ECMA Award and Showcase Submissions 2024 🏆

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

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

Submissions close October 3, 2023.

Details here.

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.


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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.

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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.

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

Details here.

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.

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.

Fest Forward 2023: Call for Submissions ⏩

FEST FORWARD 2023 is happening October 13th-15th. The call for submissions deadline is August 26th.



Fest Forward 2023


Fest Forward is an annual music festival for emerging New Brunswick musicians that focuses on professional development. The participating artists get a crash course in the music industry including training on grant/funding streams, how to pitch and market themselves, a professional video, photos for their press kits, a showcase with fellow Fest Forward participants, and a slot at one New Brunswick festival.


Application details are here.

Carte Blanche Acadie 2024: An Evening of Dance Call for Submissions 📃

We are preparing for the 5th edition of Carte Blanche Acadie! Organized in partnership with the Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), ArtsLink NB, and the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Carte Blanche Acadie offers a performance opportunity for dancers from New Brunswick and the Atlantic provinces, whether they are Francophone, Anglophone, First Nations or allophone. Through this event, we hope to create strategies and develop the dance community together, since dance is an art form free of language barriers.


Carte Blanche Acadie: An Evening of Dance


The 5th edition of Carte Blanche Acadie will take place on January 27th, 2024, at the Bernard-LeBlanc Hall at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Moncton, NB, at 8 p.m. The event will be followed the next day by a business meeting to discuss the development of the dance scene. This meeting will be conducted in both official languages, English and French, at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre. This is a wonderful opportunity to come to Moncton for a weekend dedicated to the Art of Dance!
Carte Blanche Acadie (January 27th, 8PM-10PM)


The aim of Carte Blanche Acadie is to offer a platform adapted to the needs of dance artists during which they can present work. The maximum length of each presentation will be 10 minutes. Whether the project is in the research stage, in development or about to be completed, the only criteria to participate is to have something to share. Even improvisation is more than welcome. You would only have to specify what you would like to show in the application form. The presence of peers and an informed audience will allow you to have feedback on your work whether it is vocal or sensory.


Presenting, sharing and discussing in an inclusive environment are the objectives of Carte Blanche. In addition to providing a platform to perform, we will be providing a video of your performance as well as photographs that you can use for grants and future applications. Each act will receive an honorarium. The money accumulated at the door (in the form of a voluntary contribution) will also be divided equally between the acts and given to the person/company who submitted the project.
As for the selection process, we would like to accept as many projects as possible, but if we do not have enough time, as we will only have 2 hours for the event, we will draw candidates by lottery. Preference will be given for artists from the Atlantic provinces.
The chosen artists will be responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation expenses. Nevertheless, we can supply a letter of invitation to those who wish to submit a travel grant application. It may also be possible to find housing among local artists.


Please fill out the attached application form here.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 24th, 2023.


We will let you know by the end of August / beginning of September if your application was successful.


For any questions, please write to: carteblanche.acadie@gmail.com


GLOW Festival: Call for Submissions 🌟

Artist, photographers, filmmakers, musicians:

Industrial Parks is delighted to invite you to participate in the second annual GLOW Festival. Local and regional artists are invited to participate in this unique, multifaceted festival featuring music, film, and visual art from Saint John and surrounding areas.

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This 3-day event will take place on August 10-12 in multiple locations in Uptown Saint John, and will include visual arts, film, music, and performing arts.

If you are interested in participating, please DM or email amelia@industrialparks.ca for more info. We would love to hear from you. We are looking for submissions in music, film, and visual art, with a focus on emerging artists representing diverse backgrounds.

The deadline for submission is Friday, July 28.

Cultural Venues Survey 🎨

Your input is needed for a groundbreaking survey of the impacts and challenges of New Brunswick cultural venues!

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Three New Brunswick arts organizations have teamed up to pursue a groundbreaking research project into the province’s impacts and post-pandemic challenges of cultural venues.

As a first step, venue operators are asked to complete a bilingual survey about their contributions to the cultural community and all New Brunswickers, as well as their financial health and community engagement.

