Calls for Submissions

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General / Not Discipline Specific

To support artistic creation and its dissemination in connection with the community, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, in collaboration with Culture Montréal, are looking to support projects geared towards eco-responsibility and involving partnership initiatives. They are currently seeking submissions from non-profit professional artistic organisations whose head offices are in Montreal.
Deadline June 22. Click here for details. 

YES (Employment & Entrepreneurship) is looking for emerging artists based in Quebec to submit an application for YES’s What the Pop 2023 series. This series is designed to showcase artists’ work while offering support in learning how to gain visibility, monetizing art, building an artistic CV, and making connections to audiences and community. This opportunity is free of charge.
Deadline June 15. Click here for details. 

Vidéographe is looking for applicants for their mentorship program, designed to encourage the professional and artistic development of artists in the early stages of their career. Selected participants in this program will be entitled to 16 hours of consultation time with a professional artist in their field. They will also have free access to our editing suites, a sound booth, and digitizing equipment.
Deadline May 28. Click here for details. 

Artexte is proud to launch a call for a research and writing residency on performance and/or media arts for Indigenous artists, curators and researchers. For a period of three to six months, Artexte invites an Indigenous person from any area of contemporary art practice to explore its collection of documentary resources, to contribute to furthering knowledge and research on a subject related to performance or media arts.
Deadline June 11. Click here for details. 


Film & TV

For more than 50 years, the Festival du Nouveau Cinema de Montreal (FNC) has been showcasing national and international  cinema. The Festival is looking for films as well as virtual reality, interactive and performance works for its 52nd edition which will run from October 4 to 15, 2023 in Montréal.
Deadline extended May 31. 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

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

Dynamo Theatre is holding an audition call for a puppeteer (technical support) for their production, Life Cycle. The chosen applicant will participate in the next tour of the play in China, taking place from August 28- October 2. Possibility of extension.
Deadline May 26. Click here for details. 

The Trade Commissioner Service at the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom is accepting proposals from independent performers, performance collectives and companies from across Canada to be considered to pitch at Spotlight Canada: The Pitch Session at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, and represents a tremendous opportunity for Canadian performers and shows to gain global recognition, as well as to secure opportunities for international touring and creative partnerships.
Deadline May 24. Click here for details. 

Rise Theatre Collective is holding auditions for their upcoming production of The Keeper. The show is a multidisciplinary ensemble play, inspired by the life & work of Ferdowsi. The production is a profit share. Rehearsals for the show will start Early July and run through to the show’s opening in October.
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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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Playbright is a two-week intensive research program where participants will be immersed in the world of playwriting as a means to explore and gain insight into LGBTQ2S+ youth  embodiment. This is a collaborative research project brought to you by the National Theatre School of Canada and researchers from the University of British Columbia, McGill University and Concordia University.
Deadline June 1. Click here for details.

The Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition is now accepting submissions. With more publicity and exposure, up to 20 plays are submitted from six Canadian provinces, the United States and Israel each contest year. The competition is now a bi-annual program.
Deadline September 5. Click here for details. 

Every year, Infinithéâtre organizes a Québec playwriting competition, with a submission deadline of the first Tuesday after Labour Day. The winning script receives a cash prize of $3000. The winning script, as well as two or three additional plays, comprise the line-up of our annual reading series, The Pipeline, which is an animated weekend of free public play readings.
Deadline September 5. Click here for details. 

Infinithéâtre is thrilled to announce that they are currently accepting submissions for their third annual playwriting competition for youth, The-Write-Stuff 2023. Québec-based playwrights ages 12-19 are eligible to enter, with a $500 cash prize awarded to the winning entry. Short-listed playwrights will be provided with mentoring and dramaturgical feedback from industry professionals, as well as a professional staged reading as part of Park ‘N Play, an annual open-air reading series.
Deadline June 1. 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

Artists in Montreal (AIM) is currently accepting submissions for their summer show. The theme is Marvellous Montreal and is open to members of AIM only. Works can be a maximum size of 40” x 40”.
Deadline June 10. Click here for details. 

Concordia University invites individual or teams of professional artists, both emerging and established, to submit an expression of interest to create a temporary artwork for the inaugural Honouring Black Presence at Concordia Public Art Program.
Deadline July 25. Click here for details. 

Art Volt announced the creation of the Esse x Art Volt Writing Residency. This new partnership and program aims to support two recent alumni of Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts by providing them the opportunity to research and write an essay that will be published on Esse’s online platform.
Deadline June 5. Click here for details. 

Call for members of the visual arts, media arts and fine craft communities to submit a nomination to the Governor General Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Up to eight awards are distributed every year: six awards recognize artistic achievements, one award recognizes significant contributions to fine crafts (Saidye Bronfman Award) and one award recognizes an outstanding contribution to contemporary visual arts, media arts or fine craft.
Deadline June 1. 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

With the theme “Building”, the dossier for issue 136 of the ESPACE art actuel is interested in the future of architecture as a space of habitation by human beings within urban agglomerations. More concretely, they are seeking contributions proposing the analysis of different architectural projects – past, present and future – that focus on the importance of better inhabiting the city, starting with its downtown, but also its neighbourhoods, its public spaces, its parks and gardens.
Pitch deadline June 5; Final deadline September 8. Click here for details. 

Room and guest editors from Augur Magazine seek artists of marginalized genders for fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, and poems of utopic exploration for their 47.1 UTOPIA, A ROOM x Augur issue.
Deadline June 30. Click here for details. 

Montreal’s literary journal Yolk is looking to expand its masthead. They are seeking creative, well-organized, and reliable team members. Positions include Funding Manager, Copy Editor, Events Manager and more. While all positions are currently volunteer, Yolk is actively seeking funding opportunities to pay modest honorariums.
Deadline May 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