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Silver Wave Film Festival Submissions Open July 2nd 🌊

The annual Silver Wave Film Festival features something for everyone. The event offers a showcase of multicultural, international, French and English programming of all genres and lengths and a comprehensive industry series which brings experienced and emerging producers and filmmakers together.

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Silver Wave is jam packed with exciting events and programming with diversity and depth. The Festival is the brainchild of the board and staff at the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative and is the staff’s volunteer labour.

1) Best NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos)

2) Lex Gigeroff Excellence in Screenwriting in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

3) Excellence in Cinematography in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

4) Excellence in Art Direction in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

5) Excellence in Sound Design in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

6) Excellence in Picture Editing in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

7) Excellence in Music Composition in a NB Short Film (open to eligible short NB films/videos

8) Outstanding Performance by a NB Actress (open to eligible short NB films/videos

9) Outstanding Performance by a NB Actor (open to eligible short NB films/videos

10) Outstanding Performance by a NB Supporting Actress (open to eligible short NB films/videos

11) Outstanding Performance by a NB Supporting Actor (open to eligible short NB films/videos

12) Best Documentary Short (open to eligible documentaries under 60 minutes)

13) Best Documentary Feature(open to eligible documentaries 60 minutes and over)

14) Best Experimental OR Animated Short Film (open to eligible short films/videos

15) Best Student Short (dependent on number of submissions, open to eligible student films

16) Best Canadian Short (open to eligible Canadian shorts outside of NB)

17) Best International Short (open to eligible International shorts)

18) Best Genre Short (non-drama films including comedy (open to eligible short NB films/videos

19) Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award (for first and second time filmmakers
• $200 in workshops/training from the NBFC (2023)
• $800 cash from The LeBlanc Family and generous donations
• $1000 in equipment and post services from NBFC
• $80 (full membership two years) from the NBFC
• Workshopping of winning screenplay Presented by the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, Tony Merzetti & the LeBlanc Family

20) CBC/New Brunswick Joy ($8,500)
• $2,500 in cash from CBC
• $1,000 in cash from New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative
• $5,500 in equipment or facilities from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative

21) Brian Carty Film Volunteer Recognition Award

22) Jim Lavoie Film Professional Recognition Award

23) Silver Wave WIFT-AT Salute

24) Viewer’s Choice Award
Chosen by the fest audience online.

All films suitable for festival showcasing are accepted from around the world.
The festival is focused on shorts primarily but does accept fictional feature films annually.

At the discretion of the festival programmers, please be aware that your film may be screened virtually or in person.

Films must not be older than 2 years.
The majority of the awards are focused on NB shorts made by NB resident filmmakers.
There are specific awards for films from away.
For non-English films, subtitles are required.
When submitting please include full crew & cast lists, address, email, posters, stills, headshots and bios and film project info.
Online, private links are the preferred method to view films (Youtube, Vimeo)
Filmmakers must have the rights to all images and music in their film.

Canadian Folk Music Awards Submissions 🪕

Canadian artists who have released recordings between May 1, 2021 – July 15, 2022 are eligible to submit to the 2023 CFMAs.

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Before Submitting, please review the following:  Submission Eligibility  &  Categories & Criteria

Required Materials for all Album Categories (all except Single of the Year & Young Performer(s)):

  • Proof of Album Recording (valid Internet purchase link OR document in the form of a manufacturing invoice or a letter from the artist/group record label or distributor)
  • Proof of Album Release date (if release month and year is not evident from the above)
  • Artist Photo (JPG, Colour, Medium Resolution, Max 2MB)
  • Album Cover (JPG, Colour, Medium Resolution, Max 2MB)
  • Sample mp3 (representative song from the album to be used in the event of a nomination)
  • For Songwriting Categories onlyPDF of lyrics to all songs from the specified songwriter(s)
  • Full Album (this upload will take place after the form submission)

Required Materials for Single of the Year:

  • Proof of Single Release date (if the release month and year is not evident from the above)
  • Proof of Single Release (announcement, review, some other type of documentation (including radio charts, live streaming service, or other streaming report), letter from a record label or distributor, or some reasonable documentation to support the release.
  • Artist Photo (JPG, Colour, Medium Resolution, Max 2MB)
  • Single Artwork (related to the single or album where it appears) (JPG, Medium Resolution, Colour, Max 2MB)
  • Single mp3

