Kids Arts & Culture Experience Facilitator Artists Wanted

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Kids Arts & Culture at the market at cSPACE

Kids Arts & Culture Experience Facilitator Artists Wanted

Updated May 20, 2022.

Calling all Artists, Arts Organizations, and members of Calgary’s Creative Community! ​

Join us this summer for our Kids Arts & Culture Program at the Market at cSPACE, a free drop-in program for young people 5 and older that provides an accessible, inclusive opportunity to engage in and find connection with the wide world of creative expression! Our goal is to offer a wide variety of meaningful hands-on, interactive activities and introductory explorations facilitated by local Artists, Arts Organizations and local creatives interested in sharing their creative passions with children.

We’re seeking artists and creatives representing a variety of styles, disciplines, and cultural backgrounds to facilitate creative engagement activities and explorations for our Kids Arts & Culture Program this season; joining us in creating our smash-up of experiential arts and culture activities for young people aged 5 and older coming to the market, as part of our vision of feeding communities and culture.

Is your jam a poetry slam or word-play with kids? Perhaps it’s dance, movement or theatrical expression – or painting, sculpture or fibre & textile creating? It might be folk arts & sharing cultural traditions, musical expression and singing, environmental, horticultural or even culinary arts to share. It could even be creative engagement around social and community issues and connections – our goal is to provide an accessible, inclusive opportunity for young people to engage in and find connection with the wide world of creative expression!

The experience offering is yours to envision and create – all we ask is that it be participatory, inspiring, appropriate and flexible enough to engage children 5 –12. You are invited to join us for as little as one date, or as many as 4, and your facilitation can be half-day (2 hours) or full-day (4 hours – preferred), and can be open drop-in, or scheduled drop-in at regular intervals.

​Have we sparked your creativity and got your wheels a-turning? That’s the whole idea!

The details:

There are 20 possible program dates to participate in, Saturdays, May 28 –  October 8, 2022, 10:00am – 2:00pm.

  • We anticipate 75 – 125 young people to participate throughout the day.
  • Participants are expected to be supervised by their parents if under 8.
  • We provide a flexible, dedicated outdoor space of at least 10′ x 20′ (tented), with additional space, headset mics, tables, and milk crate stools as needed. If weather is inclement, the Program may shift to inside cSPACE if space allows.
  • You are most welcome to bring collateral materials and signage to promote yourself or your organization.
  • We use your provided images and info to promote you as part of our Program, creating a social media post and adding your creative experience to our website events calendar, with links to you/your organization.

We can’t wait to hear your ideas and have you join us!

This is an exciting pilot project for the 2022 season, made possible through the generous support of the Calgary Foundation. Artist facilitators will be supported financially for their time and materials this season, to test program viability and establish partnerships which would enable grantable status for 2023. Upon request, alternative contra arrangements are available for stalls space at the Market (1500-2500 visitors/day), ideal to fundraise for, promote, or to sell your work.

We hope you’ll join us this season – and look forward to hearing from you!

Deadline: ASAP, our first Program date is May 28, 2022

How to Connect

For more information and to review the facilitator interest form, visit

For questions, contact Andrea Toth, Market Manager at

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