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Call for Submissions: Emerging Artist

Submissions are now open for

PTS Lobby Art Gallery: Emerging Artist

April 12th-June 30th, 2018
Submission Deadline: March 9th, 2018

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:
• Artist resides in Alberta and must be available for installation.
• Artist must be an Emerging Artist, defined as being active 5 years or less in the industry.
• Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

PTS Art Gallery Submission Form
• Artist Biography (250 words max)
• Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.

Timeline
Submission Deadline: March 9th, 2018 4pm
Installation: April 8-11th 2018
Gallery Close: June 30th 2018

Applications or queries are sent to:
Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery Submissions
Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P5
Kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca 403-263-0079 ext. 100

Selection Process: Art pieces are selected by a committee of no less than 3 people and are a mix of artists and administrators. Selection criteria is based on: suitability to the theme, artist’s technique, elicited emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre art gallery space and its patrons (ages 8-80 representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUBMISSION FORM


Employment Opportunity: Administrator

The Pumphouse Theatre is one of Calgary’s leading performing arts organizations and for 45 years has been providing affordable, professional quality facilities and services to Calgary’s cultural community and fostering development through arts education programming.  We are seeking applications to fill the position of Administrator. This is a full-time position and a critical role in our management team. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and liaising with senior managers, the Administrator is responsible for administrative and managerial tasks related to the programs and operations of the Pumphouse Theatre.

Functional aspects of the position will include:

  • Management of public and private funding applications: ongoing operational funding and sourcing new and project streams.
  • Overseeing Pumphouse Theatre Society communications: managing online presence by creating and posting all website, social media, and digital newsletter content; creating and distributing marketing materials for education program and Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival; and liaising with publicity contractors.
  • Collaborate with Director of Programming to conceive of and execute Lobby Art Gallery Exhibits.
  • Ensure execution of all rental client contracts.
  • Collaborate with CEO and other senior staff on programming and strategic planning.
  • Aid senior staff and board in volunteer coordination and event execution.
  • Office administration: supervise departmental budgets, order supplies, field donation requests and other community-related requests
  • Other duties as fits successful candidate’s experience and skills.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A post-secondary degree and/or 5 years related experience in arts management;
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational/strategic planning, presentation and interpersonal skills;
  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Office software. Knowledge of programs like WordPress, Photoshop, Hootsuite, Mailchimp, and Survey Monkey are considered an asset; and
  • Excellent conceptualization, problem-solving & project leadership skills.

We offer a competitive benefits package (extended health and dental, short and long term disability, travel and life insurance) and salary is commensurate with experience.  If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please forward a cover letter and resume (including three professional references)  in one document.  Filename will follow this format: Applicant’s name_AdministratorApp_PumphouseTheatre.  Competition will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

Applications can be emailed to Michelle Kneale at michelle@pumphousetheatre.ca; mailed to 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P5; or faxed to 403-237-5357.

The Pumphouse wishes to thank all those that apply, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone inquiries please.

 


Winter Classes and Camp


Winter Camp


The Pumphouse Theatre is happy to introduce the newest member of the theatre education family – Winter Break Drama Day Camps! The Winter Day Camps will happen on January 3rd, January 4th, and January 5th 2018.

Participants ages 7 to 15 are welcome to enroll in any combination of one day, two days, or all three days! Each day will be a different theme and jam-packed full of creative drama activities. Our amazing instructors will teach everything from mask making to puppets, character creation to play writing, and so much more! Whether you are brand new or a seasoned pro, these drama day camps have something for everyone to enjoy.

One day enrollment: $60.00 ($50.00 after discount)
Two day enrollment: $80.00 ($70.00 after discount)
Three day enrollment: $100.00 ($90.00 after discount)


Winter Classes


Playful Drama, Ages 5-7
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm; January 30 – April 10, 2018
(No class on February 27)

Fee $100 ($80 Discounted)

This course is a great introduction to the drama basics, and covers a variety of topics including: story-telling, character, sharing, movement, and theatre games. This is a wonderful way to help your child explore their imagination, learn new skills, and have fun! No experience required!

Creation in Motion, Ages 8-12
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm; January 30 – April 10, 2018
(No class on February 27)

Fee $225 ($200 Discounted)

Explore storytelling and harness imagination through physicality.  Creation in Motion will encourage creative expression through movement, choreography, mime, balance, staging, and mask.  Students will learn about teamwork, gain self-confidence, and be physically active, all within a safe and engaging environment. No previous experience is required!

Theatre Arts Exploration, Ages 8 – 12
@ The Pumphouse Theatre

A) Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm; January 20 – April 7, 2018
(No class on February 17 or March 31)

B) Sundays 10:00am-12:00pm; January 28 – April 15, 2018
(No class on February 18 or April 1)

Class Fee: $225 ($200 Discounted)

This course is an all-inclusive exploration of the theatre arts. Students will be encouraged to discover a variety of dramatic techniques such as character creation, improvisation, movement, Shakespeare, scene study, and more! Have a blast creating and performing an original final presentation for friends and family. No previous experience required!

Improv for Teens! Ages 13-17
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm; January 20 – April 7, 2018
(No class on February 17 or March 31)

Fee $300 ($275 Discounted)

Improv is a great way to have fun and explore while bolstering creativity, adaptability, team work, and confidence. This course includes lessons in theatresports, character development, story-telling, and many favourite improvisation games. Be inspired to think outside the box, learn something new, and have fun! No previous experience is required!

The Next Stage, Ages 13-17
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Mondays 6:00pm-8:00pm; January 29 – April 16, 2018
(no class on February 19 or April 2)

Fee $300 ($275 Discounted)

Want to learn more about what it takes to make it in theatre and film? This class provides the opportunity for teens to learn the ins and outs of the profession theatre, film, and television world. Learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to auditioning for both stage and screen, and learn advanced acting techniques to prepare you for the profession. Some experience is recommended!

Cancellation is permitted (less a $25 administration fee) provided notice is given a minimum of 10 business days prior to the first day of camp. No refund will be given with less than 10 business days notice, without a doctor’s note.

Discounts apply to those registering before December 3rd, 2017 or those registering multiple participants from the same family.

If you have any questions, please email Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at boxoffice@pumphousetheatre.ca.


Indigenous Artwork Catalogue

We are so thrilled to showcase the work of three wonderful artists: Deloria Many Grey Horses, Shelley Rose May, and Mackenzie Brown!

Click on image to view catalogue.


Winter Drama Day Camp

The Pumphouse Theatre is happy to introduce the newest member of the theatre education family – Winter Break Drama Day Camps! The Winter Day Camps will happen on January 3rd, January 4th, and January 5th 2018.

Participants ages 7 to 15 are welcome to enroll in any combination of one day, two days, or all three days! Each day will be a different theme and jam-packed full of creative drama activities. Our amazing instructors will teach everything from mask making to puppets, character creation to play writing, and so much more! Whether you are brand new or a seasoned pro, these drama day camps have something for everyone to enjoy.

One day enrollment: $60.00 ($50.00 after discount)
Two day enrollment: $80.00 ($70.00 after discount)
Three day enrollment: $100.00 ($90.00 after discount)

Cancellation is permitted (less a $25 administration fee) provided notice is given a minimum of 10 business days prior to the first day of camp. No refund will be given with less than 10 business days notice, without a doctor’s note.

Discounts apply to those registering before December 3rd, 2017 or those registering multiple participants from the same family.

If you have any questions, please email Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at boxoffice@pumphousetheatre.ca.

 

Winter class information will be available mid-September!