Call for Submissions

The RBC Emerging Visual Artists program at Arts Commons provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging visual artists to develop their artistic practice, to showcase their work to the public through exhibitions, open studio and speaking engagements, and hone their professional skills in order to build a solid foundation for a successful career. See our FAQ page to answer common questions.

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All submissions must include the following information to be considered and should be submitted in the form of a Word document or PDF file. If you have any issues attaching your files to the form above, or have any questions about the submission process, please email and use
the subject line: “RBC Emerging Visual Artists Program Submission”  

Letter of Intent (max. 150 words): Discuss why being a part of the RBCEVAP would be beneficial to you as an emerging artist. How can it help you grow as an artist? How is your exhibition/project positioned in relation to your current artistic practice and what is its context to your work, research, and interests?

Exhibition Proposal (max. 150 words): Clearly and briefly outline your proposed exhibition or project and include any special installation requirements.

Artist Statement (max. 150 words): Discuss how your proposed exhibition/project is positioned in relation to your current artistic practice and the broader context of your work, research, and interests. 

Artist Biography (max. 150 words): Include information about you, how you got started, important accomplishments you would like to highlight and anything else you feel is necessary to explain who you are as an artist and your background.

Supporting Material: No more than 15 pieces of supporting material, including digital images, videos, or audio clips. Images must be 300dpi and submitted as JPGs, or email a link to your supporting materials using WeTransfer, Dropbox or Google Drive. 

Image list: Detailed list of each artwork’s title, medium, date of completion, and any other necessary descriptors. *Please note that information submitted may be used for marketing material purposes.


To find out more about the Arts Commons Incubator program, visit or email We highly encourage applicants to submit their forms through a desktop, and not through a mobile browser.

To find out more about our Visual and Media Arts, visit this page for RBC Emerging Visual Artists Program, Media Arts Program, Exhibitions, Artists and Receptions. For further questions regarding our programs and these spaces, please email Sanja Lukac, Visual and Arts Associate,

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