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Buffys 2023: Call for Event Photographer

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. 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. 

 

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

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

 

 

FEE

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

 

 

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

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. 

 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 11:59pm on September 11th, 2023. 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 September 21st, 2023

 

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

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

Deadline: 11-09-2023

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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

emma@artscouncilwb.ca

(780) 713-1948

Deadline: 11-09-2023

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Arts in Action: Call for One Off Workshop Instructors

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Arts in Action program provides opportunities for Seniors to engage in the arts through activity-based workshops. These one-off workshops will consist of one session 3-4 hours long where the instructor will help Seniors create and finish artwork in one session.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Artist must reside in the Wood Buffalo Region 
  • Artist must be able to turn their artform into a teachable workshop geared towards Seniors and Elders
  • Artist must be experienced in their artform and be able to provide samples of previous experience 
  • Must have a reasonable and affordable budget for their proposed workshop

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Arts Council is particularly interested in workshops that will engage Seniors or Elders in their workshop, creating a experience that will impact Seniors or Elders lives
  • The instructor will be in charge of planning one 3-4 hour session.
  • The proposed workshop should support between 10-20 Seniors or Elder participants. Maximum numbers will be decided in consultation with the successful Instructor candidates. 
  • Arts Council will be inviting Artists to submit calls for workshops that will take place within two different “seasons”:
    • Summer/Fall 2023: Workshops will run between July 17, 2023 and October 31, 2023
    • Winter 2023-24: November 2023 – March 2024

WORK MEDIA

The work media must be teachable and engaging to Seniors or Elders. Teaching Artforms may include, but are not limited to:

  • Painting
  • Drumming
  • Theatre
  • Beading
  • Comedy
  • Dance
  • Watercolour
  • Drawing
  • Woodworking
  • Macrame
  • Improv
  • Photography

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 “Arts in Action — One off Workshop” as your category. Some artists may be invited to a brief interview.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be submitted by noon on May 29, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered for hire. 

FEES

FEES
Arts Council will compensate the Teaching Artists a fee of $500 (including GST) for the development and delivery of one 3-4 hour workshop.

SELECTION PROCESS

The artists will be selected on the appropriateness of the program to teach to Seniors or Elders, the uniqueness of the program, and the cost and quality of the workshop. Priority will be given to artists who have a strong workshop plan, showing detailed concepts and a focus on working with the Seniors and Elders. 

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

Selections will be made by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections made will be final. All successful artists will be notified by June 16th, 2023.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information on this opportunity please contact Programs Coordinator, Byron Gard at byron@artscouncilwb.ca or (587) 674-1625 x.101

Deadline: 29-05-2023

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ACWB Sub-Committees: Call for Volunteers

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) Board of Directors is seeking ACWB Members to join board sub-committees. These volunteer committees support the operations of Arts Council and meet as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be an active ACWB member to qualify for this opportunity. To become a member, register through our membership page, or contact Akshaya Lakshmi at akshaya@artscouncilwb.ca.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Governance Committee – Minimum three (3) Board Director members; Maximum four (4) non-Board Director positions

Duties of the Governance Committee include recommending action to the Board for structural changes to ensure the Society is in compliance with its legal and fiduciary duties. The Governance Committee is accountable for the Board’s and the Society’s governance guidelines and policies.

This committee will meet as needed to review documents.

Nomination Committee – Minimum three (3) Board Director members; Maximum four (4) non-Board Director positions

The role of the Nomination Committee is to develop and maintain a formal, rigorous and transparent procedure for making recommendations on appointments and reappointments to the board of the Society. In addition, it is responsible for recommending appointments to the various committees and subcommittees of the Society, and reviewing the succession plans for the Executive Director, Board Directors, and Executive Committee. 

Membership CommitteeMinimum three (3) Board Director or Staff members;  Maximum four (4) non-Board Director positions

The Membership Committee is responsible for collaborating with committees, sectors, special interest groups, members, board and staff liaisons on key strategies, challenges, and needs in order to provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement and retention. 

Finance CommitteeMinimum three (3) Board Director or Staff members;  Maximum four (4) non-Board Director positions

The role of the Finance Committee is to share the workload of the Treasurer in managing and monitoring the society’s finances. It must be chaired by the Treasurer and provides an opportunity for detailed discussion and consideration of financial matters, with regular reporting to the Board. The Finance Committee also takes on a leadership role for planning and coordinating revenue-generating strategies and is committed to raising the necessary funds to carry out various infrastructure, programming, and operational functions of Arts Council Wood Buffalo.

