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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.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS OCTOBER, 2020.

Contact: Linda Craddock

Contact email: [email protected]

SUBMISSION FEES

There is no submission fee.

Deadline: 10/31/2020

Reflections & Shadows

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

The content and meaning of this theme apply to an artist’s Personal, Sociological, or Environmental reflections relating to such matters as change or dissent. The work can be about internal or other perceived issues relating to the phenomena of Reflection and Shadow. 

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

Submission Deadline: September 2, 2020

Contact: Linda Craddock

Contact email: [email protected]

SUBMISSION FEES

There is no submission fee.

Deadline: 09/02/2020

Call for Artists, Seniors & Elders – Art of Conversation

Calling Wood Buffalo Artists of all disciplines, as well as Seniors & Elders (+60 years of age): ACWB will be hiring Artists based on accepted applications until all opportunities are filled. Seniors and Elders are also welcome to register until all opportunities are filled.

We’re paying for Wood Buffalo Artists to create art with local Seniors & Elders.

“The 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.

Arts Council is paying to commission Artists of various disciplines in the local community to engage in 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, and animation) will be shared with the Senior or Elder with whom the piece was created.

About the Commission

  • This is a paid opportunity. Artist Fee details are outlined below.
  • Artists will self-lead phone conversations with Seniors or Elders in the community.
  • Artists will self-document the conversations and art creation process in a format that is agreed upon with ACWB (e,g., video, written documentation, photographs, or other medium), which will then be sent to ACWB .
  • Artists will then create a new piece of art with the goal of sharing with the Seniors or Elders digitally (and potentially in person once the quarantine is over).
  • The artwork may be photographed, and/or used in advertising and promotions.
  • The original artwork becomes property of ACWB.

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 $400 per commission (including GST) will be paid to the Artist, covering all prep-time, conversations, creation of artwork, materials and supplies.

How to Submit for this Opportunity

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

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

We’re also looking for Seniors & Elders (60+) to create art with local artists.

Seniors and Elders are Invited to Participate

We encourage any local Senior or Elder above the age of 60 years to register. Please inform and invite anyone you might know who would be interested in creating art from a distance or having stimulating conversation.

Seniors and Elders will 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 hiring Artists based on accepted applications and accepting until all opportunities are filled. Seniors and Elders are also welcome to register 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: 07/31/2020

Call for Performing Artists — Buffys 2020

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is inviting artists to submit proposals for performances which will be shared at our fifth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) showcase event on October 17, 2020.

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: June 30, 2020 @ 9 a.m.

This year’s celebrations will be released exclusively for online viewing. All commissioned performances will be pre-recorded for a premiere during this online broadcast.

Submit Your Proposal for this Opportunity

This opportunity has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their proposals. Please bookmark https://artscouncilwb.ca/opportunities-calls/ for future opportunities and calls.

Experiment for Your Pre-Recorded Performance

Given that the performances will be pre-recorded this year, we are particularly interested in site-specific works that highlight underused and unique locations or venues within our region.

This night of celebration is a great opportunity to be experimental and try things out, so we encourage you to embrace your unique ideas and go for it in your submissions!

Example Ideas to Stimulate Your Creativity

Painted – Duncan McDowall
Jurassic Park Theme – The Piano Guys

Eligibility Criteria

  • Artists must be Wood Buffalo residents for the duration of the project
  • Performance must not exceed 5 minutes in length
  • Artists must be performance-ready for recording by mid-July
  • Performance must not have been, or have plans to be, presented again in close proximity of the Buffys (i.e. no repeat presentations of the Work between July – December 2020)

Work Media

The work must be visually appealing to present on film, and may include, but is not limited to:

  • Short-films
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Spoken word
  • Circus arts
  • 2D or 3D art forms

Recording the Performance

The performance needs to be submitted to ACWB by September 17th. For those needing support for the recording process, you may choose to access 1 – 2 hours of complimentary recording time with a professional videographer hired and compensated by ACWB.

Selections Process

  • Artists will be selected based on appropriateness for the program, cost, and quality.
  • Priority will be given to artists who communicate clear, detailed concepts, with reasoning and feasibility provided to support their selected performance location.

Artist Fee

ACWB requests that artists determine their fees as part of the proposal process.

Submit Your Proposal for this Opportunity

This opportunity has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their proposals. Please bookmark https://artscouncilwb.ca/opportunities-calls/ for future opportunities and calls.

