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New Opportunity for Theatre Facility Operator

Creative Space Needs & Issues, Develop Your Own Space, News

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The City of Edmonton is seeking a Expression of Interest from organizations or businesses to operate and manage the MacEwan West Theatre and Black Box Studio. Preference is that one operator would coordinate and manage both spaces however we also welcome submissions from operators interested in only one of the spaces.  Information Meeting:​ City Administration will be convening an Open House on Monday June 12, 6 – 8 pm at John L. Haar Theatre​. The purpose of the gathering is for prospective theatre operators to meet with City staff, ask questions and get detailed information regarding the theatre. Participants will get an opportunity...

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SpaceFinder Road Show

Creative Space Needs & Issues, Develop Your Own Space, Edmonton SpaceFinder

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Arts Habitat is taking the SpaceFinder Show on the Road We’re thrilled to show off SpaceFinder to the Edmonton Metro Area, the online dating service for creative spaces! Learn all the details of this service and sign up on the spot. Look for our SpaceFinder booth and Outreach Assistant Abbey’s friendly face during our roadshow this summer! Check back here for a schedule of all our picks for festivals and cultural events. NextFest 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday, June 2 at L’UniThéâtre in La Cité Francophone | 8627 91 St Check us out on your way to see Antiquation...

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Call for submissions from Alberta artists

Creative Space Needs & Issues, Events, News

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Alberta Branded Store in the Legislature Visitor Centre at the Federal Building is now calling for submissions from Alberta artists for their 2018 Showcase Gallery. The following link will take you to a page featuring the Alberta Branded Store , and more information about this call for artists can be found on the right, bottom side of the page.

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Say Goodbye to Tennis Club and Welcome to Black Girl Magic

Events, McLuhan House, News

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The Inaugural Artist Studio Residency at McLuhan House is coming to a close at the end of the month. Since June 1, 2016, Tennis Club, a collective featuring emerging artists Alyson Davies, Megan Gnanasihamany, Morgan Melenka, Renée Perrott, and Marie Winters, have been working in a variety of contemporary modes exploring themes of femininity, sport, and class through performed identities. During Tennis Club’s time at McLuhan House, projects have included a multi-town provincial parade tour, collaborative bookmaking, and celebration of papier-mâché. For their final project, they will be creating a mural on the McLuhan House Studio wall (11342 64 St...

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PSA | Art Can Happen Anywhere

Creative Space Needs & Issues, Edmonton SpaceFinder

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Be a part of SpaceFinder Edmonton Launch to Community Space Arts Habitat Edmonton invites you to list your space on SpaceFinder Alberta, a searchable online marketplace connecting those who have a space with those who need a space. Whether it is a community hall, café, a church, or a reclaimed space, artists, event planners and not-for-profit organizations need space for everything from producing to rehearsing to storage. Venues can be listed with hourly, daily and monthly rates as well as long-term rentals. SpaceFinder Alberta currently has 80 venues listed in the Capital region, with a goal of 250 by the...

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First Wednesday of May

McLuhan House, News

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When I say the medium is the message, I’m saying that the motor car is not a medium. The medium is the highway, the factories, and the oil companies. That is the medium. In other words, the medium of the car is the effects of the car. When you pull the effects away, the meaning of the car is gone. The car as an engineering object has nothing to do with these effects. The car is a FIGURE in a GROUND of services. It’s when you change the GROUND that you change the car. Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Me: Lectures and...

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McLuhan House Open Call | Arts Habitat Studio Residency

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Calling all local artists, craftspeople, and cultural workers! Please send submissions to McLuhan House Open Call by the deadline, at midnight on April 3, 2017. I think of art, at its most significant, as a D.E.W. line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. —Marshall McLuhan Individual artists and collaborative teams in all disciplines are encouraged to submit a self-directed project proposal for a one-year Studio Residency Program at McLuhan House beginning June 1, 2017. Arts Habitat is seeking submissions from local artists to...

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First Wednesday of April

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Join us at McLuhan House Center for Art and Ideas Wednesday, April 5 from 5 to 8 PM at Arts Habitat (11342 – 64 Street) Edmonton – amiskwacíy wâskahikan Please RSVP on Eventbrite Schedule New Media Seminar No. 6 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Special guest Jesse Lipscombe will discuss how he has used film, television, and social media to influence social change for the better. Jesse has used media as part of a career that includes sports, arts, and activism. He will explore the advantages and disadvantages of having yourself at the centre of social media messages. The #makeitawkward...

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First Wednesday of March

Events, McLuhan House

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The medium is the message — Marshall McLuhan. Understanding Media. 1964. Open from 5 pm to 8 pm, March 1st, 2017 McLuhan House, Centre for Art and Ideas 11342 64 St, Edmonton – amiskwacíwâskahikan In the spirit of Marshall McLuhan, Arts Habitat gathers the community for a monthly event series at the intersection of culture, technology, art, social history, new media, and communications theory. McLuhan House hosts open studio, workshops, happenings and talks First Wednesday of each month. Join artists, researchers, and community members in probing the theory and application of technologies in the global village, building on the legacy...

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Arts Habitat is Hiring!

Edmonton SpaceFinder, News

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Job Opportunity Communications Outreach Coordinator We would be thrilled to hear from you in response to this part-time SpaceFinder Alberta project contract. This 9 week contract runs from February 27 to April 28, 2017 with a compensation of $5,000. The Communications Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the growth and management support of the SpaceFinder Alberta project to create an online marketplace of Edmonton arts spaces. The job consists of hands-on support creating listings and active recruiting of appropriate and available spaces for the arts throughout the city. The Communications Outreach Coordinator will work with the SpaceFinder project leaders and other...

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