Flourish Festival 2024: Call for Submissions 𝄞

FLOURISH Festival 2024 runs from June 20-23 2024. We’re celebrating our tenth anniversary!

We’re now accepting submissions from bands, visual artists, installation artists, workshop providers and everything in between for our 2024 festival. We accept submissions for all art forms and music genres from across the world.

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Please fill out the form below with your information. Our jury will be reviewing submissions in January, and artists will be notified by February 2024 at the latest. Unfortunately we cannot respond to each submission; only those selected will be notified.

Applications close December 11th 2023, late submissions will not be considered.

Full details are here.

Future Forest Call for Performers 🌳🌲

The Future Forest Festival has several calls for artists of various disciplines opening on different dates.

These are the calls and the dates on which they open:

  • Music: Nov 17
  • Performance Art: Nov 24
  • Art Installations: Dec 1
  • Visual Art: Dec 1
  • Yoga and Wellness: Dec 1
  • Interactive Workshop & Speakers: Dec 1
  • Artisan Market: Jan 12
  • Food Market: Jan 12
  • Stage Production: Jan 12
  • Media: March 5

Full application details are here.


Fredericton Airport Call for Musicians ✈️

The Holiday Music Series runs throughout the month of December at the Fredericton International Airport. With the help of talented local musicians, YFC brings a lively atmosphere for passengers, employees, and our amazing community.



We are looking for solo or duo musicians to elevate our airport’s atmosphere with secular music during the month of December. We are open to all genres. Performances will run concurrently with arriving flights and will be approximately two hours in length. The audience will be all ages and music must be family friendly and appropriate for a diverse audience.


Artists will receive an honorarium of $100 per performance and are welcome to accept donations from the public. A public address (PA) system will be provided at the event—HK Audio POLAR 10 Column Speaker System.


Applications end November 24, 2023.
We encourage new and seasoned artists to apply. We appreciate your interest and hope to hear from you soon!


Apply here.

2024 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators: Call for Submissions 📣

The Art Gallery of Guelph is accepting submissions until Friday, January 26, 2024, at 5 pm ET for the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators.

Founded in 2012, the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators is awarded annually to an emerging Canadian curator under 30 with the aim to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada. Hosted and administered by the Art Gallery of Guelph, the winner is selected by a jury of arts leaders and receives a $5,000 honorarium as well as mentorship in the development of an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Guelph. The 2024 Middlebrook Prize jury is composed of Alyssa Fearon (Director/Curator at Dunlop Art Gallery), Tarah Hogue (Independent Curator and Writer), and Renée van der Avoird (Associate Curator of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario).

Submissions are assessed based on artistic quality as well as conceptual strength of the proposed exhibition. The successful applicant’s exhibition will be presented as part of the Art Gallery of Guelph’s Fall 2024 season. By supporting and mobilizing Canadian creative talent, the Middlebrook Prize aims to inspire positive social change through creativity in an era of ongoing and unprecedented economic, environmental, social, and cultural upheaval. Proposals should emphasize contemporary Canadian art with attention to audience, community, and social relevance.

Full details are here.

Petapan 2024: Call for Workshop Hosts and Pop-Up Market Participants 📣

Mawi’Art Wabanaki Artist Collective seeks applications from Indigenous artists for Petapan’s art workshops Friday, May 31, 2024.

Petapan: First Light Indigenous Arts Symposium invites Indigenous visual artists within Atlantic Canada to apply to offer hands-on workshops in their practice during the Petapan symposium. The workshops can involve painting, basketry, beadwork, carving, drawing, etc. Artists should be prepared to offer a two-hour workshop, during which participants can complete a small piece of work.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2024.

Please submit your artist bio and CV, along with a brief statement indicating your interest and which artistic practice you would offer in a workshop, as well as up to five photographs of your work to: communications@mawiart.org

Mawi’Art Wabanaki Artist Collective seeks applications from Indigenous artists for the Petapan 2024 Outdoor Indigenous Pop-Up Market, Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Petapan: First Light Indigenous Arts Symposium invites Indigenous  vendors  who are interested in selling their hand-made Indigenous artwork at the Petapan Pop-Up Market to apply for a booth, lone table, to chair, free of charge!

