2022-23 NB Writing Competition ✍️

The 2022-23 NB Writing Competition is now open!


New Brunswick Writers' Federation: 2022-23 New Brunswick Writers' Competition


The New Brunswick Writing Competition began in 1985, the same year as the WFNB’s date of incorporation. We’ve held it annually ever since, awarding hundreds of prizes over the decades. Many past winners have since achieved national and international publishing fame. It opens every year on December 1. See the guidelines below, and click the titles on the right for a description of each category.

Member pricing available. Please log in with your account prior to purchasing a competition submission.

Submission Categories:

  1. Fiction Manuscript – David Adams Richards Prize
  2. Short Fiction – Douglas Kyle Memorial Prize
  3. Poetry Manuscript – Alfred G. Baily Prize
  4. Single Poem – Dawn Watson Memorial Prize
  5. Books for Young People – Quantiphi
  6. Teen Writers – Sheree Fitch Prize
  7. Narrative Nonfiction
  8. Screenplay – Jane LeBlanc Screenwriting Award

Third Space Members’ Show and Sale 🚶🏾

Third Space Gallery is hosting its annual Members’ Show + Sale at The Art Warehouse SJ this holiday season!
If you’re interested in participating, forms are available by email!

Call for Artists. Members' Show and Sale. The Art Warehouse, 120 Prince William St., Dec 9th - Jan 3rd
  • Members can submit up to 5 pieces of 2D work
  • Works should be small to medium in size (no larger than 25”x25”)
  • Ready to hang
  • Framed if possible

Important dates! Interested? Send us an email at tierespace@gmail.com for details! Forms due Monday, December 5th by end of day. Drop off/installation date Thursday, December 8th, 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Opening Friday, December 9th, 5-7pm.

Not a member yet? No problem! Get in touch and we can help get the ball rolling.
Forms are due Monday, December 5th by the end of the day!

Important dates!

Interested? Send us an email at tierespace@gmail.com for details!

Forms due Monday, December 5th by end of day.

Drop off/installation date Thursday, December 8th, 1:30 – 4:30 pm.

Opening Friday, December 9th, 5-7pm.

Struts Gallery Annual Holiday Members Show and Sale 📢

All members of Struts Gallery are invited to include work in the Annual Holiday Members’ Show & Sale happening December 9 – 16, 2021. This once-a-year group exhibition brings together the work of our members from all over.  We hope you’ll consider getting festive with us.

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Deadline to submit work is Tuesday, December 6th at 12pm

  • Works can be any size or media, though smaller works are encouraged

  • There is no limit to the number of works, although we may not be able to accommodate all of it

  • Works can be for sale or not. If you choose to sell your work, you can also choose to donate a percentage of the sale back to Struts & Faucet in exchange for a charitable donation receipt.

  • Works should arrive ready to install

  • Works can be dropped off between 10-5, between Thursday December 1st,  Friday the 2nd or Tuesday December 6th. Contact us  to make other arrangements

  • To include video works in a looping compilation please send files to lucas@strutsgallery.ca

  • The exhibition is open to all current members of Struts. You can renew your membership online or in person.

  • Please complete the linked information form

Everyseeker 2023 Call for Submissions 🎧


Details here.

👉🏻 June 15th-18th 2023 in Kjipuktuk

✨ throughout ES15 last spring, we were so inspired by our local community of artists, creatives, and visionaries

🥇 The total magic of last season aligned with and pushed forward our collective vision to invest in and support incredible local talent.

💋 We want to especially encourage music/sound-based creatives located throughout the Atlantic to apply

💡We are interested in platforming live performance, multi/inter disciplinary work, collaborations, collaborations with elements of skill sharing and/or mentorship, irl/digital hybrid projects, and, of course, the weird and freaky *chefs kiss*

🚨 Deadline to apply is December 21st 2022

🖱️ Applications will be reviewed by the Programming Committee alongside a Board Member and Co-Director

✏️ Everyone that applies will receive a response

💌 DM (hi, it’s nik!) or reach out to nik@everyseeker.com with any questions, concerns, or feedback

🤩 graphic by an angel @riss_rat

[Image Description]: In this digitally rendered photo, “Call for submissions” reads in a wavey
font in a metallic pale green colour and positioned in the centre. Below this reads, “SUBMISSIONS CLOSE
DECEMBER 21ST”. Digitally rendered patches of grass and metal indigo flowers float in the
sky. In the top right corner reads EVERYSEEKER in indigo. Below this reads, “JUNE 15 – 18
2023” in indigo. At the bottom left corner is the EVERYSEEKER logo in indigo.

Outdoor Outdoor Film Festival Call for Submissions 🛶


This festival aims to inspire people to explore and realize how much adventure is available right outside their door!


