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Call for Submissions – Found Festival 2023

Edmonton’s celebration of place and space is seeking site-specific installation and performance works! Found Festival 2023 (July 6-9) will be activating public spaces throughout Old Strathcona and beyond for four days of exciting, interactive, and innovative arts.

We take art out of conventional venues directly into the community. Found Festival celebrates art of all kinds: theatre, dance, film, poetry, music, sound art, installation art, endurance art… if it’s art created for unconventional spaces that challenges the artist/audience relationship, there’s a home for it in Found Festival.

Projects may be of any discipline: Theatre, poetry, music, dance, visual arts, literary, or all of the above!

All projects are encouraged to apply, however the following are being prioritized for curation in 2023:

  • Interactive installation projects;
  • Theatre projects with existing development/workshopping/production history; and
  • Video/digital projects.

Projects that consider community impact, integrate use of found space and/or are informed by their desired locations, and consider the performer relationship to audience are ideal fits for Found Festival. You don’t need to know an exact location, collaborators, or production logistics yet – we will help selected projects get connected to spaces and resources to pull their ideas off!

Selected projects will receive an artist fee (typically ranging between $1,000-$4,000), production support, mentorship, and Festival infrastructure support (marketing, box office, etc). Selected artists who are eligible will receive hands-on support in submitting applications for the March 1 Edmonton Arts Council project grant deadline.

Apply by written submission, live pitch, or video by February 13, 2023.

Deadline: 13-02-2023

Indigenous Dramaturgies Exchange 2023

Indigenous Dramaturgies Exchange offers emerging Indigenous artists professional development and space for artistic exchange on a current or upcoming dramaturgy project, with a focus on on-the-land engagement as a way of locating stories.

This program provides reciprocal mentorship and community building, and you are encouraged to apply with a partner, mentor, or collaborator.

Indigenous dramaturgies: as artistic ceremony, as political resistances, and as community-building, are under studied and under supported. In this program we will discuss and explore your roles in deeper detail, with the support of faculty and with cultural facilitators for on-the-land engagement sessions. This program includes daily check-ins as a group to share in creative processes and showcase your work in order to look to yourselves, your cultural realities, relationships, and teachings as ways that navigate your artistic practice.

*Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee, meal and accommodation fee is available for this program. All accepted participants will receive the financial aid package.

Program Dates: May 8 – 26, 2023
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

Deadline: 15-02-2023

Call for Submissions – 2024 Gallery Exhibitions

The Art Gallery of St. Albert is looking for artists to feature in our 2024 calendar year. We welcome artists, artist groups and curators of all artistic and cultural backgrounds working in all styles and mediums to propose an exhibition by sending in a submission by February 28, 2023.

The Art Gallery of St. Albert is a contemporary, non-profit, public art gallery. With three exhibition spaces, we can host between 12 and 14 shows per year, sharing a wide range of artworks, styles and experiences with our community.

Submitting artists will be asked to provide a selection of images and image list, an exhibition proposal, and an artist introduction/biography or CV. Please see the application form for more details. If you have any questions, or any part of the submission process presents a barrier for you, please contact Emily Baker, the Gallery curator ([email protected]). She is happy to work with artists individually to ensure that the submission process is accessible.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of visual art professionals from across the region, who represent a range of expertise within visual arts. All applicants will be contacted by Saturday, May 20, 2023 with their submission results.

The artists chosen to exhibit at the Gallery in 2024 will receive Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes Canadiens (CARFAC) exhibition fees.

For more information on requirements and how to send submissions, please visit artgalleryofstalbert.ca/call-for-submissions, or email [email protected] or call 780.460.4310.

Deadline: 28-02-2023

Job Opportunity: Social Media Coordinator

Job Description

Do you enjoy being creative while helping people tell their stories?

If so do we have the job for you! Wood Buffalo Media Group is growing and growing FAST! We need an experienced writer / graphic designer to help with our client’s social media!

What will you do?

– Take monthly content ideas and turn them into captivating posts! Use your designer ninja skills and writing skills to help build the client’s brand.

