Opera Disrupted – Call for Submissions

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018.

Cowtown Opera is thrilled to announce a call for submissions to Opera Disrupted: A Series of New Mini-Operas

We are looking for three teams of composers and lyricists to create 3 separate short new operatic works of about 15-20 minutes each to be presented as part of a cabaret evening. The pieces should work as standalone stories, though they may be from a longer work. The works will be presented in a semi-staged format in a cabaret evening on April 20, 2018.

At Cowtown Opera, we are all about accessibility and breaking operatic stereotypes. We aspire to create modern stories and lyrics that are relatable and tend to lean more towards memorable melodic phrases and beautiful harmonies . We would like our audiences to be able to hum every song walking out of the theatre and to understand the plot and words easily while experiencing emotional impact, whether comedic or serious . Please read more about Cowtown Operas previous productions in order to see what our brand is and our company vision is. If you haven’t written an opera before we’d still love to hear your work. If you have a background of Musical Theatre or Jazz and you have always wondered what it would be like to create an opera, we welcome it!  We’re interested in hearing music that creates an emotional impact and not fixed ideas of what operatic music is. We are open, we are experimenting and learning through this process. We believe that the future of the operatic art form relies on this type of experiment for survival and lasting through the modern generation.

 

We are looking for submissions with the following guidelines:

  • melodic and catchy music that might turn someone on to opera

  • stories about contemporary life

  • Relatable libretto

  • not previously produced

Submissions should include:

  1. a cover letter explaining what interests you about the project

  2. a five minute sample of the proposed work (mp3 file), with lyrics included.

  3. a synopsis of the proposed story

  4. A resume for each team member

What Cowtown Opera will provide:

  1. a $500 honorarium per team

  2. a pianist to play the completed work at the cabaret

  3. up to four singers (we can provide one each of the following voice types: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass-baritone) to sing the completed work

  4. an evening of rehearsal for each piece, which you are welcome to attend, although we are not able to provide travel costs

  5. a feedback session with Cowtown’s Artistic team

  6. Marketing and showcasing of your endeavors through our social media streams and newsletter contacts.

 

Please email your submissions to aaron@cowtownopera.com. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018.

NEXTFEST Syncrude Fort McMurray Artist Program

With generous support from Syncrude, The Nextfest Arts Company is pleased to announce the call for submission for the Syncrude Fort McMurray Artist Program for Nextfest 2018.

The Syncrude Fort McMurray Artist Program will support two emerging artists from Fort McMurry by bringing them to Edmonton to collaborate, network, learn and celebrate with other Albertan emerging artists at Nextfest, May 31, 2018 to June 10, 2018.

Emerging artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply. We will do our best to provide an opportunity through one of our programs to present the work of artists who apply to participate. Please include a project brief in your application.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Round trip airfare to Edmonton from Fort McMurray
  • Board for the duration of the festival (up to ten nights)
  • An exclusive Nextfest Artist Pass which includes: free entry to every event during Nextfest, access to all artist only events in the festival, and access to all festival workshops
  • A Nextfest T-shirt
  • The opportunity to meet, mix, and mingle with over six hundred emerging artists from Alberta

Applicants must be:

  • An emerging artist of any discipline
  • Available to attend Nextfest in Edmonton May 31, 2018 to June 10, 2018 (it is not necessary that applicants come for the entire duration of the festival, though it is encouraged)
  • Under 30 years of age
  • A resident of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo area for at least one year

To apply please send:

  • A letter of interest
  • A project proposal in ANY format
  • An artist’s bio and resume (CV)
  • A sample of your work in ANY format

Applications are to be submitted to Ellen Chorley, Festival Director, at ellen@nextfest.ca no later than FEBRUARY 15, 2018 at 11:59pm.

No phone calls please.

