Call for projects Phenomena Festival 2021

CALL FOR PROJECTS

10th PHENOMENA FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 12th to 22nd 2021

Artistic director: D. Kimm

Deadline: March 1st 2021
Theme: Recognition

Phenomena is a bilingual interdisciplinary festival that seeks to highlight innovative, unclassifiable and extravagant artists. The Festival presents cabarets, whimsical and theatrical acts, performances with projections, happenings, ambulatory performances, installations, and singular poetic events. The 10th edition of Phenomena will take place from the 12th to the 22nd of October 2021.

The Festival’s roots are deeply anchored in exploration and risk-taking. Phénomena is interested in professional artists, either emerging or established, with a very personal approach, as well as in independent and nonconformist creation companies. We offer a platform to artists who are rigorous, take risks and challenge themselves. We present poetic and atypical hybrid creations that are also moving and authentic. A part of the programming has already been planned by the Artistic Director and the rest of the programming will be established based on this call for projects.

We are preparing our 10th anniversary! However, these uncertain times ask us to be cautious in planning our programming. The 2020 edition took place entirely online because of the pandemic. We were glad to reach audiences outside of Montreal and we will include some online productions in 2021. Yet we crave contact with our audiences, which is why we will propose productions for different venue capacities within the norms of physical distancing. We would like to present, among others, short-form performances, ambulatory performances and outdoor performances at atypical and peculiar locations in the Mile End and elsewhere. We are also hopeful to be able to present some performances at our headquarters, La Sala Rossa, even if for a reduced audience.

We are on the lookout for interdisciplinary creations that are past a “workshop phase”, but that have not necessarily been widely distributed. Given the uncertainty of how the pandemic will evolve, we will give priority to projects that can be adapted to different contexts: short-forms, ambulatory performances, outdoor performances, digital arts, installations, shows for reduced audiences, etc.

In keeping with the theme of Recognition, we are also looking for proposals that are based on the collaboration and the coming together of artists from different cultural backgrounds and/or generations. After such a long period of restrictions and broken dreams, we want to commemorate the Festival’s past ten years as well as celebrate the resilience and the resourcefulness of artists who kept alive their will to reach and connect with audiences.

Faithful to its mission, Phénomena is interested in presenting diverse artists, including Indigenous artists, People of Color, LGBTQ+, or persons with disabilities. Unfortunately, La Sala Rossa is difficult to access for people with reduced mobility, but we are happy to work with other, more accessible venues. Feel free to share with us your ideas or suggestions.

We are open to receiving proposals from outside Québec; however, due to our modest budget, we ask international/out-of-province artists to mobilize resources and contribute to travel expenses.

Send us your proposal which must include:

    • CV or description of your company, contact person, city of residence;
    • Project description (2 pages maximum), including spatial and technical needs, confirmed collaborators, duration of performance, language(s) used in the performance, and a list of resources already secured, information on whether it is online or live or if both circumstances are possible;
    • Links to photos and videos illustrating your current and/or past work;
    • Production timeline.

We also want to know why your creation project should be presented at Phénomena in particular. We are driven by an artistic mission and seek projects that are in line with this mission and will also help the Festival evolve.

Send your completed proposal in French or English to Artistic Director D. Kimm at d.kimm@electriques.ca.

DEADLINE: MARCH 1st 2021

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ARTSPLACE Launches ArtSeen a 3 Year Digital Project to Support Contemporary Art

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ARTSPLACE Launches ArtSeen a 3 Year Digital Project to Support Contemporary Art

ARTSPLACE has embarked on a three-year project to build a digital platform to promote and share knowledge about contemporary art with a diverse, intergenerational audience.

ARTSPLACE has developed a province-wide and national reputation for being able to generate interesting activities and opportunities within the community,” stated Ted Lind, Project lead and Board Member. “This project, called ArtSeen, is an extension of that work and will be an online portal to share contemporary art and artists that have the highest standards of excellence with a regional, national and international community.”

The project is funded by the Digital Strategy Fund of the Canada Council for the Arts with a $300,000 grant, the largest ever received by the society. ArtSeen will showcase the work of contemporary Canadian artists through live interviews, studio and gallery visits, and virtual conversations. The all-digital content of ArtSeen, coordinated by ARTSPLACE, will be developed initially in partnership with arts organizations in the Atlantic provinces, and eventually move further west using a national network of artist-run centres.

