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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.

MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Project
Announcing a few spots left for our next artist-parent, child inclusive, residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island.

November 14 – 21, 2022
Application Deadline: Open until filled (NOT December 31)

Since 2018 MOTHRA has been organizing residencies for artists who are parents or carers of children. Artists attend the residencies with their child(ren) on idyllic Toronto Island. Accommodation and studio are provided at a subsidized rate.

MOTHRA is part of a world-wide network of artist parents who are making an art world that is child inclusive. We embrace parenthood/motherhood to explore how art is transformed when we acknowledge and value these relationships. Children are a valued and integral part of the project. Whether you are an artist parent who works like this or not this is an opportunity for you to think and work through these things with us.

    Call Posted by:
    Mothra
    Contact Information:
    Call Deadline:
    December 3, 2022
    Province/Territory:
    National (All)
    Artistic Discipline:
    Any or All Disciplines
    Priority Community:
    Indigenous artists | Artists of Colour | LGBTQIA2S+ | Women | New Generation Artists | Artists Living in Rural Regions | Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs)(olmcs) | francophone | Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities | Low-income | Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
    Language:
    English (Anglaise) | Other

    he City of Victoria would like to add to its roster of pre-qualified artists to be available for mural opportunities between April 2023 and October 2025. This roster helps streamline the City’s process for selecting artists for City projects and helps to connect artists with local businesses and organizations looking to enhance their exterior walls with a mural. It will also assist the City in connecting a neighbourhood association or school with an artist to coordinate a community mural project.

    Previous artist fees for City mural projects have ranged from $500 – $15,000 (dependent on scope/complexity).

    A selection panel will choose the approved artists within this competition. Submissions to the mural roster will be assessed on an artist’s unique visual storytelling style, their experience creating dynamic murals, collaborating with the community and working on complex mural projects. Artists who are selected for the roster will be included on the City’s mural roster webpage.

      Call Posted by:
      City of Victoria
      Contact Information:
      Call Deadline:
      December 3, 2022
      Province/Territory:
      British Columbia
      Artistic Discipline:
      Visual Arts
      Priority Community:
      Indigenous artists | Artists of Colour | LGBTQIA2S+ | Women | New Generation Artists | Artists Living in Rural Regions | Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs)(olmcs) | francophone | Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities | Low-income | Youth | Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
      Language:
      English (Anglaise)

      Request for Qualifications, Call for Artists Portfolios and Expression of Interest

      Public Art Interior City Hall Red Deer, Alberta: 2D Artworks with AR (augmented reality) Component

      In response to the newly renovated interior of city hall, the project team seeks an artwork that expresses innovation while evoking ecological concepts through a creative portrayal of natural habitats of the region. This artwork will be a fusion of nature and technology; new media art (augmented reality) and traditional art forms (photography, 2D digital prints, painting or other), thus inspiring interaction, learning and reflection for the public that visits city hall.

      Canadian-based artists (including artist teams) are invited to submit their portfolios and statement of interest to the first stage of a two-stage competition for a public artwork to be installed in City Hall, 4914 48th Avenue, Red Deer.

        Call Posted by:
        Red Deer
        Contact Information:
        reddeer.bidsandtenders.ca
        Call Deadline:
        December 3, 2022
        Province/Territory:
        National (All)
        Artistic Discipline:
        Architecture | Crafts/Artisan | Visual Arts
        Priority Community:
        Indigenous artists | Artists of Colour | LGBTQIA2S+ | Women | New Generation Artists | Artists Living in Rural Regions | Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs)(olmcs) | francophone | Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities | Low-income | Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
        Language:
        English (Anglaise)

        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.)

        The maximum award amount is $500.

          Call Posted by:
          MCC
          Contact Information:
          Call Deadline:
          December 3, 2022
          Province/Territory:
          Manitoba
          Artistic Discipline:
          Crafts/Artisan
          Priority Community:
          Indigenous artists | Artists of Colour | LGBTQIA2S+ | Women | New Generation Artists | Artists Living in Rural Regions | Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs)(olmcs) | francophone | Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities | Low-income | Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
          Language:
          English (Anglaise) | Francais (French)

          ArtReach’s granting program supports community-based arts programming led by youth artists and youth-led groups/ collectives/ organizations that serve youth from equity-deserving populations in Toronto who face systemic barriers to accessing high-quality arts opportunities.

