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Art Gallery of St. Albert’s call for submissions 2022

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), a contemporary public art gallery, is seeking submissions from artists, artist groups, or curators of all artistic and cultural backgrounds working in all styles and mediums for exhibition in the 2022 calendar year.

The Gallery strives to provide a thought-provoking exhibition schedule and corresponding programs that support educationally challenging art and appeal to many audiences. AGSA is dedicated to curating a diverse exhibition year, profiling a wide range of artists, styles, and mediums.  

The Gallery strives to be accessible and inclusive. We encourage artists to contact [email protected] if they have any questions or concerns regarding our submission requirements. We are happy to work collaboratively with artists to make alternative arrangements. 

Artists may send their submissions to the Gallery through Dropbox, in person or through the mail. Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of visual art professionals who represent a spectrum of expertise in the visual arts. The artists chosen to exhibit receive Canadian Artists Representation/le Front des Artistes Canadian (CARFAC) exhibition fees. 

Deadline: 02/16/2021

ASA: Inside the Artist’s Lens

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 2021”, displayed in the ASA Gallery and coinciding with the Exposure Photo Festival.  The theme for 2021 is street photography.

Street (urban) photographs are not always only about buildings and roads. They are about density of population and unpredictable interaction between geometry and life.   

All work submitted has to be authenticated with edition number, title and signature. Digital prints on canvas will not be accepted.

Honorariums will be given to each artist. Please read section 8 (Exhibition Fees) for more information.


Please download and read the Prospectus for The Artist’s Lens 2021.

The Artist’s Lens 2021 Prospectus


Deadline: 11/24/2020

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APAN – Artist Residency

The Alberta Public Art Network (APAN) is seeking qualifications from artists living in Alberta interested in participating in a four-month artist residency. This residency will respond to the topic: Acts of Care.

This research-based artist residency is open to professional artists of all disciplines; individual artists or artist teams/collectives may apply.

Deadline: November 28, 2020

Deadline: 11/28/2020

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Music Individual Project Funding

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

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.

Deadline: 03/21/2021

Queen’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Performing Arts

One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded annually by the Government of Alberta to a young Albertan performing artist who shows extraordinary talent and potential and who demonstrates clear educational or training goals.

NOTE: One scholarship will be awarded to one of the performing arts eligible for this program in a three-year annual rotation: music, theatre, and dance. The 2021 deadline is for music applicants.

Deadline: 03/21/2021

Artist Manager Program Funding

This funding supports the development of individual Alberta artist-managers and/or self-managed artists by providing up to $7,500 for one eight-week professional development program per deadline, delivered by Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) in Toronto or Calgary.

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

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

Ensembles and collectives are eligible if they are made up of members who meet the individual criteria:

  • applicants, including ensembles, must not be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation

You must be in good standing with the AFA with no open or outstanding projects or reporting requirements to apply.

Applicants can only receive this grant once during their career.

Deadline: 03/21/2021

Call for Submissions for 2SLGBTQ+ Monologues Anthology

Playwrights Canada Press invites you to submit monologues for publication in its latest anthology, a collection of monologues for 2SLGBTQ+ and non-binary voices. This book aims to gather monologues that reflect a breadth of themes, styles, cultures, and creative practices across generations and borders.

The goal of this book is to create a canon of monologues that reflect what it means to be queer or on the spectrum of the 2SLGBTQ+ community through a modern lens, while chronicling and championing as many diverse voices as possible. We are curious about the future of queer theatre. The intersections of queerness and cultures. Post AIDS stories. Have we moved past “coming out” stories, or are those inherent inside every queer person’s story? What are new, unexpected things we find ourselves coming out about? What isn’t being talked about enough in our communities? What happens to our stories when we give ourselves the permission to write about whatever we want? We want to give voice to what it means to be a member of this community in this ever-evolving new world, allowing actors of every age, colour, culture, and generation something to play with, ponder, learn, and recite. This includes featuring work from writers who identify as any of the following: 2/Two-Spirit, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, genderqueer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pangender, agender, bigender, gender variant. We hope to contribute and respond to what is happening around the world today. We want to be inspired, moved, confronted, provoked, educated, shocked, and called into action.

