Art City: Juried Call for Proposals: Professional Guest Artists, Application Deadline Febriary 25

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 visiting our website