          Our grant funds are available each year thanks to our partnership with the Toronto Arts Council (TAC).

          ArtReach runs one granting round annually, with applications opening December 1st, and due February 1st at 11:59pm each year.

            Call Posted by:
            ArtReach
            Contact Information:
            Call Deadline:
            December 3, 2022
            Province/Territory:
            National (All)
            Artistic Discipline:
            Any or All Disciplines
            Priority Community:
            Indigenous artists | Artists of Colour | LGBTQIA2S+ | Women | New Generation Artists | Artists Living in Rural Regions | Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs)(olmcs) | francophone | Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities | Low-income | Youth | Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
            Language:
            English (Anglaise)

            Calling all foodies who paint, sculpt, film or take photos!

            We love taking pictures of food with our phones. Now Toronto has the exhibition dedicated to artistic expression of food!

            Food for Art is a food-themed art exhibition event that connect our love for food with our desire to express inner thoughts and emotions through artwork. As residents of a multi-cultural city, the exhibition’s initiative is to celebrate diverse cultures, recognize social issues, and broaden our horizons. We can highlight simple beauty of cooking, appreciate food suppliers and essential workers, show interconnection between cultures, or even bring to attention food insecurity. And such powerful statements can be made with your artwork.

            We invite submissions for visual arts – painting, photography, sculpture, installation and so on. As long as the artwork depicts the subject matter of food, cooking or eating, artists can explore any themes they desire, whether moral, philosophical or political.

            All visual artists in the Greater Toronto Area and nearby regions are welcome to submit their work. Selected artworks will be showcased at Remote Gallery in Toronto, Canada (568 Richmond street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1Y9) between April 14 and 21, 2023. Number of submissions will be limited to one for each artists. There is no submission fee.

              Call Posted by:
              Akin Collective
              Contact Information:
              Call Deadline:
              February 1, 2023
              Province/Territory:
              Ontario
              Region:
              All Regions
              Artistic Discipline:
              Visual Arts, Media Arts, Crafts/Artisan
              Priority Community:
              Indigenous artists, Artists of Colour, LGBTQIA2S+, Women, New Generation Artists, francophone, Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities, Low-income, Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
              Language:
              English (Anglaise)

              The Bentway Artist Residency is an annual, self-directed onsite program focused on advancing creative research and experimentation around a specified project theme or approach that responds to the features and/or functions of The Bentway Phase 1 site.

              This year, The Bentway has teamed up with Toronto Dance Theatre to create a residency opportunity dedicated to dance in public space. The 2023 The Bentway Artist Residency: Dance in Public Space invites three (3) artists with a focus on dance, movement, and/or embodied practice to participate in a three-month, open-ended, and research-based project that furthers their practice, provides learning opportunities with dance and public art practitioners; and in turn, contributes to the evolution of The Bentway as leading a creative movement to re-imagine the opportunities of urban spaces.

              The production of artwork and/or a performance is not central to the program or required. However, each residency project is expected to create meaningful opportunities for community engagement and feedback through the presentation of ongoing research, or any combination of research and culminating artwork and/or performance, in a public forum. Residents are encouraged to consider the lasting legacy of their work and the ways it can deepen the impact of visitors’ experiences, understandings, and connections to The Bentway in years to come.

              The Bentway Artist Residency: Dance in Public Space aims to:

              support dance, movement and embodied practices through independent site research in order to investigate our relationships to public space and spark new connections and understandings;
              embed professional development and learning opportunities in partnership with local organizations for residents to further cultivate their practice in the public realm;
              expand audiences through inclusive and thoughtful community dialogue, public presentation, and participation in the resident’s research and experimentation.

