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Artist and Maker Roster

City of Waterloo

The arts and culture team at the City of Waterloo is developing an artist roster. It will be used to contact artists about future program opportunities and initiatives. 

Registration information

If you're interested in receiving emails about program opportunities and initiatives, please submit your contact info online.

Current calls:

Amplify - Peer-to-Peer presentations 

The City of Waterloo invites the community to submit proposals for the 2017 Amplify Culture Summit at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on October 18.

Considered submissions will describe new ideas and involve local projects in arts and culture.

Why present?

  • Celebrate creativity and innovation in Waterloo Region;
  • Share leading practices of cultural development;
  • Expand your professional network;
  • Influence local cultural development by sharing your inspiring stories.

Presentation format options:

  1. Presenter - topic presented with lots of time for Q & A
  2. Roundtable - topic presented with facilitated participant exchange
  3. Workshop - topic presented with hands-on or interactive component

 Presentation categories:

1. Belonging

  • Proposed topics could include: partnerships with cultural diverse communities, artists, non-profit groups, libraries; promoting aboriginal culture and heritage, preserving cultural heritage, youth engagement, partnerships with schools, artists, non-profit groups, libraries, health, multiculturalism, audience outreach and development, cultivating strategic allies, cultural heritage, responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report

2.  Innovation

  • Proposed topics could include: best practices in marketing and promotions, cultural tourism, celebrating arts and heritage; the case for culture, social media, technology tools, cultural mapping, employing Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cultural facility planning, succession planning, building organizational capacity, grant programs, non-profit governance models, cultural mapping, technology and new media

3.  Placemaking

  • Proposed topics could include: innovative heritage, visual and performing arts programs, cultural tourism, Culture Days, festival planning and facilitation, arts programs that promote social cohesion, volunteer engagement, sponsorship, funding, celebrating Canada 150, animating outdoor spaces, plaza and park development, public art in transit infrastructure, assembly spaces, cultural districts

 Further Details:

  • Sessions are between 25-35 minutes including Q & A (the session length will be confirmed with the successful presenter)
  • Submissions will be reviewed by a jury on meeting the eligibility criteria, and connectivity to the summit's themes. Consideration will be given to ensuring a geographic diversity and community size.
  • Presenters will be profiled on the summit webpage and social media

 To Apply:

  • Submit your proposal before July 28, 2017, 5 p.m. to

  • Proposals should include:
    • working title and an abstract of 200-250 words
    • the intended format of the presentation
    • presenter's full name and email address
    • presentation category


July 28             Deadline to submit proposal

Aug. 11        Successful applicants notified

Oct. 18      Presentations at the summit

About Amplify:

Organized by the City of Waterloo, Amplify is a full day summit celebrating creativity and innovation in Waterloo Region. 

Amplify gathers researchers, artists, designers and creative industry members to showcase cutting-edge ideas that explore the fusion between art and technology. Participants will discover a unique opportunity for knowledge sharing, networking, and community building.


  • Date: Oct. 18, 2017
  • Time: 1 to 8 p.m.

Location: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo


Art Market Graphic, Final Fridays special, Waterloo Public Square

Art Market

Emerging and established artists and fine craftspeople are invited to participate in a summer of evening art markets, on the final Friday of the month.

The Final Fridays Art Market will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. in Waterloo Public Square, alongside the Duels series, and coinciding with other great Final Fridays activities, specials and promotions occurring in our busy uptown, from May to September.

Applications are open throughout the season.

Accepted exhibitors will be placed in the markets for which there is space available, or added to a waiting list in case of a cancellation. This information will be communicated to applicants.

  • Download guidelines and application form*
  • *IMPORTANT! Your computer settings may open the form in your internet browser by default. Ensure you have saved this fillable pdf  to your computer and are viewing in Adobe Acrobat or another pdf program, not your internet browserbefore filling and submitting.

 Questions? Contact

More information

The City of Waterloo does not assume responsibility for disseminating information regarding its opportunities to artists and/or their organizations solely through the artist roster. 

Artists are encouraged to watch for opportunities via email, and updates to this web page as well as the city's Facebook and Twitter pages.