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).









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.


Media Contacts:
Ian LeTourneau
Cell: (506) 440-8072

Rayanne Brennan
Cell: (506) 961-3633


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.




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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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






Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury)

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




More details.




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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




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

WFNB 2020 Writing Competition

2020 Writing Competition is Open!

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick encourages all New Brunswickers to submit their poems, stories or creative essays to its 2020 Writing Competition.

The competition awards $2,600 in cash prizes.
Deadline for entries is February 29, 2020.

All submissions must be made electronically through the WFNB website at wfnb.ca/competitions.

The prize purse includes the David Adams Richards Prize, awarded for a collection of short stories, a novella, or a substantial part of a longer novel, the Douglas Kyle Memorial Prize for short fiction, the Alfred G. Bailey Prize for poetry manuscripts, the Fog Lit Books for Young People Prize, the Sheree Fitch Prize for Young Writers, the Narrative Nonfiction Prize, and the Dawn Watson Memorial Prize for a single poem.

Youth ages 13 to 18 can enter their poems or stories into the Sheree Fitch Prize category, aimed at young writers.

In addition to the prize money, winners will read their work at WFNB’s annual literary festival, WordSpring, being held this year in Fredericton, NB, May 22-24. Many WFNB winners have gone on to publish their work, including André Narbonne (David Adams Richards Prize, 2008), Jerrod Edson (David Adams Richards prize, 2013) Kerry-Lee Powell (Alfred G. Bailey Prize, 2013), and Moncton Anglophone Poet Laureate Kayla Geitzler (Alfred G. Bailey Prize, 2014).

Entries must be received by February 29, 2020. For competition guidelines, visit: https://wfnb.ca/competitions/submission-rules/

About WFNB
WFNB is the only organization devoted solely to the writers of New Brunswick. It is dedicated to encouraging and promoting New Brunswick writers in all genres and stages of development.


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