                Call Posted by:
                The Bentway
                Contact Information:
                Call Deadline:
                January 9, 2023
                Province/Territory:
                National (All)
                Artistic Discipline:
                Performing arts - Dance, Performing arts - Other, Music and Sound
                Priority Community:
                Indigenous artists, Artists of Colour, LGBTQIA2S+, Women, New Generation Artists, Artists Living in Rural Regions, francophone, Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities, Low-income, Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
                Language:
                English (Anglaise)

                Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is seeking proposals for installation, sculpture, new media and performance art that are appropriate for an outdoor setting and related weather conditions. The works will be showcased at Nathan Phillips Square during the 62nd edition of the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in July.

                Art Nest project provides emerging and equity-seeking artists with the opportunity to create their first public artworks in consultation with a curator and mentor during the Fair. The program provides artists with the experience, infrastructure, training and audience exposure needed to build confidence for future public art competitions and commissions. Proposals should also account for visitor safety. All proposals are subject to approval by the City of Toronto. Show organizers will assign space at Nathan Phillips Square.

                An artist fee of $2,000 plus $2,000 for material costs will be paid to each selected artist.

                TOAF has been celebrating art in public spaces and animating Toronto’s civic centre on a grand scale since 1961. The first iteration of Art Nest in 2022 was created in response to the City of Toronto’s ArtworxTO: Year of Public Art 2021-22 initiative. Championing career-launching platforms for the next generation of artists is central to TOAF’s programming values and key to the inspiration behind Art Nest.

                  Call Posted by:
                  416-408-2754 | info@torontooutdoor.art
                  Contact Information:
                  For more information on Art Nest, visit the project page on TOAF.ca
                  Call Deadline:
                  January 16, 2023
                  Province/Territory:
                  Ontario
                  Region:
                  Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
                  Artistic Discipline:
                  Visual Arts
                  Priority Community:
                  Indigenous artists, Artists of Colour, LGBTQIA2S+, Women, New Generation Artists, Artists Living in Rural Regions, Low-income, Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
                  Language:
                  English (Anglaise)

                  Backstage Pass – a program offering complimentary space* to creatives who were affected by the pandemic, in need of space to perform their next show, produce their next musical endeavor or rehearse for their next gig.

                  Artscape is offering these complimentary spaces*! Apply today and take your performance, production or rehearsal to the next level – because exceptional artists deserve exceptional space.

                  « This program has been made possible by the Government of Canada. »
                  « Ce programme a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada. »

                    Call Posted by:
                    Artscape
                    Contact Information:
                    Call Deadline:
                    March 15, 2023
                    Province/Territory:
                    Ontario
                    Region:
                    Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
                    Artistic Discipline:
                    Performing arts - Dance, Performing arts - Theatre, Performing arts - Other, Media Arts, Music and Sound
                    Priority Community:
                    Indigenous artists, Artists of Colour, LGBTQIA2S+, Women, New Generation Artists, Artists Living in Rural Regions, Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities, Low-income, Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
                    Language:
                    English (Anglaise)

                    Established in 1976, the Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery specializes in exhibitions by local,
                    national and international art organizations for their juried or curated shows to be displayed for
                    the pleasure of the people of Toronto. The Gallery is operated by Toronto Arts & Culture Services,
                    with direction and support from the volunteer Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery Committee.

                    Description of Space:

                    Situated within the Etobicoke Civic Centre, the Art Gallery displays works in the halls and foyer in
                    the Centre Block on the main floor. Hanging space is approximately 230 feet, allowing for 40 – 70
                    works, depending on the size and media. The gallery is public space, frequented not only be
                    dedicated gallery viewers but also by any visitor to the Civic Centre.

                    Who Can Apply:
                    The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery only exhibits shows by art organizations or groups with a
                    minimum of six participating artists. There is a preference given to juried shows, and groups that
                    have not exhibited in the previous calendar year. **Please note that we do not accept applications
                    from individual artists for solo exhibitions.

                      Call Posted by:
                      Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery
                      Contact Information:
                      Call Deadline:
                      December 3, 2022
                      Province/Territory:
                      Ontario
                      Region:
                      Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
                      Artistic Discipline:
                      Any or All Disciplines
                      Language:
                      English (Anglaise)
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