Playwrights are asked to submit a monologue of approximately 1-2 pages. Submissions may come from produced plays, workshopped plays, or a stand-alone monologue that has already been written or is responding to this particular submission call. If your piece has already been published, you must include information on how to contact the publisher. Please note that due to the volume of submissions, only those writers selected will receive a response. Please DO NOT send us the entire play if the piece is coming from that source. 

• Title
• Author
• Translator (if applicable)
• First Production Credits (if applicable)
• Original Publisher (if applicable)
• 200-word synopsis of the play (if applicable)
• 25 to 50-word character descriptions
• Short playwright bio (max. 250 words) or website info if available
• Maximum length: 2 pages (Please send us the complete edits)
• Contact information (phone, email, mail)
• Limit 2 submissions per author

Please send your submissions to [email protected].

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021

Deadline: 06/30/2021

Art of Conversation

UPDATE (November 2, 2020): This opportunity is currently closed, but please return to this page for news and updates as there could be additional opportunities in 2021.

Calling Wood Buffalo Artists of all disciplines, as well as Seniors & Elders (+60 years of age): ACWB will be hiring Artists based on accepted applications until all opportunities are filled. Seniors and Elders are also welcome to register until all opportunities are filled.

We’re paying for Wood Buffalo Artists to create art with local Seniors & Elders.

“The Art of Conversation” is a collaborative project by Arts Council Wood Buffalo and St. Aidan’s Society for Artists, Seniors and Elders in the Wood Buffalo region.

Arts Council is paying to commission Artists of various disciplines in the local community to engage in phone conversations with Wood Buffalo’s isolated Seniors and Elders. The Artists and (optionally) Seniors and Elders will then create new art inspired by the stories that are shared.

The phone call and Artists’ creation process will be documented to be shared through Arts Council communications, and the Artist’s completed pieces (e.g., song, short story, paintings, craft, and animation) will be shared with the Senior or Elder with whom the piece was created.

Caius Hubris – Rudy’s Song
Music video credits: Zachary Barrett with Twisted Gears Studios
Instrumentation: Superfluous Motor

About the Commission

  • This is a paid opportunity. Artist Fee details are outlined below.
  • Artists will self-lead phone conversations with Seniors or Elders in the community.
  • Artists will self-document the conversations and art creation process in a format that is agreed upon with ACWB (e,g., video, written documentation, photographs, or other medium), which will then be sent to ACWB .
  • Artists will then create a new piece of art with the goal of sharing with the Seniors or Elders digitally (and potentially in person once the quarantine is over).
  • The artwork may be photographed, and/or used in advertising and promotions.
  • The original artwork becomes property of ACWB.


Artists must be Wood Buffalo residents for the duration of the project.

Work Media

There are no limits on the type of media accepted for this artist call.  We encourage local Artists to think outside the box, and let us know how they envision the art form of their preference complementing the project.

Art forms may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Original music or song compositions
  • Video and interactive art
  • Short stories or poems
  • 2D or 3D artwork / fine craft
  • Comics
  • Digital art
Alexander Bai – Cherished Memories for senior Linda Matychuk

Finished Art Pieces

Completed art pieces and recorded videos need to be delivered to ACWB within 8 weeks from the first conversation between the Artist, Senior or Elder. This may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Artist Fee

An all inclusive fee of $400 per commission (including GST) will be paid to the Artist, covering all prep-time, conversations, creation of artwork, materials and supplies.

How to Submit for this Opportunity

Email your submissions to Programs Manager Luay Eljamal at [email protected], with the following information:

  1. Your name and contact phone number
  2. Description of your preferred art form and how you believe it will support the project (200 words max)
  3. Description of how you will choose to present your art form, and how it will be shared with ACWB (e.g., a poem printed and framed; a song performed on video or a music file, etc.)
  4. A list of accomplishments or CV
  5. Exactly three (3) digital samples of previous work

We’re also looking for Seniors & Elders (60+) to create art with local artists.

