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Call for Literary Artist (Paid Mentorship Opportunity): Sensory and Somatic Poetry Camp

Friends of the Suncor Energy Centre for the Perfoming Arts

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts offers summer arts camps for children and youth. The funding for these programs is generously provided by the Friends of the Suncor Energy Centre of the Performing Arts through a RMWB community grant. The programs support creative thinking, help to boost self-esteem, provide a sense of accomplishment in the participants and foster and develop lifelong friendships. Creating art can be beneficial throughout all stages of life.

The Sensory and Somatic Poetry Camp takes place August 8-14, 2021. It is a Literary Arts Camp that focuses on creating interactive and sensory poetry based in nature. Students will use sensory activities to create individual poems throughout the day then perform them at the end of each day. 

The outcome goals of this program include:

  • Participants will experience an innovative and engaging learning experience utilizing poetry as a form of expression
  • The participants will be able to share their poems with others in a meaningful way that will boast self-awareness and self-confidence
  • The participants will have fun, make friends and create lasting memories

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

This is a formal mentoring program where a literary artist will train a mentee to learn and develop the program for future years. 

  • The mentee will learn how to participate in, observe and use hands-on experience to gain real life lessons. 
  • The mentee will learn basic project management, reflection and how to build a lesson plan
  • The mentee will enhance arts in the Wood Buffalo community 

This program offers an emerging professional artist the guidance of a mentor with a lifetime of talent and experience to share. This opportunity will enhance a local emerging artist’s repertoire and will allow literary arts programs to thrive in our region.

ABOUT THE VENUE

The Sensory and Somatic Poetry Camp will take place at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts (230 Powder Drive). The camp will utilize the arts studio, gymnasium space and outdoor space (weather dependent).

COMPENSATION

The mentee will be paid a fee of $30.00/hour with a commitment of 50 hours. The mentee will be instructed, guided and taught by the Mentor for the following:

  • 3 hours of pre-camp preparation via phone or video conference
  • Sunday August 8th: 2 hours of pre-camp preparation
  • Monday August 9th-Friday August 13th:
    • 8am-9am: Daily Preparation 
    • 9am-3:30pm: Camp Execution 
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Daily Debrief and Learnings

Total Compensation$1,500.00

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

  • Use the subject heading: “Poetry Arts Camp Mentorship Opportunity_[Your Name]”
  • All applications must include
    • Your name, contact phone number, email address and mailing address
    • Artistic statement-the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work
    • A summary of what expertise you would bring to this project
    • A one-paged resume, summarizing work experience in the fields of project management or coordination for youth (summer camps experience considered an asset)
    • A statement as to why you feel you would be right for this role

Submissions must be received by 12pm on July 16, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered.

SELECTION PROCESS

The successful mentee will be selected by members of the FoSECPA Board of Directors in consultation with the SECPA General Manager. The selection will be final and the successful applicant will be notified by July 23, 2021. 

Please note that only the successful applicant will be notified.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions, or more information, please contact:

Sheri Donovan 

SECPA General Manager

587-960-4298

[email protected] 

Deadline:

Pride YMM – Call for Performing Artists

2021 Pride YMM Festival

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Pride YMM Festival is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ2S+ community in the Wood Buffalo region. The Festival builds awareness and promotes inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ in Wood Buffalo. Celebrations for 2021 will be held on September 5th at Shell Place Stadium in Fort McMurray, and this marks the 5th year of the festival. Festivities will include performances, market vendors, food and drinks, awards, competitions, and more. 

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Pride YMM is commissioning a number of performances, which could include individual performers or groups.
  • Pride YMM is particularly interested in performances that support the character of the festival, build awareness, and promote inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ in Wood Buffalo.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: 

  • Artists/Performers must be Wood Buffalo residents for the duration of the project 
  • Proposals could be for individual performers or groups.
  • Performances should run between 5 and 50 minutes.
  • Performers may be required to meet and/or communicate with the Stage Manager before the event.
  • Submissions from everyone are welcome, though preference will be given to those that self-identify as LGBTQ2S+.

