Artist Opportunities

EEA artisTOpportunities_webAn online resource listing current opportunities for Artists in Toronto, including: Calls for Artists and Submissions; Awards and Nomination Calls; Professional Development, Training, Volunteer and Employment Opportunities; Workshops; Grant and Funding Opportunities; and more.

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES (listed by category & deadline date):


* EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Part-Time Faculty (Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre)
Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre’s School of Communications, Media, Arts & Design is seeking part-time faculty for its new 1-year graduate certificate program, Arts Education & Community Engagement. In May-August 2018, successful candidates will participate in the development of new curriculum for this original post-graduate program. Curriculum development: approx. 30 hrs per course. In the Fall 2018 semester, the candidate will teach as a member of the program faculty. Teaching contact hours: 2-6 hrs/wk in Fall 2018 or Winter 2019 semester. Read the full job description HERE.
Deadline: April 24, 2018

* EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Marketing & Communications Coordinator (Harbourfront Centre)
Harbourfront Centre seeks a Marketing & Communications Coordinator for The Toronto International Festival of Authors to assist with the planning, execution, and reporting of all year-round marketing initiatives, including multi-channel promotional campaigns, database and ticketing systems, strategic partnerships, digital marketing, and coordinating media requests. Read the full job description HERE.
Deadline: April 29, 2018

* EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Director of Production (Young People’s Theatre)
Young People’s Theatre seeks a Director of Production, who will supervise all production activity for the theatre. The DP works very closely and collaboratively with other senior directors at the company, most critically the Associate Artistic Director, Education (who shares in scheduling the programming for the facility) and the Director of Operations (who has primary responsibility for the YPT building and health & safety therein). Read the full job description HERE.
Deadline: May 4, 2018

* EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director (The Music Gallery)
The Music Gallery is seeking a bold and organized individual who can build on the Music Gallery’s considerable momentum and steward its continued growth. The Executive Director has primary responsibility for the planning, management and execution of all operational functions according to the strategic priorities approved by the board, including: accounting and finance, human resources, fund development, and marketing; and holds joint responsibility with the Artistic Director for strategic audience and membership development as well as public, funder, and government relations. Read the full job description HERE.
Deadline: May 7, 2018


Since Luminato’s inception in 2007, volunteers have played an integral role in the successful execution of each and every event. Luminato depends on its enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help transform the city each June. If you are passionate about the arts, interested in building community, love interacting with the city, and want to develop or share your skills, there are a variety of volunteer roles and programs available at Luminato, including: Ambassadors, Info Team, Festival Administration, Newcomers to Canada, Volunteer Youth Team, and Mentorship Programs. Learn more about these volunteer opportunities and how to apply HERE.
Deadline: ongoing


* CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Nooks’ Spring Series Pop Ups (The Nooks)
The Nooks is hosting three curated, seasonal shopping pop ups March through May at STUDIO by the Nooks, located at 1912 Danforth Avenue. Each pop up includes a social with cocktails + entertainment to follow the shopping event. Upcoming pop up events and themes include: Spring Into Fashion Pop Up (April 14), and Momma’s Market Pop Up (May 5). Full details HERE.
Deadline: until filled

* WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES: Creative Writing Workshops (Firefly Creative Writing)
Firefly Creative Writing offers a variety of creative writing workshops this Spring. Whether you are a beginner looking for a fun and easy creative writing workshop, a seasoned writer who wants an intensive experience with coaching to reach a deadline or goal, a seasoned writer ready to write a memoir, or are interested in delving into the world of poetry, there is a class for you. Full details HERE.
Deadline: until filled 

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2018 Culture Days at the Library (Ontario Culture Days / Toronto Public Library / Neighbourhood Arts Network)
The Toronto Public Library, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Ontario Culture Days have partnered for an eighth year for the Culture Days @ The Library program  to help artists and arts groups from the Toronto area share their creative work with the public. The Toronto Public Library is offering free venues to artists and arts organizations wishing to be part of Culture Days on September 28 and 29, 2018. In addition to a free venue, all participants receive considerable administration, marketing, and promotional support for their event via the joint efforts of Culture Days, Toronto Public Library and Neighbourhood Arts Network. Full details HERE.
Deadline: April 23, 2018

