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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.

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Run for a Reason

Fort McMurray Marathon is excited to announce Run for a Reason – a new charity fundraising program!

Early Bird registration is open for Run for a Reason until May 31 – the new fundraising program for the Fort McMurray Marathon happening on September 25!

HOW IT WORKS – RUNNERS

When you register to run, you will have two ways to participate:

  1. Make a one time donation to a participating partner organization of your choice!
  2. Choose a participating partner organization & collect pledges:
    • Browse the list of Fundraising Partners, and choose an organization that you would like to support
    • As you train for race day, collect pledges & donations in support of your chosen organization!
    • Share your progress via your personal pledge page

HOW IT WORKS – DONORS

Not a runner, but still want to participate? Community members can contribute by donating to Run for a Reason! Donations can be made in two ways:

  • Donate to an individual runner’s pledge page
  • Donate to to a participating partner organization of your choice

This year we run for more than just medals – this year we Run for a Reason and Arts Council Wood Buffalo can be yours.

Deadline: 25-09-2022

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Indigenous Arts Individual Project Funding


This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of an individual Indigenous artist, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists in Alberta by providing funding for a specific cultural or artistic project.

APPLICATION DEADLINE(S) September 1, 2022

Individual eligibility criteria

To be eligible for individual project funding, you must be a resident of Alberta. This means you:

  • are legally entitled to be or remain in Canada
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada
  • have had your primary residence in Alberta for at least one full year before applying
  • ordinarily live in Alberta for a least six months of each year with the exception of attending a formal program of study

You must be in good standing with the AFA with no open or outstanding projects or reporting to apply. Previous grant recipients must ensure all final reporting has been approved by the AFA before new applications are accepted.

Applicants, including ensembles or collectives, must not be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation.

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations are eligible to apply to this program and must list all principal artists involved in the project activities as part of their application. All members of an ensemble, collective, or collaboration must meet the individual eligibility criteria.

Principal artists cannot apply and/or receive funding for multiple projects at the same time, whether as an individual or a member of various ensembles, collectives, or collaborations.

Please note, AFA funding is not assured for any project.

Types of projects

Through this opportunity, you may apply for project funding to support artistic and cultural activities:

  • artistic and cultural production
  • marketing
  • research
  • training and career development

Artistic and cultural production includes the development, creation, and production of a work.

  • projects should be confined to a distinct phase of a work
  • Alberta individual artists that have been contracted by commissioners to create a specific work are eligible to apply for project support through this funding opportunity

Marketing includes a program of activity for a specific period that promotes, advertises or disseminates work created by Alberta’s Indigenous artists, and/or develops audiences for the artist’s work.

Research includes a program of activity for a specific period of time that supports or results in the development of an artistic or cultural project. This may include the gathering of natural materials.

Training and career development in Indigenous arts can include:

  • workshops
  • master classes
  • retreats
  • mentorship programs
  • professional development
  • courses of study in art forms, including working with mentors or Elders

Grant recommendations are made to the AFA board of directors. Successful recipients will be notified upon board approval, generally between four to six months from the application deadline.

We gather general comments about the applications and share them on the Adjudication page. The expert panel does not record specific comments about individual applications.

Deadline: 01-09-2022

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Open Call to ALL Local Artists – Wood Buffalo Volunteer Rewards 2022

Wood Buffalo Volunteer Rewards (previously known as Timeraiser) is an innovative volunteer rewards system that celebrates the incredible acts of kindness volunteers give to our community. The program works by allowing local volunteers the opportunity to exchange their time spent volunteering for rewards such as local art, goods, experiences, and services. The program features a variety of rewards to ensure that there is something for everyone and makes a conscious effort to purchase rewards that will elevate our region’s rich culture, talent, and small businesses. Anyone that volunteers at a local social profit or community-based organization can participate! It is our goal through this program to thank volunteers for their contributions and strengthen the social profit sector; all while supporting local artists and small businesses.

FuseSocial is thrilled to announce that the 2022 Call for Artists is now open. Our call will be open to all forms of art (music, theatre, culinary, etc.). The call is furthermore extended to be inclusive of experiences that do not expire (theatre tickets, photography session, lessons, etc.). Please see the full artist call HERE!

