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Diaspora Dialogues 2021 Mentoring Program

Diaspora Dialogues invite submissions from emerging writers who currently have a full or near-full draft of an original full-length novel or collection of poems or short stories. Complete or near complete means that the writer has up to 85,000 words or 300 double-spaced pages of prose or up to 25 poems (no more than 50 pages maximum). Submissions will consist only of excerpts from these works.


Diaspora Dialogues is committed to supporting a literature of Canada that is as diverse as the country itself. Writers are encouraged to keep this mandate in mind, but it is not essential in the submission. 

Deadline for submissions is October 16, 2020.

The mentorships will begin in January 2021 and run for six months. Assigned mentors are at the discretion of Diaspora Dialogues. For more information and a complete list of submission guidelines, visit https://diasporadialogues.com/mentoring-program/. Please read all of the guidelines carefully before submitting.

Deadline: 10/16/2020

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Call for Black and/or Indigenous Playwrights

Nightswimming is inviting proposals from Black and/or Indigenous artists for the commission and creation of a full-length new work. They will work with the commissioned artist to design a process to develop it in full collaboration and with a focus on ensuring that the commissioned artist is empowered to work how they wish, with whom they want, and in the ways that are essential to its creation. Because Nightswimming does not self-produce the works they commission, they devote all of their time and resources to supporting the unique creation process of each new work. They commit to establishing, in consultation with each artist, partnerships with producers to ensure each work reaches the audiences you want to impact.

What Nightswimming can offer:

  • A custom designed creation and development process from inception to premiere, free from the pressure of production deadlines
  • An interdisciplinary environment in which they welcome projects in theatre, dance, music and forms that cross over and integrate those disciplines
  • On-going dramaturgical support designed for and in collaboration with the creator
  • A commitment to long-term creative relationships
  • Access to a community of artists whose work they support dramaturgically on every level
  • Opportunities for readings, workshops and/or studio sessions to develop your work with other artistic collaborators including but not limited to performers, designers, or musicians
  • $20,000 commission fee

Who can apply?

  • Creators who self-identity as Black or Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis)
  • Artists creating in any performance discipline including but not limited to: music, dance, and theatre
  • Emerging, mid-career, and established creators
  • Artists who are currently a Canadian resident

Deadline: October 16, 2020

Deadline: 10/16/2020

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Request for Proposals: igNIGHT

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.

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 December 4 to December 13, 2020. 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.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, October 12, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. (MST)

Deadline: 10/12/2020

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CALL FOR DIRECTOR

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY – ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The ACWB Artist in Residency & Mentorship Program follows the traditional residency model, in which non-local or local professional artists spend time creating work inspired by the environment, culture and people of Wood Buffalo.

This iteration sees Carla White engaging as the Fall 2020 Artist in Residence, and aims to support Carla in developing a script dramatizing the events, demographics, learnings, and community-building that arose out of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire. The project will end in a stage reading of White’s final script. 

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

This is a paid opportunity. Artist Fee details are outlined below:

  • To direct a staged reading of a new work from emerging Fort McMurray-based playwright, Carla White, about the Horse River Wildfire.
  • The work will be performed in Fort McMurray, AB, with a cast of local actors with three nights of rehearsal per week for two weeks. Rehearsals from November 30 to December 11 with the public staged reading on December 11.
  • To provide a workshop (directing or a similar skill) to residents of Fort McMurray to align with the mentorship mandate of the Artist in Residency program.

ELIGIBILITIES

  • Director must be willing to travel to Fort McMurray for a two-week period of rehearsals and one workshop.
  • Director must be willing to sign a daily COVID-19 digital declaration and check their temperature before each rehearsal.
  • Accepting submissions from all local and Alberta artists.
  • Available from November 29 – December 12 (travel dates included).

ARTIST FEE

  • An all-inclusive fee of $1,500.00 (including GST) will be paid to the artist for their time on the project.
  • Travel, accommodation, and per diem will be provided to the artist.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

The deadline for submissions is October 12, 2020.

TO SUBMIT

Email your submissions to the Artist in Residency Project Coordinator Geoff Jones at [email protected], with the following information:

  • Theatre Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter summarizing:
    • Your directing pedagogy
    • Your experience directing new works, detailing how you choose to help new playwrights see their visions on stage for the first time.
    • An overview of your availability from November to December 2020.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information, please contact the Artist in Residency Project Coordinator, Geoff Jones at [email protected].

