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Call for Artists – Meet the Street Arts & Culture Festival (Red Deer, Alberta)

“Red Deer’s Meet the Street is an inclusive arts and culture festival in its inaugural year with a vision of engaging community and supporting growth by showcasing central Alberta’s diverse creators. Our mission is to encourage broader community involvement in the activation of our downtown core through music, visual art, performances and meaningful partnerships.

The creation of up to 10 downtown, back-alley murals will precede a three-day festival and kickoff the month long celebration of Alberta Culture Days. The murals will enhance the vibrancy of Red Deer’s downtown spaces, contribute to the creation of community landmarks that foster civic pride and provide an inspiring backdrop to future outdoor events in the downtown core.

The Meet the Street planning committee invites artists and artist collectives/organizations to submit their portfolios. Selected artists/collectives will be invited to design an outdoor mural for one of ten downtown, back-alley locations. Selected artists will be encouraged to consider the location of the murals while developing a design by either reflecting on historical context, the ecological region, socio-cultural issues of Central Alberta, place and identity or the physicality of the space. The site-specific designs will be created after the initial selection of the artists is completed.

September 3-5, 2021
Red Deer, Alberta
Portfolio Submission Deadline: February 15, 2021″

For more information and submission details, please visit:

-from Meet the Street

Open Forum: Racism in Alberta Artist-run Centres (Alberta Association of Artist-run Centres, Dec 5)

The Alberta Association of Artist-run Centres (AAARC) will be hosting an open forum regarding racism in artist-run centres in Alberta.

The Open Forum is a platform for artists and arts workers based in Alberta to share their experiences and discuss the anti-racism and anti-oppression work needed in artist-run centres and the broader arts community; it is a space for the community to voice concerns and engage in critical public dialogue with one another and with Alberta artist-run centres. This conversation will be attended by the current staff and Board Members of artist-run centres. Other art professionals including staff and owners of commercial galleries, museum staff and leadership and studio and artist collectives are invited to listen and participate in the conversation.

The forum will be facilitated by: Jordan Baylon; Iftu Hargaaya, Nitu Purna and Priscilla Cherry of The Colour Factor; and Samantha Matters from Future Ancestors. The event will also be attended by a clinical social worker, who will be present to offer private trauma support throughout the conversation. Participants will be able to indicate upon registration if they require any additional accommodations or accessibility options.

The event will be held virtually, over Zoom, hosted by a secure paid account. Participants will be emailed a zoom link the day of the conversation.”

For more information please visit:

-from Alberta Association of Artist-run Centres

ArtSpace: A Space for Meaningful Interactions, Community Conversations & Creating Art (Ribbon Rouge Foundation, Alberta)

“Limited spots available! Register by August 8th!

Are you African, Caribbean, Black? Looking for a space to build community and form connections? Looking to express yourself?

ArtSpaces are events designed for meaningful interactions and community conversations with African, Carribean, Black individuals, with the intention of building relationships and forming social networks. It is a space for culturally relevant meaningful interactions, community conversations, & creating art.

To Register:

-from Ribbon Rouge Foundation

Call for Artists: MĂ©tis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre (Alberta)

MĂ©tis Crossing Public Art Call is open to all Indigenous artists and artist teams residing in Alberta, Canada. Artworks will in some way ‘tell the stories of this place’ and respond to the land and history within the
MĂ©tis Crossing.

This Call will be adjudicated through an Advisory Committee. Selected artists will be asked to tour the MĂ©tis Crossing grounds and meet with staff and stakeholders before submission of final proposal.

There are a total of (two) opportunities listed in this call.

Total Budget for (two) opportunities: $30 000 (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on January 3, 2020
Artists Awarded Contracts: January, 2020
All Art Installations: March, 2020″

For more information, please read the full call here.

About MĂ©tis Crossing and Victoria Settlement
MĂ©tis Crossing is a Gathering Place located within the Victoria District National Historic Site along the North Saskatchewan River on the Historic Victoria Trail, in Smoky Lake County. Located on five original MĂ©tis River Lots that were established during the Fur Trade era, MĂ©tis Crossing is nestled in the center of the original Victoria Settlement which was a vibrant community of families from the many nearby river lots, Fort Victoria trading post, and the Victoria mission. MĂ©tis Crossing tells the story of the Alberta MĂ©tis, who are a distinct nation of Indigenous people whose diversity is woven together with strong commonalities. Through immersive interpretive programs that include MĂ©tis historical homesteads, land based learning opportunities, and the new Cultural Gathering Centre, visitors delight in authentic and meaningful experiences. Since being established, MĂ©tis Crossing has been a premiere place for the sharing of MĂ©tis culture, MĂ©tis gatherings, educational opportunities, and business development.”

