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Calls for Submission / Audition Notices


Artists Painting Competition - Outdoor Painting Festival


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Cal for Artists – TWAC/CNE Juried Art Show

Deadline: June 30, 2017  

Artworld Fine Art Gallery and the Canadian National Exhibition Association are pleased to sponsor the 2017 Toronto West Arts Collaborative Annual Juried Art Show. This call for submissions is open to all citizens and residents of Canada over the age of 18 working in the following categories: Acrylic/Oil | Watercolour | Sculpture | Photography & Other Media. This annual fine art contest and exhibit awards the brightest and best artists working in Canada.

Selected artwork will be on display from August 18th-September 4th 2017 in the Arts & Crafts Building at the CNE. Learn more

Artist Project 2018 Application

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Visual artists of all mediums are invited to submit an application to be a part of this exclusive juried art fair showcasing top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad! Artists will have a chance to connect with over 15,000 visitors, from seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers. 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


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


Call for Activity Proposal - Culture Days @RHPL

Deadline: June 9, 2017

This year, the Richmond Hill Public Library (RHPL) will again be transformed into a Culture Days hub. We are currently calling on arts and cultural organizations who might be interested in participating in the Culture Days Hub at the Central Library on Saturday September 30.. Activities can range from play presentations/readings and artist talks to demonstrations and hands on workshops or any other creative idea. Please note that for 2017 we are asking organizations to submit an activity that incorporates the theme of “Celebration”. Learn More

“Abstract” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition. Learn more

Submissions for T6’s upcoming Summer Issue

Deadline: July 21, 2017

T6 aims to promote the discussion of all things creative. For our Summer issue, we are particularly interested in providing students a platform for publishing the work that they produced throughout the academic year. 

We encourage the submission of visual artwork, artist interviews, photo diaries and exhibition reviews. We also welcome the submission of poetry, creative writing, short formal articles and longer papers. Learn more

2018 Thematic Exhibition

Deadline: September 22, 2017 

Matter invites submissions from artists and designers working in all mediums and formats. We are open to projects expressed in 2- or 3-dimensions, digital or analog, whether they be object- or concept-based.

Submissions of existing work or realized projects are preferred; however, we will consider submissions of  speculative work and projects that have not yet been realized. 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