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2020 Online Arts Festival

The Red Deer Arts Council is excited to announce the first ever Online Arts Festival to celebrate visual, literary and performing arts in Red Deer and Central Alberta! We are calling on artists of all kinds in Red Deer and Central Alberta to submit performance videos and images of 2D, 3D and written works to reddeerartscouncil(at)gmail.com for sharing with the wider community! This call is open to artists of all ages and all genres. Whether you're an actor, a dancer, a musician, a writer, a potter, a painter or a photographer, we invite you to share your creativity with us! The only restriction is that we ask that YOU have created the work! We are also inviting artists to create tutorial videos (approximately 10-20- minutes) demonstrating a specific element of your artistry to be shared as well!

Your work will be shared on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and on a specific page on our website! Video submissions might include: a drawing or painting lesson, a dance number (please credit the musical artist for the audio,) a scene or monologue from a play, a song or a reading from a piece of your written material. Images might include: a photo of your painting, drawing, photograph or sculptural work, an image of your written page. Images will be credited to the artist with a label card overlaid on the image to help protect your copyright. Videos and images will be credited in post descriptions/commentary and any artist statements submitted will be likewise shared. If another’s work is used as your dance music, please credit the performer/artist and/or composer.

The Fine Print: The Red Deer Arts Council, a Not-For-Profit Charity that receives public and private funding, will jury all submissions received for the appropriateness (in a public all-ages sphere) and for the quality of the content and reserve the right to curate all works that are shared by our professional arts service organization. We are able to pay artists for allowing us to 'unveil' their works online through a publicly funded grant.

We ask that works not have been displayed in the Red Deer Arts Council's Kiwanis Gallery during a prior exhibition or be previously shared online in the year 2020. Every effort will be made to protect intellectual property of the artists while being shared online. No fan art, please.