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One 2 Ones: Taxes with Gary Belding 📈

It’s tax time! đŸ˜Č

But no need to worry, ArtsLink NB is here to help!

Tax time is extremely daunting for artists. Our next One 2 One session on taxes will help you de-stress and file your taxes confidently with tax tips and advice. Bring your questions to this 50-minute one-on-one consultation with professional business, finance, and management consultant Gary Belding.

April 5-6, 11, 13. One 2 One. Taxes with Gary Belding

These One 2 One sessions will cover everything   you need to know about HST and income tax, what you can claim, what the difference is between sole proprietorship and incorporation, and what it means to register your business.

How to Register

Registration is now open.

Select the “Register Here” button to see available time slots.

Time-slots are first come, first served, so make sure you sign up early so you don’t miss out.

About Gary Belding

Gary Belding graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1977. Gary has in excess of 40 years experience in both the private and public sectors, including management, business, and financial consulting as well as economic development encompassing business development and lending. 

Gary Belding

From June 1998 until his retirement in April 2011, Gary was the Manager of Business Financial Support with the provincial department of Business New Brunswick. Gary currently operates his own business, Belding Business Financing Solutions, raising capital for business start up and expansions. 

Since April 2012, Gary has published a number of articles in Risk & Business magazine. His business website is www.beldingsolutions.com Gary is a past director of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, River Front Development Steering Committee, Head Coach with Fredericton South Minor Baseball Association, and has championed a number of fundraising activities for the Fredericton Area United Way Campaign, Salvation Army Red

Shield Appeal, Sky is the Limit Snow Challenge, the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Chalmers Hospital Foundation. Gary is a past Area Governor and District Treasurer with District 45 Toastmasters and has achieved his Distinguished Toastmaster designation from Toastmasters International, the highest educational award. 

In his leisure time, Gary has been an actor in over 25 short and feature films along with being a production accountant and a film producer.

Film Industry Investment Omitted in 2023-24 Provincial Budget 

March 22, 2023 – Saint John, NB – On behalf of the ArtsLink NB membership, we wish to express our disappointment that further investment in the film industry was omitted from the 2023-24 budget presented on March 21, 2023.

Arts Link NB, the arts are vital to all New Brunswickers. Response to the 2023-24 provincial budget.

Last year’s budget increase of $2.5 million to support the film, television, and new media industries, was a step forward after many years of stagnation. However, the stated intention to increase the annual investment to $20 million by the year 2026 has not been upheld.

The film industry is an integral part of New Brunswick’s cultural fabric and contributes significantly to the economy. The industry provides jobs and stimulates economic growth while showcasing the unique culture and heritage of our province to audiences around the world. It is disheartening to see the provincial government not prioritize the clear value of this industry.

Other provinces across Canada have recognized the significance of the film industry and have implemented robust funding and tax credit programs. These programs have attracted major productions to their regions, creating jobs and economic opportunities for local communities. New Brunswick is missing out on these opportunities and risks falling further behind.

We urge the provincial government to respect its original commitment to the film industry and prioritize financial support and industry incentives in future budgets. Doing so will ensure that New Brunswick remains competitive and that this important sector can thrive once again.

About ArtsLink NB:

ArtsLink NB is a member-based arts service organization, founded in 2009 to advance the arts in New Brunswick by linking and unifying artists and arts organizations and promoting their value. We represent New Brunswick artists of all disciplines from across the province.

Press Contact:

Julie Whitenect, Executive Director, ArtsLink NB
julie@artslinknb.com

ArtsLink NB Mentorship Pilot Program: Call for Applicants

ArtsLink NB is now accepting applications for our mentorship pilot program. Artists of all disciplines who live in Atlantic Canada face the unique challenge of pursuing their practice from a marginalized area of the country. Building networks through lifelong engagement in peer-to-peer and mentor-to-mentee discourse is vital to pursuing a career for any arts professional, but the need is especially high in New Brunswick. 

ArtsLink NB Mentorship Pilot Program. Professional experience, guidance, artistic practice, shared knowledge. Apply by March 31, 2023.

In response to this, ArtsLink NB is now launching an intensive 12-month mentorship pilot program that connects artists who wish to share their professional experience and guidance with other artists. This pilot program will build on the traditional mentorship model, with an open door to lateral and cross-disciplinary collaborations between mentor and mentee.

