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ACWB Sub-Committees: Call for Volunteers

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) Board of Directors is seeking ACWB Members to join board sub-committees. These volunteer committees support the operations of Arts Council and meet as needed.

In 2022, the Governance Committee will be reviewing and updating Board Policies and the Fundraising Committee will be focusing on ACWB’s Capital Campaign for the creation of Arts Inc – the Spot for Creativity, as well as the Buffys / Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be an active ACWB member to qualify for this opportunity. To become a member, register through our membership page, or contact Akshaya Lakshmi at [email protected].

STANDING COMMITTEES

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity CommitteeMinimum three (3) Board Director members; Maximum four (4) non-Board Director positions.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo celebrates and supports diversity. We are committed to showing respect for all, encouraging open collaboration and communication, and creating an inclusive environment, free from barriers and discrimination. Members of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Committee will monitor the Board Composition Matrix and make a concerted effort to ensure that the members of the Board of Directors reflect the diverse community of Wood Buffalo, taking into consideration race, religion, beliefs, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status or status as a differently-abled individual, among other things. This committee will communicate with the Governance Committee to ensure Board and Operational policy documents reflect the organization’s
commitment to inclusive practices.

This committee will likely meet twice per year or as needed to review Board of Directors
applicants.

Governance Committee – Minimum three (3) Board Director members; Maximum four (4) non-Board Director positions

The Governance Committee monitors whether the board is complying with its obligations as set out in the organization’s bylaws, code of conduct, and policies. This committee also recommends and organizes ongoing training and development for board members. Monitors board structures and processes and reviews the existing constitutional documents of the organization periodically and recommends updates where necessary, including bylaws, and supporting board and staff policies.

This committee will meet as needed to review documents.

Fundraising Committee – Minimum three (3) Board Director or Staff members;  Maximum four (4) non-Board Director positions

The fundraising committee oversees and directs fundraising activity. This committee isn’t solely responsible for raising money, but it leads the board’s fundraising effort. The committee works with staff to implement the fundraising plan. This plan may include annual events, auctions, end-of-the-year requests, and other activities. The fundraising committee works with staff on their fundraising efforts and sometimes takes the lead in specific activities. The committee also ensures the proper acknowledgement of donors.

This committee will likely meet two to four times per year.


There are a limited number of opportunities to volunteer, so interested ACWB Members should email [email protected] to express their interest (max 250 words), and include a brief overview of related volunteer or committee experience.

Deadline:

Call for Submissions: “Memory & Dreams”

OVERVIEW
The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists in Alberta (must be 18 years of age or older) to submit to the travelling exhibition, “Memory & Dreams.” Memories often change and, like Dreams, can reveal the subconscious realities that are unexpected.

The artist’s statement will be crucial to the understanding of the artwork’s intent in this exhibition call. A catalogue will be produced (note that the catalogue may be virtual or/and actual). A size limitation of 40″ in any direction. Two-dimensional works only. Artworks to be delivered in November 2022 (exact date TBD).


IMPORTANT DATES*
Deadline for Submissions: October 4, 2022
Notification of Results: November 2, 2022
Artwork required for drop off: November-December, 2022 (Exact dates TBD)

VENUES*
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in December-April 2023
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in April-August 2023
Opening Reception (TBD)
Accepted artists will be notified of exact dates.

SUBMISSION FEES
There is no submission fee.
REQUIREMENTS
Eligibility:
a. Open to all artists (over the age of 18) residing in Alberta.


Artwork Specifications:
a. 4 images may be submitted per artist.
b. Artwork must have a value no more than $6,000
c. Artwork weighing more than 15 lbs the selected artist must be present for installation
d. Two-Dimensional artwork must not exceed 40″ in any direction, including frame.


Exhibition Information:
a. Artists may not have displayed the submitted artwork in any other ASA Exhibit.
b. Artwork may not have been created as part of a class or a workshop
c. This exhibition will accept both works for exhibition only and works for sale. Any sale arising from this
exhibit will have a commission not to exceed 30% of the value of the work.
d. Notification of results will be by email.
e. Incomplete submissions will not move to jurying phase.
f. Jury results are final; artists will not receive feedback or comments from the jury.


