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Call for Artists: Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (Ontario Culture Days)

Ontario Culture Days invites young and emerging professional artists in Ontario to submit proposals to the third annual cohort of the Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (YAAP).

Would you like to:

  • Produce a community-focused artwork as a part of an Ontario-wide Culture Days 2018 project?
  • Develop your professional practice in areas such as marketing, outreach and community arts practices?
  • Be mentored and supported by an established community host?
  • Connect with a broad network of arts leaders from your region, province and across Canada?

If so, we’d like to hear from you! Tell us how you will explore the potential of community arts to strengthen your own artistic practice and to grow audiences for your work.

YAAP is contingent upon the receipt of funding still to be announced. The following is a call for expressions of interest prior to an estimated project launch in late April 2018.

Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (YAAP)
In 2016, Ontario Culture Days launched a new initiative called the Youth Arts Ambassadors Program (YAAP). The program, aimed at fostering and supporting the next generation of community-engaged artists in our province, commissioned selected professional artists under 30 to create new works of art. The artworks were unveiled over the Culture Days weekend with a corresponding public program directed towards members of the artists’ communities. As YAAP enters its third year, we are looking to grow and develop this valuable initiative. In 2018, YAAP will increase its emphasis on the role of arts ambassadorship. YAAP artists will be partnered with local host organisations to develop outreach and programming initiatives that relate to the needs of their local communities. Alongside this relationship-building, Culture Days will provide the artists with educational resources to deepen their understanding of arts advocacy, arts marketing and program development. Combining the practical relationship building with a professional development component will provide participating artists with a valuable set of resources. This will help them as they reach out to their communities, act as ambassadors for local arts initiatives, and develop a successful YAAP program for the Culture Days weekend, September 28, 29 and 30, 2018. 2018:”

For more information, please visit Ontario Culture Days

-from Culture Days website

Call for Applications: Mural Art Career Development 2018 (Mural Routes, Toronto)

“Applications are now open for Mural Art Career Development program!

Mural Art Career Development is a fully-subsidized, intensive program for emerging artists and project managers who have completed some previous training. As the only program of its kind in Canada, acceptance to the program is by application and subject to a selection process.

Mural Art Career Development will take place from May 1st to July 3rd, 2018, on Tuesdays and some Saturdays, at Centennial College Story Arts Centre and Mural Routes. The application deadline is Monday, March 5th at 5pm. For application guidelines and other information, please visit muralroutes.ca/macd-apply

The 60-hour curriculum encompasses a wide range of relevant topics, from discussions of administrative fundamentals to hands-on practice with various mediums. Participants also benefit from a supportive environment with networking and placement opportunities.

Led by experienced professionals, the program is designed to provide committed artists and managers with skills specific to mural-making. Skills ranging from budgeting to community consultation are developed through in-class and hands-on workshops. Students also have the opportunity to make connections with established artists, collaborate with each other, and gain experience.

Mural Art Career Development saw a 60 per cent increase in applications in 2017 with one student travelling from Ottawa to Toronto twice a week in order to attend. “This type of comprehensive mural training isn’t offered in my city,” noted artist Kalkidan Assefa, “so despite the distance I consider it a worthwhile investment in my career as an artist.”

The program is part of the Mural Art Learning Institute, a Mural Routes initiative funded by a three-year, $565,100 Grow grant made in 2015 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Thanks to this support, the 60-hour program is offered entirely free of charge.

About:

Mural Routes is the only member-based, not-for-profit art service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development, and promotion of public wall art. Their vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building. In late 2015, Mural Routes was awarded an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant for the purpose of expanding their existing education and mentorship programs into the Mural Art Learning Institute (MURALi).
www.muralroutes.ca

An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. www.otf.ca

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Call for Expressions of Interest for Canadian Artists: Art Benches of Liberty Village (Toronto)

“The Liberty Village Business Improvement Area (LVBIA) is inviting Canadian artists to submit a proposal for the creation of public art to be installed on 25 unique steel benches. The LVBIA’s first bench program, named BenchMark, transformed old wooden benches into public pieces of art.

