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ECMA Award and Showcase Submissions 2024 🏆

Submissions for Awards and Showcasing at the 2024 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference in Charlottetown, PEI May 1 – 5, 2024 are now open.

Do you have questions about the submissions process? We’ve got answers! Join ECMA’s membership team in person (Music PEI Office, 115 Richmond St, Charlottetown) or online, Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 7:30PM – 8:30PM ADT as we review the submissions process and answer any questions you may have.

Submissions close October 3, 2023.

Details here.

Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes 🏅

The Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes are awarded to two persons – one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities, who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. The prizes are intended to encourage ongoing contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage.

Françoise Baylis and Joséphine Bacon

These prizes are administered by the Canada Council in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The winners are chosen by a peer assessment committee, which is appointed jointly by the Canada Council and the SSHRC.

Nomination guidelines are here.

Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award 2023: Call for Submissions 🎬

The NB Film Co-op and the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund proudly announce the Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award for 2023. In honour of a woman who lived life to the fullest and courageously took action in making her dreams a reality. A message that will hopefully inspire the winner of this award in realizing his/her dream of making films a reality.

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The Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award is now valued at $3,000 (for first or second time NB resident filmmakers). The Winner is announced at the 2023 Silver Wave Film Festival on November.

Details here.

Lieutenant Governor’s Awards Call for Nominations 🏅

Call for Nominations – 2024 Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts

Members of the visual arts, literary arts and performing arts communities: nominate an artist for the prestigious Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts – and help the New Brunswick Arts Board promote artistic excellence. The nomination period is open!

Nominations are open for the 2024 Lieutenant Governor's Awards.

The Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts are designed to recognize the outstanding contribution of New Brunswick artists.

One award of $20,000 may be conferred in each of the following four (4) categories:

  • Visual Arts Award: including architecture, fine craft, media arts and photography
  • Performing Arts Award: including dance, music and theatre
  • Literary Arts Award*: including literary translation, literary performance, spoken word and storytelling
  • *NEW* Indigenous Artist Award: including visual arts: architecture, fine craft, media arts and photography; performing arts: dance, music and theatre; and literary arts: literary translation, literary performance, spoken word and storytelling

* Please note that awards in Literary Arts alternate between French and English from year to year. This year (2023), nominations in English language literary arts will be considered.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION: July 1, 2023

Full details are here.

Governor General’s Awards: Call for Nominations 💫

Members of the visual arts, media arts and fine craft communities: Submit a nomination to the GGArts—and join the Canada Council for the Arts in celebrating the exceptional careers of artists from Canada. The nomination period is now open.

Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts: Up to eight awards are distributed every year: six awards recognize artistic achievements, one award recognizes significant contributions to fine crafts (Saidye Bronfman Award) and one award recognizes an outstanding contribution to contemporary visual arts, media arts or fine craft.

Value: Up to eight awards of $25,000 each
How to nominate: Candidates are nominated by specialists from Canada in visual arts, media arts or fine craft through an individual, a group of co-nominators, or the representative of an organization.

Deadline: June 1, 2023

Details are here.

Jane LeBlanc Film Post Award 🎞️

An award from the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund for emerging New Brunswick filmmakers to assist them with their post-production and distribution.

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Eligible Post & Distribution Activities:

  • Sound Design
  • Music Score
  • Colour Correction
  • Dialogue Replacement
  • Picture Edit
  • Festival Fees

Awarded filmmaker must hire New Brunswick resident creatives to do the post-work on a project.

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com

Full details here.

Walter Carsen Prize Nominations Open 🏆

The Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts recognizes the highest level of artistic merit and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance. The prize is awarded on a four-year cycle in dance, theatre, dance and music.

Canada Council for the Arts

Deadline: 30 April 2023

Annual Prize amount: $50,000

By nomination.

Who created this prize?

Walter Carsen established this fund with a generous $1.1 million donation to the Canada Council for the Arts in 2001.

For more information:

Full details are here.

Email: altercarsen-prizes@canadacouncil.ca

Phone: 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5265

New Indigenous Arts Award 🏆

New Indigenous Artist Award to be part of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts.

Photo: Members of artsnb Circle of Elders at the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards Gala. From left to right: Hubert Francis, George Paul, Mariah Sockabasin, and Judy Acquin. Photo Credit: Matthew Brown. |  Photo : Membres du Cercle des Aîné.es au gala 2021 des Prix de la lieutenante-gouverneure. De gauche à droite : Hubert Francis, George Paul, Mariah Sockabasin et Judy Acquin. Crédit photo : Matthew Brown.

