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Fresh AIR: NB Parks Artists in Residence

The Fresh AIR program places professional artists in Provincial parks during Labour Day Weekend (September 5 to 7, 2020) to engage with the public and develop their artistic practice or existing projects in a natural setting during the challenging reality of COVID-19. The artist will be offered an artist fee for participating.

The program is open to professional artists, defined as an individual who:

  • Has a history of public presentation in a professional context;
  • Practices an art and offers services in exchange for remuneration as a creator; and
  • Has specialized training in the arts (not necessarily in academic institutions) and is recognized as such by their peers.

The program is planned for the following locations:

  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Les Jardins Botanique de la République
  • Mount Carleton
  • Mactaquac
  • Village Historique Acadien

The artist will receive an artist in residence fee of $500 per day. They will be on-site for 4 hours per day, within daylight, for a minimum of two days and a maximum of 3 days. The artist should be comfortable interacting with the public and is expected to provide some demonstration or public access during the residency, respecting social distancing.

The deadline to apply is August 25, 2020. For more information, click here.

CALL: Sculpture Proposals for Odell Park White Pine

The City of Fredericton requests design proposals for a sculpture to be carved in-situ from a white pine tree in Odell Park. The pine suffered irreparable damage during a flash storm in June. It was later removed after both City Foresters and the Fredericton Tree Commission determined it was structurally unsafe. City staff took great care during the removal process and salvaged a remaining stump of approximately 3 metres high by 2 metres in diameter at its root collar for a sculptural piece. Several larger limbs remain attached as well.

The tree should be sculpted this fall to allow optimal temperatures so that a preservative treatment can be applied and prevent further deterioration of the wood. Interested artists, artist collectives and sculptors currently living in New Brunswick should reply with their design concept, sketch, a timeline for sculpting the piece, treatment process, and a resume outlining past relevant experience. The design concept may need to be altered based on the condition of the wood. Some rot is present, although the extent is not known.

The budget for this sculptural project is $7,500 and includes artist materials, equipment, and application of preservative treatment. The deadline to submit proposals is by Monday, August 31, 2020. For more information, click here.

CALL: The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery 2021 Call for Exhibition Proposals

The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery invites emerging, mid-career and senior professional artists to submit their qualifications for consideration for an exhibition during the 2021-2023 exhibition seasons. Contemporary artists of all media and curators with an exhibition proposal are invited to apply.

The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery in Western New Brunswick is the only non-profit art gallery between Fredericton and Edmonston. Located in Florenceville-Bristol, the gallery provides a professional venue for artists to exhibit their art and aims to cultivate a broader appreciation and knowledge of the Arts in New Brunswick. The Gallery is pleased to receive proposals from community groups, cultural groups, guilds, artists/craftspeople and curators for exhibitions in the coming seasons. Annually, 6-10 exhibitions are selected by the Exhibition Review Committee to fulfill the Gallery’s mandate to serve local, regional, national, and international artists. Juried, curated and travelling exhibitions are eligible. The Gallery pays CARFAC fees to professional exhibiting artists in solo or small group shows (up to 3 artists).

The deadline to apply is October 18, 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.

CALL: White Box Residencies

The Galerie Sans Nom invites two to three New Brunswick artists to participate in their mini residencies program White Box Residencies between September and November 2020. The Galerie offers their white box gallery, their tools, and a stipend to research, create, and play in their space for one to two weeks. They can also help with travel and lodging if you’re coming from outside the Greater Moncton Area. You are free to do your thing, and all they ask in return is a small public presentation that can take any form.

The deadline for application is August 27, 2020. To apply, fill out and submit this application form. For questions, contact Annie at direction@galeriesansnom.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications & Marketing Manager

Craft NB is looking to hire a professional, creative and driven individual as Communications & Marketing Manager, starting as soon as possible. This person will be the first point of contact for the general public, stakeholders, Craft NB members, new artists and Emerging artisans. The position is part-time at 24 hours per week.

