Hanwell Park Academy Call for Proposals 🏫

The New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture invites professional artists to submit proposals to design, create and install public artwork at the new Hanwell Park Academy School in Hanwell, New Brunswick. The total budget for commissioning public artwork at this site is $50,000. Once works are created and installed, they become part of collection ArtNB (formerly The New Brunswick Art Bank). Preference will be given to New Brunswick professional artists.

Call to Artists. Public Art Proposal Hanwell Park Academy, Deadline August 19, 2022


The call to artists is open to professional artists. An individual artist or a group of artists may propose a project.
A professional artist is defined as an individual who:
o Has a history of public presentation in a professional context;
o Practices an art and offers services in exchange for remuneration as a creator; and
o Has specialized training in the arts (not necessarily in academic institutions) and is recognized as such by their peers.

o Submissions from students at any level are not eligible;
o Artists who are contract employees of NB Anglophone West School District are not eligible;
o Members of the Evaluation Committee, the GNB Steering Committee, and their immediate families are ineligible to apply.


The Province of New Brunswick has constructed a new school located at 2321 Route 640 in Hanwell. Hanwell School is a K-8 school that is anticipated to open in September 2022. The school is configured to support 650 students.

Full details are here.

Free Mentorship Program for Emerging BIPOC or LGBTQ+ Writer in New Brunswick 🏳️‍🌈 📚

Moore Hype is very excited to announce a new mentorship program for underrepresented writers in the province of New Brunswick. And it’s now underway! We want to offer assistance to authors in this province who may feel discouraged or unsure of where to look for their next publishing steps. This program will be supported by volunteers from the Canadian publishing community from across the country. If you are an emerging BIPOC or LGBTQ+ writer living in New Brunswick, please consider applying to this exciting new program. Whatever you’re looking for, we probably have the answers. And we’d love to see what you’re up to in your writing journey.

Free mentorship program for emerging BIPOC or LGBTQ+ writer living in the province of New Brunswick. To apply, tell us a bit about yourself. If you feel like it, send two samples of your writing to hello@morehype.com

Full details here.

Ecology Inspires Me: A Pop-Up Festival of Plein-Air 🌎

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre invites artists, between August 15 – 27th, to be inspired by the ecology of this area, the Western Isles Archipelago and its attending bays, inlets, and shores. Artists will base themselves at Sunbury Shores and work around the area, with its huge range of beautiful locations. We are interested in Plein-air which focuses on sensitivity to the environment of which we are an interdependent part. Artists may bring and sell work through our galleries.

Call for Artists. A pop-up festival of plein-air. Ecology Inspires Me. August 15-27, 2022.

Email operations@sunburyshores.org, or call (506) 529-3386 to sign up!


Silver Wave Film Festival Submissions Open July 2nd 🌊

The annual Silver Wave Film Festival features something for everyone. The event offers a showcase of multicultural, international, French and English programming of all genres and lengths and a comprehensive industry series which brings experienced and emerging producers and filmmakers together.

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Silver Wave is jam packed with exciting events and programming with diversity and depth. The Festival is the brainchild of the board and staff at the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative and is the staff’s volunteer labour.

1) Best NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos)

2) Lex Gigeroff Excellence in Screenwriting in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

3) Excellence in Cinematography in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

4) Excellence in Art Direction in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

5) Excellence in Sound Design in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

6) Excellence in Picture Editing in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

7) Excellence in Music Composition in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

8) Outstanding Performance by a NB Actress (open to eligible short NB films/videos

9) Outstanding Performance by a NB Actor (open to eligible short NB films/videos

10) Outstanding Performance by a NB Supporting Actress (open to eligible short NB films/videos

11) Outstanding Performance by a NB Supporting Actor (open to eligible short NB films/videos

12) Best Documentary Short (open to eligible documentaries under 60 minutes)

13) Best Documentary Feature(open to eligible documentaries 60 minutes and over)

