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Edmonton | Call to Artists – Zoominesence (festival of lights) 2017

zoominesence logoABOUT FESTIVAL OF LIGHT:

Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. People are eager to enjoy activities in their fine city year?round.

This December, the Festival of Light, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. It will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on December 1st and from December 26th to December 31st. We are inviting imaginative people to come and be a part of the festival by creating art in the form of light installations that all of Edmonton can enjoy!

Project submission deadline: August 15th 2017

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

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Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC closed Friday July 21, open Tuesday July 25

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC logoDue to utilities upgrades in the local area, the Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC Project Space (and the Harcourt House Artist Run Centre we are located within) will be closed on Friday, July 21. To compensate, Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC will be open an extra day next week, Tuesday July 25 from 10:00am – 4pm.

Alberta | Call for Entries: 2017 Open Art Competition



Deadline for Entries: Saturday, August 19th, 2017

RIBBONS AND PRIZE AWARDS FOR EACH CATEGORY:

  • $100 Cash First Prize
  • $75 Cash Second Prize
  • $50 Cash Third Prize
  • $25 Cash Honourable Mention
  • Ribbon & Certificate People’S Choice Award

For more information and entry form, download the 2017 Open Art Competiton Package (.docx)

Alberta | 2019 Calgary Stampede Poster Competition

 2019 CALGARY STAMPEDE POSTER COMPETITION
Albertan youth, age 15-24, are invited to submit their best 2D works of art with the hope of being selected as a finalist to create their vision for the iconic 2019 Calgary Stampede poster and take home the first place $10,000 scholarship.

Deadline to apply: October 27, 2017.

Visit the Calgary Stampede Website for more information.

Edmonton | Call to Edmonton Artists :: #YEGCANVAS 2017 (RFP)

edmonton arts councilA Citywide Billboard and LRT Station-Based Art Exhibition

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) and Pattison Outdoor Advertising present #YEGCANVAS 2017. This highly visible, high-profile transitory public art initiative turns the city of Edmonton into an urban gallery exhibiting works by Edmonton-area emerging, Indigenous, and multicultural artists, craftspeople, and artisans. #YEGCANVAS is an entry point for artists who have had little opportunity to participate in public art or exhibit in the Edmonton area.

YEGCANVAS billboards

Submission deadline: 4:30 pm on Friday, July 28, 2017

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AFA 2017 Budget Update

The AFA Board of Directors is pleased to share that its 2017-18 budget has been approved by the Minister of Culture and Tourism.

As part of Budget 2017, funding for the AFA was increased by $5 million this year, for a total of $31.6 million for 2017-18. In response, the AFA developed a budget that supports greater access, excellence, and sustainability of the arts sector, and seeks to increase funding for as many stakeholders as possible.

The difficult economic climate in Alberta last year caused considerable strain on our artists and arts organizations. Through targeted increases to many of our programs, we are working to help provide stability for our community.

Arts organizations will receive additional operational and project support to help weather the continuing economic challenges caused by the steep decline in global oil prices. More individual artists applying for project funding will receive AFA support.

We would also like to note that the Artists and Education project opportunity budget will be restored to 2015 funding levels. The AFA Board feels it is important continue to support this program’s successes and will also work to develop a long-term strategy to promote youth engagement in the arts.

The Board of Directors would again like to recognize the Government of Alberta for its investment in the AFA this year. This investment makes a strong statement about the value of the arts to Alberta’s culture sector, to economic diversification and to Albertans’ quality of life.

We are proud to support Alberta’s arts sector, and will continue to listen and respond to the needs of our community.

If you have questions about a specific funding opportunity, please contact us.

More information:

St. Albert | Job Opportunity: Visual Arts Educator (Contract)

Art Gallery of St. Albert logoTerm: This position is a seasonal ten month contract which runs from September 2017 to June 2018. The position begins with training in early September.

Location: St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios, St. Albert, AB

Workdays: Monday – Friday, 8:30am–3:30pm

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), with Arts and Heritage St. Albert, has exciting opportunities for highly energetic, creative and organized individuals. Visuals Arts Educators support artistic achievement and visual culture in St. Albert and surrounding area, by providing inspiring, engaging and hands-on educational art programs for the community. AGSA is passionate about art education and its capacity to develop confidence and a variety of life and career skills in students.

The Arts and Heritage Foundation hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Deadline for applications: Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Calgary | Call for Visual Arts Submissions: Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery

Pumphouse Theatre logo

Submissions are now open for
PTS Art Gallery Exhibit: Indigenous Art
September 7th to December 16th, 2017.

The Pumphouse Theatres Society recognizes the historically Indigenous Territory in which we live and work. With gratitude, we invite artists of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry residing in Treaty 6 & 7 Territories to submit their visual art works for exhibition.

The Pumphouse Theatre is an historic and vibrant facility that supports and presents all art forms; and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist resides in Alberta (Treaty 6 & 7 lands) and must be available for installation.
  • Artist identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit)
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

  • PTS Art Gallery Submission Form
  • Artist Biography (250 words max)
  • Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.

Timeline
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017 4pm
Installation: September 3th-5th 2017
Gallery Close: December 16th 2017

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