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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.

“Just Us” art call is a request for mural proposals in support and recognition of Black lives and the rights of Indigenous Peoples. ‘Just Us’ is produced by StreetARToronto (StART) in collaboration with Nia Centre and 7th Generation Image Makers.

    Call Posted by:
    Nia Centre for the Arts
    Contact Information:
    Contact Nia Centre for the arts at info@niacentre.org
    Call Deadline:
    August 11, 2022
    Province/Territory:
    Ontario
    Region:
    Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
    Artistic Discipline:
    Visual Arts
    Priority Community:
    Indigenous artists | Artists of Colour
    Language:
    English (Anglaise)

    The Indigenous-led Design Fellowship is open to Indigenous designers who engage in projects that can be put into conversation with current initiatives at the CCA while also holding relevance to their home communities and/or other communities they have long standing ties to.

      Call Posted by:
      Canadian Centre for Architecture
      Contact Information:
      studium@cca.qc.ca.
      Call Deadline:
      August 11, 2022
      Province/Territory:
      National (All)
      Artistic Discipline:
      Architecture | Visual Arts
      Priority Community:
      Indigenous artists
      Language:
      English (Anglaise) | Francais (French)

      StreetARToronto (StART) invites street, mural and graffiti artists or artist collectives to participate in the 2022 Just Us Art Project.
      StART has received requests from artists interested in doing more projects in support of Black Lives Matter and justice for Indigenous Peoples. In response, this “Just Us” Art Call is for concepts for mural projects or activations that highlight social injustice, equity, race relations and community engagement. StART is collaborating with NIA Centre for the Arts and 7th Generation Image Makers for the 2022 Just Us Art Project.

      StreetARToronto programs and projects are designed to celebrate the City of Toronto motto “Diversity Our Strength” and foster a greater sense of belonging among all. StART welcomes and actively seeks out partners for initiatives that support and reflect these values.

        Call Posted by:
        Street Art Toronto
        Contact Information:
        Call Deadline:
        August 11, 2022
        Province/Territory:
        Ontario
        Region:
        Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
        Artistic Discipline:
        Visual Arts
        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:
          August 11, 2022
          Province/Territory:
          Ontario
          Region:
          Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
          Artistic Discipline:
          Any or All Disciplines
          Language:
          English (Anglaise)

          Seneca College is seeking individuals from diverse background to serve as advisors for a new program in development that develops young talent in emerging forms of photography, imaging, and visual content creation.

          Background: Over its history, changes to the field of photography have been occurring with each new development in technology. Today, imagery is everywhere, and is a significant part of people’s daily lives. At the same time, every person with a smart phone can be a photographer, video maker, designer, and other content creator. The ease and proliferation of advanced mobile technology, along with continuously sophisticated artificial intelligence tools, enable individuals to produce images which, to many, are of “good enough” quality. While the skills of professional photographers are still in demand, the landscape for these for-hire services have changed. Social media, AR+VR, data visualization, drone, GoPro footage, 360-degree, AI image generation, sensor-based imaging, projection mapping, mobile app production tools, and other emerging technologies take up increasingly more space in the media diet of most creators and audiences.

          Seneca’s new program would leverage its experience in photography education towards a wider range of applications and technologies for such practitioners in order to provide the graduate with tools and knowledge that enable increased forms of creative expression and the number of places they find demand

            Call Posted by:
            Mark Jones
            Contact Information:
            Call Deadline:
            August 11, 2022
            Province/Territory:
            Ontario
            Artistic Discipline:
            Any or All Disciplines | Media Arts | Visual Arts
            Priority Community:
            Indigenous artists | Artists of Colour | LGBTQIA2S+ | Women | Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities
            Language:
            English (Anglaise)

            Located in the Dupont Arts Building, NAMARA Projects is a new venue for research, deliberation, and presentation of curatorial work.

            NAMARA works around the fluctuating borders of the traditional art world. The explorations conducted in the Project Space inform both independent and commissioned presentations. Through our work, we celebrate thoughtful work by contemporary artists; challenge traditions, experimenting with untested methods; and welcome new collaborators and audiences.

            We invite curators to respond to this open call for curatorial proposals. There is no criteria nor deadline but we ask that your proposal is tailored to the space. Digital or online components are also welcome. A maximum of four proposals per year will be accepted.

              Call Posted by:
              Namara
              Contact Information:
              Call Deadline:
              August 11, 2022
              Province/Territory:
              National (All)
              Artistic Discipline:
              Any or All Disciplines
              Language:
              English (Anglaise)

              McIntosh Gallery, Western University, seeks applications from emerging and established curators for a one-year Indigenous Curator in Residence (ICiR) position.
              The ICiR will be a one-year appointment situated at McIntosh Gallery. The position is expected to commence in September 2022, leading to an exhibition to take place in the Fall of 2023 or Winter of 2024. Proposals that include off-site research and remote components will be welcomed. A member of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit peoples, the ICiR will foreground contemporary Indigenous artistic practices through an exhibition, an accompanying publication, and related public programs. The gallery will also welcome advice on potential purchases towards the development of the permanent collection.

                Call Posted by:
                Catherine Elliot Shaw
                Contact Information:
                Call Deadline:
                August 11, 2022
                Province/Territory:
                National (All)
                Artistic Discipline:
                Any or All Disciplines
                Priority Community:
                Indigenous artists
                Language:
                English (Anglaise)

                Xpace is accepting workshop proposals from emerging artists, curators and art administrators!

                Workshop proposals of any topic will be considered and Xpace will prioritize projects that:

                * Can be planned and hosted online
                * Utilize free and PWYC resources and/or require minimal to no purchase on behalf of the participants (ie) paid software like Adobe, expensive equipment, tools or materials
                * Engages with specific skills that benefit emerging artists and students

                Workshop facilitators are paid a fee of CAD $328 to develop and execute their project, with an option of requesting CAD $50 for additional materials.
                We are accepting proposals on an ongoing deadline.

                  Call Posted by:
                  Alexia
                  Contact Information:
                  Call Deadline:
                  August 11, 2022
                  Province/Territory:
                  National (All)
                  Artistic Discipline:
                  Any or All Disciplines
                  Language:
                  English (Anglaise)

                  Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, mounts monthly online exhibitions to showcase the work of Canadian artists with disabilities. Our goal is to increase awareness of the amazing artworks being created by artists with disabilities, and to decrease barriers to participation in the arts for both makers and audiences.

                  Emerging and established artists of all disciplines are welcome to submit work for consideration. Submissions are reviewed by an AANM committee. Selected artists will receive CARFAC artist fees, and limited assistance with documentation/presentation of work if necessary. We thank you for your interest. Only selected artists will receive notification, however we will keep all submissions on file for consideration for future shows.

                  To apply, send a brief proposal and three small examples of your artworks to programming@aanm.ca.

                    Call Posted by:
                    AANM
                    Contact Information:
                    Call Deadline:
                    August 11, 2022
                    Province/Territory:
                    National (All)
                    Artistic Discipline:
                    Any or All Disciplines
                    Priority Community:
                    Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities
                    Language:
                    English (Anglaise)
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