Request for Proposals – Zebra Child Protection Centre Mural: Edmonton, AB

About the Zebra Child Protection Centre

Formed in 2002 as Canada’s first Child Advocacy Centre, the Zebra Child Protection Centre brings together a multidisciplinary team of partners under one roof to respond to allegations of child abuse in the Edmonton area. We work closely with the Edmonton Police Service, RCMP, Edmonton Area Child & Family Services, Edmonton Crown Prosecutions, offsite medical and mental health professionals and non-profit staff and volunteers to support children throughout the entire disclosure, investigative, judicial and healing process.

Prior to the Zebra Child Protection Centre, children and youth who had experienced abuse had to share their stories in an adult oriented environment, often having to repeat their story to multiple agencies. Today, investigative, judicial and support services are brought to the child within one location and are tailored to a child’s best interests. Everything from the child-friendly furniture, bright colours and soothing décor is created with a child in mind.

Project Background

In spring of 2016, the Zebra Child Protection Centre moved locations from the 12th floor of our current building to the 7th floor. With this, we gained an additional 1,000 square feet of space and doubled the number of forensic interview rooms and child-friendly spaces. We are currently seeking ways to recreate the same child-centric atmosphere within our new space.

The Zebra Child Protection Centre is currently accepting proposals to conceptualize, design and implement an entrance mural which welcomes children, youth, families and the community to the Centre. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from various local (Edmonton and area) artists, conduct a fair and extensive selection process and select a proposal which best represents the Zebra Child Protection Centre’s strategic plan and vision for the Centre.

For more information, download the full call (pdf)

Deadline for proposal submissions: 11:59 p.m. MST Friday, October 14 2016


Position Available – Art Rental & Sales Gallery Associate: St. Albert, AB

logo_agsalogo_arts-heritage-stalbertArt Gallery of St. Albert with Arts and Heritage St. Albert has an exciting opportunity for a friendly, mature and responsive individual. This full-time position supports artistic achievement in St. Albert and surrounding areas by developing the Art Rental and Sales Gallery (ARSG) and retail gallery shop and generating operating revenue for the Gallery.

Supports the mission of the Arts and Heritage Foundation – offering exceptional arts and heritage experiences in the community

Arts and Heritage St. Albert hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Deadline for applications: Until the position is filled


The Fine Art Website, a Two-Part Professional Development Session with Kim Bruce: Online/All-Access

Poster for The Fine Art Website with Kim BruceIt’s common to see ads today promoting the easy creation of a website with the click of a button; can these cookie-cutter solutions effectively represent your art practice? You as an artist know that your profession is not like selling computer equipment or collectables online, but a more subtle and complex interplay of factors. A different audience, a different market with a different approach.

Join Kim Bruce from for a 2-part webinar that focuses specifically on the needs of the fine art website. From choosing a domain name, creating engaging content, getting your art found online, this seminar will get your fine art site on track, interesting and presentable.

Online: The Fine Art Website will be hosted by Kim Bruce. Design is her background; art, her passion; digital technologies, her tools. Kim is a visual problem solver who helps fellow artists with their websites and content. October 12 and 19 from 7 – 8:30pm.


Three Calls for Submissions at Arts Commons: Calgary, AB

Arts Commons logoArts Commons has three Calls for Submissions for their exhibition spaces linked below.


+15 Soundscape 2017-2018 Submissions
Submission Deadline: 4:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 2016.

GAMA 2017-2018 Submissions
Submission Deadline: 4:00pm on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Ledge Window
Submission Deadline: 4:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Beacon Original Art Annual 2-Day Fall Exhibition & Sale: Calgary, AB

Beacon Original ArtFifty artists in attendance with Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture and Textiles!

