Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Calls for submissions!

Hey its time to talk about calls for submissions! Yahoo!!

Art Spin
Call for Submissions for Art Spin, 2013.

Art Spin, the successful series of bicycle led art tours, is gearing up for its fifth season this summer. They are currently looking for submissions for art projects/performances from all disciplines (visual arts, installation, sculpture, film & video, performance, dance, music etc.) to fit into our tour programming.

Projects being proposed will be considered for one of the three tours taking place on: Thursday, June 27th, Thursday, July 25th or Thursday, August 29th (all tours begin at 6:30 and run until roughly 9pm).

Time-based projects should last no longer than 15 minutes. They encourage site-specific proposals, however locations may be altered in order to better accommodate our tour routes.
Artists should keep in mind the growing number of participants on Art Spin tours. Projects that can easily be viewed/experienced by larger groups are more successful.

Artists' fees between $500 - $1000, depending on the project, will be awarded.

For more information visit

Cambridge Galleries
Cambridge galleries is doing a call for emerging artists in Ontario for the exhibition theSHOW.13. Now in its fifth installment, theSHOW.13 is a biannual summer exhibition at Cambridge Galleries dedicated exclusively to promoting the work of emerging Ontario artists. It will take place at Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge Ontario, from July 6 to August 25, 2013.

Cambridge Galleries is looking for artists who have been exhibiting professionally for less than 5 years or have recently completed their BFA, MFA or equivalent.

theSHOW.13 will spotlight up to 12 artists that represent a snapshot of fresh talent from across Ontario. Submissions in all medium are welcomed including off site projects.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, Febuary 15
For more information visit:

RBC Canadian Painting Competition
The RBC Canadian Painting Competition is officially accepting submissions. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, RBC will award a total of $115,000 in prize money, making it the largest prize of its kind in Canada. The national winner will receive $25,000, two honourable mentions $15,000 each and in recognition of the 15th anniversary, the remaining 12 finalists will be awarded $5,000 each.

Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition recognizes emerging artists from across Canada. Adjudicated by the Canadian Art Foundation, a jury of distinguished members from the Canadian arts community will select five paintings from the eastern, western and central regions of Canada, for a total of 15 finalists.

The finalists will be announced June 14, 2013 and the RBC Canadian Painting Competition winners revealed at a gala event at the National Gallery in Ottawa on October 2, 2013.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 1 at 5 p.m. EST

For more information and to enter, visit http:

Hamilton Super Crawl
Supercrawl invites artists working in a wide range of media to propose works to be showcased as part of their annual outdoor festival, which takes place this year on September 13-14, 2013. Supercrawl celebrates the unique mix of arts organizations, cultures, businesses and creative people along James Street North in Hamilton. Last year Supercrawl attracted 80,000 attendees and is expected to draw well over that number to the area in 2013.

Proposals submitted to this year's call for submissions will be considered for inclusion in either the 2013 or 2014 festival. Works selected by the Curatorial Committee will be shown within the street closure from King Street to Murray Street along James Street North. The Committee is interested in all media including:
  • Outdoor installation art / sculpture
  • Video (projection-based, no sound)
  • Site-specific installations
  • Performance art
  • Public interventions
  • Murals
  • New media
  • Dance

Please note that a priority will be placed on that which can be safely seen, performed, or executed outside and that video content will be shown after sunset on outdoor screens. Each project selected will be allocated an anticipated budget of $600-$800 to include artist fee and production stipend.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday February 24, 2013
More information available on Akimbo at

The Good Press Remote Residency
Good Press in Glasgow, Scotland, is inviting application for their very first Residency. This is open to artists of all disciplines;visual artists, photographers, writers, publishers, people. As an artist in residence at Good Press, you will develop an artwork or project between 8th May - 1rst June 2013. The format is entirely up to the artist, but they envisage that as a rough guide the development period will last from the 8th May until 26th May, and thereafter the space would become an "exhibit."
The residency will be ran remotely, and so as opposed to being here in Glasgow, they are proposing that you are a resident in your own town and send packages either by m ail (in the spirit of mail art) or electronically (in the spirit of futuristic living) throughout the month with clear instructions for it's installation.
A small budget will be available to contribute towards materials, posting and the general productions of the project, and they will work together on promotional material.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday the 24th of March, 2013

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