Submissions to Harbourfront Centre

A key component of Harbourfront Centre's mandate is championing the creation of new artistic works while providing a platform for innovation, creation and excellence.

Some of these programmes include HATCH, Harbourfront Centre's performing arts residency, Visual Arts open call for professional artists' submission for exhibitions in York Quay Gallery and the Craft Studio's Artist-in-Residence Programme.

Many of the fantastic works are brought through Harbourfront Centre due to our invaluable relationships with community partners. Partnerships give community organizations the opportunity to showcase the artistic excellence found within their communities and collaborate with an international, professional and arts-based organization.

Information Sessions

To assist community organizations to better understand how to partner with Harbourfront Centre and to put a strong proposal forward, we invite eligible groups to participate in an information session. Harbourfront Centre encourages all those interested to submit a proposal, even if you are unable to attend an information session.

The next Information Session is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017.

To learn more about Information Sessions and to obtain a Community Partnership Application form, click here.

Pre-registration is required. Please call 416-952-9994 and leave a voicemail or email us directly.

Theatre Creators' Reserve

Harbourfront Centre is proud to serve for a second year as a recommender in the Ontario Arts Council’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve program.

We prioritize artists and organizers who are actively engaged with shifting the boundaries of theatre and contemporary performance – people whose work addresses who and what gets (re)presented as well as how. We will accept requests for support related to both research or production projects.

Applicants should submit a one-page letter that outlines their project, its current status and how support from the Theatre Creators’ Reserve will help them achieve their goals. The letter should also position their project within the applicant’s body of work or broader artistic interests. Harbourfront Centre particularly welcomes proposals from artists who overcome systemic inequalities in their lives and work.

More information and full program guidelines are available on the OAC website.

Applications should be emailed to Evan Webber in Harbourfront Centre’s Performing Arts department at

Deadline: November 30, 2016

Ontario Arts Council

Music Submissions

If you would like to be considered for our festivals or events, please send your full contact information and links to promotional materials to: Interested in performing as part of Summer Music in the Garden? Contact for more info. Please DO NOT send attachments.

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