Call for Submissions
- Posted by Epcor Centre fo... on April 26th, 2012
Guys n’ Gals! Amazing Artists n’ Super Cyclists!...Papergirl Calgary is calling you!
Art should be accessible to everyone!
That is the spirit behind Papergirl: a pedal-powered, volunteer-based, community-oriented art project. Papergirl originated in Berlin and has quickly grown into an international worldwide art distribution phenomenon! 2012 is the year that Papergirl comes to Calgary, so spread the word!
Taking art out of the gallery and into the streets via old-school bicycle delivery format - this is Papergirl.
What happens in a Papergirl project?
• A call for art submissions goes out to Calgary’s art community
• All artwork is exhibited (Papergirl Calgary has proudly partnered with EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts)
• At the end of the exhibit all submitted works are rolled up and delivered at random by Papergirls ’n boys to the
unsuspecting local Calgary community.
The Results of Papergirl?
Artists of all styles, genres and experience, exhibit their work together AND share it with a new ‘collector’. Papergirls ’n
boys get some great exercise and plenty of smiles whilst gifting art. Volunteers get to know their community a bit better, AND hundreds of Calgarians make and receive fabulous works of art!
Deadline for submitting work: July 31
Exhibition Dates: August 8-17
Exhibition Opening Celebration: August 9
Distribution Day: August 18
- Posted by Xstine on April 21st, 2012
Project: Conflict/Resolution – Animated Installation
Conflict/Resolution is a three and a half month creation process of creating a collaborative animation using animated objects. The animation will be shot inside three of the Plus 15 window galleries in Epcor Arts Centre.
Centering on the theme of Conflict/Resolution, selected artists or artist teams will each create a one-minute animation using animated objects. The animating will take place within the confines of the Plus 15 gallery window.
Interested animators must be available to work full time between January 2, 2013 and April 15, 2013. Full time animation will take place in the gallery windows in February and March, 2013.
This project is produced by CAOS and the International Festival of Animated Objects with support from The New Gallery and Stride.
Deadline to apply: May 6, 2012
Preparation: January 2013
Animation: February 1-March 30, 2013
Editing, sound and output: April 1-15, 2013
CAOS is applying for funding for this project, and if obtained, selected animators will receive handsome compensation for full time efforts to create a 1-minute animation. Selected artists and their proposals will be included in a May 14 funding application. Our goal is to pay $4000 per window for full time animation creation.
In the event funding is not received, the project will be scaled down; artists will create an installation that is animated or moved twice-weekly. In this version, artists will receive CARFAC rates per gallery window.
Epcor Centre’s + 15 Window Galleries of The New Gallery and Stride Gallery, located on the second level of 205 8th Ave SE, Calgary. Presented in partnership with the International Festival of Animated Objects.
Artists, groups of artists, emerging and established artists are invited to apply who are working in any discipline, including animation, installation, 2-D, 3-D, performative art, automata, and new media.
Window galleries have electricity and white walls. Everything else is up to the artist to bring. In the event funding is obtained, computers, software, cameras and supplies for creating an object-based animation will be supplied by CAOS.
Selected artists will receive an Artist Pass and access to Artist Hospitality (meals) during the International Festival of Animated Objects. Created animations will be screened as part of Quickdraw Animation Society’s GIRAF in 2013. Photographer Sean Dennie will create ongoing documentation of the work, and will create portraits of selected artists.
Send or drop off a Proposal Package to any of the following by May 6, 2012:
CAOS, 1030 – 20 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1M6,
or email in .doc or .pdf format to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also drop off a proposal to:
The New Gallery, in Art Central
Stride, 1004 Macleod Tr SE
Proposal Package (one page):
1. One sentence to describe what method of animation you plan to undertake in the space. Some of the spaces are very small, some are large. Be sure to research the window links below.
2. Proposal: Maximum two or three paragraphs to describe your installation/animation and general approach to the project. Provide details of what, and how you will approach the concept of Conflict/Resolution. Detail what equipment, if any, you will use and need. Indicate preferred exhibition space, if any. Detail your experience, if any, with animation and animating software and equipment.
