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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.

 

 

 

Learn More

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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Literary Individual Project Funding: Alberta Foundation for the Arts

This opportunity 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 literary 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?

 

To be eligible for project funding:

  • the applicant must own the copyright of a proposed work
  • a proposed publication must be available and accessible to the general public

 

Eligible literary genres

 

  For the purposes of this funding opportunity, eligible projects include the below list of genres. Literary arts translation and anthology projects in any of the below genres are also eligible:

  • novels
  • short fiction
  • poetry
  • graphic novels
  • plays
  • young adult fiction
  • picture books
  • literary non-fiction*

*The AFA defines literary non-fiction as a genre that uses inventive or literary techniques to produce work that is factually true and artistically elegant, and is written in a personal, identifiable voice. It can include:

  • biography
  • cultural, political or social commentary
  • history
  • literary journalism
  • memoir
  • personal essays
  • travel writing

 

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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Theatre 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 theatre and/or performance art project.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 theatre and/or performance art 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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Music 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 music 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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Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Funding: Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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.

 

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?

 

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: 01-03-2024

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ASA: Artist in Residence Creative

The Alberta Society of Artists is pleased to invite artists (over 18) who are interested in self-directed research and site-specific work to apply to its new Artist-in-Residence Creative Program.  

 

Overview

The Alberta Society of Artists is a large part of Alberta’s visual arts history through its members, its exhibitions, and other initiatives. The ASA was founded in 1931, making it the oldest society of juried professional artists in the province. The ASA has an active membership of professional visual artists who strive for excellence. Through exhibitions, education, and communication, the society increases public awareness of the visual arts.  

 

Artist-in-Residence Creative provides a rare look into the ASA and its gallery complex at Crossroads Market in Calgary. You will have access to the ASA’s archives, meet with long-standing members and chat with people in the vibrant weekend market. The Upper Gallery is one of two galleries operated by The Alberta Society of Artists located on the second floor of the Crossroads Market. The 300-square-foot gallery is open to the public four days a week in this thriving business sector of Southeast Calgary.  

 

Artists are encouraged to use the Gallery space to the best of their abilities, and, as a public gallery, the ASA also encourages artists to present their work as it progresses. Possibilities include but are not limited to a slide show, digital presentation, written work, workshops, or creative ideas which encourage engagement. In addition to in-person activities, the ASA advocates incorporating an online element to enhance outreach across the entire province.  

 

As the Alberta Society of Artists approaches its 100th Anniversary, it asks that Artists provide some form of digital documentation of their Residence Creative so that it can be added it to archives and/or used in promotional material. Any physical artwork produced will remain the property of the Artists and stay in their possession.  

 

Details

Space: Upper Gallery, 22’ x 16’

Length: 8 consecutive weeks (after June 2024)

Access: to building is permitted during operational hours only

Restrictions: to be mindful of the gallery setting, no noxious smells, toxic chemicals, loud noises or damage to the walls/flooring will be permitted

Honorarium: $500.00 CAD

Expectations: to generate creatives which are reflective of the time spent with the Alberta Society of Artists organization

Deadline: Thursday, February 29, 11:59 pm

 

Application Process:

  • Eligibility: Open to all members of the public (18 years and older) self-defined as Visual Artist
  • A maximum of one scheduled slot is available
  • Submission information: the majority of the information regarding the Residency MUST be submitted in PDF format.

 

 

Deadline: 29-02-2024

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