– Hashtag Research – Generate reports and give creative ideas on how to improve.

– Help with other social media tasks as needed.

– Have fun! Many other opportunities to attend local events and learn other areas of business 🙂 We do not require a degree in communications or design.

We are looking for great experienced team members to jump on with a young motivated team.

**If you feel this is you please send your resume along with previous work! ** If you do not submit past work and do not live in Alberta, do not apply. **

Work Remotely Yes Job Types: Part-time, Casual Part-time hours: 10-20 per week

Salary:

From $25.00 per hour

Benefits:

Work from home

Schedule:

On call

Supplemental pay types:

Bonus pay

Commission pay

Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

Fort McMurray, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

Content Writing: 3 years (required)

Graphic design: 3 years (required)

Willingness to travel: 25% (required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in FORT MCMURRAY, AB

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Call for Supervisors: Theatre Alberta Artstrek 2023 Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 13, 2022

Are you an Artstrek alumni who is a highly motivated, fun-loving, and creative team player with a penchant for safety (and shenanigans)? If you have the drive to nurture emerging Albertan artists, Theatre Alberta is looking for YOU! 

Artstrek Supervisors (Supers) are the backbone of curating the Artstrek student experience. They are responsible for creating extracurricular programming to engage students socially and artistically outside of class time, as well as ensuring that all students’ needs are met around the clock. 

Artstrek Supervisors are:

  • alumni of Artstrek
  • excellent, clear, and level-headed communicators
  • indispensable teammates who are ready to jump into action at a moment’s notice
  • energetic and strong leaders with remarkable work ethic
  • well-accustomed to working with youth
  • between the ages of 20 and 28
  • super duper fun with an enormous sense of humor! 

ABOUT THE POSITION

  • Artstrek Supers are contracted to be at Red Deer Polytechnic from Monday, July 10, through Saturday, July 29, 2023, to facilitate student experience and safety for Explorations I and II.
  • Supervisors are provided shared accommodation on campus and daily meals for the duration of the contract.
  • Supervisors arrive one week prior to the commencement of the program (July 10 – July 14) and work together to develop procedures that ensure our students remain safe, engaged, and happy.
  • Supervisors are led by Artstrek Administrative Director Sue Goberdhan, and a team of Senior Supervisors (Super-Supers), who are there to ensure the entire team is prepared and bolstered for three weeks of hard work and fun times curating the Artstrek student experience.
  • Artstrek 2023 is divided into two separate weeks of instruction (Explorations) for different age groups.
    • Theatre Exploration I (July 16 – 21, 2023): This six-day program is for enthusiastic theatre lovers who are 13 to 15 years old.
    • Theatre Exploration II (July 23 – 29, 2023): This seven-day program is for 16 to 18 year olds with a keen interest in theatre and a dedication to increasing their knowledge and skill level.
  • Anticipated honorarium of $3,000, pending confirmation of funding.

APPLICATION PACKAGES SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • a resume that outlines your theatre/arts, education, and employment experience
  • any recent photograph (to help us remember you!)
  • a cover letter that
    • lets us know which year(s) you attended Artstrek
    • outlines your qualifications
    • speaks to what would make you an asset to the Super team 
    • speaks to your experience working with teens
  • if a video or audio recording is more accessible for you than a written letter, these will also be considered (no more than five minutes in length, please)
    • to exercise the video or audio recording options, please reach out to Andrew at [email protected] for upload options as part of your application

HIRING NOTES:

Theatre Alberta is committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. Artstrek is a safe space that welcomes and fosters inclusivity, both in our staff and our students. 

We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those applicants shortlisted for the interview process will be contacted. Interviews will take place on January 5 and 6, 2023. Please note that successful applicants will be required to obtain a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sectors Search.

TO APPLY: 

If you are interested in being considered as a Supervisor for Artstrek 2023, please send your application package in PDF format to Theatre Alberta Program Coordinator Andrew Ritchie at [email protected]. You can contact Andrew with any questions as well.

Deadline: 13-12-2022

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Swamp Rat Experience: Call for Choreographer

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Swamp Rat Experience (SRE) is proud to produce the 2023 Waypoints fundraising dinner theatre, taking place at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts on February 24 & 25, 2023. Waypoints is a non-profit in the Wood Buffalo region helping individuals affected by domestic, family and sexual violence. This is an interactive dinner theatre experience where the audience will be served food and drinks during the performance. The cast, crew and Artistic Team are made up of artists local to Wood Buffalo. SRE is donating part of the production fee as an in-kind contribution in an effort to support Waypoints’ important work in our community.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a Wood Buffalo resident for the duration of the project
  • Must be 16 years of age or older

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

SRE is looking to contract a Choreographer for the 2023 Waypoints dinner theatre. This includes choreographing 2-3 dance numbers for a cast of 7 actors that are engaging, fun, and interactive. All actors are aged 18 or older. Actors may or may not be experienced dancers.

  • Actor auditions are held December 9-11, 2022
  • Rehearsals run January 22-February 23, 2023

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Your submission needs to include the following:

  • Artistic resume
  • Artist statement or cover letter
  • Contact information
  • Optional: any relevant support material


FEE

This opportunity pays $800 (inclusive of GST).

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions must be sent to [email protected]. Submissions must be received by 12:00 PM (noon) on November 22, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Hanna Fridhed at [email protected]

Deadline: 22-11-2022

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Call for Artists: Coronation Recreation Centre Public Art Project

The following public art competition is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

The Coronation Recreation Centre public art competition is open to local and national professional artists and artist teams/collectives who reside in Canada. Artists with a connection to this area of Edmonton are encouraged to apply. The successful artist(s) will be commissioned based upon a portfolio review and interview process.

Coronation Recreation Centre will be a community and social hub for central-north Edmonton that meets the leisure, health and wellness needs of families, youth, adults, and seniors.  

Exterior Entry Plaza Location (Small scale freestanding sculptures)
Freestanding sculptures will be placed throughout the large exterior entrance plaza. Mediums might include but are not limited to bronzes, kinetic sculpture, and multiples. Large scale artworks are not appropriate for the exterior plaza due to the existing architecture in the adjacent area. Artworks must be sensitive of the overall architectural skyline already present in Coronation Park.

Budget: $420,000 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 21, 2022, at 11:59pm MST

Installation: Summer/Fall 2024

NEW Application Process

Submit your application through the Edmonton Arts Council’s online portal SmartSimple

  • Complete (or update) an individual profile in the online portal eac.smartsimple.ca. This is required by whomever is submitting the application (the primary applicant).
  • Once a profile has been made, the Coronation Recreation Centre Public Art Project application form will be available in SmartSimple under the “Open Opportunities” icon. If the applicant already has a profile, the Coronation Recreation Centre Public Art Project application will be visible.
  • If the application is for a team or collective, all named members of the team will need individual profiles in SmartSimple by the application deadline.

If you have any questions about the SmartSimple registration process, please contact [email protected].

Deadline: 21-11-2022

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Gwaandak Theatre Artist Residency

Gwaandak Theatre is seeking 5 artists to work with them over the course of 15 months to get their artistic project to the “next stage”– whatever that might mean!

Selected artists will receive direct mentorship from Gwaandak staff to learn how to vision, plan, fund, and implement a small to medium scale project of their choosing whether that’s a group performance, solo show, writing initiative, or digital project. This is a self directed residency with guidance from Gwaandak. All support will be verbal, written, discussion, and strategy based and will include access to the office, wifi, and planning templates from Gwaandak Theatre.There will be opportunities to showcase your work at Awaken Festival or Indigenous Summer Play Readings.

The applicants will be selected based on the feasibility of their project within the funds available and the timeline, with a preference given to Indigenous applicants. 

This residency supports our mandate of uplifting Indigenous and Northern voices by creating opportunities for individuals to self determine their path, and maintain artistic sovereignty over their work. Each individual will learn the way Gwaandak approaches each mid size project and will be able to repeat that process moving forward. Our goal is to support more individual artists creating work and developing their own skills, generating more capacity for the community and more self directing producing artists to work with Gwaandak moving forward.

Residency begins late October 2022. Deadline to apply is October 8 at midnight.

Compensation:

Participants will receive an in-kind donation for their project of 60 hours of support from Gwaandak Theatre that includes visioning, fund development, administration, and production. Grants submitted by participants will include subsistence fees and other appropriate artist payments. If funding obtained is less than expected, Gwaandak will work with participants to adjust work plans to prevent overworking.

Participants who present at Awaken Festival 2023 will be paid a flat artist fee of $1,000.

Timeline:

Fall/Winter 2022/23 – Submit grants, participate in production and administration training

Spring 2023 – Submit additional grants, participate at artist trainings at Awaken Festival, development

Summer 2023 – Participate in Indigenous Summer Play Readings (if appropriate), continued development

Fall 2023 – Continued development, create production plan or relevant plan for next steps

Winter 2023/24 – Develop and create

Spring 2024 – present showcase at Awaken Festival

Deadline: 08-10-2022

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Apply to be Alberta’s Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador

Alberta-based artists can apply to become the government’s next resident artist to promote art and artists across the province.

This program seeks to inspire innovation in the arts and to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the arts and artists in Alberta.

Artists are encouraged to apply for this grant to become Alberta’s Artist in Residence / Arts Ambassador for a one-year term.

Through this grant, the successful artist will:

  • work with communities across Alberta as an Arts Ambassador to promote the importance of Alberta artists and the arts
  • communicate and share personal perspectives on the artistic process, the role of artists, and the contributions that artists make to Alberta
  • act as an advocate for greater understanding of the realities of artists and the communities in which they work
  • complete an art project that promotes the value of the arts in Alberta

Applications from all artists are encouraged, including artists from the following communities:

  • Indigenous artists
  • artists from culturally diverse communities*
  • Deaf artists and artists with disabilities
  • Francophone artists
  • 2SLGBTQQIA+ artists**
  • new generation artists, emerging artists and youth

*Culturally diverse communities are defined as racialized groups that correspond to “visible minorities” under the federal Employment Equity Act. These are individuals of African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern or mixed ancestral heritage that includes at least one of these groups.

**Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersexual, Asexual, plus.

Eligibility

The Artist in Residence is selected annually through a competitive project grant application process.

This annual opportunity is open to all artists who are residents of Alberta that practice any artistic discipline(s) including, but may not be limited to:

  • dance
  • film and video
  • Indigenous arts
  • literary arts
  • music
  • theatre
  • visual arts and new media

Assessment

Applications are assessed by a panel of adjudicators with expertise in the arts sector in Alberta.

Assessment of an application will consider:

  • the proposed project
  • the ability and suitability of the candidate to act as an Arts Ambassador for Alberta

The successful grant recipient is selected by the Minister of Culture and Status of Women, whose decision is final. The selection of artists from year to year will be deliberate to reflect the cultural richness of diverse communities across the province. Funding is not assured for any project.

Project development

The program provides one-time funding assistance for the recipient to develop an artistic project that promotes the value of the arts in Alberta.

The artist is required to document and provide access to an inside look of their artistic creative process for the proposed project. The artist should clearly describe the purpose and intended outcomes of each activity, and how this work would be documented. All travel expenses will be the responsibility of the artist.

Community outreach

The artist is expected to be accessible to community organizations that may wish to invite the artist to attend a community event or to meet with stakeholders. In these cases, interested organizations must apply to host the artist through the Alberta Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador website.

The artist is expected to provide to provide content to share over a specialized social media (Instagram) account, owned and managed by the Government of Alberta.

Government interaction

The Alberta Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador is also a ceremonial position, and the recipient is expected to attend and bring greetings (as appropriate) for up to 6 government events at the minister’s request during the term of the residency. Event invites are at the minister’s discretion; however, it is anticipated the artist will be expected to attend events during:

  • Month of the Artist
  • Alberta Culture Days

The selected artist will also have an opportunity to meet with the Minister of Culture and Status of Women, as well as other government officials to provide their perspective on the value of the arts and artists in Alberta.

Deadline: 12-07-2022

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