Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Call for Submissions Tangled Art + Disability



About Tangled Art + Disability
Tangled Art + Disability is a not for profit arts organization and forum for creative and artistic excellence that serves as a leader, catalyst and resource for bringing together professional artists, emerging artists and arts and cultural organizations and a diverse public.
BODIES OF LIGHT FILM SCREENING
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 12TH, 2015
Tangled Art + Disability and DAWN-RAFH Canada (DisAbled Women’s Network Canada) are accepting submissions for new and recent completed short works (30 min or less) by female media creators who are disability/Deaf/Mad-identified for the film program Bodies of Light in celebration of International Women’s Day at the Carlton Cinema on March 7th, 2015.
GUIDELINES:
1. Films must have been made from Jan 2013 – present
2. Download and fill out the entry form by clicking here: http://tangledarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Submissionform.docx
3. We are accepting both electronic and hard copy formats:
For electronic submissions please email: cara@tangledarts.org
For DVD formats please mail to:
Attn: Bodies of Light submissions
Tangled Art + Disability
Suite S-30, 401 Richmond St. West
Toronto M5V 3A8

CONTACT:
cara@tangledarts.org or call (647) 725-5064 for further questions.

SNAP Gallery Submissions


ABOUT sNAP
The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP) is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre, and a registered charity (Registration No. 12293 0019 RR0001) incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta. Since its inception in 1982,SNAP has grown to become one of Canada’s premier centres for research and innovation in printmaking as well as providing a unique forum for discussion and examination of critical and theoretical issues related to printmaking and image culture.

As a print production and exhibition centre, SNAP is unique in Alberta, and exceptional in Canada.

SNAP is dedicated to the promotion of both traditional and experimental printmaking practices including prints, artists’ books, posters and print-based installation as well as new, experimental and hybrid forms. To achieve these goals the Society maintains a permanent, dedicated space including a gallery and printmaking studio, and provides a comprehensive range of programming including: exhibitions (CARFAC fees are paid to exhibiting artists), classes, workshops, lectures, mentorships, artists’ residencies and publishing. Programming for exhibitions and education is reviewed and revised periodically to keep pace with new developments in the field and to better serve SNAP’s diverse constituency, which includes the many individuals and groups from all backgrounds and levels of experience who take courses and attend exhibitions at SNAP, practising professional print-artists, schools, high-risk youth groups and more.
GALLERY SUBMISSIONS
Call for Submissions – Main Gallery
Next deadline is February 15, 2015
SNAP welcomes submissions from artists, collectives, curators and collaborations practicing in all printmaking & print-related media (including but not limited to: photography, installation, video, drawing, collage, printed matter).SNAP’s Main Gallery Space is programmed through an annual call for submissions as well as through curated exhibitions.
The Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists is an Artist-Run Non-profit in Edmonton, Alberta dedicated to the production, presentation and dissemination of Fine Art Printmaking and Contemporary Print Media. The SNAPGallery programs eight Main Gallery exhibitions every year.
For more information on our organization, mandate and to view floor plans please visit www.snapartists.com
Programming is determined annually by peer jury.
SNAP Main Gallery Submission Requirements:
Submissions should consist of:
1.      A project proposal explaining the specifics of the proposed exhibition. (maximum 1 page)
2.      15 -20 numbered high quality digital images on OSX Apple-Mac compatible disk
3.      Corresponding image list indicating the artist’s name, title of work, media and date
4.      An artist statement, which describes and contextualizes the work presented. (maximum 1 page).
5.      Curriculum Vitae or artist resume
6.     1 – 2 items of support materials as appropriate (DVD, Publications, Print Articles). These support          items will not be returned.
Please indicate which works are intended for exhibition or clearly indicate if your proposal includes new works or work in progress, as well as any extraordinary installation requirements, including technical support.
Please Note:
SNAP will be accepting submissions ONLY IN DISC FORM. Please send all written support as a single PDF and images in JPEG form on one CD. Please do not send any paper or include a return envelope. Please do not email submissions.
Digital images: should be in JPEG format, 300 dpi and sized to 1000 pixels maximum on the longest side. File names should correspond to the image list.

