City of Guelph artist opportunities

The City values the role artists play in building a vibrant and engaged community.

To support imaginative and innovative community building, the City invests in public art as well as artist-led programs that provide accessible opportunities for community participation in creative activities and experiences.

Current opportunities

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Call to artists: City of Guelph 2018 Artist in Residence program

The City of Guelph invites artists to apply for a chance to become the City’s 2018 Artist in Residence.

The successful artist will develop a community-based project that engages residents and visitors, adds significance to civic spaces, and promotes an appreciation of contemporary art practices.

Visit to read the full call to artists and learn about the application and selection process.

Deadline: Friday March 2nd at 2 p.m.

If you’re interested in receiving emails about program opportunities, new initiatives and calls to artists, please submit your contact information through this form.

Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with the provisions of MFIPPA.  Personal information on this form will be used for the purpose of sending notifications of new artist opportunities offered by the City.

If you have any questions regarding the artist email distribution list please call 519-822-1260 extension 2629, or send an email to

If you have questions about this collection; use, and disclosure of this information, contact the City of Guelph’s Access, Privacy and Records Specialist at 519-822-1260 extension 2349 or

Artists interested in receiving notifications of new opportunities offered by the City may register above to be added to the City’s email distribution list.

Artists are also encouraged to watch for opportunities on the City’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Other opportunities

Artist in Residence program

Every February, the City invites professional artists to submit Expressions of Interest to be selected for its artist residency program. As an integral part of the program, artists are asked to engage the public in creative experiences that contribute to the vitality of the community. Learn more about the City’s Artist in Residence program.

Culture Days

The City plays a programming and coordinating role in supporting Guelph’s annual Culture Days celebrations. Each September, in every province, individual artists, cultural groups, organizations, municipalities and festivals offer free participatory and interactive arts and cultural activities during the Culture Days weekend. Save the dates for Culture Days 2018 – September 28-30. Learn more about Culture Days in Guelph.

Market Mornings program

This summer program features hands-on, artist-led programming that celebrates creativity, imagination and community spirit. Learn more about Market Mornings.