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Theme: Code

The Works Art & Design Festival is now accepting proposals for 1 and 2-artist shows, performances, special events, and other community programs on the theme β€œCode”.

When something is coded, it may be understood by many, or few. Code applies to computer programming languages, systematizing or streamlining information, restricting or permitting access, and intra-cultural communication. 

Code is used to simplify, sublimate or signify. 

Proposals may consider: art as communication; new technologies, implicit or explicit audience segmentation, symbols of belonging, and language.

The Works is dedicated to accessibility, inclusion, interactivity, and socially engaged practice.


Application streams:

The Works Art & Design Festival Call To Enter consists of 2 application streams - Community Programs and Major Project Proposals. The deadline for Major Project Proposals has passed.

Major Project Proposals:

  • Environmental Site Specific Artwork

  • Curator of a Group Exhibit, Major Projects

  • Other Major Projects and Feature Exhibits

  • Deadline: Friday, November 2nd, 5 PM MST, 2018

  • Application Form



The Works completes various special projects throughout the year, including The Works Gallery at Don Wheaton YMCA. Watch here for applications as they become available.


We will begin accepting applications in March. To apply to perform on The Works Street Stage please email stage@theworks.ab.ca in March with links to live performance, bandcamp, or your website.