14) Best Experimental OR Animated Short Film (open to eligible short films/videos

15) Best Student Short (dependent on number of submissions, open to eligible student films

16) Best Canadian Short (open to eligible Canadian shorts outside of NB)

17) Best International Short (open to eligible International shorts)

18) Best Genre Short (non-drama films including comedy (open to eligible short NB films/videos

19) Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award (for first and second time filmmakers
• $200 in workshops/training from the NBFC (2023)
• $800 cash from The LeBlanc Family and generous donations
• $1000 in equipment and post services from NBFC
• $80 (full membership two years) from the NBFC
• Workshopping of winning screenplay Presented by the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, Tony Merzetti & the LeBlanc Family

20) CBC/New Brunswick Joy ($8,500)
• $2,500 in cash from CBC
• $1,000 in cash from New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative
• $5,500 in equipment or facilities from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative

21) Brian Carty Film Volunteer Recognition Award

22) Jim Lavoie Film Professional Recognition Award

23) Silver Wave WIFT-AT Salute

24) Viewer’s Choice Award
Chosen by the fest audience online.

All films suitable for festival showcasing are accepted from around the world.
The festival is focused on shorts primarily but does accept fictional feature films annually.

At the discretion of the festival programmers, please be aware that your film may be screened virtually or in person.

Films must not be older than 2 years.
The majority of the awards are focused on NB shorts made by NB resident filmmakers.
There are specific awards for films from away.
For non-English films, subtitles are required.
When submitting please include full crew & cast lists, address, email, posters, stills, headshots and bios and film project info.
Online, private links are the preferred method to view films (Youtube, Vimeo)
Filmmakers must have the rights to all images and music in their film.

Friends of Fundy Seafaring Exhibition ⚓️

The Friends of Fundy is seeking proposals for the upcoming exhibition Seafaring, which will be installed at the Molly Kool Center in Fundy National Park from August 3 to 25, 2022. Proposals Due Thursday, June 30th 2022, 11:59 PM AST.

Seafaring seeks to frame the organization’s programming mission to explore the local environment and community’s relationship to climate, rurality, and artistic practices. Drawing inspiration from the site’s storied past as the former home of North America’s first female sea Captain, the exhibition will explore knowledge shared through making, the cyclical nature of rural life, and gender representation in industry.

Call for submissions: Seafaring. For emerging artists. Proposals due Thursday June 30th, 11:59pm AST. Image of the beach at Alma.

This is an opportunity for self-identified emerging artists with connections to the Bay of Fundy region. We encourage proposals from members of all equity-seeking groups.

The call is open to new and existing work in any media, however access to power is limited.

Selected artists will be paid standard CARFAC fees.
All applicants will be contacted July 4th, regardless of acceptance status.

We acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we operate and this work will be presented. The Bay of Fundy is the ancestral and unceded territory of the Wabanaki People, covered by the Covenant Chain of Sacred Peace and Friendship Treaties first signed with settlers in 1725, and affirmed by Section 35 of the Canada Constitution. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to live, learn, and create in this beautiful place.

The Friends of Fundy is grateful for the support of Canadian Heritage, the Village of Alma, and Mount Allison Careers in the development of this project.

The submission form is here.

Sackville Street Chalk Art Festival: Call for Artists 🖍

On August 26 & 27, 2022 the Town of Sackville is excited to bring back the popular Sackville Street Chalk Art Festival. Unique in Atlantic Canada, this two-day event will include several artists creating artworks directly in various locations throughout our downtown.

Call for artists. Sackville Street Chalk Art Festival. Date: August 26-27, 2022. The town of Sackville is thrilled to announce the return of the Sackville Street Chalk Art Festival. We are seeking chalk artists for the event. If you are interested, please contact bdintern@sackville.com for full details.


We are seeking chalk artists for the event. If you are interested, please contact bdintern@sackville.com for full details.

