Calls to Artists

Curtain Call by L. Otasevic

Image: Curtain Call by L. Otasevic, Public Art Piece at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

The City of St. Catharines engages artists in temporary exhibits and commissions of public art, and hires musicians for a variety of special events. Calls to Artists and Requests for Expressions of Interest are released on an ad hoc basis. These opportunities and their guidelines will be listed here when available.

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2021 Juried Exhibit: The Art of Resilience

Call to ArtistsCALL TO ARTISTS 

The Art of Resilience
2021 City of St. Catharines Annual Juried Exhibit

On View: September 2021 to March 2022, City Hall

Submissions now open, online portal available at link below.

Deadline to submit: June 21, 2021

This exhibit is an outlet that will provided a powerful way to communicate complex ideas and connect communities – helping advance resilience. 2020 brought us COVID-19 and the question has since become, how can art inspire us, and be a force for resilience in this time? This year’s exhibit asks artists to create works that directly support our community’s efforts to build widespread resilience to the ongoing effects of COVID-19.
Artworks must be created in the past 3 years, selected artists will be compensated with an artist fee, and there is potential for purchase for the Civic Art Collection.

Click here to submit your artworks. 

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Ongoing Opportunities

Call for Musicians

Each year the City of St. Catharines presents a variety of live music programming at Market Square, Montebello Park and other park settings to provide community members with free outdoor music experiences. These concerts bring alive our parks and green spaces, enhance our farmers market and add vitality to the urban areas of downtown.  Review the complete Call for Musicians.

The City of St. Catharines will now be accepting applications throughout the year. Submissions from original and cover recording artists are welcome.  

Applications will be kept on file and artists are welcome to update their information at any time. Past applicants do not need to re-apply - your submissions are being kept on file.  

Please contact us with any questions or if you wish to update your current song files, application or contact information.

For More Information

Contact Cultural Services Staff:


phone: 905 688 5602 x 5244

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