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Britannia Art Gallery (located in the library)
1661 Napier St., Vancouver, BC, V5L 4X4
Messages: 604.718.5800
March 2020                                                                                                            Vol. 47 Issue 133
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Britannia Art Gallery
Britannia Community Centre Information
Local Events
Local Calls
National Calls

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Second Life Leathers

Opening: Mar 4 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Mar 11, 7 - 8:30 pm

Artist Statement
Hollis Nelson / Karlee McKenize
I am a BC based renewable artist. I paint on vintage leather and denim. I am excited about sustainable fashion and I like to make art out of things that already exist, rather then to create something new. My show at the Britannia Art Gallery displays my passion for diverting objects out of the waste stream, and extending the life cycle of already used things.
Besides painting, I collaborate with another creative, Karlee McKenzie. Together we run The Hawks Project which is a collective pop up studio/shop. We travel around BC and set up pop up studio, encouraging audiences to join in on creation. Our mandate is to spread creativity while focusing on giving discarded items new life. The jewelry displayed in the gallery is made from a collaboration between Karlee and myself. I paint designs on leather swatches, rescued from damaged leather clothing, and Karlee then crafts these swatches in jewelry.
In 2019, The Hawks Project worked with Ocean Legacy Foundation in order to make a sculpture entirely out of sea trash that had been collected from the Pacific Northwest coastline. The idea of up-cycling and circular economy is at the very core of our art practice. Through sustainable, re-worked fashion and recycled installations we are trying to change the way society views garbage and pre-loved items. We look forward to more collaboration as well as getting other creative folks excited about the possibility of making art while reducing waste.
Upcoming Exhibit, Aritist Talk, and Workshop

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April 1 to May 1 2020
Paintings by Laurie Landry

Artist Talk: Apr 8th 7-8:30 pm
Deaf Culture

Workshop: Mar 22 2020

Tiny Modern Book Binding
with Suzan Lee

Britannia Community Centre Events

Spring Equinox Coffee House

Mar 15, 2020 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Location: 55+ Centre

Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a community event featuring  local musicians, poetry, refreshments and more! The line up includes Salt Thief, Doug Thordarson, Lynn Wittenberg and more TBA. Always a fun night!


Free event. All welcome!

25th Annual Stone Soup Festival

Britannia Community Centre is pleased to host the Annual Stone Soup Festival, a celebration of food, art, environment and community, including a food market, local artists, community groups, and workshops, live music, children’s activities, free soup and more!

This annual festival brings the community together in celebration of local food, local artists, community groups and entertainment with a focus on food justice, sustainability and the environment. This event also includes hands-on workshops, readings by local authors, demonstrations, food vendors, free soup and more!


The festival theme for this year is Gratitude for Land and Place.

Saturday June 6 from 12-5pm


25th Annual Stone Soup Festival - Invitation

Food Vendor Application

Art & General Vendor Application


Check the Britannia Community Centre's website for further information about upcoming Special Events.
Every Queer Thing: A Subject Guide to Archival Materials on Queer Identity and Experience
Every Queer Thing
March 11, 7-10PM

Join us for a social evening celebrating the launch of Every Queer Thing: A Subject Guide to Archival Materials on Queer Identity and Experience. This searchable online research tool will direct you to 954 publications/articles, 236 videos and 5 Special Collections at the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive to assist you in your quest for queer content. Meet its creator, VIVO’s 2019 Archivist-In-Residence Sophie Roberge MAS/MLIS.
We’ll be screening video and exhibiting rare queer artifacts from the archive. 
This project was generously funded by the BC Arts Council’s Early Career Development Program.


2019 Lulu Series

Since 2003, the City of Richmond's Lulu Series: Art in the City program has presented international, national and regional speakers including acclaimed artists, architects, urban planners and other cultural leaders. From urban planning and placemaking to art as community development and urban revitalization, this engaging speakers series explores the relationship between art and our urban environment.

Artists, urbanists, design enthusiasts and curious people from across Metro Vancouver are invited to attend three inspirational evening talks at Richmond City Hall. All events are free, but seating is limited. Registration is recommended. 

Drum Roll, please ...

Blue Cabin
Thursday, March 19
7:00 PM

Reserve Seats
Hapa Collaborative

Thursday, April 16
7:00 PM

Reserve Seats
Thursday, May 7
7:00 PM

Reserve Seats
Blue Cabin
March 19, 2020, 7:00 PM
Richmond City Hall
6911 No.3 Road
Blue Cabin Committee member Barbara Cole will share the history of the Blue Cabin, from its humble beginnings as the home of North Shore Maritime labourers to its storied past as the creative home of Vancouver artists Al Neil and Carole Itter, to its restoration and first year of programming as a floating artist residency.
Currently moored at the Plaza of Nations in False Creek, the Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency’s inaugural program of residencies, open houses, talks, workshops and performances was launched in August, 2019.  Situated on the unceded lands and waters of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, the floating residency offers a new lens through which to consider the city differently. More info.
This talk will be preceded by a performance byCANADIAN YC CHINESE ORCHESTRA.

Free, but seating is limited.
Reserve your seats on Eventbrite.
Hapa Collaborative
April 16, 2020, 7:00 PM
Richmond City Hall
6911 No.3 Road
Over his 25 years as a landscape architect,JOSEPH FRY has explored a long and deep-seated interest in commemorative sites as the intersection between culture and tradition, community and ethnicity, private stories and public history.  The landscape is a powerful medium to reveal these themes, offering overlappings of meaning, and ultimately, a deeply personal connection to place.  
Through his studio’s work for the Steveston Nikkei Internment Memorial, Canadian Navy Monument in Ottawa, Yi Fao Park in New Westminster and various design competitions and unrealized works, Joe will review some of the lessons he has learned in pursuing commemorative design work through his career, and shed some light on how public art and memorialization in the public sphere is changing in the age of Reconciliation. More info.
This talk will be preceded by a performance byJODO SHIN TAIKO.

Free, but seating is limited. 
Reserve your seats on Eventbrite
May 7, 2020, 7:00 PM
Richmond City Hall
6911 No.3 Road
In response to the question posed in the title of her presentation, REBECCA BELMORE quips, “I will go take a look and we can talk about it when I see you.”
You are invited to join us on this inquisitive journey with the internationally recognized multidisciplinary artist and member of the Lac Seul First Nation (Anishinaabe). Rooted in the political and social realities of Indigenous communities, Rebecca Belmore’s works make evocative connections between bodies, land and language. More info.
This talk will be preceded by a performance byTHERESA "KELIYA" WARBUS.

Free, but seating is limited. 
Reserve your seats on Eventbrite.


WANDER: Toward a Lightness of Being (2019)

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is a public art project by LAIWAN, created in collaboration with UBC’s Department of Earth, Ocean and At
, 649 22nd St, New Westminster, BC.22nd Street Skytrain Station Bus Exchange. The art project is located at the City of New Westminster, Metro Vancouver's transportation network, and the TransLink and commissioned by mospheric Sciences (EOAS)
WANDER encourages playful discovery of and advocacy for the lives of phytoplankton, making visible the water critters inhabiting the Fraser River, collected for this project from nearby the 22nd Street Bus Exchange site. The artwork aims to encourage curiosity among commuters and the general public about the natural and built environment surrounding this site.
The project simulates a ‘hidden object activity’ where commuters and audiences have opportunity to locate the twenty-two icons and a number of haikus on site. Some designs may not be immediately obvious, but all can be found in a variety of forms, surfaces or possibilities

For more information please visit:

Celebrating 20 years of Dance


A Glimpse into our 2020 Season....

