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Submissions are now open for
The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery Exhibit:

EveryBODY

January 16th to March 21st, 2020

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance. It supports and presents all art forms and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration, while serving all Calgarians. To enable this, the Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

We believe that everybody – of all abilities – should have the opportunity to express and share their creativity with the broader Calgary community. We are looking for visual art pieces that are created by artists with disabilities. Submissions of any style, from realistic to abstract, and in any visual art medium will be considered, provided it meets all gallery requirements below.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist must reside in Alberta and must be available for installation dates provided.
  • Artwork must be produced by artists who identify as a person with a disability.
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art MUST be equipped with picture hanging wire and D rings (a piece of metal hardware shaped like the letter D used on the back of frame or canvas as hooking device). Hanging cleats or flat metal hardware unfortunately will not be accepted.  


The Pumphouse Theatre will install the work on behalf of the artists. Artwork may be dropped off or picked up by either the artist or a representative during the hours of 12pm and 6pm on the installation and take down dates provided. Artist must reserve an installation and take down date via a provided online form or by contacting the Programming Director.


Timeline:

  • Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2019, 4pm
    • All artists who submit will be notified with a decision no later than 2 weeks after the deadline has passed.
  • Installation: January 12th – January 14th, 2020
  • Exhibition: January 16th – March 21st, 2020
  • Take Down: March 22nd – March 24th, 2020

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

  • Completed Gallery Submission Form
  • Artist Biography (250 words max)
    • A short description of who you are and your art background, training, passion, and/or any combination of the fore mentioned information
  • Artwork: A minimum of 1 to a maximum of 5 pieces will be accepted
    • Images of artwork only; do not send original works with application

All application may be directed to:

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 are based on suitability to the theme, technique, emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability to the Pumphouse Theatre gallery space and its patrons (ages 5 and up, representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds). Unfortunately, we are unable to accept works that feature nudity.

Any artists who need assistance with their application, or have inquires and questions, are welcome to contact Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director, at any point.


2020 One-Act Play Festival Submissions

CALL FOR REGISTRATIONS

2020 Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival

March 18th-21st, 2020

The Pumphouse Theatre has presented the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival with the Alberta Drama Festival Association for over 30 years, and we are excited to do so again! Registration for 12 spots will open on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning September 18th, 2019 at 12 pm.  The Festival will be held March 18th – 21st, 2020 in the Victor Mitchell Theatre.

One play is chosen by a professional adjudicator to represent Calgary at the Provincial One-Act Festival. Winning plays from each region will receive travelling expenses or a grant to assist in funding their participation in the Provincial Festival by the Alberta Drama Festival Association.

Registration Requirements:

  • All registrations must be submitted no earlier than noon on September 18th, 2019 with a completed registration form and a $60 non-refundable registration fee.
  • The performing group is responsible for royalty payments.  A letter confirming permission from the publisher or playwright must be included.
  • A clean copy of the script must be delivered by the January 31st deadline.  Photocopies will only be accepted for an original script. Outlines for collective creations will be accepted, but may not be eligible for Outstanding Original Script. Improvised shows are not eligible.
  • Make cheques payable to the Pumphouse Theatres Society.
  • Participants who are members of CAEA, ACTRA, or IATSE are not eligible to participate.
  • Plays must be one act in length. Performances between 10 and 60 minutes. No excerpts.
  • Each group is responsible for supplying its own technicians for stage management and light and sound operation. We can provide training to operators.
  • Each show must be set up in 10 minutes and struck in 5 minutes.
  • Casts shall be predominantly adult and from CALGARY.
  • All performances and participants must adhere to the ADFA Rules and Guidelines. More information can be found on the ADFA website.

Awards & prizes are presented for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Performances, Outstanding Technical Merit, and Outstanding Original Script!

Registration for the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival
at the Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW.
Starts Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at Noon.

REGISTRATION FORM

Registration will close when all slots are filled or by January 31st, 2020.  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, including One-Act Play Festival rules and regulations, please feel free to email kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca.


Passage of Time

Submissions are now open for
The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery Exhibit: Passage of Time
Call for Visual Arts Submissions
September 12th to December 14th, 2019

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance. It supports and presents all art forms and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration, while serving all Calgarians. To enable this, The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

It is the nature of time not to stand still. It is continuous, inevitable, and it uniquely impacts everything in our society. We are looking for visual art pieces that reflect the passage of time. From examining the past, present and future; to exploring various life cycles; to interpreting the mechanisms that measure time, we invite artists to submit their creative endeavours which capture these moments. Submissions of any style, from realistic to abstract, and in any visual art medium will be considered, provided it meets all gallery requirements below.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artists must reside in Alberta and must be available for installation dates provided.
  • Art must fit the theme of the exhibit
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art MUST be equipped with picture hanging wire and D rings. Hanging cleats will not be accepted.

Timeline:

  • Submission Deadline: August 16th, 2019 4pm
  • Installation: September 8-11th, 2019
  • Gallery Close: December 14th, 2019

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

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

Applications or queries are sent to:
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 are based on: suitability to the theme, technique, emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability to the Pumphouse Theatre gallery space and its patrons (ages 5 and up representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds). Unfortunately, we are unable to accept works that feature nudity.


Casino Fundraiser

Volunteers Needed

The Pumphouse Theatre is looking for volunteers to assist with our casino happening March 6 and 7, 2019, at Cash Casino (4040 Blackfoot Trail SE).

All volunteers will receive on the spot training, as well as food and beverages. If you don’t have a car or ride to the casino—no problem—just grab a cab to the casino and we’ll pay for your cab to the casino and back home again.

Proceeds earned from our casino are critical for our operations and the casino is one of our key fundraising events. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at the Pumphouse at 403.263.0079 ext.101

For more information or to sign up, please visit signupgenius.com.


Calgary Clown Festival

Calgary needs more excuses to have a good laugh, and The Pumphouse Theatre, in partnership with the Calgary Clown Society has decided to do something about it! From September 9th – 18th, 2019, we will be hosting the Calgary Clown Festival.

This event is a rare opportunity to introduce Calgary to the not-so-serious art of clowning and challenge the perception of what clowning is, while showcasing the rich and talented community of artists. There will be workshops for the curious and enthusiastic, along with intensive training sessions so that the the serious (but not so serious) professional entertainers can advance their careers and elevate the level of performance in Calgary.

Following the workshops will be four days chalk full of shows and entertainment! We are incredibly excited to announce that the famous clowning duo, Mump & Smoot will be headlining the festival and seven other acts will be featured along with a family day on Saturday for the kids and late night cabarets for the adults!

Join us in celebrating physical theatre and all the magical possibilities that can come from a clown on stage.

Workshops:

5-Day Intensive Workshop  with Jon Davison
Monday, September 9th – Friday, September 13th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
$650 Regular

The Art of Physical Comedy Workshop for Teens with Cheryl Hutton
Tuesday, September 10th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm  |  Ages 13 – 17
$35 Regular

The Art of Physical Comedy Workshop for Adults with Cheryl Hutton
Wednesday September 11th , 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$50 Regular

Performance Schedule

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  Wednesday
09/18/19
Thursday
09/19/19
Friday
09/20/19
Saturday
09/21/19
2:00 PM

3:00 PM
  Family Fun Day:
James Jordan, Vaudevillian
3:30 PM

4:30 PM
  Family Fun Day:
Teddy
by Green Fools
7:30 PM

8:00 PM
Clown Snack Pack:

Desperate Shakespeare
by Iam Coulter

Mandated Birthday

by Pinwheel Productions

Bubbling Over
by Canplay Arts Collective
Teddy
by Green Fools
Clown Snack Pack:

Desperate Shakespeare
by Iam Coulter

Mandated Birthday

by Pinwheel Productions

Bubbling Over
by Canplay Arts Collective
8:00 PM

8:30 PM
Headliner:   Something
by Mump and Smoot
8:30 PM

9:00 PM
 
9:00 PM

9:30 PM
Jan & Peg’s Ritual Sacrifice
by Valour and Tea
Jan & Peg’s Ritual Sacrifice
by Valour and Tea
Headliner:   Something
by Mump and Smoot
9:30 PM

10:00 PM
Late Night Cabaret
10:30 PM

11:30 AM
  Late Night Cabaret
10:30 PM

12:00 AM