Call for Submissions: BEING SCENE 2022 Annual Juried Exhibition
presented by Workman Arts

Submission Deadline: January 24, 2022 at 5 PM EST
The entire Being Scene Exhibition will be activated from March 31 to May 31, 2022 with specific dates forthcoming!


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.

There are NO entry fees. We also do not charge artists to participate in Being Scene.

Artist Fees (what artist will receive per artwork exhibited)

  • In-Person & Online: $250 per artwork
  • Online Only: $100 per artwork

Artists will also have the option to list their artwork for sale during the exhibition. 100% of the artist’s sale price will go to the artist.

Guest Jurors

  • TBD – Check back here for list of jurors

Juried Selection Process

  • All submitted artworks will be juried by our guest jurors.
  • Decisions will be made based on the digital images submitted by the artist, accompanying statements and artist biography.
  • The jury decision will be final.
  • All artists will be notified of the results via email by February 21, 2022.
  • Each artist may submit digital images of up to 5 artworks in any medium.
  • Artworks must be original and created by the artist submitting.
  • Please specify whether artwork is intended to be exhibited in-person or online or both.
  • Artworks must have been created within the last five years and not displayed previously in Being Scene.
  • Inclusion of artist statements with biography is highly encouraged.
  • Formatting notes for submission files:
    • Digital images must be submitted in a .jpg or .png format and no larger than 10mb.
    • Video entries should be submitted in MP4 format and no larger than 100mb OR be shared as a link (ie. YouTube, Vimeo, etc).
    • Please inquire with us if your artwork is digital in nature and cannot be submitted as one of the formats listed above
  • Images/video of artwork should be labelled as follows: LastName_FirstName_ArtworkTitle

Please fill out the form by clicking the “SUBMISSIONS FORM” button on the right hand side of this page or by following this link:

You will receive a confirmation email once the form is submitted. If you do not receive it, or if alternative methods of submitting are required, please contact Visual Arts Manager Paulina Wiszowata at or 416-583-4339 ext 6.

Accessibility Assistance is available upon request (see below).

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 us at Workman Arts. We will be able to support 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 contacts of available staff and their availability below:

Emma Holt
Availability: Monday & Tuesday, 10am to 6pm

Paulina Wiszowata
Availability: Thursday & Friday, 10am to 4pm
416-583-4339 ext. 6  (please leave a voicemail with your name & contact info)

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.

Paulina Wiszowata
Visual Arts Manager
416-583-4339, ext. 6