Calls for Artists

John Victor Lennon Singers-Songwriters Recording Contest will take place on November 12, 2016 at the Maja Prentice Theatre at 7:30pm. Please note that only selected contestants who sign-up on-line will be allowed to audition and will be submitted to the online audience voting ballot box. Selected contestants must be able to perform songs that will be selected by our online review panel. All selected contestants must arrive at the live auditioning before 7:30 pm. The judging panel will be presiding  at 8:30 pm. Only online sign-up contestants will audition in the order that they signed up.  Sign up now. The best three selected contestants out of Canada will perform at the grand finally in NYC. The contest deadline for all entries has been extended to Oct. 8th, 2016. Please download, fill out and email us the Singer/Songwriters contest signup form below to sign up to our upcoming Audition. The grand finale  will take place in New York City.
The location, date and time – to be announced.

Calling all established and emerging artists! Artist participants are needed for the Port Credit Living Gallery, a Culture Days event. Artists will paint plein air during the Port Credit Farmers Market, giving audiences a chance to meet local artists and watch the creative process – as well as get creative themselves. Please complete an Application Form if interested. For more details, check out our Facebook Event Page. Please contact if you have any questions.

Holiday Artisan Marketplace applications are now available. Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood’s will kick-off the winter season with the 2016 Holiday Artisan Marketplace taking place on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 10 am – 4 pm. This year’s event will have a special holiday tea room and more seasonal delights for your merry-making and shopping pleasure! VAM is currently accepting applications from artists and artisans for our annual Holiday Artisan Marketplace.  Applications are available at:  Holiday Artisan Marketplace

Studio.89 is looking for volunteer photographers to do event photography for Stuio.89! Interested? Send an email to

Are you a local musician looking to share your talent? Studio.89 is looking to showcase & celebrate local talent! Every third Saturday of the month they host Live From The 905 where any kind of music is welcome and every third Sunday is Jazzy Sundays, more acoustic & jazz music. We have dates open through the summer & fall. Shoot us an email at if interested with some samples or link to your tunes!

Collaborative Fall Exhibition: How do you remember a loved one? This summer at the Museums we are encouraging community members to engage with us in the exhibition making process for a fall exhibition.   The public will explore the universal and culturally rich themes of loss and mourning.  Working together we will share our rituals and customs with one another to produce a riveting exhibition. The exhibition will include storytelling, creative responses, and artifacts on loan from residents. If you are interested in participating in the exhibition making process please contact Marnie Mandel at 905-615-4860 ext. 2115 (Mondays to Fridays 9:00am – 4:30pm). Please place in the email subject line: PARTICIPATORY EXHIBITION

The Figment art festival is looking for artists to organize interactive art pieces. It can be any kind of crafts, hoola hoop, spinning or juggling, musical instruments for playing together, plush toys fights, blocks of cardboard boxes to build things, last year there was rubber bands creation by passers by as an art installation… anything you can imagine can be a project. The artists are paid $75 honorarium per participating. Here is a link to the call out for projects. It’s a free festival at the Toronto Island July 23-24, 2016.

CALL FOR ENTRY: IMPACT 2016. This call is open to emerging, mid-career and established artists who would like to be a part of The Neilson Park Creative Centre’s 24th annual juried art exhibition. Artists working in all different mediums are welcome to submit, however only a selected number of artworks will make it into the three week long exhibition. Impact is a great opportunity for artists to gain exposure in the local arts community. All accepted artists participating in the exhibition are eligible to win the one of the three prizes:1st Prize $300 Cash Prize | 2nd Prize $250 Curry’s Gift Card | People’s Choice $150 Curry’s Gift Card. Deadline extended to July 14, 2016. Click here for full application details. Any inquiries regarding submission process can be sent to

CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS: There are multiple ways to showcase your art work at Neilson Park Creative Centre, and we are accepting proposals of exhibition in our spaces in 2017! To learn more about our exhibition spaces, please check out our website .

Call to Artists and Artisans! Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) invites artists and artisans to participate in ART IN THE PARK 2016. This unique art fair allows artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in the splendour of Riverwood and Visual Arts Mississauga’s Art Centre. Guests also enjoy talented local musicians throughout the day and select food vendors. This year’s event will be on Sunday, September 18. To download an application please visit:

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:

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

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; Closes July 15.

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 / The Banff Centre / The Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop / Banff, AB / Deadline Date:  Monday, August 22, 2016

Call for Submissions / Headwaters Arts Festival / Juried Art Show & Sale / Caledon, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, July 22, 2016

Call for Submissions / Ontario Clay & Glass Association / FUSION Clay & Glass Show 2016 / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, July 29, 2016

Residency / 3M Art Foundation / Santa Marta, Colombia / Deadline Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Call for Submissions / Edmonton Arts Council / Nature’s Wild Backyard (RFQ) / Edmonton, AB / Deadline Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Call for Submissions / Gotta Minute Film Festival / Western Canada’s First Film Festival for Commuters / Edmonton, AB / Deadline Date: Monday, July 18, 2016

Call for Submissions / Toronto Urban Film Festival / Annual Call for One-minute Silent Films / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, July 15, 2016

Call for Submissions / Art Gallery of Windsor / Downtown/s: Urban Renewal Today for Tomorrow / Windsor, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, August 5, 2016

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

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.

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