Capital Art Sale Call for Artists 📣

We’re looking for artists of every medium to submit their work for the next Capital Art Sale this spring!

Capital Art Sale Call for Artists, Application Deadline April 15

Apply with the link below or email us for any questions about how to get involved with the sale & share with any artists you think will be interested in joining us!

Apply here.

Invisible Artists Carnival 🎟️

The Invisible Artists Carnival is an immersive, travelling performance and film experience that fuses science-fantasy, circus, and disability culture. With robust accessibility built into process and performance, the show presents a threadbare Caravan as the deceptive cover for a world of mobile cinema, aerial wizardry and shared ritual.


Invisible Artists Carnival Calls for Submission


When the Carnival rolls into a neighbourhood as darkness falls, mysterious magic will be unleashed in a live spectacle (suitable for all ages) as the group attempts to make contact with The Artist, a legendary many faced figure who vanished several years ago. EYELEVEL Gallery is bringing this incredible project and its core team of creators (The Other Hearts Collective and Erin Ball) from Toronto to Halifax to work with local artists also from Mad, Deaf, Chronically Ill and Disability communities. The Other Hearts team will collaborate and train with local artists to perform alongside them in an interactive experience that is rooted in accessibility. In addition, a new short video work will be created based on the city that the carnival travels to, giving context to “The Artists” in relation to the Carnival.

FEE:  $20/hr, 5hrs/day, 4 days a week for 6 weeks per artist


  • Application Deadline: June 19th, 2023
  • 2nd stage interviews: Between June 20th 2023 and July 20th,2023
  • Local performers chosen: July 26, 2023
  • Rehearsal Start Date: September 12, 2023 until October 11th, 2023
  • Performance Dates: Nocturne October 12,13, x, y, z – still solidifying
  • There will be three additional performance dates following the closing of Nocturne, time & location TBD.

Full application details are here.

Semaine MNB Week: Artist Submissions 🎵

Semaine MNB Week is a multi-stage program that helps artists of all levels build sustainable careers in the music industry.

Depending on your experience, you may be expected to take part in a bootcamp, in September to prepare for the event. The bootcamp is required for emerging artists only.


Semaine MNB Week 19-21 October 2023, Moncton

Bootcamp – September 22-24 (for selected artists only)

  • Moncton, New Brunswick. For selected artists who need to travel more than 50 km to attend, lodging and other travel expenses will be covered.
  • Sept. 22-23: 9 am to 5 pm | Training sessions on stagecraft, industry event and showcase preparation and business development
  • Sept. 24: Debrief (can be done remotely)

Pre event 1-on-1 meetings – October 11-18

Online for all showcasing artists. Exact time and dates to be determined
8 minutes pre set meetings with delegates

Event – October 20-22

  • Moncton, New Brunswick. For selected artists who need to travel more than 50 km to attend, travel expenses (0,40$ per km) will be covered.
  • You can also apply to the MID program to help cover lodging and meal costs.
    Oct. 20-21: Soundchecks in the morning | Conference sessions and networking in the afternoon | Showcases in the evening. You only have to be present one of those days, but we encourage you to stay for the whole event, to take advantage of the opportunity.
  • Oct. 22: Debrief (can be done remotely)
  • The selected artists will be paid for their showcase performance, under the conditions that they have duly attended the required sessions and have abided by the terms of their contract during the event

Deadline to apply: April 19th, 2023

Full details here.

Connexion ARC 40th Anniversary Call for Proposals 📣

Connexion ARC is calling for proposals for our 40th anniversary programming in 2024. Proposals can include exhibitions, art writers, installations, media and new media, graphic designers, performances, screenings, and workshops etc. Connexion’s 40th anniversary will begin January 2024 and continue throughout the year into 2025. Connexion will be celebrating the past, present and future of our organization, if you wish to participate send your proposal to info@connexionarc.org.


Connexion ARC 40th anniversary


Emerging to senior level artists are welcome to apply.

This call will close on Friday March 31st. For more information contact us at, director@connexionarc.org.
Proposal Requirements:

  • Artist bio & CV, or equivalent information about yourself & your practice.
  • Images, audio, and/or video files documenting your recent work (approx. 10 images/10 minutes)
  • Description of the proposed project (no more than 750 words)

DEADLINE: Friday March 31, 2023

Full details here.

