Deadline :  November 26, 2021

The Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library Board is seeking proposals from artists, collectives and arts organizations to propose a public art project, mural, etc. as part of our public library’s 50th anniversary.

The latter are invited to propose a permanent art installation or mural near the building.  Given the heritage status of the building, the work cannot be installed on the components of the building and must be installed on a freestanding support of ‘’Marine Grade’’ type to ensure its longevity.

TERMS OF THE APPEAL – Public art project

Place: Edmundston, Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library

Duration: Three months

Fee : $3,000 – the artist is required to provide the accessories, supplies and equipment necessary for the production of the work, except for the freestanding support and its installation, subject to budgetary provisions.  The installation and freestanding support equipment will be the responsibility of the Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library and the City of Edmundston.

Eligibility: Professional and/or emerging artists and/or new artistic practice

Priorities: Candidates from and/or residents of the Edmundston or N.B. region and/or engaged in a professionalization process and/or recognized by their peers.

Content of the Proposal:

The proposal must include:

  1. Coordinates (name, telephone, email, mailing address)
  2. Detailed description of the project (maximum one page) + sketches, including dimensions (suggestion 20 feet width X 14 feet height)
  3. Artist statement (maximum one page)
  4. Artist Curriculum vitæ (max. 3 pages)
  5. Artistic biography (max. 200 words)
  6. Press kit (facultative)
  7. Digital images and/or videos of works in JPEG format (maximum of ten)
  8. Detailed list of images/videos (title, year, medium and dimensions)

Assessment Criteria

Artistic merit – 50 %

Addresses the priorities – 30 %

Professionalism of the proposal – 10 %

Ability to complete the project – 10 %

Selection Process

  1. All submissions will be evaluated by the members of the board of directors and the management of the organization, as well as a professional member of the region’s artistic community.
  2. The Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library reserves the right to invite a potential candidate to submit his or her candidacy after the closure of registration, in the event that the applications received are insufficient in number, ineligible or non-priority and/or whose preliminary assessment is below the 70% mark.
  3. The Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library reserves the right to the final decision in order to ensure a balance between the different artistic styles, techniques and philosophies, as well as an equitable representation of the library’s official languages, genres, cultural communities and strategic objectives.
  4. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Submission of Application

Send your proposal with the mention « Public Art, library – ARTIST’S NAME » by email to: (Odette Blier, omblier@gmail.com, Chair of the Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library Board) by November 26th, 2021.


For more information and/or to discuss your project, please contact Marc Cool, marc.cool@gnb.ca, Director of the Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library.


The artist retains his copyright but undertakes to assign the property and broadcasting rights to the Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library, allowing it to reproduce the work without receiving any form of royalty, provided that the objective is not profit-making and commercial.

Location of the mural on the panel

Location Information: 

The Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library, located on Irène Street in Edmundston, was built in 1966 and 1967 by renowned architect, artist and poet Roméo Savoie.

Roméo Savoie was born in 1928 in Moncton, New Brunswick. From 1959 to 1970, he worked as an architect in the province, including in Edmundston. He carried out and collaborated in the construction of some fifty buildings during his career. He is known as one of the builders of infrastructural development in Acadia with the creation of several art galleries, including Galerie Sans Nom and Galerie 12 in Moncton, as well as Galerie d’art Le Cavreau, formerly established in Edmundston.

Roméo Savoie has been the recipient of several awards, notably in 1999 with an honorary doctorate in visual arts from the Université de Moncton for a career devoted to contemporary painting. He is also the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, New Brunswick and Quebec, as well as the Miller-Brittain Prize and the Strathbutler, to name a few. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Art Bank of the Canada and New Brunswick Council for the Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Canadian Cultural Center at  Paris, as well as the collection of the Université de Moncton and the University of New Brunswick.


The heritage building, Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur, testifies to its association with the brutalism architectural style resulting from the modern movement from 1950 to 1970. The style takes its name from the raw concrete.

The construction which is mainly in exposed concrete is widespread in the world of architecture strongly influenced by the French architect Le Corbusier, in the 20th century.

Concrete, due to its liquid nature, can take on any texture or pattern when poured over forms. The creation of Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur Church in Edmundston was strongly influenced by this movement and is an example of the dramatic potential of brutalism.

Roméo Savoie’s trips to Europe in the 1960s, notably the visit to concrete architecture in Finland, inspired the slender and angular shape of Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur, with its free-standing bell tower which bears witness to the historical function of the building. The building was converted in 2000 into a library, which houses the fifth largest collection in New Brunswick, with more than 47,000 documents, over an area of ​​1,654 square meters.

