Up until later 2014, we posted opportunities in the Ottawa region that might appeal to new immigrant artists and arts professionals.

Where possible, we posted opportunities that were available across Canada.

Posts and links in this section have not been updated since 2014, so please recognize that some links and references will be out of date.

May 2014

posted May 6, 2014, 10:07 PM by Maria Gomez   [ updated May 6, 2014, 10:08 PM ]

Algonquin College Introduction to Fine Artis accepting applications for fall 2014. This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is designed for students interested in exploring fine art and art related careers. Websiteemail 
The City of Ottawa invites residents to have their say about the public art to be commissioned for the new Winston Place Plaza Development project. Meet the four shortlisted artists and view their proposals for a new light sculpture for the plaza on May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
 at Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Road, Ottawa. Website, call (613) 580-2401, email  
Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) Ottawa’s welcome week to new immigrants, to enhance the benefits of immigration to Ottawa. Register before May 16. 

April 2014

posted Apr 1, 2014, 7:41 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 7:41 AM ]

Job Opportunity, The City of Red Deer, Alberta, is looking for a full time Culture Superintendent. Deadline Apr. 10. Website,email
Job Opportunity, The National Arts Centre in Ottawa is looking for a full time Director, Production Operations. Deadline Apr. 7. Website, email Jean-Michel Beaulieu
Job Opportunity, Jean-Luc Boudreau Facteur de Flûtes inc, at Blainville, QC, is looking for a full time Recorder Maker. Website, email Jean-Luc Boudreau
Call For Exhibition: Exhibit proposals
 for Ottawa School of Art Galleries
 for the 2015 Exhibition Season. Artists working in all media are welcome. Group exhibition proposals are also accepted.
 Artists should submit only one proposal and indicate the gallery in which they wish their work to be exhibited: ByWard or Orleans. Deadline Apr. 25 at 4:30 pm.
 Mail or deliver to the Gallery Committee, 
Ottawa School of Art
 35 George St. Ottawa. Guidelines
Call for Artists: 25One Community's Artist of the Month Program. Seeking to partner with local artists in order to bring art into our space while providing artists with a venue to showcase their work in our space each month. Solo or group exhibits are welcome. We do not take any portion of sales.
You are invited to use our space to host your own showing. You will be entirely responsible for your event, including advertising, set-up, and clean up.
We will promote you on our social media channels (e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter)

call (613) 566-3448
, 251 Bank St. 2nd floor
, Ottawa. WebsiteFacebookemail
Call for Artists and Artisans: Shenkman Arts Centre seeks artisans for 5th anniversary market on
 May 31 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Artisans will exhibit and offer their work for sale in the lower lobby. Other arts activities will take place throughout the centre during the day. Ten vendor spaces will be available. No charge to submit a proposal, but a non-refundable $50 participation fee will be required from selected artisans. Artisans selected through a jury process. Info
Call for Artists: Shenkman Centre invites artists to submit one piece of original artwork for an exhibition in June, 2014. The name of the exhibition will be “Visage” and will be an exhibition of self-portraits. Include elements in the artwork that will help tell the story of “you”. Artists of all ages and ability are welcome to submit. No entry fee. Application
Call for Submissions 2015, Le Centre d'exposition L'Imagier:

Interested artists are invited to submit their exhibition proposals for the 2015 programming year. The regular exhibition season runs from January to December.
Deadline: May 1. This year, special attention will be given to the diversity of artistic
practices, and works integrating new media are welcome. Call (819) 684-1445. Websiteemail
Call for Visual Artists, 
The Abbey for the Arts is holding its ninth annual fine art show Opus 9 in May 2014. You Be The Judge
 and Jury: Choose what you feel is your masterpiece, or something experimental, or something that was previously rejected from a juried show, but you feel worthy to be seen by the public.
 A "popular choice" award with the work receiving the most votes gets a cash prize. Fifty works will be accepted for display. Artists can submit up to three works each, any size and medium. The entry fee is $15 for the first work, and $10 for each additional work. Opening reception on May 10
The sow open until June 28. Website, email Gerald Swift
Call for proposals: Karsh-Masson Gallery 2015 exhibition season: 

The City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites professional artists, artist collectives and curators working in visual arts, media arts and fine craft to propose an exhibition. Proposals will be reviewed by a peer assessment committee and selected exhibitions will be presented at Karsh-Masson Gallery in 2015. Deadline Jun. 2, at 5:00 p.m. or postmarked on or before this date. Karsh-Masson Gallery is operated by the City of Ottawa Public Art Program. Websiteemail or call (613) 244-3745
Call for Submissions: Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, ON. Art using technology, including but not restricted to robotics, arduinos, artistic interactive gaming, etc.

 Deadline May 30.
 Only electronic submissions will be accepted, whether e-mailed or submitted on CD or DVD.

