Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Call for Submissions Tangled Art + Disability

About Tangled Art + Disability
Tangled Art + Disability is a not for profit arts organization and forum for creative and artistic excellence that serves as a leader, catalyst and resource for bringing together professional artists, emerging artists and arts and cultural organizations and a diverse public.
Tangled Art + Disability and DAWN-RAFH Canada (DisAbled Women’s Network Canada) are accepting submissions for new and recent completed short works (30 min or less) by female media creators who are disability/Deaf/Mad-identified for the film program Bodies of Light in celebration of International Women’s Day at the Carlton Cinema on March 7th, 2015.
1. Films must have been made from Jan 2013 – present
2. Download and fill out the entry form by clicking here:
3. We are accepting both electronic and hard copy formats:
For electronic submissions please email:
For DVD formats please mail to:
Attn: Bodies of Light submissions
Tangled Art + Disability
Suite S-30, 401 Richmond St. West
Toronto M5V 3A8

CONTACT: or call (647) 725-5064 for further questions.

SNAP Gallery Submissions

The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP) is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre, and a registered charity (Registration No. 12293 0019 RR0001) incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta. Since its inception in 1982,SNAP has grown to become one of Canada’s premier centres for research and innovation in printmaking as well as providing a unique forum for discussion and examination of critical and theoretical issues related to printmaking and image culture.

As a print production and exhibition centre, SNAP is unique in Alberta, and exceptional in Canada.

SNAP is dedicated to the promotion of both traditional and experimental printmaking practices including prints, artists’ books, posters and print-based installation as well as new, experimental and hybrid forms. To achieve these goals the Society maintains a permanent, dedicated space including a gallery and printmaking studio, and provides a comprehensive range of programming including: exhibitions (CARFAC fees are paid to exhibiting artists), classes, workshops, lectures, mentorships, artists’ residencies and publishing. Programming for exhibitions and education is reviewed and revised periodically to keep pace with new developments in the field and to better serve SNAP’s diverse constituency, which includes the many individuals and groups from all backgrounds and levels of experience who take courses and attend exhibitions at SNAP, practising professional print-artists, schools, high-risk youth groups and more.
Call for Submissions – Main Gallery
Next deadline is February 15, 2015
SNAP welcomes submissions from artists, collectives, curators and collaborations practicing in all printmaking & print-related media (including but not limited to: photography, installation, video, drawing, collage, printed matter).SNAP’s Main Gallery Space is programmed through an annual call for submissions as well as through curated exhibitions.
The Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists is an Artist-Run Non-profit in Edmonton, Alberta dedicated to the production, presentation and dissemination of Fine Art Printmaking and Contemporary Print Media. The SNAPGallery programs eight Main Gallery exhibitions every year.
For more information on our organization, mandate and to view floor plans please visit
Programming is determined annually by peer jury.
SNAP Main Gallery Submission Requirements:
Submissions should consist of:
1.      A project proposal explaining the specifics of the proposed exhibition. (maximum 1 page)
2.      15 -20 numbered high quality digital images on OSX Apple-Mac compatible disk
3.      Corresponding image list indicating the artist’s name, title of work, media and date
4.      An artist statement, which describes and contextualizes the work presented. (maximum 1 page).
5.      Curriculum Vitae or artist resume
6.     1 – 2 items of support materials as appropriate (DVD, Publications, Print Articles). These support          items will not be returned.
Please indicate which works are intended for exhibition or clearly indicate if your proposal includes new works or work in progress, as well as any extraordinary installation requirements, including technical support.
Please Note:
SNAP will be accepting submissions ONLY IN DISC FORM. Please send all written support as a single PDF and images in JPEG form on one CD. Please do not send any paper or include a return envelope. Please do not email submissions.
Digital images: should be in JPEG format, 300 dpi and sized to 1000 pixels maximum on the longest side. File names should correspond to the image list.

Tips for Submitting:
·    Please DO NOT EMAIL Submissions
·  Please burn all materials to ONE disc: proposal, PDF written support and JPEG images. An additional DVD may be submitted for video work, however please ensure individual clips do not exceed 5 minutes in length.
·    Proposals should be clear and concise.
·  Make sure that your name and the title of your project is clearly marked on each part of your submission, including all of your support material(s).
·    Please do not send PowerPoint presentations, slides, printed images, or VHS tapes, as these will not be reviewed.
·    Do not send original works of art.
·    Do not submit a website address in lieu of digital files.
·    Incomplete proposals or excessive support material will not be reviewed.
For information regarding submissions and the review process, please contact:
Deadline for SNAP Main Gallery Submissions:
Main Gallery Submissions should be addressed to:
c/o Programming Committee
SNAP gallery10123 – 121 Street
Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9, Canada
 For more information please visit 
Note: SSNAP pays full CAR/FAC fees to Main Gallery Exhibiting Artists

The Canada 150 Logo Design Contest

History in the Making

The Government of Canada is getting Canadians involved in developing a logo for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. If you have a creative spirit and would like to make history, this logo design contest is for you!


