Call for submissions

This section is for open artist calls for alumni that are rooted in AUArts relationships.

Discover more opportunities through these external resources:  

Calgary Arts Development Authority Classifieds

Non-profit and artist-run centres 


Call for Artist - PARK (Extension)

Paid opportunity

Deadline: Wednesday, June 23, Noon

We at PARK™ are young professionals making culture happen. We seek to entertain, engage, and intrigue the whole community to inspire a new generation of creative minds.

PARK™ is a social enterprise that promotes creative talent across Canada. Through our events and programs, we support aspiring and established entrepreneurs from all creative industries. PARK™Production House was launched in 2012 as the business-to-business side of our organization. We’ve worked with international brands on everything from ad campaigns to on-site fashion shows, and we do it all while maintaining our drive to develop Canada’s fashion and arts scene.

Project:  Create an interactive ground mural in a public location for a commercial client.

Eligibility: Eligibility is open to all artists, age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines.

Entry Requirements:

Send portfolio, resume (PDF) and any questions to
Thumbnail sketch in one of the themes listed below is optional.

  • Science
  • Science of Colours
  • Optical Illusions
  • Anamorphics

Availability: Must be available to paint July 3 to 20.

Publicity: Events will be publicized on PARK™social media channels, newsletters sent by PARK™  and to local and national media outlets.  

Selection Process: Submissions will be reviewed by the PARK™ Art and Executive teams.

Notification to artist: Successful applicants will be notified via email.

Contact: If you have any questions or need any additional information email

June 7, 2021

Alumni Call For Quotation

Deadline: June 21, 2021

AUArts is looking to hire our alumni and firms employing our alumni who understand and can help inspire our brand.

We are looking for creative directors, graphic designers, animators to  animate digital assets, graphic art production, creative writers.

Now until June 2022 we may have several projects we require assistance with including advertising campaigns, brand updates and creative writing.

Submit your quote:

Please include the following:

  • Your specialization and credentials
  • Project(s) of interest
  • Your hourly/daily rate
  • Availability from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
  • Maximum possible fees during this period (hourly rate x availability = $). In no way does this mean you will be hired for the maximum, but it allows us to determine the potential to work with you.

We may select a number of alumni and/or firms with alumni, based on their skill and team complement.

Submit To:

Jamie Leong-Huxley MBA, FCPRS, APR, CAAP

Vice President, Advancement

P: 403-284-7611

C: 403-389-2450


Call for Submissions: ATB Art Vault

Deadline: May 26, 2021

Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is excited to continue its partnership with Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB Financial) and now welcomes Alumni (2019-2021) to submit works responding to the theme “JOY”, in a summer exhibition at ATB’s Stephen Avenue Centre Art Vault Gallery.

We are looking for JOY, in all its forms! Since graduating from AUArts, what has brought you JOY in your practice, communities, relationships? How do you express JOY?

ATB Stephen Avenue Centre is located on the corner of Stephen Avenue and Centre Street. ATB is transforming the banking experience for their customers, by supporting local artists and offering a modern interior space accompanied by work from artists in the community.

This call is open to recent AUArts alumni (2019-2021). Your work must be available from June 30 – September 1. Up to 5 artists will be selected and will be paid an honorarium in accordance with CARFAC rates.

Artist Fee:

ATB will be paying the chosen artists based on a CARFAC rate. Each artist will be paid a fee of $440.

Find more information and submit here: ATB Art Vault

Alumni Call For Submissions

Vivid 2021: The AUArts Alumni Second Anniversary Project

Submission deadline May 10, 2021

Will you be our second ever Vivid artist?

In celebration of our second year as Alberta University of the Arts, we are proud to introduce another, Vivid: The AUArts Alumni Anniversary Project.

For Vivid 2021, we are looking to commission a mural by an AUArts graduate through a call for submissions.  

The mural will be located in the busy public corridor that connects AUArts and the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium to greater Calgary via the busy LRT line. As a centralized point of interest between two primary arts hubs in the city, the mural will be appreciated by many. Everyone will see it as they exit the building.

Alumni are part of the university’s history, vital to our future and can play a valuable role in student success. A requirement of the second Vivid project alum is that the alum artist must involve and compensate at least two students in the creation of the mural and give an artist talk about the work and their professional path since graduation.

We are asking submissions from AUArts alumni only (graduates of ACA, ACAD, AUArts diploma or degree programs) to submit proposals for the work. According to AUArts specifications, the selected alum artist will need to coordinate approved lift/scaffolding equipment and insurance for the project, as well as approved supplies including paint/protective sealant and other materials.  

The work will remain intact and not be painted over for a minimum of two years.  

Artist Fee:
The chosen alum will be awarded a fee of $2021, plus: maximum of $500 for you to compensate at least two students to be involved; a maximum of $500 to cover paint/supplies/materials; maximum reimbursement for the cost of a lift/scaffolding up to $1000; plus the at cost expense of graffiti protectant.  

Mural size:

Approx. 146 square feet

The width of the space is 190.8” and height 165.5”
The doors are 116.8” wide x 82.5” tall
The space on the side of the doors to the wall is 37”


The mural should be completed in a maximum of five (5) consecutive working days. Dates for the work will be adjusted based on the artist’s availability and approved health and safety access, but the mural must be complete by June 30, 2021.  

Additional Requirements:

The artist is to involve a minimum of two students in the creation of the work. You will be asked to participate in an unveiling and give an Artist Talk where they share their process and professional path since graduation. The AUArts logo, and the artist's signature, program, and grad year, must be included prominently next to the completed work.

Health and Safety:

The AUArts campus is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. You will be given access to complete the mural under the strict guidance of our health and safety team. AUArts’ first priority is for the health and safety of our community.

Submissions should include the following:

  • Concept sketch or other representation of the proposed work, including how you would keep the door paint and door frame as is, and work around the physical infrastructure and signs. The existing paint on the doors and door frames cannot be altered in any way. See photo of space.
  • Artist biography
  • Description of the artist's experience with murals and ability to complete the requested work in the schedule provided
  • How they will involve a minimum of two students in the creation of the work
  • Details of scaffolding/lift or other specialized equipment required to complete the work and plans to obtain it
  • Proof of insurance and certification for the use of the required lift/scaffolding equipment and safety equipment  
  • Artist contact details

Email submissions as a single PDF to

Additional details:

Details on the location and project scope can be obtained by contacting Jamie Leong-Huxley at


The submission deadline is May 10, 2021. An alum will be selected on May 12, 2021. The mural must be finished absolutely no later than June 30, 2021.

Vivid 2021 builds on a 2020 pilot project that we are hopeful will lead to future murals and installations on campus that will elevate the student experience, showcase our alumni and act as a source of inspiration for emerging creatives.