Deadline: 10/12/2020

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Keyano College AB Culture Days Call for Performers

Keyano College is seeking applications from local artists and performers to demonstrate or perform their craft during Alberta Culture Days in a “pop up” environment on the Keyano College Front Lawn.


Taking place over four days, six scheduled live showcases are planned for performances and demonstrations.

The live showcases are part of a self-guided art walk at the College and will be taking place at the following times:

  • Thursday, September 24 5-7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 25  5-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 26 11-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Septembert 27 th 11- 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.


Each applicant must be self-contained with their own technical equipment, however Keyano will supply a table, 2 chairs and 1 @ 15 amp 120volt power supply.


An honorarium will be paid to the successful applicants per showcase.


HOW TO APPLY

  • Applicants should submit in one email the following information:
  • A description of your activity and space required.
  • An artist biography of no more than 250 words
  • A written statement of your path to becoming an artist and what makes your craft so meaningful to you (up to 500 words)


Artists will be selected on a first come basis pending the activity t is conducive to the performance area.


Deadline to submit is September 17 at 11:00 p.m. The selected artists will be notified by the end of day on September 18.


Please send submissions to [email protected]

Deadline: 09/18/2020

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Native Women’s Association of Canada Art Call

Native Women’s Association of Canada is looking for art by Indigenous women and gender-diverse people for their new office and to sell online.

1. Submit a photo or photos to [email protected] by midnight, October 1, 2020.


2. With the photo(s), please provide the following:
• your name
• title of your piece
• the story behind your piece (for example, what it represents)
• the medium used (e.g., oil or watercolour if a painting, etc.)
• the dimensions of the piece
• price

All artwork will be considered. Those pieces chosen will be contacted.

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Deadline: 10/01/2020

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Music Video Competition for Novice First Nations, Métis, Inuit Artists

APTN Presents IMA Music Video Competition for Novice Artists, Sponsored by Exclaim! – First Nations, Métis, Inuit – Novice/New artists only!

Submissions Open Now!  – FREE SUBMISSION

This music video competition will only be open to novice/new artists who produce their FIRST music video that features one of their own original songs. 

  • One online submission per novice artist.  Novice/New artist must not have been recording/touring for more than three years to fit into this criteria;          
  • Maximum of 20 video submissions.  You will be notified if your submission has been accepted, *NO graphic language or visuals accepted; 
  • Videos will be streamed on the IMA and Manito Ahbee Facebook page and Youtube channel;
  • Videos must have been produced in 2020, by the deadline date of September 23, 2020;   
  • Voting will be conducted by a professional recording artist committee;   

Winner to receive a monetary prize and music video feature on IMA socials: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place prizes. 

Deadline: September 23, 2020

Deadline: 09/23/2020

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Call for Visual Artists: PATHWAYS Exhibit for Alberta Culture Days

Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre and Arts Council Wood Buffalo is seeking applications from local artists to display their work during Alberta Culture Days in a unique audio/visual exhibit titled PATHWAYS.


Five visual artists will be selected to have their original 2D or 3D artworks exhibited in the Keyano Art Gallery. An honorarium will be paid to the successful applicants.


Each piece of art displayed will have a link to an audio recording of the artist describing the work that visitors can listen to on their personal device. Photographs of the pieces, artist biographies, and the audio link will also be posted on the Keyano Theatre and ACWB websites during Alberta Culture Days in September.


Tours in the gallery will run from September 16 to October 16, 2020, with additional artistic activities at Keyano College taking place on September 24-27. The exhibit will be installed on September 14.


HOW TO APPLY
Artists should submit in one email the following information:

  • High-resolution digital images of a maximum of four pieces of art (files should be labeled ‘Last Name_First Name_Title of Artwork_1’; ‘Last Name_First Name_Title of Artwork_2; etc.)
  • An artist biography of no more than 250 words
  • A written statement of your path to becoming an artist and what makes art so meaningful to you (up to 500 words)

Artwork will be chosen based on connection to the exhibit theme PATHWAYS as demonstrated in the submitted statement, artistic merit, and artist’s availability to deliver the artwork and recorded statement about each piece selected for display by the deadline of September 14. Selection by the adjudication committee is final.


