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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 support@edmontonarts.ca.

Deadline: 21-11-2022

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘THE ARTIST’S LENS 2023: MANIFESTING THE HIDDEN’

The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists in Alberta (must be 18 years or older) to submit to the
exhibition, “The Artist’s Lens 2023: Manifesting the Hidden”, displayed in the ASA Lower Gallery and
coinciding with the Exposure Photography Festival. “The Artist’s Lens” is our annual open photography show for 2023 and the theme is ‘Manifesting the Hidden’.


OVERVIEW


Artists are asked to explore ideas of the hidden and intangible. This idea is open to interpretation and can be expressed in different photographic-related mediums. Work could encompass the atmospheric, ‘other worldly’, mysticism, romanticism, mystery, nostalgia, horror, the macabre, apocalyptic, alien, and pinhole photography aesthetic. Works can focus on but not limited to the idea of the bedroom, the ocean, space, dreams, the subconscious and the surreal.


ACCEPTED MEDIA
All submissions must have a photographic element or connection to photography as this exhibition will be participating in the Exposure Photography Festival. Mixed media collage, digital prints, photo manipulation, etc. are allowed. Framed artwork must not be larger than 36” in any direction nor smaller than 12” in any direction.


For further questions on accepted media, please contact coordinator@albertasocietyofartists.com

EXHIBITION VENUE FOR THE ARTIST’S LENS
Alberta Society of Artists Gallery – 222 1235-26 Ave SE, Calgary

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Notification of Results: December 10, 2022

Artwork Delivery and Set-up:
January 3, 2022 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
January 4, 2023 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:
January 5, 2023 – February 25, 2023

Strike and Pick Up Dates:
March 1, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
March 2, 2022 from 10:am – 4:00 pm

Reception Date:
TBD

SUBMISSION FEES
There is no submission fee. There may be a small honorarium.


REQUIREMENTS
Eligibility:
a. Open to all artists residing in Alberta over the age of eighteen (18)

Artwork Specifications:
a. Up to two (2) works of art may be submitted per artist.
b. Artwork must have a value no more than $6,000 CAD.
c. Artwork weighing more than 15 lbs the selected artist must be present for installation.
d. Two-Dimensional artwork must not exceed 36″ in any direction, including frame, or be less than
12” in any dimension.

Exhibition Information:
a. Artists may not have displayed the submitted artwork in any other ASA Exhibit, or have been
accepted to exhibit the work(s) at a future ASA exhibit.
b. Artwork may not have been created as part of a class or a workshop.
c. This exhibition will accept both works for exhibition only and works for sale. Any sale arising from
this exhibit will have a commission not to exceed 30% of the value of the work.
d. Notification of results will be by email.
e. Incomplete submissions will not move to the jurying phase. Jury results are final; artists will not
receive feedback or comments from the jury.


General Submission Requirements:
a. Submissions will be accepted via online form found on www.albertasocietyofartists.com ONLY
• ASA aims to support all individuals who face barriers in applying for all ASA
opportunities. If you require assistance with your application please contact Kathleen at
coordinator@albertasocieutyofartists.com, 403-265-0012 (call/text) or come by in
person.
b. Each submission must include a 100-word artwork statement for each artwork submitted.
c. Submission Fee (if applicable).
d. Image files in format(s) as detailed below in Image File Specifications.

Image Requirements:
a. Please ensure that all image files are correctly oriented.
b. Image files must be clear of frames, walls, borders or any other backgrounds. Images should be of
the artwork only; no date stamps, no watermarks, no copyright symbols, or any other elements
should be present that will obstruct the visual field. Whenever possible submit work unsigned to
facilitate the blind jurying process.
c. All submission elements must be received at the same time. You may not email and mail parts of
the submission at separate times. Artist and artwork information copied and pasted into the body
of email will not be accepted.
d. Image files should be appropriately labeled: AL23_LastName_FirstName_Title.jpeg.
e. Diptychs and triptychs must be submitted in one file showing how the pieces work together
and individually as image files labeled: AL23_LastName_FirstName_Title_A.jpeg, B.jpeg,
C.jpeg


Image File Specifications:
a. Images submitted must follow these technical specifications:
• File type: JPEG, JPG or PNG
• Quality: Medium to High
• 1080 pixels on the shortest side
• File size: No greater than 2.0 Megabytes
b. If your art is juried into the exhibit, the image may be used for print catalogue, a print poster, and
a website image. When provided with an image that meets the above specifications, the ASA can
create the sizes appropriate for its use.

