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

Wall of Art: Guelph Pride 2018

Call for submissions: Wall of Art

Deadline for submissions – Monday April 16, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Guelph Museums, Guelph Arts Council and Guelph Pride jointly invite artists from across the LGBT2Q+ community to submit works that reflect the Pride movement. The exhibition will launch Guelph Pride 2018: 15 Days Celebrating 15 Years on Friday, April 27th and continue to July 29, 2018.

The call is open to artists living and practicing in Guelph, who produce wall-mounted works in a broad range of media. A maximum of two works may be submitted by each artist. Installation hardware and any technical requirements must be provided by the artist.

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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.