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Library Card Design Contest

We’re releasing three limited edition library cards and we want your amazing, original art on them! Submit your design based on one of three themes for your chance to have your art featured on a WBRL library card and a $200 gift card to Opus Art!


Themes:
LIBRARY – DIVERSITY – WOOD BUFFALO


Rules:
• Entries open March 1 and close June 7, winners to be announced during Canadian Library Month.
• Ages 4+
• All entries must be submitted in PDF, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign or Photoshop.
• You may enter in each category but can only win once
• Your image may be one image for the main card that is duplicated & re-sized for the snap off card, or be one image the covers the entirety of both cards
• Images of all mediums will be accepted
• No lewd or vulgar content will be accepted
• Must be original artwork
• Please initial your artwork in the lower right hand corner
• Winning artwork will be featured on 250 limited edition WBRL library cards and featured in marketing throughout the year


How to submit:
– Submit your artwork in the acceptable format and include your name, age, and category you are submitting for in an email to [email protected].


Judges:
Are you a local artist who would be interested in judging and selecting our winners? Email Sally at [email protected] Note, judges will be unable to enter the contest.


Have questions? Email us at [email protected].

Deadline: June 7, 2021

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RMWB Street Banner Program

The 2021 Street Banner Program invites residents to submit an artistic design that explores the rhythms of Wood Buffalo. Banners displayed in rural locations will include designs from residents in the rural communities. Submissions are due by 4 p.m. on May 25, 2021.

Design theme
Explore the Rhythms of Wood Buffalo!

Wood Buffalo is a place of innovation, diversity, spirit and strength. The changing of seasons, the rivers that flow and the boundless skies connect us all to nature and land. A diverse community, with global connections and traditional celebrations, strengthens our spirit and contributes to a vibrant and dynamic background for arts, culture and music. 

This year’s theme supports Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism’s new Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo place brand. For more information, visit Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo’s website.

Banner selection process

Artwork will be selected by a volunteer selection panel from community organizations. Each resident is allowed two submissions. Selected artwork will be displayed within the region until Spring 2022.

How to submit

Artwork for this program must be submitted on a specific type of paper. To ensure resident safety, pick up of paper and drop off of artwork are to be coordinated by contacting PULSE at 780-743-7000 or toll-free at 1-800-973-9663 or by email at [email protected].

For more information on the 2021 Street Banner Program, please visit rmwb.ca/banner.

Deadline: May 25 at 4 PM

Deadline: 25-05-2021

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ASA: Open Call for Exhibitions 2021-22

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021 AT 11:59PM MST.

The Alberta Society of Artists invites artists residing in Alberta to submit work of any medium to our in-house and partnered gallery spaces for the 2021-2022 season. 

Please read the details as follows:

1. The ASA Gallery will host two Solo Exhibitions per year in the Mezzanine Space, and invites submissions from ASA Juried Members and ASA Associate Members only for these exhibitions. Each exhibition will run 6-8 weeks in length.

2. The ASA Gallery will host two Small Group Exhibitions (approx. 3 – 6 artists) per year in the Main Space. Submissions for these exhibitions are open to both members and non-membersYou must apply as a group of at least 3 artists (maximum 6). Each exhibition will run 6-8 weeks in length.

 A third Small Group Exhibition will be hosted by the ASA at  the Calgary Public Library for one month.Submissions for this space will be open to both members and non-members.

All Small Group Exhibition submissions should include a cohesive body of work and concept expressed in the group’s artist statement.

 3.  Juried Members, Student and Associate Members will also have an opportunity to submit applications for a Solo Exhibition Show-and-Sale at the Walterdale Theatre in Edmonton. Each exhibition will run for one month. *please note artists will not receive honorariums for show and sale exhibits.

All submissions will be adjudicated by a panel of visual art professionals in a blind jury process.

All accepted artists (except for show and sale exhibits) will receive an honorarium from the ASA.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

PROSPECTUS

Please download and read the Prospectus for this open call before applying.

Prospectus: Open Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: May 25, 2021

Deadline: 26-05-2021

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igNIGHT: Art Illuminated

igNIGHT is a temporary public art exhibition that aims to inspire public art initiatives in ways that engage the interest and imagination of the general public using illuminated artworks at the heart of the exhibition.

