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Individual Initiatives – Canada Music Fund

The Individual Initiatives component provides financial assistance to undertake activities that are central to the development of Canadian artists, the promotion of their music and the expansion of their audience. Examples of supported activities under this component include the production and marketing of Canadian sound recordings, domestic and international touring (including showcases) of Canadian artists, artist management, publishing of Canadian musical works and business development. Applicants have access to annual funding either through a comprehensive envelope funding or project-by-project support.

Who can apply

Eligible recipients include:

  • Canadian artists / artists-entrepreneurs; and
  • Canadian music industry professionals, including for-profit Canadian owned and controlled firms (such as record labels, music publishers and those involved in artist management) and not-for-profit organizations whose principal business or purpose is central to the career development of Canadian music artists.

How to apply

The Individual Initiatives component is administered by the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) for the English-language sector of the music industry, and the Fondation Musicaction (Musicaction) for the French-language sector.

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Pride YMM – Call for Performing Artists

2022 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. Marking the 6th annual festival, celebrations for 2022 will be held on June 25th at Heritage Shipyard in Fort McMurray. Pride YMM wishes to commission performers for the festival.

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 2SLGBTQ+ 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 2SLGBTQ+.

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by May 2 at 12 p.m. (noon). 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 2SLGBTQ+.

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 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 artist call or application process, please contact Communications Supervisor, Akshaya Lakshmi, 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: 02-05-2022

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Pride YMM — Call for Festival Market Vendors

2022 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 2022 will be held on June 25th at Heritage Shipyard in Fort McMurray. This marks the 6th 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. (Please complete this application form.)
  • 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 (NOT GUARANTEED)

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

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Please fill out this application form.

Vendor applications will be accepted until May 2 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 May 2, 2022 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 Supervisor, Akshaya Lakshmi, 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: 02-05-2022

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AFC Emergency Funding

The AFC supports entertainment industry professionals working in TV and film, music, theatre, and dance. The AFC can provide short-term emergency financial assistance for essential household bills and costs that cannot otherwise be paid. 

This assistance is based on immediate financial need. Their goal is to help the largest possible number of applicants with their most critical needs.

Right now, they are focusing on making sure that people stay stable and basic needs are met for the next 2-3 weeks.

The AFC does not provide compensation for lost earnings.

To receive financial assistance, you need to:

  • Be professionally eligible;
  • Demonstrate immediate financial need;
  • Pursue all other avenues of support;
  • Provide the required documentation.

Am I professionally eligible?

You are professionally eligible if you:

  • Are working age and have earned the majority of your income from entertainment industry work in 2019

OR

  • Are over 65 and have earned the majority of your income from the industry over your working life

If you do not meet these guidelines exactly, they still encourage you to apply. They are aiming to help as many people as possible during this crisis. 

Do I meet the guidelines for immediate financial need?

  • Do you have enough money in the bank to meet your basic needs for the next 4-8 weeks?If no, The AFC may be able to help.
  • If you have enough money in the bank for two months of living expenses, we ask you not to apply at this time. Your request will be deferred to avoid overloading our system.
  • Are you unable to meet your basic needs because other resources like EI, government benefits, and pensions are not available or insufficient? If yes, The AFC may be able to help.
  • Do you currently have a specific need (like medical costs or a dental emergency) that would leave you unable to meet your basic needs for the next month? If yes, The AFC may be able to help.

What are basic needs?

Basic needs include rent or mortgage payments, food, utilities, phone bill, car payments, car and home insurance, or medical expenses.

How much money can I get?

  • The dollar amount will depend on your immediate basic needs and your monthly expenses.
  • It is common for people to receive only part of their request.
  • Smaller requests (under $1,500) will be processed faster; however, if you need more, we encourage you to ask for what you need. 

Can I apply more than once? 

  • You will be advised when your application is reviewed.
  • If you reapply, they will ask you to report on all measures you have taken to access other resources and to defer or reduce payments since your last application. 

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YMM Love Letters

Love Letters, a commemorative project in the Wood Buffalo region, is calling upon residents to reflect on resiliency, strength, and hope in our community. 

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire and the first anniversary of the 2020 Spring Flood. While the economy, building structures and natural surroundings were impacted immensely by disaster reoccurrence, the reality is that the region’s residents harnessed the hardest of the hits. 

To commemorate the significance of these anniversaries, Love Letters invites residents to focus on moving forward with positivity. The project aims to bring the community together in a new way to heal. 

Residents of the region are invited to share their Love Letters. Submissions can be prose, poetry, or any other form of creative expression. Love Letters will be showcased virtually and celebrated in a community launch event to be determined. Submissions can be made at lovelettersymm.com/submit.html

This project is made possible by a committee of community leaders and social profits organizations that aims to focus on how far we’ve come, to showcase our story of hope through adversity through the Love Letters commemorative project.

