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 for Artists | Ottawa Police Service

Wed, Jun 26, 2019

Public Art Opportunity 

The City of Ottawa invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications for the opportunity to design, fabricate and install two permanent, site-specific artworks at the new OPS South Facility. This two-stage competition in held in accordance... Read More >

Summer Workshops | IFCO

Fri, Jun 28, 2019


Date: Saturday, July 6th, 2019
Where: IFCO – 2 Daly Avenue, Arts Court Building – Suite 140
Time: ... Read More >

Call to Artists - The Rideau Sports Centre

Sun, Jun 30, 2019

The Rideau Sports Centre is accepting submissions for their Fall/Winter 2019 and Spring/Summer 2020 three-month solo/group exhibitions. Fine art and photography only.

RSC is Ottawa’s newest Sport and Wellness Facility, Open to the Public, located on the banks of the Rideau River. We... Read More >

Call for Submissions | Fresh Meat

Sun, Jul 7, 2019

Fresh Meat is a playground for Ottawa's theatre makers; giving local individuals and collectives of all levels of experience a unique opportunity to test new ideas in front of an audience. We present world premieres exclusively, and seek out projects that are original and innovative, and that... Read More >

Call for Submissions | undercurrents 2020

Sun, Jul 7, 2019

undercurrents is Ottawa’s festival of contemporary theatre, produced by the Ottawa Fringe Festival and taking place at Arts Court in February 2020.

Showcasing the best independent theatre from Ottawa and across the country, undercurrents invites submissions from Ottawa... Read More >

Night School : Frequencies

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Night School is a bi-monthly lecture series designed to provide the basic fundamentals of media arts, theories and current works of significance and interest. We want to demystify this constantly evolving form of ours.

Night School is divided into four lectures:

The Fundamentals of... Read More >

Climate Crisis | Voix Visuelle

Mon, Jul 15, 2019



This is an invitation to all professional artists to participate in the FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART MINIPRINT EXHIBITION, to be held in Ottawa (Canada) from November 9 to December 10, 2019.

... Read More >

SPAO Safari : The Oaxaco Experience


JULY 20 - 27, 2019
Travel days: Saturday 20 July (to Mexico) & Sunday 28 July (from Mexico)

The Mexican city of Oaxaca, in the State of Oaxaca, still reflects its ancient pre-Hispanic roots in music, dance, costume and... Read More >

SPAO Summer Part-Time Calendar is Now Live

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

We're very excited to offer three Masterclasses this summer, two with SPAO Director of Education Michael Tardioli (Capture to Print and ... Read More >

Aesthetica Art Prize

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The... Read More >