The contest is open to Canadian citizens residing in Canada or permanent residents living in Canada, 18 years and older, registered at a Canadian post-secondary institution in December 2014 and/or January 2015.


Show your creativity! Submit your Canada 150 logo design and you could win $5,000, a display in one of Canada’s national institutions, and a chance to be part of Canadian history.


You can submit your design online at


The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 23, 2015.
For more information and to enter please visit 

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Canada Day Challenge 2015

Canada Day Challenge 2015

What Makes You Proud to be Canadian?

We’re asking youth from 8 to 18 years old across Canada to tell us what makes them proud to be Canadian by submitting their best, most dynamic drawings, photos or pieces of creative writing that represents everything that Canada is as a strong, proud and free nation.
Enter the 2015 Canada Day Challenge for a chance to win great prizes, including all-expenses paid trip for two to Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day on Parliament Hill: go backstage, meet some of Canada’s most inspiring people, tour museums, galleries, the iconic Parliament Buildings and be part of a special summer exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History!
Plus, there’s even more to be excited about this year! Winners will also receive the opportunity to work with the amazingly talented team of education specialists from the National Film Board of Canada to create their very own short films about their adventures in Ottawa.
For more information and a list of rules please visit

The deadline is March 20, 2015

Get creative! Get inspired! And, get your entries in for the chance to experience a truly Canadian adventure.

Live as an Artist

Some people believe there is no economic value in the arts and becoming an artist, following one’s creative sensibilities, will only end in a life of poverty and struggle. But this negative belief is simply not true seeing as any rewarding career involves struggle and even in some of the most remote places in Canada talented artists are proving that you can make a living from your passion. In Nunavut, like no other place in Canada, the arts are commercially alive, positively impacting the economy, and creating fulltime careers in places where employment can be limited. Nordicity’s (a leading consulting firm specializing in policy, strategy, and economic analysis in the media, creative and information and communications technology sectors) 2010 Economic Impact Study: Nunavut Arts and Crafts Final Report states:

 In only the few generations that it has existed, Nunavut’s commercial arts and crafts sector has grown to impressive levels. Through its multiple stages from material supply, to product creation and wholesale and retail distribution, the sector generates a total economic impact of $33.4 million annually, leading to 1,068 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs – all from a territorial population of 32,558.  However, straight economic metrics such as contribution to gross domestic product and FTEs do not do Nunavut’s arts and crafts sector full justice. Because of the occasional nature of arts and crafts production, it is estimated that roughly 3,000 Nunavut residents earn some income annually from arts sales. These arts sales, which generate in total more than $27 million in direct payment to artists, eventually result in more than $50 million in end consumer sales, with more than $30 million generated through retailers in the rest of Canada (outside of Nunavut) and around the world.

The art industry in Nunavut not only creates jobs but also allows Nunavummiut to express their culture and way of life, creating a cultural bridge to them and the outside world. The report goes on to assert:

Beyond financial impacts, the arts and crafts sector represents a key piece of Nunavut society. Arts and crafts production provides more than direct employment opportunities; it allows Nunavummiut to be both artists and entrepreneurs in a very self-sustaining fashion by literally creating saleable products with materials gathered from the land…Nunavut arts and crafts provide a constantly evolving representation of the land and its people. Nunavut artists continue to use numerous media – sculpture, tapestries, prints, clothing, sketches, traditional crafts and jewelry, to name a few – to express themselves and their lifestyle to the rest of the world. As the territory continues to evolve culturally, art will provide one outlet to express the blending of old and new cultures. With the proper support to provide access to training, materials and markets, Nunavut’s artists will also continue to translate cultural and artistic expression into significant economic benefits.

So if you are a closet artist wishing that you can make a living doing what you love it is possible even in the most remote areas of Canada. There are many municipal, provincial and federal grants and programs available for artists. So what are you waiting for? Take a leap of faith and live the life you want!
If you live in the Wood Buffalo area and you are looking for ways to start your career as an artist but need some assistance, the Community Strategies Coordinators working for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, are here to help you. You can contact us at  or by phone at (780)743-7966.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is another great local resource helping artists achieve their goals. Contact Arts Council Wood Buffalo at: or by phone at (780) 804-5751.

For the full 2010 Economic Impact Study: Nunavut Arts and Crafts Final Report please visit

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Parks Canada Expression of Interest

Parks Canada will be soliciting proposals for the development and creation of a permanent work of art to be installed in an outdoor location in the town of Jasper, Alberta. 