 Text is to be in Word documents.
 Selected artists will be presented in an exhibition in the Main Space in 2016-2017. Print and Media Arts
 is located at 173 James St. N.
Hamilton, ON. Email

March 2014

posted Feb 26, 2014, 7:33 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Feb 26, 2014, 7:33 AM ]

OAG: Drawing with Thread - Artist Workshop with Kate Jackson, a Canadian contemporary artist working with embroidery and stitch. Mar. 1, from 13:00 - 15:00 Presented in the context of David R. Harper's exhibition Entre le chien et le loupe event. Ottawa Art Gallery at 2 Daly Avenue,free workshop but registration is required call (613) 233-8699 x 227.Website or email

A Winter Village Meshkwadoon, a celebration of the First Peoples’ winter culture through artistic traditions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis People. Mar. 1-2, at 10:00 - 17:00, 299 Montreal Road. Individual Day Pass $5 Family Day Pass $12 Weekend Pass Indiviual 8$ Family Weekend Pass $20 Children under 3 Free. Website

Wakefield International Film Festival Wakefield Centre presents film Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus, at 38 Valley Drive, Wakefield Mar. 2, 17:00, Mar. 3, 19:30, followed by discussion on "The Necessity of Bearing Witness: political activism in theatre. $10, buy ticketshere or at the door.

Latin Dance Company Studio presents Azucar! Mid-session Open House, Mar. 1, at 18:00 to 22:00pm,111A Rideau Street, Free event. New class session with an Open House: Three beginner-friendly workshops: Salsa & Merengue. Discover Latin rhythms and learn fun and simple moves to bring to the dance floor! No partners or experience required. Facebook page for details

Lecture on Textile Treasures of Armenian Churches by Ron Marchese, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Duluth at The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is located at 3 Rosamond St. E. in Almonte. Admission to this event is by donation. Mar. 19 at 19:30. Websiteemail or call (613) 256-3754 x 6
SAW Video Workshops: open to SAW Video members and members of the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions. Websiteemail, or call (613) 238-7648

  • Advanced Lighting, Saturday, Mar. 1-2, 12:00 to 17:00, Members: $125.00 / Non-Members: $150.00 Level: Intermediate, Participants: 8
  • Video Schoolhouse, Mar. 5 to May 21, 18:00-22:00 Members: $500.00 / Non-Members: $550.00 Level: Beginner, Participants: 9
  • Advanced Production Tools, Mar. 8-9, 12:00 to 16:00, Members: $65.00 / Non-Members: $90.00Level: Beginner/ Participants: 6
  • Intro to FCPX, Mar. 15-16, 12:00 to 17:00 Members: $125.00 / Non-Members: $150.00 Level: Beginner, Participants: 6

 Ottawa School of Art, art galleries and art classes for all ages, downtown and Orleans campus. Website

Seminar on Migrant Re-integration and Homeland Development: Policy Prospects and Potential. A Metropolis World Bank Public Seminar. The Metropolis Project at Carleton University would like to invite you to a free one-day public seminar on the relation between migration and development. Part of the World Bank’s new initiative, the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). The seminar will be held on Mar. 4, at the Indigo Hotel, 123 Metcalfe Street in Ottawa. Deadline Feb. 28, registerwebsite

Conference on Migration, Diversity, Inclusion: An Agenda for Shared Prosperity,2014 Cities of Migration Conference will take place in Berlin (Germany), June 4 - 6. Local government and community leaders, practitioners, experts, activists and policy-makers for a dynamic 3-day event that explores the practical realities and opportunities created by today's hyper-diversity. Learn how we can work together to set a prosperity agenda for cities. Early Bird Discount before Mar. 31. Websiteemail 

February 2014

posted Jan 31, 2014, 1:28 PM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Feb 26, 2014, 7:34 AM ]

Partners for Youth Empowerment is offering the workshop, Creative Facilitation Level 1, at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa. Feb. 8-9.website, contact Marjorie Triplett

March Break Movie Making Camp: Let's Make a Scary Movie. Pilgrimage Artists Imagination Studio 
youth aged 7 to 16. Lowered tuition for families with siblings.
Space for only 10 youth, so sign up early to avoid disappointment. 

Artist Talk with Sharon Hayes at 

Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) Feb.4, 7:00 p.m. 
St. Patrick’s Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6. Free admission.  Website or call 
(613) 520-2120
CARFAC Ontario and WorkinCulture presentTaking Care of Business: A Webinar Series for Professional Artists. Join us every other Wednesday over the lunch hour (12 - 1pm) starting Jan. 8 for a seminar pertaining to your art practice given by leading professionals in the province. Register 
Black History Month, Ottawa,  wishes to use the celebrations to highlight the need for African Canadians to engage in the political process. Feb. 1 to 28. The story and all the activities. List of events

The Great Canadian Theatre Company(GCTC) accepting submissions for a Playwright-in-Residence for its 40th anniversary season, between Sep. 2014 and May 2015.   Deadline Feb. 7. Program guidelines, contact Nicole Milne or at 613-236-5192, ext. 235.
Salamandre Art School, 
Introduction to Oriental Calligraphy
Guest Artist: Diane Larocque
Teens and adults, Ages 14 +
Sunday, February 9th, 2014
1 pm to 4 : 30 pm
$ 60 Materials included
. 200, rue Principale, Gatineau. Websiteemail
Performing Arts Symposium, The 4-day symposium for performing arts in rural communities is open for registration. Apr. 24-27. Haliburton Highlands. Info
Artist-Educator Course, The Royal Conservatory with support of the OAC is offering this course for artists who are engaged in arts education and want to learn more. Applications are available and their are courses held all over Ontario. Info

January 2014

posted Jan 9, 2014, 7:14 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Jan 9, 2014, 7:15 AM ]

Music Scholarships for Children, What a wonderful way to start the new year! Learn how to play a musical instrument at the Ottawa Folklore Centre. We will be giving new scholarships to children and youth who couldn't receive music lessons in 2013. Email Alicia

Paper Planes and Walkalong Gliders,  workshops at The Aviation Museum. Website


Staying Analogue in a Digital World: a 16mm Film Looping Workshop at Artengine. Free Workshop. Jan. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. pm at Artscourt, 2 Daly Ave. Email Britta, register

CARFAC Ontario and WorkinCulture presentTaking Care of Business: a Webinar Series for Professional Artists.  Join us every other Wednesday over the lunch hour (12 - 1pm) starting Jan. 8 for a seminar pertaining to your art practice given by leading professionals in the province. Register 

Code for Kids, a Javascript Event, Javascript offers children from 9 to 13 years old, the chance to learn the basics of client-side coding. Introduction to vanilla-style coding to perform calculations and modify elements, and basic jQuery for animations. $29, Jan. 11, 1- 3:30 p.m. Shopify Lounge, 126 York St, Suite 200. Website

Paper Marbling Workshop by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG): $70 for members, $80 non-members (plus $10 materials fee) Jan. 11, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Routhier Community Centre172 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa. We will be using prepared papers (with alum) and acrylic paints. Explore a centuries-old art form (aka play!) Instructor: Susan Pinard. Register

MIFO: L'école de musique du MIFO annonce la 3e édition de ses portes ouvertes. Le 12 janvier de 13h à 16h. 6600 rue Carrière, Orléans. Contact

Pastel And Life Drawing Workshops: Ferraro Art Workshops presents two upcoming workshops. Introduction to Life Drawing: Feb. 24-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Introduction to Pastel: Mar. 1-2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Both in the instructor's Ottawa studio. Registercontact

Workshop on Palette Knife Painting Techniques with Hamid Ayoub: palette knife painting techniques course tailored to the beginner and immediate level participants to enable exploration of one’s own personal artistic expression. Offered at the following venues: Ottawa School of Art (613) 241-747; Nepean Creative Art Centre (613) 596-5783; or Wallack's Art Supplies downtown (613) 234-1800

December 2013

posted Nov 28, 2013, 8:06 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Nov 28, 2013, 8:06 AM ]

Terrarium Workshop Hosted at Artengine, 3 time slots on Saturday Nov. 30th

, Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave

  • workshop # 1 - introduction terrarium building at 10am-12pm
  • workshop # 2 - introduction terrarium building at 1pm-3pm
  • workshop # 3 - terrarium ornaments workshop at 4pm-6pm

'hack ur baubles' Arduino workshop - Hosted at ArtengineTime of year to hack ur holidays!
 One-day workshop on hacking/re-making Christmas ornaments and lights into customizable sequences. 

The board is light and sound sensor enabled, as well as projects can be set-up to be controlled with a TV remote. Dec 8th, 10am-4pm Artengine Lab, Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave.
 $40 covers materials. Beginners and curious welcome register

Christmas Craft Make & Take Workshop,make your own holiday decorations and gifts: at least one completed project. Only 6 to 8 participants. Dec. 7, 2013 at 10:30pm until 12:30pm, $25 at 150 MacLaren Street website and email

Digital Painting Workshop, a world of unlimited possibilities for photographers, illustrators, traditional artists and Photoshop users. Two-day workshop offered Claudia Salguero on Dec 7 and 8 at the artist's Studio and Gallery. Learn about the unlimited artistic possibilities of Corel Painter 12 and X3 with a "Corel Painter Master". Combine traditional artistic techniques and digital tools. Transform photographs into paintings by adding your personal touch while exploring techniques. $550 bring a friend and get 10% discount for this workshop website or email

Laser Cutting Workshop at Artengine on Dec. 12 with Britta Evans-Fenton at Arts Court, 2 Daly AveRegister 1 week before the workshop begins.

