The Oakville Arts Council provides services designed to encourage professional development and foster creative collaboration. ArtConnections keeps our members informed and connected to creative opportunities - calls for entry, employment, funding, networking, workshops, volunteers, arts space and more.
If you have an opportunity for artists and would like to have it published, please email Bernadette Ward at email@example.com. Your email should contain the name of your organization or the organization providing the opportunity, appropriate dates/location/fees and contact information.
Calls & Auditions
Call to Participate: Oakville Children’s Festival
Mark your calendars, the 2015 Oakville Children’s Festival will take place on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Coronation Park! The 2014 Festival was a huge success with just over 15,000 visitors. The Oakville Children’s Festival Programming Committee for 2015 is looking for applications for the 2015 Festival. Apply for the 2015 Oakville Children’s Festival today!
SNAPSHOTS, a new TV show for Kids’ CBC (www.cbc.ca/kids) is currently casting photography loving kids, aged 8-13 who live in Canada. If you know a budding shutterbug who would love to take part in this fun and unique experience, please encourage them (along with their parent/guardian) to check out our website at www.snapshotstv.com SNAPSHOTS is an educational and interactive series that engages school-aged children in a competition to use photography to share their vision of the world around them. The show encourages children to delve into their creative side as they use their imaginations and cameras to tell great stories! For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominate a community champion! | Nomination deadline: April 13 at 4PM 14th Annual Community Spirit Awards
Every year Oakville residents volunteer their time to make our town a better place to live, work and play. We want to hear about these outstanding people, share their stories, and celebrate their contributions to making Oakville even more livable! Help us say thank you to those who contribute to the life and spirit of our town by nominating them for a Community Spirit Award!
United Way of Oakville: Call to nominate
GenNext needs your help! We want to highlight the young leaders in our community who are helping to make a difference. The volunteers who are, at times, the unsung heroes of our communities. Chances are you know someone under the age of 40 who has gone out of their way to help create opportunities for others right? Say thanks by nominating them today! To visit the site click here.
Walter Carsen Prize | Nomination deadline: April 30, 2015.
Know an outstanding theatre professional who should be nominated for a career achievement award? If so, consider nominating them for the 2015 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. This $40,000 prize recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement. The prize to be awarded in 2015 will be in the field of theatre. For more information: Helen Belvin @ 1-800-263-5588 or 613-566-4414, ext. 4057
Call for Entry: Oakville Art Society 50th Anniversary Juried Show | Application submission deadline May 25th, 2015
The Oakville Art Society invites artists 18+ to submit works to its Juried Art Show, May 29 to June 6th. Original works including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media are welcome. Applications may be submitted online or by mail. Entry fee: $ 30 for members and $ 40 for non-members. Take-In: Thursday, May 28th from 9:30 to 11:00 am at Oakville Galleries Centennial Square. Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: Saturday, May 30th, 3pm to 5 pm. All selected works will be exhibited at Oakville Galleries Centennial Square 120 Navy Street in Oakville, May 29-June 6, 2015. Show information, forms and conditions of entry please visit our website: www.oakvilleartsociety.com
Workshops & Seminars
Creativity Art Retreat in Dunedin