Check out the arts opportunities listings and you’ll discover why this section of our website is one of the most visited.  If you’re looking for calls for submissions, work and volunteer opportunities, or workshops; you’ll find extensive choices here.

The opportunities are listed in the languages they were submitted. Although we make every effort to encourage bilingual posting, some listings may appear in only one language.

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Latest Opportunities

Salt Spring National Art Prize

Wed, May 31, 2017

Online Submissions Now Open For The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP)
January 12 to May 31, 2017

Canadian artists and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration to the Salt Spring National Art Prize,... Read More >

Advanced Cinematography Camera Workshop II - ARRI SR3 16mm Camera

Wed, May 31, 2017

Cost: Full members: $90.00/Basic members: $100.00/Non-members: Student rate $125.00 and Non-Student rate $180.00
(All non–member rates include an IFCO membership)
Instructor: Marianne Ploska
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

ONLY 5 SPOTS... Read More >

Gallery Assistant, L.A. Pai

Thu, Jun 1, 2017

We are a gallery of seventeen years standing that is open seven days a week, with dynamic programming year round.  We promote established and emerging contemporary Canadian artists to a national and international audience.  It is a fast-paced environment with the​ sale of art jewellery a​nd ​... Read More >

Jules Léger: Call for Applications

Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Professional composers: The Canada Council for the Arts can help boost your career by recognizing the creation of an avant-garde work and its performance by a Canadian chamber group. Check out the upcoming prize deadline.

Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music

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Call for Nominations: GGArts Awards

Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Members of the visual arts, media arts and fine craft communities: Submit a nomination to the prestigious GGArts awards – and help the Canada Council for the Arts to promote artistic excellence. The nomination period is now open!

Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts... Read More >

Ottawa Fringe Festival Volunteer

Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Ottawa's largest theatre festival doesn't happen without volunteers.  Volunteering with the Fringe has its perks. Join us to meet awesome people, see great shows (for free!), gain valuable experience and, most importantly, enjoy the Festival! Visit ottawafringe.com/volunteer for more information... Read More >

100in1day is Coming to Ottawa

Sat, Jun 3, 2017

100in1day is Coming to Ottawa June 3rd

100in1day is a global festival that activates citizen-led initiatives in public spaces across a city. Originating in Bogota, Colombia, and spreading to cities across the globe, the festival inspires residents to carry out one hundred... Read More >


Mon, Jun 5, 2017

June 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: Full Members: $30.00, Basic Members: $40.00, Students: $65.00, Non-Students: $120.00
(All non–member rates include an IFCO membership)
Instructor: Rick Hancox
Registration Deadline:... Read More >

Call to Artists: Sélections

Wed, Jun 7, 2017

SÉLECTIONS is an annual 4-week exhibition that offers AOE Arts Council visual artist members an opportunity to share their work with a broader audience. The show will run from September 21 to October 17, 2017 in the Trinity Art Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre. 


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Inspiration Village call for programming

Sat, Jun 10, 2017


INSPIRATION VILLAGE will be a central site where people will gather and celebrations will take place in downtown Ottawa this summer. The Village will be housed in the heart of the ByWard Market and will feature a succession of special social exhibitions and performing arts... Read More >