IF ACCEPTED
Accepted Artists:
a. Will be expected to volunteer in different capacities related to the exhibition. Installation and
take down dates and times to be determined.
b. Artists are responsible for dropping off or shipping their artworks to the initial venue unless
otherwise arranged.
c. No early withdrawals of artwork are permitted during the exhibition. It is expected that the
work juried and submitted by the artist to the exhibit will be displayed for the entire duration
of the exhibition.
d. No substitutions will be accepted once a work of art has been juried in. This includes changes
in the image, title, dimensions, etc.
e. ASA reserves the right not to display artwork that differs significantly from the accepted
submitted images or does not present professionally
f. Artists agree that their accepted artworks may be used for publication, promotion and advertising by ASA and Exposure Photography Festival.

Specifications:
a. Works must be signed, gallery ready, appropriately framed with D-rings & wire installed for
hanging. Please hang wires about ¼ of the way from the top – lower wiring will create an
unattractive hanging angle.
b. Each work must be clearly and securely labeled on the back with the name of the artist, the
title of the work, and the media employed.
c. Any unique artworks that require special care or have installation instructions must be
clearly explained and labeled.
d. No sawtooth or wall buddies permitted
e. If framed under glass: Any work exceeding 18”x24” that would be normally framed in glass must
be framed in plexiglass instead. Long pieces exceeding 24” should have plexiglass even if the
height is less than 18”.
f. Please Note: ASA is not responsible for any potential damages to framed plexiglass that occur
during transportation or throughout the duration of this exhibition.


Liability and Insurance:
a. The sale price of the artwork should be equivalent to its insurance value.
b. While ASA and its volunteers take every effort to ensure careful transportation, handling and
hanging, the ASA is not responsible for damages to artwork that occurs while the artwork is
entered into exhibition. ASA insurance, courier or venue insurance may cover the cost of theft,
vandalism, fire, or loss of artwork while entered into the exhibition, transported or stored by
ASA.
c. Artists are encouraged to provide personal insurance for artworks entered.
Transportation Protocol:
a. Artists are responsible for appropriate packaging their artworks for shipment
b. All works should be delivered by artist or courier to the first venue ready for installation. ASA is
not responsible for the cost of shipment to the initial venue or the return of artworks after the
final venue.
c. It is not ASA’s responsibility to organize the return of accepted artwork beyond repackaging
and arranging delivery to mail, or courier, for pickup. Accepted artists will need to enclose
prepaid shipping and instructions for return of the artwork if using mail or courier services.
d. Should any Artist fail to pick up their artwork(s) within six (6) months from the final day of
the Exhibition, the artwork(s) will be considered a non-tax deductible donation to the ASA.
These works may then be sold, displayed, stored, leased, or otherwise used at the
discretion of the ASA and to the sole benefit of the ASA; unless other arrangements
between the Artist and the ASA have been made prior to the end of the six (6) month
period.

CARFAC Alberta
The Alberta Society of Artists is a member of CARFAC Alberta. We hope to comply with CARFAC standards if full funding permits.

Deadline: 14-11-2022

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Call for Indigenous Artists: Hodgson Trophy Pin Bag

The Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games Host Society in collaboration with the Arctic Winter Games International Committee (AWGIC) is inviting Indigenous artists to participate in a design competition to create a pin bag as part of the Hodgson Trophy award.

The Hodgson Trophy will be awarded by the AWGIC at the closing ceremonies on February 4, 2023, to the contingent whose participants best exemplify the ideals of fair play and team spirit. The winning team receives the pin bag and a distinctive pin in recognition of their accomplishments.

