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St. Albert | Call for Street Artists!

ArtWalk St. Albert wants to fill our Downtown with art, and we’re looking for outdoor artists and buskers for ArtWalk nights (6-8:30 pm May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, 2017).

Please complete our form at to register for a spot downtown

If you have any questions about this call for artists, please contact Pam at 780-651-7202 or

Edmonton | Deadline Approaching for McLuhan House Artist in Residency


June 1, 2017 to May 30, 2018

Arts Habitat is pleased to continue the Artist Studio Residency Program for a second year at historic McLuhan House! The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work for one-year, rent-free in the McLuhan House studio embedded in a vibrant network of cultural workers, researchers and heritage-lovers.

Calling artists of all disciplines to apply for the McLuhan House Artist Studio Residency Program. Please send an application including portfolio of images, Letter of proposal and CV to Arts Habitat by April 3rd at Midnight! 

For more information, download the call (pdf)

Calgary | Beacon Original Art Spring Exhibition & Sale

Beacon Original Art logo

25 artists, local & from throughout Alberta, in attendance: Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture & Textiles. Special guests: Sir Winston Churchill Senior High Students – Art Cards for the Cure – all proceeds supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10am – 4pm
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association
917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary

We invite you, your family & friends to join us in celebrating the visual arts & building  community spirit in our great province! Free parking, admission & draws. Discounts to our guests kindly provided by Framing & Art Centre Calgary as well as Bridgeland’s Coffee Roaster Baya Rica Cafe.

For more information please visit and connect with us on Facebook Instagram & Twitter

Edmonton | PACE Spring 2017 Salon: An Opportunity to Build Relationships Indigenous Artists of Edmonton

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
5 — 7 PM

Paul Byrne Hall, MacEwan University
9-115, West End of the Robbins Health Learning Centre
110th Street and 104th Avenue

With special guests:

Christine Sokaymoh Frederick, recently named the Citadel Theatre’s First Indigenous  Associate Artist
Anna Marie Sewell, former Edmonton poet laureate
Lana Whiskeyjack, artist
Chris W. Carson, executive director, visual arts alberta — CARFAC.

Admission is free but please register on EventBrite , or alternately RSVP to:

Edmonton | Call to Edmonton Artists :: Ivor Dent Sports Park (RFP)

Future Ivor Dent Sports ParkThe Ivor Dent Sports Park public art competition, open to professional Artists residing in Edmonton and surrounding area, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks an artist or artist team to create a series of artistic elements to be attached to light poles lining the park entrance.

This artwork opportunity is highly visible and will lend a welcoming, celebratory, vibrant, and visually stimulating element to the park entrance. As the first thing seen by visitors, the artwork will lead them in, and pique their interest. No theme is directly proposed; artwork celebrating the spirit of inclusivity inherent in sports communities may be considered.

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Friday, April 28, 2017


Strathcona County | 2017 Strathcona County Art Collection Annual Acquisition Call to Artists

Who is eligible to submit?

  • Artists, aged 18 and over, who reside in Strathcona County
  • Visual artists using any media; work must be original and created in the last
    2 years
  • Non-residents with strong ties to Strathcona County must apply to the Art Collection Advisory Committee for review by April 12, 2017.

Work will be on display from May 8 to June 25 in the “Strathcona Salon Series” at Gallery @501. Artwork selected for the Collection will be announced on Thursday, June 8 at 7 pm at the Unveiling Reception. A People’s Choice Award will also be given out.

How do you participate?
Deliver your forms and your artwork to Gallery @501, 501 Festival Avenue,
Sherwood Park on:

  • Monday, May 1 10 am to 8 pm
  • Monday, May 2 10 am to 8 pm


Edmonton | Nextfest 2017 Call for Visual Art Submissions


Nextfest is now accepting visual art submissions for the 2017 edition, which takes place June 1-11! Nextfest is an opportunity for emerging visual artists who are creating new work. This year’s festival has 2 exciting opportunities: gallery exhibition and mural mentorship. Contributing artists will be paid an artist fee and receive a festival pass to all Nextfest performances and parties. Please submit to the mural mentorship and the gallery exhibitions separately.

Application deadline for both Gallery Exhibitions and Mural Mentorship: March 20 (more…)

Calgary | Calgary Arts Development 2017 Public Art 101 dates

Calgary Public ArtWe are pleased to announce the current session line-up for our Public Art 101 Professional Development Series geared towards artists and community members. Topics are chosen based on the needs and interests expressed by artists. All of the sessions are free but registration is limited.

Public Art 101 sessions allow us to provide ongoing support and professional development opportunities to artists who are transitioning their practice from studio work to the realm of public art. 

For more information about the sessions including topics, dates and locations, please click here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for further updates.


Alberta | Call for Submissions: Canada150in150 – Celebrating Stories Of Our People, Our Places, Our Ways.


Canada 150 in 150 logoAbout the Canada150in150 Project
Canada150in150® is a celebratory project created by Albertans to recognize our citizens who have shaped and may shape in any way, the communities, organizations and companies in Alberta. The project consists of a website designed to showcase video submitted stories to the world, and concludes with a Celebration Finale Event on July 1,  2017 to honor the top 150  digital stories.

Why should you submit a video?
Canada150in150® Project is about showcasing all the stories the world has not yet heard or seen from “You”! Tell us about your ideas, experiences or achievements. In your story tell us how great it is to live, play and work in Alberta. Your story could be selected by the print or news media for an article or live radio or TV interview! Yes this is could be your “Five Minutes of Fame”! 

“You” could be the proud parents and kids at soccer and hockey games or special music recitals, or  you could be professionals in the Arts! You could be entrepreneurs or company employees or volunteers who helped to make dreams come true!

“You” could be one of the 150 Albertans celebrated in the Canada150in150®  Legacy Book featuring all the 150 top stories,  be honored at the Canada150in150® Ceremony and Celebration Finale Event on July 1, 2017, be awarded a Canada150in150 Legacy Medallion, and qualify for Top 10 Alberta Stories!

Deadline for Submissions & Early Bird draw: February 28, 2017.
Deadline for Submissions: March 26, 2017.


Open Call to Artists: Soar Visual Arts

Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge logoI HAVE SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU

a postcard to a friend I haven’t met yet…

The Gallery at Casa is calling for artists to participate in a unique mail-art project. We are inviting all artists, 35 and under, to send us a handmade postcard for inclusion in an exhibition. At the conclusion of the show, all artists will be sent another participant’s postcard in lieu of their own, complete with a note from a friend they haven’t met yet. The project is being launched in conjunction with the 3rd Soar Emerging Artists Festival, organized by the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge.

Artists are being challenged to create a personalized postcard. It can be constructed from a blank template upon which a design is painted, drawn or collaged. It can be newly created from stiff paper or card. It can even be a commercial postcard that is altered or transformed. The only consideration is that it follows a standard postcard layout and is able to travel by post.

Deadline for Submissions: March 18, 2017