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.


Harbourfront Centre’s Cultural Engagement (CE) Department produces over a dozen multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festivals throughout the summer season, as well as many off-summer events at various Harbourfront Centre venues.

Partnerships give organizations the opportunity to showcase the artistic excellence of their community to a large and diverse audience, and collaborate and benefit from the expertise of the Harbourfront Centre team.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Day of the Dead 2018

Seeking proposals for contemporary, non-traditional ofrendas

Harbourfront Centre is inviting Latin American artists to present a proposal of non-traditional ofrendas for the 2018 Day of the Dead Celebration. An installation of contemporary art that considers the origin within popular art and respects the significance of the ofrenda tradition. The intention and execution of each installation is a contemporary response that will bring a new perspective to the traditional form.

Submissions are to be received on or before Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5pm EST.

Download Call for Proposals


We are currently not accepting applications for the 2018 Busking Licenses.

However, temporary licenses (two weeks long) may be available.

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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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