The purpose of the Public Art Task Force is to plan, acquire and install multiple public art pieces that will commemorate Sylvan Lake’s history and create a lasting legacy for the community. The funding for this project is from residual funds from the Centennial Celebrations where the art focus had been, ‘remembering our roots and history.’ The chosen art pieces must express the “essence” of historic Sylvan Lake. The historic theme may be expressed in a traditional or more contemporary manner.
Closing Date: 12:00 pm (noon), local time, Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Download the full RFP here
Arts Research Monitor Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 14 No 7 November 2015 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2015 ISSN 1708-170X
Situation of artists
In this issue: Four reports examining different aspects of the working lives of artists, including a Canadian study on the education of artists, a series of reports from the United Kingdom on the situation of visual artists, a report on Quebec song, and a series of American reports on the earnings of musicians and composers.
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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Find out more about what the Sculptors Association of Alberta does.
- Message from the President
- Member News
- About the Sculptors in Big Small Short Tall pop-up show
- For Sale
- Editor’s Note
Download The Armature Nov-Dec. Volume 6 (pdf)
We are happy to announce that this year’s “Has The Artist Been Paid?” T-shirts have arrived and are availalbe for sale. Make your beliefs known with pride on a premium cherry red v-neck t-shirt with slogan in orange. A bold design for a bold statement.
Sizes s-m-l-xl $25 and 2xl $30
To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 780.421.1731 (toll-free 1.866.421.1731 – we will ship anywhere in Canada) or drop by the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery during our office hours, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 12-4pm.
Model: Chris W. Carson, Executive Director of Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC
Elephant Artist Relief Society (EAR) is a registered charity that provides practical resources to Calgary visual artists in order to help sustain their wellbeing and livelihood, contributing to a vibrant cultural community.
EAR offers two funding streams to help those in need, both with a maximum of $2500.
EAR Emergency Relief Funds are our standard funding program, available to Calgary-based visual artists.
Rebound Fund is a new, limited-time fund for artists working outside of the visual arts discipline (eg. music, theatre, film, etc).
More information and guidelines are available here; please familiarize yourself with these before making an application.
Image: Sunbathers 2001 © Ackroyd & Harvey
Banff Research in Culture: On Energy, BAiR Text, Critical Art Writing and Kiln Raising.
Banff Research in Culture: On Energy
Apply by: December 16
Program Dates: May 30 – June 24, 2016
This residency takes on the challenge of energy, its pasts, present, and futures. Artists and researchers will help redefine the impact of energy on society, and imagine new ways of representing and thinking about energy for the coming transition.
Deep Freeze Festival 2016 Fairy Doors and Lamp Post Cozy Challenges
Fairy Doors Challenge
Help us invite the fairies to the Avenue! Add to this year’s theme “Fairies and Elves and Ogres… Oh My!” through participation in Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival’s Fairy Doors Challenge on January 9th.
Have fun while gaining exposure, as over 25,000 festival goers appreciate your work!
West Eau Claire Public Art Pathway Design
The City of Calgary is seeking a professional artist(s) to develop a design that will be integrated into the pathway system within the Delta Garden in West Eau Claire Park. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a much-loved downtown park space directly adjacent to the Santiago Calatrave Peace Bridge and the Bow River. The successful artist(s) will work with The City’s project team and consultants to develop a design that reflects the goals of West Eau Claire Park and creates a vibrant experience along the pathway system. The artist’s design will be realized using luminescent material embedded into asphalt. The artist will lead materials research and surface design, and oversee installation/implementation of the public artwork.
The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at 4 p.m. MST.
For more information and to download the Call to Artists, visit our opportunities for artists page.
Have you presented your art in Wood Buffalo / Fort McMurray in the last 3 years? We are seeking artists from all disciplines who have been involved in the arts community in Wood Buffalo to take part in a survey.
Hill Strategies Research, on behalf of Arts Council Wood Buffalo, is conducting the first ever arts survey of the area. If you’ve shown your art, created art, performed, taught, photographed, or played music on a short term basis in Wood Buffalo, we would like to hear from you. Your valuable insights will be combined with responses from local artists to assist Arts Council Wood Buffalo in growing a vibrant and thriving arts community in the region. The survey closes on December 4, 2015.
Please visit ArtsSurveyWB.ca! You could win a Choose your own vacation prize pack, which includes $500 of Air Canada travel and $500 of accommodations at a Fairmont Hotel. More information can be found here.