Passages of Rhythms
- excerpt presented in partnership with NewWorks this spring!

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Presentation House Theatre
333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver

Sunday, April 26, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Performance followed by a free dance workshop at 3:15 p.m.

Stay tuned for announcements of our BC tour, reaching the communities of Salt Spring Island and Powell River!

Buy Now
Studio Salon
Our free Studio Salon series is back with several Vancouver artists sharing and discussing their newest artistic work, April 30 and September 24, 2020.
Celebrating 20 Years of the VIDF!
Tickets: $50 for Adults, $40 for Seniors/Students/Non-profit arts employees.
$30 per ticket if you buy pairs of tickets to both Shay Kuebler / Radical System Art and Kokoro Dance


Shay Kuebler /
Radical System Art
March 6 & 7, 8pm

Epilogos is built around the art of rhetoric and the commodification of morality but with high tech implementation of bio-mechanical sensors where the simplest gesture has the ability to affect the entire performance environment and its performers.Tickets
Kokoro Dance
Reading the Bones
March 27 & 28, 8pm

Five generations of women celebrate the resilience and power of a world view that the Japanese call wabi sabi — the acceptance of transience and imperfection.Tickets
Roundhouse Performance Centre
Tickets: $30 for Adults, $25 for Seniors/Students/Non-profit arts employees.
$20 per ticket if you buy pairs of tickets to both InDANCE and Ichigo-Ichieh
Śiva kissed Viṣṇu
March 18-21, 8pm

Śiva kissed Viṣṇu has a burning contemporary resonance as it seeks to achieve the very thing that old India outlawed in the past, to “open the flood gates of delinquent behavior“! Tickets


Birthday Present for Myself
March 26-28, 8pm

Inspired by the subtlety and simplicity of Japanese Noh theatre through western contemporary dance and music, Hiromoto Ida touches the hearts of audiences. Exploring shared moments through the inner world and emotions of an old man, Ida inspires unexpected beauty through themes of love, transformation and regeneration.Tickets
KW Production Studio
Tickets: $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors/Students/Non-profit arts employees.
$17.50 per ticket if you buy pairs of tickets to both Ferenc Fehér and HINKYPUNK
Ferenc Fehér
The Station
March 11-14, 9:15pm

This story is not about a nice family who is waiting at a station. We were 3 years old when we disappeared. We've been living here in this closed place for 123 years, which is known by the people as The Station. We know exactly who we were then, and what we have become. Escape if you can! Play with me if you dare! Do we know exactly who we were then, and what we have become?


March 25-28, 9:15pm

HINKYPUNK is an unidentified identity – an archetype, a hero, the unreachable.
HINKYPUNK is the idolized/idealized version of the self, a distant mirage of the here and now.
HINKIYPUNK is the most real that real can get. HINKYPUNK is the glamorous façade leading the construction of cultural identity. HINKYPUNK is the faceless face we look for and who shapes what we become..
In addition to these ticketed performances, the 2020 VIDF will also feature 7pm free shows at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall by Farouche (March 19 - 21) and Olivia Shaffer (March 26 - 28); free shows at 2pm and 3pm at the Woodward's Atrium featuring Modus Operandi (March 8 & 15) and Now or Never (March 15 & 22); free photography exhibition of photos by Victor Kolstee at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall; and free life-drawing sessions at the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall (weekdays March 19 - 27).
Vancouver International Dance Festival| 604-662-4966 |
VIDF/Kokoro Dance | 236 - 111 Hastings St. W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 Canada

Upcoming Exhibition...


pi’tawkewaq | our people up river
By Meagan Musseau
Curated by Laurie White
Opening: Thursday, March 5th, 2020, 7-9pm
Exhibition Dates: March 6th - April 11th, 2020

For her first solo exhibition in Vancouver, Meagan Musseau presents a body of work from her ongoing research responding to Beothuk and Mi’kmaq visual culture. Musseau uses a multidisciplinary practice that involves archival research, land-based action, video, drawing, and sculpture to explore land, language, and design. By telling stories about cultural belongings from the perspective of a contemporary L’nu woman living on Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland), Musseau’s work transfers knowledge from archived collections into contemporary visual consciousness.

pi’tawkewaq | our people up river presents contemporary cultural belongings that index and render tangible Musseau’s active practice of building and maintaining her relationships to land and ancestor artists. She uses her perspective to overturn colonial narratives of disappearance and instead addresses the role of inter-territorial relationships between the two nations as a guiding methodology.

This exhibition received support from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. The artist would also like to acknowledge Grenfell Art Gallery and the Makerspace in Corner Brook, NL.

Meagan Musseau is an L’nu artist from the Mi’kmaq Nation. Her practice is rooted in Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory (Bay of Islands, Western Newfoundland) and extends to other areas of Mi’kma’ki and Wabanaki territory. Meagan nourishes an interdisciplinary practice by working with customary art forms and new media, such as basketry, beadwork, land-based performance, video and installation. She focuses on creating artwork, dancing, learning the Mi’kmaw language, and facilitating workshops as a way to actively participate in survivance.

Laurie White is a curator and writer from Sheffield, England. She holds an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia. Her thesis exhibition project at Or Gallery, We Built a House Out of the Things We Had Gathered, explored salvage and bricolage as modes of ecological practice in contemporary art. She has curated exhibitions at the fifty fifty arts collective, Victoria; AHVA Gallery, UBC; and Western Gallery, Bellingham.  Laurie is currently the Assistant Curator at the Or Gallery.
Studio Showings
Discover Dance! Immigrant Lessons
Our popular Discover Dance! series is back, with Immigrant Lessons: using an exciting mashup of styles including street dance, hip hop, Dancehall, Afrobeat and more, this vibrant young collective tells stories of navigating Canadian culture and facing questions of identity and belonging.

March 5 | 12 noon AND 6.30pm
Global Dance Connections: Bill Coleman
Sharing the stage with sound artist Gordon Monahan, Canadian contemporary dance master Bill Coleman portrays a figure whose whole world is literally falling in around him inDollhouse. Wildly original and virtually unclassifiable, the work encompasses tap dancing, performance art and sound installation, to deliver dazzling images and rhythms.

March 12-14 | 8pm
Presented with Vancouver New Music
Richmond Art Gallery
Opening Reception

Labour’s trace
Karin Jones
Amy Malbeuf
Curated by Nan Capogna
Launch: Saturday, February 15
Artist Tour: 1pm
Reception: 2 - 4pm
February 15 - April 11, 2020
Opening the year’s exhibitions, Richmond Art Gallery presents the works of Karin Jones and Amy Malbeuf.  The artists examine cultural identity and historical narratives through the objects they make by transforming and subverting traditional and contemporary materials and processes. Working with a disparate assembly of metal, leather, hominy, beads, tarpaulins, or animal and human hair, their works are contemplations on labour — reflecting ideas connected to livelihood and histories of colonization.

Exhibitions & Openings

Call for Artists

As a non-profit arts centre, our gallery mandate is to showcase the work of emerging and established artists in a variety of mediums through a professionally curated exhibition program. We aim to engage a diverse public and build a culturally richer and more vibrant Port Moody—City of the Arts.

Igniting Hope

April 23 – May 28, 2020


Art helps us to process and understand the world around us, and recent studies show that it is also an effective form of climate change activism. Further, when the artwork includes “narratives of hope” it helps people to engage and inspires action. This spring the Port Moody Arts Centre presents Igniting Hope, an exhibition with a focus on climate issues and the future of our rapidly changing planet.