For more information on the SYNCRUDE FORT MCMURRAY ARTIST PROGRAM please contact Festival Director, Ellen Chorley, at ellen@nextfest.ca

Multicultural EXPO 2018 – Call for Vendors & Performers

The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo (MCA) will be hosting their annual Multicultural EXPO on February 10, 2018 and is currently seeking vendors and performers. The EXPO will take place in the Nexen Field House – MacDonald Island Park from 11am – 8pm.
 
Please receive the Applications for Vendors (booth), Food Vendor Permit, Performances, and Youth Talent Show – links below. Fill out the appropriate applications and return no later than January 10th by 4pm, sent to events@multiculturefm.org.
 
 
Important items:
  • We will be having the Parade of Nations (Similarly to the Canada 150 Multicultural Summer Festival) as well as the Multicultural Fashion Show. You can have 1 representative doing both or 2 one for each
  • We will host Mandatory Auditions for the Youth Talent Show in February, applicants need to attend at least one
  • We will host 2 information sessions in January and vendors are expected to attend at least one
  • Information session with an Alberta Health Inspector is Mandatory for all food vendors
 
The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo is seeking volunteers to help at the Expo 2018. To sign up visit the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4eafab2fa0fe3-multicultural1
 

ADFA North Zone’s Call for Submissions – 2018 Regional One Act Festival

Submission deadline is February 11, 2018

Call for Submissions
The ADFA North Zone is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Regional One Act Festival! The ADFA North Zone provide the venue, audience and adjudicator on March 24th, 2018; you provide the play, director, actors and set.

Community theatre artists of all experience levels are welcome to enter. Plays must be between 10 and 60 minutes long, with a majority adult ensemble.

To enter your play, visit: mytooq.wufoo.com/forms/adfa-festival-enrolment.
If you have any questions, please contact hanna.fridhed@adfa.ca or visit adfa.ca.

Alberta Literary Competitions 2018

Submission deadline is December 31, 2017

Download full Alberta Literary Competitions 2018 Call HERE.

 

Alberta Literary Competitions 2018

The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. Entries are judged by independent juries recruited by the WGA. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as an appropriate fit within a category. Prizes of $1,500 are awarded in the categories listed below.

Please refer to the WGA website (writersguild.ca) for a history of the awards and more information about the authors for whom our awards are named. The submission deadline is December 31, 2017. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded in the spring of 2018.

 

Submission Guidelines & Rules:

• Authors of all entries in the Alberta Literary Awards must have been a resident of Alberta for a minimum of twelve of the eighteen months prior to December 31, 2017.

• All entries must have been published or produced anywhere in the world between January 1 and December 31, 2017 (except in the children’s literature category).

• Works not eligible for the awards are: unpublished manuscripts (except in the drama category), multi-author anthologies, works fewer than 48 pages in length (except in the drama and in the children’s literature categories), and reprints of previously published books.

• The WGA reserves the right to place a book in a category other than entered if deemed appropriate. The organization or individual entering the book will be notified of such changes.

• The WGA reserves the right not to present an award in any category if there are not a significant number of entries received.

• Pieces entered in previous years may not be re-submitted to the same category.

• All published book entries must be first editions and have an ISBN.

• Short story, essay, or poetry collections may contain work that has been previously published as long as the collection in book form is a first edition.

 

Categories:

Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction

• Awarded for a novel or collection of short fiction by an Alberta author published in 2017.

 

R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (alternates yearly between picture books and chapter books)

• The children’s literature category alternates yearly between picture and chapter books. The 2018 award will be presented to the Alberta author of a children’s chapter book published in 2016 or 2017.

 

Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry

• Awarded for a collection of poetry by an Alberta author published in 2017.

 

Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction

• Awarded for a nonfiction book by an Alberta author published in 2017.

 

Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama

• Awarded to a play written by an Alberta author published or produced in 2017.

• Plays submitted to the drama category may be one-act or full-length.

• Plays included in anthologies may be entered, as long as a separate entry form is filled out, and a separate entry fee is paid, for each play that the publisher or author wishes to submit to the award.

