Artist in Residence: Edmonton, AB

Edmonton Arts CouncilEAC : Request for Proposals
Artist in Residence, City of Edmonton Office of the City Clerk

The Edmonton Arts Council is inviting visual artists in the Edmonton area to submit a proposal to become the first artist-in-residence hosted by the City of Edmonton’s Office of the City Clerk. The successful artist will commence duties in late June 2014, for an anticipated six-month period (terms negotiable/flexible). Deadline: April 25th, 2014

The artist-in-residence will develop a body of work while interacting with the Office of the City Clerk, as well as other key City Hall stakeholders, such as the offices of the Mayor and City Councillors, and the many special events, tour groups, employees and visitors that pass through City Hall. The artist will ideally reflect their experience in the Office of the City Clerk and in City Hall through their work, and potentially mentor the artistic interaction and expression of interested City of Edmonton employees and/or visitors to City Hall.

Given the space available, candidates with primary practice in visual art or a combination of visual art and other forms will be best suited for this residency. The provided space is in an office environment and therefore is most appropriate for smaller-format work in a non-toxic medium.
Click here to download the PDF with more information…

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Call For Submissions: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

JubileeThe Friends of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society is pleased to announce a call for submissions for their Rotating Art Exhibition Program: if you are an artist interested in showing your work in the Kaasa Gallery (lower level, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) ; the Alcove Gallery (First Balcony Alcove, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) or the Lower Lobby (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) please complete a submission according to the attached guidelines.

These exhibitions are open to the public pre-show, during intermission, during functions and community programs. The audience potential is great – upwards of 250,000 per building per year.

Committed to providing an opportunity to emerging, mid-career and established artists and arts organizations that have a connection to Alberta, to display work for a period of time, in either the Kaasa Gallery (Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) or the Lower Lobby or Alcove Gallery (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium).

Deadline for all submissions is May 12, 2014. Please view attachment for the submission process and we encourage you to spread the word to any artists that may be interested.

Call for submissions AJAS_2014

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Two Workshops on Adaptive Capacity Work: Calgary

Workshops: Introduction to Adaptive Change in the Arts

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to share the adaptive capacity work of EmcArts’ New Pathways program in two exclusive workshops delivered by Richard Evans, President of EmcArts. Changes in today’s operating environment for nonprofit arts and culture organizations require new thinking if organizations are to remain healthy, resilient and able to maximize their delivery of public impact and value. Changes in public participation patterns, technological access, generational and demographic shifts as well as forms of resource development have revealed that organizational stability needs to be balanced by equally strong adaptive capacity.

It is highly recommended that participants attend both the introductory session on April 21 and the workshop on April 22.

The Real Work: New Practices for a New Era in the Arts
Monday, April 21, 2014
3:00 – 5:00pm
Max Bell Theatre, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts (205 8th Ave. SE)
Enter through EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts +15 entrance

Richard Evans, President of EmcArts, will present and facilitate a conversation on the importance of addressing adaptive change in this new era for the arts through innovative strategies to create public value. The conversation will center around a focus on complex challenges and adaptive responses rather than technical fixes, shifting our underlying assumptions, developing new organizational capacities that emphasize innovation and adaptive change, and what EmcArts has learned about innovation in the arts.

Register to attend

Adaptive Capacity and Adaptive Change in the Arts
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
9:00 – 12:00pm
Max Bell Theatre, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts (205 8th Ave. SE)
Enter through EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts +15 entrance

In this interactive workshop, Richard Evans, President of EmcArts, will build on the ideas and approaches outlined in his introductory session. The workshop will engage participants around their own complex challenges rather than offering a theoretical overview of change. Participants will focus on the following aspects of innovation and adaptive change, from the perspectives of their individual organizations: 1. Identifying different types of challenges that participants face 2. Questioning existing organizational assumptions and surfacing evidence that contradicts those assumptions 3. Developing new directions for future success, on which new strategies can be built Participants will share their new strategic thinking and explore areas of shared interest in working adaptively toward a thriving future. As adaptive thinking needs multiple leadership perspectives, participation in small teams of artistic, board and executive leaders is recommended.

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Scholarships + Awards for Young Albertans: AFFTA


Scholarships and awards for young Albertans, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts is currently not accepting nominations for the Marion Nicholl Visual Arts Award, the Grant MacEwan Literary Arts Award, and the Tommy Banks Performing Arts Award.