The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) is pleased to announce the creation of a fourth Lieutenant Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Arts: The Indigenous Artist Award.

Starting in 2024, the New Brunswick Arts Board will add a fourth award created specifically to celebrate the achievements of an Indigenous artist working in New Brunswick. Working closely with Indigenous partners, including a Circle of Elders, artsnb continually strives to better support the growth of Indigenous artists’ practices in New Brunswick through a variety of programs, projects, and structures. The creation of this fourth award echoes the goals of artsnb’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan.

Read the entire news release here.

Sobey Art Award 2023 🏆

Nominations from across Canada are welcome!

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Sobey Art Award. Nominators have until 8 p.m. EST Friday, March 10, 2023, to submit their applications.

Sobey Art Award 2023

With a total of $400,000 in prize money to contemporary visual artists, the Sobey Art Award’s mission is to champion and propel the careers of visual artists of all ages from across Canada onto the national and international stages.

The overall winner is given $100,000, $25,000 is granted to each of the shortlisted artists, and $10,000 is given to the remaining 20 long-listed artists. In addition, the five shortlisted artists will be featured in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), with the winner announced at an evening ceremony this fall. Last year’s winner, representing the Prairies and North region, was Divya Mehra.

An independent jury consisting of curators from Canada’s five regions—Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and North, and West Coast and Yukon—as well as an international juror, will oversee the selection process.

The Sobey Art Award Nomination form is available here.

Fredericton Playhouse Seeking Nominations for Playhouse Honours 🏆

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Playhouse Honours. The public are encouraged to nominate an individual or individuals from our community who have made a significant contribution to the community through their work in music, theatre, dance, spoken word, or multidisciplinary performing arts.

 

Fredericton Playhouse: Experience it Live

Established in 2008, the Playhouse Honours annually recognizes and celebrates the important work by members in the performing arts community in Fredericton. We believe in the value people can bring to the community through their work in the performing arts, and the Playhouse strives to foster a deeper appreciation of such contributions. A permanent display in the west gallery of the Playhouse recognizes each honouree.

Nominations can be made by any person or organization. Underscoring the personal contribution that they have made in the community, recipients must be individuals, not companies or organizations. Recipients may be a professional or amateur artist, administrator, volunteer, educator, philanthropist, advocate, organizer, etc.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 31, 2023. To nominate a candidate, please submit a written submission describing the reasons this nominee should be considered.

Full details about nominations for the Playhouse Honours program are here.

Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund: Upcoming Deadlines 🗓️

Screenwriting Award: $500
Deadline: February 28, 2023

The Jane LeBlanc Screenwriting Award is done in partnership with the Writer’s Federation of New Brunswick. The
award seeks to spotlight talented New Brunswick Screenwriters and is open to emerging and experienced screenwriters of
short film scripts up to 15 minutes in length. Un-produced or produced scripts will be accepted, but must have been
written within the last two years. The Second Prize is a 1-year Writer‟s Federation of New Brunswick membership.

Details are here

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Errol Williams Filmmaker Award: $1,100
Deadline: March 1, 2023

Errol Williams was a pioneer and award-winning international filmmaker who was introduced to filmmaking at the NB
Film Co-op in the late 1980s. He produced dramas and documentaries. After his untimely death in 2007, a special award
was set up in his honour.

Details are here.

Theatre Organization Award: $1,500
Deadline: March 1, 2023

This is an award for small, independent theatre organizations in Fredericton to cover office and administrative costs,
theatre Artist-in-Residence, educational materials, and costs associated with the creation and presentation of new theatre
productions.

Details are here.

Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Arts 🏆

The call for nominations is for the 2024 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for high Achievement in the Arts is opening on January 1, 2023 and closing on July 1, 2023.

Lieutenant Governor's Awards for High Achievement in the Arts

The Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts are designed to recognize the outstanding contribution of New Brunswick artists.

One award of $20,000 may be conferred every 2 years, in each of the following four categories:

Visual Arts Award: including architecture, fine craft, media arts and photography
Performing Arts Award: including dance, music and theatre
Literary Arts Awards*: including literary translation, literary performance, spoken word and storytelling
Indigenous Artist Award: including visual arts: architecture, fine craft, media arts and photography; performing arts: dance, music and theatre; and literary arts: literary translation, literary performance, spoken word and storytelling

* Please note that awards in Literary Arts alternate between French and English from year to year. The next nomination period (2024), nominations in English language literary arts will be considered.

Details are here.

