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2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program – Call For Artists

2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program – Call For Artists

The 2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program at Fort McMurray is requesting proposals for this year’s mural at Timberlea Community Park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 27 Apr 2017

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) intends to commission an artist/artist team to design and install murals on four storage sheds in Timberlea Community Park. The murals will cover the entire exterior of each shed.

The artwork must adhere to the following design parameters:

  • Installation process does not pose a risk of injury to the public
  • Finished with a graffiti resistant coating (provided by the artist/artist team)
  • Appeal to a wide, culturally diverse audience and be suitable for all ages
  • Located in the public realm, therefore subject matter must be considered

As part of an ongoing effort to promote and cultivate local art and artists, the artist/artist team commissioned to install the Timberlea Community Park murals will be expected to host two community workshops during the installation process. The parameters of the workshops include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a hands-on, on-site workshop specifically for local teens
  • Host an on-site hands-on workshop for the general public
  • Cost to facilitate the the workshops (plus any promotion) will be covered by the RMWB

2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program artist benefits

The budget for the project is $30,000.00 CAD, all inclusive. The budget includes all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to, artist design fee, travel/accommodations, meals for the artist/artist team, materials, equipment costs, transportation, and installation.

2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program artists/artist teams will also have the opportunity to work with (and mentor) local youth while creating a significant contribution to the local art collection within the region. If so inclined, artists may establish relationships with other artists and arts organization in Fort McMurray. Fort McMurray is a close-knit community with a small-town feel.

About the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Wood Buffalo is a large, scenic region in Northeast Alberta. The region stretches from north central Alberta east to the borders of Saskatchewan and up north to the border of the Northwest Territories. It covers 10% of the province, spanning almost 70,000 square kilometers. It has extensive natural resources and is filled with natural beauty including beautiful clear waters and expansive forests.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is one of Canada’s youngest and most dynamic communities. It is one of the largest municipalities in North America. Fort McMurray is the urban service center for the area. Smaller communities within the region include Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Mackay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Saprae Creek.

Approximately 5,000 years ago, the region was inhabited by two distinct First Nation people including the Chipewyan and the Cree. In 1778, a fur trader named Peter Pond traveled to the region and it became known for its abundance of good quality furs. This led to other explorers visiting the region and to the discovery of bitumen, a natural resource that, when refined, can be converted into petrol. The discovery of these large deposits of bitumen, commonly known as the oil sands, led to rapid growth and development. In the last century, the population has grown from a sparsely populated area to over one hundred thousand people.

Wood Buffalo boasts a rich and diverse culture. It is home to a population with a variety of ethnic backgrounds and cultural beliefs. The arts and culture scene, including live theatre, historical centres, cultural societies, and visual arts, continues to grow within the region. Outdoor festivals and local art shows are commonplace year-round. In support of the increasing interest in Wood Buffalo’s arts scene, the Municipality recently approved a Public Art Policy.

For more information, contact tenders@rmwb.ca.

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Fluevog Edmonton Artist Grant – Call For Artists

Fluevog Edmonton Artist Grant – Call For Artists

John Fluevog Shoes is putting out an open call for artists for the Fluevog Edmonton Artist Grant. Send in design ideas for a wall installation to be displayed in their new Edmonton store, opening on Whyte Avenue in late March.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 13 Mar 2017

Opening in a refreshed heritage building with brick walls from the 1920’s, Fluevog Edmonton will have a historic vibe to it with:

  • Reclaimed wood furnishings in various tones and textures
  • Grey floral and burgundy crocodile leather furnishings
  • Touches of brass
  • Wood floors
  • A large mirrored back wall

The available wall space for this art installation spans 68′ long and 6′ high with a backdrop of historic brick.

Fluevog Edmonton Artist Grant benefits

The chosen artist’s work will be a prominent fixture of our newest location in Edmonton, helping to shape the overall feel of the shop. The work will be shared through our social media channels. It will be seen by visitors to the store and Fluevogers worldwide. Our hope is for the artwork to be a long-term installation that ties the store to the local arts community in Edmonton. With $10,000 to cover the cost of installation and the artwork, this is a rare opportunity to design something original and creative that will reach a large and diverse audience of customers.

About John Fluevog Shoes

John Fluevog is an independent designer and retailer of forward-­thinking footwear and accessories. Since 1970, he has been steadfast in creating ‘unique soles for unique souls’ that have been seen everywhere from the feet of Madonna and Jack White to the runways of high fashion. John has used his belief in creative expression and ingenuity to turn his vision into a successful enterprise currently celebrating its 45th year in business. Traditionally made in old world factories; Fluevog shoes are produced in small runs; are fully repairable; and, with their look of quality and timeless luxury, always stand out in a crowd. John Fluevog Shoes uses eco­‐friendly, vegetable tanned leathers and water based glues wherever possible. In keeping with John’s motto: good soles leave small prints (no matter what your shoe size).

For more information, contact proposals@fluevog.com.

