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Events, Calls for Proposals


 UTAC Presents: Conversations with Curators Feat. Georgina Jackson

Wednesday February 26th 6:30 to 8:00

At University of Toronto Art Centre 15 King’s College Circle


This talk is free and open to all! It will be taking place at UTAC.

Conversations with Curators aims to facilitate discussion on current approaches and methodologies in curating contemporary art between emerging curators and professionals working in the field. Each month, guest speakers and attendees are invited to form an interactive dialogue within an intimate roundtable format.

This month’s conversation will be with Georgina Jackson.

Georgina Jackson is Director of Exhibitions & Publications at Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, Toronto. She has previously held positions as the Exhibitions Curator at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, project curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and was a curator-in-residence at The Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, between 2009 and 2011. Between 2008 and 2013 she was a research scholar at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin, where she completed her curatorial practice-based PhD exploring how the exhibition has been increasingly posited as a space for the political.


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This is Not A Work Party

Wednesday February 26th 6:00 to 9:00

At Design Exchange 234 Bay Street


Join Design Exchange on Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 23, and May 14 for This Is Not A Work Party and unwind with a signature TAG Vodka cocktail and delectable treats! Get an exclusive look at This Is Not A Toy curated by John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickleson, with Guest Curator Pharrell Williams.

Plus, it’s two parties for one price! Continue the celebration at the after party, hosted by INK Entertainment.


DJs Body Interface keep the party going while digital landscape artist ALEX McLEOD leads a tour of the outstanding contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks on display created by international artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, and FriendsWithYou. Meanwhile, local design shop Magic Pony turns nails into canvases with its Nail Art by Artists drop-in.

Admission to This Is Not A Work Party includes entrance to the after party, hosted by INK Entertainment. Continue the celebrations at CUBE Nightclub (314 Queen St W).

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Pete Smith : Generation Four

Thursday February 27th 6:00 to 9:00

At PM Gallery 1518 PM Gallery

By Pete Smith

Pete Smith’s newest paintings enjoy a certain duality in that they occupy an actual, physical space but they also inhabit a metaphoric one. The source images that they are based upon are more found than drawn. They are reconfigured and invented by the machine and discovered by Smith – cropped, reconfigured, and given a material specificity.


Four years ago, Pete Smith made a dynamic animation that remixed his previous five years of work. The paintings Smith has made since are based upon individual frames selected from a 5 minute animation (approximately 4387 still frames). The early works in this series were based upon entire frames; the newest body of work is based upon fragments. By working with fragments of still frames Smith has entered into a realm of infinite variations, when one element is explored new ones are uncovered.


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FORUM Launch and PetchaKucha

Saturday March 1 2:00 to 5:00

At Xpace Cultural Centre 2 – 303


Please join us for the the launch of FORUM, a publication by First Generation students at OCADU. There will be PetchaKucha presentations with the artists starting at 3pm. There will also be snacks and drinks!!!

Forewords by Deanne Fisher and Singithi Kandage

Featuring work by:

Charlie Lynn Moynes

Dee Hennigar

Dahae Song

Helio Eudoro

Jennifer Ramses

Juli Kim

Kael Martija

LE Frost

Mehr Naz Rohbakhsh

Nazanin Khani

Pilarica Fernandez

Rui JinBlog02

Sylvia Pinsonneault

Vikki Marie Baez

William Cobell


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OUGHT compiles the variety of suggestions posed by parents to their artist children in misguided attempts to support, encourage, or simply understand. OUGHT exhibits the materialization of these often ridiculous ideas, as artists actually attempt to create or fulfill what was suggested of them. The works, being likely the most embarrassing the artists will ever submit, become a venue for the reenactment of individuation.

Submissions should contain a brief summary including at least one image and a technical description.

Please send all submissions to [email protected]



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Deadline: March 1st, 2014

A new gallery for Diagonale, located in the heart of the new contemporary art hub in Montreal’s

dynamic Mile End district! New team! New visual identity! Plus an updated mandate!

Diagonale is re-inventing itself and we invite you to participate in this great new adventure!

Diagonale offers a yearly program of exhibitions, artist-talks and conferences. We invite curators and artists working in visual and media arts to send us their proposals for our annual gallery programming.

This call for submissions is addressed to all art practices that incorporate the medium of fibre, in material or concept.