Women in Music Canada 🎶

Have you applied for the inaugural WIM Canada Honours?⁠

This program is designed to celebrate and support women and gender diverse Canadian innovators and creators who have outstanding success in their field in the eligibility year (December 2021 through December 2022 for annual based categories). ⁠


Submissions now open. Women in music Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants must submit interest through WIM Canada’s application form by the deadline (Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET). This may be done by the prospective honouree or another Canadian colleague. The honours will be presented at a dinner March 8 (International Women’s Day) to cap off our IWD programming. ⁠

Women in Music Canada values diversity, equity and inclusion, and welcome applications from innovators and creators from diverse backgrounds.⁠

Learn more and apply today here. ⁠Have you applied for the inaugural WIM Canada Honours?⁠

This program is designed to celebrate and support women and gender diverse Canadian innovators and creators who have outstanding success in their field in the eligibility year (December 2021 through December 2022 for annual based categories). ⁠
⁠Applicants must submit interest through WIM Canada’s application form by the deadline (Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET). This may be done by the prospective honouree or another Canadian colleague. The honours will be presented at a dinner March 8 (International Women’s Day) to cap off our IWD programming. ⁠

Women in Music Canada values diversity, equity and inclusion, and welcome applications from innovators and creators from diverse backgrounds.⁠

Details here.

Fiddlehead Poetry Contest 📇

The Fiddlehead‘s 2022 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Contest is now open for submissions and we’re excited to announce that Dominique Bechard, shalan joudry, and Michael Prior are the talented poets who will be judging this year’s entries!

Submit now. 2022 Poetry contest. Dominque Béchard, shalan joudry, Michael Prior. $2,000 prize for best poem! Deadline Dec 1, 2022

Dominique Béchard is the author of the poetry collection One Dog Town (Gaspereau Press, 2019) and the chapbook Infinity Mirror (Frog Hollow Press, 2022). She currently lives in Fredericton, on unceded Wolastoqiyik territory.

shalan joudry is a Mi’kmaw mother, poet, playwright, oral storyteller and ecologist. Using her theatrical background, shalan brings Mi’kmaw stories to a new generation of listeners, as well as recounting personally crafted narratives. The author of three books, her most recent book, Waking Ground (2020) was shortlisted for the J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award, the Maxine Tynes Nova Scotia Poetry Award, the 2021 Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award for Poetry in English. She lives in her home territory of Kespukwitk (southwest Nova Scotia) with her family in their community of L’sətkuk (Bear River First Nation).

Michael Prior is the author of two books of poems: Burning Province (McClelland & Stewart, 2020), which won the Canada-Japan Literary Award and the BC & Yukon Book Prizes’ Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and Model Disciple (Véhicule Press, 2016), which was named one of the best books of the year by the CBC. Prior was a 2021-2022 Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library and is currently a 2021-2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow with the Jerome Foundation. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, the Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, PN Review, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day series, and elsewhere.

$2000 prize for best poem! 

Read the contest submission guidelines for more information.

Good luck to all entrants. This year’s contest deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2022 (postmarked for mailed entries and 11:59 pm Pacific Time for Submittable entries).

Click here to submit.

Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Call for Submissions 🎤

Regulations & Eligibility

Any Indigenous musician, artists, designer, producer, or dancer etc… that meets the following criteria:

You are a Canadian or American Indigenous Citizen or International Indigenous person from such countries & continents as Australia, South America, New Zealand, Mexico, Caribbean Islands & Pacific Islands – Canadian or Native American Inuit, First Nation, Metis or International Indigenous is defined by Indigenous Hip Hop Awards to be: holding a Canadian, American or International birth certificates, passports during the eligibility period; Such groups as deemed by Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, solo/duo/group rappers, spoken word artists, writers, video producer(s) being the creative force behind the group label and/or designer in fashion, deejays, R&B singers, reggae artists, break dancers/crews, painters/graffiti arts, music video producer/directors and music producers.

International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards. Calling all Indigenous rappers, singers, clothing lines, DJs, reggae artists, and more. Submissions are now open. Click here or call 204-228-0006

Your urban content must be available for sale or just online – You have products available for sale or content online for fans or consumers to view your work. This means your single, EP, design work, events, videos, works of art or album is available online for all the world to enjoy!

Our eligibility period – The eligibility period for the Indigenous Hip Hop Awards & Festival Location: New Westminster BC, Canada, Submission Are Now Open, Deadline April 1, 2023.

By submitting your content to the Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, you grant. The Indigenous Hip Hop Awards the permission to use submitted content for promotional purposes.