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Fort McMurray – Call for Artists

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is looking for a Canadian artist/artist team to design and install a mural at the Bob Lamb Bandstand in Borealis Park, Fort McMurray.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Aug 2016

The purpose of the Graffiti Abatement Mural Project is to provide a solution to graffiti while bringing public art into the community. This mural will be the sixth installation within Fort McMurray. In addition to installing the mural the artist/artist team will be expected to mentor a local emerging artist to help build artistic capacity within the region. The mural will cover the entire interior of the bandstand (including the underside of the roof) and the exterior walls and must appeal to a wide, culturally diverse audience while being a suitable backdrop for a range of cultural performances. The mural installation should begin early September.

This project pays $15,800.00.

Fort McMurray

RMWB is one of Canada’s youngest and most dynamic communities and is one of the largest municipalities in North America. Fort McMurray is the urban service center for the area. Smaller communities within the region include Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Mackay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Saprae Creek.

For more information, contact tenders@rmwb.ca.

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King Edward Public Art Project – Call for Artists

cSPACE invites artists who are resident to Alberta to submit qualifications for the King Edward Public Art Project aimed to create semi-integrated public artwork(s) that contribute to the transformation of historic King Edward School into a 21st century Arts Hub and Incubator.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 27 May 2016

Location: 1720 – 30th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

As a facility designed to support diverse communities of creatives, this is a unique opportunity for artist(s) to be involved in an impactful, multi-site, public art project. cSPACE seeks partnerships with artists who have the creativity and capacity to design and execute bold public artwork(s).

This call to artists includes a two-stage selection process. Up to three artists will be shortlisted for each location to submit conceptual designs from which the chosen artist(s) will be selected by the cSPACE public art jury. Shortlisted artists will participate in site visits and further research prior to preparing full proposals.

We encourage artists applying to the King Edward Public Art Project to be bold and are offering additional types of support throughout the public art process. Peer-to-peer mentorship opportunities with different career stage artists will be supported by cSPACE and project management expertise may be provided with assistance from our engineering and consultant team. Budgets are inclusive of artist fees and materials required for the creation and installation of the artwork; however, artists will not incur fees for project management consultation or engineering review.

Commission: The total budgets for the commission for three individual artworks are $90,000, $50,0000, and $30,000 (including GST). Budget amounts must cover all costs associated with design, fabrication, and installation for relevant site locations of the artwork including but not limited to artist fees, materials, installation, and so forth.

This call is produced with the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Public Art Commission Program. Final works of art will become a part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts permanent collection.

cSPACE King Edward is a sustainably-designed hub located in the vibrant, arts-friendly, inner-city neighborhood of South Calgary near Marda Loop. With over 47,000 square feet of highly adaptable studio, production, exhibition, rehearsal, and office spaces, the building will be a dynamic platform that enables cutting edge social enterprise, imaginative non-profits, and risk-taking artists to be powerful agents of change in our communities.

For more information, contact karilynn.thompson@cspaceprojects.com.

King Edward Public Art Project

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Bob Lamb Bandstand – Graffiti Abatement Mural Program

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) intends to commission an artist/artist team to design and install a mural at the Bob Lamb Bandstand at Borealis Park. The mural will cover the entire interior of the bandstand (including the underside of the roof) and the exterior walls.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 27 May 2016

The Bob Lamb Bandstand Graffiti Abatement Mural and Mentor Project offers a unique opportunity to make a significant cultural impact in the Wood Buffalo region.

The project includes a mentor component which will allow the selected artist to develop their mentoring skills.

The total compensation for this project is $15,800.00.

Bob Lamb Bandstand

Wood Buffalo is a large, scenic region in Northeast Alberta. The region stretches from north central Alberta east to the borders of Saskatchewan and up north to the border of the Northwest Territories and covers 10% of the province, spanning almost 70,000 square kilometers. It has extensive natural resources, and is filled with natural beauty, including beautiful clear waters and expansive forests.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is one of Canada’s youngest and most dynamic communities, and is one of the largest municipalities in North America. Fort McMurray is the urban service center for the area. Smaller communities within the region include Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Mackay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Saprae Creek.

Approximately 5,000 years ago, the region was inhabited by two distinct First Nation people including the Chipewyan and the Cree. In 1778, a fur trader named Peter Pond traveled to the region and it became known for its abundance of good quality furs. This led to other explorers visiting the region and to the discovery of bitumen, a natural resource that when refined, can be converted into petrol. The discovery of these large deposits of bitumen, commonly known as the oil sands, led to rapid growth and development. In the last century, the population has grown from a sparsely populated area to over one hundred thousand people.

Wood Buffalo boasts a rich and diverse culture. It is home to a population with a variety of ethnic backgrounds and cultural beliefs. The arts and culture scene, including live theatre, historical centres, cultural societies and visual arts continues to grow within the region. Outdoor festivals and local art shows are commonplace year-round. In support of the increasing interest in Wood Buffalo’s arts scene, the Municipality recently approved a Public Art Policy.

For more information, contact tenders@rmwb.ca.

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The New Gallery – Call for Artists

The New Gallery (TNG) is seeking proposals for the 2017-18 programming year.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 29 May 2016

Please note that The New Gallery accepts proposals for solo exhibitions, but may also consider individual artists for inclusion in a curated group show. Main Space exhibitions range from four to six weeks in duration.

