Calls for Submissions

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General / Not Discipline Specific

The Museum of Jewish Montreal is seeking people from diverse backgrounds with varied skills and experiences to join its Board of Directors at a time of exceptional growth and development.
Deadline December 12. Click here for details

The AFC’s Reactivation Program provides direct financial assistance to independent and self-employed workers in the live performance sector who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who need emergency support to maintain or regain work in the sector.
→Deadline March 31, 2023. Click here for details


Dance

Festival Accès Asie is developing a new partnership with Neang Kong Kental (NKK), Dance centre in Cambodia. The Cambodian Residency will consist of pairing of two artists which (one Canadian of Asian origin, the other Cambodian) for a three-week residency in Cambodia, followed by three presentations in Cambodia and three presentations in Canada (including Montreal and Toronto).
→Deadline December 30. Click here for details

The Canadian Dance Assembly has responded to Canadian Heritage’s call for applications to the Performing Arts Worker Resiliency Fund. As a result of the competition, Canadian Heritage awarded them a $3.88 million fund to provide direct support to independent and self-employed dancers.
→  Click here for details


Film & TV

The Concordia University Television (CUTV) Grassroots Coverage Fund provides funding for video and other coverage of underreported issues, social movements, and topics important to communities underserved by the corporate media.
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Music & Sound

Nuits d’Afrique Productions is pleased to announce the launching of the call for artists for the 16th edition of the Syli d’Or de la Musique du Monde. The Syli d’Or is a showcase that highlights the best artists of all musical styles living in Canada. This initiative supports artists in the development of their careers and promotes them to the public, the media, and the music industry.
Deadline December 12, at NOON. Click here for details

The Canadian New Music Network is excited to call for Participatory Creative Music Projects to be hosted on the online Participatory Creative Music Hub. Successful applicants will be provided funding for documentation of an existing project.
Deadline February 20, 2023. Click here for details


Performing Arts

Zoofest is calling for submissions for their 2023 festival. Zoofest is a bilingual, multi-genre festival that promotes the discovery of emerging talent in comedy, music, theater, storytelling, magic and many other forms of arts and entertainment. Their mission is to provide a unique experience to a curious and adventurous public. The festival takes place in July – the busiest month in Montreal
Deadline February 1, 2023.Click here for details

Performing arts workers: for your resilience over the past few years, you are entitled to a grant of $2,500 through the REINFORCEMENT Program. Do you work in the field of the performing arts in Quebec and need a helping hand with psychological support? The Artists’ Foundation is pleased to be able to offer you free counselling with a mental health professional or reimburse you for your therapist’s fees. Need some legal help? The Artists’ Foundation is proud to be able to offer you up to 4 hours of consultation with an attorney. Click below to see if you meet the requirements for these programs.
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The Season of Paid Development for Performing Artists and Artisans is a unique opportunity for creators, craftspeople, and cultural workers to practice and perfect their craft. They have various programs to discover and learn about new and emerging practices.
Multiple deadlines until February 2023. Click here for details.

The Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund offers a $ 2 500 contribution to artists and/or cultural workers in the performing arts. This project of financial support has been made possible by the Government of Canada and is managed by the Artists’ Foundation.
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Theatre

Teesri Duniya Theatre database submissions are now open. Teesri exists to produce and present bold, groundbreaking and culturally diverse plays that encourage conversation.
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Digital Dramaturgy Clinic – Playwrights Workshop Montreal. This digital dramaturgy “first-aid” program offers creators a one-time session (up to 2 hours) with tech and digital specialists
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Visual Arts & New Media Arts

artch selects over 100 emerging contemporary artists to receive an art entrepreneurship training of 72 hours, a grant of 3,000$ and an outdoor exhibition opportunity in the heart of downtown Montreal, at Square Dorchester.
Deadline January 9, 2023. Click here for details

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery have opened the submissions for Artists 2023 RBC Award for Glass. The RBC Award for Glass is a national award for emerging glass artists working in blown, fused, or stained glass. The Award is intended to allow the artist to undertake a period of independent research or other activities with the goal of advancing their artistic and professional practice.
Deadline January 15, 2023. Click here for details

Fais-moi l’art and Station libre are launching calls for submissions for Artists for February 2023. A jury composed of founding members of Fais-moi l’art and invited artists will select the artists and/or curators.
Deadline December 10. Click here for details

La Centrale galerie Powerhouse has opened their calls for submissions for their Window Exhibition for 2023-24. La Centrale galerie Powerhouse is an artist-run centre dedicated to the dissemination and development of multidisciplinary feminist practices. The gallery’s window is a space that offers artists visibility directly on one of Montreal’s most lively streets, Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
→Deadline January 22, 2023. Click here for details

Vallum Magazine is accepting submissions for their Art Prize. The winner receives $500 and publication in their next issue, “Dreams vs. Nightmares.” (*Note: ELAN members also can get a 15% off subscriptions to Vallum – click here for discounts)
→Deadline January 15, 2023. Click here for details

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), with the support of the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), is launching a call for applications to its Impressions artist residency. For an eight-week period, in March and April 2023, the Museum will open its doors and holdings to a visual artist from one of Montreal’s cultural communities.
December 12. Click here for details

The non-profit organization Aussenwelt invites emerging and professional artists in the visual and digital arts of the city of Montreal to submit an exhibition project for its 2022 program in its new venue.
→ Click here for details

Calling all artists, artisans and cultural organizations of Rawdon. Would you like to benefit from more exposure on the Municipality’s various social media platforms and take part in evening discussion groups to talk about various cultural themes? Apply for the Municipality of Rawdon call for submissions
Click here for details

ArtistsInMontreal.com is on the lookout for Montreal visual artists to have their works featured on the website. As of Jan. 1, 2022, the membership fee is $10 for the year per artist. AIM takes no commission on works sold.
Ongoing. Click here for details

Canada Media Fund has a number of available funding programs with 2022 deadlines.
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Writing/Literary Arts

Montreal Review of Books is accepting title submissions for their Spring 2023 edition. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, criticism, children’s and YA books are all welcome.
→Deadline December 9. Click here for details

Vallum Magazine is accepting poetry submissions for their next issue, “Dreams vs. Nightmares.” (*Note: ELAN members also can get a 15% off subscriptions to Vallum – click here for discounts)
→Deadline December 1. Click here for details

The Bédélys Independant Awards (Francophone and Anglophone) recognize the best self-published comics in Quebec. Each of these prizes comes with a $1,000 grant, an original trophy and a table to share at the next Festival.
→Deadline January 6, 2023. Click here for details

Metatron Press is accepting poetry submissions for their #MicroMeta series. Encouraging submissions from marginalized individuals.
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Lantern Magazine is accepting submissions. Established in 2007, Lantern Magazine is a poetry periodical specifically catered to promoting writers in the Montreal literary community.
→ Ongoing. Click here for details