Calls for Submissions

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General / Not Discipline Specific

Fierté Montréal Festival has opened their call for the community project funding program. As a result of the feedback gathered during the 2022 edition from various participating community groups, several changes were made to the funding program. We invite you to read the document thoroughly. The objective of the project is to promote the development of 2SLGBTQIA+ community initiatives at the provincial level before and during the Fierté Montréal Festival. Funded projects can be held between Monday May 15, 2023 and Sunday August 13, 2023, inclusively.
Deadline March 5. Click here for details

FASA is accepting submissions for Shams, a week long exhibition featuring Arab artists from different disciplines, identities, and backgrounds. Shams’ goal is bringing awareness and giving a platform to marginalized Arab artists / Arab students, and stirring away from the stereotypical perception of Arabs.
Deadline February 15. Click here for details
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carte blanche is seeking submissions for their Issue 45 (open theme). Accepting narratives of all forms from fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and photo essays. Deadline is March 10. Click here for details. 

Phenomena is an interdisciplinary and bilingual festival whose objective is to highlight innovative, unclassifiable and extravagant artists. The Festival presents cabarets, fanciful and theatrical performances, shows with projections, happenings, ambulatories, installations and explosive and poetic events. They are on the lookout for interdisciplinary creations that are past a “workshop phase”, but that have not necessarily been widely distributed.
Deadline February 15. 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.
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Film & TV

ASIATE EN COURT is an Asian short film competition for Canadians (citizen or permanent resident) only. Organized by the FESTIVAL ACCÈS ASIE, the competition seeks to increase visibility for films and filmmakers of Asian heritage in Canada and Quebec. The festival is seeking submissions from Asian filmmakers living in Canada, and/or films that have a minimum of 2 Asian key members in the following position: producer ; writer ; main actor or actress. The latest date to submit is March 23 (refer to website for other dates). Click here for details. 

 Stories For Caregivers is an initiative designed to generate awareness, and build empathy and understanding about caregiving through the creation of uplifting and inspiring web series that showcase the inspiring work of caregivers across Canada. Currently they are seeking submissions from producers for a new web series. Deadline to apply is February 6. Click here for details. 

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

Festival Nuits d’afriques is accepting submissions for the 37th edition of the Montreal festival which will take place from July 11-23. Please note: the submission instructions on the English page are accurate, but the dates have not been updated. The dates are up to date on the French version seen here.
Deadline March 1. 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. Click here for details

Performing Arts

St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival is accepting submissions to their OFF Fringe programming. OFF Fringe shows are bring-your-own-venue style. PLEASE NOTE: if you plan to apply to OFF Fringe, you must contact the FringeMTL team prior to submitting your application. There is an online info session on February 7.
→Deadline February 27. Click here for details

Suoni per il Popolo Festival is calling for proposals for their next edition (2-25 June 2023), Tiohtiá:ke Montréal. It is a grass-roots community festival with the vision of using music, arts and creativity as a force for connection, liberation, community, and action. They are looking for your most innovative, boundary-testing and exploratory ideas! Types of works sought: Installations, Poetry, Films, Multi-media performance, Music, Dance, Conferences, Discussions, and Workshops. Please send an email to with your proposals, including but not limited to: Links to your work, video, mp3, images, description, technical specifications, and the desired fee.
→Deadline February 20. 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. Click here for details

Zoofest is a bilingual, multi-genre festival that promotes the discovery of emerging talent in comedy, music, theatre, storytelling, magic and many other forms of arts and entertainment. Zoofest is seeking entries from artists whose projects will create curious and adventurous experiences for the public. The 14th edition of the festival will run from July 13-29, 2023.
Deadline February 1.  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 mid-February. 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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Playwrights Montreal (PWM) is accepting applications for Dramaturgical Collaboration in the 2023-24 season. PWM accepts applications for projects at different phases of development for dramaturgical collaboration with PWM. The collaboration begins with Dramaturgical Conversations and then may continue to Workshops, Residencies, and/or Mentorships depending on the needs of the project.
Deadline February 27. Click here for details

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

Eastern Bloc announced the call for projects for an artist residency program taking place at the center between February 13th and March 31st.  This fully-funded artist residency, supported by the Digital Skills for Youth program, administered by IMAA and funded by the Government of Canada, will allow the chosen artist to further an artistic project and their digital skills over 7 weeks. The successful applicant will be granted access to the facilities and resources at the center, and continued support by the Eastern Bloc team. Must be between 15-30 years old at the start of the residency.
Deadline February 5. Click here for details

Quartier Éphémère, the non-profit organization that manages Fonderie Darling and Gare de Matapédia, and the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh announced the launch of a new cross-residency program between Quebec and Scotland, designed to facilitate an ongoing exchange between two cultural centers. Based on artistic and cultural values, this cross-residency program promotes the continued presence of visual artists in each respective country. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s purpose-built facilities offer a range of shared spaces, specially designed to accommodate contemporary sculptural practice. There are wood, metal and ceramic workshops alongside a foundry and 26 studios that house a community of practicing artists.
Deadline February 6. Click here for details

The 2023 CreateSpace Public Art Residency is a national public art program seeking to provide emerging Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and racialized artists with the skills, relationships and practical experiences needed to build and advance public art practices. Up to ten artists will be selected to participate in a virtual residency from March through December 2023. Applicants must be a Canadian citizen, or Permanent Resident to qualify for this opportunity.
Deadline February 5. Click here for details

Labyrinth is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art for their “Wide Open” (vol. 2.1) issue. As the name suggests, the theme for the issue is wide open – meaning there is no specific theme at all.
Deadline March 15. Click here for details

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair has launched their call for submissions for their Online Fair. With100,000 website visitors, and 1 million annual page views, TOAF’s loyal community of art lovers continues to grow. The Online Art Fair has quickly become a digital hub for discovering Canadian artists. Within 3 years of its launch, there is an established network of visitors and collectors from Canada and beyond who have purchased over 2,000 artworks online.
Early Bird Deadline February 28, 2023 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 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

Labyrinth is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art for their “Wide Open” (vol. 2.1) issue. As the name suggests, the theme for the issue is wide open – meaning there is no specific theme at all.
Deadline March 15. Click here for details

Metatron Press is accepting poetry submissions for their GLYPHORIA 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.
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