For More Information

Contact Luay Eljamal, Programs Manager: [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.102.

Deadline: 06/30/2020

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Call for Artist: Illustrator / Designer for Instruction Manual

We’re looking for an artist to illustrate and design an instruction manual to accompany Getting to Sold workshops. This manual is intended for tactile or visual learners and for use in communities where training technology or traditional workshop delivery may not be available. 

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, June 18 @ noon (MT) 

Download this Call for Artists 

Description of Program – Getting to Sold 

Getting to Sold is a workshop series for fine crafters, artisans, and new artists looking to get their products to market. A manual is needed to support workshops that will be delivered to an audience of a wide variety of ages and learning styles. 

About the Commission 

Artist needed to illustrate and design a manual that takes artisans through the workshop process in a fun and engaging format. 

The selected artist will be working closely with Sharon Heading, Arts Recovery Project Coordinator, to adapt the existing program content into the manual. 

Eligibilities 

Artist must be a Wood Buffalo resident for the duration of the project. 

Work Media 

Finished manual will be digital format, both print ready and shareable through online platforms. 

Artist Fee 

The successful artist will receive an all-inclusive fee of $4,000, covering all illustration, layout, and design of the Getting to Sold manual. 

How to Submit for this Opportunity 

Email your submissions to Sharon Heading, Arts Recovery Project Coordinator, at [email protected] with the following information: 

  • List of Accomplishments or CV
  • Three (maximum) digital images of previous artwork 
  • Proposal to include estimated completion timeline
  • Ability to incorporate neurodiversity accessibility into content is an asset 

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, June 18 @ noon (MT) 

Selection Process 

The successful artist will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff and notified by June 19, 2020. Please note, only the successful artist will be contacted. 

Download this Call for Artists 

Questions and More Information 

For questions or more information, please contact Sharon Heading, Arts Recovery Project Coordinator, at [email protected], or 780-381-6898.

Deadline: 06/18/2020

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2020 Buffy Awards – Artist Call

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking to commission an artist to create the awards for the fourth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards. The awards (the “Buffys”) will be distributed at a showcase event on October 17, 2020. The focus of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of the region’s top artists.

 

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

 

Artists may submit one design for all fourteen categories, or can propose slight alterations on the main design for each category.

 

Work Media

2D or 3D artwork / fine craft which reflect the themes of: the Wood Buffalo region; excellence in the arts; culture of creativity.

 

 

Entry Requirements

  • List of Accomplishments or CV
  • Drawings / renderings of the proposed award design
  • Three (maximum) digital images of previous artwork

 

Budget

 

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

 

 

Submission Deadline

 

Submissions must be received by March 30, 2020.

Send submissions to [email protected]

 

 

Selection Process

 

The successful artist will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff and will be notified by April 3, 2020. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submission by April 9, 2020.

 

 

Finished Awards

 

The final finished awards must be delivered to the Arts Council Wood Buffalo office in Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre no later than 4:00 PM on October 9, 2020.

Deadline: 03/30/2020

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NEXTFEST 2020: Call for the Syncrude Fort McMurray Artist Program

With generous support from Syncrude, The Nextfest Arts Company is pleased to announce the call for submission for the Syncrude Fort McMurray Artist Program for Nextfest 2020.

 

The Syncrude Fort McMurray Artist Program will support two emerging artists from Fort McMurry by bringing them to Edmonton to collaborate, network, learn and celebrate with other Albertan emerging artists at Nextfest, June 4, 2020 to June 14, 2020.

 

“Nextfest was such an incredible festival to be a part of. Having the opportunity to share my work, take in the work of others and network with other artists from Alberta and beyond has been a priceless experience. I am so grateful for the Syncrude Artist program, as, without the financial support, I would not have been able to make it to Nextfest at all, let alone for the whole duration of the festival! The Nextfest team have become like family to me, taking such great care of us in a city that I am largely unfamiliar with. The connections that I made with other artists here will certainly come in to play in my future work. I am inspired, enlightened and endlessly grateful for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you so much for providing an opportunity for Fort McMurray artists, and helping us thrive both within our own community and outside of the box.” – Ashley Laurenson, Nextfest 2019 Artist

 

Emerging artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply. We will do our best to provide an opportunity through one of our programs to present the work of artists who apply to participate. Please include a project brief in your application.

 

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Round trip airfare to Edmonton from Fort McMurray
  • Board for the duration of the festival (up to ten nights)
  • An exclusive Nextfest Artist Pass which includes: free entry to every event during Nextfest, access to all artist only events in the festival, and access to all festival workshops
  • A Nextfest T-shirt
  • The opportunity to meet, mix, and mingle with over six hundred emerging artists from Alberta

 

Applicants must be:

  • An emerging artist of any discipline
  • Available to attend Nextfest in Edmonton June 4, 2020 to June 14, 2020 (it is not necessary that applicants come for the entire duration of the festival, though it is encouraged)
  • Under 30 years of age
  • A resident of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo area for at least one year

 

To apply please send:

  • A letter of interest
  • A project proposal in ANY format
  • An artist’s bio and resume (CV)
  • A sample of your work in ANY format

 

Applications are to be submitted to Ellen Chorley, Festival Director, at [email protected] no later than February 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

 

No phone calls please.

 

For more information on the SYNCRUDE FORT MCMURRAY ARTIST PROGRAM please contact Festival Director, Ellen Chorley, at [email protected].

Deadline: 02/01/2020

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RBC Emerging Artist Project

Alberta Playwrights’ Network is now acceptation submissions for the 2020 RBC Emerging Artists Mentorship Program.

 

Through the generous support of the RBC Foundation, Alberta Playwrights’ Network is able to continue offering the RBC Emerging Artists Mentorship Program, designed to provide individual and project development to emerging and mid-career playwrights, through mentorship from our roster of professional playwrights.

 

Program Details
Selected participants must come with a play or a concept for a play they wish to work on throughout the program. Participants are selected by the Mentorship Committee and APN staff. There are 10 available spots (5 in Calgary & 5 in Edmonton), and residents from other communities within Alberta are encouraged to apply as well.

Once selected, participants will be matched with a mentor. Past mentors have included Meg Braem, Marty Chan, Conni Massing, Mieko Ouchi, Gordon Pengilly, Sharon Pollock, Clem Martini, David van Belle, Beth Graham, Karen Hines, Caroline Russell-King, & Collin Doyle.

The program will run from February to July 2020, with a minimum of 8 meetings between mentors and participants in that time. Due to the variety of individual schedules, mentors and participants will decide their own schedule of meetings. There will also be two group meetings and one professional development event in each city. Participants are expected to attend these meetings and events.

The program will culminate in a public presentation of excerpts from the plays crafted by the participants. The fee for the program is 300.00, which helps to cover space rental, administrative costs, and other program expenses.

 

Interested applicants should make note of the following dates. These are intended to provide a rough timeline of the program and subject to change:
Introductory meeting – The week of February 16, 2020
Midterm meeting – Weekend of May 2/3, 2020
Professional development session – Weekend of June 27/28, 2020 OR July 4/5, 2020
Final presentations – July 25, 2020 OR August 1, 2020

 

Application Process

Applicants are asked to submit the following:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief history of their work as a playwright, as well as a list of goals and outcomes they wish to work towards through the program
  • A brief synopsis of the project they wish to be developed through the process
  • A writing/production resume, if one is available
  • A shortlist of their favourite plays & playwrights

 

Application packages can be mailed to:
Alberta Playwrights’ Network
#208 – 331 41st Avenue NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 2N4

 

Applications will also be accepted via email to [email protected]

 

If you have any further questions or require more information, feel free to email Trevor Rueger ([email protected]) or Bevin Dooley ([email protected]) with the subject line: RBC Mentorship Program 2020.

 

Deadline for submission of applications is FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020

Deadline: 01/31/2020

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2020 WBRL’s Words in Motion

Deadline January 20, 2020.

The Wood Buffalo Regional Library’s Words In Motion is a literacy program that promotes an appreciation for the art of poetry. It is open to everyone living in the Wood Buffalo region. Whether you are a student, a professional writer, or a novice wordsmith, you are encouraged to participate.

An external panel of judges will select the poems to be displayed in WBRL. Authors of the selected poems will be invited to participate in a celebration event and have their poem printed in the 2020 WIM Poetry Booklet. Poems must be submitted by January 20. 