Lumière Arts Festival Call for Projects ✨

Lumière Arts Festival invites applications for Lumière 2023. The 12th, annual Art-at-Night event will take place in downtown Sydney, Unama’ki | Cape Breton on September 23, 2023. We welcome applications from emerging and established artists, as well as community groups, working across a number of disciplines.

Call for Submissions is now open for Lumière Art at Night Festival 2023

We take pride in making art accessible, improving the quality of life in our community through the arts. We activate relationships between artists, businesses, and our community – and operate with integrity, transparency, and open communication.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on April 10, 2023.

Note: Application assistance is available for those who would like to meet with a team member to complete the application process. Please reach out to info@lumierecb.com if you would like to set up a meeting or request additional support.

Full details here.

SPAO Photo Walk: Call for Submissions 📸

In Spring 2023, the SPAO Photographic Arts Centre, in partnership with Ottawa’s Preston Street BIA, will debut the SPAO Photo Walk – an outdoor public art initiative like no other in Canada.

The SPAO Photo Walk will be an ongoing and evolving outdoor installation featuring large-scale photographic artworks designed to enhance Ottawa’s Little Italy, draw attention to local businesses and engage with residents and tourists alike. Participants can access information and the map for a self guided tour via QR codes located next to each artwork, providing opportunities to learn more about the artists, the neighbourhood, and participating businesses. The photographs will be selected from a nationwide open call and by an assessor jury made up of nationally recognized industry leaders.

SPAO Photo Walk Open Call











Submissions are now open. Photo-based artists from anywhere in Canada at any level are encouraged to apply! Please email gallery@spao.ca for any questions related to the SPAO Photo Walk.

Submission Deadline:
Thursday April 6, at 11:59pm EST

Full details are here.

Walter Carsen Prize Nominations Open 🏆

The Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts recognizes the highest level of artistic merit and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance. The prize is awarded on a four-year cycle in dance, theatre, dance and music.

Canada Council for the Arts

Deadline: 30 April 2023

Annual Prize amount: $50,000

By nomination.

Who created this prize?

Walter Carsen established this fund with a generous $1.1 million donation to the Canada Council for the Arts in 2001.

For more information:

Full details are here.

Email: altercarsen-prizes@canadacouncil.ca

Phone: 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5265

Notable Acts Playwriting Competition 2023 🎭

Hello Playwrights and Theatre Makers!

Notable Acts Theatre Festival, July 26th - August 5th

Notable Acts is happy to announce our twenty-second annual province-wide playwriting competition! Contest winners will have their work featured in the 2023 NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival, held in Fredericton: from July 26th – August 5th.

If you’re a New Brunswick playwright, we are seeking submissions in three main categories: one for 15-30 minute site-specific plays, one for 7-10 minute short plays, and another for 30-60 minute one-act plays. Two additional contest categories are for New Brunswick Middle and High school playwrights.

Visit our website at and click “NotaBle Acts 2023 Playwriting Competition” to find the contest rules and guidelines on submitting scripts. If you’ve submitted plays to the festival before, please review this year’s rules and regs for changes and updates.
Questions about the contest can be directed to lfalken@unb.ca or (506) 458-7406. The deadline for the main contest is April 30th, 2023. The Middle School and High School contest closes on May 15th, 2023.

Theodore Prize Nominations Open March 22, 2023 🏆

Nominations for the Theodore Prize open March 22nd!

Administered by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Theodore Prize is a family-funded initiative led by the Throop Family Foundation to celebrate the professional accomplishments of an Atlantic Canadian visual artists.

Theodore Prize

The Theodore Prize is an annual award of $20,000 given to an Atlantic Canadian artist whose work displays a high level of artistic and creative excellence, a command of the artist’s medium, and an acknowledged level of regard from the Atlantic Canadian curatorial/gallery community.

Click here for more information.

Nocturne, Art At Night: Call for Submissions 🌒

Nocturne is currently seeking artists to participate in our 2023 programming through the development of a temporary public artwork that will be exhibited during our signature night-time art experience taking place on Saturday, October 14.

Nocturne, Kjipuktuk / Halifax

For successful applicants, Nocturne pays equitable CARFAC 2023 Fees, material/production expenses, including accessibility costs, artist care, and travel.

Founded in 2008, Nocturne: Art at Night Festival (Nocturne) is a free, independent, contemporary art festival in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). Annually, Nocturne brings 60,000+ people to the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth to experience art and celebrate the visual arts scene in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). This year Nocturne will take place from October 12-15, 2023.

Details about the application process can be found here, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact our team at the contact information below. We are happy to assist applicants anytime.

Deadline to apply: April 17, 2023, midnight (AST)

Call for Proposals for Stair Artworks ⬆️

Call for Proposals for Stair Artworks

Location: Canada’s Capital Region

Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Budget: $5,000

Canadian Heritage is seeking a dynamic, impactful image that conveys the theme “Journeys.”

Dogs in front of stair artwork

This theme asks artists to reflect upon the idea of a journey as a means of understanding and growth. Artists may consider the physical and inner journeys that have shaped them, or the collective journeys undertaken by people and communities across Canada in the past, present, or even the future. Artists may also consider the visual implications of the “journey” from one point on the stairs to another.

All genres will be considered – figurative, abstract, collage, photography, trompe l’oeil, pattern, etc.

Two artworks will be chosen by a selection committee to be reproduced on exterior-quality graphic film and installed on stairs at two prominent locations in downtown Ottawa for a one-year period starting in spring 2023. All other eligible submissions will be retained for consideration until August 31, 2023, should additional steps locations become available.

The two winning artists will receive a fee of $5,000 for the exhibition of their artwork.

The competition documents can be accessed here.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 24, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT).

If you have any questions about this competition, please email artpublic-publicart@pch.gc.ca with the subject line “Stairs 2023”.

Call for Submissions: Terrain 🗾

The Ice House Gallery is looking for submissions from sculptors or 3 dimensional artists whose work speaks to the theme of Terrain.


Work will be selected by gallery curator Brandt Eisner. Work chosen will be based on interpretation of the theme and what brings diversity to the show. (Work that hangs on the wall has already been selected).

To submit, email photos of a minimum of four different pieces to brandt.eisner@gmail.com . Feel free to include additional photos with details, besides the requested minimum of four.

If you have any questions or are new to submitting to gallery shows, please feel free to email Brandt for guidance.

Terrain will take place June 24 – July 30, 2023.

Details here.

Women in the Studio 🎧

Music Publishers Canada is now accepting applications for our 2023 Women in the Studio National Accelerator. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the program. We are proud to offer a series of curated production-related opportunities, workshops, and networking experiences to producer/songwriters from across the country.


Women in the Studio. Music Publishers Canada


We encourage applications from individuals who have been historically underrepresented in these spaces and who remain so today, including women, gender fluid, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.

Sessions and workshops will take place both virtually and in person. The in-person residency will include a comprehensive program of development and networking opportunities in Toronto from June 5-11, 2023.

To qualify, candidates must be:

  1. A mid-tier working producer/songwriter who has produced for others
  2. Able to provide streaming links to 3 examples of works they have produced and co-written on
  3. A Canadian resident (and able to provide proof of residency)
  4. Available to be in Toronto in-person from June 5-11, 2023

Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday, March 15, 2023, and can be submitted either by the candidate directly, or on behalf of a candidate (as long as you’ve confirmed that the candidate is interested and able to participate in all aspects of the program).

Full details here.

Studio Watch 2023: Emerging Artist Exhibition Call for Submission ⏱️

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is calling for submissions for the Studio Watch 2023: Emerging Artist Exhibition.

This dynamic series provides New Brunswick artists in the early stages of their career with the opportunity for a solo exhibition, the publication of an exhibition brochure, and the purchase of a work of art for the permanent collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Interior of Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Studio Watch 2023: Emerging Artist Exhibition will be held at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery from October 21, 2023 to June 2024.

To be eligible, the artist must:

  • Reside and produce art in New Brunswick. Consideration will also be given to New Brunswick residents who are attending higher education programs or conducting temporary projects outside of the province.
  • Have at least three years experience in making art.
  • Not yet have had a solo exhibition in a major public gallery or museum.
  • Have a body of work ready for exhibition in October 2023.

Each submission package must contain the following:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Artist statement of 450 words.
  • Five digital image samples of artwork.
  • Please submit your dossier electronically to: studiowatch@beaverbrookartgallery.org

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2023

The Curator of the Studio Watch 2023: Emerging Artist Exhibition is Tom Smart, Director and CEO, Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Funding for the series has been generously provided by Earl and Sandy Brewer.

Details are here.

Queer Tides: Call for Submissions 🌊

Deadline: March 16th, 2023, 11:59PM ATL via Google Form

Galerie Sans Nom is seeking submissions for Queer Tides, a video series to be installed in Aberdeen Cultural Centre November 2023, with the possibility of a screening in collaboration with environmental advocacy focused community partners.

Queer Tides

Inspired by the mudflats of the Petitcodiac river and greater Bay of Fundy region, Queer Tides aims to frame coastal and intertidal zones as a queer space, exploring intersecting identities, the relationship between tourism and self-representation, and climate emergency through video. By bridging hollow binaries: ocean and land, grief and awe, documentary and folktale, the program will speak to the role of both uncertainty and enchantment in an environmental context.

This call is open to proposed, in-progress, and completed works by artists of all identities and stages of their careers. Galerie Sans Nom is dedicated to both compensating artists (using IMAA fee schedule as a guide when presenting media artworks) and accessible process. If you need assistance or support to submit your proposal, would prefer to do so in audio/video format, or speak with us directly in French or English, please contact Annie @ direction@galeriesansnom.org and/or Chloe @ chloe@galeriesansnom.org

Full details are here.

From Harm to Harmony 2023: Call to Artists 🌿

Are you interested in leading a values-driven group of creative activists to explore how art can impact social change around clean energy, energy affordability and energy poverty?

Conservation Council of New Brunswick logo

Are you a New Brunswick-based, mid-career community-engaged artist or artist team, passionate about climate justice, who would benefit from being mentored by a senior community-engaged artist?

If so, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick invites you to contribute your passions and talents to this creative collaboration.

Since 2020, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s Harm to Harmony program has connected New Brunswick artists of all levels and backgrounds to help express participants’ feelings about climate change and environmental issues. Led by environmental artist Juliana Bedoya and co-facilitated by musician/writer/Instruments of Change Executive Director, Laura Barron, this highly impactful climate action art program engages the public to raise awareness about these challenges, advocates for solutions, and inspires behaviour change. Committed to fostering local leadership, H2H is now excited to invite two new New Brunswick-based artists/or artist teams (mediums listed below) to lead and facilitate climate action community-engaged art projects of their own, under the mentorship of Juliana and Laura.

We look forward to hearing from candidates who represent the broad range of our sector including (but not limited to) those who are Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2+, and of mixed abilities.

Compensation: Mentees will receive $4,800 for 4 months of community-engaged residency and mentorship, which includes 120 contract hours, as well as up to $1,000 ( with receipts) for materials.

For reference, visit our ‘From Harm to Harmony’ Project.

Apply here by March 8, 2023.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentee of our Harm to Harmony mentorship program, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Must be a mid-career professional artist residing and eligible to work in New Brunswick.
  2. Preference will be given to artists who have existing relationships with community groups eager to participate in a climate action art project.
  3. Will receive the support of their mentor through weekly 1-hour sessions and shared resources/tools.
  4. Will design, facilitate and deliver a 4-month project from March-July.
  5. Will work in collaboration with our manager of citizens’ engagement, Danielle Smith, to develop a project aligned with the organization’s objectives.
  6. Will develop an outreach strategy to engage people in their community with a range of artistic skill levels (from curious to committed to professional), and a shared desire to impact social and environmental change, in order to enrich participants’ perspectives and practices.
  7. Lead a series of group sessions (in-person, virtual, or a combination of both) throughout the project period.
  8. Create a project curriculum and plan which will culminate in a final exhibition, performance, or showcase of some kind.
  9. Integrate an evaluation process that can be embedded into the creative work itself, to include in a final report.

