Edmonton | EAC AGM and Board of Directors Nominations

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Please join us for the 2018 AGM, where the EAC will provide an update on projects and members will vote to appoint directors to the Board. The AGM will be followed by a member mixer over light refreshments and live music.

Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: The Club at the Citadel Theatre (9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta)

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Board of Directors Nominations

Any EAC voting member in good standing can nominate a member in good standing to fill a vacancy. Submit your Nomination Form to Penelope Haro Aranda, EAC Executive Assistant, pharoaranda@edmontonarts.ca by noon (12:00pm) Thursday, May 10, 2018.

You can check your membership status by logging into your account on TIX on the Square website. If you are unsure of your login credentials or have a question about your membership status, please contact our Executive Assistant Penelope Haro Aranda at 780.424.2787 ext 221 / pharoaranda@edmontonarts.ca

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Edmonton | Workshop :: Mock Jury

edmonton arts councilLearn about the grants jury process

The Edmonton Arts Council is offering a workshop for those interested in the grants jury process. This workshop will focus on individual artist grant applications. Participation is limited, and participants will be chosen based on a combination of their artistic discipline, career stage, and interest. Those selected to participate will be contacted May 23, 2018.

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 8:30pm
Location: Lestock Room, 2nd Floor, Prince of Wales Armouries (10440-108 Avenue NW, Edmonton)
RSVP: with your artistic discipline, involvement in the arts community, and any dietary restrictions to Grants Officer Kristina De Guzman by Friday, May 18 2018 at kdeguzman@edmontonarts.ca / 780.424.2787 ext 242

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Canada | Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media

Members of the visual arts, media arts and fine craft communities: Submit a nomination to the prestigious GGArts awards – and help the Canada Council for the Arts to promote artistic excellence. The nomination period is now open!

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 
These awards recognize artists who have had remarkable careers in the visual and media arts and fine crafts, and an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution in these fields.

Value: Up to 8 awards of $25,000 each
How to qualify: Submit a nomination to the Canada Council
Deadline: 1 June 2018
For further information: please refer to the guidelines

Jennifer Cherniack
Program Officer
Prizes, Canada Council for the Arts
1-800-263-5588 | 613-566-4414
ext. 5265

Edmonton | Call for Expressions of Interest from Canadian Curators – Curatorial Assessment of the Edmonton Public Art Collection (Phase 1)

edmonton arts councilThe Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks a Canadian Curator or Curatorial team to undertake the first phase in an assessment of the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection.


This multi-phased project includes:

  • A survey of the collection & Summary Report (Phase 1)
  • A Collection Development Plan (Phase 2)

Budget: Please include a proposed fee with submission materials.

Deadline: 4:30 pm MST on Monday, May 7, 2018

Schedule: To be completed by end of third quarter, 2018.

Please direct any enquiries to David Turnbull, Public Art & Conservation Director: dturnbull@edmontonarts.ca or 780.424.2787 ext 222

The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested parties. We thank all applicants for their time and professional interest in this call.

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Call for Canadian artists: Silence Awareness Existence residency program in Finland

Silence Awareness Existence 
Thematic residency program by Arteles
for artists & creative minds working around the theme
at Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland
in Dec 2018 – Mar 2019

All disciplines
Deadline for applications: 30th of May

Silence Awareness Existence is a thematic residency program for artists and deep minds attuned to the theme. The program brings together selected international artists, writers and creative professionals, widely from different mediums and backgrounds.

Read more & apply online: www.arteles.org

Calgary | Beacon Original Art Annual Spring Show & Sale

Collage of Beacon Artists' workBeacon Original Art Invites you, your family & friends to attend our
Spring Art Exhibition & Sale
Saturday –
April 21, 2018 from 10am–4pm

Bridgeland – Riverside Community Association
Beacon Original Art 917 Centre Avenue NE Calgary, AB
Free Parking, Admission & Draw beaconoriginalart.com

Painting • Jewelry • Glass • Photography • Ceramics • Sculpture • Textiles

St. Albert | Art Plus Professional Development Session with Gerald St. Maur

St. Maur’s presentation explores various opportunities for visual artists to
work with artists in other fields: poetry, music, dance and theatre. St. Maur
will begin with a discussion of haiga, the Japanese art combining poetry
and visual images. Next, he will consider the opportunities and difficulties
of combining the spatial (painting, sculpture, photography) with the
temporal i.e music. Similar consideration will be given to dance and drama,
both of which combine the spatial with the temporal. The talk will address
the benefit to visual artists’ careers; where the practical advantages of
pairing with other artists working in related fields can lead to success and
the attainment of significant goals.

Saturday May 12 from 1 – 2:30pm
Free for Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC and VASA members, $20 to non-members. Please RSVP by 4pm on Friday, April 27. For more information, contact Sharon at (780) 421-1731 or email us.

Join us at VASA – Visual Arts Studio Association in the Hemingway Centre, 25 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, St. Albert. Google Maps.

Richmond, BC | Tait Waterfront Park Sculptural Pavilion, Request for Proposals, RFP

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The Richmond Public Art Program is seeking an artist, artist team or artist-led design team to create a sculptural pavilion for the new Tait Waterfront Park. The artwork will function as a picnic shelter that may also accommodate other formal and informal community-based activities and programming such as yoga, tai-chi and performing arts events. The civic artwork will be located in a prominent location near the entrance to Tait Waterfront Park at 10211 River Drive.

This is a two-stage open artist call. Following review of the submissions, the Selection Panel will recommend up to three artists to be shortlisted. Shortlisted artists will be invited to develop concept proposals and attend an interview.  An interview fee of $1,000 will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams.

Artist Fee: $130,000 CAN
Eligibility: Artists residing in British Columbia and Alberta
Deadline: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PST
Completion: Spring 2019Overview

For more information and how to apply: www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities

2010 – 2016 Alberta art economic data

Explore the economics of Alberta art

On February 27, 2018, Statistics Canada released Culture Satellite Account (CSA) updated economic data for the Canadian arts, culture and sport sectors from 2010 – 2016.

Like most industries across Alberta, the culture and sport sectors saw a slight decrease in total GDP in 2015 and 2016. However, over the long term, both sectors continue to show growth.

From 2010 to 2016, Alberta’s culture GDP increased overall by 15 per cent, for a total of $5.3 billion in 2016:

  • of the culture GDP, the largest growth was observed for live performance (44 per cent growth)

Additionally, Alberta’s culture sector provided a total of 57,816 jobs in 2016.

Learn more on the AFA website.