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BIPOC Animator Film Commission and Mentoring at the Animation Festival of Halifax 🎞

The Animation Festival of Halifax (AFX) takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral
territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all Treaty People who are responsible for enacting peace and
friendship in this magnificent land.

Animation Festival of Halifax

Are you an aspiring, new, or emerging Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Colour (BIPOC)
animator based in Mi’kma’ki? AFX will mentor a BIPOC animator through the creation of a very
short animated film (under two minutes) between June 2022 and April 2023, and we will
feature the film and artist at the festival in May of 2023. The deadline for applications is 30 May
2022.

This program aims to nurture the talent and career of a BIPOC animator and spark conversation
about race and ethnicity in the field of animation. The successful applicant will be selected
partly for “fit” with AFX’s key values of inclusiveness, positivity, and sincerity, but you will have
creative freedom (choice of topic, technique, etc.) within the film itself. Although your film
doesn’t need to address issues of race, ethnicity, inequity, and diversity (although it certainly
can), you do need to be willing to talk at the festival about both your artistic vision and your
experiences as a BIPOC artist.

The successful applicant will:

  • Receive a $3000 artist’s fee ($1500 at the beginning of the project and $1500 upon
    completion of the film for the festival)
  • Have a budget of $2000 for filmmaking costs (e.g., equipment rental, software purchase,
    fees for sound designer)
  • Have monthly meetings with mentors to support your project development and career.
    The mentors will include educators and prominent members of the field of animation,
    and we will do our best to match you up with mentors who can address your specific
    questions or goals.
  • Give an informal presentation of your work in progress in the winter of 2023 (speaker’s
    fee of $350) and introduce your film and talk about it during a Q&A during the festival
    (speaker’s fee of $350). The festival event will be recorded and posted to our website.
  • Receive screening fees for screenings during the festival, and also on the festival’s
    website starting two years after the AFX presentation. You will retain copyright, and we
    will pay rates set by the Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes
    canadiens (CARFAC) for moving images on the internet for 5 years. Between the festival
    and posting the film to our website, you’ll be welcome to submit it to other festivals.

This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada.
Applications should be emailed to animationhalifax@gmail.com, and should answer these
questions in whatever format you prefer:

  1. Where are you based/where do you live most of the time? You need to be based in
    Mi’kma’ki/the Atlantic Provinces to be eligible for this program.
  2. What is your experience/background in animation and/or related fields such as
    illustration, live-action filmmaking, etc.? This can include projects you have done
    professionally, or for a high school class or community course, or on your own. Please
    send us links or files for your past projects.
  3. What are your ambitions in animation? For example, do you want to work in a
    commercial studio? Do you want to go to art school and become an independent
    animator (or have you already done so)? Do you want to make animated music videos?
    Become a YouTube influencer as an animator? Something else? Our festival team
    includes people working in both commercial and independent animation, and we
    welcome applicants with a range of interests and ambitions.
  4. In about one paragraph, describe the film you’d like to make through the program.
    Please tell us what the story/subject matter would be and describe how it would
    look/feel. If you already know, please tell us how you would accomplish it (animation
    technique, software/equipment, etc.). Feel free to include images by you or examples
    by other people that are similar to what you’d like to do, but this is not required.
  5. Are you willing to speak in public about your experiences as an artist who is Black,
    Indigenous, and/or a Person of Colour? You can approach this question any way you
    like, such as discussing barriers you and/or your community have faced or inspirations
    that have informed your work. You are welcome but not required to share thoughts
    about this in this application.

If you are a more experienced animator, because of the program’s emphasis on mentorship, we
encourage you to apply to develop a new skill that you have not had a chance to explore
previously.

For more information about the Animation Festival of Halifax, please visit our website, Facebook page, or the Twitter
account of Carbon Arc Cinema, which presents the festival.

And if you have any questions, just drop us a line at animationhalifax@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions for Art Exhibition Programming

Again this year, the three Francophone school-community centres of NB are joining together to make a joint call for tenders in order to solicit visual artists from the province to come and exhibit in the art galleries of their respective centres.
All three centres operate a non-commercial community gallery and are willing to pay a fee to artists according to the 2022/2023 CARFAC rate. The attached document will give you all the details to submit your application (deadline – June 2, 2022).

This call for tenders is for the next year of programming which will begin in September 2022.

