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.

Small Works 2023 Application🎄

Small Works is a festive and fun opportunity to find unique and one of a kind holiday gifts by local and regional artists. The Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery is thrilled to announce our Small Works dates for 2023 and hope you will consider being a new or returning artist.


Small Works 2023


Information for both new and past artists can be found here along with our application form. For further information please contact the Gallery at info@mccainartgallery.com or 506-392-6769

Small Works Exhibition Dates: November 25 – December 23
Application from New Artists Due: October 3, 2023
ALMAG Confirmation for New Artists: October 11, 2023

Artwork Drop off: By appointment November 2-8, 2023
for hanging art By appointment November 9-15, 2023
for all other art Artwork Pick-up: January 4-10, 2023

artsnb September Deadlines 🗓️

Artist in Residence Program: September 1

The Artist in Residence Program is intended for individual artists to participate in residencies and New Brunswick public or private institutions and organizations to host professional artists, and enable them to pursue specific projects relating to their creative work. The artists in residence are also to contribute to the promotion and understanding of the arts by means of the artists’ contact with the clientele of the establishments.

Artist in Residence

This program is divided into two components:

  • Artist in residence – Artists: to participate in residency opportunities in New Brunswick or abroad, or for residency opportunities in Quebec as per an agreement with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and;
  • Artist in Residence – Host Organizations: for not-for-profit, for-profit and institutions to host artists in residence.

Details here.

Career Development Program: September 1

The Career Development program is designed to recognize and encourage arts professionals who have demonstrated exceptional artistic talent and potential, and who are pursuing a career in the arts.

The program is divided in three components:

  • The Arts by Invitation component is for assistance to present work by invitation in established arts events.
  • The Professional Development component is for assistance for professional development scholarships for studies and mentorships.
  • The Professionalization and Promotion component is designed to assist artists to produce tools related to the promotion of the artist’s work and career with a view to broadening the dissemination network for their work and diversifying their sources for funding.

Details here.

Equinox Program: September 15

The Equinox program supports Indigenous artists, curators and groups to engage in artistic creation and professional development.

Eligible projects can range from:

  • research and development for the creation of new works
  • creation and presentation of artistic work
  • activities that support and strengthen the Indigenous arts community.

The Equinox program provides flexible, short-term support to individual Indigenous artists or collectives applying on behalf of small or large groups, arts groups, organizations, community groups, independent arts administrators, and artistic and cultural mediators. Grant funds may be used for organizational development and professional development that will have a positive impact on building the arts ecosystem in Indigenous communities.

Details are here.

10th Annual Square Foot Show at the Grand Manan Art Gallery 🔳🦶🏾

The 10th Annual Square Foot Show will be the grand finale of the 2023 season at the Grand Manan Art Gallery. This show is popular with both artists and visitors to the Gallery. The objective is to pack as much punch as possible into one square foot of space. We welcome a variety of artwork — paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, ceramics, wood, and mixed media pieces, but there is one stipulation. The outside dimensions of the artwork (including any frame) must measure 12 inches by 12 inches.


Grand Manan Art Gallery Square Foot Show


This event is a major fund raiser for the gallery. Up to four pieces may be submitted, and all the artwork will be priced at $200. There will be an entry fee of $10 per piece, and a modest 25% commission on sales. Gallery visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favourite pieces, and People’s Choice Awards of $200, $150 and $100 will be given for the three most popular works in the show.

If you wish to participate in the Square Foot Show, download an entry form from our website and submit it to the Gallery office by September 4. The Entry Fee of $10 per submission is payable by e-transfer gmag2121@gmail.com, or cheque made payable to the Gallery and mailed to the Treasurer:

Grand Manan Art Gallery 10 Marathon Lane Grand Manan, NB E5G 3A3.

Artwork must reach the Gallery by September 8.

For the convenience of mainland artists, artwork may be taken to By The Sea Framing, 122 Water Street, St. Andrews, NB on September 6 or 7. By-The-Sea is currently open by appointment as their building is under construction, and artists are advised to call Rebecca at (506) 529-8700 to arrange a time for delivering their work

Sunbury Shores Call for Exhibition Proposals 2024-25 🌿

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, in St Andrews, NB is calling for exhibition proposals by contemporary artists from New Brunswick, Canada, and internationally for exhibition at Sunbury Shores from 2024 – 2025.