PIN BAG DESIGN CONTEST

Artists are encouraged to produce a design centered around the theme of team spirit and togetherness. Designs will be judged on the creativity of the theme, functionality and the proposal of the materials incorporated into the final bag design. 

Other parameters include:

  • Designs could be done in a variety of media, such as drawing, painting, collage, digital, mixed media, etc.
  • Participants must be local Indigenous artists (currently living in the Wood Buffalo region)
  • Participants are limited to one entry design
  • Participants must guarantee that the design submitted in the application is original and does not violate the copyright of any other person
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted

The selection panel will choose one artist who will receive a $1,000 honorarium for their design. Only the selected winner must then physically create the bag, which they will receive fair market value for. Click the “call for artist rules” button for all the information. 

The deadline to send in a submission is November 15, 2022.

Deadline: 15-11-2022

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Run for a Reason

Fort McMurray Marathon is excited to announce Run for a Reason – a new charity fundraising program!

Early Bird registration is open for Run for a Reason until May 31 – the new fundraising program for the Fort McMurray Marathon happening on September 25!

HOW IT WORKS – RUNNERS

When you register to run, you will have two ways to participate:

  1. Make a one time donation to a participating partner organization of your choice!
  2. Choose a participating partner organization & collect pledges:
    • Browse the list of Fundraising Partners, and choose an organization that you would like to support
    • As you train for race day, collect pledges & donations in support of your chosen organization!
    • Share your progress via your personal pledge page

HOW IT WORKS – DONORS

Not a runner, but still want to participate? Community members can contribute by donating to Run for a Reason! Donations can be made in two ways:

  • Donate to an individual runner’s pledge page
  • Donate to to a participating partner organization of your choice

This year we run for more than just medals – this year we Run for a Reason and Arts Council Wood Buffalo can be yours.

Deadline: 25-09-2022

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Organization Activation Projects Funding

This grant provides funding to eligible organizations to nurture inclusive citizenship and promote pluralism through artistic projects that recognize, respect, and value difference in and through the arts. Learn more about the AFA and pluralism and find pluralism resources.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

Who can apply

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be one of the following:

  • Not-for-profit organization, registered and operating in Alberta for at least one year, and in good standing under the appropriate legislation
  • First Nation or Metis Settlement in Alberta
  • Foundation established and regulated under Alberta’s Regional Health Authorities Act
  • University, college, or institute as recognized under Alberta’s Post-Secondary Learning Act

Eligible organizations must also:

  • Have at least 50% of the organization’s board members living in Alberta.
  • Deliver public arts and cultural programming in one or more of the following areas:
    • Self-created and self-produced work for public presentation in any arts discipline
    • Artist support, development, and training
    • Artistic presentation and public participation in any arts discipline that is open and available to the general public
    • Indigenous arts, culturally diverse arts programming, and arts programming that supports traditionally underserved communities
  • Demonstrate adherence to good governance principles, efficient administration practices and commitment to fiscal responsibility.
  • Demonstrate financial stability, in the judgment of the AFA, for at least one year prior to application.

Partnership projects

Two or more organizations that satisfy the eligibility criteria may apply to collaborate on a project. Multiple applications from separate organizations for aspects of the same project will not be accepted. Projects involving multiple partners must be consolidated and submitted by one lead organization.

Applicants are encouraged to consider projects between different partners (e.g. urban and rural, established arts organizations with new or emerging organizations, arts organizations with health, social services, immigrant settlement services, or Indigenous communities.)

