Opportunities for Members

Calls for Artist Submissions

Artscape: Winter Island Residencies

Deadline for Submissions: 12:00 PM EST, October 10, 2017

Now in its third year, Winter Island is a unique, juried,  artist-in-residence program aimed at emerging, mid-career and, established artists, hosted at Artscape Gibraltar Point, an artist residency located on the picturesque Toronto Islands.

Winter Island recognizes four artists annually who have demonstrated a strong and unique artistic voice while working in Canada’s visual arts community and provides them with a month of distraction-free studio time to create and/or develop a new and exciting work, or body of work that seeks to engage with and/or activate the artist community at Artscape Gibraltar Point and the Toronto Islands.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to present these works/projects to the public as a part of a Winter Island Group Exhibition to take place at the conclusion of the residency series at Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries, Vitrines and, select Flex studios, in late May/Early June 2018.


Ontario Arts Council Grant Lab: Tuesday August 29, 6-8pm


Light meal at 6:00 pm  Session starts 6:30 pm

Join the Near North District School Board and Near North Mobile Media Lab as they host Ontario Arts Council’s Arts Education OfficerNas Khan, in a working session on grant-writing.

Bring a laptop or use those available to:

1)      create your OAC online applicant profile

2)      start a draft application by walking through the questions and budget

3)      upload support material

4)      learn helpful tips to navigate the application system.

This session is open to anyone hoping to apply to any of OAC’s project programs, although we will work on an Artists in Communities and Schools Projects application.

To register, send an email to nkhan@arts.on.ca

4 Elements Deadline: May 31, 2017

4elements Living Arts welcomes proposals from emerging artists who would like to participate in this year’s Elemental Festival in Kagawong | Gaagigewang on Mnidoo Mnising |Manitoulin Island.  This year, we invite proposals for temporary sculptural installations, film/new media works and writing, that consider questions of land, and land-use history. We are particularly interested in the relations between the land, environmental change, and reconciliation given the impact of settlement, forestry, farming, and Treaty history, on Manitoulin Island in particular.