• Unpublished plays must have received their premiere production with a minimum run of three consecutive performances between January 1 and December 31, 2017. Submissions must include proof of performance: ticket stubs, programs, etc.

• Unpublished manuscripts must be clean copy, typewritten or word-processed, in standard theatre-script format and securely bound at the left margin.

• An unpublished play may not be re-entered if it receives publication in a later year.

 

Submission Procedures:

• Submit entry form at writersguild.ca/awards-entry

• Entries must be submitted to the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, no later than December 31, 2017. An exception will be made for books published in December only if the WGA is notified of the late submission, in writing, in advance of the deadline.

• Entries may be submitted by authors, publishers, or any interested parties.

• Submitted materials will not be returned.

• Submissions must include a completed online form and five copies of each book or play for each category entered.

• Submissions must be accompanied by a $30 fee per entry per category paid by credit card or cheque. Please make cheques payable to the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.

• French language entries will be accepted for competition into the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards.

• See our FAQ page at writersguild.ca/awards-faq

 

Send books, plays, cheques (if applicable) to: The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6


 

Short Pieces

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) also strives to recognize excellence in Alberta writing by awarding three prizes to authors of short pieces. Entries are judged by an independent jury recruited by the WGA. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as an appropriate fit within a category. Prizes of $700 are awarded in the categories listed below.

Please refer to the WGA website (writersguild.ca) for a history of the awards and information on the authors for whom our awards are named. The submission deadline is December 31, 2017. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded in the spring of 2018.

Submission Guidelines & Rules:

• Authors of all entries must have resided in Alberta for a minimum of twelve of the eighteen months prior to December 31, 2017.

• The WGA reserves the right to place a piece in a category other than that entered if deemed appropriate. The individual or organization entering the piece will be notified of such changes.

• Pieces entered in previous years may not be re-submitted to the same category.

• The WGA reserves the right not to present an award in any category if there are not a significant number of entries received.

 

Categories:

Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Award

• Awarded to an outstanding unpublished essay by an Alberta author.

• The award is open to unpublished pieces only.

• Entries must be no longer than 3,000 words.

• The award employs a blind judging process. To facilitate this process, the author’s name and identifying information (acknowledgements, email address, reference to previously published works, etc.) must not appear anywhere in the manuscript.

• Submissions must be original, previously unpublished in print or online, including personal blogs, and remain unpublished until the end of April 2018.

 

Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story

• Awarded to an outstanding single short story by an Alberta author published in 2017.

• Entries must have been published in a print or electronic anthology, magazine, book, or literary journal anywhere in the world between January 1 and December 31, 2017.

• Unpublished short stories and reprints of short stories published before 2017 are not eligible.

• Entries must be no longer than 8,000 words

 

James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction

• Awarded to an outstanding literary short nonfiction piece by an Alberta author on any topic published in 2017.

• Entries must have been first published in a print or electronic newspaper, blog, magazine, anthology or journal anywhere in the world between January 1 and December 31, 2017.

• Unpublished pieces and reprints of pieces published before 2017 are not eligible.

• Entries must be no longer than 5,000 words.

 

Submission Procedures:

• Submit entry at writersguild.ca/awards-entry

• Entries must be submitted in PDF or Word format no later than December 31, 2017.

• Entries may be submitted by authors, publishers, or any interested parties.

• Online submission must be in standard manuscript format (double-spaced, page numbers indicated). The title or title abbreviation and word count of the piece should appear on each page of the manuscript.

• Submissions must be completed online and be accompanied by a $20 fee per entry per category, payable by credit card or cheque. Please make cheques payable to the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.

• Ineligible submissions will not be returned.