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Alberta Culture offer four scholarship programs designed to support the development of young Albertans in the film and video, literary, performing, and visual arts. The deadline for all four scholarship programs is May 1 annually.
Visit the AFA website for more information…

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26 Artist Collective Sale: Calgary, AB

HMHHMH Spring Postcard Hand Made Here! Boutique Art Sale: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm 

The sale showcases many kinds of artwork from 26 Calgary and area artists including fibre and textile arts, painting, photography,
blown and fused glass, printmaking, paper arts, jewellery, metal sculpture, ceramics and woodcraft.
Location: Triwood Community Hall: 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta.
Admission and parking is free, and all ages are welcome.

See Here HMH Sale News Release May 2014

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Intercultural Celebration: City Hall, Edmonton

Community Event to Bridge Newcomer, Aboriginal Communities: Edmonton

 The Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA), Edmonton Public Library, Africa Centre, and the City of Edmonton Aboriginal Relations Office will be co-facilitating an intercultural celebration at City Hall on Thursday, April 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Mayor Don Iveson will be among the attendees of this event, which will be the final of EISA’s Enhancing Cultural Understanding Between Newcomer and Aboriginal Communities Spring 2014 community dialogue sessions.

For more information, please contact:
Oliver Kamau
Regional Coordinator
Edmonton Immigrant Services Association
Phone: 780-392-2935


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EAC Community Arts Program: Edmonton AB

Edmonton Arts CouncilCommunity Arts Program Application Deadline: May 1st
Community art is valued for its ability to bring people together in shared, collaborative, creative experiences to express the things that have meaning to us: where we’ve come from, where we’re going, our world, our fears, our dreams, our aspirations. It strengthens the community, develops creativity and increases awareness of the arts in our lives.
The principles behind community art projects are artistic exploration, active participation and intentional inclusiveness that allows communities to tell their own stories.

The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by providing funding for projects that are described as collaborations between professional artists and a distinct community. A community may be defined by a multitude of factors, including but not limited to, ethnicity, living conditions, geographic location, age, beliefs, traditions, social or economic strata.
Click here to read last year’s media release with examples of the 2013 recipient projects.
Visit our website for more information or to apply…

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Nextfest 2014 Call For Visual Art Submissions: Edmonton, AB

Nextfest is now accepting visual art submissions for the 2014 edition, taking place June 5-14, 2014! Nextfest is an opportunity for emerging visual artists under the age of 30 who are creating new work and want to be a part of a dynamic festival. Contributing artists receive artist fees and festival passes to all of Nextfest’s films, plays and performances.

The visual arts venues of Nextfest are located along 124 Street between Jasper and 108 Avenue. They are presently taking submissions for individual shows as well as proposals for instillation and temporary murals.

Find on Facebook to view a gallery of images from 2013?s Corridor Stroll and the contributing artist’s work:

Submission guidelines (please include all): Deadline: April 17

1) 8-12 JPG images or proposed work w/ image list (title, dimensions, medium)

2) Artist statement

3) Short bio and/or CV

E-mail submissions or questions to:

Steven Teeuwsen/ Nextfest Visual Arts Curator:


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Public Art Call for Stony Plain Streetscape: Edmonton

The Stony Plain Streetscape public art Deadline is fast approaching  4:30 pm on Monday April 14th 2014. Installation Spring 2015.

With $77,000.00 CAD budget, be sure not to miss out on submitting for this excellent public art opportunity. This call is open to all professional artists in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas.”

For more information, contact the Edmonton Arts Council: phone (780) 424–2787 or email:

To view detailed renderings and plans of this project, please email Dawn Saunders-Dahl – or click here to view notes from the information session held February 5, 2014.
A thank you to all artists for contributing their time and professional work for their initial concept proposal submissions.
Click Here to download the full Call


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Call to Artists Georgina Thomson Library: Calgary, AB

City of CalgaryThe City of Calgary is seeking a professional artist(s) with experience in Community Cultural Development (CCD) to create public artwork for the newly renovated Georgina Thomson Office (formerly Georgina Thomson Library), the new home of the Community & Neighborhood Services (CNS) North Area Offices. The successful artist(s) will work with The City’s project team to determine the best location(s) for public art and will lead the design, development and installation/ implementation of the artwork. Internal, external, permanent and temporary initiatives will all be considered, and must involve the geographic and/or user community in some way.

The all-inclusive budget for this project is $16,500CDN
and the submission deadline is Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 4 p.m. MST.

For full details, project timelines and submission requirements,
download the complete Call to Artists.

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