Sources: Leroux, John, PhD, Building New Brunswick, An Architectural History, Goose Lane, 2008 (historicplaces.ca, consulted in 2021) (Image: Dr. John Leroux)

Super Food Summit Series x Todd Gronsdahl

Todd Gronsdahl
Série Super Food Summit Series
Projet virtuel et interactif / Virtual and interactive project

French follows

Early in the pandemic, Todd pivoted from his postponed installations and food performances to explore his Saskatchewan Maritime Museum narratives through lo-fi stop animation. As pandemic restrictions continue to alter our opportunities to travel, we have decided to collaborate on a “prairie/maritime food summit” of sorts.

We want you to submit any recipes, lore, ingredients or maritime foodie experiences!

These anecdotes will flesh out an imagined Saskatchewan/New Brunswick Chef Summit from our distant past that Gronsdahl will cobble together from rumour, myth and outright fabrication into a charming stop-animation story.

Follow our IG page and stories in the month of July to follow his progress and to view the official story of the chef’s summit dredged from the annals of time!


Au début de la pandémie, Todd a reporté ses installations et ses performances alimentaires pour explorer les récits du Musée maritime de la Saskatchewan par le biais d’animations stop-motion. Comme les restrictions liées à la pandémie continuent d’altérer nos possibilités de voyager, nous avons décidé de collaborer à une sorte de «sommet alimentaire prairies/maritimes».

Nous voulons que vous nous soumettiez vos recettes, vos traditions, vos ingrédients ou vos expériences culinaires maritimes!

Ces anecdotes viendront étoffer un sommet des chefs de la Saskatchewan et du Nouveau-Brunswick imaginé dans notre lointain passé et que Gronsdahl reconstituera à partir de rumeurs, de mythes et d’affabulations pour en faire une charmante histoire en stop animation.

Suivez notre page Instagram au mois de juillet pour suivre ses progrès et pour voir l’histoire officielle du sommet des chefs tirée des annales du temps!


OPPORTUNITY: Living is Easy

Struts Gallery is excited to announce the return of Living is Easy: A series of projects by Struts members.

Members living in Zone 1 are invited to sign up for use of the gallery space. During Living is Easy, artists will have access gallery space, staff support and resources on hand at Struts & Faucet. Projects can include ready exhibitions, in progress work, research and production of work, and more. We are open to hearing your ideas! This is a chance to explore.

At this time, we are unable to host opening receptions. The public is welcome to view projects during gallery hours and in accordance with Covid-19 protocol.

Due to shifting Covid-19 restrictions, we are only able to offer spots to members from within New Brunswick’s Zone 1. Hopefully in the future, as cases lessen, we will be able to invite members from further away.

Priority will be given to members who have not recently participated in the program.

– August 3 – August 14
– August 24 – September 4
– September 13 – September 25

There are three projects spots available per date.


Please forward a brief artist biography and project description or a description of how you plan to use the space to admin@strutsgallery.ca with the subject line “LIVING IS EASY”.

If there is a date you prefer, please specify and provide a reason why.
If you prefer the front, middle or back gallery, please specify. Floor plans can be found on our website.

adFda 2021 calls for submissions from the dance community!

(Moncton, NB – May 25, 2021) – A 2nd call for submissions has been issued for dance artists and companies for the 16th edition of the Atlantic Dance Festival from August 12 to 22, 2021.

We are looking for 5-8-minute solos, 5-8-minute choreographies with dancers in the same bubble or 10-20-minute choreographies that respect physical distancing and have been presented publicly before.

We ask that you send the following information with your submission;


  • Address, phone number and email address;
  • A brief CV;
  • A short video that clearly demonstrates your technical and artistic abilities OR for longer choreography proposals that have already been presented publicly, provide a video of the work (DVD, USB key or web link).
  •  Be available for performances between August 12 and 22, 2021.


Please email submissions to adfestivalda@gmail.com no later than May 31st. Contact us by phone at (506) 855-0998 for more information.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Festival Inspire – Film Screening

On July 15th, Festival Inspire will host a special outdoor film screening alongside the Petitcodiac river at the Holy Whale Beer Hall in Riverview!
We’re looking for films by New Brunswick-based filmmakers that respond to our namesake – #Inspire – whatever that means to you. An inspirational film, a mistake that inspired you, flow states of experimentation, fiction, documentary, comedy, drama – we want YOUR inspiration on the big screen!

Contact East artist submissions DUE MAY 21!

REMINDER: applications to showcase at Contact East 2021 are due NEXT FRIDAY, MAY 21 at 4PM!

It’s FREE to apply, so what are you waiting for? APPLY NOW!

