Charlotte County Archives puts funding from the Council of Archives New Brunswick to strategic use

News Release
December 18, 2020

Charlotte County Archives puts funding from the Council of Archives New Brunswick to strategic use
St. Andrews, NB — Matt Honey, Archives Manager at the Charlotte County Archives (CCA), recently
secured funding from the Council of Archives New Brunswick (CANB) for three very significant projects.
Each project will help fulfil the mission of the Archives — to collect, preserve and conserve, through
archival best practices, the pre-eminent collection of significant documents relating to the evolving
history and culture of Charlotte County, and actively engage the public through research, education, and

With an envelope of $3000 from CANB, the Charlotte County Archives will organize and catalogue
documents associated to or collected by the Charlotte County Historical Society (CCHS) over the years.
The predecessor of the Charlotte County Archives, the CCHS first organized in 1975, before the current
Charlotte County Archives was formed. All the hard work and research completed by the CCHS will be
made accessible to future researchers through this funding.
A grant of $2900 was awarded to the Charlotte County Archives to carefully examine, organize, and
catalogue the fonds (personal collections) of Dr. Charles Smith, Earl Caughey, Jackie Gibson, and Rose
McKay Haughn. These collections will provide further insight into churches, schools, family histories,
court proceedings, Charlotte County militia, the Town of St. Andrews, and other precious details about
Charlotte County history.

And finally, CANB has given $1400 towards arranging and processing 47 maps, floorplans, and
blueprints, each of value to researchers across the County.
This funding, in conjunction with a new website soon to be launched by the Charlotte County Archives,
will enable people to learn more about Charlotte County through online searches, a definite benefit
during the current pandemic, when social distancing is so crucial.


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


News Release re CANB 2020 Funding

Letter from Simon Brault – Canada Council for the Arts

Additional funding for the arts

When can the recovery truly begin and what will it look like? Even if we can’t say for sure, we can prepare.

In its 2020 Fall Economic Statement, the federal government announced $181.5M in additional funds in 2021‒22 for the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts to enhance their support to the arts sector. We expect that the specifics of the funding will be revealed in early 2021.

With these funds, the Council plans to support projects that create jobs. As soon as we get the green light, we will announce our initiatives, and we intend to distribute the funding very quickly. It is urgent that we support those who have been without work thus far. You should start preparing now.

  • If you have research and creation projects that require hiring collaborators, now is the time to define the broad strokes.
  • If you are part of an artistic group or organization, now is also the time to consider creative projects for new works or adaptations of existing works that will enable you to share your artistic and literary creations with broader audiences via digital technology.

We are looking for proposals that require that you hire artists and experts, who need to work to get through the pandemic. Once again, please be ready.

Before the new funding is made available, we will have the opportunity to discuss the last year and our vision for the future with you and with the broader public. And so I encourage you to add our 2021 Annual Public Meeting to your calendars (it will be held at 4 p.m. EST on January 26, 2021).

In closing, I want to thank you for your confidence, and I salute your courage and your efforts to fly the arts-and-culture flag high and proud during these difficult times. I wish you restorative holidays. I hope you take time to recuperate—and rest assured that we will be by your side more than ever after the holiday break.

Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q.
Director and CEO

Read the Director and CEO’s full statement

SHMF Career Development Programs 2021

Central to the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation’s mandate is the support of excellence in all forms of visual art.  SHMF’s Career Development Program aims to assist artists to reach their creative potential at many stages of their career development through a variety of funding opportunities.

SHMF invites applications for the following 2021 Career Development Programs:

Fred Ross Scholarship
Sheila Mackay Advanced Studies Scholarship
Margaret Woodson Nae Mentorship

In 2021, with respect for the complex travel restrictions necessitated by the pandemic, SHMF will not offer an International Residency Scholarship.

Application details can be found on our Apply page. The Foundation reserves the right to refuse applications or nominations that do not meet the published criteria or submission deadlines.

Applications for the Fred Ross Scholarship and the Sheila Mackay Advanced Studies Scholarship must be postmarked by March 15, 2021. Application details can be found on our Apply page.

The foundation cannot accept Career Development Program applications by email.

Kathryn McCarroll
Executive Director
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
Phone: 506 693 5647

* Please update your contacts.  The email address for the SHMF has changed.
Contact us at shmf@sheilahughmackay.ca

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

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.