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Internship: Sled Island Graphic Design Assistant

Internship Dates: February 16 - July 17, 2015
Application Deadline: January 9, 2015 at 4:30pm

This position is limited to students who meet SCIP student eligibility criteria.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Sled Island seeks a creative and dedicated individual for the position of Graphic Design Assistant.

This five-month internship is an exciting opportunity for an emerging graphic designer to contribute to a high profile, multifaceted marketing campaign for the annual independent music and arts festival. The successful applicant will utilize the festival’s 2015 visual identity to create posters, ads, web graphics and other items as needed.

Work will be distributed as follows:

  • February 16 - March 31, 2015: Approximately 8 hours/week
  • April 1 - July 17, 2015: Approximately 10 hours/week

A $1000 honorarium will be provided by the Serving Communities Internship Program (SCIP). Working with Sled Island also offers some sweet perks, including festival access, free swag and good times!

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High level of proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, with strong time management skills
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong familiarity with Sled Island and its audiences
  • Some relevant post-secondary training is an asset

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please email or send a cover letter, resume and portfolio (or link to portfolio) by January 9, 2015 at 4:30pm to:

Lindsay Bowman
Director of Marketing & Communications, Sled Island
2206a 4th Street SW
Calgary, AB T2S1W9
lindsay@sledisland.com

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Request for Proposals: Sled Island 2015 Visual Identity

Issue Date: December 11, 2014
Submission Deadline: January 9, 2015 at 4:30pm

ABOUT SLED ISLAND

Sled Island is an annual five-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that brings together over 300 bands, artists and filmmakers in more than 30 venues throughout the city. Since 2007, Sled Island’s innovative, eclectic programming and independent spirit have combined with Calgary’s youthful energy to produce a festival that attracts a global audience, draws the attention of local, national and international media, and was included in TIME Magazine’s Top 14 festivals to check out in 2014.

OVERVIEW OF SERVICES

Sled Island seeks an individual, collective or firm to provide the graphic design services outlined below. Applications from illustrators, photographers or other visual artists are welcome.

The successful applicant will work with Sled Island to establish a conceptual framework and portfolio of key graphic elements to be used in print, online and merchandise applications for the 2015 festival, complimenting existing elements (logo and website layout). All design must be scalable to suit multiple applications. Deliverables include:

  • 2015 festival design framework (typography selection, colour palette, graphic elements, etc.) - deadline February 20, 2014
  • One general festival poster design - deadline February 20, 2014
  • One general festival handbill design - deadline February 20, 2014
  • Alignment of SledIsland.com to 2015 design concept - deadline February 20, 2014
  • Two general festival ads - deadline February 20, 2014
  • One Olympic Plaza (main festival site) poster design - deadline March 20, 2014
  • One headliner poster design template - deadline March 20, 2014
  • Merchandise/promotional item design - deadline April 10, 2014
  • Program guide cover design - deadline April 17, 2014

TONE

Sled Island 2015 will be artistic, provocative, cathartic, visceral, thoughtful, inclusive, bold and all-around life-changing.

AUDIENCES

Primary audiences include:

  • Music and arts-lovers from Calgary and beyond
  • Artists
  • Sponsors and other festival partners
  • Media

BUDGET

Sled Island is able to offer a $3500 honorarium in exchange for the aforementioned services. The chosen applicant will be recognized as an official partner of the festival, with partner benefits to be discussed upon appointment.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Sled Island invites interested and qualified applicants to submit proposals for the items described in the Overview of Services.

Sled Island invites proposals from applicants with:

  • Extensive proven experience in providing corporate identity/branding services, especially for arts or non-profit organizations
  • Sufficient resources to provide the services to a high standard of quality and within the stated timeframes
  • Strong familiarity with Sled Island and its audiences

Proposals must include:

  • An overview of the applicant individual, collective or firm
  • A statement of interest in working with Sled Island
  • A concise overview of your proposed concept(s) for Sled Island 2015 (to a maximum of three concepts)
  • A portfolio of past work, including corporate identity/branding work as well as artistic work (if applicable)
  • A list of past clientele

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Interested parties are invited to respond to this Request for Proposals by January 9, 2015 at 4:30pm. Selection and appointment will be complete by January 16, 2015.

Applications can be emailed or sent to:

Lindsay Bowman
Director of Marketing & Communications, Sled Island
2206a 4th Street SW
Calgary, AB T2S1W9
lindsay@sledisland.com

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Request for Proposals: Sled Island 2015 Video Trailer

Issue Date: December 11, 2014
Submission Deadline: January 9, 2015 at 4:30pm

ABOUT SLED ISLAND

Sled Island is an annual five-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that brings together over 300 bands, artists and filmmakers in more than 30 venues throughout the city. Since 2007, Sled Island’s innovative, eclectic programming and independent spirit have combined with Calgary’s youthful energy to produce a festival that attracts a global audience, draws the attention of local, national and international media, and was included in TIME Magazine’s Top 14 festivals to check out in 2014.

