Call for Submissions: Unity in Diversity – Multicultural Art Show 2024, Museum of Dufferin

The Museum of Dufferin located in Mulmur, ON.

Unity in Diversity
Museum of Dufferin

Submission Deadline: April 19, 2024 at 12:00pm EST

Have you created a piece of artwork that you feel represents your heritage or culture? Does your artwork represent the spirit of multiculturalism and/or the theme of “Unity in Diversity”?

The Museum of Dufferin (MoD), in partnership with the Dufferin County Multicultural Foundation, are proud to present Unity in Diversity, a juried art show hosted at the MoD. A jury will select between 8-12 artists to display 1-2 pieces of art each in an exhibition in the Museum of Dufferin’s Silo Gallery. We are excited to bring this art show back for a third year!

We invite artists in all mediums from across Ontario to share artwork that represents the theme “Unity in Diversity”.


This is a juried art show, not all artworks will be selected for display by the jurying panel due to space restrictions. We encourage all age groups, skill and experience levels to apply.

Along with each submission, a short description/reflection is required.

Examples of accepted mediums: 2D artwork (paintings, prints, drawings, photography), mixed media, sculpture, textile work.

Size limitations: Please note that due to limited space we may not be able to accept exceptionally large canvases or heavy sculptures.

Important Dates

Entry Deadline: Friday, April 19 (12:00pm EST)
Notice of Acceptance: Saturday, May 4
Artwork Drop-off: Wednesday, May 22 – Saturday, June 1
Exhibition Official Opening: Saturday, June 8
Exhibition Closes: Saturday, August 31
Artwork Pick-Up: Wednesday, September 4 – Saturday, September 14

The MoD interior features historic buildings and rotating exhibitions with a focus on local history and culture.


Open to: Residents of Ontario. To enter, you must be able to drop-off and pick-up your artwork at the Museum of Dufferin in Mulmur, Ontario on the designated. The exhibition will be presented for a duration of three months at the Museum of Dufferin. We encourage all age groups, skill and experience levels to apply, including students currently enrolled in a primary, secondary or post-secondary program.

Benefits and Awards

Accepted artists for the exhibition will receive the following benefits:

  • Display in a juried exhibit
  • Posting to the Museum of Dufferin’s website and social media platforms
  • Professional exhibition space and display of artwork
  • Press release about the exhibition sent to media outlets


  • Student Award: Monetary Prize and Award Certificate
  • Best in Show: Monetary Prize and Award Certificate
  • Juror’s Choice Award: Monetary Prize and Award Certificate

Selection Process

Jurors: Our jurors are leaders, artists, and educators in the Dufferin County community.

Jurying Announcement Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
*Entrants will be notified by this date if their work has been accepted into the show.

Jurying Criteria:

  • Quality, composition and effectiveness
  • Uniqueness of technique
  • Connection to the exhibition theme, which seeks to showcase a variety of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Supporting written comments/reflections to accompany the artwork
  • Space considerations for the Silo Gallery at the Museum of Dufferin

The Unity in Diversity Exhibition will be featured in the Silo Gallery, a unique circular space with large, bright windows overlooking the countryside.

Submission Requirements

You can find the art show terms and conditions and application form here:

Submission Deadline: April 19, 2024 at 12:00pm EST

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Caitlin Hudson-Dubsky (Curator) – Available Tuesday to Saturday
519-941-1114 ex 4012

Museum of Dufferin
936029 Airport Road
Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3

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