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Juried Call for Proposals: Professional Guest Artists

Art City invites North American based artists to submit proposals to lead art workshops at our studio in 2019/20.


The Professional Guest Artist Series is designed for contemporary artists to share their practices in a community context. It is a collaborative process with a high level of engagement by participants of all ages, so workshop content must be appropriate for youth participation.

The majority of Art City participants are from Indigenous and Newcomer backgrounds. Artists and knowledge keepers that self-identify with these groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Artists must have a demonstrated proficiency in the medium the proposed workshop is based on or must communicate technical support requirements. (i.e. If proposing a video workshop, the artist must know how to use video equipment and editing software or communicate their need for technical support.)

Selection Process

A Jury of Art City staff, Board, and past guest artists select proposals.

Art City also seeks input from our Youth Council, a group of young Art City participants.

All artists will be contacted after the jury has deliberated. Please allow for a period of 6 to 8 weeks after the submission deadline to hear back about the status of your proposal.


Selected guest artists will receive artist fees of $2,140 for a five-day workshop.

Travel, accommodations, and a $40/day per diem will be provided for selected non-local guest artists.

Selected guest artists will be required to obtain a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, or the equivalent in the jurisdiction in which the artist is based, the cost of which is eligible for reimbursement by Art City.

While proposals from pairs or groups of artists will be considered, please note that no additional artist fees are available (i.e. artists must share fees).

Submission Deadline: Monday, February 25, 2019

For more information and how to apply, please download the application package by clicking here:

Request for proposals: 2019/20 Professional Guest Artist Series Application Package

Open Call: Community Guest Artist Series

Art City is always welcoming ideas for art workshops from anyone who has a cultural practice or project they would like to share with community. You can get paid for it too!

Things to keep in mind while writing an Art City workshop proposal:

-Workshops should be suitable for all ages
-Workshops can be for 1, 2, or 3 days, maximum once per year per artist.
-Artists are welcome to submit more than one workshop idea
-Workshops should be designed so that participants are able to express individual creativity

Fees and scheduling:

Selected guest artists will receive a $25/hour guest artist fee.

Guest artists must be able to be at Art City from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or similar after school hours at our Community Programs sites. Transportation from Art City to the sites and back can be arranged.
First time guest artists will be asked to visit Art City or a Community Program site during open hours before their own workshop
Selected guest artists will be asked to provide a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check eligible for reimbursement by Art City

There is no deadline for submissions

Artists can submit workshop proposals using an application form. Please attach a CV or Resume if available.

Community Guest Artist Series Application Form

Please submit your proposals to:
-Eddie Ayoub, Artistic Director at  or drop it off at Art City, 616 Broadway during office hours, Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm.

Be a Volunteer!

Art City relies on volunteers in order to offer the quality of services our participants need and deserve. Volunteers contribute their valuable time and energy, and Art City will ensure a worthwhile, fun, and positive learning experience for all involved.

Please download and complete the following application. A paper copy is always available at our address.

 Art City volunteer application form

For other volunteer inquires, please contact Toby Gillies at

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