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Edmonton | Visual Arts Mentors Wanted

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC logo

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is looking for Visual Artist Mentors (must be residents of Edmonton) for our mentorship program.

Funding by the Edmonton Arts Council, “Mentoring New Visual Arts Voices in Edmonton” will provide one-on-one mentorship (20 hours of professional art career guidance over a seven month period starting March 2018) to Indigenous and New Canadian Artists. The full salary for this part time contractual position is $1000.00.

To be considered for one of these positions, please email us a c.v. and covering letter by January 20, 2018 at 4pm.

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Red Deer | Call for Submissions :: Parkland’s Garden & Juried Art Show and Sale in Red Deer

PARKLAND’S GARDEN & JURIED ART SHOW AND SALE IN RED DEER

SHOW INFORMATION:

  • MEET AND GREET by Special invitation, Friday Evening, June 22, 2018 (Time to be confirmed).
  • SHOW AND SALE – Open to the Public, Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Excellent Venue where art work will be displayed amongst the colourful flowers and plants.

CALL FOR SUBMISSION IS TO BE JURIED AS AN ARTIST FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THIS SHOW.

DEADLINE for submissions is Nov. 30, 2017.

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St. Albert | Call to Artists :: Invitation to Tender Art in Public Places City of St. Albert

City of St. Albert logoTemporary, Community-Engaged Public Art at the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival

Budget: $23,500.00
Deadline for Submissions: 2:00:00 pm (local time), December 21, 2017

The City of St. Albert’s Art in Public Places program is pleased to announce an Invitation to Tender for an artist-led, community-engaged temporary public artwork to be created for the 2018 Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival. The City seeks submissions from experienced artists or artist teams residing in Canada.

Building bridges between art, culture and education, the Children’s Festival is a buzzing. colourful, six-day arts and culture experience held annually in May/June in St. Albert. It is nationally recognized as the region’s signature cultural event and is visited by over 50,000 children, youth and adults from Alberta. BC, and Saskatchewan. The public artwork at the Festival plays an important role by contributing an experiential and thought-provoking visual art experience for community members and visitors.

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Alberta | Call for Applications :: Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation logo2018 Emerging Artist Awards competition

The Emerging Artist competition, which runs every other year, provides recognition and support to artists at the beginning stages of their professional careers. Artists apply for the honour by highlighting their artistic achievements  and making a case for how the $10,000 award will help them take their career to the next level. Each application must be supported with confidential appraisals from two experts in their artistic discipline who can speak to the applicant’s work and potential.

Application Deadline: February 9, 2018

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Edmonton | Employment Opportunity :: University of Alberta

University of Alberta logoCurator, U of A Art Collection

The University of Alberta Museums is now recruiting a dynamic, creative, and team-oriented Curator for the University of Alberta Art Collection (UAAC). Reporting to the Executive Director, Museums and Collections Services/University of Alberta Museums, the Curator is accountable for collection development and associated independent curatorial research including establishing a greater international profile for the collection; facilitating new acquisitions; ensuring physical and intellectual access to the UAAC; contributing to collection policy and procedure development; maintaining professional museum practices; and contributing to fund and resource development.

Competition No: A106634268
Position: full time continuing
Salary Range: $66,265 to $110,441

Closing Date: December 17, 2017

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Edmonton | Call for Submissions: Deep Freeze Festival Gallery

Arts on the Avenue logoThe Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival is seeking visual art submissions for it’s 2018 Festival Gallery. All mediums are welcome. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

The Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival will take place on January 13 & 14, 2018 on Alberta Avenue. See deepfreezefest.ca for details.

Download the call (pdf)

Edmonton | Call for Indigenous and New Canadian Visual Artists for a 7 Month Mentorship Program

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC logoVisual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is looking for Experienced Edmonton Visual Artists either Indigenous or New Canadian that want to learn more in a one-on-one learning environment. This opportunity will not cost any money – just your time. At the end of the program, the selected artists will participate in an exhibition that pays CARFAC exhibition copyright fees.