General Submission Requirements
a. Submissions will be accepted via www.albertasocietyofartists.com only
b. Each submission must include a 100-word artwork statement for each artwork submitted.
c. Submission Fee (if applicable)
d. Image files in .JPEG format as detailed below in Image File Specifications


Image Requirements:
a. Please ensure that all image files are correctly oriented.
b. Image files must be clear of frames, walls, borders or any other backgrounds. Images should be of the
artwork only; no date stamps, no watermarks, no copyright symbols, or any other elements should be
present that will obstruct the visual field.
c. All submission elements must be received at the same time. You may not email and mail parts of the
submission at separate times. Artist and artwork information copied and pasted into body of email will
not be accepted.
d. Image files should be appropriately labeled: MD_LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg.
e. Diptychs and triptychs must be submitted in one file showing how the pieces work together and
individually as image files labeled: MD_LastName_FirstName_Title_A.jpeg, B.jpeg, C.jpeg

Image File Specifications
a. Images submitted must follow these technical specifications:
 File type: JPEG or PNG
 JPEG Quality: Medium toHigh
 1080 pixels on the shortest side
 File size: No greater than 2.0 Megabytes
b. If your art is juried into the exhibit, the JPEG image may be used for print catalogue, a print poster,
and a website image. When provided with an image that meets the above specifications, theASA can
create the sizes appropriate for its use.


IF ACCEPTED
Accepted Artists
a. Will be expected to volunteer in different capacities related to the exhibition. Installation and take
down dates and times to be determined.
b. Artists are responsible for dropping off or shipping their artworks to initial venue unless otherwise
arranged.
c. No early withdrawals of artwork are permitted during the exhibition. It is expected that the work
juried and submitted by the artist to the exhibit will be displayed for the entire duration of the
travelling exhibition.
d. No substitutions will be accepted once a work of art has been juried in.This includes changes in the
image, title, dimensions ,etc.
e. ASA reserves the right not to display artwork that differs significantly from the accepted submitted
images or does not present professionally
f. Artist agrees that theiraccepted artworks maybe used for publication, promotion and advertising by
ASA.


Specifications:
a. Works must be signed, gallery ready, appropriately framed with D-rings & wire installed for hanging.
Please hang wires about ¼ of the way from the top– lower wiring will create an unattractive hanging
angle.
b. Each work must be clearly and securely labeled on the back with the name of the artist, the title of
the work, and the media employed.
c. Any unique artworks that require special care or have installation instructions must be clearly
explained and labeled.
d. No sawtooth or wall buddies permitted
e. If framed under glass: Any work exceeding 18”x24”that would be normally framed in glass must be
framed in plexi glass instead. Long pieces exceeding 24”should have plexi glass even if the height is less than 18”. Please Note: ASA is not responsible for any potential damages to framed plexiglass that
occur during transportation or throughout the duration of this exhibition.


Liability and Insurance
a. The sale price of the artwork should be equivalent to its insurance value.
b. While ASA and its volunteers take every effort to ensure careful transportation, handling and
hanging, the ASA is not responsible for damages to artwork that occurs while the artwork is entered
into exhibition. ASA insurance, courier or venue insurance may cover the cost of theft, vandalism,
fire, or loss of artwork while entered into the exhibition, transported or stored by ASA.
c. Artists are encouraged to provide personal insurance for artworks entered.


Transportation Protocol
a. Artists are responsible for appropriate packaging their artworks for shipment
b. All works should be delivered by artist or courier to the first venue ready for installation. ASA is not
responsible for the cost of shipment to the initial venue or the return of artworks after the final
venue.
c. It is not ASA’s responsibility to organize the return of accepted artwork beyond repackaging and
arranging delivery to mail, or courier, for pickup. Accepted artists will need to enclose prepaid
shipping and instructions for return of the artwork if using mail or courier services.

CARFAC Alberta
The Alberta Society of Artists is a member of CARFAC Alberta. We hope to comply to CARFAC standards when full funding permits.

Deadline: 04-10-2022

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Emerging Banff Artist in Residence 2023

Overview
Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging is an immersive program of studio practice, creative exploration, critical feedback, and mentorship for visual artists of all ages in the early stages of their careers.


BAiR Emerging combines the artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive benefits of an organized program. As well as having the space to create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their practice.


What does the program offer?
Over a period of five weeks, participants will have opportunities to hone their individual practice, present work to their peers, engage in discussion and critique, learn from demonstrations in various visual art production techniques, and further develop the professional skills needed to support and sustain their practice. Artists will benefit from the insight provided by guest faculty through studio visits, lectures, and workshops.


Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to offer demonstrations, technical support, and provide access to facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, textiles, and digital technology.


Who should apply?
This residency is for emerging artists who have completed university level training in visual arts (preferably within the last five years), or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.


Applicants should also hold an active exhibition record of at least two years in length, and show evidence of dedication in their pursuit of an artistic career.


*Financial Aid of 100% is available for tuition, and 50% for food and accommodation.
Program Dates: February 21 – March 24, 2023
Application Deadline: October 5, 2022


Deadline: 05-10-2022

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NorthWord Magazine call for submissions – poetry, prose or art

NorthWord Magazine publishes twice a year through the support of community volunteers and advertisers. Publication launches take place in April during National Poetry Month and September to coincide with Alberta Culture Days.

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.

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

This edition’s Guest Editor is Scott Meller​ and the theme is Intensity.

Accepted Submissions:​

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

Accepted Submissions:​

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

Submission Deadline is October 30, 2022

* Send submission to [email protected]

Deadline: 30-10-2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘THE ARTIST’S LENS 2023: MANIFESTING THE HIDDEN’

The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists in Alberta (must be 18 years or older) to submit to the
exhibition, “The Artist’s Lens 2023: Manifesting the Hidden”, displayed in the ASA Lower Gallery and
coinciding with the Exposure Photography Festival. “The Artist’s Lens” is our annual open photography show for 2023 and the theme is ‘Manifesting the Hidden’.


OVERVIEW


Artists are asked to explore ideas of the hidden and intangible. This idea is open to interpretation and can be expressed in different photographic-related mediums. Work could encompass the atmospheric, ‘other worldly’, mysticism, romanticism, mystery, nostalgia, horror, the macabre, apocalyptic, alien, and pinhole photography aesthetic. Works can focus on but not limited to the idea of the bedroom, the ocean, space, dreams, the subconscious and the surreal.


ACCEPTED MEDIA
All submissions must have a photographic element or connection to photography as this exhibition will be participating in the Exposure Photography Festival. Mixed media collage, digital prints, photo manipulation, etc. are allowed. Framed artwork must not be larger than 36” in any direction nor smaller than 12” in any direction.


For further questions on accepted media, please contact [email protected]

EXHIBITION VENUE FOR THE ARTIST’S LENS
Alberta Society of Artists Gallery – 222 1235-26 Ave SE, Calgary

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Notification of Results: December 10, 2022

Artwork Delivery and Set-up:
January 3, 2022 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
January 4, 2023 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:
January 5, 2023 – February 25, 2023

Strike and Pick Up Dates:
March 1, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
March 2, 2022 from 10:am – 4:00 pm

Reception Date:
TBD

SUBMISSION FEES
There is no submission fee. There may be a small honorarium.


REQUIREMENTS
Eligibility:
a. Open to all artists residing in Alberta over the age of eighteen (18)

Artwork Specifications:
a. Up to two (2) works of art may be submitted per artist.
b. Artwork must have a value no more than $6,000 CAD.
c. Artwork weighing more than 15 lbs the selected artist must be present for installation.
d. Two-Dimensional artwork must not exceed 36″ in any direction, including frame, or be less than
12” in any dimension.

Exhibition Information:
a. Artists may not have displayed the submitted artwork in any other ASA Exhibit, or have been
accepted to exhibit the work(s) at a future ASA exhibit.
b. Artwork may not have been created as part of a class or a workshop.
c. This exhibition will accept both works for exhibition only and works for sale. Any sale arising from
this exhibit will have a commission not to exceed 30% of the value of the work.
d. Notification of results will be by email.
e. Incomplete submissions will not move to the jurying phase. Jury results are final; artists will not
receive feedback or comments from the jury.


General Submission Requirements:
a. Submissions will be accepted via online form found on www.albertasocietyofartists.com ONLY
• ASA aims to support all individuals who face barriers in applying for all ASA
opportunities. If you require assistance with your application please contact Kathleen at
[email protected], 403-265-0012 (call/text) or come by in
person.
b. Each submission must include a 100-word artwork statement for each artwork submitted.
c. Submission Fee (if applicable).
d. Image files in format(s) as detailed below in Image File Specifications.

