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Calls to Artists

To keep a local focus, calls are generally limited to the Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge (KWCG) region. For provincial or national calls, please view our Helpful Links page.

 

Check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/opencallkwc/ for calls in KWC area

 

If you would like to have your call posted on this page, here's what to do:

Members: Email all details in text form (include your call's deadline) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. addressed to Sarah Goldrup and requesting the call be added to the Calls to Artists page.
Non-members: Your call must be a paid gig for artists, or offer tangible benefits to artists who participate. Email in same format as above.

 

 SEARCH BY DEADLINE
2018

 

JUNE

GCAA “EXPRESSIONS” juried Show and Sale - Deadline: July 20, midnight
Button Factory Arts Print Exhibition - Deadline (drop-off day) June 23, 10am-4pm
AP NOW - Deadline: June 27 
Impact 2018, NPCC's Annual Juried exhibition - Deadline: June 27, 4pm
VAM - UnderConstruction Summer exhibition - Deadline: June 28 
City of Guelph Market Mornings Artist - Deadline: June 29 
VAM - Art in the Park, Art Show and Sale  - Deadline: June 29
Call for Artist Vendors - Art in Old Quebec Street 

JULY

Headwaters Arts Annual Juried Art Show & Sale - Deadline July 11, 2018
The Climate Change Project - Deadline: July 14 
In the Wild Open Juried Art Show - Deadline: July 18 
GPAG Bi-annual Juried Exhibition - Deadline: July 30

AUG
Aesthetica Art Prize - Deadline Aug 31

SEP
Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition - Deadline: September 1
Call for Artists: Sculptors Society of Canada, New Members - Deadline September 15 

OCT

NOV

DEC



ONGOING/ROTATING DEADLINES


  Literary
Dreamers Writing
Vocamus Offcuts
Bewildering Stories
Carousel Magazine
Call for New Writing - Publication Studio Guelph
One Thousand Trees
The Guelph Backgrounder
The Rhapsody Anthology
The Sharing Anthology
Fenylalanine Publishing
Sun Dragon Press
Vocamus Press 
Mundane Ammendments
U of G Author Recognition
Guelph Artisans

  Visual arts
East Side Library is booking artists
Kloepfer Gallery
Registry Theatre Gallery
East Side Library is booking artists
Kloepfer Gallery
BeetleBarrow Studios Artist Retreats
Beaux Arts Galleries Brampton is seeking members

  Visual/Curatorial/Multimedia
Capacity 3 Gallery Open Call
Hamilton Artists Inc. 
Beaux Arts Galleries Brampton 

  Music
Guelph Youth Singers: Auditions
Rainbow Chorus

Theatre
Guelph United Performers - Community Theatre Camp
RCMPI: Auditions

EAST SIDE LIBRARY IS BOOKING ARTISTS

The East Side Library is a branch of the Guelph Public Library, located at 1 Starwood Dr. We are able to provide display space for wall art only on a monthly basis.
Hanging capacity is 10-30 pieces, depending on size. Individuals or groups are welcome to submit a proposal.
Please keep in mind that the work should be suitable for a family-oriented, community space. Artists are responsible for hanging and removing work. There is no charge for this space.
When submitting, please include:
-your full name and email address
-4-8 images of work representative of what you intend to display (per participant, if in a group)
-a brief bio/artist statement
-proposal of available dates, with alternatives if possible

Please submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

One Thousand Trees: An opportunity to get the word out!

One Thousand Trees is an online monthly magazine, the mandate of which is the facilitate wellness through connection, creativity and community service.
We are always looking for articles, either on the monthly theme, or for our regular departments. One of those departments is Creativity & The Arts.
If you are interested in submitting an article, or if you have a project or event you’d like to promote, please email Lisa Browning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
For more info: www.onethousandtrees.com 
Lisa Browning, 519-362-5494, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guelph Youth Singers Auditions

If you love to sing and are aged 6 to 18+ years, we have a choir for you!  Guelph Youth Singers is presently holding auditions for entry in the choir in September 2018.   Call for more information or  to book an audition with one of our award-winning choirs:  519-821-8574 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Royal City Musical Productions Inc Auditions: Annie

RCMPI is looking for actors aged 7 and up to audition for the 2018 rendition of Annie. Auditions will be held June 1st - 3rd, 2018.
For more information please visit http://rcmpi.ca/shows/auditioninfo18.shtml

Guelph United Performers - Community Theatre Camp

Are you 6-17 years old and love to act? Guelph United Performers is offering an exciting and affordable summer drama program for children and young teens in the community. For more information please visit www.guelphunitedperformers.com


 

Carousel is a Guelph literary magazine that welcomes submissions from new and established artists in any genre, including all forms of hybrid media. Check www.carouselmagazine.ca.

Vocamus Offcuts
Vocamus Offcuts is an imprint of Guelph publisher Vocamus Press that is looking for submissions of writing in chapbook, broadsheet, or postcard form. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Guelph Backgrounder is an online political website looking for submissions of long-form essays on Guelph issues. Check http://guelph-back-grounder.blogspot.ca/

The Rhapsody Anthology is an annual collection of Guelph and area poetry produced by Vocamus Writers Community. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Sharing Anthology is an annual collection of inspirational stories produced by Guelph publisher One Thousand Trees. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mundane Ammendments is now accepting submissions for a new self-help blog based out of Guelph. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

U of G Author Recognition - U of G authors are invited to submit their recent books to http://author.lib.uoguelph.ca/submit-book.

