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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor February 2018

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.

Edmonton | Job Opportunity: Pottery Instructors

City of Edmonton Job Opportunity
Program Specialist – 28024
City Arts Centre

The City Arts Centre is recruiting for part-time Pottery Instructors to teach children, youth and/or adults a variety of art disciplines, such as Throwing, Handbuilding and Sculptures.

Instructors should be passionate about sharing their expertise, adventurous with instructing methods, knowledgeable about the subject matter and have a good grasp of the visual fundamentals and design. Previous teaching experience is required, completion of a Diploma or Bachelor of Fine Arts is an asset.

Questions can be directed to Ruth-Anne.French@edmonton.ca

Alberta | Trumpet: OPEN CALL to Alberta Artists that use visual art to change how people think about our world

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is partnering with Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture to stage a 3 – 5 person exhibition opening at the beginning of June 2017 at Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture in Edmonton.

Submission deadline: midnight Tuesday April 4th, 2017.

We are interested in artists that use art to question new political realities (locally, nationally, internationally) and who have a unique perspective that is under-represented or unrecognized within current exhibition and curatorial practices.  Special consideration will be given to artists operating from positions that may be termed marginalized or otherwise outside dominant cultural narratives.

To have your work considered for this exhibition: send in one email to carfac@visualartsalberta.com on or before midnight Tuesday April 4th, 2017. Please include the following items as attachments, and title the email RE: Trumpet submission.

  • Your c.v. (3 pages max. as a PDF or Word file).
  • 3-5 JPEG images (72 dpi, 1024 pixels on the longest side) of recent work that you would like to exhibit or that illustrates what you do.
  • Links to your website or other online material that features examples of your work.
  • Your complete Alberta address, telephone numbers, and email address.
  • A 1-2 page (PDF or Word file) artist statement that answers the following: who you are as a person and as an artist (if you consider yourself to be operating from the margins please explain how), what you are trying to achieve with your art, and how your work illustrates your intentions.

Exhibition Royalty Fees will be paid in accordance with the current CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule.

Edmonton | CALL TO CANADIAN ARTISTS (RFQ) :: Co-Located Dispatch and Emergency Operations Centre (CD-EOC)

edmonton arts councilRFQ :: Co-located Dispatch & Emergency Operations Centre

The Co-Located Dispatch and Emergency Operations Centre (CD-EOC) public art competition, open to professional artists or artist teams residing in Canada, 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, is seeking a professional artist or artist team to work creatively with the CD-EOC building team to explore the building scrim material as an art medium.

Artists will have the opportunity to work with the material across the whole scale of the building. The successful artist will be engaged through an interview process, and will work alongside the design team to prepare concepts prior to tender documents being completed in June 2017. The successful artist will explore the possibilities of the scrim material both conceptually and imaginatively.

Pre-exisitng images or straightforward graphic design will not be accepted.

Budget: $250,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Friday, March 03, 2017
Installation: Summer 2019

For more information, email Robert Harpin, Public Art Officer, or call (780) 424-2787 ext. 231

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Edmonton | Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Alberta Craft Council

Alberta Craft Council logoEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL

  • Based in Edmonton Alberta, with some time spent in Calgary, and smaller centres
  • Salary from $65,000, commensurate with experience
  • Competition deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Start date: May 1, 2017

Send applications to:
ED Search, Alberta Craft Council, 10185 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Canada, T5J 1H4 or
submissions@albertacraft.ab.ca

The Alberta Craft Council (ACC) is a Provincial Arts Service Organization and the largest Provincial Craft Council in western Canada. ACC operates Edmonton’s second largest public gallery, and Alberta’s only public galleries (and touring exhibitions) dedicated to fine craft. ACC is about to open a Calgary gallery location.

Competition deadline: March 15, 2017

Read the full job posting.

Calgary | Calling all Sad Bastards and Lonely Hearts! EAR Fundraiser

Sad Bastards and Lonely Hearts Ball

Calling all Sad Bastards and Lonely Hearts!

Heartbroken? Weary? Just perpetually bummed? Come commiserate with EAR!

Whether you are looking for an antidote to the treacle of Valentine’s Day, or you are just needing an excuse to leave your sorry little basement apartment – WE WANT YOU!

Sad Bastards & Lonely Hearts Ball – Saturday Feb 25  

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Salt Spring Island | Artist in Residence AiR program 2017

Salt Spring Island Artist in Residence AiR program. ‘Come, share the experience’ 

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the second year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent is to provide the time and space for creativity and productivity and to introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community.

Residencies will be awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit. Applications for the AiR program can be submitted on or before April 15, 2017 for tenure between October 2017 and April 2018.

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Winnipeg | PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES: Southwest Rapid Transit Project

Winnipeg Arts Council

National Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Seven Opportunities
Budgets: Variable (see individual opportunities in Call)
Sites: Seven locations along the new Southwest Rapid Transitway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, located on Treaty 1 territory.

The Southwest Rapid Transitway being built in the Fort Garry region of Winnipeg will integrate public artwork as part of the expansion. This includes applied work on overpasses, freestanding sculptural work at community gateways, and station details. The Winnipeg Arts Council invites professional artists residing in Canada to apply to these seven public art calls for the Parker, McGillivray, Clarence, Chevrier, Plaza, Chancellor, and Markham sections of the development.

Interested artists must submit a complete application package to be considered. Artists are welcome to apply for as many of the opportunities as they like, but separate Expressions of Interest must be submitted for each project.

Please visit our website for more details.

Winnipeg Arts Council 103—110 Princess Street Winnipeg MB, R3B 1K7
T: 204.943.7668 F: 204.942.8669 E: info@winnipegarts.ca
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St. Albert | Request for Artists Qualifications: Lyle & Marie McCann Legacy Project

Expression of Interest/Prequalification EOI/PQ17- 0001
Request for Artists Qualifications,
Lyle & Marie McCann Legacy Project

Art in Public Places, City of St. Albert
Date Issued:  January 26, 2017

Due Date: 2:00:00 p.m. MST, March 2, 2017

COMPETITION:

City of St. Albert logoThe City of St. Albert (the “City”) is pleased to announce a competition for one three-dimensional artwork to be placed in the garden entrance of Grandin Pond (the “Legacy Artwork”). The Legacy Artwork will take into consideration the purpose of the donation, which is to celebrate Lyle and Marie McCann, their love for each other, St. Albert, nature and their family.

The primary goal of the commission is to create a sculptural artwork that will celebrate the lives of Lyle and Marie McCann. The Legacy Artwork will be created within the context, and recognition of their legacy.

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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.