Submission deadline: April 15, 2024.

Please submit your artist bio and CV, along 10 photographs of your work to: communications@mawiart.org


andNow Residency ⚡️

Deadline: December 8th, 2023 | 11:59pm

Factory Media Centre is seeking submissions from multimedia and experimental film artists for our annual &NOW Production Residency & Scholarship (PR&S) program set to begin this upcoming Winter 2024!

Recognizing that our communities are still impacted by the pandemic, this year’s &NOW Residency Program structure will take on a new model. Artists will select their residency structure: in-person at the FMC gallery and studios, remote online on a platform of the artist(s)’ choice, or a hybrid mixture.

This year’s &NOW Residency term will accept three artist(s) from February to mid-March.

FMC welcome submissions from artists or artist teams working in a variety of digital or media art forms including:
Film – Animation – Expanded cinema – 360 cinema – Immersive video – Augmented reality – Virtual reality – Live coding – Electronic literature – Interactive mediums – Video games – and other forms and definitions of media artwork.

Full details are here.

ThisGen Fellowship 2024 📃

Why Not Theatre in partnership with the National Arts Centre is excited to announce the 2024 iteration of ThisGen Fellowship. Eight Fellows will be selected as part of the 2024 cohort, and applicants may apply to participate in either the Directing Stream or the Design Stream. The program will begin in May 2024 and run until August 2024 (exact dates of activity TBD).


Running over the course of four months, ThisGen Fellowship 2024 commences with a 1-month online paid training program featuring a faculty of internationally renowned arts leaders, followed by an in-person residency in Ottawa hosted by the National Arts Centre. Fellows will then develop a research proposal as the fellowship will culminate in a 2-week lab designed to allow each Fellow to explore and apply all that they have learned to their research question.

ThisGen is a paid training program. Each fellow will receive a fee of $8,000 CAD for their participation in the program.
Full details are here.

RBC Award for Glass 🔥

Submissions for the 2024 RBC Award for Glass are now open! Click below for the full application in English or French and submit your application online by January 14, 2024 at 11:59pm EST.

The RBC Award for Glass is a national $10,000 award for emerging glass artists working in blown, fused, or stained glass. Thanks to the ongoing partnership between RBC and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, this award is presented annually to a practising emerging glass artist who works professionally and is in the early stages of their career. The Award is intended to allow the artist to undertake a period of independent research or other activities with the goal of advancing their artistic and professional practice.

Full details are here.

Artist Sought to Create Public art for Performing Arts Centre ⭐️

With site work set to begin soon on Fredericton’s new Performing Arts Centre, a nationwide search has also got underway to identify an artist to create a piece of public art for the lobby of the new facility.

The City of Fredericton, on behalf of the Fredericton Playhouse Inc., has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking professional artists working in the public art realm to create an original, site-specific public artwork for the new Performing Arts Centre.

Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm ADT on Monday, December 4, 2023. To find out more about the competition and submission process, interested artists can visit www.fredericton.ca/PublicArt.

National Call for Artists: Public Artwork for Airdrie Multi-Use Facility and Library 📚

The City of Airdrie and STEPS invite professional artists or artist teams based in Canada to submit expressions of interest and qualifications to create landmark public artworks to be placed within and adjacent to the forthcoming Airdrie Multi-Use Facility & Library.

The public artworks will be selected through an open, two-stage national competition, with a total budget of approximately $390,000 CAD. The project budget includes all costs directly associated with the artwork including; fees for design, fabrication, shipping, installation, engineering and professional services, insurance, permits, travel and other incidental and production expenses. Up to four (4) artists or artist teams will be shortlisted and paid $4000 CAD each to create detailed proposals. Community engagement will be a requirement for the selected artist/artist team.

Full details are here.

Third Space Gallery Holiday Members’ Show + Sale ❄️

From December 9th 2023 to January 13th 2024 at The Art Warehouse, you can find Third Space Gallery‘s annual holiday Members’ Show + Sale on view!

If you have participated in our Market Series, or have been a part of our Holiday Show in the past, you’re welcome to submit artworks again this year. Not a member yet? Click here to learn more and become a part of our membership!

