Last Call For 2015 ASA Membership

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This is your last chance to apply for 2015 full membership with the Alberta Society of Artists! The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2015.

It is the Alberta Society of Artists’ (ASA) mandate to foster and promote the visual arts in Alberta, to endorse the recognition of Alberta artists throughout our province, Canada and abroad. The ASA is dedicated to acting as a collective voice on issues pertaining to provincial, cultural affairs, and further, to contribute to the wellbeing of the artistic community it serves.

Benefits of being a member include involvement in the local art scene, access to workshops and arts education, exhibition opportunities and opportunities for professional development.

For further information, or to submit your application online, please visit

Artist In Residence: Rockglen, SK


Call for Submissions: Artist in Residence
Rockglen Arts in the Park is looking for a Visual Artist for a residency from June 1 to 30, 2015. This is a paid residency in the town of Rockglen, SK. and accommodations will be provided.
Rockglen is a scenic community in southern Saskatchewan. It is situated in a landscape of rolling hills and treed coulees with an abundance of prairie flora and fauna. It is also in close proximity to the Grassland National Park – East Block.
If you have a residency proposal, please send your artist biography (max 300 words), selected curriculum vitae, 5-10 images of artwork, brief proposal, and references to:
Rockglen Arts in the Park
Box 64, Rockglen, SK. S0H 3R0
or email to to
Deadline March 13, 2015

Visit Tourism Saskatchewan Canada – Rockglen Arts in the park for information about Rockglen.

Call For Proposals: Edmonton, AB

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Latitude 53 Call for main space exhibition proposals.
Latitude 53 Society of Artists is a not-for profit artist-run centre. Its purpose is to encourage contemporary artistic endeavours, to foster experimental cultural development, and to stimulate dialogue within the art community. A forum for dialogue about contemporary art practices is provided through exhibitions, criticism and projects.

Artists and curators are invited to submit individual or group proposals in any media for the upcoming programming year. The projects for this space will be reviewed and selected by a peer jury.
Submission deadline: April 3
Learn more about submitting here…

Artist In Residency Program: Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has an exciting opportunity for visual artists.

The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency (AIR) program is now accepting applicants for the 2015 enrollment. This year, Wood Buffalo AIR will host two studio locations: Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan. The residency includes dedicated studio space (with no associated fee) starting on June 4 in Fort McMurray and July 23 in Fort Chipewyan, with both residencies ending August 27th, 2015.

Artists in the program will take part in an artist talk, open-house demonstrations and community engagement opportunities. Upon completion, artists will display their artwork in a group exhibition held at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery.

Submissions close on Friday, March 20 at 4 p.m. local time. Applicants must be Canadian residents.

Visit to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Arts Research Monitor/Recherches sur les arts February 2015


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Arts Research Monitor / Recherches sur les arts Vol. 13 No 9 February 2015

© Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2015 ISSN 1708-170X
Situation of artists / Arts education
In this issue: Summaries of four reports providing insights into different aspects of the training and work situations of artists in Quebec, Australia, and the United States.
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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

AFA Call to Artist: Alberta

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Art Acquisition By Application

The AFA invites artists to submit applications for the Art Acquisition by Application Program.

Each year, the AFA acquires works by Alberta artists.  Accepted pieces become part of the provincial collection and appear in AFA programs, on the AFA website (, and throughout the province in galleries, schools, libraries, post-secondary institutions, government buildings and community organizations

Application Deadline: April 1,2015

Registration Deadline: March 23, 2015

Guide, eligibility, requirements, and application instructions Here

Call To Artist: Edmonton, AB

Edmonton Arts Council Edmonton Public ArtCall to Artists – Pilot Sound Fire Station Public Art Project
The Pilot Sound Fire Station public art competition, open to professional Artists residing in Western Canada, including Edmonton, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, North West Territories, and Nunavut, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).
Budget: $50,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015
Installation: Spring 2017
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 , 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Governor’s Boardroom – Prince of Wales Armouries,
10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
RSVP is required – please email Robert Harpin
City of Edmonton & EAC Public Art personnel will outline the specifics of the project and requirements.
To view detailed renderings and plans of this project, please email Robert Harpin
Thank you all artists for contributing their time and professional work for their initial concept proposal submissions.