Tips for Submitting:
·    Please DO NOT EMAIL Submissions
·  Please burn all materials to ONE disc: proposal, PDF written support and JPEG images. An additional DVD may be submitted for video work, however please ensure individual clips do not exceed 5 minutes in length.
·    Proposals should be clear and concise.
·  Make sure that your name and the title of your project is clearly marked on each part of your submission, including all of your support material(s).
·    Please do not send PowerPoint presentations, slides, printed images, or VHS tapes, as these will not be reviewed.
·    Do not send original works of art.
·    Do not submit a website address in lieu of digital files.
·    Incomplete proposals or excessive support material will not be reviewed.
     
For information regarding submissions and the review process, please contact:
Deadline for SNAP Main Gallery Submissions:
Main Gallery Submissions should be addressed to:
c/o Programming Committee
SNAP gallery10123 – 121 Street
Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9, Canada
 For more information please visit http://www.snapartists.com/submissions/ 
Note: SSNAP pays full CAR/FAC fees to Main Gallery Exhibiting Artists


The Canada 150 Logo Design Contest

History in the Making

The Government of Canada is getting Canadians involved in developing a logo for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. If you have a creative spirit and would like to make history, this logo design contest is for you!

Who

The contest is open to Canadian citizens residing in Canada or permanent residents living in Canada, 18 years and older, registered at a Canadian post-secondary institution in December 2014 and/or January 2015.

What

Show your creativity! Submit your Canada 150 logo design and you could win $5,000, a display in one of Canada’s national institutions, and a chance to be part of Canadian history.

How

You can submit your design online at Canada.ca/150

When

The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 23, 2015.
For more information and to enter please visit http://www.canada150.gc.ca/eng/1407417717020/ 

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Canada Day Challenge 2015

Canada Day Challenge 2015



What Makes You Proud to be Canadian?

We’re asking youth from 8 to 18 years old across Canada to tell us what makes them proud to be Canadian by submitting their best, most dynamic drawings, photos or pieces of creative writing that represents everything that Canada is as a strong, proud and free nation.
Enter the 2015 Canada Day Challenge for a chance to win great prizes, including all-expenses paid trip for two to Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill: go backstage, meet some of Canada’s most inspiring people, tour museums, galleries, the iconic Parliament Buildings and be part of a special summer exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History!
Plus, there’s even more to be excited about this year! Winners will also receive the opportunity to work with the amazingly talented team of education specialists from the National Film Board of Canada to create their very own short films about their adventures in Ottawa.
For more information and a list of rules please visit http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1292268977681/1292268977684

The deadline is March 20, 2015

Get creative! Get inspired! And, get your entries in for the chance to experience a truly Canadian adventure.

Live as an Artist


Some people believe there is no economic value in the arts and becoming an artist, following one’s creative sensibilities, will only end in a life of poverty and struggle. But this negative belief is simply not true seeing as any rewarding career involves struggle and even in some of the most remote places in Canada talented artists are proving that you can make a living from your passion. In Nunavut, like no other place in Canada, the arts are commercially alive, positively impacting the economy, and creating fulltime careers in places where employment can be limited. Nordicity’s (a leading consulting firm specializing in policy, strategy, and economic analysis in the media, creative and information and communications technology sectors) 2010 Economic Impact Study: Nunavut Arts and Crafts Final Report states:

 In only the few generations that it has existed, Nunavut’s commercial arts and crafts sector has grown to impressive levels. Through its multiple stages from material supply, to product creation and wholesale and retail distribution, the sector generates a total economic impact of $33.4 million annually, leading to 1,068 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs – all from a territorial population of 32,558.  However, straight economic metrics such as contribution to gross domestic product and FTEs do not do Nunavut’s arts and crafts sector full justice. Because of the occasional nature of arts and crafts production, it is estimated that roughly 3,000 Nunavut residents earn some income annually from arts sales. These arts sales, which generate in total more than $27 million in direct payment to artists, eventually result in more than $50 million in end consumer sales, with more than $30 million generated through retailers in the rest of Canada (outside of Nunavut) and around the world.