Sobey Art Award 2023 🏆

Nominations from across Canada are welcome!

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Sobey Art Award. Nominators have until 8 p.m. EST Friday, March 10, 2023, to submit their applications.

Sobey Art Award 2023

With a total of $400,000 in prize money to contemporary visual artists, the Sobey Art Award’s mission is to champion and propel the careers of visual artists of all ages from across Canada onto the national and international stages.

The overall winner is given $100,000, $25,000 is granted to each of the shortlisted artists, and $10,000 is given to the remaining 20 long-listed artists. In addition, the five shortlisted artists will be featured in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), with the winner announced at an evening ceremony this fall. Last year’s winner, representing the Prairies and North region, was Divya Mehra.

An independent jury consisting of curators from Canada’s five regions—Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and North, and West Coast and Yukon—as well as an international juror, will oversee the selection process.

The Sobey Art Award Nomination form is available here.

CBC New Indigenous Voices 📡

Applications are now open for CBC New Indigenous Voices, presented by the National Screen Institute.

CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week training program for up to 10 Indigenous creators to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries. Emerging Indigenous creators looking to explore career opportunities and gain hands-on experience are encouraged to apply.

CBC New Indigenous Voices. Build your career and learn the essential elements of working in film, TV, and digital media. Apply by March 17, 2023. nsi-canada.ca

This year, applicant eligibility has been expanded to include Indigenous creators at any age over 18. There is no fee to apply, and participants receive minimum wage throughout the entire program.

CBC New Indigenous Voices training will be delivered in-person in Winnipeg, providing participants with a fully immersive experience, the opportunity to work on the production of a short film and an internship placement. Travel and accommodation support is provided for participants 30 kilometres or more outside of Winnipeg.

Application deadline is March 17, 2023 at 12 p.m. CT.

Are you interested in learning more about the program? Register now for our Q+A webinar on March 6, 12 p.m. CT.

Details are here.

Third Watch: Call for Submissions 🌘

Third Watch is a festival of digital video works, and a pilot project as a part of THIRD SHIFT programming. It will take place in Saint John, NB on August 19, 2023. Third Watch aims to celebrate audio-visual content that is exploratory, challenging, and critical in nature. We encourage work that may not be commercially viable, or suitable for an installation as a part of THIRD SHIFT. Submissions must be under 15 minutes in length. Content may be narrative, documentary, experimental, or anything in between. If you can project it, we can select it!

Third Watch Call for Sumbissions

Submit your application before Sunday, March 12, 2023 (11:59pm Atlantic)

Info sessions:

  • Wednesday, February 22 from 7pm-8pm
  • Saturday, February 25 from 10am-11am
  • Thursday, March 9 from 7pm-8pm

Application details are here.

Fredericton Summer Artist in Residence Program 2023 ☀️

February 2023 – The fifth annual City of Fredericton Summer Artist-in-Residence program will take place this year in two locations – the Fredericton Botanic Garden at Odell Park, and Killarney Lake Park.  The City is inviting artists to submit proposals for a residency at either location during July or August. Residency periods are for two weeks with a new option this summer for a one-month residency, each with a stipend of $500 per week.  Accommodations are not provided.

An artist works on a painting outside.

The program provides a unique opportunity for artists to move their studio outdoors into the natural surroundings of Killarney Lake’s wooded recreational park on the northside, or in the community-run Botanic Garden adjacent to Odell Park on the southside. Both locations are open and free to the public.

Artists are required to engage with park and garden users daily on site, and with the broader community through online activities. Artists will be active on social media with brief daily updates on their residency as well as occasional, in-depth activities such as a demo, artist talk, or workshop. Selected artists are free to move throughout the park or garden as part of their creative process and will be provided with portable lawn signs which will indicate that they are the ‘Artist in Residence’.

This residency is open to all artists working in any medium, however preference will be given to work that is conducive to community engagement. The artist is expected to be in residence Monday to Friday, for 6-8 hours daily.

Deadline:  March 10, 2023 at 4:30 pm. Artists will be notified by April 30.  Submissions can be sent by email:  culture@fredericton.ca

Information: culture@fredericton.ca | 506-471-3378

Full details are here.