Contact East is APA’s hallmark showcase summit and Atlantic Canada’s premiere performing arts booking conference. The event brings together performing arts presenters, managers, and agents to see top-quality performances from a diverse range of artistic genres, including but not limited to: music, cabaret, dance, Deaf, Disability and Mad arts, circus arts, theatre, comedy, youth-oriented programming, and cultural performances. 

Contact East 2021 will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick from Thursday, September 23rd to Saturday, September 25th.

Due to unpredictable travel and gathering restrictions, APA will only be accepting showcase applications from artists living in Atlantic Canada. As a result, for Contact East 2021 APA will present an all Atlantic lineup of 12-15 artist showcases this year. 

Read the full press release HERE.

Call for Submissions – UNLOCKED: Virtual Art Exhibit

UNLOCKED: Virtual Art Exhibit by Young Canadians Inspired by the Pandemic


  • One year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the creative and emotional lives of our youth matter more than ever. Young Canadian artists need to be seen, encouraged, and their talent recognized.
  • UNLOCKED is a virtual art exhibit that shines a spotlight on art created by young Canadians in response to the global pandemic.
  • Submissions are invited at www.unlockedproject.ca until June 1st, 2021

UNLOCKED, an art project that sheds a spotlight on the personal and creative response to the COVID-19 global pandemic by young artists throughout Canada, launched today. UNLOCKED is an online art exhibit, featuring visual arts, music, poetry, photography and video. Young people ages 9-25 are invited to submit their original artwork through the project’s website www.unlockedproject.ca. Selected artworks will be published on the UNLOCKED website and will be promoted on UNLOCKED’s social media platforms as well as through a wide range of art organizations across the country.

UNLOCKED values diversity and the representation of minorities from coast to coast to coast. Its goal is to create a vibrant community of young artists across Canada – inspire creativity and through the beauty of their art give a bit of hope in these difficult times.

UNLOCKED has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of several important Canadian youth organizations actively engaged in art programs that bring social change and justice to their communities. Project collaborators include ArtBridges, Field Trip, VIBE Arts, inPath, Yellow Pad Sessions, Ink Movement, JAYU, Youth Ottawa, and LOVE (Québec).

The deadline for submissions is June 1st, 2021. Members of the jury include Jennifer Dorner, Executive producer of POP Montreal, Kristian Manchester, Executive Creative Director at Sid Lee, and Arthur Gaillard, Head of Art & Design at MASSIVart.

UNLOCKED is a Montreal-based project founded by Josette Gauthier, documentary film producer.

For more information, please visit www.unlockedproject.ca.

Call for Content: BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ Artists & Creatives

Who We Are

artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts strives to provide artists and creative entrepreneurs with a free, centralized, comprehensive and humanistic wayfinding service that connects people to resources in the arts. We help you find resources in funding, work, services, crisis support and learning opportunities that are curated according to artist-specific needs. We want Canadian creatives to have equitable access to resources. Adapting to the changing needs of the arts sector post-COVID-19, and with support from partners across Canada, artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts is a dynamic service, focusing on providing diverse and adaptive resources that will enable our creative communities to survive in the current moment and thrive in the long run. We’re on a mission to unite the national Canadian arts sector in a mutual goal of empowering, educating and employing Canadian artists and creatives. We launched nationally in March 2021 and we are looking to continue the momentum through innovative content and programming.

Call for Content

We’re currently seeking BIPOC writers and creatives to contribute website content. We are particularly interested in the Black Canadian, Indigenous and 2SLGTBQ+ experience.  Do you have ideas for written and/or interactive content? We would love to feature your work!


  • Applicant self-identifies as BIPOC and/or 2SLGTBQ+
  • Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents

What are we looking for?

artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts is looking for content that provides resources for artists, creative entrepreneurs and the creative community. This can come in the form of blog posts, videos, webinars and more! We are looking for original content that speaks to one of the following categories:

  • Financial resources or advice: What was the first experience you had applying for a grant? Are you a master budget-keeper who could share how to run a balanced personal or business budget? If you were to go back 10 years, what financial advice would you give yourself today?  How are you navigating grants and funding in this pandemic world?
  • Career resources or advice: Do you know how to write a standout resume? Are you a marketing pro or creative who can share how to boost your online brand? How has your industry changed during the pandemic? Do you have professional development insights that would benefit the creative community?
  • Mental Health resources: How do you balance art and mental health in a pandemic? Do you have mental health resources that have helped you this past year? Do you have a personal experience you would like to share that you think could help others navigate new and unfamiliar territory?

I’m interested! What do I do?

