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

ADVOCACY 101 - Putting Cultural Priorities on the Agenda

Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Monday, April 23 | 5PM – 9PM

National Arts Centre

Members $30 | Non-members $35

Dinner, networking and tour of NAC's new public spaces


Ottawa’s cultural sector... Read More >

Call to Artists: Elgin Street Renewal – Public Art 

Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Artist in Residence 

Deadline:  Monday April 23, 2018, 4:00 p.m. EST

Budget:  $150,000 CND plus HST

Information:  Melissa Black, Public Art Officer

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Call for Applications: 2018 Direct Purchase

Mon, Apr 23, 2018

The City of Ottawa invites professional artists and their representatives to offer existing artworks for purchase. Applications are reviewed by a peer assessment committee and selected artworks will become part of the ... Read More >


Fri, Apr 27, 2018


The OAG is seeking enthusiastic volunteers for our inaugural weekend April 27th, 28th, and 29th. Be a part of this important moment in Ottawa’s art history and enjoy our volunteer benefits, including VIP access to OAG’s annual volunteer... Read More >

Arms-Length Cultural Development Feasibility Study – Get Involved!

Mon, Apr 30, 2018

What it is

Over the last two years, the Alliance has advocated to Ottawa City Council on the importance of continued investment in the City’s Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Culture and... Read More >

Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts

Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Calling all professional dance artists! 

In 2018 the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Artsrecognizes and celebrates the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional dance artist.

Value : $50,000

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Project and Community Outreach Coordinator

Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Project and Community Outreach Coordinator

Do you believe that the arts are vital to Ottawa communities?
Are you  no stranger to working with artists, volunteers and community partners?
Are you an extremely well-organized, people person who enjoys... Read More >

2018 Canada-Japan Literary Awards

Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Calling all literary publishers!
Have you published books on Japan or Japanese culture within the last two years?
2018 Canada-Japan Literary Awards
These awards recognize and celebrate literary excellence of books on Japan, Japanese themes, or themes... 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 >

Summer jobs in the arts for post-secondary students

Tue, May 1, 2018   Summer jobs in the arts for post-secondary students

AOE Arts Council has worked with Ottawa’s arts community for 30 years to build a vibrant and sustainable sector.  Subject to funding confirmation, three opportunities are available for... Read More >