Celebrate in Song 2022 🎶

Celebrate in Song 2022: Music to lift the heart and sing the world awake
Friday, October 28 to Sunday, October 30, 2022

Dr. Joel Tranquilla, Conductor
Thomas Gonder, Accompanist
With singers from the Canadian Chamber Choir: Chloé Thiessen, Soprano;
Deborah Buck, Alto; Darrell Christie, Tenor; Christopher Lane, Bass
And with other special musical guests
Grace Memorial Baptist Church
536 Northumberland Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 3K8

Celebrate in Song 2022. Joel Tranquilla, conductor. Come and sing with members of the Canadian Chamber Choir and musical guests from around the region to celebrate the power of music to awaken and inspire. October 28-30, 2022. Grace Memorial Baptist Church, Fredericton. Please register before Sunday, September 18, 2022. nbcfsite.wordpress.com email nbchoralfed@gmail.com

Please register before Sunday, September 18, 2022

Celebrate in Song 2022 is an opportunity for choral singers to learn and perform challenging and beautiful music in collaboration with Dr. Joel Tranquilla, members of the Canadian Chamber Choir, and musical guests from around the region. It is:

– A celebration of the ongoing resilience of choral music in New Brunswick
– An opportunity for singers to grow and learn, and to connect with and
expand their musical family
– A rare opportunity for New Brunswick student and adult singers to
work with and learn from some of Canada’s best choral professionals

No matter how long you have been away from singing, Celebrate in Song
is a wonderful way to re-discover that joy.

Web site: https://nbcfsite.wordpress.com/celebrate-in-song-2022-music-to-lift-the-heart-and-sing-the-world-awake/

Artist Soliciting Images for Community Portrait 📸

Prince Edward Island based multi-disciplinary artist, Damien Worth is currently developing an interactive portrait of Fredericton for his upcoming exhibit at the UNB Art Centre in September.

Using video-game technology (Unity3d), Worth builds surreal landscapes that are textured with images solicited from the public. “This will be the fourth iteration of the project; I’ve already completed projects for Charlottetown (PEI), St. John’s (NL), and Sydney (NS). I’m interested in how we navigate spaces, how sites transform over time, and memory as it relates to personal identities” Worth notes.

Worth is looking for all types of imagery related to personal experience and locations surrounding the various identities of Fredericton. “I’m hoping to get a good range of subject matter, everything from locations of prominence to dingy late-night party scenes or back alleys. I’m also hoping to get some sound clips or 3d models.”

Worth is looking for interested participants to submit one or two images, sound clips, or 3d models to him no later than July 20th. The materials can be sent via email (damworth@hotmail.com) or via social media @damworth78. No advertising or offensive subject matter will be accepted.

The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.  The galleries are open 9 am – 4 pm on weekdays and during special events. Admission is free to members of the public.

Fredericton Playhouse Seeking Nominations for Playhouse Honours

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Playhouse Honours. The public are encouraged to nominate an individual or individuals from our community who have made a significant contribution to the community through their work in music, theatre, dance, spoken word, or multidisciplinary performing arts.

The Fredericton Playhouse, experience it live

Established in 2008, the Playhouse Honours annually recognizes and celebrates the important work by members in the performing arts community in Fredericton. We believe in the value people can bring to the community through their work in the performing arts, and the Playhouse strives to foster a deeper appreciation of such contributions. A permanent display in the west gallery of the Playhouse recognizes each honouree.

Nominations can be made by any person or organization. Underscoring the personal contribution that they have made in the community, recipients must be individuals, not companies or organizations. Recipients may be a professional or amateur artist, administrator, volunteer, educator, philanthropist, advocate, organizer, etc.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 30, 2022. To nominate a candidate, please submit a written submission of no more than two (2) pages describing the reasons this nominee should be considered.

For full details about nominations for the Playhouse Honours program, please visit our website or contact Lesandra Dodson.

Nominations may be sent to:

Playhouse Honours Selection Committee

Fredericton Playhouse Inc.

686 Queen Street

Fredericton, NB E3B 1C2


Email: lesandra@theplayhouse.ca

Temporary Public Art Call – Phoenix Square, Fredericton

The City of Fredericton invites proposals from professional artists to install a temporary public art piece at Phoenix Square, the public space in front of Fredericton City Hall.