-from MĂ©tis Crossing

Appel aux comĂ©dien.nes: INCLURELGBTQ (UniversitĂ© de l’Alberta)

“INCLURELGBTQ recrute actuellement 12 comĂ©dien.nes pour la rĂ©alisation d’un outil pĂ©dagogique consistant en une capsule vidĂ©o de 15 minutes. Le but de la capsule sera de sensibiliser les communautĂ©s francophones canadiennes dans la lutte contre le racisme, la discrimination et les prĂ©jugĂ©s que subissent des jeunes LGBTQ des minoritĂ©s visibles.

Contrer Homo/trans-phobie parmi les Immigrants Francophones de MinoritĂ©s visibles (INCLURELGBTQ en sigle) est un projet dont le chercheur principal est Dr. Paulin Mulatris, professeur au Campus Saint-Jean de l’UniversitĂ© de l’Alberta.

Le recrutement a commencé le 28 Janvier et prend fin le 12 février 2019

Un cachet est prévu pour les comédien.nes recruté.es.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements et dĂ©montrer votre intĂ©rĂȘt Ă  participer Ă  ce projet, envoyez votre CV artistique Ă  :

Contactez : Madame Chibalama K.

Adresse courriel

Numéro de Tél: 780 782 2267

crédit photo : RAFA

Funding opportunities in Alberta / Opportunités de financement en Alberta


The Alberta Foundation for the Arts offers various grants for individual artists, community arts projects and organizations.
Here is a selection of community arts oriented grants.

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts offre plusieurs subventions pour des artistes individuels, des projets d’arts communautaire et des organismes d’aide aux artistes.
Voici une selection de subventions destinĂ©es Ă  des projets liĂ©s Ă  l’art communautaire. (Le dĂ©tail des subventions n’est disponible qu’en anglais.)

Culture Days Support for Indigenous and Culturally Diverse Communities

(all disciplines)
“This one-time funding opportunity will provide up to $2,500 to support community celebrations during Alberta Culture Days 2018 (September 28-30).”

more info here.

Community Support Organizations Operating Funding

(film and video arts, literary arts, visual arts and new media organization)
“This grant provides annual funding to eligible not-for-profit community organizations that provide arts programs and services to communities, including those with limited arts opportunities.”

more info here


Community Performing Arts Organizations Operating Funding

(dance, music, theatre, organization)
“This grant provides annual funding to eligible not-for-profit community organizations that self-create and self-produce performing art productions.”

More info here

Organizations: Arts Project Funding

(all disciplines)
This funding assists not-for-profit organizations by providing a grant for a specific arts project. This grant stream also provides project support for leadership development, capacity building and partnerships that enhance the promotion and support of the arts in Alberta.

APPLICATION DEADLINE(S) : December 3/18, June 3/19
More info here

To access the full list of funding opportunities, click here.

Workshop: Introduction to Storytelling and Acting (GeriActors, Edmonton)

“NEW GeriActors Workshop: Introduction to Storytelling and Acting (Spring Session)

If you’ve EVER acted or NEVER acted, this is the program for you!

Join the fun!

Turn your stories into plays
Learn about acting
Create dynamic characters
Perform (if you want to)
If you participated in GeriActors SUMMER SCHOOL this workshop is a continuation of what you learned. We would love to see you there!

Fridays from 3:00 – 5:00pm
March 2 – May 11
No session on March 30 for Good Friday

The SAGE Seniors Association
15 Sir Winston Churchill Square
SAGE is wheelchair accessible and all abilities are welcome

$40 per person or pay-what-you-can
Register in person at SAGE or call 780-423-5510

GeriActors has been turning stories into plays for the last 17 years. For more information on GeriActors Theatre visit our website:

-submitted by GeriActors Theatre
Read GeriActors’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

ĆĄxʷʔam̓ət (home) BC & Alberta Tour (Theatre For Living)

“The BC/Alberta tour of ĆĄxʷʔam̓ət (home) launched on January 17th in Chilliwack and continues until March 10th!

For tickets and information about the tour, visit our tour itinerary page on our website here.

We are very excited to be touring ĆĄxʷʔam̓ət (home) into 21 communities across BC and Alberta and then returning home for 9 final performances at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver. Why tour?

First, ĆĄxʷʔam̓ət (home) is terrific theatre. The public response to this project was very powerful. We played to 91% houses and started getting invitations from communities while we were still doing the first run in March of 2017. We also feel that ĆĄxʷʔam̓ət (home) asks very important questions about how we navigate Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada in true and honourable ways that do not replicate colonial ways of the past and present.

If you are in or near any of the 21 BC/Alberta communities we are visiting, or in Vancouver, please join us. Detailed information can be found here.”

-from Theatre for Living’s website
Read Theatre For Living’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Applicants: 5th Annual CSIF + imagineNATIVE Mentorship Program (Alberta)

Are you an emerging Indigenous media artist living in Alberta? Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film that would benefit from professional and creative mentorship?

