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Calling all artists and art groups! Do you have an idea for a workshop, master class or event? ACWB wants to help you make it happen! We could provide a variety of resources to assist you in bringing your concept to life.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo wants to help local artists make their arts initiatives in Wood Buffalo a reality. Creative Connections (C²) allows artists, arts groups or arts-based organizations to submit proposals for arts programming that they wish to deliver. Artists can submit proposals during an intake period spanning January 10 - March 9, 2023 for projects occurring in that year. Arts Council will review applications and offer consultative services to help artists improve their capacity in creating proposals and event planning.

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Applications now OPEN for 2023 Creative Connections


Creative Connections (C²) focuses on assisting artists and arts organizations further their artistic practice through events, projects, and by engaging with local artists.



Application Process


1


Read this Page
Familiarize yourself with the C² program and decide if it's for you!

2


Apply
Apply for C² through our online portal, mail-in form or seek additional application support. See more in Application Support.

3


Selection
ACWB staff will connect with you about next steps


The C² program will run throughout 2023.

Deadlines & Timelines

  1. PROPOSALS DUE: March 9, 2023

  2. PROGRAM RUNS: Until end of 2023




We are here to help!

If online forms are not your forte, Arts Council is open to accommodate other means of submissions.

If you would like to submit your application online, please see more on the Apply tab.



Arts Council hopes to build artist capacity by paralleling an application process that is adopted by the wider arts communities across Canada and the world. However, we also recognize that this process may be stressful to some. Arts Council celebrates and supports diversity, and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all, free of barriers and discrimination. We are committed to providing programs that are accessible and barrier free.



There are three alternate options to submit a proposal:

1. Mail-in your Proposal

A printed template can be mailed out to you with a self-addressed return envelope. This needs to reach the Arts Council office by 12PM (MST) on the proposal due date.


2. Oral Submission

Oral submissions will be accepted as a recorded audio file. This audio file will not be transcribed to text. It will be presented to the selection committee in its recorded form, so that it is received in your voice, as originally intended.


3. Set Up an Appointment

Any artists struggling with any other options are welcome to meet with our team in person or virtually to ensure a smooth application process. Please contact the Programs Team at [email protected]



For more information or support in the applications process, please contact the Programs Team at [email protected] or by phone 587-674-1625.

Frequently Asked Questions

Become a Sponsor of the Creative Connections Program

Are you interested in sponsoring or making a contribution to the Creative Connection program?
Visit our Sponsor Us page to view the different sponsorship opportunities, or contact us to share your vision on how you can support the Creative Connections program. We are open to creative possibilities and would be happy to discuss alternative sponsorship options with you.

 

Find out what other organizations have to say about supporting the arts in our region.

 

For more information on Creative Connections, or for questions on securing your sponsorship opportunity, please contact ACWB Executive Director, Liana Wheeldon, at [email protected] or 587-674-1625 ext. 100.

Thanks to Our Resident Artists