  • Cat Jones, Mix 103.7 and 100.5 Cruz FM
  • Emma Carter, YMM Media Group
  • Dawn Booth, The Northern Canada Collective Society of Writers
  • Dawn Sidoroff, Wood Buffalo Regional Library
  • Guy Choquet, Canadian Red Cross
  • Liana Wheeldon, Arts Council Wood Buffalo
  • Linda Thompson-Brown, Canadian Red Cross
  • Krista Balsom, YMM Media Group 
  • Tammy Plowman, Fort McMurray Heritage Society
  • Therese Greenwood, Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo

For more information on Love Letters, visit https://lovelettersymm.com/.

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Storybook Gala’s Character Auditions

Theatre; Just Because is looking for actors to participate in The Storybook Gala in support of Imagination Library! This will be a paid opportunity to perform and play in the worlds of stories with guests at the gala! The Gala will take place over multiple events through the weekend of May 13th-15th. The events will be as follows:

  • Once Upon a Time Family Dinner and Dance – Friday, May 13th 5pm
  • Little Bookworm Breakfast – Saturday May 14th 8:30am
  • Prince and Princess Tea Party- Saturday, May 14th 1:30pm
  • Once Upon a Time Family Dinner and Dance – Saturday, May 14th 5:00pm
  • Calling all Superheroes Breakfast – Sunday, May 15th, 8am.

Actors should be available for all events.

 We are looking for passionate, engaging, and excited performers to don the roles of storybook characters to interact with guests, entertain families, and bring classic fairytales to life! We are looking for performers who are interested in improv, character work, and working with families and children.

Experience is not necessary, though experience in improv is encouraged. We are looking for performers 16+ to audition, though please inquire at [email protected] if you would like to audition and are under 16. Rehearsals will take place May 7th and 8th, and will focus around Improv and Character work.

What to Prepare for Auditions:

Nothing! Auditions will focus around improv exercises and activities, as well as event scenarios.

Any questions can be forwarded to [email protected] for information on auditions and events. 

Deadline: 01-05-2022

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2021 Annual Report Cover Artwork – Call for Visual Artists

Project Description

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for local 2D or 3D visual artists, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, printmakers or painters to create artwork for their 2021 Annual Report cover. The image will reflect the theme of “Healing”.

What is healing? The Latin root of the word refers to the idea of “making whole.” Throughout the past 2 years, our region has undergone major change yet continues to be a strong, resilient community. In 2021, many artists had to adapt to virtual settings and explore new ways to create their art. This time also came with important self reflection and acceptance which led to creating new connections. 

ACWB also focused on healing by focusing on programs which foster connection and celebration. From Art of Conversation to the Buffys, we have been on a journey fraught with challenges. Once again, as the world shifts we are excited to discover what the road ahead to new projects, such as Arts Inc. looks like!

As we move into 2022, we are thankful for the arts community as we continue to heal together through collaboration, community and creativity. 

The image to be used on the cover of the Annual Report will be distributed during our AGM and available to all members, stakeholders and general community members. 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 ACWB’s designer, creating the final Annual Report graphic design, which 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 or png 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.

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 promotions. 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 Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Selection Process

Artwork will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo. The selection is final and the successful artist will be notified by Monday, May 2, 2022.

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

Exhibition Fee

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

Contact Information

Akshaya Lakshmi
Communications Supervisor

587-674-1625 x.104
[email protected]

Deadline: 28-04-2022

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Buffys 2022 — Call for Arts Awards Creation

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. This year’s showcase will be delivered in a hybrid-format, allowing attendees ticketed entry to the event, or the option to watch for free from home. Arts Council aims to hire an artist to create this year’s Awards. The awards will debut through a short documentary film as part of the Awards Showcase on October 22, 2022. The final pieces will be distributed to the award recipients shortly after. See past creations here and here.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo artist to create fifteen (15) awards, one for each of the following categories: 
  1. Arts Administration
  2. Arts Education
  3. Creative Collaboration
  4. Ken Flaherty Music Award
  5. Dance
  6. Performing Arts
  7. Indigenous Arts
  8. Visual Arts
  9. Fine Craft
  10. Literary Arts
  11. Media Arts
  12. Rising Star
  13. Arts Champion
  14. Lifetime Achievement
  15. “Buffys 2022” (for Arts Council to retain in their collection)
  • Hired artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager Luay Eljamal.
  • Artists may submit one design for all fifteen categories, or can propose slight alterations on the main design for each category.
  • Artist will work with a video artist recruited and compensated by Arts Council in the creation of a short documentary film showcasing how the proposed piece was created.
  • Work must be 2D, 3D artwork or fine craft, which reflect the themes of: the Wood Buffalo region; excellence in the arts; the culture of creativity.
  • Each piece must incorporate the title of the award that they represent.
  • The final finished awards must be delivered to ACWB no later than 4PM on August 17, 2022

All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Buffys – Award Creation” as your category.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on April 27, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

$150 per award for a total of $2250, inclusive of GST.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by May 13, 2022.