The installation, on display from July to mid-fall 2022, is meant to contribute to a welcoming and vibrant space for the community and visitors to enjoy throughout the summer and fall.

All of Phoenix Square can be considered for the public art display. However, the art must not impede pedestrian access or use of the space, nor pose any safety hazard. During the summer, people use the Square to enjoy a break, enjoy the weather and access office buildings.

Applicants should note that there is a prominent water fountain, bistro tables with chairs, large umbrellas, garden beds, large flowerpots, and other immovable objects that will need to be considered in the design process.

Although the public art will be ephemeral, designs should be well constructed, vandal-resistant, and able to withstand summer and fall weather.

A juried selection will take place the week following the submission deadline, and the art installed by the first week of July. Artists are to submit the following:

  • A resume and biography indicating education and body of work;
  • A proposed design concept including text and drawings or diagrams;
  • An itemized budget to a maximum of $5,000 for all costs related to production, transport, installation, removal, and artist fees; and,
  • A timeline and process for creation and installation.

For more information, including a detailed drawing of the site plan, visit www.fredericton.ca/publicart.

Eligibility: Open to professional artists in the greater Fredericton region.

Submission deadline: May 6, 2022.

Call : 2SLGTBQIA+ Workshop

Almost body yay.jpgAre you a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community?

Do you love creating — crafting, costumery, sculpture, drag, props, and more?!

Do you enjoy taking photos and/or having your photo taken?



almost-body: in and out of touch is a creative workshop, with artist Amy Ash, for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, at Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Université de Moncton. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 19, from 1  4 p.m.


We have been in and out of touch, both literally and metaphorically, a lot lately. Between government restrictions and anxieties surrounding the pandemic, there have been many barriers to togetherness and, especially, touch. Communities for whom the concept of « chosen family » is

crucial have been especially affected by the events of the past two years. So, let’s get together,

safely, and make something of all of this.


almost-body: in and out of touch is a curiosity-driven event where we will come together to make and document experimental artworks that engage the body in fun, safe, and unusual ways.

Encircling ideas of identity, collectivity, and care, this workshop will be organized less like a class and more like a collaborative art lab — a place where all your wildest, queerest, crafting dreams come true! — where everything becomes a material for making, a possibility, an experience. Let us create a safe space for play, absurdity, connection, contemplation, and the celebration of our community. No prior experience is required to participate.


·   Masks and proof of vaccination are mandatory for all participants.


·   In participating in this workshop, you are also agreeing to photograph and be photographed. Your collaboration will assist the artist in the creation of new work. This workshop will be documented, and images of hands at work may appear in future art projects by Amy Ash.     (Please see the registration consent form distributed when you sign up for more information.)


To register please email Alisa Arsenault, Curator of Community Engagement at alisa.arsenault@umoncton.ca

Hooper Studio Gallery News/community notice

Hello to you all and hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

Join Judy Brittain, the host artist,  Saturday, August 28,  at Hooper Studios Gallery in Hampton from noon to 4.  Thanks for supporting your local artists!

Judy will be demoing her mosaic craft in the downstairs studio. There is a parking lot behind the studio or you can park on the road.
Currently the Gallery features works by;  Sue and Kathy with paintings, prints, and sculptures…. There are some John Hooper sculptures for sale in the near future. “Cronos” is on exhibit now. We have paintings by Fred Harrison, Larry Stewart,  collage/paintings by Toby Graser and fibre art by Sophia Bella. Judy Brittain has a variety of lovely mosaics. Phil Savage has 2 amazing stone sculptures and wood carvings of his “ herd”, bears, hippos, horses and more. Enjoy wood, epoxy art pieces by Andy Merrithew and beautiful photography flower art with Liane Thibodeau and Wendy Langille.

Otherwise we are open by chance or appointment    Sue 650-3333 or Kathy
832-5255 177 Kennebecasis River Road.  Hampton. www.artathooperstudios.com
Hooper Studios Instagram:  #artathooperstudios

Explore St Andrews heritage this summer and earn a chance to win an exciting prize.

St. Andrews, NB — Over the course of the summer months, the Charlotte County Archives are hosting a new interactive activity for people of all ages. Residents and visitors are invited to come to St. Andrews to take part in a Heritage Hunt — a walk (or drive) around four blocks in downtown St. Andrews, at any time they wish — all summer long. Participants will be looking for distinctive architectural features, heritage houses and important buildings, and filling out response cards with their finds.

