Edmonton | Call to Edmonton Artists :: #YEGCANVAS 2017 (RFP)

edmonton arts councilA Citywide Billboard and LRT Station-Based Art Exhibition

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) and Pattison Outdoor Advertising present #YEGCANVAS 2017. This highly visible, high-profile transitory public art initiative turns the city of Edmonton into an urban gallery exhibiting works by Edmonton-area emerging, Indigenous, and multicultural artists, craftspeople, and artisans. #YEGCANVAS is an entry point for artists who have had little opportunity to participate in public art or exhibit in the Edmonton area.

YEGCANVAS billboards

Submission deadline: 4:30 pm on Friday, July 28, 2017

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AFA 2017 Budget Update

The AFA Board of Directors is pleased to share that its 2017-18 budget has been approved by the Minister of Culture and Tourism.

As part of Budget 2017, funding for the AFA was increased by $5 million this year, for a total of $31.6 million for 2017-18. In response, the AFA developed a budget that supports greater access, excellence, and sustainability of the arts sector, and seeks to increase funding for as many stakeholders as possible.

The difficult economic climate in Alberta last year caused considerable strain on our artists and arts organizations. Through targeted increases to many of our programs, we are working to help provide stability for our community.

Arts organizations will receive additional operational and project support to help weather the continuing economic challenges caused by the steep decline in global oil prices. More individual artists applying for project funding will receive AFA support.

We would also like to note that the Artists and Education project opportunity budget will be restored to 2015 funding levels. The AFA Board feels it is important continue to support this program’s successes and will also work to develop a long-term strategy to promote youth engagement in the arts.

The Board of Directors would again like to recognize the Government of Alberta for its investment in the AFA this year. This investment makes a strong statement about the value of the arts to Alberta’s culture sector, to economic diversification and to Albertans’ quality of life.

We are proud to support Alberta’s arts sector, and will continue to listen and respond to the needs of our community.

If you have questions about a specific funding opportunity, please contact us.

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St. Albert | Job Opportunity: Visual Arts Educator (Contract)

Art Gallery of St. Albert logoTerm: This position is a seasonal ten month contract which runs from September 2017 to June 2018. The position begins with training in early September.

Location: St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios, St. Albert, AB

Workdays: Monday – Friday, 8:30am–3:30pm

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), with Arts and Heritage St. Albert, has exciting opportunities for highly energetic, creative and organized individuals. Visuals Arts Educators support artistic achievement and visual culture in St. Albert and surrounding area, by providing inspiring, engaging and hands-on educational art programs for the community. AGSA is passionate about art education and its capacity to develop confidence and a variety of life and career skills in students.

The Arts and Heritage Foundation hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Deadline for applications: Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Calgary | Call for Visual Arts Submissions: Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery

Pumphouse Theatre logo

Submissions are now open for
PTS Art Gallery Exhibit: Indigenous Art
September 7th to December 16th, 2017.

The Pumphouse Theatres Society recognizes the historically Indigenous Territory in which we live and work. With gratitude, we invite artists of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry residing in Treaty 6 & 7 Territories to submit their visual art works for exhibition.

The Pumphouse Theatre is an historic and vibrant facility that supports and presents all art forms; and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist resides in Alberta (Treaty 6 & 7 lands) and must be available for installation.
  • Artist identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit)
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

  • PTS Art Gallery Submission Form
  • Artist Biography (250 words max)
  • Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.

Timeline
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017 4pm
Installation: September 3th-5th 2017
Gallery Close: December 16th 2017

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Edmonton | Upcoming Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund (EATF) Grant Deadlines

edmonton arts councilIn celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, and the 20th year of the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund (EATF) Award, the Eldon and Anne Foote Fund has made a one-time contribution to increase the 2017 EATF pool to $150,000. The addition of the Foote investment, through Edmonton Community Foundation, will allow the EAC to award $15,000 to ten exceptional, local artists.

The EATF Award is open to any artist who is a resident of the greater Edmonton region (which includes the City of Edmonton and the Counties of Sturgeon, Parkland, Leduc and Strathcona); 18 years or older; and a Candiana citizen or Permanent Resident.