• See our FAQ page at writersguild.ca/awards-faq

 

Send cheques (if applicable) to: The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6


 

The Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize

The Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize was established by the City Council in 1995 and is administered by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. The prize was renamed in 2011 after the late Robert Kroetsch, who was best known for his Governor General’s Award-winning novel, The Studhorse Man. Entries are judged by an independent jury recruited by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. The winning author will receive a $10,000 cash prize. The award is sponsored by Audreys Books and the Edmonton Arts Council. The submission deadline is December 31, 2017. The winner will be announced and the prize awarded in the spring of 2018.

 

Submission Guidelines & Rules:

• Eligible works must have been published or produced anywhere in the world between January 1 and December 31, 2017.

• Entries must deal with some aspect of the city of Edmonton— its history, geography, current affairs, arts, or its people—or be written by an Edmonton author.

• Works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama written for adults or children are eligible.

• The following types of works are not eligible: multi-author anthologies, books that are not in English or French, and unpublished pieces or manuscripts.

• If, in the opinion of the judges, no work in this competition merits an award, no award will be given. In all cases, the judges’ decision is final.

 

Submission Procedures:

• Submit entry form at writersguild.ca/awards-entry

• After you have submitted the electronic entry form, please mail or drop off books at the WGA office. Please note that our office will be closed between December 23, 2017 and January 2, 2018.

• Entries may be submitted by authors, publishers, or any interested parties.

• Ineligible materials will not be returned.

• Submissions must include a completed online entry form and five copies of the book entered as indicated on the entry form.

• Submissions must be accompanied by a $30 fee per entry, payable by cheque or credit card. Please make cheques payable to the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.

• See our FAQ page at writersguild.ca/awards-faq

 

Send books & cheques (if applicable) to: The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6


 

Call For Nominations For The Golden Pen Award

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of outstanding Alberta writers. Past recipients are W. O. Mitchell, Grant MacEwan, Rudy Wiebe, Myrna Kostash, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Aritha van Herk, Fred Stenson, George Melnyk, Alice Major, Betty Jane Hegerat, Greg Hollingshead, and Candas Jane Dorsey. We cordially invite WGA members to submit nominations for the 2018 Golden Pen Award. Nominations for the 2018 award will be accepted until December 31, 2017.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees for the Golden Pen Award must:

• Be a writer living in Alberta or a writer living elsewhere who has spent a significant portion of their writing life in Alberta;

• Have produced a distinguished body of work over a longstanding career;

• Have made a major contribution to the Alberta writing landscape.

 

Nomination and Selection Process:

Nominations can come from WGA members and the WGA Board of Directors. To nominate someone for the Golden Pen Award, please submit a letter that includes the following:

• Name of nominee

• List of nominee’s notable publications

• Description of significant contributions the nominee has made to the Alberta writing landscape

• Name and contact information for nominator

 

Note: Letters should be between one and three pages long. The award will be granted only when warranted, and not necessarily on an annual basis. Nominations are reviewed by a three-person panel that includes a board representative, a WGA member, and a past recipient of the award.

Send nominations to: Natalie Cook at natalie.cook@writersguild.ca

Telus Sky – Request for Proposals

Expression of Interest Submission Due Jan. 23, 2018

 

Telus Art Program | Competition Art

The TELUS Sky development is a showcase project for TELUS. Developing a comprehensive art program is consistent with their mandate of supporting arts and culture within their community and is also a unique opportunity to involve the community in the development of their new Calgary home.

There is a desire to showcase Canadian and regional artistic talent within the project as an integrated effort with the design of the TELUS interior space. Each piece within the art program is an opportunity to convey a unique Canadian story of people, place and landscape.

The art program developed aims to achieve consistency with the proposed interior design themes and natural material palette. Candidates are encouraged to draw inspiration from the regional landscape and to speak to the dynamic and ever-changing nature of our prairie skies.

This request for proposal (RFP) is part of a larger art program that aims to source a number of types of art from a variety of artists to bring vitality and diversity to the stories that are represented. There is a desire to include art from a diverse cross-section of Canadian culture and talent.

