CARFAC Webinar Series/Série de webinaires


 Webinar Series for Visual Artists Across Canada

Carfac Webinar 2014

CARFAC Ontario is proud to present Webinar Wednesdays, their newest webinar series that will be available to professional artists right across Canada. Join them every other Wednesday over the lunch hour for a seminar pertaining to your art practice given by leading professionals in the province.
These webinars are unlike other online lectures, in that they are meant to be interactive and customised to attendees’ needs. Participants will be able to ask questions in advance by email as well as in real time via Twitter and email.

Topics include:
October 1: Marketing 2.0
October 15: Art in Cyberspace
October 29: Doing Business with Commercial Galleries
November 12: The Perfect Portfolio
November 26: Grant Writing
December 10: Creatively Making a Living as an Artist
Member discount applies to current members of CARFAC affiliates across the country.
Visit the Eventbrite posting for details  

Série de webinaires pour les artistes visuels partout au Canada

CARFAC Ontario lancent une série de webinaires qui seront accessibles aux artistes professionnels de partout au Canada.
Joignez-vous à nous tous les deux mercredis pendant la pause du repas de midi pour un séminaire lié à votre pratique artistique et donné par les plus grands professionnels de la province.

Pour en savoir plus, consultez l’annonce Eventbrite

Alberta Culture Days Newsletter 2014

Alberta Culture Day Sept 26-28, 2014

Get Your Events Registered Today!
Don’t wait to get your events on the Alberta Culture Calendar. The longer your events are promoted on the Culture Calendar the greater the chance people will notice them. There’s already 700 events registered!

Another reason to enter your events early is that Alberta Culture Days events are now being submitted to the national Culture Days events calendar. It’s a great way to get national exposure and continue to show how important culture is to our province and country.

Alberta Culture Days 2014 kicks off with free concerts and block parties in Edmonton and in Calgary on September 26. The celebrations get underway at 5 p.m. and run until 10 p.m.

What are you most looking forward to for Alberta Culture Days 2014?
Metro Cinema has a passion for film and video and, in particular, home grown film and video. How better to celebrate Alberta Culture Days than sharing that passion with the people of the Capital Region of Alberta.

Read “Get Your Culture On!”

1000 Miles Apart Student Ceramics Conference: Red Deer, Alberta

1000 MA Newsletter 2014

25th Anniversary of 1000 Miles Apart Student Ceramics Conference that is being held on October 3rd and 4th, 2014 in the Ceramics Studios at Red Deer College.

For the latest information Log into Facebook and search for 1000 Miles Apart Group and Event. Join the Group for regular updates and information on accommodations and if you have any questions

Call For Submissions: St Albert, Alberta


Call for Submissions, 2015 “Women Portraying Women”

VASA, in cooperation with Beverley Bunker, is soliciting submissions for a visual art exhibition for June 2015 from professional and emerging artists in the Edmonton region of Alberta. The deadline for submissions is Dec 1, 2014.

This is a group show to offer an opportunity for women figurative artists to showcase their expressions of women only experiencing everyday life, expressed as portraiture, female form (nude) studies, narratives, etc., in visual form.

VASA follows the concept of visual fine art as defined by the Canada Council for Arts that could include the following mediums: drawings, hand pulled prints, paintings in any medium, free standing or hanging sculpture in any medium, assemblage pieces, photography, and textiles. Selection of art work will be based solely on the submission.

The submission must include:
• curriculum vitae
• a short biography
• artist’s statement for the proposed pieces
• up to 3 images of representative pieces of art work
• a list of the included images to be considered, including the year created, size, medium, and price.

Only female artists will be considered and all artwork must be of women. The concept of this show is, by it’s very nature, restrictive. It is not the usual policy of VASA to be restrictive, however, in this case the intent is to show how women perceive themselves.

VASA’s Main Space Gallery is unique; it is surrounded by artist’s studios that are open to visitors 5 days a week. The Gallery provides over 1100 square feet of display space that is very flexible in configuration. It can hold up to 20 large size paintings (~40″ wide), and up to 50 mixed size pieces. The largest we can hang is 6′ x 8′. VASA can handle sculptural pieces up to 6 ft high and 40 kg in weight.