3. Artist Statement: Explain what the proposed work means to you, where it’s coming from and where you hope to go with it.
4. Curriculum Vitae (max 3 pages): Describe your artistic background (e.g. education, grants, scholarships or awards received, professional status, previous exhibitions or performances, commissions, professional memberships, published articles, etc.).
5. Support Material: Up to ten pieces in total of conceptual drawings or related support material, or up to 5 minutes of animation.
Slides or Visual documentation: Up to ten Mac-compatible images (.jpeg, RGB, 8bits) at medium to high resolution (minimum 150 dpi and 1200 pixels along the longest side, maximum 300 dpi, 5MB per image), or a link to a web gallery.
Media arts documentation: (DVD) or a link to an online clip, running time of no more than 5 minutes in total. Please ensure the link works.
Selection: Selected artists will be announced mid May. Funding results will be announced mid September.
Return of materials:
Materials will not be returned. Please do not send originals.
Gallery Floor Plans:
The New Gallery + 15 floor plan: http://www.thenewgallery.org/submit
Stride Gallery and + 15 floor plan: http://www.stride.ab.ca/submissions.html
- Posted by Steven Cottingham on April 21st, 2012
Deadline: Sunday, April 22 2012.
We are proud to be issuing the call for submissions for the inaugural Calgary Biennial. Taking place in September 2012, this exhibition will gather a selection of both emerging and established artists who are currently based in Calgary, AB. The show will span several venues, occurring physically at Haight Gallery, 809 Gallery, and an online web-only platform created specifically for showcasing net-art at the biennial exhibition. In addition to serving as an examination of the contemporary Calgarian art scene, the 2012 Calgary Biennial will explore themes of ‘home’ – specifically how home simultaneously and exclusively divides space into places that are home, and places that are not and cannot be home. How can one place become home and another place cease to be home? Can one person have more than one home?
Proposals can be in any medium and collaboration is encouraged. Please include the following in your submission:
1. Artist statement: maximum one page. Please describe your current artistic practice in relation to your proposed project.
2. Proposal: maximum one page. Provide a clear and detailed description of the proposed work, specifying where the work should be shown (physically at Haight Gallery or digitally on the web-only platform) and installation requirements.
3. Images of proposed and supporting work: maximum seven images. Support should be .jpg files not exceeding 1200 pixels in any dimension. Image file names should be formatted with the artist’s surname followed by a number corresponding to visual documentation list (surname01.jpg). In place of images, artists can choose to provide direct links to video or web-based work online.
4. Visual documentation list: please indicate title, date, medium/description, and size of work.
5. Curriculum vitae: maximum two pages, including contact information and website.
E-mail all submissions to email@example.com by midnight on Sunday, April 22 2012. Please submit all written submission materials as a single .pdf file. All submissions material should be compressed in a .zip folder and added as an e-mail attachment. Artists will be notified as to the status of their application in mid-May.
- Posted by influx on April 20th, 2012
INFLUX Jewellery Gallery invites artists to interpret the theme of “INVENTIVE ILLUSIONS” for our summer exhibition of contemporary art jewellery. Can you create a piece of wearable jewellery that deceives the eyes? Can you create a piece that looks like one object but is in fact, something else? Can you fool the viewer into thinking your work is something other than it appears to be? If so, Influx encourages you to create a new jewellery illusion for this exhibition.
Guidelines and Requirements:
1. A maximum of three pieces of wearable art jewellery to be submitted by the artist.
2. The work must be related to the topic and focus of the show or it will not be accepted.
3. A completed application form must accompany the submission.
4. Artist Statement (300 words max).
5. Artist biography (300 words max).
6. One page CV.
7. Images of exhibition work (300 dpi, 4 x 6 JP images) must accompany the submission. Please include a detailed image listing with your submission.
8. If you are not one of our regular gallery artists, please email Influx and request a ‘Guest Artist Exhibition Agreement’.
9. All work submitted must have been made in the last year and will be for sale at Canadian retail prices.
10. When sending merchandise via post/courier, please package carefully and make sure items are secure in a box. Please also ensure that packages require a signature upon delivery and that package contents are insured.
