Tag Archives: visual artists

What Does CARFAC Actually Do?

By Graeme Dearden, Communication Assistant

Last month, I attended two events hosted by Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC in Calgary, both focussed on the role of CARFAC and arts advocacy, pragmatically and idealistically. The first event was a small get-together at The New Gallery’s historic John Snow House where artist and former CARFAC National membership coordinator, Taylor Norris, gave a talk on what CARFAC does for Canadian artists. (more…)

Are You an Edmonton-area Artist? Read on to win $10,000…

The new application form for the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Art Prize is now up on our site.

If you are an Edmonton and area artist and have exhibited in an Edmonton and area gallery in 2012, you are eligible to win $10,000!

For details, check out the application form here.

Coming of Age: The Graduates

Join us for the opening of this group show featuring 10 graduating art students from 5 Alberta communities: Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie. Coming of Age: The Graduates opens to the public on June 7th, with an artist’s reception on June 21st from 6:30 -9:30 pm. Drop by until July 14th to see the exciting work emerging from Alberta’s art schools! The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open  Wed-Fri from 10-4 and Sat from 12-4. The Gallery will be closed June 30.

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.

BRUCEBO AND W.B. BRUCE FINE ART SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: JANUARY 31 ANNUALLY
Website

Since 1972, the Brucebo Fine Art  Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden (=BBF) has offered a fine art residency scholarship to younger, talented, emerging Canadian artists aged 40 or younger, preferably painters, thus providing an inspiring study and work stay  in northern Europe  on the island of Gotland located  in the middle of the crisp waters of the Baltic Sea.

The BBF fine  art scholarships  hark back  to the post-impressionist era in Europe – the 1880’s – a time when Paris  was the world  center  of artistic creativity . Two young  artists, Caroline Benedicks of Sweden and William Blair Bruce of Hamilton, Canada,  meet in Paris, marry and after living  many years  on the European continent , settle on history-laden Gotland Island , a Swedish  outpost approximately equidistant between  the Swedish  mainland and the Baltic state of Latvia. With the untimely death  of William ( in 1906), and that of  Caroline ( in 1935 ), the estate , in the early 70’s, created  the Brucebo Fine Art ( Scholarships ) Foundation, an organization promoting island-based cultural history and fine art.  (more…)

CANADA COUNCIL: ASSISTANCE TO VISUAL ARTISTS, PROJECT GRANTS

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1 annually
ELIGIBILITY: PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, CANADIAN CITIZENS OR RESIDENTS ONLY

Project Grants support professional visual artists who contribute to contemporary visual arts for research/creation, production, and career development. The project must be significant and advance the long-term artistic practice, dissemination of the artist’s work, or career development of the applicant at a key moment in their career. There are three types of project grants: (more…)

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS: LONG-TERM GRANTS TO VISUAL ARTISTS

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 1 ANUALLY
Canadian citizens or permanent residents only

Long-Term Grants provide support over a two-year period to professional artists who have made a significant contribution to contemporary visual arts. The period of activity covered by the grant must have a series of opportunities in the fields of research/creation, production, career and networking development. The program of work must be designed to advance the long-term artistic and career development of the artist at a key moment in their career. It must include at least two of the following activities: (more…)

CANADA COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES PROGRAM, VISUAL ARTS

ELIGIBILITY: Canadian citizen or resident, no students, must have made a nationally or internationally recognized contribution to their discipline, visual or fine craft artist

The International Residencies Program in the Visual Arts supports professional visual and fine craft artists, and independent critics and curators. Residencies are for individuals who wish to pursue creative work and networking opportunities abroad. Grants contribute toward subsistence, travel, production costs, accommodation and residency fees for professional Canadian artists to participate in an international residency.

For a full list of residencies available, eligibility criteria, restrictions, grant amounts, guidelines and application forms, please visit the Canada Council for The Arts website.

LEIGHTON ARTISTS COLONY CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Self-directed Arts Residencies
http://www.banffcentre.ca

These nine unique studios, each designed by a distinguished Canadian architect, are located in a secluded wooded area of The Banff Centre. The studios offer a concentrated, retreat environment to professional artists engaged in the creation of new work.

Applications are accepted from artists of a variety of disciplines: writers, composers, singer-songwriters, visual artists, screenwriters, playwrights, literary translators, curators, art theorists, and professionals working in theatre, dance and film at the conceptualization or research stage of a project.  Acceptance is based on an application/adjudication process.

For more information and to apply:
The Banff Centre, Office of the Registrar ?Email: arts_info@banffcentre.ca Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989 ?http://www.banffcentre.ca/leightoncolony/

ARTIST RESIDENCY: TAKT KUNSTPROJEKTRAUM, BERLIN

DEADLINE: ONGOING
Disciplines: Literature, Media Art, Music, Performing Arts, Sculpture, Visual Arts
Target Group: International

Takt offers 10 rooms to active artists visiting Berlin. The residency arised from the takt kunstprojektraum project, a non-profit, artist-run effort, founded in 2003. The main goal of the residency program is to provide artists visiting Berlin quick access to an environment that will foster their creative energies. Participating artists are invited and expected to explore their creative paths. The artists participating in the program have the opportunity to participate in open studio events. The residency has a strong element of community living. It merges a community living environment with creative artistic exploration. The rooms are all on the same floor, on either side of an L-shaped hallway. There are two kitchens and two bathrooms, which are shared by all those in the space. A series of meetings is organized each month, where people can present their work and exchange ideas. The goals are to create a platform for dynamic exchange, to allow the possibility for spontaneous collaborations, and to build up networks among artists. (more…)