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Edmonton | Call for Indigenous and Newcomer Visual Artists for a 7 Month Mentorship Program

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC logoVisual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is looking for Experienced Edmonton Visual Artists either Indigenous or Newcomer that want to learn more in a one-on-one learning environment. This opportunity will not cost any money – just your time. At the end of the program, the selected artists will participate in an exhibition that pays CARFAC exhibition copyright fees.

To be considered for one of these positions, please email your resume and a letter by January 20th, 2018 at 4pm to sharon@visualartsalberta.com. (more…)

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Edmonton | Visual Arts Mentors Wanted

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC logoVisual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is looking for Visual Artist Mentors (must be residents of Edmonton) for our mentorship program.

Funding by the Edmonton Arts Council, “Mentoring New Visual Arts Voices in Edmonton” will provide one-on-one mentorship (20 hours of professional art career guidance over a seven month period starting March 2018) to Indigenous and Newcomer Visual Artists. The full salary for this part time contractual position is $1000.00.

To be considered for one of these positions, please email us a c.v. and covering letter by January 20, 2018 at 4pm.


Strathcona County | Call for Artists :: The 3rd Annual Hidden Treasures Open Art Studio Tour

Art Society of Strathcona CountyThe Art Society of Strathcona County (ASSC) is please to announce an exciting opportunity for Strathcona County artists – a local home studio tour!  The 3rd Annual Hidden Treasures Open Art Studio Tour is planned for June 23 & 24th, 2018.  This is a self-guided tour of Strathcona County artists’ working studios.  The event is free to the public.  Artists will be able to show and sell any of their artwork in their home studio setting.  The Art Society of Strathcona County provides advertising, promotion and signage.  Registration is limited to 10 non-ASSC members.

On-line registration at artstrathcona.com commences February 1st and closes February 28th.  See the  attached information sheet for more details.

Alberta | 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Awards

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards logoThe Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation is seeking applications from emerging professional artists for the 2018 Emerging Artist Awards. Artists from all disciplines including performing, visual, design and literary arts are eligible to apply.

Deadline: February 9, 2018

Find out more here.

Strathcona County | Art Society of Strathcona County Workshops Winter/Spring 2018

Art Society of Strathcona CountyVisit artstrathcona.com or contact the ASSC office at 780-449-4443 for updates on workshops, comprehensive information, supply list, inquiries and to register for workshops.

Edmonton | Job Opportunity : Works to Work Summer Internship

The Works logoWorks To Work Summer Internship

 The Works Art & Design Festival Works to Work Program accepts applications for students looking for positions in the art and design field. Learn more about the intern experience at The Works Blog.

The Works to Work Summer Internship program begins in May and runs throughout the summer. This paid program is fast-paced and connects theoretical learning with real-world applications:  participants complete 46 plus hours of in-class/ home-study instruction as well as over 500 hours of practical work experience in delivering The Works Art & Design Festival. Participants benefit from working with experienced arts presenters and world class artists, while learning in a variety of ways that include assignment modules, research, student instruction, guest lectures, professional exposure, and hands-on experience.

Deadline for applications: March 1, 2018


Call to Artists | IWS Canada/CSPWC International Festival of Watercolour

iws canada logoThe IWS Canada is part of an international network of watercolour societies. Over the last few years IWS has celebrated watercolour with international festivals and workshops in many countries. Our plan is to continue building on increasing the exposure of watercolour bringing artists together from around the globe and, share our mutual love of watercolour.

This year the IWS Canada and the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour are collaborating to create a exciting event in the Toronto area and we to generate lots of participation. Here are some of the details.

IWS Canada/CSPWC International Festival of Watercolour
September 28 to October 28th, 2018

The festival will feature a juried exhibition in Richmond Hill, Ontario, of about 150 Watercolours by artists across Canada and around the world. The prospectus  for the exhibition, with all relevant information, is available on the IWS Canada website or Facebook page.

Open for submissions: January 15, 2018.
Deadline for submissions: by 6pm EST, March 20, 2018 (late entries will not be accepted).


Edmonton | Call for Submissions – The 2018 Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize

The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize was established with the generous support of the Eldon + Anne Foote Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation and in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council and Visual Arts Alberta Association. This Visual Arts Prize celebrates the brilliance of Visual Artists in Edmonton.

This prize is open to Edmonton area artists nominated by an individual, a gallery, art group or art organization also located in the Edmonton area (defined as the City of Edmonton and its four surrounding counties). Entries may be in any visual arts media and must have been shown in a greater Edmonton area gallery space during 2017 (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017). Submissions will be judged by an independent jury selected by Visual Arts Alberta Association. Deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday, March 30, 2018. A shortlist will be announced on or before Friday, May 25, 2018. The prize winner will be announced at a short ceremony on June 21, 2018.

The 2018 Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize Application Form can be downloaded here.

Connecticut | I-Park Accepting 2018 Artists-in-Residence Applications

Application Deadline: January 22, 2018

I-Park is now accepting applications for its 2018 artists-in-residence program. Forty-four fully funded residencies are available between May and December, and range in duration from two to four weeks. The residencies are open to artists and designers working in visual arts, creative writing, music composition/sound art, moving image and architecture/landscape design.


Edmonton | Call to Western Canadian Curators/Consultants :: Jasper Avenue Streetscape (RFQ)

edmonton arts council

Professional curators residing in Western Canada are invited to submit their qualifications for the Jasper Avenue Streetscape. This opportunity is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

The public art curator will work collaboratively with the Jasper Avenue project team and community stakeholders such as local businesses, residents, and community organizations. The curator will then devise a methodology whereby artists can be embedded in a meaningful and appropriate way, and that identifies opportunities for public art in response to the area’s spaces, sites, and people.

$20,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm MST on Friday, January 19, 2018


St. Albert | Call to Emerging Visual Artists, Butterflies in the Park

City of St. Albert logoWe are looking for artists to create butterfly-inspired artworks to be installed in the St. Albert Botanic Park for our Butterflies in the Park Project!

Budget: $1,000/artist

Deadline for Submissions: Feb 8, 2018, 2:00 pm MST

This opportunity is meant to inspire emerging artists to create public art for our City. We know applying to one of our public art calls can be an intimidating process, but this is a chance for those with no or little experience in the public art field to explore creating long-term pieces for their community.


Calling All Curators with an interest in Contemporary Dance!

The Canada Council Art Bank is seeking proposals from individuals to curate an exhibition of works from the Art Bank collection, in addition to material drawn from additional public collections including videos, photography, costumes and maquettes that focus on the dynamism, diversity and impact of contemporary dance in Canada.

The curator will have the opportunity to explore significant milestones in the evolution of contemporary dance and its impact on the broader arts sector.  The curator may also consider the future of Dance in Canada.

Curatorial Fee : $5000
How to Apply: Send proposal to Amy Jenkins, see info below.
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (3pm EST)
For more information, please click on the request for proposals.

Amy Jenkins
Canada Council Art Bank.