Craft NB is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in crafts, maintaining standards of craftsmanship and expanding markets for fine crafts. The mission of Craft NB is to provide opportunities and support to its members by developing, promoting, and fostering an appreciation of craft. Craft NB strives to further public education in the value of handmade goods created by local craftspeople who contribute to the cultural and economic sectors of this province. Regular Craft NB activities include craft festivals, tradeshows, exhibitions and publications, awards, acquisitions, jurying and standards and workshops. Craft NB seeks to be present in communities throughout New Brunswick and partners with cultural organizations such as the Craft Alliance, the Canadian Craft Federation, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, ArtsLink NB, Arts NB, the NB Craft Foundation Inc and the Province of New Brunswick’s Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.

The deadline for applications is August 9, 2020. For more information and to see how you can apply, click here.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Marketing and Communications Director at the Fredericton Playhouse

Fredericton Playhouse Inc. is a charitable, non-profit organization that manages and develops a 709-seat performance venue. Currently, it has an opening for a marketing/communications professional to join their team.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing & Communications Director is responsible for the development of the Fredericton Playhouse’s brand and the management and distribution of its external communications. Specifically, they work collaboratively with executive and senior management to develop content, messages, materials, target audiences and distribution channels, and opportunities for Fredericton Playhouse’s programs and services. A creative force, the successful candidate will have a combination of experience and training in marketing, communications, media, social media, digital marketing, and content development. Bilingualism is considered a definite asset.

The salary and benefits will be based on the successful candidate’s experience and training. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the starting annual salary range for this position is $50,132 to $65,173.

The deadline for applications is Monday, August 24, 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.

CALL: Art in Mind 2020

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA of NB) in Charlotte County is excited to host their second creative works exhibit during Mental Illness Awareness Week from October 4 to 10, 2020, at the Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre in St. Andrews. If you are a resident of Charlotte County living with the effects of mental illness and have a creative piece or pieces you would like to share, then submit your work for juried consideration!

Acceptable mediums for the pieces are visual, textile, and literary. Creative pieces will be selected based on the proficiency and technical skill in the chosen medium, and the size of the work.

Process:

  • Applicants are invited to submit a maximum of three (3) original pieces of their work for consideration.
  • A completed application form must be included with each submission.
  • The application process does not require you to send your original pieces. Only photographs or digital
    images of your work should accompany your application.
  • Applications must include a brief Artist Statement. Your statement describes the significance of creativity in
    your life and how the creative process improves your mental well-being. Please note that artist statements will
    be displayed and should not be longer than 100 words.
  • Applications and images or pictures of your work are to be submitted by email to lisa.cheney@gnb.ca, or by
    mail to Attn: Lisa Cheney C/O Canadian Mental Health Association of NB, 5 Riverview Avenue, St.
    George, NB E5C 3M1.

Submissions should be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020. However, candidates who are interested in displaying their work but will not have it ready by then are welcome to contact the organizer and request more time to prepare their application. If you are selected, you will be asked to bring your work to the Mental Health Clinic in St. George or St. Stephen by Thursday, September 3, 2020.

For the application form, click here. For more information and to submit your application, please contact Lisa Cheney, CMHA of NB, at lisa.cheney@gnb.ca.

CALL: Human Threads

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery invites artists to submit designs for a wearable facemask that commemorates the masks we are wearing and their related social constraints as we navigate the challenges of a pandemic. Any medium is acceptable; designs can be made from scratch or added to existing masks. Fourteen masks by NB artists will be selected for a virtual showcase, three gallery exhibitions, and will be worn by dancers of the Atlantic Ballet for post-pandemic performances.

The fourteen selected artists will receive an artist fee of $1283.00 for the creation of their mask. The deadline for submissions is August 23, 2020, by 5 pm. For more information, click here.

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Join the Owens Art Gallery’s Team as their Colville House Curatorial Intern

The Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, is seeking a recent graduate for its first Colville House Curatorial Internship. Working closely with the Director and the rest of the Owens’ curatorial team, the Intern will play a key role in the administration and delivery of programming linked to Colville House, a small house museum located in the historic home of one of Canada’s best-known visual artists—renowned magic realist painter Alex Colville. Interns will be given the opportunity to work on exhibition planning and design (online and in the gallery), curatorial writing, publication coordination, and public programming.