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Holding Patterns (Art Spin)
Art Spin is gearing up for its tenth season of programming and is looking for submissions for an exciting new exhibition titled Holding Patterns, scheduled for October 2018. This exhibition will take place in a storage locker facility located in Toronto’s south Junction neighbourhood, animating a series of storage locker units with a wide array of art projects. Art Spin is seeking submissions from individual artists and collectives working in a variety of disciplines including but not limited to: sculpture, installation, film & video, electronic & kinetic work, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, performance art, dance/movement and sound art. Full details HERE.
Deadline: April 23, 2018

* CALL TO ARTISTS – REQUEST TO PRE-QUALIFY: Scarborough Centre Station Public Art (TTC) 
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is looking to pre-qualify an Artist or Artist Team to develop an integrated public artwork at the Scarborough Centre Subway Station. The Artist will be required to work with the TTC’s Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) team to develop their artwork, including the production of technical documents, for the tender, fabrication, and installation of the artwork. The TTC is inviting Artists to request the Pre-Qualification Statement which outlines the submission materials required for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Competition. An electronic copy of the pre-qualification statement can be requested by email: Full details HERE.
Deadline: April 25, 2018 at 2pm

* CALL FOR ARTISTS: Summer Group Show (Blue Crow Gallery)
Blue Crow Gallery is excited to host its 2nd Annual Summer Group Show, which will be exhibited over the months of July and August, and invites submissions from artists. Works must be 12 x 12”. If exhibiting paper, please ensure works have a 12” frame for your piece. All applications will be reviewed and artists will be notified by May 4. Selected work will be due to the gallery end of June. Spots are limited. The fee to participate in the show is $25. An artist reception for the show will be held at the gallery on Friday July 7 from 7-9 pm. Full details HERE.
Deadline: April 30, 2018

* CALL FOR PROPOSALS: City of Toronto “Outside the Box” Program (StART)
The City of Toronto and StreetARToronto (StART)’s Outside the Box program provides an opportunity for local artists to create works of art on traffic signal boxes across Toronto. Since 2013, over 350 boxes have been hand-painted by local artists, or wrapped featuring designs by local graphic artists, and transformed into extraordinary works of art. Artists and graphic designers applying to this program are encouraged to consider the context of the local area and the city as a whole. Full details HERE.
Deadline: April 30, 2018 at 4:30pm

* CALL FOR ARTISTS: Camp Wavelength 2018 (Wavelength Music)
Wavelength Music seeks submissions from visual & media, dance & performance, and games & activity artists for Camp Wavelength 2018, taking place August 18 & 19 at Fort York: Garrison Common. The 2018 curatorial theme is “Fun Finds A Way.” All accepted artists will be paid an honourarium plus material costs to participate. Full details HERE.
Deadline: April 30, 2018

Queen West Art Crawl (QWAC) invites applications from artists for its three-day weekend long festival of creativity and community designed to celebrate and promote the art, culture and diversity of Queen West in Toronto. The cornerstone of QWAC is the Outdoor Art Exhibition in Trinity Bellwoods Park on September 22 & 23. The Art and Culture Festival features a juried selection of the province’s best artists and artisans, and also has a Kids Zone, Performance Zone and Toronto’s best food vendors. Full details HERE.
Deadline: April 30, 2018

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Hard Twist 13: Thread (Gladstone Hotel)
The Gladstone Hotel invites artists to submit work on the theme of thread for Hard Twist 13: Thread, the thirteenth annual edition of the Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art. Work must be textile or fibre related, explore or express ideas connected to this year’s theme, and be designed to hang on a wall or be lightly suspended from a ceiling. Full details HERE.
Deadline: April 30, 2018

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Recalling (Neilson Park Creative Centre)
Neilson Park Creative Centre‘s Recalling exhibition (May 8-27) invites artists to submit artwork that utilizes art to recall a memory. The theme is open to interpretation by the artist, from the creation of a visual diary to an actual documentation of an important event. Artists can also re-visit the details of a distant memory through experimentation and exploration. Recalling will be on display in conjunction with Doors Open Toronto at NPCC. A special invitation to photography or new media works (artists submitting new media work should contact Gallery Coordinator in advance to discuss artwork presentation), however all media are accepted. NPCC’s open calls for submissions are not juried and encourages participation from both emerging and professional artists. Is it your first time submitting artwork to a gallery and you are not sure how to start? Please Feel free reach out to our Gallery Coordinator at for any questions. Full details HERE.
Deadline: May 4, 2018