This committee isn’t solely responsible for raising money, but it leads the board’s fundraising efforts. The committee works with staff to implement the fundraising plan. This plan may include annual events, auctions, end-of-the-year requests, and other activities. The fundraising committee works with staff on their fundraising efforts and sometimes takes the lead in specific activities. The committee also ensures the proper acknowledgement of donors. It is comprised of Board Members, General Members, and Staff of ACWB.

Fundraising Committee – Minimum three (3) Board Director or Staff members;  Maximum four (4) non-Board Director positions

The Fundraising Committee is an extension of the Finance committee committed to raising the necessary funds to carry out various infrastructure, programming, and operational functions of Arts Council Wood Buffalo. This committee isn’t solely responsible for raising money, but it leads the board’s fundraising efforts. The committee works with staff to implement the fundraising plan. This plan may include annual events, auctions, end-of-the-year requests, and other activities. The fundraising committee works with staff on their fundraising efforts and sometimes takes the lead in specific activities. The committee also ensures the proper acknowledgement of donors. It is comprised of Board Members, General Members, and Staff of ACWB.

This committee will likely meet two to four times per year.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity CommitteeMinimum three (3) Board Director members; Maximum four (4) non-Board Director positions.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo celebrates and supports diversity. We are committed to showing respect for all, encouraging open collaboration and communication, and creating an inclusive environment, free from barriers and discrimination. Members of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Committee will monitor the Board Composition Matrix and make a concerted effort to ensure that the members of the Board of Directors reflect the diverse community of Wood Buffalo, taking into consideration race, religion, beliefs, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status or status as a differently-abled individual, among other things. This committee will communicate with the Governance Committee to ensure Board and Operational policy documents reflect the organization’s commitment to inclusive practices.

This committee will likely meet twice per year or as needed to review Board of Directors
applicants.


Any interested ACWB Members should email chair@artscouncilwb.ca to express their interest (max 250 words), and include a brief overview of related volunteer or committee experience.

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Call for Visual Artist – 2022 Annual Report Cover 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 artwork for their 2022 Annual Report cover. The image will reflect the theme of “Looking Forward”.

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~ Walt Disney

From the return of an in-person Buffys to officially purchasing the lot for the future Arts Inc, 2022 has been an enormous year for ACWB.

“Looking forward” is a theme that symbolizes the focus on the future, encompassing continuous growth, innovation, and embracing change. ACWB embodied this theme not only with “Future Midnight” (2022 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards), but with the vision to build a better tomorrow in Wood Buffalo.

The past few years have been a time of incredible change and growth, however, what has remained constant is our focus in delivering excellence, fostering innovation and creativity, and creating opportunities for artists and arts organizations in our community to grow.

As we enter a new era of growth with Arts Inc, the theme of “looking forward” will play an even greater role in shaping our way. What are you looking forward to?

The image to be used on the cover of the Annual Report will be distributed during our AGM and other events. It will also be available to ALL members, stakeholders and general community members. The image will also be used to promote the Annual Report on ACWB’s various online platforms.

SEE FULL ARTIST CALL (PDF)

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 as a background image, and under the discretion of ACWB’s designer, creating the final Annual Report graphic 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 in any other way in 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 is no smaller than 8.5″ x 11″ and should be minimum 300dpi. The image may be cropped to fit printable surface area. 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: Annual Report Cover Submission

Some of the information provided below will be used to give credit to the successful artist in the Annual Report and in other 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 explaining the relevance of the image to the theme.
  • 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 12:00 PM (Noon) on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Selection Process

Artwork will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo. The selection is final and the successful artist will be notified by Friday, March 10, 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.

Exhibition Fee

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

Contact Information

Akshaya Lakshmi
Communications Supervisor

akshaya@artscouncilwb.ca

587-674-1625 x.104

Deadline: 06-03-2023

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Buffys 2023 – Call for Promo Photographer

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. Arts Council is looking to hire a promo photographer to work with two performance artists to create photographic assets for Buffys 2023.

The completed assets will be used in this year’s programs, posters, on social media, and in video elements at the event. The photoshoot aims to take place the week of April 9th, 2023, and the amount of time required to complete the project will be determined in collaboration with the artists involved and Arts Council.

