Calls for Submissions

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General / Not Discipline Specific

The ArtistsInspire community is recruiting Teaching Artists to bring arts projects into Quebec classrooms. Artists with experience facilitating the arts for participants of all ages, including Older Adults, are welcome. Interested Artists are encouraged to review the FAQ for Artists.
Deadline April 12. Click here for details

As part of the ongoing project Robots in Residence, the Goethe-Institut Montreal will be hosting a NAO-Robot in 2023. This will be the North American premiere of this program and the Goethe-Institut Montreal will host a NAO 6 during six months from February to July. During this time, the Goethe-Institut offers one residence for artists to work closely with the NAO during a period of 8 consecutive weeks. Interdisciplinary students, artists, researchers and teams are invited to submit proposals for research-creation projects that broaden the skillset of the NAO, take local contexts into account, and inspire a multifaceted debate on artificial intelligence.
Deadline March 24. Click here for details

CALQ and the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art have launched an annual residency program offering an artist who is a resident of Montréal and an artist who is a resident of Québec outside Montréal the opportunity to work with the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art to design and present a public engagement project.
Deadline May 5. 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

The Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Being Black in Canada Program offers professional mentorship in the audiovisual production of a short film with the theme of “Being Black in Canada.” 35 young Black filmmakers across Canada (10 from Montreal- 5 francophones and 5 anglophones) will be guided through the many steps in audiovisual production (screenwriting, directing, editing, post-production, etc.), and will create a documentary short.
Deadline April 30. Click here for details. 

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).
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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

Porchfest NDG is now accepting submissions for participants for their May 2023 edition.
Deadline early May. Click here for details. 

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists to submit for consideration its programming in Toronto, Canada. For its 2024 programming, NAISA is interested in submissions of work related to the theme Reimagine and creative ways that this theme can be explored. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component.
Deadline May 26. Click here for details. 

Performing Arts

Studio 303 and Playwrights Workshop Montreal (PWM) invites theatre, dance and circus makers, dramaturgs, and interdisciplinary creators to the fifth edition of the Interdisciplinary Dramaturgy Lab. The Lab is centered around a series of conversations anchored by the questions and interests of the participants, aimed to explore a variety of dramaturgical approaches.This lab is open to theatre, dance and circus makers, dramaturgs, and interdisciplinary creators.
Deadline March 23. Click here for details.

Montreal Sketchfest is back for their 16th year. The 2023 edition of the festival will take place from May 4 to May 13, 2023. They are currently seeking applications from sketch troupes both Anglo and Franco (in separate categories).
Deadline March 21. Click here for details. 


Montreal Children’s Theatre is holding auditions for their production of Beauty and the Beast. They are looking for both adult and child performers.
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Wildside 2024 Call for Projects This year, Wildside will support projects that are already under development, and see them through the next stage of their growth. They are looking for projects that are experimental, and every theatrical and performative form is welcome. Projects must be available for a development-residency period between January 8th and January 20th, 2024; and tech and performances between January 22nd and February 3rd, 2024.
Deadline March 26. 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

Vaste et Vague and Quartier Éphémère invite artists to propose their candidacy for a 3-month residency, at the Gare de Matapédia for artists living outside the Gaspésie region and at the Fonderie Darling for artists from Gaspésie. In Matapedia, the studio is located at the train station, while independent housing is located centrally in the village. At Fonderie Darling, a small industrial complex west of Old Montreal, artists are housed in one of the spacious live-in studios.
Deadline March 31. Click here for details

The Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School announced their call for Submissions to their upcoming exhibition “ART OF THE POINTE“ in connection with the birthday of Bâtiment7 in May. All art works representing the neighborhood of Pointe-Saint-Charles are welcome.
Deadline April 16. 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

Vallum Magazine is currently seeking submissions for their Vallum 20:2 Edition, focused around the theme of “Endings and Beginnings”. They are looking for works of poetry, essays, interviews, reviews and are accepting audio and video poems as well. The work should be original and previously unpublished. At the moment, they are only accepting poetry submissions, but will open up their call from April 15 – May 15, 2023.
Deadline May 15. Click here for details. 

Vallum is looking for submissions for the Vallum 2023 Chapbook Award. Chapbooks may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published (individual poems appearing in the manuscript that have been published elsewhere are fine). The winning chapbook will receive publication as part of the Vallum Chapbook Series and a $300 prize, plus promotion via social media and website. Selections from the chapbook will also be published in our print and digital magazine.
Deadline April 30.  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.
Ongoing. Click here for details