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Calls to Artists

All calls are 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.

 

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MULTIPLE DEADLINES
Volunteer Photographers Guelph and District Multicultural Festival - April 26, 2017, & June 9, 10, 11, 2017

  

MARCH
CAFKA.18: Call for Proposals - Deadline March 15, 2017
Art on the Street - Deadline March 17, 2017
Youth Arts Mentorship Call for Applications - Deadline March 20, 2017
One Thousand Trees - Deadline March 20, 2017
 
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EXHIBITION / GALLERY CALLS


 

WALL OF ART SERIES: Upcoming Themes and Key Dates - Deadline: March 20, 2017

The Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph Arts Council and the City of Guelph are pleased to present the “Wall of Art” juried exhibition series, featuring excellent artists from Guelph Arts Council’s membership. This exciting series aims to showcase the breadth of local talent that we have here in Guelph as well as provide artists with a unique opportunity to share their work with a larger audience.

For the upcoming exhibition, we invite artists to interpret the theme Fresh. As we move into Spring, we reflect on the renewal and growth. What does Fresh mean to you? What does this new start offer? We can’t wait to see what our local artists have in store for Fresh.

ELIGIBILITY

This opportunity is open to artists living and practicing in Guelph, as well as members of the Guelph Arts Council*, who produce two-dimensional work in any medium, including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media and fiber. A maximum of two original artworks may be submitted by each artist: submissions exceeding two works will not be considered. Works for this call must address the theme. All works must be ready for hanging, not be excessively heavy, and must be able to fit through an entrance of 6.5 ft. by 4 ft. Any technical needs for works must be provided by the artist.

*An artist membership for a year is only $30 (which is less than most entry fees). Membership is not juried; everyone is welcome. Plus, you get all the other benefits that come with being a Guelph Arts Council member… come join us and see!

Selected artists will receive an exhibition fee of $139 CAD and an invitation to an exhibition reception at the museum on  April 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m. No need to email your application with attachments. Instead, please submit online through our handy form! Or, download or pick up a paper form from our office.

Find the application form here. See below for key dates, themes and deadlines.

January 10 - April 9
Theme:                        From Coast to Coast to Coast
Closing Date:              April 9, 2017
Art Pick Up:                April 11 – 14

 

April 11 - June 18
Theme:                        Fresh
Call Goes Out:              Week of February 13, 2017
Submissions Due:         March 20, 2017
Selection:                    Week of March 27, 2017
Art Drop Off:                 April 4 – 7, 2017
Installation:                  April 10, 2017
Reception:                    April 28, 2017
Closing Date:                June 18, 2017
Art Pick Up:                   June 20 – 23, 2017

 

June 20 - September 17
Theme:                        O Canada
Call Goes Out:              Week of April 24, 2017
Submissions Due:          May 29, 2017
Selection:                     Week of June 5, 2017
Art Drop Off:                 June 13 – 16, 2017
Installation:                  June 20, 2017
Reception:                    June 23, 2017
Closing Date:                September 17, 2017
Art Pick Up:                   September 19 - 22, 2017

 

September 19 - January 7, 2018
Theme:                        Standing Guard
Call Goes Out:              Week of July 24, 2017
Submissions Due:         August 28, 2017
Selection:                    Week of September 4, 2017
Art Drop Off:                September 12 – 15, 2017
Installation:                 September 18, 2017
Reception:                   September 22, 2017
Closing Date:               January 7, 2017
Art Pick Up:                January 9 - 12, 2018

The Dufferin County Museum & Archives Juried Exhibition: My Canada

Back by popular demand, The Dufferin County Museum & Archives is hosting a juried photography show entitled, "My Canada".
There is NO entry fee for this juried exhibition. As well, all printing and framing is covered by the Dufferin County Museum & Archives.
-The show will be featured in the Silo Gallery (April 16 – July 9, 2017).
- Deadline for entry is March 20, 2017.
In celebration of Canada 150, “My Canada” is a juried photography show focusing on aspects of Canadian life. Selected works from across the country will come together to create a visually stunning representation of our nation and its people.
Visit: www.dufferinmuseum.com for the entry form and submission guidelines.