The artwork will reflect the past, present and future relationship of Aboriginal people and Jasper National Park as well as the interconnectedness between Aboriginal people and the Jasper landscape. 

Budget: $100,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive) 
Please contact us no later than Friday, February 27, 2015 for further information on this project. 

Gregory Deagle 
Administrative Assistant, Aboriginal Liaison 
Jasper National Park of Canada / Parks Canada
P.O. Box 10, Jasper AB T0E 1E0   Telephone 780 820 2118 / Fax 780 852 5601


Winter Cities Shake Up 2015

This coming January, Edmonton will take its place on the world stage of winter cities as host of the Winter Cities Shake-Up - an international conference on making winter way cooler!  

The Winter Cities Shake-Up ( is an international conference on all the ways we can improve the quality of life in winter cities. It’s an opportunity to share best practices, think outside the box, and network with delegates and speakers from winter cities around the world. The conference will take place January 28 – 30, 2015. It’s also a great occasion to showcase Edmonton’s leading edge winter initiatives: from cold-climate construction to urban planning, and from internationally recognized winter festivals to our city’s award winning WinterCity Strategy. 

What is the Winter Cities Shake-Up?
Winter Cities Shake-Up 2015 is a conference for people who live in winter cities and want to improve their communities’ quality of life year-round, but especially in the winter. For three days in January 2015, international experts in many areas, including designers, artists, and civic leaders, will gather in Edmonton, Canada to present findings and share experiences in one of three areas:

  • Winter Fun - there are lots of outdoor activities that can bring in all types of people - even those who think they'd rather hibernate in winter. Find out how to program inviting, accessible activities and try some of them out yourself. 
  • Winter Design - explore how we can plan and design our cities so that streets and public places are warmer, more fun and easier to get around in during winter months. 
  • Winter Business - from companies that are finding great economic value in locating to a winter city, to how people are marketing the cold season as one of their community's greatest assets, discover how winter economies can hold great untapped potential for urban centres.

When and Where is the Winter Cities Shake-Up?
January 28-30, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the Shaw Conference Centre

Who Should Attend the Winter Cities Shake-Up?
Anyone interested in winter urban life. Urban planners and designers, community members, architects, artists, entrepreneurs, government, business people, academics; this is an interdisciplinary conference that takes a holistic approach to all the great things winter has to offer. We've invited more than 400 guests from many different countries, and have speakers coming from Finland, Denmark, Japan, the United States and Canada. If you live in Edmonton and want to take in just some of the conference, you can register for one or two days only. 
To register for the conference, go to:

For more information on the following components, please visit the corresponding links:

  • Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy:         
  • Program:                                            
  • Registration & Accommodation:       accomodation/ 
  • Sponsorship Opportunities:                  

Monday, 15 December 2014

Words in Motion 2015- Submissions Now Being Accepted!

Submissions for the 2015 Words in Motion are now being accepted! 

Whether you are a student, a professional writer, or a novice wordsmith, you are encouraged to submit your poetry!

Words in Motion is a literacy program that promotes an appreciation for the art of poetry. It is open to everyone living in the Wood Buffalo Region. 

Anyone can submit a maximum of 3 poems in any style or language (an English translation must be included). The selected poems will be displayed on Wood Buffalo Transit buses, the Municipal website, and various media outlets throughout our region. The authors of the selected poems will be invited to participate in the launch event at the Fort McMurray Public Library in April to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Please visit for more information about the program and its guidelines. 

Please submit all poetry to

Friday, 12 December 2014

Keyano College’s New Art & Design Certificate Program

If you are an artist pursuing a career in the arts or just looking to enhance your skills, registration is now open for Keyano College’s new Art & Design Certificate program. This one year, intensive program establishing art and design fundamentals begins September 20th. A portfolio is not required for admission. This program allows students to gain experience in areas like printmaking, drawing, and design fundamentals.

“Our program is unique in Alberta and will help students develop a comprehensive portfolio that can be used to apply to any Art and Design program in North America,” said Catherine Koch, Keyano College’s Vice President, Academic.

“This certificate program will help students acquire the skills for a career in any number of creative fields including architecture, graphic designer, art therapist, interior design, or animator,” said Erin Schwab, Visual Art and Design instructor at Keyano College. “We have a world class studio setting for art and design and highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to empowering the creativity of our students.”

Students who complete the Art & Design program will be eligible to transfer into year two of a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Design degree at the Alberta College of Art and Design. For those choosing to study at another school, all of the Art and Design courses transfer to any number of degree programs at post-secondary institutions in Canada.

To discuss admission requirements, learn more about the program or arrange for a visit to our state of the art facilities please email

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

If you are passionate about arts and culture and have been pursuing it as a full time career then apply today to the Community Strategies Coordinator II position with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The chosen candidate will become a member of Community Services, working closely with community groups, art organizations and non- for profits to grow, promote, and support arts and culture and community development within the Region.

