DEADLINE FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION CALL SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

DEADLINE FOR AWARDS CREATION, PHOTOGRAPHER, PERFORMANCE & EXHIBITIONS CALLS AUGUST 31, 2017

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is seeking a variety of artists to participate in the 2017 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards showcase event on October 21, 2017. The focus of this event is to celebrate the achievements of the region’s top artists, as well as highlight the extraordinary talent present in Wood Buffalo through high energy, poignant performances and exhibitions. ACWB is looking for visual, literary, performing, and film artists – please see the 4 main calls below for more information.


ARTIST CALL – VIDEO PRODUCTION

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for professional video services to create the nominee and award winners reel for the second annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards. The reel will be shown at the showcase event on October 21, 2017, as part of the awards presentation.

Service Required

Create a nominee and award winners reel consisting of categories, nominee names, headshots, and relevant nomination materials (photos, video clips, etc.). The reel should contain elements of silent movies (title cards, accompanying piano music, stylized old fashioned film look) to fit the event theme of The Midnight Speakeasy. The reel will be shown during awards presentations, which are interspersed between performances. The reel should be designed to be played in such a way that it can start and stop (or pause) for changes between presentations and performances, and hold on each category winner.

Selection Process

Submissions are due by September 7, 2017. The successful video services will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff and will be notified by September 8, 2017. Please note, only the successful artist will be contacted.


ARTIST CALL – AWARDS CREATION

ACWB is looking to commission an artist to create the awards for the second annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards. The awards (the “Buffys”) will be distributed at a showcase event on October 21, 2017. ACWB is seeking to select one Wood Buffalo artist to create thirteen awards, one for each of the following categories: Arts Administration, Arts Education, Creative Collaboration, Music, Dance, Theatre, Indigenous Arts, Visual Arts, Fine Craft, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Rising Star, and Arts Champion. Artists may submit one design for all thirteen categories, or can propose slight alterations on the main design for each category.

Work Media

2D or 3D artwork / fine craft which reflect the themes of: Wood Buffalo region; excellence in the arts; culture of creativity; courage and integrity; and / or collaborative leadership.

Budget

$150 per award to a total of $1950, inclusive of GST.

Selection Process

The successful artist will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff and will be notified by September 1, 2017. Please note, only the successful artist will be contacted.

The final finished awards must be delivered to the Arts Council Wood Buffalo office at Shell Place no later than 4:00 PM on October 18, 2017.


ARTIST CALL – EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for professional photography services to provide event photos of the second annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards showcase event on October 21, 2017, located at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts (Holy Trinity High School).

Services Required

  • Photographs taken during the pre-show activities
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Attendees, performers, décor
  • Photographs taken during the awards showcase
    • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    • Attendees, performers, speakers, award presenter(s), award recipients, décor
  • 10 hi resolution images required 2 days after the event for use on ACWB social media
  • All final images due 2 weeks after the event
    • Hi resolution suitable for future use in printed publications and online

Selection Process

The successful photographer will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff and will be notified by September 1, 2017. Please note, only the successful artist will be contacted.


ARTIST CALL – SHOWCASE PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS

 Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is looking for artists to perform or exhibit at the second annual Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards showcase event on October 21, 2017.

The 2016 Arts Awards showcase included performances by In Motion Flow Arts, guitarist Mat Coté, dancer Josh Murphy, improv actor Zach Barrett, actress Pattie Dwyer, Métis fiddler Martin Hamelin and Métis youth jiggers, dancers from PEAK Athletic Academy, rapper Hübris, dancer Nola Antony, singers Cara Brown and Sarah Neiman, actor Zenon Campbell, singer Mychela and guitarist Dan Gillies. Six visual artists displayed their paintings, photographs, and pottery in the Art and Wine Tasting gallery during the pre-show. Five original poems were written for the event and were projected in the main event space during the pre-show.

This year’s theme is “The Midnight Speakeasy” and will be held at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts. Performing, visual, and literary artists are invited to submit their interest in performing, exhibiting, or writing for the 2017 Arts Awards showcase event.

Selection Process

The successful artists will be selected by Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff and will be notified by September 1, 2017. Please note, only successful artists will be contacted.

  • Performing artists will be selected based on appropriateness, cost, and quality.
  • Visual artists’ artworks will be selected based on appropriateness and quality.
  • Literary artists will be selected based on quality of sample and so that all categories are filled.