External Opportunities

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

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Calls for Submission

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

artsPlace Call for Submissions 2023 RISE Emerging Artist Program

Call for Submission
RISE Emerging Artist Program 2023
Submission Deadline: Friday June 10, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: Mid-July, 2022

artsPlace is a welcoming, user-friendly space where community can gather to explore, discover, and celebrate the adventure of art and creativity. The artsPlace Gallery is now accepting submissions for the RISE Emerging Artist Program.

The aim of RISE is to cultivate Alberta’s emerging artists by pairing an exhibition opportunity with mentorship by artist professionals. Participating artists will build experience in exhibition design, installation, marketing and business skills and professional practice. This program will foster community awareness of contemporary arts and work to prepare emerging artists for a professional career in the arts.

Please see posting for more information.

Town of Sylvan Lake Calls for Indigenous and Metis Artists

The Town of Sylvan Lake announces a call for Indigenous and Metis artists for a permanent interactive art piece to be located on Festival Street, Sylvan Lake.  This call is open to professional and amateur sculptors. One of the top tourist destinations in Alberta, Sylvan Lake attracts artists and viewers from across the province and around the world.  Sylvan Lake enjoys a uniquely beautiful lakeside location. The lake draws our attention, nurtures our well-being, and inspires all who live here. The area is rich in flora and fauna and there is a long history of indigenous activity and settlement. The sculpture is meant to celebrate Indigenous or Metis culture and symbolize the coming together of people.

Artist Benefits: The opportunity to have a permanent sculpture as part of the growing public art collection in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. The Town of Sylvan Lake has been growing its Public Arts holdings for several years and is starting to garner attention and acclaim. As a tourist destination hundreds of thousands of tourists visit our community annually and view our public art pieces.   For more information visit our Self-Guided Arts Walk https://www.sylvanlake.ca/en/explore-sylvan/resources/Documents/Self-Guided-Art-Walk-FinalWebsite.pdf

Artist compensation will be $15,000

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.

Professional Development Sessions

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

ART/WORK Professional Development Sessions

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 held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm MT.

Find recorded videos from past sessions on the AAC YouTube Channel

Siminovitch Forum - Identity & Storytelling

It all starts with a story. As the performing arts industry embraces a more nuanced understanding of representation and acknowledges the importance of narrative sovereignty, the question is raised; who gets to tell whose story?
Poet, theatre producer, and founder of b current theatre ahdri zhina mandiela
Playwright and actor Andrew Kushnir
Comedian, author, and activist Martha Chaves
Playwright, director, and 2020 Siminovitch Laureate Tara Beagan
Moderated by playwright and 2017 Siminovitch Prize Laureate Marcus Youssef

Participate virtually in the Siminovitch Forum on Identity & Storytelling and hear leading voices in the performing arts speak about issues of representation, identity, and what lies ahead for the future of Canadian storytelling.

Event Details
When: May 25, 2022
4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 7 pm ET / 8 pm AT 
Where: Zoom Webinar


The Siminovitch Forum is a series of events stimulating dialogue on theatre innovation. As a national gathering place for theatre audiences and theatre makers, these provocative panel discussions build important connections between theatre communities across Canada. Events take place primarily in English with some French content; simultaneous translation is available.

The Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s top theatre award, honours excellence and innovation. Over the past two decades, the prize has transformed the lives of 22 mid-career artists, 27 emerging artists, and over 80 finalists who have gone on to inspire peers, mentor the next generation, shape the future of the practice, lead influential institutions, and create unforgettable theatre. To learn more, visit siminovitchprize.com

The Shaw Monologue Masterclass: Voice and Text Intensive

Led by Tara Rosling, Shaw Ensemble Member

The Shaw Monologue Masterclass: Voice and Text Intensive is an engaging one-week program, June 20-24, 2022, exploring monologues and includes:
-Virtual sessions with Shaw Ensemble, Shaw coaches, and mentors
-All experience levels are welcome
-Affordable course fee

Please see the posting and visit: https://www.shawfest.com/beyond-the-stage/all/#immerse-yourself for more information

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Warren Bain at: wbain@shawfest.com

Presentation of the Masterclass of Fabrizio Da Ros

This Masterclass for conductors, singers and instrumentalists, held by Maestro Fabrizio Da Ros, well-known conductor with the "Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague", will run from August 12-16, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic.

For contacts and information on the participation form:

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: