Artist Opportunities

Call for Artists


Be one of twelve artists selected to join Up Your Arts and the Southport Historical Society to help Southport celebrate community health and well-being with the Open Doors project! Select from 19 wood and glass interior doors, donated from the historic Harper home on Bay Street, and transform them to express your ideas and thoughts of this past year.

What is your idea about survival? How do you envision the connection between past and future? What does the future look like?

Use your experiences from this past year and inspiration from Maya Angelou to help the rest of us see what you see:

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style.”

– Maya Angelou

You will have four months to paint, sculpt, etch, bead, enamel—whatever medium you choose to transform your door. You can go it alone or with a friend. You will receive a $250 material stipend and your door will be displayed in public places all over Southport for the next four months. You will be a guest of honor at our benefit gala in the spring, where your door will be auctioned off to a lucky new owner.

View the 19 available doors here, pick one, send us a sketch of your idea, along with your $25 submission fee, a description of your medium, and a paragraph about why you want to be part of this project, by May 31.

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