Dominique Pétrin: The living room & other displays, 2014

AKA artist-run is currently seeking submissions for exhibitions/proposals of innovative, experimental contemporary artwork in any visual media for the upcoming programming season. Deadline: May 31 2015.Submissions are reviewed annually by a rotating programming committee. We encourage all applicants to read AKA’s Mandate and Vision Statement before applying.

AKA is committed to exploring emerging practices that speak to, reflect and encourage dialogue in our culturally diverse community, including work in all media by local, national and international artists. AKA pays artist fees at or (when possible) above the CARFAC national average and is an active member of the Plains Association of Artist-Run Centres.

Submissions Guide
Submissions as a single PDF document are encouraged. AKA artist-run only accepts digital submissions via email: gallerycoordinator@akaartistrun.com with subject heading: AKA Submission 2015.

Please ensure ALL FILES contain your NAME.

Submission packages should include:
1. Exhibition or project DESCRIPTION (max one-page)

2. CV with contact information

3. IMAGE LIST (titles, dimensions, dates, media)

4. Support Material
  • a of maximum of 15 JPEGs at no larger than 1024 x 768, 1 MB
  • images must be numberedtitled and include your last name, and correspond to the image list, example:01LastNameRedPainting.jpg
  • RGB, or grayscale colour mode files only (no CMYK)
  • Do not submit images embedded in programs such as: iphoto, Powerpoint, and formats other than JPEG of PDF.
IF you are submitting time-based work:
  • a maximum of 15 minutes* of time-based work (.mov, .mp4, .avi or link to Youtube, Vimeo or Flickr)
*If you are submitting a combination of images and time-based work, subtract one digital still for every 2 minutes of time-based work submitted.

AKA artist-run
424 20th St. W
Saskatoon, SK
S7M 0X4
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Tuesday to Friday 12-6 PM
Saturdays 12-4 PM
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

AKA artist-run acknowledges the support from the Canada Council for the Arts, City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Lotteries, SaskCulture and the, Saskatchewan Arts Board. A special thank you to Prairie Sun Brewery who “… brew delicious beers with local and quality ingredients for the people of Saskatoon.”



Red Clay Farm, Economy, Nova Scotia
August 10th-17th , 2014
Deadline: April 20th 2014
 White Rabbit is a week-long artist residency in which emerging and established artists set up camp at beautiful Red Clay Studios to practice, create and collaborate. The residency culminates in a public festival for the performance and exhibition of individual and collaborative works that have emerged over the course of the week.
White Rabbit Open Air Arts Project is an immersive outdoor experience.  We encourage artists from a broad range of disciplines (textiles, dance, theatre, ceramics, paint, poetry, philosophy, words, audio, documentary, film, performance, music, you-name-it!) to push the boundaries of their practice, and work together to create the environment that is formed collaboratively and individually in response to the unique landscape.
Red Clay is an Eden and thus, is not equipped with many infrastructural amenities (although there there is good access to internet and to technical resources). Artists-in-residence traditionally pitch tents in the apple orchard next to the organic gardens, and bathe in the pond, solar showers or take a dip in the Bay of Fundy.  (other accommodations are available – we aim to be accessible!).
The cost for participants is $285 and covers 8 days including workshops and presentations by senior artists, field trips, use of site facilities, all meals, and accommodation (camping or lofts). White Rabbit seeks to achieve culinary excellence: food is locally-sourced and prepared by qualified chefs.

Interested artists should submit the following by April 20th, 2014:

1. A brief description (max 1 page) of your proposed project while at White Rabbit – please include ideas/concepts you will be exploring, materials and any tools that you will need. We encourage projects that are harmonious with the environment, therefore please specify and justify the proposed use of any unnatural materials.
2. A brief artist biography including your current place of residence, previous work and media (1 page max).
Submissions should be sent by email or post:
email: whiterabbitarts@gmail.com
Postmarked before or on April 20th: PO Box 35, Bass River, NS. B0M 1S0



Movement-Based Wall Drawing w/ Mishi Foltyn

A one-time opportunity! FORGE workshops host a different facilitating artist each month.

January 15, 2014.
444 Dufferin Street, Unit E

$20 in advance (CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE)
$25 at the door

Or, RSVP to akincollective@gmail.com and please include your name, phone number, and tell us about your creative practice so we can tailor each workshop to its' participants


Where lies the intersection between instinct and reason in our ability to understand and process our surroundings? we'll tap into our intuitive somatic knowledge to make a collaborative large-scale mixed media drawing installation.

Participants will leave with a new toolkit of mark making skills and dance-inspired processes.

Our facilitator, Mishi Foltyn, is a National Ballet dancer turned visual artist. Learn more about the intersections of body and art in this collaborative workshop for artists, writers, designers and performers.