Archive: August 2015

You are invited to come and meet the artists and enjoy over 200 new works of art that demonstrate a variety of contemporary styles and mediums including painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture.
The installation is guaranteed to be dynamic and to provide a foot ˜print for this talented and diverse group.  We are sure you’ll be impressed by variety and caliber of the work.

334 Dundas Street West (opposite the AGO)

Dates:  August 24th – September 20
Opening Reception: August  27, 6:00  to 9:30 p.m
Meet the Artists:  
September 12, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m

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Huge Success of 47th Juried Open Exhibition – Now Extended Online

Canadian Artists are being collected world-wide. The Society of Canadian Artists represents some of the finest talent in the country. That was evident to many after a super successful exhibition of the 47th Open National Juried Exhibition held in Calgary at Gainsborough Galleries Ltd.

The show resulted in 13 sales at the Gallery, with two of the artists receiving offers for representation. Now there’s an added opportunity to purchase some of these great artworks. The SCA has extended this show with the Online version of this exhibition to October 1st. Take another look. You might just find the piece that speaks to you: “I want to live on your walls!”


SCA 47th Open National Juried Exhibition

closes in Calgary but continues online until October 1, 2015 

It is with great pride that we look back on two weeks at the Gainsborough Galleries in Calgary presenting the 47th Open National Juried Exhibition to the public, collectors and fellow artists. I reported previously on a successful and well-attended opening reception with many wonderful comments on the high quality of artwork shown.

As the show closes, I am pleased to confirm that we had a record number of sales: the magical number 13. Who says it ain’t lucky? Congratulations again to all the award recipients and those artists who sold their work. In addition, the exposure at this prominent gallery also resulted in two artists, Joel Sinclair SCA and Chantal Julien SCA, being taken on as gallery artists. Congratulations! With such an effort putting on a show like this, it is gratifying to see how well it turned out!

To give the artists who participated in the 47th Open even more exposure and the chance to sell their work, the SCA has decided to continue the show ONLINE in a new format until October 1, 2015. Be sure to check with a link to the gallery.

Meanwhile, submissions for our next exhibition, the 2015 Elected Members’ Show at the Flato Markham Theatre, Markham, ON later this fall are coming in. Please remember, the deadline is fast approaching: August 28, 2015. We look forward to showing off what our members have created in the last little while!

Karin Richter SCA

Director of Exhibitions

CARFAC represents Canadian artists and provides a vast array of information and resources. Take a look at their website and a sampling of what they have to offer artist here in this post:


Saturday, August 8, 2015

1. Announcements / Canada Council for the Arts / Pierre Lassonde Appointed Canada Council Chair
2. Announcements / Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Centre / Seniors’ Care Advisory Program / Toronto, ON
1. Residency / The Banff Centre / Gallery Education Indigenous Practicum / Banff, AB / Deadline Date: Wednesday, August 19, 20152. Residency / The Banff Centre / Walter Phillips Gallery Preparatorial Practicum / Banff, AB / Deadline Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 
1. Call for Submissions / Lakeshore Arts / 2015-2016 Exhibitions / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Monday, August 31, 2015

2. Call for Submissions / New Gallery / Group Show Focusing on Surveillance / Calgary, AB / Deadline Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015

3. Call for Submissions / Thames Art Gallery / 2015 Biennial Juried Exhibition / Chatham, ON / Deadline Date: Monday, September 21, 2015

4. Call for Submissions / University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies / Artist Proposal – MOOC / Edmonton, AB / Deadline Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

1. Job Opportunities / Art Gallery of Mississauga / Education & Public Programs Coordinator / Mississauga, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
2. Job Opportunities / Art Starts / Development Manager / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015

3. Job Opportunities / The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) / Executive Director / Ottawa, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, September 11, 2015



1. Announcements / Canada Council for the Arts / Pierre Lassonde Appointed Canada Council Chair


We’re pleased to welcome the appointment of Pierre Lassonde as the new Chair of the Canada Council board.

A well-respected businessman and philanthropist, Mr. Lassonde assumes the role effective immediately.


