Body Work ⚓︎

AX is seeking applications from New Brunswick Tattoo Artists for an exhibition titled Body Work during June and July of 2024 in our gallery space.

With the help of local tattoo artists Joey Saindon and Jesse-Lynn Jenkins we have developed an exhibition plan to highlight the rich history and art of tattooing. (more…)

Claire Harris Poetry Prize 📙

Goose Lane Editions and the board of icehouse poetry are pleased to announce the inaugural Claire Harris Poetry Prize. The biennial prize will be awarded to a full-length debut poetry collection by a writer who is Black, Indigenous, or from another racialized community.


Celebrated Canadian poet Kazim Ali will select the winner of the inaugural Claire Harris Poetry Prize. The winning poet’s manuscript will be published under the icehouse poetry imprint. (more…)

The Pierre Lassonde Artist-in-Residence 2025-26 🏠

The Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University invites applications to its 2025 AND 2026 Artist-in-Residence program.  This annual non-recurring residency will support research, development, and creation of a project proposed by a successful professional artist.

Artists who are engaged in visual arts, digital arts, performance, social and community-based artistic practices are invited to apply. To increase the degree of diversity within the Mount Allison community, we particularly encourage applications from (more…)

Call for Submissions: Okanagan Print Triennial 2024

The 2024 Okanagan Print Triennial will take place at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The Triennial was initiated in 2009 by Kelowna-based printmaker Briar Craig, and supported by the Kelowna Art Gallery, the Vernon Public Art Gallery, and the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. This exhibition is an open, juried show dedicated to showcasing the creative forays made with printmaking across Canada and beyond. The winner of the 2024 Triennial will be given a solo exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery in 2027.

OPT 2024

The curators look forward to selecting and installing works by a diverse range of printmakers and share their fascinating contemporary art practices with the local public.

Closing date for submissions for OPT 2024, will be January 5, 2024.

Submissions are now open. Details are here.

Call for Applications for Canada‑Korea Co‑Creation Projects 🇨🇦 🇰🇷

The Canada Council for the Arts has partnered with Arts Council Korea and Global Affairs Canada to support projects that will deepen and diversify creative, collaborative relationships between Canadian and Korean artists.

Canada Council for the Arts

This is the second of two funds inspired by 60 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Republic of Korea. By working together, the partners hope to facilitate creative connections, promote cultural exchange, and develop new international opportunities while investing in a more equitable and sustainable shared future for the arts.

Deadline:  January 18, 2024. Completed application forms and required documents must be submitted by email on or before the deadline date by 11:59 pm (local time). Incomplete or late applications will not be assessed. Application assistance may be available. See below for details.

Application limits: You can only submit 1 application to this fund. Applications to this fund do not count towards the maximum number you can submit to the Canada Council each year.

Full details are here.

City of Saint John Art Bank Call for Artists 🏦

The Saint John Community Arts Board ​is now accepting submissions for the 2023 City of Saint John Art Bank program from individual emerging or professional artists, groups and collaborations, who are residents of the City of Saint John.

The City of Saint John has a large collection of visual art and heritage pieces that have been purchased or donated to the City. This work can be seen within City Hall, as well as various locations throughout the City, including the Saint John Arts Centre, Market Square and the Saint John Free Public Library.

The Art Bank program provides an opportunity for the City to expand on this collection. Proposals for the purchase of paintings, sculptures, limited edition prints and photographs, drawings, fine craft, mixed media, and other related mediums will be considered, with priority to acquire artworks by artists who are not currently in the City’s Art Bank collection.

The City’s art collection includes work by celebrated artists from Saint John including Miller Brittain, Fred Ross, Herzl Kashetsky, and many more.

The Saint John Community Arts Board supports the development and growth of arts and culture within the City of Saint John. Reporting to Common Council, the board is responsible for formulating and recommending policy in regards to investment in the arts. They provide advisory support to the arts and culture sector and encourage community awareness and appreciation of artistic and cultural activities.

Full details are here.

The deadline for applications is Monday, December 18, 2023.

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.


Grand Manan Art Gallery Square Foot Show


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

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

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

Artwork must reach the Gallery by September 8.

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

Sunbury Shores Call for Exhibition Proposals 2024-25 🌿

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

Sunbury Shores Arts and Ecology

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

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

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

Details are here.

Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award 2023: Call for Submissions 🎬

The NB Film Co-op and the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund proudly announce the Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award for 2023. In honour of a woman who lived life to the fullest and courageously took action in making her dreams a reality. A message that will hopefully inspire the winner of this award in realizing his/her dream of making films a reality.

Jane Leblanc Legacy Fund Logo

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

Details here.

Burtynsky Grant 2023: Call for Submissions 📸

Deadline extended: October 13, 2023

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

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

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

Details are here.

Email photobook@scotiabankcontactphoto.com with your questions.

Lacey Prize Call for Submissions 2023 📣

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

The call for applications is now open.

Lacey Prize 2023

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

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

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

Craft NB Jurying Session, Fall 2023 🧶

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

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


Craft NB Jurying Session 2023


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

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.

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