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Call for Indigenous Curator

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB)

Downtown and Waterfront Revitalization

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is seeking an Indigenous Curator to play a critical role in bringing Indigenous identity and history to revitalization efforts within downtown Fort McMurray and its waterfront.

This position will work in collaboration with Municipal staff and the Interdepartmental Working Groups, the contracted design firms for waterfront/downtown revitalization, multiple First Nations and Métis partners and organizations in the region, and the Indigenous Public Art Advisory Circle (to be established as part of this project).

A total budget of $30,000.00 will be awarded for the term of this project (August 2021 – March 2022) with the opportunity for additional terms. The mentorship of a local associate curator is recommended as part of this contract.

This project is funded by the Public Art Reserve Fund as per section 3.1.1 Percent for public art allocations and municipal funding strategy of the Municipal Public Art Policy PRL-160. The successful applicant will report directly to the Culture & Social Services Branch of the RMWB.

Deadline for Submission: 11:59PM (MST), Sunday, August 8, 2021

This call is open to local, provincial and national curators. Preference that curator has a connection to the Region or previous experience on local projects.

For more information, contact the Public Art Wood Buffalo email: [email protected].  

Deadline: 08-08-2021

Call For Submissions- Indigenous Motherhood and Matriarchy

Artists and curators Autumn Whiteway and Miriam Fabijan are seeking Indigenous artists for an exhibition in Calgary. Funded by Calgary Arts Development (CADA), the exhibition will feature artworks related to the theme of Indigenous Motherhood and Matriarchy. This is an inclusive exhibition that will feature the perspectives of Indigenous women, men, LGBTQ2S, and youth. To take part submit your work to Autumn Whiteway at [email protected] by 11:59pm on August 13, 2021. Artists selected to exhibit their work(s) will be paid artist fees.

Deadline: 13-08-2021

The 5th Annual Scripts on Fire

Stories For The New World

Is it the end? Is it the beginning? Is it something we’d never imagined before?

We are eagerly anticipating what the creators have been creating, what stories the storytellers are telling, what dreams the dreamers are dreaming.

We want to know what you’ve been wrestling with while sitting on your couch or walking your new dog.

We love stories about what you believe, what you don’t believe and why. We exist to create conversations and tell stories that matter.

We would love to help you tell your story and to get it in front of an audience.
This is the year to be brave.
Put your pants back on and get writing.

If you have any questions about what to submit, how to submit, and why you should submit, contact our Artistic Director – [email protected]

Deadline: 15-09-2021

Canadian Coastlines Calendar Information

The Ships2Shores’ Canadian Coastlines Calendar is looking to feature 12 artworks and photographs from talented young Canadians (7-29) across the country. We are looking for high-resolution art or photography, at 8.5”x11” (landscape), and uploaded in PNG or JPEG format. The pieces will reflect the themes of Canadian coastal landmarks
and cities, marine life, marine activity and tall ships, to create a diverse and unique Calendar for 2022!

Ships2Shores is a volunteer project, therefore artists will not receive monetary remuneration. However, they can expect exposure on our social media platforms and our website. The deadline for submission is October 31, 2021 via this content submission form: https://forms.gle/eDtU2pSmErvVsNfu6 . Please direct any questions to [email protected]

For more information, please visit https://ships2shores.ca/.

Information sur le Calendrier des côtes canadiennes

Le Calendrier des côtes canadiennes proposé par Des navires aux rivages vise à réunir 12 œuvres de jeunes artistes canadiens (7 à 29 ans). Nous recherchons des œuvres dessinées ou photographiées de haute résolution, de préférence de 8.5”x11” (mode paysage), en format PNG ou JPEG. Les créations auront pour thème les paysages côtiers canadien, les villes portuaires, la biodiversité marine, les activités nautiques et less grands voiliers. L’union de tous ces thèmes a pour but de créer un calendrier diversifié et unique.

Des navires aux rivages est un projet bénévole, les artistes ne recevront donc pas de compensation monétaire. Toutefois, ils pourront bénéficier de la visibilité que peuvent offrir nos réseaux sociaux et notre site web. La date limite pour nous envoyer vos œuvres d’art est le 1er décembre 2020. Le formulaire à utiliser est disponible au https://forms.gle/eDtU2pSmErvVsNfu6. Vous pouvez nous faire parvenir vos questions via le courriel suivant [email protected]

Pour en savoir davantage, veuillez visiter https://ships2shores.ca/.

Deadline: 31-10-2021

Playwrights Unit 2021-22 – Call for Pitches

Alberta Theatre Projects

Pitches due by the end of day on July 8

Alberta Theatre Projects is soliciting pitches from Canadian playwrights for participation in the 2021-22 Playwrights Unit.

