Calls for Artists

The Port Credit Farmer’s Market is looking for acoustic local musicians. For more information please contact Beatrice.

MuslimFest is one of the largest Muslim outdoor festivals in Canada, celebrating the best in Muslim arts, culture and entertainment and drawing over 25,000 attendees each year. This year, we will be having a NATIONWIDE competition with AIRFARE and ACCOMMODATION provided for those not living in Ontario, and a chance to win a CASH PRIZE of $1000 and a CONTRACT with MuslimFest! For more information on our competition, please visit:

CALL FOR BUSKERS! The City of Mississauga is launching a Busking Pilot Project this summer and we are looking for talented performers to be a part of it! SaugaBusks will run from June to September.  Locations across the city have been identified to become “Busk Stops” at specific times and on specific dates.  Buskers will be accompanied by City staff who will be surveying passers-by about how they feel about busking.  At this time, we are looking primarily for musicians and visual artists.  For this pilot, artists will be paid by the City $25/hour and will be able to take voluntary donations from the public. For more information, check out

VAM is pleased to invite our artists to apply to our remaining Group Theme Show for the Spring and Summer season. Show us how our amazing natural setting inspires you. The show will run from June 6 to 18.  To exhibit your work, please visit:  Calls for Entry

Craftadian will be hosting it’s second Etsy Made in Canada Market. This year, we are hosting the Mississauga Market (inconjuntion with the Craftadian Fall Show). The Etsy Made in Canada Market will feature 90+ Etsy Sellers PLUS the Craftadian section will feature an additional 90 artisans.  Applications for the Etsy MIC close June 24th. Saturday September 24, 2016. The International Centre, Mississauga. Etsy: Made in Canada is a national grassroots initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across Canada. From coast to coast, Canadian cities and towns will be participating in this one-day event on September 26, marking the event’s second year. In 34 cities, Etsy artisans will sell their handmade wares and vintage goods to local buyers at these markets, each of which will represent the spirit of the local community. If you don’t have an etsy shop CLICK HERE to open one and get 20 free listings.  You must have an Etsy Shop to be included in the Etsy Made in Canada Market.  If you don’t have an etsy shop you can still apply to the event and have a 10×5 or 10×10 booth. Etsy Made in Canada Market (CLICK HERE)10×5 / 10×10 booths (CLICK HERE)

Saturday September 24 (Craftadian Fall Show featuring Etsy Made in Canada Market). The International Centre, Mississauga. Applications close June 30, 2016. 10×10 $200 / 10×5 Booth $150 – APPLY ONLINE. Etsy Made in Canada: 6′ Table $125 / Emerging Etsy 4′ Table $75 – APPLY ONLINE

Craftadian at McMaster Innovation Park. Applications close October 1, 2016
6′ Table $135 (Room) / 6′ Table $155 (Atrium) – APPLY ONLINE

John Victor Lennon Singers/Songwriters Contest Tours comes to Mississauga. Only online sign-up contestant entries will be auditioned.  Contestants must be between the ages of 19-30. Online selected contestants must be able to perform 3-4 songs. Live auditioning will take place on May 28,2016 at 7:30 pm. At Studio.89

Magnotta Winery is pleased to launch The Magnotta Winery Art Competition. Open to Ontario college & university fine arts students only. Calling all Ontario college & university fine arts students. Imagine your art on our next wine bottle. Here is the link for our upcoming art competition. Submissions Open May 1st; Close July 15.

The Port Credit Yarn Blitzers Are Looking For Volunteers. Can you crochet? Are you a knitter, pom pom maker, or loomer? Or are you interested in learning how? Then come be a part of the Port Credit Yarn Blitzer’s everybody welcome! We are looking for volunteers of any skill level beginner to pro who are interested in being a part of this Port Credit community fiber art project. Join the Port Credit Yarn Bliterz’s Facebook page for more information and meeting dates. You can also email Project Coordinator Susan.

