fbpx

Playhouse seeks artists for InterMISSION artist residency program

FREDERICTON PLAYHOUSE SEEKS ARTISTS FOR INTERMISSION ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

7 July 2021, Fredericton, NB – The Fredericton Playhouse will continue to offer New Brunswick artists the opportunity to use its professional facilities and services in a series of creative artist residencies. Applications are now being accepted for available residency time during the summer of 2022 and winter of 2023.

 

The artist residency program called InterMISSION, established during the pandemic, will continue to expand the capacity and activities in the theatre during otherwise quiet periods in the annual rental and programming cycle. Designed for local artists to nurture and support creativity and innovative practices in their craft, the InterMISSION residency program offers artists mentorship, space and support.

During the inaugural season, the Playhouse welcomed 71 local artists for 11 multi-disciplinary residencies while the stage was not being used for regular programming. This time was used for artistic activities including script development, preparing for concerts, movement exploration, filming music videos, and more.

Based on the success of the pilot program, the Fredericton Playhouse will continue InterMISSION residencies while returning to a fully scheduled season in 2021 and seeks proposals for the 22-23 season.

Residencies are open to theatre artists, musicians, choreographers, composers, dancers, visual artists, designers, etc. Individual artists, artistic companies, collectives, or any combination thereof working collaboratively are eligible to apply. Artists must be professional artists as defined by ArtsNB and may be at any stage of their career. Priority will be given to applications that include artists residing in the greater Fredericton region.

 

For full eligibility and application details, please visit https://bit.ly/3jPYdhsor contact Lesandra Dodson, Director of Programming, at lesandra@theplayhouse.ca. Playhouse technical staff, specializing in theatrical lighting, sound, and multi-media arts, are available to the artists to work on individually designed proposals of development and exploration. The Playhouse staff is also available to assist with designing proposals, grant writing, production tutorials or other educational components involved in an artist’s creative project.

 

Application deadline: August 31, 2021.

–30–

 

Media contact: Meghan Callaghan, Marketing and Communications Director, The Fredericton Playhouse, 506.459.6210 | meghan.callaghan@theplayhouse.ca

 

InterMISSION program contact: Lesandra Dodson, Director of Programming, The Fredericton Playhouse, 506.459.6209 | lesandra@theplayhouse.ca

Fredericton Playhouse Inc. is a charitable non-profit organization that manages a 709-seat live performance venue in downtown Fredericton. It provides facilities and services to local, regional, national and international clients to stage live performance events for the benefit of the greater Fredericton region. It provides these services on behalf of the City of Fredericton, who is responsible for the Playhouse as a community asset.

Share your story of cultural resilience!

Share your story of cultural resilience, and have it amplified!

Many members of the Canadian cultural sector have shown incredible creativity and adaptability in responding to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Hill Strategies is currently collecting stories of resilience and innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic for Cultural Resilience: Using Innovation to Stabilize in Times of Crisis, a research-action initiative from the Creative City Network of Canada in partnership with the Cultural Human Resources Council and Les Arts et la Ville. Stories submitted at www.culturalresilience.ca will be listed and amplified for at least one year (from August 2021 to August 2022). Some stories will be investigated further and profiled online and in subsequent training programs. Submit your story today!

CALL TO ACTION: Share the urgent need to fix fair dealing with the federal government

Over the past few months, Access Copyright has worked with a small group of authors to test out a book mailing campaign to push Prime Minister Trudeau and the federal government to reform the Copyright Act so that Canadian creators and publishers are paid for the use of their work by the education sector.

You may have seen authors such as Sylvia McNicollRobert Rotenberg and Amy Stuart on social media sharing that they mailed one of their books as well as personal letter to the PM.

Many of the authors who have taken part have received letters back from the PM’s office confirming their mailing were getting through and thanking them for sharing their work with the Prime Minister.

With that welcome news, it is now time to take this campaign to the next level.

That’s where we hope you will get involved.

It’s all part of an effort to bring to Ottawa’s attention the urgent need to address the education fair dealing exception, which has resulted in much of the education sector refusing to pay approximately $150 million in royalties for educational copying.

The federal government plans to introduce a bill later this year to update the Copyright Act to address its obligations under Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement to extend the term of copyright protection. They are also in the process of conducting a series of consultations around various aspects of copyright law which will inform additional the amendments to the Act. At this time, the government has not indicated any intention to address the harm caused by the education fair dealing exception.

This is deeply concerning as our creative sector has been dealing with the impact of this issue for almost a decade now. That’s why we are asking you to join this campaign today and share your work and your thoughts on what it means to be a Canadian creator with the PM, and why the federal government needs to take action to fix fair dealing.

Here is how you can get involved 

Mail one your books to Prime Minister Trudeau: Who better than you to share a Canadian story with the PM? Along with a book, include a personal note to him describing what trying to build a living as a professional writer looks like in Canada. How do you make ends meet? What sacrifices do you have to make? How has the loss of royalties from the education sector affected you? The mailing address is:

Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, P.C. , M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

 

Share your mailing on social media: Before you mail out your book, please take a picture and post it to your social media platforms, with an explanation of why you are sending your book to the PM—for example, “I mailed my latest book to Prime Minster Trudeau to remind him what supporting Canadian creators really means.” It’s important that Canadians see the faces behind our stories and their rich diversity.

Here is how to make your message heard

  • Tag Prime Minister Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau), Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault (@s_guilbeault) and Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne (@FP_Champagne).
  • Use the hashtags #IValueCdnStories & #cdnpoli.
  • Tag our organization as well as Access Copyright (@AccessCopyright) and I Value Canadian Stories (Twitter: @valuecdnstories; Facebook: @IValueCanadianStories; Instagram: @ivaluecanadianstories).
  • Please email editor@accesscopyright.ca to let us know you have mailed a book to the Prime Minister.

Encourage others to get involved: Help build the momentum by encouraging others in your network to take part.

Amplify what others are doing: Share posts related to the campaign. Just search for #IValueCdnStories on Twitter, Instagram in Facebook and then RT, share, like and comment away!

Have questions? We’re here to help. Email Access Copyright at editor@accesscopyright.ca.

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.

Acknowledgments
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
Become a Member

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

 

MawiArt-and-artsnb-MOU_Press-release_EN-1

Emerging Artist Program: Ceramics

AX: The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex has a brand new ceramics centre and we are looking for applicants for our Emerging Artist Program. It is a sixteen week paid position with 24 hour access to the ceramics centre. The goal of this program is to help emerging artists in the ceramics/pottery field get a boost to their career by helping overcome barriers that are often the case early in a career.
For more information and to apply click here.

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 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

carteblanche.acadie@gmail.com

APPLICATION FORM

Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate

Elisgenooasig

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.