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Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Arts

Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Arts

Posted by: ArtsVictoria.ca
Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) is committed to inclusivity and equality, and it wishes to create opportunities for everyone in the arts communities regardless of race, ethnicity, social or economic status, caste, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, or any other similarly restrictive category. In accordance, we specifically encourage people of colour, LGBTQ+, disabled, and financially challenged artists to participate.

The SMAS is a secular organization that is neither against a religion nor it is in favour of any.

Works containing prejudice based on race, class/caste, gender, religion, sexuality, disability, and ageism will not be considered.

The Awards are open to Canadian citizens, members of Indigenous nations, landed immigrants, permanent residents, refugee applicants, and international students in Canada.

All applicants must reside in Canada at the time of submitting their work. Canadian citizens living, working, or studying outside Canada are not eligible to apply.

Works in French and other languages are welcome when accompanied by their English translations.

An applicant may apply to more than one Surrey Muse award. Multiple submissions to each award are allowed.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.

Members of SMAS Board of Directors, Literary Advisors, this year’s volunteers, paid workers, and advisors to Surrey Muse Awards program are not eligible to apply.

Submission Guidelines

Send the images of 6-10 items of your original, unpublished, artworks (paintings, drawings, sketches, digital art, sculpture) in .jpg, .jpeg, or .gif format not exceeding 2mb.

Full details here: https://surreymuseawards.wordpress.com/visual-arts-award/
Fringe Festival Team- Volunteers Needed

Fringe Festival Team- Volunteers Needed

Posted by: Intrepid Theatre
Interested in joining an amazing community of artists and theatre enthusiasts, all while getting sweet perks like free show tickets? The Fringe Festival team is now looking for volunteers! Sign up at https://intrepidtheatre.com/about/volunteer/
Free Summer Youth Admission - Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

Free Summer Youth Admission - Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

Posted by: Bateman Gallery
The Bateman Foundation is offering free admission to children and teens in celebration of the new heartwarming exhibition, Robert Bateman: Heart & Home, this summer from July to August 31st.

Children and youth under 18 years old will have free admission or admission by donation to see the current exhibitions in the Bateman Gallery, including Robert Bateman: Heart & Home and the permanent exhibition The World of Robert Bateman.

Visitors are also able to access free nature-themed art activities available in the Roost which includes colouring, origami, word search and drawing wildlife.
Call to Artists

Call to Artists

The Fernwood Community Association’s Little Fernwood Gallery Committee seeks proposals for month-long exhibitions to be held at 1923 Fernwood Road from January to December 2023.

Little Fernwood Gallery is a not-for-profit neighbourhood exhibition space dedicated to emerging, local, and diverse visual artists.

This Call is open to all local artists/groups/collectives with the selection process prioritizing artists who live and/or work in Fernwood, who experience systemic barriers to inclusion in the visual arts, who employ diverse approaches to their art. We are seeking a wide range of art-making, and an array of material explorations that reflect our unique community. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

The Little Fernwood Gallery follows accepted protocols on copyright infringement and non-appropriation of Indigenous cultures — work that infringes on these guidelines will not be accepted. The Little Fernwood Gallery is a publicly supported gallery and we reserve the right to show work suitable to our neighbourhood.

Please send a single PDF, including embedded images, with the following information:
- Name
- Contact [email, phone, address]
- Artist statement [no longer than 500 words]
- Description of proposed exhibition [no longer than 500 words]
- 5-10 images of proposed work or recent work / exhibitions
- List of Images that includes Title, Medium, Date, and Dimensions
- Please indicate month(s) of the year you would prefer for your exhibit, if applicable

Email application to: [email protected] Deadline: 30 August 2022

Floorplan is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y7HhRrHtcDa8OHuIpMKAZeDrsMt7ero0/view?usp=sharing

Additional information can be found online: thefca.ca

Please note:

All artists selected to show must agree to gallery-sit Saturday and/or Sunday afternoons during the presentation of their exhibit.

As this is a community space, we kindly ask that you wait two years before applying if you have exhibited with the Little Fernwood Gallery recently.

The Little Fernwood Gallery Committee is Kathryn Greenwood, Margaret Hantiuk, Kegan McFadden, Allan Revich, and Carrol Ann Smedley
Taking Applications for the Certificate of Visual Arts

Taking Applications for the Certificate of Visual Arts

The Certificate of Visual Arts provides basic training in the fundamentals of drawing, painting, photography, art history and contemporary art.
Students will finish the Certificate of Visual Arts with a comprehensive and diverse portfolio package.
The Certificate of Visual Arts can be completed within nine months (September-April full-time) or over a period of four years (part-time).
The Certificate of Visual Arts is transferable to the second year of the:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Media Arts or Bachelor of Design degree at EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART + DESIGN.
Bachelor in Arts, Major in Fine Arts Degree at the VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY.
Find out more:
Eight week wage subsidy for full-time position

Eight week wage subsidy for full-time position

The SWEET Program (Skills-building & Work-Experience Employment Training Program) is an eight week, 50% wage subsidy program for full-time positions in any discipline. It was designed for post secondary grads to gain experience in their field but education is not mandatory. Ideally the program is suited for on-going or contractual employment, after the subsidy period ends.
Rolling intake, open registration until Dec. 2022.

Your potential employee must be 30 or younger, a Canadian citizen or PR, and living in the Greater Victoria area or Gulf Islands.

What we Offer:

• Assistance with completing the short wage subsidy application
• Ongoing contact and support
• Minimal paperwork, fast agreement approval and quick turn-around time for reimbursement
• Completion bonus for the employee

What is Expected from the Employer:

• Has been in business for at least 1 year
• Is in good standings with WorkSafe BC
• Has a minimum 2 million dollar General Liability Insurance coverage
• Ideally able to provide full-time employment (approximately 37.5 hours per week)
• Willing to create opportunities for the participant to gain new skill development
• Demonstrate verification of payroll disbursement to the participant through pay stubs or other documentation

For more information, please contact the program supervisor, Teressa Carriere, at [email protected] or 236-562-1302.

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