Art in the Park Oakville is on Mon Aug 1st, 10-5pm. There will be a number of Burlington Artists and Artisans participating, including several of us in the Art in Action, Burlington Studio Tour. Please come see our art in person, I will be in booth #143. www.artintheparkoakville.com... See MoreSee Less
OPERATION OFFICER (parental leave) DEADLINE: Friday August 12, 2016 at 4:00pm The Hamilton Arts Council is seeking qualified applicants for the limited term position of Operations Officer. This is a temporary 16-week parental leave coverage position commencing Tuesday September 6, 2016 and ending Friday December 23, 2016. The Operations Officer of the Hamilton Arts Council is responsible for supporting the Executive Director in the implementation and communication of the vital role of arts and culture in Hamilton region. Over the term of this contract, this position will provide leadership on several key initiatives including Culture Guide distributions, Culture Days, the 23rd Hamilton Literary Awards, and our annual Holiday Party. The successful candidate will have a strong arts administrative background, experience in arts and cultural programming, and a demonstrated commitment to the local arts community. The Operations Officer will work on site in the Hamilton Arts Council office and at Hamilton-area arts venues for meetings and events as required. The successful candidate will work both independently and in collaboration with Hamilton Arts Council staff, Board directors and volunteers. Responsibilities: • Manage content and distributions for the Hamilton Arts Council’s various communications platforms including website, e-newsletters and social media • Support the distribution of the 2016-2017 Culture Guide at Supercrawl and via regional deliveries to advertisers, arts organizations and distribution partners • Promote widespread participation in Culture Days 2016 activities in partnership with the Culture Days Community Task Force and local partners • Lead the successful delivery of the Hamilton Literary Awards event in partnership with our Literary Arts Committee including sponsorships, event planning and promotions • Coordinate the annual Member Holiday Party in partnership with our Membership Committee • Support the Executive Director with office and administrative tasks as assigned Qualifications • Previous experience in arts administration and/or artist-run culture • Excellent written and oral communication skills with well-developed organizational skills and attention to detail • Ability to work independently and lead projects with strong personal initiative while remaining open to collaboration and feedback • High level of computer proficiency with Google Drive and Apps, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop; experience with Mac OS and Hootsuite would be considered an asset • Demonstrated engagement and experience in Hamilton’s arts community • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license and access to a vehicle would be considered an asset The Operations Officer (parental leave coverage) will work 30 hours a week at a rate of $16/hour with specific hours to be determined in consultation with the Executive Director; occasional evening and weekend hours are to be to be expected with this position and will be compensated with time off in lieu.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, current resume and contact information for two references as a Word or PDF file attachment no later than Friday August 12, 2016 at 4:00pm.
Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Operations Officer.” The Hamilton Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Please feel free to download this job posting in PDF form to share with your colleagues.
Can Craft? Craft Can! Inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial Maker residency
Dates: September 5 to 15, 2017
The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB), in collaboration with Craft Ontario (CC), is hosting a residency for up to six makers who work in craft disciplines as part of the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial and Canada 150 celebration. The residency will take place at the AGB in Burlington, Ontario. The AGB is home of seven guilds—Potters, Woodcarvers and Sculptors, Photography, Fine Arts, Fibre Arts, Rug Hooking Craft, and Handweavers and Spinners. Each guild has their own fully equipped studio including ceramics with three different types of kilns (Raku, gas and electric), and a weaving studio with looms of many sizes. The residency aims to engage with the themes of the Biennale which include identity, materiality and the topical issues concerning Canada today.
The residency will provide a unique opportunity for the selected makers to exchange processes and ideas of their own medium and try new ones. A large open studio will provide each participant with a working table and materials, outdoor space will also be available, as well as access to the AGB studios and the possibility to work and exchange with guild members. We are looking for a range of makers both in terms of experience, and materials and processes used. A writers’ residency will take place at the same time doubling the opportunities to exchange with curators, scholars and critics.
Reside in shared accommodation with other members of the residency. Attend workshops in various mediums Engage with craft practitioners and theoreticians in a variety of settings Actively participate in discussion with co-residents (makers and writers) in both structured and informal environments. Attend the 2-day conference, part of the Can Craft? Craft Can! Biennale. At the conclusion, residents will have the opportunity to discuss their experience as part of a round-table discussion that will be presented during the 2-day conference.
The residency will pay for travel to Burlington, Ontario, housing for the 10-days of the residency and will provide a per-diem allowance.
To apply, submit the following by September 30, 2016 to Denis Longchamps, Artistic Director and Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Burlington, by email at email@example.com
A CV (3 pages max.) outlining your education, and working and exhibition experience as you see it relating to this residency. A 300 word letter of intent outlining your hopes for the outcome of your attendance and how the residency fits into your broader career aspirations. Written documents should be in Word or PDF and PC compatible format. Up to 5 images of your most recent works (JPG, 1024 x 768 dpi) and a list of images. ... See MoreSee Less
DEFACTO GALLERY | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2016-17 DEADLINE: August 01, 2016 The DeFacto Gallery is an ever changing facet of Mulberry Coffeehouse. Art exhibits change monthly following the Art crawl schedule of the 2nd Friday of every month. Mulberry now invites artists to submit works for consideration for the 2016 - 2017 at the DeFacto Gallery. For further info, follow the LINK. www.mulberrycoffeehouse.com • ... See MoreSee Less
BUDDIES IN BAD TIME THEATRE | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: August 01, 2016 Buddies In Bad Times Theatre has released a call for submissions regarding a showcase of spoken word and performance occurring on November 11, 2016. You must be of Indigenous descent to submit a performance work, as the showcase concerns "2-Spirit, Trans and Queer-Identified Indigenous Artists." The proposal may be a writing sample of up to 5 pages, or a 5-minute video. For more info, buddiesinbadtimes.com/news/call-for-submissions-the-2-spirit-cabaret/ • ... See MoreSee Less
CALL FOR FESTIVAL OF LIGHT INSTALLATION DEADLINE: August 01, 2016 The Valley Zoo Development Society of Edmonton, in partnership with the Edmonton Valley Zoo, is looking to select a display/installation for this year's Festival of Light. The theme of the contest is "Alternative Energy", with a budget of $3,500. Ten pieces will be selected overall based on submissions. For more information on how to apply, www.buildingourzoo.com/events/festival-of-light/ • ... See MoreSee Less
Just a WEEK away this Friday folks! ANDY GRIFFITHS and the LOST GROOVE will be playing original folkin' rock at the FESTIVAL OF FRIENDS at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. FRIDAY, AUG 5 at 5pm - MAIN STAGE. This'll be a good'n with me, Kim Koren, Andrew Aldridge and Andrew Marshall. Sharing the stage with my good friend Tomi Swick. Mark your calender! ... See MoreSee Less
Attention all Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts! The Guelph Arts Council is offering an exciting trip to visit New York State and Pennsylvania to tour Fallingwater and other Wright gems such as Graycliff, and the Darwin Martin House. We will also visit East Aurora, the home of the American Arts and Crafts Movement and have lunch and a tour at the Roycroft Inn. This beautiful fall colour getaway will take place from October 13-15, 2016, leaving from Guelph. This all-inclusive trip (only $765 Canadian) is filling up quickly. To register, contact Noecker Travel at 519-846-5307. ... See MoreSee Less