Application Deadline: September 1

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Edmonton | Eleven Sculptures Find a New Home

Steel sculpture in Borden Park
It took two days of cranes, straps, power tools, ingenuity, hard hats, and several buckets of sunscreen to install the 11 new sculptures now residing in Borden Park. Artists Sandra Bromley, Kasie Campbell, Agnieszka Koziarz, and Susan Owen Kagan oversaw the installation of their artworks on the concrete pads dotted throughout the historic park. The EAC Public Art and Conservation teams, with invaluable assistance from Encore Trucking, (and some good old Alberta sunshine) moved and installed everything in record time.

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Draw More Income EP15C: CARFAC National Conference 2017: Michelle Schultz

Today for the podcast, we are very excited to bring you the third of a few mini-episodes from the 2017 CARFAC National Conference/AGM that was held early June 2017 at the MacEwan University in Edmonton. It was such a great weekend full of insight from people all over Canada that care about the rights of arts and culture workers and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC was happy to host.

This episode is a small talk from Michelle Schultz, the director of Edmonton’s dc3 Art Projects. Michelle extensive resume has led her to arts admin positions all over Alberta, London, and Los Angeles and given her some special insight into emerging business models in the contemporary art world. We were so glad to have her come to the conference and talk about some of these business models.

To learn more about Michelle and dc3, check out http://www.dc3artprojects.com/gallery/

This episode was recorded and edited by Ryan Hemphill with assistance from Sara McKarney.
It was recorded at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta (http://www.macewan.ca/)
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.

Call for Art Submissions – Royal Alexandra Hospital 2018 Juried Exhibition

Alberta Health Services logoThe Royal Alexandra Hospital Visual Arts Committee offers artists an opportunity to exhibit their works in this high traffic publicly accessed area of the hospital.

The Royal Alexandra Hospital is a public facility operated by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and is open to approximately one million individuals per annum, which includes in-patients, out-patients, visitors, family members and staff.

Exhibition Area
The Royal Alexandra Hospital Visual Arts Committee is currently inviting submissions for art displays for the gallery wall in the lower level of the Main building. The eight sections of well-lit wall space is an ideal venue for high traffic viewing. Please see the attached diagram. For further information on the facility or to view the exhibit area, please call 780-735-4430.

Submission Requirements
Applicants must complete the attached application form and send it with the requested photographs and information to:

Royal Alexandra Hospital Visual Arts Committee
Volunteer Resources Department
10240 Kingsway Ave.
Room 1412 Main Bldg.
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3V9
Email: volunteer.rah@ahs.ca

Deadline: by September 29, 2017

All submissions to be considered for exhibition in 2018 must be received by September 29, 2017. All candidates will be notified by November 2017. The decisions of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Visual Arts Committee are considered final.

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Calgary | New Publications from Calgary Arts Development

Calgary Arts Development logoCalgary Arts Development recently released a series of publications including our 2016 Accountability Report, and Building on our Momentum, a report about Arts and Culture Infrastructure in Calgary.

Building on our Momentum: Arts and Culture Infrastructure
Building on our Momentum: Arts and Culture Infrastructure provides an analysis of current cultural infrastructure needs and preferences, growth over the past 10 years, and identifies gaps in the cultural infrastructure ecosystem.

The report includes key findings as well as four recommendations and features an interactive map that visualizes arts spaces, demographics, and other data. Read the Report

2016 Accountability Report
As the city’s designated arts development authority, Calgary Arts Development supports and strengthens the arts to benefit all Calgarians.

We believe that all art is powerful and meaningful, and we are thrilled to offer the energy, skills and passion of our team to support the many ways that arts and artists improve lives and contribute to building a great city. Read our 2016 Accountability Report

How do arts help build a city?
Large-scale and small, traditional and cutting-edge, amateur and professional, once-in-a-lifetime and part of daily life—all of these aspects combine into a vital arts ecosystem that helps a city thrive.

Arts in Action YYC provides a snapshot of how Calgarians are currently engaging with arts, as well as representative stories. Learn More & Share