Please share this notice with anyone you know who might be interested in exhibiting in Miramichi, Fredericton, or Saint John.
Submission guidelines are here:

Imago Bursary 🎓

Imago is focused on promoting and supporting young artists. Since 1996, Imago offers an annual bursary to a candidate who has earned their Bachelors in Visual Arts from Mount Allison University or l’Université de Moncton within the past five (5) years.
A gallery piece. Umbrellas suspended from the ceiling, a spilled cone with orange liquid on the floor, and round swatches of colour on the wall. Blurred image of woman walking through it.

Documentation de l’exposition de la Bourse Imago 2011, travaux de Jessica Arseneau.

This grant includes a one-year membership, $500 in materials and a chance to hone their technical skills and develop their practice in New Brunswick. At the end of the project, the recipient holds a show at the Galerie Sans Nom and receive a CARFAC artist fee. This solo show takes place in fall of the following year. The applicant must:
  • have obtained a visual arts bachelor’s degree from either Université de Moncton or Mount Allison University in the past five (5) years preceding their application;
  • present a portfolio with mostly works in printmaking;
  • be able to work autonomously in the studio;
  • be able to work in the studio at a regular pace during the full year corresponding to the bursary.
The Grant includes:
  • One year membership at Imago (value of $350)
  • 10 hours of technician help and studio orientation;
  • a minimum of three (3) meetings with a consulting comity formed of professional artists;
  • a budget of $500 to spend on printing materials;
  • a solo exhibit in the following year which includes a CARFAC artist fee.
Your submission must include:
  • An artist resumé and bio that includes details about your experience in printmaking (max. 2 pages);
  • Artist statement (max. 1 page);
  • a letter of intent or a project description that includes what techniques you wish to work with in the studio;
  • 8 to 10 digital images of recent works in printmaking with a detailed list describing each image (title, medium, size and year created);
  • a referral letter (optional).
Applications must be sent in a single PDF document (no WeTransfer with an expiry date) sent to direction@atelierimago.com before June 1 2022. Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of professional artists and the results will be communicated by email before July 1 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the jury.

TNB Foundation Awards 🏆

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

TNB Logo
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.

Music Festival Reopening Fund 𝄞

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has put in place many initiatives to provide financial support to the culture, heritage, and sport sectors, including, among others, investments through the Reopening Fund which is intended to complement the Budget 2021 Emergency Funds.

FACTOR The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings

The intent of the Music Festival Reopening Fund is to provide assistance to professional music festivals to stimulate their economic recovery by supporting the presentation of their events and encouraging the return of in-person audiences. $7 million has been allocated to the Canada Music Fund (CMF) for this program, consistent with the objective of fostering an environment where a diversity of Canadian music artists connects with audiences everywhere.

Applications are assessed taking into account the quality of the project and its potential to re-engage live audiences, as well as the impact it may have on the artist’s career, the employment of technicians and other cultural workers, and service providers.

Funding is subject to availability of funds and submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

The deadline to apply is May 6, 2022, at 5:00pm ET.

Applications can be submitted at any time from program launch to deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

Contact East 2022, Artist Submissions

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

Logo Contact East Artist Submissions Now Open

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.

2022 Spring Arts Funding program now open

The Saint John Community Arts Board has opened its spring round of funding for projects and events in the arts and culture sector.

These grants are for registered non-profit organizations in the City of Saint John working with or collaborating with artists for events, festivals, and projects.

The deadline to apply is March 18th, 2022.

The Community Arts Board has created two rounds of grants for 2022, as recommended by members of the arts community. This is the first round, and the second round will open in the late fall.

The board is also developing an Artist in Residence program, and more information is to come regarding this program.

To apply for the spring funding please follow the link below.

https://saintjohn.ca/en/arts-and-culture/community-arts-funding-program (English)

https://saintjohn.ca/fr/arts-et-culture/programme-doctrois-aux-arts-communautaire (Francais)

If you have any questions regarding your project or application, please reach out to me and I’d be happy to help out!

 

Kate Wilcott (she/her/elle)
Arts and Culture Coordinator/ Coordonnatrice des arts et de la culture
Growth and Community Services / Services de la Croissance et Communautaire
City of Saint John / La Ville de Saint John
Office / Bureau: (506) 639-3830
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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
outreach.

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.

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

 

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
sheilahughmackay.ca

* 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
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

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

 

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

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:

RADIO STARMAKER FUND ANNOUNCES CREATION OF NEW ARTIST FUNDING PROGRAM FOR BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND PEOPLE OF COLOUR

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.