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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 Toronto invites practicing artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) to the first stage of a public art competition for the new Davisville Community and Aquatic Centre (Davisville CAC).

The artist(s) will be selected through an open, two-stage competition. The finalist will be awarded a design contract and will be paid a fee of $40,000.00 (+HST), for design and consultation services (including contract administration, project management, travel and other incidental expenses), working closely with staff of Economic Development and Culture; Parks, Forestry and Recreation; project design team CS&P Architects; and other partners to refine their concept proposal to the requirements of the site and other conditions for project realization.

Collaborating with the artist and the design team, City of Toronto staff will manage all aspects of the production of the work, including budget, scheduling, coordination with the design team and general contractor, and installation.

Ward 12 – Toronto-St. Paul’s
New submission deadline: December 13 at 5 p.m.

    Call Posted by:
    Johnson Ngo
    Contact Information:
    Call Deadline:
    December 3, 2021
    Province/Territory:
    Ontario
    Region:
    Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
    Artistic Discipline:
    Crafts/Artisan | Media Arts | Visual Arts
    Language:
    English (Anglaise)

    The City of Toronto invites practicing artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a competition for public art for the new Western North York Community and Child Care Centre (WNYCC). The WNYCC will provide residents with a state-of-the-art community and recreation facility, a licensed daycare and a new park. It will include an aquatic centre, a gymnasium with a walking track, and a fitness centre. It will be a place for the community to gather and socialize; a place that cultivates creativity, health and well-being, inclusivity and accessibility for all ages.

    Up to three artists will be selected for three sites, through an open, two-stage competition for artists residing in Canada.

    The City of Toronto acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The City also acknowledges that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

      Call Posted by:
      Catherine Dean
      Contact Information:
      Call Deadline:
      December 3, 2021
      Province/Territory:
      Ontario
      Region:
      Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
      Artistic Discipline:
      Any or All Disciplines
      Language:
      English (Anglaise)

      The City of Barrie invites submissions from artists for video or animated artwork for display over four weeks, February 18 to March 20, 2022.

      Scope of Artwork
      Hello Winter will celebrate Barrie as a winter city with free and accessible programming in February and March 2022. Enhanced programming featuring the central theme of “light” will brighten the winter season and inspire hope and resiliency as our community emerges from the pandemic. Hello Winter will include popular Barrie Winterfest programming – a winter tradition in the community and one of the premiere winter festivals in Ontario.

      This year’s cultural program will feature up to 5 selected video or animated artworks responding to the theme of light that will be projected in windows throughout Barrie’s downtown.

      Artist Fee
      The selected artists will be compensated $1000 each for screening of the digital file. The City of Barrie will provide technical equipment in the form of computers, projectors, rear projection film, etc., as required.

      Artist Selection Process
      The selection process will be conducted by one member of the Barrie Public Art Committee, one representative from Barrie’s Downtown BIA, and one representative from the MacLaren Art Centre.

      Eligibility
      This call for video or animated artwork is open to local, regional and national artists with experience producing digital works for projection and public display.

        Call Posted by:
        Carol Ann Ryan
        Contact Information:
        Call Deadline:
        December 3, 2021
        Province/Territory:
        National (All)
        Artistic Discipline:
        Media Arts | Visual Arts
        Language:
        English (Anglaise)

        TOAF has been launching artists’ careers and building a trusted discovery platform for the public since 1961. With 130,000 annual visitors to Nathan Phillips Square, 60,000 website visitors, and 1.1 million annual page views, TOAF’s loyal community of art lovers continues to grow.

        Who can apply?

        Individual artists working in photography, sculpture, painting, printmaking, illustration, glass, wood, textiles, jewellery and more, with formal or informal training are encouraged to apply. TOAF welcomes artists from all stages of their careers, racial backgrounds, and abilities.

          Call Posted by:
          Toronto Outdoor Art
          Contact Information:
          Call Deadline:
          December 3, 2021
          Province/Territory:
          Ontario
          Artistic Discipline:
          Any or All Disciplines
          Language:
          English (Anglaise)

          Oeno Gallery’s Sculpture Garden at Huff Estates opened on June 25, 2011 as a place dedicated to the exhibition of world class outdoor sculpture. The 4 acre garden has become a prized feature of the property and has received thousands of visitors to date.

          The gallery invites artists to submit proposals for the garden’s 10th exhibition year. The property offers a wide variety of sites for placement. Areas to consider include the sculpture garden proper, the outdoor area by the winery, the zone immediately surrounding the gallery, and the pond (limestone quarry). Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the gallery.

          Sculptures must be original, durable, and safe for viewing by the public in an unsupervised natural area. They must be able to withstand extreme year-round weather conditions and tolerate strong winds. This includes rain, snow, wind and salty air. The work must also be available for sale. The artist is responsible for the transportation, installation and removal of their work in the event it does not sell.

          Interested artists are to submit proposals to:
          Dana Charles – dcharles@oenogallery.com

            Call Posted by:
            Oeno Gallery
            Contact Information:
            Call Deadline:
            December 3, 2021
            Province/Territory:
            National (All)
            Artistic Discipline:
            Architecture | Crafts/Artisan | Visual Arts
            Language:
            English (Anglaise)

            The City of Hamilton is seeking professional Artists or Artist-Led Teams to create a permanent Public Art work(s) to be sited on Locke Street at the SW Corner of Jackson Street in Hamilton.