Fill out our application form before Friday, May 21, 2021 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT


Call for submissions: Professional dance artists!

16th edition of the adFda (August 12th to 22nd 2021)

Moncton (Nouveau-Brunswick)

Call for submissions: Professional dance artists!

Interested in dancing outdoors this summer?  The Atlantic dance festival is looking for professional dance artists to perform solo (or with artists from the same bubble) in downtown Moncton between August 12th and 22nd. Dance presentations of any style may include text, performance, improvisation and/or a Q&A with the audience.

If you are interested, please submit either one of these options;

  • Solo of 5 to 8 minutes;
  • Choreography of 5 to 8 minutes with dancers from the same bubble;
  • Choreography of 10 to 20 minutes that respects physical distance and has already been presented publicly.

A fee for every performance will be paid to the artist and technical and security support will be provided. All measures recommended by the NB Department of Public Health will be respected.

Your application must include;

  • Your name;
  • Address, phone number and email address;
  • A brief resume;
  • A short video that clearly demonstrates your technical and artistic abilities OR for longer choreography proposals that have already been presented publicly, provide a video of the work (DVD, USB key or web link).
  • Be available for performances between August 12th and 22nd, 2021

Please send your submission (video, CV) no later than May 31st to adfestivalda@gmail.com or to the address below:

Les Productions DansEncorps inc.
Centre Culturel Aberdeen
140 Botsford Street, suite 14
Moncton, New-Brunswick

E1C 4X5


For more information, contact us at :

adfestivalda@gmail.com or by phone (506) 855-0998

CALL TO ARTISTS Festival d’art actuel – Les Humanoïdes PUBLIC ART PROJECT

The Edmundston Arts Center is looking for proposals from artists, groups and arts organizations, to participate in a public art project that will take place in Edmundston this fall. Artists are invited to install temporary or permanent contemporary artworks, in public spaces, including works form the visual arts (painting, sculpture, performance, installation, etc.), the literary arts (poetry, essays, etc.), sound arts, including experimental music (performance, installation, etc.), as well as cultural mediation activities (workshop, discussion with the artist, etc.).

Information For more information and/or to discuss your project, contact Ms. Emilie Grace Lavoie, artistic director and curator, at 1-506-852-6366 or by email at: emilieglavoie@gmail.com.


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APRIL 20, 2021

Struts Gallery invites New Brunswick-based artists to submit Poster proposals

We invite New Brunswick-based artists to propose artworks to be considered for Struts Gallery’s artists’ poster series. Each poster in the series is autonomous and is not required to adhere to a specific theme. Read more about the series below.

The posters are full colour, single-sided, printed on 18 x 24” 80lb gloss cover stock, produced in an edition of five-hundred. Artists will receive fifty copies of the poster and an artist fee of $450.00. The posters are designed to be posted and will not be available for sale (surplus copies may be used as an incentive for student memberships in the future).

The submissions will be adjudicated by a jury made up of staff, board members and the wider Struts membership.

Struts remains committed to inclusive and diverse programming. We encourage submissions from Indigenous artists, artists of colour, artists with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ artists.

Proposals must include:

  • An image or mock-up of your proposed poster

  • A single paragraph biography

  • A brief written description of the work

  • A current CV and link to your artist website if available

  • Please include your contact information on your CV

Proposal Image Format:

  • Files should be scaled for an 18″ x 24″ format, landscape or portrait

  • .JPG or .TIFFs, no larger than 2 MB

Poster Format:

  • If selected, the image must be provided at 18″ x 24″, at 300 dpi

How to submit:

Artists can submit materials to info@strutsgallery.ca with the subject heading POSTER PROJECT.

Last Fall, we launched a series of four posters by Michael Dumontier & Neil FarberMelanie ColosimoSéamus Gallagherand Lenka Clayton. Not overtly conceived of as a response to COVID-19, the works ended up addressing issues of fear, anxiety, safety and death. This Spring, the second four posters will be released, including works by Raymond Boisjoly and Céline Huyghebaer plus two more selected from this open call.



