Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Next Full Moon Cafe- Oct. 4, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 is the next Full Moon Café! 

Join us at the Waterways Community Hall for a splendid evening of local talent. Come share your talent! Music, art, spoken word, dance welcome. 

$5 suggested donation per person, all ages welcome. 

7:30 for drumming circle (bring drums and rhythm instruments!).
8 p.m. for main stage. 
Call 780-791-5355 for more info.

Alberta Society of Artists Scholarship 2015

Eligibility: Enrolled as a full-time student in a Fine Arts program at a post-secondary institution within Alberta. Students must be taking predominantly 2nd and 3rd year courses. Must be an Alberta resident. 

Criteria: Awarding of the scholarship will be based on a combination of artistic merit, innovation and creativity with consideration of academic achievement. 

Value: $1000 

Number: Two 
Apply: Students are able to apply online through the ASA website(  http://albertasocietyofartists.com/submit-your-application/ ) or submit a paper application, including hardcopies of all required documents, along with a CD of digital images to: 

The Alberta Society of Artists Crossroads Art Centre 
305-1235 26 Ave SE 
Calgary, AB 
T2G 1R7 

Submit: Submissions online or by mail must include the following: 

• An up-to-date, one page artist resume or CV 
• Signed application form 
• An up-to-date, unofficial transcript from post-secondary institution 
• 5 artwork images 
• 200 word essay to accompany the submitted images that incorporates a personal statement in relation to the artwork and your artistic practice. 

Submit by: December 1, 2014 

Selection: Blind Jury selected by the Jury Advisor and the Education Chair of the Provincial Board of The Alberta Society of Artists. 

Notification date of award: January 30, 2015

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Alberta-Society-of-Artists-Scholarship-2015

Monday, 29 September 2014

On a First Name Basis at Keyano Theatre

Keyano College Foundation, Partners & Friends Presents 
On A First Name Basis
By Norm Foster
Directed by Claude A. Giroux

Professional Tour starring Norm Foster & Patricia Vanstone - Alberta Premiere

A love story, touching comedy, a social commentary and a mystery wrapped in witty dialogue and vivid imagery about a wealthy novelist and his dedicated housekeeper. Featuring a performance by Canada’s most produced playwright – Mr. Foster himself.

Date(s): October 2 (Preview), 3 (Opening), 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 | Time: 8:00pm

Keyano Theatre | Rating: Mature

Call for Submissions- Reel Shorts Film Festival

The Reel Shorts Film Festival is accepting submissions until midnight on Monday, December 15 for the 9th festival May 6-10, 2015 in Grande Prairie, Alberta. There is no submission fee and filmmakers will be paid screening fees if their film is selected. All Official Selections are eligible for the Audience Choice Award and three Juried Awards: Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short. Each winning film will receive an award designed by Grande Prairie sculptor Grant Berg and made by Decca Industries in Clairmont with a base made by D.R. Sales Woodworking in Grande Prairie. Submission details can be found at http://reelshorts.ca/submit/

The festival received 625 submissions from 55 countries for the 2014 fest and the programming team considered another 630 films that were seen at other festivals or requested for consideration. From 1,255 short films, a program of 111 films from 28 countries was presented to 3,000 attendees including school groups of 1,300 students and their teachers from 15 schools in the region. Twelve Peace Region films were showcased including 11 that were created during the Frantic 48, a 48-hour film challenge offered by PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association) and the fest.

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Reel-Shorts-Film-Festival-Call-for-Submissions

Friday, 26 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Open Season Awards- Deadline Nov. 1, 2014

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for our annual Open Season Awards. An exciting spring showcase of literary excellence, Open Season bestows a prize of $1,000 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Entries may be sent by regular mail or email. When submitting by email, please ensure you include a cover letter with relevant contact details (more below under Enter by Email); do not simply put this information in the body of the email. We also ask that no personal or contact information is written anywhere on the poems themselves!
Pay only $15 for each additional entry after the first.
The deadline for the 2015 Open Season Awards is November 1, 2014.
To learn more about the Open Season Awards and the guidelines & requirements, please visit http://web.uvic.ca/malahat/contests/open_season/info.html

Monday, 22 September 2014

Reel Performances: TIFF Film Circuit

Fort McMurray Tourism and Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre Present:
Reel Performances: TIFF Film Circuit