Co-op Gallery Space - Studio 404

Artist Run Co-op Gallery

Studio 404 is looking for a self motivated gang of artists to occupy, maintain and promote a self run Gallery Space to showcase the visual arts in Guelph commencing Fall 2016.

If you are looking for gallery space to show your work or are interested in a Co-operative venture with an eclectic group of like minded artists send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gudied tours and meeting dates and times to be announced.

Gallery 404
404 York Rd
Guelph ON

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Kloepfer Gallery

The Kloepfer Gallery is currently accepting applications for solo and group shows. Gallery commission is a low 30%. Submit applications online at http://kloepferframing.com/gallery-application/.

ARTS HOTHOUSE - Deadline Ongoing

Boarding House Arts is also introducing the Arts Hothouse, which provides career-minded visual artists with high quality and affordable co-working studio space. Along with shared studio space there will be opportunities for exhibitions, networking and professional development. The program also aims to build exposure and a client base among local and regional art lovers for the artist’s work.

Arts Hothouse is open to professional working artists at any stage in their career. Entry to the program is by application and is granted for one year. After the first year participation may be renewed for subsequent one-year terms by mutual agreement.

For more information, click here

CAPACITY 3 GALLERY - Deadline Ongoing

Open call for submissions - Capacity 3 Gallery (C3G) shows the works of emerging, mid-career and established artists, showcasing both regional and national works. Priority will be given to projects that foster community dialogue, assist in the development of an individual's artistic practice, and inform the current state of contemporary practice.

The Gallery is located at 6 Dublin St, Guelph, in the basement of Boarding House Arts - a historic stone building with three floors of galleries and studios. C3G is a non-profit artist run space; this non-commercial venue provides artists with a space to publicly display their work and engage with the community.

Capacity 3 Gallery is currently looking for exhibition proposals from artists. C3G will provide the space, installation assistance, insurance and promotion, but no artist fees. Exhibitions will typcially be one month in duration but there is space within the schedule for short and longer-term works such as performance and site-specific projects. The space is approximately 80 sq ft. There is also a large entrance hall that can be utilized for events and openings. 

Submissions must include: 
1. Project proposal: a brief description of your exhibition, performance, or other event. Include technical requirements and site specifications if applicable. 
2. A brief bio
3. Documentaion of your work: up to ten images or five minutes of audio-visual material. Must be Mac compatible. 
4. Current curriculum vitae
5. Other supportive documents or web links (optional)

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

Carolyn Meili, Gallery Coordinator 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
519-827-5046

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

Deadline for submissions for the April issue is March 20, 2017.
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.
 


PAID OPPORTUNITIES  / COMPETITIONS & PRIZES  / RESIDENCIES  / FACILITATION AND TEACHING

(Get paid to exhibit, contract your work, win a prize, residency or grant, etc.)


The Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators - Deadline: April 9

The Middlebrook Prize invites curators under the age of 30 to submit an innovative proposal for an exhibition that will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 14 to December 17, 2017.
By supporting and mobilizing Canadian creative talent, the Middlebrook Prize aims to inspire positive social change through creativity and connectedness in an era of ongoing and unprecedented economic, environmental, social, and cultural challenges.
The winning curator will receive an honorarium of $5,000.
More information here.

City of Waterloo Artist in Residence 2017 Program Guidelines

City of Waterloo is inviting artists to submit a proposal to the 2017 Artist in Residence program. This program animates public spaces and explores community stories by providing opportunities for the public to work with local artists in the creation of a community art project.
The goals of the Artist in Residence program are:
    To animate public space through creative activity
    To enhance community wellbeing through access to and participation in cultural programs;
    To provide opportunities for emerging and established local artists to engage with the public and showcase their creative practices;
    To broaden the community experience of the arts by integrating cultural programming within a variety of public spaces;
    To bring together diverse sectors of the community into a collaborative dialogue on art.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017, by 4 p.m.
Find more information here.

