Call for Submissions: Indigenous Artwork

Submissions are now open for

PTS Art Gallery Exhibit: Indigenous Art

September 20th to December 16th, 2017.

The Pumphouse Theatres Society recognizes the historically Indigenous Territory in which we live and work. With gratitude, we invite artists of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry residing within the Alberta boundaries of Treaty 6, 7, & 8 Territories to submit their visual art works for exhibition.

The Pumphouse Theatre is an historic and vibrant facility that supports and presents all art forms; and creates 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 (within Treaty 6, 7 & 8 Territory) and must be available for installation.
  • Artist identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit)
  • 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:

Submission Deadline: September 1st, 2017 4pm
Installation: September 17th to 19th 2017
Gallery Close: December 16th 2017

Applications or queries are sent to:

Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery Submissions
Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P5  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).


Emerging Artist Exhibit Catalogue

The Pumphouse Theatre is pleased to showcase 22 beautiful pieces by 9 very talented emerging Albertan visual artists. On until June 24th, the exhibit features the work of Leslie Gallacher, Jodi Fuhrer, Cindy Collins, Tara Johnson, Laura McManus, Patricia Meszaros, Larissa Hauck, Elise Mullen, and Sophia Lengle.

It is the Pumphouse theatre’s ongoing goal to provide a venue for increased exposure to local artists, and all pieces are for sale with 100% of the sale price going to the artists.

Come to the Pumphouse Theatre for a show and see some art! Or you can view the catalogue by clicking the image below.

Emerging Artist 2017 Gallery Title page

2017 Summer Drama Day Camp

Session 1: July 10-21

Session 2: July 24-28

Session 3: July 31 – August 11
No class August 7

Session 4: August 14-18

Session 5: August 21-Sept 1

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The 2017 CAMP THEME is “Mystical, Magical & Medieval”

The Pumphouse Theatre Drama Day Camp is a great introduction to drama basics. Participants learn through dramatic arts to gain confidence, make friends and have fun!

Each day of the camp is divided into classes, covering a variety of acting techniques, speech, physical theatre play creation, and much more!. Emphasis is placed on group work that help to develop social and life skills. Under the guidance of our professional instructors, participants will work together within their age group to create a play. At the end of each session, participants will showcase their new talents to family and friends by performing this brand-new creation.

A $50 Discount applies  to multiple registrations per family or to registrations received before June 10th.

Participants are 7 to 15 years old.  Final performances are on the second Thursday of the two-week sessions, and on the Friday of the one-week sessions. Participants receive an official camp t-shirt, and a DVD of their final performance.

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pre-Care: 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Post-Care: 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Pre & Post Care are included in the cost of registration.

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.

If you have any questions, please email Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at

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We are pleased to announce our Referral Rewards Program!
Click here for more information.

What Parents Are Saying About Summer Camp

We asked, “what did you like most about camp?” and here’s what they said:

  • “How positive and encouraging it is. [My] kids always want to return and have a great experience.”
  • “[The] convenience of parking, schedule, child came home excited and happy, venue was a prime location.”
  • “The expressions on my kids faces when they described their days.”
  • “My son is very engaged and enjoys every minute of it.”
  • “The courage my daughter gained, an outlet for her creativity and the friends she made.”
  • “The good news and fun that my child kept telling me about every day!”

(Photo credit: Jeff McDonald Photography)

Now Hiring! Summer Drama Day Camp Staff

We are pleased to announce the competition for the following summer positions:

Job Postings:

Drama Day Camp Instructors

Drama Day Camp Counselors 

Due to the structure of the employment grants received by the Pumphouse Theatre, applicants currently enrolled as post-secondary students and continuing their education in the fall of 2017 will have an advantage.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at or by phone at 403-263-0079 x 100.