This is an opportunity for those who want to become more professional in their art practice, and who want to learn different ways artists can succeed. Artists will meet with their teacher (mentor) 2 times per month over a period of 7 months, starting in March 2018 for a total of 18 – 20 hours. There will also be twice a month meetings (sharing sessions) where the group of 6 Indigenous / New Canadian Visual Artists will meet together with the program coordinators on Wednesday evenings between 6:30pm and 8:00pm.

To be considered for one of these positions, please email your resume and a letter by January 20th, 2018 at 4pm to sharon@visualartsalberta.com.

Successful candidates will be experienced artists that require knowledge on how to make Visual Arts their career. Candidates will be selected based on their need and willingness to learn. Please let us know why you feel this program would benefit you in your art career by explaining your current situation:

  • How long you have you been making art?
  • Have you achieved any degree of success as an artist?
  • What languages do you speak and understand?
  • Where you were born?
  • When did you arrive in Edmonton (you must be a resident of Edmonton to participate)?
  • Were you born in Canada or when did you arrive in Canada?

Most importantly tell us what you expect to learn and why you want to succeed as a Visual Artist. Interviews will take place during the first week of February 2018 for those artists being considered for one of these six positions.

If you require more information about this program, please phone Sharon at 780.421.1731 (Wednesday to Friday between 10am and 4pm) or email. send  by email to Email us your questions.

Finland | Arteles Back to Basics Intensive Residency Program

Back to Basics Intensive residency program For artists and creative professionals from all the fields of Visual Arts | Media | Sound & Music | Performing Arts Design | Architecture | Literature | Philosophy | Psychology

Back to Basics

Intensive residency program in Hämeenkyrö, Finland
for artists & creative  professionals from all the fields of

Visual Arts | New Media | Sound & Music | Performing Arts | Design | Literature | Psychology | Philosophy

Periods: 1 or 2 months
Months: June – September 2018
Where: Arteles Creative Center, Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Deadline for applications: 12th of December 2017

To learn more, visit the website

Calgary | Employment Opportunity:: Limited Term Appointment, Digital Engagement – Visual Communication Design

ACAD logoACAD welcomes applications for the following five (5) year term faculty appointment starting August 2018:

Limited Term Appointment,
Digital Engagement – Visual Communication Design
(Competition #1718-OC-FT-12)

The LTA, Digital Engagement Visual Communication Design (VCD), will deliver and help design ACAD’s curricula in digital design and human interaction. It comes at a pivotal time as the School of Communication Design continues to innovate and increase value in its course offerings.

Review of applications will begin on January 2nd, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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Edmonton | Two Calls :: Happy Harbor Comics, Grey Nuns LRT

Call for Applications :: Happy Harbor Comics

Artist-in-Residence

Happy Harbor Comics is proud to offer the Artist-in-Residence Program — a unique initiative designed to help local artists supplement their income doing what they love, while offering a unique environment in which to hone their skills. Artists-in-Residence and the community can interact with each other, exposing the uninitiated to the process of comic creation while simultaneously promoting the medium of comics!

The Artist will receive a weekly stipend in the amount of $100 and will be in residence at Happy Harbor Comics’ downtown location on Fridays, from noon until 6:00 pm, and on Saturdays, from noon until 5:00 pm. The length of the Residency will be thirty-two (32) weeks from the designated start date of the term.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

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Call for Submissions :: Grey Nuns LRT

Input from Millwoods residents wanted! 

YOU can be part of the art in the new Grey Nuns LRT Station. Karen Ho Fatt Lee will create a public artwork to adorn the glass walls of the transit shelters. The art is the Percent for Art project attached to the new station.

Karen needs your help to create a beautiful image of the Millwoods community. Please send photos or online links to traditional weavings, patterning, embroidery, and other fabrics/materials that represent your culture, country of birth, region, or heritage. Send your submissions to Karen at leearts@fastmail.fm

Deadline: mid December 2017

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