11. All submission documentation may be used for promotional purposes by INFLUX Jewellery Gallery.
12. INFLUX will not accept work that is not packaged safely.
13. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Dates to Remember:
July 9th 2012 Deadline for submissions to be received by INFLUX Jewellery Gallery
July 16th 2012 Jury notification will be emailed to all participating artists
August 2nd 2012 Exhibition begins - Opening 5-8pm
October 4th 2012 Last day of exhibition
October 12th 2012 Artist's work will be returned
See attachment for application form.
- Posted by Theatre BSMT on April 20th, 2012
Theatre BSMT in conjunction with Alberta Playwright's Network (APN) announces a new and exciting playwriting competition! Applicants must be an Alberta resident who is an emerging playwright. Theatre BSMT defines an emerging playwright as one who is actively pursuing a career in theatre or writing and has some experience and/or specialized training in theatre or writing. The winning submission will receive a full production by Theatre BSMT (directed by Barrett Hileman, Co-Director of Theatre at Rocky Mountain College). The selected play will also receive dramaturgical assistance and will be workshopped with the assistance of APN in preparation for its production. In addition, APN will also provide a one-year membership to APN for the winning playwright. The successful applicant will be selected by mid December 2012 and workshops will run from late December 2012 to March 2013. Rehearsals will run from March 2013 to May 2013 evenings and weekends only. The show will then have a one week run at Theatre Junction GRAND's Studio Space in May 2013 (exact dates TBA).
- Applicants must be an Alberta resident
- The play should not have been previously produced in its current format
- The play can have no more than 4 characters
- The play must be 45 to 90 minutes in length
Scripts written by more than one author are acceptable.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2012
How to Apply:
Scripts can be submitted by email (with "BSMT Dwellers" as the subject line) by 4:30 pm on the day of the Application Deadline to:
BSMT Dwellers Playwright Competition
Attention: Barrett Hileman
- A cover letter describing the playwright(s) background and a brief synopsis of the play
- Resume(s) of the playwright(s)
- One copy of the script
For more information about Theatre BSMT please visit our website at www.theatrebsmt.ca
- Posted by Hughes on April 18th, 2012
The Calgary Dyke March is a grassroots, community based organization that seeks to create awareness and visibility of queer women in Calgary. Now in its third year, the dyke march has managed to run successfully in a completely non-corporate manner. The Dyke March happens every year in the first weekend of September.
D-Fest is the annual Dyke March Fundraiser. All funds generated by this event go towards costs such as street permits and fees for the March itself. This year the fundraiser will be held on June 15th.
D-Fest is a celebration of queer or dyke-identified women and what they contribute to our city and community. We are seeking queer or dyke-identified artists to participate in this event, and share their experiences and voices. All mediums are welcome, as we would like to have as diverse a show as possible.
If you are interested in participating please contact Liza at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Posted by Lindsay Bowman on April 12th, 2012
The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association’s mission statement is “to preserve and enhance a healthy and vibrant quality of life for the residents of Hillhurst-Sunnyside”. This organization is founded on the principle that human beings can be more successful in their relationships and as productive members of society if they are engaged in citizenship-building, and have a strong sense of community where they live, work and play. As a community-centered organization we also believe fundamentally that all human beings have a right to certain basic needs, and we have a responsibility to support individuals in meeting those needs wherever possible. The services we provide to achieve this mission include (but not limited to), Outreach and Senior’s Supports Services, Hall rentals, Arts & Recreation programming and facilities, Farmer’s Market, Flea Market, Community Gardens, Childcare and Advocacy for Community Planning, Vitalization and Heritage preservation.
About the Opportunity
For the past several months, HSCA has been investigating options for leasing the Plaza Theatre from the current owner. Negotiations are under-way, details of which will not be available until an agreement is reached. However, our aim is to commence operating the Plaza Theatre as early as summer 2012.
In anticipation of this new and exciting opportunity for the community and our association, we are currently accepting expressions of interest (EOI) from individuals interested in representing the values of HSCA in managing the Plaza and its programming. We believe that, within the framework of delivering arts and culture programming for the community, the possibilities for making the Plaza a hub for ideas, independent or ”art house” film, live entertainment and community engagement are endless.
