Call for Submissions : Calgary, AB

Calgary City HallThis is the start of a new project where every week a new Calgary artist, curator, or cultural contributor takes over a twitter account and tweets about their work, what they do for the Calgary community and what it’s like to be apart of this community.

Who we’re looking for:
Any interested party who feels that they are somehow apart of the arts and culture scene in Calgary. You could be a fine artist, curator, event coordinator, musician, etc.

How it would work:
If you have been accepted you will be given the password for the twitter account which will be changed every week when someone new takes over the account (this will be every Sunday). Once you have access you will be able to tweet anything you would like. Talk about your work, your effect on the community, what interests you, influences you or how you would like Calgary to change to better help the arts. The sky is the limit here, the only thing I will ask is that you be respectful to other twitter users that may ask you questions or respond to your tweets.

How to apply:
Send a short Artist Statement, 500 words max, and your twitter handle/account to

The Artist Statement is to make sure you have something to talk about and the twitter handle is to make sure you know how to use twitter as well as have an existing handle we can link to when your week arrives.

If you have any questions please feel free to email or visit

Animation Artist in Residence: Tokyo 2016

Animation Artist in Residence 2016
The Japan Image Council (JAPIC) is pleased to announce our program “Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2016”.

This project, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho) and run by the Japan Image Council since 2010, is an artist in residence program which aims to provide three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture. In doing so, we aim to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and cross-cultural exchange in the media arts.

Application Period: July 1st – September 10th, 2015
Residency Period: January 7th – March 17th, 2016

To learn more, download the Press Release (Word) or visit the website.

Open Call for Submissions: Headlines – Calgary and Edmonton, AB

Social, Political and Subversive Art (The Artists’ Response / Responsibility)

The Alberta Society of Artists invites all artists residing in Alberta and all ASA members to participate in a new exhibition, “Headlines.” An opportunity to react to, comment on and interpret contemporary world issues and events.

Deadline for Submissions: November 27, 2015

To learn more, download the call (PDF) or visit the website.

Photo Document Your Artwork: Lethbridge, AB

Rodier in Lethbridge Poster v1

We at Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC are proud to announce our next professional development session. Join photographer and Visual Arts Alberta ~ Carfac Board member Jeff Rodier in Lethbrdge for an informative guide through the proper techniques (and potential pitfalls) of photographing your own work, including works behind glass and 3D pieces.

Monday, September 21 at 7:00pm
in the ATB Community Room at CASA
230 8th St. South, Lethbridge.

Please RSVP by 4 pm on Wednesday, September 16.

This is a free event. 

Employment opportunities – Art Gallery of Alberta, City of Edmonton and The Friends of University Hospitals: Edmonton AB

Several exciting opportunities in Edmonton. Click on job title links to learn more.

Art Gallery of Alberta – Gallery AttendantPart-time Gallery EducatorPart-time French-English Bilingual Gallery Educator
Closing Date: Both Gallery Educator positions close Thursday September 10, 2015, 5 pm.
No closing date for Gallery Attendant.

City of Edmonton  – Senior Planner (CITYlab)
Closing Date: Sep 4, 2015, 11:59:00 PM

The Friends of University Hospitals – Art Placement Assistant
Closing Date: Sunday August 30, 2015


Call for Entries – 2015 Open Photography Competition: Spruce Grove, AB

Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove / Spruce Grove Art Gallery
2015 Open Photography Competition at the Spruce Grove Art Gallery
Open to all residents of Alberta over the age of 18.
Deadline for entries: September 19, 2015
Delivery of artwork: October 3, 2015
Opening Reception: October 17, 2015 from 1-3:00pm
Spruce Grove Art Gallery is located at 35 Fifth Avenue, Spruce Grove.
Call (780) 892-7988 for more information or,
Email us or visit our website for an entry at

Call for Expressions of Interest – Canadian Aboriginal Artists: Edmonton, AB

Edmonton Arts Council logo

The Aboriginal Art Park Public Art Call is open to all Aboriginal artists and artist teams residing in Canada, and is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C). Artworks will in some way ‘tell the stories of this place’ and respond to the land within the Aboriginal Art Park and/or the land in the Region through an engaged process with Edmonton’s urban Aboriginal communities, Treaty No. 6 First Nations, Métis and local Elders and knowledge holders.
This Expression of Interest includes a two-stage selection process. Shortlisted artists will participate in a site visit and workshop with Curator Candice Hopkins, prior to preparing full proposals.

There are a total of (six) opportunities listed in this call.

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm Monday, September 28, 2015