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Blairmore/Rocky Mountains | Gushul Studio Residencies – Open Call

Length of Stay: One to Four months Duration
Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Blairmore, Alberta, Canada

The Open Call Gushul Studio Residency is available to the following applicants:

  • Canadian Artists and Writers
  • Non-Canadian Artists and Writers

Applications for Open Call Gushul Studio Residencies are accepted on an ongoing basis for both the Artist’s Studio and Writer’s Cottage. The Cottage accommodates a maximum of two writers and the Visual Artists’ Studio accommodates two working artists with room for two additional non-working occupants. Both facilities are separate buildings situated in proximity to one another in the town of Blairmore, Alberta, situated directly beside the historic Trans-Canada Railway line in the spectacular eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains

For information and full details related to application procedures and requirements, please refer to Gushul Studio Residency Application Guidelines.

Gushul Blairmore AB


Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture

The Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture is a coalition comprised of Alberta’s eight Provincial Arts Service Organizations and four Cultural Industry Associations. To learn more about each organization click on the links below.

Alberta Craft Council l Alberta Dance Alliance l Alberta Magazine Publishers Association l Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society l Alberta Media Production Industries Association l Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta l Book Publishers Association of Alberta l Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta l Theatre Alberta l Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC l Writers’ Guild of Alberta

Call for Submissions: Alberta Aboriginal Artists of All Disciplines

Sherri Chisan (Blue Quills First Nations College) and Sally (Calgary-based arts management consultant) have created a survey for individuals and another one for organizations. They are looking for help in connecting with Aboriginal Artists, all disciplines – traditional and contemporary.

The purpose of the survey is to invite Aboriginal artists and organizations to let them know about their experience with current arts funding – how it ‘is’ or ‘is not’ working for Aboriginal artists. (Grants, sponsorships, etc)

Findings will be shared with Canada Council, The AFA, various foundations, municipal funders, participants and others.

They’re looking for actors, technicians, film-makers, writers, hide-tanners, dancers, visual artists – the whole gamut! It only takes about 6 to 10 minutes to complete.


Winners of Open Photo/Open Digital 2012

Juror Jason Stang spent time last Thursday pouring over the photographs and digital images as they were hung in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. He made the difficult decision of whittling the nominees down to one best overall winner, three runners-up and six honourable mentions. Congratulations to the winners and all the entrants on the terrific work being done by photographers and digital artists in Alberta this past year!

Best Overall
Zbigniew Gortel
“Tuscan Panorama”

First Runner-Up
Cara Nicole Bishop
photography & digital manipulation

Second Runner-Up
Rita Long
“Binary Deconstruction 0011”
digital image

Third Runner-Up
Jeremy Fokkens

Honourable Mentions
Congratulations also to: David Aaron, Korapin (Amie) Chaotakoongite, Joel Koop, Sandy Olson, Robert Pohl, and Randall Talbot.

View the work at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary until October 13, 2012 and then join us in Edmonton on October 26th at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from 6-8 pm for the Edmonton opening reception . Open Photo/Open Digital 2012 runs in Edmonton until November 18, 2012. For more information, please contact us by phone 780.421.1731 or by email: info@visualartsalberta.com


The following is a list of links to awards and scholarships available at Alberta’s Post-Secondary institutions. These awards and scholarships are in addition to ones provided by the Alberta government through the Heritage Scholarship Fund and other organizations.


2010 Fibre Olympics, HWSDA, VAAA GalleryJuly 29 to August 28, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: Thurs, July 29, 2010 7-9:30pm

Visual Arts Alberta presents FIBRE OLYMPICS, an annual juried show exhibiting the talented provincial membership of the Hand Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta (HWSDA).

The HWSDA theme for 2010 is “Fibre Olympics”, with the defining colours including Gold, Silver, and Bronze.  The members of HWSDA have submitted their personal best pieces, all of which reflect their experience and accomplished workmanship.  The exhibition includes a varied array of work: scarves, coats, tea towels, blankets, and framed pieces are but a few of the types of items on display.

3RD Floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton
780.421.1731 | visualartsalberta.com | info@visualartsalberta.com
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am to 4pm, Sat 12-4pm. Admission free. Closed holiday weekend (July 31 & Aug. 2)



Please refer to the Information page to learn about Stride’s mandate, and the programming criteria for each of our three exhibition spaces.  Eligibility is limited to mid-career and established artists in the Main Space, and to emerging and aspiring artists (including students) in our +15 window space.  Artists in any stage of their career (emerging through established) may apply for exhibitions in our Project Room, provided their proposal is in accord with the stated mandate for this space. (more…)


Individual artists and representatives of arts organizations preparing to complete AFA grant program application forms should visit www.affta.ab.ca/completing-your-application.aspx for tips on successfully completing your application.

AFA application forms are now in a “smart” PDF format. Individuals intending to apply for AFA grants would greatly benefit from the brief step-by-step tutorial available. Please visit www.affta.ab.ca/grants.aspx for more information about AFA grant programs.


Official Website

The MIAIR Program is designed to serve artists at all stages of their career. Students and artists at all stages of their career are able to pursue their artistic investigations together in our spacious semi-private studios. The residency experience is one of cooperation and creativity. This collaborative spirit extends beyond the studio and spills over into the community in the form public events, sales, classes, and special events. Artists also bring their diverse cultural experiences, specialized technical abilities, educational backgrounds, and most importantly an endless variety of definitions of what a ceramic art practice can be.

Set against the dramatic cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat, Alberta, the 150 acre Historic Clay District was once home to some of Canada’s most important clay factories, including Medalta Potteries, Hycroft China, National Porcelain and Alberta Clay Products. Today, this history is being preserved with the unique Medalta Potteries National Historic Site, providing the setting for a living, working museum.

Medalta offers 5 main residency opportunities each year. In addition, they are able to accommodate a small number of special requirests for short-term residencies at certain times of the year.  For more information please visit their website.



The BICWA society is a residence for artists to live, work and use all facilities, independently. This is of interest for self directed artists. BICWA Society resides in the country, it’s surrounded by huge fields of brilliant golden yellow canola in the summer and by acres and acres of muskeg and willow bushes. Because the society is situated in the country side and it’s close to the wilderness, a lot of wildlife is crossing the fields.

  • Individual rooms in shared house, there are 6 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, large livingroom with fireplace and a very large dining / kitchen area and laundry room. Studio.
  • 24ft anagama (traditional Japanese woodkiln). Salt-kiln, wood-fire-kiln, electric-kilns, gas-kilns, raku-kilns. 2 studios with all technical equipment needed. (wheels, slabroller, extruder, pugmill etc.)

Box 144 HYTHE, ALBERTA T0H-2C0 Canada
Telephone +1 780 3562424 | Fax +1 780 3562225
E-mailE-mail  bibipot@telusplanet.net