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ACWB 2020 Annual Report Cover Artwork

Project Description

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for local 2D or 3D visual artists, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, printmakers or painters to submit artwork for their 2020 Annual Report cover. The image will reflect the theme of “Growth.”

Our region has seen an incredible amount of change over the past few years, but “Growth” always follows change. In 2020, many artists focused on growth by finding new ways of performing through virtual platforms; other artists came together in new ways to create their art, while many adapted by focusing on professional development and growth as artists.

ACWB also focused on growth by expanding the team from three to nine staff members. While the Fort McMurray team began planting seeds for an Arts Incubator in the downtown area, two new Rural Arts Support Liaisons extended the branches of our arts network into Fort Chipewyan and Janvier.

The seeds planted in 2020 have begun to sprout. As we move into 2021 and beyond, the arts community continues to grow into a fertile garden of collaboration, community and creativity.

The image to be used on the cover of the Annual Report will be distributed during our AGM and available to all members, stakeholders and general community members. The image will also be used to promote the Annual Report on ACWB’s various online platforms.

Work Media

ACWB welcomes submissions from both established and emerging artists.

ACWB will not be purchasing the physical artwork, only the digital image. The artwork will be used as a background image, and under the discretion of  ACWB’s designer, creating the final Annual Report graphic design, which may be cropped or have information and design elements placed on top. We will request non-exclusive rights to the work and will accept existing and new artwork; however it should not have appeared in any other way in the Wood Buffalo community in the six months prior to submission, or be used on a mass scale for up to six months after the annual report is released.

Submitted digital files of photography, digital artwork or representations of any 2D or 3D artwork must be in the form of digital files, prepared and ready for print with the following requirements:

  • Digital artwork files must be uploaded in a jpg or png file format.
  • File size is no smaller than 8.5″ x 11″ and should be minimum 300dpi. The image may be cropped to fit printable surface area. Please ensure the digital file is cropped to show only your submitted image and no background elements (frame, etc.).
  • All artworks and elements within the artwork must be the sole intellectual property of the artist. If the artwork is digital media medium, design elements must have been purchased with the proper license to be used for both print and digital purposes, listed in the project description.

Entry Requirements

Maximum of 3 artwork submissions per artist. Please submit the following items in one email to [email protected] using the subject line: Annual Report Cover Submission. Some of the information provided below will be used to give credit to the successful artist in the Annual Report and in other promotions. Please make sure this information provided is correct, with proper grammar and punctuation.

Please refer to this checklist to ensure all submission elements are submitted for consideration:

  • Artist Statement explaining the relevance of the image to the theme.
  • Artist Bio (100 words maximum)
  • Image list from A – C, title of artwork, medium used. Example A) Title, Medium, B) Title, Medium, C) Title, Medium.
  • Print ready digital file, minimum 1MB and/or 300dpi resolution. Files should be named as follows: first name_last name.a.jpeg, first name_last name.b.jpeg, etc. ACWB will accept large files from a downloadable source such as dropbox.com and FTP service.

Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by 4:30 PM on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Selection Process

Artwork will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo. The selection is final and the successful artist will be notified by Monday, March 8, 2021.

Please note that only the successful artist will be notified. Artists submitting their artwork keep full copyright of their images. Submissions that are not chosen will not be used in any way by ACWB or third party organizations, unless requested by ACWB in advance and approved by the artist.

Exhibition Fee

The successful artist will be paid a one time, all-inclusive licensing fee of $200.00, inclusive of GST.

Contact Information

Hanna Fridhed
Engagement Manager

587-674-1625 x.101
[email protected]

Deadline: 01-03-2021

Buffys 2021 — Call for Arts Awards Creation

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021. Arts Council aims to hire an artist to create this year’s Awards. The awards will be debuted as part of the events showcase on October 16, 2021, and distributed to the award recipients shortly after.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo artist to create fourteen (14) awards, one for each of the following categories: Arts Administration, Arts Education, Creative Collaboration, Ken Flaherty Music Award, Dance, Performing Arts, Indigenous Arts, Visual Arts, Fine Craft, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Rising Star, Arts Champion, and Lifetime Achievement.

  • Hired artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager Luay Eljamal.
  • Artists may submit one design for all fourteen categories, or can propose slight alterations on the main design for each category.
  • Work must be 2D, 3D artwork or fine craft, which reflect the themes of: the Wood Buffalo region; excellence in the arts; culture of creativity.
  • Each piece must incorporate the title of the award that they represent (i.e. Arts Administration, Arts Education…)
  • The final finished awards must be delivered to ACWB no later than 4PM on August 17, 2021
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • All submissions must be emailed to Programs Manager Luay Eljamal at [email protected]
  • Use the subject heading “Buffys Awards Creation Proposal — [Your 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
    • Artistic statement — the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work
    • A summary of previous creative experiences which highlight the expertise you bring to this project
    • Exactly three (3) samples of past art or design work
    • Drawings/renderings of your proposed award design for this year’s Awards.