Required Materials for Young Performer(s) of the Year:

  • Artist Photo (JPG, Colour, Medium Resolution, Max 2MB)
  • Album Artwork (any artwork related to the recordings is sufficient) (JPG, Medium Resolution, Colour, Max 2MB)
  • Sample mp3 (representative song to be used in the event of a nomination)

3-Step Submission Process:
Step 1 : Complete the submission form.
Step 2 : Submit your payment via PayPal (you will be automatically redirected to the PayPal payment page after Step 1. You do not have to have a PayPal account).
Step 3 : Upload your Album (after you complete Step 1, you will receive an email with instructions on how to upload your album. This step is not applicable for Single of the Year or submitters to only Young Performer(s) of the Year).

TNB Foundation Awards 🏆

Click this link for more information about the TNB Foundation awards.

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Stephen Graham Bird Award
(Acting, Directing or Playwriting)
DEADLINE June 10, 2022

The Stephen Graham Bird Award is designed to recognize and encourage New Brunswick students who have demonstrated exceptional talent and potential, and who are pursuing a career in the theatre. The Stephen Graham Bird Award is for full-time study.

Objectives

To assist New Brunswick students who intend to pursue, or are presently pursuing, a career in theatre as a professional.
To increase the number of professional theatre artists in New Brunswick.
To encourage the development of New Brunswick talent in theatre arts.

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration an applicant must intend to pursue, or be currently pursuing, full-time studies at a recognized institution, at an undergraduate level or professional training program, for the purpose of pursuing a career as a professional theatre artist. This career may be in acting, in directing, or in playwriting. Only New Brunswick residents are eligible to receive funding. A resident is defined as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has resided in New Brunswick for at least one year immediately preceding the application deadline.

Level of Funding

One award in the amount of $3,000 will be awarded per annum. An individual may receive up to a maximum of 4 awards, which must be applied for annually.

Apply here.

J. Patrick Clark Award
(Design, stage management or technical production)
DEADLINE June 10, 2022

The J. Patrick Clark Award is designed to recognize and encourage New Brunswick students who have demonstrated exceptional talent and potential, and who are pursuing a career in the theatre. The J. Patrick Clark Award is for full-time study.

Objectives

To assist New Brunswick students who intend to pursue, or are presently pursuing, a career in theatre as a professional.
To increase the number of professional theatre artists in New Brunswick.
To encourage the development of New Brunswick talent in theatre arts.

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must intend to pursue, or currently be pursuing, full-time studies at a recognized institution, at an undergraduate level or professional training program, for the purpose of pursuing a career as a professional theatre artist. This career may be in design, stage management or technical production. Only New Brunswick residents are eligible to receive funding. A resident is defined as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has resided in New Brunswick for at least one year immediately preceding the application deadline.

Level of Funding

One award in the amount of $3,000 will be awarded per annum. An individual may receive up to a maximum of 4 awards, which must be applied for annually.

Apply here.

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

or

Email: lesandra@theplayhouse.ca

B-PART of Our Art: Call for Submissions

B-PART is a public art project that aims to embrace the talent of our younger artists in the Greater Saint John area. Saint John is hosting the Memorial Cup in June. During this national event we want to empower our youth to show our culture, diversity, and love for our city.

Call for young artists. Public art.
We are asking organizations, school, individuals, and teams to submit their artwork to B-PART of Our Art event happening on June 18th.

Things to consider and questions:

Designs can be submitted via digital file. Make sure the image has a good resolution It is important that the jury clearly see your design. You can use the attached template to get a better understanding of space and context (you can make it as big as you need it).

In your 100-word description we want to know about you and your age. This is an opportunity to explain your design and how will empower our youth, culture, diversity, or the heritage of Saint John the first incorporated city of Canada. (We’ll be on the National Stage during the Memorial Cup, and YOUR ART could be too).

Selected works will be giving the wood approx.. 2 x 4ft to paint. Artists are encouraged to use their own art supplies. Please note that acrylic paint is recommended for outdoor installation.