Alberta Theatre Projects is a Calgary-based, not-for-profit, professional theatre company that celebrates the art of live theatre. From its home in The Martha Cohen Theatre at Arts Commons, the company produces world-class theatre with a focus on story-driven new works, Canadian plays, and contemporary theatre from around the world. Alberta Theatre Projects is a national leader in new play development and dramaturgy.

We are looking for contemporary stories that are happening NOW. Our audiences tell us that they are excited by provocative, edgy plays that examine the act of intersectionality that provide a visceral experience. We hope to develop plays that explore an onstage collision of diverging modern ideas, points of view, class, gender or cultural perspectives. The fallout from these visceral human encounters is explosive, surprising, funny and illuminating.

Calgary is a complex, cosmopolitan city with a history of boom and bust, lavish wealth and prolonged downturn. Situated on the traditional land of the Treaty 7 people, it is home to roughly 1.4 million people, 36% of whom identify as visible minorities. We are looking for stories that examine how people move through space together in this kind of modern, urban setting.

Our plays are produced in the Martha Cohen Theatre, an intimate Georgian-style auditorium with orchestra and two tiers of balcony seating. While at first glance a conventional setting, the theatre offers immense flexibility for multiple seating configurations and types of playing spaces. An important part of our ongoing mission is to create work that blurs the line between the artist and the audience. In the 2019-20 Season (our last season prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic), we produced plays in Thrust, Cabaret, and Proscenium styles, with seating capacity ranging from 275 to 395 seats.

Please forward a one-page outline of a play for consideration by the end of day on July 8th to [email protected] and include a sample scene (maximum ten pages) from one of your previous works. In your outline, please also include the structure (i.e. one act or two), estimated running time, and number of characters and/or performers. At this time, the company is prioritizing plays that will be under 2 hours and have a maximum of 6 performers.

Shortlisted playwrights will be contacted and invited to discuss their pitch in a 30-minute Zoom session with a selection committee, led by Interim Artistic Director, Haysam Kadri. These sessions are scheduled to take place during the weeks of July 19th and 26th.

Alberta Theatre Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe in equity and inclusion and strongly encourage applications from all artists regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, and experience.

Alberta Theatre Projects acknowledges that we gather and create on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Deadline: 08-07-2021

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Canada Day Songbook: Volume 2

Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo


Help celebrate Canada Day this year with Volume 2 of Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo’s Canada Day Song Book!

Inviting residents of Wood Buffalo to showcase their culture by sending in videos singing O’ Canada in any language of their choosing.

​This year, we’re also excited to introduce an instrumental version to give residents of Wood Buffalo something to sing along to for years to come. Grab your bagpipes, drums or angklung and showcase your cultural instruments to the tune of the national anthem!

Get creative, dress in red and white, decorate the background, and showcase what Canada means to you. Let’s make this year’s Canada Day Song Book one to remember!

The videos will be uploaded to our Facebook page, YouTube channel and featured in local public forums & events for Canada Day celebrations.

​To submit your performance, please keep the following in mind: 

– Record a video of yourself singing or playing ‘O Canada’ in any language and with any instrument you’d like

– Videos will need to be taken in a landscape orientation with good lighting

– No other music can be playing in the video other than ‘O Canada’

Questions? Please contact Kendyl at [email protected]

Submissions are due June 16th!


Lyrics & Translations: bit.ly/OCanadaTranslations

Music: We recommend either downloading the instrumental version from Canada’s website (click here for link) or playing it from YouTube (click here for link) in the background. 

You can see the full Canada Day Song Book playlist from 2020 (including complete videos of each submission) here:



Deadline: 17-06-2021

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Emerging Digital Artists Award

The Emerging Digital Artists Award (EDAA) is Canada’s award for critical experimentation in digital media, proudly presented by EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video. Launched in 2015, the award celebrates the contributions of artists working exclusively in virtual space.

This award is designed to foster experimentation in the work of emerging artists and create opportunities for those working in digital media in Canada. Submissions must take the form of digital art, defined as a screen-based artwork that demonstrates an engagement with digital technologies in the process of its creation. Artwork must also have a visual component and stand on its own when viewed on a single screen or projection (i.e., if the work is part of a larger installation). Digital submissions may include, but are not limited to, images, videos, animations, and GIFs; websites, games, and applications; and augmented and virtual realities.

Five artists will each be awarded a $5,000 prize, one of whom will also earn a spot in Trinity Square Video’s 2022 Themed Commission residency program.

Emerging artists who are residents of Canada are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on June 15, 2021. Visit the EDAA website to review the guidelines and procedures.

Deadline: 15-06-2021

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