The Plaza will run as a social enterprise committed to providing social good for the community and city- at-large in the realm of arts and culture. Programming will require a unique blend of activities subsidized to meet community development outcomes with a mix of revenue-generating events to sustain the operation for years to come. We believe that this is unchartered territory for not-for-profit organizations in Calgary, and possibly one of the first of its kind as a model of building community in Canada.
The community of support is strong and a passionate, self-driven leader will find immeasurable reward in advancing the vibrancy of the arts and culture community in Calgary.
About the Selection Process
We are open to applications from individuals or groups that can offer a compelling vision for how the Plaza should be managed and programmed, coupled with hands-on related experience in one or more of the desired program areas along with experience in one or more management functions (such as supervision, marketing, or facility operations).
A review of EOIs will commence after April 15th, with the intention of contracting for an initial term of 12 months with the successful individual(s) once we have a signed lease with the owner. We project a contract start date in May. Further details will be discussed with individuals who are invited to proceed further in the selection process.
If you have any questions about our selection process, please contact Quentin Sinclair, HSCA Executive Director, 403-283-0554 ext. 221. EOIs should be sent to email@example.com and include an electronic portfolio of relevant projects and experience, resume, cover letter, compensation expectations and an introduction to your vision for programming at the Plaza.
- Posted by lcookson on April 4th, 2012
ATTENTION THEATRE ARTS PROFESSIONALS
As part of its Industry Series, Magnetic North Theatre Festival is excited to be hosting an arts marketplace for theatre artists, companies and presenters at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts on June 18th in Calgary, Alberta.
This dynamic marketplace will provide a unique environment for the vibrant exchange of information between hundreds of theatre artists, administrators, producers, presenters and other professionals to make new connections and strengthen current ones towards the goals of possible partnerships and collaborations.
We’re looking for individuals and companies from across the country to participate in this event, whether in-person or not. This is an opportunity to talk about and share your work with national and international industry professionals.
How to get involved:
- Artists, Presenters and Companies are invited to represent themselves in person during the marketplace by setting up a table. Come to the marketplace to sell your show, promote your company, or spread word about your theatre with a one-of-a-kind display, a tabletop mini-performance or design maquette. We invite you to be as imaginative as possible with a tabletop to promote yourself!
Each participant will be given a section of table and two chairs; we ask any setup required to be as minimal as possible.
Please note: We are not able to guarantee power outlets. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the individual/company.
- Send us your marketing materials! If you are unable to attend the marketplace, but wish your company to be represented, send us your marketing materials to be included.
- The QR Code Project. Create a QR code that links to a promotional video, trailer or other online content on yourself or your company. Send us that QR code and it will be part of a large installation during Industry Series that allows anyone with a smartphone to scan and view a sample from one of many companies across Canada.
Interested parties please contact Lee Cookson by May 30: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ghost River Theatre is the producer of this year’s Industry Series.
- Posted by Epcor Centre fo... on April 4th, 2012
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Alberta artists: Short film, animation and video.
Deadline: Submissions must arrive by 4:00 on Thursday, May 17 @ 4:00.
Gallery of Alberta Media Art (GAMA): GAMA is an exciting microcinema programming partnership between the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS) and the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts Visual and Media Arts Programming. Through a peer assessor selection process, GAMA programs up to 24 Alberta media artists annually running 3 months in duration. The media art appears on a television monitor located in the +15 near CKUA as well as other monitors located throughout the Centre. This project reaches a diverse population of all ages; content must be suitable for public spaces. Each of the selected proposals will receive an artist fee of $400.00.
To view examples of current GAMA programming please go to the EPCOR CENTRE website at: http://www.epcorcentre.org/Education/VisualArtsandMedia.aspx Please ensure that you have filled out the application form attached. If you have not received the application form then go to: http://www.epcorcentre.org/en/Education/VisualArtsandMedia.aspx
Please note that faxed or emailed submissions will not be reviewed.
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts and Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society gratefully acknowledges the technical support that EMMEDIA has provided.
For all inquiries concerning GAMA please contact: