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This board broadcasts call for submissions for all artistic disciplines and is updated regularly. Are you looking to participate in a festival, exhibition, contest, creative collective, or art project? Scroll through the posts below for all kinds of open calls. Are you looking to list your opportunity for artists? To add a Call, visit our Contribute page or click the link below.

The City of Abbotsford, in partnership with the Abbotsford Arts Council, is looking for three artists to be a part of our Canada Day family festival at Abbotsford Exhibition Park on July 1, 2022. 2022 will be a very special year for our community as we gather safely in-person. Our community celebration begins with a two-hour parade along our main street, family festival at the Abbotsford Exhibition Park, with interactive play zones, main stage entertainment, a multicultural themed food truck festival and fireworks finale! We are currently looking for artists to participate in our Community Showcase Zone on July 1st from 1pm – 5pm. During this time, artists are asked to work on a piece of art, demonstrating their artistic practice and engage with the community.

    Call Posted by:
    Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin, Culture Coordinator
    Contact Information:
    Call Deadline:
    May 20, 2022
    Province/Territory:
    British Columbia
    Artistic Discipline:
    Any or All Disciplines
    Language:
    English (Anglaise)

    Still Moon is seeking artists for the 20th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival this September! Since its inception, the festival has become a significant anchor of community creativity and collective neighbourhood identity. It has raised awareness of the history of the Still Creek watershed, resulting in ongoing community stewardship (and the return of salmon!). The festival is rooted in Asian Mid-Autumn Festivals traditions; this year, we celebrate the harvest moon, Autumnal Equinox, and Renfrew-Collingwood’s diverse community and natural environment through interdisciplinary arts over two weekends with the theme of “resurfacing”. We are recruiting musicians, dancers, and performers of all kinds for the Harvest Fair (September 10th) and artists for the Streamside Lantern Installation (September 17th).

      Call Posted by:
      Still Moon
      Contact Information:
      Call Deadline:
      May 20, 2022
      Province/Territory:
      British Columbia
      Artistic Discipline:
      Music and Sound | Performing arts - Dance | Performing arts - Theatre | Performing arts - Other
      Language:
      English (Anglaise)

      Fort Gallery is a non-profit, artist-run center situated on the banks of the Fraser River, in the historic town of Fort Langley, on unceded q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), Máthekwi (Matsqui), and se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) territory. We are seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions and exhibitions organized by artists, independent curators or collectives for our October 2022- December 2023 programming year. Exhibitions run 6-8 weeks. Selected exhibitions will receive CARFAC fees. For group exhibitions, the solo exhibition fee will be split between all participating artists.

        Call Posted by:
        Fort Gallery
        Contact Information:
        Call Deadline:
        May 20, 2022
        Province/Territory:
        British Columbia
        Artistic Discipline:
        Any or All Disciplines
        Language:
        English (Anglaise)

        IMPACT is NPCC’s most anticipated show that fosters creativity in the artistic community. IMPACT 2022 aims to bring together artists practicing in diverse media and approaches, both traditional and contemporary, while showcasing artwork of the highest standard.

          Call Posted by:
          Neilson Park Creative Centre
          Call Deadline:
          May 20, 2022
          Province/Territory:
          Ontario
          Artistic Discipline:
          Any or All Disciplines
          Language:
          English (Anglaise)

          To the movers, shakers and beauty creators,

          We are now programming the 2022 program in collaboration with the Resort Municipality of Whistler!

          We are back and looking to include a wide variety of exciting, unique, and entertaining artists/performers to animate our mountain town. The program will run from July 1 (Canada Day) until August 30 and will be located at designated outdoor performance spots throughout Whistler Village and surrounds. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in your community and flex those creative muscles!

          This year, we are especially committed to supporting our local Sea-to-Sky-based talent and continue to keep visitor dispersion in mind when making booking decisions. We want to see familiar faces and ones we are yet to meet, so if you know anyone who has a talent to share, please forward along to them!

            Call Posted by:
            Arts Whistler
            Contact Information:
            Call Deadline:
            May 20, 2022
            Province/Territory:
            British Columbia
            Artistic Discipline:
            Performing arts - Dance | Performing arts - Theatre | Performing arts - Other
            Language:
            English (Anglaise)

            Studio’s mission is to feature and highlight Canadian furniture and lighting designers, as well as to strengthen the Canadian design community by providing a space for collaboration. This project is meant to give designers the opportunity to show off their studio space, share their work and process.