Artists are invited to submit 2D and 3D artworks that tell stories, generate awareness, and create opportunities for discussion on climate change and its impact on our local environment. Please include a statement (maximum 200 words) relating your work to the theme. The exhibition also includes a participatory activity and artists are encouraged to participate by sharing individual actions they take to mitigate climate change.

Apply Now ➝


First Saturday


Eli Howey | Passageways

February 28 - April 4, 2020

Opening Reception:
Friday, February 28

Passageways is based on a series of watercolour and gouache paintings of the same title, in which a cast of illuminated characters in shadowy environments are held in the tension of transgressing spaces. The exhibition includes sculpture, printmaking, book arts, and community engagement to reinterpret the body toward an imaginative-poetic-visual language around human psychology, identity, and gender.

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Offsite Exhibitions 

Warren McLachlan, Tomorrow's World

Warren McLachlan: Future Primitive

On until May 3
Bob Prittie Library (Metrotown)

Pages torn from the bindings of science fiction and natural history books serve as the foundation for handmade paper and collage works
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Justin Patterson, Untitled (Peacock)

Justin Patterson: Bad Moon Rising

On until May 4
McGill Library

This series of works rendered in graphite on canvas contemplate the elusive nature of memory in the (re)construction of meaning.
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The Artist's Studio is Her Bedroom
Steven Brekelmans, Justine A. Chambers, Brady Cranfield, Maura Doyle, Claire Greenshaw, Leisure (Meredith Carruthers & Susannah Wesley), Annie MacDonell, Erica Stocking, Damla Tamer
On view until April 5, 2020

This new group exhibition shares the perspectives of ten artists whose practices consider the patriarchal conditions inherited from modernism that have profoundly shaped assumptions about where and by what means “serious” artwork gets produced.



Ingrid Koenig
Navigating the Uncertainty Principle
October 11, 2019 – April 5, 2020

Image: From CAG's Fall Exhibition Opening, October 10, 2019. Photography by Four Eyes Portraits
Image: Ingrid Koenig, Chain Reaction, 2007. Conte and graphite on Stonehenge paper. Courtesy the artist
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 6R5, Canada
Tel. 001 604 681 2700

Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Sunday, 12 - 6pm

Upcoming Workshops at VIVO
Just look at these workshops. What do you want to learn? Tell us!
All workshops have extended subsidies available for one or more participants. Just click through to each individual event page for the subsidy application link.
Cinematography: Ways of Seeing with Devan Scott
Ignite your own visual storytelling style with cinematographer Devan Scott!
Sign up:
Session 1: Thursday March 5, 5:30pm–10pm
Session 2: Thursday March 12, 5:30pm–10pm
Session 3: Thursday March 19, 5:30pm–10pm
Music Editing for Solo Performers with Brett Ashleigh
Improve the live sound for your variety act or burlesque performance with artist Brett Ashleigh.
Sign up:
Session 1: Friday, March 6, 6pm–9pm
Session 2: Saturday, March 7, 1pm–4pm
Session 3: Sunday, March 8, 1pm–4pm
Camera Lights Sound with Alysha Seriani
Learn the basics needed to shoot your first videos with the help of artist Alysha Seriani!
Sign up:
Session 1: Saturday March 14, 12:30pm–5pm
Session 2: Sunday March 15, 12:30pm–5pm
Photography Retouching & Compositing with John Mutter
VFX artist John Mutter shows you how to combine multiple photos and apply effects to create any image desired.
Sign up:
Session 1: Saturday April 4, 12pm–6pm
Session 2: Sunday April 5, 12pm–6pm
Intro to Synthesizers for Women & Non-Binary Folks with Victoria Gibson
Intimidated by all those knobs on your synthesizer? Let recording engineer Victoria Gibson help you get started!
Sign up:
Session 1: Thursday May 7, 6pm–10pm
Advanced Synthesizers for Women & Non-Binary Folks with Victoria Gibson
Synthesize fresh sounds with the help of recording engineer Victoria Gibson.
Sign up:
Session 1: Thursday May 28, 6pm–10pm
Questions? Email

Jewellery Art & Design 2-year Diploma Program, Vancouver Community College

Study Jewellery Making in Vancouver!

Vancouver Community College’s Jewellery Art & Design 2-year diploma program offers a unique experience for those aiming to enter the jewellery profession, or start their own businesses as independent artisans. Founded in 1988, the program provides a solid foundation of technical skills, augmented by classes in Art History, Design, Gemmology, Drawing, Digital Design, and Business Management.

Application Deadline for September 2020: March 15, 2020.
Tuition is $6563.00 for the full two years, plus other fees.

For full program information click here, or call 604-877-7100, ext. 8571.
Info sessions Jan. 21 at 5 PM, Feb. 11 at 2 PM, and March 10 at 5 PM Pacific Time. To join an info session electronically, or for a video tour of the department, email:

Karin Jones
Instructor & Department Leader, Jewellery Art & Design
Vancouver Community College
250 W. Pender St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 1S9
T: 604.871.7000 x 8367 |


Public Art
Studio/Rental Space
1739 Venables Hall (previously known as Astorino's) is being used for programming by Britannia Community Services Centre.
It is also available for rent to the public and is ideal for: rehearsals, workshops, information sessions, dance classes, art/craft sales,
rummage sales, community events, shows and dancing. Tall ceilings, wood floors, accessible bathrooms and a central location are some its awesome
perks and features. More information: 

Contact Helen Spaxman

Calls for Submissionts
Job Calls

Emily Carr University of Art + Design – Full-time, Tenure Track Faculty Positions


Emily Carr University of Art + Design, located on ancestral and unceded Coast Salish territories in Vancouver, Canada, is a world leader in art and design education and research, merging critical theory, studio practice and research in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.

Faculty Positions

We invite applications for full-time, tenure track faculty positions commencing August 2020 in the following disciplines:

Assistant Professor – 3D Animation
Assistant or Associate Professor – Interaction Design

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
520 East 1st Ave
Vancouver BC V5T 0H2

Position details and application information can be found on the Emily Carr Careers website.


image Call for Board of Directors Members
Images Festival, Toronto

Deadline: Until positions are filled

Successful applicants for this volunteer position will work with the Executive Director to provide oversight and strategic direction to the organization.

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Public Art

Applications for Visual and Performing Outsider Artists Open Now Through March 30!

The Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2020 is will be taking place August 7-9th, at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. 

Are you an Outsider Artist 19 years and older residing in Vancouver?
Want to learn more about being a working artist, and connect with other artists and audiences?
Ready to show/sell/perform your work? 

VOAF is dedicated to supporting self-identified outsider artists who face social exclusion and other visible/invisible barriers to sharing their work.

Please follow this link for information on how to apply or if you're interested in attending an info session. 

Call for MiniPrint Exhibition Submissions


Eighth International Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition
Organized by the Ottawa School of Art

The deadline for submitting to our MiniPrint Exhibition 2020 is fast approaching.

The deadline for submitting artwork is February 21, 2020. All work must arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (EST) in order to be considered for the exhibition.

Exhibition dates: April 2 to May 17, 2020
Ottawa School of Art Gallery, Byward Market Campus, 35 George Street Ottawa, ON

The exhibit is open to all professional artists. The prints must be made with any generally accepted graphic techniques. Each artist can submit a maximum of 4 prints to the jury. Prints must be numbered and signed by the artist and must have been produced since January 1, 2017. The maximum dimension of the print image is 10 cm x 10 cm. The maximum dimension of the print matrix (paper, cloth, etc.) is 20 cm x 20 cm.

Additional entry conditions and entry form are available at the links below.
Entry Conditions
Entry Form

Contact Information
Cathy Brake, Gallery & Boutique Coordinator
(613) 241-7471 ext. 27

The OSA is the leading centre for visual arts education and creative expression in the Ottawa region.

Ottawa School of Art
35 George Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
K1N 8W5


Call for Applicants: 2020 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics


Deadline for Winifred Shantz Award is April 30!
The 2020 Call for Applicants is Open to Early Career Canadian Ceramic Artists

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2020 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. In order to be considered, applications for the award must be received electronically by Thursday, April 30, 2020.

This prestigious national award allows practising emerging ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of the Award will receive $10,000. The selection is made by a jury comprised of respected contemporary ceramic artists and other arts professionals.

The winner and up to five finalists will have their work featured in a group exhibition at the Gallery from September 26th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021. The exhibiting finalists will receive an artist fee commensurate with the current CARFAC Fee Schedule. The Award will be presented at the opening reception, held at the Gallery in Waterloo on Sunday, September 27th at 2:00pm. Transportation and accommodation will be provided to the winner, as required. In order to be eligible for the Award, applicants must be available to attend the reception on September 27th and be prepared to make a brief artist talk. The winner and finalists will be notified in early June.

To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. Applicants must have maintained a professional practice for no more than 7 years prior to the date of application and developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and have a body of work that incorporates a public presence and peer recognition. Successful candidates seek payment for their work and actively practice their art.

Application Guidelines:
To download the complete guidelines for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, visit

Contact Information:
For additional information, contact Peter Flannery, Assistant Curator, at 519-746-1882 ext. 235 or


Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
25 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5

image Call for Writers for The Cripsters
Akimbo Art Promotions, Toronto

Deadline: Ongoing

Seeking submissions of 750-1000 words on topics that intersect with art and disability through a social justice lens and that crip/disrupt the way we think about disability.

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Call for Submissions
image Temporary Floating Public Art
Waterfront Toronto

Deadline: March 16

Professional artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals to create a temporary floating artwork for Harbour Square Park Basin this summer.

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image Riverdale Artwalk | ArtWalk in the Square
Artists’ Network, Toronto

Deadline: March 16

Established and emerging artists are invited to apply for outdoor juried fine art exhibitions at Jimmie Simpson Park in June, and CF Shops at Don Mills in September 2020.

Read more
image KDS Fibre and Textile Art Award
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte

Deadline: March 20

Canadian female artists over 50, working with fibre or textile as the principle element, are invited to apply for this new award showcasing current and versatile approaches to the medium.

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image Hard Twist 15: Entwined
Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Deadline: April 30

Artists are invited to apply for the fifteenth annual show of contemporary textile and fibre art. The 2020 exhibition asks: what’s the agenda? or, what is an agenda? or, what’s your agenda?

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Call for Submissions: The Book Dummy Reviews 

e Book Dummy Reviews

Monday May 4, 10am – 1pm
Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1356 Dundas St W

Visit to apply.
Deadline: Monday, April 15

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is now accepting applications from photo-based artists to participate in the 2020 Book Dummy Reviews.

This program is open to those who are developing a photobook, or for those with well-developed projects considering the book form for their work. This is an excellent opportunity for artists to have their work seen by over 15 local and international publishers, curators, and editors in a casual, one-to-one exchange. Artists will receive conceptual and practical insight about their projects, and gain invaluable feedback for applying to the Burtynsky Grant (more information below.)

This event is organized in conjunction with the CONTACT Photobook Fair on Sunday, May 3 that brings together independent publishers and leading contemporary photographers to present newly released publications. International publishers include: Candor Arts (Chicago); Ceiba Editions (Italy); Session Press (New York); Skinnerboox (Italy); Spector Books(Germany); TBW Books (Oakland); plus more to be announced.

Please note that due to limited space, all submissions will go through a selection process. Submissions are free. There is a $75+HST participation fee for successful applicants.

For submission details visit


For questions about the programs, please email


Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2J4
T 416 539 9595
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Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 

Deadline: MAR 9

Call for Artists - 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair:
Canadas leading contemporary outdoor art fair

July 10-12, 2020 at Nathan Phillips Square
Accepting applications until March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

Visual artists and makers are invited to apply for the 59th Toronto
Outdoor Art Fair, Canadas leading contemporary outdoor art fair!
TOAF59 will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 10-12,
2020, attracting over 130,000 art enthusiasts and collectors from
around the world.

TOAFs panel of jurors welcomes artists and makers from across all
stages of their career to apply for acceptance to the Fair. Mid-career,
established, and emerging artists working in all mediums (ex.
photography, sculpture, painting, etc.), as well as makers in craft &
design (ex. glass, wood, textiles, jewelry, etc.) from across Canada and
beyond are invited to submit. We are inclusive, accessible and radically
welcoming to all artists and art enthusiasts.

How to apply:
Apply early! Visit our website at and click on Call for
Artists for full application guidelines. Read our tips on how to submit a
successful application and check out our Frequently Asked Questions
page for more information.

Early Bird Application Fee: $50 Regular / $30 Students until March 1,
2020 (11:59 PM)
A late fee of an additional $50 applies beginning March 2, 2020.

Final Deadline: March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)

Apply at

Questions? Contact us: 416-408-2202 |

Overzealous Fine Art | ‘Re-Imagined’ 4th Juried Fine Art Exhibition

Deadline: MAR 30

Overzealous 2020 Fine Art Exhibition presents Re-Imagined
4th Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition invites emerging and established
artists to apply to participate in our 4th Juried Show.
Overzealous is one of Southern Ontarios most anticipated exhibitions
that fosters creativity in the artistic community. Overzealous 2020 aims
to bring together artists practicing in diverse media and approaches,
both traditional and contemporary, while showcasing artwork of the
highest standard.

Overzealous 2020 will be exhibiting at Art Space Connect Gallery at
the Neilson Park Creative Centre, (fully accessible venue), situated at
56 Neilson Drive, Toronto, ON
Visit for application form, fee and further details.

For more information, please contact:

image 2020 Art Sale
Art Gallery of Hamilton

Deadline: February 28

Seeking submissions from emerging and established Canadian artists to participate in
the annual juried art sale, in support of public programming at the AGH.

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image Underneath, A Juried Show of Fine Arts
Art Gallery of Bancroft

Deadline: March 8

Emerging and established multidisciplinary artists are invited to apply for this juried exhibition on the theme ofunderneath.

Read more

Call for Submissions from Artists, Collectives, Curators and Writers!

Call for Submissions
Exhibitions, Billboard, Special Projects and More!

Hamilton Artists Inc. (The Inc.) is seeking dynamic proposals from artists, collectives, curators and writers at various stages of their careers for its exhibition platforms and public programs. The Inc. exhibits a range of artistic disciplines and welcomes applications by artists from local, regional and national communities. We have numerous opportunities available, please read the full description for each call to identify which opportunity is best suited to your practice/objectives.

As an artist-run centre, we are interested in works/projects that push boundaries and engage with critical, conceptual and/or experimental thinking from diverse perspectives. We are committed to providing platforms for risk-taking and creating an inclusive space for exploring expanded art practices. The Inc. supports submissions that showcase artists and curators’ most recent endeavours as well as works that incite conversation and promote a range of intersectional narratives. We pay artists based on CARFAC fee standards.

