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Buffys 2022 – Call for Promo Photographer


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. In the past, Arts Council has commissioned illustrators to create promotional assets for the Buffys. With this year’s showcase being a live event, Arts Council is looking to hire a promo photographer to work with a make-up artist/face painter to create “live-action” photographic assets to parallel this change. 

Arts Council aims to hire a photographer who will capture 12 individual looks, painted on model’s faces, to represent 12 award categories for a promotional photoshoot prior to the Buffys event. The completed assets will be used in this year’s programs, posters, on social media, and in video elements at the event. The photoshoot will take place the week of April 24th, 2022, and the amount of time required to complete the project will be determined in collaboration with the artists involved and Arts Council.


  • ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo photographer to capture twelve (12) looks, one for each of the following categories: 
  1. Arts Administration
  2. Arts Education
  3. Creative Collaboration
  4. Ken Flaherty Music Award
  5. Dance
  6. Performing Arts
  7. Indigenous Arts
  8. Visual Arts
  9. Fine Craft
  10. Literary Arts
  11. Media Arts
  12. Rising Star
  • Artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Coordinator Hanna Fridhed.
  • Artist will work with a makeup artist/face painter recruited and compensated by Arts Council to capture each look.
  • Artist will be responsible for editing and supplying Arts Council with a minimum of three (3) different photographs of each look, to be delivered by May 6th, 2022.

The photoshoot will take place the week of April 24th, 2022, to be determined in collaboration with Arts Council and the selected Makeup artist/Face painter.


All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Buffys Promo Photographer” as your category. 

You will be asked to provide: 

  • Past examples of your work
  • Fee


Submissions must be received by Noon on April 14, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.


Artist to submit fee reflecting 36 photographs (3 per award category).


Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by April 19, 2022.

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


For questions or more information, please contact Programs Coordinator Hanna Fridhed at [email protected].