* CALL FOR ARTISTS: Canada 151 (Yellow House Gallery)
Yellow House Gallery is accepting submissions for a huge Canadian themed show showcasing over 150 small works that will run from June 15 to August 11. All mediums, styles, and experience levels are welcome to apply to this inclusive non juried show. Artists receive a unique wood board at 5”x10” size on which they can create their own piece of Canadiana art. The participation fee is $30 plus HST per board. Artists may purchase as many boards as they like, but there are a limited number of boards. Full details HERE.
Deadline: May 15, 2018

* WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY: Beginner Watercolour Painting Workshop (Spore Contemporary Art Centre)
Spore Contemporary Art Centre‘s Beginner Watercolour Painting Workshop for adults will cover the basics of this fun painting medium. Working from a still life, participants will develop their observational skills and learn basic painting techniques such as colour mixing, layering, washes, and dry brush. Materials will be provided for in-class use. The workshop will be led by instructor Tristram Lansdowne. He has a multidisciplinary art practice, which includes watercolour, sculpture, installation, and print, and is focused on themes related to landscape and architecture. Full details HERE.
Workshops: May 22 to June 19, 2018 (Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm) at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Street

* CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2018 Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser (McMichael Volunteer Committee)
The McMichael Volunteer Committee invites submissions for the 2018 Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser, which is open to all living Canadian and Aboriginal fine artists and sculptors. All genres of original fine art (excluding photography) are accepted, including Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour, Gouache, Mixed Media, Pen and Ink, Sumi-e, Stone, Wood, Glass and Paper. Full details HERE.
Deadline: May 31, 2018

YOUTH DAY Toronto, now in its 12th year, is an annual celebration of young people in the arts and takes place on Sunday, July 22 at Yonge-Dundas Square. Submissions are now open for music, dance, art, photography, fashion, and film, and are free to submit online. Full details HERE.
Deadline: June 1, 2018

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 50th International Open Exhibition (Society of Canadian Artists)
The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) invites submissions for the 50th International Open Exhibition, which will be at Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site from July 24 to August 19. The Exhibition is open to all artists creating original artwork in all traditional media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. They must be entirely the work of the entrant, executed without the supervision of an instructor, and within 3 years of the entry deadline. Work must not have been previously exhibited in an SCA exhibition. Full details HERE.
Deadline: June 1, 2018

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Come Up To My Room 2019 (Gladstone Hotel)
The Gladstone Hotel invites submissions for Come Up To My Room (CUTMR), an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. CUTMR invites artists and designers to create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike. The 16th instalment of CUTMR will take place from January 17-20, 2019, in conjunction with Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) Interior Design Show (IDS). You are invited to submit proposals as individuals or as collectives, and multidisciplinary teams are encouraged. This call is open to Canadian and international participants. Full details HERE.
Deadline: June 17, 2018 at 11pm


* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Events, Arts, and Activations Funding Program (Danforth Mosaic BIA)
The Danforth Mosaic Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an organization that represents over 600 businesses along Danforth Avenue from Jones Avenue to Westlake Avenue. The goal of this program is to foster and enhance events, arts, and activations within the Danforth Mosaic BIA neighbourhood that will benefit the business district and will make the neighbourhood a livelier and more vibrant place to live and visit. The Board of the Danforth Mosaic BIA is interested in sponsoring events of various sizes – from small local events to larger community events. Full details HERE.
Deadline: ongoing – submit applications at least 90 days before event 

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2018 Burtynsky Grant (Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival)
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival invite submissions for the 2018 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook. Burtynsky generously donated his 2016 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts to create the grant and foster the careers of emerging Canadian artists. This grant is intended to support photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a photobook. Full details HERE.
Deadline: April 30, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Newcomer and Refugee Arts Engagement  (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Newcomer and Refugee Arts Engagement program was created to provide targeted support to organizations and collectives engaging newcomers and refugees through the arts, and to support the integration and inclusion of newcomers and refugees to Toronto through the arts. The set grant amount is $20,000. Full details HERE.
Deadline: May 1, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship  (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program was created to provide support for newcomer and refugee artists to develop their artistic practice, and to support the integration and inclusion of newcomer and refugee artists to Toronto. The program provides funding for individual newcomer and refugee professional artists to be mentored (guided) in their chosen arts discipline. Full details HERE.
Deadline: May 1, 2018

