Category Archives: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Edmonton | Nextfest 2018: 5 Calls For Visual Art

#nxfstNextfest is now accepting Visual Art submissions for the 2018 Festival. The festival runs May 31 – June 10 in Edmonton, Alberta. Nextfest is an opportunity for emerging visual artists to show and create new work. For the purpose of this festival, “emerging” refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented.

Nextfest is also an opportunity to collaborate. If you are interested in working with another artist on a new work, let us know!

This year there are five opportunities related to visual Art. Please read through all of them. Applicants are welcome to answer more than one call. Three of the calls are offered through the Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) and are exclusive to currently enrolled or recently graduated post-secondary students registered in Alberta.

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS – APPLY NOW!
Deadline: March 10

VISUAL ART NITECLUB – APPLY NOW!
Deadline: April 1

VISUAL ART EXHIBITION COORDINATOR – APPLY NOW!
Deadline: February 15 | Applicants must be post-secondary students

STUDENT MURAL ARTIST – APPLY NOW!
Deadline: March 1 | Applicants must be post-secondary students

FESTIVAL IMAGE ARTIST – APPLY NOW!
Deadline: March 1 | Applicants must be post-secondary students

Prince George BC | Three Artist Opportunities

Two Rivers Gallery

Two Rivers Gallery is located in Prince George, British Columbia. To learn more about each opportunity, download the linked call (pdf).

Deadline for Submission (all three calls): March 15, 2018

Two Rivers Gallery website

Edmonton | Call to Edmonton & Area Artists – Heritage Valley Park and Ride

edmonton arts councilCall to Edmonton and Area* Artists – Heritage Valley Park and Ride Public Art Project

The Heritage Valley Park and Ride public art call, open to professional artists residing in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region*, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C). Emerging artists and artists not currently represented in the collection are encouraged to apply.

The Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks an Edmonton-based artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed Summer 2019 at the Heritage Valley Park and Ride Transit Centre.

Deadline for Submissions:  4:30 pm MST on Monday, April 30, 2018

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Edmonton | McMullen Gallery’s Call for Submissions 2018

 McMullen Gallery's Call for Submissions 2018McMullen Gallery is currently accepting proposals for our 2018 Call For Submissions – due March 31, 2018

McMullen Gallery seeks proposals for the 2019-2020 exhibition season from practicing artists, curators and organizations, with consideration for the meaningful experiences that art allows in a hospital setting.

McMullen Gallery exhibits artwork in all media that is soothing, uplifting, humorous, and/or thought-provoking including but not limited to health-related subject matter. McMullen Gallery considers artwork that is appropriate to potential sensitivities of patients, and also that which may be most impactful to the hospital community.  McMullen gallery pays artists according to CARFAC guidelines, and also covers the cost of opening celebration, invitations, labels and signage.

Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2018

Interested Applicants should be directed here: http://www.friendsofuah.org/mcmullen-gallery/submissions/ where they can find more details and also submit.

Questions: mcmullengallery@ahs.ca

Hungary | Two Calls for Artists

Call for artist – Video Fest – MAVF, Budapest 2018
and
Call for artist – 9 X 12 (22.9X30.5cm), Budapest
Environmental Project

DEADLINE FOR BOTH CALLS: March 1, 2018

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St. Albert | Call for Submissions :: Art Gallery of St. Albert

Art Gallery of St. Albert logo2019 Gallery Exhibitions

The Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), a contemporary public art gallery, is seeking submissions from artists or artist groups of all artistic and cultural backgrounds working in all styles and mediums for exhibition in the 2019 calendar year. The Gallery strives to provide a thought-provoking exhibition schedule and corresponding programs that support educationally challenging art and appeal to many audiences. AGSA is committed to profiling a diversity of styles and mediums. The Gallery endeavours to showcase artists who exhibit locally, nationally and internationally.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5pm

>> Click here for more information…

Calgary | Call for Submissions :: People’s Portrait Prize

People's Portrait PrizeWho This show is open to all Calgary and area artists.
What All artistic mediums are welcome from local artists of all ages.

  • 1 to 3 artworks by each artist. Entry fee is $15 per artwork; $5 per artwork for artists 18 and under.
  • No submissions required prior to the event.
  • Two dimensional artwork must be ready to hang with D-rings/wire or be accompanied by an easel.
  • For sculpture, please bring plinths. Artwork not exhibition ready will not be displayed.
  • NOTE: Space is limited. We will hang at least one work per artist.
  • Artwork must have the artist’s name and contact information on it.
  • Artwork will be judged by a jury in categories and visitors can vote for the People’s Choice Award.
  • Artwork can be for sale. 90% of any art sales will go to the artist.

Where cSPACE King Edward, 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary
When/Deadline for Submissions Drop off is Saturday, March 10 between 10 am and 1 pm.
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Calgary | Call for Submissions :: WRECK CITY

wreck city logoExperimental Artist Residency in Calgary

WRECK CITY seeks RFQs (Requests for Qualifications) from artists, documentary filmmakers, and critical art writers interested in participating in an experimental artist residency in Calgary. Successful candidates will be willing to engage in collaborative, chaotic, immersive, and independently-motivated situations, and be available throughout the WRECK CITY Residency (June 22 – July 27, 2018) and intermittently during the Public Exhibition (July 28 – August 11, 2018). The location of the Residency is currently secret, but it is located in the Calgary neighbourhood of Marda Loop.

14 artists, collaborative teams, and/or collectives will be selected based on the integrity of their portfolios, availability, intentions, and relationship with DIY art spaces. Artists will receive a $2,000 honourarium and $1,000 for materials/expenses, onsite accommodations are available for out of town artists.

One documentary filmmaker will produce 2 short films – one 1-minute teaser film (to be released prior to the Exhibition’s Opening) and one documentary short chronicling the overall project, $3,000 honourarium.

A Writer-in-Residence will be asked to develop critical writing around the residency and exhibition, $750 honourarium.

Deadline: midnight on Monday, February 26, 2018

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Strathcona County | Call for Artists :: The 3rd Annual Hidden Treasures Open Art Studio Tour

Art Society of Strathcona CountyThe Art Society of Strathcona County (ASSC) is please to announce an exciting opportunity for Strathcona County artists – a local home studio tour!  The 3rd Annual Hidden Treasures Open Art Studio Tour is planned for June 23 & 24th, 2018.  This is a self-guided tour of Strathcona County artists’ working studios.  The event is free to the public.  Artists will be able to show and sell any of their artwork in their home studio setting.  The Art Society of Strathcona County provides advertising, promotion and signage.  Registration is limited to 10 non-ASSC members.

On-line registration at artstrathcona.com commences February 1st and closes February 28th.  See the  attached information sheet for more details.

Call to Artists | IWS Canada/CSPWC International Festival of Watercolour

iws canada logoThe IWS Canada is part of an international network of watercolour societies. Over the last few years IWS has celebrated watercolour with international festivals and workshops in many countries. Our plan is to continue building on increasing the exposure of watercolour bringing artists together from around the globe and, share our mutual love of watercolour.

This year the IWS Canada and the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour are collaborating to create a exciting event in the Toronto area and we to generate lots of participation. Here are some of the details.

IWS Canada/CSPWC International Festival of Watercolour
September 28 to October 28th, 2018

The festival will feature a juried exhibition in Richmond Hill, Ontario, of about 150 Watercolours by artists across Canada and around the world. The prospectus  for the exhibition, with all relevant information, is available on the IWS Canada website or Facebook page.

Open for submissions: January 15, 2018.
Deadline for submissions: by 6pm EST, March 20, 2018 (late entries will not be accepted).

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