Request for Proposals: igNIGHT

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) invites artists to submit proposals to stage temporary, light-based public art in downtown Fort McMurray. The RMWB seeks to capitalize on opportunities to reimagine, transform and energize public spaces by showcasing igNIGHT-Art Illuminated. This temporary public art event will take place from Oct. 1 – 10, 2021. Artists are asked to explore potential opportunities for using light to enhance, animate, interact with or re-contextualize natural and/or built environments. Existing artworks that have not been showcased in Fort McMurray will also be considered.

Please read full details in the Request for Proposals document. Artists must review it prior to submitting their application.

Virtual Artist Information session

igNIGHT 2021 will host a virtual information session on April 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Discussions will include a deeper exploration of the design theme (listed below), site information and additional resources to support the application process. 

Pre-register to join the information session

Join the live Teams discussion 

Design theme

igNIGHT 2021 aims to align with the resolution of the declaration made by the UN General Assembly that 2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (#IYFV2021)! This declaration aims to build awareness on the important role fruits and vegetables have in nutrition, food security and human and planetary health. It also aims to reduce food loss and waste and promote sustainability and safety of the food chain process. Fruit and vegetables not only offer nutritional benefits, they also play an important part in cultural celebrations, customs and culinary delights. Bright, colourful, bold and raw, these natural food sources fuel the body, nourish the mind and bring people together in so many ways. What statement do you want to make about the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables?

To learn more about the declaration, visit the International Fruits and Vegetable website.

Need more inspiration? Watch the promotional video.

Deadline for submissions3:00 pm (MST), Thursday, May 20, 2021
Notification dateThursday, May 27, 2021
InstallationSeptember 27 to 30, 2021
igNIGHT ExhibitionOctober 1 to 10, 2021
RemovalOctober 11 to October 14, 2021

Deadline: 20-05-2021

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Buffys 2021 — Call for Performing Artists

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

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. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021. Arts Council aims to commission performances that will be pre-recorded for the premiere of this year’s broadcast. See last year’s Buffys presentation here: https://youtu.be/6KLIwmgNiZc.

Please peruse the Government of Alberta’s Performing Arts Guidelines HERE prior to submitting.

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 for recording by mid-June 
  • Performance 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 2021).

WORK MEDIA:
The work must be visually appealing to present on film, and may include, but is not limited to: 

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

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • 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.”
  • Submissions that deviate from this year’s theme (Midnight in Technicolor) will be prioritized. The performances must be self-contained pieces and are an opportunity for the audience to visually break away from the Buffys theme during the broadcast.
  • Considerations for COVID-safety must be evident within the submission. (i.e., is it possible to create this piece with social distancing measures in place?)
  • The performance will be recorded with a professional videographer 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

Please fill out the following form by May 18: https://forms.gle/75Xn7NpceaanofD87

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their submission (see above).

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

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.

SAMPLE PERFORMANCES: 

Deadline: 18-05-2021

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Paperworks 2021

Paperworks 2021 International fine art competition for artists using paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or the subject of a video. It is hosted by b.j. spoke gallery and will be presented virtually on the gallery’s website.

Juror: Sewon Kang is Archivist at The Easton Foundation, Louise Bourgeois’ home/studio, New York, NY. She previously worked in the Drawings and Prints department at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Accepted Media: Works made on paper, of paper or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation

Award: Winners will have up to six pieces included in a one month, on line exhibition on – https://www.bjspokegallery.org in August 2021. Work will be promoted on the gallery’s social media accounts. Small cash awards.

Deadline for Submission: May 16, 2021.

Entry Fee: $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos, any or all of which could be selected for the online exhibition.

Deadline: May 16, 2021

Deadline: 16-05-2021

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Call for Mural Artist

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Submissions Deadline: Friday, April 30th, 2021

Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre (formerly Boomtown Casino) is seeking expressions of interest from mural artists and/or creative teams with connections to the Wood Buffalo region to collaborate, design and install a mural on the outer façade of the newly renovated casino building.


Applications will be reviewed by Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre management team from which an artist will be selected. The artist will work directly with management to develop a suitable design proposal that aims to enliven the streetscape and attract visitors to the newly renovated casino.


Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre intends to apply for funding support for this project through the Municipalities Downtown Revitalization Incentive Program (rmwb.ca).