Image Requirements:
a. Please ensure that all image files are correctly oriented.
b. Image files must be clear of frames, walls, borders or any other backgrounds. Images should be of
the artwork only; no date stamps, no watermarks, no copyright symbols, or any other elements
should be present that will obstruct the visual field. Whenever possible submit work unsigned to
facilitate the blind jurying process.
c. All submission elements must be received at the same time. You may not email and mail parts of
the submission at separate times. Artist and artwork information copied and pasted into the body
of email will not be accepted.
d. Image files should be appropriately labeled: AL23_LastName_FirstName_Title.jpeg.
e. Diptychs and triptychs must be submitted in one file showing how the pieces work together
and individually as image files labeled: AL23_LastName_FirstName_Title_A.jpeg, B.jpeg,
C.jpeg


Image File Specifications:
a. Images submitted must follow these technical specifications:
• File type: JPEG, JPG or PNG
• Quality: Medium to High
• 1080 pixels on the shortest side
• File size: No greater than 2.0 Megabytes
b. If your art is juried into the exhibit, the image may be used for print catalogue, a print poster, and
a website image. When provided with an image that meets the above specifications, the ASA can
create the sizes appropriate for its use.

IF ACCEPTED
Accepted Artists:
a. Will be expected to volunteer in different capacities related to the exhibition. Installation and
take down dates and times to be determined.
b. Artists are responsible for dropping off or shipping their artworks to the initial venue unless
otherwise arranged.
c. No early withdrawals of artwork are permitted during the exhibition. It is expected that the
work juried and submitted by the artist to the exhibit will be displayed for the entire duration
of the exhibition.
d. No substitutions will be accepted once a work of art has been juried in. This includes changes
in the image, title, dimensions, etc.
e. ASA reserves the right not to display artwork that differs significantly from the accepted
submitted images or does not present professionally
f. Artists agree that their accepted artworks may be used for publication, promotion and advertising by ASA and Exposure Photography Festival.

Specifications:
a. Works must be signed, gallery ready, appropriately framed with D-rings & wire installed for
hanging. Please hang wires about ¼ of the way from the top – lower wiring will create an
unattractive hanging angle.
b. Each work must be clearly and securely labeled on the back with the name of the artist, the
title of the work, and the media employed.
c. Any unique artworks that require special care or have installation instructions must be
clearly explained and labeled.
d. No sawtooth or wall buddies permitted
e. If framed under glass: Any work exceeding 18”x24” that would be normally framed in glass must
be framed in plexiglass instead. Long pieces exceeding 24” should have plexiglass even if the
height is less than 18”.
f. Please Note: ASA is not responsible for any potential damages to framed plexiglass that occur
during transportation or throughout the duration of this exhibition.


Liability and Insurance:
a. The sale price of the artwork should be equivalent to its insurance value.
b. While ASA and its volunteers take every effort to ensure careful transportation, handling and
hanging, the ASA is not responsible for damages to artwork that occurs while the artwork is
entered into exhibition. ASA insurance, courier or venue insurance may cover the cost of theft,
vandalism, fire, or loss of artwork while entered into the exhibition, transported or stored by
ASA.
c. Artists are encouraged to provide personal insurance for artworks entered.
Transportation Protocol:
a. Artists are responsible for appropriate packaging their artworks for shipment
b. All works should be delivered by artist or courier to the first venue ready for installation. ASA is
not responsible for the cost of shipment to the initial venue or the return of artworks after the
final venue.
c. It is not ASA’s responsibility to organize the return of accepted artwork beyond repackaging
and arranging delivery to mail, or courier, for pickup. Accepted artists will need to enclose
prepaid shipping and instructions for return of the artwork if using mail or courier services.
d. Should any Artist fail to pick up their artwork(s) within six (6) months from the final day of
the Exhibition, the artwork(s) will be considered a non-tax deductible donation to the ASA.
These works may then be sold, displayed, stored, leased, or otherwise used at the
discretion of the ASA and to the sole benefit of the ASA; unless other arrangements
between the Artist and the ASA have been made prior to the end of the six (6) month
period.

CARFAC Alberta
The Alberta Society of Artists is a member of CARFAC Alberta. We hope to comply with CARFAC standards if full funding permits.

