Calls for Entry & Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT 

 

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

CALL FOR INSTRUCTORS I Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador

International craft conference Craft @ the Edge: A Handmade Future is seeking bold and innovative instructors from all craft mediums to share their cutting-edge practices in October 2020. Present your skills at the eastern edge of Canada on the Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland & Labrador. Applications and information available HERE.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

LITERARY

 

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

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
RESIDENCIES
 

Alchemy Artists Residency Island 2019 | CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada.

Alchemy is an international artist led residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of food in a community setting. Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists are expected to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the residency. An appetite for shared meals is necessary. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation/presentation process. Regretfully, they are unable to provide honoraria or stipends to cover travel or the fees associated with attending this residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point is happy to provide letters of support to any funding programs to which artists wish to apply. Fill out your application HERE and remember to indicate that you are applying to Alchemy 2019 @ AGP and indicate the type of accommodation you would require.

DEADLINE: February 20, 2019

 

CENTRE[3] ARTIST RESIDENCY 2019/20Centre[3] Artist Residency 2019/20

Centre3’s artist residency is for artists in any stage of their career who are currently based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Centre3 for Artistic and Social Practice is a not-for-profit, charitable artist-run centre that connects, educates, and collaborates with people on local, regional, national and international levels. We are located at the heart of Hamilton’s arts district in Ontario and offer world-class facilities for traditional print-making ( lithography, silkscreen, intaglio & more) and state of the art digital media facilities. The successful candidate will be contacted in April 2019. For more information, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: February 28, 2019

WESTPORT SCHOOLHOUSE ARTIST RESIDENCY

Artists from across Canada are invited to participate in this self—directed Artist in Residence Program at Westport Schoolhouse in Westport, Nova Scotia. Open to emerging and established artists and creatives (of all disciplines), this residency private accommodations with a 750 square foot live-in classroom plus shared kitchen, bathroom, entryway. For more information and open dates for the residency, follow the LINK

SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS AND WRITERS

Applications are now being accepted for the Self-Directed Artist-in-Residence Program at the Caetani Cultural Centre in Vernon, BC. The program is open to emerging and established artists and writers in most mediums: installation, earthworks, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, digital media, printmaking, etc. For more information, follow the LINK.

THE MAG 2019 SUMMER RESIDENCY PROGRAM | SUMMER RESIDENCY

The John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery is seeking applications for a 
visual artist residency taking place between May 14th - August 17th, 2019. This residency works to support an artists with space and time to initiate or further a body of work. The program is intended as a bridge between their practice and local community, whether a project connects to a relevant local issue or history, or has participatory or 
socially-engaged elements. The residency is intended for artists interested in the reciprocal learning opportunity from encountering a community or public, with the MAG as the home base for those encounters. To learn more follow the LINK

DEADLINE: February 24th, 2019

REBUILDING SUMMER CULTURAL TRADE ROUTES

This self-directed residency will explore reconciliation through creative process from an Indigenous perspective in a contemporary world. The program’s objective is to rebuild and reclaim the ancient cultural trade routes that define the ground we stand on within the Bow Valley. Rebuilding Summer Cultural Trade Routes will provide safe spaces where participants can learn from Indigenous artists, Elders, and community members who will bring their art making skills and traditional knowledge to the program. For more info follow the LINK.

DEADLINE: March 6, 2019

 

THEATRE

 

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

 

58TH TORONTO OUTDOOR ART FAIR | CALL FOR ARTISTS

We invite visual artists working in all mediums and makers in craft & design 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. For more info and to apply, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: March 01, 2019
VISUAL ARTS  

 

CITY OF TORONTO| CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

The City of Toronto invites professional artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a competition for integrated public artwork(s) as part of the redesign and replacement of the Glen Road pedestrian bridge and tunnel.

The art component of this revitalised public space will be selected through an open two-stage competition, with a net budget of approximately $285,000.00 (+HST) CAD. The project budget includes all costs directly associated with the artwork: all fees for design, fabrication, installation, engineering and professional services, insurance, travel and other incidental expenses. The design is currently underway, led by the City's consultant, Morrison Hershfield, and anticipated to be completed by late summer 2019 and tendered by the end of the year. Construction is planned for 2020-21.

