Artist Opportunties

For artists of various disciplines and experiences

Collaborate with Oddside Arts

Interested in creating with us? Take a look at some of the opportunities that we have to see where you might be able to contribute. Make sure to bookmark this page to see how you can collaborate with us.

Other artist calls that we believe are great opportunities for emerging and established artists.

Black Seed Lab 1.0

A lab/program designed by Black Muslim women artists for Black Muslim women artists. It consists of artistic development workshops, personalized mentorship, and a final exhibition.

  • Must be based in Greater Toronto Area
  • 20-25 years old
  • Emerging or hobby artist

Funding: $500 honorarium

DEADLINE: Friday, May 31, 2024

Pickering Digital Artwork Display

The City of Pickering invites artists or artist teams to apply to provide a digital art display at the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex (CHDRC), utilizing one or a combination of the following themes:

  • Welcoming, Safe and Healthy Communities
  • Connection and Innovation
  • Environmental Stewardship and Resiliency
  • Sport and Recreation

Funding: $2000 (including HST) max

DEADLINE: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 4 PM

Call to Artists – Expression of Interest (EOI) Pickering Community Banner Series

The City of Pickering invites artists to respond to the Call for Artists to create a series of seven (7) street banners digitally, to be fabricated and installed by the City onto seven (7) City street light poles. This call is open to individual artists (emerging to established), artist teams or collectives.

Three (3) artists will be selected.

Funding: $1500 (+HST) for shortlist / $2750 (+HST) final selection

DEADLINE: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 4 PM EST

Art Bus RFQ

Artists and artist collectives are invited to submit qualifications for an opportunity to wrap the exterior of one of five public transit busses with new artwork. These busses will be in service for 12 weeks in fall of this year. In addition to the exterior bus wrapping, there are interior display opportunities that could share information about the artist and reproductions of their pre-existing work

  • Must reside in Calgary/Mohkinsstsis or surrounding communities 

Info session will be held on May 28, 2024 and you must register to attend.

Funding: $9000

DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 4:30 MT

Call for Indigenous Artists: Town of Caledon Muskoka Chair Animations

STEPS and the Town of Caledon are looking for five (5) Indigenous artists will be selected to paint a total of ten (10) Muskoka chairs. Each artist will be tasked with designing and painting two (2) chairs. These vibrant pieces will be showcased across the Town of Caledon. This project is a celebration of Indigenous stories and art within the community.

Two (2) Indigenous artists who identify as part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community will also be engaged to paint two (2) chairs each.

Funding: $2100 (includes HST)

DEADLINE: Monday, June 17, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST

Call for Expressions of Interest: Public Art Opportunity at 17150 Yonge Street, Newmarket

On behalf of The Regional Municipality of York, the Town of Newmarket is commissioning a permanent public artwork. The artwork for this site will be selected through an open, two-stage competition. There will be five (5) artists/artist teams shortlisted.

Budget: $445,000 

DEADLINE: Friday, June 21, 2024 at 12 PM EST

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