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Gwaandak Theatre Artist Residency

Gwaandak Theatre is seeking 5 artists to work with them over the course of 15 months to get their artistic project to the “next stage”– whatever that might mean!

Selected artists will receive direct mentorship from Gwaandak staff to learn how to vision, plan, fund, and implement a small to medium scale project of their choosing whether that’s a group performance, solo show, writing initiative, or digital project. This is a self directed residency with guidance from Gwaandak. All support will be verbal, written, discussion, and strategy based and will include access to the office, wifi, and planning templates from Gwaandak Theatre.There will be opportunities to showcase your work at Awaken Festival or Indigenous Summer Play Readings.

The applicants will be selected based on the feasibility of their project within the funds available and the timeline, with a preference given to Indigenous applicants. 

This residency supports our mandate of uplifting Indigenous and Northern voices by creating opportunities for individuals to self determine their path, and maintain artistic sovereignty over their work. Each individual will learn the way Gwaandak approaches each mid size project and will be able to repeat that process moving forward. Our goal is to support more individual artists creating work and developing their own skills, generating more capacity for the community and more self directing producing artists to work with Gwaandak moving forward.

Residency begins late October 2022. Deadline to apply is October 8 at midnight.


Participants will receive an in-kind donation for their project of 60 hours of support from Gwaandak Theatre that includes visioning, fund development, administration, and production. Grants submitted by participants will include subsistence fees and other appropriate artist payments. If funding obtained is less than expected, Gwaandak will work with participants to adjust work plans to prevent overworking.

Participants who present at Awaken Festival 2023 will be paid a flat artist fee of $1,000.


Fall/Winter 2022/23 – Submit grants, participate in production and administration training

Spring 2023 – Submit additional grants, participate at artist trainings at Awaken Festival, development

Summer 2023 – Participate in Indigenous Summer Play Readings (if appropriate), continued development

Fall 2023 – Continued development, create production plan or relevant plan for next steps

Winter 2023/24 – Develop and create

Spring 2024 – present showcase at Awaken Festival

Deadline: 08-10-2022

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

Apply to be Alberta’s Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador

Alberta-based artists can apply to become the government’s next resident artist to promote art and artists across the province.

This program seeks to inspire innovation in the arts and to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the arts and artists in Alberta.

Artists are encouraged to apply for this grant to become Alberta’s Artist in Residence / Arts Ambassador for a one-year term.

Through this grant, the successful artist will:

  • work with communities across Alberta as an Arts Ambassador to promote the importance of Alberta artists and the arts
  • communicate and share personal perspectives on the artistic process, the role of artists, and the contributions that artists make to Alberta
  • act as an advocate for greater understanding of the realities of artists and the communities in which they work
  • complete an art project that promotes the value of the arts in Alberta

Applications from all artists are encouraged, including artists from the following communities:

  • Indigenous artists
  • artists from culturally diverse communities*
  • Deaf artists and artists with disabilities
  • Francophone artists
  • 2SLGBTQQIA+ artists**
  • new generation artists, emerging artists and youth

*Culturally diverse communities are defined as racialized groups that correspond to “visible minorities” under the federal Employment Equity Act. These are individuals of African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern or mixed ancestral heritage that includes at least one of these groups.

**Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersexual, Asexual, plus.


The Artist in Residence is selected annually through a competitive project grant application process.

This annual opportunity is open to all artists who are residents of Alberta that practice any artistic discipline(s) including, but may not be limited to:

  • dance
  • film and video
  • Indigenous arts
  • literary arts
  • music
  • theatre
  • visual arts and new media


Applications are assessed by a panel of adjudicators with expertise in the arts sector in Alberta.

Assessment of an application will consider:

  • the proposed project
  • the ability and suitability of the candidate to act as an Arts Ambassador for Alberta

The successful grant recipient is selected by the Minister of Culture and Status of Women, whose decision is final. The selection of artists from year to year will be deliberate to reflect the cultural richness of diverse communities across the province. Funding is not assured for any project.

Project development

The program provides one-time funding assistance for the recipient to develop an artistic project that promotes the value of the arts in Alberta.

The artist is required to document and provide access to an inside look of their artistic creative process for the proposed project. The artist should clearly describe the purpose and intended outcomes of each activity, and how this work would be documented. All travel expenses will be the responsibility of the artist.

Community outreach

The artist is expected to be accessible to community organizations that may wish to invite the artist to attend a community event or to meet with stakeholders. In these cases, interested organizations must apply to host the artist through the Alberta Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador website.

