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Call for Nominations: Newcomer Arts Award (Neighbourhood Arts Network, GTA)

“The Newcomer Arts Award is designed to support the future potential of newcomer artists working in a range of disciplines across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Awards of $2500 are intended to support each recipient’s artistic practice.


About: The Newcomer Arts Award is a micro-award program for newcomer (immigrant and refugee) artists. Sponsored by RBC the Newcomer Arts Award is designed to support the future potential of newcomer artists across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) working in a range of disciplines. These $2,500 awards are intended to support each recipient’s artistic practice.

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants must be:

  • An artist who has lived in Canada for 7 years or less
  • A Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Approved Refugee Claimant (i.e. Protected Person) or have applications for permanent residency or citizenship pending
  • Over 18 years old
  • A resident of the City of Toronto OR Halton, Peel, York, Durham municipalities
  • NOT have received this award in 2022
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-from Neighbourhood Arts Network

Call for Submissions: Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival

“Submissions for the 2023 Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival are now open!

We are looking for Narrative Features and Shorts, Documentary Features and Shorts, Episodic Series, and Experimental films.

Early Bird Deadline: December 2, 2022
Regular Deadline: January 6, 2023
Late Deadline: January 27, 2023

For more than three decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto’s LGBTQ community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement and our year-round events and screenings, Inside Out is engaged every day in challenging attitudes and changing lives.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Inside Out

Call for Nominations: Barbara Laronde Emerging Artist Award (Native Women in the Arts)

“Nominations for the 8th Annual Barbara Laronde Emerging Artist Award are now open. Winners will be announced in early 2023.

This award recognizes outstanding emerging Indigenous (Status and Non-Status First Nations, MĂ©tis, Inuit) artists from Northern Ontario who are women or otherwise gender marginalized (transfeminine, transmasculine, non-binary, Two Spirit, gender non-conforming). You can nominate yourself or another artist.”

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-from Native Women in the Arts

Call for Submissions: Black Arts Fellowship 2023-2024 (Wildseed Centre for Art and Activism)

“Wildseed Centre for Art and Activism is launching the second Black Arts Fellowship, an expansive interdisciplinary program for eight emerging and mid-career Black artists. This paid 12-month fellowship curates intensive residencies, workshops, mentorship, creation time, and presentation opportunities to offer fellows the space for deep, collaborative and playful exploration and creation in community. This fellowship emerges from the intersection of art and activism. Artists are invited to infuse their practices with knowledge of ancestral and contemporary Black struggles for liberation; to imagine their work within the projects of abolition and decolonization; to deepen their understanding of care and community commitments in the arts; and to experience the kind of joy that comes from moving with, for and fully alongside other Black kin.

Deadline: November 29th, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Submit application to: opportunities[at]

Notification: Successful applicants will be notified via email at the beginning of February 2023.

Information Session: November 7th, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 pm EST
If you missed our information session and would like to access the recording, please email opportunities[at]”

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-from Wildseed Centre for Art and Activism

Call for Applications: Creative Catalyst Program (Nia Centre for the Arts, Toronto)

“Are you an emerging artist looking to explore and broaden your artistic practice? Back for a second year, the Creative Catalyst program creates space for emerging Black artists to receive one-on-one consulting and support from mid-career / established artists, while also creating opportunities for group learning, dialogue, and connection. 

This year, participating artists will receive six months of consulting support from a Consultant of their choice who best aligns with their artistic practice and goals, as well as a Research, Learning, and Creation Stipend, to be used to support participating artists’ artistic and professional development for the duration of the program. The program is open to emerging Black artists based within the Greater Toronto Area. Activities will take place both virtually, and in-person. The program features Consultants working in the following disciplines/areas: Curatorial Practice, Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Photography, and Grant Writing.

For more information, please visit:

-from Nia Centre for the Arts

Call for Applications: Young Playwright Units (Tarragon Theatre, National & GTA)

“Tarragon’s Young Playwrights Units (YPUs) offer a paid training experience for young artists (aged 18-28) who are curious and passionate about playwriting. This program offers two groups of dedicated young creators a rigorous and supportive context in which to develop some of their first works.

We are particularly encouraging people who come from Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color experiences, 2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender and other gender and sexuality diversity experiences (2SLGBTQIA+), d/Deaf, Mad, Disabled, and Neurodivergent experiences, and people of working class, poor, and overexploited communities to apply. We are committed to cultivating a brave space where we minimize the harms we see in the world in order to achieve success, joy, and excellence in our participants!”

For more information, please visit:

-from Tarragon Theatre

Appel Ă  nomination / Call for Nominations: Prix Powerhouse 2022

Vous aimeriez faire reconnaître et récompenser le travail d’un.e artiste qui s’identifie comme femme, personne non-binaire et / ou faisant partie d’une communauté traditionnellement sous-représentée* dont le parcours est significatif dans le milieu culturel montréalais?
Faites nous parvenir sa nomination avant le 11 dĂ©cembre 2022 Ă  23h59 EST! 