Thursday, September 25- 7 pm Keyano Recital Theatre

The Grand Seduction charts the lengths to which the community will go to enchant a visitor from the city. Like many affected by the collapse of the fishing industry, residents of this once-thriving village are driven to seek employment in the city or, worse, queue for government assistance. The future looks brighter, briefly, when a plastics company proposes building a factory in the village—until the villagers learn that they need to secure a full-time doctor to serve the community’s needs, which is easier said than done. Enter Dr. Christopher Lewis (Taylor Kitsch; television’s Friday Night Lights, The Bang Bang Club), a young, cosmopolitan plastic surgeon banished to the physician-starved seaside due to a previous misdeed. In a hilarious attempt to charm him—without revealing their plan—the villagers take up the doctor’s beloved cricket and fall over themselves trying to persuade him that he has come to the most fascinating, desirable place in the world.

Gentle, whimsical and poignantly funny, The Grand Seduction is brought to life through tremendous performances from Ireland’s Brendan Gleeson (Albert Nobbs, Gangs of New York) and Newfoundland-born Canadian icon Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her, Saint Ralph). Shot on location in Trinity Bay, the film marvelously captures the colour and vibrancy of Newfoundland’s coastal landscape, and is certain to delight even the saltiest cynic.

Alberta Culture Days Events at Mac Island

Friday, 19 September 2014

igNIGHT: Sep. 26 to Oct 5, 2014

For 10 days, from sunset to midnight, igNIGHT will bring large scale public art to downtown Fort McMurray! With light as the essential element of each piece, igNIGHT artists will re-imagine, remake, and re-invigorate public spaces.  Come visit all 4 sites and igNIGHT your night!

You can learn more about igNIGHT by reading this great article in the Alberta Native News.

You can also "Like" igNIGHT on Facebook or follow #ignight it on Twitter.

Medal Design Competition for the Western Canada Summer Games

The Western Canada Summer Games 2015 Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is pleased to announce a medal design competition which will be open to the public on Friday, September 19, 2014.

All entrants must be residents of the RMWB and the medals must reflect the unique nature, theme, culture and spirit of the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games and our region’s diversity and big spirit. The design must be original and not previously produced. 
The grand prize winner will receive a $1000 prize. The winner will also be given recognition at a public event hosted by the 2015 Wood Buffalo Western Canada Summer Games. 

This opportunity is open to all residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 
Employees of 2015 Western Summer Games Host Society and their immediate family are not eligible to submit an entry. 
Medial Design Committee members and jurors are excluded from submitting an entry. 

Submission Requirements:
The medal must reflect the unique nature, theme, culture and spirit of the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games and our region’s diversity and big spirit. 
The design must be original and not previously produced. 
The design is for the front side of the medal. 
The design needs to fit the medal design template. (The medal design template will be available at www.2015woodbuffalo.com on Sept. 20th)
If text is part of the design submission must be in English. 
A scaled drawing of the medal design using the medal design template must be submitted. 
The design must incorporate a ribbon loop. 
A written description of the design rationale, limited to 300 words, must accompany the design submission. 

All proposals must be submitted in an envelope by October 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. 
Submissions can be mailed or dropped off at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Operations Centre Office at 9717 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K1 – Attention: Ash Young – 2015 Medal Design Contest. 
All proposals must be submitted in an envelope by October 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. 

For more information on the Western Canada Summer Games 2015, go to www.2015woodbuffalo.com

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Community Art Exhibit & Reception- Sat. September 27, 2014

Fort Mac Hand Crafted Market is going to YARNBOMB MacDonald Island Park, September 26, 2pm! Okay so what is yarnbombing?

Yarnbombing, also known as yarnstorming, graffiti knitting or guerrilla knitting is the art of using handmade knitting or crochet items to create street art. It’s like graffiti art except it can be easily removed without harming public infrastructure. See for yourself how this traditional art is taking off in new ways transforming public spaces around the world, here are some pictures of Yarnbombs from Alberta and around the world we hope they inspire you. J

For more information on yarnbombing MacDonald Island please www.http://fortmachandcrafted.com

    Community Yarnbomb, Royal Alberta Museum 

        Joann Matvichuk, Lethbridge Alberta

Community Yarnbomb, Royal Alberta Museum

Washington DC 

       Lauren O’Farrell (aka Deadly Knitshade) London, UK.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

What's Your Art?

We all have our own definition of art. Our own tastes. Our own preferences. What’s yours?

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) wants you to share the art in your life at www.whatisyourart.ca. You can create a list of the art in your life and share with your friends, and if you’re looking for inspiration, see what some of Alberta’s best-known & loved public figures had to share.

