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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 Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival and Conference has been a powerful, positive and supportive convening of arts practitioners geared towards sharing strategies in the engagement of indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically – marginalized artists and communities. This year, Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2021 | Art in the Time of Healing: The Importance of IBPOC Arts in Planetary Renewal will explore the role of IBPOC artists and organizations in the time of healing and renewal as our society emerges and reopens from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Held over three days, the festival and conference will feature panel discussions, showcase performances, workshops and networking opportunities for arts organizations, artists and arts sector professionals asking the same questions about anti-black racism in the arts, digital technology, its intersections with one’s artistic / organizational practices all grounded within the EDIP (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity towards Pluralism). The sessions will be aimed at investigating systemic challenges, providing professional development while building organizational and artistic capacity. We aspire to explore the many ways in which the arts and healing will support cultural impact, civic engagement and deeper understanding of emerging digital frameworks with a focus on planetary renewal.

What we offer:

• Opportunity to display / showcase / facilitate a workshop to a wide range of artists/ audience, publicity, copy of performance. (No more than 15 minutes in length)

• Visual Arts / Workshop RFP’s MUST include:

• Compensation Range:

– Dance / Theatre / Music Honorariums $400 – $1000 (based on the number of artists)
– Literary Readings up to $300
– Exhibition fees for Visual Artists will be based on CARFAC Standards
Workshops $250 (1 hour maximum, all disciplines)

    Call Posted by:
    CPAMO Proggramming
    Contact Information:
    Call Deadline:
    October 23, 2021
    Province/Territory:
    Ontario
    Artistic Discipline:
    Any or All Disciplines
    Priority Community:
    Indigenous artists
    Language:
    English (Anglaise)

    The City of Lethbridge Public Art Program in partnership with the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee
    and the Lethbridge Airport, is seeking an Indigenous artist to design a Land Acknowledgement and Territory Welcome art installation for the Lethbridge Airport. The selected design will be installed as vinyl window
    coverings and will remain in place for a minimum of one year.

    A design is all that is required as the City of Lethbridge will manage fabrication and installation of the artwork.
    Artists are asked at this stage of the process to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI); no actual design is required. A maximum of five artists will be shortlisted and asked to prepare designs following this initial call.
    Shortlisted artists will be paid a design fee of $100.

      Call Posted by:
      City of Lethbridge Public Art
      Contact Information:
      Call Deadline:
      October 23, 2021
      Province/Territory:
      Alberta
      Region:
      Southern Alberta (Drumheller, Medicine Hat, Fort Mcleod, Lethbridge)
      Artistic Discipline:
      Crafts/Artisan | Media Arts | Visual Arts
      Priority Community:
      Indigenous artists
      Language:
      English (Anglaise)

      The City of Lethbridge Public Art Program, in partnership with The Lethbridge Airport and Tourism Lethbridge, is
      seeking a local Lethbridge artist to design a Selfie Check-in backdrop to be installed at the Lethbridge Airport.
      The design should be vibrant and exciting. It should serve as a playful backdrop that frames airport travelers
      who stop to “snap a selfie” and take home a memory of Lethbridge.

      The selected design will be installed as a vinyl wall covering and will remain in place for a minimum of one year.
      A design is all that is required as the City of Lethbridge will manage fabrication and installation of the artwork.
      Artists are asked at this stage of the process to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI); no actual design is
      required. A maximum of five artists will be shortlisted and asked to prepare designs following this initial call.
      Shortlisted artists will each be paid a design fee of $100.

      The selected artist will receive an artist fee of $750.

        Call Posted by:
        City of Lethbridge Public Art
        Contact Information:
        Call Deadline:
        October 23, 2021
        Province/Territory:
        Alberta
        Region:
        Southern Alberta (Drumheller, Medicine Hat, Fort Mcleod, Lethbridge)
        Artistic Discipline:
        Crafts/Artisan | Media Arts | Visual Arts
        Language:
        English (Anglaise)

        Are you an artist who wants to be a part of our North End landscape?

        The North End Business Association is seeking submissions from up to 40 artist of various disciplines, skill levels and backgrounds to fill our neighbourhood with art! Chosen artists will have their work prominently displayed in a series of community art banners on light poles throughout the North End district.

        Compensation: $350.00 honorarium per piece

          Call Posted by:
          Jena Legere
          Contact Information:
          Call Deadline:
          October 23, 2021
          Province/Territory:
          Nova Scotia
          Artistic Discipline:
          Any or All Disciplines
          Language:
          English (Anglaise)

          The City of New Westminster invites local artists or artist teams to submit expressions of
          interest for an Artist-Initiated Public Art project. This is an opportunity for artists to propose artworks in any medium, including non-object based work and temporary
          installations with a maximum total budget of $30,000.

            Call Posted by:
            Quyen Hoang
            Contact Information:
            Call Deadline:
            October 23, 2021
            Province/Territory:
            British Columbia
            Artistic Discipline:
            Any or All Disciplines
            Language:
            English (Anglaise)

            Artists or artist teams who live or work in New Westminster and the Lower Mainland (which includes the regional districts of Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley) are invited to submit qualifications for public art opportunities under $25,000.