Partnership projects must demonstrate that:

  • Control and responsibilities in the partnership are shared equally amongst all partners
  • Knowledge and practices will be shared and exchanged for the benefit of all project partners
  • The partnership results in activity that is beyond the normal programming of partnering organizations
  • The project could not be otherwise completed without the existence of the partnership

What does this grant support

Activities that accommodate and encourage diversity in the arts through projects that promote:

  • equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility of artists, arts administrators, and audiences
  • innovative artists practises that blend artistic practises and disciplines in novel ways
  • innovative artistic practises that bring together artists from different backgrounds

Activities that foster trust, dialogue, curiosity, and sense of belonging through the arts by projects that promote novel artistic conceptualization, creation, and curation. This includes projects that:

  • promote dialogue among different audiences about their differences
  • promote trust, sense of belonging, and empathy among their audiences
  • promote innovation and create new public value by bridging the arts with other sectors and industries

Examples include, but are not limited to, projects that:

  • Identify and address inequities in the arts sector in terms of access, participation and outcomes
  • Identify and address historical barriers or disadvantages, forms of diversity and differences such as marginalized communities, identities, abilities, gender, race, ethnicity and socio-economic status
  • Foster the artistic practices and development of Deaf and disability arts in Alberta, recognizing the diversity of identities and artistic practices within communities.
  • Include diversity and inclusion practices to build audience development, retention, and accessibility.
  • Provide innovative approaches that bring together artists and communities from different backgrounds
  • Create new public value by bridging the arts with other sectors and industries in novel ways
  • Support staff and board diversity training with a focus on artists and audiences of racial, ethnic, disability, Indigenous or other historically underserved communities

Deadline: 01-12-2022

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Call for Submissions: “Memory & Dreams”

OVERVIEW
The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists in Alberta (must be 18 years of age or older) to submit to the travelling exhibition, “Memory & Dreams.” Memories often change and, like Dreams, can reveal the subconscious realities that are unexpected.

The artist’s statement will be crucial to the understanding of the artwork’s intent in this exhibition call. A catalogue will be produced (note that the catalogue may be virtual or/and actual). A size limitation of 40″ in any direction. Two-dimensional works only. Artworks to be delivered in November 2022 (exact date TBD).


IMPORTANT DATES*
Deadline for Submissions: October 4, 2022
Notification of Results: November 2, 2022
Artwork required for drop off: November-December, 2022 (Exact dates TBD)

VENUES*
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in December-April 2023
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in April-August 2023
Opening Reception (TBD)
Accepted artists will be notified of exact dates.

SUBMISSION FEES
There is no submission fee.
REQUIREMENTS
Eligibility:
a. Open to all artists (over the age of 18) residing in Alberta.


Artwork Specifications:
a. 4 images may be submitted per artist.
b. Artwork must have a value no more than $6,000
c. Artwork weighing more than 15 lbs the selected artist must be present for installation
d. Two-Dimensional artwork must not exceed 40″ in any direction, including frame.


Exhibition Information:
a. Artists may not have displayed the submitted artwork in any other ASA Exhibit.
b. Artwork may not have been created as part of a class or a workshop
c. This exhibition will accept both works for exhibition only and works for sale. Any sale arising from this
exhibit will have a commission not to exceed 30% of the value of the work.
d. Notification of results will be by email.
e. Incomplete submissions will not move to jurying phase.
f. Jury results are final; artists will not receive feedback or comments from the jury.


General Submission Requirements
a. Submissions will be accepted via www.albertasocietyofartists.com only
b. Each submission must include a 100-word artwork statement for each artwork submitted.
c. Submission Fee (if applicable)
d. Image files in .JPEG format as detailed below in Image File Specifications


Image Requirements:
a. Please ensure that all image files are correctly oriented.
b. Image files must be clear of frames, walls, borders or any other backgrounds. Images should be of the
artwork only; no date stamps, no watermarks, no copyright symbols, or any other elements should be
present that will obstruct the visual field.
c. All submission elements must be received at the same time. You may not email and mail parts of the
submission at separate times. Artist and artwork information copied and pasted into body of email will
not be accepted.
d. Image files should be appropriately labeled: MD_LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg.
e. Diptychs and triptychs must be submitted in one file showing how the pieces work together and
individually as image files labeled: MD_LastName_FirstName_Title_A.jpeg, B.jpeg, C.jpeg

Image File Specifications
a. Images submitted must follow these technical specifications:
 File type: JPEG or PNG
 JPEG Quality: Medium toHigh
 1080 pixels on the shortest side
 File size: No greater than 2.0 Megabytes
b. If your art is juried into the exhibit, the JPEG image may be used for print catalogue, a print poster,
and a website image. When provided with an image that meets the above specifications, theASA can
create the sizes appropriate for its use.