For $10.00, participants will receive a ticket eligible for a Grand Prize Draw at the end of the season. Prizes will include a free night at the Algonquin Resort Hotel, a 12-month Family Membership to Ministers Island, a Family Membership to Kingsbrae Garden for 2022, and a Huntsman Marine Family Membership including the Aquarium for 2022.

The ticket provides information about what to hunt for and includes a tear-off numbered response card. Each correct card hand-delivered to the Archives, or sent later, will go into the draw. One ticket may be filled in by more than one person but only gets one chance for a prize.


Charlotte County Archives Board Chair, Franklin Cardy, says, “This event will replace the popular Heritage House Tours we have hosted for many years in support of the Archives.  It’s not possible to open up houses to crowds of people this year, but we hope to encourage people to wander through our beautiful town, discovering distinctive heritage features and earn a chance in a special Grand Prize Draw or a daily door prize.”


The Heritage Hunt is running from Victoria Day through Thanksgiving weekend and will be open to people of all ages following COVID protocols at the time.

Heritage Hunt tickets may be purchased in St. Andrews at:

Serendipin’ Art on Water Street

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre on Water Street

Cockburn’s Drugstore on Water Street

Honeybeans Coffee, Tea and Treats on Water Street

Fundy Discovery Aquarium, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Lower Campus Road

Visitor Information Centre at the Arena

Charlotte County Archives at the Old Jail, 123 Frederick Street

And elsewhere in the Province at:

Westminster Books in Fredericton

Kennebecasis Drugstore in Rothesay

Stewart’s Gifts in St. Stephen

Guardian Pharmacy in St. George


For more information, please contact Heather Wilson (contact@ccarchives.ca)   or Franklin Cardy, fcardy@sympatico.nb.ca


The Fredericton Trails Coalition, in partnership with the New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition (NBEx), has just released a call for artists to create a mural along the two south-facing walls of the NBEx horse barns which run parallel to the City’s Valley Trail (between Smythe st and Rookwood, across from the Superstore parking lot).


The main goal of the mural is to address the ongoing graffiti and tagging of the walls and provide a safer, and more user-friendly experience for the neighbourhood and those using the City of Fredericton’s Valley Trail. We are aiming to have the mural completed by September 10, 2021.


The call for artists is being done in two phases: the first phase, which closes on March 31 2021, will qualify a maximum of five artists or artist collectives.  At the second phase, the selected artists will be asked to submit a proposed design for the mural. A $500 honorarium will be paid to phase two artists. The winning proposal will be announced in early June, and the start date for painting the mural will be in July.


If you are, or know of, an artist or designer with experience creating murals, and would like to participate in this process, go to:www.frederictontrailscoalition.com to find more about the scope of the project and submission details.   Application guidelines are found here:  mural-application-guidlines.pdf (ipage.com)


Please forward this email to any interested parties. For more information about this opportunity, please email your questions to: info@frederictontrailscoalition.com

Your questions will be responded to within 24 hours.


Anne Wilkins

Chair, Adopt-a-trail Program
Fredericton Trails Coalition

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



Charlotte County Archives launches new website to provide rich gem of online resources

St. Andrews, NB —The Charlotte County Archives (CCA), located in St. Andrews, has just launched an
exciting new website and has adopted a vibrant new look and feel. These initiatives will help citizens
around the province, and beyond, access new digital files and photos with the click of a button.
Board Chair Franklin Cardy says of these developments, “We have been working towards making our
holdings accessible to the public over the past year and our new website is the culmination of that work.
Increasingly, people want to be able to view documents online, either for research purposes, to discover
more about their roots, or to learn more about our rich history. And during this pandemic it is safer and
easier for people to learn more through online searches.”