Proposals must include:

. Curriculum vitae

. project design

. maximum of 15 clearly identified digital images

. press review (if applicable)

View the floor plan on our website:

Please send your submission by email to [email protected]

Files will be submitted for review to a jury made up non-members and members of Diagonale

Please note that Diagonale will be relocating. Our programming will be fully integrated in this new space. In the meantime, we invite you to reach us by e-mail.

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La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario
call for submissions | 2015-2016 programming

The GNO concretely supports the development of various mediums and forms of expression in experimental art and offers timely opportunities for reflection or creation. We invite artists, groups of artists and curators working in experimental art to submit a proposal should they be interested in exhibiting at the GNO.

This proposal should include:

1. A résumé;
2. A detailed description of the exhibition or project;
3. An artist statement;
4. Ten digital images of recent work, with description;
5. If sending a hard copy, a digital copy of the proposal would be greatly appreciated.

The deadline for receiving submissions is June 30, 2014.

If sending a hard copy, please include a self-addressed-self-stamped envelope to:

Exhibition Selection Committee
Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario
P.O. Box 242 Station B
Sudbury (Ontario)
P3E 4N5

If sending by e-mail:

[email protected]

Att: Exhibition Selection Committee (PDF, Word or PowerPoint documents preferred. JPEG for individual images.)




About Forest City Gallery

Forest City Gallery (FCG) is an artist-run centre located in London, Ontario. Founded on artistic autonomy in 1973, FCG is dedicated to programming exhibitions and events that address recent developments in cultural production. FCG serves to foster and support contemporary art, promoting dialogue amongst local, regional, and international arts communities. FCG represents artists of all disciplines and career levels with a focus on emergent artists and practices.

FCG is committed to paying all exhibiting and lecturing artists in accordance to CARFAC rates.

What Forest City Gallery Seeks

FCG is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary artist-initiated exhibitions and activities in all media. FCG is interested in innovative practices that have articulate theoretical, critical, or conceptual underpinnings, which may include investigations into process and materiality. FCG is enthusiastic about artists’ most recent endeavors and those art forms that propel contemporary production and incite conversation.

Interested in Submitting to our Open Call?

All proposals must be submitted as digital files on a single CD or DVD containing:

• A maximum of fifteen digital images representing a recent body of work or a specific project. Digital images should be in jpeg format no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi. File names must be in the following format: 01initialsyeartitle.jpg (image number, applicant’s initials, year of the work, title of the work). Time based submissions in the form of DVDs should be abbreviated to no longer than 5 minutes.

• A CD with a slide list (word or pdf format) indicating title, year, medium and dimensions.

• An artist’s statement. (word or pdf format)

• A physical description of the proposed exhibition, including the number of works, the space required and any unusual installation requirements.

• A curriculum vitae or resume. (word or pdf format)

Submissions are adjudicated twice a year. Applications should be postmarked by March 18th and September 15th.

Submission materials will not be returned. FCG does not accept submissions by fax or email.

Artists are paid in accordance with the CARFAC Fee Schedule.

Please send your submission package to:

Attention: Programming Committee
Forest City Gallery
258 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
N6B 2H7

If you have any questions or inquiries please contact FCG’s

Gallery Director (Jenna Faye Powell) at [email protected]

or refer to our website at



A biennial juried exhibition of Canadian fibre art
September 12 – November 2, 2014



Fibreworks, now in its 15th edition, is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium in form and production. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada dedicated specifically to fibre based works and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. As many as 35 artists participate in the exhibition with works selected by an independent jury. All works selected for the exhibition are eligible for the Juror’s award and may be purchased by Cambridge Galleries IDEA|EXCHANGE as part of its permanent collection dedicated exclusively to Canadian fibre art.

Fibreworks 2014 jurors are Hazel Meyer, Artist (Toronto, ON) and Stuart Reid, Director/Curator, Rodman Hall Art Centre (St. Catherines, ON).

1. Open to all Canadian artists. Limit of 3 entries per artist. Deadline for entry is: Monday, March 31, 2014 (postmarked).
2. Eligible works include any artwork where fibre or textile is the principle element. All work must have been completed by the artist within the last two years. The work must be of reasonable size, ready to install and available to ship within Canada.
3. Each entry may be represented by up to 3 images including details. Each image must be numbered and include the name of the artist and title of each artwork. Please submit images on CD, saved as RBG compatible JPEG files — image size: 1024 x 768 pixels, resolution: 300 dpi.
4. Please note that all information must be in digital format, Word or PDF documents are accepted. In addition to JPEG images, your package must include: a brief statement (150 words max.) describing each submitted artwork and a 1 page CV. Submissions will not be returned.
5. Final selections will be made at the discretion of the jurors. All decisions are final. Selected artists will be notified by June 30, 2014.
6. Finalists will receive an honourarium of $100 for each artwork selected. Shipping and insurance of the selected works is covered by Cambridge Galleries IDEA|EXCHANGE.
7. The Jurors’ Award will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, September 12.
Return Entries to:
c/o Cambridge Galleries IDEA|EXCHANGE
1 North Square, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, N1S 2K6

