Calls for Entry & Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT 

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 

​SUR GALLERY | CALL FOR GALLERY ADMINISTRATOR

Reporting to the Director/Curator, the Gallery Administrator (GA) will be responsible to provide administrative and general office support and execute outreach plans including social media and website Management. The GA will be self-confident, a highly organized arts professional with strong interpersonal, communication skills and a positive attitude. The GA will be responsible in the following areas; Marketing, Maintaining Database Functionality, Administrative Responsibilities. Start date is February 7, 2019. To apply for this position please email us at info@lacap.ca with your letter of intent, resume and 3 references.

  • DEADLINE: January 7, 2019

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. | COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR

We are actively seeking a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour) individual for the position of Communications and Outreach Coordinator. We aspire to connect with our changing communities by taking an intersectional approach, identifying and removing systemic barriers, and supporting artists and art practices that reflect the people of our region. The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will help to foster ongoing community partnerships, develop communications, and enhance membership, volunteer and visitor relations with a focus on equitable and accessible models. Start date is January 30th, 2019. For more info, follow the LINK.

  • DEADLINE: January 8, 2019 (5:00PM  EST)
​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

 

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

​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

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.

NORTHERN ONTARIO MOBILE RESIDENCY

N2M2L is excited to announce the Northern Ontario Mobile Residency program launching August 2019. Media artists will have the opportunity to explore the vast land of Northern Ontario from a mobile live/work studio with fully funded residencies. 2019 will be a pilot year offering 2 fully funded 1-2 week residencies. Self funded residency options will be available in 2020 – details to come spring 2019. For more information follow the LINK 

  • DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE LATE SPRING 2019

The Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) program is designed for visual artists to focus on their own practice in a supportive learning environment. The BAiR program allows participants to delve deeply into their practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. Participants are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to their extensive facilities.*Participants may attend talks, exhibitions, and performances by world-renowned visiting artists as well as receive studio visits from program guest artists. For more information follow the LINK

 

DEADLINE: February 6, 2019

 

BEHAVIOUR SWARM: EXPLORING PERFORMATIVE PRACTICES 

This residency is a hive of inventors, continuously searching for ways to make each other laugh and permuting every facet of reality. Performance artists, dancers, escapees from the theatre, experimental comedians, abstract clowns, and visual artists who have way too much energy for their own good. This residency offers the opportunity for visual artists to hone their performative skills, receive critical feedback, and grow their performance based practice. The program will be collaborative, but will also provide time and space to develop individual work. For more information follow the LINK

DEADLINE: February 6, 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

 

CITY OF GUELPH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | CALL TO ARTISTS

The City of Guelph invites professional artists or artist collectives to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to be selected for the 2019 City of Guelph Artist in Residence program. Community engagement is at the heart of this program, which is open to artists practicing in all art forms including visual, literary or performing arts, architecture and design, or media arts such as sound, video or photography. For further info, download the PDF.

  • DEADLINE: January 11, 2019

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​ ​​

​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.

  •  DEADLINES EXTENDED TO: January 12, 2019 

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: January 12, 2019

 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: Janaury 12, 2019

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: January 12, 2019

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

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

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:  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

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

NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN | THE WILLIAM AND ISABEL POPE ARTIST'S RESIDENCY

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design is pleased to invite emerging and mid-career painters to apply for this unique opportunity to work and exhibit in our dynamic art college environment. Since 2011, the Robert Pope Foundation and NSCAD University have jointly offered a two month. long residency with studio and honorarium to an exceptional Canadian painter each year. This residency is open to all Canadian painters who have completed an MFA or equivalent degree.MFA degree must have been completed prior to the residency’s start date, Septemer 9th, 2019. For more information follow the LINK 

  • DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

THE GARDINER | CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Established in 2016, the project connects artists, makers, organizers, and residents through the creation of public projects that inspire social action. The Gardiner is now accepting proposals for our 2019 spring/summer programming cycle, which explores the theme “What we long for.” The Gardiner invites applications from a diverse field of professionals including artists, makers, organizers, curators, collectives, producers, presenters, designers, and architects. Priority will be given to Toronto-based artists who are doing ambitious work that digs deeper into community histories and brings forth accountable, intersectional methods of thinking and making. For more information follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE: January 16, 2019

GALLERY 44 | CAMERALINKS: 2019

CameraLinks is Gallery 44's annual non-competitive, theme-based exhibition for Elementary and Secondary School students from the GTA and surrounding areas in Ontario. Every year the exhibition showcases a range of photographs created by students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. Participating students have the unique opportunity to exhibit their photographic artwork in a professional gallery. The theme for 2019 is Looking Forward. This Submission is open to students who are homeschooled as well. For more information follow the LINK

  • DEADLINE:  January 19, 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

 

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