Within the TELUS art program, the Atrium Series has been selected as competition art. The requirements for this competition will be outlined in the following section.

This public RFP process aims to seek candidates that show exceptional talent and whose early professional career would benefit from a commission of this scale and exposure — emphasizing the importance of art and culture to the TELUS organization.

Competition adjudication will be by a jury appointed by TELUS, with a mandate to ensure that the selection process is consistent with the TELUS values and brand, while bringing the best Canadian talent to the forefront.\

 

RFP Submission Requirements

ART COMPETITION | ATRIUM ART SERIES

PROPOSED ART PIECE: Atrium Art Series

PROPOSED LOCATIONS: Atrium Lounges, Levels 4-9

DESCRIPTION: The TELUS Sky tower boasts a dramatic 11 storey atrium featuring overhanging sculptural stairs that serve to connect each of TELUS’ office floors.

Atrium Lounges for TELUS team members are located at each of the feature stair landings. The proposed art series will be showcased within these lounges and will serve to draw team members and visitors up through the tower in discovery of the series’ narrative.

 

DESIGN OBJECTIVES:

• The medium of this art series is open. Candidates may submit traditional canvas pieces, low relief wall mounted sculptures, photography, metal work and digital installations, for example.

• The complete series must feature 6 individual art pieces that vary slightly between each floor. Variation between each piece may occur through adjustments in colour, texture, saturation and/or pattern tessellation, for example.

• The series as a whole must incorporate a unifying conceptual narrative that is legible to team members and visitors as they traverse vertically through the atrium.

• The proposed location for the series is a high traffic area. Consideration must be given to durability.

 

CONCEPTUAL PRECEDENTS:

A central concept must unite the art series and introduce a narrative that is inspired by the sky, atmosphere and/or regional landscapes. Additional interpretations and design precedents are encouraged and should be communicated within proposal responses.

This piece is meant to achieve out of the box thinking which will challenge the production capability of the candidate(s), while inspiring innovative ideas about TELUS and its values.

 

PHYSICAL PARAMETERS:

• On levels 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, the physical space dedicated to each art feature = 26 linear feet x 9’ high. • On level 6, individual art pieces must be no longer than 20’ due to unique conditions on this floor.

• Individual pieces must be no less than ~13’ in length.

• Maximum depth of each piece = ~8”

• One art piece must be provided for each of TELUS’ six typical office floors (Levels 4-9).

• Structural and electrical/lighting requirements will be coordinated with the successful candidate.

 

This is the Partial RFP.

Download the full Telus Sky – RFP (HERE) or visit https://blog.telus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/compressed-1.pdf

 

Artist Call – 7th Annual Wood Buffalo Timeraiser (18+)

Submissions deadline Thursday February 22, 2018 at 4:30PM

2018 TIMERAISER: OPEN CALL TO ALL LOCAL 2D and 3D ARTISTS IN WOOD BUFFALO

For the full Artist Guidelines & Criteria click HERE

For the Artist Application and Waiver form click HERE

 

ARTWORK SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA
FuseSocial is thrilled to announce that the 2018 Call to Artists for the seventh edition of the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser is now open.
There is no submission fee associated with this call.

PLEASE USE THIS AS A CHECKLIST TO ENSURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL STEPS:

  • Submissions must be received electronically by Thursday February 22, 2018 at 4:30PM
  • ALL information/documentation must be submitted in ONE email and sent to:
    sheri.donovan@fusesocial.ca

Email will include:

  • Completed submission form (including artist statements, bio & waiver)
  • High resolution digital picture(s) of your submission(s).