Voting

Your music & bios will be reviewed by music judges and the music industry insiders made up of producers, deejays and other artists professionals. Nominees will be posted online at www.indigenoushiphopawards.com Voting will open on July 1, 2023 and will close on August 1, 2023. Fans and peers will also be able to vote for your work! After the review process, only groups as deemed by Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, solo/duo/group rappers, spoken word artists, writers, video producer(s) being the creative force behind the group label and/or designer in fashion, deejays, R&B singers, reggae artists, break dancers/crews, painters/graffiti arts, music video producer/directors and music producers. Selected by the music judges and music industry insiders will be displayed for the online voting.

Apply here.

Her Music Awards 🏆

The Her Music Awards (Sponsored by Bandzoogle) are designed to celebrate and support female-identified Canadian mid-career music creators who are on the verge of taking their creative careers to the next level.

Applicants must submit an application through SOCAN Foundation’s application portal by the deadline.

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Value

Award Recipient(s) will be selected to receive a grant prize of up to CAD$5,000.00 each.

Selection Process

All genres of music are welcome. Eligible applications will be considered by a jury of prominent Canadian music creators selected by SOCAN Foundation, in consultation with Bandzoogle. Excellence demonstrated through Artistic Merit will be an overriding consideration in the adjudication, in addition to thoughtful demonstration of how the Award would help advance the applicant’s career. The jury’s decisions are final.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to be considered for the Award, an applicant must:

  • Self-identify as female;
  • Be a citizen, landed immigrant or legal resident of Canada;
  • Submit a complete application with all required supporting materials by the deadline, which includes, among other things, the following components (see application form in the online portal for more details):
    • One original musical work written/composed entirely by the applicant within 3 years prior to the application deadline. Note: Works that were winning entries of past SOCAN Foundation awards, and arrangements, covers, mash-ups, remixes, adaptations and reinterpretations, etc., are not eligible for consideration.
    • Proposal for how the grant prize would be used to advance their career or support the development of their career;
  • Not have previously won any awards from SOCAN Foundation;
  • Be a SOCAN member, or be eligible to become a SOCAN member if selected as a finalist for the Awards (that is, the applicant is not a member of any music performing rights organization at the time they are selected as an Award finalist).
  • Not be a past or current board member or employee of SOCAN, SOCAN Foundation, Bandzoogle or any of Bandzoogle’s member organizations; and
  • Have their parental/legal guardian sign the application and agree to the below Application Terms and Conditions on the applicant’s behalf, if the applicant will not have reached the legal age of majority in their province or territory of residence by the application deadline.

A group of individuals (such as a duo or a band) may apply for the Awards together as one applicant, but all individuals in the group must meet all the eligibility criteria above for the group to be eligible to be considered for the Awards. If selected as an Award recipient, the group will receive one award prize.

Full details are here.

ECMA 2023 Awards and Showcasing Submissions Open 🎼

Submissions for Awards and Showcasing at the 2023 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 3 – 7, 2023.

East Coast Music Awards Halifax, NS, May 3-7, 2023

Submissions will open September 01, 2022 at 12 PM ADT and closes September 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

All 2023 Manuals for submissions are available in the “ECMA Manuals” tab.

Details here.

Music Composer Award: Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund 🎼

The award assists New Brunswick composers who want to develop and strengthen their craft. Open to music composers who are emerging and seasoned.

Apply by September 15, 2022
$800 Cash Award

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Eligible activities:

  • Mentorships (paying for any costs associated with the mentorship, including a fee for your mentor).
  • Workshop & Lab Intensives (costs related to the workshop whether in person or online).
  • Artist-in-Residence (costs related to the residency).
  • Memberships (costs associated with joining a composer organization).
  • Educational Material (costs related to the purchase of any educational material).

Submission Guidelines

Please include the following:

  • Artist Bio
  • Samples of your work (4 compositions max).
  • Letter explaining what you will use the award for including costs.
  • Letter from mentor confirming their involvement if applying for mentorship.

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com

Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund Artist Support Scholarship 👩🏼‍🏫

September 1, 2022
$1000 Cash Award
A cash subsidy for struggling New Brunswick artists in any creative discipline (emerging, mid-career, or seasoned). Open to students.
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Eligible costs: Rent, Art supplies, Food, Gas, Equipment, Online program subscriptions, Bills.
Submission Guidelines

Artist bio.

Samples of work.

Letter describing why financial assistance is needed.

‍Email submissions to: catmaryleblanc@gmail.com

Details here.