PERFORMANCES

Performances must be engaging in nature and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Burlesque
  • Circus Arts
  • Comedy
  • Dance
  • Drag Performances
  • Music
  • Spoken Word
  • Theatre

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12 p.m. (noon) on July 28, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

We request performers to present their Fee for Service when filling out the Proposal form. Fees may be negotiated with Pride YMM. Performers may also choose to perform on a volunteer basis.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists will be selected based on quality and appropriateness for the festival. Priority will be given to artists who provide clear proposal descriptions, fit the character of the festival, and self-identify as LGBTQ2S+.

Please note that only selected artists will be notified.

ABOUT PRIDE YMM

Pride YMM is a group of community members committed to raising awareness and promoting inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ people in Wood Buffalo. Pride YMM coordinates LGBTQ2S+ affirming events, support programs, advocates for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion, and provides training and resources. Their goal is to unite and empower gender diverse people and people of diverse sexual orientations. Pride YMM aims to foster belonging and create safer spaces and communities for all.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information about this artist call or application process, please contact Communications Manager, Will Collins, at [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.104.

For questions or more information about Pride YMM Festival, please contact Pride YMM at [email protected].

Deadline: 28-07-2021

Pride YMM — Call for Stage Manager

2021 Pride YMM Festival

ABOUT PRIDE YMM

Pride YMM is a group of community members committed to raising awareness and promoting inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ people in Wood Buffalo. Pride YMM coordinates LGBTQ2S+ affirming events, support programs, advocates for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion, and provides training and resources. Their goal is to unite and empower gender diverse people and people of diverse sexual orientations. Pride YMM aims to foster belonging and create safer spaces and communities for all.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Pride YMM Festival is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ2S+ community in the Wood Buffalo region. The Festival builds awareness and promotes inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ in Wood Buffalo. Celebrations for 2021 will be held on September 5th at Shell Place Stadium in Fort McMurray, and this marks the 5th year of the festival. Festivities will include performances, market vendors, food and drinks, awards, competitions, and more. 

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

Following the success of previous festivals, Pride YMM is looking for a Stage Manager for their upcoming 2021 Pride YMM Festival to ensure that event performances run smoothly. Performances will take place outdoors at Shell Place Stadium in Fort McMurray on September 5, 2021 from 12 – 4 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: 

  • Stage Manager must be a Wood Buffalo resident for the duration of the project 
  • Stage Manager must be available to complete duties leading up to and including the event date
  • Stage Manager must be available for the entire day of the event (including setup and tear down)
  • Transportation is an asset
  • Preference will be given to those that self-identify as LGBTQ2S+

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate performers and performance logistics leading up to the event 
  • Ensure performance contracts are signed before event date
  • Schedule performers chosen by Pride YMM Selection Committee
  • Coordinate and communicate with Pride YMM delegates to ensure festival requirements are fulfilled
  • Coordinate and communicate with Shell Place staff as required
  • Track potential additional expenses as required for event logistics
  • Field questions and inquiries from performers
  • Oversee show and technical aspects (i.e., light, sound, etc.) during performances
  • Participate in Selections Committee to select performers for 2021 Pride YMM Festival

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and delegation skills
  • Critical thinker and problem-solver

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

  • All submissions must be emailed to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Communications Manager, Will Collins, at [email protected].
  • Use the subject heading “Pride YMM Stage Manager Application — [You or Your Company’s Name].”
  • All submissions must be emailed as one (1) compiled PDF, including the following information:
    • Your name, contact phone number and home/company address.
    • Cover letter
    • Resume

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12 p.m. (noon) on July 12, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

This is a paid position for $1,500 to compensate the successful candidate.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

The Stage Manager will be selected based on the strength of their application, including experience, demonstrated abilities, and creativity.

Priority will be given to applications that are communicated clearly, and to those who self-identify as LGBTQ2S+.

