minutes, suitable for family audiences and for outdoor performance.  For more information, or for questions related to the application process, please contact Jessica Lea Fleming, Administrative Manager at Jessica@hcarts.ca or 905-528-4020 during office hours.  For details on the submission process download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE:  April 14, 2017
FILM & MEDIA​

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC & AGH | PHOTOPHOBIA FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Photophobia is the 11th 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. The Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. are once again partnering to showcase contemporary practitioners who test the boundaries of the medium in 2017. For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: April 13, 2017

CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL | 2017 PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

CONTACT is now accepting submissions from photo-based artists with well-developed projects to participate in the 2017 Portfolio Reviews program. International curators, directors, publishers, and photo editors are brought together during CONTACT to review work by emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism, narrative or photo-based art practices. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 24, 2017

​ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL | CALL FOR DOCUMENTARIES 

One World Arts is currently seeking submissions of feature and short documentaries for the 28th annual One World Film Festival, which will be held September 28-October 1, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: May 1, 2017

CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2017 BURTYNSKY GRANT

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are looking for submissions for the 2017 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. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 15, 2017

TORONTO ANIMATED IMAGE SOCIETY | ANIMATION SHOWCASE OPEN FOR ENTRIES

The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) is pleased to announce the 11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase is now Open for Entries. Any frame-by-frame or computer-assisted animated film or video completed within the last 2 years may be entered though films must be no more than 10 minutes in length. For more info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 22, 2017

G44 CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY | CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form, offering a unique platform for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. 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 further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: June 1, 2017

ANNUAL HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL  |  CALL FOR ENTRIES

Locally focused and internationally recognized, the Hamilton Film Festival screens over 150 films and attracts 5000 cinema lovers, film producers, distributors and filmmakers from all over the world. The festival also has a strong industry development component with the Canadian Film Market and Lights Camera Hamilton. Accepting Short, mid-length and feature films in all genres including drama, comedy, music, documentary, experimental, genre, youth and local. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:   August 15th, 2017
FINE CRAFT​

KENSINGTON MARKET ART FAIR | CALL FOR ARTISTS

Kensington Market Art Fair (KMAF) is a curated outdoor art fair focusing on original two and three-dimensional artwork and prints. KMAF has seen a huge success in attendance and sales in the last three years, and we hope you will join us for our fourth year! KMAF has expanded to incorporate a second exhibition space on lower Augusta Avenue, allowing us to bring in artists working in ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, and metal arts along with painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. For further information, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: APRIL 07, 2017

OTTAWA ART GALLERY  |  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The doors to the new Ottawa Art Gallery are scheduled to open in the fall of 2017!  We are looking for handmade items such as: jewellery, ceramics, greeting cards, children’s toys, stationery (notebooks, zines, etc.), fashion accessories (scarves, hats, etc.) as well as any other handmade goods. The submission will be juried by both gallery staff and selected representatives from the local arts community. Please email any questions to sgermano@ottawaartgallery.ca and when submitting your proposal include “Submission: Gallery Boutique” in the subject line, digital images of your products, your company website, and a brief description of you and your products which includes the wholesale/retail costs.

  • DEADLINE:  30 April, 2017

CANADIAN SESQUICENTENNIAL QUILT  |  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada, and as part of the Inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial, artists are invited to submit a quilted square to be included in The Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt. Quilted squares can be 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm) or 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm). For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  April 30, 2017

GLADSTONE HOTEL | HARD TWIST 12 YARN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art, invites artists to explore the art of narrative through textile. Whether speaking of the solid stuff of truth or of fabricating a tissue of lies, it’s hard to tell a story without the textile words and imagery that weave their way through the fabric of language. Hard Twist 12 challenges artists to spin a tale with thread, but without words. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 30, 2017

SPRING CRAFT MART 2017  |  CALL FOR VENDOR APPLICATIONS

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to announce the return of it’s annual Craft Mart*. Craft Mart* is a bi-annual craft and design market. Its aim is to bring together the talented work produced by crafters and designers from across the region. Craft Mart* features the very best in jewelery, paper/ prints, ceramics, toys, clothing, accessories, housewares and apothecaries from artisans from Hamilton and the surrounding regions. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 01, 2017

LIVING ARTS CENTRE | RESIDENT ARTIST FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, ON offers professionally-equipped studios for emerging and mid-career artists to develop their practices in a collaborative environment. Recent graduates (within 2 years) of post-secondary studio programs are invited to submit applications for the 2017 - 2018 Fellowship Program in the Ceramics, Flameworking, Glass, Jewellery, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Textiles, and Wood Studios. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 24, 2017

CANADIAN CRAFT BIENNIAL | CALL FOR EMERGING EXHIBITION SUBMISSIONS

The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is pleased to announce the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial. As part of Biennial programming, Nothing is Newer than Tradition will present the work of emerging Ontario makers that reflect a dedicated engagement with specialized skills and materials. Craft Ontario welcomes emerging craftspeople to submit their work. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: JUNE 9, 2017 
LITERARY 

HESS NORTH WRITERS’ WORKSHOP | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Hess North Writers’ Workshop presents Poetry in the Age of Drumpf: A Creative Writing Workshop. This workshop is for anyone who wants to work on their writing, or to find new ways to tackle politics through poetry and how poetry confronts or changes politics. We meet weekly over 8 weeks to think about and create writing connected to our political present. To register in advance, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

WRITERS’ COMMUNITY OF SIMCOE COUNTY | SHORT FICTION CONTEST

Writers’ Community of Simcoe County is accepting submissions to Word by Word, their Annual Short Fiction Contest. Three cash prizes will be awarded with 1st Prize being $500, 2nd Prize being $250, and 3rd Prize being $100. Only unpublished work is eligible for this competition. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

NARRATIVE MAGAZINE | WINTER 2017 STORY CONTEST

Narrative Magazine's winter contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. They're looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. The submission fee is $25 and includes three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

ALICE MUNRO FESTIVAL | SHORT STORY COMPETITION

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted for the 13th Annual Literary Short Story Competition for Emerging Writers. The winning entry will be the Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction, written by an author not yet published in book format. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  April 01, 2017

GRAIN MAGAZINE | SHORT GRAIN CONTEST

Grain Magazine is accepting entries in fiction and poetry.  3 prizes will be awarded in each category. Entries mush be original, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere for publication or broadcast. Entries will be judged anonymously, based on merit alone. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  April 01, 2017

​CBC | CBC POETRY PRIZE

Submit your original, unpublished poem or collection of poems. The word count must be up to 600 words (no minimum). Canada Council for the Arts will offer five cash prizes in each category and in each language: the grand prize of $6,000 and finalist prizes of $1,000 each. The Grand Prize winner will receive publication of the winning work in Air Canada enRoute magazine as well as a ten-day residency at The Banff Centre. Please visit our Rules and Regulations or our FAQ for details.

  • DEADLINE: May 31, 2017

EXILE QUARTERLY | CARTER V COOPER SHORT FICTION COMPETITION

Exile’s  Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Competition has opened for a seventh year. $10,000 is awarded for Best Story by an Emerging Writer and $5,000 for Best Story by a Writer at any career point. Entries must be under 10, 000 words, and all styles (literary and speculative) are considered. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 03, 2017

EXILE QUARTERLY | GWENDOLYN MACEWEN POETRY COMPETITION

Exile’s  Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Competition has opened for a fifth year. $1,500 is awarded for Best Suite by an Established writer, $1,000 for Best Suite by an Emerging Writer, and $500 Best Poem by a writer at any Career Point. Poetry must not have been previously published, and must not have been submitted elsewhere. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 03, 2017

​ELORA WRITER'S FESTIVAL | 2017 EWF WRITING CONTEST CANADIAN ESSAY

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, write a personal essay of 1,000 words maximum on the topic: “My Canadian moment.” Open to all age groups, residents of Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin, Halton and Hamilton-Wentworth counties/regions. Winners will be judged on content and theme. No entry fee. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • ​​​DEADLINE: April 10, 2017

