The Society of Canadian Artists announces a call for entry for their annual 52nd International Open Juried Exhibition. This exhibition will be held at the Papermill Art Gallery, Todmorden Mills, in Toronto, ON from August 10 to September 8, 2020.
Deadline: 3 Jul 2020
We continue to live in uncertain times. Currently, there is no guarantee that the Papermill Gallery will be open on these dates. The Society of Canadian Artists remains confident, but may have to modify this show to a virtual exhibition on their website. Prizes will be awarded as committed. The show will be on the website for 3 months. However and in this situation, works would only be available for sale through the artist.
International Open Juried Exhibition Awards
- Mary Pratt Crystal Award: $1,000 and Crystal Bowl
- Duggan Canadian Landscape Award: $1000
- First Award of Excellence: $1,000
- Second Award of Excellence: $500
- 2 Awards of Merit: $250 each
About the Society of Canadian Artists
The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) is a national, non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. SCA has representation in all of the visual arts media. They respect their historical roots, are aware of the current world, and are future-minded.
Officially founded in 1972 (although germinating since 1957), the Society of Canadian Artists was born to foster and celebrate the visual arts in Canada. They are a collection of some of the country’s most committed traditional and new media artists.
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Guelph Museums announces a call for artists for Doors Open After Dark 2020, celebrating Guelph’s 193rd birthday and launch Doors Open weekend, with big, bold, innovative history and art activations at and around the Civic Museum from 5 p.m. April 24 to 1 a.m. April 25. This free event aims to create opportunities to connect, explore, and engage the community with history in unique ways.
Deadline: 8 Mar 2020
Historians and artists of all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals for activations that explore Guelph’s history and identity through themes of reconciliation, diversity, landscape, culture, innovation, and environment.
This opportunity is open to individuals, collectives, and groups from anywhere in the world. Preference will be given to residents of the City of Guelph and Wellington County. Installations will be selected through an open call process. A jury, formed by Guelph Museums, will select the featured installations.
Submissions will be assessed by the following criteria:
- Innovation and originality
- Quality of work
- Interpretation of themes
- Design and execution plan
Doors Open After Dark 2020 Artist Benefits
Chosen artists will receive an honorarium based on the CARFAC Fee Schedule at the “Other Public Places” level. Since 2017, approximately 200-300 visitors attend Doors Open After Dark each year. Artists will receive promotion through Guelph Museums’ website and social media pages to an audience of over 7,000 followers collectively.
Guelph Museums is in the process of decolonization through the reconstruction of their colonialist framework and by collaborating meaningfully with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. The Museums are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, strive to initiate dialogues, and create safe spaces for truth telling. These guiding principles inform all activities at Guelph Museums.
Doors Open After Dark 2020 coincides with the 193rd anniversary of the “founding” of the city of Guelph – a story traditionally centered on John Galt’s arrival in Canada in 1827 to build a Scottish settlement. The story excluded the Indigenous Peoples present on this land thousands of years before Galt’s arrival. Doors Open After Dark aims to provide space for historical truths and engage meaningfully with present-day communities impacted by those histories.
About Guelph Museums
Guelph Museums consists of three heritage sites – Guelph Civic Museum, McCrae House, and Locomotive 6167 – where they explore local histories through permanent and changing exhibitions, interactive galleries, special events, and engagement activities.
The Civic Museum (the location of Doors Open After Dark) is located in the heart of downtown Guelph in the renovated Loretto Convent. Guelph Civic Museum is home to a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that bring Guelph’s past to life.
They are adjusting the way history has been portrayed at the Museums to incorporate authentic Indigenous voices, stories, and knowledge, which have traditionally been sidelined in favour of colonial narratives. Guelph Museums considers truth and reconciliation fundamental in upholding its mandate to be a community museum that makes a difference, improving the lives of residents and visitors to the City of Guelph.
