Call for Submissions – Secret Alley Gallery: Edmonton, AB

The Secret Alley Gallery is seeking submissions from local artists. Digital submission to due August 10th. We look forward to hearing from you!

The project takes a residual urban space and creates a unique and discoverable alley art gallery themed: Eyes on the Street. This one time delivery of small scale artwork will be viewable from a short distance. A clean gallery wall surface on one side with the rough parkade wall on the other side, the gallery is open on both ends, and is positioned to allow accidental discovery flowing from a street to the alley in the back.

Digital submission can be sent to

Deadline: August 10, 2016

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Employment Opportunity – Art Rental & Sales Gallery Associate: St. Albert, AB

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Position Available: Art Rental & Sales Gallery Associate

Art Gallery of St. Albert with Arts and Heritage St. Albert has an exciting opportunity for a friendly, mature and responsive individual. This full-time position supports artistic achievement in St. Albert and surrounding areas by developing the Art Rental and Sales Gallery (ARSG) and retail gallery shop.

Supports the mission of the Arts and Heritage Foundation – offering exceptional arts and heritage experiences in the community

Arts and Heritage St. Albert hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Deadline for applications: Thursday, Aug 4, 5 pm

Call for Submissions- Vertigo Theatre: Calgary, AB

Vertigo Theatre seeks submissions for Art

The Opportunity:
Vertigo’s Emerging Artist Showcase is seeking artists to highlight during our 2016-17 theatre season. The winner of this search will have the opportunity to showcase their artwork in Vertigo Theatre’s beautiful two-story lobby. Our 40,000 square foot facility is located in Palliser Square in the heart of downtown Calgary. Annually 55,000 patrons are welcomed into our venue. Vertigo Theatre

Closing for submissions: Aug 19th 2016


Call for Installation Artists & Designers – Kaleido Arts Festival: Edmonton, AB

2. 24 Hour Deck Out a Lamppost Contest
BOTH submissions due August 15, 2016!


Create a structure within a 12 X 12 X 12 foot space, on the Kaleido Family Arts Festival site from September 9-11, 2016, on Edmonton’s Alberta Avenue (118 Ave).

Kaleido Family Arts Festival (Sept 9-11, 2016) invites artists, designers, creatives to submit their Fill your Heart at Kaleido inspired idea for an innovative 12 FOOT12 installation to be constructed in 24 hours on site during the Festival.

Submit your entry online by August 15. Up to three selected teams will be given a $400 Artist Fee and $100 credit with Edmonton ReUse Stores to support their creations.

Entry form, guidelines, and more information at

Calling All Creative Art & Design Teams — Enter the 24 Hour Deck-Out A Lamp Post Contest

Test your IMAGINATION & STREET ART Installation Skills for a chance to Win the Grand Prize of $1,000 at the Kaleido Family Arts Festival on Edmonton’s Alberta Avenue (118 Ave) September 9-11, 2016

Enter your Fill Your Heart at Kaleido inspired 3D Lamp Post Installation idea by August 15 to be one of up to 10 jury selected Teams to compete for the $1000 grand prize.

Entry form, guidelines, and more information at

Call to Artists – Artist in residence opportunity: Ottawa, ON

Ottawa - Greenbank Road

The City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites artists to submit qualifications to an artist in residence opportunity to design, fabricate and install a permanent artwork for Greenbank Road.

  • Deadline: Monday August 22, 2016 at 4 pm EST
  • Budget: $215,000 plus HST

For more information:

Image: Greenbank Road Widening Proposed Design


Executive Director: Harcourt House Arts Centre: Edmonton, AB

Harcourt House logoHarcourt House Artist Run Centre is looking for an exceptional individual to assume the position of Executive Director.