October 15 & 16, 2016 from 10am – 4pm
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Centre
917 Centre Avenue NE Calgary, AB

We are committed to creating an environment of belonging for artists and art enthusiasts alike. Artists have the opportunity to share their inspirations and techniques with each other and the viewing public. Different artists, local and from throughout our great province, in attendance each day. Join us in building relationships and community spirit in Bridgeland – Riverside through the arts! Free parking, admission and draws. All major credit cards accepted.

Connect with us:

Download the poster (418k jpg)

Alberta Culture Days – September 30 to October 2, 2016

alberta-logo-desktopAlberta Culture Days, the province’s largest celebration of heritage, arts and cultural diversity are just a few short weeks away. This year, Alberta Culture Days will be held from September 30 to October 2 and is an opportunity for you to showcase your community’s culture to new audiences across Alberta. Culture and Tourism is partnering with Celebration Sites across the province to celebrate our cultural diversity.

We want you to be a part of it. We encourage you to hold a Culture Days event, or connect with others in your community to offer fun, free cultural activities at the end of September. It does not have to be complicated; make chalk art or sing on Main Street. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to register your event on the Culture Days calendar, and help spread the word about Alberta’s Culture Days. To find out what activities are taking place in communities across Alberta, please go to the Culture Days calendar.

Find out how you can connect with Alberta’s culture by visiting the Culture Days website. You will also find a number of resources available for event planners, including promotional material, posters and a kit designed to help obtain private sponsorship.

Our culture is important to Albertans’ quality of life and helps form the vibrant identity of our province. Please join the celebration of Alberta’s amazing culture September 30 to October 2, 2016 during Alberta Culture Days.

Best Regards,
Ricardo Miranda
Minister of Culture and Tourism

Call for Artists – Edmonton Art Show, December 9 -11, 2016: Edmonton, AB

Our event is the first large indoor art fair in Edmonton and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a large audience. The event will be held at the Boyle Street Plaza, a setting where art enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a wide array of beautiful artwork.

The Edmonton Art Show plays host to a world-class Fine Art event, featuring a multitude of talented artists. For three days, December 9-11, we will connect artists from all over under one roof.

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Requests for Expression of Interest – Redpoll Centre Public Art Commission: County of Wood Buffalo, AB

Arts Council of Wood Buffalo logoArts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is seeking Requests for Expression of Interest (REOI) for a public art commission at the Redpoll Centre. The Redpoll Centre Public Art Commission project will create an original piece of public art to be exhibited within the Redpoll Centre at Shell Place in Fort McMurray, AB. Alberta visual artists or artist collectives working in 2D or 3D, photography, or fine craft are invited to respond to this REOI.

For more information, visit  Download the full call here.

Submissions will be accepted until October 3, 2016.


Request for Proposals #16.0104 Call for Artist – Public Sculpture Installation: Strathcona County, AB

Strathcona CountyRFP #16.0104 Call for Artist – Public Sculpture Installation

Strathcona County is seeking artists for an exterior sculptural installation at the RCMP and Enforcement Services building.

Strathcona County has posted this opportunity to the Alberta Purchasing Connection website at  Refer to this site for full details.

Artists from Canada are eligible to submit for this project

Budget:  $125,000.00

Closing Date:  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 14:00:00 Hours, Alberta Time


Draw More Income EP7: PD Talk w/ Paddy Lamb and Deborah Carruthers

Here we are with a new episode of Draw More Income! This episode is actually a PD talk held a few months back that we recorded on copyright. It was hosted by two co-chairs of Copyright Visual Arts, Paddy Lamb and Deborah Carruthers.

Both speakers were a fantastic resource and were fuelled by an active, engaged audience and we were so excited to have them and to be able to actually archive this moment through our new podcast.

To learn even more about Copyright Visual Arts/CARCC, visit the website here.

As for the podcast, Draw More Income is chugging along and will keep putting out new and interesting content. We took a little break during August to reassess a couple procedures for putting these podcasts out, which we hope will help keep listeners and members engaged with the podcast.

CARCC, now known as Copyright Visual Arts