Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Request for Proposals- Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program Visual Arts and Media Arts (TREX)

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a Visual Arts Travelling Exhibition Program since 1981 and a Media Arts Travelling Exhibition Program since 2000 (the TREX Program). The mandate of the TREX Program is to provide every Albertan with the opportunity to enjoy visual and media art programming in their community.

Three Regional galleries and one arts organization currently coordinate the Visual Arts TREX Program for the AFA:

Northwest Region: The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie
Northeast and North Central Region: The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Southwest Region: The Alberta Society of Artists, Calgary
Southeast Region: The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat

The Media Arts TREX Program is currently jointly administered by Metro Theatre and the Alberta Media Arts Alliance (AMAAS).

The existing TREX contracts expire on March 31, 2013.

Request for Proposal Submissions:

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts is requesting proposals from Proponents interested in coordinating the AFA’s Travelling Exhibition Visual Arts and Media Arts Programs (TREX) for a five year term commencing April 1, 2013 and concluding March 31, 2018.

  • Proposals may be submitted by any public or institutional arts organization with a mandate to promote Alberta’s visual and media arts.

  • The annual funding allotment for the five year period is determined by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and is subject to the approval by the AFA Board.

  • Visual Arts TREX contracts will be awarded to successful Proponents to coordinate the Program in each of the following Regions:

Region I, Northwest: North Western Alberta from High Level to Jasper and from Red Earth Creek to Beaverlodge.
Region II, Northeast and North Central: North Central and North Eastern Alberta from Rimbey to Vermilion and from Athabasca to Fort McMurray.
Region III, Southwest: The Southwest Region of Alberta from Red Deer to Waterton and from Banff to Vulcan.
Region IV, Southeast: The South Eastern Region of Alberta from Lethbridge to Medicine Hat and from Stettler to Cardston.

  • One Media Arts TREX contract will be awarded to the successful Proponent who will coordinate the TREX Media Arts Program for all regions of the Province.

The deadline for submissions is November 2, 2012 at 16:00. Please see the Visual Arts and Media Arts Request for Proposal (RFP) documents on the Alberta Purchasing Connection website for more information:

TREX Media Arts Request for Proposal

TREX Visual Arts Request for Proposal

or contact Elizabeth Capak in writing at  

Information in this posting was retrieved from: AFA Newswire - October 18, 2012

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