The art industry in Nunavut not only creates jobs but also allows Nunavummiut to express their culture and way of life, creating a cultural bridge to them and the outside world. The report goes on to assert:

Beyond financial impacts, the arts and crafts sector represents a key piece of Nunavut society. Arts and crafts production provides more than direct employment opportunities; it allows Nunavummiut to be both artists and entrepreneurs in a very self-sustaining fashion by literally creating saleable products with materials gathered from the land…Nunavut arts and crafts provide a constantly evolving representation of the land and its people. Nunavut artists continue to use numerous media – sculpture, tapestries, prints, clothing, sketches, traditional crafts and jewelry, to name a few – to express themselves and their lifestyle to the rest of the world. As the territory continues to evolve culturally, art will provide one outlet to express the blending of old and new cultures. With the proper support to provide access to training, materials and markets, Nunavut’s artists will also continue to translate cultural and artistic expression into significant economic benefits.

So if you are a closet artist wishing that you can make a living doing what you love it is possible even in the most remote areas of Canada. There are many municipal, provincial and federal grants and programs available for artists. So what are you waiting for? Take a leap of faith and live the life you want!
If you live in the Wood Buffalo area and you are looking for ways to start your career as an artist but need some assistance, the Community Strategies Coordinators working for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, are here to help you. You can contact us at recreationandculture@woodbuffalo.ab.ca  or by phone at (780)743-7966.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is another great local resource helping artists achieve their goals. Contact Arts Council Wood Buffalo at: info@artscouncilwb.ca or by phone at (780) 804-5751.


For the full 2010 Economic Impact Study: Nunavut Arts and Crafts Final Report please visit http://assembly.nu.ca/library/GNedocs/2010/000056-e.pdf

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Parks Canada Expression of Interest



Parks Canada will be soliciting proposals for the development and creation of a permanent work of art to be installed in an outdoor location in the town of Jasper, Alberta. 

The artwork will reflect the past, present and future relationship of Aboriginal people and Jasper National Park as well as the interconnectedness between Aboriginal people and the Jasper landscape. 

Budget: $100,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive) 
Please contact us no later than Friday, February 27, 2015 for further information on this project. 


Gregory Deagle 
Administrative Assistant, Aboriginal Liaison 
Jasper National Park of Canada / Parks Canada
P.O. Box 10, Jasper AB T0E 1E0 
Greg.Deagle@pc.gc.ca   Telephone 780 820 2118 / Fax 780 852 5601  

www.pc.gc.ca/PublicArt






Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Parks-Canada-Expression-of-Interest

Winter Cities Shake Up 2015

This coming January, Edmonton will take its place on the world stage of winter cities as host of the Winter Cities Shake-Up - an international conference on making winter way cooler!  

The Winter Cities Shake-Up (www.wintercitiesconference.com) is an international conference on all the ways we can improve the quality of life in winter cities. It’s an opportunity to share best practices, think outside the box, and network with delegates and speakers from winter cities around the world. The conference will take place January 28 – 30, 2015. It’s also a great occasion to showcase Edmonton’s leading edge winter initiatives: from cold-climate construction to urban planning, and from internationally recognized winter festivals to our city’s award winning WinterCity Strategy. 


