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Calls for Submission / Audition Notices




Deadline: July 11, 2018

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series, in partnership with ARTSY, is now searching for the best new emerging artist in North America. In its third year, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is inviting all Canadian visual artists over the age of 25 to submit their best art work online for a chance to win three trips to Miami, show their work at SCOPE MIAMI BEACH and a $10,000 USD stipend for an Artsy curated exhibition in New York City in 2019.  Learn More

Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts

Deadline: August 4, 2018

The juried art show is a multi-discipline arts program. Artists, this is an amazing chance to have your work evaluated by prominent jurors, measure your work against other entries, have it displayed in the beautiful Council Chambers in Uxbridge and perhaps sell your pieces. Learn More

Toronto Design Offsite Festival

Deadine: September 21, 2018

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) brings people together to celebrate contemporary design across the city January 18-27, 2019.

Join the Festival to become a part of an exciting network of creative people, exhibitions, events, and a captive audience of designers and design-lovers. Last year we had 100+ events and exhibitions across the city, 140K+ visitors, 95+ million press impressions, and 500+ million total brand impressions. From design talks to experimental installations to prototypes to opening parties and curated exhibitions, the Festival featured the work of over 800 artists and designers.

Open Studio Exhibition Submissions

Deadline: September 15, 2018 11:59pm EST

Open Studio is an artist-run printmaking centre that presents a wide range of print media-based works from traditional to experimental, including work that, although not produced using traditional printmaking techniques, shares through its conceptual concerns a relationship to printmaking. Accepted formats include: 2 and 3-dimensional works, bookworks, digital and multi-media installation-based work. Proposals by individual artists, groups and curators will be considered. 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


Auditions for Blood Money

Dates for Auditions: June 20th and 21st 7pm

Auditions will take place in Stouffville. They will consist of cold readings from the play and will take place at 7 pm on June 20th and 21st with callbacks if necessary on June 22nd. Please contact the Director, Vicki Tompkins at 416-834-9818 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Performances will be in Newmarket on Fri-Sat Nov 2-3 and Thurs-Fri Nov 8-9. Learn More

Dove is looking for REAL GIRLS who dance

Auditions: Wednesday July 11th and Thursday July 12th

SHOOT: The shoot will take place one day between July 23rd - July 29th

Dove is looking for REAL GIRLS WHO DANCE 5-14 yrs with UNIQUE AND INSPIRING HAIR to be featured in a new campaign!

They are looking for:
Young girls with dance experience
● Girls who have dance experience of varying levels
● Girls of any ethnicity roughly 5-14 years of age.
● Girls with afros, natural redheads, blondes, brunettes, curly hair, wild hair, funky undercuts, spikes,bob-style, long and short hair, bold hair with temporary hair chalk, etc. MUST have natural hair, no extensions or chemical treatments or permanent colour treatments!

Those chosen for this campaign will receive $3000+ to be involved. 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


Emergence Symposium: Arts & Equity Leading Social Change

Deadline: June 25, 2018

Emergence Symposium was created by Neighbourhood Arts Network, a strategic initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation. This opportunity offers artists and community leaders valuable resources, facilitation skills, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and insights that will empower the community engaged arts sector and further promote more inclusiveness and equitable conditions within the neighbourhoods that our artists work. Learn more


Deadline: July 13, 2018

Sculptors, painters, photographers, printmakers, mixed media artists, video artists, textile artists, pencil artists and so on. Our jurors will be looking for dedicated emerging artists who excel in their discipline (emerging artists are those who are at the beginning of a career and who have been working professionally for five years or fewer). Submitted works must NOT have been shown previously in any gallery or OSA show, and all work must have been completed after 2013. All entries must be original art, not copies or derivatives. 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.

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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