Selected works will be giving time to develop their design at home however the completion of the artwork must be done on June 18th from 11-3PM on Prince William Street. Saint John NB.

Application checklist:

  • Design on digital file
  • 100 words description (name, age, tittle of the work and description)
  • Send material to B-PART@outlook.com
  • Deadline May 9th.

Guidelines: Artists from 12-17 years old will be qualified to apply.

Ten artworks will be selected by an independent professional jury. The selection of the finalists will be based on aesthetics and originality.

Project Budget: The artists selected will be paid $200 for each painting, which will be composed on a piece of wood that will later be installed in the window of an Uptown building. We will provide the wood board. The artwork will remain in place for the duration of the summer.

If you have any questions, please contact art coordinator Fabiola Martinez, fahr@hotmail.ca

Contact East 2022, Artist Submissions

Calling all performers: artist submissions for Contact East 2022 are NOW OPEN!

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

APA acknowledges that past selection processes were not fair or equitable to all and acknowledges the value that lived- and community-based experiences and practices have in creating fair artist selection processes. APA is committed to implementing and upholding equitable practices in choosing artists to perform at Contact East 2022 and beyond. We will provide any needed support to ensure fair, adequate, and accessible representation. We will be selecting artists that represent the wide diversity of artists that we are committed to bringing to Contact East. The artists chosen by the selection committee shall have equitable representation across communities, including Indigenous, Black, racialized, 2SLGBTQIA+, disability, and MAD arts communities.

Contact East 2022 will take place in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia from Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25.

The application deadline is Thursday, May 12, 11:59pm Atlantic Time.

Artists can apply for a Contact East showcase HERE.

Read the full press release HERE.

Artist Residencies: Imago Artist-Run Print Studio

Call for submissions 2022

Deadline: May 1,  2022

Results : July 1st 2022

Available spaces : 3 to 4

The Imago Artist-Run Print Studio invites artists who work in printmaking to apply to come and work in our studio for a period of 2 to 3 weeks. Imago offers a research space, a functional studio and programming that reflects current trends in visual arts.

Eligibility:

  • The artist must be recognized as a professional artist as is defined by the Canada Arts Council.
  • The artist must have expertise in the field of printmaking they propose in their project.
  • The residency must take place between August 15th 2022 and April 15th 2023.

Benefits:

  • Chosen artists will received a 600$ artist fee per week of residency.
  • Travel expenses reimbursed (full airfare within Canada or up to a maximum of $600 for other means of transportation, with proof of receipts).
  • Accommodations provided during residency.
  • 24h access to the studio.
  • 175$ artist fee for presentation of work to the public (optional, approx. 20 mins).

Artists who wish to submit a project must submit a single PDF file (no WeTransfer) including:

  • Artist bio and CV (max. 2 pages);
  • Artist statement (max. one page);
  • A detailed project proposal that includes the print medium(s) you intend to work with and your preferred dates for the residency (max. 2 pages);
  • 8 to 10 support images or recent printmaking works;
  • Image list that includes title, medium, size and year created for each image.

Incomplete applications will not be considered by the jury.

Please submit your application by email to residences@atelierimago.com before May 1st 2022.

Follow this link to see the equipment available in our studio: equipment. For all questions about our residency program, please contact our director at direction@atelierimago.com.

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.

Submissions for the PRIX MNB AWARDS 2022 Now Open

All entries and submissions to the Prix MNB Awards must be received by 23:059 pm (Atlantic) on May 2, 2022.

MUSIC CATEGORIES

  1. Recording of the Year
  2. Enregistrement de l’année
  3. SOCAN Song of the Year
  4. Chanson SOCAN de l’année
  5. Video of the Year · Vidéo de l’année

MVP CATEGORIES

  1. Indigenous Artist of Year · Artiste autochtone de l’année · Elnoeg notji pipogotitjg genatagen · Skicinowək noci-amalhəcəssawet likətənək
  2. Breakthrough Artist of the Year · Révélation de l’année
  3. Champion of the Year · Champion·ne de l’année
  4. Innovator of the Year · Innovataire de l’année

INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

  1. Venue of the Year · Salle de spectacle de l’année
  2. Festival | Event of the Year · Festival | Événement de l’année
  3. Music Industry Professional of the Year · Professionnel·le de l’industrie de la musique de l’année

ELIGIBILITY

The eligibility period for the 2022 Prix MNB Awards is May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, inclusive.

