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.

Call for Submissions 2nd Creative Connections Conference: October 24-26, 2019








Call for Submissions

2nd Creative Connections Conference: October 24-26, 2019

Please enter your submission here.

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2019

Creativity is leading the wave of innovation and change globally. Opportunities to share knowledge and strategies about the interdisciplinary and problem-solving potential of creativity are now critical in meeting the social, cultural and economic needs of today’s world.

This conference will be interactive and multidimensional; offering a variety of sessions designed to capture the imagination, inspire and engage participants through creative processes and problem solving. Participants will gain a greater understanding of creativity, its impact on our lives and how it can be used to address and solve real-life problems.

The guiding principles of the conference relate to the mission of the Atlantic Centre for Creativity. This interdisciplinary centre brings together disparate groups to explore how collaborative critical and creative engagement can be used to problem-solve, raise important dialogue, strengthen creative economies, and invigorate communities.

We are seeking submissions that are interdisciplinary, multimodal and interactive in nature. Creating combinations of the following areas such as:

  • Visual Art
  • Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Creative Writing
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film Studies
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Language Arts
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Health and Wellness
  • International Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Economic Development
  • Media Studies
  • Community Practices

Submission Website Conference Website 

The central goal of the Atlantic Centre for Creativity and the Creative Connections Conference is to increase awareness, and enhance creative practices across disciplines including: sciences, the arts, business, entrepreneurship and education. It will be an interdisciplinary, interactive and collaborative conference designed to encourage participants to ‘think outside the box’, take risks, share new ideas and enhance teaching practices.

Music Executive Development Program

PHOENIX is an intensive professional development program for owners or senior management of Canadian music businesses and wanting to grow their operations locally and internationally. Mid-career music managers, label owners, and senior music business executives are encouraged to apply.
The application form and guidelines are available HERE.

The application deadline is September 13 2018. 

* Le programme se déroule en anglais, mais les professionnel.les de l’industrie oeuvrant dans le milieu francophone sont éligibles.

CALL: AX Seeking Workshop Proposals for Fall/Winter Session

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, Seeks Workshop Proposals for Fall/Winter Session

AX has extended the deadline for submitting workshop proposals in Fine Art, Fine Craft, Writing, Music, and the Creative Process for youth and adults. If you’re a professional artist and would like to teach at AX this fall, please submit your proposal by September 24.

Visit www.axartscentre.ca to download the proposal form in the workshop section of the website, or call 433-8351 for more information.

‘Painting People and Places’ a 10-week course

‘Painting People and Places’ is a 10-week course designed to explore some of the techniques, practices, formal ideas, and conceptual concerns of representational painting. Using mostly acrylic paint (with forays into oil paint), the course will equip students with the skills, ideas, and confidence to make painting a serious, enjoyable, and thoughtful practice of self-expression. This course is open to adults of all levels and abilities. Course fee is $195, and materials are extra (approximately $25-$50). Register soon: info@charlottestreetarts.ca or call 506-454-6952

Instructor Jared Peters has many years experience teaching drawing and painting to students across the country. He holds a BFA from NSCAD University, an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and was a semifinalist in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Jared has exhibited widely, and his work can be found in collections across Canada, including in the New Brunswick Art Bank. Find out more on his website jaredpetersart.com.

The Fiddlehead hosts Literary Workshops

The Fiddlehead hosts Literary Workshops August 25 at Fredericton Public Library

We are hosting two workshops:

  •   10am: Digging Deep: How to Get the Most Out of Your Creative NonfictionHosted by Tuscarora writer Alicia Elliott in the Wolastoq Boardroom
  •   2pm: Writing Your Guts Out
    Hosted by Mi’kmaq spoken word artist Rebecca Thomas in the Wolastoq Boardroom

All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the workshops as space is limited. To register, please email thefiddlehead@gmail.com.

Deadline Extension: InsideTrack Literistic

Earlier this month we announced the Inside Track, an accountability group for writers led by novelist Eliza Robertson.

The response surprised us: we received so many applications that we started looking for a second instructor. Building a consistent writing practice and staying accountable to writing goals is a more common problem than we thought.

Due to high demand, Inside Track applications will remain open until the end of August — so if you believe, like us, that mentorship and a strong sense of community can make all the difference to your writing, now’s the time to get in touch before we lock in our first cohorts.

The program kicks off September 1 with monthly seminars, peer meetings, office hours, and more.


More info on the Literistic website here!

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, is accepting workshop proposals in Fine Art, Fine Craft, Writing, Music, and the Creative Process

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, is accepting workshop proposals in Fine Art, Fine Craft, Writing, Music, and the Creative Process for our fall session. If you’re a professional artist and would like to teach workshops at AX this fall, for any age or experience level, please submit your proposal by August 13 to info@axartscentre.ca. Questions? Download our AX Workshop Proposal or contact us for more information.



To Register Call 416-593-1332 or email

Intro to Digital Colour Grading & Theory w/ DaVinci Resolve with
Marisa Hoicka

Tuesday, August 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Non-Members $210, Members $180

Colour correction has become an essential part of the post-production
pipeline. The new technology of colour correction allows you to
improve your video in subtle ways that will attract and interest more
viewers and help you tell your story or create your project more effectively
. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of colour
grading and colour theory using DaVinci Resolve.

You will begin to look at an image as a colourist would look at it. You
will learn how to set up a video in DaVinci Resolve so that you can
begin to colour correct. You will then learn basic techniques for
changing colours in each area of the frame such as: using scopes, lift,
gamma and gain, how to work with DaVinci Resolve’s nodes, HSL
keying and more.

Next, you will be introduced to how to match shots “so that different
cuts appear seamless to the viewer. You will also learn about the
importance of colour theory when you are colour grading. Your
introduction to colour theory will enable you to consider the different
roles of primary, secondary, and tertiary colours as you begin to colour
correct your own videos. Students are encouraged to bring their own
videos to work on a 3.0 USB external hard drive.

Marisa Hoicka is a film colourist with a background as a narrative video
artist and painter. Hoickas This is Not a Test was shown on all Air
Canada flights as part of the Images Festivals Stitches in Time.
Rendered from textiles of varying textures, the homemade colour bars
in this video literally materialize the familiar SMPTE test pattern used to
adjust and calibrate NTSC video monitors. Her videos have also been
shown in Berlins Galerie Kurt Im Hirsch, San Franciscos MoMA,
Oakville Galleries, Vidographe, Trinity Square Video and across
Canada. Hoicka has a Master in Digital Media (Ryerson) and a Studio
Art BFA (Concordia).

To be registered, you must be paid up in full. Accepted Payment: Visa,
Mastercard, via phone; cash or debit accepted in-person. Cancellation
5 business days prior to the workshop; NO REFUNDS GIVEN for
CANCELLATIONS made with less than 5 business days only applies to

Contact milada@trinitysquarevideo.com or 416-593-1332 to register.
>>> customized one-on-one workshops available >>>

Trinity Square Video acknowledges the support of: The Canada
Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council with
funding from the City of Toronto, Ontario Trillium Foundation, our
Interns, our Donors, Volunteers and Members.
Trinity Square Video is a space to re-imagine media arts

121-401 Richmond Street West / TO, ON M5V 3A8

Banff Centre Emerging Writers Intensive

(fees). This workshop-based program embraces multiple genres, providing structured support for new creative writers wanting to improve their writing skills.

Four faculties work closely with eight participants in one of the following genres: first chapter novel, creative nonfiction, poetry, and short fiction. Participants read the submissions of fellow group members, then give and receive feedback during three-hour morning workshops. Afternoons are devoted to writing time, and to meeting one-on-one with faculty. Any new writer interested in structured feedback from faculty and fellow participants will benefit from this program.

The program is open to writers with no publications, a few publications, or even a first book, in the genres of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and first chapter novel.

The program fee, which includes a meal plan, gym membership, a single room, and more, is $1 360.75.

Financial assistance of up to 100% is available for this program.

All applications are due August 1st

edVentures Learning Vacation Workshops

Spaces are still available in the following exciting, creative workshops:

 Egg Tempera Painting: It’s easier than you might think to paint with egg yolks! During this two-day workshop, William Forrestall will give a short talk and slide show on the development of egg tempera paint and how it has affected painting in Atlantic Canada. You will learn various applications and be painting on heavy stock paper. Still-life painting may be done outdoors, weather permitting. Participants will critique and discuss individual paintings.

Instructor: William Forrestall

Dates: July 14 & 15

Location: New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

Workshop & Materials Fee: $159

Website: http://edventures.ca/events/egg-tempera-painting

Registration closes: July 6

 Painting with Wool: After this 2-day class, you will leave with your own handmade “Felted Painting” as well as a plethora of creative knowledge to build upon! This workshop is designed to meet the creative needs of those with only the most basic understanding of felting, to those who consider themselves advanced, but with a thirst for knowledge. Through hands-on learning, you will be taught how to blend pre-dyed wools to mix your own colours, as well as discover an abundance of techniques (2D & 3D) used to create stunning textures using cloth, assortment fibres, yarns, and physical manipulation. Participants will also learn about the infinite possibilities of dyeing animal fibres with PRO WashFast Acid Dyes and will be given a tutorial on needle felting, with all of our exciting new felting techniques and design elements fresh in mind, we will dive into the creative process of painting with felt! Participants will have a variety of materials at their disposal, creativity and innovation are encouraged! Most loosely woven cloths and animal/plant based fibres can be used when felting, from a lace tablecloth to your dog’s fur, please feel free to let your imagination run wild and bring along any materials you might like to add to your pièce de résistance!