Our venture into digital media to present arts and culture is not new. For several years, ARTSPLACE has used videoconferencing to conduct real-time programs with museums and galleries, most notably the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and the National Gallery of Art in Ottawa,” says Lind. “We also have and continue to use social media and other digital platforms to connect contemporary artists with a growing audience. During the COVID-19 era, digital learning is becoming more significant than it ever was.”

ARTSPLACE is a contemporary gallery and arts centre that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC). ARCAC was founded as a society in 1982 by a group of artists who wanted to share their work and ideas with each other and their community. The society is a registered, non-profit charitable organization. In 1995, the society acquired its own building, with three galleries, artist residency space and a workshop/performance area. ARTSPLACE Gallery presents a year-round schedule of exhibits, workshops, film screenings, arts talks and special events.

ARTSPLACE Gallery presents a wide range of programming that showcases the role that arts and culture play in providing a good quality of life for people in the Annapolis Royal area and also serves to attract others to the region,” shares Lind. “The Annapolis Region is a centre for celebrating and supporting arts and culture. ARTSPLACE wants its home community to share in the excitement and innovation that ArtSeen represents.”

ARTSPLACE is a public Art Gallery that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council, a registered non-profit, charitable, community organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts. Supported through the Province of Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts. ARTSPLACE Gallery is located at 396 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

For more information please contact: Sophie Paskins, arcac@ns.aliantzinc.ca , (902) 532-7069

Call for BIPOC artists ~ Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative

Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative
Selected artists will receive USD $1000 USD for participation in the project

SUBMISSIONS OPEN JANUARY 6, 2021

The deadline for submissions is January 22nd

Canada’s diplomatic missions in the United States are proud to partner with the Toronto-based Social Distancing Festival to present a new collaborative, interdisciplinary series called Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative, which will bring together artists who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) in Canada and the United States to create collaborative projects that draw inspiration from the theme “Art Today”.

Connecting Perspectives aims to reflect this time of change, loss, and hope— and will spotlight BIPOC visual artists, choreographers, composers/musicians, poets, and spoken word artists who are enthusiastic about collaborating on new art and who can embrace the digital exhibition of their work.

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Applications will be reviewed by a jury of professional BIPOC artists. A total of 26 artists (13 artists in Canada and 13 artists in the United States) will be chosen to participate, and each artist will be paired with another artist (1 artist in Canada with 1 artist in the United States).

All chosen artists who complete a collaborative art piece for the project will receive USD $1000, as well as USD $200 for expenses.

Applicants must be residents of Canada or the United States, have a minimum of 2 years professional experience, and be available to work on this project between February and the end of April 2021.

For more information about the process and eligibility requirements, please visit socialdistancingfestival.com/connectingperspectives

The deadline for submissions is January 22nd at 11:59pm ET. Given that the project seeks to include participants from across the United States and Canada, we may need to stop accepting applications from certain regions if we have received a large amount of submissions. We encourage artists to apply quickly!

 

 

Congratulations to Barbara Butler on being named to the Order of Canada!

Congratulations to Barbara Butler
on being named to the Order of Canada!

Our School would like to extend our congratulations to, Barbara Butler, of Oakland, who on December 30, 2020, was named to the Order of Canada for her contributions to the musical landscape of our Province. Most notably, her work has brought top flight concerts to small communities across Nova Scotia.

Our School and community have benefited greatly from Barbara’s energetic leadership as Artistic Director of Musique Royale, which has provided family friendly, popular ‘Cookie Concerts’ at our Lunenburg School of the Arts since February, 2015.

Thank you, Barbara, and congratulations on this well-deserved honour!

 

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learn@lunenburgarts.org

Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0
Canada

A really exciting, new, paid opportunity for BIPOC Canadian artists

Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative
Selected artists will receive USD $1000 USD for participation in the project

SUBMISSIONS OPEN JANUARY 6, 2021

Canada’s diplomatic missions in the United States are proud to partner with the Toronto-based Social Distancing Festival to present a new collaborative, interdisciplinary series called Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Art Initiative, which will bring together artists who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) in Canada and the United States to create collaborative projects that draw inspiration from the theme “Art Today”.

Connecting Perspectives aims to reflect this time of change, loss, and hope— and will spotlight BIPOC visual artists, choreographers, composers/musicians, poets, and spoken word artists who are enthusiastic about collaborating on new art and who can embrace the digital exhibition of their work.

 

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Applications will be reviewed by a jury of professional BIPOC artists. A total of 26 artists (13 artists in Canada and 13 artists in the United States) will be chosen to participate, and each artist will be paired with another artist (1 artist in Canada with 1 artist in the United States).