Deadline to submit is September 8 at 11:00 p.m. The selected artists will be notified by the end of day on September 10.


If you are selected, please be prepared to supply an artist bio and an MP3 recorded audio description of each selection (suggested time is one minute each) by September 14. Keyano Theatre would be happy to assist as needed.
Please send submissions to [email protected].

Deadline: 09/08/2020

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NATIONAL CALL (Canada) FOR DRAMATURG

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY – ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The ACWB Artist in Residency program follows the traditional residency model, in which non-local or local professional artists spend time creating work inspired by the environment, culture and people of Wood Buffalo.

This iteration sees Carla White engaging as the Fall 2020 Artist in Residence, and aims to support Carla in developing a script dramatizing the events, demographics, learnings, and community-building that arose out of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire. The project will end in a stage reading of White’s final script. 

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

This is a paid opportunity. Artist Fee details are outlined below. For this national artist call (Canada), we’re looking for the following:

  • A Dramaturg who is comfortable with being in a mentorship role to assist emerging Fort McMurray-based playwright, Carla White from September to December 2020.
  • The work will be performed remotely (video calls, etc.), with the Dramaturg answering questions and working in a dramaturgical capacity from inception to completion. 
  • To assist the playwright with script development over the course of the residency, including (but not limited to) reading script drafts, and offering feedback through meetings and emails. 

ELIGIBILITIES

  • Dramaturg must reside in Canada.
  • Dramaturg must be available for regular meetings with the playwright (1 – 2 times per week—mutual time to be determined between you both, up to 6 hours a week) from September 2020 to December 2020.
  • Dramaturg must have the ability and technology to video call using Zoom or Google Meets platforms.

ARTIST FEE

An all inclusive fee of $2,000.00 (including GST) will be paid to the artist for their time on the project. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

The deadline for submissions is September 2, 2020. 

TO SUBMIT

Email your submissions to the Artist in Residency Project Coordinator, Geoff Jones at [email protected], with the following information: 

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter summarizing:
    • Your dramaturgical pedagogy.
    • A summary of 1 – 2 most prominent projects on which your role was a Dramaturg.
    • An overview of your availability from September to December 2020.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information, please contact the Artist in Residency Project Coordinator, Geoff Jones at [email protected].

Deadline: 09/02/2020

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Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Program

Canadian artist Doris McCarthy (1910-2010) recognized that her home and studio in Toronto, Fool’s Paradise, nurtures the creative process. She wanted other artists to have the same opportunity to live and work at the site that had fostered so much of her own artistic expression.

To that end, the Ontario Heritage Trust has designed the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre to be a unique, living and working incubator for visual artists, musicians and writers of all disciplines, offering privacy and opportunity for artists to concentrate on their work. As part of the residency, artists are required to provide a mentorship opportunity to support the development of an emerging artist or artists.

It is the vision for the Centre to contribute to the artistic and cultural legacy of Doris McCarthy by demonstrating the inspirational value of the landscape and promoting excellence in Canadian art, music and writing.

Deadline: September 1, 2020

Deadline: 09/01/2020

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Reflections & Shadows

The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists in Alberta (must be 18 years of age or older) to submit to the exhibition, “Reflections & Shadows.”   

The content and meaning of this theme apply to an artist’s Personal, Sociological, or Environmental reflections relating to such matters as change or dissent. The work can be about internal or other perceived issues relating to the phenomena of Reflection and Shadow. 

Learn more about this opportunity, key dates and submission requirements.

Submission Deadline: September 2, 2020

Contact: Linda Craddock

Contact email: [email protected]

SUBMISSION FEES

There is no submission fee.

Deadline: 09/02/2020

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2020 RBC Emerging Musician Program

Canada’s Walk of Fame is looking for the country’s best young musicians – the RBC Emerging Musician Program is back for its 8th and biggest year yet. Submit a video or audio performance for your chance to win!

The Emerging Musician Program will select and support 5 winners aged (solo artists or groups) from across the country and provide them with tangible real-world experiences designed to help elevate their music and careers in a meaningful and sustainable way.

Eligible participants must be between the ages of 15 – 35 at the time of submission and demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in music.

Deadline: August 23, 2020

Deadline: 08/23/2020

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