Please note that only the successful applicant will be notified.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information about this artist call or application process, please contact Communications Manager, Will Collins, at [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.104.

For questions or more information about Pride YMM Festival, please contact Pride YMM at [email protected].

Deadline: 12-07-2021

Art of Conversation – Call for Artists, Seniors & Elders

UPDATE (May 19, 2021): Opportunities are now open for Artists of all disciplines, as well as Seniors and Elders (+60 years of age) for Art of Conversation.

How it Works

Arts Council is paying to commission local Artists of various disciplines to have phone conversations with Wood Buffalo’s isolated Seniors and Elders. The Artists and (optionally) Seniors and Elders will then create new art inspired by the stories that are shared.

The phone call and Artists’ creation process will be documented to be shared through Arts Council communications, and the Artist’s completed pieces (e.g., song, short story, paintings, craft, animation, etc.) will be shared with the Senior or Elder with whom the piece was created.

Deadline for Submissions

ACWB will be commissioning Artists based on accepted applications, and registering Seniors and Elders until all opportunities are filled.

Art of Conversation is a collaborative project by Arts Council Wood Buffalo and St. Aidan’s Society for Artists, Seniors and Elders in the Wood Buffalo region.

View the virtual exhibit of artwork produced through Art of Conversation.

Caius Hubris – Rudy’s Song
Music video credits: Zachary Barrett with Twisted Gears Studios
Instrumentation: Superfluous Motor

About the Commission

  • This is a paid opportunity. Artist Fee details are outlined below.
  • Artists will self-lead at least two (2) different phone conversations of a decent length (45-60 mins) with Seniors or Elders in the community.
  • Artists will record the conversations with the Elder in a format that is agreed upon with ACWB (e.g. video or audio recording).
  • Artists will create a new piece of art inspired by their conversation with the goal of sharing it with the Senior or Elder (in accordance with physical distancing protocols.)

Eligibilities

Artists must be Wood Buffalo residents for the duration of the project.

Work Media

There are no limits on the type of media accepted for this artist call.  We encourage local Artists to think outside the box, and let us know how they envision the art form of their preference complementing the project.

Art forms may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Original music or song compositions
  • Video and interactive art
  • Short stories or poems
  • 2D or 3D artwork / fine craft
  • Comics
  • Digital art

Finished Art Pieces

Completed art pieces and recorded videos need to be delivered to ACWB within 8 weeks from the first conversation between the Artist, Senior or Elder. This may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Artist Fee

An all inclusive fee of $500 per commission (including GST) will be paid to the Artist, covering all prep-time, conversations, creation of artwork, materials and supplies.

Alexander Bai – Cherished Memories for senior Linda Matychuk

How to Submit for this Opportunity

Email your submissions to Programs Manager Luay Eljamal at [email protected], with the following information:

  • Your name and contact phone number
  • Description of your preferred art form and how you believe it will support the project (200 words max)
  • Exactly three (3) digital samples of previous work
  • Description of how you will choose to present your art form (e.g., a poem printed and framed; a song performed on video or a music file, etc.)

Seniors & Elders (60+) are invited to create art with local artists.

We encourage any local Senior or Elder above the age of 60 years to register.

Please inform and invite Seniors and Elders you might know who would be interested in creating art from a distance or having stimulating conversation.

Seniors and Elders will have the option to receive an art supply kit (safely) through St. Aidan’s established meal-delivery program, should they also wish to create art in addition to conversing with a local Artist.  

Deadline for submissions: 

ACWB will be commissioning Artists based on accepted applications, and registering Seniors and Elders until all opportunities are filled.

Questions and More Information

For questions or more information, please contact Programs Manager Luay Eljamal at [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.102

Download posters to promote this program with your networks.

Deadline: 30-09-2021

YMM Love Letters

Love Letters, a commemorative project in the Wood Buffalo region, is calling upon residents to reflect on resiliency, strength, and hope in our community. 

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire and the first anniversary of the 2020 Spring Flood. While the economy, building structures and natural surroundings were impacted immensely by disaster reoccurrence, the reality is that the region’s residents harnessed the hardest of the hits. 

To commemorate the significance of these anniversaries, Love Letters invites residents to focus on moving forward with positivity. The project aims to bring the community together in a new way to heal. 

Residents of the region are invited to share their Love Letters. Submissions can be prose, poetry, or any other form of creative expression. Love Letters will be showcased virtually and celebrated in a community launch event to be determined. Submissions can be made at lovelettersymm.com/submit.html

This project is made possible by a committee of community leaders and social profits organizations that aims to focus on how far we’ve come, to showcase our story of hope through adversity through the Love Letters commemorative project.

  • Cat Jones, Mix 103.7 and 100.5 Cruz FM
  • Emma Carter, YMM Media Group
  • Dawn Booth, The Northern Canada Collective Society of Writers
  • Dawn Sidoroff, Wood Buffalo Regional Library
  • Guy Choquet, Canadian Red Cross
  • Liana Wheeldon, Arts Council Wood Buffalo
  • Linda Thompson-Brown, Canadian Red Cross
  • Krista Balsom, YMM Media Group 
  • Tammy Plowman, Fort McMurray Heritage Society
  • Therese Greenwood, Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo

For more information on Love Letters, visit https://lovelettersymm.com/.

Deadline:

Vision Statement – Student Services Department

Keyano College

At Keyano College, teaching and learning is our core business and at the centre are the people that we serve students.

Student Services exists to enable all Keyano College students to achieve their full academic potential. We contribute to an exceptional learner experience by providing support that is inclusive, integrated, equitable, timely/accessible, student-centered, and we do this with the awareness and appreciation of the diversity that our students bring to the College.

For some of our students, the work we do resembles the safety net below tightrope walkers at the circus. The tightrope walker resembles the student who must complete a challenging task. The student works hard to balance many roles and meet the demands of the task—crossing the tightrope successfully.

Each member of Student Services forms the safety net below that is a critical factor in the student deciding to accept this challenge. We are all down below, cheering for and encouraging the student. Our mere presence is reassuring because students know we are there. They trust that if they fall, we are ready to greet them where they are and offer resources. Once students have fortified their foundation, the safety net propels them forward to continue mastering their craft.

The safety net can only function when all of us at Student Services are connected, ready to work and trusting each other. The more aligned and integrated we are, the more secure the safety net. Together, we endeavour to support the lifelong learning of our students.


Outline of Art Request – a painting or color drawing that depicts the Vision Statement for the Student Services Department (provided above). Note that it is intended to be a symbolic vision statement hence, the request for a painting or color drawing. Members of the department have asked that the art piece depict a tight rope walker with nets below, a person/persons present to support, and should speak to the diversity at Keyano College, including LGBTQ2+, Indigenous and multicultural learners.

Timeline – a budget / quote for the full project, inclusive of all artist fees and GST, with a draft colour sketch to be provided by the end of August; consultations with Sandra Efu, Director Student Services, between now and August is welcomed. The draft will be shared with the entire Student Services department the first week of September to gather their feedback. Any required changes will be shared with the artist, and a final copy of the artwork is to be delivered by the end of September.

Approximate size – preferred a minimum size of 20”x20” up to a maximum of 40”x40”. Artist is to provide a high-resolution digital file of the artwork. Preferred format is pdf, psd and/or jpeg.

Copyright of the piece will remain with the artist and Keyano College Student Services Department reserves the right to use the digital reproduction for print, online, and other promotional formats. Credit will be given to the artist where possible across these formats.

Keyano College reserves the right to not assign the commission.

All inquiries regarding this project should be directed to:
Sandra Efu
Director Student Services, Keyano College
[email protected]

Deadline:

Graphic Designer (Contract)

Wood Buffalo Media Group

Are you looking for a job where you have creative freedom? Looking to join an energetic, young and quickly growing team? Then we want you to be a part of OUR FAMILY! Apply today!


