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 Visual Arts open call for professional artists’ submission for exhibitions in York Quay Gallery and the Craft & Design Studio’s Artists-in-Residence Program.

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.

Email us for more information.

OAC Recommender Grant for Theatre Creators 2018/19

Harbourfront Centre is proud to serve for a third year in the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grant for Theatre Creators program (formerly Theatre Creators’ Reserve).

We are seeking proposals by artists creating contemporary and interdisciplinary work with a bold, strong voice that pushes creative innovation.

Applicants should submit a one-page letter that outlines their project, its current status and how support from the OAC Recommender Grant for Theatre Creators program 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 identity as First Nations, Inuit or Métis; artists with disabilities; francophone and new generation artists; and those who overcome systemic inequalities in their lives and work.

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

Applications are to be submitted via the OAC NOVA portal.

Deadline: December 15, 2018 at 4pm EST.

Ontario Arts Council


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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