News & Opportunities

Stay up to date on opportunities, events, jobs and initiatives taking place in the Toronto community engaged arts community!

  • Call for Artists  

    July 08, 2024

    Environmental Defence is commissioning an artist this summer to create a series of artworks for our Climate Finance campaign. The aim is for the art to be showcased at our campaign launch event and art gallery in early October 2024 in Toronto.

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    ArtworksTO Portfolio workshop by OCADU  

    February 01, 2023

    ArtWorksTO invites media artists who are Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, and/or 2SLGBTQ+ youth (ages 18-29) to participate in portfolio training and to connect with OCAD U creative professionals.

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    Youth Opportunity: Musical Theatre Training 

    September 28, 2022

    One Song Glory is subsidized four-weekend long intensive youth musical theatre training program by Musical Stage Company


    July 11, 2022

    LONDON CONTEMPORARY is an international art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 4th edition will represent a forum for the direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.

  • CALL FOR INTEREST | Aurora Bell Box Murals Project 2022 

    June 23, 2022

    Artists are invited to apply to paint a mural on one of 9 Bell Canada outdoor utility boxes in the community of Aurora, as part of the 2022 Bell Box Murals Project.

  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Burlington Waterfront Sculpture Trail 

    June 23, 2022

    The Burlington Waterfront Sculpture Trail will create a 1km long experience linking the Art Gallery of Burlington, Spencer Smith Park and the Downtown Burlington BIA through a series of 12-15 temporary sculptures created by local and regional artists. The 1km trail will be a fully accessible experience, free of barriers and admission for all to engage in. The project will exhibit works for the period of August through September connecting with Culture Days 2022.

  • Indigenous Artist Award | $20,000 cash prize 

    June 02, 2022

    Nominations now open!

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    Staff news! 

    June 01, 2022

    We are delighted to announce exciting staff updates for Neighhbourhood Arts Network.


    March 15, 2022

    Call for Expressions of Interest: RMG Community Arts Playground + Greenspace


    January 14, 2019

    Art Starts is looking for youth, emerging and/or newcomer artists living and working in Toronto to become a Program Curator as part of the Arowana Training! (This program is intended for people who have never been a Program Curator at Art Starts before)