Candidates must have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution and have knowledge of contemporary museum and curatorial practices, ideally through study in a Fine Arts, Art History, or a Museums and Curatorial Studies program. Basic computer skills are required and a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications, particularly Photoshop, would be an asset, although the Owens can provide training and experience in these areas. Priority will be given to recent graduates of Mount Allison University.

The work term will be for a period of 30 weeks, from the 8 of September 2020 to the 31 of March 2021. Salary is $20 per hour, and applications are due by August 15, 2020.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Canada Music Fund COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund: Phase 2 – Part 2

Following the announcement of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations, comes the launch of Part 2 targeting Canadian-owned recording studios, music video producers, record labels and music publishers that are not recipients of the Canada Music Fund (CMF). The funds must be used to support the Canadian portion of eligible music-related activities, specifically, activities related to the production, promotion and marketing of Canadian sound recordings, and activities related to Canadian music publishing.

The deadline to apply for funding is August 19, 2020. For more information, click here.

“Reimagine the Arts” Survey

Canada Council for the Arts’s “Reimagine the Arts” survey is now open to all Canadians! Help build a more robust and more inclusive arts sector by providing your unique input and help shape their strategic plan for 2021-26.

“As we embark on a new 5-year strategic plan we want to hear from you, to shape a plan that reflects the arts sector’s current reality and looks ahead to how the Council can continue its support and also help to reimagine the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We invite all Canadians to participate and share their ideas.”

The deadline for providing input is August 21, 2020. For the survey and additional details, click here.

CALL: Apply for the Touring and Presenting Program

The Government of New Brunswick’s Touring and Presenting Program is now open to applications! The program provides non-profit arts organizations with a grant based on the evaluation of eligible touring or presenting activities planned during the fiscal year. Be sure to get your application in before the July 31st deadline!

For more information and to apply, click here.

ArtsLink NB is hiring!

ArtsLink NB is currently seeking an organized and dynamic individual to provide office administration services for ArtsLink NB staff and their ongoing programs.

About ArtsLink NB:

ArtsLink NB is a member-based arts service organization, founded in 2009 to advance the arts in New Brunswick by unifying artists and arts organizations and promoting their value. We represent artists of all disciplines from across the province.

The successful candidate’s ability to multitask, complete detailed reports, and work in a team setting will ensure that ArtsLink NB is able to continue to meet its funding obligations. We are looking to employ someone who shares our position that the arts are vital to all New Brunswickers.

  • This position requires attention to detail, discretion, and strong organizational skills.
  • This position requires a supremely well organized, efficient, diligent individual with a facility with numbers, an interest in the details of administration and administrative support, and an aptitude for database applications. 
  • The Office Administrator will enjoy the demands of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate a strong sense of initiative, and enjoy the responsibility of resolving issues quickly, efficiently, and with a high degree of diplomacy.  

Note: ArtsLink NB is temporarily operating remotely. This position is based in Saint John.

The selected candidate will be responsible for providing a variety of office support duties including:

  • General administration
      • General office support   
      • Records management (electronic records and general office files)
      • Supplies management
      • Bank deposits, payments and transfers
      • Administration of personnel policies, including health benefits, sick days, and other general personnel policies addressed in the company’s employee manual.
      • Other duties as assigned
  • Data-entry/bookkeeping
      • Performing daily bookkeeping functions, including account coding, data entry, and postings for both A/R and A/P and month-end reconciliations
      • Managing accounts payable, including liaison with suppliers and creditors, negotiating payments terms, responding to queries, and coordinating with the Executive Director
      • Updating and reviewing cash flow
      • Managing the membership database
      • Scheduling and issuing payments to suppliers
      • Collection payroll information and liaising with accountants, maintenance of payroll records

Essential Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary qualifications in related field;
  • Bookkeeping experience an asset;
  • 1-3 years Experience in office administration;

Asset Qualifications: Preference may be given to applicants who demonstrate skills, training and competencies in:

  • Planning and organization;
  • Budget management-bookkeeping and invoicing;
  • Effective interactive and written communication;
  • Document publication;
  • Teamwork and collaboration.