The initial funding for the website was a $5,000 grant from the Provincial Department of Tourism,
Heritage and Culture — Museum Services. This Digital World and Social Media grant enabled CCA to
contract the services of Loyalist City Web Design to create a beautiful and functional new website,
where you can see what collections CCA has in its environmentally protected vault. You can read lists of
church records, microfilm, and library holdings. You can also read about items of genealogical interest
and see a myriad of archival photos. https://ccarchives.ca/

A second grant, from Young Canada Works, is funding an internship focused on the creation of a digital
vault for the storage of digitized documents. This will provide guidelines for accessioning, and training
for community partners on how to collect and index holdings. Keith MacKnight has been hired as the
intern and, working with Archives Manager Heather Wilson and Board members, he will showcase the
digital resources of the Archives. Hundreds of new digitized records and 25,000 digitized photos show
the readiness of the CCA to further adapt to COVID-19 protocols.

Graphic designer Elaine Wilson, working with the Archives positioning committee, has designed the
strong new logo, which appears on the new website and will be used in future communications and

In February, CCA hosted a Heritage Fair at the Garcelon Centre, where like-minded archival and historic
community groups encouraged the Archives to become a hub for all such groups in the County. A new
listing on the CCA web site will unite these groups in a shared goal of preserving the past, including
events happening as recently as yesterday. The Charlotte County Archives encourages people to label
their own digital photos clearly for future users and invites citizens from Charlotte County to consider
sending items of historic interest to the Archives for careful preservation.


For more information, please contact Heather Wilson (contact@ccarchives.ca) or Franklin Cardy,

Connexion Exchange: Applications open for NB emerging artists

Connexion Exchange

Connexion ARC is putting out a call to early/mid-career artists for a collaborative program entitled, Connexion Exchange.

Connexion Exchange pairs eight established and eight emerging or mid-career artists for a 3-month mentorship. These mentorships will result in a paid commission for a collaborative artwork and artist talk presented by each pair. This program is for artists seeking peer feedback, community building, and an opportunity to collaborate with an established artist you admire. Mentor artists will be approached after mentees are selected to ensure the best possible opportunity and fit for both parties.

Connexion ARC is calling on early/mid-career artists in New Brunswick to apply to Connexion ARC for this program by February 26, 2021.

To apply send a letter of interest, CV, and up to 10 images of your work to info@connexionarc.org.

Accessibility Notes
Connexion ARC is located on the first floor of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, to the right of the Film Co-op office. Our office is accessible via the front entrance, or via elevator from the new lobby entrance, located on the right side of the building, accessible from Charlotte Street. There is a wheelchair accessible and gender-inclusive washroom on site. Please call (506) 478 4484 or email info@connexionarc.org if you require assistance or have any questions.

Connexion ARC respectfully acknowledges the land on which we operate as the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik/Wəlastəkwiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples. This teArritory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik/Wəlastəkwiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples first signed with the British crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik/Wəlastəkwiyik title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Connexion ARC
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Public Art Call

The New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture invites professional artists to submit proposals to design, create and install public artwork at the new Arc-en-ciel School in Oromocto, NB. The total budget for commissioning public artwork at this site is $50,000. Once works are created and installed, they become part of collection ArtNB (formerly The New Brunswick Art Bank). Preference will be given to New Brunswick professional artists. Please reference the guidelines and application form. Potential sites for public art, site plans, and photos can be found in the resources section.
The deadline to submit applications to culture@gnb.ca is Friday, March 12.




Museums for Me


Contribute to the important conversation about what museums need to do to continue serving our communities for generations to come.

We are actively seeking new voices and diverse perspectives to ensure that this dialogue is rich and multifaceted. We would love to hear from you.

Session overview:

  • When: Four sessions will be offered between December 3 and 10, 2020. Choose the one that works best for you. If you require CART captioning accommodation, we will be offering this in our evening session on December 8
  • Where: Zoom
  • Time commitment: 2 hours
  • Registration is required
  • A small honorarium will be offered to participants in thanks for their participation and contribution to this engagement process.


  • Thought starters: Short presentation on emerging trends from Dr. Victoria Dickenson, PhD, a consultant to the Museums for Me project with more than 40 years of museums sector and research expertise.
  • Group dialogue: Exploring two big questions – 1) What does the museum of the future need to be to deliver the most value to our communities? 2) How do we get there?


There are all kinds of museums across Canada, and how we experience and value them is very personal. Please share your perspective to help museums sustain and grow their positive impact in our communities and in a changing world.

What do you love about museums and want to see more of? How do they need to evolve to better meet your needs and serve Canadians into the future? Help us answer these important questions.