Submissions will be evaluated by a jury selected by Beverley Bunker and VASA from the local arts community. Jury selections are final.

The show will run for approximately the month of June, 2015. VASA uses a variable commission structure.

Documents must be in Word format. Images must be in a .jpg format and attached to the submission email. For ease of use by VASA they must not be embedded in a document. Each image is not to exceed 1 Mb in size.

Submissions must be sent electronically to

Submissions that are accepted will be retained for up to 1 year after the show.

All pieces must be ready to display with hanging or support systems installed/provided.

The artist is responsible for delivery of all art pieces to VASA and for prompt pickup of all pieces as VASA does not have room for storage of art work.

Call For Proposals: Hamilton, Ontario

ArquetopiaCALL FOR PROPOSALS deadline is fast approaching October 1st 2014.

The Cannon St Gallery is a juried exhibition space, accepting international applications. Artists may also choose to apply to the James St North gallery which is primarily a members exhibition space. Please refer to the descriptions of the Cannon St Gallery and the James St North Gallery to decide which gallery is more appropriate for your needs/ practice.

The information can be found here:

Artist In Residences 2015: Puebla And Oaxaca, Southern Mexico


Founded in 2009, Arquetopia is an award-winning, Mexican official nonprofit foundation promoting Development, social transformation and productivity through artistic, cultural, and educational programs. 

The Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, and cultural researchers age 25 and over.

The Arquetopia programs are based on a non-exploitative model promoting social consciousness. Residents are strongly encouraged to explore various ways of cultural exchange as part of their artistic and/or research goals and to actively engage in critical discussions as part of their residency experience. As Arquetopia’s mission is to promote social transformation, understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. Arquetopia welcomes artists, designers, curators and historians from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes that are specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.

The application deadline is Sunday, November 2, 2014

Arquetopia Open Call

PD Talk on CARFAC: Calgary, AB

Join Taylor Norris for a Professional Development talk  “What can CARFAC Do for you?”

on Norris in Calgary posterdraft 2.inddTuesday October 14th at 8pm. This free talk will take place at the John Snow House (915 18 Avenue SW in Calgary).

Norris, former membership coordinator will discuss recent CARFAC initiatives and activism on behalf of artists, like the Artist Resale right and the recent Supreme Court of Canada victory against the National Gallery of Canada.

Please RSVP to by 4pm on October 4th, 2014 to attend.



Artist In Residence: Coaticook, Quebec


The “Artist in Residence” program

For several years, the City of Coaticook has introduced the Artist in Residence program allowing multiple artists to have free access to a workshop fully equipped with a small housing.

The magnificent sites of the city and the surrounding countryside seem to be the perfect environment to stimulate inspiration and creativity. Located in the heart of mixed forests that characterize the region of the Appalachian mountains, our valleys, rivers, lakes and woodlands can not leave indifferent creative instinct.

Several artists have participated in the program were able to take advantage of the opportunity offered and expanded their collection of works of art during their stay in Coaticook.

The Application period for 2015 will be held from September 2 to October 17, 2014. Click here for the program and the application form.

For additional information, contact us at (819) 849-2721 or by email

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© Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2014 ISSN 1708-170X

Hill Strategies
Vol. 13 No 3 September 2014 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2014 ISSN 1708-170X
Social and health benefits of the arts
In this issue: Three Canadian studies and one Scottish report related to the social and health benefits of the arts, including a Toronto report on neighbourhood-based community development through the arts, a Vancouver study of the arts and seniors’ well-being, an overview of the potential impacts of documentary films on social change, and a Scottish study of the connection between cultural engagement and health and well-being.

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Arts Day on Parliament Hill 2014!/La Journée des arts sur la Colline du Parlement 2014!

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Arts Day on Parliament Hill 2014!

The Canadian Arts Coalition is planning our fourth annual Arts Day on Parliament Hill for Tuesday, October 21st, 2014. And we invite you to join us! 

To indicate your participation, please fill up the following ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM by September 11th.

If you can’t make it to Ottawa, you can still take part via social media. Visit our WEBSITE to learn more.

Join us on October 21st in Ottawa!

A report on Arts Day 2012 has been posted on our website, and you can find it by clicking HERE.