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January 24, 2022

Call for Submissions: Being Scene 2022 Annual Juried Exhibition

Hosted by Workman Arts

We are happy to announce that our call for submissions for Being Scene’s annual juried exhibition is now open!

Being Scene is Workman Arts’ most anticipated show spanning over 20 years. Covering a wide range of artists practicing in many conceptual and material approaches, the exhibit gives voice to diverse life experiences.

We invite you to submit completed artwork for an opportunity to exhibit in-person and/or online. Artists at early, mid, and later points in their career are invited to submit artwork to our annual juried exhibition. Both physical and virtual-only artwork are encouraged.

This year’s whole exhibition runs March 31 to May 31, and will be juried and exhibited in-person and virtually with specific components highlighted during entire weeks in this period.

Eligibility open to Workman Arts members and/or artists who have accessed CAMH services only.

Submission Deadline: January 24, 2022 at 5 PM EST


Important Update: Due to holiday closures, submission assistance will be unavailable between December 18, 2021 and January 3, 2022.

For assistance to submit your work to Being Scene, please contact Paulina Wiszowata. They will be able submitting artists through the process of submitting and can arrange support for submission composition and/or formatting. Workman Arts staff, peer support, or a placement student may be assigned to assist with submission process completion. Please find Paulina Wiszowata’s contact and availability below:

Paulina Wiszowata Availability: Monday & Friday, 10am to 4pm paulina_wiszowata@workmanarts.com 416-583-4339 ext. 6

We can accommodate alternative formats of submitting. Workman Arts also invites artists to submit their applications in the following format:

  • Paper sent by mail
  • Oral format*
  • ASL

*This includes: by phone or video conferencing (Zoom, Skype, or Meet), a voice recording (MP3 or WAV), or a video recording (MP4, AVI, or MOV)

Applicants who would like to apply by mail, orally, or with ASL services can get in touch with staff at least two weeks before the application deadline to make arrangements (before January 10).

Applications will not be judged based on the format of the submission. Workman Arts, jurors, and/or project assessors will only assess the content of the work itself.


Workman Arts

651 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON, M6K 2B2 , Canada

Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation. We support artists living with mental health and addiction issues through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations and partnerships with the broader arts community.