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Calls for Submission / Audition Notices


Virtual Exhibits Inventment Program: Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 28, 2016

Create a unique online experience and reach new audiences with the support of the Virtual Exhibits Investment Program. Small to large museums and a wide range of heritage organizations are eligible. They could receive an investment of up to $250,000 to create an online product! Learn More

Cavan/Millbrook Outdoor Painting Festival

Deadline: October 1 - October 2, 2016

This, the first Annual Cavan/Millbrook Outdoor Painting Festival in 2016 will begin for the participating artists with registration and then painting on Saturday, October 1st. The painting continues on Sunday, October 2nd until noon. The paintings must be submitted by 1pm to the Cavan Art Gallery for jurying by the two competition jurors, Marianne Broome and Doug Purdon. Artists looking to register and participate in the painting festival are eligiable to win cash prizes! Learn More

Artist Project 2017 Application

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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

Empty Bowls: Pine Tree Potters' Guild Event

Deadline: Before November 15, 2016

Pine Tree Potter’s Guild is looking for artists and craftspeople interested in donating works of art or functional ware for our Silent Auction/Raffle to be held during our Empty Bowls event at the Aurora Cultural Centre. 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


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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