 

Salary: $30,000-32,000 per annum.

Deadline to apply: Aug. 10, 2020, 5pm ADT.

Please send your resume (including three references) and a cover letter to: Julie@artslinknb.com

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Printing Classes at the Saint John Arts Centre

The Saint John Arts Centre is offering two new printing classes in the coming months, and registration for these is now open.

The first class is “Intro to Linocut” with artists Nathan Cann. This introduction to linoleum block printmaking is a four-week course where students will be designing, carving, and printing their own linocut prints. The class is suitable for beginners and experienced printmakers alike, and all the supplies are included. To register for this $120 class that runs every Thursday evening from September 10 to October 1, click here.

The second class is “Copperplate Etching” with Nathan Carr, a fun but thorough two-day workshop. Students will be learning techniques for how to prepare, etch, and finish the plate, transfer drawings, and pull prints. All supplies are included. To register for this $150 dollar class that runs Saturday afternoons on the 7 and 14 of November, click here.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Printmaking Technician at Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University is looking for a Printmaking Technician to be responsible for regular maintenance and repair of equipment, as well as supply and supervision for all the printmaking studios. These responsibilities include organizing and assisting with classroom demonstrations, supervising students in numerous printmaking processes, providing aesthetic and technical guidance to students, problem-solving the technical and graphic concerns that students encounter, mixing chemicals, researching print processes and safety procedures, and monitoring all tool and litho stone/silkscreen allocations to students. In consultation with the Printmaking faculty, this position will maintain and balance the printmaking budget while also being responsible for the purchase of print supplies and additional departmental materials, assisting in the organization of field trips, annual print competition, and print exhibitions.

For more information on the position, required qualifications, and how to apply, click here.

CALL: New Brunswick Crafters and Artisans

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre is looking for New Brunswick crafters and artisans interested in sharing their work in an exhibition this coming October. The deadline to apply is August 31. For more information, click here.

CALL: Writers, Illustrators, and Poets

Flourish Festival is looking for submissions from writers, illustrators, and poets to publish in their 2020 zine! Submitting your work is free, and chosen submissions will receive $100. Work of all languages and from all locations is accepted, and each artist can submit up to 5 pieces for review.

The deadline for submissions is July 30, 2020. For more information and to make a submission, click here.

 

CALL: Voice Actors Proficient in English and Wolastoqey

Moxy Fox Studio is looking for English and Wolastoqey voice actors. No prior voice acting experience is required to apply. Simply record yourself on your phone in a quiet place and send a voice character demo to moxyfoxstudio@gmail.com.

For more information, click here.

SURVEY: The State of Media Arts in the Community and Artists in the Field

Collectif HAT is conducting a survey on the situation of Media Arts in the community and that of artists in this field. The purpose of this survey is to determine the expectations of artists, the public, and their needs if any.
Once the answers have been reviewed, the Collectif is considering starting a not-for-profit organization and/or an artist-run center in an attempt to respond to these needs.

To provide input for this survey, click here.

CALL: Theatre New Brunswick is Seeking Scripts to Workshop for their Fall Festival of New Plays

Theatre New Brunswick is seeking scripts to workshop for a Fall Festival of New Plays, taking place from September to November of 2020.  If you are a New Brunswick born or based playwright, and you have a full-length script that is ready for a workshop, they’d like to hear from you. 

The Fall Festival of New Plays will support artists in their creation process. This might mean that you work “traditionally” and you have a script and need time with a dramaturge and a cast of actors. It might mean that you and your team need studio space to create and move. The Theatre will work with you to help you take the next step with your play.

Preference will be given to working on ideas and scripts that are already in development, as opposed to ideas that are very new. The projects and the creators should be ready for outside input, criticism and collaboration. It is not necessary that the play be something that TNB would consider producing.

TNB will provide:

  • a dramaturge to work with and help establish goals/writing schedule;
  • a cast of actors to read your work monthly (if required);
  • a director who will direct your final reading or Event;
  • a fee for the applicant/playwright.

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.