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 Your email should contain the name of your organization or the organization providing the opportunity, appropriate dates/location/fees and contact information.

Calls & Auditions


The Ontario Arts Foundation presents the Artist Educator Award

Are you or do you know an arts educator who is innovative, demonstrates a unique approach to teaching and creates meaningful insights for their students? The Ontario Arts Foundation will be recognizing such an individual with the Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award, valued at $7500. They will be selecting the laureate during the summer and will be awarding them in September. For more information contact Alan Walker, Executive Director, Ontario Arts Foundation by phone: 416-969-7413 or

Call for Musician

The Oakville Fiber Artists need a background musician for their September 2015 exhibition. Musicians most suitable for the event would be harpists or classical guitarists, and will be required to play at the opening reception. The exhibition will be held in the main gallery at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, scheduled for Monday 14 September 2015, from 7pm till 9:30 pm tentatively. An honorarium of $100 will be paid to the musician. For more information contact The Oakville Fiber Artists via:

John Hobday Awards in Arts Management: Application Deadline September 30, 2015

Are you an established or mid-career arts manager? Do you have at least ten years of managerial experience in the arts? If you said yes, you may be eligible to win $10,000! The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management recognize outstanding established and mid-career managers working in dance, music, theatre, media arts, visual arts, writing and publishing, and/or inter-arts. The categories for the awards are the Professional Development and Renewal award for established professionals and the Mentorship award for mid-career managers, September 30, 2015 being the application deadline for both. For more information click here.

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!

Casting Call

SNAPSHOTS, a new TV show for Kids’ CBC ( 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 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

Workshops & Seminars

Theatre Ontario the Artist Producer Training program (APT) application deadline 13 July 

Aiming to train a new generation of artists/producers, the APT is a free training program offering hands on education from top professionals. It is an investment into improving the independent theatre ecology, so the successful candidate will receive $1000 upon completion of the program. The deadline for applications is 13 July. Click here for more information.


Employment Opportunities

Photography Facilities Technologist

Sheridan College is seeking a Photography Facilities Technologist (Temporary). Under the direction of the Manager, Technical Services, the incumbent is responsible for imparting technical advice and practical application of course theory and safe practices to students in support of curriculum outcomes and delivery both in-class and during student production periods. The incumbent is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the course focused Photography Facilities including, studios, labs, darkrooms, equipment and photographic supplies and responds to technical requirements for the program. The Technologist assists students, demonstrates the operation of program equipment, and provides technical support to faculty and students. For more information or to apply click here.

Oakville Chamber Orchestra General Manager

The Oakville Chamber Orchestra is a registered charity and not for profit organization. We have been providing classical music to the community since 1984. Our mandate is to promote the arts and music to or community with a special emphasis on youth. We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly capable General Manager to provide support to our Board and musicians. A small honorarium is available for the right candidate. Interested applicants may contact the President, Angelo Gervasio by email: or by phone at 416-897-1997.

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