Voyage YA Anthology Contest 📘

Deadline: June 1

Novel Excerpt + Creative Nonfiction Submissions

Text says: Voyage YA Anthology Contest

Currently they are accepting Novel Excerpts and Creative Nonfiction Submissions through June 1.

The anthology will be edited by the Voyage editorial staff, and they will soon announce the contributing author who will share publication space with all of the emerging voices coming through their submissions.

Novel Excerpt: It’s that wonderful time of year when books are forged from the creative energy brought on by springtime. They want to see all that hard effort rewarded, and they warmly invite you to send them your favorite chapters from your novels! Roll up your sleeves, write relentlessly, and send them your best!

Have you written a gripping and captivating YA novel? Enter their Novel Excerpt Contest for a chance to showcase your talent! They warmly invite you to send them your favorite chapters from your YA novels! They want the chapter that makes them hungry for the rest of the book, that makes them desperate to spend more time in the world of your creation!

They’re so excited to read your submissions and to discover all the wonderful books waiting for their readers!

Make submissions here.

Creative Nonfiction: There’s no story like a true story! Do you have a creative nonfiction piece that speaks to the teen experience, and is told from a teenager’s point of view? They’d love to read it!

Submitting to their Creative Nonfiction Prize gives you a chance to showcase your unique voice and perspective! They are looking for personal stories that capture the nature of the teen experience. True stories that read like fiction are preferred. They read widely in YA, and they’re simply looking for a well-told personal story.

Make submissions here.

For the anthology, they are flexible with the number of winners, but all contributors will be compensated accordingly:

Novel Excerpts: $800

Creative Nonfiction: $500

Learn more here.


5 Minute Play in a Week Playwriting Competition 🎭

Deadline: May 30

Old Sow Theatre Festival Presents “The Second Annual 5 Minute Play in a Week Playwriting Competition” – With 5 Possible Prizes of $100

This summer the St Andrews Arts Council is presenting the Second Annual Old Sow Theatre Festival. The Festival includes performances of plays and staged readings . . . including planned performances of up to 5 of their “The 5 Minute Play in a Week Playwriting Competition” winning scripts. They are accepting scripts for new or unproduced short plays that have a connection to the sea or the Maritime Provinces. Cast limit of 4 people. The 5 winning entries will be performed in St Andrews in July. Each winning playwright will receive $100.

For more information, or to submit a script, email oldsowfestival@gmail.com


Text says: Call for submissions Old Sow Theatre Festival Presents the second annual "5 Minute Play in a Week" Playwriting Competition


Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation 2023 International Residency Bursary 🎨

Deadline: May 20, 2023


Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Logo


The $10,000 Sheila Hugh Mackay International Creative Residency is an initiative aimed at the advancement of the careers of professional New Brunswick visual artists. Professional New Brunswick visual artists will be eligible for SHMF International Creative Residency funding once in a lifetime.


Completed submissions for 2023 International Creative Residency (including all supporting material) must be postmarked on or before the deadline of May 20, 2023. Late or incomplete applications or nominations will not be accepted. The Foundation can not accept applications by fax or email. Full details available on our SHMF International Residency page: https://sheilahughmackay.ca/…/sheila-hugh-mackay…/

Industrial Parks Collective hiring Community Arts Coordinator and Audiovisual Assistant 🎨

Deadline: May 19

Industrial Parks Collective is hiring! If you are between 15 and 30, and seeking a role that supports creativity and diversity in your community, you should apply! They are looking for a Community Arts Coordinator and an Audiovisual Assistant. Send your resumes to admin@industrialparks.ca

Community Arts Coordinator:

Text says: Community Arts Coordinator Image describes the role

Audiovisual Assistant:

Text says: Audiovisual Assistant Image describes the role

Find more details here.



Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists in Residence Program 🏘️

Call for applications for the FAA Artists in Residence program.

