Call for Expressions of Interest – Public Art in Jasper National Park, AB

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 PUBLIC ART Expression of Interest

Parks Canada will be soliciting proposals for the development and creation of a permanent work of art to be installed in an outdoor location in the town of Jasper, Alberta.

The artwork will reflect the past, present and future relationship of Aboriginal people and Jasper National Park as well as the interconnectedness between Aboriginal people and the Jasper landscape.

Budget: $100,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Please contact Parks Canada no later than Friday, February 27, 2015 for further information on this project.

Gregory Deagle Administrative Assistant, Aboriginal Liaison Jasper National Park of Canada / Parks Canada P.O. Box 10, Jasper AB T0E 1E0 Greg.Deagle@pc.gc.ca Telephone 780 820 2118 / Fax 780 852 5601

http://www.pc.gc.ca/publicart

Call For Canadian Artist: Dufftown, Scotland

Call for Canadian Artists: 2015 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize

Deadline for Entry: January 30, 2015

Glenfiddich is issuing a “Call to Artists” currently living and creating art in Canada to enter the internationally renowned competition for the prestigious 2015 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize.

The Canadian winner will be one of a small and distinguished group around the world to be awarded the art community’s coveted prize to live and work at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.

To find out more click here.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residencies: Snowmass Village, Colorado USA

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International Call for Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residencies – Snowmass Village, CO

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Anderson Ranch offers an artists residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. Residency finalists are chosen on the basis of artistic merit by an independent jury of established working artists and will live and work at Anderson Ranch for a approximately a ten week residency period. While in residence, all artists will share in an established community of interaction, conceptual development and intense production of work. Given the staffing and facilities available at the Ranch, its artist residency program will become one of the most robust programs of its type in the United States.

To apply click here.

Silver Skate Festival: Edmonton, AB

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2015 Silver Skate Festival, Hawrelak Park – Edmonton, AB

Dates: February 13 – 22, 2015

Celebrating its 25th year, the Silver Skate Festival is Edmonton’s longest running winter festival. Rooted in the Dutch tradition of a love of the outdoors and of experiencing winter’s cultural and aesthetic beauty, the festival has exploded into an extravaganza of art, culture, recreation and sports programming.

Silver Skate features a wide variety of free events and activities including large-scale snow and fire sculptures, an epic ice slide, roving performers, horse drawn sleigh rides, live music, winter sports, food trucks and more. Highlights include the Cessco Snow Sculpture Symposium, a Fire Sculpture Installation, “Land of the Golden Apples” Folk Trail, and a Heritage Village in celebration of Edmonton’s rich cultural heritage featuring pioneer, francophone and aboriginal pieces.

For additional information, and details on how to volunteer or participate, please visit www.silverskatefestival.org

 

Transitory Public Art Call & Information Session: Edmonton, AB

EAC Call to Edmonton & Area Artists – Light the Bridge
The Light the Bridge transitory public art competition is open to professional Artists residing in the greater Edmonton region, and is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).
Budget: $30,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Friday, January 23, 2015
Installation: July 1, 2015 and September 31, 2015

An INFORMATION SESSION will be held:
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kinross Room – Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
RSVP is required – please e-mail abowes@edmontonarts.ca
City of Edmonton & EAC Public Art personnel will outline the specifics of the project and requirements.
Click here to download the full call

Call For Submissions: Edmonton, AB

Common Ground

Found Festival 2015
Found Festival is a multidisciplinary found space arts festival exhibiting explosive and dynamic new works in a variety of unconventional spaces in Edmonton, Alberta.

Eligibility: Any artistic discipline: music dance, visual art, film, theatre, writing, etc. Projects can be previously produced work or new work. We accept one-minute performance, daylong endurance art pieces and everything in between. You must define yourself or your project as contributing to the emerging Edmonton arts scene. We accept project submissions and individual submissions!

