Resources for Artists
Various workshops aimed at supporting emerging artists. *Dates vary
"articule invites individual artists and collectives to submit proposals for a project to be shown in the gallery window while we are closed for the winter break (from mid-December 2023 to early January 2024). This initiative aims to garner the attention of neighbours and passersby by filling the window and/or the space in front of it. Previous experience showing work in galleries is not necessary." * Deadline to submit: November 20, 2023
3. Call for Artists 2024 - Artch - NEW
"Since 2018, 120 artists have been selected by artch and received 72 hours of training in art entrepreneurship, a $3,000 grant and an exhibition opportunity in the heart of downtown Montreal with the aim of propelling the careers of emerging artists in contemporary art." *Deadline to submit: January 25, 2024
4. Calls for files - DIAGONAL - NEW
"A contemporary art distribution center located in the heart of the dynamic Mile End district, Diagonale annually presents a program of exhibitions, residencies and conferences. Once a year, curators, artists and theorists in visual and media arts are invited to submit their projects." * Deadline to submit: February 29, 2024
5. Support Component - 2025 / 2026 Upcoming Artists - DIAGONAL - NEW
"As part of the defense component, the following are invited to submit their projects: - Artists in visual and media arts wishing to present their Master's exhibition - Young graduates aged one year and less, in the case of a first solo exhibition The call for applications is aimed at all artistic projects in which fiber is inscribed in terms of material, concept or referentiality." * Deadline to submit: February 29, 2023
"In addition to its regular programming, pending the availability of resources, OBORO welcomes within its facilities presentation activities (launches, concerts, performances and other events) by artists and cultural organizations. Assistance to presentation activities takes the form of access to equipment and services of the New Media Lab at reduced rates. This program is dedicated to supporting not-for-profit projects that are in accordance with OBORO’s mandate." *Deadline to submit: May 31, 2024
"CUCCR diverts materials from Concordia’s waste stream and offers them to the general community for free."
"The English-Language Arts Network (ELAN) is a not-for-profit organization that connects, supports, and creates opportunities for Quebec’s English-speaking artists and arts communities."
"As a not-for-profit organization, YES enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start and grow businesses."
"Bringing together more than 1,500 members, its primary mission is to work to improve the living conditions and professional practice of artists who make a career in the field of visual arts in Quebec." -
"Art Souterrain is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide a wider accessibility to contemporary art since 2009. With the will to demystify the artistic process and artworks, the organization implements long-term initiatives to cultivate an understanding and to create a bond between an artwork and its audience."
"Arcmtl is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving local independent culture"
"The Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ) is a national advocacy organization whose mandate is to support, bring together, represent, and promote Quebec’s artist-run centres. To facilitate the dissemination of art within society, it supports research activities and artistic experimentation, and encourages self-management by artists."
"OBORO is an artist-run centre that favors the development of art practices locally, nationally, and internationally. OBORO’s sphere of activity encompasses visual and media arts, performing arts, new technologies, and emerging practices."
"Since its foundation in 1972, OPTICA has defined itself as a venue dedicated to contemporary practices on the local, national and international scene. The center annually presents a varied program of exhibitions, symposiums and meetings with artists, and it invests in the production of exhibition curators. All of these programs offer critical reflection on art news, supported by editorial activity."
"Occurrence is dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary arts, with photography and image practices as an anchor. Its programming choices are based on a committee of peers, made up of artists and art actors with multiple perspectives, renewed each year, ensuring a diversified program that reflects current issues."
" Dazibao is a contemporary art center and non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and mediation of contemporary image practices, privileging artistic experimentation, enquiry and reflection related to current social issues."
" ELEKTRA presents and promotes works created at the intersections of contemporary art and new technologies, inscribed in the latest aesthetic current of research and experimentation."
1. Studio 303
"Studio 303 supports artists engaged in critical and experimental practices in dance and interdisciplinary performance."
"Akin is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides creative studio space as well as arts-based programming. Our studios provide a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavours and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. We build community through a variety of programming including workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.
3. ART HIVES - Studios / Accessible Art Spaces
"The Art Hives Network connects small and regenerative community art studios (known as Art Hives) together in order to build solidarity across geographic distances. This effort seeks to strengthen and promote the benefits of these inclusive, welcoming spaces across Canada, and throughout the world. Also known as "public homeplaces," these third spaces, create multiple opportunities for dialogue, skill-sharing, and art-making between people of different socio-economic backgrounds, ages, cultures and abilities. "