Alongside the artists there will be multiple creativity zones, art workshops and large-scale chalk activities to enjoy. Throughout the festival there will be musical acts from all across the Tantramar Region and enough chalk for everyone who wants to participate.

The 2022 schedule of events will be made available soon.

You can find the full 2021 schedule of events here.

You can register for our various workshops here.

Toronto Queer Film Festival Call for Submissions 🏳️‍🌈

Calling all Queer and/or Trans Indigenous filmmakers to submit their films to Toronto Queer Film Festival’s (TQFF) and Indigenous Curatorial Collective Gathering’s (ICCA) film program which will be curated by both organizations. This will coincide as one of the events for ICCA’s annual hybrid gathering, Framing Responsibility: A Gathering on Accountability taking place from October 7th – October 30th, 2022.

Call for submissions. The Toronto Queer Film Festival x Indigenous Curatorial Collective Presents Indigiqueer and Two Spirit cinema. Films will be screened during the ICCA gathering on Sunday Oct 16th, 2022. Deadline for submissions July 15th 2022, 11:59pm EST

We are seeking to showcase the brilliance of 2S, Indigiqueer, Trans and Queer Indigenous short films; video, animated work of all forms, genres, and durations. We especially encourage the submission of stories that align with ICCA’s annual theme of accountability and/or explore a variety of themes of identity, community, change, and joy.

Films will be screened during the ICCA Gathering on Sunday, October 16th, 2022.

● Director must be Indigenous , we will be prioritizing filmmakers who are First Nations, Metis or Inuit and whose territories/homelands are being occupied by the settler colonial state Canada.
● Director must be LGBTQ2S+
● Completed Final Film
● Films with closed caption files and audio description are highly encouraged.

Deadline for Submissions: July 15th, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

If selected, you will be notified by late July/ early August, you will receive an artist fee for the screening of your film, your film will be (if not already) captioned, and an audio-describer will visually describe your film so that it can be accessible for audience members who are Blind and partially-sighted.

If there are any access needs and/or issues filling out this form, please do not hesitate to contact, Keisha (k.erwin@icca.art).

*ICCA and TQFF would like to acknowledge the phenomenal 2S Cree filmmaker TJ Cuthand (he/him) who came up with the term ‘indigiqueer’ in the early 2000s. Thank you TJ for leading the way, you can see more of his work here:  https://www.thirzacuthand.com/biography/

Artsnb Career Development Program Upcoming Deadline: July 1st 🗓


PLEASE NOTE the criteria relaxation for the Arts by Invitation (*NEW*), the Professional Development and  Professionalization & Promotion components are still in effect. Please have a look at the recent update regarding the criteria relaxation of Career Development components here.

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The Career Development program at arts nb 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 four components:

  • The Arts by Invitation component is for assistance to present work by invitation in established arts events.
  • The Artist in Residence component is for assistance for participation in residency opportunities of three (3) months and less. The artists in residence are to contribute to the promotion and understanding of the arts by means of the artists’ contact with the clientele of the establishments.
  • 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.


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Music Studio Mentee Program ✨

The Jane Leblanc Legacy Fund music studio mentee program is assists emerging music artists with their music creation and composing growth in a studio setting. This program utilizes experienced Canadian and International music artists as mentors in-person and virtually.

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Mentors to choose from depending on what you are looking for in a mentor:

Cat LeBlanc (Click Here for Cat’s background) – Awarded Mentee – Anne Lebans

Kylie Fox (Click Here for Kylie’s background)

Jason Anderson (Click Here for Jason’s background)

David Somerville (Click Here for David’s background)

Submission Guidelines

Short paragraph or resume showing your emerging training and development in music.

Brief letter or email expressing why you think you would benefit from being mentored and specifics on what you want to get from the experience OR short iPhone video (2 min).

This mentorship experience also includes grant-writing consultation with the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund and other mentorship and performance opportunities.

Deadline is July 15, 2022

$2,000 in-kind

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com.

