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RMWB: Arts, Culture, and 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 up to $5,000 to individuals or groups who are working to create, inspire and preserve within the cultural landscape of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo.

To apply for the Arts, Culture and 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 heritage.
  • 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 Dec. 31, 2024 OR once the total $50,000 available has been granted. Review the details below to start your application!

 

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Deadline: 31-12-2024

Alberta Culture Days Grant: Applications Open

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

 

Alberta Culture Days is a month-long celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community-spirit featuring free activities for Albertans to enjoy. Held annually in September, it is an opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities.

Alberta Culture Days coincides with the Month of the Artist, a celebration of artists, and the value they bring to the province, both socially and economically.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo stewards funds from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo among individual artists, groups and organisations who wish to host free arts & culture-based events for residents of Wood Buffalo. Arts Council acts as the fiscal agent, supporting as many events as possible, stewarding funds equitably and reporting back to funding agents.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Provide arts, culture or heritage-related programming during the month of September 2024. 
  • Activities must be free to attend
  • Provide a budget outlining estimated revenues (including in-kind and/or leveraged funds) and expenses

 

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

  • Artist fees/workshop fees/performance fees (funds can only be used to compensate Albertan artists)
  • Event/workshop materials (for example: paint brushes, paper, costume rentals, etc.)
  • Marketing and communications
  • Volunteer expenses (for example: t-shirts, refreshments)
  • Food and beverage (note: alcoholic beverages and bar services are not eligible)
  • Honorariums, wages, and contract wage agreements with cultural workers and artists who are not already employed as staff by the applicant organisation (for example: ushers, stage managers, technicians etc.)
  • Technology costs (for example: Zoom, WebEx, audio/visual technician services); equipment rental (for example: lighting, sound)
  • Venue rental
  • Equipment rental

 

Note: Arts Council divides available funds equitably among all eligible applicants, based on each applicants’ total requested amounts, and each project’s alignment with Alberta Culture Days priorities.

 

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

 

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 “Alberta Culture Days Grant (ABCD)” as your category. 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

 

Submissions must be received by 12PM on June 13, 2024. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

 

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 proposed Alberta Culture Days Event.

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

 

Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by July 2, 2024.


QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information, please contact jenna@artscouncilwb.ca  or 587-674-1625.

Deadline: 13-06-2024

RMWB: Art for Social Change

Could your art be a tool to create positive change for those facing barriers due to a lack of accessibility and inclusion?

 

The Art for Social Change project invites artists living within Western Canada (i.e., British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) to submit proposals for site-specific public art installations that creatively explore and interpret the theme of Accessibility.

 

The call is open to any discipline, including but not limited to sculpture, interactive installations, performance art and digital media.

 

Up to six projects will be selected, each with a budget of up to $10,000.

 

Download the Art for Social Change submission guidelines.

 

 

Deadline to apply is May 6, 2024.

 

 

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Deadline: 06-05-2024

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RMWB: Street Banner Program

Each year, Public Art Wood Buffalo invites residents of all ages and skill levels to showcase their talents through the Street Banner Program. This year’s theme invites you to explore the SPIRIT of WATER.

Selected designs will receive a $600 design fee, a screened banner and the opportunity to be displayed throughout the region!

 

Apply by May 3

 

This artist call is open to creatives of all ages and skill levels residing in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Artwork must be submitted on art paper with a completed release form. Contact Public.Art@rmwb.ca or visit the main floor counter at Jubilee Centre (9909 Franklin Ave.) to pick up paper.

 

Download the 2024 Street Banner Program submission guidelines

 

Submit your artwork and completed release form by May 3.

 

Get inspired

 

Water is one of the most precious elements on our planet, giving life to everything around us. Dive in and examine the incredible power and beauty of water!

 

Need ideas? Here are some to inspire your creative flow!

  • Ecosystems, global biodiversity and ecological balance.
  • Sustainability, long-term viability, water quality and equitable distribution.
  • Master of disguise with shapeshifting ability that can move from solid to liquid to gas and back.
  • Explore the molecular secret of water’s structure and symbols.
  • Societal significance – water has been a symbol of purification, renewal and life, which is evident in many different cultural and spiritual practices.
  • Recreation and transportation.
  • Fluid and rhythmic wave patterns create a harmonious relationship between water, music and dance.

 

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Deadline: 03-05-2024

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Buffys 2024: Call for Performing Artists

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

 

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. This year’s showcase will be delivered at Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre. Arts Council aims to hire performing artists to create performances that will be showcased live, in-person at this year’s Awards Showcase on October 19, 2024. The performances will be recorded for archival purposes and may be distributed as needed.

 

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 by mid-September 
  • Performance must be original and 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 and December 2024).

