External Opportunities

The University is not responsible for external opportunities or the content on external websites, which may change without notice.

Young Canada Works

Young Canada Works (YCW) offers young Canadians the opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in the workplace.

Through job and internship programs, students and graduates can put their skills to the test, build career equity, earn an income and get started on the right career path.

Check the FAQ page to see how it works and if you are eligible to participate

Browse opportunities here

Auditions and Competitions

Find notices for external auditions and competitions here:

7th Manhattan International Music Competition

Open to ALL instruments, ALL ages!
Piano - Strings - Voice - Wind - Chamber Music - Composition
Over $50,000 in prizes!
CD recording, 5 Music albums, Cash Prizes

Application Deadline: 15 JUNE 2023
Online Competition (Video Selection)

Calls for Submission

Find external exhibition or curatorial opportunities, calls for proposals, residencies, submissions and projects here:  

Showcase your work at The Port Coworking Space!

Display Opportunity for Local Artists! Located in the heart of Downtown Lethbridge, The Port provides a venue for local artists to share their work in a creative, collaborative, shared work space. This is a great opportunity to get some exposure and make connections with the Lethbridge business community. We take no commission if someone wants to purchase. We're all about supporting local and making connections. Check out theportyql.com, and call 403-894-3150 or email info@theportyql.com for more info on the space or to contact us.

SNAP Emerging Artist in Residence 2023

Deadline: June 30, 2023 at 5pm

Online Posting: https://snapartists.com/submissions/emerging-artist-residence/
Instagram post for sharing: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrWmdRfhtrH/ 

We are now accepting applications for our 2023/24 Emerging Artist Residency! The Emerging AIR Program provides emerging artists with a new environment, a community to exchange ideas with, and a chance to discover Edmonton’s internationally acclaimed arts community while further developing their practice.

Please email your submissions to residency@snapartists.com with “Emerging AIR 2023” in the subject line. Send any questions about the EAIR program to snap@snapartists.com.

About SNAP
SNAP is a leading centre for printmaking in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) dedicated to advancing visual culture, working with artists, audiences, and communities. Our artist-run centre has been in operation since 1982 and will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. SNAP provides critical space and resources for printmaking production, exhibition, promotion, and education. snapartists.com/about

Call for Submissions - PLASTIC, tba Journal

  • Pliability, malleability, plasticity
  • Artistic and curatorial materials, les arts en plastiques
  • Materialisms, historical materialism, new materialism
  • Microplastics, plastics pollution
  • Pollution as colonialism
  • The globalization of plastics, petrocapitalism
  • Toxicity, toxic ecologies, climate crisis
  • Health and plastics - biology and technology
  • Anthropocene, plastics in the geologic record
  • Aesthetics of plastic, plastic surgery
  • The synthetic, the ersatz, and authenticity
  • ​History of plastics, plastics futurity

RISE Emerging Artist Program

Every year we host the RISE Emerging Artist Program, which is open to all emerging artists in Alberta working in a visual arts discipline. We have just launched the 2024 call for submissions and are accepting applications until June 30, 2023

Successful candidates will receive professional mentorship, a solo exhibition in our hub gallery and a $1500 honorarium. 

Professional Development Sessions

Find information for external sessions, lectures, workshops, masterclasses, intensives, and other learning opportunities here:

ART/WORK Professional Development Series

Organized and Supported by Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge

Free professional development sessions online for those interested in pursuing art as a career or those just curious about the process. Open to artists of all levels and disciplines.
ART/WORK Professional Development sessions are typically held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm MT. Find recorded videos from past sessions on the AAC YouTube Channel.

Upcoming sessions:

May 4, 2023 | I.A.T.S.E. - Filmmaking in Alberta with Damian Petti
June 1, 2023 | Canada Council

Memberships & Associations

Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association (ARMTA)

Are you teaching private music lessons or interested in becoming a private studio teacher? Why not consider joining ARMTA, the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association?
We are a professional organization of private studio music teachers of all disciplines and instruments. Our aim is to promote excellence in teaching and provide support and learning opportunities for both students and teachers.  Those who have completed a Bachelor of Music or an ARCT with a recognized examining board are welcome to become members. Teachers with a minimum level 9 certification may join as affiliate members.  Benefits include professional development, regular student recitals, student awards, advertising, liability insurance and opportunities to share with and gather information from other teachers in a supportive environment. Teachers of all instruments or voice are invited to join!

Email Christine Rogers at c4rogers@telus.net, or visit the following links for more information: