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RMWB: Arts, Culture & Heritage Grant

Are you looking for funding to support your arts, culture and heritage-related projects? The Arts, Culture & Heritage Grant could be the answer. This grant provides financial support to individuals or groups who are working towards achieving the priorities of the Wood Buffalo Culture Plan.

With a total of $50,000 available, this funding initiative supports the Culture Plan’s vision of Wood Buffalo as a culturally diverse and socially inclusive municipality in which arts and heritage are vital to its social, economic and environmental well-being.

To apply for the Arts, Culture & Heritage Grant, you must demonstrate how your project aligns with one or more of the following priorities of the Wood Buffalo Culture Plan:

  • Foster a healthy environment for culture: arts and culture.
  • Further develop cultural facilities and resources.
  • Support collaboration and innovation.
  • Encourage diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility.
  • Improve awareness of the value of culture.

Applications for this grant will close on December 31, 2023 OR once the total $50,000 available has been granted. 

Deadline: 31-12-2023

Submissions Open: NorthWord Magazine

NorthWord Magazine publishes twice a year through the support of community volunteers and advertisers. Publication launches take place in April during National Poetry Month and September to coincide with Alberta Culture Days.

For each edition, the Northern Canada Collective Society of Writers’ Board of Directors selects a guest editor. Each guest editor is required to pick a theme to kick-start the creativity. They also decide on the artwork for the front cover. 

As submissions come in, the managing editor removes names before showing the guest editor for transparency purposes.

After the selection process, the publication is produced and disbursed throughout the Wood Buffalo region.

This edition’s Guest Editor is Tineesha McKay and the theme is Resilience.

Accepted Submissions:​

  • Prose (3,000 words or fewer, fiction or non-fiction)
  • Poetry (50 lines maximum)
  • Excerpts from current projects
  • Visual Art 

Submission Deadline is October 30, 2023

* Send submission to northword@hushmail.com

Deadline: 30-10-2023

RMWB: Call for Traffic Signal Cabinet Wrap Artwork

Help beautify streetscapes by turning traffic signal cabinets/bins from functional infrastructure into colourful and inspired works of art.

Public Art Wood Buffalo is seeking local creatives, photographers, and designers from all backgrounds and experience to submit proposals for traffic signal cabinet/bin wraps. Artwork can be created in any medium, but if selected must be provided in high-resolution digital files suitable for large-format printing.


Artist Fee: Artists will be awarded $700 if their submission is selected.


EligibilityThis opportunity is open to creatives of all ages. Applicants must be current residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.  


Submission Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2023, by 11:59 P.M. (MST) Late submissions will not be accepted.    



Deadline: 27-10-2023

Call for Submissions: Alberta Society of Artists

The Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) invites all artists, Members and Non-Members (18 years and over), residing in Alberta to submit work of any visual medium to our in-house and partnered gallery spaces for the 2024 season. All artists, both emerging and established, working in all media including installation, sculpture, video or photography, textiles, painting, drawing, and mixed media are encouraged to apply.  


The deadline to submit is October 16th at 11:59pm. 


About the Alberta Society of Artists

The Alberta Society of Artists is the oldest society of juried professional artists in the province, providing art education and exhibitions in public venues since 1931. The Society’s goal is to increase public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in Alberta.      



Deadline: 16-10-2023

Call for Artists: Mural Opportunity

Bank of Montreal (BMO) – Fort McMurray is looking for an experienced artist to work with the community to design and install a mural on the front facing corner (NW – Franklin Ave and Main Street). This initiative is being undertaken as part of the Downtown Revitalizations Incentive Program.


The total budget for this project could be up to $17,000 with design phase being completed by December 2023 and installation by July 31, 2024.


Application Deadline is October 11, 2023


Submit your Expression of Interest, CV/Resume, link to your online portfolio, and additional documentation to Charmaine Hunos – charmaine.hunos@bmo.com


This opportunity is open to any “Locally Involved Artist,” meaning an artist residing in the Municipality or an artist from outside the Municipality who provides mentorship, skill-building, and capacity-building opportunities to local residents in the field of discipline for which they have been hired.


The selected artist(s) will work the community to develop a design that reflects an inclusive society, a thriving economy, and a sustainable future. Design to incorporate BMO blue and could focus on the theme(s) of:

  • Community (i.e. local scenes, multi-generational, BIPOC and representation of ethnic diversity, and local/small business) or
  • Nature and sustainability (naturescapes, elements (e.g. water), animals)


For more information and project details, see the full Artist Call. 

Deadline: 11-10-2023

Mini Green Havens: Call for Artisan Workshops

Dear Artisans and Craftspeople,


You are cordially invited to harness your creativity and showcase your skills by having a workshop for the public to participate in. Whether you’re a seasoned artisan or a budding craftsperson, this is your chance to share your passion and expertise in a vibrant and supportive environment.


Event Details
All week (choose your own day)
Approx. time 7:00pm until 10:00 pm
Venue: Mini Green Havens, 21-8520 Manning Ave
Tickets to be sold by Mini Green Havens via Mac Calendar


Cost Information
The cost of participation will vary based on individual artisan fees and supplies required for your workshop as well as our fee to the participant. We aim to work closely with you to ensure that the pricing aligns with your offerings and remains accessible to attendees.


Contact Us
For further details and inquiries, please feel free to reach out to Natasha or Wendy at 587-276-1971 or email natasha@minigreenhavens.ca. We’re here to answer your questions, discuss your ideas, and help you make the most of this unique opportunity.


Let your creativity bloom and your skills shine as you connect with fellow artisans and enthusiasts in an inviting and collaborative atmosphere. We look forward to hosting you and witnessing the magic you bring.


For more information about Mini Green Havens, check out their website


Deadline: 30-09-2023

Call for Visual Artist – 2023 ACWB Merchandise Artwork

Project Description


Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for local 2D or 3D visual artists, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, printmakers or painters to submit existing or new artwork for their 2023 ACWB branded tote bags.


The image to be used as the exterior design for a limited print run of ACWB branded tote bags, which will be sold as merchandise in support of ACWB. The image will also be used in promotion on ACWB’s various online platforms.


Work Media


ACWB welcomes submissions from both established and emerging artists.


ACWB will not be purchasing the physical artwork, only the digital image. The artwork will be used in merchandise design, and under the discretion of ACWB’s designer, creating the final merchandise design, which may be cropped or have information and design elements placed on top. We will request non-exclusive rights to the work and will accept existing and new artwork; however, it should not have appeared on any other branded merchandise for an organization within the Wood Buffalo community in the six months prior to submission.


Submitted digital files of photography, digital artwork or representations of any 2D or 3D artwork must be in the form of digital files, prepared and ready for print with the following requirements:

  • Digital artwork files must be uploaded in a jpg or png file format.
  • File size should be minimum 300dpi. The image may be cropped to fit printable surface area of approximately 8”x8”. Please ensure the digital file is cropped to show only your submitted image and no background elements (frame, etc.).
  • All artworks and elements within the artwork must be the sole intellectual property of the artist. If the artwork is digital media medium, design elements must have been purchased with the proper license to be used for both print and digital purposes, listed in the project description.

Entry Requirements

Maximum of 3 artwork submissions per artist.

Please submit the following items in one email to info@artscouncilwb.ca.

  • Subject Line: Merchandise Design Submission

Some of the information provided below will be used to give credit to the successful artist in the promotions. Please make sure this information provided is correct, with proper grammar and punctuation.

Please refer to this checklist to ensure all submission elements are submitted for consideration:

  • Artist Statement (100 words maximum)
  • Artist Bio (100 words maximum)
  • Image list from A – C, title of artwork, medium used. Example A) Title, Medium, B) Title, Medium, C) Title, Medium.
  • Print ready digital file, minimum 1MB and/or 300dpi resolution. Files should be named as follows: first name_last name.a.jpeg, first name_last name.b.jpeg, etc. ACWB will accept large files from a downloadable source such as dropbox.com and FTP service.


Submission Deadline

Submissions must be received by 11:59pm on September 11th, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered for selection.


