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Calls for Submission / Audition Notices



Nominations for Richmond Hill Arts Awards

Deadline: December 6, 2018 at 4pm

The Richmond Hill Arts Awards profile cultural success stories by recognizing artistic talent and community contribution to the arts sector in Richmond Hill. Learn more

Award-Winning Into the Void Seeks Your Art

Deadline: December 21, 2018

Award-winning print & online literary magazine is accepting submissions of visual art to Issue 11, to be used on the cover and inside pages. Visual art submissions can be anything at all in any medium, including photography, provided they are submitted as images. Learn More

Apply for the Yamana Gold Passion to Perform Artist Prize

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Apply for the Yamana Gold Passion to Perform Artist Prize. Artists are welcome to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography as entries to Passion to Perform. Learn More

146th Open Juried Show

Deadline: January 15th, 2019

The OSA 146th Open Juried Show will take place from March 26, 2019 to April 26, 2019 at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto. Learn More

2019/2020 Salt Spring National Art Prize

Submissions Accepted: Jan 10, 2019 to May 31, 2019

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art. The next event will be in 2019, with the call for artist submissions opening on January 10, 2019. Learn More

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Deadline: March 6, 2019

The 58th annual Toronto Outdoor Art Fair happens July 12 - 14, 2019 at Nathan Phillips Square. Learn More

2017-2018 Exhibition at Queen/Saulter Library

Deadline: ongoing 

The Queen/Saulter Library is pleased to provide space for art exhibits in a beautiful historic building. Artists are invited to submit their work for possible exhibition during the 2017-2018 exhibit season. Works in all media, including photography (no sculptures) will be considered. Selected artists are given three-month showings. Artists or groups of artists selected to exhibit will pay a $20 plus HST exhibition fee at the time of installation. Please contact the Queen/Saulter Library for more information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Boynton House Art Exhibition Space 

Deadline: ongoing

Boynton House is an art exhibition space in Richmond Hill with four display rooms. These rooms have art hanging systems and track lighting, making them an ideal place to display your work for an art show, host a special occasion or book meetings. 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

Office of Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

Deadline: ongoing 

The MP of Beaches-East York, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith invites artists to display their artwork in his constituency office at 1902 Danforth Avenue. No commission will be taken for sale of the work. Artists are encouraged to provide a price card with contact information, local art group (if applicable), and price of the piece. Art work will be displayed in meeting rooms where clients, community members, and leaders will be invited on a regular basis. Artists are asked to send pictures of their work via email for a preview (with sizes), though there is no jury selection process. Artwork will be displayed in quarterly installments (3 month period), and is to be hung and removed by the artist. Artists are welcome to visit the space beforehand, and are invited to contact the office to make arrangements for displaying their work. Call Diana at 416-432-2572 or email: Nathaniel.Erskine-Smith.C1(at)parl.gc(dot)ca

The Big Picture – Collective Art Project

Deadline: ongoing 

The Big Picture is a collective art project where people around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of drawings. This project outlines the connections between individuals from all around the world and can be seen as a giant conversation taking place between all the participants through a dynamic and monumental art work. 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 summer 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.


Vaughan Film Festival

Regular Deadline: January 31, 2019

We’re calling on your passion to come to fruition in the most impactful way possible. As we begin our seventh year, we are  working on bringing you the absolute pinnacle of innovative content and opportunities in filmmaking. We are pleased to announce that on September 17th, 2018, we will begin accepting another roster of hyper-creative film submissions. Learn More 

Kobe Collective- Call for Actors/Models

Deadline: December 31st, 2018

We are the Kobe Collective and the creators behind alot of your favourite youtube videos: The BFF Score, Pepsi vs Cola Taste Test, People try bugs, Truth or Drink, and Timmies vs Starbucks. If your interested in appearing in our one of our quirky youtube videos get in touch with us. Compensation $15/hr. 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


Choirs Ontario- Dynamic Submissions

Deadlines: WINTER ISSUE:  submission deadline Feb. 15, 2019; publication date Mar. 15, 2019. SPRING ISSUE: submission deadline May 15, 2019; publication date June 15, 2019

Does your choice have some interesting news to share? Send us the details and we'll include your story in our next Dynamic newsletter. Topics for feature articles may include repertoire, choral history, performance practice, choral composers and conductors (including interviews), rehearsal techniques, vocal technique, choir management and organization, choral music education, and sociological aspects of choral singing. Learn more. 

CARFAC Call for Indigenous Wood-Based Artists

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Call for Ontario-based Indigenous wood artists. The Legislative Assembly of Ontario is seeking submissions of expression of interest to design and carve fixed art pieces for the Legislative Chamber. Learn more. 

Tech Art Fair (Ontario Science Centre)

Deadline: January 14th, 2019

Ontario Science Centre is looking for participants for Tech Art Fair to be held in the Great Hall of the Ontario Science Centre from February 16 through to February 18, 2019. Up to 20 applicants will be selected through a juried competition to demonstrate and exhibit work and sell affordable items at the Tech Art Fair. In addition to participation in the Tech Art Fair, participants will be considered for the art studio residences at MOCA Toronto, leading to an exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre. Learn More

WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES: Creative Writing Workshops (Firefly Creative Writing)

Deadline: Until Filled

Firefly Creative Writing offers a variety of creative writing workshops this Spring. Whether you are a beginner looking for a fun and easy creative writing workshop, a seasoned writer who wants an intensive experience with coaching to reach a deadline or goal, a seasoned writer ready to write a memoir, or are interested in delving into the world of poetry, there is a class for you. Full details HERE.


Deadline: ongoing

F(r)iction is open for submissions year-round. We accept short fiction and creative nonfiction (up to 7,500 words), poetry (up to three pages per poem), and graphic stories or comics written in English from writers located anywhere in the world.

At F(r)iction, we pride ourselves on publishing the best writing regardless of genre, style, or origin. This means that we accept work of all kinds, including genre writing and experimental literature. We seek work that actively pushes boundaries, that forces us to question our traditions and tastes. We seek that feeling of being stunned, that gut-punch that inevitably follows an incredible piece of writing. If your work takes risks, then we want to read it. Learn more. 

Payment Policy: $10 per final printed page. Free contributor’s copy of the publication. 

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

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

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