July 9, 2007
by Canadian Architect
The Works International Visual Arts Society advances the development, awareness and appreciation of art and design in Canada and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between artists, designers and the public. The Works Art & Design Festival is the largest art and design festival in North America. Artists and designers from every continent have been featured in more than 660 exhibits in 480 venues throughout one square mile of Edmontons downtown. 5 million visitors have attended the festival. 7,700 volunteers have contributed more than 90,000 hours. The Works takes an entire year to produce with six full-time and 65 seasonal staff. The Works currently invites artists and designers to propose exhibits for the 23rd anniversary festival, which takes place from June 20-July 2, 2008.
Application categories include:
A. Festival Commissioned Programs
Festival Commissioned Programs are the feature exhibits of The Works Art & Design Festival. As such, a high level of professionalism is expected from the artists participating in these programs. The Works Art & Design Festival uses The Canadian Artists Representation / le Front des artists Canadian (CARFAC) fee schedule as a guideline for artists participating in festival-commissioned programs.
A1. Curator of Feature Group Exhibit
Individuals may curate a group exhibition of national scope. Minimum number of artists is 5 and the maximum is 20. Curator honorarium is $1,000.00 and participating artist honorarium is $100.00 per artist.
A2. Environmental Site Specific Artwork
Artists will exhibit large-scale temporary work or installation to animate Sir Winston Churchill Square during the festival. Installation may take place during the first four days of the festival. Artist honorarium is $1,000.00.
The application deadline is 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on Friday, July 27, 2007. Acknowledgment of receipt will be mailed out upon receipt of application. All information will be kept confidential except for information provided for promotional purposes. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be mailed out no later than Friday, August 31, 2007. Due to the high volume of responses, please do not contact The Works before the notification date.
Please direct inquiries and send completed applications to:
Will Truchon, Artistic Director
The Works Art and Design Festival
For more information, please visit www.theworks.ab.ca or e-mail [email protected] with the subject heading: Will CTE 05. Alternatively, the telephone number is 780.426.2122 and the fax number is 780.426.4673.