Call For Artists

The deadline for entry has now passed

The RBC Innovators Ball celebrates creativity and innovation. This year, we welcome art submissions from BIPOC artists whose work is inspired by science, technology and nature.

Want to help the Science Centre spark curiosity and a lasting fascination for science while showcasing your work?

Submit your application by August 23, 2022 to express your interest. Our Jury will select up to 10 artists for the RBC Innovators Ball eAuction and their work will be featured at the event. Those selected will be notified by September 11, 2022.

The RBC Innovators Ball has been held annually since 2007 and helps raise funds to support the next generation of STEAM leaders and innovators.

Artists are invited to attend the RBC Innovators Ball on October 6, 2022, where their artwork will be displayed with the option to keep 50% of the winning bid. All remaining proceeds will support the Science Centre as we imagine new ways to deliver accessible and innovative science-based learning experiences and programs.

Help us inspire a love of science and technology through art. We wish to celebrate our diverse community and we encourage submissions from BIPOC artists as well as members of the LGBTQ2S+ and Disabled community.

Questions? Please contact us here.


Selection Criteria Innovative connection to Science, Technology, Nature (30%), Aesthetic expression (30%), Diversity and Inclusion (20%), Ease of transport and delivery (20%).

Please note that if the Artwork is not sold, no fee will be paid and the Artwork will be returned to the Artist.

Furthermore, employees of the Ontario Science Centre and RBC (title sponsor of the eAuction) are not permitted to submit Artwork for the eAuction, unless they agree to donate 100% of the proceeds.

Personal information is collected by the Centennial Centre for Science and Technology under the authority of section 6 of the Centennial Centre of Science and Technology Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. C.5. for the administration of the juried competition to participate in the Ontario Science Centre’s RBC Innovators Ball eAuction. Any questions about the collection of your personal information should be directed here.

Tax receipts will not be issued to Artists for Artwork submission in the RBC Innovators Ball eAuction. Should the Artist wish to donate their fee back to the Science Centre, a tax receipt can be issued for the amount of the donation.

Artists and artwork are subject to acknowledgment, promotion and recognition related to the RBC Innovators Ball. In advertising materials both in print and digital. In targeted Social Ads: paid Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn posts; On Ontario Science Centre and RBC Innovators Ball socials (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn). In donor, member and supporter eNewsletters, On RBC Innovators Ball event websites.