              Call Posted by:
              CCC Collective
              Contact Information:
              Call Deadline:
              May 20, 2022
              Province/Territory:
              Ontario
              Artistic Discipline:
              Architecture | Crafts/Artisan
              Language:
              English (Anglaise)

              Call for Entries is now open! Currently accepting fiction, documentaries, and animation in both short and feature-length formats from all local, national and international filmmakers.

              FIN Atlantic International Film Festival has blossomed into one of Canada’s premier celebrations of film and filmmaking, becoming an essential platform for films both local and global. Celebrating its 42nd year in 2022, the festival began as a tiny, grassroots operation in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1981, relocating to Halifax the following year. Providing an immersive escape and experience for movie lovers, filmmakers, and industry professionals worldwide, the Atlantic International Film Festival is Atlantic Canada’s curator of epic and unforgettable stories.

                Call Posted by:
                Fin Festival
                Contact Information:
                Call Deadline:
                May 20, 2022
                Province/Territory:
                National (All)
                Artistic Discipline:
                Visual Arts
                Language:
                English (Anglaise)

                We are seeking submissions from textile-based artists and/or arts facilitators interested in sharing their textile-based art practice with our communities this season! Anything from punch needle embroidery, weaving, shibori and other dying practices, sashiko mending, quilting, needle felting, crocheting, macramé and more! We will use the applications from this Call for Artists to hire artists for ArtMEETS: Textile Edition, and TAPESTRY.

                orkshops for both 2022 programs will need to be three hours in length, and have a low barrier to participation. ArtMEETS workshops will take place in-person at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 1-4pm on Saturday afternoons, and TAPESTRY workshops will take place online over Zoom every month for the course of six months from August – March 2023, (exact date each month TBD). For both programs, we are open to any type of textile-based artform, so long as it can be easily taught to interested participants, and it aligns with the program theme and purpose. This call is open to all arts facilitators who are new, emerging, experienced, and anywhere in between. Let your imaginations run wild, and propose a fun workshop that is both engaging and accessible for our community members.

                  Call Posted by:
                  East End Arts
                  Contact Information:
                  Call Deadline:
                  May 20, 2022
                  Province/Territory:
                  Ontario
                  Region:
                  Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
                  Artistic Discipline:
                  Crafts/Artisan
                  Language:
                  English (Anglaise)

                  Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) invites local visual artists to apply for our gallery program offering group exhibition opportunities in 2023. The program provides artists with the opportunity to display work throughout the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobbies. Exhibitions take place in the QET’s very lively lobby spaces, and will be available for viewing during show times for ticket holders, which can exceed over 20,000 patrons in any given week. There will also be opportunities for community engagement activities such as open houses or artist talks, pending venue availability. For 2023, VCT will select up to eight artists or four collectives to display work on a seasonal basis starting in January 2023. Available exhibition slots include January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December. Emerging, mid-career, and established Vancouver-based visual artists are welcomed to apply. Preference will be given to artists who have not shown work at a VCT venue in the past three years. Artists and collectives may submit only one application per year. Applicants are welcome to attend our upcoming Visual Arts Open House at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Monday, May 16th at 6:00pm for more information and to view the exhibition space.

                    Call Posted by:
                    Emily Carvell Helm
                    Contact Information:
                    Call Deadline:
                    May 20, 2022
                    Province/Territory:
                    British Columbia
                    Region:
                    Vancouver (Greater Vancouver)
                    Artistic Discipline:
                    Any or All Disciplines
                    Language:
                    English (Anglaise)

                    We are a non-profit focused on empowering more women to lead the always evolving energy sector in Alberta. One of our flagship programs is our annual Awards program where we recognize, reward and celebrate ten (10) women who are changing the face of energy.

                    We are hosting our Awards Celebration this year on June 2, 2022 for this year and last year’s recipients, and are looking for 10-20 artists who would be interested in creating a piece of art to tell each Award Winner’s ‘diversity’ story. We’re looking for artists of all types — painting, ceramics, glass, fibre, sculpture, etc.

                    Each artist will be paid $250 per each piece of art, and you will own the piece of art you create (and can sell it for profit afterwards). We would like to photograph each piece of art and pass out prints of the art created to attendees at the event.

                    If you’re interested, please get in touch, and we’d love to introduce you to the wonderful women who are changing the energy industry.

                      Call Posted by:
                      Katie / YWE
                      Contact Information:
                      Call Deadline:
                      May 20, 2022
                      Province/Territory:
                      Alberta
                      Artistic Discipline:
                      Any or All Disciplines
                      Priority Community:
                      Women
                      Language:
                      English (Anglaise)
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