Calls for Artists

In celebration of Canada 150, Spectrum SQ and other 20VIC managed properties are inviting local Canadian artists to create one-of-a-kind installations that will be featured in various malls across the country. These installations will celebrate our country’s 150th birthday and are to be reflective of Canada’s past, present and/or future. Spectrum SQ is looking for a local artist from Mississauga’s creative community to design a significant installation which will be on display at Spectrum SQ for two months leading up to Canada Day celebrations, and possibly permanently into the future. The installation will be designed by the artist, and will be built and installed by Spectrum SQ’s company of choice. The installation will serve as a focal point and Canada 150 landmark at Spectrum SQ as well as a photo backdrop for a Canada 150 “selfie” contest. Visitors will be invited to take a photo with the installation, post it to their personal social channels for a chance to win prizes. Deadline for submissions is March 10th, 2017.

In celebration of Canada 150, Erin Mills Town Centre and other 20VIC managed properties are inviting local Canadian artists to create one-of-a-kind installations that will be featured in various malls across the country. These installations will celebrate our country’s 150th birthday and are to be reflective of Canada’s past, present and/or future. Erin Mills Town Centre is looking for a local artist from Mississauga’s creative community to create a significant installation which will be on display at Erin Mills Town Centre for two months leading up to Canada Day celebrations. The installation will serve as a focal point and Canada 150 landmark in Erin Mills Town Centre as well as a photo backdrop for a Canada 150 “selfie” contest.  Shoppers will be invited to take a photo with the installation, post it to their personal social channels and use the hash tag #canada150EMTC for a chance to win weekly prizes and be entered to win a grand prize that will consist of a trip for two to a designated city in Canada. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 17th, 2017.

CAFKA.18: Call for Proposals: CAFKA is seeking submissions for its biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo in June 2018. The biennial exhibition is curated by CAFKA’s Program Committee, which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research. For the on-line application form and instructions how to apply. Deadline for submissions is midnight on March 15, 2017.

The Living Arts Centre invites artists from Mississauga to submit two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks for consideration for rotating display spaces throughout the building. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday March 10, 2017. For complete details, visit:

Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for our upcoming group show, NOROUZ to celebrate the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Norouz, meaning “New Day” in Persian, is the traditional celebration of the New Year in many parts of the world, including Iran, Turkey, parts of Central Asia, South Asia, Northwestern China, the Crimea and some ethnic groups in Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia. We welcome all the artists to submit high resolution jpegs of their work for this year’s Norouz group show. The deadline will be March 1st, 2017 when our curator will select the best work.  Artist statements along with display-ready artwork will be required by March 11th, 2017 for those pieces selected. A participation fee will be required of those selected artists in order to help pay for advertising. Participation fee is $60.00 (for first submission) + $5.00 (for each additional work). Artists are responsible for delivering and collecting their works from the gallery. Email submissions to: info@queengallery.ca. For more Information click here

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – WATER … AN OUTDOOR WALL SCULPTURE 2017.The Elora Centre for the Arts is celebrating its 15th anniversary during this Canada 150 year. We have obtained a grant through the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Fund, and we are dedicating funds for a wall sculpture submission and an installation celebration on July 1, 2017.The theme is WATER, and any Ontario artists/sculptors who have a link to Wellington County are eligible to make a submission. The award to the selected artist will be $5000, payable upon receipt and successful installation of the wall sculpture. Interested artists are to submit proposals to Jane Longman at: admin@eloracentreforthearts.ca

DiverseCity 150 will be one component of the Windsor Jewish Community Centre’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The exhibition will celebrate the diversity of our country, our province, our city, and even the great diversity found within our own Jewish Community.We are seeking submissions around the theme of diversity: works that honour and express culture and cultures as a way to share our diverse experiences. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2017, and works in all media are encouraged. An entry fee of $25.00 must accompany all submissions. Work must be completed within the last two years. All works can be offered for sale, with 75% of the proceeds going to the artist.

Are you an artist? Applications are open for the Queen West Art Crawl 2017 in Trinity Bellwoods Park on Queen St West.The dates of the 2017 Queen West Art Crawl are Saturday/Sunday, September 23-24, 2017. Applications close April 30 2017. Food and retail vendor applications will also be available on www.queenwestartcrawl.com Feel free to contact us at info@queenwestartcrawl.com or at 647-717-0747 if you have concerns prior to or during the application process.

Online Submissions Now Open For The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP). January 12 to May 31, 2017. Canadian artists and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration to the Salt Spring National Art Prize, offering in its second year, $30,000 worth of awards.The call for submissions is now open to May 31, 2017, with details and entry forms at The Salt Spring National Art Prize. To easily share on Facebook click http://tinyurl.com/SSNAPCall2017

Please email Let’s Make good Productions if you are interested in participating as an artist, workshop leader, volunteer, or audience member!

VAM is currently accepting submissions from artists for our upcoming Member Show in March 2017. Entry Details

CRAFTADIAN POP-UP MISSISSAUGA MARKET: Sat. April 29, 2017
First United Church, Mississauga, ON APPLY NOW. Applications close February 17, 2017
Click Here for more show dates

As part of our annual Next Generation Showcase, we invite applications for “New Faces” from recent graduates new to our community. Also, we are interested in applications from performing artists who are newcomers to Canada, who are outside of our application criteria. Applicants must: Be graduating or have graduated from a full-time theatre training program within the last 3 years (and not participated previously in Next Generation Showcase); Currently reside, or plan to reside, in Ontario and are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; Presently do not have an agent. Next Generation Showcase provides graduating theatre students the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of industry professionals, including casting directors, artistic directors, independent directors, producers, and agents. Learn more about Theatre Ontario’s New Faces at Next Generation Showcase

CALLING ALL ONTARIO COMMUNITIES! BftA is now accepting applications from Ontario communities to receive the artsVest program! Are the arts organizations in your community in need of capacity building training? Does the community need an economic boost? artsVest is in search of 3-5 Ontario communities to apply for and participate in artsVest for 2017. For more information on how to receive training and matching funds for your community’s arts organizations, visit our website.

The CFUW Creative Arts Award was created to promote interest and involvement in the creative arts by engaging audiences and inspiring discussion. The amount of the award is normally $4,000 and is set by the CFUW Charitable Trust budget. It is awarded biannually. For more information click here.

Visual Arts Brampton is excited to present the re-launch of Snail Mail World Postcard Art Show! We are inviting creative people from all corners of the world to mail in postcard sized artworks (4-by-6-inch) to be displayed in our galleries and for judging. Cash prizes! Mail us your art and participate in the biggest international postcard art show in the world! Submission Deadline: Tuesday February 28, 2017. For more information click here.

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.

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

Current Calls for Submission

Residency / Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology / Hill House Artist Residency / Bellaire, MI, USA/ Deadline Date: April 1, 2017

Residency / Salt Spring Arts Council / Artist in Residence (AiR) Program / Salt Spring Island, BC / Deadline Date: April 15, 2017

Call for Submissions / Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA) / Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art / Kitchener, ON / Deadline Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Call for Submissions / Whitchurch-Stouffville Art in the Park / Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON / Deadline Date: February 28, 2017

Call for Submissions /Craft Ontario / Craft Ontario ‘17 / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

Call for Submissions / Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition / 56th Annual Exhibition / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Residency / Hamilton Artists Inc. / Cotton Factory Residency Program / Hamilton, ON / Deadline Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Residency / Museum of Fine Arts Houston / The Core Program, Glassell School of Art / Houston, TX / Deadline Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Call for Submissions / Canadian Heritage / Dream – Temporary Interactive Artistic Installation / Ottawa, ON / Deadline Date: Monday, February 20, 2017

Call for Submissions / Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre / Annual Programming Submissions / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Call for Submissions /New Adventures in Sound Art / Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) 2017 / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Call for Submissions / Town of Canmore / Bow Valley Mural Project / Canmore, AB / Deadline Date: Monday, February 20, 2017

Call for Submissions / Art Gallery of Hamilton / Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival / Hamilton, ON / Deadline Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Call for Submissions / Artcite Inc. / Semiannual Call for Submissions / Windsor, ON / Deadline Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Call for Submissions / Art Gallery of Northumberland / Exhibition Proposals / Cobourg, ON

Call for Submissions / Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) / 2017 Call For Artist Submissions / Salt Spring Island, BC / Deadline Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Residency / Unpack Studio /  Havana Art Residency / Havana, Cuba

Residency / School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa / Residency for Photographers and Photo-Based Artists / Ottawa, ON

Call for Submissions / Art Gallery of Northumberland / Exhibition Proposals / Cobourg, ON

Call for Submissions / RioCan / Construction Hoarding Programme – Temporary Public Artworks

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.