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Dear Artists, Arts Organization, Muralists, and Arts Media:
The Fredericton Trails Coalition and New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition would like to remind everyone that the March 31st deadline for submissions to participate in the Valley Trail NBEX Horse Barn mural project is fast approaching.
We look forward to receiving submissions from interested parties.  If you know of any Atlantic-Canada-based artist or muralist who would be interested in this project, please let them know !  The information is fully available on our web site at:  frederictontrailscoalition.com
Also, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them at:  info@frederictontrailscoalition.com and we will respond within 24 hours.
Anne Wilkins
Chair, Adopt-a-trail Program
Fredericton Trails Coalition
Chers artistes, organismes artistiques, muralistes et arts médiatiques :
La Coalition des sentiers de Fredericton et l’Exposition provinciale du Nouveau-Brunswick tiennent à rappeler à tous que la date limite du 31 mars pour les soumissions de participation au projet de murale de l’écurie NBEX du Sentier de la Vallée approche à grands pas.
Nous avons hâte de recevoir les soumissions des parties intéressées.  Si vous connaissez un artiste ou un muraliste ayant un atelier dans les Provinces de l’Atlantique qui serait intéressé par ce projet, veuillez-le lui faire savoir!  L’information est disponible sur notre site Web à : frederictontrailscoalition.com
De plus, si vous avez des questions ou des commentaires, veuillez les laisser à info@frederictontrailscoalition.com et nous y répondrons dans les 24 heures.
Bien à vous,
Anne Wilkins
Directrice, Programme Adoptez-un-sentier
Coalition des sentiers de Fredericton

THIRD SHIFT Call for Proposals

We are thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, THIRD SHIFT will have a theme! “Traverse” means to travel across or through. It refers to movement, space, and change. For THIRD SHIFT 2021, we encourage projects that transcend boundaries, create intersections, relate to space and/or movement, or that exist at the margins. THIRD SHIFT: TRAVERSE aims to create bridges and form connections between virtually anything.

THIRD SHIFT is an annual festival of public contemporary artworks that takes place in Saint John, New Brunswick & Online. THIRD SHIFT 2021 will take place from August 19 – 22, 2021.


SUBMIT TO: thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com with subject line THIRD SHIFT 2021

NEED HELP? Application assistance is available!

Kathleen Buckley
Executive Director, Third Space Gallery

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THIRD SHIFT Call for Proposals: TRAVERSE 🌙

We are thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, THIRD SHIFT will have a theme! “Traverse” means to travel across or through. It refers to movement, space, and change. For THIRD SHIFT 2021, we encourage projects that transcend boundaries, create intersections, relate to space and/or movement, or that exist at the margins. THIRD SHIFT: TRAVERSE aims to create bridges and form connections between virtually anything.


THIRD SHIFT is an annual festival of public contemporary artworks that takes place in Saint John, New Brunswick & Online. THIRD SHIFT 2021 will take place from August 19 – 22, 2021.


Application link: https://thirdspacegallery.ca/third-shift-2021-call-for-proposals-traverse/



SUBMIT TO: thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com with subject line THIRD SHIFT 2021

NEED HELP? Application assistance is available!



Kathleen Buckley

Executive Director, Third Space Gallery



A HANDMADE ASSEMBLY: Call for Proposals


We invite Artists and Writers from across Canada and abroad to submit proposals for an upcoming publication exploring the theme of the Handmade.

Deadline for submissions: January 5, 2021

The origins of this publication are rooted in a long-running annual event hosted by Struts Gallery and the Owens Art Gallery that brought together artists, curators, and makers from the region and beyond to lead discussions, facilitate workshops, initiate projects, exhibit work, and share in a common thread—the handmade.

A Handmade Assembly originated in response to an increased interest in the handmade, deskilling, and DIY aesthetics that emerged in contemporary art practices near the beginning of the decade. The topic continues to appeal to artists exploring the extraordinary potential of craft processes, materials, and techniques, both for their capacity to speak directly and viscerally and for their political and historical potency.

For its tenth and final iteration, the long-running programme will be re-envisioned as an ambitious, bilingual book project that parlays nine years’ worth of inquiry into a comprehensive volume, with the goal of providing a multi-faceted view of the role of the handmade in contemporary art, while also extending these discussions to a new format.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Artists Projects in Print

Deadline January 5, 2021

A Handmade Assembly has always encompassed a wide range of artistic practices and areas of research, including photography, performance, mending practices, food culture, collage, printmaking, flower arranging, and the intersection of new technologies with traditional craft approaches. We invite artists working in all disciplines to consider how the broad theme of the “handmade” might translate to a project on the printed page. Artists may document existing projects or produce new works. We encourage play within the format of the book, including handmade tactile elements, instructional works, creative writing, printed cut-outs, pull-out and tipped-in materials (bearing in mind cost, labour and edition size), etc.

Submission Format for Artists:
Please submit the following materials via WeTransfer to info@strutsgallery.ca with the subject heading: A Handmade Assembly

  • One-page (max.) description of the proposed project and the themes addressed
  • Up to 10 images of past work
  • Descriptions for each image including: title, date, materials, dimensions, etc.
  • A brief biography (250 words)
  • A brief artist statement (250 words)
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages), including contact information.
Artists will be paid fees consistent with the current CARFAC fee schedule. We encourage applications from IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+, disabled, and neuro-diverse artists.

For more information about submitting your work visit our site (here) or the call (here)

Critical Texts, Essays, Interviews, Creative Writing, etc.

Deadline January 5, 2021

A Handmade Assembly has dedicated nine years towards pushing back against dominant art narratives that marginalize craft practices and has worked to foster and support an appreciation of the myriad art forms encompassed by the term handmade. We invite writers to interpret the topic of the “handmade” broadly, with the aim of presenting a multi-faceted view of the role of the handmade in contemporary art. Writers are encouraged to propose critical, historical or interpretive essays, interviews, creative writings, and so forth that address the intersection of contemporary art and the handmade. Ideally, we are seeking texts ranging from 500 to 1000 words.

Submission Format for Writers:
Please submit the following materials via WeTransfer to info@strutsgallery.ca with the subject heading: A Handmade Assembly

  • A brief one-page (max) proposal for an essay, interview or other text work


  • A completed piece that has not been previously published (max. 1000 words);
  • Two writing samples which demonstrate your style and interests;
  • A brief biography of no more than 250 words;
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages), including contact information.
Writers will be paid $1.00/word for a word count of up to 1000. We encourage applications from IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+, disabled, and neuro-diverse writers.
For more information about submitting your work visit our site (here) or the call (here)
A Handmade Assembly is made possible through support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.
For more information visit:

A Handmade Assembly

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre
7 Lorne Street, Sackville, NB, E4L 3Z6 • 506-536-1211
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Umbrella Projects

Owens Art Gallery
Mount Allison University
61 York Street Sackville, NB, E4L 1E1 • 506-364-2574
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We would like to acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians—from all four directions—of the land on which we live. It is upon the unceded, ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq that the partnership between Struts and Owens Art Gallery has come into existence. While this area is known as Sackville, New Brunswick, it is part of Siknikt, a district of the greater territory of Mi’kma’ki. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship,” which the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik first signed with the British Crown in 1725.

Masked ~ Call For Submissions – open until 31 December 2020

BLACK DOG & ONE-EYED PRESS is currently seeking submissions of up to five poems. We anticipate the 2021 print publication of a book of paintings along with poems which speak to or in some way reflect upon the state of the world in 2020 and the ways in which we, as individuals and as societies, have responded, and/or how we might imagine going forward.

The paintings will be selected from a series which artist and educator Bill Liebeskind began a few weeks into the Covid lockdown in NYC. Each painting shows someone in a mask. To view the paintings, please visit Liebeskind’s Instagram feed: Bill Liebeskind, or his Covid blog here https://billliebeskind.medium.com/91-divoc-1cb1020197de   

All styles of poetry are welcome.

Please read the guidelines below.


  • Deadline: Submissions must be received by 31 December, 2020.
  • Where: Send to parrsboroart@gmail.com and include the words “masked submission” in the subject of your email.
  • Bio: Include a very brief bio. 75 words or less.
  • Format: Send your submission as a single PAGES or WORD file. If formatting is important, please also include a PDF.
  • Simultaneous submissions: Please note if your submission is a simultaneous submission and let us know if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Confirmation: We aim to acknowledge receipt of all submissions within 1 – 3 weeks. If you have not heard from us after three weeks, please email parrsboroart@gmail.com.
  • Publication: Poets whose work is selected will be notified by 15 March 2021.
  • Copyright: Black Dog & One-Eyed Press holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. We ask that Black Dog & One-Eyed Press be acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work. It is ok to submit previously published poems so long as the author holds the copyright. If the work has been previously published, please list where and when it was published.
  • Payment: a copy of the anthology.

Public Art Design Concept for the QEII New Generation Project Summer Street Parkade

Province of Nova Scotia

Request for Proposals: Public Art Design Concept for the QEII New Generation
Project Summer Street Parkade

Deadline for Submission of Proposal: January 4, 2021

Artist honorarium: $17,500 CAD

This Request for Proposals is an invitation by the Province of Nova Scotia to qualified
Atlantic Canadian artists to submit design proposals for the exterior cladding of the QEII
New Generation Project Summer Street Parkade located at 1747 Summer Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Province of Nova Scotia will receive proposals on or before 4:00 pm local time on
the 4th day of January 2021 submitted by email to

QEII New Generation Project Summer Street Parkade, Public Art Design

CARFAC Call for Submissions



During the Second World War17,000 Jews were enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forcesproudly serving their country despite Canada’s “none is too many” Jewish immigration policy. Of these 17,000, at least 279 were women. To highlight the contributions of these Jewish servicewomen and to combat the lack of public awareness of their participation in WW II, this call for submissions seeks proposals for original 2D digitally generated artworks that tell the story of these Jewish Canadian military personnel.