Please note that only artists(s) who are successful will be notified.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 27-04-2022

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Buffys 2022 – Call for Performing Artists

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates exThe Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. This year’s showcase will be delivered in a hybrid-format, allowing attendees ticketed entry to the event, or the option to watch for free from home. Arts Council aims to hire performing artists to create performances that will be showcased live, in-person and on camera through livestream at this year’s Awards Showcase on October 22, 2022.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: 

  • Artists must be Wood Buffalo residents for the duration of the project 
  • Performance must not exceed 5 minutes in length 
  • Artists must be performance-ready by mid-September 
  • Performance must be original and must not have been, or have plans to be presented again in close proximity of the Buffys (i.e. no repeat presentations of the Work between July and December 2022).

WORK MEDIA

The work must be visually appealing to present in the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts Black Box Theatre, and may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Spoken Word
  • Circus Arts
  • 2D or 3D artforms

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Arts Council is particularly interested in unique work, and preference will be given to engaging proposals from artists who have not already performed at the Buffys. The Buffys are a great place to be experimental and try things out, so we encourage artists to embrace their unique ideas and dream something up that fits “outside-the-box”.
  • The performance will be presented in front of a live audience and streamed live to viewers at home, with support from professional videographers commissioned and compensated by ACWB. Artists will realize their vision by collaborating with others, including videographers, project managers, and performers.
  • Each submission must have a designated director, who will manage the vision of the project as well as its performers. They will act as the point-contact for the project and will arrange for a preview performance of the piece to be made available to the videographer ahead of time. This can be an in-person rehearsal, or a draft recording of the performance sent digitally. This director may also be required to sit in on meetings to plan creative and logistical aspects of the performance in advance with our creative team.
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Buffys – Performing Artists” as your category. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on April 27, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their submission.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists will be selected based on appropriateness for the program, cost, and quality. Priority will be given to artists who communicate clear, detailed concepts, with reasoning and feasibility provided to support their proposed performance.

Please note that only artists(s) who are successful will be notified.

Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by May 13, 2022.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 27-04-2022

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Uncategorized Call for Applicants: CBC New Indigenous Voices

Are you an emerging Indigenous creator aged 18 to 35 interested in a career in film, TV and digital media?

[Read this announcement on the National Screen Institute website]

Applications are now open for the CBC New Indigenous Voices program, presented by the National Screen Institute – Canada. There is no fee to apply or participate and students receive minimum wage throughout the entire program.

CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week online training program for up to 10 Indigenous creators to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries.

Training sessions take place online, culminating in a final podcast project and a six-week internship placement. The curriculum is designed with traditional and spiritual elements.

Emerging Indigenous creators who want to explore career opportunities and gain hands-on workplace and production experience are encouraged to apply. Six places are guaranteed for applicants living in Manitoba, and up to four places are available for applicants outside Manitoba.

The application deadline is April 8. Find out more about the program and how to apply. If you require accessibility adjustments to complete this application, please email [email protected]

Back for their sixth consecutive year, CBC continues to support and uplift emerging Indigenous storytellers as title, presenting and tuition sponsor of this program.

“CBC is proud to continue to partner with the National Screen Institute on this meaningful program, furthering our commitment to creating space for Indigenous creators to learn, develop and share their stories with audiences across Canada and around the world,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC. “We are honoured to offer support to the future of our industry and to help ensure that the participants in the New Indigenous Voices program have the tools they need to succeed in their careers.”


Interested applicants can register for a free Q+A webinar on March 14 at 12 p.m. CT to find out more about the program and hear directly from alumni about what the training is really like. Program manager Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill will also be available to answer questions. Sign up now!


The program has three phases, beginning in May and running until August.

In phase one, participants attend approximately 10 online sessions Monday to Friday, featuring interactive group discussions, presentations and workshops. All sessions are mandatory.

In phase two, participants work with mentors to produce and edit their own short podcast episode. Once complete, participants will begin an internship placement.

Previous internship placements include Eagle Vision, CBC Manitoba, Kejic Productions, Winnipeg Film Group, Native Communications Society of the Northwest Territories as well as working on film sets.

Faculty includes program advisor Erica Daniels (CBC New Indigenous Voices, NSI IndigiDocs and Manitoba Content Creators Development Accelerator), Indigenous training programs advisor Lisa Meeches and program manager Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill.

