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Breaking Ground Residencies – Call For Artists

Breaking Ground Residencies – Call For Artists

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.

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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

For more information, contact chris@artscentre.ca.

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Penticton’s 2018 Public Sculpture Exhibition – Call For Artists

Penticton’s 2018 Public Sculpture Exhibition – Call For Artists

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.

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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.

For more information, contact kelsey.johnson@penticton.ca.

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Photography Competition 2018 – Call For Artists

Photography Competition 2018 – Call For Artists

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.

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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.

For more information, contact info@viewpointgallery.ca.

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Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

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.

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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.

For more information, contact info@niagaraartsshowcase.com.

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Bridge And Falls Creative Residency – Call For Artists

Bridge And Falls Creative Residency – Call For Artists

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.

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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.

For more information, contact dlysak@snnf.ca.

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KIRA 2018 – Call For Artists

KIRA 2018  – Call For Artists

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.

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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.

For more information, contact kira@kingsbraegarden.com.

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Figureworks 2017- Call For Artists

Figureworks 2017- Call For Artists

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.

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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.

About Figureworks

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.

For more information, contact submissions@figureworks.org.

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Awakening 2017 – Call For Artists

Awakening 2017 – Call For Artists

Artscape Gibraltar Point announces a call for artists for Awakening 2017, an Earth-based spiritual practice and art residency.

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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.

For more information, contact alochhead@artscape.ca.

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2018 Branscombe House Artist Residency – Call For Artists

2018 Branscombe House Artist Residency – Call For Artists

The City of Richmond Department of Arts, Culture, and Heritage invites professional, community-engaged artists to submit proposals for an 11-month live-in 2018 Branscombe House Artist Residency located on Canada’s west coast, in Richmond, B.C.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 29 May 2017

The third annual Branscombe House residency will begin in January 2018 and run until mid-December, 2018.

Branscombe House is a recently restored Edwardian style house located in the residential area of historic Steveston in Richmond. The self-contained two-bedroom artists’ suite upstairs is offered as an artist residence/studio. Rent is 100% subsidized in exchange for ~22 hours/month (240 hours total) of hands-on community engagement. The City will provide up to $1500 in hard cost reimbursement as well as in-kind marketing and facility/production support. This will include access to free use of cultural and performance spaces, basic workshop materials, print production, and tech support.

The City of Richmond seeks proposals for interesting new projects and programs that promote meaningful community engagement through artistic opportunities. Artists passionate about working with diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply.

The 2018 Branscombe House Artist Residency is an opportunity for artists with a community-engaged practice to create new work in exchange for live-in creation space. During the residency, the artist will establish a presence in the community. This will include spending time developing a body of work and engaging the public with their programming which may include workshops, exhibitions, demos, and legacy projects. To be conducted on the Branscombe site, community centres, schools, and events/festivals.

About the City of Richmond, BC

With an estimated population of 218,000, Richmond is the fourth-most populous city in British Columbia. It has an immigrant population of 60%, the highest in Canada, and more than half of its population is of Asian descent. Many of whom immigrated in the late 1980s from Hong Kong, Taiwan and, more recently, Mainland China. Two of the largest Buddhist temples in North America reside in Richmond, the International Buddhist Temple and the Ling Yen Mountain Temple.

Part of the Metro Vancouver area, Richmond is comprised of 17 islands in the mouth of the Fraser River. The city supports 100,000 jobs in various areas including high technology, services, retail, tourism, light manufacturing, airport services, aviation, agriculture, fishing, and government. Richmond is also the location of Vancouver International Airport. It was the site of speed skating events during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

For more information, contact kvarney@richmond.ca.

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Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival – Call For Artists

Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival – Call For Artists

Niagara Arts Showcase is looking for artists to sell their work at the 5th Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival in Niagara Falls.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

The indoor/outdoor festival is at a new location this year, Firemen’s Park. The park is known for its 135 acre natural park which is located in the north end of Niagara Falls on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment (Dorchester Road at Mountain Road).

Artists will benefit by showcasing and selling their art to residents and visitors to Niagara Falls. Being the 5th year of the festival, Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival has established a clientèle and attendee base from all across Ontario.

There are many additions to the festival this year along with the new management of Niagara Arts Showcase including:

  • up-and-coming artists from the local high schools
  • juried art awards
  • kids art zone with many activities to get their creative juices flowing, and
  • art installations that will transfer space and its meaning.

About Niagara Arts Showcase

Niagara Arts Showcase’s mission is to promote the advancement of arts, culture, and recreation in Niagara Falls; enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Niagara Falls; and provide professional and educational opportunities to resident artists. A healthy and thriving arts community is an integral part of a thriving city. Prosperous arts communities create social and economic opportunities which allow artists to remain in the area and attract those that love them.

For more information, contact art@niagaraartsshowcase.com.

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