 

ARTIST LABELS:

  • Develop two (2) Artist Labels that identifies your piece
  • Include artist/artwork Information: Your name as you would like it to appear, the title of your work, the medium (example: Oil on Canvas, Mixed Media, Photography, etc.) and the dimensions (in inches). Affix one (1) label to the back of your artwork and bring one (1) additional label with you when you drop off your artwork

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2018 TIMERAISER EXHIBIT
Please read carefully

  • Applicants must be a resident of Wood Buffalo
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and older
  • Maximum three (3) pieces entered per artist may be submitted for consideration
  • Pieces selected in previous years for Timeraiser may not be submitted again
  • All pieces must be recent; created within the last 2 years (2016+)
  • Works must be made independently, without guidance or instruction. Artworks made
    during a workshop or class are not eligible
  • All pieces must be original; no copies or prints permitted
  • The artwork provided is the original artwork and is the sole intellectual property of the artist, with no copyright infringements. Please refer to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website link for clarification on copyright:
  • All pieces must be framed and signed (stretched canvas must have finished painted
    edges, no staples showing and artwork on various papers must be in a frame with glass
    front.)
  • For safety and security purposes, 3D artwork chosen will only be showcased during the
    open reception and silent auction.
  • Artist sets the price of the artwork and price must include framing and any taxes (up to
    a maximum of $1,500)

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Art will be selected by a non-exhibiting jury consisting of representatives from
    FuseSocial, the MI Visual Arts Department, Art Council of Wood Buffalo and a
    member(s) of the Wood Buffalo community. There is no guarantee that all submitted
    artwork will be chosen.
  • Selected artists will be notified via email by March 2, 2018
  • Successful entries into the exhibit are to be dropped off to the Snye Room at Suncor
    Community Leisure Centre on:

    • Thursday March 22 (6pm-9pm)
    • Friday March 23 (12pm-3pm)
    • Artists are responsible for making arrangements to drop-off their artwork at the designated time and space
  • Exhibition of the artwork will commence on Monday March 26th. The Timeraiser event will take place on April 19th, 2018.

 


 

SUBMISSION WORKSHOP
Arts Council Wood Buffalo will once again be hosting a Submission Workshop on Saturday January 20, 2018 to assist artists on best practices in photographing, framing and pricing artwork. More specific details will be available shortly, so please stay tuned!

Budding Artist Call – 7th Annual Wood Buffalo Timeraiser

Submissions deadline Thursday February 22, 2018 at 4:30PM

 

 

2018 TIMERAISER: OPEN CALL TO ALL LOCAL 2D and 3D BUDDING ARTISTS IN WOOD BUFFALO

 

ARTWORK SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

For the full Buddy Artist in Wood Buffalo Guidelines & Criteria click HERE

For the Budding Artist Application and Waiver form click HERE

 

The 2018 Budding Artist Category is proudly presented by: Wood Buffalo and District Labour Council

FuseSocial is thrilled to announce that the 2018 Call to Budding Artists for the seventh edition of the Wood Buffalo Timeraiser is now open. Budding Artists are local artists aged 7-17 years. There is no submission fee associated with this call.

 

PLEASE USE THIS AS A CHECKLIST TO ENSURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL STEPS:

 Submissions must be received electronically by Thursday February 22, 2018 at 4:30PM

 ALL information/documentation must be submitted in ONE email and sent to: sheri.donovan@fusesocial.ca

 

Email will include:

 Completed submission form (including artist statements, bio & waiver).

 High resolution digital picture(s) of your submission(s).

 

ARTIST LABELS:

Develop two (2) Artist Labels that identifies your piece.

