Wednesday 27 March 2013

Closing Party, Calls for Submissions, Exhibition annoucement!

Hello there! Well its March 27th, which means that the closing party for March exhibitions is tomorrow! From 7 pm until 11 pm, come and see works by Laura McCoy in the project space, gaze into the Window Space to catch a glimpse of Ella Dawn McGeough's installation, and check out props and pieces used for the FADO emerging artist series.

Wednesday is calls for submissions day! And there are some good ones this week:

Gallery 295 - Juried Exhibition for emerging artists, Vancouver BC

This is an open call for Gallery 295’s first annual juried exhibition for emerging artists practicing in photography and related mediums. The work in Index is a gathering of some of Vancouver’s most interesting new artists using photography today. This exhibition will not be curated on a theme but rather the work will be chosen on the basis of artistic merit and originality.

Index's aim is to give emerging artists one of their first exhibitions in a professional context, showcasing a series of images and their artistic interests. Gallery 295 provides opportunities for artists by engaging with The Lab’s facilities and technicians.

To apply please email the following information to

-       Include Index Submission in the subject line.
-       10 – 20 images of recent work, jpg format, 72dpi, 740 pixels on longest side.
-       Image list specifying titles, year, dimensions, medium
-       Project Statement (if applicable) max 300 words
-       Artist Statement max 500 words
-       CV

Submission Deadline: April 10th midnight. 

Exhibition Opens: June 7th

Summerworks Live Art Series - August 8-18th

SummerWorks Performance Festival is now accepting submissions to it's Live Art Series. 

Established in 2012, the Live Art Series runs concurrently with the Festival main and offers a platform for experimental and experiential approaches to performance. Live Art seeks to create work that is experiential, work that exists solely in the space and time-frame of the performance in interaction with the performer and audience.

They are looking for artists working in, or experimenting with notions of Live Art. Submissions are encouraged from artists working in all artistic genres, with the only specification being that the work must encapsulate a form of live performance in an 
untraditional space and it must consider the presence of the audience in relationship to the work. The space must be within the parameters of the Festival, which is situated on Queen Street between Spadina and Noble.

Artists are asked to submit a project proposal that is no more than 3 pages. Works that you may have presented elsewhere are welcomed, though they are especially interested in artists building a project specifically for the Festival.

SummerWorks will offer you a fee for your work. This fee will be negotiated between the Festival and the artist, and will depend upon the scope of the work, and whether the work is something for which the Festival can charge an entry fee. Submission fee is 10$

Online applications can be found on the SummerWorks website at

Deadline to Submit: April 15th

Living Arts Centre Resident Artist Program 2013-2014, Missasauga ON

The Living Arts Centre invites new graduates of arts institutions to submit applications for the 2013 - 2014 Arts Fellowship in the Flameworking, Glass, Painting & Drawing, Textiles and Wood Studios. 

The Arts Fellowship Program is an exciting initiative that offers graduates an opportunity to work within a professional studio environment after completing their studio education. this program provides a venue to assist new artists with the production of their first body of work in a specialized studio. Based on studio availability, fellowships will be awarded to recent graduates in flameworking, glass, painting & drawing, textiles and wood.

The program requires specific amounts of studio time and dedication per week depending on medium, and offers subsidized studio fees, an opportunity to sell work in the Centre's Gift shop, opportunities of collaboration between other artists and access to critique of the work produced. 

To be eligible, applicants must be new graduates (within two years of graduation) of a post-secondary school degree is studio arts, or of an educational equivalent.

Application Deadline: Monday May 27, 2013

Eastern Edge Gallery, Dreamworlds, August 14-18, 2013 in St. John's, NL

Eastern Edge Gallery is looking for artists to engage with our theme Dreamworlds for the Art Marathon Festival, a celebration of contemporary art held each August in St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador. Individuals, groups and collectives in all visual arts media may apply. So dream big! Artists are encouraged to propose a variety of contemporary art actions, both large and small, which may include:

• performances (site-specific or staged)
• local community collaboration (participatory art works or interventions into public space)
• video/sound/off-site installation
• related workshops (for all ages or specific)

The Art Marathon Festival will take place August 14th to 18th 2013 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. 

Professional fees are paid; exhibition, artist talk, workshop when applicable. Travel will be paid and accommodations provided.

Artist project proposals should be sent via email to or FTP links are also acceptable.

Please contact Kailey Bryan at or Mary MacDonald at with any questions.

Information on submission requirements can be found at:

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2013

Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, applications for the Emerging Print Media and/or Media Arts Residency Program, Hamilton ON
Centre3 for Print and Media arts is now accepting applications for their Emerging Print Media and/or Media Arts residency. The residency will be up to three months and successful candidates may present an exhibition of the work created during the residency in the Members' Gallery. 
Applicants must be either currently enrolled in an udergraduate or postgraduate programme with a major in print media and/or media arts, or be a recent graduate (within the last 2 years) from programs including print media or media arts. They must have sufficient technical ability to work independantly in a cooperative facility.Information on studio facilities can be found at
Information on submissions can be found at
Deadline for submissions: May 15th, 2013

Fogo Island Artist Residency, Newfoundland

Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers, and thinkers from around the world.
Established in 2008, Fogo Island Arts is located off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada. With the opening of the Fogo Island Inn in 2013, Fogo Island Arts will enter a new phase of its evolution, expanding its program to include exhibitions at the Inn, publications produced in collaboration with international imprints, and partnerships with public institutions globally. These initiatives are part of a social enterprise-based business model that will support the economic viability of the Fogo Island Inn and the growth of tourism on Fogo Island.
The programs at Fogo Island Arts provide alternatives to more traditional international residencies and public art galleries in North America — in part due to the resourcefulness and creativity of Fogo Islanders, which provides a vital framework for the organization’s activities.
The residency program brings contemporary artists and researchers from around the world to live and work on Fogo Island and Change Islands. The program welcomes the participation of artists working in a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to: visual arts, new media, design, music, dance, writing and film. For its 2013-14 residencies, Fogo Island Arts is seeking proposals from curators for projects to be presented within the context of the organization's Education program.
For more information contact:
Deadline: June 1, 2013, for residencies starting September 1st, 2013.


Life of a Craphead Retrospective, 2006 - 2056
AGO, Weston Family Community Gallery
Opening: March 27th, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
March 27th - May 5th, 2013
The Life of a Craphead Retrospective is the first comprehensive exhibition of the entire career of Life of a Craphead. Featuring photo-documentation of previously unseen performance works, the show charts 50 years of artistic output from the renegade performance art duo. On view are Amy Lam and Jon McCurley’s early works like “Musical Road” (2007), as well as the decade-spanning project “Yelf” (2042-2056). It is rumoured that The Good Towel will make an appearance. The Life of a Craphead Retrospective also features work by Toronto-based artists and Life of a Craphead contemporaries Swintak and CN Tower Liquidation. The Life of a Craphead Retrospective will conclude with a closing performance by Life of a Craphead on Thursday May 2, 2013.

Life of a Craphead are the Artists in Residence at the AGO in Winter 2013. Life of a Craphead live and work in Toronto, broadcast the monthly performance show Doored, and collaborate frequently with other artists and performers. 

The Life of a Craphead Retrospective was produced with the assistance of Bridget Moser, Matt Smith, Nikki Woolsey, Jonny Petersen, Cameron Lee, Sean Weaver, and the AGO Youth Council.

The Artist in Residence program is generously supported by the J. P. Bickell Foundation. 

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