Call for Submissions: Keyano Theatre Company’s 2015/2016 Stage Two Series


Call for Submissions:

Keyano Theatre Company’s 2015/2016 Stage Two Series

The Stage Two community shows are unique as they involve the whole community in every aspect, such as direction, stage management, and production assistance. KTC encourages new comers to their stage in a smaller, more intimate environment to flex their performance or artistic muscle. Keyano Theatre staff hang out in the wings to support them with production management, guidance and the KTC inventory of stock scenic elements, props and costumes to keep the overhead low but the experience high!

Keyano Theatre encourages YOU to become engaged with our many live performance opportunities. The Stage Two Series is the perfect venue to dust off an old skill, or establish a new one. In the intimate Recital Theatre you are able to share your journey with your friends and families. That said, Keyano Theatre Company would like to invite you to participate in their 4-Play Drama Series, where three of the four shows are all cast with community actors.

You can also become involved by helping behind the scenes in either performance series. Just drop Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre Director Alan Roberts an e-mail at or at 780-791-4953. If there is a play you would like to suggest for Stage Two please submit them to the above e-mail address. If you would like to direct this show, he would love to hear from you!

Calling All Street Performers: Sustainival 2015


Event Information

Sustainival, the world’s first green carnival, was founded to create a platform to engage tens of thousands of people in a positive, optimistic conversation about sustainability. Having operated since 2012, Sustainival has quickly established itself as a key community event and one of the largest festivals of the entire year in Fort McMurray with over 20,000 attendees.

In order to activate Sustainival 2015, we are calling out for street performers and buskers to truly electrify our fair ground. We are looking for a group of talented, creative artists who can create engaging activations, showcase their amazing talents or build off of the educational infrastructure already in place and come up with new ways to engage our attendees.

For 2015, Sustainival will operate over the September long weekend, September 4-7th. The festival is open from 11 am to 11 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and from 11 am to 6 pm on Monday. The “core” times of maximum attendance are:

  • Friday from 10am – 3pm for our Schools Day
  • Saturday from Noon – 8pm
  • Sunday from Noon – 8pm
  • Monday from Noon – 4pm

Depending on your specific performance or activation, we would look to hire performers for a total of 6-8 hours, split across the four days of Sustainival. Once a final group of performers has been selected, we will contact all successful applicants to understand your availability for the weekend and construct a formal schedule from there. If you can only make 1-2 days of the event, please still apply as we will accommodate schedules to make this work.

Keep in mind that we are looking for ideas as big and ambitious as our giant 2-acre fair ground!


We are looking for both traditional street performances that will add atmosphere and excitement to the event, as well as custom activations that tie into the educational themes of the event. We are open to reviewing any idea, but keep in mind that activations that tie in with our existing educational activities will be prioritized.

We are looking for a mixture of activations with some being short, 1-2 minute engagements that roam around the midway and some longer 5-7 minute activations that gather and engage a large crowd. You will be expected to roam the midway to engage with all attendees, unless your concept requires a dedicated space in which case one will be provided for you.

Should you wish to theme your concept around Sustainival’s educational themes, a brief list of concepts that will be explored at this year’s event are as follows:

  • Energy & Energy Literacy (eg. What is a megawatt?; What is a watt-hour?; How much energy do we use?)
  • Renewable Electrical Power (eg. Wind, solar, hydro, etc.; Where does our power come from and what do we use it for?)
  • Energy Storage (eg. How batteries work; How hydro storage works)
  • Photosynthesis & Biodiesel (eg. How sunlight can be converted to energy through plants; How plants and biofuels fit into the carbon cycle.)
  • Water & Water Management (eg. Where water comes from; How it’s treated; How it’s used; Water security issues; etc.)
  • Recycling & Waste (eg. How much waste do we produce?; Where does it go? How can we reduce, reuse, recycle?)
  • Carnival Ride Physics (eg. Gravity, centrifugal force, kinetic & potential energy, etc.)
  • Any other fun and/or spectacular clean-tech and sustainability-oriented themes.


Please submit a description of the type of street performance you would like to offer at Sustainival including: the number of people involved, the amount of space you would required (roving or stationary), and any other requirements.

Also include your contact information and links to websites, social media, etc. that might highlight your work.

Please submit your concept in a short bullet point email to by Monday June 1, 2015. Only successful candidates will be notified.


Sustainival will compensate all buskers and street performers with a $25/hour honorarium. Depending on the activation idea, we may also compensate for expenses incurred as part of your activation. All expenses must be discussed and pre-approved by Sustainival ahead of time.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Antoine Palmer via with any questions

Calling Artists & Art Vendors: Art-Themed Urban Market


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Event Information

The Fort McMurray Urban Market started in 2013 as a pilot market. It quickly became a highlight of the summer season for the community and evolved into a full season of nine markets in 2014. Building upon this success, 2015 will also see two Saturday markets appear in Fort McMurray. This year the Urban Market will be centered in Jubilee Plaza, utilizing this recently developed community space.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is proud to partner with the Fort McMurray Urban Market to present an art-themed market on Saturday July 11, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. This Urban Market will emphasize the variety of art and artists within our community. Artists of all disciplines are invited to host or co-host a Vendor Tent showcasing their art through displays, demonstrations, and of course sales of their work.

In order to make the market accessible to a variety of artists, Arts Council Wood Buffalo will be covering the required tent rental fees for all participating ACWB Members (a savings of more than $50). ACWB will also be providing a pre-market workshop with tips on the best strategies for selling art in a market setting.

Space is limited: Please respond as soon as possible to guarantee your spot!


Who is eligible?

ACWB is looking for artists of all disciplines; Visual, Literary, Music, Dance, Theatre, Photography, First Nations, Métis, fine craft, or any other form which showcases the eclectic and diverse artistry within our community.

The Fort McMurray Urban Market is an Approved Alberta Farmers’ Market and, as such, all artists must create their work within the province of Alberta.

To be eligible to have your tent fee waived, you must be a current member with Arts Council Wood Buffalo.

What products/vendor are not eligible?

  • Used or flea market product
  • Chain establishments
  • Networking marketing companies/catalogue sales

Artist Investment

  1. Each tent comes with one 6 foot folding table (Any additional tables required must be provided by the individual Artists)
  2. Chair(s)
  3. Signage with business name
  4. $35.00 + GST Stall Fee
  5. Commercial General Liability Insurance (ACWB will be assist its members obtain insurance)


To be eligible for the benefits of partnership with ACWB, please provide a description of your proposed activities for the art-themed Urban Market including: the type of art you will be showcasing at your booth, the number of people involved, whether you will be displaying, selling, or demonstrating your art form.

Please email all this information to Michelle Thorne, Program Manager at by Friday May 29th, 2015.

Further Information

For more information on participating in the ACWB sponsored tents please contact Michelle Thorne at or 587-674-1625 x100.

For more information on The Urban Market please contact The Urban Market Team at with any questions.