Submission Guidelines & Criteria:

There is no fee associated with applying to this call & successful submissions will be compensated at fair market value up to $1500.00

The call will close on July 14, 2022, at 4:30 PM.

All submissions must be received electronically in ONE email and sent to: [email protected]

Your email must include the following:

  • Completed submission form (including artist statements, bio, and waiver)
  • 2-3 high-resolution pictures of your submission(s) on a solid color background
  • For submissions that are not 2D/3D please include full details on your proposal (Ex: Photography Session – 30-minute session with 5 edited digital images)

Submission Requirements for Wood Buffalo Volunteer Rewards

Please read carefully

  • Applicants must be residents of Wood Buffalo
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and older
  • Maximum three (3) pieces entered per artist may be submitted for consideration
  • All pieces must be recent; created within the last 2 years (2020+)
  • Works must be made independently, without guidance or instruction (Artworks made during a workshop or class are not eligible)
  • All pieces must be original; no copies or prints permitted
  • The artwork provided is the original artwork and is the sole intellectual property of the artist, with no copyright infringements. Please refer to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website link for clarification on copyright: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr00003.html

Questions regarding what constitutes original artwork? Please contact Liana Wheeldon at [email protected] for further support.

Further Requirements:

  • All artworks must be ready to hang (wire setting 1/3 from the top of the artwork, no saw tooth hangers)
  • All pieces must be framed and signed (stretched canvas must have finished painted edges, no staples showing and artwork on various papers must be in a frame with glass front)
  • Artist sets the price of their submission and price must include framing and any/all expenses required to deliver the submission. It should also include any taxes (up to a maximum of $1,500)
  • Any type of experience (tickets, lessons, culinary, etc.) submitted must not have an expiration date

Artist Labels

  • Develop two (2) Artist Labels that identify your piece
  • Include artist/artwork information: Your name as you would like it to appear, the title of your work, the medium (example: Oil on Canvas, Mixed Media, Photography, etc.) and the dimensions (in inches). Affix one (1) label to the back of your artwork and bring one (1) additional label with you when you drop off your artwork
  • Include detailed information about what is included in your submission. For example, for a culinary arts submission – receive dinner prepared on site and at a location of your choosing for a maximum of 20 guests. Please be as detailed as possible

Selection Process

  • Art will be selected by a non-exhibiting jury consisting of representatives from FuseSocial, Arts Council Wood Buffalo, and member(s) of the Wood Buffalo community. There is no guarantee that all submitted artwork will be chosen
  • Selected artists will be notified via email by July 31, 2022
  • Successful entries are to be dropped off to FuseSocial at 20 Riedel Street (dates to be announced)
  • Artists are responsible for making the arrangements to drop-off their artwork at the designated time and space
  • Successful submissions will be displayed on www.wbvolunteerrewards.ca

Thank you for your submission!

Deadline: 14-07-2022

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Submissions are Open – Grain Magazine

Submissions are OPEN!

Published four times per year, Grain Magazine is an internationally acclaimed literary journal that publishes engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists.

Before submitting your work to Grain, we recommend you read a recent issue of the magazine. The latest issue of Grain is available to order by clicking the current issue cover image on the right of this page. We encourage self-identification.

Please adhere to the following guidelines and do not submit more than twice in one submission period (third and subsequent submissions will neither be read nor returned). Due to the volume of submissions, we are only able to publish one submission per author per calendar year. If you have work currently under consideration by Grain, please do not submit again until you have received a response. Grain has a nine-month submission period that runs from September 15th to June 15th. Manuscripts received outside of this window will be automatically rejected.

Types of Work We Consider

Send typed, unpublished material only (we consider work published online to be previously published). If work is submitted simultaneously, please let us know as soon as possible if it is accepted elsewhere. Please only submit work in one genre at one time.

Poetry

Individual poems, sequences, or suites up to a maximum of six pages.

Fiction

To a maximum of 3,500 words.

Literary Nonfiction

To a maximum of 3,500 words.
For fiction and nonfiction submissions, PLEASE PROVIDE A WORD COUNT.

