Call for Submissions: Creatives In Residence Program

Ontario Culture Days is seeking proposals from creators, artists, collectives and organizations from throughout Ontario to be featured as a part of our 2023 Creatives in Residence artistic programming series.

The proposed project will be a major part of the 2023 Ontario Culture Days festival and a key part of our annual communications campaign. Residents develop a project, program or piece that relates to their own creative practice and invites the public into the creative process. Successful proposals will exemplify our mandate of supporting participatory arts and culture experiences with low-barriers to access. Final projects will take place during the annual fall festival and must consider ways for the public to engage in-person with the program.

ONCD will act as project producer to support the development of a program that aligns with the priorities of the festival, as well as the Resident’s own practice.  Throughout the project, we aim to build audience awareness and engagement in a Resident’s work through profile pieces, blog articles, and other digital content to be shared on the ONCD website in the lead-up to the festival.

We are looking for proposals that come from a variety of different disciplines, including, but not limited to: visual art, dance, theatre, music, history and heritage, architecture and design, culinary arts, craft, and storytelling. We are also seeking proposals that reflect the many communities that make up the province of Ontario.

ONCD strives to activate a lens of pluralism, equity, and inclusion. In particular, we encourage perspectives of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC), Trans, Non-Binary, LGBTQ2S, as well as individuals across Ontario.

To see the 2021 Creative Residencies, visit

To apply

Send a portfolio or CV, along with a description of your proposal for the Creatives in Residence program (max 350 words) to Nawal Salim, Network and Programs Coordinator, at

The deadline for proposals is February 23, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Nawal at the email listed above. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online meeting.