Gathering of the Arts (GoArts) is an annual exhibition of regional artists’ work on display at the Peoples’ Place Library, on Main St., in Antigonish during the summer months of July and August. The exhibition is open to artists working in all visual media.  Works are selected from submissions by a peer jury panel appointed by ACA. The juried GoArts exhibit is open to all residents of Antigonish Town & County, and there is no fee to apply. In addition to the juried exhibit, GoArts has featured curated exhibits by local arts organizations and groups such as L’Arche, Arts Health Antigonish and ASAP Artist-Run Centre and our local youth artists from surrounding schools.

2017 Call for Projects 

Twenty years of GoArts, twenty years of culture in Antigonish. To celebrate our 20th anniversary, GoArts will be showcasing 20 art installations in 20 unique venues around Downtown Antigonish. The library will remain our anchor exhibit but we will expand our exhibit to include surpising venues around town. We would like to showcase works in other mediums in innovative ways in our downtown installations. We are seeking dynamic proposals from professional artists or groups for our 2017 exhibit. One of our aims is to get as many different mediums into the show and to show the many ways that art fits into our lives.

GoArts Submission form 2017

**UPDATED** Application Deadline: June 13th, 2017.. Email the completed form to or mail to: Antigonish Culture Alive, PO Box 1175, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2L6, Canada

Submission Information

The exhibition is open to artist members of ACA working in all visual media. All pieces must be new submissions to the Gathering of the Arts. A jury of peers from the Nova Scotia arts community will select the works to be exhibited. Submission Deadline, June 13th, 2017


Applicants may submit up to five jpeg files saved to CD or USB (300dpi resolution, 5”x7” size). The title, medium, year, size and artist’s name must accompany the submitted images. Please send the digital files as attachments with your submision form. (CDs and USBs may be submitted – Please arrange delivery/return with coordinator) Image files must be labeled with the artist’s name, and the digital files must be numbered to correspond with the submission information given on the entry form. Submission material will be returned to artists following completion of the jury process.  A completed entry form (attached)  must accompany submissions. All applicants will be notified with application results by mid June, 2017.


The juried GoArts exhibit is open to all residents of Antigonish Town & County and is limited to ACA Member Artists. Membership is free. Please apply online or via email:


A maximum of five pieces may be accepted based on jurors’ recommendations. Works that are larger than 48”x84”, that are fragile or difficult to install/transport cannot be accepted. Works may or may not be for sale. Please indicate clearly on the submission form and include sale price if applicable.  A 33% sales commission will be applied. Work must be ready to hang or display.

Delivery of Work to Show

Initial delivery of artwork to the People’s Place Library, 283 Main Street Antigonish, and final pick up after the exhibition is over, is the responsibility of the artist. Artwork will be received at the Peoples’ Place Library, Main St. in Antigonish on DATE TBD


Art works will be insured for 67% of listed selling price for the duration of the exhibition.

Catalogue and Publicity

All exhibiting artists will be listed in the Official Program. Participants are asked to submit a CV or brief biography with their application. Artist Statements and any contact information for display may be submitted with delivery of artwork. The Gathering will be publicized through the media via radio, newspapers, flyers, tourist publications, ACA broadcast email, and the ACA web site.


ACA will handle all applicable sales and will charge 33% commission. ACA will issue artists a cheque for their sales at the conclusion of the show. Artists are responsible for negotiating further commissions with their dealers if they are represented.


  • Currently an active member of ACA
  • Fully completed application information submitted via email or posted.
  • Emailed or posted your labelled images for jury process