SITE DETAILS

Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre is in the core of downtown Fort McMurray, AB., and is situated at the corner of Hardin Street and Franklin Avenue within proximity to the Peter Pond Mall and the Jubilee Government Building.

The proposed canvas is approximately 7 feet tall and 25 feet wide which faces directly onto Hardin Street and towards Jubilee Plaza, a prominent location for many community events. The selected artist and Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre management will work together to define the exact placement, surface area and size of the project.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Please provide written material and images in PDF or WORD format the following order.

  1. Current CV
  2. Support images (up to five images)
  3. Image list (detailing: Image number, title of artwork, location, size, medium, date completed,
    name of any collaborators who worked with you on the project)
  4. Description of relevant experience
  5. Estimated Project Budget
  6. Explanation of intent to collaborate (if applicable)

Eligibility: Applicants must have connections to the Wood Buffalo region and is 18 years of age or older at the time of applying to this call.

Submissions must be received by Friday, April 30th, 2021
Please submit expressions of interest to attention, Elston Noren at [email protected] with “Mural Artist – (your full name)” as the Subject Line.

All inquiries should be referred to Elston Noren
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 403 327 6516

Thank you to all that apply. Only successful artists will be contacted.
Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre looks forward to working with and
showcasing the creative talents of a local mural artist on this prominent building in downtown Fort McMurray.

Submissions Deadline: Friday, April 30th, 2021

Deadline: 30-04-2021

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Buffys 2021 — Call for Arts Awards Creation

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

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. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021. Arts Council aims to hire an artist to create this year’s Awards. The awards will be debuted as part of the events showcase on October 16, 2021, and distributed to the award recipients shortly after.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo artist to create fourteen (14) awards, one for each of the following categories: Arts Administration, Arts Education, Creative Collaboration, Ken Flaherty Music Award, Dance, Performing Arts, Indigenous Arts, Visual Arts, Fine Craft, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Rising Star, Arts Champion, and Lifetime Achievement.

  • Hired artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager Luay Eljamal.
  • Artists may submit one design for all fourteen categories, or can propose slight alterations on the main design for each category.
  • Work must be 2D, 3D artwork or fine craft, which reflect the themes of: the Wood Buffalo region; excellence in the arts; culture of creativity.
  • Each piece must incorporate the title of the award that they represent (i.e. Arts Administration, Arts Education…)
  • The final finished awards must be delivered to ACWB no later than 4PM on August 17, 2021
  • 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 emailed to Programs Manager Luay Eljamal at [email protected]
  • Use the subject heading “Buffys Awards Creation Proposal — [Your 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
    • Artistic statement — the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work
    • A summary of previous creative experiences which highlight the expertise you bring to this project
    • Exactly three (3) samples of past art or design work
    • Drawings/renderings of your proposed award design for this year’s Awards.

FEE

$150 per award for a total of $2100, inclusive of GST.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on April 30, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

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 7, 2021.

This event is a celebration of the arts and artists in the Wood Buffalo region and preference in hiring is given to artists that reside within the region. In the event that local Wood Buffalo artists are not available or do not respond to this call, artist residing within Alberta will be considered.


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: 30-04-2021

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Buffys 2021 — Call for Set Designer

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

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. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021.

Arts Council aims to hire a set designer to design and build an environment to support this year’s theme: Midnight in Technicolor. See last year’s Buffys presentation here: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

Set Designer will be responsible for building a set inspired by this year’s theme, Midnight in Technicolor, to support the filming of the 2020 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards broadcast.

  • Hired Set Designer will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager, Luay Eljamal.
  • Set Designer and screenwriter will collaborate together to ensure that the set matches the narrative.
  • A rough set rendering will be due to the Programs Manager on May 1, 2021.
  • A final rendering of the set must be submitted to the Programs Manager by July 31, 2021.
  • Hired Set Designer will be expected to attend regular Creative Team meetings to ensure that a cohesive vision is maintained for this year’s awards showcase. These meetings will occur monthly, and may increase in frequency closer to the final event.
  • Artists will realize this year’s vision by collaborating with others, including videographers, set designers, graphic designers, project managers, performers and nominated artists/artist groups.
  • Set designer will build the set in the venue with the support of up to 10 ACWB volunteers. 
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

ABOUT THE VENUE

The 2021 Buffys presentation will be filmed inside the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts blackbox theatre.