Art is everywhere and in our busy lives we rarely take the time to recognize it. Take a moment and tell us, what is your art?

Monday, 15 September 2014

Temporary Internship Opportunity with Mann Art Gallery

We are looking for an energetic individual to assist in creating advances in the dissemination of curatorial theory and further knowledge of Canadian Contemporary and Historic Art in the North Central Saskatchewan region. This includes an introduction to the day-to-day responsibilities of a Curator including the organization of exhibitions from research, writing, selection of works, arranging for loans, supervising catalogue production, and designing and completing the installation of exhibits to preparing publicity and curatorial packages for exhibitions and other Gallery events and programs. The Assistant Curator will also play a key role in the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of works of art / collections and will work closely with the Director / Curator in all aspects of the position's duties and responsibilities. 

The position begins on October 22nd, 2014 (some flexibility) and will end on March 29th, 2015. Our work week typically runs Tuesday - Saturday. Specific hours are negotiable, but it is a 35 hour week. Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required.

As this program is an extension of the Young Canada Works program, potential candidates must adhere to the following guidelines:
Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) 
A post-secondary graduate not currently enrolled in classes. Concentration in Curatorial Studies, Fine Arts, or relevant equivalent.
A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
Legally entitled to work according to the provincial legislation and regulations
Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
Never have participated in a Career Focus program 

Canada's Democracy Week

Canada's Democracy Week 2014 starts today with the reveal of the National Democracy Challenge question: 

Show us why Canada should vote!

For the next 76 days, we are challenging Canadians aged 14 to 17 to send us a video, image or piece of writing answering the Challenge question.

Your inspiring ideas can win you great prizes: trips to Ottawa, an iPad, iPhone, GoPro headcam, MacBook Air laptop, Kobo e-reader or gift cards.

Find out more about the Challenge on YouTube or visit the Challenge page on our website at http://www.democracy-democratie.ca

Community Programming

The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce new community programming this fall! There are visual art classes, culinary art lessons, as well as performing art opportunities. 

Visual Arts

Art Classes
Join a community class of art lovers and find your artistic style with local artist Kritsana Naowakhun this fall.  Kritsana individualizes this instruction to build each person’s confidence, skill, and most importantly artistic niche.  Supplies provided.

Youth Classes (Ages 12-16)

Beginner: Sept. 24 – Nov. 26 (Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm)
Advanced: Sept. 25 – Nov. 27 (Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 pm)

Adult Classes (Ages 17+)

Advanced (Ages 17+): Sept. 15 – Dec. 1 (Mondays from 6:00-9:00)
Beginner (Ages 17+): Sept. 16 – Nov. 25 (Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30)

NOTE:  Students from Spring 2014 will be showcasing their work in the Peter Czuy Gallery at Holy Trinity High School during Alberta Culture Days.  Opening reception will be Saturday, Sept. 27 from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

Introduction to Digital Photography
This workshop will provide an introduction to basic camera functions, composition, and editing as well as cover a range of photographic styles including: nature, portrait, black and white, location, HDR, and many more.  Participants are to bring a camera, memory card and charged battery with them to class.  Also, although not required, if they have a tripod they are encouraged to bring this as well. This is an Adult (ages 17+) class.

Sept. 11 – Nov. 13 (Thursdays)                                                                                                            Class Maximum:  12
7:00-9:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                  $149.00

Photoshop for Beginners
This class will be for individuals wishing to take their photographic images to the next level. It will focus on advanced editing and composite techniques including, but not limited to, selection methods, layers, colour correction, sharpening, masks, black & white, photo restoration, HDR, selective colour, and output for web and print.
Individuals who are interested should have a camera to take their own images as well as access to Adobe Photoshop at home to complete assignments. It is available for a free 30-day trial or a monthly membership from Adobe.com.  This is an Adult (ages 17+) class.

Sept. 8 – Nov. 3 (Mondays)                                                                                                                              Class Maximum:  12
7:00-9:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                  $149.00

Culinary Arts

Crust & Crumb: The Art of Bread Making
Don’t be intimidated by the thought of making bread from scratch any longer!  Discover the art and science behind yeast, gluten, kneading and shaping as you learn to make a variety of delicious homemade bread products, such as sandwich loaves, pizza dough, and cinnamon buns. Participants will leave with their own freshly made dough to bake at home, please bring a large container to bring home your dough.  This is an Adult class (18+).