Other writing

Queries for submissions of work in other forms (i.e. short plays, comics, etc.) are welcome. You may submit such queries through Submittable or by mail.

Visual work

Mainly by invitation, though queries are welcome.

Contributor Payments

All contributors, regardless of genre, are paid $50 per page to a maximum of $250, plus two copies of the issue in which their work appears. Visual work published inside the magazine (in black and white) and on the cover (in colour) is paid at the same page rate as text contributions to a maximum of $500.

Rights

Grain purchases first North American Serial Rights and First Digital Publication Rights. Copyright remains with the writer or artist.

Sending Work

Before submitting, please ensure that your work adheres to the following:

  • Submissions must follow industry formatting standards: typed in readable font (ideally 12 point, Times Roman), double-spaced for prose, free of typos, printed on one side only. No staples. Pieces of more than one page must be numbered.
  • Please include a cover letter with all contact information, title(s) and genre of work you are submitting, and a total page and word count. A brief bio is highly recommended.
  • You may submit your work through the mail or online through Submittable. We do not accept emailed submissions.

Mailed submissions can only be returned if you include a SASE of appropriate size for your writing with sufficient Canadian/International/US postage included. Or, if you’d like to save on postage and paper, we will reply by email if you provide an email address for that purpose only. Submissions that do not include one of these reply methods will not be read nor returned.

Response time is typically within six months. 

To Send Work Through Submittable:

Please visit https://grainmagazine.submittable.com/submit

NOTE: We have a monthly Submittable cap, and if we reached the said cap, online submissions will be closed until the following month. If you’d like to submit but our account is full, you can either submit by mail or wait until the 1st of the following month.

Send Mailed Submissions To:

Editor, Grain Magazine, PO Box 3986, Regina, SK, S4P 3R9, Canada

Submission Tips

  • If you are submitting work from outside Canada, please include a valid email address for reply purposes, as we cannot use non-Canadian postage.
  • Please do not send your submission via email. We accept submissions only through the mail and through Submittable. To be considered for publication or to receive a response, you must include either a SASE or an email address.

Deadline: 15-06-2022

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Buffys 2022 — Call for Set Designer

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. This year’s showcase will be delivered in a hybrid-format, allowing attendees ticketed entry to the event, or the option to watch for free from home. Arts Council aims to hire performing artists to create performances that will be showcased live, in-person and on camera through livestream at this year’s Awards Showcase on October 22, 2022.

During the pandemic, the awards were hosted online as a cinematic experience. Arts Council seeks to bring the excitement of this experience to an in-person event this year. Click here to view the 2020 and 2021 broadcasts respectively.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Set Designer will be responsible for designing and building a set inspired by this year’s theme: Future Midnight. (see more below)
  • The set will be built in the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts Black-box theatre, which will be set-up in banquet-style (round tables of 8 facing a raised platform stage). See sample rendering here. Arts Council encourages prospective designers to reconfigure the placement of these banquet tables in their proposal (e.g. your main-stage can be in the centre of the room with banquet tables around them, arena-style, etc.)
  • The successful design will encompass the entire space (e.g. extend towards the dressings on banquet tables). Considerations in the design will also need to allow for periodic video projections to be seen from all banquet tables. Finally, the design will also need to work for in-person audiences, and audiences watching from home via livestream.
  • Hired Set Designer will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager Luay Eljamal.
  • Set Designer will collaborate with other artists to ensure that the set opens up opportunities for “play” among the event hosts, and award presenters.
  • A rough set rendering will be due to the Programs Manager on July 1, 2022. A final rendering of the set must be submitted to the Programs Manager by August 31, 2022. The design will be installed all day on October 20, 2022 (only). Designer is expected to be available for tech rehearsals on October 21 and 22, leading up to the event on the evening of October 22.
  • Hired Set Designer will be expected to attend regular Creative Team meetings to ensure that a cohesive vision is maintained for this year’s awards showcase. These meetings will occur monthly, and may increase in frequency closer to the final event.
  • Artists will realize this year’s vision by collaborating with others, including videographers, set designers, graphic designers, project managers, performers and nominated artists/artist groups.
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

