Carfac BC’s Artists Talk Ebook is Available Now!

logo_CARFAC-c-positive-smallerCARFAC BC’s interactive ebook Artists Talk is available now, starting at only $9.99! Made up of over 400 pages of text and 9 video interviews, this book is PACKED with valuable information from artists, gallerists, and arts administrators. Whether you have just graduated from arts school or are determining your next career move, Artists Talk has advice for you from experienced fellow practitioners.

Includes texts on a wide-range of business of art topics—from preparing exhibition proposals, to marketing your work, negotiating artist fees, and so much more! Available in the following formats:

Amazon Kindle | iTunes iBookstore | Google Play | Chapters Indigo Kobo

Watch the video “Artists Talk: What is an Emerging Artist?” here.

CARFAC News – Draw More Income 2016 AGM and Panel June 4th: Montreal, QC

Draw More Income postcardThis year, beginning in Montreal with CARFAC’s Annual General Meeting, a discussion about the economics of being an artist will be traveling to most provinces in Canada. Our first event begins a broad ranging conversation about income sources and artistic practices. Join us as we fearlessly ask ourselves and our colleagues to discuss how they succeed in making money and what they need to make more money. We invite you to imagine what kind of practice you would have if only you had the money.

$25 for Members of CARFAC, RAAV or IMAA Delegates/ $40 for Non-Members

AGM Attendance is free (A light lunch will be served)

For more information and to register, visit CARFAC National’s website here.

Call for Artists – Eye on Canmore: Canmore, AB

arts and events town of canmoreDeadline: May 20, 2016 by 4:00 PM

The Town of Canmore Arts and Events department is proud to present Eye on Canmore, an art exhibit open to Canadian hobby and professional photographers. Held in accordance with the Town of Canmore Public Art Policy and in partnership with artsPlace, this exhibit will take place from July 1 to September 9, 2016.

This unique, high profile exhibit opportunity is for everyone from senior artists to amateurs and all those in between. The Canmore Public Art Committee also seeks to include and encourage participation from our Multi-Cultural and Indigenous communities. It is hoped this exhibit will provide an entry point for those who have had little opportunity to participate in art exhibitions.

Deadline for Submissions: 4:00 pm on Friday May 20, 2016
Artist notification: Thursday June 2, 2016
Installation: Wednesday June 29, 2016
Closing Reception: Thursday September 8, 2016
Dismantle: Friday September 9, 2016

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cSPACE King Edward – Public Art Project: Calgary, AB

cspace logocSPACE invites artists who are Alberta residents to submit qualifications to create semi-integrated public artwork(s) that contribute to the transformation of historic King Edward School into a 21st century arts hub and incubator.

As a facility designed to support diverse communities of creatives, this is a unique opportunity for artist(s) from emerging through to established career levels to be involved in an impactful, multi-site public art project. cSPACE connects community and placemaking in new ways and we are seeking partnerships with artists who have the creativity and capacity to design and execute bold public artwork(s).

This call to artists includes a two-stage selection process. Up to three artists will be shortlisted for each location to submit conceptual designs from which the chosen artist(s) will be selected by the cSPACE public art jury. Shortlisted artists will participate in site visits and further research prior to preparing full proposals.

There are a total of three opportunities listed in this call.

Deadline for Submissions: May 27, 2016 at 4:00pm MST

For complete details visit cspaceprojects.com/publicart.

Call for Artists – Bob Lamb Bandstand Graffiti Abatement Mural & Mentor Project: Wood Buffalo, AB

Regional Municipality of Wood BuffaloPlease see the Call for Artists and online submission form for the Bob Lamb Bandstand Graffiti Abatement Mural & Mentor Project.

There are a few things to note this year:

  • The Mentor Project.  As part of an ongoing effort to promote and cultivate local art and artists, the artist commissioned to install the Bob Lamb Bandstand mural will be expected to mentor an emerging artist from the Wood Buffalo region for a minimum of 20 hours.  Details are provided in the Call to Artists.
  • All project inquiries must be directed to tenders@rmwb.ca.  Please be sure to quote QU#4089/Attn: Shaunnah Blackmore.  All responses will be posted at rmwb.ca/mural
  • The submission process is online.  The Call to Artists, project inquiries,  and the online submission form can be found at rmwb.ca/mural

Deadline for Submission: 4:00 pm (MST), Monday, May 27, 2016
Installation Date: July 2016

We look forward to your submissions, and thank you for your interest in this project!

Call to Artists – #100in1DayYEG LGBTQ: Edmonton, AB

Edmonton Economic DevelopmentWe are looking for three talented artists to kick off a LGBTQ art series for the 100in1day challenge! This is an open call to Edmonton-based artists to create something amazing on June 4th that is LGBTQ-inspired to be showcased during the national and global festival, 100in1day.

We will also display these art pieces in the host hotels for the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatic Championships in August. This international sporting event brings together athletes from North America, Europe, and Australia to compete in swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, open water swimming and the famous pink flamingo.

Deadline for submission: Sunday, May 8, 2016 11:59pm
Creation/install day: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Budget for material, install and commission: $700

Download the call and application form (PDF)

New Canadian Arts Connect – Works by New Canadian Artists: Calgary, AB

logo-studio-cExhibition runs May 12 to 27, 2016

NCAC is pleased to present this exhibition showcasing the work of practising artists from all over the world who have recently immigrated to Calgary.

Exlogo-ccishibition Opening: Thursday, May 12, 6:30 — 8:30pm

Celebrate the artists who contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of Calgary’s arts community!

Join us Thursday, May 12, for the New Canadian Arts Connect exhibition opening and interactive information night featuring music by new Canadian artist, Stephane Nouz.

Calgary Arts Development logoNetwork with other artists and arts organizations to learn more about Calgary’s dynamic arts community and how you can get involved.

More information available at studiocprospect.ca.

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor April 2016

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 15 No 1  April 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016 ISSN 1708-170X

Diversity and equity

In this issue: An in-depth study of the situation of diverse arts organizations in Canada and the United States, two Canadian guides for developing accessible and inclusive programming, and an American literature review related to cultural equity and inclusion.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.