EVENT: POETRY AND PROSE  | EVENT 2017 NON-FICTION CONTEST

EVENT is now accepting online submissions of creative non-fiction. There is $1,500 to be awarded in prizes. There is an entry fee of $34.95 per submission, which includes a one-year subscription to EVENT.  Entries must not exceed 5,000 words. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 15, 2017

HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL | CALL FOR SUBMISSION HAMILTON LITERARY AWARDS

The Hamilton Arts Council is now accepting submissions for the 24th Annual Hamilton Arts Council Literary Awards. These Awards recognize published books of literary excellence, written by authors residing in Hamilton. Prizes this year will be awarded for books published in 2016 in each of the following four categories: Fiction, Poetry and Non-fiction, and the Kerry Schooley Book Award. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 28, 2017 at 4 PM

ARTASCENT | ORANGE CALL FOR WRITERS

ArtAscent is now accepting submissions for the international call for artists themed “Orange.”  Submitted work can include paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, digital, printmaking, installations, ceramics, fabric, jewelry, sculpture and written art (up to 900 words). For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 30, 2017

HAMILTON YOUTH POETS | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Hamilton Youth Poets (HYP) is calling for applications from aspiring writers interested in joining a series of free workshops from February 18 - May 6, 2017. The 12-week Spitfire Writers' Series is an accessible way to learn from and grow with a diverse group of people, facilitated by experienced community arts educators. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 01, 2017​

THE MALAHAT REVIEW | FAR HORIZONS AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION

The Malahat Review, Canada's premier literary magazine, invite invites emerging short-story writers from Canada and abroad to enter the Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction. Eligible authors have yet to publish their fiction in book form (a book is defined to have a length of 48 pages or more). Publication in literary magazines is acceptable. One prize of $1,000 (CAD) is awarded. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 01, 2017

​CANADIAN ART WRITING PRIZE | CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Founded in 2009, the Canadian Art Writing Prize is a juried prize designed to encourage new writers on contemporary art. The winner of this national competition is commissioned to write a feature story for Canadian Art and receives a $3,000 award, while the two-runners up each receive recognition in the magazine and a $1,000 award. For more information on eligibility and how to apply follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: May 26, 2017 before 5PM EST

THE NEW QUARTERLY | THE PETER HINCHCLIFFE SHORT FICTION AWARD

In Honour of Peter Hinchcliffe a well known lecturer at St. Jerome’s University and to recognize his contributions to his department. The New Quarterly are looking for one work of short fiction to win this award. There is no word limit and entrants must be Canadian and have not published either a first novel or short story collection. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 28, 2017
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

ABORIGINAL ARTS AND STORIES COMPETITION | CONTEST  

This contest is available to Canadians of indigenous ancestry (self-identified status, non-status, Inuit and Metis) between the ages of 9 and 29. Aboriginal Arts and Stories are looking for an art or written piece that explores indigenous heritage or culture. Emerging artists and writers are encouraged to take part. Winning pieces and other works are published on the Historica Canada website and in other public forums. For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

OTTAWA SCHOOL OF ART  |  CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is now accepting proposals of current or proposed work for the 2018 exhibition season for both its ByWard campus gallery and Orleans campus gallery. Artists working in all media are invited to submit proposals. Group exhibition proposals are also accepted. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  April 7, 2017

KENSINGTON MARKET ART FAIR | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Kensington Market Art Fair (KMAF) is a curated outdoor art fair focusing on original two and three-dimensional artwork and prints. KMAF has seen a huge success in attendance and sales in the last three years, and has expanded to incorporate a second exhibition space on lower Augusta Avenue, allowing them to bring in artists working in ceramics, fibre art, glass, jewelry, and metal arts along with painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 07, 2017

ST. MARY CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL | CALL FOR CO-OP PLACEMENTS FOR STUDENTS

Saint Mary Catholic Secondary School is looking for local businesses that are interested in accepting CO-OP students to give them an opportunity to have an experience working in an art oriented career. The extension of the classroom to the world of work will develop life and job-readiness skills and assist with future career decisions. Art, drama and music students are looking for a chance to explore, identify and refine career goals to make a more informed career decision. For further info, call 905-528-0214 x3421 or email to kielyme@hwcdsb.ca.

