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Northern Alberta Artist in Residence – Call for Submissions

Northern Alberta Artist in Residence

Deadline: 8pm MST, March 15, 2022

SNAP (The Society of Northern Alberta-Print-Artists) and Travelling Exhibitions Northwest (TREX NW) invite applications from artists with a printmaking practice who wish to work in the SNAP Printshop for a 5-week period to develop a new body of work. This body of work will go towards an exhibition with TREX NW for the Fall of 2023. This visiting artist program is open to artists based in Northern Alberta who live outside of major centres such as Edmonton. The residency will take place between the months of July and August 2022 (unless otherwise negotiated).

Click here to download this call: Northern AB Artist in Residence

SNAP is a Non-profit Artist-Run Centre in Edmonton, Alberta dedicated to the production, presentation and dissemination of Fine Art Printmaking and Contemporary Print Media. For more information about SNAP, visit our About section.

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial travelling exhibitions (TREX) program since 1981 to provide as many communities as possible across Alberta with the opportunity to see visual art exhibitions, and to share the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts with the public. A provincially run program, TREX programs highlight the work of Alberta-based artists, helping to promote and encourage artistic careers in the province. The TREX program is hosted by four different organizations across Alberta, who each manage the program for different region. TREX NW is hosted by the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. For more information, visit aggp.ca

The Northern Alberta visiting artist residency will be selected by jury with representatives from both SNAP & the AGGP.

Visiting Artist Residency Program Includes:

  • 24/7 access to the Printshop for a maximum 5 week consecutive period.
  • A $5000.00 CAD artist fee (paid by TREX NW) upon completion of the residency)
  • A $500.00 CAD materials stipend (materials purchased must be used during residency and will be administered by SNAP staff)
  • A maximum contribution of $2000.00 CAD accommodation support
  • Contribution towards travel to and from Edmonton for the residency.
  • A future TREX NW show using some of the works/techniques developed during the residency.
  • Potential delivery by the artist of a public demonstration, lecture or workshop
  • The opportunity for broad public engagement with the artist’s project and studio work

Submission Requirements:

  • Artist’s curriculum vitae
  • 10-20 jpegs with corresponding image list
  • A written project proposal of work to be completed during residency
  • An exhibition idea for a travelling exhibition that would result in part out of the work done during the residency.


Visiting Artists at SNAP are expected to engage regularly with our community of studio renters, artists and SNAP patrons through attendance at events, informal critiques with emerging artists and others, attendance at exhibition openings and other events happening throughout the artist’s stay. Furthermore, Visiting Artists will be expected to become members of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists covering the duration of their residency term and sign the standard SNAP Printshop rental agreement outlining terms of use and liability as well as adhere to all health and safety protocols in place during the time of residency. All artists working in the SNAP printshop are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

One print or artist proof from each edition printed during the residency must be provided to SNAP for retention in the print archive. The work produced during this residency must go towards the future TREX NW exhibition.

Submissions close at 8pm MST, March 15, 2022. 

To apply please email your submissions to: [email protected]
For more information about this program, contact Curator/Manager Travelling Exhibitions Northwest, Robin Lynch: [email protected], 780-357-7483

Deadline: 15-03-2022

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Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training

The Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) program is for those who have been working or volunteering for an arts organization and are looking to build their knowledge, individual artists of all disciplines who want to learn about organizational structures, and board members at arts organizations seeking to deepen their governance knowledge.

Upon successful completion of the Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the real-life challenges and opportunities of being a not-for-profit arts organization.
  • Review a financial statement presented at a not-for-profit board.
  • Evaluate an organization’s mission, vision, and value statement.
  • Identify the main components that make up a strategic plan.
  • Discuss the importance of doing evaluations.
  • Construct a project plan based on answering the questions who, what, where, when, why, and how much.

Who should apply? Artists, arts administrators, and board members are all welcome. Early career staff, or volunteers of arts organizations, with zero to three years of work or volunteer experience.

When is RAFT? 

  • May Virtual Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 3 to 26, from 6:00 to 8:30pm MT.
    • Apply by Thursday, March 24, 2022.
  • June In-Person Session: Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25, from 10am – 4:30pm MT.
    • Apply by Thursday, May 12, 2022.

For more information and to apply visit rozsafoundation.org/raft.

RAFT Tuition Cost: $100/person*

*The Rozsa Foundation acknowledges that systemic barriers to equity exist when it comes to the Arts Leadership application process and program experience. We also recognize that the tuition fee may present a barrier to participation. We invite you to email Program and Events Coordinator, Ainsley Soutiere at [email protected] and we will provide additional or alternative support that suit your individual needs.

Deadline: 24-03-2022

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Call for Mural Artists and Downtown Wall Spaces – Meet the Street 2022

The City of Red Deer is seeking skilled Canadian mural artists to complete nine new murals in downtown Red Deer as a continuation of the Meet the Street arts and culture initiative. In addition, the City is seeking property owners that wish to contribute to the project by providing spaces for the murals in historic downtown.

Meet the Street 2022 will include nine new murals in underutilized spaces in historic downtown. The spaces selected for murals will have place-making methodology applied to assist in transforming these areas into welcoming community spaces. Organizers are seeking building owners (or tenants with permission from building owners) to partner on the transformation of several sites over the summer of 2022, including:

Meet the Street 2.0 Transformation Challenge

Five locations will be selected for the Meet the Street 2.0 Transformation Challenge, a placemaking challenge that invites building owners to participate with community groups and volunteers to transform a space. Participants will attend placemaking sessions with Community Development facilitators to identify and work with building owners to create a plan to beautify and improve the selected sites. Plans will incorporate a new mural and other placemaking initiatives such as clean-up, urban gardening, creation of social space, or other creative ideas. The project team will match building owners up with a professional mural artist, oversee the mural production, and support building owners in the implementation of the placemaking project.

Community-based murals and mentor/mentee murals

In addition to the five Transformation Challenge sites, Meet the Street is expanding its scope to include two community-based murals (mural design and production lead by a professional artist and painted by volunteers) and two mentor/mentee murals (mural design and production lead by experienced artist supported by an emerging artist). The project team is seeking four professional artists to lead these projects, two emerging artists and two community groups to assist and collaborate, and four property owners to provide wall space.

Deadline for applications and expressions of interest

Artist submissions and expressions of interest from business owners may be submitted online prior to the deadline of Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Successful applicants will be contacted by April 30, and projects will be completed between July and September 2022.

Meet the Street Arts & Culture Festival will be held during the 2022 September long weekend. Festival updates will be shared in the coming months.

Deadline: 24-03-2022

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Nominations for the 2022 Sobey Art Award are now open!

All nominations will be reviewed by an independent jury comprised of one distinguished representative from each of Canada’s five regions: the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and the North, and the West Coast and Yukon, and also includes one international juror. The jury will oversee the selection process and establish the long and short lists as well as the winner of the award. 2022 Nominations open until March 25, 2022.

The Sobey Art Award, recognized as one of the world’s most generous privately funded prizes for contemporary visual artists, is open to emerging Canadian artists of all ages.

This year, a total of $400,000 in prize money will be awarded: $100,000 to the overall winner, $25,000 to each of the shortlisted artists, and $10,000 to the remaining long-listed artists. In addition, the five shortlisted artists will be featured in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, with the winner announced at a gala ceremony this fall.

Deadline for Nominations: March 25, 2022

All application materials must be received at the National Gallery of Canada at/or before 6 pm EST on Friday, March 25, 2022.

The National Gallery of Canada accepts nominations for the 2022 Sobey Art Award from recognized agents, artists and institutions. The National Gallery of Canada will notify the sender by email upon receipt of nomination package.

Deadline: 25-03-2022

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Call for Proposals

Connection to Land Video Series


Land Acknowledgements have been delivered at the start of meetings and events across Treaty 8 Territory with the goal of encouraging people to understand and show respect for the longstanding Indigenous history that has brought everyone together to reside on this land. While this is an admirable step towards reconciliation, we see the practice evolving from a meaningful one to a simple “check-box-that-needs-to-be-ticked”. Symmetree Theatre believes this to be, because people are not taking the initiative to understand the history of the land and Indigenous Peoples’ relationship to it; an important prerequisite for delivering a meaningful land acknowledgement, as well as calling attention to our need to build mindfulness around current reconciliatory issues with Indigenous understanding at its root.

This video series will catalyze the discussion by showing its audience the importance of our land’s Indigenous history, through individual performance videos. The project will involve hiring 3-4 Indigenous artists who practice different art forms that would lend themselves well to being highlighted on film (a literary artist, dancer, a singer or musician, for example). They would be tasked with creating pieces within their art form which draw from their interpretation of their own connection to the land.


Symmetree Theatre is welcoming proposals from Indigenous artists who are local to the Wood Buffalo boundaries of Treaty 8 territory.​ These proposals should highlight the full vision for a performance video that would explore the themes of “Connection to Land”, in as much detail as possible. We welcome proposals from any art form (e.g., dance, literary, music).

  • Selected artists will be responsible for creating a 3-5 minute original narrative, recruiting and leading a team of artists to support that narrative.
  • We encourage artists to meaningfully involve Elders and Knowledge-Keepers from their own communities in the development of their proposed piece. Symmetree Theatre will provide financial support for honorariums or tobacco offerings to accommodate this, where appropriate.
  • The performance will be recorded with a professional videographer commissioned and compensated by Symmetree Theatre. Artists will realize their vision by collaborating with others, including videographers and project managers. 
  • Each proposal must have a designated “Lead Artist”. 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 videographers ahead of time. This can be in the form of an in-person rehearsal, or a draft recording of the performance sent digitally. This will include some documented material, explaining the Lead Artist’s vision. The Lead Artist will be required to sit in on meetings to help plan creative and logistical elements 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. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 1, 2022

For more details, please visit www.symmetreetheatre.com/connection

Deadline: 05-02-2022

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Art of Conversation – Call for Artists, Seniors & Elders

UPDATE (May 19, 2021): Opportunities are now open for Artists of all disciplines, as well as Seniors and Elders (+60 years of age) for Art of Conversation.

How it Works

Arts Council is paying to commission local Artists of various disciplines to have phone conversations with Wood Buffalo’s isolated Seniors and Elders. The Artists and (optionally) Seniors and Elders will then create new art inspired by the stories that are shared.

The phone call and Artists’ creation process will be documented to be shared through Arts Council communications, and the Artist’s completed pieces (e.g., song, short story, paintings, craft, animation, etc.) will be shared with the Senior or Elder with whom the piece was created.

Deadline for Submissions

ACWB will be commissioning Artists based on accepted applications, and registering Seniors and Elders until all opportunities are filled.

Art of Conversation is a collaborative project by Arts Council Wood Buffalo and St. Aidan’s Society for Artists, Seniors and Elders in the Wood Buffalo region.

View the virtual exhibit of artwork produced through Art of Conversation.

Caius Hubris – Rudy’s Song
Music video credits: Zachary Barrett with Twisted Gears Studios
Instrumentation: Superfluous Motor

About the Commission

  • This is a paid opportunity. Artist Fee details are outlined below.
  • Artists will self-lead at least two (2) different phone conversations of a decent length (45-60 mins) with Seniors or Elders in the community.
  • Artists will create a new piece of art inspired by their conversation with the goal of sharing it with the Senior or Elder (in accordance with physical distancing protocols.)


Artists must be Wood Buffalo residents for the duration of the project.

Work Media

There are no limits on the type of media accepted for this artist call.  We encourage local Artists to think outside the box, and let us know how they envision the art form of their preference complementing the project.

Art forms may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Original music or song compositions
  • Video and interactive art
  • Short stories or poems
  • 2D or 3D artwork / fine craft
  • Comics
  • Digital art

Finished Art Pieces

Completed art pieces and recorded videos need to be delivered to ACWB within 8 weeks from the first conversation between the Artist, Senior or Elder. This may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Artist Fee

An all inclusive fee of $500 per commission (including GST) will be paid to the Artist, covering all prep-time, conversations, creation of artwork, materials and supplies.

Alexander Bai – Cherished Memories for senior Linda Matychuk

How to Submit for this Opportunity

Email your submissions to Programs Manager Luay Eljamal at [email protected], with the following information:

  • Your name and contact phone number
  • Description of your preferred art form and how you believe it will support the project (200 words max)
  • Exactly three (3) digital samples of previous work
  • Description of how you will choose to present your art form (e.g., a poem printed and framed; a song performed on video or a music file, etc.)

Seniors & Elders (60+) are invited to create art with local artists.

We encourage any local Senior or Elder above the age of 60 years to register.

Please inform and invite Seniors and Elders you might know who would be interested in creating art from a distance or having stimulating conversation.

Seniors and Elders will have the option to receive an art supply kit (safely) through St. Aidan’s established meal-delivery program, should they also wish to create art in addition to conversing with a local Artist.  

Deadline for submissions: 

ACWB will be commissioning Artists based on accepted applications, and registering Seniors and Elders until all opportunities are filled.

Questions and More Information

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

Download posters to promote this program with your networks.

Deadline: 28-02-2022

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2022 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award

Apply now for the 2022 Emerging Artist Award! Alberta artists in the early stages of their professional careers can apply for the 2022 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award until midnight February 4, 2022.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity oversees the application and adjudication process for the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards.

Any questions regarding the award or the application process can be sent to [email protected]

The Emerging Artist Awards program gives up to 10 awards of $10,000 each to support and encourage promising artists early in their professional careers. Emerging Artist Awards are given out every second year (in even years). For more details go to About the Emerging Artist Awards.

Deadline: 04-02-2022

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2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize

The 2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize is now open for submissions.

You have until Feb. 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET to submit your original, unpublished works of nonfiction, up to 2,000 words. There is no minimum word requirement.

You may submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing or a feature article.

The entry fee is $25, which covers the costs of administering the prize.
The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their work published on CBC Books.

Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

Submissions are read by a panel of established writers and editors from across the country. The shortlist and winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.

Montreal writer Chanel M. Sutherland won the 2021 CBC Nonfiction Prize for her story Umbrella.

Deadline: 28-02-2022

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Explore and Create

Explore and Create funds Canadian artists, artistic groups and organizations committed to the creation and dissemination of innovative, vibrant and diverse art.

This program advances Canadian artistic practices by encouraging artists to investigate creative processes and take risks that lead to the development of unique works destined to connect with the public.

Explore and Create supports the research, development, creation and production of work, as well as professional development for artists.

Deadline: February 2, 2022

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Suite Surrender Auditions

Swamp Rat Experience

Be a part of something hilarious – come try out for our first production, Suite Surrender! Details at https://bit.ly/SuiteSurrenderAudition.


It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel to perform in a USO show – assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance… that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite! Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.


Bernard S. Dunlap – General Manager of the Palm Beach Royale Hotel & Spa.
Claudia McFadden – America’s beloved Matron of Song.
Athena Sinclair – a Great Star of Stage and Screen.
Murphy Stevens – Athena’s personal secretary.
Mr. Pippet – Claudia’s personal secretary.
Dora Del Rio – a Gossip Columnist.
Mrs. Everett P. Osgood – a Society Matron & President of the Palm Beach Ladies for Unity.
Francis – a bellhop.
Otis – a bellhop.


Keyano College is applying the Restriction Exemption Program and only those as outlined in the program will be eligible to participate in this production. Participants will be asked to present their QR code. You can find details at https://www.keyano.ca/…/athleti…/covid-19-reopening.aspx.


You don’t need any previous acting or theatre experience to audition. Swamp Rat Experience promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in our productions and creative process. We encourage performers of all skills and abilities (physical and/or mental), ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, and ethnicity to apply. If you need accommodations to be made for you to be able to audition, please contact [email protected]. We want to make sure all our audition process is accessible to anyone and everyone without barrier or limitations presented by a typical audition process.