The first conversations about this project took place in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic affected how Canadians enjoy museums. Now is the right time to engage on the value and future of museums in Canada.

Call for Board Members at Sunbury Shores

Sunbury Shores Board of Directors Invites Expressions of Interest for New Members “Integrating arts and nature to enrich, challenge and inspire.” Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre Inc. is accepting expressions of interest for membership on our Board of Directors. Our volunteer Board steers the Centre, ensuring adequate resources to advance the SSANC mission through sound governance and financial management policies. More than ever, our organization and constituents realize the importance of art and nature for our collective well-being. We are seeking like-minded individuals to help lead our organization through these uncharted waters. Are you interested in:

  • Being a member of a collegial body committed to the advancement of “arts in nature, and nature in art”?
  • Providing technical and professional input, advice and guidance to the Board, such as financial, legal, donor relations, forward-thinking strategy development, governance, asset management?
  • Raising the profile of SSANC and building relationships with stakeholders, including major donors?

Do you have:

  • A passion for our mission and an understanding of our community? – Previous Board governance experience?
  • Successful core fund-raising experience? – Financial and/or risk management experience or expertise?
  • An open mind and ability to work responsibly and cooperatively on a team with many differing viewpoints?
  • Availability to meet at regular intervals throughout the year?
  • Willingness to participate in Committee activities and attend sub-Committee meetings?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please send a letter expressing your interest and detailing why you would be a good candidate for our Board, to Angela McLean, Director of Operations, by October 31: operations@sunburyshores.org, 139 Water St., St. Andrews, NB E5B 1A7

Mawi’Art and artsnb partner to support Indigenous arts in NB and beyond


Mawi’Art and artsnb partner to support Indigenous arts in NB and beyond October 2, 2020 (Fredericton) – Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artists Collective and the New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate closely for the benefit of Indigenous artists and arts organizations in New Brunswick and beyond.

For years, artsnb has worked tirelessly to foster the development of Indigenous arts in New Brunswick. Notably, artsnb, with input from its Circle of Elders, inaugurated Equinox several years ago, a grant program open exclusively to NB Indigenous artists and arts organizations to help them bring their plans and ideas to fruition. artsnb also recently ran a number of workshops and a mini-conference aiming to help Indigenous musicians expand into new and wider markets. These projects have led to the release of a full album of original material (All My People) and a couple of music videos which have enjoyed much airplay online. These projects have also brought several of the participants to international venues in French Guyana, Morocco, and Australia.

artsnb worked with the other members of the Atlantic Public Arts Funders (APAF) network to create and run Petapan (First Light), the premier Indigenous arts symposium in the region. The first symposium was held in Nova Scotia in 2014, the second in New Brunswick in 2016, and the third one in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2019. At the last symposium, participants agreed that the next one should be organized by an Indigenous organization and that Mawi’Art should take on that role. APAF members supported this decision and agreed to lend Mawi’Art their knowledge and expertise.

Mawi’Art was established in 2013, originally as an organization to help Indigenous artists in Atlantic Canada develop and sell their work. Mawi’Art’s stated goals are to support their members through their artistic and business development activities, and to increase the profile of Indigenous arts from the Atlantic provinces by building partnerships across Canada, establishing and maintaining markets for members’ work, and providing opportunities for patrons to interact with members.

“Mawi’Art’s involvement in major events such as the Assembly of First Nations held in Fredericton in 2019 demonstrate our effectiveness in raising funds, finding partners, planning, organizing, and delivering complex projects on time and on budget,” stated Charlie Gaffney, Chair of Mawi’Art.

The new partnership agreement lays the groundwork for a closer collaboration between artsnb and Mawi’Art. In the short term, artsnb will share its experience with Mawi’Art to help them organize, promote and run the fourth Petapan symposium, which—COVID permitting—will be held in Fredericton in the summer of 2021. In the longer term, artsnb commits to helping Mawi’Art gather momentum and become a strong advocate for Indigenous artists and arts organizations in New Brunswick and the Atlantic region, so that they can grow and prosper.

“Artsnb is extremely pleased to enter into this important partnership with Mawi’Art. We are committed to the support of Indigenous artists, and happy to be a part of the planning of the fourth Petapan Symposium. We are all stronger together,” said Carol Collicutt, Chair of artsnb.



