Nominations for CSEA/SCEA Executive Now Open

DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Canadian Society for Education through Art / Société canadienne d’éducation par l’art is holding elections for positions on the Executive for a once only, one year 2020-21 term. Executive terms usually are for a two-year term but the Covid 19 epidemic has disrupted our usual practices and an election for a one year term enables us to refresh the composition of the executive in spite of having had to postpone our 2020 conference.  We will keep subsequent two-year terms aligned with future conferences. 

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Call For Submissions: DesignTO Symposium 2021

DEADLINE: Friday, September 25, 2020 by 11:59pm EST

This symposium invites designers and thinkers to explore how we can design for inclusivity. How can we create great designs for the greatest number of people? How can we use our unique reality of human diversity as a resource for products, services, systems, environments and experiences that include rather than exclude?

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Call for Black, Indigenous and Artists of Colour

Seymour Art Gallery

Deadline: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Exhibition: October 3 – 31, 2020

This juried group exhibition is looking to provide exposure to Black, Indigenous, and artists of colour; therefore, eligibility is limited to BIPOC artists living on the unceeded lands currently known as British Columbia. Artwork may be individually or collaboratively produced. Local drop off and pick up is required.

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$1000 Emergency Funds for Indigenous Artists

DEADLINE: September 15, 2020 or until the funding envelope has been allocated.

The Canada Council for the Arts, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, the Indigenous Screen Office, and the Inuit Art Foundation  created Community Cares: Emergency Response Fund for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Individuals Working in the Arts. First Nations, Inuit or Métis artists and cultural workers who have lost income due to COVID -19 may apply to the fund. Loss of income may be due to self-isolation, postponement or cancellation of travel, events or market access, reduced sales of work, or due to caring for family members or children, as well as other disruptions caused by the pandemic.

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Manitoba Craft Council: Masks & Makers Online Fundraising Auction

July 27th – September 4th

Locally, Manitoba Craft Council members and friends have been creating masks, both functional and beyond, as well as mask-inspired artwork that reflect our current moment. We now invite YOU to support craft and craftspeople in your community by bidding at our online Masks and Makers fundraising auction. For many of us, craft has played an important role in our lives: it’s a profession, a passion, an income generator, a mental health outlet, a source of pride, community, and cultural connection. Craft has helped to keep us healthy, so let’s return the favour: bid on your favourite masks or mask-themed artwork and help keep craft alive and vital.

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NBCCD’s Alone Together Residency

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design’s Residency program is adapting to the new climate of self-isolation, and has pivoted it’s direction to be a home-based residency program. Like so many things, they have moved the program to a virtual platform, forming community through online communication paired with at-home creation. There is no application process, no mandatory check-ins, and it doesn’t cost you a thing to participate.

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City of Toronto Indigenous Arts & Culture Partnerships Fund

DEADLINE: Friday, July 24, 2020 – 5:00pm

The Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund supports partnerships and collaborations that create new opportunities and visibility for Indigenous-led arts and culture. The fund aims to spark new relationships between Indigenous artists, arts and culture leaders and professionals, and potential partners at both the grassroots and institutional levels.

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Canadian Artists, Writers, Performers Call for National Basic Income – CBC

Latest push says many in the arts-and-culture sector are subject to precarious short-term work

“A group of Canadian artists, writers, technicians and performers is calling on Ottawa to guarantee a basic income for anyone in need.

Novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, poet George Elliott Clarke and opera singer Adrianne Pieczonka are listed among those supporting a call to “provide financial security to meet people’s basic needs, regardless of their work status.”

The concept would involve the government making regular payments to citizens to meet their basic needs.

The request is detailed in an open letter written by visual artist Zainub Verjee, multidisciplinary artist Clayton Windatt and the campaign’s team leader, media artist Craig Berggold. It is addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Deputy Minister Chrystia Freeland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault.”

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Ontario Live

Arts, Culture and Tourism

New Ontario Live platform will support Ontario artists,

creators and attractions


Ontario is working with industry and agency partners to launch Ontario Live — a new virtual hub designed to promote and support the province’s tourism and cultural industries. This initiative, developed in collaboration with industry partners and leaders, will provide support for Ontario’s culture and tourism industries and help to mitigate the economic toll of the COVID-19 outbreak on Ontario’s artists, creators and attractions.

Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries held a stakeholder telephone town hall to announce the province’s launch of Ontario Live available online at

This initiative shares with Ontarians inspiring and uplifting culture and tourism content by working with industry stakeholders to keep consumers engaged and ready to travel again when it is safe to do so.

When complete, Ontario Live will allow all Ontarians to access concerts, online art experiences, gallery and museum tours, virtual tourism experiences and much more, from the safety of their own homes. It will continue to evolve to support COVID-19 recovery efforts for the tourism and culture industries.


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