Opportunities for Artists

Opportunities for Artists

BC Culture Days Call For Ambassadors - The Deadline Is April 22nd

2019 BC Culture Days - Creston

Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The first annual Culture Days event swept across more than 700 Canadian cities and towns during the last weekend of September 2010, generating an extraordinary amount of enthusiasm in the process.

This year’s Culture Days weekend will take place on September 27, 28 & 29. Once again, the event will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate "behind the scenes" and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.

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Columbia Basin Culture Tour – 2019 Call for Entry - Register By March 31st & Save

Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place August 10 & 11, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm. Help us make the 11th anniversary tour the best yet! Final registration deadline is April 15; register by March 31 and save!

Information and registration: CBCultureTour.com

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Creston Valley Arts Council Trashion Fashion Show Call To Artists - Register By April 26th

The Trashion show will be a showcase for beautiful, outrageous, unique and theatrical fashion created from recycled materials. Gather some recyclable/ post consumer materials and repurpose, rewear, reimagine to create a runway worthy fashion. Materials must be previously used, found at a thrift store or rescued from the recycling bin or trash and be safely worn on the body. Participants are responsible for providing their own model or modelling their creation. Please register by April 26.

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Venue: Creston and District Community Complex | 312 19 Ave N, Creston BC V0B 1G5

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Public Art Grants

Public Art Grants support the acquisition and installation of permanent art by Basin artists in public spaces in communities. If you have a project that will expand the impact of arts and culture in your community by installing a permanent art piece in a public space, this program may be able to help.

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Through My Eyes - Call To Photographers

We are sending out notice to see if there is any interest with Creston Valley Artists to participate in the Creston Valley Trade and Arts Fair. The Arts Council is looking into partnering with The Chamber of Commerce for the Spring Trade and Arts Fair by expanding the current format and celebrating the Arts as well as Trade in Creston.

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Creston Valley Trade and Arts Fair – Notice of interest

We are sending out notice to see if there is any interest with Creston Valley Artists to participate in the Creston Valley Trade and Arts Fair. The Arts Council is looking into partnering with The Chamber of Commerce for the Spring Trade and Arts Fair by expanding the current format and celebrating the Arts as well as Trade in Creston.

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Promote your arts event in The Artist's Journal... for B.C artists who paint or draw

April/May/June issue deadline is March 20

Published since 1997, The Artist's Journal has become a valuable source of BC's Calls for Entry, specifically for BC artists who paint or draw. And it allows more exposure for your event all across BC.

Please submit any Calls for Entry, particularly if the deadline falls in the months of January, February or March. And please send it before the Dec 15 deadline.

Your art news (Call or event) is published at no charge. Calls for Entry are the main priority of this newsletter. However I will also publish news about your Exhibition or Art Show & Sale, but only if it is submitted before the news deadline, so please send as soon as you can.

Please submit your news in a simple typed format (a News Release is ideal). If you need help to word your news item, see a sample issue at https://www.artnews-healthnews.com/all-issues

Art classes, lessons and workshops are considered Paid Advertising (display & classified ads): Two sizes of bordered ads are available, as well as classified advertising on the back page. Your bordered ad can be designed at no extra charge. The advertising rates are on the bottom of this page: https://www.artnews-healthnews.com/artists-journal

Remember, the deadline for this issue is Dec 15, 2018.

The Artist's Journal is published four times yearly. The deadlines for each issue are:
Jan/Feb/March issue deadline is December 15
April/May/June issue deadline is March 20
July/Aug/Sept issue deadline is June 20
Oct/Nov/Dec issue deadline is Sept 20

The Artist's Journal
Calls for Entry for BC's artists who paint or draw.
Eve Lees, Editor/Publisher

2019 Art In Chamber & Library - Call To Artists

The Creston Valley Arts Council has had a very successful year displaying our Art within the Chamber of Commerce and Library spaces. We have improved the hanging systems in both locations and sales of your artworks is much simpler with the opening of the Gift shop. The Arts Council now accepts Credit and debit to help with sales.

We plan to continue Art in the Chamber and Art in the Library displays and are now accepting names for artists interested in displaying their work during the upcoming 2019 year.

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(Columbia Basin) – Over 150 arts and culture projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—have received a total of $751,000 in funding support for the 2018-19 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

2018-2019 Funded Projects

"It's exciting to see the range of projects that were successful in their applications for the Trust funding through the CKCA. It's also impressive to see the scope of the projects; there are artists taking their first steps towards becoming professionals, to individuals receiving funding for major projects, and everything in between. The members of the CKCA Steering Committee are very pleased to continue our relationship with Columbia Basin Trust, fostering excellence in the arts and culture community across the region," said Laura White, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Chair.

Funding applications were adjudicated in May by the CKCA Steering Committee, with input from community arts councils. Support will go toward a wide range of projects, including individual and group projects, master classes, touring and major exhibition projects.

"Residents have told us that a strong arts and culture sector is an important part of life in the Basin," said Michelle d'Entremont, Manager, Grants and Programs, Columbia Basin Trust. “Supporting these projects means artists and organizations get the help they need to further their work and residents benefit from a culturally vibrant region."

