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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Calling all muralists, sculptors, carvers, painters, musicians, dancers, and other creatives!

The City of Orillia is looking for local artists to add vibrancy to the Emergency Recovery Task Force’s (ERTF) Patio and Public Realm Project this summer.

Together with the Downtown Orillia Management Board, the City is looking to create space for local artists, at key locations along the road closure to enhance the patio and downtown experience.

In an effort to infuse the creativity of individual artists into the program, those interested are invited to submit their own idea(s) for animating the street. Proposals will be reviewed on a case by case basis and selected to maximize program diversity to the extent possible given health and safety guidelines and budgetary constraints. Those selected will be paid an honorarium congruent to the services described in their proposal.

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Highlights from Orillia’s 2020 National Arts Drive

Held June 20, 2020, artist took part in the National Arts Drive to gain exposure, and to have fun, sharing their work with the community.

Thank you to all those who participated!


Red Sky Performance

Out of the gate on June 19th, 2020, the fast-paced horse named Mistatim will trot, gallop, and fly, and thrill audiences, young and old.

Red Sky Performance in partnership with the Temagami Community Foundation’s Virtual Arts Camp and City of Thunder Bay – Municipal Government, Ontario, Canada‘s Indigenous Relations & Inclusion brings a thrilling virtual live performance of our award-winning “Mistatim” to every province and territory in Canada.

Following the performance, join us for a Social Round-Up in the chat room with artists Falciony Patino Cruz, Wahsonti:io Kirby, Benjamin Thomas, and associate director, Carlos Rivera.

Ideal for children from 6 – 12 years, parents, teachers, presenters, and all audiences.


Out of Province? check your time zone here:

British Columbia & Yukon: 11 am PDT

Alberta & NWT: 12 pm MDT

Manitoba: 1 pm CDT

Saskatchewan: 12 pm CDT

Ontario, Quebec: 2 pm EDT

New Brunswick & Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island: 3 pm AST

Newfoundland & Labrador: 3:30 pm NDT

Nunavut would either be 11 am or 12 pm depending on where you are in the territory.

2020 Orillia Regional Arts & Heritage Awards – Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for this year’s 2020 Orillia Regional Arts & Heritage Awards. Visit for details on how you can nominate a deserving artist or organization for one of these prestigious awards:

  • Education in Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Emerging Artist
  • Heritage: Restoration, Renovation and Publication
  • Event in Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Qennefer Browne Achievement Award

The Awards are a collaboration between ODAC, OMAH, and the City of Orillia’s Community Services Department.

Ontario Live

Province Reconnecting Ontarians with 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.


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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