All chosen artists who complete a collaborative art piece for the project will receive USD $1000, as well as USD $200 for expenses.

Applicants must be residents of Canada or the United States, have a minimum of 2 years professional experience, and be available to work on this project between February and the end of April 2021.

For more information about the process and eligibility requirements, please visit socialdistancingfestival.com/connectingperspectives

The deadline for submissions is January 22nd at 11:59pm ET. Given that the project seeks to include participants from across the United States and Canada, we may need to stop accepting applications from certain regions if we have received a large amount of submissions. We encourage artists to apply quickly!

 

Artist Call Opens, SSNAP Jurors Announced


The Salt Spring National Art Prize’s call to Canadian artists
opens January 1, 2021!

SSNAP OFFERS $41,000 IN AWARDS, 10 prize awards,
with the first prize of $15,000
and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) recognizes, showcases, and publicizes the accomplishments of Canadian visual artists and advances public appreciation of visual arts. We encourage artists whose work demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity to submit pieces with real visual impact and depth of meaning. We are committed to mounting a live exhibition in September 2021 while respecting public health protocols in place at that time.

SSNAP will showcase approximately 50 finalists chosen by a national jury. The call to artists opens January 1 and extends to May 31, 2021. The identity of artists in the selection process will be anonymous to the jury.

 

Our esteemed Jury


Judy Anderson is an Associate Professor of Canadian Indigenous Studio Art at the University of Calgary. Anderson is the winner of the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize and a REVEAL: Indigenous Art Award. She has had residencies at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York, and the Prince’s School of Traditional Art, London, England.

David Diviney is the Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. David has taught courses at the Alberta College of Art and Design, University of Lethbridge, Thompson Rivers University, and Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Ydessa Hendeles is a German-born Canadian artist-curator and philanthropist. She is the director of the Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation in Toronto, Canada. Ydessa is a graduate of the University of Toronto, the New School of Art, Toronto, and the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She earned a doctorate cum laude from the University of Amsterdam’s School for Cultural Analysis and is currently Adjunct Professor in University of Toronto’s Department of Fine Art. Dividing her time between studios in Toronto and New York, she is represented by Barbara Edwards Contemporary in Toronto.

Michelle Jacques is the Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, responsible for guiding a curatorial and education program that links contemporary practices, ideas and issues to the Gallery’s historical collections and legacies. She has held various roles at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and has taught at NSCAD, University of Toronto Mississauga, and OCAD University. She begins a new role as the Head of Exhibitions and Collections and Chief Curator at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon in February 2021.


SSNAP OFFERS $41,000 IN AWARDS


SALT SPRING PRIZE – THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD & RESIDENCY FOR OUTSTANDING WORK
$20,000 ($15,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency)

JURORS’ CHOICE AWARDS
Four awards of $3,000

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – ROSEMARIA BEHNCKE AWARDS
Four awards determined by a vote of viewers of the exhibition
1st prize – $3,000
2nd prize – $2,000
3rd prize – $1,000
Youth Vote – $1,000

SALT SPRING ARTIST AWARD
for outstanding work by a Salt Spring artist – $2,000

 

The call for submissions opens January 1, 2021, and Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2020, are invited to submit their two-dimensional or three-dimensional work for consideration. An exhibition of the finalists’ work will take place in Sept/Oct 2021 at Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Conditions of entry found on our website www.saltspringartprize.ca/submit

Please share the news.

Let’s celebrate great Canadian Art!


Art Auction for ElderDog

I am reaching out to you today to tell you about our upcoming Art Auction for ElderDog. Due to the many restrictions around COVID-19, this year’s event will be online only. The event will be set up as a facebook auction and the platform will be very simple. The art will be uploaded as an album with details about the artist and the work and bids will be taken in the comment section of each photo. As you may know, ElderDog is a solely volunteer run charitable organization supporting aging dogs and aging people. Our work has become even more critical in this time of COVID-19 and the organization has been granted essential service status. For some seniors we have been their only contact with the outside world during this time of isolation, while adhering to all public health protocols and PPE requirements. This auction will be different than those in previous years in that all pieces will need to be a 100% donation to the event. We totally understand if this is not possible for you at this difficult time and we respect that you too may be struggling during this unprecedented shut down of most cultural events, limiting your ability to sell your work by traditional means. Your consideration is all we ask. If you are able to support this event with a donation, large or small,100% of the proceeds from the auction will be used in the continuing support of seniors and their canine companions through the work of ElderDog Canada. If you would like to be involved and are able to make a donation, your contribution would be so appreciated.

