City of Vancouver – Public Art Open Call!



The City of Vancouver invites artists to expand their art practice into the public realm and propose new artworks envisioned for sites in Vancouver at any scale. Proposed artworks should contemplate the city, its defining features, spaces and neighbourhoods.

Artists have the chance to create public art outside of constraints of site, theme or medium, allowing for explorations of all parts of the city. Emerging or established artists may propose works in a range of mediums including, but not limited to:

  • built form,
  • two-dimensional work,
  • socially engaged practices,
  • short-term and permanent sculptural installations.

All commissions are for new work only. Existing work will not be considered.

Eligible applicants are professional artists that connect to or live in Vancouver.

How to Apply
For more information and application procedures, please read through the Artist-initiated Public Art Commission Guidelines. All proposals must be submitted through the online application form.

Key Dates

  • Artist information session: Wednesday June 7, 2017
  • Submission deadline: Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Karen Henry, Cultural Planner
Cultural Services, City of Vancouver



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Canadian Community Arts Initiative 


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Calling all Mississauga and Peel Region artists to participate in a painting competition organized by the Canadian Community Arts Initiative during the 12th annual TD Mosaic Festival 2017 at the Celebration Square on Friday August 11th 2017 at 5pm and Saturday August 12th 2017 at 3pm. This is a great opportunity for fine artists and painting professionals to hash it out amongst the best and be able to show your work to the thousands of festival visitors. There will be cash awards of $300 (1st Place), $200 (2nd Place) and $150 (3rd place). TD Mosaic will provide the canvas and paints. Painting must to be finished within one hour during the competition; a panel of pre-selected Judges will decide.

Artist must submit the following to be eligible:
Full Name
Mailing Address
Phone Contact
Past Exhibitions
Artists Biography (no more then 150 words)
Some sample images of their work

Please send submissions to Leo Dias at

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:  Sunday June 18th 2017 at 11:59:59PM EST
Please note: Only selected artists will be contacted for the participation in this live painting competition. All artists are welcome.

For more Information please visit

Seymour Art Gallery – Submissions for 2018 Group and Solo Exhibitions Open

Calls for Submissions - Others, Special Announcement, Uncategorized


Proposal Guidelines

Submissions are accepted on an on-going basis. The deadline to propose an exhibition for our 2018 schedule is Tuesday September 19, 2017.

Please send a PC-compatible CD which contains the following files:

  1. Covering Letter
    a) Introduce yourself (or group) and include a description of the artwork you want to show.
    b) We are looking for exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors and provoke conversation. In your artist statement, please include what the work is about thematically and why it is important that the public has the opportunity to engage with the exhibition.
    c) If you require any special equipment, describe your specific needs.
    d) Outline your ideas for a public program (artist talk, performance, music, dance, etc) that will enhance the understanding of your work.
    e) Include the earliest date that the exhibition, as described in your proposal, would be ready to show.
    Work in all media will be considered. 500 words maximum.
  2. Curriculum Vitae – Include your address, phone number and email, education, exhibition history, teaching or employment related to your art. Please also include mention of awards and scholarships, bibliography of reviews or articles. 300 words maximum.
  3. Artist Statement – Describe the focus of your recent work and your objectives. 500 words maximum.
  4. Images (CD only) – Include 10 – 20 images of the work you are proposing to exhibit. If a group proposal, send up to 3 images for each artist. Digital images should be jpg format; each image should be at least 800 x 600 pixels. Must be PC compatible – check CD before submitting. Do not send original works of art or photographic prints.
  5. Image List – Include a list of images with corresponding numbers, title of work, medium, dimensions, price (or NFS) and year of completion.

(Optional) Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope – Envelope should have adequate postage for return of submission material. Applications with no postage will not be returned. Please do not mark for pickup. No email submissions please.

Membership in the Seymour Art Gallery Society is not required in order to make a submission to the gallery.

Selected artists must become members of the Seymour Art Gallery Society. Individual membership will be required for each artist in a solo or group exhibition. Membership details

With the exception of our fundraising exhibitions, the Discovery juried exhibition, and Start with Art, artists cannot appear in group exhibitions more frequently than every 3 years. Artists may not have solo exhibitions at Seymour Art Gallery more frequently than every 5 years.

As a public gallery with a mandate for education and enrichment, Seymour Art Gallery presents at least one program with every exhibition; submitting artists must be willing to present an artist talk or demonstration, or have a suggestion for another program (performance, music, dance, etc) related to their exhibition.

Seymour Art Gallery presents an opening reception, produces printed materials (including posters and invitation cards), and organizes publicity for exhibitions (press release, social media, online listings, and evites) at no cost to the artist(s). As a non-profit gallery, we are pleased to offer an honorarium for artist talks, but regret that we do not have a budget for artist exhibiting fees, shipping, or travel for our regular exhibitions at this time.

Please mail or drop off your submission in the format outlined above, to the gallery at:
Seymour Art Gallery
4360 Gallant Ave
North Vancouver BC
V7G 1L2

Online150 – Do good, get paid for your art.

Calls for Submissions - Others, Special Announcement, Special Events, Uncategorized


Online150 is an online extension of Timeraiser150.  Through Online150 Canadians from coast to coast can trade volunteer hours for an original piece of art or craft.  Volunteer hours can be completed with any nonprofit organization in the community.  Artists are paid for their work, nonprofits find skilled volunteers, Canadians find meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Are you an emerging artist who would like to have your art, prints, and/or artisan crafts (pottery, textiles etc.) to be purchased for Online150?  Fill in the form at to submit your work.  If your work is selected, Framework Foundation will send you a contract and payment electronically and your art will be made available on the Online150 platform.

Our hope is to support the careers of emerging artists across Canada and encourage you to submit your art at

How Timeraiser Works

STEP 1: Timeraiser fosters the next generation of art patrons and values Canadian artists. Each year, artists from around the country apply to have their work purchased by Timeraiser.  All the artwork auctioned by Timeraiser is purchased at fair market value, set by the artist.

STEP 2: Connect with local nonprofit organizations looking for talented volunteers. Finding skilled volunteers is a challenge.  Timeraiser partners with nonprofits across a wide range of social sectors to offers them a unique way to meet talented new volunteers and to promote their good work to a wider audience of supporters.

STEP 3: Bid time. Do good. Get art. Everything comes together at a Timeraiser party and on Online150.

Attend a party and kickstart your art collection by bidding volunteer hours on original art by up-and-coming Canadian artists. Winners have one year to finish volunteer hours and claim their piece of art. The best part?  Volunteer with any nonprofit(s) you choose!  Download the Timeraiser app to keep track of all your volunteer hours and send them directly to Framework.

Online150 is an online extension of Timeraiser150.  Through Online150 Canadians from coast to coast can purchase art by volunteering their time with a nonprofit organization in their local community.

STEP 4: Get involved. Even if you don’t end up winning an original piece of art, join in the social good by pledging hours to volunteer in your community. In 2017, Framework aims to collectively raise more than 150,000 volunteer hours for nonprofits across Canada, connecting Canadians to their communities and the causes they care about.