Call for Proposals to Artists, Arts Educators and Advocates


Pluralism and Organizational Change Through Inclusive Equity Education in the Arts  2016-2018

 Call for Proposals to Artists, Arts Educators and Advocates
With funding from the Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Propeller Project, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, CPAMO is seeking proposals from artists, arts educators and social justice advocates who wish to provide showcases and make presentations to the 14 organizations participating in CPAMO’s recently launched Pluralism and Organizational Change Through Inclusive Equity Education in the Arts.
  • For Artists:  We will have three showcases for performances between May 2017 and March 2018.  We will select three artists per showcase and can provide artist fees of $1,000 per showcase. Each selected artist/arts group will perform for no less than 20 minutes and no more than 30 minutes and, following the performances, engage in dialogue with those in attendance. All applicants should submit no more than a 2 page proposal with links to performances.
  • For Arts Educators and Advocates:  We will be convening a series of educational sessions for the project participants (See below) between March 2017 and March 2018.  We wish to engage 2-3 speakers for selected sessions and can provide a speakers’ fee for each presenter.  Each presentation should be no less than 15 minutes and no more than 20 minutes.  All applicants should submit no more than a 1 page proposal and all selected applicants will be required to provide a written text of their presentation as well as any power points or other aides used for the presentation.
All submissions will be adjudicated by a team made up of the project participants and CPAMO’ staff.  Criteria for selection will be based on how well the proposal addresses:i.    contemporary issues of pluralism in arts practices and the challenges facing recognition of pluralistic arts practices today;

ii.    strategic and practical advice/suggestions and models project participants can use to support development and implementation of pluralism in the theme areas addressed in the project described below (See ‘What We Plan On Doing) and

iii.    representation by Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad as well as other historically-marginalized artists and communities.

Please submit your proposals by March 10, 2017 to  

Click here for more information about this project description.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council, Greater Toronto Airport Authority’s Propeller Project and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.