Now in its fourth year, Found is a living, breathing showcase of dance, theatre, visual art, music, film, creative writing and more all in unexpected places. The aim is to produce an event that is affordable, accessible, interactive, and empowering, encouraging artists to contribute to the cultural landscape of the city.
Our past venues have included a funeral home, residential garage, and a Dodge grand caravan. We’ve had live music played off rooftops, movies projected onto buildings, and a play performed— in the middle of June— on a giant pile of snow. Some pieces are designed for as few as 5 people at a time, with others accommodating as many as 200. We are committed to presenting innovative, entertaining, and provocative new works which push the boundaries of audience interaction, allowing both spectators and performers to engage in a more stimulating brand of risk-taking and play.
Deadline for Submissions: December 20, 2014
Send Submissions to Festival Director Andrew Ritchie foundfest.director@gmail.com
For more information or how to apply, click here.

Arts Research Monitor Situation Of Artists December 2014

Hill StrategiesArts Research Monitor / Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 13 No 7 December 2014
© Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2014 ISSN 1708-170X
Situation of artists
In this issue: Summaries of five reports on the situation of artists in Canada, including three reports containing national, provincial, territorial, and local data on all types of artists, as well as two reports on visual artists.
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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

PACE Executive Director Job Position: Edmonton, AB

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PACE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Contract Description
The Executive Director is responsible for the operations of the Professional Arts
Coalition of Edmonton and is responsible for implementation or support of the policies
and procedures approved by its Executive Planning Council. The Executive Director
reports to the Executive Planning Council and works closely with both its Board Chair(s)
and its Committee Chairs.
This is a part-time annual contract with a stipend of $20,000 per annum, with an
estimated time commitment of 15 hours per week. The contractor is expected to work
from a home office.

The Executive Director is responsible for strategic, programme, and project support,financial and budgetary development and management, administration, staffing, and
contracts.

The Executive Director is responsible for oversight of the administration of the Mayor’s
Celebration for the Arts. Strategically, the Executive Director will contribute and assist in the facilitation of the strategic objectives of PACE.
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Please submit your resume in confidence to: kleblanc@bookpublishers.ab.ca by
December 31, 2014. Please note that only applicants who are selected for an interview
will be contacted.

Call For Submissions: Calgary, AB

Western Art Calgary

The New West – 2015 Calgary Stampede Student Art Show

Call for applications for students to participate in the Calgary stampede Western Art Gallery’s “The New West: A Student Show” for 2015.

At the Western Art Gallery our motto is ‘Preserving the Past—Embracing the Future.’ As such, focus on new and emerging artists who showcase traditional and contemporary takes on western themes and styles.  Encouraging contemporary subject matters and styles and a variety of mediums – as long as the work can somehow be related to a western theme. This theme includes urban landscapes and subject matter, musings on western Canadian and American politics and society, as well as the traditional take on “the west”.

This show gives students the opportunity to exhibit alongside the many renowned artists who show at the Western Showcase each year, as well as to have their work seen by thousands of visitors during the ten days of Stampede.

The application for the 2015 Stampede is currently available online with the application deadline on January 9, 2015. 

http://westernshowcase.com/western-art-gallery.html

The New West A Student Show.

Free Workshop Submissions And Exhibitions: St Albert, AB

AGSA Arts andHeritage INSIDE SCOOP On Submissions and Exhibitions

Are you thinking of submitting your work to the Art Gallery of St Albert for exhibition, but feeling overwhelmed by the process? Get the Inside Scoop at this special workshop in January.

Event: INSIDE SCOOP on Submissions and Exhibitions Free Workshop for Artists

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015: 7 – 8 pm

Location: Art Gallery of St Albert

19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E5

Contact: Phone 780.460.4310
Email amandam@artsandheritage.ca

Artventures is a drop-in program for children aged 6-12 years that enriches participants’ understandings of the art on display. Artventures January 2015

Interested in artistic exploration and social interaction? Ageless Art is Art Gallery of St Albert’s art program for mature adults. Ageless Art January 2015

Do you know a pint-sized artist who loves to paint, draw, stamp, cut and paste? Preschool Picasso offers creative art-making experiences in an art studio setting for children aged 3 – 5 years. Preschool Picasso January 2015
For more information on any  classes, please contact  Art Gallery of St Albert at 780.460.4310 or Amanda McKenzie, Community Programs Coordinator at amandam@artsandheritage.ca.