Selection Process

Artwork will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo. The selection is final and the successful artist will be notified by September 15th, 2023.


Please note that only the successful artist will be notified. Artists submitting their artwork keep full copyright of their images. Submissions that are not chosen will not be used in any way by ACWB or third party organizations, unless requested by ACWB in advance and approved by the artist.


Licensing Fee

The successful artist will be paid a one time, all-inclusive licensing fee of $200.00, inclusive of GST. 


Contact Information


Emma Carter
Engagement Manager


(780) 713-1948

Deadline: 11-09-2023

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Buffys 2023: Call for Event 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. With this year’s showcase being presented live, Arts Council is looking to hire an event photographer for the Buffys on October 21st, 2023. The event photographer will be present at the Buffys and will capture photos of the event for Arts Council Wood Buffalo. 



ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo photographer to capture the Buffys 2023. Event responsibilities for the photographer will be as followed:

  • Capturing photos of:
    • the Buffys Moulin Rouge Event
    • All award recipients 
    • All sponsors and award presenters
    • Guest attendees 
    • Live performers 
    • Set and decor
    • ACWB Staff & Board 
  • Photographer will be provided with a shot list outlining required shots 
  • Photographer will be responsible for editing the photos after the event and supplying Arts Council Wood Buffalo with the finished product, to be delivered by November 21st, 2023
  • Photographer must be available from 5:30pm-11:00pm on October 21st 2023   
  • Photographer will report to Engagement Manager Emma Carter




Arts Council Wood Buffalo will pay the artist a fee of $1500 for taking photos at the Buffys and editing photos  




Please submit your resume via email to emma@artscouncilwb.ca along with a minimum of three (3) examples of previous work you would like to share. 




Submissions must be received by 11:59pm on September 11th, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.



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



For questions or more information, please contact Engagement Manager Emma Carter via email: emma@artscouncilwb.ca 

Deadline: 11-09-2023

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Workshop Opportunity: Intro to Stage Combat

Swamp Rat Experience is pleased to present this 3 hour two-day workshop, an introduction to unarmed stage combat. It will give the students a basic understanding of the concepts of stage combat, leaving them with an understanding of how to develop a stage fight using a variety of concepts and techniques.

The concepts we will explore include sight lines, distance, knaps, reactions, safety rules and a step by step framework to properly execute an attack. By the end of the workshop you will be able to perform a fight or physical action on stage realistically and – most importantly – safely along with having a greater understanding of what it takes to develop a fight for the stage. You will walk away with the knowledge how to build a fight with all aspects of a theatre performance in mind.


Nathan Loitz is Metis Dene from Fort Mac Kay First Nation. He has worked as a professional actor in the Theatre for many years and he is also an experienced Fight Director. He has certified with Fight Director’s Canada at the Advanced level. Nathan has performed and choreographed fights all across Western Canada and has also worked as a Stuntman in film and television. His most recent credits include working as a stunt-actor on Black Summer, Billy the Kid and The Last of Us.

Deadline: 09-09-2023

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Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Funding

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific visual arts or new media project.

Eligible genres

For the purposes of this funding opportunity, eligible visual arts and new media projects include:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • sculpture
  • printmaking
  • fibre art
  • ceramics
  • photography
  • fine craft
  • mixed media
  • installation art
  • public art
  • media and/or computer-assisted art

Types of projects

Through this opportunity, you may apply for project funding to support artistic activities in:

  • art production
  • marketing
  • research
  • training and career development

Deadline: 01-09-2023

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Dance Individual Project Funding

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific dance project.

Types of projects

Through this opportunity, you may apply for project funding to support artistic activities in:

  • art production
  • marketing
  • research
  • training and career development

Deadline: 01-09-2023

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Indigenous Arts Individual Project Funding

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of an individual Indigenous artist, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists in Alberta by providing funding for a specific cultural or artistic project.

Types of projects

Through this opportunity, you may apply for project funding to support artistic and cultural activities:

  • artistic and cultural production
  • marketing
  • research
  • training and career development

Deadline: 01-09-2023

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