Read more about Mr. Lassonde and his appointment here. We also invite you to share this news with your networks.


Pierre Lassonde nommé président du Conseil des arts

Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir Pierre Lassonde à titre de nouveau président du conseil d’administration du Conseil des arts.

Un entrepreneur et philanthrope respecté, M. Lassonde entre en fonction immédiatement.

Lisez davantage sur M. Lassonde et sa nomination ici. Partagez la nouvelle dans vos réseaux.

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2. Announcements / Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Centre / Seniors’ Care Advisory Program / Toronto, ON


The Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Centre is accepting registrations for the Seniors’ Care Advisory Program.  This free national, bilingual service assists senior artists in addressing their health care needs.
Complete information and registration are available at:
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1. Residency / The Banff Centre / Gallery Education Indigenous Practicum/ Banff, AB / Deadline Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Gallery Education Indigenous Practicum is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge, build administrative skills, and provide work experience for emerging artists and art educators who have an interest in gallery-oriented public programs. The participant will work with and be mentored by staff from all areas of the Visual + Digital Art department: Creative Residencies, Walter Phillips Gallery, and the Banff International Curatorial Institute.


Walter Phillips Gallery is committed to serving our local Indigenous communities, so a portion of the program development will be in collaboration with schools in Treaty 7 territory.
For more information on what this program offers and who should apply, visit their website.


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2. Residency / The Banff Centre / Walter Phillips Gallery Preparatorial Practicum / Banff, AB / Deadline Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015


The Walter Phillips Gallery Preparatorial Practicum program enables the participant to engage in hands-on opportunities working alongside the gallery’s curator and preparator. Direct mentorship and support is provided throughout the program to develop the participant’s skills in preventative conservation, art handling, installation techniques, and environmental conditions (including appropriate humidity, temperature, and lighting levels). The Practicum participant will also have the opportunity to develop expertise in crate building, art packing, and framing of artwork, and will assist in the storage, packing, and unpacking of artworks relating to the Walter Phillips Gallery exhibitions and permanent collection.


Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at formal and informal lectures, workshops, and discussion groups. The practical experience portion will primarily focus on activities that complement the participant’s learning objectives through the various opportunities associated with the real and ongoing activities of the Walter Phillips Gallery.
For more information, visit their website.


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                               Call for Submissions                                


1. Call for Submissions / Lakeshore Arts / 2015-2016 Exhibitions / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Monday, August 31, 2015

Lakeshore Arts is excited to continue offering a full spectrum of visual arts exhibitions from emerging and established artists, youth and community organizations in our storefront gallery, The Smith Zone.


We are currently accepting exhibition proposals for the 2015 – 2016 year. Artists at all stages of their professional careers are encouraged to apply. Experimental and interdisciplinary media are welcome.


Exhibition proposals must include:

Exhibition description or Artist Statement (max. 500 words)

5-10 digital images of works representative of what you plan to exhibit. Images requirements – Minimum 600 x 800 pixels at 150 dpi in .jpeg, .png, .pdf or .psd file. Can be saved to CD, USB, emailed with application form or linked to a website.


Detailed image list indicating the title, date, medium and dimensions

Optional: Artist CV’s


Please send proposals to:

Kim Dayman – Program Manager

Lakeshore Arts

2422 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Toronto, ON M8V 1C4
The gallery is currently accepting proposals for our 2015-16 exhibitions with a deadline of Monday August 31st 2015. If you would like any additional information or have questions please contact Program Manager Kim Dayman at

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2. Call for Submissions / New Gallery / Group Show Focusing on Surveillance / Calgary, AB / Deadline Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015

The New Gallery (TNG) is seeking submissions for an upcoming thematic group show focusing on the topic of surveillance, and its effects on privacy and personal independence. The exhibition will take place from October 16 to November 14, 2015. Artists are encouraged to consider the following prompt when they apply:


With the passing of Bill C-51 life in Canada no longer toes the line of a Big Brother state – it is a reality presently actualizing. Surveillance has been an increasingly omnipresent force in North American culture. A social expectancy and understanding that we will be watched in some capacity has formed. Physically and digitally, a person’s actions are monitored, and the question of whether or not that is harmful to one’s existence arises.

