Thursday, 31 July 2014

Artist in Residence Opportunity



The artist-in-residence program at Robertson-Wesley United Church is offered through the Spiritual Arts Collective, an outreach program that started in 2013. Its objectives are to connect members of the community with arts in an expressive way while discussing and exploring spiritual themes. Each artist will work with a spiritual art collective and have a determined time to develop an artistic project. The project must incorporate the various talents of the participants who make up the collective. During the collective process the artist guides the participants in various artistic exercises and experiences, which he or she chooses. “The collective process is what encourages people to come out of their shells. Participants will share stories while taking part in artistic exercises, possibly including painting, writing, dancing, singing and more.” says Karen Bridges, minister at RWUC. Following an initial gathering meeting, the artist will coordinate and facilitate the collective in their artistic project and find an appropriate form of expression for the collective. This could be a community event, whether private or public, or can also be highlighted within a worship service. 

As many as 6 artists will be chosen for the year, from September 2014 to June 2015. Chosen artists will have access to space and equipment at RWUC as well as grant application support, cross-organizational connections and exposure from the Program Curator and artistic staff. Katherine Restoueix, a past artist-in-residence says: “The spiritual arts collective was a wonderful program for me. It helped me develop and master some of my skills and the support I received from RWUC helped me gain confidence in my work as an artist.” This is the second year that RWUC is offering this program and its inaugural year saw 5 artists take part. 

This year we will not only have 3 spiritual arts collectives but we will also have 3 liturgical art collectives. Liturgical art collectives will focus on incorporating the arts within the act of worship. The liturgical arts collective participants will work on artistic project on a theme determined by the church liturgical calendar: the season of Advent, Lent or the season of Pentecost. The artist will work closely with the ministerial team to include the collective artistic project in worship services. 

Artists interested in applying should submit a proposal online through our website detailing what kind of project or idea they would like to work on.  The application can be found here: https://rwarts.wufoo.com/forms/artistinresidencerobertsonwesley-united-church/ .

Application deadline:  August 18, 2014. 

For more information regarding the program or the different collectives, please contact Casey Edmunds, the program curator at spiritualcollective@rwuc.org. or 780-482-1587.


Share Your Family Photographs of World War I

To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in England is piecing together the stories of 8 million men and women from across the Commonwealth who served in uniform and worked on the home front. 

Share your knowledge of Canadians' contributions to the WWI on IWM's Lives of the First World War 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Job Opportunity- Fort School Supervisor Education


The City of Edmonton, recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2014,  continues to attract and retain employees who are passionate about their community, proud of the work they do and committed to making Edmonton a great place to live, work and play


  • Work in collaboration with teachers in developing program outline, lesson plans, scheduling, billing and administration of Fort School experience
  • Lead and/or co-teach each Fort School week (22 weeks)
  • Manage procurement and administration of supplies and other materials
  • Liase with booking agents for scheduling building availability and other special requests
  • Provide data and analysis of the Fort School experience statistics
  • Attend Inquiring Minds site school meetings with other Inquiring Minds educators
  • Promote the program through attending information nights, creating promotional material and being involved with the education community
  • Report to the Structure Educational Experiences Coordinator on a bi-weekly basis to monthly basis
  • To visualize what it is like to be on our team, visit The City of Edmonton Talent Hub.



Qualifications:

  • High School diploma; degree in Education, History, Native Studies, Arts and Cultural Management or Social Studies an asset
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in teaching, program development, interpretation or related museum field Possession of Standard First Aid and CPR (including AED)
  • Knowledge of all aspects of program development and delivery including approaches to youth education
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of local and Western Canadian history
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and other computer software programs
  • The successful candidate will be required to obtain a satisfactory Police Information Check Certificate including a Vulnerable Sector Check from the police agency in the jurisdiction in which they reside. Residents of the City of Edmonton can usually obtain a Police Information Check Certificate including a Vulnerable Sector Check with a single visit to the Police Information Check Section located at #108, 14315 118 Avenue.  Candidates residing outside the City of Edmonton will be required to obtain a Certified Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check 

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. 

Salary Range: 21B, Salary Grade: 003, $18.111 - $22.378 (Hourly).  The rates quoted are in accordance with a collective agreement between the Union and the City of Edmonton. This union contract is currently under negotiation. 

