Welcome. Figureworks is an annual juried art prize and celebration of the art of the human form held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. We believe in being inclusive and accept submissions in all media from all over Canada and Internationally. Our condition, the work must have a focus on the human form, the medium is up to you.
Figureworks has been running consecutively for 8 years and is now in it's 9th season. In 2017 we had over 300 submissions from 200 artists across the world and awarded $6100 in prizes.
Every year we strive to have the best possible jury; one that is balanced in their views and experience, varied in their media, masters of their craft and great storytellers. This year does not disappoint, the 2018 Jury will be announced soon!
We hold the Figureworks exhibition at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, a historic church transformed into a beautiful exhibition space right in the heart of Ottawa’s beautiful Byward Market.
At Figureworks we believe strongly in providing artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit their work and are committed to do our best to increase the prize money available to artists every year. We are volunteer based and all the entry fees and sponsorship go to basic operational costs and prize money. We don’t take any commissions on sales at the Figureworks exhibition, all the money goes directly to the artists.