Sunday, October 19th                                                                                    Class Maximum:  14
12:30-4:30 pm                                                                                                $100.00/participant

Santa’s Workshop:  Christmas Cookies!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year to bake! Get a head start on your Christmas baking this year with an afternoon full of both classic and inventive Christmas cookies. Whether you are an inexperienced baker who would like to learn the basics of the perfect cookie, or a seasoned cookie pro who would like to add some new recipes to your repertoire, there will be something for everyone… and lots for Santa to sample.  Please bring a container to bring home a variety of cookies.

Youth Class (Ages 7-12)
Saturday, December 13                                                                                    Class Maximum:  12
1:00-4:00 pm                                                                                                            $75.00/participant

Adult Class (Ages 18+)
Sunday, December 14                                                                                    Class Maximum:  14
1:00-4:00 pm                                                                                                            $75.00/participant

Performing Arts

There are very few opportunities for classes for who would love to explore acting in this community.  You will learn the “Do’s & Don’ts” of an audition, movement for actors, improvisation, stage acting and much more in this exciting course.  When you are finished, you will have a complete understanding of Theatre and performance.

Youth Class (Ages 10-15)
Sept. 16 – Nov. 25 (Tuesdays)                                                                                                                              Class Maximum:  20
6:00-8:30 pm (25 hrs total)                                                                                                                                                $125.00 + GST

Adult Classes (Ages 16+)
Sept. 24 – Nov. 26 (Wednesdays)                                                                                                                              Class Maximum:  20
6:00-9:00 pm                  (30 hrs total)                                                                                                                                                $149.00

Community Concert Band
Have you ever played in a band and wished you could pick up your instrument again? Do you have kids currently involved in band and would like the opportunity to enjoy playing music with them? Then we have a program for you. 
Our Community Concert Band is a program for musicians 14+ who have performed on wind, brass and percussion instruments and would like the opportunity to develop those music skills in a dynamic setting. It does not matter how many years you’ve played, how many years ago you played your instrument or what level you are at. The opportunity to have fun and enjoy making music with others is a rewarding experience.

Sept. 23 – Dec. 9 (Tuesdays)                                                                                                                                                No class maximum

7:00-9:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                          $100.00/participant

Visit www.suncor.fmcschools.ca for more information and to register. 

Friday, 12 September 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 weekend, please visit the Culture Calls page on the Municipal website or click here

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Festivals and Events Tourism Growth Program


You are invited to attend...

Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation is inviting organizations to submit applications to the Festivals and Events Tourism Growth Program. The upcoming application deadline is November 3, 2014.

The program aims to assist festivals and events in Alberta reach their tourism potential. The program makes available grant funding of $25,000 to $40,000. Funding is used to work with a third party-consultant to evaluate an organization’s festival or event, identify tourism growth opportunities, and set clear steps towards growing the visitor experience and increasing visitation and revenue.

Eligible organizations include not-for profit organizations, municipalities, and First Nations or Métis governments. The program is most appropriate for festivals and events that attract regional, provincial, national or international visitors, and have an annual audience of at least 1500, of which a minimum 25% are out of town visitors.

The program application and program guidelines are available at: http://tpr.alberta.ca/tourism/programs-and-services/product-development/festivals-and-events/tourism-growth-program/

Government of Alberta

Keyano Theatre Company Presents: The Vagina Monologues

Keyano Theatre Company Presents:
The Vagina Monologues

By Eve Ensler
Directed by Misty Oakes

A collection of monologues based on real life interviews with a diverse group of women – performed by actresses re-telling the poignant, vivid and personal stories. The show is full of heart and humour and takes audiences on a journey to the core of our essence while embracing the power of the feminine spirit.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 8:00pm
Friday, September 19, 2014, 8:00pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00 pm

Tickets: All Seats $20
Venue: Keyano Recital Theatre
Rating: Adult
To purchase tickets online please visit our website

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Multicultural Cookery- Nigerian Cuisine

Temporary Position Available with Alberta Museum Association in Fort McMurray

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is the provincial association of museums and museum professionals. We are regarded as a leader in the Canadian museum field for our innovative programming, publications, and services. The AMA leads, facilitates, and supports the province’s museums through professional consultation, career development opportunities, award-winning publications, and grants funding. We work on behalf of a vital and engaged museum community in Alberta and collaborate with partners across Canada. 