This new Art Benches Program of the LVBIA and the City of Toronto goes beyond transformation to creation. The goal of the Art Benches Program is to beautify the Liberty Village area while supporting national and local artists and celebrating the community spirit that defines Liberty Village.

Liberty Village is Toronto’s innovation hub, forged in creativity. As you walk around Liberty Village there is a sense of community, modern yet timeless, youthful village atmosphere. This energy and vibrancy comes from the concentration of more than 600 businesses which include some of Toronto’s leading creative thinkers and companies in high tech, arts, design, entertainment and media; as well as the more than 10,000 residents who call this village home.

Art Benches of Liberty Village: CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Application Deadline: Monday February 19, 2018 by 5:00pm

We are looking for Expressions of Interest to submit an original design for a custom -made steel bench to be installed in the Liberty Village area. Designs for the bench back should be original, timeless and modern.

  • Submit a current résumé/CV, and an artist’s statement expressing the artist’s interest in designing an original bench back for the Art Benches of Liberty Village Project.
  • Include colour photos of recent art or design work.
  • Entries must include complete contact information, including name, address, phone, email and website if available.
  • Entries may be submitted by mail to Mural Routes, 1859 Kingston Road, Toronto ON M1N 1T3 or by email to info@muralroutes.ca
  • Please put “Art Benches of Liberty Village” in the subject line of your email.

Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on February 19, 2017.

The competition will be a two-stage process.

STAGE 1: The Selection Committee (jury) will select up to 25 artists from the submitted REOI’s to prepare designs.

STAGE 2: I. Selected artists may be requested to submit up to 3 designs for consideration. II. 25 designs will be selected by a committee from the submissions

$1000 will be paid for each approved design.

Full application details http://bit.ly/2BFHaVH

This call is being administered by Mural Routes on behalf of the Liberty Village BIA and The City of Toronto.”

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Call for Applications: Youth Art Enrichment (Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Dawson City)

What is Youth Art Enrichment (YAE)?
Now in its 17th year, YAE is an annual four-day intensive art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City.

Artistically-inclined youth (aged 14-18) travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops with a professional artist. Students will choose one of three courses to study for the duration of the program, in which they will hone their skills through daily exercises and explore creative ways to express their ideas.

When is YAE?
Previously held over four days during the first week in November, the program will now be held from March 19-22, 2018. Students coming from out of town will travel to Dawson from Whitehorse on March 18 and return on March 23. A bus will be provided by the Department of Education.

What workshops are being offered in 2018?

DIY Printmaking and Screenprinting
with Rian Lougheed-Smith
Lead by local DIY print-master, this immersive workshop will run through a variety of basic concepts that are part of many different printmaking techniques. You’ll work with stencils, stamps, block printing, and screen printing, giving you the skills to print your own posters, shirts, art, signs, stamps. Once you learn these basic skills, the skies the limit! The focus will be on experimenting, “Do It Yourself” skills and recycled and re-purposed tools. In this workshop you will: make stamps, make stencils, learn to silkscreen, and combine techniques to make mixed media pieces.

Collage and Mixed Media
with Meshell Melvin
This workshop takes a painterly approach to collage, building images in new ways with familiar materials. Collage technique is an excellent vehicle for learning and practicing the elements and principals of design. The mixed media portion of the program takes the collage one step further, incorporating drawing, painting and relief.

Stop Motion Filmmaking
with Angela Edmunds
Have you ever wondered how they create Wallace & Gromit or those countless Lego movies on YouTube? Come find out! From storyboarding to editing, this workshop will provide participants with a technical introduction to the art of stop motion animation. During the course of the week, participants will experiment with various materials, including felt, wire, Plasticine and Lego, to create their own short stop motion film.”

For more information and application forms, please visit KIAC’s website. Deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.

-from Klondike Institute of Art and Culture website
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Art Supplies Donations

Here at ArtBridges/ToileDesArts, we sometimes receive art donation inquiries from the public. While we do not accept art supplies donations directly, we can however help facilitate connections between individuals with art supplies donations and community arts initiatives by providing individuals with information about initiatives located near them.

If you are looking to donate art supplies and need help looking for community-engaged arts initiatives located around you, please get in touch with us at info@artbridges.ca

We recently received an unique donation inquiry from Iliana Sergeev, a designer and artist located in Toronto, looking to donate a piece previously created for an art show that was Wizard of Oz-themed.

About the Art Piece

“A black and white piece references the Wizard of Oz tornado scene. A unique, mobile suspended installation—a spotlight-lit exact model of Dorothy’s House, suspended decor which moves with the wind.”

If you’re interested in the piece and are located in Toronto, please get in touch with Iliana. You can send us an email at info@artbridges.ca and we can pass on your information or you can reach out to Iliana on Facebook or Instagram.

Call for Instructors: Youth Art Enrichment (Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture)

KIAC is seeking Yukon-based instructors for Youth Art Enrichment, a four-day intensive arts program for Yukon high school students, held in Dawson City, Yukon in March, 2018. Each instructor will teach a group of eight to twelve students in their selected medium for the duration of the program.

The goal of the Youth Art Enrichment program is to provide Yukon high school aged students with an intensive learning experience in one discipline, giving students the time to develop skills and to learn from professional artists.

Examples of previous Youth Art Enrichment courses include: Encaustics, Screen-printing, Digital Photography, Carving, Film, Animation, Improv & Acting, Mixed Media, Beading, Drawing, Painting, Paper-making.”

-from Klondike Institute of Art and Culture website
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Call for Artists: 2018 Adäka Cultural Festival (Whitehorse)

“The Adäka Cultural Festival was launched in July 2011, with a mission to develop and deliver a world-class, iconic festival that showcases, celebrates, and fosters the development of Yukon’s diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture.

Adäka means “coming into the light” in the Southern Tutchone language. The Festival is committed to shining a light on the creative spirit of Yukon First Nations people, helping to preserve and revitalize our arts and culture, while inspiring artists and youth to take pride in their heritage and communities. With unique opportunities like Adäka our artists will undoubtedly continue to set new standards of quality and excellence in the arts and cultural sector!

The 2018 Artist Application deadlines have changed to help both the artists and the Adaka team get prepared earlier for another special year. For forms and more information, please visit adakafestival.ca

Deadlines:
January 31, 2018 for those requiring sponsorship
February 28, 2018 for those arranging their own travel”

-from Adäka Cultural Festival

Call for Applications: 2018 Mural Project (7th Generation Image Makers, VIBE Arts)

“New 2018 Mural Project with 7th Generation Image Makers and VIBE Arts ! Indigenous youth ages 16-24 if you are interested in applying for this project please attend one of the information sessions indicated on the flyer or contact rkennedy@nativechild.org 416-969-8510 ext.4110 for more information!”

-submitted by 7th Generation Image Makers
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Call for Applications: Alianait Arts Festival (Iqaluit)

“Artists can apply online to perform at the 2018 Alianait Arts Festival (June 29 to July 2), the world’s circumpolar stage!!

– Deadline for Southern performers: December 29, 2017
– Deadline for Northern performers: January 29, 2018

Alianait Arts Festival 

Known as the world’s circumpolar stage, the Alianait Arts Festival takes place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada in late June each year. These arctic days have 24-hour sunlight, a time of great celebration! Alianait sets the spotlight on Inuit and other circumpolar artists while bringing together exciting world-class musicians, circus acrobats, dancers, storytellers, actors, filmmakers and visual artists from across the globe.”

-from Alianait website
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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 csif.org

-from CSIF
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