The Salt Spring Arts Council Announces The Launch Of The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program. 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. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent is to provide the time and space for creativity and productivity and to introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community. Residencies will be awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit. Applications for the AiR program can be submitted before April 15th and the first artist residencies on Salt Spring Island will take place between October 2016 and April 2017. Application information is available at

Open Call for Public Art Selection Commitee Members. Are you interested in participating in a public art jury? Are you an experienced artist or art/design professional? The City’s Public Art Selection Committee needs you. Previous projects include: “Contemplating Child” by Ferruccio Sardella located in Community Common Park and “The Lifeline Project” by Michael Simon, Taline Jirian and Marisa Gallemit located on the oak trees along Hurontario at Burnhamthorpe Road West. Apply now.

Studio.89 is looking for volunteers who want  to get some extra volunteer hours or give back to your community in a meaningful way? We’re always looking for more help! Click here to fill out an application & we’ll be in touch with you shortly

Let’s Make Good Productions is looking for ALL types of art forms to showcase at our grand WonderFest event, which will be in the spring of 2016.  We welcome all kinds of art, as long as the work is original.  Please email us with your bio, promo photo, short description of your art, links to your website/social media, and what empowerment means to you. We are also currently booking for music and comedy WonderFest Series events at Folly Brewpub which take place every Thursday. Email us at:! We look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to share the information

Current Calls for Submission

Residency / Entrée / 2017 Residency Opportunity / Bergen, Norway / Deadline Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Residency / Centre Sagamie / 2017 Artist Residencies / Alma, QC / Deadline Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Call for Submissions / City of Ottawa / Laurier Avenue Murals / Ottawa, ON / Deadline Date:  Monday, June 6, 2016

Call for Submissions / McMichael Canadian Art Collection / En Plein Air Competition / Kleinburg, ON / Deadline Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Call for Submissions / Rebecca Gallery / Sierra Club Canada Fundraiser Exhibition / Toronto, ON / Friday, June 3, 2016

Call for Submissions / Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography / Exhibition Proposals / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date:  Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Residency / L’Atelier sur Seine / Île-de-France region, French / Deadline Date: July 1, 2016 and February 1, 2017

Call for Submissions / University of Ottawa / UofO Campus Public Art Program / Ottawa, ON / Deadline Date: May 31, 2016

Call for Submissions / Regent Park Film Festival / 14TH Annual Film Festival / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, June 10, 2016

Call for Submissions / Hamilton Artists Inc. / Cannon Gallery Call for Submissions / Hamilton, ON

CALL FOR ARTISTS: VAM’s Member Themed Shows. Calling all artists! VAM is now accepting submission for its Member Themed Shows. Exhibits will run throughout the year. You must be a VAM Member to enter Themed Shows. Entry fee is $15.00. VAM does not charge commission on sales. Please download the VAM Member Exhibit Guidelines in the link for full details.

Studio.89 is always looking to host different workshops/events and are looking for a variety of local talent/volunteers to either host workshops or headline events.  For more information please email Studio.89.

Be a part of a youth or professional Tap Company. Faculty of the Tap Dance Centre includes Professionals: David Cox, Ryan Foley, Kim Chalovich, Johnny Morin, Mackenzie  Greenwell, Dianne Montgomery, Jessica Westermann, and Samantha Baldwin and more! For more information on joining contact: Director: Kim Chalovich

Call for Student and Emerging Artists. Are you looking for a Gallery to showcase your art work or to sell your art work?  If you are a student or emerging artists, Paparartzy Gallery is the place for you. PaparARTzy Gallery is unique contemporary online gallery designed specifically for student and emerging artists to showcase and sell their artwork. Artists who are interested in showcasing and selling their artwork can register a profile at  Upon registering and creating a profile, artists may upload pictures of their artwork so that it can be viewed.  Artists get to price their own artwork.  For additional information, please contact Ethel Achampong at 416-433-3377 or at

Studio 89 is hosting live music every Saturday night, and they’re looking for artists.
Email Sheryl at to book a time slot for one of these exciting new opportunities!