Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture announces a call for artists of the Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition. A generous donor has offered to commission an iconic seaside sculpture for the enjoyment and enrichment of all Oak Bay citizens and visitors. The theme for the sculpture, which is hoped to become a permanent and treasured landmark, is “Sea Lore” inspired by the maritime character of Oak Bay.
Deadline: 7 Sept 2018
Oak Bay enjoys a uniquely beautiful seaside location. The sea draws our attention, nurtures our well-being, and inspires all who live here. The coast is rich in sea life, birds, and plants. There is a long history of indigenous activity and settlement along its shores. For over a hundred years, there has been a boat house or marina on the bay. The municipality is home to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. There is a tradition of nautical sports and activities like paddling, sailing, fishing, and beach walking. The Sea Lore sculpture is meant to celebrate Oak Bay and its maritime character — past, present, and future.
Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition Artist Benefits
The opportunity to have a permanent sculpture as part of the lively public art collection in Oak Bay, Victoria BC. For the past five years Oak Bay has become a new destination for arts and culture as a result of its ArtsAlive public art program and unique painted pianos, spearheaded by Oak Bay’s Arts Laureate Barbara Adams. These engaging public art projects have sparked a new discourse in the community. They have attracted spectacular works from renowned North American artists and sculptors.
About Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture
Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s mission is to “To enhance life in our community through the provision of quality services.” Located in one of the most beautiful communities on Vancouver Island, Recreation Oak Bay is a department of the Corporation of the District of Oak Bay. The department is overseen by a Parks and Recreation Commission who has served one of Canada’s most active communities for more than 35 years. Oak Bay has a rich heritage of supporting arts in our community. Many art-related community events are held throughout the year. Many community organizations contribute to the arts through education, performance, display, creation, or sponsorship.
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Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is currently accepting applications for the Clarington Outdoor Art Festival 2018, taking place on September 29-30 on VAC grounds in Bowmanville, Ontario. Applications are encouraged from creators working across all disciplines and artistic traditions. Aligning with Culture Days 2018, the festival is a platform that connects people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2018
The Clarington Outdoor Art Festival provides artists and makers the opportunity to showcase their work in the context of an established and not for profit space. Artists and makers will have the opportunity to sell and network in the community of Bowmanville.
About Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not-for-profit charitable organization. The Centre nurtures the cultural development of the community by encouraging the creativity through arts education, exhibition, and promotion. The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington has a forty year history of providing quality exhibition and educational programming to the community.
VAC is an active and productive organization that makes good use of limited resources to generate a significant, varied, and ever-expanding volume of activity within each of their five service areas: exhibitions; educational programs; publications and information; community outreach and special events; and recognition programs. While the majority of artists, participants, and visitors are from Clarington, programs draw a considerable number of people from across the GTA and beyond.
VAC provides professionally curated exhibitions with accompanying catalogues at the Visual Arts Centre, exhibitions in the Clarington Municipal Building, and the Clarington Library as well as Art on Public Lands outdoor sculpture installations on the Centre’s grounds. They work to build community and be part of the community. Programs, exhibitions, and facilities reflect a diversity of ideas, engage the broader community, support artists, and are accessible to all.
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The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Canning, NS, invites submissions for their facilitated Breaking Ground Residencies. Artists who are interested in exploring what it means to work in, on, or from the land and community are welcome to apply.
Deadline: 24 Apr 2018
Artists will take inspiration from the Centre’s 178 acres of varied terrain overlooking the Bay of Fundy. They come together to work as collaborators and on individual projects inspired by the facilitators and the resources of the centre.
- During InterArts week, May 6-12, artists are invited to work with Kay Burns. She is a multidisciplinary artist based on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.
- The Puppetry residency week, May 20-27, brings together artists who want to work with community and everyday objects. They will create larger-than-life puppets to take into the local Apple Blossom Parade. Facilitated by Zach Fraser, an actor and puppet creator from Halifax and Montreal.
