Call for Exhibition Proposals – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Call for Exhibition Proposals


Do you live in Mi’kma’ki and make art that critiques important cultural, social, or systemic issues?

Unama’ki-Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is inviting you to apply to be a featured artist in our upcoming Craftivism Exhibition!
The Centre will showcase works from the intersection of craft and activism that can start conversations, build community, and inspire action.

About the Exhibition:

Dates: February-April 2024 (exact dates tbd) Duration: 6-8 weeks
Spots available: 4
Medium(s): Any
Topic: Craft as Activism

A committee of Mi’kmaw and settler individuals will assess the applications and select artists to be featured in the exhibition being held in the Loft Gallery at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design in Winter of 2024. The successful candidates will be selected by the committee and contacted.

Work will be chosen based on several factors including (but not limited to) medium, quality of finished pieces, narrative presented, etc. It is recommended that submissions include finished pieces, however, works in progress will be considered if the artist can clearly demonstrate the final vision.

The successful applicants will be compensated in accordance with CARFAC Fees (2023) Exhibition and Screening Royalty Schedule at $500+ per artist for the exhibition.

Applications due October 9, 2023.


email: or text/call: 902-578-4498

Craftivism Call – PDF

Application Form – Google Form 

Application From – Word Document

We would like to thank TD Bank Group and Canada Council  for the Arts for their support for this exhibition.

CALL for PROPOSALS: Care to Wear ~ The Earring Show 2024

Unama’ki – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design will be hosting our First Annual Earring Retail Exhibition. We are inviting contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists living in Unama’ki-Cape Breton producing wearable art in the form of earrings to apply to be featured in an upcoming exhibition.

The theme for this exhibition is the idea of ‘care’. We aim to showcase work that emphasizes the significance, diversity, and beauty of care, as it takes shape in our craft and in our lives, through responsibility, concern, communities, and relationships.

The deadline to apply is October 30th 2023. Please see the show call and application for details!

Call for Proposals – PDF

Application and Terms

Google Form Application