What is the Winter Cities Shake-Up?
Winter Cities Shake-Up 2015 is a conference for people who live in winter cities and want to improve their communities’ quality of life year-round, but especially in the winter. For three days in January 2015, international experts in many areas, including designers, artists, and civic leaders, will gather in Edmonton, Canada to present findings and share experiences in one of three areas:

  • Winter Fun - there are lots of outdoor activities that can bring in all types of people - even those who think they'd rather hibernate in winter. Find out how to program inviting, accessible activities and try some of them out yourself. 
  • Winter Design - explore how we can plan and design our cities so that streets and public places are warmer, more fun and easier to get around in during winter months. 
  • Winter Business - from companies that are finding great economic value in locating to a winter city, to how people are marketing the cold season as one of their community's greatest assets, discover how winter economies can hold great untapped potential for urban centres.


When and Where is the Winter Cities Shake-Up?
January 28-30, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the Shaw Conference Centre

Who Should Attend the Winter Cities Shake-Up?
Anyone interested in winter urban life. Urban planners and designers, community members, architects, artists, entrepreneurs, government, business people, academics; this is an interdisciplinary conference that takes a holistic approach to all the great things winter has to offer. We've invited more than 400 guests from many different countries, and have speakers coming from Finland, Denmark, Japan, the United States and Canada. If you live in Edmonton and want to take in just some of the conference, you can register for one or two days only. 
To register for the conference, go to: http://www.wintercitiesconference.com/registration-accomodation/.

For more information on the following components, please visit the corresponding links:

  • Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy:                http://www.wintercitiesconference.com/about/   
  • Program:                                                     http://www.wintercitiesconference.com/program/ 
  • Registration & Accommodation:                http://www.wintercitiesconference.com/registration- accomodation/ 
  • Sponsorship Opportunities:                         http://www.wintercitiesconference.com/sponsors/   


Monday, 15 December 2014

Words in Motion 2015- Submissions Now Being Accepted!



Submissions for the 2015 Words in Motion are now being accepted! 


Whether you are a student, a professional writer, or a novice wordsmith, you are encouraged to submit your poetry!


Words in Motion is a literacy program that promotes an appreciation for the art of poetry. It is open to everyone living in the Wood Buffalo Region. 


Anyone can submit a maximum of 3 poems in any style or language (an English translation must be included). The selected poems will be displayed on Wood Buffalo Transit buses, the Municipal website, and various media outlets throughout our region. The authors of the selected poems will be invited to participate in the launch event at the Fort McMurray Public Library in April to celebrate National Poetry Month.


Please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/wordsinmotion for more information about the program and its guidelines. 


Please submit all poetry to Jessica.Barry@woodbuffalo.ab.ca


Friday, 12 December 2014

Keyano College’s New Art & Design Certificate Program


If you are an artist pursuing a career in the arts or just looking to enhance your skills, registration is now open for Keyano College’s new Art & Design Certificate program. This one year, intensive program establishing art and design fundamentals begins September 20th. A portfolio is not required for admission. This program allows students to gain experience in areas like printmaking, drawing, and design fundamentals.

“Our program is unique in Alberta and will help students develop a comprehensive portfolio that can be used to apply to any Art and Design program in North America,” said Catherine Koch, Keyano College’s Vice President, Academic.

“This certificate program will help students acquire the skills for a career in any number of creative fields including architecture, graphic designer, art therapist, interior design, or animator,” said Erin Schwab, Visual Art and Design instructor at Keyano College. “We have a world class studio setting for art and design and highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to empowering the creativity of our students.”

Students who complete the Art & Design program will be eligible to transfer into year two of a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Design degree at the Alberta College of Art and Design. For those choosing to study at another school, all of the Art and Design courses transfer to any number of degree programs at post-secondary institutions in Canada.

To discuss admission requirements, learn more about the program or arrange for a visit to our state of the art facilities please email art@keyano.ca.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


If you are passionate about arts and culture and have been pursuing it as a full time career then apply today to the Community Strategies Coordinator II position with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The chosen candidate will become a member of Community Services, working closely with community groups, art organizations and non- for profits to grow, promote, and support arts and culture and community development within the Region.



Thank you and good luck on your application. 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Canada 150 Logo Contest: History in the Making


The Government of Canada is getting Canadians involved in developing a logo for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. If you have a creative spirit and would like to make history, this logo design contest is for you!


The contest is open to Canadian citizens residing in Canada or permanent residents living in Canada, 18 years and older, registered at a Canadian post-secondary institution in December 2014 and/or January 2015.


Show your creativity! Submit your Canada 150 logo design and you could win $5,000, a display in one of Canada’s national institutions, and a chance to be part of Canadian history.


You can submit your design online at Canada.ca/150.  Click on sections below for more details on the contest and how to enter.

The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 23, 2015.

Contest Rules, Evaluation and Prize
Jury Members

Monday, 8 December 2014

Call for Nominations- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award



The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award is among the largest in Canada. Up to three recipients will receive a $30,000 award each, a hand-­‐cast medal, and if appropriate, a two-­‐week residency at The Banff Centre Leighton’s Artist Colony. The awards are unique in the province in that they recognize Alberta artists who have achieved the highest standard in any arts discipline. Arts builders and collectives are also eligible, and nominees may come from anywhere in the province, or may now be practicing their art elsewhere, while maintaining a strong connection to Alberta. A national adjudication panel, overseen by The Banff Centre, will determine award recipients, who will be honoured at a gala celebration in Lethbridge on June 6, 2015. 

Online nominations must be received by midnight, February 28, 2015

For complete details see www.artsawards.ca

Contact: 
Lee Elliott, Executive Director, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards 
587-­‐777-0246                                             
lee.elliott@artsawards.ca

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Call-for-Nominations---Distinguished-Artist-Award

Friday, 5 December 2014

Volunteers Needed to Help with Mi Dance Academy Production

The Mi Dance Academy will be presenting their Season Production of the "Snow Queen" on Tuesday, December 9th.

They are looking for volunteers to help with during the evening of the final production (Dec. 9th from 4:30 to 7 pm) as well as during the dress rehearsal (Dec. 8th from 4:30 pm to 8: 30 pm). 

They are looking for people to help with the following positions:

Recital Roles:

1. Back Stage Child Care (15 to 20 positions to fill) - as per child care standards
2. Quick Change (1 to 2 positions to fill)
3. Back Stage Runners (2 to 4 positions to fill)
4. Stage Right/Left "Door" (2 positions to fill)
5.Stage Right/Left "Wing" (2 positions to fill)
6. Check In Table (10 positions to fill - during intermission only)
7. Prop Shifting (3 positions to fill)

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Katrina Rossburger

Film & Television Relief Program

The Actors’ Fund of Canada provides emergency financial aid to assist cultural workers in recovering from an illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship. The Fund is not just for actors: performers, creators, technical staff and other production team members in the fields of film & TV, theatre, music and dance can benefit from the Fund. The Actors’ Fund of Canada receives no government funding and is wholly sustained by support from individuals and entertainment industry organizations. 
Through its Film and Television Relief Program (FTRP) the Fund will help hundreds of film and television industry workers in 2014. The Actors’ Fund of Canada was the recipient of the 2011 Gemini Special Award for exceptional service to the Canadian television industry.
Help us spread awareness of the Actors’ Fund of Canada by spreading the word on set, in the studio and on stage! 

Learn more: http://www.actorsfund.ca/about-us/what-we-do 
Apply to the Fund: http://www.actorsfund.ca/apply-for-assistance 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Have Your Say!

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is developing an Indoor Recreation and Community Facilities Master Plan.  Your input is needed to ensure that the Master Plan fully addresses the residents of Wood Buffalo.

Indoor recreation facilities are spaces and buildings that are open to the public for recreation activities – those activities that we do in our free time (leisure)that includes physical activity, skill development, relaxation, socializing with others, for example. Because recreation activities are those that we do in our leisure time, recreation facilities are often also referred to as leisure facilities.Examples of recreation and leisure facilities include public meeting spaces, museums, galleries, and facilities that are related to specific sports including arenas, pools, fitness rooms, curling rinks, squash courts etc.