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SummerWorks Performance Festival 2020 is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new performance in Canada. They are seeking proposals for the 30th edition, taking place August 6th-16th in Toronto, Canada. Proposals are assessed and curated on artistic merit, clarity of vision, and feasibility as well as on how the project relates to other selected works. Why you care about this work? What excites you about your project? Why you think it’s important? Why is SummerWorks the right context for you and this project now?
Deadline: 10 Jan 2020
SummerWorks Presentations: SummerWorks seeks proposals for new projects that will be ready for presentation in August 2020. They are interested in works and artists that tackle urgent and complex questions of our time; that celebrate curiosity, wonder and adventure; and that expand the possibilities of what performance can be. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Proposed works should have some previous development or presentation history.
SummerWorks Lab: The SummerWorks Lab is a place for exploration, experimentation, and process. SummerWorks invites proposals for projects to be shared with an audience at a crucial stage of development as well as experiments that use the Festival as a laboratory to test new ideas. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Of particular interest are projects that will benefit from audience engagement and feedback during the Festival, with the potential of this to inform the future of the work.
Public Works: The Public Works programming brings artists and audiences together in the public realm to experience Toronto in new ways. How does the city shape how we move? What else is possible? How can this be realized through performance? Of particular interest are projects that play with momentum and time. Proposals for outdoor, non-traditional, site-specific and immersive contexts are expected; and works created for audiences to traverse a location or the landscape of Toronto are encouraged. 3-5 projects will be selected for this special call and provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD (dependent on scale and budget of the project). These performances will be free to the public and should be designed with accessibility in mind.
Performance Festival 2020 Artist Benefits
- The Performance Festival 2020 provides a framework, which includes publicity and marketing, technical and performance scheduling, box office, front of house management, and administrative support. If you’re not in an outdoors, non-traditional or site-specific venue we’ll also provide a venue, technical staff and lighting designer.
- Presentations can expect 5 performances in the Festival.
- Labs can expect 3 performances in the Festival.
- Artists participating in Presentations or Labs will receive 70% of their box office revenue.
- Artists participating in Public Works will be provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD; dependent on scale and budget of the project.
- Projects are typically provided 30 – 60 minute timeslots. If your project is longer, please explain in your proposal. If your project is 30 minutes or less you’ll be considered for curation as a double-bill with another performance work.
- Access to free workshops from industry leaders in producing, marketing, production, audience engagement and accessibility.
- An artist pass, providing you with highly discounted rates for all performances, events and free access to workshops during the 11-day Festival.
- An engaged and collaborative team. We provide mentorship and advice for all productions in the Festival, so if you’re unsure if something is possible, get in touch! We want to hear about big ideas and help make them reality.
For the last two years SummerWorks venues have been physically accessible. SummerWorks provides ASL for all our events. They provide visual stories for patrons, and work with artists to create relaxed performances. Over the past two years they have engaged in consultancy with Tangled Arts+Disability and Deaf Spectrum.
In the coming years they hope to include live captioning and audio description at all SummerWorks produced events plus live streaming of workshops to make these available to those who aren’t able to travel to the venue, and extend accessibility training to all Front of House and volunteers.
Through the Pay What You Can model, they have opened up the Festival to a wider socio-economic bracket. Those that can afford to are able subsidize affordable tickets, allowing SummerWorks to offer cheaper tickets while not reducing the artist’s income. SummerWorks runs a Pay It Forward scheme, additional tickets can be purchased that are then offered to members of partner organisations free of charge.
SummerWorks is widely recognized as one of the most important platforms for launching new work in Canada. They are interested in continuously re-imagining and innovating the possibilities of performance- how it is created, presented and experienced. SummerWorks presents two Festivals annually, Progress International Festival of performance and ideas, and SummerWorks Performance Festival.
As an organization that brings together performance nationally and internationally, SummerWorks wishes to acknowledge that SummerWorks takes place on the traditional territory, Tkaronto, “Where the Trees Meet the Water,” “The Gathering Place” of the Mississauga, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat Nations. As we come together we pay our respects to all our relations who have gathered and will continue to gather in this place.