Click Here to download the full Call

The Tough Art Residency: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tough Art Artist ResidencyThe Tough Art artist residency is for emerging artists to expand their skills and create an entirely new interactive artwork that is accessible to a larger public, namely that of a children’s museum. Pieces are incorporated into the Children’s Museum and/or programs with direct impact on the visitor experience. 2015 is the ninth year of the Tough Art artist residency.

Over the course of the summer, artists engage museum professionals in critical dialogue as it relates to their work, generate and implement interactive, immersive and/or collaborative projects, connect the art-making process to the larger museum context and the museum visitor, and prototype and evaluate their process to achieve the desired outcome. A Tough Art exhibit of the artists’ work opens in September.

DUE DATE: March 23,2015 at 5pm. Applications may be submitted via public file sharing FTP sites, i.e. Dropbox

Questions about this program and/or the application process must be submitted in writing via email to Penny Lodge, Director of Museum Experiences at Questions will only be accepted via email.

LINK: for full call information with submission guidelines.

RBC Canadian Painting Competition: Vancouver, B.C.


RBC Canadian Painting Competition Deadline: May 6, 2015 at 4 p.m. EST

Earlier this week, RBC and the Canadian Art Foundation opened the call for submissions to the 2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
As part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition seeks to give exposure and opportunity to Canada’s next generation of visual artists, in addition to a total of $85,000 in prize money to the finalists. A fixture on Canada’s art circuit, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition has given a platform for exposure and mentorship to emerging artists. Past finalists include Dil Hildebrand, Sasha Pierce, Kristine Moran and Rebecca Brewer.
“The competition provides invaluable assistance to the 15 finalists who are emerging on the national stage and who benefit from the support, exposure and mentorship the competition offers them,” said Robin Anthony, Art Curator, RBC. “This is a rare opportunity to become part of an esteemed list of alumni and many of the finalists have received the exposure that has led to a successful career in visual art.”
Entries are now being accepted online at and must be received by May 6, 2015 at 4 p.m. EST. The submitted works will be short-listed to 15 finalists by an independent panel of judges, made up of experts from Canada’s art community. Finalists will be announced on June 24, 2015, and all 15 artists will have their work exhibited at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver in November, 2015.
The jury of nine art experts will meet in November to determine one winner and two honourable mentions, who will be announced on November 18, 2015 in Vancouver. The RBC Painting Competition offers $85,000 in prize money to the finalists. The winner will receive a prize of $25,000, the two honourable mentions will receive $15,000 each and the remaining 12 finalists receive $2,500 each.
The paintings by the winner and two honourable mentions will be added to RBC’s Art Collection along with the winners of the previous 16 competitions. RBC’s Art Collection features more than 4,000 works collected since 1929, including original works of art by historical and emerging Canadian artists.
Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition’s goal is to invest in and nurture Canada’s next generation of visual artists, to provide a forum to display artistic talent to the country and to open doors to success. Details and rules of the competition can be found at

Call to Artist: East Haddam, Ct (U.S.)

I-Park 2015 Environmental Art Program

Application Deadline: March 9, 2015
I-Park, East Haddam, CT (U.S.), is pleased to announce its 2015 Environmental Art Biennale Program, fifth in the series. It will consist of a 3-week on-site residency during which a variety of site-responsive, ephemeral works will be created and installed within the I-Park landscape. The program will culminate in a public exhibition on September 20, 2015. Artists working in all the creative disciplines supported by I-Park’s Artists-in-Residence Program, plus performance art, are welcome and encouraged to apply: visual arts including environmental sculpture and moving image, architecture, sound art/installation, inter- and multi-disciplinary practice, language arts and landscape/garden/ecological design. Between 12 and 15 artists will be selected for this curated residency and exhibition. A stipend of between $2,200 and $3,000 will be awarded to each artist or collaborating team, depending on their particular travel circumstances. Application fee: $30 (U.S.). Program and application materials are available at Contact: Leslie Wolf,, 860-873-2468.