Call for Submissions: Be Creative Pride Exhibition

Neilson Park Creative Centre

Images (left to right): Emily King Simpson, Star Crossed; Polina Sliva, Wildflower; Polina Sliva, Lilac; Meenakashi Ghadial, Liar Diptych

Call for Entry: NPCC’s Be Creative Pride Exhibition

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2024
Exhibition Dates: May 28 to June 27, 2024
Awards Ceremony and Reception: June 14, 2024, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC) invites youth and adults who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ community members to submit up to two artworks to NPCC’s Pride Month Juried Exhibition. The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Be Creative”. Be You, Be Proud, Be Creative! Two-dimensional artwork in any medium is welcome. Entry is free of charge.


Youth Category 12 years to 17 years old
First Prize $100
People’s Choice Award – A free exhibition in NPCC’s Emergence Gallery

Adult Category 18+ years old
First Prize $250
Second Prize $150
Third Prize $100

Selection Process

  • All submitted artworks will be juried by NPCC’s Pride Committee members.
  • Decisions will be made on the digital images submitted by the artist.
  • Juror, Jonah Strub, will choose and announce the award winners on June 14, 2024.
  • The juror’s decision is final.
  • Selected artists will be notified by email by April 26, 2024 of acceptance into the exhibition.
  • NPCC reserves the right to use submitted images for publicity purposes.

Submission Requirements

  • Artists who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ community members
  • Each artist may submit up to two 2-D artworks in any medium.
  • For more submission details see NPCC’s website.

How to Submit

Apply online or at NPCC.

Entry Deadline: April 15, 2024

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Cory Therrien

Neilson Park Creative Centre
56 Neilson Drive
Etobicoke, ON M9C 1V7

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Neilson Park Creative Centre is fully accessible. Admission and parking are free.