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Call for Submissions: Queen’s Native Student Association’s National Art Project
When: Deadline: January 1, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Where: Kingston, Canada
- Calling for submissions for visual art for the Queen’s Native Student Association Conference
- Accepting artists aged 14-25, from all backgrounds, from all provinces and territories
- Transportation funds available for artwork upon request
- There is a $100 prize for a selected applicant
Call for Entry: Personal Essays in The Pique and The Question
When: Ongoing call for stories
Where: The Whistler Question and The Squamish Chief
We might be biased, but we think the Sea to Sky corridor is a fascinating community.
Adventurous spirits are drawn to our mountains from all over the world each year. Sometimes they stay for a season, other times they come for a season and stay for life, as that old, local adage goes.
They’ve fled cities, abandoned well-paying jobs, narrowly escaped disasters, run away from broken hearts, followed their true loves—and it’s led them here.
We want to hear their stories.
The Whistler Question and The Squamish Chief are currently on the hunt for personal essays from locals—whether they’ve been here for a week, 10 years or their entire lives. Our goal is to collect tales from all over the valley to showcase the compelling characters in our midst.
Here are the details:
- Above all else, your story should be specific and true. We don’t want to hear your entire life story, but rather one chapter—and it can be set anywhere from any period in your life, not exclusively in the corridor.
- We’re looking for submissions that are brave, honest, detailed and arrive at a point or conclusion.
- While we’d love to hear your most harrowing tale—say, the time you escaped death in an avalanche—there is merit to sharing subtler stories as well.
- You don’t have to be a professional writer. We’re looking to collect behind-the-scenes stories of the people who make up our community. If the first draft hits the right note, we’ll work with you on developing a final draft that you’ll be excited to see in print.
- Keep the word count to around 650 words. Please submit it in a word file or copy and paste it into the body of an email.
- If you don’t hear from us in a month that means your essay wasn’t a good fit, but don’t let that discourage you. Please feel free to send in more than one submission.
- Payment is $40 for a published essay.
- If you’re looking for some samples of personal essays you can read the New York Times’ Modern Love or the Globe and Mail’s Facts and Arguments. (We like this one and this one)
Call for Exhibitors: The Gallery at the Arts Centre
Where: The Gallery at the Arts Centre, Maury Young Arts Centre Whistler
Are you looking for a venue to showcase your work in Whistler Village? The Gallery is available to artists to exhibit their work. Arts Whistler is accepting ideas and applications for group shows on an ongoing basis (group shows are preferred; however, artists may apply individually and Arts Whistler may offer the opportunity for a solo applicant to be paired with a group show). Arts Whistler is accepting proposals in every medium including painting, new media, large sculpture, fiber art, film and more from students, emerging artists, professional artists and everyone in between.
The Gallery includes two secure glass display cases which are available for exhibition purposes and two plinths. These can hold small to large size items. Large scale sculptural work and installations will also be considered. The Gallery also has one flat screen television capable of playing hi-quality video work or professional photographic slideshows as well as a projector.
Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis and all applications will be filed for future openings in the gallery space. Artists will only be contact if there application is accepted.
*Kindly note we are unable to spontaneously view portfolios during business hours and meetings with artists are not conducted prior to portfolio review.