Please send any donation information to this email address, 

artforelderdog@gmail.com

and include the following details:

Further details will be shared as we approach the auction date. The auction will begin in early November and should you know someone who may wish to participate, don’t hesitate to share this email. All artists are welcome.

artforelderdog@gmail.com

Sell @ 100 Galleries: Annual Sales Festival 2020


Title: Sell @ 100 Galleries: Annual Sales Festival 2020

Short Description:

In our ongoing efforts to promote and sell your art, we are pleased to invite you to submit for Sell @ 100 Galleries annual art sales festival 2020. This unique opportunity showcases your artworks for sales in up to 100 online links around the world.


Displaying your art in such scope will boost your digital presence and SEO, help you to reach millions of art lovers, and create a real chance of selling your artworks worldwide.


As social distancing protocols have become a part of our daily life, we all learned to change the ways we used to buy anything, and art is no different. The online art sales was on the rise for the past 5 years, and adapting to live with COVID-19 has accelerated the growth rate even more.


Enhance your chances to sell by showcasing your art globally.

Submit now at https://www.biafarin.com/sell100.

Deadline: 10 November 2020

 

How to Apply: https://www.biafarin.com/sell100

 

Eligibility: Open to all artists worldwide in Photography, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Illustration, Digital Arts, Sculpture, Mixed Media, etc.

 

Prizes:

Artwork Sales

Selected artworks will be promoted to sell online in up to 100 placements worldwide.

The placements are from North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

All art sales processes will be monitored and managed by Biafarin sales department.

Promotion

A promotion program will be executed to boost the selected artists’ exposure and increase the artwork sales during the running period.

Reporting

All artists will receive related notifications, whenever there is a potential buyer.

Biafarin Certificate

A digital certificate will be issued for all selected artists.

Biafarin Free Shipment

Selected Biafarin members with Gold and Platinum membership will use a free shipment of their artwork(s) in case of sales.

Learn more at: https://www.biafarin.com/pricing

 

Fees

US$ 50 for 1 Artwork

US$ 150 for 2 to 5 Artworks

US$ 200 for 6 to 10 Artworks

Fees are non-refundable. 

If you artworks have not been approved for this opportunity, you will be eligible to get a refund via your Paypal account.

About Biafarin

Biafarin is a Canadian artist management company with a network of artists in 70+ countries. As an art technology company, our online platform empower artists to present, promote and sell their art worldwide.

For more information please go to biafarin.com

Best regards;

Susan Miller

Business Relations Executive

biafarin.com

Biafarin Inc

an Artist Management Company

Ontario – CANADA

Announcing the launch of The Salt Spring National Art Prize 2021/22!


The official launch of SSNAP 2021/22

SSNAP is HAPPENING!

The Salt Spring National Art Prize was established in 2015 to recognize, showcase, and publicize the accomplishments of Canadian visual artists. As a biennial national art prize with over $30,000 in awards, we are committed to continuing our legacy and look toward mounting a live exhibition in September 2021.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2020 are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. The art prize will showcase approximately 50 finalists chosen by a national jury. An exhibition of the finalists’ work will take place in Sept/Oct 2021 at Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, B.C..

Because of the present Covid situation and its uncertainty, details of the exhibition events will be announced at a later date.

The call for submissions will open January 1, 2021!

Keep yourself informed about SSNAP 2021/22 by clicking the ‘Keep Me Informed’ button on our website www.saltspringartprize.ca


Our founding director Ronald T. Crawford states, “In this unprecedented time for visual artists across the country, we are excited and proud to move forward with SSNAP 2021/2022! Although the uncertainty of Covid protocols make scheduling the events difficult to finalize, we are committed to a live Finalist Exhibition showcasing some of the best in Canadian art!”

The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is to encourage Canadian artists whose artistry demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with a real visual impact and depth of meaning.

All artists’ submissions must be submitted by the artist themselves and their identity will be anonymous to the jury until the exhibition opens. Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 are eligible to apply with the call for submissions opening January 1, 2021.

For more information regarding The Salt Spring National Art Prize see our website at www.saltspringartprize.ca

Here is to great Canadian Art!

Keep yourself informed about SSNAP 2021/22 by clicking the ‘Keep Me Informed’ button on our website www.saltspringartprize.ca


Our mailing address is:

The Salt Spring National Art Prize

114 Rainbow Rd

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5

Canada

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