Opportunities for artists + arts workers in the Katarokwi/Kingston region

Studios / Residencies

Creativity Studio A (Tett Centre)
Deadline: Open until filled

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (TCCL) is currently accepting proposals from emerging professional artists to rent one of its eight Creativity Studios (Suite 214, 2nd Floor, lakeside end of the hallway). These bright creative spaces are located in a historic building on the shores of Lake Ontario.

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Calls for Submissions / Applications

Pride Inspired Queer Art Show (Trellis HIV and Community Care)
Deadline: 24 May 2024

Trellis HIV and Community are currently accepting submissions for their Pride Inspired Queer Art Show. The show will take place on 5 June 2024, 6 - 8 PM. To submit, please contact Bryan Scott at artshows@trellishiv.ca


Call for Teen Applicants: Creative Futures (Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning)
Deadline: 7 June 2024

Gain invaluable insights into the art world, build a creative portfolio, write your own artist statement, document your artwork and explore different methods of artmaking. This program culminates with the opportunity to curate a group exhibition of the cohort’s work in spring 2025. Don’t miss this chance to fuel your artistic journey and become a leader in tomorrow’s creative landscape!

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Kingston Square foot Show
Deadline: 9 June 2024

Applications for the Kingston Square Foot Show are now open. The show will take place 18-20 October 2024 at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. Up to 75 Canadian artists will be accepted. Media can include photography, paintings, drawings, & multimedia. Selected artists will provide a minimum of 5 pieces. Images of completed works to be submitted by September 20th.

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Call for Applications (Art in Motion Portrait & Figure Artists Group)
Deadline: Until position is filled

The group has been holding atelier sessions for over 20 years. The artists meet Tuesdays 10:30 to 2:30 and work in various media & styles at Joanne Gervais' portrait studio in Glenburnie, Kingston, ON.

One space is now available for an artist who is looking to further their painting & drawing skills of the live model. These are ongoing sessions meeting weekly all year. Cost is $150.00 for 10 consecutive weeks. Studio is fully equipped with lights, stage, easels, stools, donkeys, and boards. Free ample parking. Bring your own art supplies. Fee includes model costs, lunch and use of equipment.

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The Isabel Voices (The Isabel Voices)
Audition requests accepted on an ongoing basis

Join the joyful community of The Isabel Voices, where singers of all backgrounds and talents are embraced! The Isabel Voices has two dynamic ensembles that engage in exciting projects throughout the year, a large ensemble and small ensemble. Auditions take place on an ongoing basis, offering opportunities as spots become available within the ensembles. Join this spirited community of singers and create unforgettable musical moments and forge lasting friendships.

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Board + Volunteer Opportunities

Call for Volunteers (Skeleton Park Arts Festival)

Skeleton Park Arts Festival is seeking volunteers for the 2024 Festival, June 22 & 23. Skeleton Park Arts Festival is a free, grassroots, multidisciplinary art experience that happens at McBurney Park in Kingston on the summer solstice weekend, and at pop-up events around the neighbourhood all year round.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer registration form and SPAF will get in touch!

For more information, please feel free to contact SPAF's volunteer coordinator, Jill Glatt (she/her) at spafvolunteer@gmail.com


Call for Volunteers (Spring Reverb)

Spring Reverb is looking for some additional volunteers to make the 2024 festival a success. This year's fest runs May 30 – June 2 throughout downtown Kingston, with an epic lineup of over a dozen concerts and a number of industry panels and other special events.


Call for Board Members (Kingston Arts Council)
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is seeking dynamic individuals from the community to join our Board of Directors and play a crucial role in shaping the future of the arts in our city.

The KAC is seeking individuals with a variety of skills, backgrounds, and experiences to bring a diverse range of perspectives to our Board of Directors. While we value a deep appreciation for the arts, we also encourage applicants with expertise in areas such as finance, fundraising, legal affairs, arts administration, marketing, and community engagement.

Members of the KAC Board of Directors have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction of our organization, advocate for the arts, and help foster a thriving arts community in Katarokwi/Kingston. Their insights, expertise, and dedication make a significant impact on the cultural fabric of our city and the artists and organizations we serve.

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To begin your application, please email board@artskingston.ca and attach a copy of your CV and a brief statement of interest.


Call for Board Members (Kingston WritersFest)
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Kingston WritersFest (KWF) is looking for new Board Members and is inviting nominations for its Board of Directors. Make a difference in the literary art in your community, become an ambassador for one of the top 5 literary festivals in Canada and join our team dedicated to the success of the Festival.

At this time, we are seeking an experienced treasurer and someone willing to eventually step into the Chair role as well as individuals with strong expertise in board governance, fundraising at the personal and corporate levels and those who can contribute diversity in experience and background to our organization. If you revel in the written word and care passionately about literacy, creativity, and free expression in your community, all the better!

We would like to hear from you. If you have any questions or are interested in joining us, please contact Julie Leclerc, Board Chair at julieleclerc5@gmail.com

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Call for Board Members (Ground UP Dance Festival)

The Ground UP Dance Festival is currently recruiting board members. This volunteer position requires attendance for the board meeting once a month.

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Call for Board Members (Friends of KFPL)

The Friends of KFPL are currently recruiting an active board member to fulfill the role of Secretary. Previous board experience is preferred but not required.

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Call for Board Members (CARFAC Ontario)

CARFAC Ontario is seeking to connect with artists to join our board and contribute to advancing representation and advocacy on behalf of artists across Ontario. The board of directors is responsible for overseeing the organization’s governance and strategic direction in alignment with our mandate. We invite both CARFAC Ontario members and members of Ontario arts community to nominate an artist, or themselves, to be considered to join our board. This is a volunteer position.

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Call for Board Members (Modern Fuel)

We are currently recruiting Board Directors to fill the roles of Vice-President and Board Directors! The Modern Fuel Board of Directors is a working Board. Board members are to attend monthly meetings, sit on at least two Board committees, attend Modern Fuel events, and serve a two-year term. Ideal candidates will help develop and implement strategies that will generate revenue, attract new supporters, expand our community connections, and build the artist-run centre’s profile in the Kingston community and across the country.

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