FEE

$150 per award for a total of $2100, inclusive of GST.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on April 30, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

SELECTIONS PROCESS
Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by May 7, 2021.

This event is a celebration of the arts and artists in the Wood Buffalo region and preference in hiring is given to artists that reside within the region. In the event that local Wood Buffalo artists are not available or do not respond to this call, artist residing within Alberta will be considered.


Please note that only artists(s) who are successful will be notified.


QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 30-04-2021

Buffys 2021 — Call for Graphic Designer / Illustrator

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021.

Arts Council aims to hire a graphic designer / illustrator to create assets that support this year’s theme: Midnight in Technicolor. See last year’s Buffys presentation here: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

The hired Graphic Designer / Illustrator will be responsible for designing the following elements, in-line with this year’s theme: Midnight in Technicolor.

  • Three (3) Character Illustrations — human and/or anthropomorphized characters, saved in 300 dpi in their own file. Each character needs to be full-body, even if it is cropped when used in event poster or film. Examples: Wendell the Raven, Zach Character, Liz Character, Nominations Poster
  • 1 Event Title Logo — saved in 300 dpi, including the title: “Buffys 2021” and subtitle: “Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards” themed to Midnight in Technicolor. Example: Midnight Steampunk event logo
  • Flat Design Elements — saved in digital format 300 dpi in either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, including the above 3 x Character Illustrations and Event Title Logo. Portions or all of these elements could be used for motion graphics in the film production of the Buffys. Example: Motion graphic event logo
  • 1 x Save The Date — Theme Reveal Graphic. 8.5”x11”. This must be in digital format with 300dpi in either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. We require it to be in layers with all graphic elements separated.  Example: Save the Date
  • 1 x Event Poster Design — 11”x17”. This must be in digital format with 300dpi in either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. We require it to be in layers with all graphic elements separated. Consideration for space to include event sponsor logos will be required. Example: Midnight Steampunk Event Poster
  • Graphic Designer / Illustrator will report to ACWB Communications Manager, Will Collins.
  • Graphic Designer / Illustrator will be expected to collaborate with screenwriters and other Creative Team members, and potentially attend meetings to ensure that the design fits as part of a cohesive vision for this year’s awards showcase.
  • ACWB staff will use, manipulate, change and adapt graphics for different sizes and mediums, both digital and in print, including online advertising, ACWB website, social media, printed materials, billboards, merchandise, decor, booklets, etc.
  • Assets may also be used to create new graphics that have a purpose outside of event promotion, but as part of the overall event.
  • All final graphic submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and eligible for unrestricted use and manipulation for online and in print.
  • Final typographic submissions may be 100% original or licensed, royalty-free and eligible for unrestricted use and manipulation for online and in print.

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their PDF submission (see above).

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • Please watch this teaser from last year’s broadcast to familiarize yourself with the look and feel of the graphic design assets for the Buffys showcase, before submitting your proposal: 2020 Buffys Teaser
  • All submissions must be emailed to Communications Manager, Will Collins at [email protected]
  • Use the subject heading “Buffys Graphic Design / Illustration Proposal — [Your 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
    • Artistic statement — the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work (approximately 100 words).
    • A summary of previous creative experiences which highlight the expertise you bring to this project.
    • A brief overview of your proposed design style concepts for characters and event title logo for this year’s Buffys presentation. Ensure that this is in line with the requirements outlined under “About the Commission” above.
    • A brief overview of your proposed typographic concepts for this year’s Buffys presentation: Midnight in Technicolor. Ensure that this is in line with the requirements outlined under “About the Commission” above.
    • Examples of three (3) characters that you have designed in the past.
    • Examples of three (3) logos that you have designed in the past.
    • A suggested budget, including the following (and any additional) line-items: prep time, creative team meetings, design time. (This will serve as your Fee for Service – see FEE above.)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12 p.m. on March 22, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists may be invited to interview. Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by March 26, 2021.

This event is a celebration of the arts and artists in the Wood Buffalo region and preference in hiring is given to artists that reside within the region. In the event that local Wood Buffalo artists are not available or do not respond to this call, artist residing within Alberta will be considered.

Please note that only artists(s) who are successful will be notified.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 22-03-2021

Buffys 2021 — Call for Set Designer

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021.

