Edmonton | Call for Artists :: Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta


Deadline: November 5th, 2017
Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta


Founded in 1997, CAVA presents an artistic program that encourages creativity and the exploration of different forms of visual arts, all the while facilitating learning. CAVA privileges the formation of links between arts and the general public and strives to network with and open up to the community.

Every year, CAVA presents 6 exhibitions in current arts in its Espace Exploration (Exploration Space). In parallel with the exhibitions, CAVA organizes conferences, artist talks or creative workshops that allow participants to approach the exhibition from a different angle and prolong reflection.

> Call for artists

 The Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta (CAVA) is calling for artists in order to develop a program for the year 2018. This call for projects addresses artists, groups, collectives and curators involved in visual arts. During the selection process, the jury will pay particular attention to avant-garde projects that induce the public to live out an experience. All materials and styles are eligible; projects that aim to renew artistic mediums and approaches are preferred.

> Selection

 All candidates will be screened by the program committee, which assesses submissions according to the following criteria:

  • The proposed project demonstrates contemporary ways of thinking, reflecting transformations and innovations in the field of visual arts.
  • The quality of the works.
  • Ability of the works to invite interaction.
  • Feasibility of the proposed project.
  • Albertan artist portfolios will be granted priority.
  • This call is for francophone artists or bilingual artists.

Selection results will be communicated in November.

> Support and funding

The selected projects will receive the following support:

  • Exhibition financing, according to CARFAC-RAAV, category 1 guidelines.
  • Communication (press release, graphics, advertisements, printing).
  • Technical fees related to events: receptions, conferences..
  • Support for installing the exhibition.

> The candidate’s portfolio must include:

  • An artist’s statement.
  • A resume, no more than 3 pages in length.
  • Visual documentation: 10 pictures or videos that present a selection of finished projects. Videos must not exceed 5 minutes.
  • A description of the project, detailing its experimental and interactive attributes.
  • A technical instructions document, detailing how the proposed project should be installed in the Espace Exploration.
  • Documents must be compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux in doc. or pdf. format.

> Deadline:

November 5th, 2017

> Delivery method:

We ask that you send electronic documents to: direction@galeriecava.com

By post to the following address:

Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta
9103 95 avenue NW,
Edmonton, Alberta T6C 1Z4

Please refrain from sending original works as applications will not be returned.

Download this call (docx)