The Buffys 2023 theme is “Midnight at the Moulin Rouge”, inspired by the Red Curtain Cinema genre – a spectacular theatrical world of exaggeration that uses dance, costumes, and colourful settings to entertain and enchant audiences and intensify everyday reality. You can find examples of the Red Curtain Cinema genre here: Moulin Rouge

The Buffys 2022 promotional photography assets were used in programs, posters, in social media graphics, projections and video. You can see examples of how these assets were used here: Buffys 2022 Promotional Materials

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo photographer to capture photographic assets
  • Artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Communications Manager, Akshaya Lakshmi.
  • Artist will work with two performance artists recruited and compensated by Arts Council to capture the assets.
  • Artist will be responsible for editing and supplying Arts Council with a minimum of thirty six (36) different photographs, to be delivered by May 9th, 2023.

The photoshoot will take place the week of April 9th, 2023, to be determined in collaboration with Arts Council and the selected Makeup artist/Face painter.

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 Promo Photographer” as your category. 

You will be asked to provide: 

  • Past examples of your work
  • Mood board
  • Fee

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by noon on March 14, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

Artist to submit fee reflecting 36 edited photographs.

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 March 21, 2023.

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

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information, please contact Communications Manager, Akshaya Lakshmi at akshaya@artscouncilwb.ca.

Deadline: 14-03-2023

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Call for Artists & Vendors – Cross Cultural Craft Day 2022

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is hosting its first Cross Cultural Craft Day in Anzac on Saturday, September 17, 2022. It hopes to showcase cultural crafts, offer opportunities to create, shop local crafts and share knowledge from crafters of ALL cultures.

The event will be following the buy, sell, trade, enjoy model:
BUY – Support and spend money on local arts and crafts!
SELL – Vendors wanting to sell their product(s)!
TRADE – Vendors & Artists willing to trade materials, product, knowledge and more!
ENJOY – Celebrate cultural craft and enjoy the activities!

The event will feature a Crafters Corner (bring a project, sit and chat with other crafters, and share your knowledge!), a Kids Corner (filled with craft supplies, activities and demos), and Cultural Craft Demonstrations throughout the day.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is looking for artists and vendors to help create an exciting atmosphere for shopping, learning, and celebrating cultural craft. Each vendor must specify if they are willing to SELL and/or TRADE.

ACWB is looking for a variety of vendors that may include, but are not limited to:

  • General Arts
  • Bath, Body & Spirit
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Crafts
  • Craft Supplies
  • Cultural Items
  • Food
  • Flowers & Plants
  • Retail
  • Specialty Items

Food vendors require special considerations and permissions. If you wish to sell food, please provide details in the application form.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Vendor entry is by application only. (Please complete this application form.)

Applications are welcome from everyone, though preference will be given to local vendors from the Wood Buffalo region.

REQUIREMENTS

All accepted vendors will be required to:

  • Pay a $25 Vendor Fee to secure your space
  • Sign a contract agreement with Arts Council Wood Buffalo
  • If accepted, food vendors will need to follow additional requirements as specified by the venue and Alberta Health Services.

VENDOR FEES

Accepted vendors are required to pay a $25 Vendor Fee, which includes:

  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Power

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

Please fill out this application form.

Vendor applications will be accepted until Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 12 PM (noon).

Accepted applicants will be notified by ACWB. Once accepted, vendors will receive an acceptance letter with a contract and fees due.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 12 PM (noon). Late applications will not be accepted.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information about this opportunity or application process, please contact Pollyanna McBain at pollyanna@artscouncilwb.ca or 780-381-6898.

For questions or more information about Arts Council Wood Buffalo, please contact info@artscouncilwb.ca

Deadline: 08-09-2022

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Arts in Action: Call for Young Artists (Ages 16-24)

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Arts in Action program provides opportunities for Seniors to engage in the arts through activity-based workshops with Teaching Artists. Young Artists (aged 16-24) will be mentored by Teaching Artists, through the development of a workshop series, as a way of building youth capacity and educating them on the value Seniors and Elders bring to our community. The Young Artist will support the Teaching Artist to host three workshops, over the course of four weeks, specific to a particular artform (i.e.: Garage Band Workshop Series, Improv Workshop Series, Watercolour Workshop Series, etc). Arts Council invites Young Artists of varying disciplines to submit proposals through our online Opportunities Portal detailing experience they have in their artform, and why they would be interested in this paid mentorship opportunity.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Artist must reside in the Wood Buffalo Region
  • Artist must between the ages of 16-24
  • Artist must have some experience creating art within a particular artform