            Projects will vary widely and artists practicing in all media are encouraged to apply. Examples of such projects may include (but is not limited to) community engaged projects, site-responsive commissions for temporary works, artist residencies or design only contracts for permanent installations throughout the city. The Artist Roster is a list of artists who pre-qualify to create public art throughout the city. It allows for a streamlined selection process and will be one of several ways used to hire artists.

              Call Posted by:
              Quyen Hoang
              Contact Information:
              Call Deadline:
              October 23, 2021
              Province/Territory:
              British Columbia
              Artistic Discipline:
              Any or All Disciplines
              Language:
              English (Anglaise)

              Feast, Famine
              Submission information for the MCC’s 2022 Juried Show
              INFORMATION AND DATES

              – Submission deadline: December 5, 2021 at midnight
              – Jury results will be sent out by January 5, 2022
              – Successful artists must be able to provide catalogue info and images (detail or full) by January 28, 2022
              – All works must be delivered to the C2 Centre for Craft with installation instructions by February 26, 2022
              – Show opens on March 5, 2022
              – All submissions must be submitted through Google forms

              ABOUT THE SHOW

              The Manitoba Craft Council is accepting submissions to Feast, Famine, a juried show exploring food, eating and food production as it relates to climate change.

              Feast, Famine will investigate how climate change relates to and affects food: how it’s served, prepared, grown, and distributed. Accepted works will be presented on a large table in the gallery – an intimate setting for an intimate topic. Works can be placed on the table or surrounding gallery wall space, but we encourage submissions that integrate with the unique table display format. Functional and conceptual makers are welcome to apply for this opportunity. Please ensure submissions have a strong connection to both climate change/sustainability and food/dining/food production.

              Some areas of exploration artists may wish to consider:

              How food is served: locally/land-sourced functional objects (dishes, place settings, table linens), works relating to take out and packaging materials, single use items, how we serve and eat food
              How food is prepared: processed food, how we cook and store food, food waste, water waste, commercial food prep practices
              How food is grown: farming practices, soil quality, factory farming, pesticide use, bees, fishing practices, land maintenance, irrigation
              How food is distributed: food packaging, supply chains, food waste, seasonal/out of season access, food box deliveries, “ugly” produce, additives, shipping
              How food affects our bodies: microplastics, nutritional quality, chemical footprint, water contamination

              ELIGIBILITY

              Must be a Manitoba Craft Council member to apply. (Not yet a member? Join at c2centreforcraft.ca/about-mcc/mcc-membership/) Please renew or buy your membership prior to submitting an application. Only applications from current members will be juried for this exhibition.
              Must be a resident of Manitoba (or northwestern Ontario) to apply
              Works will be selected based on artistic merit, skill, design, and innovation
              Original work (functional, decorative, conceptual) in any craft-based media is welcome (e.g.ceramic, fibre, metal, paper, recycled material, stone, glass and wood).
              In addition, mixed media and interdisciplinary works that are primarily craft-based in material and/or technique are welcome.
              Eligible works must have been completed since January 2019 and may not have been shown in previous MCC exhibitions.
              Artwork submitted must be completed prior to the submission deadline. Images of work in progress will not be reviewed by the jury.
              Senior and emerging artists are encouraged to apply.
              All submissions will receive an email confirmation within a week of submission. All submissions sent on the deadline date will be confirmed by midnight, December 6, 2021. If you do not receive an email confirmation from an MCC staff member by that time, please email mccprogramming@c2centreforcraft.ca to confirm your submission.

              SELECTION PROCESS

              MCC’s exhibition selections are made by a jury consisting of experienced craftspeople, artists and/or curators. The jury reviews submissions within the context of MCC’s exhibition policy, available resources and the mandate of specific exhibitions. Jurors’ bios will be updated on the submission on the C2 Centre for Craft website before the submission deadline.

              The MCC is committed to upholding professional standards including the payment of artist, curatorial and jury fees in accordance with CARFAC guidelines. Professionally designed written materials will be prepared to accompany all exhibitions. All exhibitions will be promoted through MCC media and social media networks. Ancillary programming will be developed to encourage audience engagement in all MCC exhibitions.

              Get a sense of MCC by visiting our website, c2centreforcraft.ca and social media platforms. To see a floor plan of the Shirley Richardson Craft Gallery visit: https://c2centreforcraft.ca/shirley-richardson-gallery-floor-plan

                Call Posted by:
                MCC
                Call Deadline:
                October 23, 2021
                Province/Territory:
                Manitoba
                Artistic Discipline:
                Any or All Disciplines
                Language:
                English (Anglaise)

                Deadline: December 3, 2021

                The Manitoba Craft Council Bursary Fund was created to encourage the artistic development of Manitoba craft artists across the spectrum of craft media.

                All current MCC members are eligible to apply. Proposed projects should be targeted towards professional development activities that may include taking a course or workshop, upgrading or expanding technical and design skills, attending an online conference, working with a mentor, and/or assisting in other areas of personal craft study. The fund is not intended to support academic courses that are part of a degree programme, the creation or production of artist projects or to cover capital costs (eg. purchasing equipment or supplies.) At this time, priority will be given to activities that can be done within the scope of current health restrictions and are not travel dependent.