  • You will have access to 56 SC90 stage platforms to use towards your design. The dimensions of each platform 6’6” by 3’3”. There are 56 x 14” legs, 184 x 28” legs, 56 x 42” legs, 56 x 26” legs, and 32 x 70” legs. Please see link for example: SC90 Platform
  • You will also have access to 16 step units, with which to assemble stairs. Each step affixes to the edge of a staging platform and is 7” high at the step, and is 48” wide. A 3D image of an example can be found here labelled as “Step Unit.”
  • You will also have access to Pipe and Drape.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • Please watch last year’s broadcast to familiarize yourself with the set of a typical Buffys showcase, before submitting your proposal: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk.
  • All submissions must be emailed to Programs Manager, Luay Eljamal, at [email protected].
  • Use the subject heading “Buffys Set Design Proposal — [Your 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.
    • Artistic statement — the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work.
    • A summary of previous creative experiences which highlight the expertise you bring to this project.
    • Set renderings and images from exactly three (3) past design projects.
    • A suggested budget, including the following (and any additional) line-items: prep time, creative team meetings, creation of design, travel, transportation of materials, set build, and potential materials cost. (This will serve as your Fee for Service).

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their PDF submission (see above).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12 PM on March 22, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists may be invited to interview. Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by March 26, 2021.

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

This event is a celebration of the arts and artists in the Wood Buffalo region and preference in hiring is given to artists that reside within the region. In the event that local Wood Buffalo artists are not available or do not respond to this call, artist residing within Alberta will be considered.

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: 22-03-2021

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Buffys 2021 – Call for Screenwriter

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

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. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021.

Arts Council aims to hire a screenwriter to write a narrative to support this year’s theme: Midnight in Technicolor. See last year’s Buffys presentation here: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

Artists will be responsible for writing a screenplay that will be filmed as part of this year’s Buffys presentation.

  • Screenplay will weave together characters in a narrative that includes the following elements:
    • Characters must introduce the announcement of 14 award categories.
    • Characters must introduce up to 6 performances in a way that incorporates them into the main storyline.
    • Screenplay must take place in a limited number of imagined settings/location(s) that are feasible for hired set designer to build at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts.
    • Narrative must support this year’s theme of Midnight in Technicolor.
    • Screenplay must not exceed 30 minutes in length (with other elements—such as speeches, award presentations, performances—total length should approximate 1 hr and 45 minutes).
  • Screenwriter will collaborate with Set Designer in creating an environment that is feasible to build.
  • A first working draft of the screenplay must be submitted to the Programs Manager by May 1, 2021. This will be used to audition and hire performers, as well as to begin set design considerations.
  • A final edit of the screenplay must be submitted by July 31, 2021.
  • Hired screenwriter will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager, Luay Eljamal.
  • Hired screenwriter will be expected to attend regular Creative Team meetings to ensure that a cohesive vision is maintained for this year’s awards showcase. These meetings will occur monthly, and may increase in frequency closer to the final event.
  • Artists will realize this year’s vision by collaborating with others, including videographers, set designers, graphic designers, project managers, performers and nominated artists/artist groups.
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • Please watch last year’s broadcast to familiarize yourself with the sequence of a typical Buffys showcase, before submitting your proposal: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk
  • Use the subject heading “Buffys Screenwriter Proposal — [Your 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.
    • Artistic statement — the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work.
    • A summary of previous creative experiences which highlight the expertise you bring to this project.
    • A summary of your proposed narrative for this year’s Buffys presentation, including character descriptions and a detailed summary of plot. Ensure that this is in line with the requirements outlined under “About the Commission” above.
    • Excerpts from 2 screenplays that you have written in the past (max 4 pages each).
    • A suggested budget, including the following (and any additional) line-items: prep time, creative team meetings, writing time. (This will serve as your Fee for Service).
    • Please familiarize yourself with the format of last year’s script here: Midnight Steampunk – Script with units.

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their PDF submission (see above).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on March 22, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists may be invited to interview. Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by March 26, 2021.

This event is a celebration of the arts and artists in the Wood Buffalo region and preference in hiring is given to artists that reside within the region. In the event that local Wood Buffalo artists are not available or do not respond to this call, artist residing within Alberta will be considered.

