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2019 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards – Artist Calls

Deadline for all Artist Calls listed below is July 30, 2019

1. Performing Artists

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for artists to perform at the fourth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards showcase event on October 19, 2019. This year’s theme is “Midnight Coffeehouse” and will be held at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts.

The theme is based on the Beat Generation culture of the 1950s, some of the defining features being performance art, major shifts in poetry and fiction writing, small ensemble experimental jazz, and abstract expressionism in visual art.

The Arts Awards is a great place to be experimental and try things out, so we encourage artists to embrace the Coffeehouse theme and go for it in their submissions!

  • Music, dance, theatre, comedy, spoken word, circus arts, etc. or any combination of these
  • 5-minute time slot on one of the main stages during the awards presentation on October 19
  • Performance agreement also includes:
    • Up to 1 hour of technical rehearsal on the evening of October 18
    • Dress rehearsal during the day on October 19
  • Submission must include: artist description, description of performance, and fee (inclusive of GST).
  • Artists will be selected based on appropriateness for the program, cost, and quality.

Contact Diana Moser, Programs Manager for more information: [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.102.


2. Photography Services

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for professional photography services to provide event photos of the fourth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards showcase event on October 19, 2019. This year’s theme, “Midnight Coffeehouse”, is based on the Beat Generation culture of the 1950s, some of the defining features being performance art, major shifts in poetry and fiction writing, small ensemble experimental jazz, and abstract expressionism in visual art.

Location: Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts

Services Required

  • Close up and wide shots
  • Photographs taken during the pre-show activities and backstage
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Attendees, performers, décor
  • Photographs taken during the awards showcase
    • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    • Attendees, performers, speakers, award presenter(s), sponsors, award recipients, décor
  • Photographs taken during the after-glow activities
    • 11:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • 10 hi resolution images required 2 days after the event for use on ACWB social media
  • All final images due 2 weeks after the event
    • Hi-resolution suitable for future use in printed publications and online

Contact Christina Rolufs, Communications Manager, for more information: [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.101.


3. Videography Services

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for professional video services to capture event footage to create up to five (5) highlight videos for the fourth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards. The footage will be captured at the showcase event on October 19, 2019 and will be used to create highlight videos which will be used post-event as thank-yous, promo, etc.

Location: Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts

Time: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

  • Pre-show: 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Awards show: 9:00-11:00 pm
  • After-glow: 11:00 pm – 12:00 am

Services Required:

Capture event footage on October 19, 2019 to create up to five (5) highlight videos of the Awards.

  • One video should be an overall compilation of the event and approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Other videos should be 58 second shorts of each: artist showcase, sponsors, awards, event itself.
  • Videos will be mainly used on social media and may be embedded in the ACWB website.
  • Draw inspiration from the 2019 theme “Midnight Coffeehouse”, which is based on the Beat Generation culture of the 1950s, some of the defining features being performance art, major shifts in poetry and fiction writing, small ensemble experimental jazz, and abstract expressionism in visual art.

Contact Christina Rolufs, Communications Manager, for more information: [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.101.