Indoor community facilities are spaces and buildings that primarily serve the local neighbourhood and/or community. This can include facilities such as libraries, community halls, meeting spaces, and schools, but also more specialized facilities that may serve the whole community such as performing arts centres.

Indoor recreation, leisure and community facilities are usually publicly owned.There are also privately owned facilities - fitness centres are a leading example. The Indoor Recreation and Community Facilities Master Plan recognizes the role of private operators and the need to plan for where and how to best work with the private sector. However, the emphasis in this survey is on facilities owned and/or operated by the public, non-profit, and institutional sectors.

Your responses are considered CONFIDENTIAL - no individual respondents will be identified publicly through the results. This survey should only take about 20 minutes of your time. Thank you!

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the survey, please contact Tina Noble at tnoble@sierraplan.com or 1-416-363-4443 x21.


Please click here to complete the survey

 

Miquwahkesis Project- Dec. 11 @ 7 pm


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Christmas Show & Market This Weekend


This upcoming weekend is the Christmas Show & Market at MacDonald Island. 


Show Dates


  • 28November1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 29November10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 30November10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Admission Information

Adults $7
Senior & Youth 7-17 $5
Children 6 & Under Free
Family Pass $20 (2 Adults & 2 children)
Weekend Pass $10

Women's Rights Workshop- Registration Open!

To celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10, 2014,  The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo, in collaboration with the Regional Advisory Committee for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality, and the Canadian Women's Foundation, presents Women's Rights Workshop. 

This workshop aims to bring awareness of women’s issues in Canada as a whole as well as in our community and what steps can be taken to reduce discrimination. 

If you would like to learn about:
•       Women in Business 
•       Human Trafficking 
•       Sexual and reproductive health 
•       Domestic Violence 
•       Live in Care-giver’s rights 
•       Aboriginal Women’s Rights

To register, please click here


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Congratulations to Local Dance Students!





Congratulations Alex Villemere, Shanda Chapdelaine, Shelby Oickle, Sophia Hassenstein, Alaina Noseworthy, Chase Evtushevski, and Maria Durnford!

On October 19th, auditions for the School of Alberta Ballet program were held at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre. Students from around the community came out to audition.These seven dancers were selected to attend the summer program to audition for the year round professional division.

The Alberta Ballet is one of Canada's premiere ballet companies. The successful applicants will go on to a one month summer dance intensive to audition for the full-time professional program. More information can be found here:

http://schoolofalbertaballet.com/professional-division/summer-school/senior-summer-school.html

Snow Scene Winter Workshop- Nov. 29


Monday, 24 November 2014

Call for Proposals- Emerging Curator Fellowship



The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has created a new initiative; the AFA Fellowship for Emerging Curators, to support the growth and development of Curatorial talent. The AFA invites individuals and groups of individuals to submit a proposal for an online exhibition of Albertan visual art. The exhibition will be posted on the AFA’s Art House website and is intended to create exposure for the AFA collection, especially for artworks that cannot be used in regular AFA programming. The project is intended to bring a new perspective to the artworks and artists featured in the AFA collection. The AFA will ensure the successful projects are formatted and made available online, through the eMuseum platform.

Funding of up to $10,000 per proposal is available for this project. A maximum of three (3) Fellowships will be awarded.  Please see attached document for full proposal details. 

Timeline: 
Application Deadline: December 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM Alberta Time 
Projected Start Date: January 1, 2015 
Project Completion Deadline: March 20, 2015 


Eligibility Requirements: 
Proposals may be submitted by: 

  • Emerging curators; persons with less than 10 years of professional artistic practice or less than 10 years of experience curating exhibitions in Alberta, Canada or abroad (equivalencies and combinations of experience will be considered);
  •  Individuals, sole proprietors’, or groups of individuals working in professional partnerships or curatorial collectives as long as all members can be classified as “emerging curators”;
  • Individuals enrolled in graduate level, post-secondary education; individuals in undergraduate programs are not eligible to apply; 
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents; Individuals residing outside of Alberta are eligible to apply. 


