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Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2021 (Castlegar, BC) – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2021 (Castlegar, BC) – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk announces a call for artists for their 2021 year-round outdoor sculpture exhibition located in Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada. Locals and tourists do the walking sculpture tour and cast their vote for their favourite between May and October. The winning sculpture is purchased by the City of Castlegar. Castlegar Sculpturewalk is the Sculpture Capital of Canada ™ – it all began here!

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Deadline: 31 Oct 2020

2020 submissions had a range of materials, subject matter, and interpretations covering the spectrum from classical cast bronze statues to abstract works that invited personal interpretation through the interplay of LED lighting, stained glass, living organics, and recycled and found objects.

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2021 Artist Benefits

Prizes:

  • Up to $15,000 sculpture purchase for People’s Choice winner
  • Additional $7,000 in cash awards
  • $500 Artist Honorarium

Sales and Leases:

  • 49 Sculptures Sold since 2010
  • 59 Sculptures Leased in the last 2 years
  • Regional partnerships (Creston, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Penticton, Revelstoke, and Rossland) mean your sculpture has a much greater chance of a sale or a lease. Castlegar Sculpturewalk does the work for you!

Artist Perks:

  • Opening weekend accommodation
  • Dinner for you and a guest at Awards Gala
  • Magnet featuring your sculpture
  • T-shirt

Castlegar Sculpturewalk has been able to continue our program successfully throughout the pandemic due to the exhibition being outdoors.

About Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Beginning in 2010, Castlegar Sculpturewalk created an international buzz, establishing the program as one of the premiere arts events in Canada. The support and vision of the City of Castlegar, local businesses, and the community made this happen. Many years of hard work and success led to Castlegar’s international recognition as The Sculpture Capital of Canada TM.

For more information, contact info@castlegarsculpturewallk.com.

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SoloS – Fall 2020 (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

SoloS – Fall 2020 (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Biafarin invites you to submit your artworks for the SoloS online exhibition opportunity. Get a smart solo online exhibition with international visitors and media coverage. SoloS offers 100 full-featured smart online solo exhibitions combined with online sales, artist promotion, and marketing materials such as stylish catalogue, poster, and badges.

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Deadline: 30 Sept 2020

The main difference between an ordinary venue-based solo exhibition and the smart online exhibition offered by SoloS is that Biafarin provides a full package exhibition at a fee along with insights and statistics.

  • 100 Solo Exhibitions: 100 artists will showcase their artworks in 100 online solo exhibition for 1 month.
  • Group Exhibition: Artworks with highest popularity and engagement rank in each solo exhibition will be presented in an online group exhibition for one month during 2021.
  • Biafarin Awards: Biafarin Blue artist development package will be delivered to 3 artists with the highest overall rank (the number of views, comments).
  • Exhibition Catalogue:  A stylish colorful catalogue will be prepared and digitally published for each solo exhibition.
  • Exhibition Badges: A series of shareable artwork badges for each solo exhibition will be sent to each artist to boost the exhibition visibility and awareness in social media.
  • Reviews: All exhibition visitors can submit their reviews and ratings of the exhibition and each artwork online.
  • Exhibition Promotion: A promotion program including press release, catalogue circulation, and social media presentation.
  • Reports, Analytics, and Insights: A report containing the number of views, reviews, artworks popularity, engagement rate of exhibition viewers, and sales statistics.
  • Forever Display: The selected artworks will remain in each online exhibition forever for display purpose only. The Buy button will be removed after the exhibition duration is finished.
  • Biafarin Certificate: A digital certificate will be issued for all participants and selected artists. Each artist can print the digital certificate from Biafarin platform, after the submission is complete.

About Biafarin

Biafarin is a Canadian Artist Management company with a network of artists in 70+ countries. As an art technology company, the online platform empower artists to present, promote, and sell their art worldwide.

For more information, contact opportunities@biafarin.com.

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Photography Competition (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Photography Competition (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Announcing ViewPoint Gallery’s Photography Competition international juried call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, the only gallery in Halifax, NS devoted to photography. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers located worldwide. As part of the gallery’s founding philosophy the gallery especially encourages activity from amateur and emerging photographic artists.

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Deadline: 1 Sept 2020

Entry fee. Multiple entries allowed.

The photography competition winners’ work will be displayed in an environment dedicated to photography. ViewPoint is one of the major centers for photographic activity in Halifax, a city with a vibrant artist environment. Activities in the gallery include monthly solo or group shows by co-op members or invited guest artists. The gallery hosts monthly print reviews and artists talks.