While all applicants must be working artists, applications from artists interested in moving from one discipline to another or working in a new way are encouraged.
Successful applicants to the Breaking Ground Residencies will be paid $500 and all food and accommodation. Artists are responsible for their own travel to Halifax and will be transported from there to Ross Creek if required. All residency programs will have public interactions and will be documented in print and film. This will cumulative with an exhibit online and in the centre’s community gallery in the fall.
This program is supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.
About Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Giving voice through the arts, the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a unique institution in Canada. It brings together the best in arts education for youth with community and professional artist programs. The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a research and development centre for the arts of all disciplines and cultures. It is proud to help facilitate the development of new art from around the world in wonderful facilities on a spectacular farm in rural Nova Scotia.
“We lived in the farm house and used the studios and galleries for creating our newest dance work. This was a highly enjoyable and fruitful experience. As a group who usually works in a city, under the constraints of time and space, working at Ross Creek was quite the opposite. Having virtually unlimited access to the studios, a willing and supportive staff and a quiet, inspiring environment to work in, proved to be very conducive to our creative process.” -Susann Chiu, Dancer
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Penticton’s 2018 Public Sculpture Exhibition is accepting applications from sculptors. The exhibition opens in May 2018. This is a second call for applications with requirements specific to the Roundabout location.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2018
Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE) is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The 2018 Exhibit will include six sculptures in total. Five sculptures have already been selected for locations along the Okanagan Lake waterfront and downtown areas. The sixth sculpture will be displayed in the Front Street roundabout. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton. The city is looking for one (1) larger feature sculpture for the Front Street roundabout (intersections of Front Street, Marina Way, Ellis Street and Vancouver Avenue) in Penticton, BC.
Penticton’s 2018 Public Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits
Artists will be paid a set lease price of $6,500 for the roundabout sculpture. All sculptures in the exhibition will contain signage identifying the sculpture, recognizing the artist, and listing the contact and sale information. This signage will be consistent throughout Penticton’s 2018 Public Sculpture Exhibition. Signage text will be created in consultation with the artist. Exhibition sculpture and artist information will be highlighted on the City of Penticton webpage and included in a brochure produced and circulated throughout the community. Media advisories will be sent out announcing the selected artist for the exhibition and a grand opening will be arranged.
About the City of Penticton
The City of Penticton is home to numerous events and festivals throughout the year. With a population of just over 33, 000 people, the City of Penticton thrives on its tourism industries which attracts about 1.2 million visitors per year.
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Announcing ViewPoint Gallery’s sixth international call for submissions for their international photography competition 2018. This competition gathers work from around the world for presentation to a fine art photography audience in Maritime Canada.
Deadline: 30 Apr 2018
This is an opportunity to exhibit artwork for one month at ViewPoint Gallery. It is the only gallery in Halifax devoted exclusively to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography. Twelve winning images will be selected from the digital entries. A jury of three professional photographers will jury submissions.
One of the greatest challenges for artists is gaining gallery exposure outside of their immediate local arts environment. The ViewPoint Gallery International Photography Competition 2018 gives artists the opportunity to exhibit internationally in the vibrant arts community of Halifax, Nova Scotia, home of the world-renowned Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Twelve winning images will be selected. One winner will be exhibited monthly. These winning images will be professionally printed, framed, exhibited, and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery starting in June, 2018. In addition, winners will have their work publicized by the gallery with media/press releases. The images will be promoted on Viewpoint’s website, newsletter and Facebook page.
About ViewPoint Gallery
ViewPoint Gallery is an artist-run co-operative. They present a dynamic approach to the display of photography with a mixture of solo and group exhibitions. The Gallery displays continually work by all its members and showcases individual members through solo exhibitions, accompanied by artist talks, and presentations. In addition to the solo shows, there are guest exhibitions. Since its founding, ViewPoint Gallery has hosted over 180 exhibitions, bringing the finest of Nova Scotia’s photography to tens of thousands of visitors. In January 2008, ViewPoint moved to its current location at 1272 Barrington Street, in downtown Halifax. This location moved ViewPoint Gallery to a street level, storefront location, near the centre of Halifax’s busy downtown. With the new location came an expansion of its operations including open print reviews, guest speakers, and a partnership with PhotoWorkshops to provide educational classes within the gallery’s new space.