The following projects and applicants are ineligible: 

  • Exhibitions already completed, or due to be completed, before the commencement of the funding period; funding will not be provided retroactively;
  • Exhibitions prepared as part of post-secondary programs or where academic credits are given;
  • Exhibitions that have been previously published, produced or exhibited; 
  • Costs for business start-up and the purchase of basic equipment (e.g. personal computer and software); 
  • Proposals submitted by commercial firms or corporations. 


Proposal Requirements: 
Applicants must include the following in their application: 
A curatorial statement outlining the exhibition theme/idea/concept they want to develop; 
The target audience of the exhibition; Suggested artworks from the AFA collection[1] ; 
The suggested timeline for the project; Resumes of all curators involved in the submission; Sample curatorial statements, educational packages and/or interpretive guides to demonstrate the applicants’ experience or to support the proposal; 
A statement outlining their approach to preparing educational or interpretive packages to accompany the exhibition; 
Applicant proposals may also include a maximum of one (1) recommended acquisition for the AFA Collection (note, recommendations should meet AFA Collection Development Plan criteria); 
A suggested minimum of one (1) on-site visit to the AFA collection in Edmonton, AB; 
A proposed budget for the project, including travel costs to view the Collection. 

Application Requirements: 
Curators can include themselves as artists in the proposals;
All artworks included in the exhibition must be from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection; 
Late applications will not be considered; Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Applications and inquiries can be mailed or e-mailed to: 
Erin McDonald, Manager, 
Art Collections The Alberta Foundation for the Arts 
10708 105 Avenue Edmonton, AB    T5H 0A1  
erin.mcdonald@gov.ab.ca  

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/AFA-Emerging-Curator-Fellowship---Call-for-Proposals

Upcoming Art Opportunities at the Banff Centre



WOOD/SODA/FIRE/BANFF 
Ceramics Thematic Residency Program Dates: April 27-May 22, 2015 
Application Deadline: January 14, 2015 
This residency is an opportunity to work alongside other wood and soda fire enthusiasts; to create, share ideas, techniques and inspirations, and in turn, be inspired by the stunning surroundings of the Rocky Mountains which we will take time to discover and explore.

 http://www.banffcentre.ca//programs/program.aspx?id=1556 BAiR 2D 



BAiR 2D
Program dates: April 27, 2015 - May 22, 2015 
Application deadline: January 14, 2015 

A program for artists working in the mediums of analog and digital photography, alternative and historical photographic processes, drawing, printmaking, painting, paper making, weaving & fibre arts. 

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1548 

BAiR Spring 
Program dates: June 1-26, 2015 
Application deadline: February 18, 2015 
The Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) program in Visual Arts provides time and space for artists, curators, and arts professionals to create, research, experiment with and develop production techniques, and cultivate new directions in their work. 

http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1557 

Critical Art Writing Ensemble 
Program dates: April 27, 2015-May 15, 2015 
Application deadline: January 14, 2015 
The Banff International Curatorial Institute's Critical Art Writing Ensemble will explore art writing as an aspect of literature – exhibition catalogues can expand into short novels and stories; reviews into haikus and soliloquies that can transcend the ephemerality of quotidian journalism.

 http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1558

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Banff-Centre-Visual-Arts-Listings

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Multicultural Cookery- Filipino Cuisine


Call for Submissions for The Fine Art of Hospitality



The Podollan Inn is excited to invite Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo area artists to exhibit and sell their works of art in our luxury hotel. We are very proud of the success we have achieved as a result of our amazing guests, some of them artists themselves. As Fort McMurray’s number one upscale property our guests’ expectations of continual improvement is something that everyone at Podollan takes very seriously. Each day energy is vested in creating tangible improvements to our guests’ experiences.

