Visual Arts at Harbourfront Centre facilitates a wide spectrum of initiatives to support local artistic communities as well as national and international artistic activity.

We are committed to the promotion and exhibition of the newest in contemporary craft, design, architecture, photography, and other visual arts forms. We seek to foster a professional and creative environment for artists. All of whom are given the ability to build on ideas and experiment with the creative process in traditional and non-traditional public venues.

Visual Arts at Harbourfront Centre programmes four exhibition slots a year through both internal directives and submission proposals for our non-profit and non-collecting exhibition spaces. Programming of the exhibition schedule is determined at least a year in advance.


Our submissions process is open to all practicing artists, working in any medium, with a minimum of three years of professional experience and some history of exhibitions. Current undergraduate students are not eligible.

– Only online applications and digital images uploaded through this site are accepted for review.

– Applications submitted by mail, email or fax are not eligible.

How to Apply

Follow the links below to our online submission forms, and follow the directions for uploading your support images and C.V.

Group exhibition application

Group proposals for the main gallery or for the eight vitrines at the west side of York Quay centre (only groups of 5-8 artists are eligible.

Apply online

Solo photography exhibition application

Individual proposals for the open access photography gallery located at the south end of York Quay Centre (only individual artists are elibigible)

Apply online

Individual for placement in group exhibition application

Individual artists who wish to be considered for placement within a group exhibition to be curated by the Head of Visual Arts.

Apply online


You will receive an email verifying the receipt status of your application and support material has successfully been uploaded from

Your response letter as electronic PDF will be emailed to you approximately two to three months after the Deadline for Submissions date.

Deadline for Submissions

We are currently accepting exhibition submissions.

The deadline is Monday, February 1, 2016.

Please direct any questions about Visual Arts at Harbourfront Centre or our submissions process to