Thank you and good luck on your application. 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Canada 150 Logo Contest: History in the Making

The Government of Canada is getting Canadians involved in developing a logo for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. If you have a creative spirit and would like to make history, this logo design contest is for you!

The contest is open to Canadian citizens residing in Canada or permanent residents living in Canada, 18 years and older, registered at a Canadian post-secondary institution in December 2014 and/or January 2015.

Show your creativity! Submit your Canada 150 logo design and you could win $5,000, a display in one of Canada’s national institutions, and a chance to be part of Canadian history.

You can submit your design online at  Click on sections below for more details on the contest and how to enter.

The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 23, 2015.

Contest Rules, Evaluation and Prize
Jury Members

Monday, 8 December 2014

Call for Nominations- Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award is among the largest in Canada. Up to three recipients will receive a $30,000 award each, a hand-­‐cast medal, and if appropriate, a two-­‐week residency at The Banff Centre Leighton’s Artist Colony. The awards are unique in the province in that they recognize Alberta artists who have achieved the highest standard in any arts discipline. Arts builders and collectives are also eligible, and nominees may come from anywhere in the province, or may now be practicing their art elsewhere, while maintaining a strong connection to Alberta. A national adjudication panel, overseen by The Banff Centre, will determine award recipients, who will be honoured at a gala celebration in Lethbridge on June 6, 2015. 

Online nominations must be received by midnight, February 28, 2015

For complete details see

Lee Elliott, Executive Director, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards 


Friday, 5 December 2014

Volunteers Needed to Help with Mi Dance Academy Production

The Mi Dance Academy will be presenting their Season Production of the "Snow Queen" on Tuesday, December 9th.

They are looking for volunteers to help with during the evening of the final production (Dec. 9th from 4:30 to 7 pm) as well as during the dress rehearsal (Dec. 8th from 4:30 pm to 8: 30 pm). 

They are looking for people to help with the following positions:

Recital Roles:

1. Back Stage Child Care (15 to 20 positions to fill) - as per child care standards
2. Quick Change (1 to 2 positions to fill)
3. Back Stage Runners (2 to 4 positions to fill)
4. Stage Right/Left "Door" (2 positions to fill)
5.Stage Right/Left "Wing" (2 positions to fill)
6. Check In Table (10 positions to fill - during intermission only)
7. Prop Shifting (3 positions to fill)

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Katrina Rossburger

Film & Television Relief Program

The Actors’ Fund of Canada provides emergency financial aid to assist cultural workers in recovering from an illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship. The Fund is not just for actors: performers, creators, technical staff and other production team members in the fields of film & TV, theatre, music and dance can benefit from the Fund. The Actors’ Fund of Canada receives no government funding and is wholly sustained by support from individuals and entertainment industry organizations. 
Through its Film and Television Relief Program (FTRP) the Fund will help hundreds of film and television industry workers in 2014. The Actors’ Fund of Canada was the recipient of the 2011 Gemini Special Award for exceptional service to the Canadian television industry.
Help us spread awareness of the Actors’ Fund of Canada by spreading the word on set, in the studio and on stage! 

Learn more: 
Apply to the Fund: 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Have Your Say!

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is developing an Indoor Recreation and Community Facilities Master Plan.  Your input is needed to ensure that the Master Plan fully addresses the residents of Wood Buffalo.

Indoor recreation facilities are spaces and buildings that are open to the public for recreation activities – those activities that we do in our free time (leisure)that includes physical activity, skill development, relaxation, socializing with others, for example. Because recreation activities are those that we do in our leisure time, recreation facilities are often also referred to as leisure facilities.Examples of recreation and leisure facilities include public meeting spaces, museums, galleries, and facilities that are related to specific sports including arenas, pools, fitness rooms, curling rinks, squash courts etc.

Indoor community facilities are spaces and buildings that primarily serve the local neighbourhood and/or community. This can include facilities such as libraries, community halls, meeting spaces, and schools, but also more specialized facilities that may serve the whole community such as performing arts centres.

Indoor recreation, leisure and community facilities are usually publicly owned.There are also privately owned facilities - fitness centres are a leading example. The Indoor Recreation and Community Facilities Master Plan recognizes the role of private operators and the need to plan for where and how to best work with the private sector. However, the emphasis in this survey is on facilities owned and/or operated by the public, non-profit, and institutional sectors.

Your responses are considered CONFIDENTIAL - no individual respondents will be identified publicly through the results. This survey should only take about 20 minutes of your time. Thank you!

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the survey, please contact Tina Noble at or 1-416-363-4443 x21.

Please click here to complete the survey


Miquwahkesis Project- Dec. 11 @ 7 pm