Email submission HERE

DEADLINE: April, 1, 2019, 4pm

 

2019 ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION | LATCHAM ARTS CENTR

Submission drop off on March 4, 2019 between 11am-8pm. Latcham Art Centre is looking for submissions in all media for our Annual Juried Exhibition. Open to artists living and working in Ontario. A maximum of two recent original artworks (2017-2019) may be submitted by each artist and must be dropped off in person at Latcham Art Centre on Monday, March 4 between 11am and 8pm.  This is an opportunity to have your work seen and assessed by our distinguished jury of three art professionals and if selected displayed in our newly built exhibition space! There will be $1000 in juror’s awards presented at the opening reception! For more information and how to apply CLICK HERE.

The Annual Juried Exhibition will be on view from March 9 – April 27 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 9 from 1 – 3pm.

ART GALLERIES I CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SHOW.19 is a biannual exhibition at Cambridge Art Galleries dedicated exclusively to promoting the work of emerging Ontario artists. SHOW.19 will take place from May 10 to June 29, 2019. Cambridge Art Galleries is looking for Ontario artists who have been exhibiting professionally for less than 5 years, or have recently completed their BFA, MFA or equivalent. Current students are also eligible to apply. SHOW.19 will spotlight up to 20 artists that represent a snapshot of fresh talent from across Ontario. Submissions in all mediums are welcomed, including off site projects. To apply, and for further information, follow the LINK.

DEADLINE: February 25, 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

CAFKA.20 | CALL FOR PORTFOLIOS

The Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area has released their CAFKA.20: Call for Portfolios. 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. For more info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

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, 2019

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

ART CITY | JURIED CALLS FOR PROFESSIONAL ARTIST PROPOSALS

Art City invites North American-based artists to submit proposals to lead art workshops at our studio in 2019/20. 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. Artists must have a demonstrated proficiency in the medium the proposed workshop is based on or must communicate technical support requirements. For more info, follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: February 25, 2019

 

TOWN OF OAKVILLE | PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY; SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY CENTRE 

The Town of Oakville invites artists to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to create a permanent indoor public artwork for the galleria of the Southeast Community Centre. Professional Canadian artists and artist-led teams are invited to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) by March 1, 2019. The successful artist will have their work featured at the north entrance of the new facility. During stage one of the competition, applicants will be reviewed on the basis of the merit of past work, professional qualifications and experience.  For more information follow the LINK

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019 4:00PM EST

 

GUELPH ARTS COUNCIL | ART ON THE STREET - CALL FOR ARTISTS

Art on the Street is co-presented by Downtown Guelph Business Association and Guelph Arts Council and features contemporary fine art and craft. The event has grown both in scale and calibre of artist since its inception in 2003 to become Guelph's largest outdoor exhibition and sale. Art on the Street spotlights multi-disciplinary talent within the regional arts community and offers a fresh-air art experience for Guelph’s residents and visitors. Each year, over 80 established and emerging artists showcase their works in temporary, open-air studios. Art on the Street is an opportunity to meet painters, potters, blacksmiths, jewellers, glass blowers, wood carvers, textile artists, photographers, and more, and to take home a piece of Guelph's creative culture. Art on the Street is a free event that welcomes art lovers of all ages.

DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2019

THE NEW ART FESTIVAL 2019 OTTAWA | CALL FOR SUBMISSION

 

Artists and craftspeople working in all media are invited to apply to The New Art Festival, Ottawa’s original exhibition of handmade, one-of-a-kind art in a welcoming park setting. Juried by practicing artists and arts professionals, this highly acclaimed 
event is an ideal networking opportunity for both up-and-coming and established artists. Promote your studio practice and engage one-on-one with the public, art collectors and galleries in a vibrant, friendly and relaxed environment. Join us for the festival that artists and visitors alike return to year after year! The New Art Festival does not charge an application fee and organizers do not retain any percentage of artists sales. Check out the application HERE.

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm

VOLUNTEERING

 

HAMILTON ARTS WEEK I CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Hamilton Arts Council has begun preparations for ARTS WEEK 2019! Running from June 14-21, it is a city-wide hub of arts and culture. We require enthusiastic, social volunteers to help our program run smoothly. Positions are available in many areas of ARTS WEEK. If this sounds like something that draws you in, email admin@hamiltonartscouncil.ca

 

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