All entries will be viewed prior to the Festival by a pre-selection committee. Selections chosen by this committee will be screened by a jury, who will present the awards at their discretion. Selections chosen by the committee will be viewed by the public during the Festival’s event period.

Entries are not limited to one award.

Awards (subject to change)
Best Overall
Best Atlantic
Best Student
Audience Choice

Atlantic Canadian filmmakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

The OOFF Selections that will be screened to the public at the Festival will be chosen from the submissions. The selections will be screened by a jury who will present the awards at their discretion.

Short Documentaries about the outdoors are accepted, and filmmakers are encouraged to push the boundaries of the form. Atlantic Canadian filmmakers are strongly encouraged to submit. OOFF is investing in the future of our planet and its people through the screening of socially-conscious and environmentally-positive media projects that inspire a spirit of outdoor adventure.

Details here.

Submit your film here.

Fiddlehead Poetry Contest 📇

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

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

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

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

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

$2000 prize for best poem! 

Read the contest submission guidelines for more information.

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

Click here to submit.

Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Call for Submissions 🎤

Regulations & Eligibility

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Apply here.

Flourish Festival: Call to Artists 2023 🐞

Flourish Festival, June 2023, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

On the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik people.

FLOURISH Festival logo

Artist submissions our 2023 edition open November 9th 2022 and close December 30th 2022.

FLOURISH Festival is happening from June 15-18 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We use multiple venues across the city to showcase music, art and more. We accept submissions from all disciplines, all languages and all locations.

Questions? Feel free to drop us an email at flourishfredericton@gmail.com and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Apply here.

Call for Experienced Indigenous Artists to Teach Workshops

Call for artists interested in teaching workshops in Fredericton on Thursday evenings in December and Saturday afternoons in January, February and March.

Call for experiences Indigenous artists. Are you an Indigenous artist that practices beadwork, quillwork, drum making, ash basketry, or birch bark etching? Would you be interested in teaching a paid workshop to 12 participants as part of Mawi'Art Hans On: A Wabanaki Arts Workshop Series?

For more information, contact us on Instagram or Facebook. email, admin@mawiart.org  call 1-506-866-0046

There’s no deadline to inquire but opportunities are limited so be sure to contact us as soon as possible.

Are you an Indigenous artist that practices beadwork, quillwork, drum making, ash basketry, or birch bark etching? Would you be interested in teaching a paid workshop to 12 participants as part of Mawi’Art Hans On: A Wabanaki Arts Workshop Series?

For more information, contact us on Instagram or Facebook, email, admin@mawiart.org or call 1-506-866-0046

2023 Call for Strathbutler Nominations 📣

2023 Call for Strathbutler Nominations


Sheila Hugh Mackay logo

The $25,000 Strathbutler Award $25,000 is one of Canada’s most lucrative and prestigious visual arts awards. Available uniquely to New Brunswick visual artists, the Strathbutler is a recognition of an individual New Brunswick artist’s accomplishments and impact. This award is given biennially by the privately funded Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation (SHMF) upon the recommendation of a qualified independent jury.

The SHMF Board of Directors calls on New Brunswickers to honour artists of distinction through a nomination process from December 1st, 2022 through March 15th, 2023. In presenting a candidate, nominators honour and celebrate visual artists who have enriched the cultural life of New Brunswick.

Strathbutler Award recipients are part of New Brunswick’s diverse cultural legacy. Since 1991, Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has recognized exceptional New Brunswick artists with this distinction.

Completed nominations for 2023 Strathbutler Award, (including all supporting material) must be postmarked on or before the deadline of March 15, 2023. Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted. The Foundation can not accept nominations by fax or email.

Eligibility details can be found on our Strathbutler Awards page.

AX Call for Workshop Proposals 📝

AX is seeking proposals for the 2023 workshop season. Please submit your workshop proposal for consideration by December 31, 2022.

Call for workshop proposals

AX offers workshops in various disciplines, including visual arts, ceramics, fine crafts, and writing.

Workshop formats can be flexible. For example, workshops may be single half-day or full-day classes, after-school programs, week-long March Break (for youth) or summer workshops, or 4-6 consecutive weeks of 1 ½ hr – 3 hr sessions, as your workshop requires.

AX can work with you to help determine a suitable time and fee schedule, and once a proposal has been accepted, AX helps publicize the event. We also manage registration and fee collection from participants.

AX hosts approximately 20-25 workshops per year, and an independent, volunteer committee meets every few months to review proposals. If you wish your workshop to be considered in the next review, please submit your proposal by December 31, 2022.

Why choose AX as a place for your workshop?

  • AX is a vibrant regional hub for arts and culture to the more than 500,000 people living within a 100 km radius of Sussex.
  • One of the busiest, most active arts and culture centres in New Brunswick.
  • Designated as one of the three critical pillars to boost regional economic development by the Town of Sussex.
  • Hosting 3,000 visitors/month – culture connects us.
  • AX actively creates community cohesion and pride of place by projecting who we are – not only to ourselves but to the world.
  • The centre acts as a catalyst for change and development in the arts, tourism, education, mental health, seniors’ engagement, youth engagement and retention, as well as job creation.

