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April 2006

 

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: traversing tableaux

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre invites emerging artists to submit video works of 30 seconds to two minutes in length in response to the theme: traversing tableaux for exhibition in MFARC’s State of Flux gallery from June - July 2006.

The expression of a moment, a flash experience, realization, or observation, negotiated in terms of movement, the intention is to convey a transitory impression of time through narrative or abstract interpretation. Whether a linear story or non-figurative depiction of a moment, traversing tableaux is a snapshot of the living.

Questions? [email protected]

Deliver to:
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
c/o Emilie Allen, Curator
21A Queen Street, Kingston ON K7K 1A1
Deadline: April 10, 2006

 


VISUAL ARTS POSTER COMPETITION
ANTI-OPPRESSION THE FOCUS OF ONTARIO HEALTH GROUP

Advancing its commitment to community-centred primary health care, the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) is pleased to announce the Determinants of Health: Taking Action on Oppression Poster Series Competition. The multi-purpose cultural initiative will select five images that best visualize diverse elements of oppression and social exclusion that act as social determinants of health and well-being. The project will also establish creative links with Ontario visual artists and promote public awareness of the social determinants of health in order to enhance provincial policy and funding aimed to address their impact.

“ AOHC’s vision is to promote the determinants of health as a progressive health care vehicle by unapologetically addressing all the oppressive “isms” that create inequities -- including racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism and ableism,” says AOHC Executive Director Adrianna Tetley.

“ The process will link Ontario community-based, not-for-profit primary health care centres with Aboriginal visual artists, visual artists of colour, Francophone visual artists and visual artists from immigrant, refugee and rural communities who also face systemic barriers in the pursuit of their artistic careers.”

A jury of Ontario-based community artists will meet in early May to select the visuals that best address each of five anti-oppression categories—ageism; ableism; heterosexism including homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia; racism and ethnocentrism; and sexism. Jurists will consider elements of insight, healing and intention as well as creative and technical realization of the concept.

The competition is open to all media, including acrylic, gouache, oil, pastels, crayon, ink, coloured pencil, computer graphics, textile, knitwear and beading. New works or existing work completed since 2004, will be accepted. AOHC will announce awards of $500 each for the winning entry in each of five categories, on May 10, 2006. The new poster series will be unveiled at the AOHC Conference in Kingston, Ontario, June 7 to 9, 2006.

Deadline for submission of completed works is May 4, 2006. Entries must be accompanied by a Determinants of Health: Taking Action on Oppression Poster Series Competition Entry Form.

For guidelines, specifications and the Determinants of Health: Taking Action on Oppression Poster Series Competition Entry Form, visit www.aohc.org <http://www.aohc.org/> or contact: Scott Wolfe, AOHC Senior Policy Analyst at (416) 236-2539 ext 234.

 


New Access and Career Development Program

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has launched a program to support Ontario’s Aboriginal arts professionals and arts professionals of colour who face systemic barriers in the pursuit of their artistic careers. The new Access and Career Development program supports professional development and skill-building opportunities that advance the artistic work and careers of eligible applicants. Arts professionals include artists, arts administrators, arts educators and community animators.

Eligible projects include:

· mentorship with a senior artist

· training program with an organization or school that does not lead to a degree

· arts instruction from a master artist

· professional support for portfolio and support material development

· training for artists who want to teach art in the schools

· professional development workshops, seminars, conferences

· mentorship/apprenticeship projects for arts administrators.

· mentorship with an elder.

The first Access and Career Development deadline is May 1, 2006. The maximum grant amount is $10,000. The program guidelines and application form are now on the OAC Web site at www.arts.on.ca. Other OAC programs that support professional development opportunities for all artists include the Chalmers Professional Development Grants and a new arts education initiative that will be launched this spring with York University.