Each participant (mentee) will be paired with a mentor for a year-long mentorship. 10 artists will be selected for a mentorship with a mentor whose experience and knowledge can enhance that of the mentee. Mentorship candidates will be practicing arts professionals who aspire to gain knowledge and skills to expand their current practice. The mentor’s role is to advise on professional activities and guide the mentee in a career-building process through peer-to-peer dialogue. 

Application Criteria:

  • Successful candidates must be a member of ArtsLink whose primary residence is in New Brunswick. Mentors may reside anywhere in Canada. 
  • Artists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must have the time over the next year to commit three to four hours a month to this mentorship.
  • Applicants must detail how a year-long mentorship would positively impact their practice.
  • Applicants do not need to have a mentor in mind, but are encouraged to make suggestions.

If Selected:

  • Each of the 10 mentees in the initial cohort will complete a pre-mentorship survey detailing their goals and expectations for the mentorship.
  • Based on each survey, potential mentors will be proposed by ArtsLink.
  • Mentors are contacted to determine their interest.
  • Available mentors are contracted by ArtsLink NB
  • Mentors receive remuneration of $1,500 to be disbursed in two installments to help ensure satisfactory performance throughout the program. 
  • An additional $500 is available as a discretionary fund for travel, materials, or to attend workshops together, etc. This will be paid by mentor or mentee upfront, and reimbursed upon submission of receipt.
  • Mentors and mentees will meet virtually or in person, for an average of 3 to 4 hours per month.
  •  At the 6-month mark, mentors and mentees will each complete a short report detailing the work they have done, whether they feel they are progressing to their stated goal; and comment on the success/challenges of the mentor-mentee relationship. 
  • At the conclusion of the 12-month period, a final report will be submitted by both mentor and mentee to gauge the success of the mentorship program. These reports will detail the progress made on the goals established at the outset.

Timeline: 

  • Friday, March 17, 2023: Call out for participants announced
  • Friday, March 31, 2023: Deadline for application submission
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023: Mentees will hear back on the status of their application
  • April 15, 2023: Mentorships begin, mentors are paid 1st installment
  • October 15, 2023: 6 month progress reports submitted (by both mentor and mentee), mentors are paid second installment
  • April 15, 2024: Mentorship ends, final reports and expense reports submitted

To Apply:

ArtsLink NB Open Members’ Meeting đŸ’»

Join us for an open members’ meeting on March 31st, 2023, at noon via Zoom.

ArtsLink NB. The arts are vital for all New Brunswickers. Open Members' Zoom. Friday, March 31st, 12pm

ArtsLink NB’s Executive Director Julie Whitenect will give an update on our upcoming activities, and be available for questions and suggestions.

We are always looking for ways to connect with and communicate with our members. If you are unable to join us but would like to connect, please email hailey@artslinknb.com with any comments.

Experts on Call

We are excited to announce that the Experts on Call pilot program has officially launched!

Whether you want to improve your understanding of Google Analytics, get actionable tips for digital marketing, optimize your SEO strategies, enhance your online presence, or even learn about UX and accessibility best practices, our Experts on Call pilot program is here to help you reach your goals!

Digital Connections. Experts on Call, ArtsLink NB. The arts are vital to all New Brunswickers.

You can book a training appointment now with one of our experts! Experts On Call is designed to provide artists and arts organizations with resources and access to digital experts by booking online training appointments with them.

There are four experts on our Experts on Call network, with expertise in areas such as Digital Marketing, SEO, UX and Web Accessibility, Google Analytics, etc. Each organization is given an allowance of two training appointments per calendar month, which you can use however you wish.

Each training appointment is one hour. To book a training appointment, go to this link and click the “Book Now” button.

Cross-Cultural Creation Residency 2023

Cross-Cultural Creation Residency

Three Indigenous artists
Three Francophone artists
Three Anglophone artists
Ten days of creative companionship

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Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective is proud and honoured to collaborate with ArtsLink NB and L’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), to offer our fourth Cross-Cultural Creation Residency, June 16-25, 2023 in Metepenagiag.  The organizations are launching a call for 10 artists from the province’s three largest cultural groups: Indigenous, Francophone, and Anglophone artists. The 10-day residency will take place at Metepenagiag Heritage Park and Outdoor Lodge, and artists will have the opportunity to work on a personal project as well as exchange creative energy and cultural wisdom with eight other artists.

