Call for Board Members at Sunbury Shores

Sunbury Shores Board of Directors Invites Expressions of Interest for New Members “Integrating arts and nature to enrich, challenge and inspire.” Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre Inc. is accepting expressions of interest for membership on our Board of Directors. Our volunteer Board steers the Centre, ensuring adequate resources to advance the SSANC mission through sound governance and financial management policies. More than ever, our organization and constituents realize the importance of art and nature for our collective well-being. We are seeking like-minded individuals to help lead our organization through these uncharted waters. Are you interested in:

  • Being a member of a collegial body committed to the advancement of “arts in nature, and nature in art”?
  • Providing technical and professional input, advice and guidance to the Board, such as financial, legal, donor relations, forward-thinking strategy development, governance, asset management?
  • Raising the profile of SSANC and building relationships with stakeholders, including major donors?

Do you have:

  • A passion for our mission and an understanding of our community? – Previous Board governance experience?
  • Successful core fund-raising experience? – Financial and/or risk management experience or expertise?
  • An open mind and ability to work responsibly and cooperatively on a team with many differing viewpoints?
  • Availability to meet at regular intervals throughout the year?
  • Willingness to participate in Committee activities and attend sub-Committee meetings?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please send a letter expressing your interest and detailing why you would be a good candidate for our Board, to Angela McLean, Director of Operations, by October 31: operations@sunburyshores.org, 139 Water St., St. Andrews, NB E5B 1A7

Galerie Sans Nom: Help out! Find cool things!

We’ll admit it : our storage space is a mess.
Keep an eye on our socials the week of October 1st. We’ll invite you to come help us clean out this mysterious space : wether it’s by sorting nails & screws or by taking home any of our giveaway items. Pay what you can or pay nothing at all : we just want it gone!


On va l’avouer : La remise fait dure.
La semaine du 1er octobre, restez à l’affut. Nous vous inviterons à nous aider à remettre la remise de la GSN en ordre : en triant des clous ou en apportant des «gugusses» chez vous! Une genre de vente à débarras où tout est à vendre pour ce que vous pouvez donner – même si c’est rien!

Call for objects for artist-in-residence project


From September 29 to October 11, Connexion will host Alexis Bulman with the project Bound Between Seasons. Alexis is looking for community members, particularly in downtown Fredericton, to contribute objects stored on their property to this project.




THIRD SHIFT is a growing project and labour of love. Each year we rely on our volunteers’ generosity to bring it all together. Volunteering is an amazing way to meet new people, participate behind the scenes and learn about the art projects in-depth. We’re now looking for reliable individuals to join the team. Contact our associate, Ashton at thirdshiftassociate@gmail.com for more information or to sign up!

Hot Docs-Canada wide Documentary Research Study

A Canada wide documentary audience research study that Hot Docs is conducting in conjunction with several partners. Learning from Documentary Audiences 2018 is a follow up to the study Hot Docs conducted in 2014 which focused on the viewing habits of documentary film audience members.

Intended to help inform filmmaker, distributor and exhibitor strategies for increasing documentary viewership, Learning from Documentary Audiences: A Market Research Study identified three market segments amongst Canadian documentary viewers, and offered insights into how documentaries are “discovered,” on which platforms they are viewed, and the willingness of audiences to pay for online documentary content.

You can view the full study here: https://www.hotdocs.ca/i/learning-from-documentary-audiences


Fundy Fringe Festival needs Volunteers like you!

As you can imagine, if Fundy FRINGE Festival is going to be the city-wide extravaganza we’re all hoping for, we’re going to need a host of smiling, willing volunteers.

Whatever your age, orientation or inside leg measurement, we can find a spot where you’ll be useful. Just imagine the thrill of telling your great-great-grandchildren that you were involved in the Fundy Fringe Festival way back in the digital dark ages – you’ll be the coolest centenarian ever!

There are a variety of volunteer positions, see them here and get the full details!

Calling all interested volunteers – we need you on the crew!

Crew are needed to help transform this heart warming classic into an on stage holiday miracle! If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities please join us for a quick production meeting.

Meeting date/time: Sunday, September 25th at 12 noon
Meeting place: BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess St

Help is needed in the following areas:
set painting
set construction
running crew
make-up / hair

No experience necessary.
Miracle on 34th Street will run at the BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess StreetNovember 23-27.

Crew call for The Diary of Anne Frank

We need you on the crew…

Join us for a crew call for the October Studio Series production of

The Diary of Anne Frank

A powerful reminder of the horrors of war; a true testament to the human spirit. Directed by Shane MacMillan

Meeting date/time: Sunday, Aug 28th at 12 noon

Meeting place: BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess St

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • set painting
  • set construction
  • props
  • running crew
  • make-up / hair

No experience necessary.

The Diary of Anne Frank will run at the BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street

October 11-15 & October 18-22.

Tickets are available by visiting www.ticketpro.ca or calling 1-888-311-9090.


Volunteer with Sculpture Saint John

Sculpture Saint John depends on the huge contribution of time and talent of volunteers. Preparations are underway for our third symposium slated, for August 4th to September 17th, 2016.

Volunteers are needed to support this incredible event that will benefit many communities in southern New Brunswick. Volunteering with Sculpture Saint John is an experience that enriches not only the lives of the participants, but also the event visitors and the entire communities where the sculptures are eventually installed.



Volunteer with Area 506

Volunteering is one of the best ways to take part in Area 506. Our volunteers will work together as a team to provide excellent services to patrons, performers and other volunteers.