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Niagara Arts Showcase announces a call for artists for the Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival 2018 at the amazing Firemen’s Park in Niagara Falls. The festival rolls out on Friday September 15th from 6 pm to 11 pm and continues Saturday September 15th from 9 am to 11 pm to Sunday September 16th at 9 am to 6 pm.
Deadline: 30 Apr 2018
Niagara Arts Showcase is looking for indoor fine artists, outdoor artisans, and compensated installation artists to participate in the festival. The applications will be juried. There are limited indoor fine art booths.
There will be food and wine, music for everyone, a kids art zone, installations, and workshops. The festival will proceed rain or shine.
Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival 2018 Artist Benefits
- 100% of sales – no commission taken
- Social media exposure on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram including pictures, bios, website links, and social media links
- Posting on our website including bio, pictures, and links
- Art Coordinator to take care of your needs before and during the festival
- ATM on site for attendees to utilize to purchase your art
- Friday evening Gala with early VIP attendance for early purchase
- Networking within the art community
- Networking with a large number of attendees and prolific art patrons
- Featured in festival program
- Free admittance to the festival
- Climate controlled environment for indoor booths
- Paid opportunity for chosen installation artists
About Niagara Arts Showcase
Niagara Arts Showcase (NAS) is a registered nonprofit organization that supports the art and culture community in Niagara Falls and the Niagara Region. The Board of directors, committees, staff, and volunteers work to provide a venue in which artists and musicians can benefit financially and professionally. NAS is an active and effective organization that has government and corporate relationships that include successful granting and sponsorship. NAS is well-positioned to expand on its success to date. They are planning a future that extends its reach and comprehensiveness in serving the art and culture community in Niagara.
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The Bridge and Falls Creative Residency, Summer Series 2018 call for applications is now open. Are you interested in furthering your artistic practice? Do you have a special project into which you wish to dive? Perhaps, you have a new work that has been on the back burner just waiting for the right time and place to kick start its development? Come and explore the wilds of northwestern Ontario: bring your backpack, bear spray, and find the creativity you seek, whatever that might be, in the boreal forest on the eastern shores of Lake of the Woods.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2018
In all four seasons, northwestern Ontario is one of the most beautiful and geographically interesting places on earth. It is the perfect place for any creative person to get inspired. The rural and remote Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls will host a programme of week-long self-guided artist residencies in the summer of 2018. They invite artists to explore how arts and culture interfaces with the streetscape in Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls.
The Bridge and Falls Creative Residency includes
- Accommodation in a prospector’s tent at a campsite in Sioux Narrows Provincial Park or, if the participant chooses to stay in a motel/ lodge/ cabin, within the communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls
- On the Water day-use studio which can be accessed from a stationary dock and within walking distance of a clubhouse on White Moose Golf Course
- On the Rock day-use studio near the Travel Centre in Nestor Falls, Ontario
- Moving Gallery day-use studio near the Travel Centre in Nestor Falls, Ontario
- $750 fee to support the cost of travel and meals
- $250 stipend to support campsite fees at Sioux Narrows Provincial Park or accommodations in a motel/ lodge/ cabin within the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls
Bridge And Falls Creative Residency selection is based on artistic merit, the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, and preparedness to undertake the residency. A panel of judges, representative of the communities of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, will consider all applications. The panel will include one practicing artist, the cultural officer for the Township, and one professional artist from NWO/ Manitoba or a senior staff person with the Township of SNNF.