Jay Wilson: Auditions Backyard Theatre

Attention actors. The Guelph Museum Backyard Theatre Project is looking for 4 actors (2M&2F) to play multiple roles in this summer's production of "Guelph In Postcards-The McCrae years 1872-1918."
Audition requirements can be found at www.jaystheatre.weebly.com
Please call to arrange an appointment. Honorariums paid.
For more info: jaystheatre.weebly.com           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           Jay Wilson       519 820-3269

 Celebrating 150 Years of Volunteerism - Mural Project Call to Artists

The Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington invites artists to submit proposals for a mural project that engages volunteers from the Volunteer Centre's member agencies in its design and/or production. The strength of the volunteer engagement component will be among the key evaluation criteria. A large-scale reproduction of the completed artwork will be mounted as the final mural in Downtown Guelph the week before July 1st and publicly launched for Canada's sesquicentennial celebration. The Volunteer Centre will select one artist or collective, based on a selection committee’s recommendations, whose proposal best aligns with the Centre’s vision for the project. Project partner Guelph Arts Council will provide administrative and advisory support to the Volunteer Centre.

The Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington and Guelph Arts Council are grateful for project support from The Guelph Community Foundation and Ontario150.

Find more information here or click here to submit your proposal.

CALL TO ARTISTS – Expression of Interest (EOI) City of Guelph Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: Monday, March 13, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
The City of Guelph invites professional artists or artist teams to submit proposals to be selected for the 2017 City of Guelph Artist in Residence program. Community engagement is at the heart of this program, which is open to all art forms including visual, literary or performing arts, architecture, and design, or media arts such as sound, video or photography. There will be two stages in the selection of an artist as described below. The total 2017 program budget is $6,000. This is not a live-in residency.

Find more information here.

 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – WATER … AN OUTDOOR WALL SCULPTURE 2017

The Elora Centre for the Arts is celebrating its 15th anniversary during this Canada 150 year. We have obtained a grant through the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Fund, and we are dedicating funds for a wall sculpture submission and an installation celebration on July 1, 2017. The theme is WATER, and any Ontario artists/sculptors who have a link to Wellington County are eligible to make a submission. The award to the selected artist will be $5000, payable upon receipt and successful installation of the wall sculpture.

Find more information here.

CAFKA.18: Call for Proposals

All submissions must be received by midnight on March 15, 2017.
CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area is seeking submissions for its biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo in June 2018. The biennial exhibition is curated by CAFKA’s Program Committee, which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research.

More information here.

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) Announces the 2017 Call For Artist Submissions

Offering $30,000 Worth Of Awards

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is pleased to launch its second biennial juried competition of Canadian 2D and 3D visual art.

The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity, and creativity, resulting in significant work with a real visual impact and depth of meaning.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years and older (as of January 1, 2016) are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration.

Approximately 50 finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada. All artists' submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

SSNAP Awards Totaling $30,000:

THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WORK; $17,000 ($12,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency)

THE JUROR'S CHOICE AWARDS; three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror

THE ROSEMARIE BEHNCKE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS; three awards determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition;

1st prize - $3,000
2nd prize - $2,000
3rd prize - $1,000

THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ARTIST; $1,000

Guidelines and submission details to be found on our website www.saltspringartprize.ca

Calendar of Events:

The call for artist submissions opens January 12, 2017 and closes May 31, 2017

The list of finalists will be announced by July 15th

Original works will be exhibited and presented for sale at the Finalist Exhibition at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from September 22 to October 22, 2017 (Open daily from Saturday, September 23)

Gala Opening, Friday, September, 22 2017

Winners announced at the Gala Awards on Saturday, October 21, 2017

This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC), which represents the arts for Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, known as one of Canada's premier arts communities.

Please may you share this announcement and join our social media for updates! To easily share on Facebook click http://tinyurl.com/SSNAP2017Call to share!