General:

  • Applicants may be tested 
  • Civic Service Union 52 members are requested to send a copy of their application for this competition to the union office 
  • The City of Edmonton thanks all applicants for their interest in this employment opportunity. Those candidates considered for the position will be contacted 
  • We are an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals


The Province of Alberta is a party to the federal Agreement on Internal Trade, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement with British Columbia, and the New West Partnership Trade Agreement with British Columbia and Saskatchewan.  All of these agreements promote labour mobility between the provinces.  Applicants may obtain information regarding recognition of extra provincial credentials at www.newwestpartnershiptrade.ca/

Monday, 28 July 2014

An AIR Affair! July 30, 2014


Artist Talks will be taking place in the Syne Room in the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery.

Volunteer Opportunities for Teenagers at FMPL!


Are you a teen aged 13 to 18 and looking for a volunteer opportunity?

The Fort McMurray Public Library is now accepting applicants for the TAB (Teen Advisory Board)! 

TAB gives teens a change to suggest what materials should be added to the YA (Young Adult) collection as well as what programs and services the library should offer to teens. At TAB teens will be able to discuss current teen issues and current events. It is a great way to gain volunteer hours while meeting fellow teens and enjoying free food!

TAB is open only to teens (aged 13 to 18) who are in Fort McMurray Public or Catholic junior or high schools, and must be able to attend monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month (starting September 10).

Applications will be accepted until September 5, 2014.

For more information, visit www.fmpl.ca and look for TAB under the "Teens" section or call the Teen Librarian at 780-792-5141. 

Friday, 25 July 2014

Artist Talk- Wednesday, July 30th at 6:30 pm



On Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm,  two of this year's Artists in Residency, Liana Wheeldon & Penny Seilyon Chun, will be offering special presentations about their work. Come to their Snye Studio in the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery and learn about their creative process!

This is a FREE event and there will be complimentary snacks and beverages for you to enjoy!

See you there! 


You can learn more about the Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency program at www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist or follow the Artists on Facebook 


Job Opportunity: Education Program Specialist with Okotoks, Alberta



Okotoks is one of Canada’s fasting growing communities, offering first class education and recreation facilities, beautiful parks and trails, and a wide range of retail and dining opportunities, We are a safe community that makes us a wonderful place to live and work. Okotoks is located 18 km from the Calgary city limits and 64 km from the Calgary International Airport.

Okotoks Cultural & Historical Services strives to engage, enrich, inspire and inform through educational and entertainment experiences at The Okotoks Art Gallery, the Okotoks Museum & Archives, and the Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC). The Town has an exciting opportunity for the unique person who has an understanding of current trends in educational programming. The incumbent will interact with a broad spectrum of audiences including the visiting public, program registrants, facility users, community groups, and the media. Reporting to the Cultural & Historical Team Leader, the Program Specialist is responsible for interpretive and educational program development and delivery, providing art education opportunities for the public, and is involved in coordinating annual special events.

Education Program Specialist Job Description 

The successful candidate has a related degree (B. Ed. and/or related arts preferred) plus a minimum of 2 years interpretive experience in a museum, gallery or teaching environment, and a commitment to continuous learning in related areas of expertise ensure the incumbent’s success. Proficiency with computers using Microsoft Office software is required.

As an Employer, the Town of Okotoks offers:

The opportunity to be part of a culture that is mission, vision and values based, including being community minded, flexible, collaborative and people focused.  Working in a dynamic and energetic environment which values and supports life-long learning

Interested applicants please provide current resumes by August 1st, 2014, along with copies of certification through one of the options below:
e-mail: jobs@okotoks.ca
Fax: 403.938.7387
Town of Okotoks - Human Resources
PO Box 20, #5 Elizabeth Street
Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1K1

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Royal Tyrrell Museum Palaeo Arts Contest


PALAEO ARTS CONTEST

Palaeontologists use fossils to understand ancient animals and environments. Palaeoartists then help scientists to bring their research to life. Here’s your chance to be a palaeoartist!
The Royal Terryll Museum's annual Palaeo Arts Contest is open to all grade levels, has prizes for every winner, and offers the chance to have your winning artwork displayed at the Museum. This year, their scientists have selected a Lambeosaurus skull to discover and interpret through art!
Students should do research about their topic, then let their imagination go wild by turning what they have learned into an original work of art.

All contest entries must be postmarked, or delivered to the Museum, no later than December 31, 2014.

Lambeosaurus is a type of hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur).
These plant-eating dinosaurs lived in herds and sported interesting crests on their skulls.

For more information on the contest and how to apply, please click here or visit www.tyrrellmuseum.com


POSTER CATEGORIES

KINDERGARTEN    Hadrosaur Family 
Palaeontologists think that the head crests of hadrosaurs (duck-billed dinosaurs) got bigger and developed as the dinosaurs grew up. What do you think? Did baby hadrosaurs have crests? Were the crest of males and females different? Draw a Lambeosaurus family showing what features made them the same, and what made them different.

GRADES 1 – 2         Lambeosaurus Locomotion By looking at their fossil leg bones and footprint tracks, palaeontologists believe that hadrosaurs could walk on four legs (quadrupedal), or sometimes run on two legs (bipedal). What do you think? Show how Lambeosaurus got around.

GRADES 3 – 4         Dinosaur Defense
How might Lambeosaurus have protected themselves from predators? By herding? Running away? Calling for help? ShowLambeosaurus defending itself from predators.

GRADES 5 – 6         Head Gear Most hadrosaur species looked pretty similar, but the crests on their skulls were very different. Show how hadrosaurs used their crests. Was it for species recognition? To get a date? Team sports? Playing in a musical band? Perhaps a wacky fashion show? Be creative!
SECONDARY SCHOOL OPEN CATEGORIES

JUNIOR HIGH (GRADES 7–9)
SENIOR HIGH (GRADES 10 – 12)
Use whatever artistic medium you like to create a masterpiece inspired by the Lambeosaurus skull. You can paint, draw, sculpt, build, or carve to create your own unique, wall-mounted artwork. Make sure it can be shipped to the Museum for judging. If you win, we’ll put your work on display in the Palaeo Arts Contest gallery for the world to see!
FOLLOW THE RULES! 

1. Poster categories (Kindergarten to Grade 6)

Media: 

• You can use any 2D medium you wish! (pencil crayons, paint, chalk, collage, etc.)

Format:• All poster category entries must be sent flat—not rolled or folded.
• They must be on 28cm x 43cm (11” x 17”) ledger size paper.
• The drawing must be oriented horizontally (landscape). 
• The label with your name and address must be attached to the back of the paper.
 See label information on page 5 for complete details.
NOTE: Entries that are rolled, folded, have the wrong orientation, have incorrectly positioned labels, or are submitted on the wrong paper size will be DISQUALIFIED.

2. Open categories (Grades 7 to 12)

Media: 
 • You can use any 2D or 3D medium you like! (paint, pencil, digital art, sculpture, etc.).

NOTE: Digitally produced entries must be converted to an Acrobat PDF format. Convert the image to CMYK, colours. When saving or exporting to PDF, choose the “optimized for print” setting. Do not choose the screen option.

Format: • The maximum dimensions for the open category are 90cm x 90cm (36” x 36”) 
• Any 3D elements must NOT protrude more than 15cm (6”). 
• Your art must be wall-mountable (No free standing entries, please). 

 Entries MUST be sent to the Museum for judging. You may send your work by mail, or deliver it in person during the Museum’s regular hours of operation. All entries are sent at the artists’ own risk and expense.
 • You must attach the label with your name and address to your entry, but it does not need to be on the front of your artwork. Please, feel free to tell us more about the techniques and materials you used to create your art.

NOTE: Keep in mind; your artwork MUST be delivered to the Museum for judging. So, design and package it accordingly, so it does not arrive damaged

Judging Criteria:
Artwork is judged on:

1) Composition 2) Imagination 3) Artistic skill 4) Ability to follow directions

NOTE: If you want to tell us what inspired you, or more about how you created your artwork, you may attach extra information to the back of your entry for the judges to read!

IMPORTANT DETAILS:
• All contest entries must be postmarked or delivered to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, on or before, December 31, 2014. The contest is open to students in all countries.
• Students may only enter one piece of art and can only win one prize.
• Only original artwork is eligible. Use references to learn more about your topic, but don’t copy from existing artwork.
• Judging takes place in January 2015 and winners will be contacted on, or before, January 31, 2015.
• “Best Overall” and “Best in Grade” winners will have their entry displayed at the Museum in spring 2015.

ALL ENTRIES BECOME PROPERTY OF THE ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM.(So, take a photo of your work to remember it before it is sent to us!)

Call for Artists for Stony Plain, AB


The Town of Stony Plain Cultural Roundtable is seeking proposals from artists or artist teams to design, develop and paint  community mural at the Stony Plain United Church, located at 5012-51 Ave. The selected artist will work with the Cultural Round Table Murals Committee (Committee) and the United Church (Sponsors) in the creation of this free standing mural.

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM

The Murals Program was initiated in 1990 to tell our story, keep our heritage alive, and revitalize our downtown area. Magnificent outdoor paintings, currently numbering over 30, have been created by artists from across Canada and are located throughout the town. They are an attraction that is ‘always open’ and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors alike. Persons and events depicted in the murals are real, with many of their immediate family members still living in our town. We still have past and present stories to tell with many more coming up in the future! DIMENSIONS 20 ft. long x 8ft. high (160 sq. ft.) 

THE MURAL 

The mural will depict the life story of Mrs. Cornelia Lucinda Wood (nee Railey), a long-time member of the United Church and one  of Stony Plain’s most notable women. The original mural of Mrs. Wood, which was decommissioned when the building it was on was renovated, is not to be recreated in this project, rather reimagined. However, an image of that mural with a dedication to its artist will be placed on the new site by the Town of Stony Plain. Mrs. Wood’s significant life achievements, contribution to the Town of Stony Plain/region and ongoing legacy are to be explored in the mural. Please see the background document for more information on Mrs. Wood’s life and accomplishments. 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ARTIST 

Work with the Committee and Sponsors In required meetings to review overall mural concept and production timeline; To develop and design the final mural maquette which will become the property of the Town of Stony Plain; To complete the project following established timelines; and To launch/dedicate the mural. 

COMMISSION FEE 

$6,400, based on an estimate of $40.00 per square foot. 

This fee requires the artist to: 
Supply all artist needs including brushes, 
Diabond panels the mural is to be painted on, paint and finishing coat; 
Cover all costs associated including travel, meals and accommodation; 
Attend all required meetings with the Committee and Sponsors; 
Create a maquette of the design which will become property of the Town of Stony Plain; Provide proof of Liability insurance, current Worker’s Compensation Board coverage and GST number; 
Have a studio in which to paint the panels (due to the schedule of the project and anticipated weather); and 
Participate in the Town of Stony Plain’s contractor training program. 

INITIAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS DUE: Tuesday, August 8, 2014 
(This is not a postmark date) 

NOTE: 
Applications must be submitted in writing, and will be copied for the Committee and Sponsors. Please do not staple or bind your application. A letter of interest; Preliminary sketch of conceptual design and artistic vision statement for the proposed mural; Current resume and three reference letters. If an artist team submission, resumes should be included for all participants. Digital images depicting a maximum of six past works, including samples of mural work submitted on CD, USB drive or via ftp website. An annotated image list. A printed sheet of information naming each of the digital photos with the following: artist’s name, title, location, date, size and medium and a brief statement about the work. (Include a postage paid self-addressed envelope if you require materials returned.) 

PROCESS


 Initial Submissions Due                                                            August 8 
Short List Artists Notified of Interview and 
Detailed Design Requirements                                               August 12 
Interviews                                                                                   August 26-27
Project Awarded                                                                       September 1  
Preliminary Meeting(s)                                                             September 2-5
Painting Begins                                                                         September 8 
Mural Complete                                                                         November 3
Installation                                                                                  November 10 
Launch/Dedication Event                                                         November 13 

CONTACT 
For more information contact:
Chantelle Held, Cultural Development Officer at 780.963.8592 or c.held@stonyplain.com 

Proposals may be hand-delivered, mailed or couriered to: Town of Stony Plain C/o Chantelle Held, Cultural Development Officer 4905-51 Avenue Stony Plain, AB ∙ T7Z 1Y1

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Town-of-Stony-Plain-Call-for-Artists

Call for Artists for Riel Park Artwork



The City of St. Albert is pleased to announce a competition for a large, public, free-standing outdoor artwork for Riel Park. The artwork will be sited in the Rotary Park section of Riel Park, an area of family recreation. 

Artists are invited to create a visually challenging and inspiring sculptural artwork that will reflect the innovation and optimism of the City of St. Albert, while showcasing and enhancing the powerful beauty of the natural outdoor setting. Those artists subsequently chosen to submit final proposals will be asked to keep in mind the theme of “family” in accordance with the area’s functional design. 

The City of St. Albert seeks proposals and qualifications from experienced artists or artist teams with a demonstrated ability to produce permanent outdoor public art. The proposal submission deadline is 4:00 p.m. (local time), August 29, 2014. 

This is part one of a two-part selection process. The objective of this pre-qualification process will be to compile a list of interested parties and evaluate them on the basis of experience and qualifications. From the pool of applicants, the City will pre-qualify no more than five artists or artist teams. 

The second part of the selection process will be the release of an Invitation to Tender for the Supply of the Outdoor Public Art for Riel Park. This invitation will be given to the artists or artist teams selected from the pre-qualification process. The total award for the selected artwork, covering all costs including fee to artist, is $78,000.  


For more information, please contact:
 Russell Bingham 
Public Art Associate
City of St. Albert 
rbingham@stalbert.ca
 780-459-1596

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Call-for-Artists-for-Riel-Park-Artwork

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Artist in Residency-A Glimpse Into their BUSY Summer Schedule!



This summer, four fantastic artists are promoting and creating art throughout the region as part of Wood Buffalo'a Artist in Residency (AIR) program.

Liana Wheeldon, Penny Chun, Mandy Wills and Reinalie Jorolan are this year's Artists. 

The next time you are visiting Mac Island, why not take a moment to pop into their Snye Studio to see what they are up to? The studio is located in the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery, just outside the fitness centre. 

In addition to their Artist Talks and weekly Open Houses ( click  here to see the schedule), the artists are also engaging with the community and participating in special events throughout the summer!

Last week, the Artists  partnered with a local organization to provide programming for children. On July 14th, the Artists spoke to the children about the importance of art and respecting other people's work. The activity consisted of making "Super Hero Foxes", with each child making a "superhero" fox that had the power of such qualities as kindness, politeness, and respect. This activity also provided awareness on recognizing and respecting public art.



The Artists also participated in the new Municipal beautification initiative called BAM (short for Business Ambush), where volunteers makeover local businesses using locally sourced materials, to show the impact and affordability of beautifying storefronts. The Artists showcased their talents by painting a dumpster at the Centre of Hope. You can check it out for yourself the next time you walk or drive along Franklin Ave, or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/woodbuffaloair 




In the upcoming weeks, the Artists have a busy schedule.

During the August long weekend, the Artists will be participating in the YMM ArtFest (August 1- 3). 

On Friday, August 1, the Artists will be hosting "AIR Studio Conversations" from 7 pm to 9 pm at their Snye Studio. You are invited to attend, learn about the artists’ work, and enjoy delicious tapas with the new friends you meet!

On Sunday, August 3, the Artists will be part of "Art in the Park"  at the newly opened Marine Park from 12 pm to 4 pm. In addition to all the other exciting events planned for the day, the Artists will have a Children's Craft Corner where you can take home an illustrated colouring book created by one of our resident artists!

Make sure to tune in to Mix 103.7 fm on August 18th at noon, when the Artists will be talking with Shauna MacKinnon during McMurray Matters. 

On August 27, while you are attending the Urban Market at the Jubilee Centre, keep an eye out for the Artists, who will be holding a special event from 5 pm to 7 pm. 

Lastly, be sure to attend the opening of the Artists exhibition "FOURSIGHTS" on August 28, at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery at 7 pm. This is a collaborative exhibit that will showcase the work each of the Artists have accomplished over the summer. 

If you want to learn more about the artists or the AIR program, visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist or follow the Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency on Facebook to get daily updates!

Research Consultant Job Opportunity with Century Homes Calgary


Century Homes Calgary is developing a "Blueprint" to roll out similar projects in cities/towns/communities across Canada. We are looking for a qualified person or team to develop a toolkit or template within the next few months. 

The successful applicants must have experience with the development of educational materials and ideally, experience in the heritage community. If you are interested please e-mail us at contact@centuryhomes.org for a full job description.

The application deadline is July 31, 2014.

This opportunity is made possible by the Alberta Real Estate Foundation. 

Visit http://www.centuryhomes.org for more information. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

City Red Deer Hiring Culture Superintendent


Culture Services at The City of Red Deer works hard to support the dynamic artists and innovative historians who call our city home. We provide community development and support services to arts and heritage programs in Red Deer. As the Culture Superintendent, you’ll be responsible for the overall leadership and supervision of the Culture section with the Recreation, Parks and Culture department. From communication and public relations to risk and safety management, you’ll play an essential role in contract management, budgeting, and policy development for the Culture section. You’ll also support a team of employees in coordinating community development initiatives and planning programs and services. The Culture Superintendent has a great rapport with community agencies and maintains partnerships that allow The City to meet the need for new programming, helping everyone to see and experience all that Red Deer’s vibrant cultural scene has to offer. 

As our preferred candidate you will have: 

  • Related university undergraduate degree such as Recreation Administration, Arts and Culture Administration, Business Administration or Physical Education. 
  • Minimum of five years experience at a management level in a recreation, parks or culture setting in management and program service delivery that must include demonstrated community development approach to service delivery.
  • Experience in senior management in a recreation, parks or culture delivery system with demonstrated ability to put together successful delivery teams and to facilitate community development approach to service delivery. 


If you like what you have read, and think this is the job for you; come build your career with The City of Red Deer. We are committed to a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization and working with us will provide you with the opportunity to work in an ever growing environment that offers a competitive salary, and to work with an awesome group of people. 

For further information and to apply online, please visit our website at www.reddeer.ca/hr or submit your application via e-mail to humanresources@reddeer.ca.   This posting will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/City-of-Red-Deer-Hiring-Culture-Superintendent

Call for Nominations: Alberta Craft Awards



Every fall the Alberta Craft Council presents the annual Alberta Craft Awards and the Linda Stanier & Family Memorial Award for Excellence in Ceramics.  

Over the past nine years over 80 deserving fine craft artists have been honoured with a nomination.  Make 2014 your year to get nominated or take the time to nominate a worthy craftsperson or fine craft advocate for an Award.   

The time is now.... 
update your cv - include claims to fame, honours and media attention 
revise your statement and bio 
prepare images of your work  
gather support letters from your galleries and colleagues, and;
get nominated for a 2014 Alberta Craft Award!!  

Nominations will be accepted until: August 1, 2014 5:00 pm 

Awards will be presented this September 20 in Calgary at the soon to be renovated King Edward Arts Hub.  This event will also be a special sneak peek at the future location of the ACC Gallery & Shop in Calgary, scheduled to open 2016.    

Visit www.albertacraft.ab.ca/acc-craft-awards to download a nomination form and to see past recipients.    

This is an event that you do not want to miss!!  Learn more here.

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Call-for-Nominations-Alberta-Craft-Awards

Monday, 21 July 2014

Volunteers Needed for Public Art Committee!


 The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is looking for members for the Public Art Committee!

If you fit the requirements below, please visit http://www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/Municipal-Government/boards_committees.htm to fill out an application. 




Illuminate Dance & Music Talent Search- Aug. 8 to 10, 2014

Announcing the ILLUMINATE DANCE & MUSIC Talent Search!

Audition are being held between August 8-10 with $5,000 in prizes available! 
Contest guidelines and registration form are available here:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=ag412uCAcTQ7H0IGz8a9hA

Friday, 18 July 2014

Culture Calls

                                        

If you want to know about what's going on around town, then check out Culture Calls!

This electronic newsletter showcases local art exhibitions, events, concerts, job postings, as well as volunteer and funding opportunities, and much more.

If you would like to have your email added or removed from this list, or would like to add information about an upcoming opportunity please send your request to recreationandculture@woodbuffalo.ab.ca

To find out what's going on this upcoming week, please visit the Culture Calls page on the Municipal website or click here

Call for Conservatory Instructors!




Do you have a talent that needs to be shared with others and a passion for teaching? The Keyano Conservatory is currently looking for qualified and dedicated instructors in the following disciplines:







**Please note: These are part-time contract positions. 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Program & Administrative Assistant for the Edmonton Heritage Council

Program & Administrative Assistant for the Edmonton Heritage Council 

1.  Position Purpose 

The Edmonton Heritage Council is an organizer, catalyst and advocate for Edmonton’s heritage and history, animating conversations and sparking action toward a more confident, lively and attractive city. 

Reporting to the Program & Operations Manager, the Program & Administrative Assistant supports EHC Program Coordinators (Heritage Grants/Network and City Museum development) and occasionally to other EHC staff, as directed. The primary responsibility is to assist in the efficient day-to-day operations of EHC’s programs in an efficient and well-organized way. This position requires occasional evening and weekend work. The Heritage Council’s work culture is highly collaborative and based on frequent discussion and staff input.