About the Canadian Shield
The communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls are in the heart of the Canadian Shield. The Canadian Shield is Canada’s largest physiographic region extending from Alberta eastward to Newfoundland and Labrador and northward to Greenland, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Shield covers a total area of 4.8 million square kilometres and almost two thirds of Ontario. The Canadian Shield is composed of Precambrian rocks that are more than 570 million years old. Some of these rocks are over 2 billion years old, making the rocks of the Canadian Shield the oldest rocks in North America. The rocks are igneous (including granites, diorites, and basalts) and metamorphic (including schists and marbles).
The Shield has helped shape Canada’s cultural history — the navigable waterways carved into the area during glaciations dictated settlement across its expanse by both Native and European settlers. Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the Kenora District. It is located on the eastern shores of Lake of the Woods along Ontario Highway 71. The township was formed in 2001 by amalgamating the formerly incorporate Township of Sioux Narrows with portions of Unorganized Kenora District, including the community of Nestor Falls. The township had a population of 720 in the Canada 2011 Census.
About The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls
Sioux Narrows is a small resort community located on the shores of Lake of the Woods where Highway 71 crosses the eponymous narrows to Regina Bay. There are about 300 permanent residents and about double that in the summer time when cottagers from Ontario, Manitoba, and the United States come for vacation. Tourism is the primary industry with many resorts in the nearby vicinity. In the mid-18th century, an Ojibwa-Cree alliance is said to have defeated an invading party of Sioux at a narrows here on the lake. Sioux Narrows is named in recognition of that event. The Sioux Narrows Bridge overlooks the site of the battle.
Nestor Falls held the status of designated place in the Canada 2006 Census, and has a population of 290. The settlement was founded in the early 20th century by a certain Mr. Nestor who started logging operations and used the natural waterfall there to transport the logs to Lake of the Woods.
The communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls are home to many arts, cultural, recreational, and sporting events throughout the year. There is a long history of activities that have contributed to the fabric of society in this region, most notably the Canada Day festivities and fireworks, Arts Festival in Sioux Narrows, Bassin’ for Bucks Fishing Tournament, Crow Lake Classic Fishing Tourney, and Winter Carnivals in both Nestor Falls and Sioux Narrows. Whether you are taking in an outdoor performance underneath the Lazy Loon in Sioux Narrows or enjoying an evening concert at Bass Lake in Nestor Falls, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Sport fishing, fly-in outpost camps, world class lodges, and big game hunting are synonymous with the region.
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Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) announces a call for artists for KIRA 2018, which awards up to fifteen artists with one month residencies in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada.
Deadline: 31 Dec 2017
Residence dates: One month residency periods in June, July, and August 2018
Artists will be provided with an individual studio space, housing, up to two prepared meals each day and a stipend. Artists will live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town and work in studios located on the property. 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 from all levels in their career who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude may apply. Artists from New Brunswick are encouraged to apply.
KIRA 2018 Artist Benefits
- One month of free studio space in a freestanding 300-square foot studio equip with Wi-Fi
- Awarded stipend of $1,500 per month
- Private bedroom/bathroom in a well-maintained historic property located steps away from the studio
- Two meals a day
- Audience engagement opportunities
- Access to Kingsbrae Garden public events
- Scheduled access to nontoxic printmaking equipment (portable proofing press suitable for linoblock, woodcut, and letter set printing, range of typeset), ceramics equipment (pottery kick-wheels, medium sized kiln, outdoor gas fired kiln), woodshop (chop saws, table saws, planer, clamps), and mechanical shop with a range of basic hand tools and resources
- Artists will be responsible for covering costs associated with the purchase of materials, shipment of artwork/supplies, travel costs, and other living expenses including supplemental food
- Artists will participate in Open Studios for the public each Saturday from 10am-1pm
- An end of residency art exhibit of the body of work completed during the residency month will take place in the final week of each residence
About Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts
KIRA is the only residency of it type in the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Artists reside in a historic property in a beautiful seaside town. Each has a private studio, furnished and equipped with basic tools and located on the property. Artists engage with the community and partner with Kingsbrae Garden which is located steps away from the residence and studio. Artists have a one month residence which includes two meals a day. Living together with another four artists sharing meals and the ability to share thoughts and present their work with other like minded individuals.
