Category Archives: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Edmonton | Call for Submissions – Home: An Exhibit

The Green Room logoHome. What is it? What does it mean? How do we understand it? How do we capture it? HOME is a showcase of photographs by The Green Room’s 2016 Leadership Team, depicting the meaning of belonging, family and rootedness to fifteen Muslim youth in Edmonton. The exhibit will be displayed May 23 – July 4 at the Bleeding Heart Art Space (9132 118th Ave).


We are inviting artists all over Alberta to submit their artwork to the HOME exhibit’s Community Wall. Anyone who meaningfully connects to the topics of belonging and home is encouraged to submit their work online HERE.

Deadline to submit: May 5, 2017.


Edmonton | CALLS TO ARTISTS :: Valley Line LRT Stops – Canopy Sculpture RFP (5 Calls)

Rendering of Quarters LRT station

This contains five Canopy Sculpture public art calls for the Valley Line LRT. Artists may apply for one or multiple calls, and should provide a distinct submission package for each call in separate emails. Submit Visual Documentation only once if it is exactly the same for each submission, and indicate so in your email.


  • Avonmore (CR-1)
  • Grey Nuns (CR-2)
  • Millbourne / Woodvale (CR-3)
  • Muttart (CR-4)
  • Quarters (CR-5)

For all five calls:
Budget: $56,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017


Edmonton | Call For Submissions: SNAP Main Gallery Space

SNAP welcomes submissions from artists, collectives, curators and collaborations practicing in all printmaking & print-related media (including but not limited to: photography, installation, video, drawing, collage, printed matter).


  • A project proposal explaining the specifics of the proposed exhibition. (maximum 1 page)
  • 15 -20 numbered high quality digital images OSX Apple-Mac compatible.
  • Corresponding image list indicating the artist’s name, title of work, media and date.
  • An artist statement, which describes and contextualizes the work presented. (maximum 1 page).
  • Curriculum Vitae or artist resume
  • 1 – 2 items of support materials as appropriate (DVD, Publications, Print Articles). If sent by mail, these support materials will not be returned.

Deadline: April 30, 2017


Canada | The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) : Offering $30,000 in Awards

SSNAP - Saltspring National Art Prize logo

Two Months Remaining for Artist Submissions : Until May 31, 2017
The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) : Offering $30,000 in Awards

Canadian artists and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their 2D and 3D work for consideration to this national art prize jury. In its second year, SSNAP is offering $30,000 in awards.

The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. Finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada and artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

Deadline for submissions; May 31, 2017


St. Albert | Call for Street Artists!

ArtWalk St. Albert wants to fill our Downtown with art, and we’re looking for outdoor artists and buskers for ArtWalk nights (6-8:30 pm May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, 2017).

Please complete our form at to register for a spot downtown

If you have any questions about this call for artists, please contact Pam at 780-651-7202 or

Edmonton | Deadline Approaching for McLuhan House Artist in Residency


June 1, 2017 to May 30, 2018

Arts Habitat is pleased to continue the Artist Studio Residency Program for a second year at historic McLuhan House! The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work for one-year, rent-free in the McLuhan House studio embedded in a vibrant network of cultural workers, researchers and heritage-lovers.

Calling artists of all disciplines to apply for the McLuhan House Artist Studio Residency Program. Please send an application including portfolio of images, Letter of proposal and CV to Arts Habitat by April 3rd at Midnight! 

For more information, download the call (pdf)

Edmonton | Call to Edmonton Artists :: Ivor Dent Sports Park (RFP)

Future Ivor Dent Sports ParkThe Ivor Dent Sports Park public art competition, open to professional Artists residing in Edmonton and surrounding area, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks an artist or artist team to create a series of artistic elements to be attached to light poles lining the park entrance.

This artwork opportunity is highly visible and will lend a welcoming, celebratory, vibrant, and visually stimulating element to the park entrance. As the first thing seen by visitors, the artwork will lead them in, and pique their interest. No theme is directly proposed; artwork celebrating the spirit of inclusivity inherent in sports communities may be considered.

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Friday, April 28, 2017


Strathcona County | 2017 Strathcona County Art Collection Annual Acquisition Call to Artists

Who is eligible to submit?

  • Artists, aged 18 and over, who reside in Strathcona County
  • Visual artists using any media; work must be original and created in the last
    2 years
  • Non-residents with strong ties to Strathcona County must apply to the Art Collection Advisory Committee for review by April 12, 2017.

Work will be on display from May 8 to June 25 in the “Strathcona Salon Series” at Gallery @501. Artwork selected for the Collection will be announced on Thursday, June 8 at 7 pm at the Unveiling Reception. A People’s Choice Award will also be given out.

How do you participate?
Deliver your forms and your artwork to Gallery @501, 501 Festival Avenue,
Sherwood Park on:

  • Monday, May 1 10 am to 8 pm
  • Monday, May 2 10 am to 8 pm


Alberta | Trumpet: OPEN CALL to Alberta Artists that use visual art to change how people think about our world

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is partnering with Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture to stage a 3 – 5 person exhibition opening at the beginning of June 2017 at Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture in Edmonton.

Submission deadline: midnight Tuesday April 4th, 2017.

We are interested in artists that use art to question new political realities (locally, nationally, internationally) and who have a unique perspective that is under-represented or unrecognized within current exhibition and curatorial practices.  Special consideration will be given to artists operating from positions that may be termed marginalized or otherwise outside dominant cultural narratives.

To have your work considered for this exhibition: send in one email to on or before midnight Tuesday April 4th, 2017. Please include the following items as attachments, and title the email RE: Trumpet submission.

  • Your c.v. (3 pages max. as a PDF or Word file).
  • 3-5 JPEG images (72 dpi, 1024 pixels on the longest side) of recent work that you would like to exhibit or that illustrates what you do.
  • Links to your website or other online material that features examples of your work.
  • Your complete Alberta address, telephone numbers, and email address.
  • A 1-2 page (PDF or Word file) artist statement that answers the following: who you are as a person and as an artist (if you consider yourself to be operating from the margins please explain how), what you are trying to achieve with your art, and how your work illustrates your intentions.

Exhibition Royalty Fees will be paid in accordance with the current CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule.

Winnipeg | PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES: Southwest Rapid Transit Project

Winnipeg Arts Council

National Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Seven Opportunities
Budgets: Variable (see individual opportunities in Call)
Sites: Seven locations along the new Southwest Rapid Transitway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, located on Treaty 1 territory.

The Southwest Rapid Transitway being built in the Fort Garry region of Winnipeg will integrate public artwork as part of the expansion. This includes applied work on overpasses, freestanding sculptural work at community gateways, and station details. The Winnipeg Arts Council invites professional artists residing in Canada to apply to these seven public art calls for the Parker, McGillivray, Clarence, Chevrier, Plaza, Chancellor, and Markham sections of the development.

Interested artists must submit a complete application package to be considered. Artists are welcome to apply for as many of the opportunities as they like, but separate Expressions of Interest must be submitted for each project.

Please visit our website for more details.

Winnipeg Arts Council 103—110 Princess Street Winnipeg MB, R3B 1K7
T: 204.943.7668 F: 204.942.8669 E:
Twitter Facebook