We look forward to celebrating the talent of Canadian artists!

Call to artists: Commission

Looking to hire an artist to do a simple painting on outdoor bistro table. Surface is glazed tiles that form the top of a bistro table, so consideration should be given to weatherproofing. Interested artists please contact Bill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss.

Roots & Routes - Routes et raciness

Ontario Culture Days is seeking expressions of interest from established artists across the province for our Canada 150 project called Roots & Routes and in French Routes et raciness.

Looking for FIVE established artists who will be commissioned to make new works that will premiere at UNION STATION in Toronto during Culture Days 2017. The five artists will also be mentoring next year’s cohort of Youth Arts Ambassadors, who will also be making projects in the theme of Roots & Routes in their own communities and will be linked via livestreaming or other means to the Union Station projects.

https://on.culturedays.ca/en/roots-and-routes


SALE / COMMISSION / ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITIES

(Sell work already created, or take on commissions/projects to create new original work)


Art on the Street

Guelph Arts Council is now accepting applications from artists for Art on the Street. Guelph’s popular annual art exhibition and sale will return to Quebec Street on Saturday, June 24 from 10 am to 5 pm. Applications from artists for this juried event and will be accepted until March 17, 2017. The detailed artist guidelines and application form are posted here.

Art on the Street is co-presented with Downtown Guelph Business Association and features contemporary fine art and craft. The juried event has grown since 2003 to become Guelph's largest outdoor exhibition and sale. Art on the Street spotlights talent within the regional arts community and offers a fresh-air art experience for Guelph’s residents and visitors. Each year, approximately 100 established and emerging artists showcase their works to several thousand visitors in temporary, open-air studios. Art on the Street is a free event which welcomes art lovers of all ages.

Art on the Street Guidelines and Artist Application


HAPPENINGS

(Activities, events, and programming happening in and around Guelph)


Beer League Theatre - Guelph Fringe Festival

Competitive acting in a bar. Companies will be given plays to read and will be judged on the spot by critics in the audience, including the secret "hell critic".

Winning companies advance to the next round, working towards Beer League championships!

No cover, but a hat will be passively aggressively passed around.

Third sunday of every month at DSTRCT Lounge. All welcome to watch or participate, pwyc.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for info.

Guelph Fringe Facebook page will carry occasional updates.



OTHER ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITIES


 

REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS

The Guelph Youth Music Centre Wall of Fame exists to honour individuals whose career or volunteer activities in music and/or the arts exemplify the philosophy of the Guelph Youth Music Centre. Individuals so honoured will have an outstanding history of achievement in the Guelph area, directed toward creating in young people from all walks of life, a life-long appreciation of music and/or the arts.
Nominations are invited for individuals believed worthy of this honour. Nominations received will be evaluated by the Wall of Fame Committee, and those deemed appropriate will be retained by the Committee’s databank for consideration for the annual award. Nominations will not necessarily be considered in the year that they are put forward.
Individuals selected will be honoured by having their photograph and an account of their achievements displayed on the Wall of Fame in the Guelph Youth Music Centre building.
Please direct nominations including supporting detail and documentation, or requests for further information about this honour, to:
Josephine Horton, Chair
Wall of Fame Committee
Guelph Youth Music Centre
75 Cardigan Street
Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3Z7
Tel:     519 837 1119
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

River Run Centre: Youth Arts Mentorship - Call for Applications

River Run Centre and the Guelph Youth Council have teamed up again – with the support of TD Bank Group – to offer MusicWorks|StageWorks, a unique hands-on performing arts mentorship program focused on the art of putting on a professional-style show.

All youth, ages 13 to 19, interested in gaining new skills and taking part in a public performance are invited to apply. The mentorship program offers aspiring performers real life experience in concept development, production and stage presence, and is inclusive of music, theatre, spoken word, dance, short film and comedy.

Applications will be accepted online at riverrun.ca/MWSWapply until March 20, 2017.

For more info: http://riverrun.ca/outreach-programs/mwswapply/      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Jen Rafter       

Guelph Film Festival: Call for Film Participants

Filming begins in March and the finished works will be showcased at the Guelph Film Festival in November.

'Transported: Significant Objects & the Immigrant Experience' is a film project under production and the film festival is looking for first generation Canadians to participate as subjects. It will be a series of short films focusing on a significant object brought on the journey. We are looking for all ages and may include a range of experiences from recent arrivals to those that have been here for decades.

For more info: guelphfilmfestival.ca   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Carolyn Meili  519-836-4993

Curtain Call Productions: Seeking Vocal Director for Heathers The Musical

Curtain Call Productions, the University of Guelph musical theatre company, is currently seeking a Vocal Director for their 2017 production of Heathers the Musical.

The Vocal Director is responsible for preparing and running vocal rehearsals, while coordinating with the rest of the rehearsal team on the cohesive styling of the show. It is a volunteer position as the entire company is comprised of students of the University and surrounding community members. Curtain Call has been putting on shows since 1957 and are dedicated to providing high-calibre and entertaining shows to the entire community. Rehearsals begin the second week of January and run until our show week, the third week of March.

For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to apply please also specify any relevant experience.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/curtaincallpro/?ref=bookmarks   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Brianne Stevens


Guelph Youth Singers: Auditions

Call for an appointment.
519-821-8574
75 Cardigan Street
Guelph ON N1H 3Z7
Love to Sing? Ages 6 to 18 years old. Audition now to join Guelph Youth Singers in January 2017. Call 519-821-8574 to book an appointment or for more information.
For more info: www.guelphyouthsingers.com           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

Guelph and District Multicultural Festival - Volunteer Photographers

Annual Fashion Show - April 26, 2017

Festival - June 9, 10, 11, 2017

All photographs will be published on their website and on social media with the photographer(s) credited.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Studio Sublet Available

Studio space in the Trafalgar Building - 3rd Floor

Excellent light for painter or mixed media artist or other.

Tables and chairs provided if desired. Liability insurance included.

Available September 1, 2016 for 1 year with possibilities moving forward from that time. $275.00/month

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

kathleen-schmalz.squarespace.com

GUELPH UNITED PERFORMERS - COMMUNITY THEATRE CLUB

Weekly, Tuesday evenings, September 27/16 to February 28/17.  7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   Ages 11 to 17 years.
We offer a weekly drama program over the fall and winter on Tuesday evenings.   We work with an original script and will perform a first-class theatre production on Friday evening,  March 3, 2017.  Our cast will learn a wide range of theatrical and public performance skills throughout the course of our Program, and, we guarantee lots of fun!!!  There is a total nominal annual fee of $200 for 22 classes  (less than $10 weekly).
Our leaders are Andrea LeBlanc and Barbara Moldenhauer.   Community Theatre Club is located at Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St. N., Guelph.    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 519 824 6172.  Our website: www.guelphunitedperformers.com

Rainbow Chorus - Come Sing With Us!

The Rainbow Chorus is starting our new term and we look forward to welcoming new members!

Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo Wellington is a community chorus that welcomes members of all genders, sexualities, and gender expressions - and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. We invite members from all levels of experience who enjoy singing a diverse repertoire of choral music, no audition required. We strive to create a supportive community for our members to join together in song and have fun. We promote inclusion and awareness of the LGTQ+ communities of Waterloo-Wellington throughout concerts and community involvement. We accept new members at our first three rehersals of the term (Sept 7, 14, 21). Our theme for the Fall 2016 term is Flash Foward/Flashback - songs from the 30s-50s and songs from the 90s-2000s.  Find out more on our website: http://rainbowchorus.ca or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

$150/125 for new/returning members (payment plans and bursaries available.

