Call for Submissions

If you would like to post a call for submission to ceramic artists, please email us at

Open Calls for Artists/Opportunities

    • Due to COVID-19 challenges, MARTY Nominations will now be accepted on an ongoing basis until we have further information. 

Deadline: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Craft Ontario is currently seeking proposals for solo and two-person exhibitions to take place in the Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen St West, Toronto, in the 2021 calendar year.

Craft Ontario is devoted to the support, advocacy and promotion of Ontario craft and craft artists. Our services and programs provide support for craft artists at all levels of their careers from emerging to established, while raising awareness of, providing access to, and growing appreciation for their work.

Craft Ontario welcomes submissions in all craft media by active Craft Professional Members at any stage of their career (emerging, mid or established). Submissions of both existing work and projects that have not yet been realized will be considered.

Craft Ontario provides curatorial support, installation assistance, insurance, and pays artist fees in line with CARFAC guidelines.

If you have any questions about this call for entry or application process please contact Robyn Wilcox, Curator, at Please note that Robyn has limited office hours, so you are advised to submit your questions sufficiently in advance of the deadline. 

In preparing your proposal, please review the gallery floor plan.


  • Applicants must hold an active Craft Professional Membership. Your membership must be active by the submission deadline or your application will not be considered. For membership inquiries, please contact Elycia SFA at or 416-925-4222 x 221.
  • Applications will only be accepted through this online form (see below for more details). Hard copy or email submissions will not be accepted.

Exhibition Information

  • The Exhibitor will be responsible for insuring all work during shipping and delivery. Craft Ontario will insure all items for theft and damage while on the Gallery premises.
  • Any work included in the exhibition that is available for sale will be sold at Craft Ontario’s usual consignment split of 50%.


  • There is no fee to submit an exhibition proposal.
  • Selected artists will receive an artist fee in line with CARFAC guidelines.

Submission Requirements

  • Applicant Information [Contact Details, Membership Number, Artist Statement (max. 500 words), CV (max. 2 pages, PDF only)]
  • Co-Applicant Information -- IF APPLICABLE [Contact Details, Membership Number, Artist Statement (max. 500 words), CV (max. 2 pages, PDF only)]
  • Exhibition Proposal [Description (max. 500 words), Images (min. 5, max. 10)]

 Submission Form

Call of Submissions - Temporary Installation at Erindale Park

Deadline:  Monday, May 11, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Please see our newest Call for Artists for a temporary installation in Erindale Park here! 

Artists are asked to propose artwork that responds to the connection between land and water, focusing on aquatic ecosystems and how actions on land can affect (positively and negatively) the aquatic ecosystem.

Open to early career Canadian artists working in ceramics, the winner will receive $10,000 to undertake research or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner and up to 5 finalists will also have their work featured in a group exhibition at the Gallery this fall. Applications are due by April 30, 2020. For more information, visit

The Potters' Guild of Hamilton and Region

Call for Applicants  - Featured Artist 

In the spring we will be drawing two names for the featured artists. This will be for the sales of Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. If you want to apply please send the following information to Diane by e-mail before May 2020. The requirements for applying for featured artist are as follows:

Participated in a minimum of 8 sales in the Hamilton Guild sale.
Current member of the Potters' Guild of Hamilton and Region
Performed a "job" for the Guild at some point i.e.: executive, committee, membership list,
hospitality, library etc.

Can make enough work to fill two tables at the sale.
Has not been the featured artist in the last 10 years. Preference will be given to people who 
have never been the featured artist.

The featured artist will be required to do two shifts in the area where their table is, if need- ed. Also, it is recommended that you spend as much time at your table over the weekend as you can. Customers enjoy meeting and chatting with the artist which will increase your sales.

Please forward your name and the above information to Diane Irons by e-mail before the Spring Sale.

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