Applicants are also urged to consider the mechanisms and structures – including but not limited to the social, political, and physical means – that create surveillance states.

Submission Procedure & Guidelines

TNG is committed to providing opportunities and venues for artists that foster social and political creative practices, while engaging and educating our audiences through contemporary art. We work closely with artists to create critically-relevant shows that advance contemporary art in our local and national communities. Please note that successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of September.


The following materials should be included in your application:

1. Proposal: Briefly describe your project. Provide complete details of your spatial, physical, and material requirements, including any special equipment and technical needs.

2. Artist Statement: Discuss how your proposed project is situated in relation to the thematic call, and the broader context of your work, research, and interests, if applicable.

3. Support: Please include up to fifteen pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, text excerpts, or audio clips alongside a corresponding numbered image list detailing the artwork’s title, medium, physical size, date of completion, and any other necessary descriptors. Our Programming Committee will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.

4. Curriculum Vitae: Describe your artistic background to a maximum length of three pages. Please include all relevant contact information.


TNG only accepts digital submissions via e-mail. Paper materials will be discarded and recycled. Please format all written materials as a single .pdf document. Images must be numbered RGB .jpeg files with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi and no larger than 1 MB in size. TNG accepts links to video and audio work hosted online. E-mailed applications must be submitted in a single .zip folder containing both documents and images.

TNG observes current CARFAC-stipulated payment schedules for group exhibitions.


Additionally, we will provide limited financial resources to aid artists in managing shipping and travel costs.


Please send completed submission packages to:

ATTN: Programming Committee – Thematic
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3. Call for Submissions / Thames Art Gallery / 2015 Biennial Juried Exhibition / Chatham, ON / Deadline Date: Monday, September 21, 2015

The Thames Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Call for Entry forms for the 2015 biennial Juried Exhibition are now available. Forms can be downloaded from our web site at You may request a hard copy via postal mail or stop by the Gallery to pick one up.


The 2015 Juried Exhibition is open to all professional Ontario artists. All media will be accepted and works must be original and completed within the last two years. A maximum of 2 works may be submitted by each artist.


This year’s juror is Sky Glabush. Born in 1970 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Sky Glabush lives and works in London, Ontario, where he teaches studio art at Western University. He holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA from the University of Alberta. Recent exhibitions include “Display” at MKG127, “The Painting Project” at Galerie de l’UQUAM, “The Kingdom of Names” at Thames Art Gallery and “The Visible and the Invisible” at the Art Gallery of Windsor. Glabush’s work is in many public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, McIntosh Gallery, Museum London, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, and the Bank of Montreal.
For complete details and submission queries, please visit our web site at: or contact Sonya Blazek, Curatorial Assistant, or 519-354-8346 x 41. The Thames Art Gallery is located at 75 William Street North, Chatham, Ontario, N7M 4L4.

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4. Call for Submissions / University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies / Artist Proposal – MOOC / Edmonton, AB / Deadline Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015


The Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta is looking for an artist or group of Indigenous artists (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) to create a total of 4-6 original works to be purchased for use as backgrounds and associated merchandise for the massive online open course (MOOC) we are developing.


The Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta is looking for an artist or group of Indigenous artists (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) to create a total of 4-6 original works to be purchased for use as backgrounds and associated merchandise for the massive online open course (MOOC) we are developing.


These highly detailed illustrations (in the form of, but not limited to paintings, drawings, digital, or multimedia) will be used in two ways: first, they will be used as overall backgrounds for ‘green-screened’ video lecture presenters; second, the illustrations will contain smaller detailed scenes of historical periods to teach the course, Indigenous Canada.


