Visual Arts Co-Curator

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Visual Arts Co-Curator

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Femme Wave is looking for a dedicated volunteer to assist in curating the visual arts portion of the 2020 festival.

The festival runs from November 5 to November 8, 2020.

Role Description

Working with the current visual arts curators, artistic and executive director, as well as the board of directors, the visual arts co-curator will develop a vision for Femme Wave arts programming and manage submissions, selection and installation processes.

The role will focus on three objectives to deliver quality, diverse programming.

  • Research and prepare a suitable submissions call that communicates Femme Wave values, mission and vision.
  • Ensure submissions calls have a wide reach and are highly accessible to the communities.
  • Maintain Femme Wave standards of diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Duties:

  • Research and secure suitable venues for Femme Wave Arts programming.
  • Develop a call for submissions, ensure its release is broad and manage the selection process.
  • Liaise with selected artists and venues for installations.
  • Assist in developing online content for selected artists.
  • Work with the marketing team to develop arts press releases, media inquiries and other materials that may be required.
  • Working within the Femme Wave arts budget, and secure more funding if desired.


  • Knowledge of arts scene in Calgary and area, multimedia disciplines preferred.
  • Great attitude, management skills and a self-starter.
  • Background in non-profit or festival organizations is an asset.

The visual arts co-curator will work from March 2020 to January 2021, with the possibility of extension. Time commitments will vary and increase in June and July for the selection process, and October and November when the festival takes place. Hours are flexible and will vary. There is a small honorarium for this position.

Femme Wave is an inclusive feminist organization and those involved in the organizing of the festival should identify as such. We are an equal opportunity organization, but priority will be given to individuals who identify as a woman, trans, non-binary, and queer. We will review applications in accordance with our mission, vision and values which are included below.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter no later than February 29, 2020, to

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about us, please visit our website

About Femme Wave

Femme Wave is a feminist arts festival. The festival takes place annually in November across multiple inner-city venues and has enjoyed considerable growth since its inception. Founded in 2015, it is a collective-run organization with board and committee members of diverse and varying backgrounds.

Our mission is to create a safe, positive, and inclusive space for women and non-binary artists. Our vision is a local and national arts scene that celebrates and supports women and non-binary artists and provides them with safe spaces and opportunities to share their work.


  • Creating positive, safe, supportive spaces and opportunity for women and non-binary artists.
  • Applying a punk rock, feminist lens to all arts programming.
  • Championing the creativity of women and people with non-binary identities.
  • Providing opportunities for, and inclusive access to, diverse stories, experiences, and perspectives.
  • Educating and being educated about feminist intersectional issues.
  • Facilitating feminist fun.
  • Ultimately being badass feminist bitches.

We understand and acknowledge that Femme Wave takes place on Treaty 7 territory and the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Nakoda (Stoney), and Tsuut’ina, also known as Calgary.

For more information about us, please visit our website

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