Canadian Heritage Call for Canadian Artists (Ages 18-25)
Deadline: April 16 (5:00 pm)
Canadian Heritage is seeking a dynamic, impactful image that conveys the theme of ‘passage’- en route; on the way; on a journey; an act, process, or instance of passing through or over; on the move; transition ...
The winning image will be reproduced on exterior quality graphic film and installed on the York Street Steps for a one-year period starting in spring 2018. The artist will receive a fee of $2,500 for the exhibition.
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.
Location: The York Street Steps are in a high visibility location in the core of Canada’s Capital Region linking the historic Byward Market district to Major’s Hill Park and Parliament Hill. The steps are used by thousands of visitors and residents each year.
About Canadian Heritage:
Canadian Heritage is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for policies and programs regarding the arts, culture, media, communications networks, official languages, status of women, sports, and multiculturalism. www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage
Art Spin Open Call for Artists
Deadline: April 23rd (11:59pm)
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. They are eager to receive submissions for new projects but are also open to reviewing existing works. Only submissions that respond to the curatorial framework will be reviewed.
Selected artists/collectives will receive an artist fee and small budget for materials. Fees to be determined on a project-to-project basis. See guidelines for more details.
Curatorial framework: Recognizing the shifts, upheavals and transience that storage lockers often suggest, Holding Patterns will explore movement, space, belonging, material culture, and transition as themes that animate personal narratives and histories of place more broadly.
About Art Spin:
Art Spin has been operating professionally as an arts presenter for over seven years, activating decommissioned venues and unique public spaces to produce large scale group exhibitions along with curated bicycle-led art tours to showcase a wide range of newly commissioned art programing in unique site-specific settings. www.artspin.ca
Open Studio Call for Emerging Print Media Artists for the Jeannie Thib Mentorship Residency
and the Don Phillips Scholarship
Deadline: May 15 (11:59PM)
Open Studio – one of Canada's leading print media centres – awards annual scholarships to emerging artists of merit. A jury comprised of artists, curators, educators and/or arts administrators selects recipients.
The Jeannie Thib Mentorship Residency is given to an artist in the early stages of their professional career, who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to their practice within the last one to five years. Submissions much reflect the applicant’s recent professional development initiatives in one or more of the following areas: active exhibiting practice, participation in artist residencies, or successful grant awards.
The residency recipient will receive the following:
- Rent free access to the studio facilities for a period of two consecutive months between September in the calendar year the residency is awarded and June of the following year.
- Up to 16 hours of mentoring with an established print media artist to hone the recipient’s technical skills and provide career development support.
- Materials up to $300, to be purchased through Open Studio.
To find out more about the eligibility and submission requirements for the Jeannie Thib Mentorship Residency, please click here.
The Don Phillips Scholarship is given to a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate art program (full or part-time) with a printmaking major at an accredited Canadian institution who will be graduating in the Spring of 2018 and who will not be returning to studies full-time in September of 2018.
The scholarship recipient will receive the following:
- Rent-free access to the Studio for a period of one year starting the September following your application submission. There must be a minimum stay of eight months.
- Assistance for professional development workshops of $500.
- Materials assistance up to $1000 for materials used during tenure.
- Tuition-free access to workshops and one eight-week class offered by Open Studio. (Subject to the courses having met minimum enrollment and having not exceeded the maximum).
- Exhibition in the George Gilmour Gallery with an exhibition fee: $300.
- Open Studio is equipped for artists working with photographic, digital and other hybrid art forms within print media.
To find out more about the eligibility and submission requirements for the Don Phillips Scholarship, please click here.