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Calls for Submission / Audition Notices

VISUAL ARTS

Art Meets Design Vaughan Juried Exhibition

Deadline: October 10, 2017

In keeping with the transformational vision for the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre – the vibrant downtown core that will become the new heart of the city – artists from Vaughan and the Greater Toronto Area are invited to interpret the theme of art meets design and submit original two-dimensional art for consideration in the City’s annual juried art exhibition. Depict the theme through any subject matter that resonates with meaning for you.

Selected artwork will be exhibited on the slate in the Atrium Gallery at Vaughan City Hall: November 15, 2017 – February 26, 2018. Learn More

Winter Light Exhibition 2017

Deadline: August 28, 2017

Ontario Place is seeking proposals from Ontario residents for illuminated sculptures that project light, shape light, transmit light, reflect light and/or contain light. Applicants are encouraged to explore and combine unconventional materials and methods that respond to light in different ways, ensuring the piece is visually successful during the day and night in our outdoor winter environment. The Winter Light Exhibition will celebrate the innovative and creative legacy of Ontario Place through the successful proposals received from across Ontario. Proposals will be considered for the Winter Light Exhibition that will run from December 2017 to March 2018 throughout the 15-acre West Island, Ontario Place; located at 955 Lakeshore Blvd, Toronto, ON. This exhibition will generate and continue to build both interest, and awareness, of Ontario Place as a free public space. 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

Call for Mural Artists

Deadline: July 27, 2017

Calling all artists!  Your artwork could be selected to be painted (by yourself) onto one of eight Bell Canada utility boxes in various neighbourhoods throughout Richmond Hill! The Richmond Hill Community Murals are a partnership between Richmond Hill, the Government of Canada, Community Matters Toronto, and the Bell Box Murals Project.  Murals will be painted from September 11 to September 20, 2017.  Preference will be given to artists who live or work in Richmond Hill.

Interested mural artists are invited to apply by 5:00 pm, July 27, 2017.
For application details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See how the Bell Box Murals Project is transforming neighbourhood spaces. Search @bellboxmuralsproject on Facebook to learn more!

The Richmond Hill Community Murals are a partnership between the Government of Canada, Community Matters Toronto, and the Bell Box Murals Project.  Paint donated by Benjamin Moore Paint.

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

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

PERFORMING ARTS

Call for Submissions - Emerging Creators Unit

Deadline: August 11, 2017

The Emerging Creators Unit is accepting proposals for original 25-minute performance projects from queer or trans artists age 30 and under (age exceptions may apply – see below). Proposals can be for one of the following:

  • An individual artist who wishes to create and perform a new work
  • An individual artist who wishes to create and direct a new work to be performed by other artists
  • A collaborative team of up to two creators who wish to collectively create, direct and/or perform a new work.

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Audition for ORIANA Women’s Choir

ORIANA Women’s Choir is seeking experienced singers to join us for our exciting 46th season. Under the direction of Mitchell Pady, ORIANA’s mission is to promote the diversity and beauty of women’s voices.

Highlights of our coming season include:

  • Our three concert series at Grace Church-on-the-Hill;
  • An exciting collaboration with Montreal’s Adleisia;
  • Participation in Choral Canada’s Podium Conference in beautiful St. John’s, NL.

Auditions will be held this September, by appointment.
ORIANA rehearses weekly at Earl Haig Secondary School.
All voice types (soprano and alto) are welcome.

For more information, and to schedule your audition, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Audition

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

MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Call To Artists for Participation: TAVES Exhibition October 13-17, 2017

Deadline: September 29, 2017

TAVES (JOLT! Gallery), which is being promoted as “Canada’s Ultimate Consumer Electronics Show” has moved to the Toronto Congress Centre this year, and is scheduled for the weekend of October 13th – 15th . Last year’s attendance at the Sheraton Parkway was over 7,600 visitors. For 2016, the largest venue in the area was the Sheraton Parkway Hotel. We have outgrown this facility and after a great deal of research, we are now located at the Toronto Congress Centre. Parking is free and just off the highway. The audio-video event has expanded over the past few years to interactive robotic workshops for children, digital illustration and art, plus VR, with an expectation of over 10,000. 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

Call for Projects - Cultural Exchange Program

Deadline: September 14, 2017

The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is inviting arts and culture stakeholders to submit project proposals as part of the 2017-2018 Québec-Ontario Cultural Exchange Program. The Program is intended to strengthen the cultural dialogue and foster greater cultural collaboration between the two provinces.  Open to organizations, ad hoc groups and collectives, eligible projects include activities that aim to broaden audiences for Ontario’s arts and culture. Special emphasis will be placed on projects that are digital in nature, such as the co-creation or co-presentation of digital content, or initiatives that allow cultural organizations to adapt to new digital realities.  Learn More

Artist Call for The Living City®

Deadline: August 7, 2017 

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in collaboration with Crazy Dames and Evergreen, invites emerging, mid-career and established artists or artist collectives to propose new works for an art exhibit entitled ‘The Living City’.

Artworks will focus on the themes identified in The Living City Report Card – carbon, air quality, water, waste, land use and biodiversity. The report card is a progress report on environmental sustainability in the Toronto region and answers three important questions: How are we doing? Where have we excelled? On what issues do we need to work even harder?

Selected artists will be matched with an environmental expert who has worked on The Living City Report Card to learn about their research prior to the creation of the work, with the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration. 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

Call for Proposals: Artscape Hub at Weston Common

Deadline: July 19, 2017

Artscape is seeking proposals from non-profit arts and/or culture organizations and artist collectives/groups to occupy and program key spaces within Artscape Hub at Weston Common.

The Artscape Hub at Weston Common will provide a place for the Weston community to gather, create, learn and celebrate – a dynamic place that will become the heartbeat of the community. The Hub will cluster creative people and organizations together in a facility which serves the community’s needs and aspirations, building on the rich culture that already exists in Weston to enhance neighbourhood revitalization and build community.  Learn More

Myseum Intersections

Deadline: July 14, 2017

Myseum of Toronto is launching a call for proposals for its third annual Myseum Intersections festival which explores different perspectives on the city’s natural, cultural, and historic diversity. This year’s theme, Arrivals & Departures, asks applicants to explore Toronto’s many communities, cultures, and characters and highlight how different perspectives converge to create multiple visions of our city’s past, present and future. Project proposals can range from medium-small exhibitions to events such as walking tours, workshops, panel discussions and lectures to public programs, exhibition tours, community celebrations, interactive experiences and performances.  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

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

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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