Le PRIX POWERHOUSE est un prix de reconnaissance bisannuel de 10 000$ partagĂ© entre deux artistes montrĂ©alais.e.s afin de cĂ©lĂ©brer leur parcours artistique. Il s’adresse aux artistes Ă  la mi-carrière ou Ă©tabli.e.s, ayant contribuĂ© de manière significative au milieu culturel montrĂ©alais. Ce prix honore des artistes qui poursuivent leur travail en demeurant engagĂ©.e.s dans leur dĂ©marche. Le prix s’intègre au mandat de La Centrale qui a pour objectif de diffuser des pratiques artistiques fĂ©ministes et de soutenir la visibilitĂ© d’artistes et d’initiatives peu ou pas reprĂ©sentĂ©.e.s auprès des institutions culturelles dominantes. Le centre est une plateforme pour l’art contemporain portĂ© par les fĂ©minismes, l’intersectionnalitĂ© et la justice sociale.

Pour en savoir plus :

-source : La Centrale


Would you like to reward and recognize the work of an artist who identifies as a woman, non-binary and / or from a traditionally underrepresented community* and whose career has been significant in Montréal’s cultural environment?
Send us their nomination before December 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST!

The PRIX POWERHOUSE is a 10 000$ biennial recognition award shared between two MontrĂ©al artists to celebrate their artistic journey. It is destined to mid-stage and established artists who contribute in a significant way to MontrĂ©al’s cultural life. This award honours artists who continue their work by remaining committed in their approach. The award is in line with La Centrale’s mandate to promote feminist artistic practices and to support underrepresented artists in dominant cultural institutions. The centre is a platform for contemporary art carried by feminisms, intersectionality and social justice.

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-from La Centrale

Call for applications: Backstage Pass (Artscape, Toronto)

“Introducing Backstage Pass â€“ a program offering complimentary space to creatives who were affected by the pandemic, in need of space to perform their next show, produce their next musical endeavor or rehearse for their next gig.

Artscape is offering these complimentary spaces*! Apply today and take your performance, production or rehearsal to the next level – because exceptional artists deserve exceptional space.

Produce your next piece of work at one of the following spaces, ideal for…
Fashion, portrait or product photography, a wide range of video shoots, VFX or virtual production and finally, a boutique sound studio perfect for your next professional recording.

Rehearse for your next show at one of the following spaces, ideal for…
The artist looking to practice for their next gig – including lighting, sound, and live-performance workers.

Perform your next show at one of the following spaces, ideal for…
The artist who is ready to put on a show – including audio/visual capabilities, professional lighting, and video projection.”

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-from Artscape

Call for Volunteers: Empathy Squad

“Virtual Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders Age 18-30)
Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews.

Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future.

Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You’ll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time.

  • Participants Will:
    Discover artful ways to volunteer in their community
  • Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping and audio editing skills
  • Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection
  • Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation
  • Grow empathy from coast-to-coast through community-building dialogue
  • Connect with like minded peers as well as industry professionals to further develop a future in storytelling

Program Details:
Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total.
See full program schedule here:
Register for our upcoming information session on November 15th, 2022 at 7pm ET”

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-from FiXT POiNT

Call for Artists: 2023 CreateSpace Public Art Forum

“Are you, or an artist you know, interested in gaining experience, building networks and professional skills needed to launch or expand a public art practice?

STEPS Public Art believes public art has the ability to challenge the systemic inequities that exist in public space. In support of this important work, we facilitate programs that foster inclusive community engaged public art practices, build the capacity of underrepresented artists, and demonstrate how public art can help reimagine equitably designed cities.

We are thrilled to launch the 2023 CreateSpace Public Art Forum, a digital forum that will virtually convene 50 participants who identify as Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis), racialized, rural and/or youth with disabilities and between the ages of 18-25. CreateSpace Public Art Forum runs from January 9-29, 2023. This forum will foster connections, build understanding across geographies and cultures, as well as provide emerging equity-seeking participants with the skills, relationships and support needed to develop public art practices.”

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Appel aux participants: 2023 CreateSpace forum d’art public

“ĂŠtes-vous, ou un artiste que vous connaissez, intĂ©ressĂ©s par l’acquisition d’expĂ©rience, la crĂ©ation de rĂ©seaux et les compĂ©tences professionnelles nĂ©cessaires pour lancer ou dĂ©velopper une pratique d’art public ?

STEPS Public Art croit que l’art public a la capacité de remettre en question les inégalités systémiques qui existent dans l’espace public. Pour soutenir ce travail important, nous facilitons les programmes qui encouragent les pratiques d’art public inclusives et engagées dans la communauté, renforcent les capacités des artistes sous-représentés et démontrent comment l’art public peut aider à réimaginer des villes conçues de manière équitable.

Nous sommes ravis de lancer le 2023 CreateSpace forum d’art public, un forum virtuel qui rĂ©unira 50 participants âgĂ©s de 18 Ă  25 ans qui s’identifient comme noirs, autochtones (Premières nations, Inuits et MĂ©tis), racialisĂ©s, ruraux et/ou jeunes handicapĂ©s. Le CreateSpace forum d’art public se dĂ©roulera du 9 au 29 janvier 2023. Ce forum permettra d’établir des liens, de favoriser la comprĂ©hension entre les gĂ©ographies et les cultures, ainsi que de fournir aux participants Ă©mergents soucieux d’équitĂ© les compĂ©tences, les liens et le soutien nĂ©cessaires pour dĂ©velopper des pratiques d’art public.”

Pour en savoir plus :

-source : STEPS Public Art