Submission Criteria

  • Public: Anyone currently living within the RMWB can participate.
  • High School (Grades 7-12): Submit your poems to your class teacher. We request that classroom teachers submit 5-10 poems from their class that best fit the program. Include the student’s name, school name, and grade level in each submission. Student’s addresses and emails can be excluded as the teacher will become the contact.
  • Elementary School (Grades 1-6): Submit your poems to your class teacher. We request that classroom teachers submit 5-10 poems from their class that best fit the program. Include the student’s name, school name, and grade level in each submission. Student’s addresses and emails can be excluded as the teacher will become the contact.

Guidelines

  • Poem submissions must be in Microsoft Word or PDF in black font (Calibri or Times New Roman) and sent via email to [email protected] with the title of the poem, the writer’s full name, address, and email address. If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate that in your submission.
  • Maximum of three entries per person.
  • Previously published poems will not be accepted.
  • Poems can be of any theme, form or language. If submit a poem in another language, please also include the English translation.
  • Class poems (i.e poems collectively created by a classroom with guidance from the teacher) are allowed. However, class assignments with teachers setting up a ‘formula’ for students to fill in will be disqualified
  • Students who do not wish to have their poems selected by their teacher can participate through the Public category, however, please do not submit the same poem through multiple categories.
  • Poem selection will be judged based on originality, appropriateness, poetic techniques, organization and flow, emotion, image and imagination.

How to Make a Submission (Deadline is January 20)

  • Public: Submissions can be made by emailing [email protected] 
  • High School (Grades 7-12): Submit your poems to your class teacher. We request that classroom teachers submit 5-10 poems from their class that best fit the program. Include the student’s name, school name, and grade level in each submission. Student’s addresses and emails can be excluded as the teacher will become the contact.
  • Elementary School (Grades 1-6):  Submit your poems to your class teacher. We request that classroom teachers submit 5-10 poems from their class that best fit the program. Include the student’s name, school name, and grade level in each submission. Student’s addresses and emails can be excluded as the teacher will become the contact.

Visit the Wood Buffalo Regional Library’s website for more information about the regional library and their programs.

Deadline: 01/20/2020

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In-between: Exploration of Mental Health Through Art

Deadline: January 15, 2020

 

Entry form can be found HERE.

 

Alberta Artists are invited to help generate conversations about mental health issues by submitting artwork that represents the complex subject of that affects 1 in 4 individuals.

 

Media: Paint mediums, printmaking mediums, drawing mediums, sculpture
Work Size: wall art not to exceed 48” wide, sculpture / 3D sizes and weights will be reviewed in application
Entry Requirements: Artists are invited to submit a proposal for 1 – 4 pieces to be included in this group show.

 

Entry Package to be emailed to [email protected] and to include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Artist Biography and Statement – may include special statement related to the theme
  • Digital image/s of submission/s related to theme

 

Curator will select artwork from the digital images submitted that represent the theme of the group show.
Successful applicants will be informed by January 20, 2020 via email or telephone
Artwork to be delivered on Saturday, February 22, 2020
Delivery of completed and ready-to-hang artwork is the responsibility of the artist. Arrangements can be made to deliver early.

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Artwork to be picked up Friday, April 3rd after 2 PM until Saturday, April 4th 4 PM

 

Publicity for the show will be lead by the Multicultural Heritage Centre. Participating artists will be encouraged to support publicity through their personal networks.

 

Contact Twyla McGann with any questions [email protected]

Deadline: 01/15/2020

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Art Vancouver Call for Artists

Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is announcing an open call for the 6th edition of Art Vancouver.

 

This is an international art fair held annually at The Vancouver Convention Centre, a stunning waterfront venue. Art Vancouver draws over 10,000 well-educated buyers & art lovers from all around the world. For four days, April 16 – 19, 2020, Art Vancouver provides an exceptional opportunity for sale of unique, creative and high-end work. Space limited.

 

Different booth sizes available. Visit our website for more information, or email [email protected] and request Information Package.

Deadline: 12/31/2019

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NAABA Artist Call

Artist Call for the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA) Artisan Program! 📣

NAABA is seeking eligible Indigenous crafters, artisans and artists residing in the Wood Buffalo region. You can browse artist calls, grants, residencies, jobs, and other opportunities for artists of all disciplines through NAABA’s Artisan Program.

For questions regarding the NAABA Artisan Membership, please email [email protected].

Deadline: 12/31/2019

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