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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.

An exploration of the interesting ways that science and craft intersect. Both fields rely on creative problem-solving skills, research, specialized training, traditional and innovative techniques and methodologies, imagination, and curiosity to fuel the search for answers. Science not only serves as a source of inspiration – scientific methods and principals are used every day by craft artists in the processes and creation of their work. Likewise, artists are called upon to find creative solutions and alternative perspectives in laboratory and research settings. How does science inspire and influence your work?

Please prepare ahead:

one-page written concept and/or description of your work

CV – 3 pages max

artist statement

artist bio

3-5 jpgs descriptive, professional quality images of the work for consideration (preferably with a white/neutral background), no more than 1MB per image

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

    IBBY Canada is pleased to invite publishers across Canada to submit picture books for the annual Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award (Cleaver Award).

    Every year, IBBY Canada presents the Cleaver Award to a Canadian illustrator in recognition of outstanding artistic talent in a Canadian picture book. The recipient will receive $1,000 and a certificate. The submission deadline is November 1, 2021. Please see below for full submission guidelines.

    The Cleaver Award was established in 1985 in memory of one of Canada’s pre-eminent illustrators, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver. View a list of previous winners. IBBY Canada (International Board on Books for Young People, Canadian Section) is a non-profit organization committed to bringing books and children together as a way to foster understanding and friendship between children of different cultures.

    Three members of IBBY Canada form the Cleaver committee and administer the award. The committee members for the 2021 award are: Josiane Polidori, Chair; Heather Doepner; and Julie Girard- Tarif.

    CRITERIA

    – The recipient of the Cleaver Award must be a Canadian illustrator of a picture book published in Canada in English or French between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.
    – The book must be a first edition and contain original illustrations by a Canadian illustrator (either a citizen or permanent resident).
    – All genres are considered: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and folk and fairy tales.
    If a book has been submitted in previous years, even if it was submitted in a different language, the book will not be eligible for consideration.

    SUBMISSION INFORMATION

    A submission fee of $25 must be paid by November 1, 2021, for each title submitted to the Cleaver Award. This fee is non-refundable, even if your submission is determined to be ineligible, so please read the submission guidelines carefully. The fee will be used to offset the administration costs, as well as costs associated with the presentation of the award.

    – Via PayPal. Please go to our website to pay the submission fee via PayPal.
    – By e-transfer to treasurer@ibby-canada.org
    – By cheque, write ‘’Cleaver Award fee” on the memo line, and include a list of submitted titles. Cheques should be made out to IBBY Canada, and mailed c/o Yvette Ghione, IBBY Canada Treasurer, 259 Lauder Ave, Toronto ON M6E 3H5.

      Call Posted by:
      Josiane Polidori
      Contact Information:
      Call Deadline:
      October 23, 2021
      Province/Territory:
      National (All)
      Artistic Discipline:
      Visual Arts
      Language:
      English (Anglaise) | Francais (French)

      PoMoArts (formerly Port Moody Arts Centre) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2022 Kwi Am Choi Exhibition Scholarship for emerging artists!
      Established in 2007, the Kwi Am Choi Exhibition Scholarship is an annual award of $2,000 that recognizes two emerging BC artists between the ages of 18 and 32, and is designed to fund the costs of mounting a solo exhibition of their work at PoMoArts. This initiative provides recent graduates and students currently enrolled in Fine Arts programs at recognized post-secondary institutions in Canada with the opportunity to display their work in a public art gallery, receive curatorial mentorship, and network with other artists and art professionals. Proposals will be evaluated by a jury of art professionals in a blind jurying process to select candidates for the award. Scholarship funds may to be applied to the artist’s costs of creating new work and mounting a 4-week solo exhibition to take place sometime between May and August 2022 at PoMoArts.

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

        The 2022 CBC Short Story Prize is now open!

        You have until Oct. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET to submit your original, unpublished fiction that is up to 2500 words.

        The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their work published on CBC Books.

        Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

        You can submit original, unpublished fiction that is up to 2500 words. There is no minimum word requirement.

          Call Posted by:
          CBC Books
          Contact Information:
          Call Deadline:
          October 31, 2021
          Province/Territory:
          National (All)
          Artistic Discipline:
          Literary arts
          Language:
          English (Anglaise)

          The 2022 CBC Short Story Prize is now open!

          You have until Oct. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET to submit your original, unpublished fiction that is up to 2500 words.