Simply put, imagine you are teacher in a classroom. The curriculum and stories are already provided, and your role is to create what will be put up on the walls to aid in the learning process. Each illustration will incorporate a scene that depicts several important ideas/facts/events all at once. For example, in one painting, three different lecture topics may be represented eg. Worldview, Fur Trade, and Treaties. One image may depict the signing of Treaty Six at Fort Pitt, a portrait of Big Bear, and the Treaty Six medal, while another could illustrate scenes of the fur trade, a beaver, Métis red river cart hunting scene, or trading parties, etc.


Artists who apply must:

-have experience in large-scale illustrations with great detail and precision

-be able to take direction well and meet regularly with MOOC leads

-begin October 1, 2015, and complete project by February 29, 2016

-have their own studio space

-have a professional art portfolio with relevant works relating to the MOOC project to share with MOOC jury

-have three references


A working knowledge and experience with Aboriginal Peoples and communities is an asset.

Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2015


Deliverables: up to six large scale illustrations – approx. 38″ x 24″ (digital reproductions at a minimum of 300 dpi)

Budget: $4,000–$6,000 total


Please send an electronic version of your proposal, portfolio, CV and references to:



Re: Artist Proposal – MOOC

2-31 Pembina Hall

Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB T6G 2H8


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                               Job Opportunities                                    


1. Job Opportunities / Art Gallery of Mississauga / Education & Public Programs Coordinator / Mississauga, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, August 28, 2015


The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a leading public gallery in the Peel region that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. In its 27th year, the AGM Mandate has brought art to the community and the community to art since 1987. The AGM seeks an experienced and enthusiastic cultural producer for the position of Education & Public Programs Coordinator to continue activating the AGM’s philosophical mission to Engage, Think, and Inspire.


The Education & Public Programs Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the AGM’s in house and community based educational initiatives and activities. A senior level staff position reporting to the Director | Curator, collaborates closely with AGM’s Assistant Curator, Communications, Visitor Services, Interns and volunteers. Enlisting the involvement of colleagues, community, residents and leaders, the role identifies and implements opportunities for involvement between the AGM and its surrounding communities and other constituencies. The AGM knows diversity to be a defining quality of Mississauga and so cultivating pluralism through dialogue and exchange built on genuine community participation is a key component. Community is defined as stakeholders that encompass cultural and academic institutions, governing bodies, and social service providers, to local residents and resident and business associations. The goal of the position is to engage with the people of Mississauga and the GTA so there is an awareness of the AGM, the mission and relevancy. The establishment of this role recognizes the importance of collaboration not only between cultural producers, but across various sectors and service providers, and the primary responsibilities of the role are to grow residents’ relationship to visual arts and how they encounter such experiences in their city. Working closely with and in the community of Mississauga, the Education & Public Programs Coordinator is a keen people person with exceptional project management skills who will act as a strong ambassador for the mandate and mission of the AGM. This candidate has a proven track record of creating strong educational partnerships and collaborations and is a passionate thinker and leader. Secondary goals of this position is to serve as a leader in tandem with the Senior Staff to create links to special projects as they overlap with Membership, Donation, Exhibitions and Marketing.


Major Responsibilities Include:

- Implement the action plan generated from the recommendations of the Education strategy, projects and honours the Strategic Plan and other Core AGM Documents.

-Recruits new artists, schools, and teachers to support the re-visioning and activation of the education and engagement programme and ensure booking, and scheduling is overseen and attended

-Works with artistic associates and partners to ensure a cohesive approach to education planning and implementation of programs with community building initiatives

-Build and maintain collaborative and consultative working relationships with external stakeholders, including community groups and associations, to promote open communication and facilitate delivery of best practice communication and community engagement initiatives

-Source and successfully apply for strategic Government grants and other funding streams to offset programme costs

-Oversee Facility Rental program, and act as staff lead with Civic Centre events

-Attend community meetings on behalf of the AGM to engage, participate with communities, provide information about AGM community engagement, and advocate for participation and representation

-Distribute information to the community and broader publics through multiple channels

-Monitor trends in teaching and education online, have a strong working knowledge of Canadian curriculum standards and requirements, develop learning projects, engagement ideas for exhibitions with digital media and the AGM team



-Minimum BA/BFA, Masters preferred, in a related field or commensurate experience and demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art and its practices

-3-5 years prior work experience

-Knowledge of Adobe Suite, MAC and PC, Outlook, Past Perfect, and CADAC

-Strong working experience with grant writing (Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Trillium Foundation)

-Multilingual is an asset

-Experience with and interest in working with Indigenous and minority communities and organizations

-Strong verbal and Writing communication skills

-Driver’s license and access to vehicle


Submit Applications

Including a one page cover letter and CV to AGM

Subject Line: Education & Public Programs Coordinator

Application Application deadline: August 28, 2015 | 5:00 PM
Interested applicants are directed to not contact the gallery staff, board of directors, members or volunteers. The AGM is an equal opportunity/equal access employer. The Gallery does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants requiring special accommodations are requested to make their needs known in advance. We thank all candidates who apply, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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2. Job Opportunities / Art Starts / Development Manager / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015


1 year contract position

Hours per week: 30

Rate of Pay:   $25.00/hr

Start date: Sept 21st, 2015


Art Starts creates vibrant Toronto neighbourhoods through community-building arts initiatives. We inspire long-term social change in five underserved neighbourhoods in partnership with residents and community organizations. We use the arts to engage residents, collectively work to overcome challenges and create a shared sense of identity. Our collaborative approach to art-making celebrates communities, nurtures resiliency, cultivates life skills and inspires personal growth.


Established in 1992, Art Starts is recognized as one of Toronto’s leading community arts organizations. In 2013 the Toronto Arts Foundation recognized Art Starts with the prestigious Arts for Youth Award.


Art Starts is looking for a motivated professional to join our dynamic team. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Manager is responsible for helping to achieve Art Starts’ annual fundraising goals. With an annual budget of $730,000 and growing, the Development Manager will research, prepare, submit and track grant proposals and write associated reports. The successful applicant will work with the Director of Development, Executive Director and Program Director.


Position Summary: The Development Manager will work to achieve Art Starts’ fundraising targets by   researching, writing and submitting comprehensive proposals and reports to government, foundation and corporate funders and supporting additional development initiatives as required.


Reports To

Director of Development and Finance


Duties & Responsibilities

Proposal Development

-Write and develop funding proposals for governments, foundations and corporations

-Draft grant budgets in collaboration with Director of Development and Program Director

-Research new funder prospects, particularly among private and family foundations and corporations

-Work with Director of Development and Program Director to submit timely reports to funders

-Prepare reports for the Marketing & Development Committee and Board of Directors


Grants Administration

-Manage a calendar of grant reporting deadlines; produce high-quality program reports on deadline

-Track the submission and status of grants and reports

-Ensure that all funder requirements (e.g. program deliverables, logo placement, budgets, etc) are communicated to and implemented by Art Starts staff

-Liaise with funders as needed

-Other duties as needed



-Develop and write funder-focused communications including e-newsletter content, annual reports, etc.



We are seeking a highly motivated individual with extraordinary writing skills, a love for detail, a proven grant-writing track record and a team player who can tackle a job from start to finish.


The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about using the arts as a tool for social change through the development and maintenance of a strong funding program. The ideal candidate has a demonstrated track record in seeking and obtaining funding through government, foundation and corporate grants, managing grant documents and preparing reports for funders in a timely manner. They also possess exceptional writing, organizational, communication and computer skills.


Specifically, we are seeking an individual with the following:

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

-Ability to coordinate multiple grant applications, reports, etc. on overlapping deadlines, and see them to completion in a timely and organized fashion;

-Experience in foundation prospecting and developing relationships with foundation officers;

-Experience in creating grant budgets and formatting budget reports;

-Well-organized and self-motivated, with a well-developed capacity to self-direct and work independently;

-Independent worker with good habits of consulting with others;

-Innovative and strategic thinker;

-Experience within the community-engaged arts sector is very helpful;

-Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (preferably 5) years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Send resume and cover letter to by Sunday, August 30th.

We regret that only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.
No phone calls please.

