Savvy Sessions: Export USA Market 🇺🇸

Are you an Export-ready artist? New to the U.S market and wondering where to start? Join our panelists for this session- they will share their experiences and answer your questions! This session hosted by Musique NB Music will help you dismantle the mechanics of touring in the United States.


Savvy Sessions Export, USA Market, April 25, 12pm - 1pm
Bring your questions!
*Cette session se déroulera en anglais.
Register here.
  • Penelope Stevens – Motherhood
  • Liana White – CFM
  • Jeff Beam – USA, Venue Manager

Inclusive Leadership Training 📝

Don’t forget to register for this Musique NB Music Inclusive Leadership Training that will take place on April 26 and May 3rd, 2023, all ONLINE!

Inclusive leadership training

This workshop will cover topics such as:

  • Power & privilege
  • Diversity beyond the observable
  • Unconscious bias
  • Emotional Intelligence & self-awareness
  • Tips to foster an inclusive work environment
  • Understanding equity- discover the true meaning of equity that goes
  • beyond “sameness”
  • Top leadership qualities- Leadership has to do with people.
Register here.
This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.

From Harm to Harmony Applicant Info Session 💁🏽‍♂️

If you are interested in applying for the Harm to Harmony Artist Residency and Mentorship Program, CCNB will be hosting an information session on March 8, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.


From Harm to Harmony 2023 Call to Artists


The first part of the session will be an overview of the overall Harm to Harmony program, an introduction to the artists and their work, and examples of past community engage art programming. The second part of the session will be an open question-and-answer period.

Full details and registration are here.

Tax Help for Artists Webinar 💻

CARFAC is pleased to present a series of webinars where we share information about timely initiatives, long-term projects, and campaigns.

Please note: these webinars are designed for professional visual artists. It is intended as an informational service to provide a summary of issues of interest to practicing visual artists. It does not replace professional advice for your specific issue if it may be required. Neither the speakers nor CARFAC will assume liability for problems that may arise from any errors or omissions contained in the presentation.

CARFAC National Webinar Series

Tax Help for Artists, March 15 at 3pm Eastern Standard Time

Registration is required

Are you a self-employed artist or own a small creative business? Looking for information to get ready to do your taxes this year? Did you know you can access free tax help from the Canada Revenue Agency’s Liaison Officer service?

If you have tax-related questions, this session is your chance to find out about:

  • What’s new this year?
  • How to request a virtual visit with a CRA Liaison Officer
  • Other helpful tools and services offered by the CRA

Do you have a tax question?If so, tell us about it. Questions may be shared anonymously with the moderator and speakers, to help guide this discussion. 

This webinar will be presented on Zoom, and it will be recorded. We will make the recording available to participants for a limited time after the webinar. This presentation will be available in English, and Otter will be available for those that want or require speech-to-text transcription. 

Additional tax tips for artists will regularly become available on our website to help you navigate this tax season. Click here for more information about the Liaison Officer service.

Please note: This webinar is intended to provide a brief overview of information relating to the 2023 tax filing season. It does not replace professional advice for your specific issue if it may be required. CARFAC and the speakers do not assume liability for problems that may arise from any errors or omissions contained in the presentation.

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Artists and Their Muses: Pre-Nuptial, Cohabitation and Marriage Contracts 👩‍⚖️

This free event features Kathleen Adams (she/her), who specializes in family law, and is based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


Legal Help for Artists Atlantic presents: Artists and Their Muses: Pre-Nuptial, Cohabitation and Marriage Contracts over coffee. Webinar. Speaker Kathleen Adams, associate lawyer, Chapman Family Law


In this webinar, you’ll discover:

  • The benefits of domestic contracts for Canadian artists
  • Essential clauses to include in a domestic contract to protect your art business
  • How to negotiate a fair domestic contract with your partner
  • Real-life examples of how domestic contracts have protected Canadian artists’ assets

Register here.

Copyright Law 101 Event for Artists ©️👩‍⚖️

Entertainment Lawyers Matthew Gorman and Byron Pascoe to Host Copyright Law 101 Event for Artists

Matthew Gorman and Byron Pascoe, both entertainment lawyers, will be hosting an event titled “Copyright Law 101 – An Overview for Artists” on March 3, 2023 at 12:00 Noon Atlantic Standard Time. The event will be hosted virtually.

Legal Help for Artists Atlantic presents: Copyright Law 101: An Overview for Artists, webinar. Speaker Byron Pascoe, enertainment lawer and partner at Edwards Creative Law. Speaker Matthew Gorman, entertainment lawyer and counsel at Cox and Palmer. For more info artists.legalinfo.org 03 March 2023, 12:00pm AST

This event will provide a comprehensive overview of copyright law basics, along with practical implications and considerations for artists in various creative disciplines, whether professional or not. The discussion will cover topics such as protecting intellectual property, avoiding legal pitfalls, and understanding the legal rights and responsibilities of artists.

This will be an excellent opportunity for artists, including visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, and others, to gain a better understanding of the legal aspects of their creative work. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to share with the speaker and other attendees.

“We’re excited to bring together artists from all creative disciplines to learn about copyright law basics and how it affects their work,” said Wendy Turner, Legal Information Service Nova Scotia. “We hope to provide attendees with practical information they can use to protect their intellectual property and avoid legal issues.”

Mark Sandiford, Executive Director of Creative PEI added, “It’s crucial for artists to understand their legal rights and responsibilities, and we’re delighted to share this expertise with the artistic communities.”

About Byron Pascoe

As an Entertainment Lawyer, Byron understands creative businesses, and how to provide value to creative clients.

One of his main areas of focus is music law, working with recording artists, producers, composers, managers, music service businesses, and festivals. He is involved in the music scene and focuses on professional development, to help creators understand the business of their craft.

A former producer of TV and digital content, Byron also works with creators of animated shorts to social documentaries to scripted films, and everything in between, as producers navigate financing and production related legal matters. Based in Ottawa, Byron works with clients across Canada. He is also an active volunteer with the national network of legal clinics for the arts. For more information about Byron and his team at Edwards Creative Law, please visit: www.edwardslaw.ca

About Matthew Gorman

Matthew Gorman is an entertainment lawyer. His clients include performers, songwriters, producers, managers, music publishers, record labels, theatres, authors, social media influencers, and dynamic entertainment and digital businesses.

Heavily involved in the music community, Matthew is an elected member of Music Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors, a frequent writer, lecturer and speaker on music related legal issues at conferences and events all over the country, and is a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. Matthew also owns and operates Ocean Town Music, which provides
business advisory and management services to music clients.

Matthew played music long before becoming a lawyer, which helps inform his practice every day. Outside the office, Matthew loves to play drums, piano, and guitar.

For more information about Matthew, please visit CoxandPalmerlaw.com

The event is open to the public, and attendees can register at Eventbrite/LHAAtlantic. For more information please visit their website.

artsnb Meet and Greet 🤝

Are you interested in setting up an artistic creation project? Participating in an artist residency? Or developing your artistic career? artsnb’s grant programs can help you achieve your goals!

The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) will meet and greet the artists in your community.

Artists of all disciplines from the Tracadie, Campbellton and Edmundston regions, come and discuss the grants and scholarships programs available at artsnb. No need to register to attend these meetings; just drop by at your convenience.

artsnb meet and greet with artists. A tour from Tuesday, March 21 to Thursday, March 23, 2023. About the programs offered at the New Brunswick Arts Board. 21/03 Tracadie, 22/03 Campbellton, 23/03 Edmundston

Jean-Pierre Caissie, artsnb’s Executive Director, and Audrée Hamelin-St-Amour, artsnb’s Communications Officer, will be there to introduce you to artsnb’s grant programs and to answer your questions.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 1 to 4 pm in Tracadie at Père-Zoël-Saulnier Public Library (3620 Principale Street)
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 2 to 5 pm in Campbellton at Circolo art et culture (1 Subway Street)
Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 1 to 4 pm in Edmundston at Mgr-W.-J.-Conway Public Library (33 Irene Street)

The purpose of these drop-in informal meetings is to familiarize you with the process and criteria for artsnb grant programs. If you have any questions about these meetings, please contact Audrée at comm@artsnb.ca

Project Soundcheck Training ✓

Update: Project Soundcheck training is so popular, the first session is now FULL. But don’t worry, we’ve added a SECOND SESSION – this one is in the evening. March 13th from 6-9pm – register via the link below!

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.

As part of our Industry Pathways – Expert Access program, Music·Musique NB is pleased to offer Project Soundcheck training for our live music sector.


Project Soundcheck is a prevention initiative, aimed at giving festivals, venues & communities the skills and training to prevent and respond to sexual violence in live music spaces. By reducing bystander apathy and training industry professionals to intervene when seeing harmful behaviour, we can foster safer spaces in our music industry.

Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: online (via Zoom)
Cost: FREE
Pre-registration required
Presented in English

Second Session:
March 13th from 6-9pm

Details here.

Grant Writing for Arts and Community Organizations: Saint John Community Arts Board ✍🏽

Is your organization thinking about applying for a Saint John Community Arts Board grant? Or are you an artist working on a funding application?

Saint John Community Arts Board Logo

If so, come learn about grant writing and what it takes to write a successful application on February 8th with local grant writer Katie Buckley!

To register email artsandculture@saintjohn.ca

We hope to see you there.

The Facebook event is here.

artsnb Lunch and Learn: Writing Your Artist CV for Indigenous Artists 🥪🍎

artsnb Lunch and Learn: Writing Your Artist CV for Indigenous Artists, Friday, October 14, at noon.

Indigenous emerging artists and arts/cultural professionals of all disciplines, do you need a little help writing your artist CV? Bring your lunch and come join artsnb staff members ONLINE on Friday October 14 at 12pm for a Lunch and Learn about CV writing.

Lunch and Learn with artsnb Indigenous Outreach Officer. Writing your artist CV online and followed by an optional in-person session. Friday, October 14, 12-2pm (online).

Wapisiw – Corrina Merasty, artsnb Indigenous Outreach Officer will lead the session alongside Tilly Jackson, artsnb Program Officer, to offer you all the tricks and tips about writing a top-notch artist CV.

In this online CV writing session, you will get to see real artist CV samples and will gain an understanding of what should be included, and in which order, in your artist CV. Following this session, an optional in-person work session will take place at Metepenagiag Heritage Park Lodge if you need a little extra help (time and date to be shared during the online Lunch and Learn).

This event is FREE; however, you must register to attend. Register by emailing comm@artsnb.ca to receive the meeting link.

If you have questions about this Learn and Learn, email Audrée at comm@artsnb.ca, she will be happy to answer your questions.

**Please note that this presentation is offered in English, however, one of the presenters is bilingual and would be happy to help you with translation needs.

Grant Writing for Creatives with Shoshanna Wingate ✍️

Join award-winning writer Shoshanna Wingate for this three-hour intensive on grant writing for creatives. I have been awarded multiple grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Access Copyright Foundation, ArtsNB, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and I’ve also sat on arts juries. As an arts advocate, I want to show you how to write winning grant applications to support your arts practice.

Image of Shoshanna Wingate. Text reads, Grant writing for creatives with poet laureate and memoirist Shoshanna Wingate. Zoom workshop $50 CAD, September 18 2022, 1-4pm ADT wingateshoshanna at gmail.com

You will learn what peer evaluation juries look for in grant applications and how to avoid common mistakes. We’ll break down the application process into easy steps and you will learn how to write concisely about your practice and projects. We’ll go over budgets, supplemental materials, and CVs. There will be time allotted for questions and answers.

This workshop is open to writers and artists at all stages of their careers.

Register here.

Art of Creation Study Seeks Participants 📚

We’re looking for men and partners who want to become a parent in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada to join our study!

Father and son baking

Do you like art? Do you want to become a parent in the future? If you are man or partner (any gender) over the age of 19, join Art of Creation New Brunswick research project! This will be an arts-based workshop ($25 per workshop)  with free art supplies and engaging discourse with other men and partners.

Details are here.

Next Steps: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Workshops 🥾

CIMA presents NEXT STEPS: Equity | Diversity | Inclusion

Professional Industry Development Workshop Series

Next Steps, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion workshops. Join us for foundations of equity, July 7th and 14th. CIMAMUSIC.ca

CIMA invites our members, signatories of the BDRB Declaration and the greater Canadian music industry to “NEXT STEPS”, a FREE equity-focused monthly professional development workshop series presented by CIMA.

Register for Foundations in Equity [Pt 1 & 2) on July 7 + 14 here

Register for the entire 10-part series here

With the goal of increasing understanding of equity via the conduits of diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression and belonging in the Canadian music industry, this 10-part workshop series will feature professionals from specific sectors of the Canadian music industry paired with EDI specialists to discuss and develop ACTIONABLE solutions and recommendations for staff and leadership of micro, small & large companies and organizations.

Developed, coordinated and facilitated by Breaking Down Racial Barriers co-founders Ian Andre Espinet and David “Click” Cox, “NEXT STEPS” will build on the tenets set out in the BDRB Declaration and Report with an expanded lens for Black, Indigenous, API and other systemically excluded groups, and delve into equity within the varied arenas of the Canadian music industry.

Moderated by BDRB, workshops will pair music industry insight from experts & leaders with training components delivered by equity consultants from the KOJO Institute.

CIMA strongly encourages that organizations prioritize equity by encouraging leaders and staff to consider these FREE workshops as an important PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunity.

Registration is now open for the first 2-part workshop event “Foundations in Equity” taking place on Thursday, July 7 and 14. Click here to register.

Participants who are interested in registering for the entire NEXT STEPS 10-part series may do so by clicking here.

Attendees of Canadian Music Week are invited to join Ian Andre Espinet and David “Click” Cox on Friday June 10 for two panel sessions on BDRB and “NEXT STEPS”. More information can be found here.


