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Stabilize Live Music Grant

The Stabilize Live Music Grant program is an unprecedented contribution to the live music sector, which is one of the hardest hit and will be one of the last to recover.

Musicians and industry professionals will be able to apply for a one-time Individual Micro Grant of $1,500. For-profit music venues and businesses will be eligible for a one-time Music Business Innovation Micro Grant of up to $25,000.

The Individual – Micro Grant program is designed to provide financial assistance to artists and professionals in the Alberta music industry who have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funded by the Government of Alberta, this program will allow individuals to apply for one-time partial, or complete funding of a project or initiative up to a maximum of $1,500. These funds are intended to support innovative creation, education, promotion, and management projects and artist’s businesses that fall within the scope of the music industry.

The Music Business Innovation Micro Grant program is designed to provide one-time funding to live music venues and other music industry businesses who have incurred financial losses due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Funded by the Government of Alberta, this program supports projects that aim to sustain venues and businesses during the pandemic and innovative initiatives, platforms, and services that address the needs of Alberta’s music industry. This program encourages creativity in business and the fostering, protection, and creation of jobs within the music sector in Alberta.

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Explore and Create

Explore and Create funds Canadian artists, artistic groups and organizations committed to the creation and dissemination of innovative, vibrant and diverse art.

This program advances Canadian artistic practices by encouraging artists to investigate creative processes and take risks that lead to the development of unique works destined to connect with the public.

Explore and Create supports the research, development, creation and production of work, as well as professional development for artists.

Deadlines: April 8 and October 6, 2021

Deadline: 06-10-2021

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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), Monday, September 20, 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: 20-09-2021

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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

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Call for Submissions – Exposure 2022 Emerging Photographers Showcase

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

We are delighted to announce the Exposure Photography Festival 2022 Emerging Photographers Showcase juror is Hana Kaluznick, Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK and originally from Calgary. 

Photographers selected by Kaluznick will exhibit their work at Exposure 2022 at Contemporary Calgary. Artists will also receive an invitation to show work in a public exhibition presented on Pattison Outdoor digital billboards located in the City of Calgary and have opportunities to become involved with the exhibition’s related programming and to win one of the Exposure Awards presented by GRAIN, Shutter Hub and TREX Southwest. 

​The submission fee for ten images is $35 CAD – a portfolio of 10 images is highly recommended. 

Deadline for submissions September 10, 2021. 

For more information see http://www.exposurephotofestival.com/2022eps

Deadline: 10-09-2021

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Call to Local Artist – The Miquwahkesis Project

Miquwahkesis – Red Fox (Cree)

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) would like to invite local artists (artists living in the Wood Buffalo region), to submit proposals to create art on fiberglass sculptures as part of The Miquwahkesis Project.

This is an opportunity to replace the foxes damaged in the 2020 flood. The RRC is committed to continuing to provide to the community a fun public art project that showcases local talent.


Budget: $ 1,500 CAD
Deadline for Submissions: September 10, 2021

ARTWORK OPPORTUNITY

Selected artists will have the opportunity to paint one sculpture. Artists that currently have a painted sculpture on the trail as part of this project will not be considered for selection.


A Selection Panel of three jurists will select the Artists. Artists selected must complete the work by October 31, 2021.

For details and guidelines for submissions, please visit: https://www.macdonaldisland.ca/programs/total-aboriginal-interpretive-trail

Deadline: 10-09-2021

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The Halstead Grant

The Halstead Grant is an annual award for emerging silver jewelry artists. Applicants submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios. The experience is designed to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers. The grand prize is a $7,500 cash grant plus other benefits. The deadline is August 1st each year.

Deadline: August 1, 2021

Deadline: 01-08-2021

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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

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Pride YMM — Call for Festival Market Vendors

2021 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 2021 will be held outdoors on September 5th at Shell Place Stadium in Fort McMurray. This marks the 5th 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. (The application period is now closed.)
  • 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

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

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

The application period is now closed.

Vendor applications will be accepted until August 10 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 August 10, 2021 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 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: 10-08-2021

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Pride YMM – Call for Performing Artists

2021 Pride YMM Festival

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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. 

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 LGBTQ2S+ 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 LGBTQ2S+.

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

  • Proposals for this call have now closed.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12 p.m. (noon) on July 28, 2021. 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 LGBTQ2S+.

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 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.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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: 28-07-2021

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Pride YMM — Call for Stage Manager

2021 Pride YMM Festival

ABOUT PRIDE YMM

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.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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. 

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

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.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: 

  • 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+

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

REQUIREMENTS

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

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

  • 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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

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

FEE

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

SELECTIONS PROCESS

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.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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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Call for Literary Artist (Paid Mentorship Opportunity): Sensory and Somatic Poetry Camp

Friends of the Suncor Energy Centre for the Perfoming Arts

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts offers summer arts camps for children and youth. The funding for these programs is generously provided by the Friends of the Suncor Energy Centre of the Performing Arts through a RMWB community grant. The programs support creative thinking, help to boost self-esteem, provide a sense of accomplishment in the participants and foster and develop lifelong friendships. Creating art can be beneficial throughout all stages of life.

The Sensory and Somatic Poetry Camp takes place August 8-14, 2021. It is a Literary Arts Camp that focuses on creating interactive and sensory poetry based in nature. Students will use sensory activities to create individual poems throughout the day then perform them at the end of each day. 

The outcome goals of this program include:

  • Participants will experience an innovative and engaging learning experience utilizing poetry as a form of expression
  • The participants will be able to share their poems with others in a meaningful way that will boast self-awareness and self-confidence
  • The participants will have fun, make friends and create lasting memories

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

This is a formal mentoring program where a literary artist will train a mentee to learn and develop the program for future years. 

  • The mentee will learn how to participate in, observe and use hands-on experience to gain real life lessons. 
  • The mentee will learn basic project management, reflection and how to build a lesson plan
  • The mentee will enhance arts in the Wood Buffalo community 

This program offers an emerging professional artist the guidance of a mentor with a lifetime of talent and experience to share. This opportunity will enhance a local emerging artist’s repertoire and will allow literary arts programs to thrive in our region.

ABOUT THE VENUE

The Sensory and Somatic Poetry Camp will take place at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts (230 Powder Drive). The camp will utilize the arts studio, gymnasium space and outdoor space (weather dependent).

COMPENSATION

The mentee will be paid a fee of $30.00/hour with a commitment of 50 hours. The mentee will be instructed, guided and taught by the Mentor for the following:

  • 3 hours of pre-camp preparation via phone or video conference
  • Sunday August 8th: 2 hours of pre-camp preparation
  • Monday August 9th-Friday August 13th:
    • 8am-9am: Daily Preparation 
    • 9am-3:30pm: Camp Execution 
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Daily Debrief and Learnings

Total Compensation$1,500.00

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

  • Use the subject heading: “Poetry Arts Camp Mentorship Opportunity_[Your Name]”
  • All applications must include
    • Your name, contact phone number, email address and mailing address
    • Artistic statement-the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work
    • A summary of what expertise you would bring to this project
    • A one-paged resume, summarizing work experience in the fields of project management or coordination for youth (summer camps experience considered an asset)
    • A statement as to why you feel you would be right for this role

Submissions must be received by 12pm on July 16, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered.

SELECTION PROCESS

The successful mentee will be selected by members of the FoSECPA Board of Directors in consultation with the SECPA General Manager. The selection will be final and the successful applicant will be notified by July 23, 2021. 

Please note that only the successful applicant will be notified.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions, or more information, please contact:

Sheri Donovan 

SECPA General Manager

587-960-4298

[email protected] 

Deadline: 09-07-2021

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