For more information about Access and Career Development, contact Wanda Nanibush, OAC Aboriginal Arts Officer, at 416-969-7454 or 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7454.

www.arts.on.ca


PASSIONATE HOCKEY FANS NEEDED!
CBC TO FILM TELEVISION SERIES HOCKEYVILLE IN KINGSTON

CBC Kraft Hockeyville 2006 is a prime time television series showcasing the search for the community that best embodies the spirit of hockey and hometown pride. CBC’s Kraft Hockeyville is filming ALL SEVEN of the series episodes right here, in Kingston! Don’t miss the opportunity to be an audience member. Each episode will feature Community Co-Hosts, Hockey Greats, and Live Entertainment! Essentially, the audience will experience the Ultimate Hockey Variety Show.

Tickets are now available for Episode One, filming Wednesday, March 29th at the Kingston Memorial Centre Arena. The tickets are FREE - enthusiasm is all that is required. Numbers are limited, so reserve your ticket today! Hockeyville is about much more than hockey - it’s about community.

All across the country, cities and small towns alike will get to show their stuff as they vie for the title of Hockeyville. The victorious community will receive the ultimate honour for a hockey-loving community - being host to a live NHL exhibition game! Not only will the Exhibition Game be played, but there will be a chance for community members to hang out with some of the visiting players. In addition, the group that best shows off its hometown pride will receive the Hockeyville Cup, $25,000 in upgrades to their arena, and $10,000 worth of CCM/Reebok hockey gear.


Reserved tickets will be available for pick-up March 16th through March 29th at:
The Grand Theatre Box Office,
185 Sydenham Street (between Princess & Queen Streets)
Kingston, ON
Phone: (613) 530-2050
The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 5:30pm and Saturdays, 12noon to 4pm.

Doors open at the Memorial Centre at 3:45pm and close at 4:20pm as audience members must be seated before filming commences. Filming will take place between 4:45pm and 6pm.

More information regarding audience participation can be found online at: http://www.stlawrencefestivals.com/hockeyville.htm.

The website for CBC Kraft Hockeyville can be viewed at: http://www.cbchockeyville.ca.

To reserve your tickets contact the Audience Relations Coordinator with your name, telephone number, and number of tickets required (maximum 4 tickets per request). Large groups are welcome, and will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis.

Tel: (613) 544-5400 ext. 1359
Email: [email protected]


Breaking Waves Art Studios are art studio/residencies in scenic Pouch Cove, Newfoundland founded by the town's mayor, Sarah Patten.
Information is now available on their new website:

www.breakingwavesartstudios.com


Call for Submissions:
Crossing Boundaries: Women, Art and Community Activism
Spring 2007

Women & Environments International Magazine is looking for submissions for its upcoming issue focusing on women, art and community activism from an international and feminist perspective. This issue explores the diverse artistic practices that women bring to social and environmental activism; we are particularly interested in feminist approaches that honour the process as well as the product. We encourage submissions that cross boundaries, engaging art and community across disciplines as well as from diverse perspectives and intersections of gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, ability, age, socio-cultural, and regional differences, among others.

Some suggestions:
Areas of interest
Art as social movement building, activism in communities
Transforming social and urban landscapes through art
Diasporic communities reframing of art
Interdisciplinary and multicultural arts collaborations
Arts censorship
Historical context of women in art
Confronting images, understanding visual culture
Profiles of women artists, poets, writers, singers, and key arts organisations
Photo essays, artwork and poetry

Format
Text and diverse visual work (photography, video stills, illustration, graphics, etc.) Writing can analyze and describe a variety of artistic practices (zines, installation, performance art, music, sculpture, poetry, etc.)

Deadlines:
Abstracts or indications of interest by April 30th 2006. (Consideration will begin as of May 2006). Final manuscripts by July 24th 2006.

Submission Guidelines:
Articles should be written in English in a journalistic style. If you would like to submit an article written in a language other than English, let us know and we’ll do our best to facilitate translation. All written work must be original and previously unpublished. Features should not exceed 2,500 words. Shorter pieces, collaborative works, book and film reviews, poetry and artistic expressions are welcome. Detailed editorial guidelines and information can be found on our website www.weimag.com under “Write for WEI Mag.” Please review them carefully prior to submission.

Women and Environments International:
Women & Environments International Magazine is a unique Canadian magazine that examines women's relations to their natural, built, and social environments: from feminist perspectives. WEI provides a forum for academic research and theory as well as professional and community practices and experiences.

 

A Call to Artists!

The Studio Art Gallery, located in Duncan McArthur Hall, Queen's University, is preparing for its 2006-2007 slate of Visual Art Exhibitions and we invite you to submit an application to our jury for consideration.

The application form is attached.

Interested artists may contact Angela Solar at [email protected] or (613) 533-6000 x 77416 for more information.

Please pass this message and application on to any artists you know who may be interested.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 26th, 2006 5:00 pm.

Angela Solar
Rm A320 Duncan McArthur Hall
Faculty of Education
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6

(613) 533-6000 x 77416

 

Call for submissions

Hi there: This is just a quick reminder to let you know that we are still accepting photo submissions for the song "Angel Boy" to be used in the upcoming childrens' DVD - "Pajama Party". This DVD will be used to help raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and will entertain, and educate kids, teachers and parents. Submissions will be accepted until April 8, 2006, 12:00 midnight.

We are still looking for the following -

Photos of boys ages newborn -16 years

- newborns in hospital

- newborns cuddling with mom in hospital

- babies crying *

- babies sleeping

- moms with babies

- toddler

- toddler crawling

- little boy running or playing with cars, basketball, etc. *

- little boy with dirt on his face

- moms with toddlers *

- mom with son ages 5 - 16 *

- mom holding hand with son *

- mom hugging teenage son ****

These photos can emailed to [email protected] (preferred method) or mailed directly to Mary Lambert Productions, 682 Summerfield Place, Kingston, ON, K7M 8A1. * indicates the need for several more photos in this area, but all others will still be accepted and the most suitable chosen. For more information, please email [email protected]
Mary Lambert
www.marylambertmusic.com
Mary Lambert Productions
(613) 549-804


Forum 2006: Community Arts Matters
June 9-10, 2006
Workers Art & Heritage Centre
Hamilton, ON

Calling all artists and community organizations participating in the Forum! We would like to know how you are practicing community arts. The Forum will tackle critical issues that affect all community arts organizations and artists as well as community centres, service and advocacy organizations. This event is organized in partnership with Community Arts Ontario, the Workers Art & Heritage Centre and the Immigrant Culture and Arts Association.

Topics addressed include:

* Artists’ continued poverty
* The legacy of colonialism
* Issues that affect young artists
* The way forward for community arts

There will be opportunities to see the dynamic work of the Workers Art and Heritage Centre, discover local performers, visit the thriving galleries of Hamilton and brainstorm with like-minded people.

Location: Workers Art and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart St., Hamilton

Space is limited, so please reserve before May 26 by contacting CAO at 416-598-1128 or toll-free at: 1 800 06 2302 or e-mail: [email protected]

Calling all exhibitors!

Space can be reserved for displaying artwork / photos of your organization. Maximum wall space for each is 36” wide x 48” high.Bring your material ready mounted (e.g. on foam cord or plastic corrugated board)

Over 80 participants - artists and representatives from community arts and community service organizations situated all over Ontario will be attending this Forum. This is an ideal opportunity for you to promote your products or services.

Cost of tables for the entire Forum: $100 (this includes the full registration fee for participation in the conference)

To reserve a spot, contact Community Arts Ontario, telephone 416 598 1128 or toll-free at: 1 800 806 2302; or e-mail: [email protected]

Date: June 9 - 10
Where: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (WAHC)
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 1B5
Telephone: 905 522 3003
Fax: 905 522 5424
Email: [email protected]; http://www.web.ca/~wahc.html

WAHC is wheelchair accessible

Fee: Friday and Saturday - $75 ($50 members, students, under & unemployed)
Full Day Saturday only - $65 ($40 members, students and under & unemployed)
Ghost Tour: additional $10 (pre-registration required: by May 23 latest)

Please note: for cancellations, 80% of registration fees will be refunded if CAO is notified before May 26, 2006

Interested in volunteering? For a minimum of 5 hours work, you can attend the Forum for free. Positions are limited and will be assigned on a first come basis. Volunteer work in the days prior to the Forum will be based in Toronto, and in Hamilton during the event. Deadline for volunteering is May 19, contact Zainab Amadahy, Executive Director, Community Arts Ontario, telephone 416 598 1128 or toll-free at: 1 800 806 2302

Take in the culture and sights in and around Hamilton. If you stay over Sunday, the City of Hamilton is giving you a voucher for free admission to many of the cultural places of the city. This will be in your participant package.

Community Arts Ontario is an arts service organization that has been around since 1990. We provide professional development services to community artists and their organizations. Some examples include an annual conference on community arts theory and practice, traveling workshops on organizational development and the Best Practices in Community Arts Competition. We also offer group liability insurance and employee benefits.

Suite 354, 401 Richmond Street W
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8

Telephone: 416 598 1128 or toll-free at: 1 800 806 2302
Fax: 416 598 4468
E-mail: [email protected]

www.artsonline.ca


Job offers

 

The Print Studio

TITLE: Instructional Technician
REPORTS TO: Executive Director

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Instructional Technician position is for one year, part-time (32 hour week). There is an initial 3 month probationary period and the salary offered is $18.00 per hour or $28,000.00 per year.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with staff to support delivery of the curriculum and user programs with an emphasis on printmaking studio support and oversight. The nature of The Print Studio requires that the Instructional Technician remain flexible in providing support to the members and participants as there will be a frequently changing curriculum. Crossover knowledge among the various print media is important along with an understanding of printmaking techniques that minimize the usage of toxic chemicals, solvents, and inks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Oversee and implement safety procedures for the printmaking studio. Monitor potential risks and hazards on a constant basis to ensure a safe studio environment. Utilize non-toxic printmaking techniques within the studio. Minimize the use of toxic chemicals, inks, and solvents whenever possible.
* Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate culturally and gender diverse student aides for the printmaking studio.
* Develop, implement, and evaluate workshops and demonstrations that instruct students in current printmaking techniques and procedures including lithography, relief, monoprint, intaglio, etching and letterpress.
* Instruct students in proper use of rollers, presses, and other printmaking equipment by providing demonstrations and oversight.
* With assistance from other staff, order and prepare all the printmaking supplies and equipment needed to support and implement the studio rental usage and curriculum. Maintain the printmaking studio’s inventory system of supplies and equipment.
* Research purchasing alternatives for supplies and equipment associated with the studio by comparing pricing and quality options with vendors.
* Monitor, repair, and oversee the general maintenance of all the studio equipment. When necessary, arrange for major or specialized repairs.
* Oversee studio housekeeping and storage issues including the disposal of hazardous wastes associated with the printmaking studio.
* Provide various and flexible duties as required by the Executive Director.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

* Good working knowledge of printmaking curriculum.
* Good working knowledge of current studio safety standards and non-toxic printmaking techniques and the ability to safely work with printmaking equipment and materials.
* Ability to work with minimal supervision in an environment that requires constant flexibility.
* Skills to technically support artist and student projects.
* Abilities to maintain and repair printmaking equipment.
* Abilities to identify, prioritize and procure equipment and supplies within budget constraints.
* Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse multicultural community of artists, students, and staff.
* Skills to effectively instruct students in safe tool and material use.
* Ability to effectively supervise student and volunteer staff.
* Abilities to communicate (interpersonally and in written form) procedures and techniques.
* Abilities to plan, execute, and complete projects in a timely fashion.
* Abilities to create, organize, and maintain records and files.
* Ability to problem solve and adapt to a flexible work schedule.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s Degree in specific instructional area OR two years of college course work in major study area AND two years experience in the specific area of operation OR equivalent education/experience.

For The Print Studio (H.P.A.A.), the B.S. degree to be in art with a studio emphasis, and the specific area of operation is printmaking.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter describing their interest in this position. To be considered for this position you must meet the minimum qualifications.

We thank you for your interest and effort in applying. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.


 

The Board of Directors of The Kingston Arts Council

...regrets to announce that artsBUZZ will be temporarily on hiatus due to operational challenges. There will be not be a May edition. We cannot at this time determine when artsBUZZ will resume publication, and we ask for your patience and understanding.

Please accept our heartfelt apologies for this disappointment.