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January 8, 2021

Call for Submissions: Being Scene 2021

Hosted by Workman Arts

Deadline for submissions: January 8

The Call for Submissions for the 20th Anniversary Being Scene Exhibition deadline has been extended to January 8!

Last year, Being Scene exhibited over 100 artworks by 60+ artists. The exhibition covered a wide range of conceptual and material approaches, giving voice to diverse life experiences. We invite you to submit completed artwork for the opportunity to exhibit virtually in a group show for the month of March 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the exhibition will be presented online.

We invite artists to submit up to 2 works digitally to be considered for the exhibition.

More information and how to submit


Important Update: Due to Holiday closures, there is no assistance available between December 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021.

For personal assistance to submit your work to Being Scene, please contact Paulina Wiszowata or Justina Zatzman. They can talk you through the process and can arrange support with you to write or format your submission. Below are their contacts and availability:

Paulina Wiszowata
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
416-583-4339 ext. 6

Justina Zatzman
Availability: Monday to Thursday
416-583-4339 ext. 9

We are also open to 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 10 days before the application deadline to make arrangements. Workman staff or a peer support may be assigned to help the applicant complete the submission process.

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.