  • DEADLINE: May 01, 2017

ARTSPACE | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Artspace is dedicated to presenting work from contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The centre strives to present art that reflects and promotes the diversity of cultural and political perspectives that shape contemporary art practices. Submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior artists whose works is alternative, experimental and/or critically engaged are welcome. The centre welcomes submissions from individual artists, curators, and collectives to apply with new or existing exhibition proposals. Artspace is seeking proposals for Gallery 1 and 2, as well as offsite projects relevant to the centre’s mandate. For further information, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: JUNE 16, 2017 AND DECEMBER 8, 2017

​ONTARIO PLACE | OPEN CALL FOR TALENT

Open call for family-friendly talent for a series of Festivals at Ontario Place this coming spring and summer! Inclusive of stage shows and emerging artists of kinds, roamers and street entertainers, cultural contributions, as well as educational and technological activations, there is special interest in unique and diverse performances that will be sure to "wow" the crowds! For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: Ongoing
MUSIC

BROTT CHORUS  |  AUDITIONS

Applications for auditions are being accepted for positions in the Festival Chorus, and positions in the Brott Opera Chorus. Brott Chorus is open to quality singers of any age ready to perform with a full symphony orchestra under the baton of Maestro Boris Brott who has a strong passion and a wealth of experience working with choristers. Everyone is guaranteed an audition.  For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINES: April 07, 2017 (Brott Opera - July 13), April 28, 2017 (Festival Chorus Performance - June 29, 2017), May 12, 2017 (Choral Spectacular - August 17, 2017)

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 info, follow the LINK.

  • AUDITION DATES:  ONGOING

​THE DUET CLUB | CALLING ALL SOPRANOS AND ALTOS

The Duet Club of Hamilton is seeking out new members to join their Women's Choral Group. They are seeking Sopranos and Altos with a new session beginning January 11, 2017 and Practices from 9:15am-11:15am in the Parlour at Melrose United Church, weekly until the end of April. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: ONGOING
​PUBLIC ART

GREAT WATERS CHALLENGE PROJECT | CALL FOR WORKSHOP ARTISTS

The Great Waters Challenge, a Canada-wide project aimed at getting youth more engaged with water and water heritage. They are looking for artists interested in speaking  at a Hamilton workshop or participating as artist resource guests. They looking for artists who work with public art and the environment/water. The workshop is set for April 8th at the Evergreen Community Storefront on James St North. For more info, follow the LINK.

CITY OF VICTORIA  |  SQUARE DESIGN COMPETITION

PoPUp @ the Square. The City of Victoria invites teams and individuals to submit creative design concepts to temporarily transform Centennial Square, Victoria’s primary public gathering space, into a vibrant, playful and memorable ‘pop-up’ play destination that appeals to all ages. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  March 30, 2017 (4 PM PST)

CITY OF BURLINGTON  |  REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The City of Burlington has begun construction on “The Knot” (or Elgin Promenade), an urban pathway connecting the downtown to the Centennial Multi-Use Pathway. This multi-use pathway will provide public space for a wide range of leisure activities, community events and easy access to shops and restaurants. The City of Burlington is seeking a professional artist, designer or artist-led team to collaborate on the project. In addition to attending project meetings, the selected artist will provide input into the overall design of the pathway with specific attention paid to core place-making elements. For details visit this LINK.

  • DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

GLENHYRST ART GALLERY | LAWREN HARRIS PUBLIC ART PROJECT ARTIST CALL
 
Glenhyrst Art Gallery is seeking artists and artist-Led teams to submit proposals to create a permanent piece of public art to be located in downtown Brantford, adjacent to the Brantford Public Library. Artists will be selected by a partner-led jury through a process involving a written statement of approach, qualifications, and submission of a detailed proposal by selected artists. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINES: March 31, 2017 (5 PM EST)

WINNIPEG ARTS COUNCIL | PUBLIC ART CALL SOUTHWEST RAPID TRANSIT

The Winnipeg Arts Council invites professional artists residing in Canada to apply to a Public Art Call integrating artwork as part of the expansion of the Southwest Rapid Transitway. This includes applied work on overpasses, freestanding sculptural work at community gateways, and station details. Interested artists must submit a complete application package to be considered. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE PRIDE NETWORK | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Queer Landscapes, Queer Intersections will explore the landscape of LGBTQ social issues and identities from an intersectional perspective. LGBTQ artists working in a variety of artistic media from all communities and backgrounds across Ontario are invited to submit artwork exploring how LGBTQ social issues and identities intersect with other identities. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

CITY OF PETERBOROUGH | UN PEACEKEEPERS MONUMENT CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The City of Peterborough invites Canadian artists and design teams to submit their credentials, examples of prior experience and a conceptual approach for a public art competition to create the UN Peacekeepers Monument in the City’s new Urban Park. This is a two-stage national call open to professional artists and designers who are permanent residents of Canada. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 03, 2017

GREAT ART FOR GREAT LAKES | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Waterlution is looking for participatory, community-based art project proposals from
local emerging, mid-career, or established artists or artist collectives based in Hamilton. Projects must prioritize community dialogue about the Great Lakes and what Lake
Ontario means to its people. Participation from the public and the artist in co-creating a
community-based, Great Lakes-themed artwork—under the direction of the artist—is a
mandatory requirement of this commission. For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: April 28, 2017

CITY OF BURLINGTON  |  REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The City of Burlington invites artists to submit Expressions of Interest to create a permanent public artwork for a traffic island located at Plains Road (QEW Ramp, West of Plains Road QEW Overpass) in the Aldershot community of Burlington, Ontario. This competition is open to all professional Canadian artists. An artwork proposal is not requested at this time. Artist applications will be reviewed on the basis of artistic merit, professional qualifications and experience. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 28, 2017

​RICHMOND HILL | PUBLIC ART RESIDENCY

Are you interested in creating artwork for outdoor public spaces? Richmond Hill is seeking submissions from artists for its pilot Artist in Residence program. Please note that this is not a live-in residency. The Artist in Residence pilot program will provide one professional artist, or one collective of artists, with the opportunity to develop a new piece of work with the stated purpose of engaging the community and animating outdoor public spaces through the creation of a temporary installation(s) or creative experience. For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: May 4, 2017 4:00pm EST
RESIDENCIES & RETREATS

SPARK BOX STUDIO | ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Spark Box Studio’s Artist Residency Program provides live/work space to accommodate both emerging and professional printmakers, photographers, painters, illustrators and writers. The Residency Program affords artists the space and time to support the advancement of their careers and to strengthen their practice. Artists-in-residence stay in a charming century home located in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: ONGOING (check calendar)

CEDAR RIDGE CREATIVE CENTRE | CALL FOR SUMMER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 

Cedar Ridge is looking to give one artist the opportunity to think, create, and experiment with them between July 4 – August 31, 2017. The goal is to allow the artist to focus and concentrate on a specific project, with the opportunity to engage and exhibit their work. The Cedar Ridge Summer Residency program is located in South Scarborough. For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE March 31, 2017 (4 PM EST)

​CANADIAN ART EDITORIAL RESIDENCY | CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The residency is a national prize awarded annually to a current undergraduate, graduate or other post-secondary student with an interest in developing expertise in the realm of professional art-magazine publishing. Founded in 2004, the prize offers an 11-week summer residency at Canadian Art, along with a $7,000 award. The winner will hone writing and editing skills while learning production procedures for online and print media at Canadian Art. This introduction to art-magazine publishing and writing is intended to foster new editorial and critical talent, and to provide hands-on experience working in the field. For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: April 07, 2017 by 5PM EST