 CSIF and imagineNATIVE are proud to present their 5th annual Mentorship Program.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to explore filmmaking and shoot, edit and produce your short film through the use of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers’ workshops, equipment and facilities.

Your film will have its world premiere on the big screen at the 19th annual imagineNATIVE film + media arts festival from October 17–21, 2018 in Toronto!

The successful applicant will be provided with a full CSIF Membership and be eligible to enroll in any training workshop offered during their Winter and Spring 2017 calendar of workshops. You will be paired with CSIF’s knowledgeable staff to help you through the various stages of development, production and post-production of your project.

The successful applicant will receive the opportunity to use the CSIF’s extensive equipment and facilities for their film. As every film is unique, equipment and facilities access will be established in the development phase at the CSIF’s discretion. A CSIF member will mentor the successful applicant with advice and creative support for the duration of the project.

The successful applicant will receive a $1,000 CAD bursary as a commission fee and to put towards production costs. All other additional equipment, facilities, and production costs will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

The artist will be provided with an Artist Delegate Pass to attend all of the 19th annual imagineNATIVE film +media arts festival programming and social and professional development activities, should they be able to attend the festival. Travel and accommodation will not be provided.

Please note: Projects must be realistic in scope and subject matter for the resources provided, as they must be completed and delivered as a digital file by September 9, 2018. Film information and stills for publications will be required by the end of July 2018. The successful applicant will sign an agreement contract for the duration of their participation in the mentorship.

For more information, please visit

-from CSIF
Read imagineNATIVE’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

SPARK Disability Art Festival (Nov 27 – Dec 8, Calgary)

City-wide festival is one of the largest and longest running visual arts festivals for artists with disabilities.

“SPARK celebrates creative self-expression by artists pan-disability, including emerging and professional artists with developmental, physical, or sensory disabilities, mental health barriers, brain injury, and/or chronic illness. Artists are encouraged to explore authentic interpretations of the disability experience. SPARK provides exhibition and advancement opportunities and advances a creative vision of equality.

SPARK is presented by Prospect/Studio C. This year’s festival runs from November 27th to December 8th in 6 public venues across Calgary.”

“Studio C is proud to present the 2017 SPARK Disability Art Festival, Calgary’s longest running festival for artists with disabilities. The festival kicks off next week Monday November 27 and takes places in 7 different venues across the city. This year’s festival includes juried exhibitions with international talent from across Canada, the United States and United Kingdom, as well as public programs and other events presented in partnership with the University of Calgary Department of Art, Nickle Galleries, Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association and artist Dick Averns.

SPARK is excited to present a series of visual art exhibits that will ignite the mind & spark the imagination. This year’s Festival features over 110 pieces juried of art in all media from international artists pan-disability. Exhibits will be hosted at ACAD, Arts Commons, cSPACE King Edward, the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and Studio C from November 27 to December 8.

SPARK 2017 has an exciting lineup of satellite art shows presented in partnership with the University of Calgary, including student work on display in the Sculpture Gallery on the theme “Adapt… Ability… Disability”. At Nickle Galleries, a significant retrospective exhibition “RAGE HOPE” addresses the theme of mental wellness and features the work of Edmonton artist Richard Boulet.

SPARK is also proud to promote the ACADSA Hear/d Residency, a pilot project developed by the Alberta College of Art + Design’s Students’ Association. The residency has its own central theme of resilience relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Drawing on this theme, the Hear/d Residency program invites participants to explore concerns that are affecting post-secondary students in a creative and innovative way. Artistic outcomes from the residency will be exhibited alongside SPARK artwork with a joint reception occurring November 30.

At the Lightbox Studio in Arts Commons, don’t miss “Recognition… Validation… Reassurance…  Art + Mental Wellness“, a collaboration between artist Dick Averns and SPARK to utilize spaces in and around Arts Commons: engaging public audiences on the topic of mental wellness. The installation hopes to address feelings of invisibility and isolation that often accompany mental distress. The exhibition space includes an evolving display of artwork generated through community workshops: collage, drawings and text-based art comprising personalized depictions fostering mental wellness. Contact Studio C for more more information about workshop opportunities available.

Finally, SPARK is proud to promote the Nickle at Noon discussion panel “Mental Health in Museums and Art Galleries” presented at the University’s Gallery Hall on November 30. From 12-1:30pm, join Dick Averns, Paul Freeman, Tamara Pringsheim, Richard Boulet and other special guests to discuss the relationship between mental health, museums, art galleries, art and artists. The discussion will be followed by the relaxed reception for the exhibition, Richard Boulet: RAGE HOPE. For details, visit

The closing reception for SPARK 2017 will be hosted in conjunction with the ACADSA Hear/d Residency on November 30 from 6 to 8pm. All are welcome!”

The complete SPARK program, with a list of events, see below or visit for more information.