Calls for Submissions

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General / Not Discipline Specific

The PHI Montréal Residency, in collaboration with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), is inviting one artist from Montréal and one artist from Québec to collaborate with the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art on public engagement projects.
Deadline Thursday May 9 Click here for details

Assemblée nationale du Québec has opened a competition for the creation of a digital or video work.
Deadline May 8. Click here for details


Dance


Film & TV

Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal (FNC) is looking for films as well as virtual reality, interactive and performance works for its 52nd edition which will run from October 9 to 20, 2024 in Montréal.
Deadline May 15. Click here for details

Fanstasia Festival and Marché du film Cannes have opened a call for submissions for Frontieres Coproduction Market. Participants will have access to: live pitch sessions from the selected projects; Meeting and networking opportunities with project participants and a large variety of seasoned professionals from the international Genre film industry; Panels and round tables on the latest developments and trends in Genre film production, financing and distribution; A profile in the Frontières Coproduction Market booklet; Access to Fantasia Festival screenings and industry events.
Deadline April 12. Click here for details

Canada Media Fund has a number of available funding programs with 2024 deadlines.
Click here for details


Music & Sound

FringeMTL is booking musicians for the Fringe Park in June. Note the festival does not pay the musical acts but there is a pass the hat around the audience, and drink tickets for the band.
 Click here for details


Performing Arts

Including Performance Art, Circus, Comedy, Interdisciplinary

Rencontre interuniversitaire de performance actuelle (RIPA) are currently calling on local and international students and recently graduated artists to submit their artistic proposal for their next edition that will take place in June of 2024. 
Deadline April 18. Click here for details


Theatre

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.

Concordia University’s acts of listening lab & Centre for oral history and digital storytelling & Imago Theatre presents Verbatim Theatre Workshop with Yvette Nolan and Joel Bernbaum. This workshop will offer participants the tools and skills to make a verbatim theatre play about the climate breakdown. The workshop is free, and will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 10AM-6PM.
→Deadline April 16 Click here for details


Visual Arts & New Media Arts

If you want to stay on top of Calls for Submissions in visual & new media arts, akimbo.ca has a newsletter service you can subscribe to which will keep you posted on upcoming opportunities in Quebec as well as other regions in Canada.

OBORO is launching it’s Call for submissions for the New Media Creation Residency for Indigenous Artist(s). They welcome within its facilities presentation activities (launches, concerts, performances and other events) by artists and cultural organizations. The 8-week residency includes access to the resources and equipment of OBORO’s New Media Lab, as well as the opportunity for the artist to present a workshop or cultural mediation activity. 
→Deadline April 15   Click here for details

Entractes performing arts festival is now accepting submissions from professional artists and emerging artists, to explore artistic risk in are intimate and uninhibited context. The festival aims to be both a place of experimentation and a meeting place for artists, presenters and audiences who are not afraid to experiment. It will take place at the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier (CCGV), CÉDA and Parc Vinet in Petite Bourgogne on October 25, 26 and 27.
→Deadline May 16   Click here for details

Art Volt is now accepting submissions from recent alumni for the 5th edition Mentorship program! Apply now to work alongside one of their many wonderful mentors, all from various fields within the Fine Arts!
→Deadline May 16 at 5:00 PM  Click here for details

NDG Community Council’s Arts & Culture Table is accepting applications for its Atelier Apart 2024 artist residency for NDG-based artists. They’re offering an independent creative residency to two artists from October 9 to November 17, 2024 culminating in an exhibition open to the general public. During the residency, the gallery will serve as a creative space for artists to work on their proposed projects, while remaining open to the public.
→ Deadline April 15 Click here for details

MOMENTA is launching its call for submissions for its 2025 edition. The Biennale invites Canadian artists and artist collectives, emerging and established, to submit a project to show their works connected with the theme “In Praise of the Missing Image”, whether at the ideation or the production stage. Special attention to works that are new or have not been exhibited in Quebec and/or in Tiohti’á:ke / Mooniyang / Montreal.
→ Deadline May 14 Click here for details

