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




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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

Welcome to the 77th Round of the Radio Starmaker Fund!

Welcome to the 77th Round of the Radio Starmaker Fund!

The website for the Radio Starmaker Fund is now back on-line and ready to accept applications. Below you will find information on our next application deadline. We encourage you to begin the application process as early as possible to avoid filing incomplete applications. The Vice-President of Programs & Applications, Jerry Leibowitz (jerryleibowitz@starmaker.ca), will be happy to help you with your questions should you need assistance. You can send him an email before you submit your application and time permitting, he will review your work and provide feedback. It’s always worth asking to have your work reviewed, even if it’s on the last day of the deadline. Please keep in mind that once an application is submitted, it can’t be changed.

New Details for Round 77:


The Board of Directors of the Radio Starmaker Fund announces the creation of a new program dedicated to supporting music creation by members of the Canadian music industry who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. Effective immediately, this funding stream is available to eligible musicians who have not yet met Starmaker sales criteria. This will be a “stepping stone” program that recognizes the systemic barriers that prevent otherwise eligible applicants from qualifying for the established Starmaker programs. The program will fund a broad range of activities to help sustain racialized artists as they continue to develop and increase the audience and industry reach needed to apply to other Starmaker programs.

This is a ‘living program’, made to be able to adapt to and reflect the Board’s collective learning, community feedback and industry change.

The program is compromised of the following elements:

  • Qualifying applicants are identified as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour – if you are a band rather than an individual, the majority of the band must be identified as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour.
  • You must show full-length or bundle sales of at least 1,500 units to qualify. A full-length release contains at least 6 unique studio recordings – not including acoustic re-recordings, remixes, versions, etc. – and at least 30 minutes of music. A bundle contains at least 3 unique, previously unreleased studio recordings – not including acoustic re-recordings, remixes, versions, etc. – and at least 9 minutes of music. They can be either physical, digital or equivalent streams (750 single track streams from a full-length release or bundle will constitute one sales unit toward the achievement of the minimum sales threshold, as will 5 downloaded tracks from a release constitute one sales unit). We will accept proof via Soundscan/Music Connect, manufacturing invoices and net sales reports from distributors. International sales, streams and downloads will be counted towards eligibility. Multiple releases from the previous 5 years leading up to the deadline for the round can be combined to show eligibility. Alternatively, if you have been nominated for a Grammy, Juno or the Polaris prize shortlist for a release from the last 5 years, you will be considered qualified for this program. You can just enter the release which was nominated, list the sales as 1,500 units and attach proof of the nomination.
  • The application process will be as follows: you will enter your artist information into the Starmaker website. Those details are provided on the right side of our homepage under the links for “Getting Started”. After completion, you will then have the option to be redirected to this program where you will submit a one-page business plan/proposal. You will be able to include attachments to the proposal, elaborating on proof of eligibility, breakdowns of expenditures or other key information. Brief details on domestic or international activity and momentum should be included in the proposal to illustrate why your request should be funded.
  • Money can be requested for any music related expenses – recording, promotion, publicity, advertising, digital marketing, touring, videos, etc. The maximum overall request will be capped at $25,000 and artists will only be considered for one of these grants per calendar year.
  • Artists who eventually qualify for the main Starmaker programs will still be able to apply for this annual $25,000 grant.
  • All other Starmaker rules will apply.
  • Start your Application by signing in to your existing Artist profile or starting a new Artist profile.

Domestic Touring/Virtual Performances – the Board of the Radio Starmaker Fund will continue to provide funding for virtual performances in light of the current circumstances facing artists in Canada under the following provisions:

  • We will no longer limit the domestic numbers to 10 virtual performances and 1 virtual promotional performance per calendar year. Artists can allocate any number of virtual performances or virtual promotional performances out of the domestic show cap available during each calendar year. Virtual promotional performances will only be considered for an exclusive appearance that takes place on a website belonging to a promotional outlet for radio, retail, news and entertainment portals where no fee is charged and is less than 30 minutes in duration. That same performance cannot be used to apply for funding in multiple territories.
  • You will continue to be allowed 1 additional “prep/pre-production” date per calendar year to develop and refine your ideas (identified simply as “Pre-Production Day”).
  • These additional types of requests will continue the existing cap of 37 performances in the domestic touring program per calendar year.
  • No international virtual performances of any sort can be included in a domestic touring application.
  • Any virtual performances where an artist is using their own platforms, socials or outlets such as Twitch, etc. will only be considered under domestic touring. In these circumstances, it doesn’t matter if the performance (i.e. where the artist is actually located) is taking place inside of Canada or not. Outside of that, there are no restrictions on the platforms used for virtual performances.
  • Virtual performances must be a minimum of 30 minutes of music or 10 songs.
  • Other than virtual promotional performances, there can be a fee (pay wall) or no fee to the public for the performance.
  • Proof of the performance can be provided with a screen shot or video proving it took place – screen shots need to include the beginning and end of the performance to show 30 minutes.
  • If you are a group you may do the performance as a full band or stripped down to a few band members or solo.
  • Virtual performances will remain valid during the restrictions on live touring during the pandemic.
  • For funding to be considered, background on the event or performance and the reason it should be funded must be outlined in the text of the Touring Strategy section of the application.
  • Paperwork and filing will remain the same – you must describe the show exactly as you would any tour subsidy request and file the same paperwork as in the past but instead of an agent’s summary of gigs played, you must upload a screen shot or video proving the performance happened.