Anyone is welcome to be a part of the show, just make sure you have completed the form below by Friday, November 24th to guarantee your spot on our salon-style wall.

All completed forms can be sent to tiersespace@gmail.com.

Eastern Edge Call for Artists in Residence 🏠

Eastern Edge is seeking applications for Artists in Residence! We are very excited to announce the upcoming Residency Call for Submissions deadline: October 30, 2023.

Eastern Edge is accepting proposals for studio residencies for 2025/2026.

We are dedicated to cultural diversity in our programming, and encourage applications from artists, art collectives, and curators of diverse communities and backgrounds. We accept applications from local, provincial, national, and international artists for our studio residencies. We strive to support the needs of our successful applicants, please do make us aware of any flexibility or supports you need that are not covered here.

Deadline to submit: October 30, 2023, 11:59pm NDT (Newfoundland Daylight Time)

Full details are here.

Canadian War Museum Artist Residency Program 🏛️

A Three-Month Remote Residency for Emerging Artists.
Deadline: September 29, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.


The Canadian War Museum — part of the Canadian Museum of History — is inviting emerging artists in Canada to apply for its new remote Artist Residency Program (ARP). The successful applicant(s) will collaborate with the War Museum to create a new work of art for the upcoming special exhibition, Outside the Lines (OTL).

Opening in May 2024, OTL will explore the experiences and perspectives of women war artists and how their voices evolved over time. This first iteration of the Residency seeks to amplify the voices of women artists who have typically been under-represented in war art. Working with the exhibition team, the artist(s) will reflect upon exhibition themes, as well as the Museum’s world-renowned war art and military collections, to conceive and execute a finished work.

Details are here.

ECMA Award and Showcase Submissions 2024 🏆

Submissions for Awards and Showcasing at the 2024 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference in Charlottetown, PEI May 1 – 5, 2024 are now open.

Do you have questions about the submissions process? We’ve got answers! Join ECMA’s membership team in person (Music PEI Office, 115 Richmond St, Charlottetown) or online, Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 7:30PM – 8:30PM ADT as we review the submissions process and answer any questions you may have.

Submissions close October 3, 2023.

Details here.

Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes 🏅

The Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes are awarded to two persons – one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities, who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. The prizes are intended to encourage ongoing contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage.

Françoise Baylis and Joséphine Bacon

These prizes are administered by the Canada Council in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The winners are chosen by a peer assessment committee, which is appointed jointly by the Canada Council and the SSHRC.

Nomination guidelines are here.

Small Works 2023 Application🎄

Small Works is a festive and fun opportunity to find unique and one of a kind holiday gifts by local and regional artists. The Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery is thrilled to announce our Small Works dates for 2023 and hope you will consider being a new or returning artist.


Small Works 2023


Information for both new and past artists can be found here along with our application form. For further information please contact the Gallery at info@mccainartgallery.com or 506-392-6769

Small Works Exhibition Dates: November 25 – December 23
Application from New Artists Due: October 3, 2023
ALMAG Confirmation for New Artists: October 11, 2023

Artwork Drop off: By appointment November 2-8, 2023
for hanging art By appointment November 9-15, 2023
for all other art Artwork Pick-up: January 4-10, 2023

Career Opportunity: Curator of Canadian Art 🇨🇦

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is growing in more ways than one. With a spectacular new Harrison McCain Pavilion, exciting exhibitions and programs, and revamped internal systems, we need YOU to be part of our dynamic team!



To apply for this position, please submit your résumé to Sandra Nickerson, Business Services Manager:

By email: HR@beaverbrookartgallery.org

Position profile:

Reporting directly to the Director/CEO, the Curator of Canadian Art will be responsible for managing, curating, and promoting collections, exhibitions, and programs focused on Canadian art. The Curator of Canadian Art will also play a vital role in preserving, interpreting, and showcasing Canadian artistic heritage, contributing to the cultural enrichment of communities and fostering public engagement.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

Application deadline: Ongoing until a suitable candidate has been selected

(The Gallery thanks all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.)

Full details are here.

artsnb September Deadlines 🗓️

Artist in Residence Program: September 1

The Artist in Residence Program is intended for individual artists to participate in residencies and New Brunswick public or private institutions and organizations to host professional artists, and enable them to pursue specific projects relating to their creative work. The artists in residence are also to contribute to the promotion and understanding of the arts by means of the artists’ contact with the clientele of the establishments.

