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Celebrating visual art of the human form / Célébrer l’art visuel de la forme humaine


How to enter

Submissions are closed for Figureworks 2022.

Figureworks is calling artists in all media to submit to the 11th annual juried Figureworks Prize and award show. The submission deadline is September 23, 2022.

Figureworks is an annual juried art prize and celebration of the art of the human form held in Ottawa, Ontario. We accept figurative works in all media. The show is open to all living artists working in all mediums who wish to submit recent works that represent the human form or parts thereof.

Small Works is the theme. This year, we are giving a great platform to smaller works in a new, smaller venue. Further, we made the scope of the competition more regional and are accepting artworks from the great pool of artists living in Canada.

Why enter

Figureworks is more than an annual prize; it is a community of artists passionate about the human figure. Each year we come together to celebrate the figure through the Figureworks Prize. Artists will have their work reviewed by our professional jury and the opportunity to win cash prizes — In 2019, the last prize, $7500 was awarded to artists. Those in the show will have their work displayed in Ottawa and published on the Figureworks website. Artists may also sell their works at the show should they choose. Note that Figureworks takes no commission on sales – sales go directly to the artists.

Who can enter?

Figureworks 2022 is encouraging the participation of Canadian artists by restricting submissions to those within Canada, whether resident or non-resident, including international students studying at a post-secondary institution.

We encourage submissions from all artists and recognize that there are many communities of artistic creation, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, Black, people of colour, immigrant, homeless, and 2SLGBTQ+ artists, as well as artists with disabilities.