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Call for Submissions – RISE Emerging Artist Program 2023

RISE is an annual exhibition and mentorship program developed by artsPlace to offer Alberta artists the opportunity to educate, exhibit, sell, and promote their artistic practice within the Bow Valley.

The goal of RISE is to cultivate Alberta’s emerging artists by pairing an exhibition opportunity with mentorship by a local art professional. Participating artists build experience in exhibition design, installation and professional practice. RISE fosters a strong community awareness of contemporary arts practices and prepares new-generation artists for a professional career in the arts.

Submission Deadline: Fri. Jun. 10, 2022

Notification of Acceptance: Mid-July, 2022


An emerging artist is defined as: someone who is in the early stage of their career (less than 5 years), has specialized training in their field (not necessarily gained in an academic institution), and who has created a modest independent body of work.

Emerging artists may include students, recently graduated students from a post-secondary institution, or someone who has made a recent career change or decision to prioritize their art practice. The artist cannot be exhibiting work with a commercial gallery, and MUST be resident of Alberta for at least a year prior to the application deadline date.

Calls for submission are open to ALL visual art disciplines, and applicants may apply as an individual or as part of a collective of artists.

For submission guidelines, for more information and to apply click below.