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In-between: Exploration of Mental Health Through Art

Deadline: January 15, 2020

 

Entry form can be found HERE.

 

Alberta Artists are invited to help generate conversations about mental health issues by submitting artwork that represents the complex subject of that affects 1 in 4 individuals.

 

Media: Paint mediums, printmaking mediums, drawing mediums, sculpture
Work Size: wall art not to exceed 48” wide, sculpture / 3D sizes and weights will be reviewed in application
Entry Requirements: Artists are invited to submit a proposal for 1 – 4 pieces to be included in this group show.

 

Entry Package to be emailed to [email protected] and to include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Artist Biography and Statement – may include special statement related to the theme
  • Digital image/s of submission/s related to theme

 

Curator will select artwork from the digital images submitted that represent the theme of the group show.
Successful applicants will be informed by January 20, 2020 via email or telephone
Artwork to be delivered on Saturday, February 22, 2020
Delivery of completed and ready-to-hang artwork is the responsibility of the artist. Arrangements can be made to deliver early.

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Artwork to be picked up Friday, April 3rd after 2 PM until Saturday, April 4th 4 PM

 

Publicity for the show will be lead by the Multicultural Heritage Centre. Participating artists will be encouraged to support publicity through their personal networks.

 

Contact Twyla McGann with any questions [email protected]

Deadline: 01/15/2020

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Art Vancouver Call for Artists

Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is announcing an open call for the 6th edition of Art Vancouver.

 

This is an international art fair held annually at The Vancouver Convention Centre, a stunning waterfront venue. Art Vancouver draws over 10,000 well-educated buyers & art lovers from all around the world. For four days, April 16 – 19, 2020, Art Vancouver provides an exceptional opportunity for sale of unique, creative and high-end work. Space limited.

 

Different booth sizes available. Visit our website for more information, or email [email protected] and request Information Package.

Deadline: 12/31/2019

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NAABA Artist Call

Artist Call for the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA) Artisan Program! 📣

NAABA is seeking eligible Indigenous crafters, artisans and artists residing in the Wood Buffalo region. You can browse artist calls, grants, residencies, jobs, and other opportunities for artists of all disciplines through NAABA’s Artisan Program.

For questions regarding the NAABA Artisan Membership, please email [email protected].

Deadline: 12/31/2019

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Fire Exit Theatre’s Scripts on Fire New Play Competition

Deadline December 31, 2019.

Fire Exit Theatre exists to create conversations around faith; what you believe and don’t believe about God and death and life and all that happens in between. We believe that everyone is on a spiritual journey, whether they know it or not. We believe that life is hard and God is good and that choosing to live in that tension creates the best stories.

We want to hear your stories around this theme.

We love comedy and drama and multi-media and family-friendly and not suitable for all audiences. We love to explore the final taboo in theatre – God. Get writing! We can’t wait to read your story.

First Prize includes a cash prize of $750,  plus a staged reading and the potential for production. (Fire Exit Theatre will have first right of refusal for inaugural production).
Honourable Mentions will each receive a prize of $250 will awarded for Honourable Mention (up to 2 per competition).

The script must be received by the deadline on December 31, 2019 at 23:59 MST.
For a complete list of rules, regulations, and eligibility guidelines, visit www.scriptsonfire.ca/rules 
The script must be submitted through the Scripts on Fire New Play Competition website submission form.

For further information, contact Val Lieske, Managing Artistic Director, Fire Exit Theatre, at [email protected]

Deadline: 12/31/2019

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The Artist’s Lens 2020

The Alberta Society of Artists invites all ASA Juried, Life & Associate Members and Members of the Public to participate in the exhibition, “The Artist’s Lens 2020”, coinciding with the Exposure Photo Festival with an encore presentation at the Calgary Central Library.

OVERVIEW
Within the context of Exposure Festival, they are now going to stretch the rules. They request submissions that relate to either the purposeful concept of overexposure or the purposeful concept of underexposure. Manipulate the photographic medium as you wish. All work submitted has to be authenticated with edition number, title and signature. Digital prints on canvas will not be accepted.

Honorarium of $152.00 will be given to each artist. Please read section 8 Exhibition Fees for more information.

EXHIBITION VENUES FOR THE ARTIST’S LENS
New Calgary Central Library, 800 3rd Street SE, Calgary ( February 1 – February 29, 2020)

Walterdale Theatre, 10322 – 83rd Ave NW, Edmonton (March 31 – April 11, 2020)

Submissions Fees

No fees – Juried/Life, Associate and current Student Members

$20.00 – Non-member

Click HERE for more information and to submit.

Deadline: 12/15/2019

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2019 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards – Artist Calls

Deadline for all Artist Calls listed below is July 30, 2019

1. Performing Artists

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for artists to perform at the fourth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards showcase event on October 19, 2019. This year’s theme is “Midnight Coffeehouse” and will be held at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts.

The theme is based on the Beat Generation culture of the 1950s, some of the defining features being performance art, major shifts in poetry and fiction writing, small ensemble experimental jazz, and abstract expressionism in visual art.

The Arts Awards is a great place to be experimental and try things out, so we encourage artists to embrace the Coffeehouse theme and go for it in their submissions!

  • Music, dance, theatre, comedy, spoken word, circus arts, etc. or any combination of these
  • 5-minute time slot on one of the main stages during the awards presentation on October 19
  • Performance agreement also includes:
    • Up to 1 hour of technical rehearsal on the evening of October 18
    • Dress rehearsal during the day on October 19
  • Submission must include: artist description, description of performance, and fee (inclusive of GST).
  • Artists will be selected based on appropriateness for the program, cost, and quality.