Call for New Writing Publication Studio Guelph

Publication Studio Guelph is looking for new, original writing to publish in 2018! We’ve published graphic novels, poetry, short stories, novels, and works of non-fiction on a range of topics. To express your interest in publishing with us, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Publication Studio prints and binds books by hand, creating original work with artists and writers we admire. It serves as a space for publication in its fullest sense: it doesn't simply produce books, but also brings people together through the shared experience of reading. Every book is made one at a time as needed. We attend to the social life of a book using any means possible to expand its circle of readers:
physical books;
eBooks; and
wild social events!
This breathes life into the written word on paper, online, and through discussion. Publication Studios are active around the world in cities like Portland (US), Vancouver (CA), London (UK), Oakland (US), Hudson (US), Minneapolis (US), Guelph (CA), Rotterdam (NL), Edmonton (AB), São Paulo (BR), Glasgow (SL), and Dakar (SN).

 

Call for Art - Stories Within The Forest Exhibit

Opportunity to exhibit and sell work at the Registry Theatre Gallery in Kitchener, Ontario from June 6th – 25th. Work will be on display during the Theatre's busy season with 100% of all proceeds going to the selling artists.
The host: Illuminative Forest of Storytelling Trees exhibit and its directors. Please note – the directors are looking to purchase one piece to permanently tour with the exhibit. For more info on the exhibit: www.illuminativeforest.ca
The work will be showcased as the additional visual component to a one-night special performance of experimental theatre. The production, “Stories Within The Forest” incorporates visual arts, music, and an evening focused on belonging, community, and storytelling by indigenous and non-indigenous artists.

JURIED EXHIBIT
Themes to explore: 'Stories Within The Forest' and Belonging.
Wall mounted media

Details to Note:
-short bio or cv
-medium, size
-images of your work sent by April 30th
-work must be available for drop off by June 5th
Email submissions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Art - Silence 2019

Silence, 46 Essex Street in Guelph is accepting exhibition proposals for the 2019 season. The deadline is May 31, 2018.
Please include the following with digital submission:

-Name, address and phone number
-​artist’s biography or CV
-10 digital images labelled with name, title of artwork, size, medium, date, retail price (i.e., Your Name_Title_40 x 60 cm_Oil on Canvas_2016_$500)

Art exhibitions rotate monthly and are free of charge to artists. Silence provides artists with an opening reception. Individuals or groups may apply. To submit a proposal or for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please indicate RETAIL price when labelling and submitting your work.

Call for Artist Vendors - Art in Old Quebec Street 

You are invited to participate in GCAA Art in Old Quebec Street on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  There are spaces for 12 artists/artisans that need grids to display their art and four other vendor spots.

Please view the PDF for the application form. 

If you are interested, please contact Heather Robinson at 519-780-0872 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Helson Gallery: Locally Grown exhibition – Deadline May 30, 2018

The Town of Halton Hills is pleased to announce the call for submissions to this year’s Locally Grown exhibition at the Helson Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from July 11 – September 9 2018.
The exhibition is open to artists residing in Halton Hills or those who are members of local arts organizations.  While there is no specific theme for this year’s exhibition, we are looking for an overview of recent work being produced in Halton Hills.  Works should be completed within the past 24 months and should not have been previously exhibited at the Gallery or Cultural Centre. Original works in all media are eligible to a maximum of 48 inches in any dimension.  Lockable cases are available for display of three dimensional works. You may offer your work for sale but it is not a criteria for eligibility.  Please note that the Town of Halton Hills takes a 20% commission (plus HST on the 20%) on any art sales.

Please email a maximum of two examples of your work in jpg form, along with a brief bio and statement by May 30, 2018 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Call for Artist Retreats - BeetleBarrow Studios 

Whether you are looking to grow your artistic practice, stretch new facets of yourself, or just bring a little more joy into your life join BeetleBarrow Studios on one of their weekend retreats to learn a new skill, make new friends and connect with yourself. 
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Call for Entries: Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open for Submissions
The Aesthetica Artt Prize is an opportunity for artists to gain further exposure through publication in the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists annual, and to exhibit their work at the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, hosted in the city of York, UK.

There are two categories for entry; the Emerging Prize which is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years, and the Main Prizeopen to all including those eligible for the Emerging Prize.

Artists can submit work to one of four categories: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video; and Installation & Performance. 

Prizes include: £5,000 for the Main Prize, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize, group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica, Editorial coverage, Publication in the Future Now annual, art supplies and books supplied by Prize sponsors.

Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2018. Visit: www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize

Guelph Artisans
Guelph Artisans is always on the lookout for artisans with unique and different art forms to add variety to the items available for purchase. Remember there are always comings and goings among the artisans. So, if you think you would like to join the ranks, come and visit Guelph Artisans. Or, call (519) 829-3792 and have your name put on the waiting list.

Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition
Overzealous Fine Art invites emerging and established artists to participate in Overzealous 2018. Currently in its 3rd year, Overzealous has its roots in Guelph, but this year will be showing in Toronto. The Neilson Park gallery can hang 50 pieces, is fully staffed and is open to the public everyday.Overzealous is becoming the most anticipated juried show that fosters creativity in the artistic community. Our 2018 Juror is Katie Wilde, a brilliant and well known Guelph artist. Overzealous 2018 theme is 'As I See It' and aims to bring together artists practicing in all media and styles. 

Deadline is September 1, 2018. For more details, visit www.overzealous.ca or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

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