An Area 506 volunteer is:

  • A vital team member
  • An Ambassador of New Brunswick
  • A music lover
  • Our friendly and professional image


Duties may include: greeting and providing information to patrons, directing traffic, general set up of the village and festival site, maintaining entrance/exits, providing transportation for artists, ensuring positive environment for patrons.

Volunteer Time Requirements

The success of the festival is dependent upon volunteers completing all scheduled shifts. All volunteers must commit a minimum of:

  • Pre-Festival: 10-15 hours
  • During Festival: 16-20 hours

Volunteer Musts

  • Be a minimum of 19 years of age
  • Enjoy working with the public and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Be high energy
  • Ability to walk or stand for periods at a time

Volunteer Assets

  • First Aid/CPR training
  • Have a valid driver’s licence with a clean driver’s abstract
  • Previous volunteer experience

If that sounds like you, drop us a line at volunteer@area506.ca

All information here


We are recruiting THIRD SHIFT Volunteers for our 2016 event in the following areas!

PLEASE CONTACT: Erin Muir, THIRD SHIFT Associate thirdshiftassociate@gmail.com

1. General Event Set- Up Available between 2 and 8pm, the day of THIRD SHIFT (August 19th). Tasks will include: lifting materials to project sites, helping with set up, coordinating with artist/ THIRD SHIFT committee members. Required Skills: moderate to heavy lifting, strong communication and problem solving skills. You will be working along side artists to turn their brainwaves into reality!

2. Event Guides Available two weeks before event date to become acquainted with THIRD SHIFT projects. Tasks will include: leading the public through the event, handing out event maps and giving directions, providing general information about project themes and conceptualizations. Required Skills: strong communication skills and good interpersonal skills are required for this task. You will be the face of THIRD SHIFT!

3. Mail Carriers Available one to two weeks before the event to deliver invitations to residents in the uptown area. Required Skills: walking, strolling, sauntering, and being merry! May involve trespassing. Just kidding, don’t do that. You will be vital to spreading the word about THIRD SHIFT!

4. Parking Patrol Available from 12pm to 7pm, the day of THIRD SHIFT. Tasks will include: passing out flyers, posting flyers to cars in the area, answering general questions about the event! Required Skills: bossing people around. Being intimidating. (Just kidding again. Be friendly and informative, we want people to like art after all…)

5. General Event Tear Down Available between 11pm and 2am, the night of THIRD SHIFT. Tasks will include: disassembling projects, transporting materials, cleaning up any debris. Required skills: moderate to heavy lifting, organizational skills (for loading supplies into vehicles: Tetris players preferred)


Full info here!



ArtsLink is hosting an  artist’s talk night series right here in NB! Fun, short presentations where the speaker has 6 minutes and 40 seconds to give a talk accompanied by 20 slides (displayed for 20 seconds each). We’re looking for artists of every discipline to participate in one of these fun and energetic evenings. Participants are asked to prepare a presentation about their own work; they can share current work, upcoming work, and/or an older project.

We have so many fantastic members (225 and counting) doing so many fantastic things, we thought it would be great to bring folks together to find out what their peers are up to. Let’s bust everyone out of their studios to share our stories and perhaps a drink. ArtsLink will facilitate these Short & Sweet speaker nights, including tech support and setting up slideshows ahead of time. For our pilot round, there will be four events taking place across New Brunswick, one in Saint John, Fredericton, Sackville, and Woodstock.

We’re recruiting participants now!  If you think you’d like to present in one of these places, or would just like to find out more, please email intern@artslinknb.com with the subject heading “ArtsLink Speaker Series”.  



Sackville: Deadline August 10 to present on the 23th.

Saint John: Deadline August 9 to present on the 16th.  100% Booked! 

Other locations TBA.

Volunteers Wanted for Fundy Fringe Fest

We want to celebrate past volunteers and welcome newcomers. A host of smiling & willing volunteers are needed to make our city-wide extravaganza a success! 
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities for this year’s summer FRINGE Festival please join us! 
Fundy FRINGE Volunteer Get-Together 
Wed, July 13th from 7-9pm
BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess St
Learn about the line-up & exciting FRINGE sideline events, meet the team & register to volunteer. There will be snacks, trivia, bingo and some great prizes as well!
Please spread the word about this event! 
“Volunteers are the back bone of the Fundy Fringe Festival. Without them, we have no festival. They are the most hard-working, the most dedicated and the most inspiring group of people to work with.” Sarah Rankin, Fundy FRINGE Director. 
For more information visit: fundyfringefestival.com/volunteers

Festival Volunteer Info – NB Fine Craft Fest Saint John

The New Brunswick Crafts Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft in New

Brunswick, is seeking volunteers for the From Human Hands: NB Fine Craft Fest & Gala on July 15-17,

2016 at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal in Saint John. The annual New Brunswick Fine Craft Festival,

presented by the NBCC, is a vibrant cultural arts festival that features original works by award winning

New Brunswick craftspeople, providing an opportunity for the public to connect with makers, discover

locally made craft, witness live fine craft demonstrations, and participate in an important part of our

New Brunswick culture and heritage. Along with established fine craft professionals, this festival will

showcase emerging artisans and students from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, plus live

performances by local musicians, a Handcraft Fashion Show with NWH Modeling, a kids craft corner, an

Interior Design Spotlight with Kim Jakobsen Design, and foods and drink from Urban Deli and Picaroons

Traditional Ales.

Festival hours are as follows:

Set-up: Friday 10am-4pm

Festival First Look/Gala: Friday 6-9pm

Regular hours: Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-4pm