Sheila Hugh Mackay Award Deadline Reminder 🐘

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is a champion of the visual arts in New Brunswick. 

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Through its annual juried award programs, we celebrate  of artists who have achieved career milestones and who continue to push the boundaries of their creative practices.  Currently the Foundation is inviting nominations and applications for two major  awards:

The Nel Oudemans Award

The Marie Hèlène Allain Fellowship Award

The Foundation encourages input from the community in recognizing important artistic talents in our midst.  The deadline for submission is June 30, 2022.

Please consult the website for full application details.

Salle Sans Sous: Call for Submissions 🪙

Salle Sans Sous: Emerging space
A view of the Salle Sans Sous. Two puppets are hanging from the right-hand wall.
2022 – 2023 Programming Deadline: July 15 2022 @ 23h59 (ADT) The Galerie Sans Nom manages an exhibition space dedicated to emerging artists. Salle Sans Sous (penniless room) was created in 1982. Don’t be alarmed by the name: the artists receive a CARFAC fee (500$) for presenting their work in this space. In order to support professional development, the Salle Sans Sous is a venue for artists preparing their first exhibition. All practices are welcome, and contemporary approaches are favoured to fit within the mandate of Galerie Sans Nom. It is an opportunity for artists to explore and push their own boundaries. * Please note that GSN, unfortunately, cannot cover the travel costs for this particular space due to budgetary reasons. *

Diaspora: Call for Submissions 🔀

2023 Programming

Diaspora Seeds

displacement / sense of displacement
state of in-betweenness
through — across — scattered


Galerie Sans Nom (GSN) proudly launches its first call to artists since 2019. Artists, collectives and curators are invited to propose contemporary art projects that address the theme of diaspora.

⇀ To submit a proposal fill out the form at the following link.

⇀ Deadline July 15, 2022 – 11:59 pm (Atlantic time)

⇀ Results will be announced to all applicants by August 15, 2022.

⇀ Only two (2) projects will be selected and the exhibits will be presented in February and August 2023.

⇀ Feedback on unsuccessful proposals is unfortunately not possible due to the large number of applications received and the capabilities of GSN.

⇀ GSN agrees to pay CARFAC’s recommended exhibition fee ($2,205), a conference fee ($350), and travel and transportation costs for works up to $2,000.

⇀ GSN also provides technical assistance and access to a range of materials and tools.

⇀ If you need assistance or support in terms of accessibility to submit your proposal we will do our best to support you through a variety of approaches.

⇀ For any questions or accessibility needs contact Annie at direction@galeriesansnom.org or by phone at 506 854 5381

Fruit Loops II: Too Fruity Too Loopy 🍇🍎🥝

Call for Submissions

A Collaboration between Galerie Sans Nom & Struts Gallery

Fruit Loops II. Too Fruity Too Loopy. Deadline July 1st, 11:59pm

Deadline: Friday, July 1st at 11:59 PM

Galerie Sans Nom and Struts Gallery are seeking submissions to the newest iteration of the FRUIT LOOPS video art screening series. FRUIT LOOPS II: TOO FRUITY TOO LOOPY is a mélange of LGBTQ2SIA+ videos and filmed performances exploring gender performativity and celebrating masquerade, personas, and other fluid forms of identity. Submissions are welcome from artists at any stage of their career. Galerie Sans Nom and Struts Gallery are dedicated to paying artist fees and use the IMAA fee schedule as a guide when presenting media artworks.

To apply, please write to us and include the following information. Please collate all text documents into a single PDF:

– Artist CV (2 pages max)
– Artist Bio
– Project Description (max 250 words)
– Up to 3 videos (maximum 15 minutes each, sent via WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, or linked via Youtube or Vimeo)

Applications can be sent to submissions[at]strutsgallery.ca with the subject line ‘Fruit Loops Submission’.

Conference 506 🎧

★ 16·18 SEPT 2022, MONCTON ★
​★ 21·22 OCT 2022, MONCTON ★

Conference (506) is a multi-stage program that helps emerging and developing artists build sustainable careers in the music industry.

