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Calls to Artists
Workshop West Playwrights Theatre invites playwrights currently residing in Alberta to submit plays in process for one-on-one dramaturgical support and/or production consideration. Click here to submit.

Hungry Zine has issued a call for submissions and pitches for the next issue, Issue 06: Hot & Spicy. Pitches are open until March 13, and submissions until April 3.

Alberta Society of Artists invites Alberta artists to submit to Interiors, a travelling exhibition featuring two-dimensional art. Submit by April 3.

The Alberta Society of Artists invites Alberta artists to submit to the exhibition Home and Migration. Artists are asked to think about location, place, and where home is. Submit by April 3. 

City of Edmonton has issued a call to artists for the Traffic Barrier Mural Project. City will commission an Edmonton artist to paint a mural on 80 concrete jersey barriers that will be installed as part of patios to be located on a portion of the roadway. Apply by April 4. 

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival has issued a call for artists for the Seacan Mural Project. The festival is commissioning three Edmonton and area artists to paint a mural on the side of three storage seacans that live on the festival site during set up, during the festival, and during tear down. Apply by April 14.

The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts is accepting applications for the 2023 RBC Emerging Artists Program. Successful candidates will take part in a 14-week program (6 hours a week) from May to August that includes working alongside the Nina Collective of artists with disabilities, facilitating and participating in workshops, and exhibiting their work in the Stollery Gallery and City Centre. Apply by April 14.

Covenant Health, Covenant Foundation, and the Friends of University Hospitals invite Alberta artists to submit artworks for consideration for the Misericordia Community Hospital art collection and permanent placement in public and patient areas of the new Misericordia emergency department (ED). The selected artworks will be placed within the corridors, waiting rooms, and units throughout the new ED for the benefit of patients, families, and staff. Submit by April 14.  

McMullen Gallery seeks proposals from practicing artists, curators, and organizations for its 2024-2025 exhibition season. They are looking for exhibitions that engage their diverse community in ideas of hope, perceptions of wellness, stories of healing in an ailing world, or fostering environmental, emotional, and social sustainability. Submit by April 14.  

Strathcona County seeks artwork submissions for the Annual Art Acquisition program. Artists who live in Strathcona County and those with a strong connection to the area are encouraged to participate. Submit by April 17.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is seeking submissions of challenging, contemporary work from local, national, or international established artists for exhibitions in their Main Gallery for the 2024-25 exhibition seasons. Submit by June 2.

Submissions are now open for the 10th Annual Gotta Minute Film Festival. From March 13th - June 18th, 2023, you can submit your one-minute, silent short film on FilmFreeway. Click here for more information.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is accepting submissions from contemporary emerging artists and recently graduated art students in the Edmonton Capital Region for exhibitions in their Art Incubator Gallery for the 2024 exhibition season. Submit by July 3. 

Grant & Funding Opportunities

Click here for information on current and upcoming EAC grant opportunities.

Applications are open for the City of Edmonton's Downtown Music Venues Grant. This program is designed to assist live music venues located in or adjacent to downtown with funding to support operations (grants of up to $5000). Applications will be accepted until all funding is allocated.

APIRG is accepting applications for Event/Project/Research Funding. Grants are available up to a maximum of $2000. Some examples of past grant recipients include speaker or workshop series, publishable academic or journalistic research, and community events. Click here for more information. 

Applications are being accepted for the Live Music Workers Fund through Unison. The temporary fund to supports independent and self-employed live music workers with a one-time payment of $2500. Click here to apply.

The AFC is now accepting applications for the Reactivation Program. This program provides direct financial assistance for independent, self-employed, and gig workers in the live performance sector, serving theatre, comedy, and circus performers, as well as technicians, production, and other live performance professionals who need financial support to maintain or regain work in the sector. Click here for more information.

Applications to the Edmonton Downtown Business Association Festivals & Events Grant are now open for the year of 2023. The Festivals & Events Grant encourages applications for one day events as well as large festivals operated by not-for-profit arts organizations, recognized arts societies/collectives, community groups, and small businesses. The next deadline is May 1 (for events planned July 1 to August 31, 2023.)

Theatre Alberta's Michelle Dias Community Service Award is seeking applications. The Michelle Dias Community Service Award is offered each year in memory of Ms. Dias, a respected colleague and true champion of Canadian theatre, who passed away in 2011. For 2023 it will be awarded to three individuals who each demonstrate a selfless commitment to the Alberta theatre community and to sharing their knowledge with colleagues and peers. Apply by March 24.  