In February, 2015 The Podollan Inn in Fort McMurray will open a portion of its 18 new rooms to our great guests. When guests enter their room, we want local artwork to be part of their experience. Guests will not only be exposed to fine art by our local art community, enhancing their Fort McMurray experience, but by you offering your work for sale in our rooms, our guests will be provided the opportunity to take a piece of their experience back to their businesses or homes with them.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Midnight MDT, Friday, December 12th, 2014

To learn more about this opportunity and the submission requirements, please visit http://allegroeventsandpromotions.com/the-fine-art-of-hospitality-podollan-hotels/

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Banff Centre Call for Applications- 2015 Summer Music Program



OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLES, STRINGS, WINDS, JAZZ, BRASS
MUSICIANS AND PIANISTS.

Surrounded by the inspirational Canadian Rocky Mountains, we and our highly experienced roster of faculty provide artists with the resources and mentorship they need to take their careers to the next level.

CHAMBER MUSIC RESIDENCY FOR PRE-FORMED ENSEMBLES 
June 8 - 26, 2015
The Banff Centre is a recognized leader on the international chamber music scene. Our summer chamber music residency is a sought after program of excellence, bringing together leading faculty artists with the most exceptional emerging musicians and ensembles in the early stages of their professional careers.
Apply by: January 14, 2015
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MASTER CLASSES FOR STRINGS & WINDS 
June 29 - July 17, 2015
Providing artistic inspiration and development in a supportive and collaborative setting. In addition to our roster of world-renowned faculty, we are excited to welcome as guest artists choreographer Mark Morris, composer John Luther Adams and guitarist David Starobin.
Apply by: January 14, 2015
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COLLABORATIVE PIANO RESIDENCY 
June 28 - July 17, 2015
This unique residency allows seven collaborative pianists the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of musicians in the Master Classes for String & Winds program on a wide range of repertoire and projects.
Apply by: January 21, 2015
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PIANO MASTER CLASS 
July 20 - August 7, 2015
A leading program for emerging pianists, our Piano Master Class attracts the highest calibre of young performing artists. New this year, we are delighted to welcome the American composer Frederic Rzewski. A respected pianist, Mr. Rzewski has to his credit an impressive corpus of works for piano, as well as chamber and vocal ensembles.
Apply by: January 28, 2015
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BRASS RESIDENCY 
July 21 - August 1, 2015
Led by Jens Lindemann, this year's faculty includes Ryan Anthony, Mark Gould, Brian McWhorter, Phil Snedecor, trumpets; Martin Hackleman, horn; Alain Trudel, Al Kay, trombones; and Les Neish, tuba.
Apply by: February 18, 2015
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BANFF INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP IN JAZZ & CREATIVE MUSIC 
August 4 - 22, 2015
Program director Vijay Iyer leads this three-week intensive where participants gather from around the world to share, develop and challenge their own ideas and abilities.
Apply by: February 11, 2015
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Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Banff-Centre-Call-for-Applications---2015-Summer-Music-Programs

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Spark Box National Residency Award



SPARK BOX NATIONAL RESIDENCY AWARD 

So many artists are trying to fit their practice into the hours outside of their day job. Many are setting up “studios” on their living room floors or dining room tables. At Spark Box we offer artists time and space to focus on their work in an encouraging and supportive environment. Imagine one full month to get a new project off the ground. One full month to think only about creating your work. One full month without distractions. This is what Spark Box is offering to artists living and working in Canada: one full month at the Spark Box Studio Residency where you will be given a studio space and living space for FREE . This residency opportunity is a unique way for established and emerging artists to cultivate new ideas, access a rich library of arts resources, and focus on their career. Deadline: December 15, 2014 

For more information and the online application visit our website: http://sparkboxstudio.com/nationalaward/

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Spark-Box-National-Residency-Award