Mina's Picks: July Artist Opportunities

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

No Ceiling: Call for Submissions

Deadline: Midnight, July 10, 2023

Struts Gallery presents  No Ceiling, an exploration of time and artistic practice. No Ceiling will bring together a cohort of artists and audiences for a participatory event of conversation, creation, and exchange, in Sackville, New Brunswick, Mi’kma’ki. Artists with diverse practices are invited to submit proposals for presentations, singular actions, community collaborations, offsite projects, performances, workshops, or socially engaged activities that consider or embody notions of time, however broadly interpreted – from moments to eras, archives to instances, through seasons and histories.

More information can be found here.

Trees and Forest Mural in Town of View Royal, Canada: Call for Artists

Deadline: July 10, 2023, 9 AM PDT

The Town of View Royal is seeking an experienced artist, artist team or collective to create a thoughtful
and captivating mural that celebrates the beauty of trees and forests. This mural project aims to
enhance the community’s aesthetic appeal and promote both environmental awareness and pedestrian
safety. Artists are invited to submit their proposals and showcase their creativity in transforming the
designated surfaces into a visual representation of the natural world along a major transportation
corridor – the E&N Rail bridge underpass on Helmcken Road.

Budget: $22,500 (exclusive of applicable taxes)

More information can be found here.

Public Art Installation for Wilderton Centre, Montreal: Call to Artists

Deadline: July 23, 2023, 10 PM ET

FCR is seeking qualifications from artists and/or artist teams for the purpose of selecting up to 5 proposals at the second stage of the competition for a permanent outdoor public art installation.

The successful artist or artist team will be responsible for the creation, fabrication and installation of the art and will work with FCR and Zebra Public Art Mgmt. to bring the artwork to implementation in Spring 2024.

Budget: $100,000 CAD + taxes

More information can be found here.

StreetARToronto Partnership Program 2023: Call for Submissions

Deadline: July 25, 2023, 11:59 pm

StreetARToronto (StART) comprises a suite of innovative programs specifically designed for streets and public spaces. StART programs encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), make our streets more inviting and safe, reduce overall infrastructure maintenance costs, showcase local artists, mentor emerging talent, and create opportunities for positive engagement among residents, business owners and operators, artists, and arts organizations. Individually and collectively StART murals are designed to celebrate the City of Toronto motto “Diversity Our Strength” and foster a greater sense of belonging among all. StART welcomes and actively seeks out partners for initiatives that support program objectives and works closely with partnership staff in other City divisions and agencies and supports City partnership activities.

More information can be found here.

Proof 30 Open Call

Deadline: September 29, 2023

Proof is Gallery 44’s annual group exhibition of work by emerging* Canadian artists, reflecting a range of current concerns and practices in contemporary photography and lens-based media.

The submissions received through the Proof open call are juried by Gallery 44’s Exhibitions Programming Committee (EPC) and a Proof artist from the previous year. 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. Together, the EPC and the past Proof participant create a shortlist and then decide on the successful applications.

More information can be found here.

Partial Gallery

No deadline

Partial is an art marketplace and platform for artists and art-seekers to connect and engage in real and accessible transactions. Thanks to the smart try-before-you-buy options, original work by local artists are just around the corner – and now within reach. Partial began in 2016 in Toronto with the simple goal of bringing more art out of artists’ studios and onto the walls of homes and businesses in their city. 

Submit an artist application today.