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Call to Artists: City’s 50th Anniversary Art Bus (City of Thunder Bay Public Art Program)

Deadline: Wednesday, February 19, 1pm

“The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to offer this public art opportunity for artists, or artist-teams, to create artwork that will be displayed on the exterior of a City of Thunder Bay Transit Bus in 2020.

New or existing artwork is acceptable, provided that the existing artwork does not make up the entire design, i.e. portions only. The selected artwork will be printed onto adhesive-backed vinyl and applied to the surface of the Transit Bus’s exterior.

This project is supported by the City’s Public Art Committee. Project funding is provided by City of Thunder Bay’s Cultural Development and Events Section, the City’s Corporate Strategic Services Division, and Clean Green and Beautiful Committee. Other funders may be included in the project prior to finalization. Please note that logos may need to be added to your design prior to final acceptance of artwork.

Applicants must live/work/attend school in the City of Thunder Bay. Applicants who currently reside outside of Thunder Bay, but who have lived in Thunder Bay for at least 10 years and/or artists who can demonstrate that Thunder Bay has played a direct role in their success are also eligible to apply. Emerging and more established artists are both welcome to apply. Previous experience doing similar public projects will be considered an asset.”

For more submission details, please visit:

-from City of Thunder Bay

Call to Artists for Participation: Inkling Enacted (Red Dress Productions, Toronto)

Red Dress Productions invites artists to participate in Inkling Enacted: a collaborative creative process to develop themes, design, and a call for proposals for a festival of new performance works and works-in-progress that will take place at the Theatre Centre in May 2020, in Toronto.

Inkling is a series of workshops and events that centre disability and equity within collaborative artmaking.

We’re seeking Deaf, hearing, disabled and enabled artists interested in collaboratively developing a framework for a festival of new performance works emerging from diverse artistic traditions including theatre, music, dance, performance art, circus arts etc.

When & Where 

February 1, 8, and 15, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jumblies Theatre at  132 Fort York Blvd, Toronto.

Access notes:

Artists will receive a participation honorarium. The venue is wheelchair accessible.  ASL interpretation will be provided.  We aim to be a scent-free environment.

RSVP by Friday January 24 via email tristan[at] with responses to these questions: Which dates will you participate in?  Do you have food sensitivities, allergies, or other considerations? What access supports or provisions would enable your participation?

We gratefully acknowledge our funding partners: Toronto Arts Council (Strategic Funding), Ontario Arts Council, and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Red Dress Productions (RDP) creates interdisciplinary art, performance, and visual public artworks.

-from Red Dress Productions
Read Red Dress Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call to Artists!: The Regent Collective Residency Program (Paprika Festival, Toronto)


“The Paprika Festival is a youth-led professional performing arts organization. Offering free year-round professional training and mentorship programs that culminate in a performing arts festival of new work by young artists.

The “Regent Collective” is a multidisciplinary art development residency program occurring in the Regent Park community from 2016 /17.
We welcome young artists of all interests and artistic backgrounds seeking to explore their artistic process with the support of our professional mentors. Our year program culminates with each of our young artists presenting their creatively constructed performance at our 16th annual Paprika Festival!

We aim to not only build a diverse skill set, but to encourage exploration within the performance arts. The Regent Collective aims to provide emerging artists with a nurturing platform to explore creative skills and topics within the arts, while also building relations with young aspiring artists and youth engaging organizations of the community. The Paprika Festival aims to connect you with elevating platforms along with opportunities to continue showcasing performance pieces beyond the program.

Deadline to apply is OCT 7th.
Apply Now!

The Paprika Festival also offers programs such as Production, Playwriting, Creator’s Unit, Advisory Board and the Director’s Lab all which are now open to apply for!
Get Involved!

-submitted by the Paprika Festival

Call to Artists: Public Art and Social Practice – Workshop Series (Calgary)


“As part of its commitment to provide a variety of opportunities for artists, The City of Calgary Public Art Program, in collaboration with Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG), is pleased to be offering a public art and social practice workshop series. Internationally renowned artists Alfredo Jaar, Jeanne van Heeswijk and a third to be announced, will each present a public lecture and lead a weekend workshop for a selected group of Calgary artists. Spaces are limited, and artists will be selected by a selection panel based on the strength of their applications. This workshop series is intended for local Calgary artists and results in an exhibition at the IKG and an opportunity for a public art commission. Only those who participate in the workshops and exhibition will be eligible for the resulting commission.

Deadline: Tuesday Oct 4, 2016 at 4 p.m. MST


This workshop series is designed to provide professional development for artists interested in pursuing public art projects with a social practice focus and is intended for professional artists wishing to:

  • Explore and develop a socially engaged practice with a distinct focus on public art.
  • Understand the opportunities and the challenges that this type of practice entails.
  • Discover the breadth of possibilities that public art and social practice offers.

To complete the series, artists will design a project proposal that involves a community partner in the development and/or implementation of the project in some way. The proposals will then be exhibited at IKG for juried competition. Participants will receive $1000 for concept development and a stipend will be provided to cover material costs.

Through the workshops, lectures and group discussions participants will be mentored by world renowned artists practising in the field and provided with the tools, skills and in-depth understanding necessary to develop a project proposal and subsequent practice in socially engaged public art.

“Artists working in social practice co-create their work with a specific audience or propose critical interventions within existing social systems that inspire debate or catalyze social exchange.”
~”Social Practice Workshop”. California College of the Arts. Retrieved Sept 18, 2014.

Lead Artists Background:

Alfredo Jaar
Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York City. He was born in Santiago de Chile.

Jaar’s work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales de Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), Sao Paulo Art, New York; Whitechapel, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Art; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. A major retrospective of his work took place in summer 2012 at three institutions in Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V. and Alte Netionalgalerie. In 2014 the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki hosted the most extensive retrospective of his career.

Jaar has realized more than sixty public interventions around the world. More than fifty monographic publications have been published about his work.

He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000.

His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York, the MCA in Chicago, MOCA and LACMA in Los Angeles, the Tate in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlaebeck and dozens of other institutions and private collections worldwide.

Jeanne van Heeswijk

How can an artist be an instrument for the collective reimagining of daily environments, given the complexity of our societies? This is the question that artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, of the Netherlands, considers when deciding how to employ her work to improve communities. Van Heeswijk believes communities need to co-produce their own futures. That’s why she embeds herself, for years at a time, in communities from Rotterdam to Liverpool, working with them to improve their neighbourhoods and empowering them to design their own futures—not wait for local authorities to foist upon them urban planning schemes which rarely take embedded culture into account. Her work often attempts to unravel invisible legislation, governmental codes, and social institutions, gradually preparing areas for their predictive futures. She calls it “radicalising the local” by empowering communities to become their own antidote.

Van Heeswijk’s work has been featured in numerous books and publications worldwide, as well as internationally renowned biennials such as those of Liverpool, Busan, Taipei, Shanghai and Venice. She has received international for her work, including most recently the 2012 Curry Stone Prize for Social Design Pioneers and the 2011 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change.”

For submission details and more information, please visit The City of Calgary Public Art Program’s website.

-from The City of Calgary Public Art Program’s website