Category Archives: CALLS

Canada | Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media

Members of the visual arts, media arts and fine craft communities: Submit a nomination to the prestigious GGArts awards – and help the Canada Council for the Arts to promote artistic excellence. The nomination period is now open!

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 
These awards recognize artists who have had remarkable careers in the visual and media arts and fine crafts, and an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution in these fields.

Value: Up to 8 awards of $25,000 each
How to qualify: Submit a nomination to the Canada Council
Deadline: 1 June 2018
For further information: please refer to the guidelines

Jennifer Cherniack
Program Officer
Prizes, Canada Council for the Arts
1-800-263-5588 | 613-566-4414
ext. 5265

Edmonton | Call for Expressions of Interest from Canadian Curators – Curatorial Assessment of the Edmonton Public Art Collection (Phase 1)

edmonton arts councilThe Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks a Canadian Curator or Curatorial team to undertake the first phase in an assessment of the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection.


This multi-phased project includes:

  • A survey of the collection & Summary Report (Phase 1)
  • A Collection Development Plan (Phase 2)

Budget: Please include a proposed fee with submission materials.

Deadline: 4:30 pm MST on Monday, May 7, 2018

Schedule: To be completed by end of third quarter, 2018.

Please direct any enquiries to David Turnbull, Public Art & Conservation Director: or 780.424.2787 ext 222

The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested parties. We thank all applicants for their time and professional interest in this call.

Click here to Download the Call

Edmonton: Deadline March 29th at 4pm for the Foote Prize


Visit for further information. Deadline for submissions THURSDAY March 29th, 2018.

The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize was established with the generous support of the Eldon + Anne Foote Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation and in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council and Visual Arts Alberta Association. This Visual Arts Prize celebrates the brilliance of Visual Artists in Edmonton.

This prize is open to Edmonton area artists nominated by an individual, a gallery, art group or art organization also located in the Edmonton area (defined as the City of Edmonton and its four surrounding counties). Entries may be in any visual arts media and must have been shown in a greater Edmonton area gallery space during 2017 (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017). Submissions will be judged by an independent jury selected by Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC. Deadline for submissions is 4pm on THURSDAY March 29th, 2018. A shortlist will be announced on or before Friday, May 25, 2018. The prize winner will be announced at a short ceremony on June 21, 2018.

The 2018 Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize Application Form can be downloaded here.


Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo | Call for Mentors: Artist in Residency Classes 2018

The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency (AIR) program is a mentorship opportunity supporting local emerging artists in the development of their artistic and professional practices. This annual program is offered during the summer months and includes access to free studio space, mentorship from an established Canadian artist, and an opportunity to showcase art. AIR participants are also encouraged to lead free creative workshops in rural communities within Wood Buffalo.

2018 Master Class Series Information (pdf)

Apply onliine here

Lloydminister: Art Without Borders Fine Arts call

Call for Artists for the Arts Without Borders Fine Art shows

This festival is in Lloydminster AB/SK

Anyone from anywhere can enter. Without borders.
Show runs from June 4-23 and is hung in the Lloydminster Science & Cultural Centre
The entry Deadline is April 30th, 2018.
For information or application form, please email Cindy Keighinger at

Background on the Arts Festival:  We held the first show in 2007 after winning the chance to host the Alberta Lt. Gov. Gen. Arts Award. We had to put on an arts event while the awards are in town.  We decided to hold an all arts festival and it went over so well we have been having one every year since. We get jurors that have Canadian and international recognition.  This years jurors are Debra Usher who is one of the editors and owners of “Arabella Canadian Arts and Architecture magazine” And Terry Isaac noted nature artist from BC. Who has shown around the world and won many awards.

Calgary: Your Brain on Art (call for submissions for fundraiser and exhibition)

YOUR BRAIN ON ART – Call for Submissions or New Work

The Branch Out Neurological Foundation is currently doing a call out to Artists who would be paired with Neuroscience Projects to create a new work inspired by brain research or donate and existing piece that is a great match. The piece would have National exposure on an on-line bidding site, would be in a week long gallery showing at cSPACE and then be auctioned off as a part of two evening fundraising event.

Please see if the call out is for you

Here’s a little bit about Branch Out and the fundraiser.

1 in 3 …is the number of Canadians is directly impacted by a neurological disorder. This means that you probably work with or know someone in your family who is impacted. With over 600 different types of brain abnormalities, including MS, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Depression, Concussion, etc. there is both a desire and need for alternative and non-pharmaceutical treatments.

Your Brain on Art Fundraiser

We fund research to find innovative and alternative solutions to keep brains at their best. Brain research gets a little“science-y”. We decided to flip it on its head and turn to art to help explain it. The “Your Brain on Art” Fundraiser explores the connections between art, technology, and neuroscience. Hosted in the character-filled cSPACE, this fundraiser brings together creative minds for an evening of cocktails, delicious food, theatre, art show, and auction. The evening is capped off by renowned and local playwright, Eugene Stickland, who has created a play inspired by our research. With two evening performances, attendees have the opportunity to enjoy art, see the research in action and meet some of Branch Out’s neuroscientists.