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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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CARFAC Publishes Canadian Gallery Guide for Artists

Looking for places to exhibit your work?

CARFAC has all the tools you need to find success including our compilation of gallery surveys from across Canada – available exclusively for members. This version of the guide includes a menu to help you navigate easily between each province’s listings and CARFAC BC’s survey which was in the process of being finalized when we sent the last version. (more…)

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

VAAA Bay FUNdraiser a big success!!

There's nothing like some healthy competition...

Well, all the bids came in and the auction closed with a bang! Nearly $3,000 was raised for VAAA exhibition programming. Huge thanks to the many artists and bidders for contributing to a fantastic event! Look for us in October next year.


The Canadian Arts Coalition is the largest consortium of arts, culture, and heritage supporters – business leaders and arts philanthropists, sponsors and volunteers, artists and cultural workers, and arts, culture and heritage organizations, – ever assembled in Canada.

We all believe that the future of our citizens, their towns and cities, and indeed, the nation itself depends on a rich, vibrant and diverse arts and heritage community. The viability of cities greatly depends on their cultural opportunities. Our artists are inventive and generous. But the arts can flourish only when they have adequate, stable, sustained investment.  Visit the Canadian Arts Coalition site and learn how to take action.


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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.


Target Group: International

1646 is an artists? initiative/project-space in the centre of The Hague, which promotes the exchange between local, national and international artists and art spaces. The aim is to create an active research for current developments in the shifting landscapes of art, culture, and theory. At the end of each residency there will be a presentation of the works or research made during the period.

1646 provides a 21 sqm private workspace located in the back of its exhibition space. The studio comes equipped with wireless internet connection, and all the community resources 1646 has to offer. 1646 provides accommodation, studio and possible working budget up to 1000,00. All individual expenses such as food, individual traveling expenses, etc. are paid by the artist.

Download the application form at www.enter1646.com/residency . Applications can be sent per email or by regular mail at:

1646, Residency
Boekhorststraat 125, 2512 CN Den Haag, Holland
E-mail: info@enter1646.com | Website: www.enter1646.com