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2024 Call for Street Banner Designs

2024 Call for Street Banner Designs

Posted by: City of Nanaimo
The City of Nanaimo is seeking designs for its 2024 street banner program. This program offers artists and designers an opportunity to submit proposals for original banner artwork that will be hung in Nanaimo’s downtown area. Banners will be on display in the Arts District downtown, along Bowen Road, Third Street and other major routes, creating a vibrant visual presence. This program is open to artists and designers at all levels of experience, currently living in British Columbia.

The selected applicant will receive an honorarium of $2,500 for their banner design. Fabrication and installation costs are covered by the City and are not included in this fee.

Theme: 150 Years

In 1874, the City of Nanaimo was the sixth municipality to be incorporated in British Columbia. The year 2024 marks 150 years since incorporation. To recognize this occasion, we are seeking submissions to the 2024 Street Banner Design Program that includes a ‘150’ design within a larger artistic framework, considering the thematic guidelines outlined below.

When considering the artistic direction and theme of your overall banner design, we ask you to consider what meaning Nanaimo holds for you as a City and as home. You might contemplate what makes Nanaimo unique, what makes it a destination of choice, and what artistic choices might capture and/or reflect positive associations and memories of our community.

Note: The City may approach the artist at a future date to discuss potential inclusion of the artist’s ‘150’ design in the development of City 150 branding and logo creation. We encourage you to keep this in mind when formulating a design.

Applicants must supply:
1) A completed application form
2) A written statement about your proposed design, and how it supports the banner theme (one page).
3) A biography (up to 350 words)
4) Your CV / resume
5) A colour rendering of your design. The banners are printed using digital files, so while you may submit an original sketch, computer-generated images must be rendered of your design idea. Please follow the format outlined in the design specifications below. For submissions, we accept digital images in JPG, PDF or TIFF format. For production, we will need vector files in a scalable vector format, usually PDF or EPS.
Note: You can propose up to three (3) different banner designs (left and right) in your submission. Only one design will be selected.

See application form for more details: https://www.nanaimo.ca/parks-recreation-culture/public-art/street-banner-design-program

Submission deadline: 4:00PM PST, October 23, 2023
Acting for Film & TV Intro

Acting for Film & TV Intro

Jump into something exciting as you learn the basics of acting, the art’s language, and how to read — between the lines. Explore what lies beneath the surface. The concept of authenticity, and the quality of being present. Lots of material is covered in this 16-hour beginner’s course — all in a safe, entertaining, and often hilarious environment. Come prepared to work and be rewarded with a fun and thought-provoking experience.

Whether you’re starting your training to act on camera as a professional, or just for a new adventure, this exciting intro class is the perfect place to begin!

Dates / Time: Thursdays, 8-10pm
October 5th – November 23rd
Instructor: Joe McCoy
Location: 841 Fisgard Street
Fees: $239 (+GST)

More info and registration here: https://vadarts.com/post/programs/online-acting-for-film-tv-intro/
Public art opportunity: Metro Line LRT Expansion Public Art Project

Public art opportunity: Metro Line LRT Expansion Public Art Project

Posted by: ArtsVictoria.ca
Request for Qualifications: Metro Line LRT Expansion Public Art Project

Request for Qualifications deadline: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm MST
Artwork commission budget: $280,000

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), on behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking an Indigenous artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed in a pocket park as part of the Metro Line LRT expansion at NAIT.

The pocket park has been identified as an ideal space to showcase the work of an Indigenous artist or artist team. The project aligns with the City of Edmonton’s Indigenous Framework Commitment # 3: ​“To identify and implement ways to make City spaces and buildings welcoming and safe for Indigenous Peoples and ensure they can see themselves reflected in the City’s spaces and places.”

Working with the project team, the selected artist has the opportunity to create an artwork as well as have input in the overall design of the pocket park in which the artwork will be installed. Mediums could include, but are not limited to, sculpture, sculptural installation, or land art.