Twelve winning images will be selected from the digital entries. One winner will be exhibited monthly. These winning images will be professionally printed, framed, exhibited, and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery starting in October, 2020. The twelve contest winners will have their work displayed alongside all this activity plus exposure on the gallery website and newsletter.

About ViewPoint Gallery

ViewPoint Gallery is an artist-run co-operative dedicated to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography. It presents a dynamic approach to the display of photography with a mixture of solo and group exhibitions. The gallery displays continually work by its members and showcases individual members through solo exhibitions, accompanied by artist talks, presentations, and other events. There are one guest exhibition and several group exhibitions shown each year. Since its founding in 2000, ViewPoint Gallery has hosted over 230 exhibitions, bringing the finest of Nova Scotia’s photography to tens of thousands of visitors. The gallery regularly presents Open Print Reviews and Guest Speakers, and a partnership with PhotoWorkshops.ca to provide educational classes.

For more information, contact info@viewpointgallery.ca.

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Exhibizone – Summer 2020 (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Exhibizone – Summer 2020 (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Biafarin announces a call for artists for Exhibizone – Summer 2020, inviting photographers and visual artists from around the world to submit their artworks for an online group exhibition and international art publication. Exhibizone – Summer 2020 is a new generation of smart online exhibitions by Biafarin, helping artists to effectively showcase their art online, get reviews from art lovers and collectors, and receive reports for number of visits.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

Selected artists for Exhibizone receive:

  • Group Exhibition: Up to 100 artworks will be chosen for this unique smart summer art exhibition and the exhibition will run from 15 August to 15 September 2020.
  • Artwork Sales: Selected artworks will be promoted to sell via online exhibition link and in up to 3 online art galleries worldwide for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Honorable Mention Awards: 10 most popular artworks in the exhibitions will be recognized as Honorable Mention and will receive an Honorable Mention award certificate.
  • Exhibition Catalogue: All selected artworks and artists will be published in a stylish colorful exhibition catalogue available online and in print (upon request). The catalogue will be promoted internationally and circulated and available to Millions of viewers in Amazon, iBooks, NOOK, etc.
  • Artwork Badges – Certificate: A digital badge for each artwork will be sent to each artist to share in social media.
  • Artwork Reviews: All exhibition visitors can submit their reviews and ratings of the exhibition and each artwork online. The reviews act as a bridge to visitors’ minds and hearts and will be sent to each selected artist for exhibition by email.
  • Exhibition Promotion: A promotion program including exhibition press release sent out, catalogue circulation and social media presentation; will be executed to boost the selected artists’ exposure and increase the artwork sales during the exhibition period.
  • Reports, Analytics and Insights: A report containing the number of views, reviews, artworks popularity, and engagement rate of exhibition viewers with artworks along with sales statistics will be sent to artists regularly.
  • Biafarin Certificate: A digital certificate will be issued for all participants and selected artists. Each artist can print the digital certificate from Biafarin platform, after the submission is complete.
  • Biafarin Free Shipment: Selected Biafarin members with Gold and Platinum membership will use a free shipment of their artwork(s) in case of sales.

About Biafarin

Biafarin is a Canadian Artist Management company with a network of artists in 70+ countries. As an art technology company, the online platform empower artists to present, promote, and sell their art worldwide.

For more information, contact opportunities@biafarin.com.

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International Open Juried Exhibition (Toronto, ON) – Call For Artists

International Open Juried Exhibition (Toronto, ON) – Call For Artists

The Society of Canadian Artists announces a call for entry for their annual 52nd International Open Juried Exhibition. This exhibition will be held at the Papermill Art Gallery, Todmorden Mills, in Toronto, ON from August 10 to September 8, 2020.

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Deadline: 3 Jul 2020

We continue to live in uncertain times. Currently, there is no guarantee that the Papermill Gallery will be open on these dates. The Society of Canadian Artists remains confident, but may have to modify this show to a virtual exhibition on their website. Prizes will be awarded as committed. The show will be on the website for 3 months. However and in this situation, works would only be available for sale through the artist.

International Open Juried Exhibition Awards

  • Mary Pratt Crystal Award: $1,000 and Crystal Bowl
  • Duggan Canadian Landscape Award: $1000
  • First Award of Excellence: $1,000
  • Second Award of Excellence: $500
  • 2 Awards of Merit: $250 each

About the Society of Canadian Artists

The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) is a national, non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. SCA has representation in all of the visual arts media. They respect their historical roots, are aware of the current world, and are future-minded.