Deadline: 14-11-2022

Call for Artists: Coronation Recreation Centre Public Art Project

The following public art competition is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

The Coronation Recreation Centre public art competition is open to local and national professional artists and artist teams/collectives who reside in Canada. Artists with a connection to this area of Edmonton are encouraged to apply. The successful artist(s) will be commissioned based upon a portfolio review and interview process.

Coronation Recreation Centre will be a community and social hub for central-north Edmonton that meets the leisure, health and wellness needs of families, youth, adults, and seniors.  

Exterior Entry Plaza Location (Small scale freestanding sculptures)
Freestanding sculptures will be placed throughout the large exterior entrance plaza. Mediums might include but are not limited to bronzes, kinetic sculpture, and multiples. Large scale artworks are not appropriate for the exterior plaza due to the existing architecture in the adjacent area. Artworks must be sensitive of the overall architectural skyline already present in Coronation Park.

Budget: $420,000 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 21, 2022, at 11:59pm MST

Installation: Summer/Fall 2024

NEW Application Process

Submit your application through the Edmonton Arts Council’s online portal SmartSimple

  • Complete (or update) an individual profile in the online portal eac.smartsimple.ca. This is required by whomever is submitting the application (the primary applicant).
  • Once a profile has been made, the Coronation Recreation Centre Public Art Project application form will be available in SmartSimple under the “Open Opportunities” icon. If the applicant already has a profile, the Coronation Recreation Centre Public Art Project application will be visible.
  • If the application is for a team or collective, all named members of the team will need individual profiles in SmartSimple by the application deadline.

If you have any questions about the SmartSimple registration process, please contact [email protected].

Deadline: 21-11-2022

Call for Artists & Vendors – Cross Cultural Craft Day 2022

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is hosting its first Cross Cultural Craft Day in Anzac on Saturday, September 17, 2022. It hopes to showcase cultural crafts, offer opportunities to create, shop local crafts and share knowledge from crafters of ALL cultures.

The event will be following the buy, sell, trade, enjoy model:
BUY – Support and spend money on local arts and crafts!
SELL – Vendors wanting to sell their product(s)!
TRADE – Vendors & Artists willing to trade materials, product, knowledge and more!
ENJOY – Celebrate cultural craft and enjoy the activities!

The event will feature a Crafters Corner (bring a project, sit and chat with other crafters, and share your knowledge!), a Kids Corner (filled with craft supplies, activities and demos), and Cultural Craft Demonstrations throughout the day.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is looking for artists and vendors to help create an exciting atmosphere for shopping, learning, and celebrating cultural craft. Each vendor must specify if they are willing to SELL and/or TRADE.

ACWB is looking for a variety of vendors that may include, but are not limited to:

  • General Arts
  • Bath, Body & Spirit
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Crafts
  • Craft Supplies
  • Cultural Items
  • Food
  • Flowers & Plants
  • Retail
  • Specialty Items

Food vendors require special considerations and permissions. If you wish to sell food, please provide details in the application form.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Vendor entry is by application only. (Please complete this application form.)

Applications are welcome from everyone, though preference will be given to local vendors from the Wood Buffalo region.

REQUIREMENTS

All accepted vendors will be required to:

  • Pay a $25 Vendor Fee to secure your space
  • Sign a contract agreement with Arts Council Wood Buffalo
  • If accepted, food vendors will need to follow additional requirements as specified by the venue and Alberta Health Services.

VENDOR FEES

Accepted vendors are required to pay a $25 Vendor Fee, which includes:

  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Power

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

Please fill out this application form.

Vendor applications will be accepted until Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 12 PM (noon).

Accepted applicants will be notified by ACWB. Once accepted, vendors will receive an acceptance letter with a contract and fees due.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 12 PM (noon). Late applications will not be accepted.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information about this opportunity or application process, please contact Pollyanna McBain at [email protected] or 780-381-6898.

For questions or more information about Arts Council Wood Buffalo, please contact [email protected]

Deadline: 08-09-2022

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Dance Artists in Residence 2022

Overview

The Dance Artists in Residence program is designed specifically for dance artists to have focused time for the creation and development of new works in Banff Centre studios, with support as desired from a faculty team of professional dance dramaturgs.

This program brings a number of dance artists to the Banff campus at the same time to work on their respective projects, while enjoying opportunities for artistic connection and exchange with peers. The residency is intended for artists working in the initial creation phase of a new work, which they will develop over the course of one or two weeks in residence.