                The maximum award amount is $500.

                Eligibility

                Applicants must be Manitoba residents and current members of the Manitoba Craft Council. Funds must be used within 12 months of notification (approx. February 1, 2023). Members are eligible to receive a maximum of 2 bursaries in a five-year period.

                Please submit applications via the Google Form here:

                https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXcfREPhr-KAdM38XJBioyTU5poe-H7Zlopb811yqMvScvuw/viewform?usp=sf_link

                You will be asked to upload the following:

                One Word or PDF file containing:
                Project Proposal: Provide a detailed description of the project you are proposing. What are you hoping to do? Where, when, with whom? How will the activity benefit your craft practice? If awarded, how will the funds be used? (1 page max.)
                Artist CV (3 page max.)
                Budget outlining the proposed project revenues and expenses.
                List of the images, with applicant’s name, image number, title, size (L x W x H), year made and materials used.

                Up to five image files showing your work

                Award recipients will be asked to submit a report in the form of a blog post, including relevant images, at the project’s conclusion.

                  Call Posted by:
                  MCC
                  Call Deadline:
                  October 23, 2021
                  Province/Territory:
                  Manitoba
                  Artistic Discipline:
                  Any or All Disciplines
                  Language:
                  English (Anglaise)

                  How are you (or other craft artists) responding to the climate crisis through your work?

                  How can craft help us create a more sustainable future?

                  Do you have a big idea or project you’d like to share in an Artist Talk?

                  The Manitoba Craft Council seeks expressions of interest for artist talks in connection with our 2022 Eco Craft programming year. Craftspeople are invited to submit artist talk proposals relating to climate change and environmental sustainability through the lens of creative practice, technical direction, or conceptual considerations. All talk proposals must show a clear connection to both craft and sustainability. We are open to a variety of interpretations of these themes. Individual talks, pairs, and panel discussion ideas are welcome.

                  Successful applicants must be current MCC members. Membership is open to all and may be purchased here: https://c2centreforcraft.ca/about-mcc/mcc-membership/

                  Deadline to apply: Sunday November 14th, 2021 at Midnight

                  Talks are typically 45-60 minutes followed by a Q&A. Find some of our artist talks on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ManitobaCraftCouncil

                  Selected applicants will be paid CARFAC fees upon the completion of their talk. All programming for our 2022 programming year may be presented digitally and/or in person, depending on Covid levels and restrictions in the community. Digital talks will be held through Youtube Live, and in-person talks will be held at the C2 Centre for Craft in Winnipeg and recorded for presentation on MCC’s Youtube channel. Talks will be scheduled throughout 2022, at the discretion of MCC and the artist.

                  Please submit the following information via Google Forms here: https://forms.gle/yyEWjaVLZ7PcFhvU9

                  – Bio (250 word max)

                  – Artist Talk Proposal (250 word max)

                  – Artist CV (3 pages max) OR a short narrative description (250 words max) of your creative training, background, and exhibition experience

                  An MCC staff member will contact all applicants by end of day November 15th, 2021 via email to acknowledge receipt of your proposal. Please contact us at mccprogramming@c2centreforcraft.ca if you do not receive an email confirming your submission.

                    Call Posted by:
                    Manitoba Craft Council
                    Call Deadline:
                    October 23, 2021
                    Province/Territory:
                    Manitoba
                    Artistic Discipline:
                    Any or All Disciplines
                    Language:
                    English (Anglaise)

                    City of Waterloo is inviting artists to submit a proposal to be featured in Waterloo Park from November 2021 to April 2022.

                    The goal of this pilot program is to animate Waterloo Park in the winter months and to engage the community in the park through thoughtful and engaging displays of art and temporary installations.
                    The pieces will be situated in the Eby Farmstead and will provide engagement in the off-season. All animals will be removed from the farmstead giving artists free reign to propose installations inside the animal enclosure areas.

                    Proposals can include, but are not limited to: shadow structures; outdoor photo installations; murals; yarn bombings; literary displays; temporary sculpture; outdoor textiles; fence art; storytelling installations; etc.

                    Fees and Budget

                    Up to five (5) artists will be selected as part of this open call. Selected artists will receive a fee of $2,000 (inclusive of artist fees, supplies, etc.) for their participation in the program. Additional resources like set-up support, tech support, or communication/engagement support can be requested. However, these resources are limited so please include details in your proposal.

                    Artists are free to pursue additional project funding or sponsorship to aid in the development, exhibition, and display of their proposal. Public recognition of any additional support/funding/sponsorship will be the responsibility of the artist and if recognition is required, artists must negotiate with City of Waterloo staff in advance of the installation.

                      Call Posted by:
                      City of Waterloo
                      Contact Information:
                      Call Deadline:
                      October 23, 2021
                      Province/Territory:
                      Ontario
                      Region:
                      South Western Ontario (Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Brant, Huron, Waterloo, Wellington, etc.)
                      Artistic Discipline:
                      Any or All Disciplines
                      Language:
                      English (Anglaise)
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