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New Brunswick is teeming with musical talent, far exceeding the infrastructure and professional resources available. Conference (506) aims to give artists the tools to achieve the next step in their careers.

Part 1, In THEORY, takes place on September 16·18 and is for selected artists only. Part 2, In PRACTICE, takes place on October 21·22 and is for the whole music industry!


Conference (506) aims to give emerging (1) and developing (2) New Brunswick artists the knowledge and skills to reach their career goals. This is not a program for established artists with a significant track record. The artist should have some industry experience but has yet to achieve significant success.

(1) An artist who has already taken their first steps in the music industry (gigs in their immediate region, demo, some social media, etc.), but might still be missing some of the necessary tools to move forward. (≈ 1-2 years in the music business)

(2) An artist who has a better understanding of the music industry and who has experience (provincial or regional touring, sound recording, showcasing, grant applications, etc.) They need help to advance to the next level of their business goals by building their team, making contacts and learning the right skills (≈3-6 years)


While we don’t like to discourage anyone from throwing their hat in, Conference (506) is not intended for established and exporting artists who have a significant track record and a steady team. If this is your case, there will be other programs for you! And you are welcome to join us for the ‘In PRACTICE’ portion of the event, OCT. 21-22, which will offer many opportunities for networking and professional development, open to all.


  • Priority will be given to Artists who write and perform their own songs.
  • All music genres can apply to participate in Conference (506)
  • Artists (including all band members) are required to participate in all the program components. They must also be willing to travel. MNB will compensate the artists for their travel expenses and their time.
  • Artists must be members of Music·Musique NB
  • Artists must be residents of New Brunswick for at least six (6) months prior to the program start. For bands, the majority of members must be residents of New Brunswick.


We can’t have an industry conference without industry pros! If you book for a festival or venue, and you are looking for an excuse to get out of the house, join us for the ‘In PRACTICE’ portion of Conference (506), OCT 21-22.

  • Panels and keynote speakers on trendy industry topics
  • Lightning Rounds (aka Speed Dating) between artists and pros
  • Showcases
  • Drink Tickets!

Group Exhibition Alongside Goodnight Moon: Call for Artists 🌝

Group Exhibition alongside Goodnight Moon: a Rhythm, a Tempo
October 01-29, 2022 at Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre.
Contemporary / Conceptual / Fine Craft / Performance

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This ancillary exhibit will run concurrently with an installation by transdisciplinary artist Matthew-Robin Nye (Montréal) fabricated by Rob Bird (St. Andrews), depicting  the children’s book “Goodnight Moon”

Artwork should render a childlike sensibility – of wonderment, repetition, abstraction, amongst others – from an adult perspective.

Applications along with bio and sample images of work – including a description of proposed work if not yet fabricated – may be submitted to

Angela McLean, Operations Director, operations-director@sunburyshores.org

Canadian Folk Music Awards Submissions 🪕

Canadian artists who have released recordings between May 1, 2021 – July 15, 2022 are eligible to submit to the 2023 CFMAs.

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Before Submitting, please review the following:  Submission Eligibility  &  Categories & Criteria

Required Materials for all Album Categories (all except Single of the Year & Young Performer(s)):

  • Proof of Album Recording (valid Internet purchase link OR document in the form of a manufacturing invoice or a letter from the artist/group record label or distributor)
  • Proof of Album Release date (if release month and year is not evident from the above)
  • Artist Photo (JPG, Colour, Medium Resolution, Max 2MB)
  • Album Cover (JPG, Colour, Medium Resolution, Max 2MB)
  • Sample mp3 (representative song from the album to be used in the event of a nomination)
  • For Songwriting Categories onlyPDF of lyrics to all songs from the specified songwriter(s)
  • Full Album (this upload will take place after the form submission)

Required Materials for Single of the Year:

