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Keyano College AB Culture Days Call for Performers

Keyano College is seeking applications from local artists and performers to demonstrate or perform their craft during Alberta Culture Days in a “pop up” environment on the Keyano College Front Lawn.

Taking place over four days, six scheduled live showcases are planned for performances and demonstrations.

The live showcases are part of a self-guided art walk at the College and will be taking place at the following times:

  • Thursday, September 24 5-7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 25  5-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 26 11-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Septembert 27 th 11- 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Each applicant must be self-contained with their own technical equipment, however Keyano will supply a table, 2 chairs and 1 @ 15 amp 120volt power supply.

An honorarium will be paid to the successful applicants per showcase.


  • Applicants should submit in one email the following information:
  • A description of your activity and space required.
  • An artist biography of no more than 250 words
  • A written statement of your path to becoming an artist and what makes your craft so meaningful to you (up to 500 words)

Artists will be selected on a first come basis pending the activity t is conducive to the performance area.

Deadline to submit is September 17 at 11:00 p.m. The selected artists will be notified by the end of day on September 18.

Please send submissions to [email protected]

Deadline: 09/18/2020

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Music Video Competition for Novice First Nations, Métis, Inuit Artists

APTN Presents IMA Music Video Competition for Novice Artists, Sponsored by Exclaim! – First Nations, Métis, Inuit – Novice/New artists only!

Submissions Open Now!  – FREE SUBMISSION

This music video competition will only be open to novice/new artists who produce their FIRST music video that features one of their own original songs. 

  • One online submission per novice artist.  Novice/New artist must not have been recording/touring for more than three years to fit into this criteria;          
  • Maximum of 20 video submissions.  You will be notified if your submission has been accepted, *NO graphic language or visuals accepted; 
  • Videos will be streamed on the IMA and Manito Ahbee Facebook page and Youtube channel;
  • Videos must have been produced in 2020, by the deadline date of September 23, 2020;   
  • Voting will be conducted by a professional recording artist committee;   

Winner to receive a monetary prize and music video feature on IMA socials: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place prizes. 

Deadline: September 23, 2020

Deadline: 09/23/2020

Inside Out Theatre Artistic Basic Income program

Inside Out Theatre announces the Artistic Basic Income program, providing direct, unrestricted cash support to artists with disabilities, d/Deaf artists, or MAD artists/artists living with mental illness.
Two artists will be chosen via a lottery draw to receive $6,000 to be used in whatever way the artist chooses, all in an effort to support their art making by covering their basic expenses.

Applications are open to self-identifying artists with a disability, d/Deaf artists, and MAD artists/artists living with mental illness living in Alberta. Because we know that Black, Indigenous, and Artists of Colour may face additional barriers and marginalization Inside Out will guarantee that at least one of the artists will identify as coming from one of these communities.

Inside Out will celebrate and promote any work created by these artists but will not expect any work to “come back” to Inside Out, by which we mean this isn’t a commission or artist residency, it’s not a gig. It’s a guaranteed basic income.

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Deadline: 09/30/2020

CIMA Board of Directors 2020-2023


Are you interested in making your voice heard? Are you an entrepreneur operating an independent music company? Are you an advocate for a stronger and safer music industry? Then run for election to the Canadian Independent Music Association’s Board of Directors.

As a national music industry trade association, CIMA seeks to represent the interests of the Canadian-owned independent music industry, striving to encompass the sector’s make-up as an inclusive organization dedicated to realizing meaningful representation among the Black, Indigenous, of colour, disabled, women, non-binary, and 2SLGBTQIA communities. 

Deadline: 09/30/2020

Native Women’s Association of Canada Art Call

Native Women’s Association of Canada is looking for art by Indigenous women and gender-diverse people for their new office and to sell online.

1. Submit a photo or photos to [email protected] by midnight, October 1, 2020.

2. With the photo(s), please provide the following:
• your name
• title of your piece
• the story behind your piece (for example, what it represents)
• the medium used (e.g., oil or watercolour if a painting, etc.)
• the dimensions of the piece
• price

All artwork will be considered. Those pieces chosen will be contacted.

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Deadline: 10/01/2020

Request for Proposals: igNIGHT

igNIGHT is a temporary public art exhibition that aims to inspire public art initiatives in ways that engage the interest and imagination of the general public using illuminated artworks at the heart of the exhibition.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) invites artists to submit proposals to stage temporary, light-based public art in downtown Fort McMurray. The RMWB seeks to capitalize on opportunities to reimagine, transform and energize public spaces by showcasing igNIGHT-art illuminated. This temporary public art event will take place from December 4 to December 13, 2020. Artists are asked to explore potential opportunities for using light to enhance, animate, interact with or re-contextualize natural and/or built environments. Existing artworks that have not been showcased in Fort McMurray will also be considered.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, October 12, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. (MST)

Deadline: 10/12/2020

Diaspora Dialogues 2021 Mentoring Program

Diaspora Dialogues invite submissions from emerging writers who currently have a full or near-full draft of an original full-length novel or collection of poems or short stories. Complete or near complete means that the writer has up to 85,000 words or 300 double-spaced pages of prose or up to 25 poems (no more than 50 pages maximum). Submissions will consist only of excerpts from these works.