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: RBC Canadian Painting Competition (Royal Bank of Canada)
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) invites submissions for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. The national winner will be awarded a residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in addition to a purchase prize of $25,000 CDN for their winning work, which will become part of Royal Bank of Canada’s corporate art collection. Two honourable mentions will be selected and each of these artists will receive a purchase prize of $15,000 CDN for their work, which will also become part of Royal Bank of Canada’s corporate art collection. In addition, the remaining 12 finalists will receive $2,500 CDN each and their work will be returned to them at the end of the exhibition. Full details HERE.
Deadline: May 1, 2018 at 4pm

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY:  Playwrights Program (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Playwrights Program provides support to playwrights for the writing of stage plays. The program provides two levels of support. The following fixed amounts are available: Level One: $2,000 – for new or emerging playwrights with little or no prior history of production; Level Two: $8,000 – for mid-career or senior playwrights with a history of professional production. Full details HERE.
Deadline: June 14, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Writers Program (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Writers Program supports the creation of new literary works or works-in-progress in the genres of fiction (including novels, short stories, children’s literature, graphic novels, etc.), literary non-fiction, poetry and oral traditions such as storytelling, dub, rap and spoken-word. The program provides two levels of support for writers: Level One: $5,000 – for writers in the early stages of their career, and Level Two: $10,000 – for writers with an established writing career. Full details HERE.
Deadline: June 14, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Animating Historic Sites (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council is partnering with City of Toronto Museum Services and the Evergreen Brick Works on an initiative intended to create opportunities for Toronto artists to animate historic sites within the City of Toronto. The Animating Historic Sites program provides funding to professional artists, arts organizations and collectives working in any discipline to plan or create and deliver free site-specific programming that responds to or interprets the selected sites. Full details HERE.
Deadline: July 16, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Community Arts Project Grants (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Community Arts Program provides Project funding to Toronto non-profit organizations and collectives to pursue one-time or time-limited community arts projects. Art practiced at a community level can involve one or more art practices, such as music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and storytelling, but the collaborative involvement of professional artists with community members is a necessary component in applying for this funding. Full details HERE.
Deadline: August 1, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Music Projects (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Music Program provides Project funding to non-profit, Toronto music organizations and collectives to pursue one-time or time-limited music projects involving production, presentation, dissemination and/or other activities that contribute to the development of music in Toronto. The Music Program seeks to support a diverse range of musical forms with a high priority given to applicants that demonstrate a commitment to the performance of works by Canadian composers. Full details HERE.
Deadline: August 1, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY:  Theatre Projects (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Theatre Projects program provides funding support to professional, non-profit, Toronto theatre organizations and collectives to pursue one-time or time-limited theatre projects involving creation, production, presentation, dissemination and/or other activities that contribute to the development of theatre in Toronto. The Theatre Program is strongly committed to the development and performance of works by Canadian artists. Full details HERE.
Deadline: August 1, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY:  Visual and Media Arts Projects (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Visual Arts and Media Arts Program provides Project funding to professional, non-profit Toronto visual arts/media arts organizations and collectives to pursue one-time or time-limited projects involving the exhibition or distribution of contemporary visual or media arts and/or other activities that contribute to the development of the visual arts/media arts in Toronto. Full details HERE.
Deadline: August 1, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Literary Projects (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Literary Program provides Project funding to professional, non-profit, Toronto literary organizations and collectives to pursue one-time or time-limited literary projects involving production, presentation and other activities that contribute to the development of the literary arts in Toronto. Full details HERE.
Deadline: August 1, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Dance Projects (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Dance Projects program provides funding to professional dance artists, organizations and collectives for the creation, production and presentation of dance works, and other projects that support the development of professional dance in Toronto. The program recognizes a diversity of dance practices. Full details HERE.
Deadline: August 1, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Indigenous Arts Projects (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Indigenous Arts Projects program is an annual multi-disciplinary project grant specifically for Indigenous artists, collectives and organizations. The program is designed to increase participation in and access to Toronto Arts Council funding by Indigenous artists, while increasing the creation and presentation of high-quality Indigenous art in the City. Full details HERE.
Deadline: September 17, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Music Creation and Audio Recording (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Music Creation & Audio Recording program offers grants to practicing professional artists to assist them in the writing and production of their original music. This program will support new work in any/all genres of music. Artists may apply to one of three categories for funding: 1/ Creation (maximum grant $5,000), 2/ Recording – Demo/EP (maximum grant $4,000), 3/ Recording – Full-Length (maximum grant $10,000). Full details HERE.
Deadline: September 17, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Artists in the Library (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Artists in the Library program is intended to create new work and collaborative opportunities for Toronto artists, increase arts access in local communities, and animate library spaces outside the downtown core. The Artists in the Library program provides funding to professional artists, arts organizations and collectives working in any discipline to undertake three or four month community engagement residencies in selected branches of the Toronto Public Library. Resident artists will deliver free programs such as creative workshops and community engaged activities or events. Full details HERE.
Deadline: October 1, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY:  Media Artists Program (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Media Artists Program provides support to media artists for the creation/production of new work or the completion of works in progress. Funds are intended to cover direct costs of creation/production, including subsistence and materials. Applicants may apply for production and/or post-production. Media Arts includes independent film, video, and new media artworks. New media refers to works that use multi-media, computers, or communications or information technologies for creative expression, including installation and performance art works that integrate such technologies. Two levels of funding are available: Level One (up to $6,000) – for emerging artists in the early stages of their professional careers, and Level Two (up to $12,000) – for mid-career and established artists. Full details HERE.
Deadline: October 16, 2018

* GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Visual Artists Program (Toronto Arts Council)
Toronto Arts Council‘s Visual Artists program provides support to visual artists who have a professional independent art practice for the creation/production of new work or the completion of works in progress. Funds are intended to cover direct costs of creation/production, subsistence and materials. Visual Arts includes drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, printmaking, bookworks, performance art, installation and fine crafts. Full details HERE.
Open until November 15, 2018


* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: City Hall Live, YYZ Live, and Music 311 Programs (City of Toronto) 
City of Toronto brings the music of Toronto artists to the public through the City Hall Live, YYZ Live, and Music 311 initiatives. As part of the Music 311 program, in-queue callers will hear recorded music from local artists while they’re waiting to speak to a customer service operator. City Hall Live is a music showcase series that features local artists performing in the first-floor rotunda of one of Toronto’s most iconic buildings. YYZ Live is a music showcase series at Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Terminal 1. Toronto-based artists are encouraged to apply for these opportunities to share their music. Full details HERE.
Deadline: Ongoing

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Connections Gallery
Connections Gallery regularly does calls for submissions for themed exhibitions but also accepts proposals for solo and group shows. The Connections Gallery has 65 linear feet of stackable wall space and is one of a few galleries in Toronto that showcases only photography. Full details HERE.
Deadline: Ongoing

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2017-2018 Exhibition at Queen/Saulter Library
The Queen/Saulter Library is pleased to provide space for art exhibits in a beautiful historic building. Artists are invited to submit their work for possible exhibition during the 2017-2018 exhibit season. Works in all media, including photography (no sculptures) will be considered. Selected artists are given three-month showings. Artists or groups of artists selected to exhibit will pay a $20 plus HST exhibition fee at the time of installation. Please contact the Queen/Saulter Library for more information or email
Deadline: Ongoing

The Music Project offers non-profit music education for east end kids. With increased enrollment, more children are learning music but there is a great need for additional instruments (keyboards, hand drums, bongos, guitars, and ukuleles). Learn more about The Music Project and how to donate HERE.

Are you planning a performance? Are you looking for a great space for your class or workshop? The new Crow’s Theatre performance facility is booking rentals. Conveniently located at the corner of Dundas St. East and Carlaw Ave., in the heart of Leslieville, the new home includes three dynamic space suitable for performances, events, weddings, classes, workshops, meetings and rehearsals. Visit the Crow’s Theatre website HERE to learn more about the new venue and how it might suit your upcoming performance, event or workshop needs. For more information, please email margaret(at)crowstheatre(dot)com.