ABOUT THE THEME

  • This year’s Buffys theme is Future Midnight. Arts Council invites attendees to enter a large, immersive time machine (SECPA Blackbox Theatre), sit in their travel pods (banquet tables), and be teleported to the future, where the arts continue to thrive in Arts Council’s planned Arts Incubator. For more details on this concept, please contact Programs Manager Luay Eljamal at 587-674-1625 or [email protected]

ABOUT THE VENUE

  • The 2022 Buffys presentation will take place inside the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts blackbox theatre.
  • You will have access to 56 SC90 stage platforms to use towards your design. The dimensions of each platform 6’6” by 3’3”. There are 56 x 14” legs, 184 x 28” legs, 56 x 42” legs, 56 x 26” legs, and 32 x 70” legs. Please see link for example: https://www.stagingconcepts.com/products/platforms/sc90-platform/
  • You will also have access to 16 step units, with which to assemble stairs. Each step affixes to the edge of a staging platform and is 7” high at the step, and is 48” wide. A 3D image of an example can be found here labelled as “Step Unit”: https://www.stagingconcepts.com/products/stair-units/
  • You will have access to a premiere-style red carpet.
  • You will also have access to Pipe and Drape. 

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • Please watch the following COVID-broadcast to familiarize yourself with the set of a typical Buffys showcase, before submitting your proposal: https://youtu.be/6KLIwmgNiZc
  • All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Buffys – Set Designer” as your category.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on May 31, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is offering a fee of $7500 (including GST) to cover:

  • All prep-time, conversations, and creation of design
  • All materials and supplies
  • Travel to and stay in Fort McMurray (if necessary)
  • Transportation of all materials and supplies to Fort McMurray (if necessary)
  • Leading the build and install of the set in the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts black-box theatre on October 22, 2022 (with support from Arts Council volunteers) 

Other unforeseen costs may be approved at Arts Council’s discretion.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists may be invited to interview. Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final.

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

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 31-05-2022

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Pride YMM – Call for Performing Artists

2022 Pride YMM Festival

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Pride YMM Festival is an annual celebration of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the Wood Buffalo region. The festival builds awareness and promotes inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ in Wood Buffalo. Marking the 6th annual festival, celebrations for 2022 will be held on June 25th at Heritage Shipyard in Fort McMurray. Pride YMM wishes to commission performers for the festival.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Pride YMM is commissioning a number of performances, which could include individual performers or groups.
  • Pride YMM is particularly interested in performances that support the character of the festival, build awareness, and promote inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ in Wood Buffalo.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: 

  • Artists/Performers must be Wood Buffalo residents for the duration of the project 
  • Proposals could be for individual performers or groups.
  • Performances should run between 5 and 50 minutes.
  • Performers may be required to meet and/or communicate with the Stage Manager before the event.
  • Submissions from everyone are welcome, though preference will be given to those that self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

PERFORMANCES

Performances must be engaging in nature and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Burlesque
  • Circus Arts
  • Comedy
  • Dance
  • Drag Performances
  • Music
  • Spoken Word
  • Theatre

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by May 2 at 12 p.m. (noon). Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

We request performers to present their Fee for Service when filling out the Proposal form. Fees may be negotiated with Pride YMM. Performers may also choose to perform on a volunteer basis.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists will be selected based on quality and appropriateness for the festival. Priority will be given to artists who provide clear proposal descriptions, fit the character of the festival, and self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

Please note that only selected artists will be notified.

ABOUT PRIDE YMM

Pride YMM is a group of community members committed to raising awareness and promoting inclusion Pride YMM is a group of community members committed to raising awareness and promoting inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Wood Buffalo. Pride YMM coordinates 2SLGBTQ+ affirming events, support programs, advocates for 2SLGBTQ+ 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.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information about this artist call or application process, please contact Communications Supervisor, Akshaya Lakshmi, 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: 02-05-2022

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Pride YMM — Call for Festival Market Vendors

2022 Pride YMM Festival

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Pride YMM Festival is an annual celebration of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the Wood Buffalo region. The festival builds awareness and promotes inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ in Wood Buffalo. Celebrations for 2022 will be held on June 25th at Heritage Shipyard in Fort McMurray. This marks the 6th year of the festival, which will include performances, market vendors, awards, competitions, and more.

ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY

Pride YMM is looking for a dynamic group of festival market vendors to help create an exciting atmosphere for shopping, learning, and celebrating the local 2SLGBTQ+ community.

VENDOR TYPES

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

  • Arts & Photography
  • Bath, Body & Spirit
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Crafts
  • Flowers & Plants
  • Makeup & Body Painting
  • 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.)
  • Priority will be given to vendors selling pride-themed items.
  • Applications are welcome from everyone, though preference will be given to local vendors from the Wood Buffalo region, and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+ 

REQUIREMENTS:

All accepted vendors will be required to: 

  • pay a $50 Vendor Fee
  • sign a contract agreement with Pride YMM
  • have a business licence 

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 $50 Vendor Fee, which includes

  • Table
  • Chair
  • 10’ x 10’ tent space (NOT GUARANTEED)

Note: Vendor booths are not equipped with power. If you require power, please specify in the application form.

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Please fill out this application form.

Vendor applications will be accepted until May 2 at 12 p.m. (noon).

  • Filling out the application form does not guarantee acceptance. 
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by Pride YMM.
  • Once accepted, vendors will receive an acceptance letter with a contract and fees due.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by May 2, 2022 at 12 p.m. (noon). 

Applications will not be processed if not completed correctly. Late applications will not be accepted.

ABOUT PRIDE YMM

Pride YMM is a group of community members committed to raising awareness and promoting inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Wood Buffalo. Pride YMM coordinates 2SLGBTQ+ affirming events, support programs, advocates for 2SLGBTQ+ 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.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information about this market vendor call or application process, please contact Communications Supervisor, Akshaya Lakshmi, 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: 02-05-2022

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2021 Annual Report Cover Artwork – Call for Visual Artists

Project Description

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for local 2D or 3D visual artists, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, printmakers or painters to create artwork for their 2021 Annual Report cover. The image will reflect the theme of “Healing”.

What is healing? The Latin root of the word refers to the idea of “making whole.” Throughout the past 2 years, our region has undergone major change yet continues to be a strong, resilient community. In 2021, many artists had to adapt to virtual settings and explore new ways to create their art. This time also came with important self reflection and acceptance which led to creating new connections. 

ACWB also focused on healing by focusing on programs which foster connection and celebration. From Art of Conversation to the Buffys, we have been on a journey fraught with challenges. Once again, as the world shifts we are excited to discover what the road ahead to new projects, such as Arts Inc. looks like!

As we move into 2022, we are thankful for the arts community as we continue to heal together through collaboration, community and creativity. 

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

Work Media

ACWB welcomes submissions from both established and emerging artists.

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

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

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

Entry Requirements

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

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

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

Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Selection Process

Artwork will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo. The selection is final and the successful artist will be notified by Monday, May 2, 2022.

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

Exhibition Fee

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

Contact Information

Akshaya Lakshmi
Communications Supervisor

587-674-1625 x.104
[email protected]

Deadline: 28-04-2022

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Buffys 2022 — Call for Arts Awards Creation

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. This year’s showcase will be delivered in a hybrid-format, allowing attendees ticketed entry to the event, or the option to watch for free from home. Arts Council aims to hire an artist to create this year’s Awards. The awards will debut through a short documentary film as part of the Awards Showcase on October 22, 2022. The final pieces will be distributed to the award recipients shortly after. See past creations here and here.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo artist to create fifteen (15) awards, one for each of the following categories: 
  1. Arts Administration
  2. Arts Education
  3. Creative Collaboration
  4. Ken Flaherty Music Award
  5. Dance
  6. Performing Arts
  7. Indigenous Arts
  8. Visual Arts
  9. Fine Craft
  10. Literary Arts
  11. Media Arts
  12. Rising Star
  13. Arts Champion
  14. Lifetime Achievement
  15. “Buffys 2022” (for Arts Council to retain in their collection)
  • Hired artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager Luay Eljamal.
  • Artists may submit one design for all fifteen categories, or can propose slight alterations on the main design for each category.
  • Artist will work with a video artist recruited and compensated by Arts Council in the creation of a short documentary film showcasing how the proposed piece was created.
  • Work must be 2D, 3D artwork or fine craft, which reflect the themes of: the Wood Buffalo region; excellence in the arts; the culture of creativity.
  • Each piece must incorporate the title of the award that they represent.
  • The final finished awards must be delivered to ACWB no later than 4PM on August 17, 2022

