Calls for Artists! Exhibitions, Residencies, Grant Programs and Professional Development Opportunities for you to apply to!

The John Willard Fibre Arts Residency at the Art Gallery of Burlington - Deadline December 15

John Willard (1939-2014) in front of one of his quilts, 2014

John Willard (1939-2014) in front of one of his quilts, 2014

To celebrate the remarkable life of quilt maker, fibre artist, and community leader John Willard and to continue his legacy as a fibre art teacher, the John Willard Fibre Arts Residency Fund will enable artists access to one of the AGB resident fibre studios to develop a body of work for a solo exhibition. This exhibition will benefit from a small brochure including curatorial text, and will be presented in the RBC Gallery at the Art Gallery of Burlington.

The residency will provide a $2000 honorarium, a solo curated exhibition with publication, 10 days in one of the fibre studios (dates to be confirmed), as well as curatorial mentoring in person to the successful candidate from the beginning of the residency to the opening of the exhibition and potential invitation to teach in our hands-on program or a specific workshop.

Trinity Square Video call for video art - Deadline December 15, 2017


Trinity Square Video is proud to announce the sixth annual juried student video screening event, Video Fever.

If you are or have been an undergraduate student at a Toronto or surrounding area post-secondary institution (as far out as London and Kingston) in 2018 and you make videos, you qualify. Submissions must be single channel videos under 10 minutes in length and will be selected for screening by the Video Fever jury. Videos will be judged solely according to their artistic merit: we are looking for works that offer conceptual and formal innovations in their investigation into video as a critical medium. This is a professional, juried screening and all chosen artists will receive a screening fee and a free one-year membership to Trinity Square Video.

Toronto Employment & Social Services 'Art Connections' Professional Development Program - Deadline ASAP


Beginning January 2018, attend professional development workshops, connect with industry experts within the arts sector and participate in art exhibitions Learn about funding sources, The program includes information on grant writing, professional associations, creating online portfolios and more.

Art Connections candidates must:
• be foreign-trained professional visual artists
• wish to pursue a creative career in Canada
• be able to communicate in English, and
• commit to a series of group meetings/workshops over a period of two months

Call Aleksandra Molnar: 416-392-2869 for further information.

Fogo Island Arts Residency Program - Deadline December 21, 2017


Fogo Island Arts residencies provide opportunities for artists to live and work on Fogo Island for one to two months. Artists-in-residence are provided with a studio, accommodation in a traditional Newfoundland home, a vehicle for on-island use, and a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials and day-to-day living expenses. Most travel expenses are covered. Artists-in-residence must give one public presentation, performance, workshop, or similar event during their residency.

Glenfiddich Call to Canadian Artists for the Coveted 2018 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize - Deadline January 25, 2018


This is an Open Call to Artists currently living and working in Canada to enter the internationally renowned competition for the prestigious 2018 Glenfiddich® Artists in Residence Prize. The three-month summer residency is valued at over $20,000 CDN per artist. Now in its 17th year, the program covers the cost of travel, living expenses and materials throughout the residency.

The Canadian winner will be one of eight artists worldwide to be awarded the coveted prize to live and work at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland. While living in crofts (traditional small Scottish farm houses), artists are encouraged to take inspiration from the unique setting in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The experience provides an opportunity unlike any other for artists to work in an international community, share in a dialogue with other artists and foster cross-disciplinary ideas.

ArtReach 2018 Granting Program for Youth Art Projects in Toronto - Deadline February 1, 2018


ArtReach is a funding program designed to support youth arts initiatives in Toronto that foster youth engagement and provide high quality arts opportunities. $300,000 in grants are available to support youth arts projects, thanks to our amazing partnership with the Toronto Arts Council.

ArtReach aims to support meaningful engagement of Toronto youth (13-29), who have experienced and/or are experiencing exclusion from active participation in quality arts opportunities.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - Deadline March 6, 2018

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Visual artists and makers in craft & design are invited to apply for the 57th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillip’s Square on July 6 - 8, 2018! A perfect chance to showcase your work to over 115,000 art lovers and buyers at Canada’s largest contemporary outdoor art fair.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Upcoming Visual and Digital Arts Programs

Joar Nango,  It was all a dream  (2013)

Joar Nango, It was all a dream (2013)

Visual + Digital Arts programs at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity offer opportunities for artists to engage with world-renowned faculty and peers to gain new insights into the development of their work. Access to facilities and expertise in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fibre, painting, digital media, video, and sound, as well as curatorial studies are available. Here are a list of some of the deadlines coming up.

Mountain Photography Residency
September 2 – September 9, 2017
Application Deadline: June 7, 2017
Faculty: Cory Richards
Banff Mountain Photography Residency provides photographers with an opportunity to learn how to tell compelling visual narratives through images. Individualized interaction with celebrated National Geographic photographer Cory Richards will allow participants to address aspects of the creative process, artistic voice, storytelling, and authenticity in their mountain-themed photographic project.

Inherent Design
November 6 – December 8, 2017
Application Deadline: July 5, 2017
Faculty: Joar Nango, Ursula Johnson
This five-week program will explore several global Indigenous perspectives on architecture, traditional design methodologies, and materials. Participants will delve into the history, function, and contemporary explorations and appropriations of Indigenous design and architecture. As artists, architects, designers, and community leaders, we will discuss our respective roles in the process of place-making.

Printmaking Studio Practicum
September 5, 2017 – August 31, 2018
Application Deadline: June 21, 2017
The Printmaking Practicum program offers practical experience in the areas of screenprinting, intaglio, lithography, typography, digital printing and software, fibre, papermaking, and training in printmaking studio operation for support of artistic practice. 

Sculpture Studio Practicum
September 5, 2017 – August 31, 2018
Application Deadline: June 21, 2017
The Sculpture Practicum program offers practical experience in the areas of tool maintenance and safety, woodworking with hand tools and heavy equipment (table saw, band saw, planer, jointer, miter saw), metal working and metal casting (bronze and aluminum), and training in sculpture studio operation for support of artistic practice.

Call for Curators

Newsletter #9

Hello curators. We present the opportunities gathered this month and hope you find them at least as interesting as we do. Good luck!

Exhibition Design: online course by Node Center

Node Center’s Online Program offers those interested in contemporary art practices, the opportunity to extend their experience in an internationally oriented e-learning program. Deadline: May 29, 2013 
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Curator, Permanent Collection Display

The Curator will play a key role in delivering an exciting new permanent display at the new Design Museum and managing the museum’s collection in readiness for the move to Kensington High Street.Deadline: June 7, 2013 Read more

Art Gallery Manager

The Axel Vervoordt Gallery, located in Belgium and with a branch office in Connecticut, is establishing a new Gallery in Hong Kong and is looking for a full time Gallery Manager for this new space.
Deadline: June 25, 2013 
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Job opportunity at Whitney Museum of American Art

Open job offer at the Whitney Museum of American Art as Director of Public Programs and Public Engagements, to develop, plan and implement all public programs, including artist-driven events, lectures and conversations, gallery talks, symposia, and courses. Read more

Museum Research Consortium Project Coordinator

With the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art has embarked on a four-year (January 1, 2013–December 31, 2016), Museum-based pilot program for the study of objects in MoMA’s collection. Read more

Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art, BRIC

The Curatorial Assistant reports to the Director of Contemporary Art and plays a key role in the operation of the Contemporary Art program, with a focus on curatorial duties. This position will begin in late summer 2013. Read more


2013–14 curator residencies – Fogo Island Arts, Canada

Fogo Island Arts Residencies provide opportunities for artists and thinkers from a wide range of disciplines to live and work on Fogo Island (off the coast of Newfoundland) for periods ranging from three to six months. Deadline: June 1, 2013 Read more

VAA Nida Art Colony call for residency applications, curatorial proposals and a trainee

Nida Art Colony (NAC) welcomes proposals from artists, designers, architects, curators, and art researchers for its upcoming residencies on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania. Deadline: June 15, 2013 Read more

MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38

MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, the contemporary art space of the Goethe-Institut New York generously supported by MINI, is presently seeking a Curatorial Resident (2014).
Deadline: June 30, 2013 
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Postgraduate Programme in Curating Zürich

The aim of this Programme is to examine changes in current cultural production and to develop innovative displays in that context. Particularly for participants from the fields of design, art, culture, and media, the programme aims to open new perspectives in the professional field. Deadline: May 31, 2013Read more

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts offers two courses in curatorial practice

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts offers two courses in curatorial practice with Bassam El Baroni "Lyotard for the twenty-first century curator: a singular account" and Nancy Adajania "Re-enchanting the curatorial moment: eluding institutional frameworks". Read more


VS VS VS Summer Residency Program 2013

Open Call: Summer Residency Program 2013

 We are triple pleased to re-announce the VSVSVS Summer Residency program for its third summer! 
The annual residency program will be held at the VSVSVS warehouse for the month of July. We will work with the selected artist(s) to determine exact dates for the residency and the subsequent exhibition. We are looking specifically for dedicated artists that will make a valuable contribution to our collective environment while participating in our events and functions. 

The residency is offered to any practicing artist in any media from anywhere (groups or collectives are also considered). The length of the residency is negotiable ranging anywhere from one week to one month, depending on the wants and needs of the artist(s). The artist's stay will culminate in a show or event (or workshop, or screening, or whatever...) at the VSVSVS Gallery. The residency provides 24 hour access to the 14 ft. x 20 ft semi-private VSVSVS Gallery which will serve as studio space and, later, the exhibition space, as well as access to the fully equipped VSVSVS Woodshop. It is mandatory that the artist utilize the space: you gotta be there or we will be sad and miss you.   Studio visits with other artists, curators and VSVSVS members is strongly encouraged (we love an open dialogue). The artist must make a concerted effort to invite other members of the arts community to VSVSVS for studio visits and events. No materials or expenses are provided by VSVSVS except the studio space itself. VSVSVS will help with promotion and exposure of the residency program and the subsequent exhibition.   Project proposals do not have to include a specific end-point. Actually, we think it's important that the experience of being here can help guide the work, so some open-ended-ness is encouraged.  

MOST IMPORTANT: The residency is free
APPLICATION FEE:  $0.00 (no fee)

Submission packages should include: 
 A letter of introduction, outlining the individual’s past artistic experience, and other relevant information (no more than 500 words) 
 A curriculum vitae
• A brief project proposal (no more than one page) Images of past work + PDF image list with size, title medium (JPG, maxwidth 600 pixels, 72 dpi)
 OPTIONAL: A link to something awesome

DEADLINE: May 17/2013 before midnight  

We look forward to hearing from you. 

We only accept submissions via email.

Please send submission packages to