          The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their work published on CBC Books.

          Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

          You can submit original, unpublished fiction that is up to 2500 words. There is no minimum word requirement.

            Call Posted by:
            CBC Books
            Contact Information:
            Call Deadline:
            October 31, 2021
            Province/Territory:
            National (All)
            Artistic Discipline:
            Literary arts
            Language:
            English (Anglaise)

            The Cripsters is a monthly Akimblog feature on disability and culture from the point of view of people with disabilities.

            We are looking for submissions of 750-1000 words on topics that intersect with art and disability through a social justice lens and that crip/disrupt the way we think about disability.

            Submissions can take the form of a critical review, an interview, or an article on artistic/curatorial processes, theory and ideas, commentary, community, etc.

            For examples of previous articles, find the archive here: https://akimbo.ca/akimblog/?fwp_categories_list=the-cripsters

            A writer’s fee is paid. There is no deadline. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis.

            Please email proposals in the form of a short synopsis or outline to Kim Fullerton at kimful@akimbo.ca.

              Call Posted by:
              Kim
              Contact Information:
              Call Deadline:
              December 31, 2021
              Province/Territory:
              National (All)
              Artistic Discipline:
              Literary arts
              Priority Community:
              Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities
              Language:
              English (Anglaise)

              We are looking for emerging artists to be in the Spotlight!

              Artists with five years of experience or less are invited to submit a self-filmed video, sharing their practice, stories and journeys of how they arrived as their present self in Toronto. Of these submissions, 52 emerging artists will be selected for the Spotlight, one per week for all of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022.

              Each of the selected Spotlight Artists will receive the following:

              – $250.00 CAD honorarium towards their practice, thanks to our friends at RBC
              – Promotion via ArtworxTO.ca and CultureTO social media channels
              – A one-on-one mentorship meeting with a senior arts professional related to their goals/area of specialty
              Applications will be open during four submissions periods:

              – Submission Period 1: July 8 – August 8, 2021
              – Submission Period 2: September 22 – November 7, 2021
              – Submission Period 3: December 13, 2021 – February 6, 2022
              – Submission Period 4: March 21 – May 8, 2022

              The first Spotlight Artist will be announced Wednesday September 22, 2021.

              Please fill out this form to apply. If you have any questions, please contact artworxTO@toronto.ca.

              Conditions:

              Artists must work or live in Toronto
              Artists must be over 18 years of age (or apply with parent/guardian permission)
              Artists must identify as “emerging” and have no more than 5 years of experience in their field.

              By applying, successful candidates agree to have their uploaded artwork, videos, biography, first name, last name and image shared on the City of Toronto, ArtworxTO.ca website and CultureTO social media channels, this includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

                Call Posted by:
                artworxTO
                Contact Information:
                artworxTO@toronto.ca.
                Call Deadline:
                November 7, 2021
                Province/Territory:
                Ontario
                Region:
                Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
                Artistic Discipline:
                Any or All Disciplines
                Language:
                English (Anglaise)

                Request for Proposals –

                7th Street South & Post Public Art Project
                The City of Lethbridge is inviting Artists to submit Request for Proposals for a public art project in conjunction with the recent modernization and repurposing of the city’s historical post office and the replacement of an adjacent sidewalk. The art project provides three distinct installation opportunities:

                A major walkway connecting the downtown transit hub with the center of downtown

                A metal divider adjacent to the loading area for the modernized facility
                A series of ground level windows in the building adjacent to the newly upgraded sidewalk
                Proposed artworks should enhance the buildings south wing while respecting the original building’s historical presence and value as well as creating an enjoyable pedestrian journey. The selected artist will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, fabricating and installing permanent artworks that add vibrancy to the downtown environment and improve the pedestrian experience.

                7th Street

                7th Street serves as a primary pedestrian street with some of the highest pedestrian volumes in Downtown. It connects the Lethbridge Park ’n Ride Transit Terminal to the heart of the downtown core which includes many businesses, Galt Gardens urban park, a community arts centre, a contemporary art gallery and a downtown retail shopping mall. The street is also a designated bicycle travel route and will have cycle lanes constructed in Spring 2022. As part of the Post Office redevelopment project and the 7th Street cycling lanes, restorative work is planned for the sidewalk with the inclusion of a snowmelt heating system.

                The Post Building

                “Post” is the new name for the building formerly known as the J.D. Higginbotham Building and locally referred to as the downtown Canada Post building. The classic beaux-arts Tyndall stone building has been a local landmark since its construction as the result of an investment from the federal government over one hundred years ago.

                Today, the building is privately owned through investments from local parties. The rebrand to Post, along with extensive redevelopment of the buildings dated office space, are important indicators of the historical building’s transition from a federally owned facility to a locally held private entity. The building’s redevelopment is designed to turn the landmark into a vibrant new hub for downtown businesses and innovation through an offering of individual office condo units.

                Budget

                The all-inclusive budget for the design, fabrication and installation of the 7 Street South & Post Public Art Project is $180,000 plus GST. This fee will be inclusive of all project costs.

                Eligibility

                The competition is open to qualified professional visual artists as defined by the Canada Council for the Arts. This professional context excludes the school environment, and so a student attending college or in an undergraduate degree program at a university may not enter this competition.

                  Call Posted by:
                  City of Lethbridge
                  Contact Information:
                  Call Deadline:
                  November 2, 2021
                  Province/Territory:
                  National (All)
                  Artistic Discipline:
                  Architecture | Crafts/Artisan | Media Arts | Visual Arts
                  Language:
                  English (Anglaise)

                  The MAYWORKS FESTIVAL OF WORKING PEOPLE & THE ARTS is a community-based multi-disciplinary festival which annually presents new works by a broad range of artists. We present bold and insightful responses to pressing issues at the intersection of art, social justice and labour.

                  We are currently seeking film submissions of any length and genre.

                  We encourage works rooted in the reality of working people’s lives that challenge the logics of capitalism and reimagine and inspire paths to economic and social justice.

                  Mayworks 2022 will exhibit work online and, as possible, live in public venues.

                  Mayworks organizes well-informed panel discussions, artist talks and a variety of networking events to support the presentation of original and contemporary art in a breadth of formats.

                  The festival pays all presenting artists an exhibition fee based on the CARFAC fee schedule.

                  Filmmakers who have recently screened at Mayworks include: Hiba Ali, Yasmine Mathurin, Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, Ken Loach, Roya DelSol, Perun Bonser, Michelle Latimer, Samay Arcentales, Asinnajaq

                  Mayworks prioritizes the representation and participation of artists from communities facing systemic discrimination.

                  Feel free to contact us at submissions@mayworks.ca

                  Filmmakers requiring fee waivers are encouraged to reach out.

                  Artists working in a medium other than film, who wish to have their work presented at Mayworks, are welcome to send us a project description.

                    Call Posted by:
                    Mayworks
                    Contact Information:
                    Call Deadline:
                    October 25, 2021
                    Province/Territory:
                    National (All)
                    Artistic Discipline:
                    Media Arts | Visual Arts
                    Language:
                    English (Anglaise)

                    The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is seeking project proposals from Canadian artists on the theme of craftivism for a potential major solo or group exhibition.

                    We are looking for large scale projects in the craft of ceramics, glass or copper enameling that push the boundaries of contemporary craft and installation art. We want your wild ideas and collaborations. Surprise us with something powerful that will make a statement and command attention when installed in one of our Galleries. Proposals should engage with current Canadian social issues to start conversations, education, and sharing towards the greater good. These proposals will be considered for potential exhibitions in future programming seasons at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery (Waterloo, Ontario), with the possibility to circulate across the country.

                    Projects can include community involvement, workshops, or other initiatives. The resulting exhibition can extend beyond the walls of the gallery into the community, public spaces, and more. We’re looking for truly innovative approaches to contemporary exhibitions. Show us your creativity and vision for an exhibition that brings the community together both physically and visually.

                    As Ele Carpenter writes in Activist Tendencies in Craft: “In these practices the social, performative and critical discourse around the work is central to its production and dissemination. Here craft is not simply a luddite desire for the localized handmade, but a social process of collective empowerment, action, expression and negotiation.” (Arnolfini Journal, April 2010)

                    Click here to view a PDF of the Proposal guidelines.

                    This is an ongoing call. The Curatorial Committee will begin selecting proposals in October 2021, for exhibitions starting in 2023. A future cutoff date will be shared via our social media and website with advance notice.

                    Click here to submit your proposal through our online system

                    Call Deadline:
                    December 31, 2021
                    Province/Territory:
                    National (All)
                    Artistic Discipline:
                    Visual Arts, Crafts/Artisan
                    Language:
                    English (Anglaise)
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