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Figureworks is calling artists to participate in our 8th annual Figureworks 2017 figurative juried award show, an annual juried art prize and celebration of the art of the human form held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa.
Deadline: 8 Oct 2017
Figureworks 2017 is open to artists whose artwork represents the human form or parts thereof. Figureworks believes in being inclusive. The 2017 jury includes photographer Johnathan Hobin, visual artist Elaine Despins, and curator Rose Ekins. The exhibit will be held at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, a historic church transformed into a beautiful exhibition space right in the heart of Ottawa’s beautiful Byward Market.
Figureworks believes strongly in providing artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit their work. They are committed to do their best to increase the prize money available to artists every year. They are volunteer based. All entry fees and sponsorships go to basic operational costs and prize money. Figureworks does not take any commissions on sales at the exhibition. All the money goes directly to the artists.
Figureworks is more than an annual competition, it is a community of artists whom are passionate about the human figure. At the Figureworks competition, artists have their work reviewed by a professional jury and the opportunity to win cash prizes ($3600 was awarded last year). Those in the show will have their work display in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital for two weeks and be published on the Figureworks web site. Artists have the opportunity to sell their art works.
Figureworks has been running consecutively for seven years. It is now entering it’s 8th season. In 2016, they had over 200 submissions from over 100 artists across the world and awarded $3600 in prizes.
Every year, Figureworks strives to have the best possible jury – one that is balanced in their views and experience, varied in their media, masters of their craft, and great storytellers.
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Artscape Gibraltar Point announces a call for artists for Awakening 2017, an Earth-based spiritual practice and art residency.
Deadline: 17 Jul 2017
Residency dates: September 21 through October 1, 2017
No fees to apply. Residency fees: 900 + HST for private room and shared studio, $750 + HST for a shared room and shared studio
Now in it’s second year, Awakenings 2017 is a ten-day thematic residency. It provides a sacred and inspirational space to explore creativity and intuition within the framework of earth-based spirituality. The objective is to engage holistic practices that connect mind, body, and spirit with the self and environment. The goal is to incorporate metaphysical practices within the arts and examine how this knowledge has been viewed historically and how current views can be integrated, disrupted, or altered.
Awakening 2017 topics such as herbalism, mindfulness, shamanism, divination, and ritual will be viewed from a variety of perspectives. They include pop culture, psychology, alchemy, theology, history, and post-colonial discourse. Along with programmed time, residents have free time to work individually or collaboratively in a studio. Methods of art making can be visual, time-based, photography, craft, writing, music, dance, or performance art. Supportive discussions of residents’ work in progress occur on a regular basis.
Awakening 2017 Artist Benefits
Artists will benefit through secluded and intensive focused studio time. Professional and peer-based instruction and critique in a unique and supportive environment is offered. Further, the communal living style of Artscape Gibraltar Point offers artists an opportunity to interact closely and on a personal level with their peers and fellow residency participants.
As well, the residency’s setting affords residents the chance to experience life in one of North America’s most unique communities, the Toronto Islands. The community has a unique history of social activism, creativity, and a generosity of spirit. Off island, artists can experience the vibrant arts and cultural scene of the city of Toronto. Toronto is one of North America’s largest cities, located only fifteen minutes away by ferry.
About Artscape Gibraltar Point
Artscape Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios, and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers. It is located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School. The tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate, and share ideas.
More than 800 artists have experimented and created art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in the overnight accommodations. In addition to visiting artists, fifteen long-term artists work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, theatre companies, and a recording studio. All of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Artscape Gibraltar Point.
Over 600 charitable and not-for-profit groups have used the centre’s conference facilities to host staff retreats, training sessions, and strategic planning. Artscape Gibraltar Point also plays host to private events, managed by our Artscape Event Services team. As well, a number of unique partnerships have brought arts and music festivals to the centre’s grounds. These include Camp Wavelength, the New Traditions Festival, and the JanSport Bonfire Sessions.
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