IF ACCEPTED
Accepted Artists
a. Will be expected to volunteer in different capacities related to the exhibition. Installation and take
down dates and times to be determined.
b. Artists are responsible for dropping off or shipping their artworks to initial venue unless otherwise
arranged.
c. No early withdrawals of artwork are permitted during the exhibition. It is expected that the work
juried and submitted by the artist to the exhibit will be displayed for the entire duration of the
travelling exhibition.
d. No substitutions will be accepted once a work of art has been juried in.This includes changes in the
image, title, dimensions ,etc.
e. ASA reserves the right not to display artwork that differs significantly from the accepted submitted
images or does not present professionally
f. Artist agrees that theiraccepted artworks maybe used for publication, promotion and advertising by
ASA.


Specifications:
a. Works must be signed, gallery ready, appropriately framed with D-rings & wire installed for hanging.
Please hang wires about ¼ of the way from the top– lower wiring will create an unattractive hanging
angle.
b. Each work must be clearly and securely labeled on the back with the name of the artist, the title of
the work, and the media employed.
c. Any unique artworks that require special care or have installation instructions must be clearly
explained and labeled.
d. No sawtooth or wall buddies permitted
e. If framed under glass: Any work exceeding 18”x24”that would be normally framed in glass must be
framed in plexi glass instead. Long pieces exceeding 24”should have plexi glass even if the height is less than 18”. Please Note: ASA is not responsible for any potential damages to framed plexiglass that
occur during transportation or throughout the duration of this exhibition.


Liability and Insurance
a. The sale price of the artwork should be equivalent to its insurance value.
b. While ASA and its volunteers take every effort to ensure careful transportation, handling and
hanging, the ASA is not responsible for damages to artwork that occurs while the artwork is entered
into exhibition. ASA insurance, courier or venue insurance may cover the cost of theft, vandalism,
fire, or loss of artwork while entered into the exhibition, transported or stored by ASA.
c. Artists are encouraged to provide personal insurance for artworks entered.


Transportation Protocol
a. Artists are responsible for appropriate packaging their artworks for shipment
b. All works should be delivered by artist or courier to the first venue ready for installation. ASA is not
responsible for the cost of shipment to the initial venue or the return of artworks after the final
venue.
c. It is not ASA’s responsibility to organize the return of accepted artwork beyond repackaging and
arranging delivery to mail, or courier, for pickup. Accepted artists will need to enclose prepaid
shipping and instructions for return of the artwork if using mail or courier services.

CARFAC Alberta
The Alberta Society of Artists is a member of CARFAC Alberta. We hope to comply to CARFAC standards when full funding permits.

Deadline: 04-10-2022

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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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Writer in Residence

The Airdrie Public Library is accepting submissions of interest for this year’s APL Writer in Residence. The position entails a four-week engagement in the fall of 2022, working with the public and supporting emerging and established writers in any genre or form of writing. A 40-hour commitment is expected of the successful applicant.

The writer in residence will receive a $3,000 honorarium.

The writer in residence will provide one-on-one consultations and will offer manuscript readings, blue pencil critiques and publishing process advice. In addition, they will deliver four public speaking events including one reading of their work.

We are anticipating this program will be offered in person at the library, but the successful candidate may be required to work remotely, with some or all activities being offered online.

Application deadline: 5:00pm., September 9, 2022.

Applicants must:

  • Have a solid publication history and an established reputation as a professional writer.
  • Be experienced in teaching and leading writing workshops.
  • Be able to critique a variety of writing styles and genres.
  • Be able to handle public speaking, work with groups, and work one-on-one.
  • Be available to undertake the engagement in November 2022.

Please provide the following information when applying:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume or CV
  • Author’s bio
  • Four ideas for potential workshop topics

Please email completed applications to human.resources@airdriepubliclibrary.ca.

