Artist Opportunities

artsPlace works with hundreds of artists each year to deliver meaningful arts and culture programming and transformative experiences to Bow Valley residents and visitors. We always look to partner with professional and emerging artists on a variety of projects, whether it's teaching contracts, exhibition opportunities, performing possibilities, or mentorship programs.

Even if you don't see any opportunities listed below, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] to discuss how we could work together.

Call for Teaching Artists

Are you an artist, or do you have an artistic skill that you can teach?

We are looking to employ artists who can teach ceramics, painting, drawing, crafting, photography, writing, and theatre skills to adults and children. Other arts practices also welcome!

artsPlace celebrates diversity and equality. We welcome applications from a diversity of people of different genders, cultures, ages, or abilities.

RISE Emerging Artist Program

RISE is an annual exhibition and mentorship program developed by artsPlace to offer Alberta artists the opportunity to educate, exhibit, sell, and promote their artistic practice within the Bow Valley.

The goal of RISE is to cultivate Alberta’s emerging artists by pairing an exhibition opportunity with mentorship by a local art professional. Participating artists build experience in exhibition design, installation and professional practice. RISE fosters a strong community awareness of contemporary arts practices and prepares new-generation artists for a professional career in the arts.

An emerging artist is defined as: someone who is in the early stage of their career (less than 5 years), has specialized training in their field (not necessarily gained in an academic institution), and who has created a modest independent body of work.

Emerging artists may include students, recently graduated students from a post-secondary institution, or someone who has made a recent career change or decision to prioritize their art practice. The artist cannot be exhibiting work with a commercial gallery, and MUST be resident of Alberta for at least a year prior to the application deadline date. Calls for submission are open to ALL visual art disciplines, and applicants may apply as an individual or as part of a collective of artists.

RISE exhibitions are held at the artsPlace Hub Gallery and are free and open to the public.

The call for 2023 exhibitions is now closed.

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Members save up to 15% on all programming.

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Members save up to 15% on all programming.

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