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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

 

APRIL
It's All Write : Teen Short Story Contest - Deadline: April 14
Stories of the Nature of Cities 2099 Prize for Urban Flash Fiction - Deadline: April 15
Wall of Art  - Guelph Pride 2018 - Deadline April 16
Artoberfest - Deadline April 30
Stories Within the Forest - Deadline April 30 (May 1 and June 5 deadlines as well)

MAY
3rd Annual Art-in-the-Park - May 25

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEP

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

  Visual arts
East Side Library is booking artists
Kloepfer Gallery
Registry Theatre Gallery
East Side Library is booking artists
Kloepfer Gallery

  Visual/Curatorial/Multimedia
Capacity 3 Gallery Open Call
Hamilton Artists Inc.

  Music
Guelph Youth Singers: Auditions
Rainbow Chorus

 

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.

 


 

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..

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.

 

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