Files

Deadline: 09-09-2022

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Culture in Your Community – Postcard Competition

In 2021, Calgary’s Loft 112 spearheaded an amazing project called Cards for Community.

Using this as inspiration, Parkland Poets’ Society is launching a province-wide Postcard Project showcasing culture in our very own Alberta communities.

What we are looking for:

A physical OR digital 4×6 postcard sharing some combination of words and images and showcasing culture in your community.

What the completed project will look like:

An art installation/gallery-exhibit-type display that will be a visual representation of what “Culture in Your Community” means to Albertans. The display will be unveiled in a public event being hosted in the Stony Plain Public Library on Saturday, Sept 24, 2022.

Why?

To link Albertans together in a tapestry of words and images.

How do I enter?

Submissions accepted June 1st to August 31st, 2022.

  1. Download/Print a submission form to be sent TOGETHER with your submission. CLICK HERE FOR FORM.
  2. Submit form and postcard by email to: parklandpoets@gmail.com or by regular mail to: Parkland Poets’ Society, 227 Brookview Way, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2X7.

Rules and Guidelines

  1. Original entries only – all ages
  2. Must include some combination of words and images
  3. Size 4 inches x 6 inches
  4. One side of postcard only
  5. Digital Submissions must be submitted as hi-res PDF or JPG files

Ideas to get you started:

  • Art
  • Drawing
  • Collage
  • Mixed media
  • Original photo
  • Micro-stories
  • Poetry
  • Original song lyrics
  • Handicrafts that fit on the postcard (reproduced in 2D)

What can you win?

  • Prizes for 18 and over:
    • First Place: $100
    • Second Place: $75
    • Third Place: $50
    • PLUS: one year membership in Parkland Poets’ Society – Value $25
    • Plus: your postcard framed!
  • Prizes for under 18:
    • First Place: $100
    • Second Place: $75
    • Third Place: $50
    • PLUS: one year membership in Parkland Poets’ Society – Value $25
    • Plus: your postcard framed!
  • Inclusion on the feature wall display

After completion of the project, the winning postcards may be made available for purchase as a fundraiser for Parkland Poets’ Society.

Deadline: 31-08-2022

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Playfest 2022: Call for Performers

Theatre; Just Because is thrilled to announce PlayFest, a one-day performing arts festival happening in Fort McMurray!

Taking place on August 27, 2022, PlayFest celebrates local artists and performers with two events: Play in the Park and Play After Dark.

Play in the Park is an outdoor, family-friendly event in a local park (Location TBA). This daytime event will include interactive activities, theatre and arts-based performances, and more! Play in the Park is entirely free to attend. 

Play After Dark is an evening cabaret geared towards ages 16 and over. Play After Dark will take place in the amphitheatre at Centerfire Place and is pay-what-you-can admission, with proceeds going towards future programming at Theatre; Just Because. 

PlayFest encapsulates our mission at Theatre; Just Because by creating opportunities for local performance artists to do just that – perform!” says Artistic Director Bailey Yarkie. “We hope to bring together a day of diverse performances and celebrate the arts in our region.” 

PlayFest is made possible by the generous support of local arts champions Flett Manning Moore.

CALL FOR PERFORMERS

Come play with us! We are seeking performances of all varieties for PlayFest 2022 on August 27th.

PlayFest is a fundraiser for Theatre; Just Because consisting of 2 events:

  • Play in the Park is a daytime outdoor event perfect for dancers, one-act plays, and other family-friendly entertainment.
  • Play After Dark is a cabaret event geared towards an age 16+ audience.

Deadline: 27-08-2022

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Open Call to ALL Local Artists – Wood Buffalo Volunteer Rewards 2022

Wood Buffalo Volunteer Rewards (previously known as Timeraiser) is an innovative volunteer rewards system that celebrates the incredible acts of kindness volunteers give to our community. The program works by allowing local volunteers the opportunity to exchange their time spent volunteering for rewards such as local art, goods, experiences, and services. The program features a variety of rewards to ensure that there is something for everyone and makes a conscious effort to purchase rewards that will elevate our region’s rich culture, talent, and small businesses. Anyone that volunteers at a local social profit or community-based organization can participate! It is our goal through this program to thank volunteers for their contributions and strengthen the social profit sector; all while supporting local artists and small businesses.

