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CAFKA.18 – Call For Artists

CAFKA is seeking submissions for CAFKA.18, its biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo for June 2018.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Mar 2017

The biennial exhibition is curated by CAFKA’s Program Committee which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research.

The CAFKA biennial exhibition of art in public spaces initiates conversations around public space and the social and critical functions of art. It galvanizes the community of artists and art lovers in the region. Members of which dedicate countless volunteer hours as board members, members of the Program Committee and jury, event planners, educators, installers, and hosts.

Since its inception in 2001, CAFKA has produced and exhibited 206 projects by 192 artists over 11 exhibitions. From the beginning, the open calls have been an important way for the CAFKA Program Committee to connect with emerging and mid-career artists.

In 2007, CAFKA supplemented its open call with an invitational component. Additional artists, identified by the Program Committee and the invited jurors, are invited to submit proposals. The final exhibition is made of both invited artists and artists selected from the open call.

CAFKA.18 pays artist fees of $2,000 CAD for new work in addition to negotiable expenses. Video and one-time performance fees are paid in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule.


CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area) is a non-profit, artist-run organization. It is a producer, advocate, and educator for contemporary public, interactive, and interventionist art practices. CAFKA  produces an international biennial exhibition of art projects in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo.  It offers an exhibition, lectures, and tours and related special events.

Activities are made possible with the active participation of its many volunteers and the support of its members, donors, funders, and sponsors. CAFKA is funded in part by agencies of the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and regional and municipal governments. CAFKA also receives support from private charitable foundations.

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CAFKA.18 - Call For Artists


ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program – Call For Artists

ArtsAlive is Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s annual public sculpture program where pieces are selected to be shown outdoors in our municipality of Oak Bay, BC (Canada) for approximately one year.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 20 Jan 2017

In 2017, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday, and many communities across the country will make plans to mark the occasion. The Oak Bay Public Art Committee is looking for sculptural works of art to be placed in our community, based on the theme Transitions. We invite artists to submit proposals for sculptural works that engage notions of community transitions, especially as they apply to the unique experience of life in Oak Bay – a community with a strong sense of cultural identity rooted in the past, lived dynamically in the present, and greatly engaged in its future.

Some ideas could include still and kinetic representations of or allusions to historical figures or events, references to eras of the natural environment, depictions of everyday people and familiar items (past, present, and future), and displays of local iconic names and symbols. Any of which can be imagined through the unique, ironic, comic, or thoughtful lens of the creative artist.

All fine artists are invited to submit proposals for the ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program.

  • Proposals will be reviewed by a jury of art professionals and citizen enthusiasts.
  • Work will be displayed for approximately 1 year.
  • Up to 13 pieces to be selected and installed in secure, highly visible outdoor locations.
  • The public will be invited to vote on a People’s Choice Award.
  • Through this annual program, Oak Bay intends to develop a public art collection for permanent display.

Artist benefits

The ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program is an excellent opportunity for artists to showcase their work, imagination, and talent. The municipality, local media, Tourism Victoria, and Tourism Oak Bay will promote this show throughout the year. Related art events like art walks, paint-ins, and celebrations will be organized to encourage excitement and community participation.

It is our hope to provide successful bids with an honorarium of $1,000 and a travel/delivery budget of up to $500. This is dependent on the number of community sponsors who sign on to support the ArtsAlive Oak Bay program and as such is not guaranteed. We hope to be able to confirm this in January 2017.

Works selected by the committee will also be eligible to be chosen for the Peoples’ Choice Award. This winning piece will be considered for eventual purchase and inclusion in Oak Bay’s permanent public art collection pending municipal budget approvals. Therefore, artists must also agree to make their piece available for the municipality to purchase for fair market value (to a maximum of $18,000). Should such funding approvals be successful the purchase would take place in 2017.

Artists may sell or lease their works at the end of the show (with the exception of the People’s Choice winner).

About the Oak Bay Recreation, Parks, and Culture

The municipality of Oak Bay, part of Greater Victoria, is located on the south eastern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Surrounded by beaches and parkland, its scenery includes splendid views across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Salish Sea. Oak Bay is legendary for its fine domestic architecture, picturesque gardens, and for old world atmosphere. This geologically fascinating area is also home to the unique and rare Garry Oak Meadow ecosystem. Our 18,000 residents have a deep attachment to our natural and built environment. We have a majority of the region’s art galleries and many resident artists and arts enthusiasts. Now in its third year of development, the ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program, with its Arts Laureate position, is an expression of our municipality’s support for a flourishing arts environment for the economic, social, and personal benefit of our entire community.

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ArtsAlive Oak Bay 2017 Public Art Program


Passion To Perform – Call For Artists

Yamana Gold announces a call for artists to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography as entries to Passion to Perform.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jan 2017

Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion, and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

Entry is free. We will only be admitting two entries per person. The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately thirty-five artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.

The following prizes will be awarded in $USD based on a jury selection: $6,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize and $1,500 for third prize. In addition, a fund has been established to acquire additional artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection.

Passion To Perform


Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists. Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

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The World We Live In Photo Contest – Call For Artists

Photo Life and Photo Solution invite Canadian and U.S. photographers to submit their best work to The World We Live In Photo Contest VI with more than $45,000 offered in prizes including a grand-prize expedition cruise.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Nov 2016

Artists photographers could win one of the twenty-one great prizes worth a total of $45,000 including an expedition cruise to the heart of the Arctic and get published in Canada’s #1 photography magazine.

Established in 1976, Photo Life is Canada’s leading source for photography including technical knowledge and tips, industry news and events, and international travel photography and documentaries as well as innovative approaches, techniques, and secrets of the trade. Photo Life is published six times each year with distribution to subscribers, newsstands, and participating photo retailers.

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The World We Live In Photo Contest


Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2017 – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2017 is seeking artist applications for our program, which begins on May 13, 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Oct 2016

Each year, over thirty outdoor sculptures are displayed in the downtown core. The public votes for their favorite sculpture – the winning piece gets purchased for up to $15,000 plus an additional $3000 cash award. Additional cash awards of $7000. We cover shipping/delivery for up to $500. All sculptures are for sale/lease with 70% commission to the artists.

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2017

Castlegar is The Sculpture Capital of Canada™.

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Art! Vancouver 2017 – Call For Artists

Art! Vancouver 2017, an international art fair held at the prestigious Vancouver Convention Centre May 25 to 28th 2017, is open for registration.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Dec 2016

Many art collectors come to purchase art and galleries come to scout new artists to represent in their galleries.

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Art! Vancouver 2017


For the Love of Art – Call for Artists

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre invites artists and artisans to submit an application for the premier juried art show, For the Love of Art.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Sept 2016

Standard 10’ x 10’ exhibit space is $250 and a double space is $400.

The event will feature high-quality, original, hand-crafted works, live entertainment, fine food and wine, and demonstrations and workshops which will attract tourists, residents, and patrons of the arts from across the province and the United States. This event will be supported by over 4,000 members of The Club and The Niagara Pumphouse Art Centre and promoted to the hotel guests of the 4 diamond White Oaks resort.

Best in show awards will be presented at the end of the evening and winners’ work will be showcased at The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre during the 2017 season. All exhibitors will have the opportunity to feature their work at one of the monthly wine events held at The Club exclusively for their members.

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For the Love of Art


Figureworks 2016 – Call for Artists is calling artists participate in Figureworks 2016, our 7th annual figurative juried award show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 Oct 2016

The show is open to artists who wish to submit works that represent the human form or parts thereof.

The Figureworks art show kicks off with a vernissage on November 22nd at at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts in Ottawa, Canada and runs until December 4th, 2016.

This year’s jury consists of Stefan St-Laurent, Tom Campbell, and Stephen Frew.

The top three works as determined by the jury will receive cash prizes along with additional prizes contributed by Atelier de Sculpture and Kama Paints. would like to thank Joël Prévost from Atelier de Sculpture du Village and Vincent Deshaies from Kama Paints for their continued support and additional prizes. is a not-for-profit organization promoting art of the human form. aims to provide an opportunity to celebrate visual art of the human form. The organization puts the spotlight on artists, their works, and the life models which are essential to nurture their creativity and whose profession is an art of itself.

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Figureworks 2016


Cavan and Millbrook Outdoor Painting Festival

Cavan Arts announces a call for artists for their first annual Cavan and Millbrook Outdoor Painting Festival to be held October 1 and 2nd in the historic village of Millbrook and on the rolling hills of Cavan, ON.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 2 Oct 2016

The artist registration fee is $25.

Awards ceremony on Oct. 2 and a Fresh Off The Easel Sale from 4 to 6 p.m. with free access for the public.

Chosen artists will benefit from $3000 worth of prizes donated by Galerie Q:

  • $1500: First place
  • $1000: Second place
  • $500: Third place

Profits from the Outdoor Painting Festival will be donated to Community Care in Millbrook, ON.

Cavan and Millbrook Outdoor Painting Festival

Cavan Art Gallery and Academy is the only art school in Cavan and only one of the two art galleries in Cavan.  Galerie Q is the other gallery.

Sponsors:  Cavan Art Gallery, Galerie Q, BIA Millbrook, Millbrook Times, IPAP, and Ontario Plein Air Association.

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Fort McMurray – Call for Artists

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is looking for a Canadian artist/artist team to design and install a mural at the Bob Lamb Bandstand in Borealis Park, Fort McMurray.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Aug 2016

The purpose of the Graffiti Abatement Mural Project is to provide a solution to graffiti while bringing public art into the community. This mural will be the sixth installation within Fort McMurray. In addition to installing the mural the artist/artist team will be expected to mentor a local emerging artist to help build artistic capacity within the region. The mural will cover the entire interior of the bandstand (including the underside of the roof) and the exterior walls and must appeal to a wide, culturally diverse audience while being a suitable backdrop for a range of cultural performances. The mural installation should begin early September.

This project pays $15,800.00.

Fort McMurray

RMWB is one of Canada’s youngest and most dynamic communities and is one of the largest municipalities in North America. Fort McMurray is the urban service center for the area. Smaller communities within the region include Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Mackay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Saprae Creek.

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