  • Include your name as you would like it to appear, the title of your work, the medium (example: Oil on Canvas, Mixed Media, Photography, etc.) and the dimensions (in inches). Affix one (1) label to the back of your artwork and bring one (1) additional label with you when you drop off your artwork.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2018 TIMERAISER EXHIBIT

Please read carefully

  • Applicants must be a resident of Wood Buffalo
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 7 and 17 years of age
  • Maximum of two (2) pieces per artist may be submitted for consideration
  • Pieces selected in previous years for Timeraiser may not be submitted again
  • All pieces must be recent; created within the last 2 years (2016+)
  • Works must be made independently, without guidance or instruction. Artworks made during a workshop or class are not eligible
  • All pieces must be original; no copies or prints permitted
  • The artwork provided is the original artwork and is the sole intellectual property of the artist, with no copyright infringements. Please refer to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website link for clarification on copyright:
  • Questions regarding what constitutes original artwork? Please contact Arts Council Wood Buffalo or MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery- see contact info below
  • All artwork must be ready to hang (wire setting 1/3 from the top of the artwork, no saw tooth hangers).
  • All pieces must be framed and signed (stretched canvas must have finished painted edges, no staples showing and artwork on various papers must be in a frame with glass front.)
  • For safety and security purposes, 3D artwork chosen will only be showcased during the open reception and silent auction.
  • Artist sets the price of the artwork and price must include framing and any taxes (up to a maximum of $300)

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Art will be selected by a non-exhibiting jury consisting of a FuseSocial representative, a member of the MI Visual Arts Department, Art Council of Wood Buffalo representative and an artist in the community. There is no guarantee that all art will be chosen.
  • Selected artists will be notified via email by Friday March 2, 2018
  • Successful entries into the exhibit are to be dropped off to the Snye Room at Suncor Community Leisure Centre on:
    • Thursday March 22 (6pm-9pm) o Friday March 23 (12pm-3pm)
    • Artists are responsible for making arrangements to drop-off their artwork at the designated time and space as the artwork cannot be stored at the gallery.
  • Exhibition of the artwork will commence on Monday March 26, 2018. The Timeraiser event occurs on April 19th, 2018.

 


 

NEW! BUDDING ARTIST SUBMISSION WORKSHOP
Arts Council Wood Buffalo is proud to host a Budding Artist Submission Workshop on Saturday January 20, 2018 to assist new, emerging artists on best practices in photographing, framing and pricing artwork. More specific details will be available shortly, so please stay tuned!

Call for Submission – RISE Emerging Artist Program 2018

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Jurying process: January 15th – 19th, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Download Full Artist Call: 2018 RISE Emerging Artist Call for Submission – Final

(Partial Artist Call Below)

 

Exhibition Dates for RISE Emerging Artist Program 2018

Slot 1
Thursday, March 8th – Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Installation – Tuesday, March 6th – Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Opening reception – Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 6pm

Slot 2
Wednesday, July 11th – Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Installation – Monday, July 9th – Tuesday July 10th, 2018
Opening reception – Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 6pm

*Preference will be given to exhibitions that are interactive and child and youth “friendly” due to artsPlace camps programming that will be running during this exhibition period.

Slot 3
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 – Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Installation – Monday, November 12th – Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Opening reception – Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 6pm

artsPlace is a welcoming, user-friendly space where community can gather to explore, discover, and celebrate the adventure of art and creativity. The artsPlace Gallery is now accepting submissions for the RISE Emerging Artist Program.

The aim of RISE is to cultivate Alberta’s emerging artists by pairing an exhibition opportunity with mentorship by a local art professional. Participating artist’s will build experience in exhibition design, installation, and professional practice. This program will foster community awareness of contemporary arts and prepare emerging artists for a professional career in the arts.

 

Eligibility:

An emerging artist is defined as: someone who is in the early stage of their career, (less than 5 years), has specialized training in their field (not necessarily gained in an academic institution), and who has created a modest independent body of work.

Emerging artists may include students, recently graduated students from a postsecondary institution, or someone who has made a recent career change or decision to prioritize their art practice. The artist cannot be exhibiting work with a commercial gallery, and MUST be resident of Alberta for at least a year prior to the application deadline date.

Calls for submission are open to ALL visual art disciplines, individual and collective projects.

