Fest Forward 2023: Call for Submissions ⏩

FEST FORWARD 2023 is happening October 13th-15th. The call for submissions deadline is August 26th.



Fest Forward 2023


Fest Forward is an annual music festival for emerging New Brunswick musicians that focuses on professional development. The participating artists get a crash course in the music industry including training on grant/funding streams, how to pitch and market themselves, a professional video, photos for their press kits, a showcase with fellow Fest Forward participants, and a slot at one New Brunswick festival.


Application details are here.

InterMISSION Artist Residency Program- Call for Artists 🎨

Deadline: September 8, 2023

The artist residency program called InterMISSION established during the pandemic will continue to expand the capacity and activities in the theatre during quiet periods in the annual programming cycle. Designed for local artists to nurture and support creativity and innovative practices in their craft, the InterMISSION residency program offers artists mentorship, access to professional facilities, and support. Our technical staff, specializing in theatrical lighting, sound, and multi-media arts, are available to the artists to work on individually designed proposals of development and exploration. The Playhouse staff is also available to assist with designing proposals, grant writing, production tutorials or other educational components involved in an artist’s creative project.

The Fredericton Playhouse is now accepting applications for their artist development program, InterMISSION. Applications are due by September 8th, 2023, for residencies taking place during the 2024-25 season.

How to apply:

Please send your application in one document by September 8th, 2023, to Lesandra Dodson at lesandra@theplayhouse.ca

Applications must include:

  1. Applicant name and contact information (mailing address, e-mail, phone number(s))
  2. Artistic Discipline(s) (theatre, music, dance, literary arts, media arts, multi-disciplinary arts, architecture, circus, spoken word, etc.)
  3. List of Artists, collaborators, or partners involved
  4. Artist CV and/or bio for each artist or artistic company involved
  5. Links to applicant’s website(s) and those of collaborators and partners, and links to samples of previous work (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  6. Project description and objective (2 pages maximum) – Explain why this residency would be important for you, what you hope to achieve, and how you will document the residency. Provide how online content will be developed and how it will be disseminated.
  7. Number of days required to complete the residency
  8. Availability – Provide three (3) possible start dates for the residency
  9. Reference – One (1) professional reference (name, relationship and contact info) who can support your application

Find more information on their website here.

Carte Blanche Acadie 2024: An Evening of Dance Call for Submissions 📃

We are preparing for the 5th edition of Carte Blanche Acadie! Organized in partnership with the Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), ArtsLink NB, and the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Carte Blanche Acadie offers a performance opportunity for dancers from New Brunswick and the Atlantic provinces, whether they are Francophone, Anglophone, First Nations or allophone. Through this event, we hope to create strategies and develop the dance community together, since dance is an art form free of language barriers.


Carte Blanche Acadie: An Evening of Dance


The 5th edition of Carte Blanche Acadie will take place on January 27th, 2024, at the Bernard-LeBlanc Hall at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Moncton, NB, at 8 p.m. The event will be followed the next day by a business meeting to discuss the development of the dance scene. This meeting will be conducted in both official languages, English and French, at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre. This is a wonderful opportunity to come to Moncton for a weekend dedicated to the Art of Dance!
Carte Blanche Acadie (January 27th, 8PM-10PM)


The aim of Carte Blanche Acadie is to offer a platform adapted to the needs of dance artists during which they can present work. The maximum length of each presentation will be 10 minutes. Whether the project is in the research stage, in development or about to be completed, the only criteria to participate is to have something to share. Even improvisation is more than welcome. You would only have to specify what you would like to show in the application form. The presence of peers and an informed audience will allow you to have feedback on your work whether it is vocal or sensory.


Presenting, sharing and discussing in an inclusive environment are the objectives of Carte Blanche. In addition to providing a platform to perform, we will be providing a video of your performance as well as photographs that you can use for grants and future applications. Each act will receive an honorarium. The money accumulated at the door (in the form of a voluntary contribution) will also be divided equally between the acts and given to the person/company who submitted the project.
As for the selection process, we would like to accept as many projects as possible, but if we do not have enough time, as we will only have 2 hours for the event, we will draw candidates by lottery. Preference will be given for artists from the Atlantic provinces.
The chosen artists will be responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation expenses. Nevertheless, we can supply a letter of invitation to those who wish to submit a travel grant application. It may also be possible to find housing among local artists.


Please fill out the attached application form here.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 24th, 2023.


We will let you know by the end of August / beginning of September if your application was successful.


For any questions, please write to: carteblanche.acadie@gmail.com


GLOW Festival: Call for Submissions 🌟

Artist, photographers, filmmakers, musicians:

Industrial Parks is delighted to invite you to participate in the second annual GLOW Festival. Local and regional artists are invited to participate in this unique, multifaceted festival featuring music, film, and visual art from Saint John and surrounding areas.

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This 3-day event will take place on August 10-12 in multiple locations in Uptown Saint John, and will include visual arts, film, music, and performing arts.

If you are interested in participating, please DM or email amelia@industrialparks.ca for more info. We would love to hear from you. We are looking for submissions in music, film, and visual art, with a focus on emerging artists representing diverse backgrounds.

The deadline for submission is Friday, July 28.

Cultural Venues Survey 🎨

Your input is needed for a groundbreaking survey of the impacts and challenges of New Brunswick cultural venues!

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Three New Brunswick arts organizations have teamed up to pursue a groundbreaking research project into the province’s impacts and post-pandemic challenges of cultural venues.

As a first step, venue operators are asked to complete a bilingual survey about their contributions to the cultural community and all New Brunswickers, as well as their financial health and community engagement.

Broad participation in this survey will be extremely important for the province’s cultural sector. The survey will produce aggregate results that will inform the sector for the next decade, and there is no other survey that adequately represents New Brunswick’s cultural venues, their situations, and their challenges.

The survey is available at www.nbculturalvenues.ca and the deadline is extended until July 31 at noon.

NB Public Art Program: Public Art for Campbellton Addiction Services

Deadline: July 31 at 4:00 pm (ATL)


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New Brunswick-based professional artists are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to design, create and install public art at the newly constructed Addiction Services in Campbellton, NB as part of the NB Public Art Program.

  • Receive a budget of $50,000 (including HST) per artwork to create and install the work. Total budget for art at this site is $250,000 (including HST).
  • Artworks become part of collectionArtNB
  • Opportunity to create art that will directly impact wellness for New Brunswickers.

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2023 by 4:00PM (ATL) to culture@gnb.ca.

Read the Call for Expressions of Interest HERE.

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Third Space: Call For Nighttime Photographers 📸

Deadline: June 30

Location: Uptown Saint John, NB

Timeframe: August 18-20

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Third Space is seeking a local creative and innovative photographer who is able to capture the magic of their festival in the darkness.

The responsibilities of this opportunity include the following:

  • 3-Day on the ground presence during the festival
  • Documenting each installation in the THIRD SHIFT Lineup
  • Capturing the interactive and ambient moments of the attendees
  • Providing high quality final copies of said documentation

This contractual position will take place from Friday, August 18, through Sunday, August 20th, 2023 in Uptown Saint John, New Brunswick. Compensation for this opportunity will be agreed upon after the application deadline, and amounts will be reflected in respect to CARFAC standards.

DEADLINE: Friday, June 30, 2023. Please send your applications with the following materials to tiersespace@gmail.com with the subject title: PHOTOGRAPHER 2023

  • Artist CV
  • Portfolio/supporting works

Have questions? Contact them via email tiersespace@gmail.com, text, or call (506)566-7434

NBCCD Instructor Hiring Notice – Fall 2023 🏫

Application deadline: June 16

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New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) is seeking part-time instructors to fill course vacancies for the Fall 2023 semester.

Individuals who feel they are equipped to teach post-secondary courses in art, craft, and design are encouraged to submit an application to maegen.black@gnb.ca. Applicants should include a current curriculum vitae and sample of portfolio images and/or videos.

Find more details here.

Voyage YA Anthology Contest 📘

Deadline: June 8 (Extended deadline)

Novel Excerpt + Creative Nonfiction Submissions

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Currently they are accepting Novel Excerpts and Creative Nonfiction Submissions through June 8 (at 11:59 p.m. PDT).

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


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Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation 2023 International Residency Bursary 🎨

Deadline: May 20, 2023


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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:

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Audiovisual Assistant:

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Find more details here.



Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists in Residence Program 🏘️

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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