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Arts Council is interested in finding a young artist who has a true passion for the arts and a willingness to learn and be mentored by an artist
  • The young artist must be comfortable engaging with Seniors or Elders in a workshop format, as well as working with them to create new art pieces that will be produced in the workshop
  • The young artist must be able to support the Teaching Artist in facilitating their workshop, as needed, to ensure workshops are conducted at the highest possible standard.
  • Arts Council will be inviting Artists to submit calls for workshops that will take place within two different “seasons”:
    • Summer/Fall 2023: Workshops will run between July 17, 2023 and October 31, 2023
    • Winter 2023-24: November 2023 – March 2024

WORK MEDIA

The work media must be teachable and engaging to Seniors or Elders. Teaching Artforms may include, but are not limited to:

  • Painting
  • Drumming
  • Theatre
  • Beading
  • Comedy
  • Dance
  • Watercolour
  • Drawing
  • Woodworking
  • Macrame
  • Improv
  • Photography

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 “Arts in Action — Young Artist” as your category. Some artists may be invited to a brief interview.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be submitted by noon on May 29, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered for hire. 

FEES

Arts Council will compensate the Young Artists a fee of $1000.00 (including GST) for supporting the Teaching Artist in developing and facilitating up to two 3-4 hour workshops spaced out over the course of 4 weeks.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Young Artists (16-24) will be selected based on their experience in their artform, their willingness to learn from another artist and participate and engage in workshops with Seniors. Past experience working with Seniors or Elders, would be considered an asset.

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

Selections will be made by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, all successful artists will be notified by June 16th, 2023.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information on this opportunity please contact Programs Coordinator, Byron Gard at byron@artscouncilwb.ca or (587) 674-1625 x.101 

Deadline: 29-05-2023

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Calling All Artists – 90 for $90 Fundraiser

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) invites local artists to create an original piece of artwork as a donation to support the production of the Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards, aka, the Buffys. ACWB will provide 8” square cradled birch panels for the artist to create on. The art can be any 2D or relief media that fits on the panel.

The completed art pieces will be displayed publicly, online, and at a Buffys-themed event occurring during the weekend of October 14-16, 2022. Artwork will be available for purchase at the live events as well as online, with all proceeds supporting the Buffys.

ACWB relies on fundraising to execute the Buffys. This celebration of the arts in our region is a popular event offering various networking and showcase opportunities to artists of all disciplines.

ACWB appreciates the support of local artists and the opportunity to celebrate the arts community through the annual Buffys presentation.

The Nitty Gritty

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

1. Claim your panel – Email us with your name, and address so we can arrange a pick-up location. (Some delivery options are available.) Email to: fundraiser@artscouncilwb.ca

2. Pick-up your panel – Once you receive an email from us, pick-up your panel and get started!

3. Complete your panel – Once you have finished, contact us to drop off your panel. (Some pickup options are available.) Make sure you provide us with your preferred social media, website, and contact information so we can promote your artwork!

FAQ’s

1. Does it have to be a painting? – No, use your creativity and use your panel how you wish. Take the opportunity to show us what you’ve got!

2. Is there a theme? – No, this is all about your choices as an artist.

3. Does it need to be wired? – Unless you have a very specific hanging method for your creation, you are not required to wire it.

4. When do you need the panels back? – Completed panels must be returned by August 25.

5. Can I create more than one panel? – Maximum panel pick up is two per artist. When those completed ones are returned, you may pick up more panels if there are still some available.

6. What’s in it for me? – Current Members will be given a 1-year extension on their membership and non-member artists will receive a complimentary 1-year membership. ACWB will be promoting the participating artists and artwork throughout the fundraiser.

6. Where will the sale take place? – Artwork will be available online through ACWB Marketplace and featured at a Buffys-themed event in October.

7. How will this support the Buffys? – Panels will be sold for $90 each with 100% of the profits benefitting ACWB’s annual Buffys!

HELP US ACHIEVE OUR $8,100 GOAL!!!

Deadline: 02-06-2022

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Arts in Action: Call for Teaching Artists

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Arts in Action program provides opportunities for Seniors to engage in the arts through activity-based workshops with Teaching Artists. The Teaching Artists will also mentor young artists (aged 16-24) through the development of their workshop series, as a way of building youth capacity and educating them on the value Seniors and Elders bring to our community. The Teaching Artist will host three workshops, over the course of four weeks, specific to a particular artform (i.e.: Garage Band Workshop Series, Improv Workshop Series, Watercolour Workshop Series, etc). Arts Council invites Teaching Artists of varying disciplines to submit proposals through our online Opportunities Portal detailing their artform and how it can be turned into a workshop series.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Artist must reside in the Wood Buffalo Region
  • Artist must be able to turn their artform into a teachable workshop geared towards Seniors and Elders
  • Artist must be experienced in their artform and be able to provide samples of previous experience
  • Must have a reasonable and affordable budget for their proposed workshop