Except for the Recording of the Year and Enregistrement de l’année, all entrants must be Music·Musique NB (MNB) members at the time of application to be considered eligible.

Eligible entrants must have lived in New Brunswick during the full eligibility period. For groups, at least fifty percent (50%) of members must have lived in New Brunswick during the full eligibility period.

Instrumental recordings are eligible. Compilations are ineligible for nomination.

All submission requirements must be met. Incomplete entries are not accepted. Any occurrences of questionable eligibility are dealt with at the discretion of the Prix MNB Awards Committee. No refunds will be given for ineligible entries or entries made to categories which do not open.

Music·Musique NB encourages submissions from members of diverse communities, including Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and people who identify with other intersectional and equity-seeking groups.

DEADLINE

Entries must be filled out online and received by 23:059PM (Atlantic) on May 2, 2022. For all categories in which a recording is being considered, a physical copy must be sent to the MNB office (140, rue Botsford Street, suite 30, Moncton, NB, E1C 4X4). If the recording is only released in a digital format, a download code must be provided.

For full details and eligibility requirements, please visit the MNB website.

Jane LeBlane Legacy Fund Awards and Deadlines

Arnold LeBlanc Songwriter Award – Amount: $2,000 – Deadline: May 20, 2022. Eligible Music Categories: roots, folk, and country music

The Arnold LeBlanc Songwriter Award seeks to spotlight talented New Brunswick songwriters at all levels in honour of Miramichi-born Arnold LeBlanc. Arnold was gifted with a golden singing voice. As a young child, he sang in the church choir and continued to sing well into his golden years. Arnold could whistle entire songs with perfect pitch and sang every day of his life.

We have confirmed Lennie Gallant, Joel Plaskett, Jenn Grant, Rose Cousins, and Catherine MacLellan for the music jury, and we are excited! The Arnold LeBlanc Songwriter award value has now increased to $2,000!

For submission guidelines, visit: https://www.janeleblanclegacyfund.com/awards/arnold-leblanc-songwriting-award

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    Jane LeBlanc Film Post Award – Amount: $1,000 – Deadline: June 1, 2022

    This cash post-production award enables New Brunswick emerging filmmakers to hire resident indie post

    specialists to take their film to completion. Eligible Post Work the cash award can be used for includes:

    •   Sound Design
    •   Music Score
    •   Colour Correction
    •   Dialogue Replacement
    •   Picture Edit

      This cash award can be used to top up other grants/awards the filmmaker has received. It is important to disclose in your submission that you have received funding for your project already. This cash award must hire New Brunswick resident creatives to do the post-work on a project. This cash award can be used to cover your festival submission fees.

      For submission guidelines, visit https://www.janeleblanclegacyfund.com/awards/film-post-award.

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  • Jane LeBlanc Acting Support Award – Amount: $700 – Deadline: June 1, 2022


    This Acting Support Award is for any New Brunswick resident actor at any level who needs support moving their education and craft forward. Eligible activities the cash award can be used for:

    •   Mentorships (paying for any costs associated with the mentorship, including a fee for your mentor)
    •   Workshop & Lab Intensives (costs related to the workshop whether in person or online)
    •   Artist-in-Residence (costs related to the residency)
    •   Memberships (costs associated with joining an acting organization)
    •   Educational Material (costs related to the purchase of any educational acting material).

      For submission guidelines, visit https://www.janeleblanclegacyfund.com/awards/acting-support-award.