Note: For those working with youth, AX requires a Vulnerable Sector Check – contact us for more information.

If you’re interested in teaching at AX, please complete a Workshop Proposal Form and send it to us. If you’re planning to teach a ceramics workshop, please complete our Additional Ceramics Info Form as well as our regular Workshop Proposal Form. If you’d like more information, contact us!

Proposals can be submitted here.

Area 506 Call for Musicians 5️⃣0️⃣6️⃣

NB Musicians:
Think you’d like to play the AREA 506 Festival stage? Let’s talk.
Call for musicians
Find the CONTACT section of the website, select I AM A MUSICIAN and send us your details. Tell us what you’re all about, send links, attach your press kits, show off a little – we actually love that – but do it by NOVEMBER 30 to be considered for AREA 506 2023.
November 30th. Tell your friends. Especially if those friends are in a band in New Brunswick.

Call for Submissions: UNB Art Centre’s Reflections 💧

The UNB Art Centre invites New Brunswick artists in any medium to submit work for an upcoming exhibit entitled ReflectionsThis exhibit is being developed for World Water Day, opening March 22, 2023, and running through April 28, 2023.

March 22 has been designated World Water Day by the United Nations as part of an international campaign to focus attention on the importance of our most precious resource — water.

Please include a CV, artist statement, link to website and images of your submission to artcntr@unb.ca. Artists may submit more than 1 image/media for consideration. Artists will receive an exhibition fee in accordance with CARFAC standard rates if work(s) are selected.

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2023.

Image of the planet Earth inside a water drop caught in a net. Text reads: H20, an ocean of science. The UNB Art Centre and Spandrel Interactive collaborate for World Water Day 2022.

View UNB Art Centre’s previous World Water Day projects.

collectionArt NB Call for Acquisitions 🖼

The program collectionArtNB purchases artwork by contemporary New Brunswick artists every two years.

Painting of a blue sky and three small pots. Text reads: collectionArtNB 2022-23 Acquisition Call opens today.


Eligible New Brunswick artists may be:

  • Emerging
  • Mid-career, or
  • Established


collectionArtNB (formerly The New Brunswick Art Bank), established in 1968, celebrates the province’s excellence in the visual arts through its collection of artwork by New Brunswick artists.

collectionArtNB is inviting professional artists working in New Brunswick for more than one year to submit artwork for acquisition. We highly encourage artists from all – Anglophone, Francophone and Indigenous – communities to apply.

Details regarding the process of collectionArtNB’s upcoming acquisition can be found in the Guidelines document.

Application Process

The 2022-23 acquisition process has two streams GENERAL call & INDIGENOUS call.

*Indigenous artists are highly encouraged to apply, with separate artworks, to both streams. *

Application form is here.

Submission process opens: November 14th, 2022 [Indigenous & General call submissions]

Deadline for submission: January 6th, 2023 [Indigenous & General call submissions]

*Please refer to the guidelines which contain important information about the criteria for this program. They can be found here.


Art Circuit: Call to Artists 📣

As a participating artist, you will move around the circuit of canvases, adding your unique style and flair to each painting, one at a time, along with your team.

Image of live painting at the tannery. Text reads: Call for Artists. Art Circuit. Art Circuit Date: January 17th, 2023. Deadline to apply, December 16th, 2022. Selected artists notified December 19th.

The result? Collaborative, one-of-a-kind paintings created live, under the pressure of the clock!

Paintings are available for silent auction and 100% of profits from all paintings go to the artists!

At the Tannery, King Street, Fredericton. Apply here.

2023 CreateSpace Public Art Forum: Call for Artists 📣

Are you, or an artist you know, interested in gaining experience, building networks and professional skills needed to launch or expand a public art practice?

Call for Artists: Create Space Public Art

STEPS Public Art believes public art has the ability to challenge the systemic inequities that exist in public space. In support of this important work, we facilitate programs that foster inclusive community engaged public art practices, build the capacity of underrepresented artists, and demonstrate how public art can help reimagine equitably designed cities.

We are thrilled to launch the 2023 CreateSpace Public Art Forum, a digital forum that will virtually convene 50 participants who identify as Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), racialized, rural and/or youth with disabilities and between the ages of 18-25. CreateSpace Public Art Forum runs from January 9-29, 2023. This forum will foster connections, build understanding across geographies and cultures, as well as provide emerging equity-seeking participants with the skills, relationships and support needed to develop public art practices.”

For more information go here.

