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  • Open Call for Exhibitions

    Location: Toronto - Etobicoke, ON

    THE ASSEMBLY HALL is looking for artists and arts groups to exhibit at..
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  • Call for Artists -

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for the Skies online art exhibition for the month..
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  • Dominique Walker | District Foyer Gallery

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Dominique Walker captures childhood wonder and outdoor play in her series Wildhood. The..
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  • Dominique Walker | District Foyer Gallery

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Dominique Walker captures childhood wonder and outdoor play in her series Wildhood. The..
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  • Call for Artists -

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for the Skies online art exhibition for the month..
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  • Open Call for Exhibitions

    Location: Toronto - Etobicoke, ON

    THE ASSEMBLY HALL is looking for artists and arts groups to exhibit at..
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  • Closing In: June Mielnichuk

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Closing In: June Mielnichuk On view from September 8th through the 28th. ACUA presents June..
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  • OPEN CALL - WINTER LIGHT EXHIBITION 2017

    Location: Toronto, ON

    OPEN CALL: Ontario Place is seeking proposals from Ontario residents for illuminated sculptures..
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  • Waterloo, Call for Artists

    Location: Waterloo, ON

    The Link at Waterloo Innovation Park is a tenant amenity centre focused on..
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  • ARTROOMS'18 Call for Artists

    Location: london,

    Artrooms is the only fair in the world offering free exhibition space to..
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  • Zoominescence 2017

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Calling all creatives! We are currently seeking organizations or individuals (local artists, architects,..
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  • Impact 2017 - Call for Entries

    Location: Etobicoke , ON

    Enter your work into Neilson Park Creative Centre's 25th Annual Juried Exhibition -..
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  • Photopolis Group Show

    Location: Halifax, NS

    Photopolis: The Halifax Festival of Photography invites you to send submissions for a..
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  • Call for Submissions - ArtSpeaks Ottawa

    Location: Ottawa, ON

    ArtSpeaks 2017 Friday, October 20, 2017 6-10pm City of Ottawa, Jean Pigott Hall In support of..
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  • Branch Refinement

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Opening Reception Thursday, June 20 | 7 - 9 pm Special Performance by Alt-Shift..
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  • Breathing the Forest

    Location: Lake Placid, NY

    Holly Friesen's paintings vibrate with the energy of wild places. Wednesday, July 19 at..
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  • Painters Exhibition (2nd Annual)

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Open to all artists worldwide. We are looking for any type of fine..
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  • “Lost” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Deadline August 31, 2017 | Theme: What is it to be lost? To have..
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  • FUNDRAISER-CALL FOR ARTISTS!

    Location: Montreal, QC

    We are part of an non-profit organization (Unity of Man) that is organizing..
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  • Portraits 2018 Photography Call for Entry | Open Internationally

    Location: Fort Collins, CO

    Submit your portraits! A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness..
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  • Cath Hughes: Things we found at the lake

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Things we found at the lake is a series that twists the traditional..
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  • Call for Artists - Black & White International Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for the Black & White online art exhibition for..
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  • Become An Art-treprenuer

    Location: , AB

    How it works: 25+ people are hosted each night for a 2-hour event, each..
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  • Landscapes : Reading and Memory

    Location: Orillia, ON

    Toronto artist Dan Nuttall (www.dandoesdesign.com) has his first solo exhibition Titled: Landscapes :..
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  • Portrait Drawing from LIfe: A Crash Course

    Location: Halifax, NS

    This wonderfully intensive drawing workshop will allow students to examine the canons of..
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  • Painting with the Masters: Bouguereau and the 19th Century

    Location: Dartmouth, NS

    This intensive, 5-day workshop focuses on the classic 19th century academic painting style..
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  • Emerging Artist Residency Award

    Location: Picton, ON

    Spark Box Studio Emerging Artist Residency Award Beginning your career as an emerging artist..
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  • Diane Roy: Allegory of Our Seas

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    In Allegory of our Seas, textile artist Diane Roy uses a variety of..
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  • Terrill Welch Solo Art Exhibition

    Location: Mayne Island, BC

    “West to East Coast Canadian Landscapes in Paint” * Terrill Welch Solo Art Exhibition..
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  • DRIVE-THRU -- A 21 artist group show

    Location: Toronto, ON

    As a compendium to our next exhibition OVERLOAD, and in conjunction with our..
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  • TIAN XIAOLEI -- OVERLOAD

    Location: Toronto, ON

    KATZMAN CONTEMPORARY proudly presents the Canadian premiere of the Beijing-based artist TIAN XIAOLEI...
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  • Canadianisms at Okotoks Art Gallery

