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Call for Artists: Century Street Parkette Public Art Project
The City of Hamilton is seeking Artists and Artist-Led Teams to submit proposals for a permanent Public Art work(s) to be sited in Century Street Parkette at the Corner of Wentworth and Wilson Streets.
Call for Submissions: "Seeking the Periphery" Photography Exhibition
Iconic architectural photography disseminated global Modernism and canonized utopic design principles, shaping internationalism while erasing local cultural practices. The Paul H. Cocker Gallery invites submissions that redirect the eye away from the iconic photographic image toward new forms and representational culture. The aim is to assemble and display alternative representations that lead away from homogeneity toward an architecture and culture that claims no specific centre. For questions regarding submissions please contact:
2021 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators – Call for Submissions
Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators is awarded annually to an emerging Canadian curator under 30 with the aim to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada. Hosted and administered by the Art Gallery of Guelph, the winner is selected by a jury of arts leaders and receives a $5,000 honorarium as well as mentorship in the development of an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Guelph.
Call for Expressions of Interest: Public Artwork for Northeast Scarborough Community Recreation & Childcare Centre
The City of Toronto invites professional artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a competition for a public artwork or artworks as part of the design of the Northeast Scarborough Community Recreation & Childcare Centre (NESCCC). The art component of this new community centre will be selected through an open, international, two-stage competition, with a budget of approximately $450,000.00 CAD (+HST).
SPAO Centre Gallery is now Accepting Exhibition Proposals for 2022-2023
The SPAO Centre Gallery is the Ottawa region’s only independent and critical gallery space dedicated to lens-based art. The gallery sees upwards of 4200 in person and virtual visitors annually including curators, artists, students, Ottawa’s photographic and arts community as well as members of the general public
Call for Submissions: StreetARToronto Partnership Program 2021
Applications now open to Not for Profit and Community Organizations, Artists and Artist Collectives. StART provides up to $60,000 in funding for partnership projects that support program objectives. StART strives to support a diverse range of artists and organizations, increase mentorship opportunities through street art installations, develop the talents of local emerging artists and expand the variety and scope of projects supported every year.
We are inviting writers living in Hamilton and Region (Six Nations, Branford, Caledonia, Grimsby) to submit expressions of interest to participate in a 6 month writers residency in CoWork at The Cotton Factory. We encourage applications from emerging and established storytellers and creative writers working on fiction or nonfiction. We also encourage applications from published and emerging authors. This residency program combines the opportunity for solitude with the opportunity for daily community that fosters creative endeavour with unlimited possibility for collaboration.
Call for Artists & Makers: 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Join us for our 60th Anniversary of Canada’s longest-running contemporary outdoor art fair, launching artists’ careers and building trust in our community of artists and art lovers since 1961! Apply to our hybrid online/outdoor 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, taking place at Nathan Phillips Square (date TBC) and on our e-commerce platform for 10 days in July 2021. Each year, our loyal following of fair-goers spend $2 million on art purchases, providing an income to independent artists that contributes to their economic prosperity.
National Public Arts Organization STEPS Is Hiring!
We are currently accepting applications for three employment opportunities!
STEPS fosters dynamic, inclusive and resilient communities through public art, community-engaged design and creative placemaking. We are a CRA registered charity that facilitates community and artist programs across Canada, as well as operates an in-house social enterprise through which we provide professional public art services to public and private clients.
Call for Artists: STEPS 2021 CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency
We are thrilled to launch CreateSpace, a national public art residency program designed in consultation with advisors from coast to coast, to provide emerging Black, Indigenous and racialized artists with the skills, relationships and practical experience needed to take their public art practice to the next level.
Calling all indie book authors and publishers - including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2019, 2020 or 2021 or with a 2019, 2020 or 2021 copyright date to enter the most rewarding book awards program. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest International awards program for indie authors and independent publishers and the only book awards program of its kind offering more monetary prizes, more awards, more recognition and more exposure.
Call for Expressions of Interest: Public Artwork for Lawrence Heights Triangle Park, Toronto
The City of Toronto invites professional artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a competition for a public artwork or artworks as part of the design of a new park for the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood. The art component of this new public space will be selected through an open, two-stage competition, with a net budget of approximately $475,000.00 (+HST) CAD.
Art Gallery of Hamilton: Art Sale - 2021 Call for Submissions
The Art Gallery of Hamilton will celebrate its 22nd AGH Art Sale from April 22 to 25, 2021, exhibiting artworks available for purchase from contemporary artists in Hamilton and surrounding regions. The event is hosted by AGH Art Sales + Services in support of public programming at the AGH.
Expressions of Interest Community Engaged Permanent Public Art: Mississauga’s Meadowvale Theatre
The City of Mississauga’s Public Art Program invites professional artists and artist-led teams to submit expressions of interest to design a community engaged permanent public artwork integrated into glass panels located in the lobby of Mississauga’s Meadowvale Theatre
Latcham Art Centre is seeking a creative, motivated and flexible team member to bring their experience and enthusiasm to the position of Curator. This position will link the gallery exhibitions and contemporary artists to the community. This is a 12-month contract with the possibility of renewal that pays $25 per hour (plus EI, CPP, 4% vacation pay and stat holidays) for approximately 30 hours per week. Please send resume and cover letter outlining curatorial experience in ONE document to and put YOUR first and last names in the document title. Please put CURATOR in the email subject line.
Call for Artisans: McMichael Makers’ Market Online Auction
The McMichael Makers’ Market is an online auction featuring Canadian artisans, designers and makers. The Online Auction will offer a variety of high-quality, one-of-kind items made by Canadian artisans, such as beading, ceramics, decorative sculpture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, paper, plastic/resin, pottery, stone, textile, wax, weaving, and woodworking. Please note, paintings and other forms of visual art are excluded from this auction.
Tenure-track position in Indigenous Performance/Performance Art, York University
The Departments of Theatre and Visual Art & Art History in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) invite highly qualified Aboriginal (Indigenous) candidates (including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to apply for a joint, tenure-track position in Indigenous Performance/Performance Art. This position will be a professorial-stream appointment at the level of either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2021.
2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Call for Entries
Calling all indie book authors and publishers - including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2019, 2020 or 2021 or with a 2019, 2020 or 2021 copyright date to enter the most rewarding book awards program.
CITY OF TORONTO CALL TO ARTISTS : PUBLIC ARTWORK FOR HUMBER BAY SHORES TRAIL
The City of Toronto invites professional artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a competition for a public artwork or artworks along the newly redesigned Humber Bay Shores Trail. The trail runs from the Humber River to the east, through Humber Bay Shores park and the Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat, and connects to the Humber Bay East and West parks to the west.
Call for Artists: Artist in Residence, Salt Spring Arts Council
The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artists in Residence Committee are pleased to announce the fifth year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. As in previous years the Winter Residency is open to all Canadian and International professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers.
Call for Artists - 60th Anniversary Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Calling all Artists and Makers! @torontoartfair is now accepting applications for #TOAF60 until March 8. Showcase your work at the hybrid online/outdoor 60th Fair (Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair) in July 2021.
Women’s Art Association of Hamilton: “Celebrating the History of Hamilton”
The Women's Art Association of Hamilton (WAAH) would like to celebrate our more than 125 years of art in Hamilton by inviting our members and all women artists from the greater Hamilton area to enter a salon style exhibition commemorating the city of Hamilton.