Diaspora Dialogues is committed to supporting a literature of Canada that is as diverse as the country itself. Writers are encouraged to keep this mandate in mind, but it is not essential in the submission. 

Deadline for submissions is October 16, 2020.

The mentorships will begin in January 2021 and run for six months. Assigned mentors are at the discretion of Diaspora Dialogues. For more information and a complete list of submission guidelines, visit https://diasporadialogues.com/mentoring-program/. Please read all of the guidelines carefully before submitting.

Deadline: 10/16/2020

Call for Black and/or Indigenous Playwrights

Nightswimming is inviting proposals from Black and/or Indigenous artists for the commission and creation of a full-length new work. They will work with the commissioned artist to design a process to develop it in full collaboration and with a focus on ensuring that the commissioned artist is empowered to work how they wish, with whom they want, and in the ways that are essential to its creation. Because Nightswimming does not self-produce the works they commission, they devote all of their time and resources to supporting the unique creation process of each new work. They commit to establishing, in consultation with each artist, partnerships with producers to ensure each work reaches the audiences you want to impact.

What Nightswimming can offer:

  • A custom designed creation and development process from inception to premiere, free from the pressure of production deadlines
  • An interdisciplinary environment in which they welcome projects in theatre, dance, music and forms that cross over and integrate those disciplines
  • On-going dramaturgical support designed for and in collaboration with the creator
  • A commitment to long-term creative relationships
  • Access to a community of artists whose work they support dramaturgically on every level
  • Opportunities for readings, workshops and/or studio sessions to develop your work with other artistic collaborators including but not limited to performers, designers, or musicians
  • $20,000 commission fee

Who can apply?

  • Creators who self-identity as Black or Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis)
  • Artists creating in any performance discipline including but not limited to: music, dance, and theatre
  • Emerging, mid-career, and established creators
  • Artists who are currently a Canadian resident

Deadline: October 16, 2020

Deadline: 10/16/2020

Sana Elache Legacy Awards

The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo is honoured to offer the Sana Elache Legacy Awards, in memory of Sana Elache.

Sana Elache was an educator, trainer, entrepreneur and leadership development specialist. On arriving to Canada in 2005, Sana established SilaLink (a consulting, training and publishing company) and volunteered extensively in Wood Buffalo. Among her community interests have been spending time with seniors, envisioning the community leadership program Leadership Wood Buffalo, and serving as a member of the Social Prosperity Steering Committee, the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games Bidding Committee, Future Forward and the chair of the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo. Sana was passionate about making a positive difference in the communities she resides in.

In her memory, the MCA has started a Scholarship Fund in her name geared towards Wood Buffalo students and community members who display a genuine passion for leadership, volunteerism, and multicultural advocacy.

The Sana Elache Legacy Awards are separated into two categories:

  • (1) Sana Elache Student Empowerment Award – $500
  • (2) Sana Elache Community Engagement Award – $500

The intention of these awards are to celebrate and encourage people who have shown promise in the areas of community development and engagement, leadership, diversity and inclusion, volunteerism, and empowering others.


The award will adhere to the following timelines on an annual basis.

  • Applications Open: September 1, 2020
  • Applications Close: October 23, 2020 at midday.
  • Winners announced: End of November, at the MCA Annual General Meeting.

For exact deadlines, please refer to the application form of the award you anticipate applying for.


(1) Sana Elache Student Empowerment Award – $500

  • Must be a student in High School (Grades 10-11-12) or in University/College
  • Must be a Wood Buffalo resident, or lived in Wood Buffalo in the last 5 years
  • Must not have received a Sana Elache Legacy Award in the past

(2) Sana Elache Community Engagement Award – $500

  • Must be a Wood Buffalo resident
  • Must not have received a Sana Elache Legacy Award in the past.
  • Must not currently be a registered student in High School or University

Deadline: October 23, 2020

Deadline: 10/23/2020

Juried Sound Recording

The Juried Sound Recording program by FACTOR funds a portion of the cost of production of an original full-length sound recording, and contributes to the marketing and promotion of that sound recording under the Marketing, Tour Support, Showcase, Radio Marketing, and Video components.

Submissions are assessed by an independent jury of music industry professionals.

Deadline: October 29, 2020

Deadline: 10/29/2020

Into the Light

The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists in Alberta (must be 18 years of age or older) to submit to the exhibition, “Into the Light.”

A Provincial travelling exhibition, the theme follows the Alberta Society of Artist’s prior exhibition, “Nocturn” that celebrated darkness and was analogous to the statement by Francis Bacon: “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Learn more about this opportunity, key dates and submission requirements.


Contact: Linda Craddock

Contact email: [email protected]


There is no submission fee.

Deadline: 10/31/2020

ADFA North Zone: Planning Committee Members

Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Fort McMurray theatre community? Curious about the ins-and-outs of running a theatre festival? Looking to have fun with a great team? Then the ADFA North Zone is looking for you!

The ADFA (Alberta Drama Festival Association) North Zone welcomes new and interested individuals to express interest in joining our planning committee. You don’t need festival management or theatre experience, just a willingness to learn and help create one-act theatre in Fort McMurray!

Want to learn more, or are you interested in joining? Drop a line to [email protected] with your questions, or a few lines about yourself.

Deadline: 11/01/2020

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