Arts Council aims to hire a set designer to design and build an environment to support this year’s theme: Midnight in Technicolor. See last year’s Buffys presentation here: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

Set Designer will be responsible for building a set inspired by this year’s theme, Midnight in Technicolor, to support the filming of the 2020 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards broadcast.

  • Hired Set Designer will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager, Luay Eljamal.
  • Set Designer and screenwriter will collaborate together to ensure that the set matches the narrative.
  • A rough set rendering will be due to the Programs Manager on May 1, 2021.
  • A final rendering of the set must be submitted to the Programs Manager by July 31, 2021.
  • Hired Set Designer will be expected to attend regular Creative Team meetings to ensure that a cohesive vision is maintained for this year’s awards showcase. These meetings will occur monthly, and may increase in frequency closer to the final event.
  • Artists will realize this year’s vision by collaborating with others, including videographers, set designers, graphic designers, project managers, performers and nominated artists/artist groups.
  • Set designer will build the set in the venue with the support of up to 10 ACWB volunteers. 
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

ABOUT THE VENUE

The 2021 Buffys presentation will be filmed inside the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts blackbox theatre.

  • You will have access to 56 SC90 stage platforms to use towards your design. The dimensions of each platform 6’6” by 3’3”. There are 56 x 14” legs, 184 x 28” legs, 56 x 42” legs, 56 x 26” legs, and 32 x 70” legs. Please see link for example: SC90 Platform
  • You will also have access to 16 step units, with which to assemble stairs. Each step affixes to the edge of a staging platform and is 7” high at the step, and is 48” wide. A 3D image of an example can be found here labelled as “Step Unit.”
  • You will also have access to Pipe and Drape.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • Please watch last year’s broadcast to familiarize yourself with the set of a typical Buffys showcase, before submitting your proposal: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk.
  • All submissions must be emailed to Programs Manager, Luay Eljamal, at [email protected].
  • Use the subject heading “Buffys Set Design Proposal — [Your 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.
    • Artistic statement — the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work.
    • A summary of previous creative experiences which highlight the expertise you bring to this project.
    • Set renderings and images from exactly three (3) past design projects.
    • A suggested budget, including the following (and any additional) line-items: prep time, creative team meetings, creation of design, travel, transportation of materials, set build, and potential materials cost. (This will serve as your Fee for Service).

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their PDF submission (see above).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12 PM on March 22, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists may be invited to interview. Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by March 26, 2021.

Please note that only artists(s) who are successful will be notified.

This event is a celebration of the arts and artists in the Wood Buffalo region and preference in hiring is given to artists that reside within the region. In the event that local Wood Buffalo artists are not available or do not respond to this call, artist residing within Alberta will be considered.

Please note that only artists(s) who are successful will be notified.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 22-03-2021

Buffys 2021 – Call for Screenwriter

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021.

Arts Council aims to hire a screenwriter to write a narrative to support this year’s theme: Midnight in Technicolor. See last year’s Buffys presentation here: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

Artists will be responsible for writing a screenplay that will be filmed as part of this year’s Buffys presentation.

  • Screenplay will weave together characters in a narrative that includes the following elements:
    • Characters must introduce the announcement of 14 award categories.
    • Characters must introduce up to 6 performances in a way that incorporates them into the main storyline.
    • Screenplay must take place in a limited number of imagined settings/location(s) that are feasible for hired set designer to build at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts.
    • Narrative must support this year’s theme of Midnight in Technicolor.
    • Screenplay must not exceed 30 minutes in length (with other elements—such as speeches, award presentations, performances—total length should approximate 1 hr and 45 minutes).
  • Screenwriter will collaborate with Set Designer in creating an environment that is feasible to build.
  • A first working draft of the screenplay must be submitted to the Programs Manager by May 1, 2021. This will be used to audition and hire performers, as well as to begin set design considerations.
  • A final edit of the screenplay must be submitted by July 31, 2021.
  • Hired screenwriter will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager, Luay Eljamal.
  • Hired screenwriter will be expected to attend regular Creative Team meetings to ensure that a cohesive vision is maintained for this year’s awards showcase. These meetings will occur monthly, and may increase in frequency closer to the final event.
  • Artists will realize this year’s vision by collaborating with others, including videographers, set designers, graphic designers, project managers, performers and nominated artists/artist groups.
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • Please watch last year’s broadcast to familiarize yourself with the sequence of a typical Buffys showcase, before submitting your proposal: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk
  • Use the subject heading “Buffys Screenwriter Proposal — [Your 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.
    • Artistic statement — the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work.
    • A summary of previous creative experiences which highlight the expertise you bring to this project.
    • A summary of your proposed narrative for this year’s Buffys presentation, including character descriptions and a detailed summary of plot. Ensure that this is in line with the requirements outlined under “About the Commission” above.
    • Excerpts from 2 screenplays that you have written in the past (max 4 pages each).
    • A suggested budget, including the following (and any additional) line-items: prep time, creative team meetings, writing time. (This will serve as your Fee for Service).
    • Please familiarize yourself with the format of last year’s script here: Midnight Steampunk – Script with units.

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their PDF submission (see above).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on March 22, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists may be invited to interview. Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by March 26, 2021.

This event is a celebration of the arts and artists in the Wood Buffalo region and preference in hiring is given to artists that reside within the region. In the event that local Wood Buffalo artists are not available or do not respond to this call, artist residing within Alberta will be considered.

Please note that only artists(s) who are successful will be notified.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 22-03-2021

Buffys 2021 — Call for Videographers

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021. Arts Council aims to hire up to 7 videographers to collaborate on bringing this year’s project to life. See last year’s Buffys presentation here: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk  

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

Artists will be responsible for one (1) of the following components for this year’s event, and will be asked to specify three duties they would like to be considered for in their proposal submission (in order of priority):

  • Performance Videos — Record & Edit (1-2 Hires)
    • DESCRIPTION: Recording and editing together 6 performance videos. This will involve meeting with lead performers and storyboarding a vision for their performance together, with a strong emphasis on narrative and visual storytelling. Candidate(s) need to be confident in pulling visions together from two or more lead artists to create a unified piece (i.e. dance choreographer and musician). May involve attending a rehearsal and employing some creative direction to ensure that performances translate well on camera.
    • RECORDING BEGINS: June 2021
    • SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Final edits due October 1, 2021
    • EXAMPLES: Performance 1, Performance 2, Performance 3
  • Artist Shortlist Videos — Record Only (3 Hires)
    • DESCRIPTION: Capturing footage for 12 artist shortlist videos. This will involve meeting with 12 artists in their creative spaces for interviews, and capturing B-Roll footage of their completed works, or works in progress. Raw footage will be passed on to a video editor, who will compile all 36 videos to maintain cohesion. Each video aims to be 1 minute in length.
    • RECORDING BEGINS: August 18, 2021
    • SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Raw files due September 18, 2021
    • EXAMPLE: Video 1
  • Editing Shortlist Videos — Edit Only (1 Hire)
    • DESCRIPTION: Editing raw files for 36 shortlist videos into 1 minute segments each. Raw footage will be captured by 3 other artists and passed on to this candidate for editing in order to maintain visual/aesthetic cohesion.
    • EDITING BEGINS: September 18, 2021
    • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Final edits due October 4, 2021
  • Buffys Narrative Presentation — Recording & Editing (1 Hire)
    • DESCRIPTION: Working closely with the ACWB Programs Manager, this candidate will record and edit together the Buffys presentation based on a prewritten screenplay. In the past, this was achieved with a multi-camera setup at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts black-box theatre. This duty will involve breaking down the screenplay into units, creating a shooting schedule, and co-directing duties with the ACWB Programs Manager. This candidate will need to consider subcontracting such roles as: director of photography, camera-crew, first assistant director, etc. This candidate will also be responsible for editing together the final presentation, weaving in the final cuts of pieces submitted by all hired videographers.
    • RECORDING BEGINS: September 10-12, 2021
    • EDITING BEGINS: September 13, 2021
    • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 11, 2021
    • EXAMPLE: Buffys 2020 Showcase
  • Hired artists will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager, Luay Eljamal.
  • Hired artists will be expected to attend regular Creative Team meetings to ensure that a cohesive vision is maintained for this year’s awards showcase. These meetings will occur monthly, and may increase in frequency closer to the final event.
  • Artists will realize this year’s vision by collaborating with others, including videographers, screenwriters, set designers, graphic designers, project managers, performers and nominated artists/artist groups.
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and compatible for upload to Facebook and YouTube without risk of being flagged for copyright violations. 

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • All submissions must be emailed to Programs Manager, Luay Eljamal at [email protected]
  • Use the subject heading “Buffys Videography Proposal — [Your 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
    • Your artistic statement — the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work.
    • A summary of previous creative experiences which highlight the expertise you bring to this project, including links to videos of previous work.
    • Identification of three of the above-listed roles that you would like to be considered for, in order of priority.
    • A budget breakdown for your work (which will serve as your Fee for Service) for each of those roles, including fees for any subcontracted individuals, equipment hires, licenses, travel etc. 
    • If applicable: a breakdown of any artists that you would subcontract to support with your project, with short biographies. A list of prospective positions you would recruit would also be accepted, if you don’t yet have artists attached to each role.
  • Consider also including:
    • Any subscriptions that you may have to stock footage, title generators, royalty-free music databases, or similar
    • A breakdown of the camera equipment that you would be using for this project
    • A breakdown of the video-editing software that you be using for this project

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their PDF submission (see above).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12 PM on March 8, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists may be invited to interview. Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by March 20, 2021.

This event is a celebration of the arts and artists in the Wood Buffalo region and preference in hiring is given to artists that reside within the region. In the event that local Wood Buffalo artists are not available or do not respond to this call, artist residing within Alberta will be considered.

Please note that only artists who are successful will be notified.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 08-03-2021

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial. It is one of the longest standing, with an illustrious history of recipients spanning more than half a century. It is also unique in its scope, in that it is available to students and artists around the world. To date, the Foundation has provided financial assistance to some 1900 students and artists in 40 countries. Its grantees are renowned artists, both nationally and internationally, as well as highly respected art professors, teachers and mentors.

The Foundation is extremely proud of its grantees and of their accomplishments. A selection of the works of some of the Foundation’s previous grantees can be found in the Gallery. First grants are in the amount of CAD $15,000 each. Subsequent grants are in the amount of CAD $18,000 each. Grants are made directly to the beneficiaries, not to or through other organizations. Grantees may not receive more than three grants in their lifetime.

Grants are awarded based solely on the information contained in the Application Form and the supporting documentation and material submitted with it. The Foundation does not conduct personal interviews. The decision of the Foundation is final and is not subject to review or appeal.

The Foundation will only fund young artists who are pursuing their studies or are in the early or developmental stage of their career, are working in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking, and demonstrate the determination and talent to pursue a lifetime career in their art practice. The Foundation does not provide funding for the pursuit of abstract or non-objective art.

Deadline: ongoing

Deadline:

The Awesome Foundation Grants

Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? We award $1,000 grants every month. It couldn’t be simpler! Your idea is yours alone. We don’t want a stake in it. We just want to help you make it happen!

The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given up front in cash, check, or gold doubloons.

Deadline: ongoing

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:

2021 Art + Technology Lab Call for Artist Proposals

LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab program has published its 2021 RFP and is accepting proposals for artist projects that engage new forms of technology. Awards take the form of grants of up to $50,000 and as well as in-kind support from the museum and private partners in technology and science. Applications are due Thursday, February 25, 2021 by 11:59 pm PST and must be submitted via the online portal. Learn more about the 2021 RFP.

Awards will be announced in April 2021 and grants are given for a period of one year. During that time, recipients are encouraged to pursue new directions in their work that explore ideas in technology and culture.

Deadline: February 25, 2021

Deadline: 25-02-2021

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.

Please note that these grants are available only to mature individual visual artists. The Foundation defines maturity in this case as having worked for 20 years or more in a mature phase of art. 

The Gottlieb Foundation does not fund organizations, educational institutions, students, graphic artists, or those working in crafts. The disciplines of photography, film, video, or related forms are not eligible unless the work directly involves, or can be interpreted as, painting or sculpture. The Foundation does not fund exhibitions, installations, or projects of any kind.

Last year, the Foundation awarded grants of $25,000 each to 12 artists.

This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. Twelve grants are awarded each year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation. In this program, the following criteria must be met:

Maturity

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.

Financial Need

In addition to the maturity requirement, eligibility for an Individual Support grant is determined by the applicant’s current financial need. Each applicant must complete the financial disclosure section in full and must submit the appropriate financial documentation.

Please note that applicants who have previously received an Individual Support Grant from this Foundation three times or more are no longer eligible to apply.

Deadline: February 26, 2021

Deadline: 26-02-2021

Kinaxis InConcert

Are you a Canadian music venue looking for a little financial help to produce a great live streaming concert? Apply now for a chance to have us help make the music happen. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2021.

The Kinaxis InConcert series is a new sponsorship program presented by Kinaxis and supported by the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA). Interested live music venues* and others** can apply for help to cover the costs associated with the production of a live-streamed concert for up to a maximum of $6000.00 CAD. Successful applicants will be chosen based on a competitive submissions process. Costs associated with artist fees, livestream production, staff/production crew, and venue rental may be eligible. Concerts can be programmed from January to June 2021.


The goal of the Kinaxis InConcert program is to help a variety of live music stakeholders across the industry. With this program, Kinaxis and the CLMA seek to support artists who create and perform the music we love, as well as the vital live music workers and spaces who have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns.

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Deadline: 28-02-2021

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