What does the program offer?

This residency offers a range of dance spaces depending on participants’ needs and studio availability, and artists will be provided with a basic sound system. As this program focusses on creating and developing ideas and forms of practice, participants will not have access to production spaces. Banff Centre is unable to provide support around production or technical elements.

Artists are expected to be creating work during this residency, however are not expected to give a final performance or showing. Participants will be offered the opportunity to have an open studio showing at the end of their stay, if desired. 

Applicants are encouraged to bring their own dramaturgs, however for those unable to bring a collaborating dramaturg, there will be two dance dramaturgs on faculty who will be available to engage as required.

Who should apply?

We invite project proposals from experienced, professional individual artists, artistic collectives, and companies worldwide. Artists at various stages of development are encouraged to apply. 

Please note:

  • Applying companies are limited to eight members. 
  • Large requests for technical support may affect the outcome of the adjudication as this residency has minimal resources for technical and production. 

For full details on vaccination requirements, masking, safety protocols, and COVID related policies please visit: www.banffcentre.ca/covid-19-measures

Deadline: 07-09-2022

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Writer in Residence

The Airdrie Public Library is accepting submissions of interest for this year’s APL Writer in Residence. The position entails a four-week engagement in the fall of 2022, working with the public and supporting emerging and established writers in any genre or form of writing. A 40-hour commitment is expected of the successful applicant.

The writer in residence will receive a $3,000 honorarium.

The writer in residence will provide one-on-one consultations and will offer manuscript readings, blue pencil critiques and publishing process advice. In addition, they will deliver four public speaking events including one reading of their work.

We are anticipating this program will be offered in person at the library, but the successful candidate may be required to work remotely, with some or all activities being offered online.

Application deadline: 5:00pm., September 9, 2022.

Applicants must:

  • Have a solid publication history and an established reputation as a professional writer.
  • Be experienced in teaching and leading writing workshops.
  • Be able to critique a variety of writing styles and genres.
  • Be able to handle public speaking, work with groups, and work one-on-one.
  • Be available to undertake the engagement in November 2022.

Please provide the following information when applying:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume or CV
  • Author’s bio
  • Four ideas for potential workshop topics

Please email completed applications to [email protected]airdriepubliclibrary.ca.

Files

Deadline: 09-09-2022

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Art Bank Launches 50th Anniversary Call for Purchase

As part of its 50th anniversary year, the Canada Council Art Bank has launched a new purchase program with a budget of $600,000 for new acquisitions. Given that this constitutes the first major Art Bank open call for purchases since 2011, it is an important moment in the evolution of the Art Bank collection and an opportunity to represent the changing face of contemporary art in Canada.

Announced by Director and CEO Simon Brault at the Canada Council Art Bank’s 50th anniversary exhibition vernissage on June 16—and now open for submissions—the new purchase program is one of several Council initiatives that aims to foster equity throughout the arts sector.

“I’m happy to announce today an open call for Art Bank purchases in 2022-23 that will address historical inequities in the collection,” said Brault.  

In keeping with the Canada Council’s current strategic direction, priority will be given to the acquisition of artworks by artists who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, racialized, Deaf or having a disability, from official language minority communities, youth, 2SLGBTQ, gender-diverse and women, including artists at the intersections of these identities. In addition, the Art Bank will prioritize acquisitions of artworks by artists who are not currently in the Art Bank collection.

The previous call for purchase held in 2011 resulted in 1,875 submissions and the acquisition of 52 new works by Canadian artists. Among the 2011 acquisitions were paintings, photographs, sculptures and drawings valued at $303,025.

Submissions to the 2022 Call for Purchase are now open. All interested artists—emerging or established, individuals, groups or collaborations—as well as artists’ representatives, such as art dealers, gallery owners and artist cooperatives, will be considered. The information required to complete a submission can be found in the Art Bank Purchase Program Guidelines. Among the eligibility details of note:

  • The artist must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • It is not necessary to be living in Canada to apply.
  • Artwork must be from a living artist and have been produced in the last five years.
  • Eligible artwork for purchase includes paintings, sculptures, limited-edition prints and photographs, drawings, fine craft, mixed media and other related mediums. (The Art Bank no longer acquires films, videos, installation work or large outdoor sculpture.)

