Category Archives: Canadian Calls

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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Edmonton | Call for Submissions: REGENERATION a group show of artists with Ukrainian heritage

ACUA Gallery presents REGENERATION, a group show of artists with Ukrainian heritage. ACUA is having an open call to all artists who have some Ukrainian background, be it from Ukraine, or parents, grandparents, etc. who came from Ukraine. The artists and art do not need to reflect their heritage. REGENERATION is accepting all forms of media (paintings, printmaking, sculpture, digital, etc.) for this show of this new generation of artists of Ukrainian descent.
Email events@acuarts.ca with the following details:
Name and address, phone number, image of work and 100 – 250 words describing your Ukrainian Heritage.
DEADLINE FOR DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS: March 2, 2017

Drop off artwork at ACUA Gallery in Edmonton (address below).
Artists will be responsible for paying for shipping to and from the gallery.
DEADLINE FOR SHIPPED MATERIALS: March 9, 2017

ACUA Gallery & Artisan Boutique 9534 – 87 Street Edmonton, AB T6C 3J1 CANADA
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Edmonton | MZD Call for Submissions 2017-18

Mile Zero Dance logoMILE ZERO DANCE·SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017

Mile Zero Dance is a non-profit charitable dance company based in Edmonton, AB, with 1200 square foot studio and 600 square foot gallery/front space that we program throughout the year. Situated in Little Italy, we are interested in performance work that pushes boundaries and expectations, especially dance, body, or movement based work. For our 33rd Season, we are seeking artists from a wide variety of backgrounds for:

1 Short Multidisciplinary Acts, 10 minutes or less, for cabaret situations such as Dirt Buffet Cabaret or mixed evenings such as Alberta Culture Days. Artists should prepare a video clip (online), short bio, and a description of work to be presented. Any media considered. (ongoing).

2 Curators for themed, Canada 150 one-night party events. The curator/lead artist will be involved in selecting other artists and planning the event as well as showing their own work. CV/artist statement/samples of work. (deadline March 1/17)

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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 | Request for Proposals :: Edmontonia Living Rooms Project

Edmonton Heritage Council logoThe Edmonton Heritage Council seeks an exhibit designer to curate, design, and produce an exhibit for their upcoming Edmontonia Living Rooms project. A collaboration between the EHC and the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-Operative, and funded by the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 fund, Edmontonia Living Rooms brings together Edmonton’s cultural communities to celebrate the unfolding story of Canada.

Through a series of community gatherings leading up to a traveling public exhibit, Edmontonia Living Rooms will share stories and experiences from diverse Edmontonians related to universal themes including home, learning, love, and healing.

Please contact Azkaa Rahman at arahman@edmontonheritage.ca or 780-340-1425 if you have any questions.

Submission Deadline: February 16, 2017

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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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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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Edmonton | Calls to Artists :: Valley Line LRT Stops – Art Glass RFQ (4 Calls)

  • This contains four art glass public art calls for the Valley Line LRT.
  • Artists may apply for one or multiple calls, and should provide a distinct submission package for each call in separate emails.
  • Submit Visual Documentation only once if it is exactly the same for each submission, and indicate so in your email.

There will be an Information Session for all 4 Calls on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, Lestock Lounge,
Rm 218B 10440 108 Avenue from 5:00 – 6:15pm
EAC & City project personnel will provide detailed information about the call
The event will be cancelled without sufficient RSVPs – please register before January 30, 2017 with Chelsea Boida cboida@edmontonarts.ca

Deadline for Submissions for all:  4:30 pm on Monday, February 27, 2017

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Lethbridge | Call for Submissions for Cabinet of Queeriosities IV

Cabinet of Queeriosities IV The Gallery at Casa is hosting Cabinet of Queeriosities IV. This is the 4th in a series of exhibitions celebrating LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer) history, identity, culture, and pride through a diverse range of subject matters and approaches. In the past, works shown as part of Cabinet of Queeriosities have included video, photography, mixed media, painting, drawing, ceramics, found objects, altered objects, assemblages and people’s collections of LGBTQ themed items (such a beefcake playing cards and beaver ornaments). The Gallery at Casa is a multi-use facility, and submissions should consider diverse audiences and ages.

  • This call is open to all artists. You need not identify as LGBTQ but submissions should in some way address LGBTQ history, identity, culture and/or pride.
  • Each artist, or group of collaborators, may submit up to 3 works.
  • This exhibition is curated and artists chosen will be paid an honorarium for participating ($25 – $150, depending on the number of artists included).
  • Artists must cover cost of shipping, if applicable.
  • Please include name, medium, year, and insurance value when dropping off work to Casa. You may also include a cv and brief statement, not exceeding 250 words.

Drop off your work in person between June 10 and 13, 2017. If you are submitting from out of town, ensure your shipped work arrives at Casa before June 13, 2017. The exhibitioopens June 24 and runs until August 25, 2017. There will be an opening reception on June 24, 2017.

For more information, please contact guest curators and coordinator
Leila Armstrong at leila.armstrong@shaw.ca
Megan Morman megan.morman@uleth.ca
or Casa Curator Darcy Logan at gallery@artslethbridge.org