WORK MEDIA:


The work must be visually appealing to present at Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre and may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Spoken Word
  • Circus Arts
  • 2D or 3D artforms

 

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Arts Council is particularly interested in unique work, and preference will be given to engaging proposals from artists who have not already performed at the Buffys. The Buffys are a great place to be experimental and try things out, so we encourage artists to embrace their unique ideas and dream something up that fits “outside-the-box”.
  • While it’s not mandatory, Arts Council artists are encouraged to infuse their work with the thematic coherence of “Midnight in Miami”. Embracing the essence of this theme, artists can draw inspiration from the vibrant energy, cultural richness, and enigmatic allure reminiscent of the nocturnal atmosphere of Miami.
  • The performance will be presented in front of a live audience and recorded for archival purposes. We highly encourage collaboration between many artists.
  • Each submission must have a designated director, who will manage the vision of the project as well as its performers. They will act as the point-contact for the project and will arrange logistics for the group. This director may also be required to sit in on meetings to plan creative and logistical aspects of the performance in advance with our creative team.
  • All final submissions must be 100% original and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

 


SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

 

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 – Performing Artists” as your category. 

 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

 

Submissions must be received by 12PM on May 1, 2024. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

 

 

FEE

 

Artist fees will be negotiated and agreed upon between the individual artist and Arts Council Wood Buffalo, contingent upon the scope and nature of the artistic contribution.

 

 

 

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 proposed performance.

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

 

Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by May 17, 2024.

 


QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION


For questions or more information, please contact jenna@artscouncilwb.ca  or 587-674-1625.

 

Deadline: 01-05-2024

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Buffys 2024: Call for Arts Awards Creation

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

 

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. This year’s showcase will be delivered in-person, allowing attendees ticketed-entry to the event. Arts Council aims to hire an artist to create this year’s Awards. The Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards Gala will take place at Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre on October 19, 2024. The final physical awards will be distributed to the award recipients shortly after. See past creations here and here.

 

 

ABOUT THE AWARDS

ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo artist to create sixteen (16) awards, one for each of the following categories: 

  • Arts Administration
  • Arts Education
  • Creative Collaboration
  • Ken Flaherty Music Award
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Indigenous Artist
  • Visual Arts
  • Fine Craft
  • Literary Arts
  • Media Arts
  • Rising Star
  • Youth Leader in the Arts
  • Arts Champion
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Buffys 2024 (for Arts Council to retain in their collection)

 

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Hired artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Manager.
  • Artists may submit one design for all fifteen categories, or can propose slight alterations on the main design for each category.
  • Artist will work with a video artist recruited and compensated by Arts Council in the creation of a short documentary film showcasing how the proposed piece was created.
  • Work must be 2D, 3D artwork or fine craft, which reflect the themes of: the Wood Buffalo region; excellence in the arts; the culture of creativity.
  • Each piece must incorporate the title of the award that they represent.
  • The final finished awards must be delivered to ACWB no later than 4PM on August 19, 2024
  • All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free and free from risk of being flagged for copyright violations.

 

 

FEE

 

$150 per award for a total of $2,400 (inclusive of GST.)

 

 

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

 

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 – Award Creation” as your category. 

 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

 

Submissions must be received by 12PM on May 1, 2024. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

 

 

SELECTIONS PROCESS


Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by May 17, 2024.

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



QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

 

For questions or more information, please contact jenna@artscouncilwb.ca  or 587-674-1625.

Deadline: 01-05-2024

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RMWB: Wood Buffalo Mural Fest

This summer, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo will play host to the Wood Buffalo Mural Fest! Featuring live mural painting, workshops and community engagement activities, the festival aims to celebrate art, culture and the community through vibrant and captivating murals dotted throughout the region.

 

Public Art Wood Buffalo is inviting mural artists from across Canada to submit an artist proposal. Up to five artists will be selected for the festival. Compensation will be based on the size and scope of the mural, and most supplies and equipment will be provided.

 

Apply Here!

Deadline: 15-04-2024

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Audition Notice: Buffys 2024

Join Arts Council Wood Buffalo for an electrifying opportunity to be a part of Buffys 2024:Midnight in Miami! We’re searching for talented actors and movers who can captivate audiences and bring their energy to the stage. Are you ready to immerse yourself in thrilling fight choreography and command the spotlight? Your performance will be pivotal in maintaining a seamless storyline and delivering an unforgettable, immersive experience. We have two lead roles, two supporting roles, and up to five ensemble roles waiting to be filled. Don’t miss your chance to shine in Miami!

 

Production: Buffys 2024: Midnight in Miami

 

Production Type: Theatre/Stage Combat

 

Artistic Director: Nils Hognestad

 

Audition Date: Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

 

Audition Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Location: Keyano Theatre, Room AC 134 8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7

 

Audition Requirements:

  • 18 years of age and older 
  • Prepared Monologue (Contemporary, 1-2 minutes in length, any genre)
  • Willingness to learn a sequence of fight choreography

 

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Approximately one rehearsal per month from March-August, likely to be scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday
  • Four rehearsals in October, including a dress rehearsal at the performance venue (Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre)
  • MUST be available on October 18 and October 19, 2024

 

Sign Up Here!