Re:Flux Festival Call for Submissions 📣

The call for submissions for the 18th edition of RE: FLUX is divided into three parts:

1. LIVE PERFORMANCES (like, in person!)
2. RADIO RE: FLUX (a Podcast project)
3. Insta:FLUX (an Instagram takeover)

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These calls – open to all artists working in experimental music and sound art – are cast to aid in the creation of the programming of the 18th edition of RE: FLUX which will take place from May 29 to June 2, 2023. Artist fees will be paid.

In order for your submission to be considered, please complete and send the form link to the above button by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM (Atlantic Standard Time).

Apply here.

Radiant Rural Halls: Call for Submissions 🏠

this town is small presents Radiant Rural Halls: Call for Submissions for 2023 – Deadline Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Midnight AST

Call for Submissions Radiant Rural Halls Deadline November 20

About Radiant Rural Halls

this town is small (TTIS) artist-run centre is seeking proposals for the second 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 2023, 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 for participatory projects and events such as workshops, demonstrations, presentations, and storytelling are also highly encouraged. A printed publication featuring original writing and documentation will be created as an extension of the project.

About Community Halls

Selected works will be paired with the most appropriate community hall. For example, if a hall has a theatre space with a projector and sound system, a project that includes a performance with projections/sound would be prioritized. Community halls typically have limited wall space and capacity for exhibiting two-dimensional works. However, they are excellent gathering spaces and often have large meeting rooms, work tables and seating, theatres and/or stages, audio-visual equipment, and kitchens. Artists are encouraged to propose projects that make use of these unique facilities. To learn more about PEI’s network of community halls, visit the Association of Rural Community Halls (ARCH PEI).


Professional artists residing in Canada are eligible to apply, and artists with connections to rural communities will be prioritized. We consider a professional artist to meet a combination of the following criteria (as defined by the Canada Council of the Arts): have specialized training in their artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions); be recognized as a professional by their peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition); be committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, if possible financially; and have a history of public presentation or publication.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of professional artists and community representatives and scored based on the following criteria: artistic and thematic merit, achievability/feasibility, and impact.

TTIS is committed to equal opportunities and we encourage applicants who are Indigenous, members of visible minorities, LGBTQ2SIA+, and persons with disabilities to apply.

How to Apply

Call for Submissions Deadline: Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Midnight AST

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.

Submissions must be sent via Google FormsHere

Submissions must include: 

  1. Current artist CV (maximum 2 pages; please include your pronouns and contact information)
  2. Artist statement (maximum 200 words; tell us about yourself and your artistic practice)
  3. Project description (maximum 500 words; describe your proposed project, including some discussion of the significance of presenting the project at a community hall in rural PEI, how the project will be shared with the public, and what your material and/or technical needs will include)
  4. Maximum of 10 images (.JPEGs) or audio/visual samples related to the proposal (e.g. works being submitted, works-in-progress being submitted, mock-up drawings, similar past works/presentations, etc.)
  5. Image list (a detailed list of the images or other support materials, including title, year, medium, size/duration, and a concise description)

For more information, please email RRH Project Coordinator, Cameron, at: rrh@thistownissmall.com

CARFAC Maritimes Call to Members: 2022 Holiday Greeting Card ❄️

Since 2018, CARFAC Maritimes members have been invited to submit an artwork for consideration for the annual virtual CARFAC Maritimes Holiday Card. A $50 copyright reproduction fee will be paid for use of the selected image. As well, Duncan L. MacDonald, CPA in Fredericton will also be offering a $250 royalty fee AND an additional $500 fee to create an e-card for his business!

CARFAC Maritimes


  • One submission per artist (CARFAC Maritimes members only)
  • Open to all two-dimensional media.
  • Please submit by email, subject “Holiday greeting card” to anna.rail@carfacmaritimes.org with the following information:
  1. Name and current address of the artist.
  2. Title, medium, dimension and year of completion.
  3. Proposed image in jpg.

Deadline: December 1st, 2022

Please note that only the successful applicant will be advised.

Not a member of CARFAC Maritimes? You can join here.

Opportunity for Two Wabanaki Artists 🏒

Immediate opportunity for two Wabanaki artists.

Call for expressions of interest, World Junior Player of the Game program.

The 2023 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Hockey Championship will be hosted in Halifax, NS and Moncton, NB from December 26, 2022, through January 5, 2023.

For each of the 31 World Jr gams, the player of the game for each team will be presented with a commemorative hockey stick.

There will be a rapid turnaround on this project, with artists selected by November 11 and artwork due no later than November 22.

Mawi’Art is working with IIHF on this project and invites Wabanaki artists to send us an expression of interest in the project by November 7. Two artists will be selected to design a motif which will be stenciled onto the blades of 150 hockey sticks and presented to the players during the tournament.

Expressions of interest should include a short statement by the artist about your interest in the project and any connnection you have had with the game of hockey, up to 5 photographs of your art work.

Please send submissions by email to director@mawiart.org