OVERVIEW OF SERVICES

Sled Island seeks an individual, collective or firm to create a video trailer (live action or animation) for the 2015 festival. The final trailer must be delivered by February 20, 2014.

We are looking for proposals that will creatively convey the spirit, scope and atmosphere of Sled Island, in addition to revealing details related to the 2015 festival (dates, headliners, etc.). The trailer will be distributed online via SledIsland.com, partner websites and social media, and may air on television and/or before film screenings.

The completed trailer must be between 30 seconds and two minutes in length, and must be in Digital High Definition, 1920x1080, 23.98fps.

TONE

Sled Island 2015 will be artistic, provocative, cathartic, visceral, thoughtful, inclusive, bold and all-around life-changing.

AUDIENCES

Primary audiences include:

  • Music and arts-lovers from Calgary and beyond
  • Artists
  • Sponsors and other festival partners
  • Media

BUDGET

Sled Island is able to offer a $2500 honorarium (production costs and artist fees included) in exchange for the aforementioned service. The chosen applicant will be recognized as an official partner of the festival, with partner benefits to be discussed upon appointment.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Sled Island invites interested and qualified applicants to submit proposals for the item described in the Overview of Services.

Sled Island invites proposals from applicants with:

  • Extensive proven experience in video production, especially for arts or non-profit organizations
  • Sufficient resources to provide the services to a high standard of quality and within the stated timeframes
  • Strong familiarity with Sled Island and its audiences

Proposals must include:

  • An overview of the applicant individual, collective or firm
  • A statement of interest in working with Sled Island
  • A concise overview of your proposed concept(s) for Sled Island 2015 (to a maximum of three concepts)
  • A portfolio of past work
  • A list of past clientele

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Interested parties are invited to respond to this Request for Proposals by January 9, 2015 at 4:30pm. Selection and appointment will be complete by January 16, 2015.

Applications can be emailed or sent to:

Lindsay Bowman
Director of Marketing & Communications, Sled Island
2206a 4th Street SW
Calgary, AB T2S1W9
lindsay@sledisland.com

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Sled Island 2015 Early Bird Passes Now On Sale!

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'Tis the season to get excited for...summer!?! YES. It brings us oh so much joy to announce that...Sled Island 2015 festival PASSES ARE NOW ON SALE! Just early enough for holiday shopping, but just late enough to not cause Black Friday-esque riots, we've put them up at special early bird rates (20% off!). These early bird passes are available in limited quantities - buy yours (or your friend's) now!

Discovery Pass - $159 (limited quantity available)
All-Access Festival Pass
Grants access to all Sled Island events including 250+ bands, comedy shows, film screenings, art exhibitions and installations and special events!

Discovery Plus Pass - $279 (limited quantity available)
All-Access Festival Pass (everything you get from the Discovery Pass)
Plus Priority Access (skip to the front of any line-ups!), gain access to the artist lounge, score a sweet silk-screened Sled Island tote bag filled with special delegate inserts and more!

All-Ages Pass - $40 (limited quantity available)
Created specifically with our "under 18" buddies in mind, an All-Ages Pass offers full access to the all-ages venues, including Olympic Plaza, Tubby Dog and many more.
Please note that the All-Ages Pass is for festival attendees that are still under 18 years by June 24, 2015 - valid ID is required at pickup.

We've started programming the 2015 festival and...spoiler alert: it's going to be a really, really good one!

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Free Scion x Sled Island Double 7" - Fist City / Lab Coast / Mark Mills / Dominic Pierce - Get It!

Scion Sessions

The fine folks at Scion Sessions put together a killer, very limited edition double 7" chock full of Calgary talent: Fist City, Lab Coast, Mark Mills and Dominic Pierce...complete with incredible artwork by illustrator Jarett Sitter. Guess what? It's being released into the wild...this week...for FREE. Yup, FREE DOUBLE 7"!!

Each day we'll be announcing new pick-up spots across Calgary on our Facebook page and through Twitter. We're going to kick things off with the following locations in our hood!

Local 510 - 510 17 Ave SW
Phil & Sebastian - 2207 4 St SW
Shelf Life Books - 1302 4 St SW
Sled Island Offices - 2206-A 4 St SW
Sloth Records - 7368 17 Ave SW

To celebrate the release of the 7" and continue in their drive to get to know Calgary artists, Scion had local filmmakers Ramble direct a brand-new video for one of the songs: Dominic Pierce's "Vertical Feel." Check it out now!

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