Artist Opportunities

RISE Emerging Artist Program 2022

Call for Submissions

artsPlace is a welcoming, user-friendly space where community can gather to explore, discover, and celebrate the adventure of art and creativity. The artsPlace Gallery is now accepting submissions for the RISE Emerging Artist Program.

The aim of RISE is to cultivate Alberta’s emerging artists by pairing an exhibition opportunity with mentorship by artist professionals. Participating artists will build experience in exhibition design, installation, marketing and business skills and professional practice.

Eligibility:

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.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, November 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

For submission guidelines, for more information and to apply click below.

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.

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

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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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