1. Thursday July 7th 2022 | 1pm | Foundations In Equity [Pt 1]

2. Thursday July 14th 2022 | 1pm | Foundations In Equity [Pt 2]

3. Thursday August 11th 2022 | 1pm

4. Thursday September 15th 2022 | 1pm

5. Thursday October 13th 2022 | 1pm

6. Thursday November 10th 2022 | 1pm

7. Thursday December 15th 2022 | 1pm

8. Thursday January 12th 2022 | 1pm

9. Thursday February 9th 2022 | 1pm

10. Thursday March 9th 2023 | 1pm | Finale

CIMA and BDRB acknowledge the generous support of our partners in making this program possible: The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through the Canada Music Fund), Ontario Creates, and the Radio Starmaker Fund.

Honeybee Folk School: Call for Instructors 🐝

The Honeybee Folk School is seeking instructors for our Night Course Series and Fall Gathering at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. At the Honeybee Folk School, we are passionate about lifelong learning, keeping traditional skills alive, inspiring creativity, and fostering a regenerative living mindset. Apply now and become a part of this teaching community!

Image of a basket being woven. Text reads: "Call for instructors. Applications du May 15, 2022"

We are looking for instructors who teach workshops in the following areas and more:

  • basketry
  • beekeeping
  • ceramics
  • in the kitchen
  • jewellery/metal arts
  • northern ecology
  • natural wellness and wellbeing
  • permaculture/gardening
  • painting/drawing
  • photography
  • digital and graphic design
  • sewing
  • sustainable living
  • textiles
  • traditional skills
  • Wabanaki arts
  • wild crafting and woodworking
  • and more!


Instructors are paid $34/hour + $25 to $50 for materials. Instructors can charge an additional material fee to attendees, payable to the instructor the day of the course.

To learn more and to apply: Instructor Application Form

Digital Now!

Digital Now! is a series of digital literacy workshops we’ll be running in March/April 2022. Open to artists of all disciplines, the series will offer FREE three-day workshops in Fredericton, Miramichi, Saint John and Moncton, exploring the creative possibilities of various digital creative platforms.
We’ve invested a lot into new play development over the years but have done little to support artists working in the area of design. Through a grant we received from the Canada Council for the Arts, we put this program together to make digital art education a real possibility for all NB artists, not just theatre folks!
On top of this, participants in the workshops will be able to then submit project proposals for a digital art showcase we’ll be hosting later in the year. Successful projects will receive one of ten $5000 commissions to create new work based on or informed by the tools presented in the workshops. ALL ARTISTS INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING PROPOSALS MUST TAKE ATTEND THE FREE TRAINING.


For Immediate Release – TNB Digital Now 2022

Saint John Arts Centre Launches ‘The Art Room’, New Kids’ Art Program

Saint John – Friday, April 23, 2021 – The Saint John Arts Centre (SJAC) has opened registrations in the first two of five workshops in a new art program for kids aged 9-12. Called ‘The Art Room’, the workshop series aims to promote the goals of its tagline: Artistic Pursuits / New Friends / Self-expression / Confidence.

Each workshop is 4 weeks long, with 2-hour classes per week on Saturdays. Students can register for any or all of these workshops as they are offered throughout the year. A strict class size limit of nine students will ensure social distancing, and masks will be mandatory for everyone, as per current Public Health guidelines.

The first two offerings begin on May 15th; ‘Let’s Draw’ (10am-12pm) is taught by the program’s developer, SJAC’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, Harriet Taylor, and ‘Create with Clay’ (1-3pm) is lead by professional ceramicist Danika Vautour. The other three workshops – ‘Let’s Paint’, ‘Fun with Printmaking’, and ‘Wild Art Studio’ (revolving topics), will launch later in the year.

‘The Art Room’ program provides keen young artists with an age-appropriate visual arts education that ignites creativity in a quality learning environment. Education in the visual arts fosters students’ exploration and expression of ideas while enhancing mental, emotional and motor skills, and students will benefit from forming new social connections with kids who share their interests.

“Encouraging kids in art exploration is not only fun, it can lead to a boost in self-confidence, motivation,
and overall performance in their schoolwork,” says Harriet Taylor, a veteran instructor and Academic Dean at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design before joining the staff of SJAC in February. “As they create, they also develop friendships and community.”

For more information, please contact:

Saint John Arts Centre
Harriet Taylor
Education and Outreach Coordinator


Kelly Cunningham
Promotions and Events Coordinator
Saint John Arts Centre
website: www.sjartscentre.ca

Office Hours: Tues-Sat: 9am-5pm

Call for Workshop Proposals

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Calling professional artists: AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex is currently seeking proposals for in-person, virtual, plein air and ceramics workshops to take place between July and December, 2021. We would like to offer workshops in a variety of areas such as visual arts, ceramic arts, fine craft, literary arts, the creative process and youth programming. The formats for these workshops can be half-day or full-day classes, week-long workshops, and online or after-school programs.

The deadline to submit your proposal for these workshops is April 30, 2021.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please visit the AX website to access our Workshop Proposal form.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the proposal process, please contact us at info@axartscentre.ca or 433-8351.