We welcome submissions from artists of all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black, and persons of colour; refugee, newcomer and immigrant persons; Two-Spirit, LGBTQ+ and gender non-binary persons, persons with disabilities, and those on low-incomes or living in poverty. The Inc. is committed to equity and inclusion in all aspects of its operations, and will accept submissions in various formats.

Special Projects
Deadline: Ongoing

Special Projects are activities that do not take the form of regular exhibitions. They can be one-off events, print materials, multiples, digital platforms, screenings, workshops, outdoor projects in our courtyard, site-specific interventions, off-site projects, or other unique initiatives.

Click here to learn more.

Writers/ Essayists
Deadline: Ongoing

We’re seeking submissions from regional writers interested in producing short, commissioned texts to accompany our exhibitions and programs.

Click here to learn more.

Have questions or need help with your application?

To read frequently asked questions about the submissions process, click here. For more information or additional inquiries, please contact:

Abedar Kamgari
Programming Director / 905.529.3355



Next Call for Submissions

open call shows listed below are open to the public (members & non-members)

Coming up in 2020

The Watercolour Show

March 11 - 29, 2020

Reception Saturday, March 14th, 3 - 6 pm

DROP OFF SUNDAY, March 8th, between 4 - 6 pm

​Members $25 (10% admin fee)

Non-members $50 (35% commission fee on work sold)

Maximum of 4 pieces per artist

Maximum size: 24 x 24 each

​Please send an email to for submission forms

*Please note that work will not be accepted without a completed hard copy of submission forms*


Call for Submissions: The Book Dummy Reviews 

e Book Dummy Reviews

Monday May 4, 10am – 1pm
Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1356 Dundas St W

Visit to apply.
Deadline: Monday, April 15

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is now accepting applications from photo-based artists to participate in the 2020 Book Dummy Reviews.

This program is open to those who are developing a photobook, or for those with well-developed projects considering the book form for their work. This is an excellent opportunity for artists to have their work seen by over 15 local and international publishers, curators, and editors in a casual, one-to-one exchange. Artists will receive conceptual and practical insight about their projects, and gain invaluable feedback for applying to the Burtynsky Grant (more information below.)

This event is organized in conjunction with the CONTACT Photobook Fair on Sunday, May 3 that brings together independent publishers and leading contemporary photographers to present newly released publications. International publishers include: Candor Arts (Chicago); Ceiba Editions (Italy); Session Press (New York); Skinnerboox (Italy); Spector Books(Germany); TBW Books (Oakland); plus more to be announced.

Please note that due to limited space, all submissions will go through a selection process. Submissions are free. There is a $75+HST participation fee for successful applicants.

For submission details visit


For questions about the programs, please email


Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2J4
T 416 539 9595
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Call to artists: The New Art Festival 2020, Ottawa


Apply now for The New Art Festival 2020!

Deadline: Applications must be received by March 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm

The New Art Festival
June 13 & 14, 2020
Central Park, The Glebe, Ottawa

Join us for the festival that artists and visitors alike return to year after year!

Artists and craftspeople working in all media are invited to apply to The New Art Festival, Ottawa’s original celebration of handmade, one-of-a-kind art and the people who create it!

Juried by practicing artists and arts professionals, this highly acclaimed event is an ideal networking opportunity for both up-and-coming and established artists. Promote your studio practice and engage one-on-one with the public, art collectors and galleries in a welcoming park setting.

The New Art Festival does not charge an application fee and organizers do not retain any percentage of artists’ sales.

The New Art Festival, Ottawa
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2020 Burtynsky Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT are requesting submissions for the 2020 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook.

This grant is intended for photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a cohesive, rigorous body of work presented in book form. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy and who have had little to no prior opportunity to self-publish or work with a publisher.

For submission details visit The winner and honourable mentions will be announced in June.

For questions about the programs, please email


Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2J4
T 416 539 9595
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2020 Sobey Art Award Call for Nominations Opens Today


2020 Sobey Art Award Call for Nominations Opens Today

OTTAWA, January 29, 2020 – The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada announced today the call for nominations is now open for the 2020 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize. The award honors Canada’s most accomplished and impactful artists who are aged 40 years or younger. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 6, 2020.

The 2020 Sobey Art Award’s longlist of nominees will be announced April 15, followed by the release of the shortlist on May 27. Those selected for the Sobey Art Award Residencies Program will be announced on September 16, 2020.

The exhibition of works by the five shortlisted artists will be presented at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, from October 1, 2020 to February 14, 2021. The winner of the 2020 Sobey Art Award will be announced at a gala hosted at the National Gallery of Canada in November 2020.

About the Sobey Art Award process
The National Gallery of Canada will accept nominations for the 2020 Sobey Art Award from recognized agents, institutions and established artists. The jury will oversee the selection process. From the complete list of nominated artists, the jurors will create a longlist of 25 artists – five artists from each of five designated regions in Canada. The panel will then choose one representative from each region to be included on the national shortlist and in the 2020 Sobey Art Award exhibition. The jury will also select the winner of the $100,000 top prize.


Public Art

Request for Proposals: Memorial to Joshua Glover Permanent Public Art, City of Toronto


Joshua Glover Park
Ward 2
4208 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke

Deadline for Proposals: April 30, 2020



The City of Toronto’s Arts and Culture Services, working with the Etobicoke Historical Society is inviting proposals for the creation of a public heritage memorial to be dedicated to Joshua Glover. Joshua Glover escaped slavery in 1852, and made his way from St. Louis, Missouri into Canada assisted by the Underground Railroad. In 1854 he found work and shelter in the community of Etobicoke. His story was important to the abolitionist movement, and in general to Canada as well.

Fittingly, the project is to be located in the new Joshua Glover Park in Etobicoke in the Lambton Mills area where Glover settled after arriving in Canada. Naming the small park after Joshua Glover was decided by participants of a survey organized in 2015 by the City’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division in consultation with the local Ward Councillor out of three possible names that according to new city policy was shortlisted and brought forward.


This is a one-stage, open, national competition for professional artists.
Artists with lived experience as Canadians of African Descent and artists with lived experience of the African-Canadian diaspora are strongly encouraged to apply.

Per the Canada Council’s guidelines, a professional artist is defined as someone who:

  • has specialized artistic training (not necessarily in academic institutions)
  • is recognized as a professional by their peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition)
  • has a history of public exhibitions
  • has produced an independent body of work

The successful proposal will be selected by a specially convened Selection Panel, which in addition to art professionals will include members of the Etobicoke Historical Society and the Etobicoke community.

The commissioned artist(s) will work closely with the City’s Economic Development and Culture Division and the Parks Forestry & Recreation Division, and other partners to develop the art, confirm siting, and install and complete the project.

Funding for the project has been secured in the amount of $50,000.00 (+HST). Budget includes all artist fees, materials, fabrication, installation, transportation, insurance and permit fees.

Deadline for Submissions: April 30, 2020 (TBD)

General Proposal Requirements:

  • Project description and concept sketch
  • Drawing(s) showing dimensions and materials
  • Plan showing the location of the work on the site
  • Budget outline showing critical costs
  • Annotated images of the proposal and any relevant previous work
  • CV / Biography


Further information about the project, and complete submission requirements and instructions are detailed in the TERMS OF REFERENCE, available: HERE.


Clara Hargittay
Public Art Officer

Economic Development & Culture | City of Toronto
City Hall, 9th Floor, East Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2


Call for Expressions of Interest: Integrated Public Art at Mississauga’s Central Library


City of Mississauga – Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest
Integrated Public Art at Mississauga’s Central Library

DEADLINE: March 20, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. EST

The City of Mississauga invites professional artist and artist/artist-led teams to submit credentials and expressions of interest to create a permanent public artwork integrated into the atrium of Mississauga’s Central Library, as part of the Library’s renovation initiative.

The artist(s) selected from this call will work directly with the City’s Central Library design and architecture teams to develop their artwork proposal and to fabricate and install this permanent, site-specific artwork. Detailed design will take place in 2020, with a planned unveiling date in January 2023.

Digital, light-based, and/or sound-based sculptural works are preferred.

The total budget for all artist fees, fabrication, installation, and other expenses related to this project is $175,000.00 + HST Canadian Dollars.

To learn more about this opportunity, including eligibility criteria and submission requirements, review the full Request for Proposals.

Any requests for clarification and questions regarding this artist opportunity must be submitted in writing via email to

Call for Proposals for Outdoor Artworks: Singular Plurality


Images (Left to Right): York Street Steps, Heat Wave by Jerome Bertrand; Plaza Bridge Steps, Summer Getaways by Adrian Baker; York Street Steps, Jump! by Naomi Ratte

Call for Proposals for Outdoor Artworks
Singular Plurality

Canadian Heritage

The Department of Canadian Heritage is seeking a dynamic, impactful image that conveys the theme “Singular Plurality.” This is Canada’s theme as Guest of Honor of this year’s edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair, taking place in October 2020. The Frankfurt Book Fair attracts some 275,000 visitors and 10,000 media representatives each year—a unique opportunity to share the best of Canadian literary culture with the world. Canadian Heritage is marking this event by showcasing original works of art by young Canadian artists on two prominently located staircases in Ottawa’s downtown core.

The theme “Singular Plurality” reflects Canada’s multitude of peoples, cultures and landscapes. Frankfurt 2020 will celebrate our diversity and show that through the creativity of authors and artists alike, we can learn about and better understand each other, appreciating our differences and finding similarities between us.

The winning images will be reproduced on exterior-quality graphic film and installed on the York Street Steps and the Plaza Bridge Steps in Ottawa for a one-year period starting in spring 2019. The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT).

This Call for Proposals is open to all Canadian visual artists, photographers, graphic designers and illustrators between the ages of 18 and 35. All genres will be considered – figurative, abstract, collage, trompe l’oeil, optical illusion, pattern, etc.

The winning artist for each staircase will receive a fee of $3,000 for the exhibition of their artwork.

If you would like to receive the competition documents to prepare your submission, please email with the subject line “Singular Plurality”.

image Half-Course Term Appointment in Website Development for Illustrators
Seneca College, Seneca@York Campus, Toronto

Deadline: Until position is filled

Inviting applications from qualified candidates with an established artistic practice and expertise in website development and design for the promotion of freelance illustration businesses.

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image Expressive Arts Therapy Training Program
The Create Institute, Toronto

Accepting applications for Fall 2020
Info Session: March 1
8-week Course Deadline: March 18 (discount before Feb. 28)

Accepting applications for a three-year program in Expressive Arts Therapy and accessible and affordable arts therapy for children, youth, adults, couples and families.

Read more

off centre 

off centre is an online publication dedicated to writing about contemporary art and artists outside of large metropolitan centres. We believe it is important to provide opportunities for and highlight the practices of artists, writers, and curators who produce and exhibit in these regions, challenging the expectation that culture emerges in the centre and works its way beyond.
off centre is seeking submissions for critical writing about artists, exhibitions and art related events that take place outside of large Canadian art centres such as Toronto, Vancouver and Montral.
We are looking for:
- Critical short form reviews (500-1000 words)
- Interviews
- Studio visits with artists
Submissions must include:
- CV (2-3 pages)
- Bio (150- 250 words)
- title of show, venue name, full list of artists (and curators if applicable)
- additional contact info including: email address, website, social media handles
- Short pitch (200 words max) for a piece you are working on or would like to write, along with a two-page writing sample, demonstrating your style and experience OR
- A completed article or review that has not previously been published (500 " 1000 words)
Successful applicants must provide images of the exhibition, performance, or event for reference for the published piece, with photo credit, or access to professional documentation
off centre believes that art writing should be accessible to a broad audience and not feel exclusionary to those who do not have an academic background. Please write clearly and provide context / definitions for any specific terminology.
Compile all submission material into a .docx or .pdf file and email your submission to There is no submission fee
Successful pieces will be published on our website and promoted through our social media channels. An honorarium will be paid upon publication.
off centre is committed to working with artists, writers, and curators who are considered emerging, Indigenous, racialized, Queer, working in alternative practices and abilities, from diverse cultural backgrounds, or otherwise underrepresented.
Please direct all questions to


Discovery Art Fair Cologne 23-26 April 2020

Dear art lovers,

Discovery Art Fair Cologne is now accepting applications. The seventh edition of the fair will take place again in the amazing XPOST in downtown Cologne from 23 to 26 April in parallel to Art Cologne.

Our fairs offer young and experienced collectors and those who aim to become, a varied, unique and affordable art experience. Our visitors discover cutting edge works exhibited by around 100 regional, national and international exhibitors. Be part of it!

With the focus on contemporary art and the objective of regularly presenting new positions, the fair has become an exiting addition to the established market by selecting young, fresh, authentic and courageous art.

We cordially invite project spaces, artists and galleries to take advantage of this opportunity and apply here for participation. The application process is free of charge.

We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to answer your questions.

Discovery Art Fair Cologne
23. – 26. April 2020
Opening Thursday 23. April

XPOST Köln, Gladbacher Wall 5, 50670 Cologne, Germany

The Art Gallery of Bancroft

Deadline MAR 8
Call for Entry
The Art Gallery of Bancroft (Ontario) is now accepting applications for:
Underneath, A Juried Show of Fine Arts

Submission Deadline: March 08, 2020.

Whether a physical location, a psychological space, or a place hidden,
the underneath seems always a rich and fertile ground.

The Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB) welcomes emerging and established
artists to apply to participate in Underneath, a Juried Show of Fine Arts.
The selected art works will be on display at the AGB from April 29 "
May 30, 2020. We strongly encourage artists who experience barriers
or oppression to submit work. The AGB is located at 10 Flint Ave in
Bancroft. A Public Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 1,
2020, at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.
The brand new

Res Artist website

is now live. Please go to to start exploring.
Discover quality arts residencies! Search by region or through our search filters around disciplines or artistic facilities and find your perfect arts residency!
Here are some exciting new features:
  • Mobile friendly
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  • Dedicated Member Portal (add and edit open calls, news items, profile; and access extensive Resources including our digital Library, Res Artis Reports and Logos, Digital Learning and Mobility Funding.)
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24. CALL | Salt Spring National Art Prize | The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program | APR 15
Salt Spring National Art Prize
The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program
on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) Artist in Residence (AiR)
Program, now in its fifth year, provides an opportunity for artists to work
in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is
open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium,
at any stage of their careers. The intent of the program continues to be
the provision of time and space for creativity and productivity for the
chosen visiting artists and to introduce them to Salt Spring Island and
its arts community. We welcome both National and International
applicants to the program.

All submissions are juried
with residencies awarded based on artistic
merit, available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community
and associated collaborative opportunities.

Our residents this year are Joyce Majiski from Whitehorse, working on
a multi-media installation "Song of the Whale, painter Claudia Wilholt
from Hanover, Germany, working with egg tempera on canvas, and
writer Julie Burtinshaw working on her next book: Petit Treason: One
Women's Journey to the Gallows.

As in previous years, as well as working on their own projects, the
artists will share their expertise and enthusiasm through presentations,
workshops, demonstrations and exhibits, enriching our island with their
work and ideas, interacting with Salt Spring artists and enjoying our
unique island lifestyle. For information about these artists and events
go to;

The AiR program invites artists to engage with the creative cultural
community of Salt Spring Island.
Within the spirit of this framework,
collaborative proposals by members of the Salt Spring arts community
which involve off-island artists are actively encouraged.

In 2021 the annual SSAC presentation Easter Art Show will centre on
an exploration of colour, artists who feel their work, explorations, and
timing might fit into this scenario should make note of this on their

Applications for the AiR program can be submitted on or before April
15th. 2020 for tenure between January 2021 and April 2021.
Application information is available at

For More Information:
Artist in Residence (AiR) Program, Salt Spring Arts Council
114 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada V8K
Craft & Design Artist-in-Residence Program
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Deadline: March 13

Emerging craft artists and designers are invited to apply for annual and summer residency opportunities in ceramics, design, glass, metal/jewellery and textiles.

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Visual Arts Residencies | Walter Phillips Gallery: Spring – Fall 2020


Installation view: Rita McKeough, darkness is as deep as the darkness is (2020), courtesy the artist. Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Photo by: Donald Lee.


Visual Arts Residencies
Walter Phillips Gallery
Exhibitions, Call for Program Applications + More


darkness is as deep as the darkness is
Rita McKeough
February 1 – May 31, 2020

Nationally recognized for her complex installation-based works integrating electronic media, sculpture, sound and performance, darkness is as deep as the darkness is by Calgary-based artist Rita McKeough is an invitation into an imagined subterranean just below the ground’s surface. A space where darkness connotes a richness of lived entanglements between beings above and below the soil, the work also references contested sites of urban development and extraction that penetrate into the burrows, roots and remains of animals and plants.


Explore new ideas in our residency programs with renowned faculty and artists. Be inspired by our studio spaces, ceramics, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and digital media facilities, in the unrivalled natural environment of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Apply today for Visual Arts Programs!

BAiR programs in Visual Arts support artists in revitalizing their practice through experimentation, the development of new ideas and production techniques, feedback from visiting guest curators and artists, and self-directed research – all while surrounded by a community of peers within Banff Centre’s spectacular mountain setting.

Banff Artist in Residence Summer 2020
Self-Directed Residency
July 20 – August 21, 2020
Application deadline: March 4

Delve deeply into your practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. Participants are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities and knowledgeable staff.

Thematic residencies offer a structured program where artists come together with faculty mentors to create work discuss pertinent themes.

Thematic Residency
July 20 – August 21, 2020
Application deadline: March 4

Examine your relationship with plastic – one of the foremost materials used in the production of contemporary art and increasingly an object of environmental concern. Join faculty Heather Davis, Kelly Jazvac, and Lan Tauzon as we explore processes of recycling and reconstituting, materiality, and what it means to use plastic as an artistic material.

Fellowships are fully-funded opportunities for established curators, arts writers, researchers, and artists to develop substantial projects over an extended period while contributing to the learning environment in Visual Arts. Participants are selected by an international jury.

Banff International Curatorial Institute Fellowship
September 14 – December 4, 2020
Application deadline: April 29

Focus deeply on the continued development of your work in this self-directed research fellowship for established curators and arts writers. Engage with other participants and programs, meet with artists to expand your network, share knowledge through presenting research in progress, as well as engage with Banff Centre’s curatorial staff.

Banff Visual Artist Fellowship
September 14 – December 4, 2020
Application deadline: April 29

Spend an extended period of time developing your work, pursuing critical research and studio-based projects. This self-directed fellowship for established visual artist will provide ample time for in-depth project development, and opportunities to connect with other programs and participants to share knowledge and collaborate.


image November 2020 Funded Artist-in-Residence Program
Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon

Deadline: March 9

Emerging and established visual artists, writers, and researchers are invited to apply for a month-long funded residency, including lodging and studio, in the Okanagan Valley, B.C.

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image Resident Artist Program and Exhibitions Programs
Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

Deadlines: March 13 & Ongoing

Accepting applications from emerging and mid-career artists and artisans for self-directed residency programs. Artists, collectives and arts organizations from the Mississauga region are invited to submit proposals for upcoming exhibitions.

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Call for Applications: 2020 Programmed Artist Residencies


Call for Applications: Artscape Gibraltar Point’s 2020 Programmed Artist Residencies on the Toronto Islands

Various Deadlines: December 2 – March 2, 2020
Program Dates: January 31 – July 20, 2020 with more to be added in the coming weeks!

Artscape Gibraltar Point is pleased to officially launch its official 2020 Programmed Artist Residency and Application Schedule. Covering a vast array of topics, media and, interests—from food security to the human body, from earth-based spiritual practices to programs for artist-parents and their families—our programmed artist residencies offer participants the opportunity to attend a directed course of study lead by expert facilitators.

Located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School, Artscape Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios and overnight accommodations for artists and creative thinkers. The tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate and share ideas.

More than 700 artists a year from across the globe experiment and create art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in our guest rooms. In addition to hosting a maximum of 20 visiting artists at any given time, fifteen long-term artist work studios and a recording studio provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians and filmmakers – all of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Artscape Gibraltar Point.

Residencies range in cost, length of time and admission criteria. Many feature some combination of private or shared accommodation, and all feature shared studio access.

2020 Programmed Artist Residencies

Currently, we are seeking applications for the following 2020 artist residencies, with more programs to be added in the coming weeks.

OTHRA: Child-Inclusive, Artist-Parent Residency

Residency Dates: July 13-29, 2020
Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

This Artist-Parent week-long residency is part of MOTHRA’s ongoing Artist-Parent Project based in Toronto. This project will push the boundaries surrounding attitudes towards childcare, artist-parents, and the inclusion of children by creating a multi-generational co-working opportunity for artists. Learn more.

Self-Directed Winter Artist Residency Opportunities

As always our self-directed residency is accepting applications on an ongoing basis. Potential residents are encouraged to take advantage of discounted winter rates.

To apply for a self-directed winter residency, please use the following form. Residencies, generally book for a minimum 1 week stay beginning and ending on Mondays. Apply now.


For more information on availability or to receive a Welcome Kit that outlines the Artscape Gibraltar Point residency experience and answers many common questions about the program, please contact:

Andrew Lochhead, Residency & Programming Coordinator
443 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto Island, Toronto M5J 2W2
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00PM
416 392 7837

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About Artscape
Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape is the operator of Artscape Gibraltar Point. Our work involves clustering creative people together in real estate projects that serve the needs of the arts and cultural community and advance multiple public policy objectives, private development interests, community and neighbourhood aspirations and philanthropic missions. Learn more

Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, BC | Self-Directed Artist in Residence Program

Self-Directed Artist in Residence Program
Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, BC, Canada
Fogliano Room: June 27th - October 4th. Nov 19th onwards.
Caetani Room: June 24th - Sept 29th. Nov 4th onwards.
Sermoneta Room: Anytime between November 4th 2019 and April 30th 2020.
DATES: ongoing availability (minimum 2 weeks, maximum 3 months)
RATES: between $10-$30/night depending on room + season
NOTIFICATION DEADLINE: within 5 days of application being submitted
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Open to emerging and established artists and creatives (of all
INCLUDED IN THE RESIDENCY: for a reasonable fee (between $10-$30/night
depending on room + season) artists stay in their own room with shared accommodations (kitchen, bathroom, living room, entryway) at the Caetani Cultural Centre (a heritage house walking distance of downtown Vernon.) If desired, artists are offered the opportunity to teach a workshop and/or host a reading/presentation/etc at no cost to them.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RESIDENCY: travel expenses, food, health insurance, art
materials, shipping costs, exhibition costs and other personal expenses.
You can add on a private art studio for $5/day.
E-mail with any questions.
Caetani Cultural Centre                 250 275-1525
Master Artists-in-Residence Program

Atlantic Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for our Master Artists-in-Residency Program. Spend three weeks developing your work with the personal support and mentorship of internationally renowned masters in the visual arts, literature, music composition, and choreography. Participation is limited to 8 people for each Master Artist. Click here for full program details.

Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of central Florida, Atlantic Center for the Arts has provided artists from around the world with spaces to live, work, and collaborate since 1982. The pine and palmetto wooded environment contains six award-winning studios that include a resource library, writer's studio, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, and black box theater.

Each residency session includes three Master Artists of different disciplines. Through a formal application process administered by ACA, each Master Artist will select 8 residency participants. During the residency, artists participate in formal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently. The relaxed atmosphere provides considerable time for artistic regeneration and creation. 
Upcoming Residency Opportunities:
Residency #178
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - Saturday, July 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Margaret Schedel
Margaret Schedel is a composer and cellist whose works have been performed throughout the United States and abroad. She is an Associate Professor of Music at Stony Brook University and serves as Co-Director of Computer Music and is the Director of cDACT, the consortium for digital arts, culture and technology.
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Randall Silvis
Novelist, playwright, essayist, and screenwriter Randall Silvis is a Senior Fulbright Fellow and Thurber House writer-in-residence, his many awards include the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize, three National Playwrights Showcase Awards, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Randall Silvis is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers
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Ryan McGinness
visual artist
“McGinness cultivates a visually cacophonous style that features layer upon layer of luminous graphic designs and computer-style icons—all original creations derived from everyday street signage, advertising and pop-cultural insignia.” -Gregory Galligan, Art in American
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Residency #179
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 10, 2020
Dora García
artist and contemporary
art teacher
García draws on interactivity and performance in her work, using the exhibition space as a platform to investigate the relationship between artwork, audience, and place.
PLEASE NOTE: ACA, in partnership with the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy will provide 4 Spanish citizens with $600 in transportation reimbursements and no charge to attend the residency with Dora García.
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Billy Martin
percussionist, composer and visual artist
“Billy is a true polymath,” says Brett Littman, director of the Noguchi Museum (NYC). “He is first and foremost a master percussionist – but his artistic ideas are not only limited to the musical sphere. He draws, paints, and makes films. All of these activities are spurred by his relentless intellectual curiosity and his search for ways to express himself.” – SURFACE magazine Dec/Jan Art issue (2016)
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Ain Gordon
playwright, director, and actor 
“Ain Gordon haunts the margins of history...conjur(ing) the sort of distant lives that don’t make it into textbooks, processed into oblivion by what he calls history’s ‘ruthless editing machine.’” (The New York Times) Ain Gordon is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers
Photo by Paula Court
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The Florida Artist Residency Scholarship for Leadership in the Arts:
We are pleased to announce that ACA will provide one full scholarship for each residency to a full-time Florida resident who qualifies for financial assistance. Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for the scholarship. This funding is made possible, in part, by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts State Partnership Award and has been matched by the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation. Learn More
Atlantic Center for the Arts 
1414 Art Center Avenue. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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OCAD University Contemporary Florence Studio: Spring/Summer 2020 Residencies and Courses


Spring/Summer 2020 Residencies and Courses

OCAD University, Canada’s leader in preparing the next generation of contemporary artists, is pleased to open the doors of our Florence studio to the international art and design community!

These programs are open to members of the OCAD U community as well as creative practitioners world-wide. In addition to utilizing OCAD U’s studio and emphasizing our approach to contemporary practice, this programming also includes the opportunity to engage with local practitioners and workshops.

April 14th – 20th, 2020
April 21st – 27th, 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 25th, 2020

June 6th -12th, 2020
June 13th -19th, 2020

Immerse yourself in a city where the rich traditions of fine art and craftsmanship meet contemporary art and design! The Creator in Residence Open Residency supports the participation of artists, designers, writers and any creative practitioners that can benefit from the time and space to develop their practice in a studio environment. As a participant, you will receive access to space at OCAD U’s Florence studio in a quiet shared palazzo in Florence’s San Marco neighbourhood. Your own designated work space will be complemented by the proximity to other creative professionals from around the world, as well as an array of programming to help you reflect on and share your practice. The residency includes an introductory Italian lesson, group community events, studio visits with local practitioners and a facilitated weekly group critique session.

May 1st – 7th, 2020

This workshop series will be aimed at helping participants be able to recognize the imagery of NWC art (from the Northwest Coast of North America), in addition to gaining knowledge of its historical and contemporary context. The lectures will trace the history of NWC art from pre-contact to modernity to now and the hands-on learning will teach the participants the elements of NWC art by drawing and copying traditional designs.

This course will be a 6-part studio/seminar, with an additional day dedicated to a group field trip. Each day will start with a lecture (approximately 1 hour), and finish with some hands-on learning. There will also be time for participants to explore Florence, as well as engage in critical, group dialogue reflecting on how the context and history of the city in relationship to the class focus.


May 10th – 16th, 2020

This collaborative course, Reframing Histories: Photography in Sequence focuses on connections to the landscape, which embrace land use (urban and rural), sustainability, site-specific interactions, and personal relationships to the land.

Through the exploration of site and place, this studio-based photography course will propel participants to respond to a new environment while intertwining their personal areas of interest. During this seven-day experience, learners will be given a series projects asking them to respond using their personal cultural history or their experiences in Florence as inspiration. At the start of the session, each day will center around responding to a landmark in the city, including both the natural environment, historical sites and museums. The participants will have the opportunity to link the series of small assignments into a linked body of work or to use the tasks as a way to generate new directions for their creative practice.

May 19th – 25th, 2020

In a post-internet world, we will be looking at the origins of a culture from its material base. We’ll follow in the footsteps of Mary McCarthy who wrote The Stones of Florence (1959) influenced by John Ruskin’s book The Stones of Venice (1851).

Our week will involve exploring Florence and surrounding area using the art, architecture and history as the basis of our research into contemporary art production. Each participant will produce a suite of works exemplifying their individual interpretation of “The Stones of Florence”. A guiding principal will be to find and reuse and repurpose existing materials from the environment and make our own paint.


May 29th – June 7th, 2020

This ten-day drawing workshop will offer a broad overview of the major art and architectural works has Florence to offer. The ever-changing city is a rich palimpsest of historical layers dating from antiquity to the present. Using Renaissance art and architecture as an anchoring point, this workshop will examine historical continuity and change by considering influences that shaped Florentine art and history from both within and without Florentine society.

The first six days will consist of walking tours in Florence where, following short lectures, students will draw both on-site and in studio. The final day in Florence will be dedicated to an intensive drawn thesis (or analysis) of a single selected artwork or theme. The instructor will provide individual critiques and the day will culminate in a celebratory drawing exhibition. The program will culminate in Venice with a visit to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020.

Spaces are limited, submit your registration fee to reserve your space!

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At the link there is also photographs of our studios, details of what is included in each program, draft schedules and testimonials from past participants.

For any questions about any of these courses, contact:

Note: Our main studio is partially accessible. We would love to discuss individual requirements and how we can support them.

Image credits: Fahmina Ahmed, 


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