The New Gallery only accepts digital submissions via e-mail. Physical materials will be discarded or recycled. Please format all written materials as a single .PDF document. Images must be numbered RGB .jpeg files with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 DPI and no larger than 1 MB in size. TNG accepts links to video and audio work hosted online. E-mailed applications must be submitted in a single .zip folder containing both documents and images.

Successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of September 2016. Regrettably, TNG does not contact unsuccessful applicants due to high volumes of submissions. If you have not heard from us by early September and would like to request feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Exhibiting artists are offered a fee of $1900 to show their work (commensurate with 2016 CARFAC Fee Schedule – A.1.1) Additionally, TNG provides both accommodations and financial resources to aid artists in managing shipping and travel costs. Details of this budget are determined on a case-by-case basis.

TNG is committed to providing opportunities and venues for artists that foster social and political creative practices, while engaging and educating audiences through contemporary art. TNG’s Main Space is located at 208 Centre St SE in Calgary’s Chinatown. Main Space programming comprises exhibitions by artists, collaborators, curators, and other cultural producers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

For more information, contact submissions@thenewgallery.org.

The New Gallery

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ARTember Art Market – Call for Artists

Creative Airdrie hosts an Annual ARTember event, supporting and celebrating the Arts and Culture Scene within Airdrie. This year‘s ARTember will include a multi-day outdoor Arts Festival and ARTember art market.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2016

Participation fee includes the following:

  • A 10X10 tent with table and 2 chairs
  • Artisan market ambassador to ensure smooth set up and take down
  • Promotion in various ARTember advertising and communications
  • 1 parking stall

The anticipated attendance is 4,000 individuals over 2 days.

The Creative Airdrie Society (CAS) acts as the hub for investment, promotion, engagement, development, and education of the arts in the Airdrie community. Formed in September of 2010 by business leaders and artists, CAS has successfully changed the arts landscape in the City of Airdrie by launching an annual arts festival and creating several ground breaking public art initiatives. CAS is generating city-wide buzz for their focus and acumen to move arts and culture to the forefront of the general population and local and regional government.

For more information, contact info@creativeairdrie.ca.

ARTember Art Market

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Wood Buffalo Artist Residency – Call for Mentoring Artists

The 2016 Wood Buffalo Artist Residency program is seeking two Canadian resident professional artists to manage two, seven week mentoring programs.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 14 Mar 2016

  • Program #1: May 24, 2016-July 8, 2016
  • Program #2: July 11, 2016-August 26, 2016

The selected mentoring artists will receive $6,500.00 CDN each in compensation (including cost of local accommodations) plus a modest budget for art supplies.

The expectations of the two mentoring artists are as follows:

  • Mentor up to 6 local emerging artists aged 16+
  • Create and teach workshops that will require travel to 3 different rural communities within the Municipality
  • Work with the 6 local emerging artists to create a final exhibition
  • Create one or more original pieces for the final exhibition

The Mentoring Artists must have:

  • Teaching experience
  • Have been professionally exhibited
  • Workshop experience
  • Have worked with community members of all ages
  • A clear plan as to how they will mentor the 6 local emerging artists
  • A concept for what they want to teach in the 3 rural community oriented workshops
  • A chosen theme for the final exhibition
  • A list of supplies required for the residency

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is the second largest Municipality in Canada, located next to the Athabasca Oil Sands. We are surrounded by nature nestled between five rivers. Our summers are long and beautiful.

For more information, contact michael.beamish@rmwb.ca.

Wood Buffalo Artist Residency

 

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Painted City Street Art Program for Youth – Call for Artists

The City of Calgary Public Art Program is seeking to commission up to three artists and/or artist teams to participate in the pilot for the Painted City Street Art Program in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 16 Dec 2015

The Program is commissioning two different opportunities with three total positions to fill. One artist will be hired as the Painted City Program Lead and will have experience working with youth in a collaborative manner to lead art program planning and implementation. Two artists will be hired as Painted City Lead Artists and will plan interactive design workshops with youth that will result in a large-scale exterior artwork.

The Public Art Program, within the division of Culture, is committed to acquiring great public art that impacts Calgary’s urban landscape and transforms the way Calgarians see, think, and experience the city around them.

For more information, contact publicart@calgary.ca.

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West Eau Claire Public Art Pathway Design – Call to Artists

The City of Calgary is seeking a professional artist(s) to develop a design that will be integrated into the pathway system within the Delta Garden in West Eau Claire Park.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 7 Dec 2015

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a much-loved downtown park space directly adjacent to the Santiago Calatrava Peace Bridge and the Bow River. The successful artist(s) will work with The City’s project team and consultants to develop a design that reflects the goals of West Eau Claire Park and creates a vibrant experience along the pathway system. The artist’s design will be realized using luminescent material embedded into asphalt. The artist will lead materials research and surface design, and oversee installation/implementation of the public artwork.

The Public Art Program, within the division of Culture, is committed to acquiring great public art that impacts Calgary’s urban landscape and transforms the way Calgarians see, think, and experience the city around them.

For more information, contact publicart@calgary.ca.

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