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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
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 EXHIBITIONS:
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 SATELLITE EXHIBITIONS:
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.

SPARK PUBLIC PROGRAMS:
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 http://nickle.ucalgary.ca/

CLOSING RECEPTION:
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 https://www.sparkdisabilityartfestival.com/ for more information.

Profile Highlight: Ribbon Rouge Foundation (Edmonton)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

 

“Ribbon Rouge Foundation exists to frame and surface social justice issues which contribute to the spread of HIV for public engagement on these issues. We exist to sustain/ help sustain/ contribute to a public conversation by providing pathways for solutions for addressing underlying social justice problems which currently contribute to the spread of HIV such as: gender & sexuality-based violence, health inequity, racism, and poverty. We hope to support cultural shift through media, communication, arts and storytelling to contribute to larger policy change which is ultimately needed to achieve zero new HIV infections.

Student Arts Illustration Mentorship: In correlation with the annual Ribbon Rouge Arts 4 Action benefit, Graphic Designers of Canada Alberta North and Ribbon Rouge Foundation works with 15 student illustrators in a mentorship opportunity.

Working with student members of the GDC (max of 15) a series of illustrations are created related to an annual theme. Each student is mentored by people living with HIV to tease out relevant social justice issues to be conveyed through the arts. Each week students will be introduced to a new local professional illustrator and will have the chance to discuss their work. This is a great opportunity for students to find out more about the business of illustration and make connections that may serve them well if the future.

The art pieces created are used in cause marketing for the artist, for fundraising and to spread relevant social justice messages. This opportunity is open to student members as well as recent graduates (within 2 years).”

To read more about Ribbon Rouge Foundation, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Participants: Youth Queer Media Program (Fairy Tales Presentation Society, Calgary)

“Applications for our 2018 program are now open!

Share your story and your unique perspective on queer identity for youth today. The program is open to any youth 16-24 years of age, and no previous film experience is required.

Short films can be of any genre or type and final films can be up to 15 minutes long. Get creative, and propose an idea that excites you! What kinds of unique perspectives do you want to bring to an audience? What side of the story do you want to tell? Use this opportunity to explore the concepts of queer identity that interest you.

The Youth Queer Media Program (YQMP) gives audiences the opportunity to look through the eyes of our emerging filmmakers, and gives the filmmakers the tools and resources to share their perspective. This annual program runs December – March for youth ages 16-24 and provides the time and tools to create a short film, including workshops with industry professionals in storyboarding, editing, filming, and production. The program culminates in the world premiere of the films at the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival in May, and the opportunity for additional screenings as they arise.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15th, 2017

For more information and to download the application form, please visit: www.fairytalesfilmfest.com/yqmp

-from Fairy Tales Presentation Society website
To read more about Fairy Tales Presentation Society, please see their profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Profile Highlight | Otahpiaaki (Calgary)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

Otahpiaaki is a social innovation project based at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. Each year, Otahpiaaki hosts our Indigenous Beauty, Fashion and Design Week, featuring some of our region’s most inspiring Indigenous artists, designers, and creatives. We believe that the work of reconciliation is for neighbours and that important conversations and teachings can be shared through creative and artistic practices.”

To read more about Otahpiaaki, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

GeriActors 2nd Annual Summer School (Edmonton)

“​GeriActors 2nd Annual Summer School starts June 29

Introduction to storytelling, acting and improv

Perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about our acting company, the GeriActors & Friends, or wanting to try something brand new.

GeriActors has been turning stories into plays for the last sixteen years. Join us this summer and learn how to turn your own stories into moments of theatre to share with others.

STRESS FREE ACTING – NO LINES TO BE LEARNT – LOTS OF LAUGHS TO BE HAD!

No experience necessary and all abilities welcome.

Date & Time:
June 29 – July 27
Thursdays from 1 – 3pm

Location:  
The SAGE Seniors Association
15 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Auditorium

Cost: $20

Register in person at SAGE or call 780-423-5510.”

Request for Proposals: Youth Empowerment & Support Services Artist in Residence (Edmonton)

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Artist in Residence 2017 – Request for Proposals
Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS)

“The Edmonton Arts Council is inviting artists residing in Edmonton to submit a proposal to become the artist-in-residence hosted by the Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS).

The successful artist will commence duties in the spring of 2017, for an anticipated eight-month period (terms negotiable/flexible).

YESS is an Edmonton-based not-for-profit agency dedicated to empowering youth from difficult realities. Since 1981 they have helped to fill the gap in government services for youth ages 15-24. The youth who utilize the services at YESS come from varied cultures, economic backgrounds, races, religions, communities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. The YESS main office is located at 9310- 82 Avenue, and they provide services at other locations in the City, including the Conaught Armoury in Old Strathcona.

