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.


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Call for Art Proposals for an Interactive Exhibition at the Festival of Art & Creativity

artsPlace is looking for creative proposals from artists to make interactive art from recycled or found materials for an exhibition which will take place in the fall of 2024.

Each work of art should be made from recycled or found materials, and include an interactive component where community members can co-create the artwork throughout the exhibition term.

Fill out the application form below to tell us more about your ideas!

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

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Call for Creative Combat Artists

Are you a visual artist living the Bow Valley? Would you be interested to participate in a fun and friendly competition that raises money to support the arts in the community?

We welcome applications from newer and emerging visual artists and of all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black, and persons of colour; refugees, newcomers and immigrants, 2SLGBTQ+ and gender non-binary persons, persons with disabilities and neurodivergence. We can offer support for artists facing challenges to participate or that have special needs. We would love to meet you.

Please note that there are only 12 spots and not all artists who contact us will be selected.

Submission Deadline: May 23, 2024

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RISE Emerging Artist Program

Are you in the early stages of your career (less than 5 years), do you have specialized training in your field (not necessarily gained in an academic institution), and have created a modest, independent body of work?

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. This program will foster community awareness of contemporary arts and work to prepare emerging artists for a professional career in the arts.

Submission Deadline: June 14, 2024

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Call for Community Exhibitions 2025

Are you a professional artist, a hobbyist, or an emerging artist residing in the Bow Valley?

If so, this call for submissions may be the perfect fit for you! Bow Valley artists may apply for a Community Exhibition as an individual or together with others as a collective of community artists.

The Bow Valley includes Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, the M.D. of Bighorn, Kananaskis, and Mînî Thnî.

Submission Deadline: Sept. 8, 2024

Call for Teaching Artists

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

We are always 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.

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