These works will be printed on banners that will be hung throughout the existing exhibitions and galleries at The Military Museums, Calgary, during Jewish Heritage Month, May 2021.In addition to the physical exhibition, artworks will also be virtually circulated on the project website.

Canadian artists who self-identify as Jewish and as women, are invited to submit proposals for 2D digital artwork, inspired by the storiesof these women.  Source material is  available on website She Also Serves: https://live-ucalgary.ucalgary.ca/she-also-serves/she-also-serves

Please submit amaximum 500-word proposal for an original2D digital artwork(created, for example, using photoshop, digital photography, digital collages, etc.) for a vertical banner measuring 75 cm x 165 cm.A link to your website, or a pdf including 10 examples of previous work and a curriculum vitae,must accompany the submission.Please note, digital copies of drawings, paintings or other non-digitally generated works will not be considered.

Ten artists will be invited to create works based on the proposals submitted. Criteria for evaluation include: clarity of theme, quality of research supporting proposal, creativity, visual presentation, and quality of supporting documents. Jurors are: Dr. Jennifer Eiserman, Associate Professor, Department of Art, University of Calgary; Saundra Lipton, Adjunct Librarian, University of Calgary; Dick AvernsCanadian Forces Artist; and David Bercuson, Department of History, University of Calgary.

Selected artists will receive a contract indicating that each artist retains copyright and will be paid a CARFAC group exhibition fee of $395.

Submissions are due December 31, 2020.  Artists will be notified by January 22, 2021 regarding the jury’s decision. Artists invited to participate will be asked to send .tiff files of completed pieces by April 1, 2021.Please send submissions and any questions to: Jennifer Eiserman, candianjewishservicewomen@gmail.com

The AGAVF List for Friday, November 13, 2020

The AGAVF List

The Association of Francophone Visual Arts Groups ( AGAVF ) presents the events of its members, namely fifteen artist-run centers and galleries across Canada, and compiles calls for submissions in visual arts, media arts, performance, public art, residencies aimed at artists and curators.


Programming of AGAVF members

Visual Voice Artist Center (Ottawa)

J. Aird-Bélanger, A. Asselin, R. Aubin, M. Barti, J. Bertrand, B. Bogart, C. Boucher, Csaba, R. Chevalier, C. Cooper, L. Daigle, C. Dallaire, M. Des Aulniers, A. Dworzak-Subocz, L. Finet, P. Franzini, C. Gendron, D. Gérin, V. Goddard, O. Golub, F. Ikonomidou, R. Kempen, I. Kobayashi, D. Krasi, D Lamontagne, M. Le Bohec, D. Leclerc, M. Manu, M. Marquez, E. Montenegro, J. Muscat, A. Paquin, M. Périat, O. Petca, Y. Porlier, H. Pouillon, R. Robesco, N. Ross, S. Rossen, S. Swinimer, V. Tytor, G. Vallée, JM Van Hees, P. Walty – Artificial intelligence
in November 2020
67 Beechwood Avenue Vanier, Ontario


Imago Printmaking Workshop (Moncton)

Carole Deveau and Patrick Mcfarlane – Hekas Hekas…
from 12 to 20 November 2020
140 Botsford Street , Ground Floor Aberdeen Cultural Center
Moncton, New Brunswick


House of French – speaking visual artists (Saint-Boniface)

Janine-Annette Littmann – The duration / The Line as Time
from October 8 to November 21, 2020
101-219, boulevard Provencher
Saint-Boniface, Manitoba


Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery (Moncton)

Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc – Habitat
Curator: Jonathan Lamy
Presented as part of the Media Arts Section
of the International Festival of Francophone Cinema in Acadia
from November 2020 to January 2021
University of Moncton
Moncton, New Brunswick


Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton)

White box residences:

Séamus Gallagher
from 3 to 18 November 2020

Mathieu Boucher Côté
from 19 to 26 November 2020
140 Botsford Street, Room 16
Moncton, New Brunswick



Blue constellation-Galerie Bernard-Jean (Caraquet)

Danielle Saulnier and Serge V. Richard – Osmosis and Intimate Magic
from November 4, 2020 to January 10, 2021
220, boul. Saint-Pierre West
Caraquet, New Brunswick


Franco-Manitoban Cultural Center (Winnipeg)


