Category Archives: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Edmonton | Calls for Submissions: Latitude 53 and Visualeyez

Curatorial expressions of interest

As a new initiative, Latitude 53 is interested in exploring how artists can benefit from having their work shown and contextualized with other artists in a small group setting. Latitude 53 looks to match artists who are exploring similar themes or working within similar practices of creation. Latitude 53 looks to present exciting opportunities for artists to form new insights about their work by organizing small group exhibitions of 2–5 artists.

To this end, Latitude 53 is seeking a curator, writer, or other facilitator to work on a peer-to-peer basis in the realization of each group project for an extended period, in an artist-centred context. Latitude 53 hopes to enhance each artist’s individual work through curation and writing while maintaining an equitable relationship between all contributors.

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2018 at 11:59 p.m. MST

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Call for Submissions :: Visualeyez

2018 Festival

The 19th annual Visualeyez festival of performance art happens from 24 – 30 September 2018 in the downtown core of Edmonton, Alberta. They invite artists to explore issues around the curatorial theme of forgiveness.

We are seeking works that explore the fragility of the human ego and expand upon the positive nature of gestures of moving beyond and living, reconciliation, and a healing. The submissions should connect with Edmonton and Alberta residents and have resonance within an international dialogue. The festival pays a CARFAC artist fee, two-way travel and accommodations for all artists.

Submission Deadline: Friday, 18 May 2018, 2300h MST

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Alberta | Call for Submission “Nocturn”


The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists in Alberta (must be 18 years of age or older) to submit to the exhibition, “Nocturn”.


The interpretation of the theme is up to the artist.

From the MerriamWebster dictionary.
“The origin and etymology of NOCTURN: Middle English nocturne, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Medieval Latin nocturnus, going back to Latin, feminine of nocturnus “of the night.”


Deadline for Submissions: November 25, 2018
Notification of Results: December 10, 2018


Calgary | RFP: Arts Consultants for the New Calgary Cancer Centre

Calgary Cancer Centre (CCC) This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is an invitation by Arup Canada Inc. representing Alberta Infrastructure to prospective proponents to submit proposals for the provision of Art Consultant to provide strategic Art consultant services and facilitate the procurement process for Public Art for the new Calgary Cancer Centre (CCC), as further described in the RFP’s Deliverables.

RFP Submission Deadline: April 2nd 2018 at 2:00 PM.


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Alberta Foundation for the Arts: Art Acquisitions by Application

Alberta Foundation for the Arts logo verticalThis program provides support for individual Alberta artists or an ensemble of artists through the purchase of their artwork as a permanent part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection. The AFA acquires artwork at fair market value. Fair market value is established by the record of sales of the artwork of the specific artist and comparable artwork by other artists who are peers working in similar media.

Artworks in one or more of the following categories are eligible for submission:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • sculpture
  • printmaking (excluding reproductions)
  • fibre art
  • ceramics
  • photography
  • glass
  • mixed media
  • new media (time-based media, electronic arts, audio art)

Eligible artworks must be physically available for viewing at the Capital Arts building in Edmonton, should the program expert panel request to see them. Exceptions for large works may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Submission Deadline: April 3, 2018

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Government of Canada: Indigenous Art Acquisition Program 2018-2019

Indigenous and Northern Affairs logoThe Indigenous Art Collection in Gatineau, Quebec is one of the most significant public art collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada. Since the early 1960s, the Indigenous Art Centre has been collecting works by living artists to create a unique collection that represents the artistic practices of community-based and urban Indigenous artists throughout Canada.

The Indigenous Art Collection includes a variety of works by established, mid-career, and emerging Indigenous artists. The Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Indigenous Art Centre invites Indigenous artists to apply to the peer juried Indigenous Art Acquisition Program 2018-2019:

  • artists must be of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit ancestry
  • artists must be 18 years of age or older
  • artworks must be in excellent condition and available for shipping and purchase
  • artworks must be created after 2012 and preferably be unframed and unmatted
  • artworks in all media accepted (for example: new media, customary, print, painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, textile)

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018

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Edmonton | Call for Submissions :: Arts Habitat Edmonton

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McLuhan House Art Studio Residency

Arts Habitat Edmonton is a non-profit organization engaged in finding, managing and developing space for the arts. McLuhan House is envisioned to be an interpretive centre for Herbert Marshall McLuhan’s life and legacy of thought.

McLuhan House also hosts well-defined cultural programming and curated events that explore McLuhan’s belief that “The medium is the message,” and incorporate the “global theatre.” Artist-in-Residence are expected to provide a minimum of 2 exhibitions/events throughout the term of the residency. These events are at the discretion of the artist(s).

Submission Deadline: April 3, 2018 at midnight

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Bondi | Call For Submissions: Sculpture by the Sea

Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018 are now open.

Artists are invited to submit entries online or via post for pre-selection in the 22nd annual Sculpture by the Sea to be staged along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama in Sydney, Australia from 18 October – 4 November, 201

Before beginning your application please read our Terms and Conditions

To apply online
To begin your online application, please click here.
The deadline for online applications is midnight, Monday 2 April

Winnipeg | Art City Request for Artist Proposals 2018/19

Art City logo

Art City’s annual Request for Proposals is now open. Please see the attached guidelines.

Founded by artist Wanda Koop, Art City is a not-for-profit community art studio located in West Broadway, a culturally diverse and densely populated neighborhood in the heart of Winnipeg’s inner city. Art City is dedicated to providing people of all ages with innovative and professional art programming, free of charge, frequently featuring workshops based on the practices of guest artists. Art City’s primary goal is to provide space and tools for anyone who wishes to express themselves creatively.

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018

Request for Proposals: 2018/19 Professional Guest Artist Series (pdf)

Edmonton | Nextfest 2018: 5 Calls For Visual Art

#nxfstNextfest is now accepting Visual Art submissions for the 2018 Festival. The festival runs May 31 – June 10 in Edmonton, Alberta. Nextfest is an opportunity for emerging visual artists to show and create new work. For the purpose of this festival, “emerging” refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented.

Nextfest is also an opportunity to collaborate. If you are interested in working with another artist on a new work, let us know!

This year there are five opportunities related to visual Art. Please read through all of them. Applicants are welcome to answer more than one call. Three of the calls are offered through the Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) and are exclusive to currently enrolled or recently graduated post-secondary students registered in Alberta.

Deadline: March 10

Deadline: April 1

Deadline: February 15 | Applicants must be post-secondary students

Deadline: March 1 | Applicants must be post-secondary students

Deadline: March 1 | Applicants must be post-secondary students

Prince George BC | Three Artist Opportunities

Two Rivers Gallery

Two Rivers Gallery is located in Prince George, British Columbia. To learn more about each opportunity, download the linked call (pdf).

Deadline for Submission (all three calls): March 15, 2018

Two Rivers Gallery website

Edmonton | Call to Edmonton & Area Artists – Heritage Valley Park and Ride

edmonton arts councilCall to Edmonton and Area* Artists – Heritage Valley Park and Ride Public Art Project

The Heritage Valley Park and Ride public art call, open to professional artists residing in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region*, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C). Emerging artists and artists not currently represented in the collection are encouraged to apply.

The Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks an Edmonton-based artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed Summer 2019 at the Heritage Valley Park and Ride Transit Centre.

Deadline for Submissions:  4:30 pm MST on Monday, April 30, 2018