Winnipeg | Art City Request for Artist Proposals 2018/19

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Art City’s annual Request for Proposals is now open. Please see the attached guidelines.

Founded by artist Wanda Koop, Art City is a not-for-profit community art studio located in West Broadway, a culturally diverse and densely populated neighborhood in the heart of Winnipeg’s inner city. Art City is dedicated to providing people of all ages with innovative and professional art programming, free of charge, frequently featuring workshops based on the practices of guest artists. Art City’s primary goal is to provide space and tools for anyone who wishes to express themselves creatively.

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018

Request for Proposals: 2018/19 Professional Guest Artist Series (pdf)

Calgary | Full Spectrum: An arts equity training intensive

CCEDA, Quest Theatre and the Rozsa Foundation invite you to:

Full Spectrum: An arts equity training intensive
March 12 & 13

Quest Theatre Rehearsal Hall, cSPACE King Edward

Tuition fees: Sliding scale from $25 – $225
Daily lunches provided

Full Spectrum offers up a foundational overview of core arts equity concepts, along with practical tools for assessment and implementation, and has been adapted into an arts sector context – from decades of experience working across artistic disciplines, with all equity-seeking communities.

CCEDA’s foundational arts equity intensive has been successfully piloted across Canada – with CADA, PACT,, Orchestras Canada and the Canadian Dance Assembly. We’re now happy to bringing this training home, through the generous support of Quest Theatre, Rozsa Foundation and Calgary Arts Development.

For more information and/or to register, please visit the Full Spectrum website.

Saltspring Island | Salt Spring Island Artist In Residence Program

PRESS RELEASE January 2018

January 2018

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the third year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all Canadian professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent of the program is to provides the time and space for creativity and productivity and introduces visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community.

Deadline for Submissions: May 1. 2018


Edmonton | Nextfest 2018: 5 Calls For Visual Art

#nxfstNextfest is now accepting Visual Art submissions for the 2018 Festival. The festival runs May 31 – June 10 in Edmonton, Alberta. Nextfest is an opportunity for emerging visual artists to show and create new work. For the purpose of this festival, “emerging” refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented.

Nextfest is also an opportunity to collaborate. If you are interested in working with another artist on a new work, let us know!

This year there are five opportunities related to visual Art. Please read through all of them. Applicants are welcome to answer more than one call. Three of the calls are offered through the Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) and are exclusive to currently enrolled or recently graduated post-secondary students registered in Alberta.

Deadline: March 10

Deadline: April 1

Deadline: February 15 | Applicants must be post-secondary students

Deadline: March 1 | Applicants must be post-secondary students

Deadline: March 1 | Applicants must be post-secondary students

Prince George BC | Three Artist Opportunities

Two Rivers Gallery

Two Rivers Gallery is located in Prince George, British Columbia. To learn more about each opportunity, download the linked call (pdf).

Deadline for Submission (all three calls): March 15, 2018

Two Rivers Gallery website

Draw More Income EP18: The Rise of the Artrepreneur w/ Kim Fjordbotten

We’re back with another PD talk held a few months ago at our cross-province Annual General Meeting. Tune in to hear Edmonton artist and business owner Kim Fjordbotten explain the connection between the art world and business world in this fantastic recording. As she puts it “let’s discuss the keys to building a new economy for visual artists.”

Kim Fjordbotten has been active in Edmonton’s art community for many years now. She owns The Paint Spot and produces The Whyte Avenue Art Walk every year, while still finding time to teach art classes to the Edmonton community.

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney and Chris Carson.
The original talk was given at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium with a video link to Southern Jubilee Auditorium.
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (, accessed through Free Music Archive.

Banff | Employment Opportunity: Director, Visual Arts

Banff Centre for Arts and CreativityBanff Centre for Arts and Creativity is seeking a dynamic Director, Visual Arts to create, lead and implement the vision for all Visual Arts programming at Banff Centre.

Banff Centre arts programs seek to create and environment, within which arts can explore and push creative boundaries, create new work and development both personally and professionally. The Director’s role is to create a compelling vision for programs that meet the ambitions and objectives of the Banff Centre strategic plan, meet the needs of Canadian and international artists in the 21st century and increase the profile and reach of our nationally and internationally renowned programs.

Deadline for Applications:  11:59pm MT on Thursday March 2, 2018.


Employment Opportunity | Communications and Events Coordinator, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association

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The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association is a non-profit cultural services industry association supporting Alberta magazine publishers, staff and contributors through professional development, programming, promotion and advocacy to foster industry growth. We are seeking a full-time Communications and Events Coordinator to join our small but mighty team.

Job description

The Communications and Events Coordinator is a Jack or Jill or all trades and is responsible for association communications including membership, social media, web publishing, community relations, grant reporting, and events communications.


Alberta | ASA Juried Membership Applications

The ASA adheres to the Canada Council for the Arts and Alberta Foundation for the Arts definition of Professional Artist. Therefore, you can be assured that obtaining the ASA professional designation through a clear process of adjudication will ensure the Professional Artist requirements for grant applications and exhibition purposes are met.

At The Alberta Society of Artists we take our commitment to education seriously and that is why we provide many opportunities year-round in the form of exhibitions, speaker opportunities, workshop opportunities, and, leadership. We believe the professional development of our artists goes hand-in-hand with the quality of exhibitions and programming we provide to the Alberta public.

Each year, the ASA reaches well over 100,000 viewers throughout the Province. Your creativity plays a significant role in the visual arts in Alberta. Join Us!

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Edmonton | Call to Edmonton & Area Artists – Heritage Valley Park and Ride

edmonton arts councilCall to Edmonton and Area* Artists – Heritage Valley Park and Ride Public Art Project

The Heritage Valley Park and Ride public art call, open to professional artists residing in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region*, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C). Emerging artists and artists not currently represented in the collection are encouraged to apply.

The Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks an Edmonton-based artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed Summer 2019 at the Heritage Valley Park and Ride Transit Centre.

Deadline for Submissions:  4:30 pm MST on Monday, April 30, 2018