            Artists will be selected by a citizen jury through a two-stage process involving a concept and design proposal, followed by public consultation on up to 6 selected Artists detailed proposals.

            Award: $70,000
            Short-listed Artists completing a Stage 2 submission will receive a $700 honorarium.

              Call Posted by:
              Meredith Plant
              Contact Information:
              Call Deadline:
              December 3, 2021
              Province/Territory:
              Ontario
              Artistic Discipline:
              Architecture | Crafts/Artisan | Media Arts | Visual Arts
              Language:
              English (Anglaise)

              Gladstone House (formerly Gladstone Hotel) reopened in September 2021 and the newly renovated hotel includes an Art Studio, a space for creativity and interaction. Located on the Studio Level, the Art Studio is a bright, open, 480 square foot room with 2 spaces for resident artists and a 12-seat area for workshops. We’re offering two new opportunities for artists: short term residencies with free use of studio space, and instructing courses and workshops.

              Artist residencies

              Gladstone House invites applications for short-term (3-4 month) visual art or craft residencies. Residencies are self-directed: the artists work on projects of their own choosing. Work may be tied to a project, including preparation for an exhibition or show/sale, or may be for portfolio/practice development. Term: Residencies are 3-4 months. There is no fee to use the space.

              Instructor opportunities

              Gladstone House seeks instructors to propose beginner and intermediate art and craft courses and workshops for adults, for day or evening, weekdays or weekends. Courses can be 4 to 8 weeks in duration, 2 to 3 hours per class. Workshops can be 2 to 6 hours. Instruction is in person (with current public health measures: masks indoors, proof of vaccination for instructions and participants).

              Courses and workshops will begin in Winter 2022, and will run based on minimum registration numbers.

              Instructors will be paid $35-$45 per instructional hour, depending on experience. An additional flat fee may be provided for prep time. Any travel and parking expenses are the responsibility of the instructor.

                Call Posted by:
                Gladstone House
                Contact Information:
                Call Deadline:
                December 3, 2021
                Province/Territory:
                Ontario
                Artistic Discipline:
                Any or All Disciplines
                Language:
                English (Anglaise)

                The City of Mississauga seeks to commission a professional Indigenous public art curator to assist with the development of a waterfront Indigenous Art Trail. In this position, the curator will develop a community-informed public art plan and lead the commissioning process for three public art projects by Indigenous artists.

                Project Budget: $ 272,000.00
                Proposal Deadline: December 14, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

                  Call Posted by:
                  Public Art Mississauga
                  Contact Information:
                  Call Deadline:
                  December 3, 2021
                  Province/Territory:
                  Ontario
                  Region:
                  Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
                  Artistic Discipline:
                  Any or All Disciplines
                  Priority Community:
                  Indigenous artists
                  Language:
                  English (Anglaise)

                  Factory Media Centre (FMC) is seeking submissions from multimedia and experimental film artists for our annual &NOW Production Residency & Scholarship (PR&S) program set to begin this upcoming Winter 2022.

                  Amid a global pandemic, this year’s &NOW Residency Program will be taking place virtually, online on a platform of each artist(s)’ choice. How can multimedia artists extend their practice to combat isolation and connect to new communities? Not limited by physical location in Hamilton, Ontario, we are inviting applications from across Canada and beyond.

                  Artists or artist teams working in digital, or media art forms are encouraged to apply. Selection criteria will be based on project originality, and its potential for artistic growth. Selections will be made by FMC’s Programming Committee.

                    Call Posted by:
                    Factory Media Centre
                    Contact Information:
                    Call Deadline:
                    December 3, 2021
                    Province/Territory:
                    National (All)
                    Artistic Discipline:
                    Media Arts | Music and Sound | Visual Arts
                    Language:
                    English (Anglaise)

                    Call to Artists: ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence (AiR) Program

                    ArtworxTO invites Toronto-based professional artists to submit Expressions of Interest to participate in the inaugural ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence (AiR) Program.

                    The ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence (AiR) Program supports the three pillars upon which both the 10-year Public Art Strategy and Year of Public Art are built: “Creativity + Community—Everywhere.”

                    The ArtworxTO Legacy Artist in Residence (AiR) Program gets to the heart of embedding creativity in Toronto as a core element in city building. To be piloted with Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022, in its first year this program will embed a professional contemporary artist working within a City of Toronto department.

                    The three shortlisted departments in the program’s first year are:

                    – Court Services
                    – Parks, Forestry and Recreation (Parks Development and Capital Projects)
                    – Parks, Forestry and Recreation (Urban Forestry)

                    Budget: $100,000 +HST ($60,000 artist fee plus minimum $40,000 project production budget).

                      Call Posted by:
                      Rebecca Carbin
                      Contact Information:
                      Call Deadline:
                      December 3, 2021
                      Province/Territory:
                      Ontario
                      Region:
                      Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
                      Artistic Discipline:
                      Any or All Disciplines
                      Language:
                      English (Anglaise)
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