• • •

CBC New Indigenous Voices 2021 was funded by Title, Presenting and Tuition Sponsor CBC; Program Partners Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD)Telefilm Canada; Indigenous Training Programs Partner Directors Guild of Canada; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music, Creative BC through the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund; Industry Supporters IATSE Local 856imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalFilm Training Manitoba; Service Sponsors iSplice FilmsFinal Draft. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About the National Screen Institute – Canada

Propelled by a visionary network of donors, private and public organizations, board and staff, the National Screen Institute supports creators from across Canada to tell unforgettable stories. Through industry-informed training and mentoring in film, television and digital media, students and alumni find their voice and place on the global stage, inspiring us to shape a better world.

The National Screen Institute is committed to training participants from a diverse community of voices including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+), people with disabilities, those outside large urban centres, those from regional and remote areas and various religious groups.

Deadline: 08-04-2022

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Buffys 2022 – Call for Promo Photographer

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. In the past, Arts Council has commissioned illustrators to create promotional assets for the Buffys. With this year’s showcase being a live event, Arts Council is looking to hire a promo photographer to work with a make-up artist/face painter to create “live-action” photographic assets to parallel this change. 

Arts Council aims to hire a photographer who will capture 12 individual looks, painted on model’s faces, to represent 12 award categories for a promotional photoshoot prior to the Buffys event. The completed assets will be used in this year’s programs, posters, on social media, and in video elements at the event. The photoshoot will take place the week of April 24th, 2022, and the amount of time required to complete the project will be determined in collaboration with the artists involved and Arts Council.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo photographer to capture twelve (12) looks, one for each of the following categories: 
  1. Arts Administration
  2. Arts Education
  3. Creative Collaboration
  4. Ken Flaherty Music Award
  5. Dance
  6. Performing Arts
  7. Indigenous Arts
  8. Visual Arts
  9. Fine Craft
  10. Literary Arts
  11. Media Arts
  12. Rising Star
  • Artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Coordinator Hanna Fridhed.
  • Artist will work with a makeup artist/face painter recruited and compensated by Arts Council to capture each look.
  • Artist will be responsible for editing and supplying Arts Council with a minimum of three (3) different photographs of each look, to be delivered by May 6th, 2022.

The photoshoot will take place the week of April 24th, 2022, to be determined in collaboration with Arts Council and the selected Makeup artist/Face painter.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Buffys Promo Photographer” as your category. 

You will be asked to provide: 

  • Past examples of your work
  • Fee

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by Noon on April 14, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

Artist to submit fee reflecting 36 photographs (3 per award category).

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by April 19, 2022.

Please note that only artists(s) who are successful will be notified.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information, please contact Programs Coordinator Hanna Fridhed at [email protected].

Deadline: 14-04-2022

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Buffys 2022 — Call for Makeup Artist/Face Painter

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) is an annual program that recognizes and celebrates excellence in various areas of the arts throughout our region. The program also builds awareness of the incredible contribution artists make to Wood Buffalo. In the past, Arts Council has commissioned illustrators to create promotional assets for the Buffys. With this year’s showcase being a live event, Arts Council is looking to hire makeup/face painting artists to create “live-action” photographic assets to parallel this change. 

Arts Council aims to hire an artist who will create 12 individual looks, painted on model’s faces, to represent 12 award categories for a promotional photoshoot prior to the Buffys event. The completed assets will be used in this year’s programs, posters, on social media, and in video elements at the event. The photoshoot will take place the week of April 24th, 2022, and the amount of time required to complete the project will be determined in collaboration with the artists involved and Arts Council.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo artist to create twelve (12) looks, interpreting (either literally or figuratively) each of the following categories: 
  1. Arts Administration
  2. Arts Education
  3. Creative Collaboration
  4. Ken Flaherty Music Award
  5. Dance
  6. Performing Arts
  7. Indigenous Arts
  8. Visual Arts
  9. Fine Craft
  10. Literary Arts
  11. Media Arts
  12. Rising Star
  • Hired artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Coordinator Hanna Fridhed.
  • Artist will work with a photographer recruited and compensated by Arts Council to capture each look.
  • Artist will be responsible for designing each look and applying makeup/facepaint inspired by this year’s theme: Future Midnight and the 12 award categories.
  • Artist must supply their own tools and products.
  • The photoshoot takes place the week of April 24th, 2022.

All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Buffys – Award Creation” as your category.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on April 14, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

Artist to submit a budget and their fee with their proposal.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Buffys Makeup Artist/Face Painter” as your category. 

You will be asked to provide 

  • Past examples of your work
  • Renderings/sketches to support your proposal
  • Budget

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information, please contact Programs Coordinator Hanna Fridhed at [email protected].

Deadline: 14-04-2022

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