Call for expression of interest: Join the ArtsLink NB Board

Are you passionate about arts and culture and the vibrancy of our province? Join our board! ArtsLink NB is looking for professional artists and arts enthusiasts to help steer our organization.

Founded in 2009, ArtsLink NB is a member-based arts service organization with a mandate to foster the sector’s contributions to a dynamic and prosperous province. We believe the arts are vital to all New Brunswickers.

Email: info@artslinknb.com for more information!

Call for applications – Cross-Cultural Creation Residency

Cross-Cultural Creation Residency

A francophone artist

An anglophone artist

An indigenous artist

The Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), ArtsLink NB and Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective, join forces again for the second Cross-cultural creation residency. A community residency between an acadian artist, an anglophone artist, and an indigenous artist in New Brunswick. 

This year’s program will take place in two week-long stages, in different NB communities. Through this residency, artists will have the opportunity to create new work while immersing themselves in the artistic process of fellow artists. 

The experience of being in another community and creating with people of different artistic backgrounds allows one to go beyond language barriers and discover different cultural environments. Recognizing current debates surrounding cultural and language tensions in New Brunswick, this initiative demonstrates that it is possible to grow by combining strengths rather than advocating division. Art in itself is a means of expression and cohesion and makes it possible to break down the boundaries that all too often isolate us.



  • To encourage the artistic exploration and the production of new works by providing space and time
  • To contribute to increasing the artistic quality of the work
  • To favour the collaboration and the sharing of expertise and experiences
  • To create significant cultural bridges of different cultural communities in the province.
  • To provoke encounters between artists and the public and to help raise awareness of the creative process.

The work in progress must be presented publicly at the end of each week. The artists will have complete freedom of creation, but will be called upon to open their creation space to allow the community to discover their work through open-studio visits. 


  1. Provide their own working materials
  2. Interacting with the participating artists 
  3. Present publicly the work in progress at the end of each week in the form of an exchange with the public.
  4. Submit a final report to the AAAPNB, ArtsLink and Mawi’Art 30 days after the end of the residency. 


  1. This project is open to emerging and professional artists of all disciplines.
  2. This project is open to Acadian artists who are members of the Acadian Association of Professional Artists of New Brunswick, ArtsLink artists and Aboriginal artists.


  1. Artists must register using the form and answer all questions. A detailed description of the creation project is mandatory (minimum 500 words).
  2. Artists must submit, in addition to the completed form, their artistic approach and an updated curriculum vitae. 
  3. The artists must be available for the duration of the residency, from March  15 to 28, 2020.


The applications will be examined by a jury of peers. The main qualities sought are:

  1. Feasibility of the proposed project;
  2. Artistic merits and originality of the artistic approach;
  3. The potential impact of the project on the career of the artist.


Deadline to submit: Feb. 12, 2020

The candidates will get a reply before Feb. 19, 2020.


  • A fee of $ 2,000
  • Reimbursement for moving from the artists’ residence to the places of the residences (beyond 50 km)
  • Accommodation
  • Per diem of food 
  • Creative premises


Annik Landry – Responsible for artist services

Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick

140 rue Botsford, bureau 29, Moncton, NB, E1C 4X5


506-852-3313 ext. 226

www.aaapnb. ca


Julie WhitenectExecutive Director

ArtsLink NB

89 Canterbury St., Suite 300, Saint John, NB, E2L 2C7




This project is a collaboration between ArtsLink NB, the Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick and Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective and is made possible thanks to the support of the government of New Brunswick.




Call for Professional Dance Artists from the Atlantic Provinces

Call for Professional Dance Artists from the Atlantic Provinces

Dear Dance Artists,

We cordially invite you to Strategy Dance 2019. We are proud to announce that this year’s event is organized in partnership with the Acadian Association of Professional Artists of New Brunswick (AAAPNB) and ArtsLink in order to include dancers from both linguistic backgrounds. Through this event, we hope to create strategies and develop the dance community together, since dance is an art form free of language barriers.

During this event, the second edition of Carte Blanche will take place on November 30th, 2019, at the Salle Bernard Leblanc on the 3rd floor of the Aberdeen Cultural Center at 8pm. The event will be followed by a business meeting the next day to follow up on projects launched during last year’s edition and to continue the development of the dance community by including our Anglophone and Aboriginal colleagues. This is a wonderful opportunity to travel to Moncton for a weekend dedicated to the Art of Dance!

