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.

Want to list an opportunity?  We welcome your submission here

Latest Opportunities

Open Call for Exhibitions - NARS Foundation

Mon, Oct 14, 2019


Call for Proposals 2020

Deadline: October 14, 2019


NARS is pleased to invite exhibition proposals for solo and group curated exhibitions for 2020. Exhibition proposals from both artists and curators will be considered for solo or group exhibitions for our Main... Read More >

Defining Ottawa Together: Culture in the Official Plan

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 On behalf of the Cultural Development and Initiatives (CDI) Section:


Thursday, October 17th, 2 to 6 pm.
Ottawa City Hall (Andrew S. Haydon Hall, Council Chambers)

Defining Ottawa Together:  Culture in the Official... Read More >

Artistic Director @ New Works Calgary

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

About New Works Calgary

New Works Calgary (NWC) was created when artist John Snow commissioned a composition by Allan Rae and discovered there were no performance opportunities for the piece. Surprised by this, the Snow family held a concert of new music by Calgary composers and... Read More >

Call for Artists - The Works Art & Design Festival 2020

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

The Works Art & Design Festival is now accepting proposals for major projects responding to the 2020 theme, Yield.

Artists may apply with proposals for major projects, group exhibtions, or environmental site-specific installations. For more... Read More >

Call for Arts Awards Jurors

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

We accept applications to the awards jury on an ongoing basis. However, only applications received prior to the cutoff date will be considered for the upcoming year.

2020 Awards Jury Cutoff Date: November 16, 2019 at 4 pm

The Ottawa Arts Council is engaged in creating a more... Read More >

Wall Candy

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Want to get more exposure without breaking the bank? Wall Candy is putting artists first by offering exhibition space at Lansdowne for only $175.

NOVEMBER 23, 2019 10:00 - 18:00  Aberdeen Pavillion Lansdowne Park, Ottawa  

We want to get your art into the hands of someone who will... Read More >

Art à la Carte: Celebrating Ontario Artists

Sat, Nov 30, 2019

Art à la Carte provides Ontario artists the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents with visitors to the In Camera Dining Room at the Legislative Building. Selected artwork will be featured in an exhibit for a one year period.

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National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

The Department of Canadian Heritage is launching a national design competition inviting teams of professional artists, landscape architects, architects and other urban design professionals to create a design concept for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan.

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