Calgary | Calgary Arts Development 2017 Public Art 101 dates

Calgary Public ArtWe are pleased to announce the current session line-up for our Public Art 101 Professional Development Series geared towards artists and community members. Topics are chosen based on the needs and interests expressed by artists. All of the sessions are free but registration is limited.

Public Art 101 sessions allow us to provide ongoing support and professional development opportunities to artists who are transitioning their practice from studio work to the realm of public art. 

For more information about the sessions including topics, dates and locations, please click here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for further updates.

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Alberta | Call for Submissions: Canada150in150 – Celebrating Stories Of Our People, Our Places, Our Ways.

CANADA’S 150TH BIRTHDAY IS THIS YEAR! WE WANT TO CELEBRATE ALL ALBERTANS BY SHARING THEIR DIGITAL STORIES!

Canada 150 in 150 logoAbout the Canada150in150 Project
Canada150in150® is a celebratory project created by Albertans to recognize our citizens who have shaped and may shape in any way, the communities, organizations and companies in Alberta. The project consists of a website designed to showcase video submitted stories to the world, and concludes with a Celebration Finale Event on July 1,  2017 to honor the top 150  digital stories.

Why should you submit a video?
Canada150in150® Project is about showcasing all the stories the world has not yet heard or seen from “You”! Tell us about your ideas, experiences or achievements. In your story tell us how great it is to live, play and work in Alberta. Your story could be selected by the print or news media for an article or live radio or TV interview! Yes this is could be your “Five Minutes of Fame”! 

“You” could be the proud parents and kids at soccer and hockey games or special music recitals, or  you could be professionals in the Arts! You could be entrepreneurs or company employees or volunteers who helped to make dreams come true!

“You” could be one of the 150 Albertans celebrated in the Canada150in150®  Legacy Book featuring all the 150 top stories,  be honored at the Canada150in150® Ceremony and Celebration Finale Event on July 1, 2017, be awarded a Canada150in150 Legacy Medallion, and qualify for Top 10 Alberta Stories!

Deadline for Submissions & Early Bird draw: February 28, 2017.
Deadline for Submissions: March 26, 2017.

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Open Call to Artists: Soar Visual Arts

Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge logoI HAVE SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU

a postcard to a friend I haven’t met yet…

The Gallery at Casa is calling for artists to participate in a unique mail-art project. We are inviting all artists, 35 and under, to send us a handmade postcard for inclusion in an exhibition. At the conclusion of the show, all artists will be sent another participant’s postcard in lieu of their own, complete with a note from a friend they haven’t met yet. The project is being launched in conjunction with the 3rd Soar Emerging Artists Festival, organized by the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge.

Artists are being challenged to create a personalized postcard. It can be constructed from a blank template upon which a design is painted, drawn or collaged. It can be newly created from stiff paper or card. It can even be a commercial postcard that is altered or transformed. The only consideration is that it follows a standard postcard layout and is able to travel by post.

Deadline for Submissions: March 18, 2017

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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor February 2018

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 15 No 9  February 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Creative economy / Cultural industries

In this issue: Four reports that examine the broader cultural and creative industries, including two international comparisons of the creative economy or creative industries, a Canadian summary of the concept of the creative economy, as well as American statistics on the creative industries.

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

Edmonton | Deadline to Apply for The Works to Work Summer Internship is March 1

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Works to Work is a one-of-a-kind leadership and professional development program designed for emerging artists, arts professionals, and those studying Marketing, Public Relations, and Communications. Participants complete in-class modules while also working to deliver The Works Art & Design Festival in downtown Edmonton. The Works is currently looking for hardworking, enthusiastic individuals to join the team for summer 2017!

About the Festival:
For 32 years, The Works International Visual Arts Society has presented The Works Art & Design Festival—a unique, free event that showcases everything from visual art to cutting edge design, digital art and new media technology. The 13-day Festival advances the development, awareness and appreciation of art and design in Canada and provides artists, designers and the public a forum for exchanging ideas.