SALT SPRING ARTS COUNCIL (SSAC) | ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 

The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. Applications for the AiR program will be for tenure between October 2017 and April 2018. For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: April 15, 2017 

​RICHMOND HILL | ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 

Are you interested in creating artwork for outdoor public spaces? Richmond Hill is seeking submissions from artists for its pilot Artist in Residence program. Please note that this is not a live-in residency. The Artist in Residence pilot program will provide one professional artist, or one collective of artists, with the opportunity to develop a new piece of work with the stated purpose of engaging the community and animating outdoor public spaces through the creation of a temporary installation(s) or creative experience. For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: May 4, 2017 4:00pm EST
THEATRE

WILDFIRE | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

If you are a playwright under the age of 30, you can be apart of Wildfire which is a national playwriting competition that focuses on young emerging playwrights. Wildfire is looking for scripts that embrace risk, grit and evocation. Elected winners will have a spot at the IGNITE festival and a one-week development workshop. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 01, 2017

LEAPS AND BOUNDS PLAY CREATION INITIATIVE | CALL FOR APPLICANTS

The Young Peoples Theatre are happily celebrating their 50th anniversary and are excited to announce Leap and Bounds – A National Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)  Play Creation Initiative. This three-year program was created to encourage new play development in TYA through cross-country collaboration. For more info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 01, 2017 
VISUAL ARTS

GLENHYRST ART GALLERY | LAWREN HARRIS PUBLIC ART PROJECT CALL FOR ARTISTS

Glenhyrst Art Gallery is seeking Artists and Artist-Led Teams to submit proposals to create a permanent piece of public art to be located in downtown Brantford, adjacent to the Brantford Public Library. Artists will be selected by a partner-led jury through a process involving a written statement of approach, qualifications, and submission of a detailed proposal by selected artists. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

ART TORONTO 2017 | CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Art Toronto, Canada’s international fair for modern and contemporary art is now accepting applications for its 18th edition, October 27-30. Applications are open for the following sections: MAIN, showcasing top modern and contemporary galleries; VERGE, for newer galleries showing work by young and emerging artists; SOLO, open to galleries presenting contemporary work by a single artist. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 01, 2017

WINDSOR JEWISH FEDERATION & COMMUNITY CENTRE | DIVERSECITY 150 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

DiverseCity 150 will be one component of the WJCC’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The exhibition will celebrate the diversity of our country, our province, our city, and even the great diversity found within our own Jewish Community. We are seeking submissions around the theme of diversity: works that honour and express culture and cultures as a way to share our diverse experiences. For further info, download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE: April 01, 2017

EASTERN EDGE GALLERY | HOLD FAST FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Eastern Edge Gallery seeks local, national, and international artists to present their work as part of HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival. Now going into its 18th year, HOLD FAST is St. John’s only festival dedicated to contemporary art and the longest running in the province. Each festival artist will give an artist talk, share skills in an artist-led workshop and present their work in the downtown Art Crawl. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 03, 2017

MIDDLEBROOK PRIZE FOR YOUNG CANADIAN CURATORS  |  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Art Gallery of Guelph announces the Call for Submissions for the fifth annual Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators from March 1 - April 9, 2017. The Middlebrook Prize invites curators under the age of 30 to submit an innovative proposal for an exhibition that will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 14 to December 17, 2017.  For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  April 09, 2017

THE KINGSTON PRIZE  |  2017 CALL TO ARTISTS

The Kingston Prize is a Canada-wide competition and exhibition tour for Canadian portrait painting. The competition is open to any Canadian artist who depicts a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant in a portrait based on a real life encounter. The aim of the Kingston Prize is to encourage and reward the creation of contemporary portraits by Canadian artists. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  April 28, 2017

