Call for Submissions: Ongoing

Korean – Canadian Young Artists Exchange Exhibition

Korean-Canadian Art Exchange Exhibition, Beyond, March 2024

Call for Artists: Korean – Canadian Young Artists Exchange Exhibition Ongoing

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, by 11:59 pm EDT

Project Summary

Exhibition Date: October 9 – 22, 2024
Location: Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2

In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Korea, both governments designated 2024-2025 as the Year of Cultural Exchanges between Canada and Korea. OIS ART OF CANADA hosts the Korean – Canadian Young Artists Exchange Exhibition Ongoing to create a foundation for promoting cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries.

We are currently seeking talented Canadian artists to participate in Ongoing, the first-ever art exchange exhibition for young emerging artists. The exhibition is funded by Korea Culture Centre Canada in Ottawa, which is a government-affiliated institute of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada.

Under the theme of “Ongoing”, the successful applicants will present their exceptional talent and creativity as young artists who are taking a step forward toward becoming professional artists. They will explore the subject matter of identity, society, and personal experiences, with materials including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and digital art.

Ongoing aims to offer an opportunity for emerging artists from both countries to engage with the public, presenting a diverse range of artistic expressions and showcasing emerging voices and visionary perspectives. This exhibition between the next generation of young artists from both countries will bring about strengthened exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in more diverse future generations and fields over the next 60 years.


All Canadian emerging artists are welcome to apply, including recent university graduates.

Submission Requirements

  • One piece of original artwork without frame
  • Artwork dimensions cannot exceed 45” on any side
  • A brief artist statement (maximum 120 words)
  • Artist CV


Commission applies on all sales. (Artist 60% – OIS ART 40%)

Artist Participation Fee

$300 CAD (Payable upon participation confirmation. There is no entry fee)

The participation fee includes the following:

  • Exhibition venue rental
  • Exhibition brochure (1,000 copies)
  • Promotional materials and advertisements via local media in Canada and South Korea
  • Document translations
  • Exhibition operations
  • Opening reception, etc.

Submission Deadline

Wednesday, July 31, 2024, by 11:59 pm EDT

Please submit all required documents via email to

Successful applicants will be notified by August 15, 2024.

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Jenny Lee at

Korean-Canadian Art Exchange Exhibition, Beyond, March 2024


OIS ART OF CANADA is a non-profit organization established in 2018 with the purpose of fostering exchanges and understanding of creative culture and arts between Korea and Canada. It seeks to promote active exchanges between artists from both countries through exhibitions and a wide range of artistic activities.

In addition, we promote cultural and artistic trends in both South Korea and Canada through various arts and culture events, including collaborative exhibitions, performances, and traditional arts workshops. Through these initiatives, we aim to build an international network of artists, arts organizations, and art lovers.

OIS ART OF CANADA offers a variety of cultural and artistic programs aimed at providing opportunities for diverse communities in Canada to understand and share the cultural and artistic heritage of each community. The organization was established with the purpose of promoting ties and fostering the development of cultural and artistic exchanges between Canada and Korea.

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