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Inside Out Theatre Artistic Basic Income program

Inside Out Theatre announces the Artistic Basic Income program, providing direct, unrestricted cash support to artists with disabilities, d/Deaf artists, or MAD artists/artists living with mental illness.
Two artists will be chosen via a lottery draw to receive $6,000 to be used in whatever way the artist chooses, all in an effort to support their art making by covering their basic expenses.

Applications are open to self-identifying artists with a disability, d/Deaf artists, and MAD artists/artists living with mental illness living in Alberta. Because we know that Black, Indigenous, and Artists of Colour may face additional barriers and marginalization Inside Out will guarantee that at least one of the artists will identify as coming from one of these communities.

Inside Out will celebrate and promote any work created by these artists but will not expect any work to “come back” to Inside Out, by which we mean this isn’t a commission or artist residency, it’s not a gig. It’s a guaranteed basic income.

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Deadline: 09/30/2020

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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.


  • 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.

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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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. 


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. 


  • 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.


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


The deadline for submissions is September 2, 2020. 


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.


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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Music Individual Project Funding

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

Deadline: September 1, 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]


There is no submission fee.

Deadline: 09/02/2020

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Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

The Government of Alberta Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 50%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible organizations can apply for 15% of their pre-COVID-19 revenue, up to a maximum of $5,000 in funding.

Businesses, cooperatives and non-profits can use these funds as they see fit to help offset a portion of their relaunch costs, such as implementing measures to minimize the risk of virus transmission, which could include:

  • physical barriers
  • purchasing personal protective equipment and disinfecting supplies
  • paying rent and employee wages
  • replacing inventory and more

Deadline: August 31 or for 4 weeks following the start of Phase 3 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy – whichever is later. An official date for intake closure will be posted here when Phase 3 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy is announced.

Deadline: 08/31/2020

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Festival Producer: The Nextfest Arts Company

The Festival Producer is responsible for leading the producing and administrative elements of The Nextfest Arts Company. Working closely with the Festival Director to ensure the festival is accessible and inclusive for all artists. The Festival Producer works collaboratively with the Festival Director, Curators, Production Manager, and Marketing Manager to produce the festival.

Application Deadline: August 21, 2020
Start Date: October 1, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta
Term: Annual contract: full-time during the festival, part-time in off season
Salary: $20,000
Report to: The Nextfest Arts Company Board of Directors

Deadline: 08/21/2020

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Women of Inspiration Scholarships

Girls Inc. Northern Alberta in partnership with Syncrude Canada have assisted more than 15 women pursue their post-secondary education goals with three education awards. These women are role-models for girls in our community, so that they are inspired to become strong, smart and bold women in the future.

The award is given based on the financial need, academic achievement and extracurricular and community involvement.

The award will be provided to a female student pursuing studies in, but not limited to, colleges or university studies. Technical or Trades studies are also eligible. Applications will be accepted from June to mid-July.

Two of the scholarships have been named after Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta’s ‘former Women of Inspiration. The Barb Jewers Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates a sincere commitment to volunteerism and community activism. The Elsie Yanik Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying applicant with First Nations or Metis ancestry.

To honour the legacy of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta’s founder Ann Dort-MacLean–who retired in 2018– the Ann Dort-MacLean Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant with demonstrated passion for youth empowerment and gender equality.

Deadline: August 24, 2020 at 4 PM

Deadline: 08/24/2020

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