Broad participation in this survey will be extremely important for the province’s cultural sector. The survey will produce aggregate results that will inform the sector for the next decade, and there is no other survey that adequately represents New Brunswick’s cultural venues, their situations, and their challenges.

The survey is available at www.nbculturalvenues.ca and the deadline is extended until July 31 at noon.

NB Public Art Program: Public Art for Campbellton Addiction Services

Deadline: July 31 at 4:00 pm (ATL)


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New Brunswick-based professional artists are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to design, create and install public art at the newly constructed Addiction Services in Campbellton, NB as part of the NB Public Art Program.

  • Receive a budget of $50,000 (including HST) per artwork to create and install the work. Total budget for art at this site is $250,000 (including HST).
  • Artworks become part of collectionArtNB
  • Opportunity to create art that will directly impact wellness for New Brunswickers.

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2023 by 4:00PM (ATL) to culture@gnb.ca.

Read the Call for Expressions of Interest HERE.

Public Art Calls & Projects (gnb.ca)

Voyage YA Anthology Contest 📘

Deadline: June 8 (Extended deadline)

Novel Excerpt + Creative Nonfiction Submissions

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Currently they are accepting Novel Excerpts and Creative Nonfiction Submissions through June 8 (at 11:59 p.m. PDT).

The anthology will be edited by the Voyage editorial staff, and they will soon announce the contributing author who will share publication space with all of the emerging voices coming through their submissions.

Novel Excerpt: It’s that wonderful time of year when books are forged from the creative energy brought on by springtime. They want to see all that hard effort rewarded, and they warmly invite you to send them your favorite chapters from your novels! Roll up your sleeves, write relentlessly, and send them your best!

Have you written a gripping and captivating YA novel? Enter their Novel Excerpt Contest for a chance to showcase your talent! They warmly invite you to send them your favorite chapters from your YA novels! They want the chapter that makes them hungry for the rest of the book, that makes them desperate to spend more time in the world of your creation!

They’re so excited to read your submissions and to discover all the wonderful books waiting for their readers!

Make submissions here.

Creative Nonfiction: There’s no story like a true story! Do you have a creative nonfiction piece that speaks to the teen experience, and is told from a teenager’s point of view? They’d love to read it!

Submitting to their Creative Nonfiction Prize gives you a chance to showcase your unique voice and perspective! They are looking for personal stories that capture the nature of the teen experience. True stories that read like fiction are preferred. They read widely in YA, and they’re simply looking for a well-told personal story.

Make submissions here.

For the anthology, they are flexible with the number of winners, but all contributors will be compensated accordingly:

Novel Excerpts: $800

Creative Nonfiction: $500

Learn more here.


5 Minute Play in a Week Playwriting Competition 🎭

Deadline: May 30

Old Sow Theatre Festival Presents “The Second Annual 5 Minute Play in a Week Playwriting Competition” – With 5 Possible Prizes of $100

This summer the St Andrews Arts Council is presenting the Second Annual Old Sow Theatre Festival. The Festival includes performances of plays and staged readings . . . including planned performances of up to 5 of their “The 5 Minute Play in a Week Playwriting Competition” winning scripts. They are accepting scripts for new or unproduced short plays that have a connection to the sea or the Maritime Provinces. Cast limit of 4 people. The 5 winning entries will be performed in St Andrews in July. Each winning playwright will receive $100.

For more information, or to submit a script, email oldsowfestival@gmail.com


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Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation 2023 International Residency Bursary 🎨

Deadline: May 20, 2023


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The $10,000 Sheila Hugh Mackay International Creative Residency is an initiative aimed at the advancement of the careers of professional New Brunswick visual artists. Professional New Brunswick visual artists will be eligible for SHMF International Creative Residency funding once in a lifetime.


Completed submissions for 2023 International Creative Residency (including all supporting material) must be postmarked on or before the deadline of May 20, 2023. Late or incomplete applications or nominations will not be accepted. The Foundation can not accept applications by fax or email. Full details available on our SHMF International Residency page: https://sheilahughmackay.ca/…/sheila-hugh-mackay…/

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.