Instructor: Alexandra Keely Dates: July 21 & 22

Location: New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

Workshop & Materials Fee: $219

Website: http://edventures.ca/events/painting-with-wool

Registration closes: July 13


Summer Program at the TNB Theatre School July – August 2018

TNB Theatre School are getting an early start on this summer’s programming with classes for students grades K-12 ranging from acting to musical theatre. All one-week programs culminate with a short performance for family and friends in the rehearsal hall.

 July 3-6: Playtime Theatre (Gr. K-2)

 July 9-13: Junior Acting (Gr. 3-5)

 July 16-20: Junior Musical Theatre I (Gr. 3-5)

 July 23-27: Junior Musical Theatre II (Gr. 3-5)

 July 30 – August 3: Intermediate Musical Theatre (Gr. 6-8)

 August 7-10: Improv 101 (Gr. 6-12) (New Class)

 August 7-10: Playtime Theatre (Gr. K-2)

 August 13-17: Intermediate/Senior Acting (Gr. 6-12)

Full details on this summer’s programs: http://www.tnb.nb.ca/summer-programs/

Free One-Day Acting Workshop for Adults Living With a Disability at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery July 27, 10am-4pm

Are you an adult living with a disability who is interested in acting, art, dance, or self-expression?

You are invited to a free one-day performance workshop with writer and solo performer, Abby Paige, during her artist residency at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Our day together will include a tour of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s permanent collection exhibitions, followed by fun acting, movement, and improvisation exercises designed to help us create gestures, images, and stories to be shared. We will explore how our bodies inhabit and move through space and what it means to see and be seen. Regardless of your level of ability or experience, you are invited to participate in this day of collaboration, creativity, and fun. This will be led by artist-in-residence Abby Paige, writer and theatre creator; you can read about her work at abbypaige.com. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Abby Paige directly at emailabbypaige@gmail.com, or by calling 292-5307. Please note that registration is not available through the Gallery for this workshop.

The workshop will take place in the RBC Learning Center, located on the lower level of the Gallery’s new pavilion, near the ramped entrance to Café Beaverbrook by Chess Piece Patisserie. Support workers and caregivers are also welcomed to attend. The workshop will be held in English, but French and Spanish speakers can also be accommodated. There is no charge to participate, but lunch is not provided

Free Writing Workshop for Mothers & Other Caregivers at Beaverbrook Art Gallery July 25, 10am-3pm

Caregiving requires patience, discipline, flexibility, and imagination, all attributes of an artist. Caregiving can also make art-making and creativity almost impossible to pursue. In this free one-day workshop, mothers and other caregivers will gather to explore the isolation, frustration, intimacy, and joy associated with providing care to other human beings. We’ll talk about emotional labour, tour the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s permanent collection exhibitions, and work individually and collaboratively on original poems and other writing. If you are a caregiver you are invited to register and attend with the person or people for whom you provide care. This will be led by artist-in-residence Abby Paige, writer and theatre creator; you can read about her work at abbypaige.com. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Abby Paige directly at emailabbypaige@gmail.com, or by calling 292-5307.

Please note that registration is not available through the Gallery for this workshop. The workshop will be held in English, but French and Spanish speakers can be accommodated. Children are welcomed; we will care for them as we create together. There is no charge to participate, but lunch is not provided.

Afro Dance Camp New Brunswick July 9 & 10

The Maritime Centre for African Dance’s Afro Dance Camp is being held in from July 9 to July 10. This camp is open to ages 8-21. Features: African Dance, Caribbean Dance, Afrobeats, African Drumming, Marimba, Mbira, Batik Art and more! To register or for more details email admin@mcafricancamps.com.

Naive Botany: A Natural History Guide to Installation Practice

The course runs August 16 – 19 at Sunbury Shores. The course is called Naive Botany: A Natural History Guide to Installation Practice:
In the nineteenth century, ‘botanizing’ became a craze. It was something you did on the seashore, in the meadows, or on the sidewalk. It was the act of observing, collecting, and identifying, in an attempt to understand the world in terms of its almost infinite myriad forms and faces. It was a way to become both lost and found. With botanizing as its framework, this course explores ways in which we might translate our daily observations and practices into another space and form such as a gallery installation. As starting points, this might include re-inhabiting the routine of a daily walk, identifying unconscious collection practices, or ways to rethink an already existing art or craft practice in terms of scale and experience. We will spend the course in discussion over examples and theories of installation, and take advantage of the natural setting of Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre to immerse ourselves in the creation of individual, barely begun, well-conceived, yet wildly imagined, installation proposals.
Participants do not need prior experience but would need to bring materials that would help record their observations such as: a camera, notebook, drawing supplies, materials for samples, or anything that would help communicate their observations and ideas to the rest of the class.
You can see more information here: sunburyshores.org/critically-acclaimed-artists-program

Photography camp

Rachel Watters: Thanks to a grant from the City of Fredericton, I will be hosting a week-long photography camp for youths with disabilities in Fredericton. The camp, called Camp Youthquake, is open to any youths (ages 12-18) who have disabilities. (more…)