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2020 Buffy Nominations Now Open

UPDATE August 1: 2020 Buffy nominations and self applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated, self-applied and submitted nomination material.

Learn more about the next steps in the process, and stay up to date on the countdown to the 2020 Buffy Awards.

Please note that Arts Council Wood Buffalo is not able to accept applications or incomplete submissions after July 31, 2020. Incomplete submissions and entries listed as still being “in progress” on our online portal cannot be considered for an award.

Individuals and groups can self-apply for an award in 12 categories spanning all sorts of artistic disciplines.

Nominate Now

Nominate an artist or group (closed on July 15) or self-apply for an award (closed on July 31).

Have you been nominated? Complete your nomination here (closed on July 31).

Why Nominate?

The recognition received by each nominee and award recipient serves to raise their profile, helps build their portfolios, and allows them opportunities to compete and thrive as an artist in our community and beyond.

Also because you think they’re pretty fantastic. Or because, in fact, you’re pretty fantastic.

Award Prize

That’s right. We said prize.

Each award recipient will be presented with a $250 cheque, a certificate, and an award (a “Buffy”) that has been handcrafted by a local artist.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • Nominating an artist: closed on July 15 @ midnight (MST)
  • Self-applying: July 31 @ midnight (MST)
  • Application submission deadline: July 31 @ midnight (MST)
  • Shortlisted nominees notified: Sept. 4
  • Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards Showcase: October 17

A Night of Celebration – Saturday, October 17

The Buffy Awards will be given out as part of the Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards Showcase on October 17, 2020, which highlights award recipients and shortlisted nominees, as well as all sorts of local art and performances by local artists.

This year’s celebrations will be released exclusively for online viewing.

Be sure to nominate. It will be a night to remember as we recognize excellence in various arts disciplines and the incredible contributions these amazing artists make to our communities throughout the Wood Buffalo region. 

How to Nominate

If nominating an artist or group (closed on July 15):

  • Fill out an online nomination form: click here (closed on July 15)
  • ACWB will contact the nominee to complete their nomination

If self-applying or completing a nomination:

  • Register on our online portal: click here (closed on July 31).
  • Complete your application (you may save and return to it as you go)
  • Submit your nomination materials by July 31 at midnight (MST)

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Your completed application and all required support materials must be submitted online on or before July 31 at midnight (MST)
  • Arts Council Wood Buffalo will not accept applications after the submission deadline, incomplete submissions, or those not submitted through our online portal. 

Deadline: 31-07-2020

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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: 30-07-2019

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