Officially founded in 1972 (although germinating since 1957), the Society of Canadian Artists was born to foster and celebrate the visual arts in Canada. They are a collection of some of the country’s most committed traditional and new media artists.

For more information, contact exhibition-open@societyofcanadianartists.com.

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Nelson International Mural Festival (Nelson, BC) – Call For Artists

Nelson International Mural Festival (Nelson, BC) – Call For Artists

Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) announce a call for artists for the Nelson International Mural Festival. Travel to the stunning mountains and lakes of the Kootenays. Up to 10 artists are chosen annually to paint large scale murals throughout the alleyways of historic downtown Nelson, BC, Canada.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

Cultural vibrancy in Nelson continues to flourish under the festival’s engagement of street artists, muralists, creators, and art enthusiasts joining the festival from the local, national, and international art scene. Through large scale public artworks, educational opportunities, and by animating the public sphere with reflections of local cultures, histories, and stories, the NDAC furthers and fortifies collaboration among artists, businesses, and community members. The festival is inclusive of all cultures, genders, ages, and abilities.

Walls are selected with the following considerations: accessibility for artists, size, composition, exposure, and funding availability (however funding is not necessarily a barrier). Both private and public walls are included in the festival. In the case of privately-owned walls, the building owners are given the opportunity during the application process to indicate the artistic styles they are enthusiastic about. Matches are made between artists and walls based off those suggestions. Building owners will have one opportunity to consult with the artist for a draft alteration. If a collaboration cannot be reached, the artist will still be paid their design fee. No gratuitous violence, racism, or hateful content is permitted and the mural shall not include any business signage or logos, advertising, political or religious messages.

Nelson International Mural Festival Selection Process

Artists will be selected by a 5 member arm’s length jury who represent a cross section of interests in the community (business, arts, and tourism). Their primary considerations are artistic merit of portfolio, large scale work experience, and design skills/composition. Selections will be based off of previous work and portfolios. Successful applicants will be contacted before June 15th, 2020. Due to capacity limitations, we are only able to contact successful applicants.

Selected artists will be sent a contract for perusal. Once signed, the artists will be given two weeks to provide a rough sketch, a proposed colour scheme, a bio, and a headshot. Upon receiving these items, a 10% design fee will be paid. Artists will then coordinate their painting schedule and paint/supply order with the festival coordinator. It is imperative that artists stick to the painting schedules that are agreed upon. The festival is located in a small community with limited resources that need to be booked well in advance.

Artists must be available to attend the festival opening on Friday, August 14th, 2020, and the artist panel on Sunday, August 16th, 2020. There will also be opportunities to host all ages workshops for additional fees. The painting will take place between June 15th-August 14th. Selected artists will be scheduled to paint based off of their availability and proximity to Nelson.

Nelson International Mural Festival Artist Benefits

All artists are paid fairly for their participation in the festival. All supplies and equipment are provided by the festival. Once a muralist is selected for the festival, the artist will be paid to complete a detailed drawing/design. Each artist will be compensated based on the size and scope of their mural. $2500-$3500 CAD budget per mural for artist fees, this will vary project to project. Payment will be received upon the successful and timely completion of the mural.

The Nelson International Mural Festival is unable to provide assistance with travel for the majority of our artists; however, we make every effort to assist with billeting arrangements for visiting artists.

Social Equity

The NDAC strives to create a barrier-free festival. They host all events at accessible public spaces and offering all events and activities free of charge.  The mural festival provides a platform for all voices to be heard through public art. The festival is committed to diverse programming. They work to ensure that varied cultures are represented annually, so as to provide inspiration to all who attend, not just one group. Bringing art out of the galleries and into the streets provides everyone the chance to experience the pieces, not just those that can afford an admission ticket.

About Nelson and District Arts Council

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is a registered non-profit organization that was formed in 1969 as the Kootenay-Columbia Arts Council.

All the Board Members are volunteers who are committed to promoting and encouraging cultural and artistic activities in the community through successfully accessing funds for projects.

NDAC has individual and group members who all participate in art and culture related activities. Members represent such disciplines as theatre, music, dance, visual arts, crafts, heritage, and writing.