International Touring/Virtual Performances – the Board of the Radio Starmaker Fund will now provide funding for international virtual and promotional performances under the following provisions:

  • International virtual performances must be for ticketed performances, taking place on an outlet’s website in a particular territory. While the performance can be offered or sold to multiple outlets throughout the world outside of Canada, you can only apply in one international territory for a virtual or virtual promotional performance. That same performance cannot be used to apply for funding in multiple territories.
  • The available number of dates for funding consideration will stay the same in all international territories but can be split as you see fit between in-person and virtual performances, as well as one Pre-Production Day per territory per calendar year.
  • All the other information regarding domestic virtual performances will also pertain to international virtual performances, outside of what is stated in this section.

In-person performances – for the time being, we will consider funding live, in-person performances that take place at venues with a minimum capacity of 50 both domestically and internationally. That is down from 100.

All applications must be filed online prior to the next deadline of Thursday, November 19th, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST. The ability to file an application will automatically be shut down at that time. Please ensure your application has been completed and submitted before this deadline. Thank you in advance.

The Sheilas 2020

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation invites applications from visual art organizations or collectives for the 2020 Annual Facilitation Grant Program “The Sheila’s”

In 2020, the focus of facilitation grants will be the publication of well-researched, analytical examinations of the work of New Brunswick artists.  These grants are intended to support arts organizations realize a print publication by a reputable publishing house or collective in conjunction with an exhibition. They are awarded on the recommendation of independent assessment panels.

The Deadline for all applications is February 14th2020.  Please consult the website for full application details.


The Arts Infrastructure Grants for Emerging Artists program is a project-based program designed to provide one-time capital acquisition to emerging New Brunswick artists to acquire equipment that will enable them to complete a project and strengthen their long-term artistic development.


  • August 1st


APPLY ONLINE: Click here to submit your grant application online.


You may reach us by telephone at (506) 444-4444 or +1 (866) 460-2787, toll-free in NB. Use the link below to send us an email:

SJAC: Professional Visual Artists’ Fund

The application process for this year’s funding opens March 1, 2018. Submission deadline is March 31, 2018. The announcement of the 2018 recipient will be at the opening reception for new exhibits at SJAC on May 4, 2018.

History & Administration of the Fund

A group of professional artists and arts supporters in the Saint John region joined forces some years ago to organize a number of highly successful fundraising events: Art in the City Studio Tour (2003) Art and Artifacts (2005) and Whodunit? (2007). The proceeds from these events have gone to establish the Professional Artists’ Fund which is managed through the Greater Saint John Community Foundation.

Since 2014, The New Brunswick Museum and the Saint John Arts Centre have managed the annual application process and the awarding of the grant. A three-person jury will review all applications.

Purpose of the Fund

The goal was to bring this fund to a point where at least one annual grant of $1000 could be drawn from the interest and awarded to a professional visual artist who needs financial assistance to pursue aspects of their careers (for example: studio rental, exhibit costs, art materials, research travel, etc.)

Unlike other arts grants, there is no final report.


The Hnatyshyn Foundation – TD Bank Group Awards for Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art and Emerging Visual Artist

Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2017

The awards support emerging curators and artists under the age of 35 whose body of work incorporates a public presence and peer recognition. Each year, one curator and one artist are selected to receive an award of $10,000 each.

Apply online: http://www.rjhf.com/programs/td-emerging-curator-artist/

The Sheilas 2018

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation invites applications for the 2018 Annual Facilitation Grant Program “The Sheila’s”

In 2018, SHMF will consider only proposals from organizations and collectives seeking to provide meaningful networking and educational opportunities for the visual arts sector. With the firm belief that the arts community flourishes through consultative, creative and collaborative exchange, SHMF will be selecting projects that demonstrate a clearly articulated vision, identify a target community and propose a cost effective program.

Preference will be given to groups that present innovative approaches to supporting the visual arts community.

The Deadline for all applications is January 15th.

Please consult the website for full application details.

Call for applications: Film, Television and New Media Program – Production and Development Incentives

The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture is issuing a second call for applications to its Film, Television and New Media Program – Production and Development Incentives.  Applications will be accepted up to and including October 2, 2017.  The Department will then proceed with the evaluation of applications received and issue grants to qualifying projects.  Applications must bE submitted by email to the following address: culture@gnb.ca.


Forms, guidelines and information can be found here:




Please contact Rebekah Chassé at (506) 453-5372 or rebekah.chasse@gnb.cafor questions or comments.


City Seeks Submissions for Artist-led Community Art Project

The City of Fredericton is now accepting submissions for an artist-led community art project.


The Community Art Program was introduced in 2015 for local non-profit arts and cultural organizations for collaborative community projects.  This year, local artists are invited to submit proposals for a project.  The deadline for submissions is October 27, 2017.


The successful proposal will involve the creation of a unique art project involving community engagement, and result in something tangible for the community to enjoy.  Examples may include the creation of short-term or permanent artwork, or an artistic enhancement to a neighbourhood or publicly accessible space.


Project submissions are open to all disciplines, one of which will be awarded $5,000.


For more information about the project guidelines, artist’s eligibility, criteria, and how to apply, visit www.fredericton.ca and search Community Art Program or contact Recreation, Culture & Community Development, 506-460-2240 orculture@fredericton.ca.

City of Saint John Community Arts Funding Program 2017


  1. Rationale

As described in the City of Saint John Arts and Culture Policy, adopted by Common Council on September 26, 2005, the arts make a substantial contribution to the quality of life and vitality of our community. The City of Saint John believes that one of the most effective means of facilitating the development of arts and culture in Saint John is to provide funding support to non-profit arts and/or cultural organizations serving our community. In this way, arts and culture organizations are encouraged to establish themselves, enhance their services, and provide their programming to the community. Accordingly, the City through the Saint John Community Arts Board has implemented the Community Arts Funding Program. This Program is designed to provide project support for non-profit organizations or groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline of the creative arts within the City of Saint John.