What is the role of a Graphic Designer?
The Graphic Designer job description includes the entire process of defining requirements, visualizing and creating graphics including illustrations, logos, layouts and photos. You’ll be the one to shape the visual aspects of websites, branding materials, Video and more.

Your graphics should capture the attention of those who see them and communicate the right message. For this, you need to have a creative flair and a strong ability to translate requirements into design. If you can communicate well and work methodically as part of a team, we’d like to meet you.

The goal is to inspire and attract the target audience.

Responsibilities

  • Study design briefs and determine requirements
  • Schedule projects and define budget constraints
  • Conceptualize visuals based on requirements
  • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas
  • Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using software or by hand
  • Use the appropriate colors and layouts for each graphic
  • Work with copywriters and creative director to produce final design
  • Test graphics across various media
  • Amend designs after feedback
  • Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand

Requirements

  • Proven graphic designing experience
  • A strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics
  • Familiarity with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop)
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines
  • No degree required! Just proven work and a drive to learn and grow!

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Commission, Freelance, Permanent

Additional pay:

  • Bonus pay
  • Commission pay

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Flexible schedule
  • Profit sharing
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • On call

Experience:

  • Graphic Design: 3 years (required)

Work remotely:

  • Yes

Deadline:

AFC Emergency Funding

The AFC supports entertainment industry professionals working in TV and film, music, theatre, and dance. The AFC can provide short-term emergency financial assistance for essential household bills and costs that cannot otherwise be paid. 

This assistance is based on immediate financial need. Their goal is to help the largest possible number of applicants with their most critical needs.

Right now, they are focusing on making sure that people stay stable and basic needs are met for the next 2-3 weeks.

The AFC does not provide compensation for lost earnings.

To receive financial assistance, you need to:

  • Be professionally eligible;
  • Demonstrate immediate financial need;
  • Pursue all other avenues of support;
  • Provide the required documentation.

Am I professionally eligible?

You are professionally eligible if you:

  • Are working age and have earned the majority of your income from entertainment industry work in 2019

OR

  • Are over 65 and have earned the majority of your income from the industry over your working life

If you do not meet these guidelines exactly, they still encourage you to apply. They are aiming to help as many people as possible during this crisis. 

Do I meet the guidelines for immediate financial need?

  • Do you have enough money in the bank to meet your basic needs for the next 4-8 weeks?If no, The AFC may be able to help.
  • If you have enough money in the bank for two months of living expenses, we ask you not to apply at this time. Your request will be deferred to avoid overloading our system.
  • Are you unable to meet your basic needs because other resources like EI, government benefits, and pensions are not available or insufficient? If yes, The AFC may be able to help.
  • Do you currently have a specific need (like medical costs or a dental emergency) that would leave you unable to meet your basic needs for the next month? If yes, The AFC may be able to help.

What are basic needs?

Basic needs include rent or mortgage payments, food, utilities, phone bill, car payments, car and home insurance, or medical expenses.

How much money can I get?

  • The dollar amount will depend on your immediate basic needs and your monthly expenses.
  • It is common for people to receive only part of their request.
  • Smaller requests (under $1,500) will be processed faster; however, if you need more, we encourage you to ask for what you need. 

Can I apply more than once? 

  • You will be advised when your application is reviewed.
  • If you reapply, they will ask you to report on all measures you have taken to access other resources and to defer or reduce payments since your last application. 

Deadline:

Call for Artists: Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo

Participate & Celebrate: Sept. 1 – 30, 2021

Project Description

The Wood Buffalo Alberta Culture Days planning committee is seeking individuals and organizations to help organize and host fun, family-friendly events that feature the region’s diverse culture. The events and activities can take place online, as well as in-person, given they adhere to COVID-19 public health measures.

“Registering early provides the Wood Buffalo Alberta Culture Days planning committee with a greater ability to prepare and plan for the coming year’s events. We are looking for local artists, performers, event hosts and venue operators to help us celebrate arts and culture in our region.”

