Call for Submissions 


Below you will find the current calls for submissions primarily for performance and interdisciplinary artists.

If you are a visual artist and you are interested in a visual arts based residency and/or submitting your work for exhibition – click here to be redirected to the Visual and Media Arts specific submissions. You may also choose to explore the calls for submissions here, particularly if your practice is interdisciplinary.

Call for Submissions: Preamp Pilot Project 

Who is this opportunity for:

Professional artists who self-identify with a diverse community.

• Arts Commons defines a professional artist as an individual who has specialized training in their artistic field, are recognized by their peers as a professional, have a history of public presentation, and are committed to devoting more time to artistic activity if financially possible.

• Please note that Arts Commons recognizes and values approaches to creativity and expression that originate from non-western cultural traditions, meaning that ‘specialized training’ or ‘public presentation / engagement’ of an artist does not need to originate from institutions or contexts commonly recognized within the established artistic community.

Note: If you have not completed an application like this before, you may find this example application helpful. 

Call for Submissions for Vendors: Happenings: Citizens Market

After reviewing the number of markets that will be taking place in and around Calgary from November and into December, we’ve made the decision to postpone the Citizens Market previously scheduled for Dec 6, 2018. While we’re disappointed that we won’t be going forward with our event, we are very encouraged at the number of markets supporting local artists, artisans and craft makers. At this point in time, we believe supporting these existing markets by postponing our event is our best course of action. When we decide on a more suitable date and time, this page will updated and information sent out through our social media and community contacts. We very much appreciate the time different vendors have taken to connect with us, and we look forward to working with you in the future. If you have any questions or comments you would like to share, please do not hesitate to connect via email:


All questions, comments or concerns can be directed to:
Joshua Dalledonne
Producing and Engagement Associate, Arts Commons
403-294-7455 ext. 1451