Cottesloe 2018 Call for Artist Submissions Open!

Sculpture bu the sea

Submissions for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018 now open!

Dear Galleries, Universities and Arts Organisations
We are writing to invite your artists to submit an application for the 14th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe which is being held from 2 – 19 March 2018.

Before beginning your application please retain a copy of our Terms and Conditions which can be found here
Applying online:
To begin your online application please click here. The deadline for online applications is Midnight, Sunday 6 August

To apply via post:
Please find a copy of the Cottesloe 2018 application form here. Please send all hard copy applications to PO Box 300, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. The deadline for applications sent by post is 5pm, Friday 4 August.


Edmonton | In Dreams Awake : Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC Project Space

In Dreams Awake posterThe exhibition In Dreams Awake features art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Inspired by the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, this eclectic exhibition examines the ‘earthly garden’ as investigated by artists in Alberta and explores the influence of the past on contemporary artistic expression.  

June 8 – August 19
Reception June 22, 7 – 9pm

Gallery Hours: Wed–Fri 10am–4pm & Sat 12–4pm
Closed July 1 & August 5

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC
3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 St. Edmonton, AB
780.421.1731 |

Strathcona County | Loft Art Gallery & Gift Shop July & August 2017

The Loft GalleryThe Loft Art Gallery & Gift Shop of the Art Society of Strathcona County

Open: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays July 21 to August 13 (exc long weekend)

From: 10 to 4 pm

Address: Ottewell Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park

Beautiful artwork from local artists of the Society Including  the winning art entries from the 3 zone shows of the Art Community Art Clubs Association! Web:  Email:

Edmonton | Community Foundation Receives Record-Breaking Gift

Full Disclosure: Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC receives monies from the Eldon & Anne Foote Funds for the annual Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize.

Edmonton, AB — June 7, 2017

Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) is honoured to announce that it has received the largest charitable gift to a community foundation in Canadian history.

The unprecedented $164-million donation was given anonymously over the last two decades and today ECF is able to name Eldon and Anne Foote as the donors.

To date, the Eldon & Anne Foote Funds have enabled ECF to grant approximately $43 million to hundreds of charities in various sectors including: arts, culture and heritage; education and learning; health and wellness; social and community services; recreation and leisure; and the environment.

Since 2000, the Eldon & Anne Foote Funds have grown to a value of more than $206 million. Because the gifts are set up as endowment funds, ECF will be able to continue providing support to charities in perpetuity, honouring the Footes’ wishes and vision for a vibrant community now and forever.

Eldon Foote was born in Hanna, Alberta, attended the University of Alberta, and worked as a lawyer in Edmonton. In 1967, he moved to Australia and, over the years, grew a cleaning-product company into a multi-million dollar empire based mainly in Japan and Hong Kong, where he revolutionized the lives of thousands of homemakers by hiring them as active sales personnel. However, the Footes never lost their affection for Alberta.

Edmonton Community Foundation acts as a bridge between donors and greater Edmonton charities to help create and maintain a strong, vibrant community for generations to come. Through permanent endowment funds, the Foundation disburses 4 per cent of the fund value to charities each year. ECF is the fourth-largest community foundation in Canada.

Click here to learn more about the Eldon & Anne Foote Funds.

Draw More Income EP15A CARFAC National Conference 2017: Kristian Clarke

Today for the podcast, we are very excited to bring you the first a few mini-episodes from the 2017 CARFAC National Conference/AGM that was held early June 2017 at the MacEwan University in Edmonton. It was such a great weekend full of insight from people all over Canada that care about the rights of arts and culture workers and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC was happy to host.

The episode for today is a short talk from Kristian Clarke, who was a member of our Building Your Career Panel. Kristian Clarke, Senior Projects Manager at Canadian Actors Equity Association, talks about how professional organizations like CAEA and CARFAC enable artists to become more professional in their practice, and the tools that a professional association can provide that can empower artists in building their career.

To learn more about CAEA, check out

This episode was recorded and edited by Ryan Hemphill with assistance from Sara McKarney.
It was recorded at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta (
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (, accessed through Free Music Archive.

Webinar | Practical Money Enlightenment for Visual Artists

Participate in two live online presentations that will include the opportunity to ask your own questions about the money topics presented. Become enlightened about the practical business aspects of interest to visual artists and be shown step-by-step how to record in your bookkeeping records. This webinar provides many useful downloadable reference materials.

Please note that this webinar takes place across two sessions, June 23 and 30 from 1 – 2:30pm.  For more information, fees- and registration, visit the website.

Lethbridge | Public Art Call – City of Lethbridge Small Projects Program

City of Lethbridge logoThe City of Lethbridge is offering local and regional artists two opportunities to participate in their Public Art Small projects program.

Artists are being invited to submit proposals for public artworks for the Lethbridge Sports Council office and Casa. Further information can be found at:

Sports Council:


Spruce Grove | Two Calls for Feature Artists – Deadline Extended

Call for Feature Artists for 2018 and Call for 3D Feature Artists for 2018.

The deadline of your submission is July 1st, 2017. All Alberta artists are invited to submit a proposal for a solo or group show to be held at the Spruce Grove Art Gallery, 35 – 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove, AB.

Each show will be for an approximate duration of about 3 t o 4 weeks.  Please include a description and theme of your proposed exhibition.  Send 8 to 10 numbered and labelled photographs or digital files (jpeg) of recent work on CD or memory stick and include a self-addressed  stamped envelope for their return.

Update – Extended Submission deadline: 5:00 p.m. July 31, 2017.

Download the full call:

Calgary | CSPWC Watercolour Symposium 2017

CSPWC/SCPA logoCSPWC Watercolour Symposium 2017  |  August 19 – 24, 2017
At the Alberta College of Art and Design
1407 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB
Presented by the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour

Contact Us: Anita Cotter, Registrar, CSPWC Symposium 2017, 80 Birmingham Street Unit B3, Toronto, ON, M8V3W6, Canada;  Tel: 416-533-5100;  Email:

Symposium Experience

Enjoy a hands-on experience in water media taught by experienced workshop instructors at a great facility near the Rocky Mountain foothills. The Symposium will be held at the Alberta College of Art and Design which has lots of classroom and conference areas along with cafeteria and lodging nearby for those staying on site. You will enjoy the opportunities to visit the Rocky Mountains as well as experiencing some of the vibrant culture of the City of Calgary.

This unique watercolour symposium is open to everyone. Our team of professional watercolour artists will offer diverse perspectives on watercolour and water media painting. Hands-on participation is a priority! This will be a fabulous experience for artists, from beginner to advanced, who are looking for something different and challenging. Forums will offer the chance for two-way communication. There will be presentations, demonstrations, excursions, – and more!


Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor May 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 16 No 2  May 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Arts and digital technologies

In this issue: Recent research examining the arts and digital technologies, including Canadian reports on the arts in general and the performing arts in particular, along with findings from a survey of American arts organizations’ digital marketing.

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