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Hamilton Arts Council announces a call for artists for a Youth and Emerging Artists Exhibition, accepting submissions from secondary, post-secondary students, and recent college and university graduates in southern Ontario. The first Emerging Youth Art Fair will take place at CF Limeridge Mall, October 24th – October 28th, 2018. This exhibition showcases new visual artworks by up-and-coming local creators from southern Ontario. This curated exhibition provides emerging artists with professional exhibition experience and publicity.
Deadline: 1 Oct 2018
Artists may submit three pieces for consideration. Depending on space, only one piece is guaranteed to be exhibited. This is contingent on the quality of the work and the number of submissions. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by October 5th, 2018.
All artwork must be 12 x 12 outside dimensions and not more than 5 inches deep. All artwork should be framed or on canvas; ready or prepared for hanging. For framed pieces, the artwork itself must be a minimum of 6 x 6 and must be square.
Mixed media works that make creative use of the entirety of the square foot area (for example within a shadow box) are considered square. If framed, make sure the outer dimension of the frame is 12 x 12.
Youth And Emerging Artists Exhibition Artist Benefits
Chosen artists for the Youth And Emerging Artists Exhibition will be invited to be a part of the curated exhibition. They will have an opportunity to win a prize in one of four categories: Best of Show Emerging, 1st and 2nd Place, and Best of Show Youth Category. The experience will help build the artists portfolio, c.v. and exhibition experience. It provides for numerous networking opportunities with both their peers and professional art buyers, community organizers,and curators. This is the first ever art fair of it’s kind taking place in upper Hamilton.
About The Hamilton Arts Council
The Hamilton Arts Council exists to strengthen the role of the arts and culture in the City of Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community. Founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1973, the Hamilton Arts Council is the second largest and one of the oldest community arts councils in Ontario. Originally known as the Hamilton & Region Arts Council and later Arts Hamilton, they have a long history of supporting local arts and culture through publication, advocacy, and community partnerships.
About CF Lime Ridge
From atop Hamilton’s mountain, Lime Ridge dominates the retail scene in Ontario’s third largest city. With its convenient location, accessible from the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, the centre serves the neighbouring communities of Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, and Brantford. Lime Ridge boasts a GLA of 814,000 sq. ft. It has more than 210 trend-setting retailers, delivering an upscale shopping experience across a trade area of more than 500,000 residents. Recently, Lime Ridge executed a major remerchandising plan for the centre. It brought in many desirable brands such as Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, and Forever 21.
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Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is currently accepting applications for the Clarington Outdoor Art Festival 2018, taking place on September 29-30 on VAC grounds in Bowmanville, Ontario. Applications are encouraged from creators working across all disciplines and artistic traditions. Aligning with Culture Days 2018, the festival is a platform that connects people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2018
The Clarington Outdoor Art Festival provides artists and makers the opportunity to showcase their work in the context of an established and not for profit space. Artists and makers will have the opportunity to sell and network in the community of Bowmanville.
About Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not-for-profit charitable organization. The Centre nurtures the cultural development of the community by encouraging the creativity through arts education, exhibition, and promotion. The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington has a forty year history of providing quality exhibition and educational programming to the community.
VAC is an active and productive organization that makes good use of limited resources to generate a significant, varied, and ever-expanding volume of activity within each of their five service areas: exhibitions; educational programs; publications and information; community outreach and special events; and recognition programs. While the majority of artists, participants, and visitors are from Clarington, programs draw a considerable number of people from across the GTA and beyond.
VAC provides professionally curated exhibitions with accompanying catalogues at the Visual Arts Centre, exhibitions in the Clarington Municipal Building, and the Clarington Library as well as Art on Public Lands outdoor sculpture installations on the Centre’s grounds. They work to build community and be part of the community. Programs, exhibitions, and facilities reflect a diversity of ideas, engage the broader community, support artists, and are accessible to all.
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