Public Art Boost – Grant Opportunity

The City of Vancouver invites proposals from professional arts organizations that are currently working on new public art projects or need to boost capacity to commission new artworks for existing projects that can be completed by end of 2018.

As part of the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Boost (view council report), a special fund allocated by City Council for 2016-18, funding is available for significant public art projects taking place over the next two years. This funding, which complements the expansion of the Public Art Community Grant program, is intended for professional arts organizations that are producing art in public places.

The Public Art Boost is intended to enable exceptional projects to have a significant impact, through increasing the number of artist commissions, expanding to multiple locations, reaching out to diverse audiences from across the city, or otherwise increasing the capacity or impact of the project.

  • Applications: Now Open
  • Deadline: 4:00 pm PST, February 22, 2017

Organizations intending to apply must first contact staff to confirm eligibility: Marcia Belluce, Cultural Planner 604-871-6875

Learn more and submit here.

Call to artists to paint murals on City of Ottawa underpasses

The City of Ottawa is seeking artists to paint murals on two underpass walls located at the Laurier Avenue underpasses at Colonel By Drive and the Queen Elizabeth Parkway.

The City chose to enhance these underpasses as they are key gateways to downtown Ottawa and their proximity to the Rideau Canal. This year, artists who submit mural designs are required to incorporate a celebration of the canal’s historical and cultural significance. Continue reading



Organizer: Takayama City, Japan

Type of print: Woodblock-print

Application Period: Oct. 1 and Oct 31, 2017

Application Fee: 2,000 yen (Only the applicants for the secondary screening)

Tetsuya Noda (print maker, Honorary Professor at Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts and Music)

Teruo Isomi (print maker, Honorary Professor at Aichi Prefectural Univ. of Arts)

Kunio Motoe (art critic, Professor at Tama Art University)

Cho Enpo (print maker, Researcher at China National Academy of Painting)

Grand prize / 1 winner (500,000 yen)

Semi-grand prize / 1 winner (300,000 yen)

Award of excellence / 1 winner (200,000 yen)

Exhibition Period, Venue & Awards ceremony

June 2017 Takayama Shimin Bunka Kaikan

If the winner of the grand prize lives overseas, the organizer will help cover partially travel expenses to Japan

Application Documents:              

Contact Information:
Hida Takayama Contemporary Woodblock-Print Triennale


BC Arts Council – Scholarship Awards

The aim of the BC Arts Council Scholarship Program is to support the development of B.C.’s future professional artists by assisting with pre-professional training of outstanding B.C. students of the arts. Successful applicants in this program can be found on stages and in galleries the world over.

The Scholarship Program, the oldest program of Council, provides funding of up to $6,000 per year to outstanding arts students studying at the post-secondary level. B.C. residents attending full-time studies in a fine-arts diploma or degree program at a recognized college, university, institution or academy, in any country, are eligible to apply. Half-day high school dance programs may also be eligible.

This is a highly competitive, adjudicated process, and successful applicants will be assessed on their portfolio as well as the rest of their application. Recognized disciplines include arts administration, community-based arts practice, museology, conservation, dance, media arts, theatre, music, curatorial practice, and visual art.

Application Deadline: April 30

For more information, please visit


Calling all young Canadian artists!


The Canada Council is looking for artists aged 18-35 for the Games of La Francophonie in 2017! You can apply now in 1 of 12 categories to represent Canada in Côte d’Ivoire next year. Find guidelines, application forms and more info here: 

Apply today and get your games on!
Deadline: April 29th Continue reading