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

Call to Artists: Rideau Canal Crossing Public Art Project

Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Call to artists: Expression of Interest

Deadline: February 28, 2018 at 4 pm EST

Budget: $20, 000
Information: Allison O’Connor, Public Art Officer
allison.o’connor@ottawa.ca 613-244-4429

The City of Ottawa invites visual artists,... Read More >

SAW Video is seeking a visionary and experienced Director

Fri, Mar 9, 2018

SAW Video has been in existence as a media art production, training and presentation space for over 35 years and is one of the largest and most dynamic media art centres in the country.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director is responsible for guiding the artistic, operational... Read More >

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Mon, Mar 12, 2018

33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Is Accepting Entries!
Take Advantage of This Excellent Opportunity for Artists at Any Stage of Their Career

February 6, 2017

Beginning February 6, the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC) will be accepting entries... Read More >

Call to artists: The New Art Festival 2018

Thu, Mar 15, 2018 June 9 & 10, 2018
Central Park, The Glebe, Ottawa

Celebrating handmade original art and the people who create it!

Artists and craftspeople working in all media are invited to apply to The New Art Festival, Ottawa’s original celebration of handmade, one-of-a-kind art in a... Read More >

Call to artists: Maple Island Public Art Project

Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Maple Island Public Art Project

Call to artists: Request for Qualifications (RFQ)


Deadline: March 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. EST

Budget: $52,000 plus HST

Information: Allison O’Connor, Public Art Officer

... Read More >


Sat, Mar 31, 2018

The Friends of Bon Echo Park invite all nature artists to the 23st annual Bon Echo Art Exhibition & Sale at Bon Echo Provincial Park, Hwy.41, Cloyne, ON.  The theme of this juried exhibition of original art is about Canadian Nature, Wildlife, or Countryside, and will take place on July 27,... Read More >

Evolution Theatre's 10-Minute Playwriting Competition

Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Evolution Theatre is proud to shoulder the mantle of the 10-Minute Play Festival, successfully presented from 2012 to 2016 by New Theatre of Ottawa.

Evolution’s 10 Minute Play Festival will feature a selection of transformative plays by evolving playwrights and those who... Read More >

Salt Spring Island Artist In Residence Program

Tue, May 1, 2018

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the third year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in... Read More >