ARTASCENT | ORANGE CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

ArtAscent is now accepting submissions for the international call for artists themed “Orange.”  Submitted work can include paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, digital, printmaking, installations, ceramics, fabric, jewelry, sculpture and written art (up to 900 words). For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 30, 2017

QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL | ARTIST APPLICATIONS OPEN

Artists across Canada are encouraged to apply now to the Queen West Art Crawl and display their work at one of the most exciting festivals in Canada! The 15th annual festival will take place at Trinity Bellwoods Park Sept 23-24. All artistic mediums are accepted. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: April 30, 2017

RBC CANADIAN PAINTING COMPETITION | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 RBC Canadian Painting Competition! As part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition – now in its 19th year – seeks to give exposure and opportunity to Canada’s next generation of visual artists, in addition to a total of $85,000 in prize money to the finalists. For further information, follow the link. 

  • DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2017 at 4 PM EST. 

TANGLED ART + DISABILITY | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 

Tangled Art + Disability is currently accepting applications from Canadian Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists to create new work for an upcoming series of exhibitions which will run from September 2017 to April 2018 at Tangled Art Gallery in Toronto. Tangled Art + Disability invites proposals for projects in any artistic discipline that reflect the expansive dimensions of disability arts and culture. We seek creative works that explore Canada’s past, present and future, centering the experiences of Deaf, Mad and disabled people, and responding to the following questions:

  • In what ways has Canada historically included or excluded us?
  • How do we navigate the current realities of living and being in this country?
  • How might we shape a future that truly embraces us?

For further information, follow the link.

  • Deadline: May 5, 2017

CAMBRIDGE ARTS FESTIVAL  |  CALL FOR EXHIBITORS

Cambridge Arts Festival, a celebration of visual arts, live music, performance and more is inviting visual artists and artisans to apply for an exhibitor booth in the Dickson Street Art Market. Participation is FREE and the event takes place on July 22 from 10 am to 6 pm. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  May 15, 2017

ONTARIO MINIATURE PRINT EXHIBITION | CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Print London invites Ontario-based artists to submit their miniature prints for the juried exhibition The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition (TOMPE 2017) to be held at Satellite Project Space in London, ON. Awards will be presented at an opening reception and the First Prize Winner will be invited to present an artist talk. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 15, 2017

IDEA EXCHANGE | THE BRUSH OFF CALL FOR ARTISTS

Idea Exchange presents their third annual Brush Off – a live-painting competition. This continued partnership with THEMUSEUM (Kitchener) is a collaboration that celebrates the artistic talent in Waterloo Region and the surrounding area while fundraising for both not-for-profit organizations. 12 artists will be selected to participate in two rounds of live-painting with successive audience votes determining the winner. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 17, 2017

SALT SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Canadian artists are invited to submit two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration to the Salt Spring National Art Prize. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. For further info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: May 31, 2017

GLADSTONE HOTEL | COME UP TO MY ROOM 2018 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Come Up To My Room (#CUTMR) is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design. The exhibition challenges artists and designers to create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate
the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and hotel visitors alike. For more info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE:  June 18, 2017

​GLADSTONE HOTEL | WHY THE @#&! DO YOU PAINT?: ALL THE COLOUR

The Gladstone is pleased to announce the call for submissions to the 3rd annual group painting exhibit, Why the @#&! Do You Paint? All the Colour, asks painters to consider what about colour (or lack there of) appeals to them most? What are the colours of your favourite fruit? Was there a colour of crayon which was always the shortest in the box? What colours remind you of your closest friends?  #WTFDYP will bring painter’s narratives and motivations together through painting which considers the full spectrum of colour. For further info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: June 30, 2017 11pm EST

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF CANADA | 2017 CANADIAN PORTRAIT COMPETITION

This will be the 12th Competition sponsored by the Portrait Society of Canada and will be an on-line competition. It is open to all Canadian visual artists and to all 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 info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: November 1, 2017