– Jessica Barry, Coordinator with RMWB

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture, though celebration dates vary from province to province. 

Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo includes a series of free events for the entire month of September with plenty of opportunities to participate in Alberta’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit.

This community celebration of arts and culture has been brought to our communities by the Wood Buffalo Alberta Culture Days planning committee in partnership with Arts Council Wood Buffalo.

Event Dates 

Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo runs from September 1 – 30, 2021.  Any proposed events must run at least once during the course of the Alberta Culture Days dates.

How to Register

Online: RMWB website – Alberta Culture Days 2021

Phone:  

  • Pulse – 780-743-7000
  • Pulse (toll free) – 1-800-973-9663

Who Can Register?

Anyone can participate in Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo. Both established and emerging artists of all artistic disciplines are invited to register.

Event organizers hail from the full spectrum of cultural creators—from grassroots community volunteers and independent artists, to major arts, culture, and heritage institutions—and there’s always room for more.

Learn more about this celebration of arts and culture and how you can participate:  Participation Guide.

Entry Requirements

To participate in Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo, your activity/event must meet the following requirements:

  • The arts and culture event is participatory
  • Any proposed events must run at least once during the course of the Alberta Culture Days dates from September 1 – 30, 2021
  • It must be free for the public to attend

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be asked to update or revise their event/activity plans.

Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Funding Requests

Any requests for funding to support your event must be submitted as part of your registration on the RMWB’s website for Alberta Culture Days 2021.  Please include a detailed description of your funding requirements. 

Any questions related to funding request eligibility may be directed to Liana Wheeldon, Executive Director of Arts Council Wood Buffalo: 

Contact Information

Jessica Barry
Culture and Social Development

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

[email protected]

Deadline: 30-06-2021

The Wildfire National Playwriting Competition

What is Wildfire?
We want to read awesome plays by young Canadian playwrights and we are willing to offer cash money! We are looking for playwrights 30 years of age or under to submit fresh, young scripts that embrace risk, grit and innovation. The two winning scripts selected by our jury will receive a cash prize, an optional development workshop*,and a staged reading* at MMMC’s Wildfire Showcase in association with Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! Festival.

*How workshops and readings are run is dependent on current COVID restrictions

What kind of cash prize?
This year we will be awarding the first-place playwright $750 and the runner up a prize of $250.

Okay! How do I apply?
To download our submission guidelines and form go to www.mmmtheatrecollective.com/wildfire

Deadline for submissions is June 30th, 2020

Any questions? Shoot us a line at [email protected]

Deadline: 30-06-2021

AMALGAMATION – Submission Call

NorthWord Magazine

NorthWord Magazine publishes twice a year through the support of community volunteers and advertisers. 

For each edition, the Northern Canada Collective Society of Writers’ Board of Directors selects a guest editor. Each guest editor is required to pick a theme to kick-start the creativity. They also decide on the artwork for the front cover. 

As submissions come in, the managing editor removes names before showing the guest editor for transparency purposes.

AMALGAMATION is the action or process of uniting or merging two or more things; bringing multiple things together. Or in literature — a consolidation of two or more entities into a single entity. This can be a consolidation of people, places, iconic items and even narratives. Amalgamation is a craft technique used by many writers when writing fictional elements that draw from real life experiences.

After the selection process, the publication is produced and disbursed throughout the Wood Buffalo region.

Accepted Submissions:​

  • prose (3,000 words or fewer, fiction or non-fiction)
  • poetry (50 lines maximum)
  • excerpts from current projects
  • visual art 

Send original poetry/prose/art to [email protected] Tell us what Amalgamation, or lack thereof means to you!

Deadline: 05-07-2021

The Halstead Grant

The Halstead Grant is an annual award for emerging silver jewelry artists. Applicants submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios. The experience is designed to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers. The grand prize is a $7,500 cash grant plus other benefits. The deadline is August 1st each year.

Deadline: August 1, 2021

Deadline: 01-08-2021

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