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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor March 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 15 No 9  March 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Local arts and culture statistics

In this issue: Four Canadian projects that examine local data related to the arts, culture, and heritage, including benchmarks of local cultural spending, an assessment of the state of local infrastructure, as well as local reports on arts participation, arts investment, artists, and disaster recovery.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

St. Albert | Summer Gallery Assistant at Art Gallery of St. Albert (seasonal, full time)

Art Gallery of St. Albert logoArt Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), with Arts and Heritage St. Albert, has an exciting opportunity available for a highly energetic, creative and organized individual.

The Summer Gallery Assistant supports artistic achievement and visual culture in St. Albert and area by providing support for gallery events, programs and activities throughout the summer season.

The job listing should be viewed on the Arts and Heritage careers page here:  http://artsandheritage.ca/about-us/employment-opportunities/

Deadline for applications: 5 pm MST, Mon, April 3, 2017.

2017 National Visual Arts Advocate Award Nominations

CARFAC seeks to honour a professional artist from Alberta, who has made a significant contribution as an advocate for the Canadian visual arts community. This contribution may be national or regional in scope, and is a wonderful opportunity for a local arts advocate to gain national recognition and thanks for their work.

This year, the National Visual Arts Advocate Award will be presented during our national AGM to be held June 3rd in Edmonton. The winner will receive a craft-based artwork, made by an artist from Alberta.

The inaugural award was presented to Kim Ondaatje and Tony Urquhart in 2008, in celebration of CARFAC’s 40th anniversary. The award was presented to two of CARFAC’s founding members, who diligently worked towards the creation of an organization that represents and protects the professional interests of visual artists across Canada. A new era of arts activism was born under their leadership, and through this award, we pay tribute to further achievements made by artists in the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of visual artists, and the overall well-being of the visual arts community. Past winners include Pierre Tessier, Marlene Creates, Todd Janes, Sarah Petite, Pat Durr, Bill Horne, Johnnene Maddison, and Holly Faye.

Deadline for receipt of nominations is April 21, 2017.

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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 http://www.artwalkstalbert.com/artist-registration.html to register for a spot downtown

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

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

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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.

Exhibition:
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

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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.

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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor February 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 15 No 9  February 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Creative economy / Cultural industries

In this issue: Four reports that examine the broader cultural and creative industries, including two international comparisons of the creative economy or creative industries, a Canadian summary of the concept of the creative economy, as well as American statistics on the creative industries.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor January 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 15 No 8  January 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Arts indicators / Well-being

In this issue: Four reports that attempt to examine the overall health of the arts and culture in different countries, including culture-specific indicators from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and broad arts indexes from the U.S. and England.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Strathcona County | Art Society of Strathcona County :: Workshops Winter 2017

Art Society of Strathcona CountyPaint Along DVD
Jan. 24, Feb. 21, Mar. 21. Apr. 4 – 10-2pm Cost $5..00

DVD Social “Making Money with Your Art” – Robert & Kate Burridge
Sat. Feb. 4, 1-3:30 Cost $10

FLORAL-STILL LIFE COMBO in OILS & ACRYLIC – Cheryl Peddie
Feb. 25/26 10-4 Cost $125

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