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Calls for Submission / Audition Notices


SPARC Symposium 2018 Call for Proposals

Deadline: November 13, 2017

With SPARC Symposium 2018, May 24 - 27, 2018 in Cobalt, Ontario we are aiming once again to attract a broad spectrum of rural performing art creators, producers, presenters and animateurs from a wide mix of art forms (dance, media arts, theatre and music) with a variety of instrumentals (organizational management, audience development, inclusionary community engagement, etc.) to collaboratively consider their experience in order to improve it. We would like the SPARC Symposium 2018 to provide attendees with a range of practical tools that will translate to the ignition of performing arts in their own rural communities. 

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Gallery A and Art Lab

Deadline: October 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Explore and present your own work, collaborate, and share ideas at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Emerging artists, curators, community activators, and groups are encouraged to submit to Gallery A and Art Lab. These spaces within The Robert McLaughlin Gallery are dedicated to providing professional development opportunities and supporting community activation. Learn more

TMS Holiday Marketplace

Deadline: Before November 18, 2017

Description: On Saturday, November 18, the TMS ( will be hosting the first annual TMS Holiday Marketplace for the school and local community from 11:00 am to 4:00pm at the TMS Upper School (500 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, ON). The Marketplace will feature artisans and entrepreneurs selling unique locally-produced products.  TMS is currently seeking vendors to participate in the Marketplace in the following categories: Jewelry; Food; Fashion, knitwear and accessories; Paper, candles and body care; Original photography and artwork; and Holiday & seasonal giftware. Vendor tables are available for $100.00 each. For inquiries, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (905) 889-6882 ext. 2248.

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


Vaughan International Film Festival 2018 Submissions Now Open

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Attention all Filmmakers: International film submissions are now open! Submit your short film by December 31, 2017 and get the earlybird discount! Now in its 6th edition, this exciting 4-day event proudly showcases both local and international talent – on all levels. Submit your film today! 

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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.

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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