NDAC presents a number of projects each year intended to foster the arts in Nelson and District. They include the Nelson ArtWalk, Hidden Creek Artist Residency, Appetite for Art, the Dance Educator’s Showcase, the Rural Artist Support Weekend, the Nelson International Mural Festival, and Bigby Place Arts Initiative.

Fostering communication, networking, and providing support to members is one of NDAC’s main objectives. In addition, members and member groups are eligible through us for small funding awards from the B.C. Arts Council.

Advocacy, representation, and education are all important in fostering greater appreciation and support of arts and culture in the Nelson area. NDAC has a seat on the Cultural Development Committee for the City of Nelson. They work toward a more coordinated arts, culture, and heritage community.

The region is famous for it’s “Kootenay Culture,” that runs through the arts, heritage, and people of the region. They are proud to support arts and culture in the Kootenays.

For more information, contact info@ndac.ca.

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Doors Open After Dark 2020 (Guelph, ON) – Call For Artists

Doors Open After Dark 2020 (Guelph, ON) – Call For Artists

Guelph Museums announces a call for artists for Doors Open After Dark 2020, celebrating Guelph’s 193rd birthday and launch Doors Open weekend, with big, bold, innovative history and art activations at and around the Civic Museum from 5 p.m. April 24 to 1 a.m. April 25. This free event aims to create opportunities to connect, explore, and engage the community with history in unique ways.

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Deadline: 8 Mar 2020

Historians and artists of all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals for activations that explore Guelph’s history and identity through themes of reconciliation, diversity, landscape, culture, innovation, and environment.

This opportunity is open to individuals, collectives, and groups from anywhere in the world. Preference will be given to residents of the City of Guelph and Wellington County. Installations will be selected through an open call process. A jury, formed by Guelph Museums, will select the featured installations.

Submissions will be assessed by the following criteria:

  • Innovation and originality
  • Quality of work
  • Interpretation of themes
  • Design and execution plan

Doors Open After Dark 2020 Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will receive an honorarium based on the CARFAC Fee Schedule at the “Other Public Places” level. Since 2017, approximately 200-300 visitors attend Doors Open After Dark each year. Artists will receive promotion through Guelph Museums’ website and social media pages to an audience of over 7,000 followers collectively.

Social Equity

Guelph Museums is in the process of decolonization through the reconstruction of their colonialist framework and by collaborating meaningfully with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. The Museums are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, strive to initiate dialogues, and create safe spaces for truth telling. These guiding principles inform all activities at Guelph Museums.

Doors Open After Dark 2020 coincides with the 193rd anniversary of the “founding” of the city of Guelph – a story traditionally centered on John Galt’s arrival in Canada in 1827 to build a Scottish settlement. The story excluded the Indigenous Peoples present on this land thousands of years before Galt’s arrival. Doors Open After Dark aims to provide space for historical truths and engage meaningfully with present-day communities impacted by those histories.

About Guelph Museums

Guelph Museums consists of three heritage sites – Guelph Civic Museum, McCrae House, and Locomotive 6167 – where they explore local histories through permanent and changing exhibitions, interactive galleries, special events, and engagement activities.

The Civic Museum (the location of Doors Open After Dark) is located in the heart of downtown Guelph in the renovated Loretto Convent. Guelph Civic Museum is home to a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that bring Guelph’s past to life.

They are adjusting the way history has been portrayed at the Museums to incorporate authentic Indigenous voices, stories, and knowledge, which have traditionally been sidelined in favour of colonial narratives. Guelph Museums considers truth and reconciliation fundamental in upholding its mandate to be a community museum that makes a difference, improving the lives of residents and visitors to the City of Guelph.

For more information, contact sarah.ball@guelph.ca.

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Pre-Shrunk Art Show (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Pre-Shrunk Art Show (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Argyle Fine Art announces a call for artists for the 16th annual Pre-Shrunk Art Show. It’s the biggest “small” show of the year! The much loved annual group show asks artists to create small works on 4”x5” surfaces. Argyle encourages submissions from both established and emerging artists in their preferred mediums and all ages of artists.

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Deadline: 4 Jan 2020

Works must be on a 4×5” surface. Pieces that do not measure 4×5” will not be considered. Do not use the thin canvas or masonite boards. They are not easily wall mountable for the buyer and tend not to sell as well as other surfaces in the show. If you are sculpting the base of your sculpture must be 4×5”, but there is no height limit. Artists may submit a maximum of 5 pieces.

