Arts Atlantic Symposium

ArtsLink NB is looking for an energetic creative thinker to lead the development of the inaugural Arts Atlantic Symposium (AAS) to be held in Saint John, NB, in the late summer of 2022. The AAS will be a multi-disciplinary arts festival and conference intended to celebrate the diverse work of artists and arts organizations of Atlantic Canada and build working relationships within the industry on the regional and national levels.

The AAS will have a unique structure, being both a public festival with live performances, art installations, and public exhibitions, as well as an industry conference with keynote speakers, panels, and networking events. 

ArtsLink NB is committed to inclusivity in the development and implementation of the symposium.

The curator / curatorial team (hereinafter referred to as “curator”) will be responsible for the concept and framing of the conference and the public art component of the festival. 

The successful candidate(s) need not be based in Atlantic Canada, however a connection to the region is vital. This position includes a modest travel budget although we anticipate that much of the research and consultation will take place virtually. This is a part-time contract position,  in three phases, with Phases 2 and 3 being contingent on performance and funding. Remuneration for the three phases will be: 

  • $8,500 for Phase 1
  • $4,200 for Phase 2 
  • $6,100 for Phase 3

The curator will report to the ED and symposium committee. Whenever possible the curator will develop and organize material in order that it may be used by organizers in subsequent iterations of the symposium.

Interested parties are asked to submit a letter of interest outlining their relevant experience and a CV to julie@artslinknb.com, by 5 AUG 2021.

This letter may include your experiences at conferences and events of interest, as well your thoughts on potential panellists, artists, panel topics.  

Please see the outline of key performance objectives.