Artist in Residence

This program is divided into two components:

  • Artist in residence – Artists: to participate in residency opportunities in New Brunswick or abroad, or for residency opportunities in Quebec as per an agreement with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and;
  • Artist in Residence – Host Organizations: for not-for-profit, for-profit and institutions to host artists in residence.

Details here.

Career Development Program: September 1

The Career Development program is designed to recognize and encourage arts professionals who have demonstrated exceptional artistic talent and potential, and who are pursuing a career in the arts.

The program is divided in three components:

  • The Arts by Invitation component is for assistance to present work by invitation in established arts events.
  • The Professional Development component is for assistance for professional development scholarships for studies and mentorships.
  • The Professionalization and Promotion component is designed to assist artists to produce tools related to the promotion of the artist’s work and career with a view to broadening the dissemination network for their work and diversifying their sources for funding.

Details here.

Equinox Program: September 15

The Equinox program supports Indigenous artists, curators and groups to engage in artistic creation and professional development.

Eligible projects can range from:

  • research and development for the creation of new works
  • creation and presentation of artistic work
  • activities that support and strengthen the Indigenous arts community.

The Equinox program provides flexible, short-term support to individual Indigenous artists or collectives applying on behalf of small or large groups, arts groups, organizations, community groups, independent arts administrators, and artistic and cultural mediators. Grant funds may be used for organizational development and professional development that will have a positive impact on building the arts ecosystem in Indigenous communities.

Details are here.

10th Annual Square Foot Show at the Grand Manan Art Gallery 🔳🦶🏾

The 10th Annual Square Foot Show will be the grand finale of the 2023 season at the Grand Manan Art Gallery. This show is popular with both artists and visitors to the Gallery. The objective is to pack as much punch as possible into one square foot of space. We welcome a variety of artwork — paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, ceramics, wood, and mixed media pieces, but there is one stipulation. The outside dimensions of the artwork (including any frame) must measure 12 inches by 12 inches.


Grand Manan Art Gallery Square Foot Show


This event is a major fund raiser for the gallery. Up to four pieces may be submitted, and all the artwork will be priced at $200. There will be an entry fee of $10 per piece, and a modest 25% commission on sales. Gallery visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favourite pieces, and People’s Choice Awards of $200, $150 and $100 will be given for the three most popular works in the show.

If you wish to participate in the Square Foot Show, download an entry form from our website and submit it to the Gallery office by September 4. The Entry Fee of $10 per submission is payable by e-transfer gmag2121@gmail.com, or cheque made payable to the Gallery and mailed to the Treasurer:

Grand Manan Art Gallery 10 Marathon Lane Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A3.

Artwork must reach the Gallery by September 8.

For the convenience of mainland artists, artwork may be taken to By The Sea Framing, 122 Water Street, St. Andrews, NB on September 6 or 7. By-The-Sea is currently open by appointment as their building is under construction, and artists are advised to call Rebecca at (506) 529-8700 to arrange a time for delivering their work

Sunbury Shores Call for Exhibition Proposals 2024-25 🌿

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, in St Andrews, NB is calling for exhibition proposals by contemporary artists from New Brunswick, Canada, and internationally for exhibition at Sunbury Shores from 2024 – 2025.

Sunbury Shores Arts and Ecology

Sunbury Shores is a not-for-profit community art centre with a mandate to present the work of contemporary New Brunswick, Canadian and international professional visual artists. Sunbury Shores is currently seeking exhibition proposals for solo and group exhibitions in a variety of media. Exhibition proposals should be well-researched and outline a clear concept; they will be reviewed for artistic quality and creativity.

A collaboration between the arts and nature has informed the vision for Sunbury Shores since it was founded nearly 60 years ago, an anniversary to be celebrated in 2024.

Exhibitions are displayed for approximately six weeks with some smaller exhibitions, or pop- up shows, presented for a shorter period. Artist fees, based on national CARFAC rates, are paid to Canadian artists. Artwork may be available for sale or not. A jury of staff, community members, and professional artists reviews proposals.

Details are here.