The Edmonton Screen Industries Office is now accepting applications for the Market Access Grant (up to $3,500 to allow companies and individuals to attend markets to advance a project) and the Early Stage Project Grant (up to 75% of costs (up to $3,500) to help creators imagine and develop new projects). The deadline for both grants is March 27.

Alberta Playwrights' Network is now accepting entries into the 58th Annual Alberta Playwriting Competition, presented in association with Theatre Alberta. The competition recognizes the most outstanding un-produced Alberta play with the Sharon Pollock Award ($5000 cash prize). Submit by March 31.  

The Edmonton Jewish Film Festival now accepting applications for the Earl Parker Award for Jewish Film for 2023. Eligible projects must be related to Jewish identity, themes, or culture, and may be fictional or non-fictional. This award of $1,500 will be presented at the EJFF opening night, May 7, 2023. Apply by April 3. 

The Edmonton Community Foundation is now accepting applications for their Community Grants. ECF's Community Grants program provides funding to help with a variety of organizational needs; this can include renovations, equipment purchases, program support, and more. Stage 1 application closes April 14.

Applications are open for the City of Edmonton's 2023 Festivals & Events Micro Grant Program. This grant program supports smaller, outdoor community (Niche) festivals and events that showcase local talent, celebrate local histories and cultures, and add vibrancy to our city throughout the year. Apply by April 30.

Job Opportunities

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is seeking a Director of Operations. Click here for more information.  

The University of Alberta Department of Drama is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor in Theatre Design. Position will remain open until filled. 

Latitude 53 Society of Artists seeks applications for the position of Executive Director. ⁠Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, a governance board, the Executive Director is the key operations and management leader of Latitude 53. Accepting applications until the position is filled.

U of A Fine Arts Department of Drama is hiring an Assistant/Associate Professor in Theatre Design. The competition will remain open until the position has been filled. Click here for more information.

Want to be the new face of the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM)? RAM is on the hunt for a friendly new addition to their Admissions team! Must love museums, mammoths, and making a visitor's day awesome. Apply by March 28 to be RAM's new Admissions Associate.   

Theatre Prospero is hiring a Marketing Coordinator (7-week Canada Summer Jobs Contract, with a strong possibility of extension through August 11, 2023). Apply by March 28.  

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is hiring an Assistant Manager of Volunteers. Apply by March 29. 

Art Gallery of St. Albert, with the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert, has an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic, creative and organized individual to be their Summer Gallery Program Assistant. Apply by March 31. 

The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues is hiring a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor. Click here for more information.

Metro Cinema is hiring a Projectionist/Audio-Visual Technician. Apply by April 3. 

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is hiring an Executive Director. Apply by April 5.  

Fringe Theatre is hiring an Indigenous Director to support the ongoing and patient Indigenization and decolonization of Fringe Theatre's artistic programming and processes while prioritizing community building and care. Apply by April 7.

The Citadel Theatre is hiring an Assistant Production Manager. Apply by April 10.  

Theatre Prospero is seeking a theatre designer (costumes/props/lighting/set) for a Canada Summer Jobs position targeted to begin on May 29. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 to apply. Apply by April 28. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre is looking to build its volunteer roster for future events and productions. To sign up to receive notifications for upcoming volunteer opportunities, complete the sign-up form.

Do you have filmmaking or a theatre background? Interested in reviewing films and providing feedback? The Edmonton Short Film Festival is currently seeking Adjudicators for their 2023 Festival. Apply by March 29 by emailing your resume to filmfest@esff.ca.  

Mentorship & Internship Opportunities

Applications for The Works to Work paid summer internship are now open! Participants engage in hands-on demonstrations, in-class modules, guest lectures, group discussions, collaborative assignments, and peer mentorship while working to deliver The Works Art & Design Festival. Apply by April 2.

Audition Notices

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Board Opportunities

Mile Zero Dance Society is looking for leaders to join their board of directors. The volunteer board is the strategic heart of the organization, ensuring that Mile Zero Dance (MZD) thrives in the creation, training, and presentation of contemporary dance. Click here for more information.

Concrete Theatre is seeking community members to join their Board! Concrete is committed to ensuring diverse representation on the Board with a minimum of 50% IBPOC and gender equity. Applicants with a connection to education (ex. Teacher, school administrator) or who have legal or accounting skills are encouraged to apply. However, they welcome all applicants and will consider board members with a variety of professional backgrounds. Click here to express your interest to join Concrete's team.

Research Opportunities 
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Space Opportunities

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To submit a posting to our classifieds, please email: eacweekly@edmontonarts.ca. Opportunities must be paid, or include an honorarium or other benefits. Opportunities should not have a submission fee for artists. Opportunities that are not a fit include, but are not limited to: paid workshops, paid classes, and camps.

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