Auditions will take place in person at Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre on Friday, January 28 6 PM – 9 PM and Saturday, January 29 12 PM – 6 PM. Call-backs will be held on Sunday January 30th between 12 PM – 3 PM.


Brand new Fort McMurray theatre company Swamp Rat Experience is proud to partner with established community champion Keyano Theatre on our first production! Founded by theatre artists Hanna Fridhed and Zenon Campbell in 2021, Swamp Rat Experience aims to create art for the love of creating and sharing that love with our community. 

Deadline: 29-01-2022

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Auditions for ‘Ghost Quartet’

Looking For

Vocalists and musicians (Violin, Cello, Piano, Ukelele, Standing Bass and Percussion).


Please send a video of your audition as well as a paragraph summarizing your previous theatrical experience to Brecon Jenkins at [email protected] by January 31, 2022.


Please reach out to the email listed above with any questions, or to arrange an in-person audition if you would prefer.

All proceeds from the production will be donated to the Fort McMurray SPCA.

Deadline: 31-01-2022

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Call for Artist – Youth Actor for RMWB Commercial Video

Applications must submit online by January 23, 2022 by 11:29PM (MST) to [email protected] All inquiries or issues with submitting can be directed to [email protected], or PULSE at 780-743-7000.

See the full Call for Artists here. The selected artist will be notified by January 25, 2022.

Project Overview

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is preparing to promote a Municipal project through a detailed engagement campaign. The project will include a diverse and thorough marketing campaign, with an emphasis on community participation and feedback. The promotional video will be broadcast through numerous social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Google. The actor’s parent or guardian will sign a social media consent form, allowing the RMWB to use the youth’s image for advertising purposes. The artist will perform in two promotional videos (scripts will be provided and must be memorized). The videos will be recorded within the region (exact locations are to be determined).

Project Goal

Create a fun, and inspiring promotional video from a youth’s perspective of the importance of the Municipal project.


Qualifications for the project include (but are not limited to):
• Resident of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
• Aged between 6-10 years old;
• Bubbly and enthusiastic personality;
• Strong and articulate speaking skills;
• Written consent from a parent or guardian; and
• Past experience with acting (please provide details).

Submission Requirements and Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed by a selection panel.

While the Communications & Engagement Department will attempt to contact the applicant to
request any information that might be missing, it is the applicant’s responsibility to submit a complete application. Applications that are incomplete after the submission deadline will not be reviewed by the selection panel.

Information needed for submission includes:
• Name of applicant;
• Name of parent or guardian of applicant;
• Contact information including phone and email;
• Age of applicant;
• Acting resume; and
• If available, video example of past actor experience.

Applicants will be scored through the evaluation criteria on the following:

  1. Requirements – 10 Points
    • Meets requirements to apply for opportunity;
    • Application received prior to deadline.
  2. Experience – 40 Points
    • Experience within the local arts community;
    • Acting experience.
  3. Portfolio – 50 Points
    • Video examples of past performances, these can be in numerous platforms
    including video files, shared links, or social media posts.


The artist will be provided a rate that’s within the Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes Canadiens (CARFAC) guidelines. The total award for this project is $700.00 for the artist for completion of recording the videos.

Artist Agreement

The successful actor’s parent or guardian will be required to sign an agreement with the Municipality. Upon notification of the award, the successful actor will have 7 business days to finalize and sign the agreement. If an agreement cannot be reached within this period, the Municipality may award the proposal to the first runner up to the submission and allow 10 business days for that actor to finalize and sign the agreement or cancel and reissue.

Anticipated Schedule

Two scheduled recordings will be coordinated with an estimate of one to two hours for each video recording. Dependent on weather, filming may be completed outside. The applicant will be responsible for arriving on time for the confirmed scheduled video recordings.

Video 1: Estimated recording between January 31- February 4.
Video 2: Estimated recording between February 7-11.
*schedules subject to change

Deadline: 23-01-2022

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