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      Jane LeBlanc Music Award  – Amount: $3000 (In-kind Support) – Deadline: June 25, 2022

      The Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund has created an award for emerging New Brunswick resident singer/songwriters to assist them in the recording and mastering of one of their original songs.If the music jury selects you, you will receive:
      • • Full assistance with recording and mastering (Eastern Hive Studio).
        • 1 to 2 session musicians (we pick), if needed, for the professional studio recording.
        •One-year membership with Music•Musique NB, and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick.
        • One-on-one professional development session with Kate Butler of She Said Feck! Records and Colin Fowlie of Colin Fowlie Music.
        • One-on-one consultation with award-winning singer/songwriters Laurie LeBlanc, Rose Cousins, Catherine and Lennie Gallant.
        • One-on-one consultation with artist manager & record label owner Nigel Jenkins.
        • Mentorship with Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI).
        • Complimentary pass to the ECMA’s and potential showcase opportunity.
      • One award will be given out annually through the fund.
      • https://www.janeleblanclegacyfund.com/awards/music-award.

INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS DAY SONG CONTEST

PRESS RELEASE INFO:https://www.prlog.org/12897837.html

 

Website: https://www.internationalsongwritersday.com

Dates: Runs from Dec. 19 to April 2, 2022

Announcement Dates: April 9, International Songwriters Day

Seeking “Inspirational” songs, music videos and lyrics/poems.

Prizes from Broadjam, Indiebible, AirPlay Direct, The Music Registry, Book “101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting”

Judges: Martin Isherwood, Mike Gormley, Rick Rose, Daniel Ho, Diana Williamson

Entry is through the FilmFreeway platform or from the site:

See site for more details.

LINKS:

https://www.internationalsongwritersday.com

https://filmfreeway.com/InternationalSongwritersDaySongContest

https://www.facebook.com/internationalsongwritersday

https://twitter.com/intlsongwtrday

Contest is run by CEO Diana Williamson who has written 2 x #3 Billboard Hot Club Chart Songs, authored the book “101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting” and is Head of Themusiclibrary.org that places music in Film & TV.

WOMENS FREEDOM SONG CONTEST

PRESS RELEASE: https://www.prlog.org/12897849.html

 

Website: http://www.womensfreedomsong.com

Runs Dec. 19 to March 12022

Announcement Dates: March 8, International Women’s Day

Seeking Female Anthems, Music videos and Lyric/Poems that deal with issues of concern to women. (Open to all genders)

Prizes from Broadjam, Indiebible, AirPlay Direct, The Music Registry, Book “101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting”

Judges: Ruth McCartney, Sara Knight, David Eaton, Brent Backhus, Diana Williamson

Entry is through the FilmFreeway platform or from the site:

See site for more details.

LINKS: http://www.womensfreedomsong.com

https://filmfreeway.com/WomensFreedomSongContest

https://twitter.com/Wfsongcontest

https://www.facebook.com/womensfreedomsong

Contest is run by CEO Diana Williamson who has written 2 x #3 Billboard Hot Club Chart Songs, authored the book “101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting” and is Head of Themusiclibrary.org that places music in Film & TV.

The Fiddlehead’s Creative Nonfiction Contest

The Fiddlehead’s 2021 Creative Nonfiction contest is now open and we’re excited to announce that Chelene Knight will be judging this year’s submissions!

There will be one prize of $2000 for the winning submission. Check out the contest submission guidelines for more information!

This year’s contest deadline is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (postmarked for mailed entries and 11:59 pm Atlantic Standard Time for Submittable entries).

 

https://thefiddlehead.ca/content/creative-nonfiction-contest-now-open

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact East artist submissions DUE MAY 21!

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

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

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

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

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

Read the full press release HERE.

New Brunswick Book Awards Shortlisted Titles Announced

Shortlisted titles announced for New Brunswick Book Awards

March 29, 2021 – The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick and The Fiddlehead have announced the shortlisted titles for the 6th annual New Brunswick Book Awards. The winners will be revealed at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 6.

The program will celebrate books published in the 2020 calendar year in the poetry, fiction and nonfiction categories and children’s picture books published in the 2019 and 2020 calendar years.

 

The finalists are as follows:

Mrs. Dunster’s Award for Fiction
Judge: Mark Sampson, author of several novels, most recent All the Animals on Earth, short story and poetry collections

Mark Anthony Jarman, Fredericton, Czech Techno (Anvil Press)

Riel Nason, Quispamsis, Waiting under Water (Scholastic Canada Ltd.)

