Claire Harris Poetry Prize 📙

Goose Lane Editions and the board of icehouse poetry are pleased to announce the inaugural Claire Harris Poetry Prize. The biennial prize will be awarded to a full-length debut poetry collection by a writer who is Black, Indigenous, or from another racialized community.


Celebrated Canadian poet Kazim Ali will select the winner of the inaugural Claire Harris Poetry Prize. The winning poet’s manuscript will be published under the icehouse poetry imprint. (more…)

Call for Instructors for Sustainable Fibre Arts Conference NL 2024 🪨

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is looking for passionate Canadian fibre artists who are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills during the Made in Canada: Sustainable Fibre Arts Conference Newfoundland and Labrador 2024.

Made in Canada: Sustainable Fibre Arts Conference NL 2024 aims to reach themes of sustainable and ecological craft practices and materials, how sustainability can support rural and urban craft communities and moving forward in the craft industry with sustainable planning within our discussions and workshops.   (more…)

Call for Submissions: Media Arts Production Fund 🎞️

Deadline to Submit: January 15, 2024

Struts Gallery is excited to announce the Media Arts Production Fund. This annual program is designed to help support the production of media arts projects by artists at all career levels.

The Media Arts Production Fund is a regional fund open to artists living in Atlantic Canada and supports the creation of media arts projects including video, audio, XR, film, new media, performance, digital, electronics, 3D printing, and time-based art. (more…)

The Pierre Lassonde Artist-in-Residence 2025-26 🏠

The Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University invites applications to its 2025 AND 2026 Artist-in-Residence program.  This annual non-recurring residency will support research, development, and creation of a project proposed by a successful professional artist.

Artists who are engaged in visual arts, digital arts, performance, social and community-based artistic practices are invited to apply. To increase the degree of diversity within the Mount Allison community, we particularly encourage applications from (more…)

SHMF 2024 Applications Facilitation Grant Program 🏘️

Each year, SHMF awards funding for impactful, timely initiatives that advance opportunities in exhibition, creation, education and art appreciation.

In 2024, SHMF invites Sheila grant requests from New Brunswick visual arts organizations and collectives within the range of $10,000 to $20,000 in two categories: (more…)

2024 Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency 🏠

Fogo Island Arts and The Hnatyshyn Foundation are seeking applications from young Canadian curators for a six-week residency in 2024.

Deadline: January 15, 2024

The Hnatyshyn Foundation – Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency provides an opportunity for a young Canadian curator to work in residence for six weeks at Fogo Island Arts, a contemporary arts venue on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. (more…)

Call for Submissions: Okanagan Print Triennial 2024

The 2024 Okanagan Print Triennial will take place at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The Triennial was initiated in 2009 by Kelowna-based printmaker Briar Craig, and supported by the Kelowna Art Gallery, the Vernon Public Art Gallery, and the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. This exhibition is an open, juried show dedicated to showcasing the creative forays made with printmaking across Canada and beyond. The winner of the 2024 Triennial will be given a solo exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery in 2027.

OPT 2024

The curators look forward to selecting and installing works by a diverse range of printmakers and share their fascinating contemporary art practices with the local public.

Closing date for submissions for OPT 2024, will be January 5, 2024.

Submissions are now open. Details are here.

Call for Applications for Canada‑Korea Co‑Creation Projects 🇨🇦 🇰🇷

The Canada Council for the Arts has partnered with Arts Council Korea and Global Affairs Canada to support projects that will deepen and diversify creative, collaborative relationships between Canadian and Korean artists.

Canada Council for the Arts

This is the second of two funds inspired by 60 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Republic of Korea. By working together, the partners hope to facilitate creative connections, promote cultural exchange, and develop new international opportunities while investing in a more equitable and sustainable shared future for the arts.

Deadline:  January 18, 2024. Completed application forms and required documents must be submitted by email on or before the deadline date by 11:59 pm (local time). Incomplete or late applications will not be assessed. Application assistance may be available. See below for details.

Application limits: You can only submit 1 application to this fund. Applications to this fund do not count towards the maximum number you can submit to the Canada Council each year.

Full details are here.

City of Saint John Art Bank Call for Artists 🏦

The Saint John Community Arts Board ​is now accepting submissions for the 2023 City of Saint John Art Bank program from individual emerging or professional artists, groups and collaborations, who are residents of the City of Saint John.

The City of Saint John has a large collection of visual art and heritage pieces that have been purchased or donated to the City. This work can be seen within City Hall, as well as various locations throughout the City, including the Saint John Arts Centre, Market Square and the Saint John Free Public Library.

The Art Bank program provides an opportunity for the City to expand on this collection. Proposals for the purchase of paintings, sculptures, limited edition prints and photographs, drawings, fine craft, mixed media, and other related mediums will be considered, with priority to acquire artworks by artists who are not currently in the City’s Art Bank collection.

The City’s art collection includes work by celebrated artists from Saint John including Miller Brittain, Fred Ross, Herzl Kashetsky, and many more.

The Saint John Community Arts Board supports the development and growth of arts and culture within the City of Saint John. Reporting to Common Council, the board is responsible for formulating and recommending policy in regards to investment in the arts. They provide advisory support to the arts and culture sector and encourage community awareness and appreciation of artistic and cultural activities.

Full details are here.

The deadline for applications is Monday, December 18, 2023.

City of Saint John: Call for Indigenous Artists for Commissioned Public Artwork 📣

The City of Saint John is seeking to commission public artwork from a professional artist or artist team of Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq, or Passamaquoddy heritage to be placed within City Hall. This artwork builds on the city’s commitment to create awareness of indigenous cultures, peoples, and heritage.

Painting in bright colours of 7 figures in a canoe, a fish leaping over their heads, and a mirror image of the fish swimming beneath.

The budget for the creation, design, and installation of the piece is $20,000. The artwork can be pre-existing or created for the commission. A jury comprised of City Staff, members of the Saint John Community Arts Board, professional artists, and members of the Indigenous community will review the submissions and determine artist.

The selected artwork will be integrated into the first floors of City Hall. As the welcome space for visitors, residents, and guests to City Hall, this location allows for high visibility, impact, community connection, and aligns with the building’s natural flow and themes. The piece will be installed by April 1st, 2024.

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 15, 2023

Application details are here.

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.