Call to Artists. Cross-Cultural Creation Residency

Residency Information

The theme of this year’s Cross-Cultural Creation residency will be Netakulimk.  This is a teaching shared by Elder Albert Marshall of Esksoni First Nation, who will join the artists during the residency.  Netakulimk is described as “the use of the natural bounty provided by the Creator for the self-support and well-being of the individual and the community.”  Western thinkers might understand this to mean simply “sustainability” but as Elder Albert will teach us, Netakulimk encompasses core aspects of humanness; interconnectedness; and the four core values of respect, responsibility, relationship, and reciprocity.

Location

Metepenagiag Heritage Park and Outdoor Lodge and the surrounding land and water will ground artists in the natural environment and the deep connections to land and place experienced by Indigenous peoples.  This place-based experience, steeped in the history of a “village of 30 centuries,” will provide artists with opportunities to reflect on the meaning of ancestry, their own ancestral lines, and the relationships between past, present, and future generations.  Artists will be welcome to walk the grounds, participate in a group paddle on the Miramichi River, harvest materials in support of their artistic practice from the woods and water, and create in and of a natural environment as people have done in this place for thousands of years. 

The selected artists will stay in Metepenagiag Outdoor Lodge, each in a private room.  Meals and housekeeping will be provided to the artists to maximize the time they are able to devote to their practice, to time alone, and voluntary group activities.  We will host evening fires, storytelling, and other Indigenous cultural offerings.

Residency Goals

  • To encourage artistic exploration and the creation of new works, by creating in healthy conditions conducive to artist creation
  • To contribute to the increasing quality of artistic work in NB
  • To facilitate collaboration and the sharing of expertise
  • To create significant cultural bridges between the different communities in the province
  • To facilitate meetings between the artists and the public and help the public better understand the creation process.

The works that are created may be presented publicly in 2024. The artists will be given complete artistic freedom, and they will be asked to participate in a one-day Open Studio on June 24, 2023 to allow the community to learn about their creative processes.

The Selected Artists Will Be Expected To:

  1. Provide their own art supplies
  2. Interact with the other participating artists
  3. Publicly present their creations at the end of the residence in an exhibition 
  4. Submit a final report and evaluation to Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective, ArtsLink NB, and l’AAAPNB,within 30 days of the end of the residency.
  5. Be available for the entirety of the residence, from June 16 – 25, 2023.

Who Can Apply?

  1. All professional artists, both emerging and established, are invited to apply for the residency (for more information on eligibility, see artsnb’s definition of a professional artist).
  2. The residency is open to Indigenous artists who are members of Mawi’Art, Francophone artists who are members of l’AAAPNB, and Anglophone artists who are members of ArtsLink NB.

How to Apply

Fill out the Google Form (English and French) in full, including a detailed project description (500-1500 words).

  • Attach your artist statement and artist cv to the Google Form.
  • Artists must be available for the full residency period, from June 16-25, 2023.

Selection Criteria

The applications will be evaluated by a peer jury. The jury will consider:

  1. The relevance and feasibility of the proposed project, given the location and technical capabilities of the location;
  2. The project’s originality and creativity;
  3. The potential impact of the project on the artist’s career.

Schedule

Application deadline: Feb 19, 2023. March 3, 2023

Responses to candidates:  March 3, 2021. March 10, 2021.

What’s Included in the Residency

  • A $1,500 stipend
  • Reimbursement for travel costs, from the artist’s residence to the residency location (if over 50 km)
  • Lodging in private room with private bath in Metepenagiag Outdoor Lodge
  • All meals will be provided

If You Have Questions, Please Reach Out to US:

Shawn Dalton, Ph.D. — Executive Director

Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective

550 Queen St., Fredericton NB, E3B 1B9

director@mawiart.org

506.449.1395

Moulay Ahmed Chbihi – Responsable des services aux artistes

l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick

140 rue Botsford bureau 29

Moncton N.-B. E1C 4X5

moulay.chbihi@aaapnb.ca

506.852.3313 ext. 226

506.688.7470

Jeri Knopp – Programming Director

ArtsLink NB

89 Canterbury St., Suite 407, Saint John, NB, E2L 2C7

jeri@artslinknb.com

(506) 647-6201

www.artslinknb.com

This project is a collaborative partnership among Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective, l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick, and ArtsLink NB and is made possible thanks to the Government of New Brunswick and the Canada Council for the Arts.