23rd MASC Young Authors & Illustrators Conference on 
April 15, 16, 17, 2014 - Canada Aviation and Space Museum, $49 per student. Registration deadline  Jan. 3. Application forms and artists’ bios available at our website

November 2013

posted Nov 12, 2013, 11:33 AM by Maria Gomez

Artists' Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO)presents: Arts Funding Ts & Cs at the Ottawa Art Gallery Firestone Gallery, 2 Daly Av. on Nov. 6, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Explore and learn more about what terms and conditions come with traditional and new sources of funding. How Canadian artists can fund their projects and some of the legal implications website,Facebook

Public Art Policy Renewal Open House, On Nov. 4th City of Ottawa invites you to attend and participate in the Public Art Policy Renewal Open House at Ottawa City Hall. You will receive your copy of the draft renewed Public Art Policy, hear more about how the renewed policy was developed and provide us with your feedback email

World Folk Music Ottawa offers scholarships for children to learn how to play a musical instrument at the Ottawa Folklore Centre. The Norman’s Bursary is directed to kids who wouldn’t have access otherwise. Learn piano, guitar, ukulele, violin, or harmonicawebsite  email Alicia Borisonik Director of World Folk Music Ottawa (WOFOMO)

Workshops at Gallery 101 Oct. 30 - Nov. 27

-Oct 29 6-9pm: Anti fracking/support, Niigaan: In Conversation Elsipogtog workshop, free entrance
-Oct 30 6-9pm: Found Objects/Painting, $10 materials
-Nov. 6, 6-9pm, Print Making, $10 materials
-Nov. 13, 6-9pm, Fish scale art making with Jaime Koebel, $10, max 8 participants
-Nov. 20, 6-9pm, Sculpture, $10 materials
-Nov 27, 6-9pm, Flocking, wax dripping and other patinas, $10 materials

October 2013

posted Oct 2, 2013, 7:11 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Oct 2, 2013, 7:15 AM ]

SAW Workshops, at 67 Nicholas St. website

How to Make LSD: Logline, Synopsis, Demo and... Pitch, Oct. 5, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Members $110 / Non-Members $135

Shots! Shots! Shots! Shots! Camera Movement & Grip, Oct. 15 to 16,  Members $ 65 / Non-Members $90

Printmaking with Violeta Borisonik, Oct. 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Nepean Centerpointe Library register

Artpreneur, helping artists succeed in their business, Oct. 19, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Shenkman Arts Centre $45 register


Artengine Workshops at Arts Court, 2 Daly info

JavaScript: Creative Coding for Browsers, Oct. 10 by Marinus Swanepoel

Mad Mapper, Oct 24 by Sasha Vreca

The Academy of Realist Art Ottawa ARA offers part-time and full-time courses website or call 613-260-0483

September 2013

posted Aug 30, 2013, 8:16 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Aug 30, 2013, 8:17 AM ]

Introduction to Golden Gels, Mediums and Paints by Andrea Warren at Wallack's, 231 Bank St. $100 Sep. 10th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm call (613) 234-1800 

Grant Writing Information Session with Peter Simpson at Gallery 1312, Toronto, Sep. 11 from 7 to 9 pm. Free event but registration is required email

Power of the Arts National Forum co-hosted by Carleton University and Michaëlle Jean Foundation. Sep. 27, 28 and 29 inforegister

Webinar Towards Financial Inclusion: Investing in Immigrant Future Sep. 17, 12:00 am, free event website

Mundial Montreal  is a world music conference & festival that celebrates Canada’s rich cultural diversity through a variety of showcases while creating an unprecedented network of world music presenters and professionals with a common goal: to develop professional opportunities! Mundial is becoming the premier meeting place in North America for professionals in world music. The conference is crafted with a prime selection of artists, attended by some of the top presenters, and offers unique and fun networking activities for all involved. Montreal, Nov. 19-22 website


Ottawa School of Art fall courses website

Artpreneur Ottawa, Transform your passion into a profession: Rebranding the Artist. Oct 1 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Shenkman Arts Centre. $45 website

Ladies Learning Code, Learn to Code Day: HTML & CCS, at Shopify lounge on Sep. 21, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm website

Summer 2013

posted Aug 30, 2013, 8:15 AM by Maria Gomez   [ updated Aug 30, 2013, 8:18 AM ]

The Power of The Arts National Forum, co-hosted by Carleton University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Michaëlle Jean Foundation. The Forum will explore cutting-edge research and social innovation for bettering the lives of underserved Canadians and revitalizing communities. Sep. 27 to 29, info

SAW Video Summer Workshops websiteemail or call (613) 236-7648

School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) summer courses and part time studies, website

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