Submissions will be accepted through the EAC’s online portal, SmartSimple https://eac.smartsimple.ca/s_Login.jsp

View the full public art call at https://www.edmontonarts.ca/calls-funding/calls-to-artists/public-art-call
Ministry of Casual Living Part-Time Program Coordinator Role

Ministry of Casual Living Part-Time Program Coordinator Role

Ministry of Casual Living Program Coordinator Role

JOB TITLE: Program Coordinator, Part time, 12-month contract $5,000 4 hrs/week, $24/hour

About the Ministry of Casual Living: The Ministry of Casual Living (MoCL) is an artist-run centre located at 780 Blanshard St, and Odeon Ally in Victoria. We provide artists from all disciplines with venues for experimentation, production, and presentation. MoCL is committed to promoting critical, self-reflective discourse, and integrating the artistic process into all aspects of everyday life.
Job Description:
The Program Coordinator works in collaboration with the board of directors to assist with the management of programming in the Main Gallery at the Ministry of Casual Living. Program administration, including artists’ contracts, budgeting, promotional writing and design, installation, documentation and web and social media are key elements of this position. Weekend and evening work is required.
The duties of the Program Coordinator may include the following and can be negotiated based on qualifications and previous experience.

1. Liaison: Works with artists in Main Gallery by providing orientation, assists with artist openings, providing support to artists and directing to available resources.

2. Marketing, Promotion, Website: Drafts and proofreads promotional copy, prepares media releases, oversees design, or designs promotional material within budget and time limitations. Manage social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) and develop and maintain a monthly e-newsletter. Coordinate content with artists and project leads and upload content onto the website.

3. Financial: Research grant opportunities and assists with project grant writing.

4. Volunteer Coordination: Drafting volunteer callouts, training and managing volunteers for artist openings and open house events.

5. Community Development: Works effectively with artists, volunteers, collegial organisations and professionals, members, volunteers, and board.

6. Other Duties: Performs other tasks as required by the Ministry of Casual Living.

Qualifications: Previous experience in gallery or artist-run centre work. Asset if familiar with contemporary art practices. The Program Coordinator is comfortable with a variety of people and ideas; ability to work in a changing, deadline driven work situation; a flair for identifying and resolving problems; enthusiasm for contemporary cultural practices.
Applications are welcomed from all qualified applicants including women, equity denied communities including LGBTQ+, Indigenous, Black, POC, intergenerational, neurodivergent and disability folks.
Submission Guidelines: Please include a Cover Letter and a Letter of Intent. If you feel more comfortable speaking in person or on the phone we accommodate.

Deadline for submissions is Saturday September 23 Midnight, or until filled. Respondents will be notified Sept 30th at the latest.
Please direct questions and submissions to [email protected] and [email protected]. To speak to someone on the phone or in person please text or call Sabrina at 7786781990!
Call for Applications: Salt Spring Arts Artist in Residence 2024

Call for Applications: Salt Spring Arts Artist in Residence 2024

Posted by: Salt Spring Arts
SALT SPRING ARTS – Artist in Residence (AiR) Program

- 6 weeks on a picturesque 4-acre property on Salt Spring Island
- 560 sq. ft. studio space
- 200 sq. ft. open plan cabin
- 1200 book reference library
- $1,000 (CAD) honorarium
- Passionate, supportive + curious art community
- Unplug and focus on creativity in this rural setting

DEADLINE – October 15, 2023
$35 (CAD) Application Fee

A six-week artist residency on a 4-acre property in the small community of Fulford Harbour on the south end of Salt Spring Island. Salt Spring Island is a rural community with limited Public Transit from Fulford Village to the central village of Ganges and other island ferry terminals.

April 22 – June 3, 2024

A $1,000 (CAD) honorarium will be received on completion of the residency.

A 560 sq. ft. space suitable for most visual arts (limited possibilities for performing arts) with access to a 1,200-plus reference library of art books in a study room on the upper floor. A printing press, work tables and easels are available. If you require specialized equipment or space for your art practice please contact the AiR Committee ([email protected]) before applying to ensure we can accommodate your needs.

A 200 sq. ft. open plan cabin suitable for one person, comprising a double bed with storage loft overhead, simple kitchen, electric heat and wifi. There is a wash station in the adjoining room and an outhouse close by. (Occupant has access to their own designated bathroom in the main house.) Pets are not allowed. Smoking is not permitted in accommodations or studio facilities.


Call to Artists - Commercial Alley

Local artists are invited to re-imagine Commercial Alley as a site for artistic and creative expression. The work will be presented as a series of four, 4 x 8 feet plywood panels from October 2023 – September 2024.

This opportunity is open to early to mid-career artists – individual artists, collectives and/or groups – residing in the Capital Region including the Gulf Islands. We encourage a diversity of applicants. Submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m., Monday July 10, 2023

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