THE ALLEGROS

Starting end of September 2016

This fall, GUELPH UNITED PERFORMERS is forming a brand new weekly vocal group - both male and female voices! If you love to sing, are 11 years or older, The Allegros are looking for you! No auditions! Our repertoire will consist of all music genres – Modern, Pop, Inspirational, Broadway, Folk, Traditional, Country. There will be a modest fee.

Weekly, Tuesday evenings, Sept. 27/16 to Feb.28/17. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Ages 11 years and over.  
This fall, GUELPH UNITED PERFORMERS is forming a brand new weekly vocal group - both male and female voices!     If you love to sing, are 11 years or older, The Allegros are looking for you!   No auditions!    Our repertoire will consist of all music genres – Modern, Pop, Inspirational,  Broadway, Folk, Traditional, Country.   Later in the fall we will be preparing seasonal music for a Christmas Performance to be held December 22, 2016.    There will be a modest annual fee of $150.

Directed by Andrea LeBlanc, award-winning teacher of piano and voice to both children and adults. The Allegros are located at Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St. N., Guelph.

For more info: www.guelphunitedperformers.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Barbara Moldenhauer 519 824 6172

Call for Participation: Hidden Stories - a shared learning project

Commons Studio – a media arts access centre


The Multi-Cultural Cinema Club / Commons Studio is looking for people of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in sharing, developing, practicing, updating, diversifying or expanding skills related to digital storytelling. This includes artists in all disciplines, amateur or professional; emerging or established.

The stories are meant to be brief (3-5 minute; 300-500 words), of ongoing relevance, and about an overlooked or undiscovered aspect of the Grand River watershed and the communities within it. Topics will be assigned or chosen from a themed list of story ideas.

Click here to view some examples of completed projects. (link is external)

Story projects will be undertaken by inter-generational, inter-cultural, and inter-disciplinary work groups. Teams will set their own timeframes, schedules and work plans. Each participant will be committed to one or more specific role such as director, producer, convener, and recorder / reporter; and/or to tasks such as planning, research, writing, storyboarding, video recording, sound recording, performance (narration, acting, movement, music), editing (script, video, audio),  communication, and marketing.

The projects can utilize any combination of digital media formats – text, audio, graphics, still photography, or moving image. The end result could be video with sound, audio only, a slide show, or text, with or without illustration.

This is a pilot project. The main purpose is to experiment with developing opportunities for acquiring, applying and sharing digital media skills in an unhurried, co-operative applied learning environment. The intention, however, is also to create compelling, meaningful and locally relevant digital media content.

Themes currently under development include 1. music in the community; 2. flora in the city; 3. fauna in the city; 4. local democracy; and 5. local history stories. 

The aim is to build a reservoir of story ideas, and assemble a set of teams to begin work on a select number of projects for completion by the spring of 2015.  

There are various ways to participate, including:

  • being part of a new hidden story team
  • joining or supporting a hidden story project that is already underway
  • help with the development of themes and story ideas
  • individual participation in areas such as research, communication, and presentation

To find out more, or express interest in particpating, please contact us at:

Hidden Stories Project
Queen Street Commons Studio
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail)
519 749 9177 x333

Hidden Stories, phase 2

It’s been a year since we began this exploratory shared learning program. We’re very happy with the results (click here (link is external) to see examples of work that’s been done) – so much so that we’re extending the program, and making it part of ongoing studio operations.  

There are various ways to participate, including: getting involved with a story project that is already underway; starting something new; helping with the development of themes and story ideas, and work in areas such as research, communication, and presentation. If you’re interested in participating or finding out more, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail)


 

The Dundas Studio Tour is Celebrating its 20th year!

This year's tour is on Saturday Sept. 30 and Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.

Applications to participate are being accepted until March 1, 2017.
There are two applications.
One is to apply as an exhibitor, the second is to apply as a Guest.

Studio Location for artists and craftspeople that have a studio in Dundas.

Exhibitor Applications for The 2017 Dundas Studio Tour are found here

Exhibitors applications are reviewed in March.

Guest Studio Application for the 2017 Dundas Studio Tour

Guest Studio Applications are reviewed mid February.

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