Carte Blanche (November 30th, 8PM-10PM)

The aim of Carte Blanche is to offer a platform adapted to the needs of dance artists during which they can present work. 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 (with or without audience participation) is more than welcome. You would only have to specify what you would like to show in the attached 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.


We are giving you carte blanche in the use of space. Shoes at the door, spectators and dancers will share the dance floor. We want to give you the maximum use of space while breaking the 4th wall. It will be your choice where you would like the audience to be during your performance (maximum of 10 minutes). Standing, sitting, in a circle, moving … it’s up to you.


In addition to a platform to perform, we will be providing a video of your performance that you can use for grants and future applications. The money accumulated at the door (in the form of a voluntary contribution) will 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, it may be possible to find housing among local artists.

Please fill out the attached application form before October 2nd, 2019, if you wish to present something at the event and send it to the following email: carteblanche.acadie@gmail.com . We will let you know on October 11th if your application was successful.

Business Meeting (December 1st, 1PM – 4PM)

In preparation for the December 1st business meeting, we invite you to think about some of the political issues that you believe are priorities for the advancement of dance in New Brunswick. If you were responsible for one of the projects launched after last year’s meeting, please prepare an update of the project with your committee in order to present it to the group. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the AAAPNB and ArtsLink with the needs we have collectively determined are our priorities as dance artists. These associations will then be able to better represent us and defend our interests on the political level. We will send another email in October with more details and the registration form for this meeting.

Hoping that you are as excited as we are,

Carte blanche 2019 committee:

Jalianne Li

Julie D. Thériault

Monelle Doiron

Sylvia Kasparian



Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate


Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier.

Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate


January 24-February 14th, Galerie Sans Nom

Opening reception: Jan 24, 7pm

The exhibition Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate groups the work of artists Tara Francis, Nicole Haché, and Indigo Rain Poirier. In March 2019, l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), ArtsLink NB, and Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective created the Cross-Cultural Creative Residency that brought together Indigenous, Francophone, and Anglophone artists. During their residency, Tara Francis, Nicole Haché, and Indigo Poirier traveled to the community of Metepenagiag First Nation, Caraquet, and Saint John. 

Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate explores how through the experience of working and immersing in another community and environment it can allow a dialogue around shared experiences, knowledge and understanding. 

Tara Francis is a visual artist of Mi’kmaq and Irish descent from Elsipogtog First Nation.  In her work, she is reimagining traditional Mi’kmaq teachings with a contemporary sensibility. Tara’s practice includes silk painting, acrylic, and porcupine quillwork. She facilitates workshops, participates in artist residences, and continues to exhibit her work locally and internationally.

Nicole Haché is from l’Île Lamèque and is now based in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Since 2002, she has been actively involved in the effervescence of arts and culture in the province. During her artistic journey, the Acadian artist stands out by participating in several projects of solo and group exhibitions, as well as several artist residencies in the provincial, national and international levels, in Europe, North America, and Africa.


Indigo Rain Poirier is an electronic musician originally from Kingsclear First Nation, now based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Indigo is an almost entirely self taught musician, learning how to play and write music by way of online resources and communities. In 2018, Indigo was named the Music NB Electronic Musician of the Year and has toured their project Wangled Teb, playing at Flourish Festival, Quality Block Party, Pop Montreal and Sled Island in Calgary to name a few.

Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate is on display starting September 6th at the Saint John Arts Centre until October 25, 2019. It will be traveling to Metapenagiag Heritage Park in November 2019, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton in January 2020 and at the Galerie Bernard-LeBlanc, Caraquet in March 2020.


This exhibition is curated by 3E Collective.


3E Collective was formed during the fall of 2018 while Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Erin Goodine, and Emilie Grace Lavoie were hired as emerging curators at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to curate the 50th anniversary exhibition of the New Brunswick Art Bank. While working together, they discovered that they worked well collaboratively, sharing knowledge and experience from their different educational and cultural backgrounds. 


This exhibition is supported by: 

The Government of New Brunswick, ArtsLink NB, Association Acadienne des Artistes Professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick, Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation, Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective, the Saint John Arts Centre and the Metepenagiag Heritage Park.