Call for Submissions

A Note from the Curator:

Thank you for submitting your artwork to the Multicultural Heritage Centre. We believe in promoting the arts through our exhibits and programs, as well as giving a platform for underrepresented voices.

You may submit artwork at anytime, however we recommend reviewing our calls for submissions below.

You can see examples of our past and present exhibitions on our Exhibit Schedule page and virtual exhibits and artist features on our YouTube channel by clicking here.

I look forward to seeing your artwork. Please expect 2-3 weeks for curation. Thank you!

Alexis Marie Chute
Multicultural Heritage Centre
Art Gallery Curator
Direct: 780-499-4311
artgallery@multicentre.org

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

“Video Art: Inside the Studios with Local Artists”

APPLICATION FORM & INSTRUCTIONS: Video Art – Artist in Studio – Application Form

Event Date & Location:

Outdoor Film Screening: Saturday, September 18, 2021  |  Multicultural Heritage Centre Outdoor Amphitheatre, physically distanced event

 Film Screening Description:

Creativity is contagious. In this outdoor film screening, viewers will journey into the artmaking places and processes of local artists who share their inspirations, working habits, and art. Join in for an evening of ideas, art materials, and insight.

Submission Deadline: July 9, 2021

The Multicultural Heritage Centre is looking for 4 to 6 artists. We will be creating short films of 3 to 5 minutes in length of each selected artist in their studios. These films will include a studio tour, footage of the artist-at-work, and artist interview. These short films will be screened at our outdoor Video Art event. The goal is to share local artists’ work and studios in a time where public studio visits are not happening due to the pandemic. We want to encourage our community with creativity, while promoting local makers and artwork. The short film artist videos will also be shared on the Multicultural Heritage Centre YouTube channel.

Artists, please submit the following:

Entry Package to be emailed to artgallery@multicentre.org

– Four (4) pieces of your artwork AND four (4) photographs of your art studio. Total eight (8) jpeg files. NOTE: Image size should not exceed 1 MB. Include artist’s name and title in the filename.

– Completed application form

– Artist Statement

– Artist Bio

– One-minute (max) video telling us why we should choose you for the video studio tour and artist interview. You can send this video by wetransfer, Google Drive, or in a link.

Important Dates:

  • Apply by July 9, 2021.
  • Acceptance confirmation by July 16, 2021.
  • Studio filming and artist interview dates will take place early August 2021.
  • Outdoor Film Screening: Saturday, September 18, 2021. Artists are asked to be in attendance.
  • Artist videos will be premiered on the Multicultural Heritage Centre October, November, and December 2021.

Art Media Accepted:

All mediums will be considered. Artists must have a studio where the Multi Centre can film the artist at work and conduct the interview.

Filming Particulars:

The Multi Centre will send the one (1) filmmaker to film the artist in their studio, maintaining COVID protocols, physical distancing, and proper PPE (personal protective equipment). If indoor gathers are still prohibited August 2021, the Multi Centre will conduct educational training for the artists to film themselves in their studios, teaching about lighting, angles, and interviewing techniques. The filmmaker and artists will have consultation emails and phone calls/Google Meets prior to the filming to assist the process overall.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

“Mourning Parents: Memorializing Short Lives & Long Love”

APPLICATION FORM & INSTRUCTIONS: Mourning Parents – Art Application Form

Submission Deadline: July 14, 2021

Exhibition Description:

“Mourning Parents” is a group exhibition about love, loss, grief, and community. It centers on one of the most primal experiences—parenthood—and the profound effects of miscarriage, stillbirth, pre- and postnatal loss, and other types of death of children. Parents break the taboo in sharing their experiences through deeply felt and sensitively portrayed art exhibit.

Media Accepted:

All art forms and mediums, 2D and 3D work, are welcome to submit.

Entry Requirements:

Entry Package to be emailed to artgallery@multicentre.org and to include:

– Artists are invited to submit 1 – 4 artworks for consideration.

– Completed Application Form

– Artist Biography

– Art Statement

– Up to four (4) digital image/s of submission/s related to theme. Image size should not exceed 1 MB. Include artist’s name and title in the filename.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

“Project: Sketchbook”

APPLICATION FORM & INSTRUCTIONS: Project Sketchbook – Art Application Form

Submission Deadline: January 23, 2022

Exhibition Description:

Sketchbooks have become their own artform. From art-collage to double-page spreads to sketchbook challenges and beyond, the bound-page has transcended the mere home for preliminary drawings.

Artwork Specifications:

Please submit your sketchbook pages including the interior spine and include the outer line of the page margins.  Send us your sketchbook #flatlay or your sketchbook open in a setting, for example your studio or on location such as nature.

Media Accepted:

All materials and mediums are welcome as long as they are contained in a sketchbook of sorts.

We will be taking photos of the sketchbooks, enlarging them, and filling the gallery walls with these intimate and imaginative creations. We will not be exhibiting the actual sketchbooks part from a few on plinths that are able to be handled by the public.

Entry Requirements:

Entry Package to be emailed to artgallery@multicentre.org and to include:

– Artists are invited to submit 1 – 4 pages from their sketchbooks, which can be one single page or include a left and right spread. Image size should not exceed 1 MB. Include artist’s name and title in the filename.

– Completed Application Form

– Artist Biography

– Art Statement

 

 

The mandate of the Multicultural Heritage Centre Public Art Gallery is to present in-person and virtual exhibitions of work by local artists, as well as stimulate creativity by showcasing art never seen before in the province. We promote, connect, and support artists, art-lovers, and the community through a variety of programming. Our efforts contribute to the dialogue of contemporary art and stimulate engagement with the art, along with cultivate creative community.

We are grateful for the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

CONTACT THE ART GALLERY CURATOR:

Alexis Marie Chute
Multicultural Heritage Centre
Art Gallery Curator
Direct: 780-499-4311
artgallery@multicentre.org