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: 22-03-2021

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Buffys 2021 — Call for Graphic Designer / Illustrator

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

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. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021.

Arts Council aims to hire a graphic designer / illustrator to create assets that support this year’s theme: Midnight in Technicolor. See last year’s Buffys presentation here: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

The hired Graphic Designer / Illustrator will be responsible for designing the following elements, in-line with this year’s theme: Midnight in Technicolor.

  • Three (3) Character Illustrations — human and/or anthropomorphized characters, saved in 300 dpi in their own file. Each character needs to be full-body, even if it is cropped when used in event poster or film. Examples: Wendell the Raven, Zach Character, Liz Character, Nominations Poster
  • 1 Event Title Logo — saved in 300 dpi, including the title: “Buffys 2021” and subtitle: “Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards” themed to Midnight in Technicolor. Example: Midnight Steampunk event logo
  • Flat Design Elements — saved in digital format 300 dpi in either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, including the above 3 x Character Illustrations and Event Title Logo. Portions or all of these elements could be used for motion graphics in the film production of the Buffys. Example: Motion graphic event logo
    • (Selected artist will NOT create the motion graphic)
  • 1 x Save The Date — Theme Reveal Graphic. 8.5”x11”. This must be in digital format with 300dpi in either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. We require it to be in layers with all graphic elements separated.  Example: Save the Date
  • 1 x Event Poster Design — 11”x17”. This must be in digital format with 300dpi in either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. We require it to be in layers with all graphic elements separated. Consideration for space to include event sponsor logos will be required. Example: Midnight Steampunk Event Poster
  • Graphic Designer / Illustrator will report to ACWB Communications Manager, Will Collins.
  • Graphic Designer / Illustrator will be expected to collaborate with screenwriters and other Creative Team members, and potentially attend meetings to ensure that the design fits as part of a cohesive vision for this year’s awards showcase.
  • ACWB staff will use, manipulate, change and adapt graphics for different sizes and mediums, both digital and in print, including online advertising, ACWB website, social media, printed materials, billboards, merchandise, decor, booklets, etc.
  • Assets may also be used to create new graphics that have a purpose outside of event promotion, but as part of the overall event.
  • All final graphic submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and eligible for unrestricted use and manipulation for online and in print.
  • Final typographic submissions may be 100% original or licensed, royalty-free and eligible for unrestricted use and manipulation for online and in print.

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their PDF submission (see above).

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • Please watch this teaser from last year’s broadcast to familiarize yourself with the look and feel of the graphic design assets for the Buffys showcase, before submitting your proposal: 2020 Buffys Teaser
  • All submissions must be emailed to Communications Manager, Will Collins at [email protected]
  • Use the subject heading “Buffys Graphic Design / Illustration Proposal — [Your 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
    • Artistic statement — the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work (approximately 100 words).
    • A summary of previous creative experiences which highlight the expertise you bring to this project.
    • A brief overview of your proposed design style concepts for characters and event title logo for this year’s Buffys presentation. Ensure that this is in line with the requirements outlined under “About the Commission” above.
    • A brief overview of your proposed typographic concepts for this year’s Buffys presentation: Midnight in Technicolor. Ensure that this is in line with the requirements outlined under “About the Commission” above.
    • Examples of three (3) characters that you have designed in the past.
    • Examples of three (3) logos that you have designed in the past.
    • A suggested budget, including the following (and any additional) line-items: prep time, creative team meetings, design time. (This will serve as your Fee for Service – see FEE above.)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12 p.m. on March 22, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists may be invited to interview. Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by March 26, 2021.

This event is a celebration of the arts and artists in the Wood Buffalo region and preference in hiring is given to artists that reside within the region. In the event that local Wood Buffalo artists are not available or do not respond to this call, artist residing within Alberta will be considered.

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

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information, please contact Communications Manager, Will Collins at [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.104.

Deadline: 22-03-2021

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Buffys 2021 — Call for Videographers

Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards

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. Following the success of 2020, this year’s showcase continues to be a cinematic experience, which will include pre-recorded elements to be broadcast online on October 16, 2021. Arts Council aims to hire up to 7 videographers to collaborate on bringing this year’s project to life. See last year’s Buffys presentation here: Buffys 2020: Midnight Steampunk  

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

Artists will be responsible for one (1) of the following components for this year’s event, and will be asked to specify three duties they would like to be considered for in their proposal submission (in order of priority):

  • Performance Videos — Record & Edit (1-2 Hires)
    • DESCRIPTION: Recording and editing together 6 performance videos. This will involve meeting with lead performers and storyboarding a vision for their performance together, with a strong emphasis on narrative and visual storytelling. Candidate(s) need to be confident in pulling visions together from two or more lead artists to create a unified piece (i.e. dance choreographer and musician). May involve attending a rehearsal and employing some creative direction to ensure that performances translate well on camera.
    • RECORDING BEGINS: June 2021
    • SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Final edits due October 1, 2021
    • EXAMPLES: Performance 1, Performance 2, Performance 3
  • Artist Shortlist Videos — Record Only (3 Hires)
    • DESCRIPTION: Capturing footage for 12 artist shortlist videos. This will involve meeting with 12 artists in their creative spaces for interviews, and capturing B-Roll footage of their completed works, or works in progress. Raw footage will be passed on to a video editor, who will compile all 36 videos to maintain cohesion. Each video aims to be 1 minute in length.
    • RECORDING BEGINS: August 18, 2021
    • SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Raw files due September 18, 2021
    • EXAMPLE: Video 1
  • Editing Shortlist Videos — Edit Only (1 Hire)
    • DESCRIPTION: Editing raw files for 36 shortlist videos into 1 minute segments each. Raw footage will be captured by 3 other artists and passed on to this candidate for editing in order to maintain visual/aesthetic cohesion.
    • EDITING BEGINS: September 18, 2021
    • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Final edits due October 4, 2021
  • Buffys Narrative Presentation — Recording & Editing (1 Hire)
    • DESCRIPTION: Working closely with the ACWB Programs Manager, this candidate will record and edit together the Buffys presentation based on a prewritten screenplay. In the past, this was achieved with a multi-camera setup at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts black-box theatre. This duty will involve breaking down the screenplay into units, creating a shooting schedule, and co-directing duties with the ACWB Programs Manager. This candidate will need to consider subcontracting such roles as: director of photography, camera-crew, first assistant director, etc. This candidate will also be responsible for editing together the final presentation, weaving in the final cuts of pieces submitted by all hired videographers.
    • RECORDING BEGINS: September 10-12, 2021
    • EDITING BEGINS: September 13, 2021
    • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 11, 2021
    • EXAMPLE: Buffys 2020 Showcase
  • Hired artists will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager, Luay Eljamal.
  • Hired artists will be expected to attend regular Creative Team meetings to ensure that a cohesive vision is maintained for this year’s awards showcase. These meetings will occur monthly, and may increase in frequency closer to the final event.
  • Artists will realize this year’s vision by collaborating with others, including videographers, screenwriters, set designers, graphic designers, project managers, performers and nominated artists/artist groups.
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and compatible for upload to Facebook and YouTube without risk of being flagged for copyright violations. 

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • All submissions must be emailed to Programs Manager, Luay Eljamal at [email protected]
  • Use the subject heading “Buffys Videography Proposal — [Your 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
    • Your artistic statement — the philosophy behind how you approach your creative work.
    • A summary of previous creative experiences which highlight the expertise you bring to this project, including links to videos of previous work.
    • Identification of three of the above-listed roles that you would like to be considered for, in order of priority.
    • A budget breakdown for your work (which will serve as your Fee for Service) for each of those roles, including fees for any subcontracted individuals, equipment hires, licenses, travel etc. 
    • If applicable: a breakdown of any artists that you would subcontract to support with your project, with short biographies. A list of prospective positions you would recruit would also be accepted, if you don’t yet have artists attached to each role.
  • Consider also including:
    • Any subscriptions that you may have to stock footage, title generators, royalty-free music databases, or similar
    • A breakdown of the camera equipment that you would be using for this project
    • A breakdown of the video-editing software that you be using for this project

FEE

We ask artists to present their Fee for Service to us as part of their PDF submission (see above).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12 PM on March 8, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

Artists may be invited to interview. Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by March 20, 2021.

This event is a celebration of the arts and artists in the Wood Buffalo region and preference in hiring is given to artists that reside within the region. In the event that local Wood Buffalo artists are not available or do not respond to this call, artist residing within Alberta will be considered.

Please note that only artists 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: 08-03-2021

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