Do not attach hanging devices. The gallery will take care of this for continuity. If you are working on paper, it must be archival and mounted on a sturdy 4×5” surface that can be hung on the wall. Works done with materials such as charcoal and pastels must be fixed to protect the work. Submissions must be new and not previously shown.

If the jury selects your work, then you will be notified by phone or email the following week. You will then be required to bring the work in person or by mail. You will be responsible to ship your work.

Pieces that are selected for this year’s exhibition will be priced at $175 each, with standard 50% commission. Keep this price in mind when creating your pieces.

Show opens to the public on Friday, January 24th from 7-9 PM.

Pre-Shrunk Art Show Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will benefit in having their art seen and purchased/collected by our large customer base in person as well as online. Argyle will promote each artist’s work throughout the duration of the show on their blog and social media sites. The show will encourage artists to work small. Argyle encourages artists to connect with the others that will be selected for the show. This exhibit has a sense of community. It fosters new relationships with artists and the gallery. In fact, the gallery has continued to work with many of the artists discovered from this exhibit after the show has ended.

Argyle Fine Art

Argyle Fine Art is unique in Halifax as it’s the only gallery with a strong focus on emerging talent. It is very involved with the community at large.

Argyle Fine Art opened it’s doors on Argyle Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2000. The gallery has changed since then, with the main focus being on emerging to mid-career artists from Atlantic Canada. They have been referred to as one of Halifax’s most progressive galleries and named Best Gallery by The Coast year after year. They pride themselves in presenting art in a venue that is inviting and not pretentious. Art is for everyone.

Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned collector, Argyle Fine Art represents a unique variety of contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian artists. Selection includes painting, drawing, limited edition prints, fibre, sculpture, and photography.

For more information, contact gallery@argylefa.com.

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Performance Festival 2020 (Toronto, Canada) – Call For Artists

Performance Festival 2020 (Toronto, Canada) – Call For Artists

SummerWorks Performance Festival 2020 is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new performance in Canada. They are seeking proposals for the 30th edition, taking place August 6th-16th in Toronto, Canada. Proposals are assessed and curated on artistic merit, clarity of vision, and feasibility as well as on how the project relates to other selected works. Why you care about this work? What excites you about your project? Why you think it’s important? Why is SummerWorks the right context for you and this project now?

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Deadline: 10 Jan 2020

SummerWorks Presentations: SummerWorks seeks proposals for new projects that will be ready for presentation in August 2020. They are interested in works and artists that tackle urgent and complex questions of our time; that celebrate curiosity, wonder and adventure; and that expand the possibilities of what performance can be. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Proposed works should have some previous development or presentation history.

SummerWorks Lab: The SummerWorks Lab is a place for exploration, experimentation, and process. SummerWorks invites proposals for projects to be shared with an audience at a crucial stage of development as well as experiments that use the Festival as a laboratory to test new ideas. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Of particular interest are projects that will benefit from audience engagement and feedback during the Festival, with the potential of this to inform the future of the work.

Public Works: The Public Works programming brings artists and audiences together in the public realm to experience Toronto in new ways. How does the city shape how we move? What else is possible? How can this be realized through performance? Of particular interest are projects that play with momentum and time. Proposals for outdoor, non-traditional,  site-specific and immersive contexts are expected; and works created for audiences to traverse a location or the landscape of Toronto are encouraged. 3-5 projects will be selected for this special call and provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD (dependent on scale and budget of the project). These performances will be free to the public and should be designed with accessibility in mind.

Performance Festival 2020 Artist Benefits

  • The Performance Festival 2020 provides a framework, which includes publicity and marketing, technical and performance scheduling, box office, front of house management, and administrative support. If you’re not in an outdoors, non-traditional or site-specific venue we’ll also provide a venue, technical staff and lighting designer.
  • Presentations can expect 5 performances in the Festival.
  • Labs can expect 3 performances in the Festival.
  • Artists participating in Presentations or Labs will receive 70% of their box office revenue.
  • Artists participating in Public Works will be provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD; dependent on scale and budget of the project.
  • Projects are typically provided 30 – 60 minute timeslots. If your project is longer, please explain in your proposal. If your project is 30 minutes or less you’ll be considered for curation as a double-bill with another performance work.
  • Access to free workshops from industry leaders in producing, marketing, production, audience engagement and accessibility.
  • An artist pass, providing you with highly discounted rates for all performances, events and free access to workshops during the 11-day Festival.
  • An engaged and collaborative team. We provide mentorship and advice for all productions in the Festival, so if you’re unsure if something is possible, get in touch! We want to hear about big ideas and help make them reality.