Jen Funk, Xavier Mutshipayi, Stéphane Oystryk, Reza Rezaï and Eric Plamondon – The other
from October 8 to November 28, 2020
340, boulevard Provencher
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Le Labo (Toronto)

To be a woman artist in 2020. “The game of 2 questions”
with Lise Beaudry , Maria Legault , Martine Côté and Quitterie Hervouet

Chronicles of Quarantine with Jean-Christophe Foolchand






Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury)

talk on Monday November 16 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Claude Wittmann – Wheels / politics / panic
Exhibition since February 2020
54 Elgin Street
Sudbury, Ontario




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Calls for submissions


1.Calls in French from Canada


La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse – Montreal – December 6
Culture Trois-Rivières – February 1
The Video Tape – Quebec – December 6
Dazibao – Montreal – December 1


2.Calls in English from Canada


COVER ME – Records, Cassettes & Artists – Vancouver – from November 21
Monitor 14 – SAVAC – Toronto – November 20
BIPOC Artist Instagram Project – ongoing
AKA Artist-run Center – Saskatoon – ongoing
Southern Alberta Art Gallery – Lethbridge – ongoing


3.international calls


European Media Art Festival – December 31
Video Art Academy 2021 – Clermond-Ferrand – December 21




Studio Residency Program – Brookly – December 18
Videographer – 50th anniversary – November 15
Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist Residency – Gabriola Island – November 16
Acts of Care – Public art residency – Calgary – November 28
Engramme – Quebec – November 16



5.public art

LGBTQ2 + National Monument – National Capital Region – January 5
Regal Road Bridge Enhancement – Burlington – November 13
O-Train Public Art Program – November 30
Global Affairs Canada’s Commemorative Artwork – National Capital Region – December 16

6.for commissioners


M HKA / Van Abbemuseum Research Fellowship – December 6
(no) borders issue – easteast.world – November 20
Assistant professor in creative technologies – York University – January 15
General management – Rimouski Regional Museum – November 22
Curatorial residence – Le Lobe – December 11
Images Festival 2021 – Guest Program – no fixed deadline
East of your empires – Quebec – ongoing
Esse – File (Re) see the painting – January 10, 2021
Revue de Paris – call for contributors – ongoing
Esse art + opinion – September 1



details on agavf.ca

Requests for Proposals


Dialogue New Brunswick (DNB) will receive applications from professional artists or art lovers, with a rich and extensive culture in the arts, an excellent knowledge of New Brunswick’s artistic community, and who are familiar with interpreting artwork until November 23, 2020.  The successful candidate will accompany Dialogue NB in the design and implementation of the “Artistic Expression” component of its upcoming public consultation. 


Dialogue NB is a non-profit organization, led by a volunteer board of directors, with a mandate to help the Province of New Brunswick to be a more socially cohesive community.

As part of its mandate, Dialogue NB will launch a public consultation at the end of November to survey the state of New Brunswick on social cohesion in depth and amplify New Brunswickers’ voices. This consultation is part of a two-step process.

Phase 1: During the first 6 months (November 30, 2020 to May 31, 2021), all New Brunswickers will be invited to express themselves on what social cohesion means to them (ideal vision, challenges, issues, etc.). They will have the choice between six ways of expression, which will open up as the consultation progresses. From November, a survey (online), an open forum (online), and the opportunity for representatives of organizations to meet and talk at the Government House will be offered. In early 2021, three new components will gradually be added : “Public Dialogue,” “Artistic Expression” and “Youth” (Little Childhood, Primary, Secondary). The findings of the consultation will be made public at the end of this six months. They will also be submitted to the Lieutenant-Governor, the Honourable Brenda Murphy, in addition to the Premier and other key decision-makers in New Brunswick.

Phase 2: Based on the results of this consultation and its data, Dialogue NB will define a reading grid of the province’s social cohesion challenges: this grid will serve as a basis for reflection on the development of solutions by and for New Brunswickers. The duration of the second phase will be six (6) months, starting in June 2021 until December 2021.


Accompanying Dialogue NB in the design and implementation of the “Artistic Expression” component of its upcoming public consultation:

  • Solicit public interest in this area.
  • Encourage New Brunswickers to express themselves through the artistic path(s) of their choice about what social cohesion means to them. Invite them to submit their works to Dialogue NB (Painting, collage, sculpture, photography, dance, music, literary work, poetry, embroidery, beading… The possibilities are infinite!).
  • Analyze and interpret each work of art addressed to Dialogue NB.
  • Write a full report for Dialogue NB on messages delivered under this component.


  • Rich and extensive general culture in the arts
  • Excellent knowledge of New Brunswick’s arts community
  • Sharp skills in art analysis

To apply, please follow this link.