Résidence de création interculturelle

Trois artistes autochtones
Trois artistes francophones
Trois artistes anglophones

RĂ©sidence de crĂ©ation interculturelle 

Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective est fier et honorĂ© de collaborer avec ArtsLink NB et L’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) pour offrir cette quatriĂšme rĂ©sidence de crĂ©ation interculturelle, du 16 au 25 juin 2023 Ă  Metepenagiag. Les trois organismes lancent un appel pour trouver 10 artistes parmi les trois plus grands groupes culturels de la province : artistes autochtones, francophones et anglophones. La rĂ©sidence de 10 jours aura lieu au Metepenagiag Heritage Park and Outdoor Lodge et les artistes auront l’occasion de travailler sur un projet personnel ainsi que d’Ă©changer leur Ă©nergie crĂ©ative et leur sagesse culturelle avec huit autres artistes.

Informations au sujet de la résidence

Le thĂšme de la rĂ©sidence de crĂ©ation interculturelle de cette annĂ©e sera Netakulimk. Il s’agit d’un enseignement partagĂ© par l’AĂźnĂ© Albert Marshall de la PremiĂšre Nation d’Esksoni, qui se joindra aux artistes pendant la rĂ©sidence. Netakulimk est dĂ©crit comme “l’utilisation de la gĂ©nĂ©rositĂ© naturelle fournie par le CrĂ©ateur pour l’autosuffisance et le bien-ĂȘtre de l’individu et de la communautĂ©”. Les penseurs occidentaux pourraient comprendre que cela signifie simplement « durabilitĂ© », mais comme l’AĂźnĂ© Albert nous l’enseignera, Netakulimk englobe les aspects fondamentaux de l’humanitĂ©; interconnexion; et les quatre valeurs fondamentales que sont le respect, la responsabilitĂ©, la relation et la rĂ©ciprocitĂ©.

Lieu de la résidence

Le lieu Metepenagiag Heritage Park and Outdoor Lodge ainsi que les terres et les eaux environnantes ancreront les artistes dans l’environnement naturel et les liens profonds avec la terre ainsi que les lieux vĂ©cus par les peuples autochtones. Cette expĂ©rience basĂ©e sur l’endroit, ancrĂ©e dans l’histoire d’un «village vieux de 30 siĂšcles», offrira aux artistes des occasions de rĂ©flĂ©chir sur le sens de l’ascendance, leurs propres lignĂ©es ancestrales et les relations entre les gĂ©nĂ©rations passĂ©es, prĂ©sentes et futures. Les artistes seront invitĂ©s Ă  marcher sur le terrain, Ă  participer Ă  une pagaie de groupe sur la riviĂšre Miramichi, Ă  rĂ©colter des matĂ©riaux afin d’appuyer leur pratique artistique dans les bois et dans l’eau, et Ă  crĂ©er dans un environnement naturel comme les gens l’ont fait Ă  cet endroit depuis des millĂ©naires.

Les artistes sĂ©lectionnĂ©.e.s sĂ©journeront au Metepenagiag Outdoor Lodge, chacun.e dans une chambre privĂ©e. Les repas et l’entretien mĂ©nager seront fournis aux artistes afin de maximiser le temps qu’ils pourront consacrer Ă  leur pratique, aux moments en solitaire ainsi qu’aux activitĂ©s de groupe. Nous organiserons des feux de camps pendant les soirĂ©es oĂč des contes seront partagĂ©s ainsi que d’autres activitĂ©s culturelles autochtones. 

Buts et objectifs de la résidence

  • Encourager l’exploration artistique et la crĂ©ation d’Ɠuvres nouvelles, en crĂ©ant dans des conditions saines propices Ă  la prolifĂ©ration artistique
  • Contribuer Ă  la qualitĂ© croissante du travail artistique au N.-B
  • Faciliter la collaboration et le partage d’expertise
  • CrĂ©er des ponts culturels significatifs entre les diffĂ©rentes communautĂ©s de la province
  • Faciliter les rencontres entre les artistes et le public et aider le public Ă  mieux comprendre le processus de crĂ©ation.

Les Ɠuvres crĂ©Ă©es seront prĂ©sentĂ©es publiquement en 2024. Les artistes bĂ©nĂ©ficieront d’une libertĂ© artistique complĂšte et seront invitĂ©.e.s Ă  participer Ă  une journĂ©e « Open Studio Â» le 24 juin 2023 pour permettre Ă  la communautĂ© de dĂ©couvrir leurs processus de crĂ©ation. 

Ce que nous attendons des artistes sélectionne.e.s

  1. Fournir leurs propres fournitures et matériels
  2. Interagir avec les autres artistes participant.e.s
  3. PrĂ©senter publiquement leurs crĂ©ations Ă  la fin de la rĂ©sidence lors d’une exposition
  4. Soumettre un rapport final et une Ă©valuation Ă  Mawi’Art : Wabanaki Artist Collective, ArtsLink NB et Ă  l’AAAPNB, dans les 30 jours qui suivent la fin de la rĂ©sidence.
  5. Être disponible pendant toute la durĂ©e de la rĂ©sidence, du 16 au 25 juin 2023.

Qui peut soumettre sa candidature?

1. Les artistes professionnel.le..e.s, en voie de professionnalisation, les artistes Ă©mergents et les Ă©tablis sont tous invitĂ©.e.s Ă  postuler pour la rĂ©sidence (pour plus d’informations sur l’Ă©ligibilitĂ©, voir la dĂ©finition d’artsnb d’un artiste professionnel).

2. La rĂ©sidence est ouverte aux artistes autochtones membres de Mawi’Art, aux artistes francophones membres de l’AAAPNB et aux artistes anglophones membres d’ArtsLink NB.

Comment Postuler?

Remplissez le formulaire Google au complet (anglais et français), en y intĂ©grant  une description dĂ©taillĂ©e du projet (500-1500 mots).

  • Joignez votre dĂ©claration d’artiste et votre CV d’artiste au formulaire Google.
  • Assurez-vous d’ĂȘtre disponibles tout au long de la pĂ©riode de rĂ©sidence, du 16 au 25 juin 2023.

Critéres de selection

Les candidatures seront évaluées par un jury de pairs. Le jury prendra en compte :

1. La pertinence et la faisabilitĂ© du projet proposĂ©, en prenant en considĂ©ration les capacitĂ©s techniques liĂ©es Ă  l’emplacement;

2. L’originalitĂ© et la crĂ©ativitĂ© du projet;

3. L’impact potentiel du projet sur la carriĂšre de l’artiste.

Calendrier

Date limite de candidature : 19 février 2023. 3 mars 2023

RĂ©ponses aux candidats : 3 mars 2023. 10 mars 2023

Ce que est inclus dans la residence

  • Un cachet de 1 500 $ par artiste
  • Les frais de dĂ©placement sont remboursĂ©s, en fonction de la distance entre le lieu d’habitation de l’artiste et le  lieu de la rĂ©sidence (si plus de 50 km)
  • L’hĂ©bergement en chambre privĂ©e avec salle de bain privĂ©e au Metepenagiag Outdoor Lodge
  • Tous les repas seront fournis

Pour toute question contactez-nous : 

Shawn Dalton, Ph.D. — Executive Director

Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective

550 Queen St., Fredericton NB, E3B 1B9

director@mawiart.org

506.449.1395

Moulay Ahmed Chbihi – Responsable des services aux artistes

Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick

140 rue Botsford bureau 29

Moncton N.-B. E1C 4X5

moulay.chbihi@aaapnb.ca

506.852.3313 ext. 226

506.688.7470

Jeri Knopp – Programming Director

ArtsLink NB

89 Canterbury St., Suite 407, Saint John, NB, E2L 2C7

jeri@artslinknb.com

(506) 647-6201

www.artslinknb.com

Ce projet est un partenariat de collaboration entre Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective, l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick et ArtsLink NB et est rendu possible grĂące au gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick et au Conseil des arts du Canada.

ArtsLink Seeks Programming Director (Maternity Leave)

Summary

ArtsLink NB is seeking applications for a Programming Director (maternity leave). Applications will be accepted until January 20, 2023, and the position starts February 15, 2023.

We're Hiring. artslinknb.com/news ArtsLink NB. The arts are vital to all New Brunswickers

Who Is ArtsLink NB?

ArtsLink NB is a member-based arts service organization, founded in 2009 to advance the arts in New Brunswick by linking and unifying artists and arts organizations and promoting their value. We represent New Brunswick artists of all disciplines from across the province.

Position Summary 

Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with the ArtsLink NB team, the Programming Director (PD) acts as a resource person supporting artists in their professional development and devises and coordinates ArtsLink’s professional development programs. 

Key responsibilities are the development and successful implementation of the CATAPULT Arts Accelerator curriculum, professional development programs, and residency programs while working closely with our strategic partners. In addition, the PD is responsible for grant writing, program development, and recruitment of facilitators and mentors.

The PD is the primary point of contact for these programs and their participants and will be responsible for handling all inquiries and concerns. 

The PD must be organized, detail-oriented, adaptable, and a collaborative self-starter with strong planning and facilitation skills. Reporting to the ED, the PD must manage relationships with numerous partners. PD will develop and execute on program timelines and manage program logistics and data collection for evaluation.

Job Brief 

Duties and responsibilities 

The PD will oversee and implement ArtsLink’s programs. In anticipation of successful funding, this individual will complete the following tasks:

  • Recruit participants
  • Implement proposed curriculum, further develop curriculum and programming as needed
  • Work within project budgets as outlined in approved project proposal
  • Complete reports required by funders, and partners (as applicable)
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with funders
  • Plan, book speakers, book catering, book meeting spaces, and provide other logistics as needed
  • Assist in the promotion of programming
  • Report to the ED weekly on implementation, budgets matters, and program needs
  • Coordinate and administer project evaluations
  • Maintain administrative systems for projects
  • Provide full reporting to the ED for review one month prior to reporting deadlines

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

Language Requirements: Business is generally conducted in English. Bilingualism is considered an asset.

Start Date: February 15, 2023

Type of Work: Contract, full-time, Monday to Friday. Occasional work during off-hours and weekends. Some travel through New Brunswick may be required, so must have a valid driver’s license.

Compensation: $50,000-$54,000 depending on experience. ArtsLink NB is an equal opportunity employer and offers a flexible and engaging work environment. 

Term: 10-month contract (maternity leave).

Place of work: ArtsLink NB’s offices are located in Saint John, NB. Candidates are welcome to propose working remotely, although periodic in-person meetings will be required. 

Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2023.

How to Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to Julie@artslinknb.com by Jan 20, 2023, at 5 pm.

ArtsLink NB Annual General Meeting 2022 Notice 📣

ArtsLink NB’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 in conjunction with the Arts Atlantic Symposium. Join us at 8:45 am at the Delta Conference room in Saint John. Breakfast will be served. Remote viewing and voting will also be offered for all members. 

ArtsLink NB AGM Saturday, October 22, 8:45am, Delta Conference Centre, Saint John, NB

You are encouraged to join us in person to look back at the past year and vote in new Board members for the coming year. 

ArtsLink offers a travel subsidy for members to attend our AGM, more information can be found here.

More information will be circulated to all members in good standing closer to the date. Please send any questions to Hailey@artslinknb.com.

ArtsLink NB is committed to providing a safe, inclusive space for our members to gather and share, please see our Accessibility notes for more details.

CreatedHere Scholarship 🎓

CreatedHere Magazine, which ran from from 2015 to 2022, ceased publication this year. We are very sad to see it go, but its legacy will continue in two forms.

A french press of coffee sits next to an opened copy of CreatedHere magazine, a pair of reading glasses, and a coffee mug. Text reads, the CreatedHere Scholarship.

ArtsLink NB is pleased to announce that we will archive and maintain its back issues, which can be found at www.createdhere.ca.

In addition, CreatedHere’s remaining funds after closure were endowed to the NBCC Foundation ($20,243) to fund an annual $700 scholarship to NBCCD students. The NBCC Foundation is a charitable organization that administers annual scholarships and bursaries to students studying at NBCC, NBCCD, and CCNB.

CreatedHere: Art Within Reach

It will be awarded annually to the student with the highest standing in the first year writing course (currently: ENGL1001: The Language of Art and Design) within the Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) program.
The student must be in good academic standing in the FVA program (with a minimum CGPA of 2.0).
The scholarship will begin in the 2023/24 academic year. Eligible students will receive details at that time.

For full details, visit www.createdhere.ca/scholarship

New Course Added to the Foundry 📒

We’ve added a new course to The Foundry, based on an intensive workshop ArtsLink NB offered earlier this year.

New Course! Dreaming Inventive Futures: Anti-Oppression with instructor Carmel Farahbakhsh

Welcome to Dreaming Inventive Futures with Carmel Farahbakhsh, your introduction to anti-oppressive practices in the creative sector. This course combines foundational anti-oppressive modalities, peer-based learning, personal reflection, and active discussion as teaching tools. These themes will be grounded in disrupting tokenism in the arts sector, moving beyond defensiveness and fear in creative work, imagination, and accessibility.

The aim is that participants will feel supported and motivated to engage in systems change work within the arts as well as more confident in continuing anti-oppressive conversations in their work personally and professionally.This course is supported by the Government of New Brunswick’s Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.

Register today.

The Foundry is ArtsLink NB’s collection of online courses for arts professionals to improve and develop their skills.

You can also learn more about the course instructor here.