  • Proof of Single Release date (if the release month and year is not evident from the above)
  • Proof of Single Release (announcement, review, some other type of documentation (including radio charts, live streaming service, or other streaming report), letter from a record label or distributor, or some reasonable documentation to support the release.
  • Artist Photo (JPG, Colour, Medium Resolution, Max 2MB)
  • Single Artwork (related to the single or album where it appears) (JPG, Medium Resolution, Colour, Max 2MB)
  • Single mp3

Required Materials for Young Performer(s) of the Year:

  • Artist Photo (JPG, Colour, Medium Resolution, Max 2MB)
  • Album Artwork (any artwork related to the recordings is sufficient) (JPG, Medium Resolution, Colour, Max 2MB)
  • Sample mp3 (representative song to be used in the event of a nomination)

3-Step Submission Process:
Step 1 : Complete the submission form.
Step 2 : Submit your payment via PayPal (you will be automatically redirected to the PayPal payment page after Step 1. You do not have to have a PayPal account).
Step 3 : Upload your Album (after you complete Step 1, you will receive an email with instructions on how to upload your album. This step is not applicable for Single of the Year or submitters to only Young Performer(s) of the Year).

Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival Call for Submissions 🌓

Call for Submissions: 13th Annual Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival

Call for Submissions, Deadline June 27, Antigonight 2022. Rurality. Sept 16-17

Festival dates: September 16 & 17, 2022

Deadline to apply: June 27

Selection notification: July 10

Application Form: Follow this LINK

About the Festival:

Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival is a free arts festival that aims to be inclusive and accessible to all persons. This year, the festival runs from September 16th -17th in Antigonish, L’nuewa’ki (Mi’kma’ki)/Nova Scotia.

Since its inception in 2010, Antigonight: Art After Dark has been Antigonish Culture Alive’s most recognizable and popular outdoor, public art event. The festival provides an opportunity for artists to display their work and become known within the community and give the community the chance to interact with contemporary art spanning multiple mediums, such as dance, theatre, music, sound art, and installation art.

Festival Application:

We are inviting artists from anywhere in the world who have roots in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada to create experimental new works for the festival, including but not limited to: video, performance, dance, sound, sculpture, and installation, which can be presented in-person in the town of Antigonish. The heart of Antigonight is that all projects are interactive and/or participatory in nature, the selection committee will prioritize projects that have a participatory component, as stated in our mission statement.

Participating Antigonight artists will receive CARFAC-mandated artist fees in payment for their work. We strongly encourage members of LGBTQIA2+ communities, BIPOC and non-White communities, newcomers, and persons with disabilities to apply.

2022 Theme:

The theme for this year’s festival is RURALITY,  a back to the roots approach to Antigonight celebrating the community-minded aspect of rural Nova Scotia and the artists who make this region home. This festival is a celebration of all things small, simple, familiar, and rural.

Key thematic elements:

  • Familiarity
  • Rejection of urbanism
  • Environmentalism/sustainability
  • Community
  • Closeness
  • Shared histories
  • Regional newcomers
  • Homecoming
  • Rural resourcefulness

The Artistic Director, Becca Semple, is available to chat via email or telephone regarding your projects. If you’re unsure how your idea could fit within the festival, reach out and we can brainstorm together! They can be reached at antigonishculturealive@gmail.com

If you have any questions regarding the festival or your application, please email antigonightartfest@gmail.com