All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Buffys – Award Creation” as your category.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on April 27, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

$150 per award for a total of $2250, inclusive of GST.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by May 13, 2022.

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

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 27-04-2022

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Buffys 2022 – Call for Performing Artists

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates exThe Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. This year’s showcase will be delivered in a hybrid-format, allowing attendees ticketed entry to the event, or the option to watch for free from home. Arts Council aims to hire performing artists to create performances that will be showcased live, in-person and on camera through livestream at this year’s Awards Showcase on October 22, 2022.

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 by mid-September 
  • Performance must be original and 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 and December 2022).

WORK MEDIA

The work must be visually appealing to present in the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts Black Box Theatre, and may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Spoken Word
  • Circus Arts
  • 2D or 3D artforms

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Arts Council is particularly interested in unique work, and preference will be given to engaging proposals from artists who have not already performed at the Buffys. The Buffys are a great place to be experimental and try things out, so we encourage artists to embrace their unique ideas and dream something up that fits “outside-the-box”.
  • The performance will be presented in front of a live audience and streamed live to viewers at home, with support from professional videographers commissioned and compensated by ACWB. Artists will realize their vision by collaborating with others, including videographers, project managers, and performers.
  • Each submission must have a designated director, who will manage the vision of the project as well as its performers. They will act as the point-contact for the project and will arrange for a preview performance of the piece to be made available to the videographer ahead of time. This can be an in-person rehearsal, or a draft recording of the performance sent digitally. This director may also be required to sit in on meetings to plan creative and logistical aspects of the performance in advance with our creative team.
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Buffys – Performing Artists” as your category. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on April 27, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their submission.

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 proposed performance.

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

Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by May 13, 2022.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 27-04-2022

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Buffys 2022 – Call for Promo Photographer

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. In the past, Arts Council has commissioned illustrators to create promotional assets for the Buffys. With this year’s showcase being a live event, Arts Council is looking to hire a promo photographer to work with a make-up artist/face painter to create “live-action” photographic assets to parallel this change. 

Arts Council aims to hire a photographer who will capture 12 individual looks, painted on model’s faces, to represent 12 award categories for a promotional photoshoot prior to the Buffys event. The completed assets will be used in this year’s programs, posters, on social media, and in video elements at the event. The photoshoot will take place the week of April 24th, 2022, and the amount of time required to complete the project will be determined in collaboration with the artists involved and Arts Council.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo photographer to capture twelve (12) looks, one for each of the following categories: 
  1. Arts Administration
  2. Arts Education
  3. Creative Collaboration
  4. Ken Flaherty Music Award
  5. Dance
  6. Performing Arts
  7. Indigenous Arts
  8. Visual Arts
  9. Fine Craft
  10. Literary Arts
  11. Media Arts
  12. Rising Star
  • Artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Coordinator Hanna Fridhed.
  • Artist will work with a makeup artist/face painter recruited and compensated by Arts Council to capture each look.
  • Artist will be responsible for editing and supplying Arts Council with a minimum of three (3) different photographs of each look, to be delivered by May 6th, 2022.

The photoshoot will take place the week of April 24th, 2022, to be determined in collaboration with Arts Council and the selected Makeup artist/Face painter.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Buffys Promo Photographer” as your category. 

You will be asked to provide: 

  • Past examples of your work
  • Fee

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by Noon on April 14, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

Artist to submit fee reflecting 36 photographs (3 per award category).

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by April 19, 2022.

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

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information, please contact Programs Coordinator Hanna Fridhed at [email protected].

Deadline: 14-04-2022

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