Calls for Artists

Call for artists

Call for entry (group show) “Harmonic Connection” – taken from the quote by Robin Williams describing what music is……….“A little reminder that there’s something else besides us in the universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars.”
Open to all fine art media, including photography. Cost to participate is $100. 5-6 works may be submitted for jurying. September 1 – 30, opening reception September 3, 7-9 Contact: Imagemaker Gallery, Marie Payne, for registration form and more information – or

Sirius Theatrical Company, Etobicoke has an open Call for Auditions – Ages 12 – 70+ for their Fall Theatre Festival – My Lakeshore – My Home.  Performances will be outdoors and will involve both matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday as well as evening shows Thursday through Sunday. Rehearsals will be part-time and flexible in the evenings and weekends from mid-August through September. Scripts are not available at this time but we are looking to cast a wide variety of roles, including an actress who speaks Spanish, and a male/female couple who speaks Lithuanian.   Festival runs Oct. 1 – 4, 2015. Auditions:  Tuesday, July 28th and Wednesday July 29th, Times: Group A slot: 6-7:30 pm, Group B Slot: 7:45-9:15 or Tuesday, August 11th, Wednesday, August 12, and Thursday, August 13th at 6:00 – 9:30 pm. Rehearsals: Mid-August through Sept. 30, 2015. Festival Performances:  Oct. 1 – 4, 2015-06-08. Book an audition by emailing your resume and photo to:  Write “Auditions” in the subject line of your email.

Diaspora Dialogues is excited to announce an open call for our 2015-16 Long-Form mentorship program, focusing on the creation of long-form manuscripts and offering emerging writers an in-depth opportunity to hone their craft and prepare a book-length project for publication. Diaspora Dialogues invites submissions from emerging writers who currently have a full or near-full draft of an original full-length novel, or collection of short stories, or collection of poems. Please note that we do not accept works intended for children or young adults. Full or near-full draft means that the writer has up to 85,000 words or 300 double-spaced pages of prose; or up to 25 poems (50 pages maximum).

Call for submissions from LAC to connect with the Franco-Ontarian Community. The Living Arts Centre is accepting submissions by email from Artists who wish to have their work considered for an upcoming exhibition. The deadline to submit is August 10th, to see the call in both French & English.

West 50 Pourhouse and Grill is looking for a Latin style band to perform multiple sets at their restaurant every Thursday evening from 9 – 1 am, starting July 23rd.  To arrange for an audition please email or call Roger at 647-999-0000.

The World Festival of Children’s Theatre is coming to Stratford in June 2016, and invites applications for Ontario and Canadian-based theatre groups.
The deadline is August 1.  Learn more at

CALL FOR OLDER ADULT VOLUNTEERS: Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood is currently seeking volunteer applicants with an interest in visual arts, crafts, teaching, writing, photography or film to assist in its new ArtReach for Older Adults Program. This innovative new program is designed to build confidence and foster well-being in older adults. Interested applicants are asked to send a letter or email explaining their interest to VAM by August 7, 2015. Emails can be sent to and letters can be posted or dropped off to 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7

Call for Submissions / Pop-Circuit / Pop-Patronage / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, August 14, 2015

Call for Submissions / Rotunda Gallery / 2016 Exhibition Season / Kitchener, ON / Deadline Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Residency / Warbler’s Roost / Artist Residency Program / South River, ON

Residency / Sparkbox Studios / 2015 Artist Residency Program / Picton, ON

Call for Submissions / Thames Art Gallery / 2015 Biennial Juried Exhibition / Chatham, ON / Deadline Date: Monday, September 21, 2015 

Residency / Ontario College of Art & Design / Digital Painting Atelier / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, August 7, 2015

Residency / Open Studio / Visiting Artist Residencies / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Call for Submissions / Open Studio / Annual Exhibitions / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Residency / Independent Museum of Contemporary Arts / International Artists’ Residencies

Call for Submissions / Queen Street West BIA / Contemporary Art Works / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, July 31, 2015
Please send submissions and queries via e-mail to our curator Earl Miller – – by July 31, 2015.

Residency / The Banff Centre / Gallery Education Indigenous Practicum / Banff, AB / Deadline Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Call for Submissions / McMaster Museum of Art / Environmentally Responsible Print Practice Exhibition / Hamilton, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, August 7, 2015

Residency / The Banff Centre / Walter Phillips Gallery Preparatorial Practicum / Banff, AB / Deadline Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Call for Submissions / La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario / 2016-2017 Season / Sudbury, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, July 31, 2015

Craftadian Fall Show
October 17-18, 2015, Mississauga International Centre
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Apply Nowdeadline to apply August 1, 2015

Craftadian Christmas Show
December 5-6, 2015, Hamilton Convention Centre
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Apply Nowdeadline to apply September 1, 2015

Looking for Workshop Hosts
Are you a MAC Member? Would you like to host a workshop? If you answered yes to both of these questions please email an outlined proposal of what you would like to do for your workshop to

Looking for Hosts at MAC Open Mic Nights
Are you a MAC Member? Would you like to host a MAC Open Mic? If you answered yes to both of these questions then please email Sarah-Jean Villa with your picture, bio and a link to your work to be considered at

Looking to Host a MAC Affair
Are you a MAC member? Are you working in an art studio towards an art show, having a rehearsal with your band, performing at a hospital or doing something creative in the community that you would like MAC to come out and have a MAC Affair at your event? If you answered yes to both of these questions then MAC would love to come out to support you and have a MAC Affair with you. Please email Sarah-Jean Villa at with you bio, picture and link to your work.

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!

Call for MAC Ambassadors! The Mississauga Arts Council is looking for arts and culture lovers to spread their enthusiasm across the city while also promoting MAC and Limelight through our Ambassador Program. Being an Ambassador means attending events like Open Mic Nights, arts workshops, exhibits, and concerts to create a positive environment, represent and promote the Arts Council, distribute MAC swag, and promote membership sales. Training is provided, and all Ambassadors will be paid for every membership they sell at the events they attend. For more information, please call 905-615-4446 or email

MAC Coffeehouse looking for its next artist: 
Every other Monday for the next 6 months, we’ve got space for artists to showcase their work at Studio 89. MAC will have artists of different disciplines display their work and/or perform for 1-2 hours to entertain guests and promote MAC. We’re accepting painters, dancers, singers, and artists of all forms! Exhibitions will be starting mid-November, and run for 1-2 hours in the evening. Contact Aida at to sign up for a slot. Studio 89 is at 1065 Canadian Place – Unit 104,  Mississauga, Ontario.More information on the space go to