Category Archives: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Edmonton | Call to Artists – Zoominesence (festival of lights) 2017

zoominesence logoABOUT FESTIVAL OF LIGHT:

Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. People are eager to enjoy activities in their fine city year?round.

This December, the Festival of Light, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. It will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on December 1st and from December 26th to December 31st. We are inviting imaginative people to come and be a part of the festival by creating art in the form of light installations that all of Edmonton can enjoy!

Project submission deadline: August 15th 2017



Alberta | Call for Entries: 2017 Open Art Competition

Deadline for Entries: Saturday, August 19th, 2017


  • $100 Cash First Prize
  • $75 Cash Second Prize
  • $50 Cash Third Prize
  • $25 Cash Honourable Mention
  • Ribbon & Certificate People’S Choice Award

For more information and entry form, download the 2017 Open Art Competiton Package (.docx)

Alberta | 2019 Calgary Stampede Poster Competition

Albertan youth, age 15-24, are invited to submit their best 2D works of art with the hope of being selected as a finalist to create their vision for the iconic 2019 Calgary Stampede poster and take home the first place $10,000 scholarship.

Deadline to apply: October 27, 2017.

Visit the Calgary Stampede Website for more information.

Edmonton | Call to Edmonton Artists :: #YEGCANVAS 2017 (RFP)

edmonton arts councilA Citywide Billboard and LRT Station-Based Art Exhibition

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) and Pattison Outdoor Advertising present #YEGCANVAS 2017. This highly visible, high-profile transitory public art initiative turns the city of Edmonton into an urban gallery exhibiting works by Edmonton-area emerging, Indigenous, and multicultural artists, craftspeople, and artisans. #YEGCANVAS is an entry point for artists who have had little opportunity to participate in public art or exhibit in the Edmonton area.

YEGCANVAS billboards

Submission deadline: 4:30 pm on Friday, July 28, 2017


Calgary | Call for Visual Arts Submissions: Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery

Pumphouse Theatre logo

Submissions are now open for
PTS Art Gallery Exhibit: Indigenous Art
September 7th to December 16th, 2017.

The Pumphouse Theatres Society recognizes the historically Indigenous Territory in which we live and work. With gratitude, we invite artists of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry residing in Treaty 6 & 7 Territories to submit their visual art works for exhibition.

The Pumphouse Theatre is an historic and vibrant facility that supports and presents all art forms; and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist resides in Alberta (Treaty 6 & 7 lands) and must be available for installation.
  • Artist identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit)
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

  • PTS Art Gallery Submission Form
  • Artist Biography (250 words max)
  • Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017 4pm
Installation: September 3th-5th 2017
Gallery Close: December 16th 2017


Call for Art Submissions – Royal Alexandra Hospital 2018 Juried Exhibition

Alberta Health Services logoThe Royal Alexandra Hospital Visual Arts Committee offers artists an opportunity to exhibit their works in this high traffic publicly accessed area of the hospital.

The Royal Alexandra Hospital is a public facility operated by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and is open to approximately one million individuals per annum, which includes in-patients, out-patients, visitors, family members and staff.

Exhibition Area
The Royal Alexandra Hospital Visual Arts Committee is currently inviting submissions for art displays for the gallery wall in the lower level of the Main building. The eight sections of well-lit wall space is an ideal venue for high traffic viewing. Please see the attached diagram. For further information on the facility or to view the exhibit area, please call 780-735-4430.

Submission Requirements
Applicants must complete the attached application form and send it with the requested photographs and information to:

Royal Alexandra Hospital Visual Arts Committee
Volunteer Resources Department
10240 Kingsway Ave.
Room 1412 Main Bldg.
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3V9

Deadline: by September 29, 2017

All submissions to be considered for exhibition in 2018 must be received by September 29, 2017. All candidates will be notified by November 2017. The decisions of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Visual Arts Committee are considered final.


Cottesloe 2018 Call for Artist Submissions Open!

Sculpture bu the sea

Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018 now open!

Dear Galleries, Universities and Arts Organisations
We are writing to invite your artists to submit an application for the 14th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe which is being held from 2 – 19 March 2018.

Before beginning your application please retain a copy of our Terms and Conditions which can be found here
Applying online:
To begin your online application please click here. The deadline for online applications is Midnight, Sunday 6 August

To apply via post:
Please find a copy of the Cottesloe 2018 application form here. Please send all hard copy applications to PO Box 300, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. The deadline for applications sent by post is 5pm, Friday 4 August.


Lethbridge | Public Art Call – City of Lethbridge Small Projects Program

City of Lethbridge logoThe City of Lethbridge is offering local and regional artists two opportunities to participate in their Public Art Small projects program.

Artists are being invited to submit proposals for public artworks for the Lethbridge Sports Council office and Casa. Further information can be found at:

Sports Council: