RBC Arts Access Fund

The Neighbourhood Arts Network and RBC Foundation announce an exciting new partnership and present the inaugural RBC Arts Access fund for newcomer artists. A micro award initiative offered in the spring, summer and fall.
Neighbourhood Arts Network RBC Arts Access Fund - Supporting Newcomer Artists - three deadlines per year.
The Funds will range from $500 to $1500 to support costs associated with community-engaged arts projects such as artist fees, art supplies, equipment rental, space rental and food costs for a workshop or event. 
In addition to community engaged arts projects, this fund also supports professional development, training and mentorship requests for newcomer artists looking to improve their skills in working in community.
Neighbourhood Arts Network is a strategic initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation. With over 1400 members, our online resources, partnerships and professional development events, help community engaged artists and organizations do what they do best: enrich Toronto and transform it into a more vibrant and liveable city.
INTERESTED? Here’s what you need to do.
1)   Sign up for a free Neighbourhood Arts Network membership.
Make your profile interesting, fill it with photos, links to your work, upcoming events, etc.
2)   Next deadline June 15, 2015 - Applications now open


Dominique Pétrin: The living room & other displays, 2014

AKA artist-run is currently seeking submissions for exhibitions/proposals of innovative, experimental contemporary artwork in any visual media for the upcoming programming season. Deadline: May 31 2015.Submissions are reviewed annually by a rotating programming committee. We encourage all applicants to read AKA’s Mandate and Vision Statement before applying.

AKA is committed to exploring emerging practices that speak to, reflect and encourage dialogue in our culturally diverse community, including work in all media by local, national and international artists. AKA pays artist fees at or (when possible) above the CARFAC national average and is an active member of the Plains Association of Artist-Run Centres.

Submissions Guide
Submissions as a single PDF document are encouraged. AKA artist-run only accepts digital submissions via email: gallerycoordinator@akaartistrun.com with subject heading: AKA Submission 2015.

Please ensure ALL FILES contain your NAME.

Submission packages should include:
1. Exhibition or project DESCRIPTION (max one-page)

2. CV with contact information

3. IMAGE LIST (titles, dimensions, dates, media)

4. Support Material
  • a of maximum of 15 JPEGs at no larger than 1024 x 768, 1 MB
  • images must be numberedtitled and include your last name, and correspond to the image list, example:01LastNameRedPainting.jpg
  • RGB, or grayscale colour mode files only (no CMYK)
  • Do not submit images embedded in programs such as: iphoto, Powerpoint, and formats other than JPEG of PDF.
IF you are submitting time-based work:
  • a maximum of 15 minutes* of time-based work (.mov, .mp4, .avi or link to Youtube, Vimeo or Flickr)
*If you are submitting a combination of images and time-based work, subtract one digital still for every 2 minutes of time-based work submitted.

AKA artist-run
424 20th St. W
Saskatoon, SK
S7M 0X4
Twitter | Facebook

Tuesday to Friday 12-6 PM
Saturdays 12-4 PM
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

AKA artist-run acknowledges the support from the Canada Council for the Arts, City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Lotteries, SaskCulture and the, Saskatchewan Arts Board. A special thank you to Prairie Sun Brewery who “… brew delicious beers with local and quality ingredients for the people of Saskatoon.”



Matthew Swarts

group show 44
Radical Color

Christopher Rodriguez, Tarrah Krajnak, Tomoko Kawai, Brad Carlile, Nando Alvarez, Rebecca Najdowski, Joseph Desler Costa, Carson Brown, Hollis Johnson, Justin Hodges, Ryan Oskin, Karine Laval, Vinicius Nakashima, Melissa Eder, Pascal Amoyel, Melanie Flood, Casey James Wilson, Jeremy Haik, Lorne Blythe, Azikiwe Mohammed, Marci LeBrun, John Maclean, Jessica Labatte, Annie Laurie Erickson, Michael Marcelle, David Wolf, Matthew Swarts, Jesse Chun, Suzanne Engelberg, Alexis Pike, Alice Hargrave, Sadie Wechsler
Curated by Jon Feinstein

On view at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon
Feb 6 – March 30, 2015


Red Clay Farm, Economy, Nova Scotia
August 10th-17th , 2014
Deadline: April 20th 2014
 White Rabbit is a week-long artist residency in which emerging and established artists set up camp at beautiful Red Clay Studios to practice, create and collaborate. The residency culminates in a public festival for the performance and exhibition of individual and collaborative works that have emerged over the course of the week.
White Rabbit Open Air Arts Project is an immersive outdoor experience.  We encourage artists from a broad range of disciplines (textiles, dance, theatre, ceramics, paint, poetry, philosophy, words, audio, documentary, film, performance, music, you-name-it!) to push the boundaries of their practice, and work together to create the environment that is formed collaboratively and individually in response to the unique landscape.
Red Clay is an Eden and thus, is not equipped with many infrastructural amenities (although there there is good access to internet and to technical resources). Artists-in-residence traditionally pitch tents in the apple orchard next to the organic gardens, and bathe in the pond, solar showers or take a dip in the Bay of Fundy.  (other accommodations are available – we aim to be accessible!).
The cost for participants is $285 and covers 8 days including workshops and presentations by senior artists, field trips, use of site facilities, all meals, and accommodation (camping or lofts). White Rabbit seeks to achieve culinary excellence: food is locally-sourced and prepared by qualified chefs.

Interested artists should submit the following by April 20th, 2014:

1. A brief description (max 1 page) of your proposed project while at White Rabbit – please include ideas/concepts you will be exploring, materials and any tools that you will need. We encourage projects that are harmonious with the environment, therefore please specify and justify the proposed use of any unnatural materials.
2. A brief artist biography including your current place of residence, previous work and media (1 page max).
Submissions should be sent by email or post:
email: whiterabbitarts@gmail.com
Postmarked before or on April 20th: PO Box 35, Bass River, NS. B0M 1S0

Forge - Akin's Collaborative Workshop Series

Call for Expressions of Interest
AKIN Collective: FORGE Collaborative Workshop Series seeking Artist Facilitators

FORGE connections. FUEL your practice. RESHAPE your creative process.

Kicking off this Fall, FORGE will be AKIN Collective's newest creative incubator for practicing artists and designers. Participants will learn and share skills, discuss, debate, bust creative ruts, stretch their abilities, brainstorm with peers and be challenged to step outside of their practice. Workshops can be thematic in nature, and should provide an opportunity for advanced skill building with a strong emphasis on collaboration and knowledge transfer among members of AKIN's community. Workshops should focus on exploring unconventional processes or modes of expression. Take us places we've never been before!

Expression of Interest should include:

A brief bio of yourself and your practice,
+ Documentation of your work and/or any relevant links to your work online,
+ A short outline of the workshop(s) you'd like to conduct,
+ Ideal number of participants, required materials or space, the best time of year to hold the workshop, and any other technical or safety considerations that may apply.

Anyone may submit an expression of interest. Teaching or facilitating experience is considered an asset. If you are interested in organizing and leading a workshop, we want to hear from you! We also want to hear from you if you have ideas about specific topics for workshops you are interested in taking.
An artist's fee participating facilitators will be offered.
Submissions and inquiries can be sent to akincollective@gmail.com.


Discussion & ideas & questions & answers & art & friends & strangers & community & snacks & drinks.

Come on over for another evening of showing, telling and critiquing. All are welcome, bring your pals/lovers/neighbours.

AKIN COLLECTIVE- 444 Dufferin Unit E
June 26, 2013.

Check out the facebook event  HERE
Join our facebook group HERE

Interaccess: Emerging Artists Exhibition: Call for Submissions

Calls for Submissions

General Information

InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre exhibits original projects from artists, curators, and collectives. Keeping with our mission to expand the cultural space of technology, we support electronic, interactive, and new media works in sculpture, installation, video, software, sound/music, and performance.
Proposals for Gallery Exhibitions are reviewed twice a year, following our submission deadlines in May and November. Submissions are reviewed by the Director of Programming and the Programming Committee, made up of members from our Board of Directors. InterAccess pays artist fees in accordance with CARFAC standards. For a gallery floorplan, please click here.


InterAccess 13th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition

Since its inception in 2001, InterAccess has organized an annual Emerging Artists Exhibition to showcase new media artworks produced by post-secondary students and recent graduates. Curated and organized by a selected emerging curator (or curators), this initiative offers young artists experience and exposure and aims to provide a productive space for the critical exchange of ideas among emerging arts professionals. Past exhibitions have been reviewed by The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and The National Post. Former participating artists and curators have gone on to work and exhibit at such institutions as the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, The Banff Centre, Western Front, Space Media Arts (London UK), FACT (Liverpool) and Transmediale (Berlin).
InterAccess is currently seeking submissions from emerging artists in Canada that employ electronic and new media technologies, materials, methods and ideas within their practice. We are accepting submissions from post-secondary students, recent graduates or independent practitioners who identify as emerging.
InterAccess welcomes new media works in the form of: sculpture, installation, video, audio, performance and interactive art. Web-based projects are also welcome. All works submitted must be exhibition-ready. Based on the works selected, the emerging curators will develop an exhibition theme and produce a curatorial essay.
This year’s Emerging Artists Exhibition will be co-curated by Nancy Webb and Natasha Chaykowski.
Each artist selected to exhibit will be paid standard CARFAC artist fees.
The 13th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition will run from July 26 to August 17, 2013.
Although artists are responsible for installing their own work, InterAccess will provide technical assistance and basic audio/video equipment.
  • Project description (Maximum 1 page)
  • Current CV (Maximum 2 pages)
  • List of technical requirements (Please list materials provided by the artist, as well as any equipment or materials expected from InterAccess)
  • Support material for proposed project/piece as well as of previous work (Maximum 5 files. Images should be 72 dpi and 600x800. URLs can be submitted for large video works.)
Please send all submissions to: info[at]interaccess.org and use “EAE 2013 SUBMISSION” as the subject line.
Total submission package must not exceed 100MB. All written components of the submission should be included in a single PDF file.
The final deadline for submissions is Friday, May 31st, 2013.
Additional information and questions can be directed to the 2013 InterAccess Emerging Curators: Natasha Chaykowski and Nancy Webb at info[at]interaccess.org
InterAccess is a public gallery, teaching facility, and production studio dedicated to the creative use of technology, electronic art, and new media culture. Showcasing both emerging and established new media artists on an international scale, we aim to provide a space for interdisciplinary dialogue, technological experimentation and artistic exchange. In 2013, InterAccess celebrates our 30th anniversary and we look forward to the next 30 years of producing and presenting electronic and digital art.
For more information about InterAccess, please visit http://www.interaccess.org
We warmly thank all applicants for their time and interest in InterAccess and the annual Emerging Artists Exhibition. All artist submissions will receive a timely response.
Natasha Chaykowski & Nancy Webb, Curators in Residence
info [at] interaccess.org
9 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, ON, Canada
M6J 2Y8

GLADSTONE HOTEL: Call for Submissions


ATTENTION: illustrators, painters, designers, comic artists, textile artists, graffiti writers, street artists, mixed media artists, typohgraphers, print makers, animators, new media artists, craftspeople and ALL non lens-based visual artists

We’re challenging the scope of illustration in Toronto and looking for artist submissions from now until THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013.


The Gladstone Hotel seeks expressions of interest for contemporary, experiential projects for its inaugural illustration event, If Walls Could Talk. This group exhibition will take place next March 6–16, 2014 at the historic Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto.
If Walls Could Talk will challenge Canadian and international artists to work outside their traditional practices—to occupy and alter spaces in dramatic, conceptual, or experimental ways. The majority of the site-specific work will be localized on the hotel’s second floor, but we encourage applicants to consider proposing projects for all public spaces throughout the hotel.
We encourage artists to participate independently, in collaboration with a partner, or as a team. Ideal candidates for juried consideration are practitioners who approach their disciplines with a radical personal vision. These artists/designers use illustration—or a practice related to illustration—to converse, connect, collaborate, and construct. Successful projects will create delight in the unexpected.
Curated by Leila Courey


Diti Katona: founding partner and creative director, Concrete Design
Gary Taxali: fine artist and illustrator
Jason Logan: author, illustrator, designer, and creative director of Rogers Publishing
Mikey Richardson: co-owner and creative director, AmoebaCorp
Paul Dallas: chair of Illustration, OCAD University
Virginia Johnson: illustrator, textile designer, and owner of Virginia Johnson Lifestyle
Zak Mroueh: president, executive creative director and founder, Zulu Alpha Kilo