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RBC Emerging Artist Project

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Application Process

Applicants are asked to submit the following:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Deadline: 31-01-2020

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ACWB Hiring Rural Arts Support Liaison

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: RURAL ARTS SUPPORT LIAISON

Job Status: Fixed term through December 2020, 40 hours per week, $28 per hour

Deadline to apply: April 5, 2020


Does the idea of connecting with community and using your organization skills, humour, and passion for sharing the arts, cultures, and traditions on a daily basis excite you? Are you looking for a meaningful job in the nonprofit world supporting the rural and Indigenous communities in sharing their knowledge, traditions, and values? Are you an idea person who takes the time to turn those ideas into set plans that you enjoy executing? Apply to join the ACWB team and use your skills to make a difference in a growing arts community today!

About the Role:

ACWB is seeking a motivated, multi-task oriented individual, comfortable working independently and in a team environment, with experience working in rural and Indigenous communities, including knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions, and values, to fill the fixed-term position of Rural Arts Support Liaison.

Working closely with the Arts Recovery Project Coordinator, this individual will work with rural residents to co-envision and develop new initiatives, programs, and services to meet the unique needs of the rural communities, while enabling community-at-large to engage with the arts, crafts, traditions, and values of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Click here to download full position description.

Responsibilities:

Community Engagement –

  • Act as a resource and liaison for the arts, working closely with local artists, artisans, knowledge keepers, traditional teachers, arts and non-arts organizations, as appropriate in matters related to program creation and delivery.
  • Coordinate advisory and consultative requests from ACWB Members and non-members.
  • Identify appropriate partnerships and events to help build ACWB’s community profile and its programs in the rural communities.

Program Planning and Development –

  • Working with rural residents, develop meaningful supports, programs, and services to support artists’, artisans’, knowledge keepers’, and traditional teachers’ needs.
  • Ensure that program activities respect and integrate the knowledge, culture, traditions, and values of the First Nation and Metis peoples by working closely with those community members.

Staff and Partner Management –

  • Working with the Arts Recovery Coordinator, supervise any program staff, contractors, or volunteers that may be hired to assist with program initiatives

This position might be for you if:

  • You have the ability to collaborate on several projects at once, and you have no problem managing multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • You are a team player, keeping effective communication with management, and able to organize your time to meet deadlines with ease.
  • You enjoy collaborating, learning, and sharing with diverse groups.

DESIRED QUALITIES

Strong candidates will possess a combination of the following:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with program delivery and evaluation, and proficient in the use of computers
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Knowledge of First Nations and Metis cultures, traditions, and values is an asset
  • Knowledge of the Wood Buffalo arts scene
  • Arts enthusiast with a strong sense of fun!

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit the following by email:

  • A one-page letter of application that addresses the position expectations
  • A resume of no more than four pages

Email to: [email protected]

If email is unavailable, please call 780.381.6898 and speak to Sharon to make other arrangements.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo thanks all applicants for their interest in this employment opportunity. Only those candidates considered for the position will be contacted. The position will remain open until the successful candidate is hired.

Arts Council hires on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified persons. Preference will be given to Indigenous residents of Wood Buffalo’s rural communities.

About Arts Council Wood Buffalo:

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) was established to raise the profile of the arts and artists in our region. Our mission is to support the growth and success of the arts in recognition that they are integral to a remarkable quality of life.

ACWB offers a variety of services and events that: build the capacity of our local artists to compete and thrive; create collaborations between artists, arts organizations, non-profits, and business; and, provide opportunities for the community to express itself through the arts.

Click here to download full position description.

Deadline: 05-04-2020

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Apply to sit on ACWB Board – Position: Director – Métis

Deadline for applications: Monday, May 25, 2020

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is currently looking to fill one position on its voluntary Board of Directors representing the following portfolio: Director – Métis. ACWB is a charitable organization with a mandate to support the success and growth of the Arts. The Board is made up of eleven members from the Wood Buffalo region, representing different aspects of the arts and business sectors. 

The Board meets in-person once per month to set the policy and direction of the organization with the long-term vision that the arts are integral to a remarkable quality of life. 

Qualifications 

  • At least 18 years of age 
  • Resident of Wood Buffalo 
  • Must be committed to the principles, vision, and goals of ACWB 
  • A combination of education and experience in their respective area with an understanding and passion for the arts in Wood Buffalo
  • Must hold a membership card with one of the Wood Buffalo Métis Locals; or, hold Métis Membership card and be a permanent resident in Wood Buffalo; or, self-identify as a Métis person and be a permanent resident in Wood Buffalo

This position will be elected by the ACWB Membership at the Arts Council Wood Buffalo Annual General Meeting in June 2020 as per ACWB by-laws.


Questions? For more information on Arts Council Wood Buffalo, please contact Executive Director, Liana Wheeldon at [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.100. 

To apply, please complete the Board Application Form under the Careers section on or website by Monday, May 25, 2020.

Deadline: 25-05-2020

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2020 WBRL’s Words in Motion

Deadline January 20, 2020.

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

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

Submission Criteria

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

Guidelines

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

How to Make a Submission (Deadline is January 20)

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

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

Deadline: 20-01-2020

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2019 Arts Awards Creation

Event Information

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking to commission an artist to create the awards for the fourth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards. The awards (the “Buffys”) will be distributed at a showcase event on October 19, 2019. The focus of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of the region’s top artists.

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

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

Work Media

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

Entry Requirements

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

Budget

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

Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by March 31, 2019.

Email to [email protected]

Selection Process

The successful artist will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff and will be notified by April 12, 2019. Please note, only the successful artist will be contacted.

Finished Awards

The final finished awards must be delivered to the Arts Council Wood Buffalo office in Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre no later than 4:00 PM on October 11, 2019.

Deadline: 31-03-2019

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Business of the Arts Photography – Request for Quotes

Deadline: January 31, 11:59 PM
Request for quote: PHOTOGRAPHER

Information

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for professional photography services to provide specialty photos for ACWB members. This is a service provided through the Business of the Arts program, which builds the entrepreneurial capacity of local artists by providing them with the resources they need to compete and thrive and to create a sustainable living from their artistic practice. These are artist headshots and photographs of 2D/3D visual artwork. The photography sessions will be scheduled during the second half of February or early March.

Location

Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre

8115 Franklin Avenue

Services Required

  1. Artist headshot
    • 1 per artist
    • Colour and black and white versions
    • High resolution file for print
    • Low resolution file for web
  2. Artwork photographs
    • 2 photographs per artwork, maximum of 3 artworks (2D/3D)
    • Colour
    • High resolution files for print
    • Low resolution files for web
  3. Shoot time (maximum)
    • 8 hours for artist headshots
      • 15 minute time slots
      • 4 hours weekday evening = 14 slots + one 30 minute break
      • 4 hours weekend day = 14 slots + one 30 minute break
    • 8 hours for visual artwork
      • 30 minute time slots
      • 4 hours weekday evening = 7 slots + one 30 minute break
      • 4 hours weekend day = 7 slots + one 30 minute break
  4. Editing/admin time
    • Include approximate editing time required.
    • How long after the shoot can we expect the final images?
  5. Required to bring your own photography equipment including camera and lighting. The room will have simple black, white, and blue backdrops to choose from. Anything more specific you would need to provide.

Submission Requirements

  • Cost – inclusive of GST, shoot time, editing, and licensing the images to the artists and ACWB.
  • Specify what equipment you require ACWB to provide. (Ie. for 2D artworks an easel or a wall mount; 3D artworks a pedestal)
  • Resume of related experience or an Artist CV
  • Samples of your work – minimum of 5 images, preferably through a website or online portfolio, that show similar experience with the services requested.

Submission Deadline

Send all submission requirements in a single email to [email protected] by 11:59 pm on January 31, 2019.

Selection Process

The successful photographer will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff and will be notified the week of February 4. Please note, only the successful artist will be contacted.

Contact

For questions or more information contact Diana Moser, Programs & Partnerships Manager at [email protected].

Deadline: 31-01-2019

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