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Arts Council is particularly interested in workshops that will engage Seniors or Elders in their workshop, creating a experience that will impact Seniors or Elders lives
  • If the opportunity presents itself, the Teaching Artist will be open to mentoring a Young Artist (16-24) and integrating them into their workshop plan. 
  • The Teaching Artist will be responsible for organising two 3-4 hour workshops with the same Seniors or Elders registered to attend each. This means that participants may continue to work on the same projects over the course of several weeks, taking the projects home, and bringing them back to the next session, if that suits the Teaching Artists workshop plan.
  • The proposed workshop should support between 10-20 Seniors or Elder participants. Maximum numbers will be decided in consultation with the successful Teaching Artist candidates. 
  • Arts Council will be inviting Artists to submit calls for workshops that will take place within two different “seasons”:
    • Summer/Fall 2023: Workshops will run between July 17, 2023 and October 31, 2023
    • Winter 2023-24: November 2023 – March 2024

WORK MEDIA

The work media must be teachable and engaging to Seniors or Elders. Teaching Artforms may include, but are not limited to:

  • Painting
  • Drumming
  • Theatre
  • Beading
  • Comedy
  • Dance
  • Watercolour
  • Drawing
  • Woodworking
  • Macrame
  • Improv
  • Photography

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 “Arts in Action — Teaching Artist” as your category. Some artists may be invited to a brief interview.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be submitted by noon on May 29, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered for hire. 

FEES

FEES
Arts Council will compensate the Teaching Artists a fee of $1700.00 (including GST) for the development and delivery of two 3-4 hour workshops spaced out over the course of 4 weeks.

SELECTION PROCESS

The artists will be selected on the appropriateness of the program to teach to Seniors or Elders, the uniqueness of the program, and the cost and quality of the workshop. Priority will be given to artists who have a strong workshop plan, showing detailed concepts and a focus on working with the Seniors and Elders. Consideration of how they would involve mentoring a Young Artist would be an asset.

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

Selections will be made by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, all successful artists will be notified by June 16th, 2023.

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information on this opportunity please contact Programs Coordinator, Byron Gard at byron@artscouncilwb.ca or (587) 674-1625 x.101

Deadline: 29-05-2023

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Buffys 2022 — Call for Makeup Artist/Face Painter

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. In the past, Arts Council has commissioned illustrators to create promotional assets for the Buffys. With this year’s showcase being a live event, Arts Council is looking to hire makeup/face painting artists to create “live-action” photographic assets to parallel this change. 

Arts Council aims to hire an artist who will create 12 individual looks, painted on model’s faces, to represent 12 award categories for a promotional photoshoot prior to the Buffys event. The completed assets will be used in this year’s programs, posters, on social media, and in video elements at the event. The photoshoot will take place the week of April 24th, 2022, and the amount of time required to complete the project will be determined in collaboration with the artists involved and Arts Council.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • ACWB seeks to select one Wood Buffalo artist to create twelve (12) looks, interpreting (either literally or figuratively) each of the following categories: 
  1. Arts Administration
  2. Arts Education
  3. Creative Collaboration
  4. Ken Flaherty Music Award
  5. Dance
  6. Performing Arts
  7. Indigenous Arts
  8. Visual Arts
  9. Fine Craft
  10. Literary Arts
  11. Media Arts
  12. Rising Star
  • Hired artist will report to Arts Council Wood Buffalo Programs Coordinator Hanna Fridhed.
  • Artist will work with a photographer recruited and compensated by Arts Council to capture each look.
  • Artist will be responsible for designing each look and applying makeup/facepaint inspired by this year’s theme: Future Midnight and the 12 award categories.
  • Artist must supply their own tools and products.
  • The photoshoot takes place the week of April 24th, 2022.

All final submissions must be 100% original, royalty-free 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 – Award Creation” as your category.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions must be received by 12PM on April 14, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.

FEE

Artist to submit a budget and their fee with their proposal.

SELECTIONS PROCESS

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 Makeup Artist/Face Painter” as your category. 

You will be asked to provide 

  • Past examples of your work
  • Renderings/sketches to support your proposal
  • Budget

QUESTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information, please contact Programs Coordinator Hanna Fridhed at hanna@artscouncilwb.ca.

Deadline: 14-04-2022

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