Current open calls for submissions 



the plumb bar open call 


Artists are invited to apply to have their work featured on the plumb bar, an exhibition space inside the plumb’s main lobby. Over the past two years, the plumb bar has hosted textile work, drawings, paintings and digital prints (please see additional photos or visit https://theplumb.ca/plumb-bar to see past work).

We are seeking work to activate  the bar for the remainder of the year and aim to schedule three proposals.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • First Period: May 9th - July 3rd

  • Second Period: July 9th - Sept 11th

  • Third Period: Sept 17th - Dec 11th


DEADLINE for submissions : April 17th at 11:59PM.

Each accepted proposal will be granted $350 dollars. We encourage submissions in all mediums, including sculptural work! It is helpful to keep in mind that the plumb bar does function as a “bar” at our opening, and the front desk during regular open hours - so it can be a high traffic area.

PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING IN A SINGLE PDF FILE (INCLUDING IMAGES) to info@theplumb.ca with the subject “bar open call”
  • brief bio / artist statement (max 300 words)
  • a description of the work (max 300 words)
  • 2-10 reference images of work
  • CV (if applicable/optional)

None of these are strict requirements as we know submissions can be laborious and inaccessible, but please do what you can to introduce yourself and your ideas to us.

We especially encourage submissions from emerging artists that are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, women, LGBTQ2+, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.




email: info [at] theplumb [dot] ca
instagram: the_plumb

Reach out to us and let’s make something happen!