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Call for Performing Artists — Buffys 2020

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is inviting artists to submit proposals for performances which will be shared at our fifth annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards (Buffys) showcase event on October 17, 2020.

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: June 30, 2020 @ 9 a.m.

This year’s celebrations will be released exclusively for online viewing. All commissioned performances will be pre-recorded for a premiere during this online broadcast.

Submit Your Proposal for this Opportunity

This opportunity has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their proposals. Please bookmark https://artscouncilwb.ca/opportunities-calls/ for future opportunities and calls.

Experiment for Your Pre-Recorded Performance

Given that the performances will be pre-recorded this year, we are particularly interested in site-specific works that highlight underused and unique locations or venues within our region.

This night of celebration is a great opportunity to be experimental and try things out, so we encourage you to embrace your unique ideas and go for it in your submissions!

Example Ideas to Stimulate Your Creativity

Painted – Duncan McDowall
Jurassic Park Theme – The Piano Guys

Eligibility Criteria

  • Artists must be Wood Buffalo residents for the duration of the project
  • Performance must not exceed 5 minutes in length
  • Artists must be performance-ready for recording by mid-July
  • Performance must not have been, or have plans to be, presented again in close proximity of the Buffys (i.e. no repeat presentations of the Work between July – December 2020)

Work Media

The work must be visually appealing to present on film, and may include, but is not limited to:

  • Short-films
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Spoken word
  • Circus arts
  • 2D or 3D art forms

Recording the Performance

The performance needs to be submitted to ACWB by September 17th. For those needing support for the recording process, you may choose to access 1 – 2 hours of complimentary recording time with a professional videographer hired and compensated by ACWB.

Selections Process

  • Artists will be selected based on appropriateness for the program, cost, and quality.
  • Priority will be given to artists who communicate clear, detailed concepts, with reasoning and feasibility provided to support their selected performance location.

Artist Fee

ACWB requests that artists determine their fees as part of the proposal process.

Submit Your Proposal for this Opportunity

This opportunity has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their proposals. Please bookmark https://artscouncilwb.ca/opportunities-calls/ for future opportunities and calls.

For More Information

Contact Luay Eljamal, Programs Manager: [email protected] or 587-674-1625 x.102.