RISE Emerging Artist Program The exhibition is 7 weeks long, allowing the selected emerging artist the opportunity to educate, exhibit, sell, and promote their artistic practice within the Bow Valley. When accepted, the emerging artist will be paired with a local artist mentor that will help guide the artist through preparation and planning for the exhibition, the installation of the exhibition, and the required artist talk and/or demonstration.

 

Submission Requirements:

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 9th, 2018. Please submit one PDF file containing items 1-8 and 10 individual .jpeg images to programs@artsplacecanmore.com, subject line: RISE Emerging Artist Submission.

1. Cover Letter This letter of introduction contains current contact information including, mailing address, email, and telephone number. The letter should also indicate first and second choice for exhibition slot dates. If you are applying as a collective please list all member names and disciplines, but clearly state which person is the main contact.

2. Project description The project description should indicate the media, technique, theme and/or context of the artwork, and title of the proposed exhibit. It should be clear in the project description whether the exhibition is already a completed body of work or will need to be completed. It should also address any specific technical or spatial requirements regarding the installation of the work.

3. Artist statement/ Collective Statement 300 words maximum.

4. Curriculum Vitae Maximum 2 pages, with a font size no smaller than 10pt.

6. Corresponding Image list Image list should provide: number corresponding to file name, title of artwork, size of artwork, medium, year produced, proposed value, and if it will be part of the exhibition? (Y/N)

7. Description of Artist Talk/Demonstration A 15-20-minute artist talk, or demonstration is a requirement, please provide a short description of the proposed talk.

8. Relevant Support Material/Letter of Reference A letter of reference from someone affiliated with your art career. If relevant, please include a selection of support material, such as copies of recent reviews or publications featuring the artwork.

9. A maximum of 10 Images Each image MUST be numbered and include the initials of the artist and title of each artwork. Please submit images via email only. Files MUST be in .jpeg or other standardized format with a minimum of 500KB and maximum of 1MB. Label images: last name, first name, title of work, and number matching the corresponding image list i.e. SmithJosephineTitle1.jpg

 

Important Artist Information:

Exhibition will be selected based on the substance within their submission, specifically speaking to the artist’s ability to deliver a high-quality body of work with the chosen media, strength and relevance of concepts within the artist’s practice, ability to present the artist talk, and or create a community-focused demonstration. – Once selected the artist will be paired with a local artist mentor. The artist is required to provide a progress report 4 weeks prior to their exhibition installation date. – Emerging artists will receive a $500 honorarium for their participation in the RISE Emerging Artist Program. – artPlace will take a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. – An opening reception will be provided by artsPlace. – There is NO submission fee.

 

Send submissions to:

Email: programs@artsplacecanmore.com or by mail, to: Attention: Programs Manager artsPlace Canmore 950 8th Ave. Canmore, AB T1W 2T1

*If submitting you application by mail, in a printed formation, you need to include your images in .jpeg format on CD or DVD. All submissions MUST be received (in hand at the artsPlace office, or email time stamped) by the deadline, failure to do so will disqualify your submission.

Contact Info: Programs Manager Kizzie Sutton 403 609 2623 x104

Call to Local Music Artists – Indie Spotlight Seeking Emerging Artists

Call to Local Music Artists!

Local emerging artists in RMWB can submit original tunes to the Indie Spotlight on the 91.1 fm The Bridge.

The Indie Spotlight is an hour long program that runs every Saturday from 9:00 – 10:00 pm. Hosted by Dave Martin, it features great music from the greatest independent artists. From local acts here in Fort McMurray to all of Alberta, and the rest of the Truth North Strong and Free, the Indie Spotlight is your destination for great indie artists.

Whether you’re looking for great tunes or interviews with great artists, you’re sure to have a great time. Tune into the Indie Spotlight every Saturday at 9pm and see for yourself!

If you would like to contact Dave to submit a song as an artist, make a recommendation about a band he should check out or just say hi, you can email him at INDIESPOTLIGHT@911THEBRIDGE.COM

 

http://911thebridge.com/on-air/music-shows