Sunbury Shores Arts and Ecology

Sunbury Shores is a not-for-profit community art centre with a mandate to present the work of contemporary New Brunswick, Canadian and international professional visual artists. Sunbury Shores is currently seeking exhibition proposals for solo and group exhibitions in a variety of media. Exhibition proposals should be well-researched and outline a clear concept; they will be reviewed for artistic quality and creativity.

A collaboration between the arts and nature has informed the vision for Sunbury Shores since it was founded nearly 60 years ago, an anniversary to be celebrated in 2024.

Exhibitions are displayed for approximately six weeks with some smaller exhibitions, or pop- up shows, presented for a shorter period. Artist fees, based on national CARFAC rates, are paid to Canadian artists. Artwork may be available for sale or not. A jury of staff, community members, and professional artists reviews proposals.

Details 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.

Jane Leblanc Legacy Fund Logo

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.

Burtynsky Grant 2023: Call for Submissions 📸

Deadline extended: October 13, 2023

CONTACT is requesting submissions for the 2023 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook.

In 2016, photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT established the Burtynsky Grant to foster the creation of photobooks by Canadians. The grant supports photo-based artists who are at the advanced stages of developing a cohesive, rigorous body of work presented in book form.

Please note that the jury is not interested in reviewing submissions related to: street photography, travelogues or vacations, architecture, or fashion.

Details are here.

Email photobook@scotiabankcontactphoto.com with your questions.

Lacey Prize Call for Submissions 2023 📣

Artists-Run Art Spaces and Galleries from across Canada Invited to Apply for the 2023 Lacey Prize.

The call for applications is now open.

Lacey Prize 2023

The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) invites artists-run centres and community-focused galleries from cities and towns from across Canada to submit their applications for the 2023 Lacey Prize. In its third edition since its inception in 2019, the Prize provides financial assistance and recognizes the essential contributions of these art organizations to Canada’s cultural sector. The first-place winner will receive $50,000, and two runners-up will receive $20,000 each. The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, September 24, 2023.

The three winners will be selected by an independent jury and announced in early December 2023. For more information and to download the application form, go here.

There are more than 180 artists-run centres in the visual and media arts, contemporary craft and architecture, throughout Canada.

Craft NB Jurying Session, Fall 2023 🧶

Craft NB jurying sessions typically happen twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. The drop-off deadline for the first 2023 jurying session is September 1 at 12pm! Please contact Emily at communications@craftnb.ca with any questions you may have about jurying, and to set up a time for drop-off! Please note that our in-office hours may change week-to-week, so setting up a time for drop-off is necessary.

Apply to become a part of a local community of professional craftspeople and craft enthusiasts.


Craft NB Jurying Session 2023


Craft NB is the oldest Canadian provincial crafts council, and we offer a variety of memberships for the craft enthusiast, the professional craftsperson, students and emerging artisans. Learn how you can become part of New Brunswick’s growing fine craft community.

Vendor Opportunity at Taste of the Atlantic 2023 🍽️

Join us at the Taste of the Atlantic Festival in Fredericton, NB, where we are celebrating the vibrant Indigenous cuisine and rich cultural heritage of the region.

Vendor Sign Up

We are excited to extend an open invitation to Indigenous vendors who are passionate about showcasing their unique crafts, traditional foods, and handmade products at our market. This is an incredible opportunity to connect with a diverse community of food enthusiasts, cultural enthusiasts, and individuals interested in supporting Indigenous businesses.

Whether you specialize in mouthwatering traditional dishes, beautifully crafted artwork, or artisanal goods, we would love to have you as part of our festival!


Dates: August 19th, 20th, and 26th
Location: Fredericton NB
Vendor Fee: $25/day

To apply, please email  info@tasteoftheatlantic.com or jennasnutfreedessertery@gmail.com with the following information:

  1. Fill out the form at the link below.
  2. Include links to your website or social media pages (if available).

Vendor Sheet for Taste of the Atlantic

Let’s come together to celebrate Indigenous culture, support local businesses, and indulge in the incredible flavors of the Atlantic!

Call for Submissions – Radiant Rural Halls 2024 🔆

this town is small presents Radiant Rural Halls: Call for Submissions for 2024 – Deadline Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Midnight AST

About Radiant Rural Halls

Radiant Rural Halls 2024

this town is small (TTIS) artist-run centre is seeking proposals for the third edition of Radiant Rural Halls. This project will consist of a series of contemporary art projects and events presented at rural community halls in PEI. The presentations will take place between February and April 2024, with exact dates and venues to be confirmed. Radiance refers to emanating light, warmth, and joy. We see community halls themselves as having a radiant quality and we are seeking works that engage with this idea, as well as with the liveliness and histories of the halls and their surrounding communities.