T: 519.621.0460
F: 519.621.2080



Call for Choreographers

The W.I.P. (works in progress) Series in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is looking for professional and emerging choreographers to present original and innovative works in progress in Saskatoon. Jackie Latendresse is the Series Coordinator. Informal showings will take place twice a year and the season culminates in a Gala event of finished works. The first showing of work will take place on June 28th 2014 and the second batch of choreographers will be presented on September 27th 2014. The Gala event is to be held in December.

Priority will be given to Saskatchewan based artists however; national applications are encouraged. Please send:

• A brief description of the proposed W.I.P. (work in progress) Max. 1 page

• A current dance resume. (include phone #, email and mailing address)

• A short statement detailing the type of audience feedback that would most help you to continue to develop your work. Max.1 page

• Using the guidelines from the Canadian Artists Code describe your status as professional or emerging. Guidelines are available here

Applications are being accepted immediately and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Up to five Choreographers will be accepted for each performance. There will be two in studio performances. Please specify which showing you would prefer to present your work at.

W.I.P.’s should be an exploration using contemporary/modern or experimental style. Choreographers will receive no less than five and no greater than twelve minutes to present their work. They will be expected to speak about their work prior to or immediately after the presentation of it for up to a maximum of ten minutes. Written audience feedback will be collected and distributed to the choreographers. An honorarium will be available for professional choreographers. Billets will be provided for all out of town parties upon request. The W.I.P. Series uses the definition of a professional artist outlined in the Canadian Artists Code and used by the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists. All artists presented will be considered for participation in the final Gala of finished works in the autumn.

Works are accepted on a first come first served basis and are being accepted from Jan 15th- June 15th.

Mail applications to:
J. Latendresse c/o Free Flow Dance Centre
W.I.P. New Dance Series
224 25th St. W.
Saskatoon, SK S7L 0C4

Info: [email protected]



AKA artist run has an upcoming submission deadline: March 31 2014.
We invite applications for both our gallery space and our shared billboard space.


aka artist run is an artist-run centre dedicated to growth, dissemination and experimentation in contemporary art. AKA prioritizes work that is non-commercial in nature with a focus on work informed by diverse cultural communities. Our selection committee meets once annually, after the March 31st deadline.

1. Exhibition or project description (max one-page),

2. CV

3. Support Material

• a maximum of 20 images of current work related to your proposal.

• Include a separate image list (titles, dimensions, dates, media).

• JPEG files only

• 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high.

• 1 MB maximum.

• RGB, or grayscale colour mode files only (no CMYK).

• Number and title each file (digital still); the number must appear before the title so that the order of the images will correspond to the image list, example: 001RedPainting.jpg.

• Do not submit images embedded in the following programs or formats: iphoto, Powerpoint.



• a maximum of 20 minutes of time-based work. Time-based work can also be submitted as a computer-based media format that can be read by the following programs: Quicktime, RealOne Player, or are in the following formats: .mov, .mp4, .avi.
(NOTE: you may send us a private link to view video samples on Youtube, Vimeo or Flickr).

• Include a separate documentation list (title, length, year, medium).

If you are submitting a combination of images and time-based work, subtract one digital still for every 2 minutes of time-based work submitted.

aka has moved towards paperless submissions: all applications and support material should be digitized to ensure the jury will consider it.
Submit Proposals via Dropbox, WeTransfer, or other online file sharing protocols to [email protected]

aka is committed to fostering the development of new and experimental work, so feel free to propose work in development or entirely different work from that which is shown in your support material. Just be clear in your project description what it is that you are proposing; that which we are seeing or something else.



Call for Submissions: The Copycat Academy
A Weeklong Master Class Without a Master
Date: June 9-15, 2014
Place: The Theatre Centre, Toronto, Canada
Application Deadline: March 31, 2014


A project by Hannah Hurtzig
Commissioned and produced by the Luminato Festival

The Copycat Academy takes the work and biography of an artist as the model for its curriculum. The 2014 pilot will start with one of the most influential artist collectives of the late 20th century, Toronto based General Idea. In each day of this weeklong experience, participants in the Copycat Academy will examine a different facet of our curriculum’s work and thinking. The practical and theoretical investigations, studio visits and discussions will be led by artists, teachers and facilitators connected to the themes and biographies of General Idea.