All submissions will be assessed on elements of artistic merit, relevance and feasibility by a committee of artistic peers made up of professional artists and experts in their fields. Committee members will be selected with consideration to fair representation of artistic specializations, Canada’s official languages, First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, Deaf and disability communities, gender, age and the cultural and regional diversity of Canada.

The deadline for artwork submissions is September 14, 2022.

The 2022 Call for Purchase is an exciting program that will have far reaching impacts in all corners of Canada’s art world.

Deadline: 14-09-2022

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Exposure 2023 Emerging Photographers Showcase

Exhibition Opportunity at Contemporary Calgary

Exposure welcomes diverse and innovative submissions from Alberta-based emerging photographers and visual artists who incorporate, celebrate or challenge the photographic medium within their practice.

We are delighted to announce the Exposure 2023 Emerging Photographers Showcase Juror is Tiffany Jones, Publisher of Overlapse (UK/Canada). Overlapse has published internationally recognized and engaging books in collaboration with photographers, artists and storytellers based around the world.

Those who have been selected by the juror will: 

  • Exhibit their work in the Exposure 2023 Emerging Photographers Showcase exhibition.
  • Be invited to become involved with the exhibition’s related programming.
  • Be invited to show selected work in a public exhibition presented on Pattison Outdoor digital billboards located in the City of Calgary.
  • Have their name and website link featured on the Exposure website as an artist profile, reaching audiences worldwide.
  • Have the opportunity to win one of the awards presented by Exposure, GRAIN Projects, Shutter Hub, The Magenta Foundation and TREX Southwest.
  • Receive $161 Artist Fee (in line with CARFAC recommended Fee Schedule)
  • Receive $150 Production Expense Allocation with Exposure 2023 Print Partner, ABL Imaging Group, to cover/support costs of printing work for the exhibition.
  • Have their work promoted in the Exposure 2023 official press release pack.

All those who submit their work will:

Have the opportunity to be featured on the Exposure Photography Festival curated Instagram account reaching audiences worldwide! Exposure will be sharing examples of strong submissions throughout the duration of the open call. To enhance your chance of being featured on our platform, please make sure you submit your work early.

Gain visibility with the juror and Exposure team.

Submission Fee: $35 CAD for 10 images
Deadline: September 1, 2022 at 6pm MST

We encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups, and we welcome submissions from gender and sexually diverse individuals, racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities.

Exposure is committed to supporting individuals who face barriers in applying for its opportunities. If you require assistance, please email Exposure Coordinator Beth Kane – [email protected].

Deadline: 01-09-2022

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Auditions: They Say it Takes Five Years

They Say It Takes Five Years directed by Jenny Price is a new work in development by Wood Buffalo writer and humorist Carla White about community, well being, and the journey of healing through all of life’s drama, trauma, and shitastrophies. This production will culminate in a staged play reading at the Heritage Shipyard on Thursday, September 8 at 7 PM, as part of Alberta Culture Days 2022.

Auditions will take place in person at Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts (230 Powder Drive) on Friday, August 19 at 6 PM – 8 PM and Saturday, August 20 at 11 AM – 1 PM & 4 PM – 6 PM.

This opportunity is casting ages 14 and up.

When auditioning, you will be asked to read sides from the script in a group with other folx auditioning. The sides will be provided at the audition. The Director will be there to guide you through the process and might ask you to read for several different parts during the audition.

Sides (also called audition sides, script sides, or acting sides) are pages from a script that directors give to actors to to them as part of the audition process. Sides are a portion of the script, typically just a couple of pages selected from one or more scenes.

You do not need to prepare anything for this audition.

This is a paid opportunity.

Swamp Rat Experience promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in our productions and creative process. We encourage performers of all skills and abilities (physical and/or mental), ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, and ethnicity to apply.

If you need accommodations to be made for you to be able to audition, please contact [email protected] We want to make sure our audition process is accessible to anyone and everyone without barriers or limitations presented by a typical audition process.

Carla White is a humorist, writer and playwright who explores ways of using comedy and laughter to help with trauma healing.

Swamp Rat Experience is a non-profit theatre society in nistawâyâw / ᓂᐢᑕᐋᐧᔮᐤ / Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. They believe that theatre is an opportunity for self-expression, exploration, and connection, and aim to create theatre that invests in artistic development, increased accessibility, and conversation.

Deadline: 20-08-2022

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