Plain Site Theatre Festival: Call for Submissions 🐓

The Plain Site Theatre Festival, founded and curated by Alex Rioux in partnership with Black Box Productions and Solo Chicken, is proud to return once again to the St. Thomas University campus in November 2022.  The Plain Site Theatre Festival is New Brunswick’s premier 2SLGBTQIA+ theatre festival dedicated to promoting queer focused storytelling and visibility by providing emerging artists and students a safer space to develop their craft under the guidance of established 2SLGBTQIA+ artists.
4th Annual Plain Site Theatre Festival
Although we just wrapped up our 3rd Annual Fest in March 2022, delayed from 2021 because of Covid 19,  we have decided to move back to our usual Fall slot for the 4th Annual, which we’ll call ‘2022 Part 2 Electric Boogaloo’.  Double the Plain Site, double the fun!  And so we are thrilled to announce the 4th Annual Plain Site Theatre Festival, CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.
As the festival grows it is always so heartwarming to see new connections being formed between students and community members. With this in mind, the theme for this year’s playwriting contest will be the question ‘How do we make connections?’ A community cannot thrive without strong connections and so we encourage playwrights to reflect on how we build strong connections with others as the catalyst for this year’s submissions.
  • Submission Deadline:  July 15, 2022 (Midnight)
  • Submissions will only be accepted from artists attending a secondary or post-secondary institution in New Brunswick and who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+.
  • Submissions should respond to the prompt. ‘How do we build connections?’, and are encouraged to explore what this question means to them.
  • Scripts must have a running time of between 10-20 minutes.
  • Scripts must contain no more than 2 actors. (Monologues are welcome)
  • Playwrights must be available to work on their script with a dramaturg between August and September 2022.
  • A maximum of 4 plays will be selected for the festival.
*The Plain Site Festival reserves the right to award fewer than the maximum number of plays allotted should jury members feel that the quality of submissions does not meet a minimum standard or that the festival would not be able to stage certain submitted scripts for logistical, financial, or legal reasons.
**The Plain Site Theatre Festival acknowledges that for 2SLGBTQIA+ students, public presentation of their identities may put them in a position of risk. Writers and performers are featured on social media posts and may be featured in related promotion of the festival (ie, press releases, featured in articles in news publications, etc) If you are not comfortable having a public presence with the festival please reach out with your situation so that we can best accommodate you while keeping your safety in mind. We are dedicated to creating safer spaces for participating artists and we want to be as flexible as possible with our participants]
  • Professional dramaturgy of their play
  • A workshop reading at the November 2022 4th Annual Plain Site Festival
  • A full production at the 2023 Festival
Please submit the following information through email by the July 15, 2022 deadline:
  • Cover sheet indicating the following: Playwrights Name, Pronouns, Full Contact Information, Title of Play
  • Copy of the Script
  • Documents should be in .doc, .docx or.pdf format
  • Please email scripts to Festival Director, Alex Rioux at pstfdirector@gmail.com
Plain Site Festival Media Contacts
– Festival Director – Alex Rioux – pstfdirector@gmail.com

Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival: Call for Applications 🩰

Festival Date: July 22, 2022

Applications due: May 31, 2022

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Connection Dance Works is now accepting submissions for the 2022 SJCDF for both an In-Person Live Performance or a video submission to the Festival Films.

Festival Overview:

The Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival is an annual festival that features professional and emerging choreographers from New Brunswick. All events take place in Saint John, New Brunswick. The festival’s programming seeks to offer a variety of artistic performances highlighting contemporary dance in Canada and is open to performers of all cultural backgrounds.

Now accepting applications for:

  • Site-specific or site-adaptive works to be performed in an art gallery (non-traditional theatre venue with minimal to no technical requirements) Venue: Saint John Arts Centre. 1-3 dancers max.
  • Performance duration: 10-15 minutes (15 Mins Max)


Additional Information:

  • Selected artists will be paid an honorarium (pay date in agreement with the artist)
  • Performance date: Friday, July 22, 2022.
  • Contracts will be sent out with letter of acceptance to successful applicants electronically.
  • Accepting applications from both professional and emerging professional artists.
  • Artists are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.
  • Connection Dance Works respects and follows all New Brunswick public health guidelines for COVID-19.

To apply:

  1. Complete the application through google forms
  2. Include photos, artist bio and (if available) a link to a video of the proposed work
  3. Submission Deadline is May 31, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: If Google Forms is not an accessible format or if you require any information or application assistance please email connectiondanceworks@gmail.com