The AMA is seeking three technicians to assist member institutions affected by the floods of June 2013. The successful candidates will serve as regional conservation advisors in areas around Alberta. Two will be stationed in southern Alberta, and one in Fort McMurray. The successful candidates will be integrated into the disaster planning and recovery projects being funded by the AMA Flood Funding Program. Projects revolve around collections management, disaster planning, and preventative conservation. This position involves travel; a vehicle and valid driver’s license are required. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and résumé to: 

Meaghan Patterson, Executive Director / CEO, at hr@museums.ab.ca
* Further information about the position is available by email only, by request.

For more information on the AMA, visit our website at: www.museums.ab.ca 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Apply for the Waterfront Steering Committee

Call for Submissions- $100 Film Festival

The 23rd annual $100 Film Festival is now open for submissions- deadline is December 1, 2014 Films must be under 22 minutes in length, completed after Dec 1, 2012, and finished to either Super 8 or 16mm. We are looking for new, innovative, thought provoking film from any genre that keeps the practice of celluloid filmmaking alive. Full submission guidelines and forms can be found here: http://100dollarfilmfestival.org/call-for-submissions/

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Call-for-Submissions-23rd-Annual-100-Film-Festival

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Tickets on Sale for Northern Insights Speaker Series

Presented by the Fort McMurray Public Library, Peter Mansbridge will be taking the stage as the last guest of the Northern Insights Speaker Series.

Mansbridge, who is recognized countrywide as the voice of the evening news, will also sign copies of his book Mansbridge: One on One, which will be available for $20.  Tickets are now available at the MacDonald Island Box Office at www.macdonaldisland.ca or call 780-791-0070. 

Glenrose Hospital Call for Submissions

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (GRH) Arts in Rehab Council offers artists an opportunity to exhibit their works. We are a health-care facility unique to Alberta and are devoted primarily to high-level rehabilitation care of seniors, adults and children. This facility is visited by approximately 160,000 individuals annually, including inpatients, outpatients, visitors, volunteers and staff.

The Arts in Rehab Council was developed to create opportunities for patients and staff to be exposed to Alberta and Canadian art and artists. The Council focuses on exploring sources for artwork exhibition or acquisition and evaluates any and all art works for display. 

Deadline: October 31st, 2014 


The Arts in Rehab Council is currently inviting submissions for art displays for the 2015 year for two gallery walls (Blue Curve and Mezzanine Galleries) and a glass display case area (Art on the Inside Gallery). Please see Gallery Description for more details. 


Submission Form Biography of the artist and artist’s picture if available 10 – 15 digital images or photo prints of proposed work Image list (including title, medium, size & price) promotional summary (25 – 50 words) of the proposed exhibition for use in general publicity 

Kara Cooper 
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, 10230 – 111 Avenue 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5G 0B7 


Only successful candidates will be notified of their submission being accepted for exhibition. The decisions of the GRH Arts in Rehab Council are considered final. 

Artists are responsible for framing, delivering, hanging or otherwise displaying and removing their own art. Artists are responsible for supplying supplemental materials to accompany the exhibition and assist in promoting their show, such as a guest book, onsite poster, labels and price list. 

Artists may choose to have an opening reception for the exhibit. Arrangements for the event must be made with the Arts in Rehab Representative. The artist is responsible for all costs associated with a reception. Full details will be discussed with the artist at the time of booking 

Artists have the option of pricing their works on exhibit for sale to the public. All art sales transactions are processed through the Friends of the Glenrose Corner Store where most forms of payment are accepted. The Arts in Rehab Council will assess a 20% commission on all sales of art during the period of the exhibition. The artist will receive payment at the close of the exhibit. Art pieces, including those sold during the period of the exhibition; remain on display until closing day of the show except in extenuating circumstances. Commissions on sales are used to support the Art of the Possible, Artist in Residence program for patients of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. The percentage of commission may be negotiated (reduced or waived) for emerging artists. 

The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital will use the promotional summary provided with the artist’s submission in standard publicity venues such as internal newsletters and local media listings. Artists may arrange for additional advertising at their own discretion and expense. 

For more information, please call Kara Cooper at (780)735-7986 or email enquiry to Kara.Cooper@albertahealthservices.ca. 

Deadline: October 31st, 2014 

An emerging artist is someone in the early stage of their career who has not yet established a solid reputation as an artist amongst art critics, art buyers, and art galleries. The term emerging artist is often used for recent graduates from a prestigious art college, but can also apply to someone who has made a career change or recently decided to prioritize their art above everything else (adapted from Art Glossary: Emerging Artist by Marion Boddy-Evans).

Read more at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Arts-In-Alberta/Arts-Opportunities/Glenrose-Hospital-Call-for-Submissions