Seniors and Elders are Invited to Participate

We encourage any local Senior or Elder above the age of 60 years to register. Please inform and invite anyone you might know who would be interested in creating art from a distance or having stimulating conversation.

Seniors and Elders will receive an art supply kit (safely) through St. Aidan’s established meal-delivery program, should they also wish to create art in addition to conversing with a local Artist.  

Deadline for submissions: ACWB will be hiring Artists based on accepted applications and accepting until all opportunities are filled. Seniors and Elders are also welcome to register until all opportunities are filled.

Questions and More Information

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

Download posters to promote this program with your networks.

Deadline: 11/02/2020

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FACTOR Artist Development Program

The Artist Development Program offers a $2,000 subsidy toward one year of artist development activities including sound recording, touring & showcasing, video production, marketing and promotion.

Deadline: November 12, 2020

Deadline: 11/12/2020

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Source Point Press opens 2021 comic submissions

Source Point Press is opening comic and graphic novel submissions. Between August 15 and November 15, pitches will be considered for the 2021 release year. Whether you’re an established creator, or a new talent on the rise, Source Point Press wants to see what you can do!

“Comics is the world’s finest form of storytelling, and there is still so much room to push the envelope. Show us what you can do with comics that others cannot, or will not do. I’m especially interested in seeing new and surprising art styles that might never have graced a comic page before. That being said, we specialize in horror, sci-fi, and pulp, and that stuff is always welcome.” – Publisher Travis McIntire.

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Deadline: 11/15/2020

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Sana Elache Legacy Awards

The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo is honoured to offer the Sana Elache Legacy Awards, in memory of Sana Elache.

Sana Elache was an educator, trainer, entrepreneur and leadership development specialist. On arriving to Canada in 2005, Sana established SilaLink (a consulting, training and publishing company) and volunteered extensively in Wood Buffalo. Among her community interests have been spending time with seniors, envisioning the community leadership program Leadership Wood Buffalo, and serving as a member of the Social Prosperity Steering Committee, the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games Bidding Committee, Future Forward and the chair of the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo. Sana was passionate about making a positive difference in the communities she resides in.

In her memory, the MCA has started a Scholarship Fund in her name geared towards Wood Buffalo students and community members who display a genuine passion for leadership, volunteerism, and multicultural advocacy.

The Sana Elache Legacy Awards are separated into two categories:

  • (1) Sana Elache Student Empowerment Award – $500
  • (2) Sana Elache Community Engagement Award – $500

The intention of these awards are to celebrate and encourage people who have shown promise in the areas of community development and engagement, leadership, diversity and inclusion, volunteerism, and empowering others.


The award will adhere to the following timelines on an annual basis.

  • Applications Open: September 1, 2020
  • Applications Close: October 23, 2020 at midday.
  • Winners announced: End of November, at the MCA Annual General Meeting.

For exact deadlines, please refer to the application form of the award you anticipate applying for.


(1) Sana Elache Student Empowerment Award – $500

  • Must be a student in High School (Grades 10-11-12) or in University/College
  • Must be a Wood Buffalo resident, or lived in Wood Buffalo in the last 5 years
  • Must not have received a Sana Elache Legacy Award in the past

(2) Sana Elache Community Engagement Award – $500

  • Must be a Wood Buffalo resident
  • Must not have received a Sana Elache Legacy Award in the past.
  • Must not currently be a registered student in High School or University

Deadline: October 23, 2020

Deadline: 10/23/2020

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Juried Sound Recording

The Juried Sound Recording program by FACTOR funds a portion of the cost of production of an original full-length sound recording, and contributes to the marketing and promotion of that sound recording under the Marketing, Tour Support, Showcase, Radio Marketing, and Video components.

Submissions are assessed by an independent jury of music industry professionals.

Deadline: October 29, 2020

Deadline: 10/29/2020

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