Contact Diana Moser, Programs Manager for more information: [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.102.


2. Photography Services

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for professional photography services to provide event photos of the fourth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards showcase event on October 19, 2019. This year’s theme, “Midnight Coffeehouse”, is based on the Beat Generation culture of the 1950s, some of the defining features being performance art, major shifts in poetry and fiction writing, small ensemble experimental jazz, and abstract expressionism in visual art.

Location: Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts

Services Required

  • Close up and wide shots
  • Photographs taken during the pre-show activities and backstage
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Attendees, performers, décor
  • Photographs taken during the awards showcase
    • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    • Attendees, performers, speakers, award presenter(s), sponsors, award recipients, décor
  • Photographs taken during the after-glow activities
    • 11:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • 10 hi resolution images required 2 days after the event for use on ACWB social media
  • All final images due 2 weeks after the event
    • Hi-resolution suitable for future use in printed publications and online

Contact Christina Rolufs, Communications Manager, for more information: [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.101.


3. Videography Services

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for professional video services to capture event footage to create up to five (5) highlight videos for the fourth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards. The footage will be captured at the showcase event on October 19, 2019 and will be used to create highlight videos which will be used post-event as thank-yous, promo, etc.

Location: Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts

Time: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

  • Pre-show: 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Awards show: 9:00-11:00 pm
  • After-glow: 11:00 pm – 12:00 am

Services Required:

Capture event footage on October 19, 2019 to create up to five (5) highlight videos of the Awards.

  • One video should be an overall compilation of the event and approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Other videos should be 58 second shorts of each: artist showcase, sponsors, awards, event itself.
  • Videos will be mainly used on social media and may be embedded in the ACWB website.
  • Draw inspiration from the 2019 theme “Midnight Coffeehouse”, which is based on the Beat Generation culture of the 1950s, some of the defining features being performance art, major shifts in poetry and fiction writing, small ensemble experimental jazz, and abstract expressionism in visual art.

Contact Christina Rolufs, Communications Manager, for more information: [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.101.

Deadline: 07/30/2019

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Call for Visual Artworks: We Heal, an Exhibition

YMCA Wood Buffalo and Arts Council Wood Buffalo Arts Recovery Project are looking for 2 dimensional,  3 dimensional and literary artists in Wood Buffalo to submit their work for consideration for the show “We Heal, an Exhibition” running May 2 to May 8, 2019 in the Keyano Art Gallery.

The theme for the exhibition and the submitted work should reflect artists post-wildfire journey to healing.

Submissions

  • Digital photographs of work must be received electronically by Sunday, April 14, 2019 6pm
  • All documentation and information must be in one email and sent to [email protected]
  • Must be a resident of Wood Buffalo
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Maximum of 3 pieces per artist for consideration
  • All pieces must be created after May 3, 2016
  • Must be created independently
  • All work must be accompanied by a short paragraph stating how this speaks to your journey to healing
  • Originals only, no prints will be accepted
  • The artwork provided is original artwork and is the sole intellectual property of the artist with no copyright infringements. Please refer to the following link for clarification

2 Dimensional Artworks

  • No larger than 5’ x 5’
  • Pieces must be framed and ready to hang, with wire settings

3 Dimensional Artworks

  • No larger than 2’ W x 2’ L x 5’ H
  • Must hang or stand independently

Literary Artworks

  • Poems no longer than 400 words
  • Submitted as a word document

Submission Deadline

Digital photographs of artworks must be received electronically by Sunday, April 14, 2019 6pm

Selection Process

  • The selection committee will consist of non-exhibiting jury members from YMCA, Arts Recovery Working Group and a community member
  • Successful submissions will receive notification on April 23, 2019
  • Labeling information will be provided at that time.
  • Selected entries will receive a $50. honorarium
  • Selected entries will be dropped off at the Keyano Gallery between noon and 6pm on April 30, 2019
  • We Heal, an Exhibition will run from May 2 to May 8, 2019

Contact Information

Sharon Heading

Arts Recovery Project

587-674-1625 x. 105

[email protected]

Deadline: 04/14/2019

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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: 03/31/2019

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ACWB 2018 Annual Report Cover Artwork

Project Description

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for local visual artists, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, printmakers and painters to submit artwork for their 2018 Annual Report cover. The image will reflect the theme of “Momentum”.

2018 was a year of great “Momentum” in the Wood Buffalo arts community and for ACWB.  The community has been a major driving force behind the arts in our community for many years and 2018 showcased that impact. With the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo marking arts as a major pillar in their strategic plan, naming ACWB as one of their strategic partners and striking a committee to undertake a 10 year culture master plan.

For ACWB, 2018 reflects a year of elevated growth in the arts with new arts initiatives, a relocation to the newly defined arts district, staff expansion and new possibilities for the arts in our region.  2018’s momentum sets a new bar for the arts, a pace ACWB plans to continue in 2019.

The Annual Report will have a print run of 50 copies and a digital copy that will be distributed during our AGM and will be available to all members, stakeholders and general community members. In addition, the Annual Report will be available online in a downloadable digital file. 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 the designer creating the final Annual Report graphic design, 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 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.

Artists can choose to submit artwork that will fit the a) Front Cover or b) Front & Back Cover Wrap. Please refer to the below image template.

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 promotion. 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 end of the business day, Monday March 4, 2019.

Selection Process

Artwork will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo. The selection is final and the successful artist will be notified by Wednesday March 6, 2019.

Please note that only the successful artist will be notified. Artist 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 artist.

Exhibition Fee

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

Contact Information

Christina Rolufs

Communications & Engagement Manager

587-674-1625 x.100

[email protected]

Deadline: 03/04/2019

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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: 01/31/2019

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