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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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Alberta Call to Artists: Evidence of Paint 2018

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC logoIf you find your creative practice shows evidence of paint (oil, acrylic, water colour) this is an opportunity to have your work seen in Calgary and Edmonton!

We invite Indigenous, Newcomer and Alberta artists from all parts of the province to submit images to Evidence of Paint 2018! It is an excellent opportunity to exhibit your work in a group exhibition. All subject matter, styles and techniques are welcome — as long as they show evidence of paint.

Submission Deadline: Friday April 27, 2018 at 4 pm.

in Edmonton, from late August to mid October, 2018 and in Calgary, from mid October to the end of November, 2018 Actual exhibition dates TBA. The work will be exhibited at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton (North) and Calgary (South). Exhibiting artists will receive a nominal artist fee.

For more information, including submission guidelines, download the Call and Entry Form (pdf)

Calgary | Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibit: Submissions Now Open!

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We are at it again! The Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery is now accepted submission for our Spring 2018. Our exhibition is: Emerging Artist Exhibit April 12th to June 30th 2018.

Deadline to submit March 9th 2018

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating 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. We are asking any artists who identifies as an Emerging Artist (under 5 years of professional experience) to submit for this exhibit.

Please download our submission package and poster. Feel free to forward this information to any who may be interested in applying for this exhibit. We look forward to connecting with the new and innovative artist in our community.

Kelly Malcolm  |  Programming Director
P U M P H O U S E  T H E A T R E
403 . 263 . 0079  ext 100  |  kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca

Calgary designated as Canada’s Cultural Capital for 2012

Calgary Designated As Canada’s Cultural Capital for 2012

October 14, 2011 (Calgary, AB) – Mayor Naheed Nenshi today thanked Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore for naming Calgary a 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada.

“This is an honour for Calgary that recognizes the importance of our arts and cultural sector,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “Calgarians take great pride in our support for the arts and culture, and we can use 2012 as an opportunity to share that pride with all Canadians while helping our cultural industry to grow even more.” (more…)