The artist is expected to provide to provide content to share over a specialized social media (Instagram) account, owned and managed by the Government of Alberta.

Government interaction

The Alberta Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador is also a ceremonial position, and the recipient is expected to attend and bring greetings (as appropriate) for up to 6 government events at the minister’s request during the term of the residency. Event invites are at the minister’s discretion; however, it is anticipated the artist will be expected to attend events during:

  • Month of the Artist
  • Alberta Culture Days

The selected artist will also have an opportunity to meet with the Minister of Culture and Status of Women, as well as other government officials to provide their perspective on the value of the arts and artists in Alberta.

Deadline: 12-07-2022

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Alberta Society of Artists – Open Call for Exhibitions

The Alberta Society of Artists invites artists residing in Alberta to submit work of any medium to our in-house and partnered gallery spaces for the 2022-2023 season.  Please not that all exhibitions are contingent on COVID related changes and challenges.

Please read the details as follows:

1. The ASA Gallery will host two Solo Exhibitions per year in the Mezzanine Space, and invites submissions from ASA Juried Members and ASA Associate Members only for these exhibitions. Each exhibition will run 6-8 weeks in length.

2. The ASA Gallery will host two Small Group Exhibitions (approx. 3 – 6 artists) per year in the Main Space. Submissions for these exhibitions are open to both members and non-membersYou must apply as a group of at least 3 artists (maximum 6). Each exhibition will run 6-8 weeks in length.

 A third Small Group Exhibition will be hosted by the ASA at  the Calgary Public Library for one month. Submissions for this space will be open to both members and non-members.

All Small Group Exhibition submissions should include a cohesive body of work and concept expressed in the group’s artist statement.

Deadline for Submission: May 24, 2022

Results to be announced: June 30, 2022

 3.  Juried Members, Student and Associate Members will also have an opportunity to submit applications for a Solo Exhibition Show-and-Sale at the Walterdale Theatre in Edmonton. Each exhibition will run for one month. *please note artists will not receive honorariums for show and sale exhibits.

All submissions will be adjudicated by a panel of visual art professionals in a blind jury process.

All accepted artists (except for show and sale exhibits) will receive an honorarium from the ASA.

For more information visit the Alberta Society of Artists website.

Deadline: 24-05-2022

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Patron Services Coordinator

Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma from an accredited institution (i.e. Volunteer Management, Office Administration or Arts Administration).
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service experience including patron interaction, and knowledge of alcohol, beverage and food services 
  • A good understanding and knowledge of theatre, box office and hospitality operations, plus the safety procedures essential to a well-managed theatre.
  • Experience with staff supervision and training is required.
  • Customer service experience with a high degree of communication with the public.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient with Word Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to work with specialized software. (ticket sales and data management).
  • Proven knowledge of the coordination and engagement of volunteers. 
  • Experience and comfort with money handling, POS systems, policies and procedures.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and strong multi-tasking skills are essential.
  • Basic bookkeeping and accounting experience as well as office management experience.

A combination of education, experience, and training acceptable to the college will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following: 

  • Experience in retail and the service industry
  • Standard First Aid, ProServe and WHMIS certification
  • Experience in event display and banquet settings
  • Valid Class 5 drivers’ license

Job Description

Department: Theatre & Arts

Keyano College Theatre & Arts Centre is currently seeking a Patron Services Coordinator. This position is the front line person responsible for all of the “Front of House” and Guest Service activities including, but not limited to, ticketing set up and sales, gate control, merchandise, bar, and any other sales inventory controlled through the Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre.

Reporting to the Director Theatre & Arts Centre, this position provides work direction to staff and supervision duties for volunteers. This position will require an excellent sense of humour and the ability to work with a variety of clients in a diverse, fast-paced environment.

Additional duties include:

  • Coordination of volunteers and workflow for part-time box office and front of house staffing for coverage of all events located in Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre.  This includes scheduling, directing workflow and training as required. 
  • Database management of patrons, volunteers and theatre staff for the purpose of communication, rewards programs and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) updating and leading to an efficiently operated organization.
  • Provides administrative support and reception duties as necessary. 
  • Related bookkeeping and money handling duties.

This position will be required to work the occasional evening and/or weekend.

Please note: This position is currently under Classification Review.

Advised Salary: CUPE AS6 – $57,489.61 per annum plus a comprehensive health and benefits package.

Deadline: 29-10-2021

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Pride YMM — Call for Stage Manager

2021 Pride YMM Festival


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

Please note that only the successful applicant will be notified.


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

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

Deadline: 12-07-2021

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