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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.

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Vancouver Alternative Arts and Fashion Week – Call for Artists

Call for artists to show off your alternative side at Vancouver Alternative Arts and Fashion Week (VALT) during November 17-20, 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2016

The Vancouver Alternative Arts and Fashion Week 2016 theme is Year V.

  • Year V Gala ~ Thursday, November 17, 2016: Launch Party celebrating VALT Year V!
  • Vision – Friday, November 18, 2016: To see, to be blinded, or to have a glimpse into or an idea of the future.
  • Volume – Saturday, November 19, 2016: To hear, to be deafened, or to play with enormity or slightness.
  • Voice – Sunday, November 20, 2016: To speak, to be silenced, or to have one’s own ideas heard.

VALT is run by the Style, Entertainment, Art & Media Society – SEAMS. This not-for-profit organization focuses on developing local arts programming that assists emerging and fringe artists of every medium and media in the province of British Columbia, while fostering a community of culture appreciation.

VALT provides a professional, well appointed venue, sound system, projection setup, and months of marketing and public awareness. As a participant in VALT, all you need to bring is yourself and your work. We take all the guesswork out of showing at a festival. Our attendees are extraordinarily varied – a very different crowd than one usually finds at a fashion event. You can promote yourself and your work without having to organize or advertise anything (though we do encourage you to invite guests and publicize as time permits).

VALT provides Vancouver’s wildly explosive underground arts scene with a unique departure from typical arts affairs. This three-day event boasts over fifty jury-selected artists, musicians, performers, and designers in a celebration and promotion of unbridled creativity. VALT encompasses wearable art, music (from solo musicians to full contemporary bands to electronic artists), drawing, painting, mixed-media works, sculpture, film (documentary, art film, and narrative), performance art (from short theatrical works to interpretive dance and beyond), photography, and interactive installations.

For more information, contact

Vancouver Alternative Arts and Fashion Week


10th Annual Integrate Arts Festival – Call for Artists

The Integrate Art Society is currently considering submissions from artists working in all media for the 10th Annual Integrate Arts Festival, which will take place from August 26th to 28th 2016, in Victoria BC.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2016

Through the 10th Annual Integrate Arts Festival, the Integrate Art Society will develop a unified creative collective comprised of local artists, museums, artist-run centres, and public and commercial art galleries and bring together theatre companies, dance troupes, musical ensembles, and visual artists. This year’s festival will include an opening reception, a mass art crawl, independent artist exhibitions, indoor and outdoor performances, and daytime arts activities spanning three days.

Preference will be given to artists with unique and exciting work but without major gallery representation. The Integrate Art Society is not able to provide compensation for time, travel, or other expenses; however, artists are able to sell work on site. Participating artists will also receive an honorarium once the festival has concluded. Artists are responsible for the transportation, drop-off, and pick-up of their work.

The Integrate Arts Festival has a diverse history and numerous people have made this one of the largest art crawls in Victoria, B.C.  The festival was founded by artist Marlene Jess, whom was influenced by First Thursday, an art crawl in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.  At the time there was no similar art crawl happening in Victoria.

Off the Grid was re-branded in 2012 as The Integrate Arts Festival. The name emphasizes the plurality of spaces on the art crawl.  It became a two day event which featured off-site projects such as Animal Productions audio and visual event at Vic Theatre and a party at David Hunwick’s Sculpture Studio.  In 2014, Integrate introduced a daytime bike tour which expanded the festival’s reach beyond the downtown core including spaces in Fernwood and Oak Bay.

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10th Annual Integrate Arts Festival


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

The New Gallery


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.

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ARTember Art Market


New Westminster Cultural Crawl 2016 – Call for Artists

New Westminster Arts Council announces a call for artists for the New Westminster Cultural Crawl 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2016

This two-day event on August 13th and 14th will include open studios where New Westminster artists feature their work and creative process. The New Westminster Cultural Crawl 2016 will organize live paint-ins at popular arts, culture, and heritage destinations around the city of New Westminster, BC, Canada.

With the support of local artists, artist groups, businesses, and cultural enthusiasts, the New West Cultural Crawl has become an annual tradition.​

For more information, contact

New Westminster Cultural Crawl 2016


Every Day in Every Way – Call for Artists

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is seeking BC visual artists who live with a disability for possible inclusion in the new program year, called Every Day in Every Way which runs from April 2016 – March 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2016

Our theme is open to multiple interpretations and can be viewed as having layers of political and social meaning, particularly for people with disabilities. Our hope is to bring awareness to the contributions made by artists with disabilities to our cultural community, every day in every way.

The three curated group exhibitions will be at:

  • The Gallery at The Cultch, August 2016
  • Unitarian Church of Vancouver, September 2016
  • Vancouver Island (location TBA), February 2017

It is free to apply. Artists will be notified about the selection results by July 1, 2016.

Exhibiting artists will be paid CARFAC fees for exhibiting and Kickstart takes 0% commission on sales.

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is a registered charitable non-profit organization that promotes and supports artists who live with a disability.

For more information, contact

Every Day in Every Way


Newmarket Studio Tour – Call for Artists

Newmarket Group of Artists (NGA) announces a call for artists for the 2016 Newmarket Studio Tour and Art Show to be held on October 15 and 16.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 8 Apr 2016

Join our growing movement of local and talented artists. Last year’s show brought over 2,000 visitors and over $35,000 worth of local original art was sold.

The NGA was formed in 2009 to launch the inaugural Newmarket Studio Tour and build awareness of local visual artists.

Since that time, the NGA has grown and now provides more opportunities for our artists, such as art shows at the Art Gallery at Southlake and Covernotes Tea and Coffee House, the Artist Market, and marketing workshops.

For more information, contact

Newmarket Studio Tour



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.

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Wood Buffalo Artist Residency



10th Anniversary of DAM – Call for Artists

Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM) is launching a major request for the talent of various artists to invade TOHU during four days of festivities celebrating DAM’s 10th anniversary.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 18 Jan 2016

To mark the occasion, DAM will feature culturally diverse artists in a large unprecedented event, happening at TOHU. Proud partner of this celebration, TOHU will open its doors for four days, hosting a giant exhibition and living art performances of all kinds.

The event, which will take place from September 15 to 18, 2016, will begin with a fundraiser evening for DAM, followed by three days of free activities open to the public. Throughout the event, courses, art workshops and cultural mediation projects will be in the spotlight.

The artists will have the opportunity to showcase their work during the event in front of more than 400 people. Plus, a lump sum will be provided for performances and workshops.

DAM has taken on the mission to promote cultural diversity in the arts by encouraging the recognition and inclusion of all artists in professional networks, cultural institutions, and distribution channels in Montreal.

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