Mina's Picks: Current Artist Opportunities

Artist Resources

In this monthly series Partial’s Community Engagement Lead, Mina shares her top picks for artist opportunities across Canada. Check out February’s featured open calls.

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City of Guelph Artist-in-Residence: Call for Applications

Deadline: February 24, 2023, 11:59 PM ET

This opportunity is open to all artists. Current and prior connection to Guelph is considered an asset.

As part of the program, the artist will create a project for this community-based arts initiative that engages residents and visitors to Guelph and promotes an appreciation of arts and culture.

The project budget (managed by the artist) is $7,000 +HST (where an HST number is accurately provided, otherwise declaration of small supplier status is required) and includes, but is not limited to, all costs associated with the creation and implementation of the residency project.

More information can be found here.

Woodhaven Artist-in-Residence: Call for Applications

Deadline: March 1, 2023

The FCCS Woodhaven Artist in Residence Program provides a paid residency opportunity for a diverse variety of visiting artists including writers, visual artists, digital media artists and performance artists. Applications from BIPOC artists and those from marginalized groups that are traditionally underrepresented in ecologically-focussed creative practice are encouraged.

Artists will stay between 4 – 8 weeks at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre in the summer months. This residency includes accommodation in a large two-bedroom home as well as full use of a studio on the property.  The visiting artist/author/performer will be expected to spend time on their own art practice as well as part of their time on public outreach.

More information can be found here.

Emerging Creators Incubator 2023 at Evergreen Cultural Centre: Call for Artists

Deadline: March 10, 2023, at 6:00 PM PT

The Emerging Creators Incubator is designed to support six emerging artists between the ages of 18-30 who engage in performing, literary and visual arts and live on the Coast Salish territories colonially known as the Tri-Cities and Lower Mainland.  

This program is divided into three phases: Mentorship, Residency and Showcase. The Mentorship Phase provides an opportunity to work with professional artist mentors who have significant career experience and learn from the cohort and ECC staff. 

The Residency Phase includes access to ECC facilities for one month to develop individual work and/or collective creation, culminating in a professional public-facing showcase from August 03 – September 03, 2023 at the Art Gallery at Evergreen.

More information can be found here.

Call for Exhibitions Submissions 2025: Centre For Craft Nova Scotia

Deadline: Monday April 3, 2023, 11:59 PM ADT

The Mary E. Black Gallery is pleased to receive proposals from artists/craftspeople, community groups, cultural groups, guilds, and curators for upcoming exhibitions.

As Nova Scotia’s only public fine craft gallery, we strive to host a selection of exhibitions that educate the public about craft while promoting traditional and contemporary fine craft created by emerging and established local, regional, Canadian and international artists. Juried, curated and travelling exhibitions are eligible. Exhibitions proposals are selected by a rotating exhibition review committee based on the criteria.

More information can be found here.

Gallery 44 Vitrines Open Call

Deadline: April 4, 2023

Submit an exhibition proposal for the Gallery 44 Vitrines. The Vitrines are located outside the Main Gallery at 401 Richmond and are a site of experimentation where artists can explore concepts outside of a formal gallery context.

The submissions received through the Vitrines open call are juried by Gallery 44’s Exhibitions Programming Committee (EPC).The committee is composed of the Executive Director, the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, two community members, two Gallery 44 members, and one board member. Every submission is considered. The EPC create a shortlist and then decide on the successful applications.

More information can be found here.