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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Niagara Arts Showcase is looking for artists to sell their work at the 5th Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival in Niagara Falls.
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.
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Artscape Gibraltar Point announces a call for artists for the Film For Artists Residency. Program dates: 19 – 26 June 2017. Facilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones, Eva Kolcze, and Terra Jean Long.
Deadline: 1 May 2017
Price: $750 + HST
The Film For Artists residency, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film enthusiasts alike, will focus on artisanal film techniques while engaging with the specific geography of the Toronto Islands.
Spend a week on beautiful Hanlan’s Point investigating the compelling materiality of celluloid film. Explore various hand-processing techniques on Super 8mm and 16mm film including the creative and aesthetic potential of film in conjunction with notions of site specificity and psychogeography.
Embrace experimentation, chance, and accident in your process. Think of the filmmaking process as a cycle not separate from the natural, ecological cycles that encompass lives and practices. An alternative to traditional filmmaking instruction, forego the rules in favour of integrating cycles of experimentation, growth, and decay.
The Film for Artists residency will host free public screenings, talks, and tours in order to foster interest in the Toronto Islands as a creative site. Encourage participants and public audiences to consider Toronto’s unique history, landscape, and topography.
Artscape Gibraltar Point is excited to announce that 2017’s residency will explore the Toronto Islands through the lens of plant life, animated by the work of several local artists who use plants in their practices in innovative and dynamic ways. Explore organic film processing, using plants and household materials to develop film, alongside the traditional chemistry used in hand-processing.
Artscape Gibraltar Point will teach:
- Basic camera theory and how to use the Super 8mm and Bolex 16mm cameras
- How to hand process black and white 16mm and Super 8mm film
- Decay techniques using bleach, soil, oil, and salt
- Painting, drawing, and scratching on film
Film For Artists Residency will include:
- A bedroom and shared studio spaces
- Hands-on instruction supplemented by walking tours, talks, film screenings, and engagement with relevant literature
- Black and white film, darkroom chemistry, and supplies
- Super 8 and Bolex cameras. Supplies are limited and residents are encouraged to bring your own
Participants are encouraged to share their own films, or films that inspire them, in several informal screenings.
About Artscape Gibraltar Point
Artscape Gibraltar Point is a secluded community cultural hub nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island. The island is a fifteen minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city. They host artist residencies, provide studio rentals, and welcome individuals and groups year-round. Their lodge features bright studios, private accommodations, a vibrant communal kitchen, large yards, and a beach overlooking Lake Ontario.
Artscape Gibraltar Point opened in 1999. Over the years, they have hosted over 1,000 artists who have taken advantage of the facility’s quiet and natural setting to focus on their practices and projects. Artists participate in short-term residencies and long-term studio rentals.
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The 2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program at Fort McMurray is requesting proposals for this year’s mural at Timberlea Community Park.
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.
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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.
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).
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ViewPoint Gallery announces a call for artists for their 2017 International Photography Competition which brings work from around the world to an audience in Maritime Canada.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2017
ViewPoint Gallery is pleased to announce the fifth annual call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your best work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers. Twelve winning images will be selected from the digital entries. A jury of three professional photographers selected by ViewPoint will jury submissions.
Each of the twelve winning images will be exhibited monthly in an area of the gallery dedicated to the 2017 International Photography Competition. These winning images will be professionally printed, matted, framed, exhibited, and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery starting in June, 2017. In addition, winners will have their work publicized by the gallery with media and press releases. The images will be promoted on Viewpoint’s website, newsletter, and Facebook page.
During the four weeks that the winning image is being exhibited, other monthly gallery events insure an interested viewing audience. The image will be on display during our opening reception of regularly scheduled monthly exhibitions.
About ViewPoint Gallery
ViewPoint Gallery is a co-op gallery devoted to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography. An established part of the Halifax gallery scene since 2000, it is located in the vibrant art community of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are close to the historic waterfront and busy tourist areas of the city. It is the only gallery in the city dedicated solely to photography.
Halifax looks to ViewPoint for engagement with all things photographic. The gallery features twelve new solo/group exhibits each year in Gallery A with new individual members works in Gallery B monthly. Additionally, our regular monthly programming includes artist talks, guest lecturers, print reviews, and creative meetings. Photography classes on a variety of subjects and for all skill levels are offered in conjunction with Photoworkshops.ca.
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