FuseSocial is thrilled to announce that the 2022 Call for Artists is now open. Our call will be open to all forms of art (music, theatre, culinary, etc.). The call is furthermore extended to be inclusive of experiences that do not expire (theatre tickets, photography session, lessons, etc.). Please see the full artist call HERE!

Submission Guidelines & Criteria:

There is no fee associated with applying to this call & successful submissions will be compensated at fair market value up to $1500.00

The call will close on July 14, 2022, at 4:30 PM.

All submissions must be received electronically in ONE email and sent to: wbvolunteers@fusesocial.ca

Your email must include the following:

  • Completed submission form (including artist statements, bio, and waiver)
  • 2-3 high-resolution pictures of your submission(s) on a solid color background
  • For submissions that are not 2D/3D please include full details on your proposal (Ex: Photography Session – 30-minute session with 5 edited digital images)

Submission Requirements for Wood Buffalo Volunteer Rewards

Please read carefully

  • Applicants must be residents of Wood Buffalo
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and older
  • Maximum three (3) pieces entered per artist may be submitted for consideration
  • All pieces must be recent; created within the last 2 years (2020+)
  • Works must be made independently, without guidance or instruction (Artworks made during a workshop or class are not eligible)
  • All pieces must be original; no copies or prints permitted
  • The artwork provided is the original artwork and is the sole intellectual property of the artist, with no copyright infringements. Please refer to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website link for clarification on copyright: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr00003.html

Questions regarding what constitutes original artwork? Please contact Liana Wheeldon at liana@artscouncilwb.ca for further support.

Further Requirements:

  • All artworks must be ready to hang (wire setting 1/3 from the top of the artwork, no saw tooth hangers)
  • All pieces must be framed and signed (stretched canvas must have finished painted edges, no staples showing and artwork on various papers must be in a frame with glass front)
  • Artist sets the price of their submission and price must include framing and any/all expenses required to deliver the submission. It should also include any taxes (up to a maximum of $1,500)
  • Any type of experience (tickets, lessons, culinary, etc.) submitted must not have an expiration date

Artist Labels

  • Develop two (2) Artist Labels that identify your piece
  • Include artist/artwork information: Your name as you would like it to appear, the title of your work, the medium (example: Oil on Canvas, Mixed Media, Photography, etc.) and the dimensions (in inches). Affix one (1) label to the back of your artwork and bring one (1) additional label with you when you drop off your artwork
  • Include detailed information about what is included in your submission. For example, for a culinary arts submission – receive dinner prepared on site and at a location of your choosing for a maximum of 20 guests. Please be as detailed as possible

Selection Process

  • Art will be selected by a non-exhibiting jury consisting of representatives from FuseSocial, Arts Council Wood Buffalo, and member(s) of the Wood Buffalo community. There is no guarantee that all submitted artwork will be chosen
  • Selected artists will be notified via email by July 31, 2022
  • Successful entries are to be dropped off to FuseSocial at 20 Riedel Street (dates to be announced)
  • Artists are responsible for making the arrangements to drop-off their artwork at the designated time and space
  • Successful submissions will be displayed on www.wbvolunteerrewards.ca

Thank you for your submission!

Deadline: 14-07-2022

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Residential Schools Memorial

Indigenous artists can submit a proposal for a memorial on legislature grounds to honour residential school students who never came home.

Overview

On June 25, 2021, the Alberta government announced it would work with Indigenous communities to establish a permanent memorial on the Alberta legislature grounds for the victims of the residential school system.

The Residential Schools Memorial Advisory Panel was established to develop a vision for the memorial with consultation from Indigenous communities, review eligible artist submissions and recommend an artist to create the memorial.

The Residential Schools Memorial Request for Expressions of Interest is open to all Indigenous artists who live in or are from Alberta.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #82 calls “upon provincial and territorial governments, in collaboration with Survivors and their organizations, and other parties to the Settlement Agreement, to commission and install a publicly accessible, highly visible, Residential Schools Memorial in each capital city to honour Survivors and all the children who were lost to their families and communities.”

On September 30, 2021, the Alberta government and Indigenous leaders planted a tree on the legislature grounds to represent growth, continuity, renewal and life. A reconciliation garden will also be planted on the site. The Government of Alberta is now welcoming Expressions of Interest for a permanent memorial on the site.

Funding

Up to $1 million.

Eligible applicants

This Request for an Expression of Interest is open to the following categories of Indigenous artists from or living in Alberta:

  • individual artist
  • artist-led teams
  • artist collectives
  • partnerships of artists

Recent familial connections to Alberta First Nations or with the Metis Settlements and Métis Nation Regions are required.

Artists are defined as individuals who:

  • are actively pursuing a career in the arts
  • have invested in the development of their artistic skills, voice and goals
  • may have formal training
  • may have shared their work publicly
  • may have been compensated for their work, and
  • may have a relationship with their artistic communities and peers

Artists do not need to be working professionally in the arts full-time. Artists may also include individuals working in craft, design industries or architecture.

Eligible proposals

Eligible proposals must:

  • include a Letter of Interest for the proposed concept
  • include a resume/CV/biography(ies) in the application
  • demonstrate experience and ability to manage and deliver the scope of work proposed
  • include examples of public artwork with a clear demonstration of how the final project will be delivered with pictures/images
  • include a rendering or image to support the proposed concept attached
  • demonstrate a meaning/impression/story of how the proposal reflects the history of residential schools in Alberta
  • include a connection to Indigenous communities in Alberta

The panel will only consider proposals that meet these submission requirements.

How to apply

Step 1. Check eligibility

Be sure to meet all the eligibility needs mentioned above.

Step 2. Review the Proposal Checklist

Proposal Checklist – Print Version 

Your proposal must answer ‘yes’ to all of the items in this checklist.

Step 3. Complete an Expression of Interest

Residential Schools Memorial – Request for Expressions of Interest (PDF, 678 KB)

Step 4. Gather supporting documents

Your proposal must include:

  • a Letter of Interest for the proposed concept
  • a resume/CV/biography(ies)
  • examples of public artwork with a clear demonstration of how the final project will be delivered with pictures/images
  • a rendering or image to support the proposed concept attached

Step 5. Set up an Alberta Purchasing Connection account

Set up an account on Alberta Purchasing Connection.

Anyone who needs help with this can connect with ir.rscrg@gov.ab.ca.

Step 6. Submit your proposal

Upload your Expression of Interest and supporting documents to Alberta Purchasing Connection.

  • Under ‘Main Menu’ on the top left side of the page, click on ‘Search Opportunities’
  • Enter the keywords ‘Residential Schools Memorial’ on the following page to find the listing

After you apply

The Residential Schools Memorial Panel will review the submissions and will choose the artist, artists or collective. Information sessions with potential candidates may be held before a final decision is made. These could include a visit to the site.

The chosen artist or artists will be announced in Fall 2022.

Residential Schools Memorial Panel members (June 2022)

  • Jeannette MacInnis, acting executive director, Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association
  • Jennifer Paul, Indian residential school program coordinator, Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations
  • Joseph RR (Reggie) Letourneau, CEO Nomad Spirit Journey, Stoney Nakota – Tsuut’ina Tribal Council
  • Lisa Weber, board president, Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women
  • Lorna Dancey, Truth and Reconciliation Coordinator, Metis Nation of Alberta
  • Sherry Cunningham, vice-president, Metis Settlements General Council
  • Bert Auger, Elder, Whitefish Lake First Nation
  • Bernie Makokis, Elder, Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Contact

Connect with First Nations and Metis Relations:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Email: ir.rscrg@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Indigenous Relations
First Nations and Métis Relations
9th flr, Forestry Building
9920 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2M4

Deadline: 29-07-2022

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