* CALL FOR ARTISTS: Office of Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
The MP of Beaches-East York, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith invites artists to display their artwork in his constituency office at 1902 Danforth Avenue (btwn Woodbine & Coxwell). The wall space is as follows (ideally one artist per room): Meeting room A: 1st wall (100”l x 60”h); 2nd wall (80”l x 60”h); 3rd wall (88”l x 60”h). Meeting Room B: 4th wall (88”l x 60”h); 5th wall (88”l x 60”h); and addition wall space, max size of 30”l x 30”h. No commission will be taken for sale of the work. Artists are encouraged to provide a price card with contact information, local art group (if applicable), and price of the piece. Art work will be displayed in meeting rooms where clients, community members, and leaders will be invited on a regular basis. Artists are asked to send pictures of their work via email for a preview (with sizes), though there is no jury selection process. Artwork will be displayed in quarterly installments (3 month period), and is to be hung and removed by the artist. Artists are welcome to visit the space beforehand, and are invited to contact the office to make arrangements for displaying their work. Call Diana at 416-432-2572 or email: Nathaniel.Erskine-Smith.C1(at)parl.gc(dot)ca

* CALL FOR PITCHES: Flying Pony Gallery
Flying Pony Gallery would like to hear from emerging and mid-career artists specializing in painting who are interested in having a show during 2015 at Flying Pony Gallery, located at 1481 Gerrard St E. in Toronto. An artist run space with very artist-friendly rates, the gallery is looking for new work to show in two large well-lit gallery spaces that receive lots of traffic and are open 7 days a week. Send your creative pitch with a few images or a link to your work to: flyingponycafe(at)gmail(dot)com.

* CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Kingston Social
The Kingston Social is a gallery/creative workspace with an ongoing call to artists for various group and solo exhibitions, seeking both emerging and professional artists in any medium, for individual work as well as larger show ideas. Rental opportunities are also offered. If you are interested in running creative workshops, lessons or events in a beautiful gallery setting with kitchen facilities at affordable rates, visit Please send all inquiries and submissions to: tracey(at)thekingstonsocial(dot)com.

* EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITY: Pape Danforth Library
Pape Danforth Library has exhibit space available for artists, including a series of picture rails on the main floor, in the stairwell, and on the second floor. Interested artists should complete the application/insurance form (link below), show a sample of their work to branch contact (jpeg or actual work), and be responsible for the physical work of hanging and removing their exhibit. Artists are welcome to include an artists profile/statement, contact and price information as part of the exhibit, and leave cards for members of the public to pick up. The exhibit time frame is generally 1 month, and there is a small fee of $20 + HST. There is currently availability in 2016. Click for a PDF of the Pape Danforth Library – Exhibit Contract application form. For further information please contact Pat Biros pbiros(at)torontopubliclibrary(dot)ca at the Pape Danforth Library at 416-393-7728.

* CALL FOR ARTISTS: Toronto Digital Projects
Toronto Digital Projects is a new curated virtual gallery for emerging artists creating digital paintings, animations, videos, GIFs and other forms of Post-Internet art.

* FUNDING/GRANTS: Ontario Arts Council Theatre Creators’ Reserve

* FUNDING: The Arts Access Fund
Scholarships are offered in visual art, drama, music, dance and film making. Candidates must be between the ages of 6 to 19 years.

* Display at AboveGround Art Supplies’ Beach Location Showcase
No fees, take no commissions on sold work, and receive selected artists’ discount coupons for participating. Contact: beach(at) / 416 694 0440

* Making Space for Culture 
As a part of the City of Toronto’s ongoing initiative to make data public and available, artists and art organizations are encouraged to check out the Making Space for Culture project’s data. The info has been added to City of Toronto’s open data website, and as well is displayed on a map (choose display option “Recreation” and select “Cultural Spaces”).

* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Big Picture – Collective Art Project
The Big Picture is a collective art project where people around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of drawings. This project outlines the connections between individuals from all around the world and can be seen as a giant conversation taking place between all the participants through a dynamic and monumental art work. Full details HERE.
Deadline: Ongoing

* SpaceFinder Toronto 
The SpaceFinder Toronto project connects and matches up people who are looking for space and people who have space to rent. The service is free to use.


Find artist calls, job postings, grants, networking events, workshops, and more information, resources, and opportunities for artists:

Canada Council for the Arts
City of Toronto – History, Art & Culture
City of Toronto – Music
Neighbourhood Arts Network
Ontario Arts Council
The TAPA Blog
Toronto Arts Council
Toronto Arts Foundation
Toronto Arts Online
Work In Culture

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