Deadline to Apply: March, 1st, 2017

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Edmonton | Call for Submissions: REGENERATION a group show of artists with Ukrainian heritage

ACUA Gallery presents REGENERATION, a group show of artists with Ukrainian heritage. ACUA is having an open call to all artists who have some Ukrainian background, be it from Ukraine, or parents, grandparents, etc. who came from Ukraine. The artists and art do not need to reflect their heritage. REGENERATION is accepting all forms of media (paintings, printmaking, sculpture, digital, etc.) for this show of this new generation of artists of Ukrainian descent.
Email events@acuarts.ca with the following details:
Name and address, phone number, image of work and 100 – 250 words describing your Ukrainian Heritage.
DEADLINE FOR DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS: March 2, 2017

Drop off artwork at ACUA Gallery in Edmonton (address below).
Artists will be responsible for paying for shipping to and from the gallery.
DEADLINE FOR SHIPPED MATERIALS: March 9, 2017

ACUA Gallery & Artisan Boutique 9534 – 87 Street Edmonton, AB T6C 3J1 CANADA
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Draw More Income 2017 EP11: Eveline Kolijn

Hey everyone, it’s another episode of The 2017 Draw More Income Podcast. Today, we are releasing an interview with Calgary artist Eveline Kolijn recorded last month at The Alberta Printmaker’s Society. Eveline’s extensive and unique background in the arts made her an obvious suspect for sitting down to talk shop about being an artist. She’s showing her work constantly, is on all sorts of boards around town, regularly does artistic community projects, and all of this is AFTER having a completely different life studying social sciences in the Netherlands. So, sit back and listen to her chat about stuff like public art, board membership, and switching into the fine arts later in life.

Also, I’d love to say thanks to The Alberta Printmaker’s Society for letting us record this interview in their space. Listeners, if you’re ever looking for another cool Calgary arts organization to hang out with, A/P is pretty great.

For more info about Eveline, visit her website at http://evelinekolijn.com/

To visit the website for the Alberta Printmaker’s Society, go to http://www.albertaprintmakers.com/

METABOLIC RIFT

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden with Eveline Kolijn.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney, Sydney Lancaster, Chris Carson, and Ryan Hemphill.
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet.

Edmonton | Job Opportunity: Pottery Instructors

City of Edmonton Job Opportunity
Program Specialist – 28024
City Arts Centre

The City Arts Centre is recruiting for part-time Pottery Instructors to teach children, youth and/or adults a variety of art disciplines, such as Throwing, Handbuilding and Sculptures.

Instructors should be passionate about sharing their expertise, adventurous with instructing methods, knowledgeable about the subject matter and have a good grasp of the visual fundamentals and design. Previous teaching experience is required, completion of a Diploma or Bachelor of Fine Arts is an asset.

Questions can be directed to Ruth-Anne.French@edmonton.ca

Edmonton | MZD Call for Submissions 2017-18

Mile Zero Dance logoMILE ZERO DANCE·SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017

Mile Zero Dance is a non-profit charitable dance company based in Edmonton, AB, with 1200 square foot studio and 600 square foot gallery/front space that we program throughout the year. Situated in Little Italy, we are interested in performance work that pushes boundaries and expectations, especially dance, body, or movement based work. For our 33rd Season, we are seeking artists from a wide variety of backgrounds for:

1 Short Multidisciplinary Acts, 10 minutes or less, for cabaret situations such as Dirt Buffet Cabaret or mixed evenings such as Alberta Culture Days. Artists should prepare a video clip (online), short bio, and a description of work to be presented. Any media considered. (ongoing).

2 Curators for themed, Canada 150 one-night party events. The curator/lead artist will be involved in selecting other artists and planning the event as well as showing their own work. CV/artist statement/samples of work. (deadline March 1/17)

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Alberta | Trumpet: OPEN CALL to Alberta Artists that use visual art to change how people think about our world

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is partnering with Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture to stage a 3 – 5 person exhibition opening at the beginning of June 2017 at Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture in Edmonton.

Submission deadline: midnight Tuesday April 4th, 2017.

We are interested in artists that use art to question new political realities (locally, nationally, internationally) and who have a unique perspective that is under-represented or unrecognized within current exhibition and curatorial practices.  Special consideration will be given to artists operating from positions that may be termed marginalized or otherwise outside dominant cultural narratives.

To have your work considered for this exhibition: send in one email to carfac@visualartsalberta.com on or before midnight Tuesday April 4th, 2017. Please include the following items as attachments, and title the email RE: Trumpet submission.

  • Your c.v. (3 pages max. as a PDF or Word file).
  • 3-5 JPEG images (72 dpi, 1024 pixels on the longest side) of recent work that you would like to exhibit or that illustrates what you do.
  • Links to your website or other online material that features examples of your work.
  • Your complete Alberta address, telephone numbers, and email address.
  • A 1-2 page (PDF or Word file) artist statement that answers the following: who you are as a person and as an artist (if you consider yourself to be operating from the margins please explain how), what you are trying to achieve with your art, and how your work illustrates your intentions.

Exhibition Royalty Fees will be paid in accordance with the current CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule.