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Buffys 2023 – 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. Arts Council is looking to hire a promo photographer to work with two performance artists to create photographic assets for Buffys 2023.

The completed assets will be used in this year’s programs, posters, on social media, and in video elements at the event. The photoshoot aims to take place the week of April 9th, 2023, and the amount of time required to complete the project will be determined in collaboration with the artists involved and Arts Council.

The Buffys 2023 theme is “Midnight at the Moulin Rouge”, inspired by the Red Curtain Cinema genre – a spectacular theatrical world of exaggeration that uses dance, costumes, and colourful settings to entertain and enchant audiences and intensify everyday reality. You can find examples of the Red Curtain Cinema genre here: Moulin Rouge

The Buffys 2022 promotional photography assets were used in programs, posters, in social media graphics, projections and video. You can see examples of how these assets were used here: Buffys 2022 Promotional Materials


  • ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo photographer to capture photographic assets
  • Artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Communications Manager, Akshaya Lakshmi.
  • Artist will work with two performance artists recruited and compensated by Arts Council to capture the assets.
  • Artist will be responsible for editing and supplying Arts Council with a minimum of thirty six (36) different photographs, to be delivered by May 9th, 2023.

The photoshoot will take place the week of April 9th, 2023, 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
  • Mood board
  • Fee


Submissions must be received by noon on March 14, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.


Artist to submit fee reflecting 36 edited photographs.


Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by March 21, 2023.

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


For questions or more information, please contact Communications Manager, Akshaya Lakshmi at akshaya@artscouncilwb.ca.