Category Archives: CALL FOR ARTISTS

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 | Deadline Approaching for McLuhan House Artist in Residency

Arts Habitat Edmonton logoARTIST STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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)

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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Edmonton | Nextfest 2017 Call for Visual Art Submissions

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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…)

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

CANADA’S 150TH BIRTHDAY IS THIS YEAR! WE WANT TO CELEBRATE ALL ALBERTANS BY SHARING THEIR DIGITAL STORIES!

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.

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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

Click to download the Call

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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