We have to rethink the way emerging artists are educated and the way we conceive of education. The Copycat Academy uses the multi-arts festival as a leaping off platform, to break up the standardized curriculum and create a lasting impact on some of the most promising artists of the future.

Learn more about the Copycat Academy and application here:

Luminato Festival
June 6-15, 2014
180 Shaw Street, Suite 301
Toronto, ON M6J2W5
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Contact Information:
Evan Webber, Associate Producer
[email protected]

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BC Canadian Painting Competition


Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, is a unique initiative to help nurture and support promising new artists in the early stages of their careers; a time when they need both recognition and financial support.

A regional jury panel of distinguished members from the arts community select five paintings from their regions as follows: Eastern (Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador), Central (Ontario), Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut).

The three jury panels then select one national winner and two honourable mentions from the 15 semi-finalists. The national winner receives a purchase prize of $25,000 and the two honourable mentions each receive $15,000.

The 2014 RBC Canadian Painting Competition is now open and submissions will be accepted until 5 pm (EST), May 6, 2014. The 15 finalists will be announced June 14, 2014 and the winners October 1, 2014 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal.

Complete Information and Application


FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS Application deadline: March 13, 2014 (postmark)

studio das weisse haus, a residency and studio program founded by the art association das weisse haus in 2013 in Vienna, is offering residencies for young international artists who work and / or have academic experience in the fields of fine arts, photography or media arts.The residency is going to take place from May 5 until July 28, 2014.

We offer to each Artist in Residence:

– a monthly allowance of eur 300,- to cover basic living costs (we recommend to the candidates to look for additional funding options)
- an one-time contribution of eur 100,- to cover a part of the production costs for the residency project
- a cover of travel expenses: eur 200,- are assigned to residents coming from a country within Europe, eur 400,- are assigned to residents coming from a country outside of Europe
- a private room in a shared apartment (with a shared kitchen and shared bathroom facilities)
- a studio space


Within our program, we aim to link the Artists in Residence to the Viennese art scene and provide them with an insight into the local institutional environment. By means of social events, presentations and guided tours, we connect the Artists in Residence with local artists, curators and the cultural community of the City of Vienna.

Open Studio Days:Twice a residence period, we organize an Open Studio Day: On these days, the artists are invited to present their project/s (current project, former works, working process etc.) to the public.

Social Events:
We organize studio visits, admittance to various events, exhibition previews, guided tours and other events, that link the Artists in Residence to the local art community.

Final Presentation:
At the end of the residency period, the Artist in Residence will present a recent project in form of an exhibition, screening, lecture or by other means of presentation.

For information on Application Process and Terms of Agreement please visit: Apply for a residency.




*2 positions available*

This will be an exciting year for TIFF as we present unique programming in our new home and the world’s premiere centre for film, TIFF Bell Lightbox. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to be part of a new era in Toronto’s cultural history.

Reporting to the Submissions & Materials Coordinator, Programme Services, the Submissions Assistant is responsible for administrative tasks relating to the submissions process for the Toronto International Film Festival.


• Receiving, processing and cataloguing all Festival submissions, including creating and maintaining accurate database records;

• Communicating with submitters, providing information and trouble-shooting advice as necessary;

• Ensuring that solicited submissions are directed to the appropriate member of the Programming team in a timely manner;

• Facilitating established submission processes and workflows amongst Submissions and Programming staff;

• Creating and disseminating official notification letters;

Contract Dates: 
Contract 1: March 17, 2014 to July 18, 2014
Contract 2: March 31, 2014 to August 1, 2014


Minimum Requirements:

• Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including a keen eye for detail;

• Ability to prioritize tasks in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment;

• Strong oral and written communication skills, with a focus on phone manner and interpersonal skills;

• Ability to handle difficult situations with aplomb and grace;

• Experience using relational databases (Artifax experience is an asset, but is not required);

• Adaptable to a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references attached as a PDF or Word document (we do not accept Cloud hosting or File Sharing programs), by 5pm on March 5, 2014 BY EMAIL ONLY to the attention of Hiring Committee: Submissions Assistant, Programme Services

TIFF Email: [email protected] *Please note the position in the subject line*

Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job posting.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.

TIFF is an equal opportunity employer.

TIFF is a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image