Terms: Full time, Permanent
Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000
Deadline to Apply: August 15th, 2016
Start Date: September 1st, 2016 (earlier is possible)

Required skills:
• ability to effectively manage staff
• ongoing and unflagging initiative
• excellent planning & organizational skills
• demonstrated financial management abilities
• administrative vision
• proven grant writing experience
• strong computer skills
• proven fundraising skills
• diplomatic skills and ability to work with a wide diversity of people


Call for Submissions: Varley Art Gallery of Markham and Truck Gallery (Markham, ON) Truck Gallery (Calgary, AB)

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Deadline: August 5, 2016, 11:59 pm EST

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham is seeking submissions for its upcoming exhibition Mother Tongue. Slated for the summer of 2017, this exhibition invites artists practicing in all mediums to consider the various connections that exist between identity and language. What is language and how does it define who we are? How can oral and written traditions inform visual artistic practices?

As professor John Edwards explains, “The language we use forms an important part of our sense of who we are – of our identity.” Yet, in ever increasingly globalized societies, this socio-linguistic identity is not often singular. The language we speak at home, or learned as a child – our mother tongue – may not be the same one we use in our everyday lives. How does this affect our sense of self and of others? The City of Markham, for example, is one Canada’s most diverse municipalities, with over 50 per cent of its population having a first language other than French or English. As with many towns and cities across Canada, the linguistic fabric of Markham’s community is rich and diverse, yet that very richness can create barriers and give rise to miscommunications. The study of sociolinguistic identities naturally elicits conversations about the cultural, political and historical aspects of language. How does language evolve from one generation to another and from place to place? As Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we also mark the ‘birth’ of bilingualism in this country. While French and English may be considered the original “charter” languages of Canada, we must also recognize the large number of Indigenous and immigrant voices that contribute to our idea of nationhood.


New Gallery Space Opening: Edmonton, AB

A new storefront gallery space is launching in Edmonton’s Bonnie Doon neighbourhood.  GalleryU puts artwork on display 24 hours a day. The space’s innaugural show features Fabrical, recent work by Montreal artist Jason Gillingham.Detail

About the artist: Jason Gillingham lives in Montreal. He has exhibited his metal weavings in various Canadian galleries, most recently in 2016 at Monastiraki in Montreal.

Opening Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 – 9 PM
Refreshments will be served.

9206 95th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6C 1Z7

For more information contact Joe Clare at 780-913-5447

Call for Artists, Butterfly Project, Art in Public Places City of St. Albert

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Proposal submission deadline – 2:00:00 p.m. (local time), August 25th, 2016

The City of St. Albert is pleased to announce a competition for three small-scale artworks that will be installed in Lacombe Park Estates Phase I, St. Albert Place Main Floor (indoors or outdoors) and Founders Walk Phase II Grain Elevators Node.

The City of St. Albert seeks submissions from experienced and/or early career professional Artists (or Artist teams) with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to produce artworks for display. Two successful Artists/Artists Teams will receive $17,300 each for two artworks. One successful Artist/Artist Team will receive $39,800 for one lighted artwork.


Writing Winning Proposals – How to Get Grants to Support Your Art!: Calgary, AB

Writing Winning Proposals with Elephant Artists Relief (EAR) poster

Saturday August 13
CommunityWise Common Room
233 12 Ave SW  Calgary
Presentation 11 am – 12:30 pm
Optional One-on-One Meetings w Mentors: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
(20 minute blocks, to be booked on arrival)

$10 – includes mentor meeting • Register Online

EAR is partnering with Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC to present an informative day to help advance your art career. Writing Winning Proposals, neatly in time for the upcoming Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) grant deadline of September 1, 2016 will feature talks by experts David Folk, Director of Visual Arts/New Media and other sections at the AFA, and Jordan Baylon, Community Investment Manager at Calgary Arts Development (CADA). They will give you concrete information about their grants to individuals, as well as tips and tricks to help you succeed in your grant applications.

Following a short break for lunch, participants will be able to book 20-minute meetings with one of our experienced grant writers – David Folk, Chris W. Carson, Tammy McGrath, or Kari McQueen – to look over a final draft of your AFA or other application-in-progress. Don’t miss this chance to learn from experienced mentors to help you Draw More Income as an artist!