Category Archives: Canadian Calls

Calgary | Intersite Visual Arts: Call For Submissions

intersite visual arts festival logoDeadline: October 1st, 2017

Intersite Visual Arts advocates for contemporary art practices through the decentralized presentation of exhibitions, happenings, and performances outside of the traditional gallery setting. By actively engaging unsuspecting audiences in the public sphere, Intersite seeks to create a supportive and receptive climate to foster the development and innovative presentation of contemporary art.

A Calgary-based initiative, Intersite is a collaborative program presented by six local contemporary art centres:  EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, M:ST Performative Art Festival, Stride Gallery, The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and Untitled Art Society.

Intersite is currently seeking proposals to produce a site-specific project to be presented in April / May / June of 2018. Through this opportunity, the selected artist, collective and/or curator will be commissioned to create and present a project that activates the cultural landscape of Calgary and considers alternative spaces, engages diverse publics, and challenges traditional forms of contemporary art presentation.

The following materials should be included in your application:

  1. Proposal: Describe your project. Provide complete details of your geographic and material requirements, including any special equipment and technical needs (maximum 1 page)
  2. Budget: Provide a detailed budget of expenses including production, artist fees, travel, and accommodation (if applicable) to a maximum of $3,000.00.
  3. Support: Please include up to ten pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, text excerpts, or audio clips alongside a corresponding numbered inventory list detailing all necessary descriptive information. We will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.
  4. Curriculum vitae: Describe your artistic background and include all relevant contact information (maximum 3 pages)

Submissions are only accepted via email. Please format all written materials as a single .pdf document. Images must be labeled with the applicant’s lastname_firstname and numbered chronologically as .jpg files no larger than 1 MB in size. We accept links to video and audio work hosted online. Emailed applications must be submitted in a single .zip folder containing both documents and images.

Send completed submission packages by October 1, 2017 to:
ATTN: Programming Committee

Alberta | Art Gallery of Alberta announces call for submissions for large on-site installation

Alberta artists are invited to submit proposals for an installation in Manning Hall

Edmonton, AB—The Art Gallery of Alberta announces a call for submissions for new work from Alberta artists to be on temporary display in Manning Hall. A prominent, heavy traffic exhibition space on the first floor, Manning Hall is used by the AGA for high profile events and public and educational programs such as: exhibition openings, All Day Sunday family activities, Art for Lunch, as well as for external facility rentals.

“The AGA has always been a proud champion of the visual arts in Alberta,” explains Catherine Crowston, AGA executive director. “Manning Hall is a prominent, large scale space that encourages exploration and inspiration upon each gallery visit. It is the first art experience upon entry and as such, its place of prominence offers an extraordinary opportunity to showcase the work of Alberta artists.”

Submissions will be accepted no later than Monday, September 4 at 5 pm. The selected art work will be on temporary display at the AGA from February 17, 2018 to early 2019.

Please visit for more information:
Download this media release (pdf)

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview please contact:

Lynda Vang, AGA public relations coordinator 
T: 780-392-2468 | M: 780-246-1488 | E:

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.


Art From The Heart

Art from the Heart logoAs you know, the residents of Fort McMurray are in the process of rebuilding not only homes but also their lives in general.

The earlier response to a previous letter was lovely as many of you want to donate a piece of original art work to the families of Ft. Mac. We know the value of original art exceeds the price. The true value is the energy it brings to home and we know this will aid in their rebuilding and healing.

Fort MacMurry’s Health Care Centres are reporting that most of the residents are dealing with some level of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from deep depression to headachesand anxiety. This is true for the children as well as the adults. We have seen the benefits of the Arts involvement in rebuilding communities and as visual artist we would like to do our part. Our goal is to provide a piece of original art for the residents who wish to partake in this.

This is the basis for how it will work:


Sherwood Park | Call for Submissions: 2017 Celebrating Canadian Art

Art Society of Strathcona CountyArt Society of Strathcona County
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

Open Call for all artists residing in Canada — Honouring Canada’s 150th Birthday

Prizes For Each Category: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Masters, 3d, Photography/Digital Art

  • $350 Cash First Prize
  • $250 Cash Second Prize
  • $175 Cash Third Prize
  • $350 Jurors Choice

October 13 – 15 and 20 – 22,  Reception on October 13 at 7pm and  Tea on October 22, from 1pm–3pm. For Prospectus, go to our website.