Calls for Artists

Lightning the Band is looking for a drummer between the ages of +- 11 – 16 with drumming experience and a serious love of music!
The band plays at open mics, talent shows and other gigs.
Girls and boys are welcome to contact us to audition
Please contact Celeste on 905-997-2622 between 10am and 7pm any day.


Auditions for Singfest 2015 are now open!

Deadline for YouTube Video submissions extended to April 25th, 2015

If you’d like to audition send a link to your video and the completed registration form to Please check out the how to audition page for more details.
Note: By submitting an audition video, you thereby agree to the Official Singfest Rules and Regulations

Mac is Hosting an Open Mic

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre, Youth Drop in Centre, from 6-9pm.
Donna King to host with David O’Hearn doing sound.
Please register at

LAC  – 2015-2016 Fellowship Program Call for Submissions.

This opportunity is open to emerging artists within 2 years of graduating from an arts institution.
For more details please click on the link.

LAC – Call for Collaborators for a project called Off the Wall.

The Living Arts Centre has partnered with Frog in Hand which is a regional artist collective.
This is the second year of the project.
For more details please click on the link.

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 Sarah-Jean Villa at

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.


Art in the Yard call for Entries

The Elora Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce that our popular Art in the Yard event is back for its 13th year in beautiful Elora, Ontario on July 4th and 5th, 2015.
The Centre invites applications for exhibition from all artists, artisans and craftspeople working in a wide range of traditional and experimental forms.  Fine, decorative and applied arts in all media will be considered.
Entries will be selected by a jury of professional peers to ensure a high presentation of unique original material only.  Deadline for entries is May 8th, 2015. Artists are encouraged to apply early as space is limited.

We’re looking for artists to display their work and add to the ambiance at Haze Lounge.

We’re looking for paintings to hang in their space, preferable abstract artwork.
Spaces to be filled: 20″x45″ – 3 of these side by side, looking for work that will add colour to the space and complement each other, approximately 45″x55″ – looking for one piece to fill this space, approximately 70″x45″ – looking for one or two pieces to fill this space (and complement each other if there are two)
Artists can sell their work, neither Haze nor MAC will be collecting commission.
We’re hoping to something up by April 11th (although they understand this is a very short deadline). Exhibits will rotate seasonally.
Contact if you’re interested.

Family & Friends Of The Gallery Non Juried Show Call For Entry

The Wellington Artists’ Gallery presents our Family & Friends of the Gallery, Art Show & Sale.
This is a non-juried exhibition designed to encourage individuals to display their work in a gallery setting, perhaps for the first time.
A nominal entrance fee of $20.00, allows you to enter up to two pieces of work.  A ‘People’s Choice’ award will provide a one year Basic Membership to the gallery.
The Exhibit will coincide with the Gallery Opening and take place on Sunday May 10th, from 2PM – 4PM.
All work must be dropped off to the Gallery on either Saturday May 2nd or Sunday May 3rd, between the hours of 11:00PM and 4:00PM.
Entry forms may be picked up at the Gallery (6142 Wellington Road 29 RR4 Fergus Ontario N1M 2W5) beginning May 2nd, 2015.
Contact Information: John McGill – Chair the Wellington Artists Gallery.

#MySauga Youth Video Contest

How do you experience your city through culture?
Contest runs from March 20 to May 20, 2015 and is open to youth 12 – 30 years of age.
Chance to win one of three Panasonic Video Cameras and the chance to see your video screened at Mississauga Celebration Square’s June Block Party!
For full contest details and to enter visit

Bizarre Bazaar – 2015 ARTIST EXHIBITOR APPLICATION: Last Call Deadline: April 30, 2015
July 25 & 26, 2015, Osprey Valley Golf Course
Artist exhibitor applications for the Bizarre Bazaar (BizBaz) are available.  From Kenya to Canada, the exhibition is excited to announce its launch on 4 acres in the rolling hills of Caledon. A truly unique experience in the country. Where you can shop, socialize, connect and interact while enjoying the atmosphere of the Osprey Valley Golf Course.
BizBaz is being supported by the Pan Am Caledon Equestrian organizing committee as a key event during the games.
Contact – Heidi von der Gathen,,
Artists booth sizes – 10×10 but we encourage sprawl
Artists retain 100% of all sale
Selected artists will be contacted directly

Actors needed:

To speak to the camera while walking through our Mississauga store, The Techknow Space.
A script will be provided consisting of a few selling points within their webpage.
For example: and
We currently have a video of our Happy Customers that will give you a better understanding of what we are looking for:
To apply for an audition please contact:
Alicia Campbell
905 897 9860

Attention all Canadian Artists, Galleries and Art Groups: 

The community of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia and the Salt Spring Arts Council is proud to present the first Salt Spring National Art Prize or SSNAP.
This exciting biannual event, scheduled at Salt Spring Island’s historic Mahon Hall from September 25 to October 26, 2015, is offering 2D and 3D artists the opportunity to compete for over $24,000 in prize money.
All Canadian artists over the age of 19 are eligible to compete, with the winners presented at the Awards Night, on October 24, 2015.
The call for submissions is from January 15 to May 31, 2015, with details and entry forms on the website.
Please visit: for more information or call, 250-931-1144.


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