Deadline: 23-03-2024

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2024 Alberta Culture Days Grant

Alberta Culture Days 2024 will take place September 1 – 30. This month-long celebration of Alberta’s rich heritage, arts, community spirit and cultural diversity serves as a platform for talented individuals from across the province to showcase their skills. It illuminates Alberta’s vibrant history and communal ethos, celebrating its cultural tapestry.

 

Community organizations can apply for Alberta Culture Days funding through the Government of Alberta to support Alberta Culture Days activities, events and promotions that engage public participation and inspire future involvement. Grants up to $10,000 are available to support events in September 2024.

 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15 at 11:59 pm.

 

 

 

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Deadline: 15-03-2024

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Indigenous Arts Individual Project Funding: Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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.

 

 

Who can apply?

 

Individual eligibility criteria

The AFA celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to creating equitable, inclusive, and accessible programs for all, free of barriers and discrimination. We recognize the unique contributions all artists make towards our community, and encourage applicants representing diverse communities, including Indigenous peoples, racialized communities, women, people with disabilities, and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. To be eligible for individual project funding, you must be a resident of Alberta. This means you:

  • are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Person with an open work or study permit from inside Canada
  • have had your primary residence in Alberta for at least one full year before applying
  • ordinarily live in Alberta for a least six months of each year with the exception of attending a formal program of study

You must be in good standing with the AFA with no open or outstanding projects or reporting to apply. Previous grant recipients must ensure all final reporting has been approved by the AFA before new applications are accepted. Applicants, including ensembles or collectives, must not be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation.

 

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations are eligible to apply to this program and must list all principal artists involved in the project activities as part of their application. All members of an ensemble, collective, or collaboration must meet the individual eligibility criteria. Principal artists cannot apply and/or receive funding for multiple projects at the same time, whether as an individual or a member of various ensembles, collectives, or collaborations.  

 

What does this grant support?

 

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: 01-03-2024

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Film and Video Individual Project Funding: Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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 film and video arts project.

 

 

Who can apply?

 

Individual eligibility criteria

 

The AFA celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to creating equitable, inclusive, and accessible programs for all, free of barriers and discrimination. We recognize the unique contributions all artists make towards our community, and encourage applicants representing diverse communities, including Indigenous peoples, racialized communities, women, people with disabilities, and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. To be eligible for individual project funding, you must be a resident of Alberta. This means you:
  • are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Person with an open work or study permit from inside Canada
  • have had your primary residence in Alberta for at least one full year before applying
  • ordinarily live in Alberta for a least six months of each year with the exception of attending a formal program of study
You must be in good standing with the AFA with no open or outstanding projects or reporting to apply. Previous grant recipients must ensure all final reporting has been approved by the AFA before new applications are accepted. Applicants, including ensembles or collectives, must not be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation.

 

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations

 
Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations are eligible to apply to this program and must list all principal artists involved in the project activities as part of their application. All members of an ensemble, collective, or collaboration must meet the individual eligibility criteria. Principal artists cannot apply and/or receive funding for multiple projects at the same time, whether as an individual or a member of various ensembles, collectives, or collaborations.

 

What does this grant support?

 

For the purposes of this funding opportunity, eligible film and video arts projects are independent works in film and video produced by individual artists. 

 

Eligible genres

 

For the purposes of this funding opportunity, eligible film genres include, but are not limited to:

  • narrative shorts and features
  • experimental shorts
  • documentary
  • animation

For a project to be eligible for AFA funding, the applicant must have complete editorial and creative control over the proposed project and must retain at least 75% of copyright.  

 

Deadline: 01-03-2024

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Dance Individual Project Funding: Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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.  

 

 

Who can apply?

 

Individual eligibility criteria

 

    The AFA celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to creating equitable, inclusive, and accessible programs for all, free of barriers and discrimination. We recognize the unique contributions all artists make towards our community, and encourage applicants representing diverse communities, including Indigenous peoples, racialized communities, women, people with disabilities, and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. To be eligible for individual project funding, you must be a resident of Alberta. This means you:

  • are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Person with an open work or study permit from inside Canada
  • have had your primary residence in Alberta for at least one full year before applying
  • ordinarily live in Alberta for a least six months of each year with the exception of attending a formal program of study

You must be in good standing with the AFA with no open or outstanding projects or reporting to apply. Previous grant recipients must ensure all final reporting has been approved by the AFA before new applications are accepted. Applicants, including ensembles or collectives, must not be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation.  

 

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations

 

  Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations are eligible to apply to this program and must list all principal artists involved in the project activities as part of their application. All members of an ensemble, collective, or collaboration must meet the individual eligibility criteria. Principal artists cannot apply and/or receive funding for multiple projects at the same time, whether as an individual or a member of various ensembles, collectives, or collaborations.  

 

 

What does this grant support?

 

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: 01-03-2024

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