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3. Job Opportunities / The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) / Executive Director / Ottawa, ON / Deadline Date: Friday, September 11, 2015

SPAO is an independent, not-for-profit, photographic visual arts school registered as a private career college, incorporated in Ontario, and a registered charity. The school has provided photographic education and visual art activities to the Ottawa region since 2005. The school offers a full time two year Diploma in Photographic Arts and Production approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. SPAO also offers part-time evening and weekend courses all year round covering novice to advanced students. As well, the school offers exhibits in its Red Wall Gallery, organizes symposiums, and invites guest speakers.


SPAO’s mandate is to provide an intensive, collaborative learning experience and to enrich the photographic visual arts culture of Ottawa and beyond. SPAO’s activities include community collaborations, classes and workshops, exhibitions and outreach. We aim to offer our students the knowledge, resources, and environment necessary for the advancement of their photographic artistry, visual literacy, and personal vision.

Additional information is available at:

Executive Director

Hours of work: Part-time (30 hrs/wk)

Salary: indicate remuneration expectations

Deadline Date: September 11, 2015 or position is filled


Key Duties:

1. Reporting to and under the general direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the general management and supervision of the operations of the school. Duties are:

a. The conduct of the school’s education, instruction, and study programs; presentation

b. In particular responsible for ensuring:of budgets and operational plans, programdevelopment, and evaluation; the keeping of financial management and human resource management accounts; and the engagement, supervision and dismissal of administrative and instructional personnel, whether employees or contractors.

i. The school and the various programs and studies are operated efficiently, effectively, and economically;

ii. As a not-for-profit organization with charitable status it is in full conformity with federal and provincial legislation and regulations;

iii. As a registered private career college authorized to operate a Diploma oriented two-year full-time visual arts photography instructional program in Ontario that it conforms with the Ministry of Training, Universities and Colleges requirements; and

iv. There is sustainable management of human resources, revenue and expenses, charitable donations and operating and project grant applications.

c. Represent and advance SPAO’s vision and relationships in the cultural community and with various levels of government, and delegate working groups as necessary to aid in this process.

d. Provide advice and input to the Board of Directors on the development and implementation of SPAO’s strategic plan as well as corporate information management, marketing and communication and fundraising strategies.


Skill and knowledge requirements:

A. Proven leadership ability and at least 3 years of experience as a senior administrator in a not-for-profit organization or comparable position, with a record of strong financial and

operational management

B. Experience writing successful funding applications to public and private sources.

C. Experience managing human resources.

D. Desirable: knowledge of and passion for the visual arts, with an appreciation of the cultural, artistic and economic environment and history of Ottawa’s diverse arts communities


Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume, addressed to Mr. Glenn Bloodworth,

Chairman of the Board of Directors:  Use subject heading: Executive director position.


Operations Administrator/Registrar

Hours of work: Full-time (40 hrs/wk)

Salary: to be discussed

Deadline Date: August 31, 2015 or position is filled


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Administrator/Registrar is responsible for

SPAO’s facilities, its operational and financial records and other office administrations, and its

student files. Duties include:

a. Office Administration duties include:

i. Opening and closing office, managing keys and passwords, equipment loans, booking school facilities, ordering and obtaining teaching and office supplies as necessary, answering office email and phone, greeting school visitors and responds to questions etc. as necessary, and making payments to vendors.

ii. Ensures the office is open during normal business hours and manages student “monitors” for the office during the school year on evenings and weekends.

iii. Assisting the Executive Director in the preparation and submissions of operation and financial information and reports as required by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (OMTCU) related to SPAO’s status as a Private Career College (PCC).

b. Facilities monitoring duties include:

i. Arranging for repairs to facilities and equipment as necessary;

ii. Managing the inventory of the school’s equipment and supplies, including a “check –out’ and ‘return’ system for student use of equipment like cameras, etc.

iii. Managing a school ‘booking’ system for the day, evening and weekend use by teachers, students, and alumni of its studio, its darkroom, its computer lab, and its wet/dry lab.

c. Financial management duties include:

i. Recording of all revenue and expenditure transactions in the school’s accounting system;

ii. Depositing of revenues into SPAO’s banking accounts;

iii. Preparation of payments to employees for salary, instructor contractors and to other suppliers payment means as necessary;

iv. Preparation of employee records and payment to Canada Revenue Agency;

v. Contacting students, facility users, etc., who have delinquent accounts to arrange payment;

vi. Preparation of charity receipts as required to SPAO donors;

vii. Maintenance of related financial records; and

viii. Working with the school’s accountant in the reconciliation of all revenue and expenditure transactions, in the preparation of monthly financial statements to the Board, and in the preparation of annual HST and Corporate tax filings and charitable returns with Revenue Canada, etc.

d. Registrar duties include:

i. Full-Time Diploma Program:

1. Managing F/T student admission applications and tuition payments, arranging for portfolio interviews, communicating with applicants re: acceptance, school policies, deadlines, etc.

2. Maintaining files on individual student and F/T program instructor, for OMTCU inspection.

3. Uploading copy of student transcript onto the PCC transcript database at each school year-end.

4. Preparing year-end student graduation diplomas.

ii. Part-Time Studies:

1. Managing Part-time student registrations and tuition payments, communicating with applicants via email, providing instructors with student list for their respective courses, and assigning course rooms.


Skill and knowledge requirements:

A. Ability to work of several projects at once.

B. Detail oriented, well-organized, methodical, and able to prioritize work.

C. Experience with bookkeeping.

D. Knowledge of Apple computers, and the accounting system Quickbooks.


Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume, addressed to Mr. Glenn Bloodworth,

Chairman of the Board of Directors:  Use subject heading: Operations Administrator/Registrar position.

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CARFAC ONline Guidelines and Policies

CARFAC ONline is a service provided to the members and affiliate organizations of CARFAC Ontario, sent once per week. It includes postings that fall into the following categories: announcements, artist residency programs, calls for submission and arts-related employment opportunities. Guidelines for inclusion:

At staff discretion, announcements are of arts-related government and non-government news, both provincial and Canada wide, and workshops and professional development.

The following are not included:
- Institutional and individual exhibitions, art tours and events (including fundraisers).
Please note: Institutional and individual members can post exhibitions on our website through their member profile. Please contact our office for more information.
- Art courses and workshops (artistic skills development).

Preference will be given to residences offering honorarium and/or financial assistance to artists.

Calls for submission:

-Must pay artists’ fees according to the current CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule or present an opportunity for the artist to receive reasonable compensation (i.e. the possibility of the sale of artists’ works).
- CARFAC Ontario considers the practice of charging entry fees inappropriate to the exhibition of works by professional artists. Therefore preference will be given to calls for submissions and opportunities for which there are no entry fees.
- Call for submission with up to $30 CAN submission fee can be included at the staff’s discretion.
- Contact the office for copies of CARFAC Ontario’s Advisory Note “Guidelines for Professional Standards in the Organization of Juried Exhibitions”.
- Commercial opportunities must offer split of 60 % artist – 40% dealer/organizer or higher for the artist to be included.

Art Fairs and Art Expositions:
Usually have entry fee and are included by staff discretion depending on the scope and location of the event.

Job opportunities:
Must be paid jobs or offer adequate honorarium. Non-paid internships and volunteering opportunities are not included.

Please note when appropriate, CARFAC Ontario edits the postings for size.

CARFAC Ontario makes every effort to provide information which is up-to-date and accurate. Any information and material provided is for informative purposes only; please contact the organization in question directly for complete postings. Neither CARFAC Ontario nor any of its employees can be held responsible for any errors or omissions, or for any losses, costs or claims which arise as a result of relying on this information.

Please contact with questions, concerns, or to add a posting. CARFAC ONline contains valuable information provided as a service to CARFAC Ontario members in good standing. The information is intended for our members to be used for personal professional practice only and not to be redistributed.

Individual and institutional members can request inclusion of their announcements, residencies, calls for submissions, and job opportunities which will be subject to the guidelines. Member’s announcements must be sent with an explicit request to be included in CARFAC ONline.


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