Curator Fee: $5,000

Workman Arts is seeking a guest Curator (or team of Curators) to develop and curate a small group exhibition as part of Being Scene 2023. Workman Arts welcomes curatorial proposals that incite a range of intersectional narratives and conversations as it relates to mental health and/or addictions.  The selected curator (or curatorial team) will receive a curatorial fee of $5000 and will be able to offer artists an artist fee and materials budget to potentially create new work. Project Planning and administrative support will be provided by Visual Art Manager Joshua Vettivelu. 

If you encounter any barriers when applying, please contact Joshua Vettivelu ( for submission alternatives

History of Being Scene: 

The Being Scene exhibition began over 20 years ago on the grounds of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Every year, Being Scene exhibits a juried survey of over 100 artworks by Workman Arts member artists as well as artists with lived experience who have received services from CAMH. Last year, Workman Arts introduced a smaller curated exhibition as part of the overall exhibit. Working closely with a guest curator, artists gave shape to compelling ideas and narratives, covering a wide range of conceptual and material approaches from diverse experiences. 

About Workman Arts: 

Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health & addiction issues through creation & presentation. We support artists with lived experience through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations & partnerships with the broader arts community. We offer these opportunities to a growing member base which consists of artists with varying levels of experience ranging from emerging to professional artists, in all forms of practices such as Media, Literary, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. Member artists have an existing art practice and goals to further develop, professionalize and share their practice.

Workman Arts’ office is mobility device accessible, which includes level entrances and ramps, accessible washrooms, wide and unobstructed pathways within the interior, elevators to access multiple levels, automatic doors and accessible parking. There is a gender-neutral washroom available.


Upload proposals and other relevant information in the online form by Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST 

If this is a barrier, please contact Josh Vettivelu for submission alternatives.

Workman Arts has identified equity and anti-oppression as strategic priorities and strongly encourages qualified applicants from diverse communities to apply and self-identify in their proposals. We welcome & encourage proposals from applicants who are Indigenous, Black, people of colour, women, 2SLGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and/or are members of other marginalized groups. Application accommodations available on request.

416-583-4339, ext. 6

Deadline for Applications Extended

Upload proposals and other relevant information by Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST