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Arts in Action: Call for Teaching Artists


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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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Uncategorized Call for Applicants: CBC New Indigenous Voices

Are you an emerging Indigenous creator aged 18 to 35 interested in a career in film, TV and digital media?

[Read this announcement on the National Screen Institute website]

Applications are now open for the CBC New Indigenous Voices program, presented by the National Screen Institute – Canada. There is no fee to apply or participate and students receive minimum wage throughout the entire program.

CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week online training program for up to 10 Indigenous creators to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries.

Training sessions take place online, culminating in a final podcast project and a six-week internship placement. The curriculum is designed with traditional and spiritual elements.

Emerging Indigenous creators who want to explore career opportunities and gain hands-on workplace and production experience are encouraged to apply. Six places are guaranteed for applicants living in Manitoba, and up to four places are available for applicants outside Manitoba.

The application deadline is April 8. Find out more about the program and how to apply. If you require accessibility adjustments to complete this application, please email sarahs.yellowquill@nsi-canada.ca

Back for their sixth consecutive year, CBC continues to support and uplift emerging Indigenous storytellers as title, presenting and tuition sponsor of this program.

“CBC is proud to continue to partner with the National Screen Institute on this meaningful program, furthering our commitment to creating space for Indigenous creators to learn, develop and share their stories with audiences across Canada and around the world,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC. “We are honoured to offer support to the future of our industry and to help ensure that the participants in the New Indigenous Voices program have the tools they need to succeed in their careers.”

Interested applicants can register for a free Q+A webinar on March 14 at 12 p.m. CT to find out more about the program and hear directly from alumni about what the training is really like. Program manager Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill will also be available to answer questions. Sign up now!

The program has three phases, beginning in May and running until August.

In phase one, participants attend approximately 10 online sessions Monday to Friday, featuring interactive group discussions, presentations and workshops. All sessions are mandatory.

In phase two, participants work with mentors to produce and edit their own short podcast episode. Once complete, participants will begin an internship placement.

Previous internship placements include Eagle Vision, CBC Manitoba, Kejic Productions, Winnipeg Film Group, Native Communications Society of the Northwest Territories as well as working on film sets.

Faculty includes program advisor Erica Daniels (CBC New Indigenous Voices, NSI IndigiDocs and Manitoba Content Creators Development Accelerator), Indigenous training programs advisor Lisa Meeches and program manager Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill.

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CBC New Indigenous Voices 2021 was funded by Title, Presenting and Tuition Sponsor CBC; Program Partners Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD)Telefilm Canada; Indigenous Training Programs Partner Directors Guild of Canada; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music, Creative BC through the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund; Industry Supporters IATSE Local 856imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalFilm Training Manitoba; Service Sponsors iSplice FilmsFinal Draft. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About the National Screen Institute – Canada

Propelled by a visionary network of donors, private and public organizations, board and staff, the National Screen Institute supports creators from across Canada to tell unforgettable stories. Through industry-informed training and mentoring in film, television and digital media, students and alumni find their voice and place on the global stage, inspiring us to shape a better world.

The National Screen Institute is committed to training participants from a diverse community of voices including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+), people with disabilities, those outside large urban centres, those from regional and remote areas and various religious groups.

Deadline: 08-04-2022

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Buffys 2022 — Call for Makeup Artist/Face Painter


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.


  • 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.


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.


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


Artist to submit a budget and their fee with their 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 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


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

Deadline: 14-04-2022

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