Kathleen Peacock, Fredericton, You Were Never Here (Harper Teen, imprint of Harper Collins Publishers)

Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children’s Writing
Judge: Frieda Wishinsky, author of over 60 trade and educational children’s books including picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

Shyla Augustine, Fredericton, Mi’kmaq Alphabet Book (Herman’s Monster House Publishing)
Illustrator Braelyn Cyr, Fredericton

Marla Lesage, Lincoln, We Wear Masks (Orca Book Publishers)
Illustrator Marla Lesage

Kim Renton, Stilesville, What-Cha-Doing? (Chocolate River Publishing)
Illustrator Tamara Thiebaux Heikalo, St-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec

The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize
Judge: Yusuf Saadi, winner of the The Malahat Review‘s 2016 Far Horizons Award for Poetry and the 2016 Vallum Chapbook Award. His first collection, Pluviophile, was selected for the CBC’s 2020 summer reading list

Allan Cooper, Riverview, Waiting for the Small Ship of Desire (Pottersfield Press)

M. Travis Lane, Fredericton, Keeping Count (Gordon Hill Press)

Emily Skov-Nielsen, Saint John, The Knowing Animals (Brick Books)

Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Nonfiction Award
JudgeNaomi Lewis fiction and nonfiction writer, editor, and creative writing teacher. Her 2019 memoir, Tiny Lights for Travellers has won numerous awards including Alberta’s Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction

Odette Barr, Petit-Cap, Teaching at the Top of the World (Pottersfield Press)

Virginia Bliss Bjerkelund, Fredericton, Meadowlands: A Chronicle of the Scovil Family (Chapel Street Editions)

Phillip Lee, Fredericton, Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River (Goose Lane Editions)

The New Brunswick Book Awards are open to traditionally published and self-published authors who have lived in the province for three of the last five years, including the award year.

The book awards program represents a partnership between the Writers’ Federation, which for more than 30 years has passionately supported the development of home-grown writers at all stages of development, and The Fiddlehead, Canada’s oldest literary magazine, which has nurtured New Brunswick’s literary culture for more than 75 years.

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Media Contacts:
Ian LeTourneau
Ian.letourneau@unb.ca
Cell: (506) 440-8072

Rayanne Brennan
rayanneb@rogers.com
Cell: (506) 961-3633

CALL FOR ARTISTS TO CREATE A MURAL AT NBEX HORSE BARNS

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

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.

 

https://www2.snb.ca/content/snb/en/services/services_renderer.201524.Public_Art_Call__Arc-en-ciel.html

 

City of Moncton Request for Proposal – Outdoor Public Art Competition

We look forward to receiving your bid and should you have any questions with regards to the Proposal document, please forward them in writing, to Rob Melanson, Buyer at Fax # (506) 859-2675 or via email : rob.melanson@moncton.ca , or at the address listed below no later than seven (7) working days prior to RFP closing time & date.

 

RFP20-096 – Outdoor Public Art Competition (Resurgo Place)-FR

The AGAVF List for Friday, November 13, 2020

The AGAVF List

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

 

Programming of AGAVF members

Visual Voice Artist Center (Ottawa)

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

 

Imago Printmaking Workshop (Moncton)

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton)

White box residences:

Séamus Gallagher
from 3 to 18 November 2020

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

www.galeriesansnom.org

 

Blue constellation-Galerie Bernard-Jean (Caraquet)

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

 

Franco-Manitoban Cultural Center (Winnipeg)

 

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

 

Le Labo (Toronto)

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

Chronicles of Quarantine with Jean-Christophe Foolchand
www.lelabo.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury)

Clayton H Windatt – FINDINGTRACKZERO
talk on Monday November 16 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Claude Wittmann – Wheels / politics / panic
Exhibition since February 2020
54 Elgin Street
Sudbury, Ontario
www.gn-o.org

 

 

COVID-19

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Calls for submissions

 

1.Calls in French from Canada

 

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

 

2.Calls in English from Canada

 

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

 

3.international calls

 

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

 

4.residences

 

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

 

 

5.public art

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

6.for commissioners

 

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

 

 

details on agavf.ca