2. Key Responsibilities and Duties

Program Support—Edmonton Museums Strategy (approx. 35% of workload):

- Assisting with logistics, tours and events related to the Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP)
- Plan logistics of meetings, consultations, facilitated sessions, workshops and socials for ECAMP and EHN, in partnership with EHC staff.
- Recording notes at all of the above events, as required
- Manage electronic and paper files for all related initiatives
- Assisting with the administration and content management for the Edmonton City as Museum Project website and related social media
- Assisting with the administration and content management for the Edmonton Heritage Network website 

Heritage Grants (approx. 35% of workload):

- Assist in the planning and implementation of grants workshops
- Process and manage grant applications
- Organize logistics of Juries (room booking, catering, managing and sending out Jury packages)
- Take minutes during Juries
- Participate in an internal administrative review of program and jury process

Administration (30% of workload):

Assists other EHC Staff:
- Maintain membership database
- Assist with events planning, including AGM, general member mixers, receptions, etc.
- Oversee catering, room bookings, invitations/notices as required
- Support the maintenance of all office supplies, equipment and technology 
- Provide support to Board of Directors meetings via the Executive Director
- Financial administration related to EHC bank accounts and donations 

3. Qualifications

- Post secondary degree in Business Administration/Management, Heritage and Culture Management or related field
- Three years experience in a professional administrative role
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Flexibility in addressing challenges through nimble responses
- Able to work effectively within a team as well as independently
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines, creative problem-solving skills
- Strong working knowledge of MS Office (OS X) 
- An appreciation of Edmonton’s heritage is an asset

4. Physical requirements

There are minimal physical requirements such as setting up table and chairs for meetings, moving boxes of meeting-related items in and out of vehicles, and traveling off-site to other locations whose facilities may be basic.

5. Employment Term

Two-year term with possibility of extension.


Please submit a cover letter and resume by email in a single PDF document to:
David Ridley, Executive Director, Edmonton Heritage Council
Email: dridley@edmontonheritage.ca

Submissions will be reviewed starting Thursday, July 31st, 2014. A full job description and more information are available by email only. For more information about EHC and its work, visit http://www.edmontonheritage.ca/

The Edmonton Heritage Council thanks all applicants for their interest. Only candidates considered for interviews for this position will be contacted.

Learn More About the AIR Artists!


If you are interested in learning more about the artists participating in this year's Artist in Residency, but haven't been able to visit them in their Snye Studio in the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery yet, then check out the new online flipbook.

This book features a brief biographical entry on each of the four artists and features some of their work so you can gain a sense of who they are and their individual artistic style. 


Enjoy!

Call for Crew for SciFi Film


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Artist in Residency Open House TOMORROW




The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency are excited to be hosting an Open House at their Snye Studio in the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery on Thursay, July 17, 2014 from 2 pm to 6 pm. 

Come meet the resident artists: Liana Wheeldon, Mandy Wills, Penny Seilyon Chun and Reinalie Jorolan. 

Every week you will have a chance to see the artists at work and learn more about the artistic process. 

Everyone is welcome!

Visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist for more information about AIR and the artists. 


Call for Artists-Giants of Edmonton Mural Program

The 2014 Giants of Edmonton Mural project is an art competition open to all artists currently residing in Alberta. 

Capital City Clean Up’s Graffiti Management Program was established in 2008 to reduce the amount of graffiti vandalism in Edmonton. However, it was recognized early on that positive initiatives would be needed to engage the public. In the winter of 2008 CORUS entertainment (630 CHED) approached the City of Edmonton with a concept to promote the Graffiti Management Program (GMP) using a mural program. The Giants of Edmonton Mural program was established as a result of these joint efforts. 

The purpose of the Giants of Edmonton Mural Program is: 

  • To generate awareness and interest in the Graffiti Management Program by the community- at-large. 
  • To illustrate how artwork can create vibrant, safe and inviting urban spaces. 
  • To illustrate how street art can be an alternative to keeping graffiti vandalism off of property. 
  • To engage citizens in the Graffiti Management Program. 
  • To recognize the people, places and things, which make Edmonton great. 

2014 GIANTS – POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION – CONCEPT DESIGN 

The subject of the mural for this proposal will focus on four post-secondary institutions in Edmonton: the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, NAIT, and NorQuest College. 

2014 GIANTS – SITE AND ORIENTATION 

Location for Artwork 

The mural will be located at 12008 121A Street, in Edmonton on the side of a building owned by Panama Enterprises. The City in consultation with the building owner and the artist will determine the exact location of the mural on the building. Art Location The location is suitable for a two-dimensional public artwork. Suggested mediums for the  artwork could include, but are not limited to, photography, tile artwork, mural art, or painting, etc. The finished artwork will be approximately 450 to 500 square feet in size. Proposal submission should be based on this size. As the artwork is to be mounted, the artist is responsible for ensuring that the maximum weight load for the installation is suitable on the building. Proposals must include the medium and application that will be used for the mural.  

Artwork Design Parameters 

The artwork must adhere to the following design parameters: Ensure artwork does not pose a risk of injury to the public (example: sharp points, slip hazards, etc.); Meet fire codes with respect to flammability, etc.; Artwork must be vandal resistant; Artwork must not interfere with the operation and serviceability of the building; Meet all Alberta building code standards.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit  http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Giants-of-Edmonton-Mural-Program-Call-for-Artists


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Next Urban Market- July 16, 2014


Join us July 16th, 2014 from noon to 7:00 p.m. for our kids themed market! 

Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon at the Market with a balloon artist, face painter and other fun entertainment just for kids! Also, the Fort McMurray SPCA will be joining us and bringing some special visitors. 

City Centre McMurray's goal is to become a vibrant urban community that fosters a rich cultural experience and a sense of belonging for all who live here. And the Urban Market certainly fits the bill, bringing fresh locally-prepared food, home-baked goods, crafted gifts and more to the downtown core.

The Urban Market is returning to the Jubilee Centre (City Hall), 9909 Franklin Avenue, with a full bi-weekly program from June 18 to October 8, 2014.



Artist in Residency in Fort McMurray Today


The Wood Buffalo Artists in Residency are being featured in the Fort McMurray Today newspaper! Russell Thomas will be conducting interviews with each of the 4 artists. 

To read the first interview with Liana Wheeldon, click here.

If you want to learn more about art, or this year's artists, why not visit them in person in their studio? The next Open House will be this Thursday, July 17 from 5 pm to 9 pm in the Snye Studio (inside the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery). Everyone is welcome to stop by!

To learn more about the Artist in Residency program, please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist.

The Art of Zhen Shan Ren Opening Reception July 19, 2014 from 2 pm to 4 pm

The Art of Zhen Shan Ren
International Art Exhibition July 19- 27, 2014
MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery 
Suncor Community Leisure Centre
Opening Reception July 19, 2014 from 2 pm to 4 pm

The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition is an extraordinarily moving, intimate and inspiring exhibition giving a unique insight into the spiritual discipline Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) that teaches the principles of Truth, Compassion and Tolerance. The Art of Zhen Shan Ren explores the manifestation of good and evil in the context of a modern human atrocity: the
real time persecution of Faun Gong inside China; expresses the steadfast spirit of those who remain compassionate and tolerant under persecution, portrays stories of peace, beauty, courage and justice, and offers messages of hope and  triumph for the future.

The Art of Zhen Shan Ren is a collection of over 60 paintings by internationally renowned Chinese and western artists, including Canadian artists, Kathleen Gillis, Professor Kunlun
Zhang, and Xiaoping Chen. Since its debut in July 2004 in Washington D.C. at the Rayburn House, U.S. Congress building, the Exhibition has toured more than 50 countries with over 800 showings worldwide. Zhen Shan Ren Arts (Canada) is proud of introducing to residents of the city the rare opportunity to explore the art that has moved and inspired so many people around the world.




Monday, 14 July 2014

Call for Canadian Artists and Professionals AIR Finland


Arteles Creative Residency Program 2015 (Finland)
Deadline: July 18, 2014
Online Application / More info:www.arteles.org 

International residency program for creative professionals from all the fields of
Visual Arts; Media & Tech Art; Music & Sound; Performing Arts; Design; Architecture; Literature; Research; Philosophy
This is a 1-3 month residency / February - September 2015

ARTELES CREATIVE CENTER in Finland is one of the largest and most international creative residencies in Scandinavia, welcoming over 90 selected visual artists/ curators/ musicians/ writers/ performance artists/ photographers/ designers / architects per year.

LICENSE TO CREATE - Designed to benefit both your present projects and long-term ambitions, our program allows you the time, space & facilities you need in order to develop yourself and your work. You can go experimental, test new ideas, produce works, collaborate with other energetic, international artists, or take it as an opportunity to turn towards to your inner self and the nature.

The center is located in the middle of extraordinary nature of Hämeenkyrö, Finland (European Union Landscape Award in 2009) where you can soak in the fresh air, enjoy the silence, go for wandering walks in the forests, swimming in the many lakes nearby, go skiing and skating at winter time, do hiking and trekking trips in the nearby nature or have daily relaxing in a traditional wood-fire sauna. You can also get to know the fascinating and rich old culture of Finland viewed through Kalevala Epic, full of trolls, witches, myths and its inherent ties with nature.

In case you’re looking for residencies in 2014, see our other residency programs at: .htmlhttp://www.arteles.org/residency_programs.html

If you need further info, contact us: info@arteles.org