Call For Artists: Sherwood Park, AB

Strathcona CountyStrathcona County currently has a Call for Artists for the Bethel Transit Terminal in Sherwood Park. The submission is open to all Alberta artists.

To see the Call for Artists please go to:

Click “I Am a Vendor”

Click “Search Opportunities”

Keyword – “Bethel”

Click on the title “AB-2014-05505: RFP #14.0118 Call For Artist – Bethel Transit Terminal”

Click on “View Bid Package”

You may login or register as “New User”

Once you enter the site you may click on the document “RFP 14 0118 Call for Artist – Bethel Transit Terminal.pdf” to see all of the information provided.


Packing + Storing Artwork Workshop: Edmonton, AB

McKarney workshop in Edmonton poster final

join us in Edmonton for a free professional development workshop Packing and Storing Artwork with Sara McKarney Saturday November 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

As an art preparator at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Sara McKarney has valuable knowledge and experience to share on this topic. She maintains a studio practice that expands her knowledge to include the packing and storing of fragile or sensitive media. While this is a free event, please RSVP by 4 pm on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to

Harcourt House Education Annex
(10211 112th St. in Edmonton).
Co-sponsored by Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC
and Harcourt House Artist Run Centre. This event is free


Photo Document Your Artwork Workshop: Calgary, AB

Rodier workshop in Calgary poster final

Join Jeff Rodier in Calgary for a free professional development workshop Photo Document Your Artwork on Tuesday November 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm. A Calgary photographer, Rodier brings a breath of experience and knowledge of the medium to this workshop, particularly as it applies to documenting artwork. Rodier will demonstrate simple ways of documenting, including 3D work and work behind glass. The Untitled Art Society Gallery Space (343 11th Ave SW in Calgary)  Co-sponsored by Visual Arts Alberta~CARFAC and untitled Art Society. Please RSVP by 4 pm on Friday, October 32, 2014 to info@uascalgary. org. 

This event is free.

Call For Exhibition Proposals: Red Deer, AB

Harris-Warke GalleryNEW Call for Exhibition Proposals: Harris-Warke Gallery, Red Deer
Deadline: January 31 annually

The Harris-Warke Gallery invites all artists to submit proposals to show work in our exhibition space. The Harris-Warke will accept submissions to a January 31 deadline for the following year, making our decision by March 31.

The gallery encourages exposure to a wide variety of Arts. In addition to painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and all combinations of mixed and multi-media, They hope to feature some of the less often exhibited art forms, such as literary art, landscape art, culinary art and music. We are open to an eclectic definition of art. In concert with this mandate, the downtown location facilitates a viewing public from various walks of life.

For more information click here.

Call For Artist(s) Public Art Project: Calgary, AB

HSCAHillhurst Sunnyside Community Garden Public Art Request for Qualifications
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Garden Public Art Project RFQ

The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Garden is seeking a professional artist(s) with experience in Community Cultural Development to create a public artwork to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Community Garden. A focal point for the community, the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Garden, is keen to permanently mark its 25th year, with a gift to the community, by commissioning a piece of public art. The public art piece will sit at the focal point of the garden and will be designed to complement and enhance the beauty of the garden and thus increase its attractiveness as a destination point for pedestrian traffic along the Bow River Pathway. The successful artist(s) will work with The Garden’s project team to determine the best location(s) for public art at the garden and will then lead the design, development and installation/implementation of the public artwork. Only permanent, low to no maintenance initiatives will be considered. Visible to passersby and contained within the bounds of the garden the art piece will beautify, engage, bring vibrancy and draw interest to an already treasured part of the Sunnyside community and neighbouring area. The garden has a vision to celebrate community and gardening and encourages artists working in any media to apply.

Call for artists closes – November 15, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. MST. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Read here for full discription of call for Artist(s) HSCG Public Art Project RFQ

© Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2014 ISSN 1708-170X

Hill StrategiesThe Arts Research Monitor, created by Hill Strategies Research in 2002, provides synopses of qualitative and quantitative research findings in the arts and culture. The Monitor should be useful to artists, arts managers, funders, policy makers, researchers and others with an interest in learning more about the arts and culture. The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Economic, social, and health benefits of the arts

Economic, social, and health benefits of the arts Vol. 13 No 4 October 2014
In this issue: Summaries of three recent landmark studies related to the benefits of the arts, including Canadian and English summaries of various aspects of the impacts of the arts as well as new estimates of the economic impact of culture in Canada.
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Call For Submissions: Edmonton, AB

Project Accelerator Grant,


Call for Submissions : Make Something Edmonton Grants can be for any amount up to and including $1500. Applicants must be residents of Edmonton who are over 18 years of age who have launched a project on the Make Something Edmonton website. No project will receive more than one microgrant, and Make Something Edmonton will consider no more than one application per person per competition. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply in a future competition, but please note that Make Something Edmonton cannot offer retroactive funding; if you’re done, congratulations and thank you.

The PAG will fund:
– a project that has commitments and plans that are in progress
– specific hard costs to improve the viability or quality of the project (for instance: supplies that are used/consumed within the project, space or equipment rental, travel, fees for specific services, etc.)

The PAG will not fund:
– tuition or course fees
– subsistence
– capital purchases, including equipment
The application deadline is November 3. For more information, click here…

East Village Organizes Art Week At Local Bank: Calgary, AB

create! July 22 GeorgieCentre City Arts District: create! in the East Village Organizes Art Week at Local Bank

From November 3 to 7, 2014, artists from create! in the East Village will bring their creative skills to ATB Financial’s Stampede Station branch. Read more…

create! in the East Village offers free, drop-in, inclusive creative programming for East Village residents and members of the Golden Age Club. From November 3 to 7, 2014, create! participants will bring their creative skills to ATB Financial’s Stampede Station branch (1337 Macleod Trail SE). The windows of the branch will be painted by create! artists, who will also have their work on display in the bank’s reception area. Read more…

More information about create! in the East Village can be found on their Facebook page.

New CARFAC shirts available for sale

Good Selection of sizes Has the Artist Been Paid on Black or Dark Blue and Vigilance is Completely Necessary on purple (produced by CARFAC Ontario ) $30.00 each
Mais Avez – Vous Paye L’Artiste? (produced by RAAV) $20.00 each

phone 1.866.421.1731 or email us to order. Can deliver to Calgary at our AGM on October 18th at ACAD… Visit us Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC at our office / gallery  – 3rd floor, 10215 112 Street in Edmonton. Wed – Fri 10am to 4pm and sat: noon – 4pm (Closed October 11th).

Statistical Insights On The Arts

Hill Strategies New report examines the number and situation of artists in Canada finds that there are more artists than auto workers.

Statistical Insights on the Arts Vol. 12 No. 2 October 7, 2014

Report funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

A Statistical Profile of Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada
There are 136,600 artists in Canada who spent more time at their art than at any other occupation in May of 2011 (which is when the National Household Survey data were collected). The number of artists represents 0.78% of the overall Canadian labour force. One in every 129 Canadian workers is an artist.
The number of artists (136,600) is slightly higher than the labour force in automotive manufacturing (133,000) and slightly lower than the labour force in the utilities sector (149,900) and telecommunications (158,300).

Full report also available…
… on the websites of Hill Strategies Research, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.