We encourage proposals in artistic mediums such as installation, media arts, and performance. Proposals focused on community engagement such as workshops, demonstrations, presentation and storytelling are also highly encouraged. We welcome work that highlights marginalized perspectives, is geared towards youth or senior communities, or has a meaningful connection to a particular area of PEI.

Artist fees that follow CARFAC standard guidelines will be paid for this exhibition and associated public presentations. TTIS will provide production support for technical equipment and other material needs. Support for ground travel and/or shipping will also be available.

Details are here.

InterMISSION Artist Residency Program- Call for Artists 🎨

Deadline: September 8, 2023

The artist residency program called InterMISSION established during the pandemic will continue to expand the capacity and activities in the theatre during quiet periods in the annual programming cycle. Designed for local artists to nurture and support creativity and innovative practices in their craft, the InterMISSION residency program offers artists mentorship, access to professional facilities, and support. Our technical staff, specializing in theatrical lighting, sound, and multi-media arts, are available to the artists to work on individually designed proposals of development and exploration. The Playhouse staff is also available to assist with designing proposals, grant writing, production tutorials or other educational components involved in an artist’s creative project.

The Fredericton Playhouse is now accepting applications for their artist development program, InterMISSION. Applications are due by September 8th, 2023, for residencies taking place during the 2024-25 season.

How to apply:

Please send your application in one document by September 8th, 2023, to Lesandra Dodson at lesandra@theplayhouse.ca

Applications must include:

  1. Applicant name and contact information (mailing address, e-mail, phone number(s))
  2. Artistic Discipline(s) (theatre, music, dance, literary arts, media arts, multi-disciplinary arts, architecture, circus, spoken word, etc.)
  3. List of Artists, collaborators, or partners involved
  4. Artist CV and/or bio for each artist or artistic company involved
  5. Links to applicant’s website(s) and those of collaborators and partners, and links to samples of previous work (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  6. Project description and objective (2 pages maximum) – Explain why this residency would be important for you, what you hope to achieve, and how you will document the residency. Provide how online content will be developed and how it will be disseminated.
  7. Number of days required to complete the residency
  8. Availability – Provide three (3) possible start dates for the residency
  9. Reference – One (1) professional reference (name, relationship and contact info) who can support your application

Find more information on their website here.

Third Space: Call For Nighttime Photographers 📸

Deadline: June 30

Location: Uptown Saint John, NB

Timeframe: August 18-20

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Third Space is seeking a local creative and innovative photographer who is able to capture the magic of their festival in the darkness.

The responsibilities of this opportunity include the following:

  • 3-Day on the ground presence during the festival
  • Documenting each installation in the THIRD SHIFT Lineup
  • Capturing the interactive and ambient moments of the attendees
  • Providing high quality final copies of said documentation

This contractual position will take place from Friday, August 18, through Sunday, August 20th, 2023 in Uptown Saint John, New Brunswick. Compensation for this opportunity will be agreed upon after the application deadline, and amounts will be reflected in respect to CARFAC standards.

DEADLINE: Friday, June 30, 2023. Please send your applications with the following materials to tiersespace@gmail.com with the subject title: PHOTOGRAPHER 2023

  • Artist CV
  • Portfolio/supporting works

Have questions? Contact them via email tiersespace@gmail.com, text, or call (506)566-7434

Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists in Residence Program 🏘️

Call for applications for the FAA Artists in Residence program.

Call for applications for the Fredericton Arts Alliance's Artists in Residence Program

After three years of solo virtual residencies, the Fredericton Arts Alliance’s 22nd series of Artists in Residence will be back in real space, real-time in the Casemates in Downtown Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District from June 23rd to September 2nd.
Once again, two artists will be working in the Casemate studio with the opportunity to bounce ideas off each other, share insights, learn new approaches, broaden horizons, and expand art practices. Hence this year’s theme: Collaboration.

We seek emerging and experienced artists working in any media, including architecture, performance, sculpture, music, dance, electronic media, literary arts, visual art, fibre arts, and fine craft.

Please share widely! The deadline is May 19th at 4 pm.

For more information and to download the application form, go here.

Bathurst Plein Air Festival Artist Registration 🎨

Registration deadline: July 1

The Bay Breeze Art Gallery is searching for Maritime artists to paint outdoor scenes around the Bathurst Marina, Youghall Beach and surrounding areas. Artists may register here or at the Bay Breeze Art Gallery, La Promenade Waterfront Bathurst.

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