Calls for Submissions

If you are looking for Grant or Funding information, check out our Quebec Relations funding search tool. You can use it to find Quebec funding and grant information (in English)! Click here to search for arts funding for your project

General / Not Discipline Specific

Youth on Boards helps community organisations build Boards of Directors that include more youth representation, similar to Y4Y’s Board, which consists primarily of youth. Workshops will explore organisations and legal regimes; non-profit organisational structures; roles and function of a Board meeting agenda, and finally, particpation in a mock Board meeting. Youth on Boards will be offered for free to youth across Québec and will be accessible both virtually and in person.
→ Deadline November 3.
 Click here for details and here to apply.


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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Canada Media Fund has a number of available funding programs with 2023 deadlines.
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Music & Sound

Performing Arts

St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival 2024 – 34rd edition is accepting applications to the lottery. Applications are open to all kinds of performance including theatre, dance, poetry, performance art, puppetry, improv, magic, clown, storytelling and more.
Deadline November 24, 6PM. Click here for details

Mojo Comedy Co. is an organisation dedicated to providing space for non-professional comedians to learn, experiment and grow their skillsets through classes and shows. A limited number of scholarships are available to Mojo Comedy Co. students who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, have disabilities or are otherwise seeking financial assistance.
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If you are looking for theatre opportunities, check out Quebec Drama Federation’s What’s on Wednesdays page (also available on their social media) and subscribe to their newsletter to stay on top of  the latest news.

Black Theatre Workshop is proud to unveil a new chapter in its story as the Artist Mentorship Program returns. Do you consider yourself to be a multi-hyphenate, self-producer, explorer of all things creative process? Are you a writer, director or movement performer intending to workshop and produce your work? Are you looking to expand your knowledge in the field of technical and production management? If one or all of these questions resonate with you and you are actively working on your project or need the perfect avenue to complete it and learn more about how to apply for funding, then AMP might be right for you! We encourage you to apply if you are a member of the BIPOC, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+ community.
Deadline October 16. Click here for details

Teesri Duniya Theatre’s Fireworks Play Development Program is a guided 6-month-long mentorship that seeks to provide an encouraging and safe environment for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ , and socially conscious playwrights to experiment in the creation and development of their work. Fireworks serve as an incubator for new and original plays.
Deadline October 13. Click here for details

The Canada Council invites emerging theatre directors with no more than 10 years of professional experience in directing to apply for the John Hirsch Prizes. The prizes were created to recognize the artistic merit and potential of emerging theatre directors in Canada. Directors can submit their applications by email to the Canada Council for the Arts at
Deadline October 5. Click here for details

Hudson Players Club, a volunteer-based organization, our purpose is searching for a director for their 2024 Spring Production. Send your submission, drama, mystery, and your ideas to bring to life on their stage in Hudson to.
Deadline September 30. Click here for details. 

The Cole Foundation’s Intercultural Conversations–Conversations Interculturelles (IC-CI) program celebrate the vibrant multi-cultural mosaic of Montreal and the rest of world by supporting professional theatre that features the stories of many different cultures. The Cole Foundation will contribute financially to the production, creation, and translation of plays that bring to the stage the stories of diverse (racial, ethnic or religious) cultures. The IC-CI grant is founded on the idea that expansion of a community’s world view is an important principle.
Deadline September 29 at 5PM. Click here for details. 

Lakeshore Players Dorval is looking for volunteer actors to cast 4 one act plays for their evening on One Act Wonders. Auditions will be held in early September.
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The West Island Theatre Association (WISTA) is a non-profit community theatre company seeking to fill a number of production positions for their upcoming musical cabaret. Some openings include choreographer, stage manager, vocal director and many more. Positions at WISTA are considered volunteer & non-union however, a small honorarium will be given at the end of the production process to the team members.
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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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Visual Arts & New Media Arts

Vent Over Tea with My Friend Frankie present Frames of Mind, an inclusive art exhibition speaking on the themes of mental health, identity, and community happening December 2-10, 2023. The exhibition is looking to highlight the talent of artists from all ages, experiences, and backgrounds.  Mediums can include (but are not limited to): Paintings (of all mediums), Sculpture, Fiber arts, Jewelry, Photography.
Deadline October 1. Click here for details. 

The McClure Gallery is currently accepting submissions for its 2024-2025 exhibition program. Contemporary artists of all media and curators with an exhibition proposal are invited to apply. Artists who have shown in the gallery within the last five years or less should wait before submitting an exhibition proposal.
Deadline October 15. Click here for details. 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

Writing/Literary Arts

If you are looking for Writing opportunities, check out the Quebec Writers’ Federation and sign up for their newsletter to stay on top of  the latest news, contests, and workshops.

Blue Metropolis Literary Festival is open to all kinds of projects including walking tours, literary shows, performances, etc. The possibilities are endless, as long as literature features prominently. This year’s theme is What will our dreams be made of? and plants the seed for a myriad of questions the April 2024 edition of the festival will explore.
Deadline October 27. Click here for details

Céline Bureau is hosting the second edition of the writing residency, a workshop series for artists interested in working the textual medium organized by Cigale magazine. This year, the theme is MANIFEST(ER).
Deadline October 20. Click here for details. 

Soliloquies Anthology is looking for vibrant poetry and prose in English by emerging and established authors. They want smart, confident work, from a variety of locations, backgrounds, perspectives and schools.
Deadline October 14. Click here for details. 

filling Station is looking for submissions for its upcoming issue, ‘Language’. They are looking for any works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction or art.
Deadline October 1. Click here for details. 

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