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Call for Indigenous and New Canadian Visual Artists for a 7 month mentorship program

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is looking for Experienced Edmonton Visual Artists either Indigenous or New Canadian that want to learn more in a one-on-one learning environment. This opportunity will not cost any money – just your time. At the end of the program, the selected artists will participate in an exhibition that pays CARFAC exhibition copyright fees.

This is an opportunity for those who want to become more professional in their art practice, and who want to learn different ways artists can succeed. Artists will meet with their teacher (mentor) 2 times per month over a period of 7 months, starting in March 2018 for a total of 18 – 20 hours. There will also be twice a month meetings (sharing sessions) where the group of 6 Indigenous / New Canadian Visual Artists will meet together with the program coordinators on Wednesday evenings between 6:30pm and 8:00pm.

To be considered for one of these positions, please email your resume and a letter by January 20th, 2018 at 4pm to sharon@visualartsalberta.com.

Successful candidates will be experienced artists that require knowledge on how to make Visual Arts their career. Candidates will be selected based on their need and willingness to learn. Please let us know why you feel this program would benefit you in your art career by explaining your current situation:

  • How long you have you been making art?
  • Have you achieved any degree of success as an artist?
  • What languages do you speak and understand?
  • Where you were born?
  • When did you arrive in Edmonton (you must be a resident of Edmonton to participate)?
  • Were you born in Canada or when did you arrive in Canada?

Most importantly tell us what you expect to learn and why you want to succeed as a Visual Artist. Interviews will take place during the first week of February 2018 for those artists being considered for one of these six positions.

If you require more information about this program, please phone Sharon at 780.421.1731 (Wednesday to Friday between 10am and 4pm) or email. send  by email to Email us your questions.


CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS, COMMITTEE MEMBERS + VOLUNTEERS

Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is always on the lookout for expressions of interest from Albertans to serve on our Board of Directors, a Committee or to volunteer for us. If you are interested in helping to guide Alberta’s advocacy organization for Visual Artists, please submit an expression of interest.

  1. A one-page document outlining your interest and understanding of CARFAC and its initiatives, and what you feel you can contribute to the organization.
  2. Your current CV, and a short bio
  3. Your general work-week schedule, so we can contact you for further discussion and an interview

Visual Arts Alberta-CARFAC is an inclusive organization, and welcomes the input and viewpoints of all people, including those who identify as LGBT2SQ, First Nations and Métis, New Canadians, and Visible Minorities.

If you would like more information please contact:

Chris W. Carson
Executive Director
Visual Arts Alberta-CARFAC
3rd flr, 10215 – 112 Street Edmonton
780-421-1731  or 1-866-421-1731
chris@visualartsalberta.com