    Location: Okotoks, AB

    Exciting, Bold and Filled with Canadian Quirk, artist Brandy Saturley continues her successional..
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  • SILVER JEWELLERY WORKSHOP Weekend

    Location: Priceville (Flesherton) , ON

    A relaxed retreat-style program with outstanding food and a creative workshop that will..
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  • Wayne Anderton: In The Outdoor Photography

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    District Foyer Gallery | May 30 - July 24, 2017 Submerge yourself into our..
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  • Suzan Marczak: Firebelly Clayworks

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    District Foyer Gallery | May 30 - July 24, 2017 Clay as a tactile..
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  • DUC National Art Portfolio

    Location: , MB

    Submission deadline for the 2018 Ducks Unlimited Canada National Art Portfolio is August..
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  • Call for Submissions - Beacon Original Art

    Location: Calgary, AB

    We invite emerging and professional Alberta based artists to participate in our Annual..
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  • Call for Artists Palm Beach

    Location: West Palm Beach, FL

    PALM BEACH CONTEMPORARY is a beautiful indoor show in a 50,000 sq. ft...
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  • Call for Artists – Art in the Community

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for our Art in..
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  • Cityscape Community Artspace Exhibition Proposals

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for our 2018..
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  • LIMITLESS 2017 - $1,000 in Artist Prizes

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists, this entirely online exhibition and competition..
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TAX ADVANTAGES FOR ARTISTS

By Paul Constable, Director February 13, 2015

Let the Canada Revenue Agency help you master the art of filing taxes

Although not everyone was a promising Picasso or a budding Beethoven growing up, most would agree that any artistic endeavour is a reward in itself. Painter, sculptor, author, poet—your creativity and passion contribute to a booming cultural scene and an abundance of extraordinary art to inspire Canadians. But no matter what your medium, taking advantage of deductions and credits available to you means more money in your pocket to pursue your artistic endeavours!

Most artists are considered self-employed and the income you receive as an artist can include artists’ fees, commissions, prizes, awards, fellowships, and endowments. If you received an artists' project grant, you may be entitled to an exemption to reduce your taxable income. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca and search artists' project grants.

Expenses can be an important factor in determining an artist’s tax obligations. You may be able deduct the costs of creating a work of art in the year the costs are incurred, rather than in a later year when the art is sold. Doing so may allow for an immediate benefit on your current tax year by reducing income tax. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/forms and search Interpretation Bulletin IT-504R2, Visual Artists and Writers.

You look for opportunities to market your work and promote yourself. Did you know that any reasonable expenses you incurred to earn income may be deductible? These costs may include home-studio expenses, meals and entertainment, motor-vehicle expenses, out-of-town travel expenses, art supplies, and even legal and professional fees! Remember to keep your records and supporting documents for six years after you file your income tax and benefit return in case we ask to see them later. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/selfemployed and select “Business expenses.”

As an employed artist, such as a salaried musician in an orchestra or an art teacher, you may be able to deduct expenses paid to earn artistic income. You may also choose to deduct some of these expenses separately as artists' employment expenses to allow for a greater deduction. If you have to provide your own musical instrument, you can claim the instrument’s maintenance costs, rental fees, insurance, and capital cost allowance. To find out more about deducting employment expenses, go to www.cra.gc.ca/employmentexpenses and select “Employed artists.”

If you donate a work of art that you created, you may be able to claim a non-refundable tax credit based on the eligible amount of your donation, as long as your donation falls under the definition of gifts of certified cultural property and is given to a designated Canadian institution or public authority. For up to five years, you can carry forward the amount of this non-refundable tax credit to use on a future return. For more information about gifts and donations, see Pamphlet P113, Gifts and Income Tax, available on the CRA website.

Don’t forget that the deadline to file your income tax and benefit return is generally April 30. However, if you or your spouse or common-law partner is self-employed, the deadline is June 15. Remember, in both instances, if you have a balance owing for 2014, you have to pay it on or before April 30, 2015

Filing electronically with NETFILE is easy, secure, and lets the CRA process your return much faster. If you’re entitled to a refund, you can enjoy your money in as little as eight business days when you combine online filing with direct deposit—music to your ears! For a list of software and web service choices, including some that are free for everyone, go to www.netfile.gc.ca/software.

Take advantage of the CRA's e-services and complete your tax-related business when it’s convenient for you. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/electronicservices.

Don’t miss the latest CRA news or tax tips on Twitter: @CanRevAgency

On behalf of artists in Canada, I would like to thank the Canada Revenue Agency for sending this helpful information for artists.

Paul Constable, Director