Artist Calls

Find opportunities for local artists including calls for public art, special events, juried shows and exhibitions, and more. Watch this page for updates, or consider joining our Artist Database

Current Calls

Artist Call Parkette Mural

Parkette Mural

The City of Brantford seeks to commission a muralist or mural collective to create a mural on the west wall of the Brantford Public Library (173 Colborne Street) in late summer/early fall of 2024. This mural is part of a larger project to create a community performance stage to enhance community wellbeing and create space for live music in the downtown core, while also beatifying and developing an under-utilized space. This mural will create a visual element and backdrop for the artists performing on the new stage. Submissions must be received by July 26, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. Read the full Artist Call. 

Phil Hartman Mural

Call for Artists - Phil Hartman Mural

The City of Brantford seeks to commission a muralist or mural artist collective to create a mural artwork on the east wall of the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts building (88 Dalhousie St., Brantford) to honour the late Phil Hartman, a well-known and tremendously gifted screen and voice actor, comedian, screenwriter and graphic designer. Applications must be submitted through the Mural Routes website by July 22, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. EST. Read the full Artist Call. 

Past Calls

Culture Days on the Trails

Call for Artists: Culture Days on the Trails

The City of Brantford is looking for singers, dancers, poets, spoken word artist, musicians, theatre performers, live painters to submit their proposal to showcase their amazing skills on this year’s Culture Days on the Trails. Closed for applications. 

Call for Youth Artists

Brantford youth (ages 15-25) are invited to perform/share their artwork at the 2024 Brantford Youth Excellence Awards happening on Tuesday, May 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Rope Factory. Musicians are requested to perform two acoustic songs (this can include brass, wind, string, and singer-songwriter styles). Visual artists can display up to two pieces of art, either pre-printed and framed or on a canvas that can be hung. Selected youth will be provided a $50 gift card and are invited to sell merchandise and promote their art at a table during the event. Closed for applications. 

Call for Artists: Trail Mix 2024

Call for Artists: Trail Mix 2024

Musicians are invited to submit up to three original songs for consideration. Artists will be paid $50 per successful song selection, with the 2024 song selection being released on National Trails Day on June 1, 2024. Closed for applications.

Little Free Libraries™ Public Art Project – Call for Artists

 Little Free Libraries™ Public Art Project – Call for Artists

The Corporation of the City of Brantford is seeking community members to submit proposals to decorate a Little Free Library. The Little Free Libraries™ will be installed on municipally owned, publicly accessible property. Closed for applications.