CCAAI are seeking those interested in digital art, emergent storytelling, research-creation, and more! A call for art and/or artifacts that explore, investigate, critique, uncover, unpack, flesh out, highlight, or play with the ethical dimensions of AI and AI art.
→ Deadline April 15
Click here for details

Ada X offers two call outs for artists residing in the Greater Montreal area:
– Call for professional training workshops → Deadline Monday, April 15  Click here for details
– Call for residency projects → Deadline Thursday, May 16  Click here for details

Fonderie Darling and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop announced the open call for the Darling Newhaven Residency Exchange. Artists from Quebec and Scotland are invited to submit their applications for this three-month residency program.
→ Deadline April 12, midnight (ET). Click here for details

Registrations are now open for Mtl en Arts EXPO-SALE. Exhibit your work at the Mtl en Arts Festival from Thursday, June 27 to Monday, July 1, in Village Montréal on Rue Sainte-Catherine! Visual artists and craft artists are encouraged to apply, regardless of the medium used, their artistic background (established artists, students, arts graduates, self-taught, etc.) or provenance.
Deadline April 14. Click here for details

OBORO has a New Media Creation Residency for Indigenous Artist(s). It’s an 8-week residency to support and guide the artist(s) for the creation of innovative works in the field of media and digital arts, while fostering dialogue between Montreal’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous artistic communities.
Deadline April 15  Click here for details

OFFTA invites emerging avant-garde artists to apply for its 2025 festival. An annual artistic event presented on the fringes of the Festival TransAmériques (FTA), allows artists to share performances that shift the perspectives of festivalgoers and explore new artistic practices. 
Deadline May 5  Click here for details

The William and Meredith Saunderson Prizes for Emerging Artists, to support young emerging visual artists whose practice shows potential and is deemed to have the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada.
Deadline May 6 11:59 pm EDT 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


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. For Playwrighting opportunities, look under Theatre.

Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency is now accepting applications! They will bring together seven playwrights living in Canada over a twelve-day period, from September 26 to October 7, 2024. It is an opportunity for solo writing, punctuated with moments of exchange and reading work in progress as a group.
Deadline Monday, May 6  Click here for details

Revue Esse call for papers is now open for submissions!
Click here for more details

CBC Poetry Prize is open for submissions! You could win 6,000$, a residency, and have your work publish on CBC Books.
Deadline Saturday, June 1 at 17:00 ET Click here for details

Fresh Pages Editorial Mentorship at Carte Blanche is now accepting applications! The mentorship includes: $800 honorarium, approximately 15 hours of mentorship, and a free one-year membership in the Quebec Writers’ Federation.
Deadline Tuesday, April 30 
Click here for details

Max Margles Writing Residency in Ireland is open to Quebec-based fiction writers with a writing practice primarily in English. The dates of the residency are from October 11 to November 1, 2024 and will cover travel, meals, accommodation, incidental expenses etc.
Deadline Monday, April 22, 2024, 5:00 pm EDT Click here for details

2024 QWF Literary Awards are now open to submissions. 
– Book prizes Deadline June 3, 2024. Click here for details
– Ian Ferrier Spoken Word Prize Deadline July 2, 2024. Click here for details

Montreal Prize awards one prize of $20,000 CAD to a poet for a single poem of 40 or fewer lines. A jury of internationally reputed poets and critics selects a shortlist of approximately 60 poems, from which a judge chooses one winner. The shortlist is published in The Montreal Poetry Prize Anthology.
Deadline May 1 [Regular entry]. Click here for details. 

Vallum Magazine is accepting submissions for its Chapbook Contest. The winning chapbook will be published as part of Vallum’s Chapbook Series and will receive a $300 prize. Chapbooks may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published.
Deadline April 30. 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