The artist-in-residence will develop a body of work while interacting with the staff and the youth at YESS. The artist will ideally reflect their residency experience through their work, and mentor the artistic interaction and expression of interested youth and staff members. The artist is expected to be visible in their artistic work, and will produce and present several public showings of work over the course of the project.

The available studio space is similar to an office, and other transient workspaces for the residency are potentially available. This opportunity is likely best suited for candidates who practice in a combination of visual art and other forms, such as storytelling, media art, photography or similar. Small scale sculptural work is possible.

This is a near-full-time opportunity, with the artist expected to commit to regular working hours over the course of approximately eight months. Final schedules are subject to negotiation.

A panel that includes representatives of Edmonton’s arts community, the Edmonton Arts Council and from YESS will review the proposals and select the artist-in-residence following an interview process. Emphasis will be placed on finding an individual with strong artistic work, the potential to succeed in producing a strong body of artwork in the available space/time, and solid interpersonal skills.

Additional factors may influence the choice of artist, such as experience working with youth, with marginalized communities, or with non-artists generally. The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all interested artists.”

For more information about this call and how to apply, please visit: edmontonarts.ca/artists_in_residence
Deadline is February 1st, so please apply ASAP!

-submitted by Edmonton Arts Council

Call to Canadian Indigenous Artists: Art Glass Transit Shelters (Edmonton Arts Council)

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Call to Canadian Indigenous Artists – Valley Line, Mill Woods Stop – Art Glass Transit Shelters

The Art Glass Transit Shelters Mill Woods Stop public srt competition is open to Canadian Indigenous artists or artist teams residing in Canada, and is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas”(C458C).

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks a Canadian Indigenous artist / artist team to integrate site-specific public art in the glass for the Mill Woods Stop shelters. The location is a significant and highly visible public art installation opportunity for artists who can translate their art forms into permanent treatments on the glass that is specified for the shelters.

The Mill Woods area has a complex cultural history. This area was part of the Papaschase (translated as ‘Big Woodpecker’ in Cree) Indian Reserve #136. On August 21, 1877, Cree Chief Papaschase signed adhesion to Treaty No. 6 at Fort Edmonton. The reserve covered 65 square kilometers comprising of 42 sections of land, now defined by the major thoroughfares bounding Mill Woods. Following the Riel Rebellion of 1885, many of the inhabitants accepted scrip and were forced off the land; by 1888, the reserve was surrendered and surveyed for agricultural use.

Over the next century, the area evolved from farmland to urban community. The latter part of the 20th century, saw rapid growth and change as immigrants fleeing conflicts worldwide made the community their new home.

Described as an “arrival city,” Mill Woods is unique for its diversity of cultures and Indigenous roots.

In a manner that is culturally appropriate to the peoples of this region, artwork concepts should consider the significant cultural heritage and legacy of this area, the rich histories, stories and customs that tell of this place, and Indigenous perspectives of Papaschase.

Budget:
$97,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Installation:
Spring 2018

A mandatory workshop will be held for shortlisted artists.

For more information, email Chelsea Boida, Public Art Officer, or call (780) 424–2787 ext. 229 and visit publicart.edmontonarts.ca/calls for the full Call details”

-from Edmonton Arts Council newsletter

SPARK Disability Art Festival (Nov 28 – Dec 2, Calgary)

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In-Definite Arts & Studio C are proud to present the 2016 SPARK Disability Art Festival, running November 28 to December 2 in different venues across Calgary. SPARK this year will include five juried exhibitions across Calgary, two satellite shows at the University of Calgary and a jam-packed closing reception with three guest speakers.

SPARK EXHIBITIONS:
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 140 pieces of art in all media from Canadian artists pan-disability. Exhibits will be hosted at ACAD, Arts Commons, In-Definite Arts, Loft 112 and Studio C Nov.28 – Dec.2.

SPARK SATELLITE EXHIBITIONS:
In addition to SPARK’s juried exhibitions, In-Definite Arts and Studio C are pleased to partner with the University of Calgary to present new SPARK art exploring ability, disability and mental health. U of C students will be exhibiting sculptures on the theme of Adapt Ability Disability, as well as collaborative drawings created through partnered expression, where U of C students pair with disabled artists from the In-Definite Arts Society to create jointly rendered drawings.

Both series of artworks will be featured together at the U of C Art Building under the shared title “Creative Growth”. The exhibits will be on display November 28 through December 2, and the reception will occur November 30 from 4 to 6pm. All are welcome.

SPARK PRESENTATIONS:
Attend the Closing Reception at In-Definite Arts December 2 from 6 to 8pm and enjoy keynote presentations from three Calgary artists with a disability. This year SPARK is proud to partner with Tony Goodison, Mary Salvani and Shawn Belanger for a series of thoughtful discussions on subjects relating to art, diversity, and disability.

For more information, please visit: indefinitearts.com/exhibitions-spark.php

-submitted by In-Definite Arts
Read In-Definite Arts’ profile in ArtBridges Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

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