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WS Studio Tour

Deadline:  February 17, 2018

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Studio Tour is an art collective. We work together and ask for your commitment to help continue our success;  year-around participation is a must. Learn More

Latcham Gallery 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition

Deadline: March 5, 2018

The Latcham Gallery is calling all artists living and working in Ontario to submit their artwork for our 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition. Don't miss this opportunity to have your work seen and assessed by our esteemed jury of art professionals and the chance to have your work exhibited at the Gallery. Learn More

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit

Deadline: March 6, 2018

The 57th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition takes place on Nathan Phillips Square July 6-8, 2018, attracting over 115,000 veteran and first-time art lovers and art buyers, interior designers, gallerists and curators from across Canada and abroad. Learn more

Heritage Art Contest Call for Entries - Town of Newmarket

Deadline: Submissions due between April 16 to April 30 2018

Announcing the Town of Newmarket’s 2018 Heritage Art Contest. To be eligible, the artwork must focus on the heritage of the Town of Newmarket. This may include, but is not limited to, the Municipality’s culture, society, economy, history, significant events, architecture or natural environment (past or present). The contest is open to all residents of the Province of Ontario. Learn More

Latcham Gallery General Exhibition Submissions

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: The Latcham Gallery is committed to planning a balanced exhibition program and highlights work that stimulates the community in Whitchurch-Stouffville and reaches out to a larger art community in Ontario. We welcome proposals throughout the year from artists across Ontario (and nationally when possible) working in all media. Learn More

Toronto Digital Projects - Online Showcase for Emerging Artists

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: Toronto Digital Projects is a new curated virtual gallery for emerging artists creating digital paintings, animations, videos, GIFs and other forms of Post-Internet art. Supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Angell Gallery. Learn More

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham - Artist Level Membership

Deadline: Ongoing

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham introduced the new Artist Level membership, launching sumer 2015. The Artist Level membership (eligible for those 18 years or older) allows special access to the gallery's facilities, discount on art programs, reciprocal admission to 70+ participating Ontario Arts Galleries, and also a 10% discount at all Curry's Artists' Material locations.  Learn More


The One Act Play Festival - Submit a Play

Deadline: April 30, 2018

The Very Useful Theatre Company is seeking 6 original plays for the second annual One Act Play Festival. Learn more.

Vaughan International Film Festival 2018 Submissions Now Open

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Attention all Filmmakers: International film submissions are now open! Submit your short film by December 31, 2017 and get the earlybird discount! Now in its 6th edition, this exciting 4-day event proudly showcases both local and international talent – on all levels. Submit your film today! 

Click here to learn more.

York Region Association of Young Artists - Open Mic Nights

We invite all singers & performers that are looking for a family-friendly venue to perform in. We also invite a featured host for our events that are in the music industry and may have something to share with our guest performers.

Contact: Omar Rayman at 647-919-6627 or omar [dot] rayman [at] gmail [dot] com


Artist in Residence

Deadline: April 5, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Are you interested in creating art in outdoor spaces? The Town of Richmond Hill is seeking submissions from artists for the 2018 Artist in Residence program. The selected artist or collective or artists will develop a small-scale temporary installation or creative art experience in an outdoor public space in Richmond Hill. Learn More

The Mindful Project's 2nd Annual Mental Health Exhibit: Beam On

Deadline: March 29, 2018

In honour of Canadian Mental Heath Week and National Youth Week we will be showcasing our second annual Art Exhibition exploring the expressive and cathartic process of creating and sharing art.

We are calling all artists and makers using art as an expression to process or express feelings related to mental health and wellness to submit to this call. Themes vary however some ideas are: situational or personal traumas, forms of mediation, meditation and relaxation, feelings related to mental health, ending stigma, positivity and wellness etc. Learn More

Toronto Digital Projects – Call for Digital Projects

Deadline: Ongoing - contact the TDP for details.

Toronto Digital Projects is a curated virtual gallery for emerging artists creating digital paintings, animations, videos, GIFs and other forms of post-Internet art. Projects selected for the site should be innovative in their use of digital media. Learn More

LaVaLab – Opportunity to set up a Free Profile

Description: LaVaLab invites all Artists and Writers to set up a FREE profile including a bio and multiple frames to upload examples of work, complete with the ability to sub-categorize each piece for easy LaVaLab visitor searches. Artists and/or Writers can connect with each other, gain a new audience, access potential buyers and promote themselves with LaVaLab. The Editorials aim to keep creative talent abreast of relevant industry news, trends, events, competitions and professional opportunities. Learn More

Owl Ridge Acres - Self Guided Residencies

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: Now accepting applications for Fall and Winter residencies. Owl Ridge Acres is a new creative residency hosting multidisciplinary artists, writers, musicians or photographers to focus on their practice. ORA offers weekly, monthly and seasonal self-guided residencies as well as daily retreats. Located in the town of Bancroft, Owl Ridge Acres offers a beautiful rural setting on a hobby farm surrounded by the rugged terrain and provincial parks of Central Ontario. Private rooms, studio/workshop space and common areas are all available to use over your stay. Learn More

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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