Call for applications for the Fredericton Arts Alliance's Artists in Residence Program

After three years of solo virtual residencies, the Fredericton Arts Alliance’s 22nd series of Artists in Residence will be back in real space, real-time in the Casemates in Downtown Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District from June 23rd to September 2nd.
Once again, two artists will be working in the Casemate studio with the opportunity to bounce ideas off each other, share insights, learn new approaches, broaden horizons, and expand art practices. Hence this year’s theme: Collaboration.

We seek emerging and experienced artists working in any media, including architecture, performance, sculpture, music, dance, electronic media, literary arts, visual art, fibre arts, and fine craft.

Please share widely! The deadline is May 19th at 4 pm.

For more information and to download the application form, go here.

Short Film Venture Program Applications Open 🎬

The NB Film Co-op‘s Short Film Venture Program (SFVP) assists emerging New Brunswick filmmakers who have a serious interest in establishing a career in filmmaking and in producing a “calling card” film.


New Brunswick Fimmakers' Co-operative


Important Dates:

Application Deadline May 19, 2023
Short-list: June 16, 2023
Revised script: July 14, 2023
Recipient notification date: August 4, 2023
Completion date: March 31, 2024

If you are an emerging filmmaker, one of the ways to make a name for yourself is with a great short film; one that will highlight your talent, be seen and prove to people that you have what it takes.

If you are selected, you will have the chance to train with some of New Brunswick’s well-known filmmakers. In addition, your film could be chosen to showcase, with a premiere screening at a New Brunswick Film Festival.

Please contact NB Film Co-op Executive Director Tony Merzetti at: info@nbfilmcoop.com for all inquiries.

Full details are here.

Art on the Bridge 2023 🌉

Art on the Bridge. Artists wanted.

Saturday, June 3. Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge.

Art on the Bridge. Artists wanted


Artists from NB are invited to display art and/or live paint for no fee. Event is open to the public on Fredericton official Parks and Trails Day.

For more information, contact Connie Wheaton from House of Art by Connie.

Facebook: @houseofartbyconnie

Instagram: @artbyconnie

Bathurst Plein Air Festival Artist Registration 🎨

Registration deadline: July 1

The Bay Breeze Art Gallery is searching for Maritime artists to paint outdoor scenes around the Bathurst Marina, Youghall Beach and surrounding areas. Artists may register here or at the Bay Breeze Art Gallery, La Promenade Waterfront Bathurst.

Text says: Plein Air 2023

Salt Spring National Art Prize 🎨

Deadline for entry: May 31

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is a biennial juried open competition focused on Canadian contemporary visual arts. Approximately fifty finalists are selected for the exhibition by an independent national jury. They invite all Canadian artists whose work exemplifies originality, quality, integrity, and creativity to submit work for consideration.

Visit their website for more details.

Text says: The 2023/24 SSNAP Exhibition

Imago Bursary 🎨

Upcoming deadline to apply for a bursary from Imago- May 15

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.  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 receives a CARFAC artist fee. This solo show takes place in the fall of the following year.

Applications must be sent in a single PDF document (no WeTransfer with an expiry date) sent to direction@atelierimago.com

Visit their website for more details.

Text says: Imago Bursary


Visual Arts News Call for Submissions Fall 2023 📣

Upcoming: an open call for the Fall 2023 issue of Visual Arts News. We’re curious to hear from writers, artists and critics in order to expand, respond and deepen conversations inspired by the artistic vision of emerging and established artists who are pushing the boundaries of art and culture in the Atlantic. For our open call, we are seeking pitches for features, profiles and exhibition reviews, and prioritize work that pushes back against white supremacy and colonialism because we are committed to supporting anti-oppression, anti-racism, Indigenous sovereignty, Black liberation, and sexual and gender diversity.


Text reads: Call for submissions, Visual Arts News


Pitch deadline: May 15, 2023
Draft deadline: June 25, 2023
Release date: September 21, 2023
Pitches should be submitted by email to editor@visualarts.ns.ca

Auditions for Bard in the Barracks 🎭

Auditions for Bard in the Barracks: Much Ado About Nothing and Coriolanus, May 9th & 10th.

Open auditions will be held on May 9th and 10th for the Bard in the Barracks productions of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, to be directed by Tilly Jackson and performed in Odell Park, and Coriolanus, to be directed by Len Falkenstein and performed in downtown Fredericton. The plays will be performed in repertory and will collectively run from June 23-July 9, with exact performance dates for each play still to be determined. The plays will be rehearsed intensively (mainly evening hours) beginning in mid-May.


Much Ado About Nothing and Coriolanus Audition Notice


Roles are available for actors of a variety of ages, and casting of several roles will be gender fluid. Auditions will take place at Memorial Hall, UNB from 7:30-10:00 PM each of Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10. Those auditioning are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the plays beforehand. Auditions will consist of readings from the plays. Prepared monologues may also be performed but are not required.

To book an audition, please email tilly.jackson48@gmail.com, indicating your availability for the audition dates and any preference for date/time. Ideally, you should be prepared to be on hand up to an hour for your audition. Actors may be cast in one or both plays (if willing) and may indicate a preference of play (if any) when booking their audition or on arrival.
Please email us also at the same address if you are interested in auditioning but unable to attend either of the audition dates. Expressions of interest from persons who would like to assist with the productions in a musical or technical/crew capacity are also welcome. All members of the company will receive honorariums for their work on the productions.

Auditions for Buffy, the Musical 🧛🏻‍♀️

Auditions for Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: “Once More With Feeling!” with Herbert the Cow Productions.


Auditions for Buffy the Musical

Monday, May. 8th, 6 – 8 pm
No appointment necessary. Come in anytime from 6 – 8. An audition should take approximately 15 minutes.

Monarch Nightclub – 474 Queen Street
If necessary, call backs will take place on Monday, May. 15th from 6 – 8 pm.
The show will be staged November. 22nd to 25th, with weekly rehearsals starting in late August.
There are 9 characters to cast + 3 supporting roles who will play various minor characters.
We are looking for acting and singing ability. Sides will be provided, but if you have a preferred monologue bring it along! Choose your song to sing! (anything at all but remember to show us your range)

Theatre New Brunswick General Auditions 🎭

Theatre New Brunswick will be holding general auditions in Fredericton, NB on May 18 & 19, 2023 at the Open Space Theatre.

Theatre New Brunswick is located and operates on the traditional unceeded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples.

Auditions. General auditions, May 18-19, 2023 at the Open Space Theatre

To arrange an audition, please submit a letter of interest, headshot and resume to Joanna Bryson at submissions@tnb.nb.ca. Please indicate in the subject heading if you are Equity or non-Equity.

Priority will be given to Equity artists, and they will be seen first at all auditions.  Due to the uncertainty around future public health measures and travel restrictions, at this time we are seeking artists born or based in New Brunswick, as well as artists based in Atlantic Canada.

Theatre New Brunswick believes in diversity & inclusion and strongly encourages submissions from artists of equity-seeking communities; these may include gender, age, race, sexuality, disability, neuro-diverse, and the intersections thereof.

Full audition requirements are here.

Lieutenant Governor’s Awards Call for Nominations 🏅

Call for Nominations – 2024 Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts

Members of the visual arts, literary arts and performing arts communities: nominate an artist for the prestigious Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts – and help the New Brunswick Arts Board promote artistic excellence. The nomination period is open!

Nominations are open for the 2024 Lieutenant Governor's Awards.

The Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts are designed to recognize the outstanding contribution of New Brunswick artists.

One award of $20,000 may be conferred in each of the following four (4) categories:

  • Visual Arts Award: including architecture, fine craft, media arts and photography
  • Performing Arts Award: including dance, music and theatre
  • Literary Arts Award*: including literary translation, literary performance, spoken word and storytelling
  • *NEW* Indigenous Artist Award: including visual arts: architecture, fine craft, media arts and photography; performing arts: dance, music and theatre; and literary arts: literary translation, literary performance, spoken word and storytelling

* Please note that awards in Literary Arts alternate between French and English from year to year. This year (2023), nominations in English language literary arts will be considered.


Full details are here.