CKCA funding helps individuals and organizations realize arts and cultural projects across all arts disciplines, including visual art, theatre, music, dance, media, literature and inter-arts. For a list of funded projects, visit the CKCA website at www.basinculture.com or call 1-877-505-7355.

Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust's programs and initiatives, visit www.ourtrust.org or call 1-800-505-8998.

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Photo cutline: Starbelly Jam Performance from 2018 summer event.

Louis Bockner Starbelly Jam 2018

Applications for the 2019 Festival are now being accepted.

The Dancing on the Edge Festival Society strives to stimulate the development of high quality contemporary Canadian dance artists and choreography through the presentation of work from emerging and established local, regional, national and international dance artists and companies. Each year the Festival provides a catalyst for discussion about dance, either through forums, roundtable discussions, or talkbacks. The Festival also acts as a facilitator for new dance creations, through commissions, residencies, and co-productions.

The Festival defines Contemporary dance, not simply as defined within the canon of dance practice, but as performance dance that is happening NOW. In any festival, one might experience contemporary/modern dance, contemporary/cultural fusion, hip-hop, physical theatre, performance art, butoh, contemporary ballet, tap/clog dancing, etc. and we encourage applicants from all contemporary genres to join us at the Festival.

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Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization

This is a very powerful and imporant work which may help inform your work in the arts, culture and heritage sector. It was forwarded to me by Duff Sutherland, SCFA.

Reconciliation Canada is also a great resource for further information, programs, workshops and speakers: ReconciliationCanada.ca

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As part of a commitment to implement the TRC recommendations FPSE has produced, Whose Land is it Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization. The manual was also inspired by the work and activism of the indigenous leader, Arthur Manuel. You may remember that Arthur Manuel spoke at the college a couple of years ago as part of FPSE/SCFA Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee's speaker series.

The manual consists of short articles by mostly indigenous writers about the profoundly destructive impact of colonialism on their own lives and the lives of their families and communities. There are articles about the effect of being dispossessed from traditional lands, the regime of the Indian Act, schooling of children, the treaty process, the suppression of indigenous law, culture and world view, and missing and murdered indigenous women. There are also articles about resurgence and resistance, and the pathway to reconciliation through decolonization.

The manual concludes with Justice Murray Sinclair's 2017 convocation speech at TRU's Law School in which he tells graduates that, "you have to believe that doing something about this history is the right thing to do and you have to be fearless in doing what you can."

The cover includes a quotation from Arthur Manuel, "wishing you a wonderful experience decolonizing yourself." There was laughter about that at the official launch of the manual at Emily Carr University in March.

The manual is 78 pages long; I read it in an evening. To me it provides good context for discussions about indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation.


The Artist's Journal - complimentary issue and a request for your support.

Artist Journal

The Artist's Journal has been in publication since 1997. Over the years, it has become known to many Arts Councils, art groups, and organizations. The Artist's Journal is on their "media mailing list" and receives their news regularly. This makes The Artist's Journal the most concentrated source of Calls for Entry in BC and a valuable source for artists who paint or draw. They can spend less time seeking places to exhibit their work and more time at their easels.

If you paint or draw and want to sell your work, subscribe here!

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Sunshine Coast Arts Council News

Sunshine Coast Arts Council News

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is a volunteer-based society founded February 22, 1966 to raise the profile of local artists and artisans. Our mandate: to broaden the opportunities for the citizens, artists and artisans of the Sunshine Coast to enjoy and participate in local cultural activities. Over the years the Sunshine Coast Arts Council has been a vital resource for the artistic and cultural life of the Sunshine Coast community.

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Nelson Chamber of Commerce/ Visitor Centre

We are currently looking for artists to showcase their work in our Nelson Chamber of Commerce/ Visitor Centre building. We do ask to view the work previous to our approval with a completed attached application form. For any work sold we do take a 30% commission. We have a 3 month rotation of art work and our next rotation start is March 1st. Interested artists can contact us via email or by phone at 250 352 3433.

Denise Mc Innes
Visitor Centre Counsellor
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Centre
91 Baker St.
250 352 3433

Indigenous artists in BC working in all disciplines

Indigenous artists in BC working in all disciplines—visual arts, music, dance, theatre, storytelling and more—are invited to apply to take part in the Arts Integration Learning Lab: Indigenous Artists Edition, a learning series designed to identify the complex relationship between education and decolonization through the perspectives of Indigenous artists.

This event is presented by ArtStarts in Schools, a charitable organization that seeks to expand the role of arts in education for the benefit of BC's young people. For this learning series, ArtStarts has partnered with IndigenEYEZ, a creative facilitation organization with a focus on strengthening four essential relationships—with self, with others, with nature and with culture—through an Indigenous lens.

The cost for artists selected to participate is fully subsidized, covering tuition, program materials and lunch. A limited number of travel and accommodation grants are also available. This opportunity is made possible through funding support from BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia's Creative Futures program.

You can learn more at http://artstarts.com/aill-indigenous or get in touch with Elfred Matining, Program Manager, at 604-336-0626 ext 106 or infusion@artstarts.com

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