Category Archives: Canadian Calls

St. Albert | Call to Artists :: Invitation to Tender Art in Public Places City of St. Albert

City of St. Albert logoTemporary, Community-Engaged Public Art at the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival

Budget: $23,500.00
Deadline for Submissions: 2:00:00 pm (local time), December 21, 2017

The City of St. Albert’s Art in Public Places program is pleased to announce an Invitation to Tender for an artist-led, community-engaged temporary public artwork to be created for the 2018 Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival. The City seeks submissions from experienced artists or artist teams residing in Canada.

Building bridges between art, culture and education, the Children’s Festival is a buzzing. colourful, six-day arts and culture experience held annually in May/June in St. Albert. It is nationally recognized as the region’s signature cultural event and is visited by over 50,000 children, youth and adults from Alberta. BC, and Saskatchewan. The public artwork at the Festival plays an important role by contributing an experiential and thought-provoking visual art experience for community members and visitors.


Alberta | Call for Applications :: Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation logo2018 Emerging Artist Awards competition

The Emerging Artist competition, which runs every other year, provides recognition and support to artists at the beginning stages of their professional careers. Artists apply for the honour by highlighting their artistic achievements  and making a case for how the $10,000 award will help them take their career to the next level. Each application must be supported with confidential appraisals from two experts in their artistic discipline who can speak to the applicant’s work and potential.

Application Deadline: February 9, 2018

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Edmonton | Call for Submissions: Deep Freeze Festival Gallery

Arts on the Avenue logoThe Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival is seeking visual art submissions for it’s 2018 Festival Gallery. All mediums are welcome. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

The Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival will take place on January 13 & 14, 2018 on Alberta Avenue. See for details.

Download the call (pdf)

Edmonton | Call for Indigenous and New Canadian Visual Artists for a 7 Month Mentorship Program

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC logoVisual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is looking for Experienced Edmonton Visual Artists either Indigenous or New Canadian that want to learn more in a one-on-one learning environment. This opportunity will not cost any money – just your time. At the end of the program, the selected artists will participate in an exhibition that pays CARFAC exhibition copyright fees.

This is an opportunity for those who want to become more professional in their art practice, and who want to learn different ways artists can succeed. Artists will meet with their teacher (mentor) 2 times per month over a period of 7 months, starting in March 2018 for a total of 18 – 20 hours. There will also be twice a month meetings (sharing sessions) where the group of 6 Indigenous / New Canadian Visual Artists will meet together with the program coordinators on Wednesday evenings between 6:30pm and 8:00pm.

To be considered for one of these positions, please email your resume and a letter by January 20th, 2018 at 4pm to

Successful candidates will be experienced artists that require knowledge on how to make Visual Arts their career. Candidates will be selected based on their need and willingness to learn. Please let us know why you feel this program would benefit you in your art career by explaining your current situation:

  • How long you have you been making art?
  • Have you achieved any degree of success as an artist?
  • What languages do you speak and understand?
  • Where you were born?
  • When did you arrive in Edmonton (you must be a resident of Edmonton to participate)?
  • Were you born in Canada or when did you arrive in Canada?

Most importantly tell us what you expect to learn and why you want to succeed as a Visual Artist. Interviews will take place during the first week of February 2018 for those artists being considered for one of these six positions.

If you require more information about this program, please phone Sharon at 780.421.1731 (Wednesday to Friday between 10am and 4pm) or email. send  by email to Email us your questions.

Edmonton | Two Calls :: Happy Harbor Comics, Grey Nuns LRT

Call for Applications :: Happy Harbor Comics


Happy Harbor Comics is proud to offer the Artist-in-Residence Program — a unique initiative designed to help local artists supplement their income doing what they love, while offering a unique environment in which to hone their skills. Artists-in-Residence and the community can interact with each other, exposing the uninitiated to the process of comic creation while simultaneously promoting the medium of comics!

The Artist will receive a weekly stipend in the amount of $100 and will be in residence at Happy Harbor Comics’ downtown location on Fridays, from noon until 6:00 pm, and on Saturdays, from noon until 5:00 pm. The length of the Residency will be thirty-two (32) weeks from the designated start date of the term.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

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Call for Submissions :: Grey Nuns LRT

Input from Millwoods residents wanted! 

YOU can be part of the art in the new Grey Nuns LRT Station. Karen Ho Fatt Lee will create a public artwork to adorn the glass walls of the transit shelters. The art is the Percent for Art project attached to the new station.

Karen needs your help to create a beautiful image of the Millwoods community. Please send photos or online links to traditional weavings, patterning, embroidery, and other fabrics/materials that represent your culture, country of birth, region, or heritage. Send your submissions to Karen at

Deadline: mid December 2017

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Call to Artists: Juried Group Exhibition – Junction North Gallery

Junction North GalleryCall for Submissions Spring 2018

In the Northern hemisphere, the North Star (or Polaris) is known as the guiding star in a night sky. Located nearest the north celestial pole, Polaris shows us where due north is and has been used historically as a way-finder and reference point. Junction North Gallery, inspired by the North Star, is a hub and a reference point in Western Canada that brings together creative projects and emergent ideas from the fields of art, design and environmental studies.

What is Junction North Gallery

Junction Gallery (JN) is a micro-sized, ‘green’, touring art and craft gallery and art centre based in Calgary. Each contemporary art exhibition is juried from a selection of works submitted during our calls for submission which occur multiple times per year.

For this open call, we are especially interested in small-scale 2D works in any medium that engage with the theory and/or  practice of: contemporary landscape, cultural geography, space and place, the built and the natural environments, consumer culture, slow living, sustainable living, environmental stewardship, renewable energy technology, upcycled or recycled materials or related themes.

How to Apply


Alberta | FAVA FEST Call for Submissions

FAVA logoOur annual celebration of FAVA members’ work is coming up in April of 2018! Now is the time to submit your completed film to the festival in the Awards of Excellence category. If you’ve got a new project on the burner, consider applying to our Production Awards. Check out the info regarding guidelines and deadlines that follow – and get’er done!

FAVA Film Reel

Any FAVA member in good standing is eligible to apply for any of these awards. This means new or existing members. Call (780) 429-1671 or email to buy or renew your membership. Associate memberships cost $85+GST annually.

Winners of the Awards of Excellence and the Production Awards, as chosen by the jury, will be announced at FAVA FEST.

Awards of Excellence

Deadline to submit is December 7th, 2017, 11:59pm MST.
Submit here

Production Awards

Deadline to submit is January 8th, 2018, 11:59pm MST.
Submit here


Call for Submissions: 2019 Multifaith Calendar – Coming Together: Exploring New Connections

Multifaith Action Society logo

Each year, the Multifaith Action Society invites artists to submit works of art for publication in our annual Multifaith Calendar. The theme for our upcoming 2019 edition is Coming Together: Exploring New Connections

We believe this theme is open to a wide variety
of interpretations and leaves open the possibility for a rich array of artistic submissions.

In a world where negativity and fear seem to be headlining the evening news, it is all too easy to become insular and raise walls in an attempt to protect ourselves. But it takes exactly the opposite approach to change the tide of popular culture. Rather than separate and divide even further, now is the time to take down walls, and come together in new ways.

This year, we are asking: What connects us?  Is it, for example, relationships, economies, politics, a sense of place, a unique culture? What brings people together in dialogue, action and creativity? How do we build new bridges across old divides? Let’s look for new paradigms on how to actively engage with each other that holds the promise of inclusion and not exclusion. Let’s envision all the wonderful ways to connect.

Deadline for submissions:  19 January 2018


Edmonton | Call to Edmonton Artists :: Rossdale Pocket Park (RFP)

edmonton arts councilAn INFORMATION SESSION will be held:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lestock Lounge – 2nd Floor, Prince of Wales Armouries,
10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
RSVP is required – please email by Monday, October 23, 2017

Rossdale Pocket Park

The Rossdale Pocket Park public art competition, open to professional artists residing in Edmonton and area, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm MST on Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Edmonton | Call for Artists :: Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta


Deadline: November 5th, 2017
Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta


Founded in 1997, CAVA presents an artistic program that encourages creativity and the exploration of different forms of visual arts, all the while facilitating learning. CAVA privileges the formation of links between arts and the general public and strives to network with and open up to the community.

Every year, CAVA presents 6 exhibitions in current arts in its Espace Exploration (Exploration Space). In parallel with the exhibitions, CAVA organizes conferences, artist talks or creative workshops that allow participants to approach the exhibition from a different angle and prolong reflection.

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 The Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta (CAVA) is calling for artists in order to develop a program for the year 2018. This call for projects addresses artists, groups, collectives and curators involved in visual arts. During the selection process, the jury will pay particular attention to avant-garde projects that induce the public to live out an experience. All materials and styles are eligible; projects that aim to renew artistic mediums and approaches are preferred.