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Gallery HPL Call for Entry
Hamilton Public Library invites Hamilton and area artists to submit samples of their work for consideration. We exhibit two-dimensional works including paintings, drawings, mixed media, prints and photographs. Artists at all stages of their career will be considered.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PhD VISUAL ART & DESIGN | INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctorate in artistic research for visual artists and designers. PhDArts is a collaboration between the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) at Leiden University and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, The Netherlands.
CALL FOR VENDORS | THE CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL (EARLY BIRD PRICING!!!)
The 2020 Cabbagetown Festival will run over the course of two days – Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th, 2020. One of the longest-running street festivals in Toronto is now accepting early-bird applications!
The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) Artist in Residence (AiR) Program, now in its fifth year, provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. The intent of the program continues to be the provision of time and space for creativity and productivity for the chosen visiting artists and to introduce them to Salt Spring Island and its arts community. We welcome both National and International applicants to the program.
Banff International Curatorial Institute Fellowship
Focus deeply on the continued development of your work in this self-directed research fellowship for established curators and arts writers. Engage with other participants and programs, meet with artists to expand your network, share knowledge through presenting research in progress, as well as engage with Banff Centre’s curatorial staff.
Request for Proposals: Memorial to Joshua Glover Permanent Public Art, Toronto
The City of Toronto’s Arts and Culture Services, working with the Etobicoke Historical Society is inviting proposals for the creation of a public heritage memorial to be dedicated to Joshua Glover. Joshua Glover escaped slavery in 1852, and made his way from St. Louis, Missouri into Canada assisted by the Underground Railroad. In 1854 he found work and shelter in the community of Etobicoke. His story was important to the abolitionist movement, and in general to Canada as well.
Request for Proposals: Award Design for the 2020 Guelph Urban Design Awards
The City of Guelph invites Ontario-based visual artists and fine craftspeople to submit proposals for the design of an award for the Guelph Urban Design Awards. This competitive process asks the province’s artistic community to submit proposals, from which an award will be created.
Public Art Exhibition Award Nomination Design
Fine Craft Visual Arts Sculpture Ceramics Multi-Disciplinary
Call for Submissions: Digital Artwork for Art on the Screens 2020 | Mississauga
The City of Mississauga Public Art Program invites submissions for digital, screen-based artworks as part of the Art on the Screens Program. Works may be submitted by individual artists, arts collectives, and film or digital media festivals. All genres in screen-based new media art may be accepted, such as digital art, animation, game art, film or video.
Call for Submissions: The Book Dummy Reviews | 2020 Burtynsky Grant
CONTACT Photography Festival is now accepting applications from photo-based artists to participate in the 2020 Book Dummy Reviews. This program is open to those who are developing a photobook, or for those with well-developed projects considering the book form for their work. This is an excellent opportunity for artists to have their work seen by over 15 local and international publishers, curators, and editors in a casual, one-to-one exchange.
Mentorship Exhibition Festival
Fine Craft Multi-Disciplinary Media Visual Arts Digital
Spend an extended period of time developing your work, pursuing critical research and studio-based projects. This self-directed fellowship for established visual artist will provide ample time for in-depth project development, and opportunities to connect with other programs and participants to share knowledge and collaborate.
Call for Artists: Brantford City Hall Public Art Project
GLENHYRST ART GALLERY is seeking Artists and Artist-Led Teams to submit proposals to create a permanent piece of public art to be located in downtown Brantford, in the new City Hall Building. Artists will be selected by a partner-led jury through a process involving a written statement of approach, qualifications, and submission of a detailed proposal by selected artists. Award: $45,000 (including HST, if applicable)
27th Hamilton Literary Awards | Hamilton Arts Council
The Hamilton Literary Awards are an annual literary event with the goal of recognizing and celebrating the best of Hamilton’s published authors. The Awards are presented to books of outstanding merit and quality in the categories of Fiction, Poetry, and Non-fiction by authors residing in Hamilton, Hamilton Region and on the Six Nations.
Call for applications: 2020 summer art residency | California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
New-media artists, designers, curators, photographers, filmmakers, writers, and inter/trans-disciplinary thinkers are invited to apply for the 5-week residency in the summer of 2020, which will include woodworking and welding workshops.
Applications are now available for SVA's Summer Residency Programs in New York City, offering artists, designers and creative thinkers time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction.
Call for Proposals: The Curatorial Incubator, v.16: Living In Hope
Participants in The Curatorial Incubator, v.16: Living In Hope will have an opportunity to hone their curatorial skills in the media arts in a number of important ways: attending specialized workshops conducted by arts professionals; conducting independent research using the rich resources available through Vtape; writing a curatorial essay for their program of selected titles, with invaluable editorial assistance provided by arts professionals; and, finally, presenting their curated program to the public.
GLENHYRST ART GALLERY PRESENTS: BIENNIAL JURIED EXHIBITION 2020
BRANTFORD, ONTARIO – open to professional artists living and working in Canada. The gallery is seeking submissions in all visual media. Matt Bahen, artist, and Carolyn Hickey, Head of Collections/Registrar, Woodstock Art Gallery, will serve as this years’ jurors.
Call for Applicants: 2020 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics
The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2020 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. In order to be considered, applications for the award must be received electronically by Thursday, April 30, 2020.
This prestigious national award allows practising emerging ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of the Award will receive $10,000. The selection is made by a jury comprised of respected contemporary ceramic artists and other arts professionals.
European Artist Exchange | Hamilton Arts Council Residency
The Hamilton Arts Council's European Artist Exchange Residency provides a mid-career level visual artist from Hamilton, Ontario, the opportunity to create new works in the inspiring artist studio provided by the Estonian Artists Association in Tallinn, Estonia over a four week period in September 2020.
Building Cultural Legacies is a community sourced archive and digital storytelling platform that would not be possible without the engagement of local artist, institution and community member submissions. If you know of an artist or related organization active in Hamilton between 1950-2000, we welcome you to submit images and stories on their work!