Social Equity

For the last two years SummerWorks venues have been physically accessible. SummerWorks provides ASL for all our events. They provide visual stories for patrons, and work with artists to create relaxed performances. Over the past two years they have engaged in consultancy with Tangled Arts+Disability and Deaf Spectrum.

In the coming years they hope to include live captioning and audio description at all SummerWorks produced events plus live streaming of workshops to make these available to those who aren’t able to travel to the venue, and extend accessibility training to all Front of House and volunteers.

Through the Pay What You Can model, they have opened up the Festival to a wider socio-economic bracket. Those that can afford to are able subsidize affordable tickets, allowing SummerWorks to offer cheaper tickets while not reducing the artist’s income. SummerWorks runs a Pay It Forward scheme, additional tickets can be purchased that are then offered to members of partner organisations free of charge.

About SummerWorks

SummerWorks is widely recognized as one of the most important platforms for launching new work in Canada. They are interested in continuously re-imagining and innovating the possibilities of performance- how it is created, presented and experienced. SummerWorks presents two Festivals annually, Progress International Festival of performance and ideas, and SummerWorks Performance Festival.

As an organization that brings together performance nationally and internationally, SummerWorks wishes to acknowledge that SummerWorks takes place on the traditional territory, Tkaronto, “Where the Trees Meet the Water,” “The Gathering Place” of the Mississauga, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat Nations. As we come together we pay our respects to all our relations who have gathered and will continue to gather in this place.

For more information, contact katrina@summerworks.ca.

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Summer 2020 Residency (St. Andrews, NB, Canada) – Call For Artists

Summer 2020 Residency (St. Andrews, NB, Canada) – Call For Artists

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) awards eighteen artists with a one-month summer 2020 residency in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, an idyllic seaside town on the east coast of Canada. KIRA’s Artist in Residence Program was founded in order to support the local community and artists. It provides space and time to take creative practices to the next level and explore ideas within the context of the region, including Kingsbrae Garden, a 27-acre horticultural masterpiece located steps away from the residence.

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Deadline: 16 Dec 2019

Application Fee: $10 CAD. The one-month residency periods are in June, July, and August.

Applications are open to a range of disciplines and types of artists including, but not limited to, the visual arts, music/composition, new media, and interdisciplinary arts. Artists who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude are encouraged to apply. The residents are required to bring their own art supplies and materials needed for their creative process as these are limited in town.

As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community during weekly Open Studio Saturdays. During these events, weekly progress will be shared with the visiting public. A final exhibit and artist talk will be organized in the last residency weeks.

Summer 2020 Residency Artist Benefits

A summer 2020 residency at KIRA creates a rewarding and stimulating experience for any participant seeking to advance their artistic journey, without any potential distractions from their daily lives.

Artists will be provided with a $1500 CAD stipend, comfortable housing on a historic property (private bedroom and bathroom), individual studio space, wifi, unlimited access to a 27-acre garden, access to public amphitheatre concerts, and two meals a day (breakfast and dinner). The residence is within walking distance of the downtown area. There are bikes available as well.

Artists will have the opportunity to connect with the local community and be inspired by the surrounding Bay of Fundy.

About Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts and Amphitheatre

Kingsbrae Garden was created by John and Lucinda Flemer to preserve and maintain into perpetuity the family’s former estate. Its architecture and gardens have long been an important part of the historic fabric of the community.

The Flemers made the financial commitment needed to inspire the Province of New Brunswick, the Town of St. Andrews, and the local community to partner with them in bringing this provincial jewel to fruition for the enjoyment of both the local residents and visiting public.

With the downturn of industry in the nineties, the Flemers wanted to do something about the rising unemployment. They recognized that by creating Kingsbrae Garden, the job opportunities would keep families in this area. Kingsbrae is much more than a garden and with its ever growing arts and culture base, career and training opportunities have been created in the horticulture, culinary and the arts fields. Perhaps what sums this up best is a quote from Lucinda Flemer: “Even more important to us, here at Kingsbrae Garden, than growing plants is helping our community and the people of this area grow as well.”

St. Andrews is a beautiful, artistic, and idyllic seaside town, close to woods.

For more information, contact kira@kingsbraegarden.com.

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