Atlantic Lottery’s Community Canvas 🎰

Artists based in Atlantic Canada are invited to submit their designs under the theme of community pride and the unique elements that showcase the Atlantic Canada of today.

Submissions will be reviewed by an internal panel and the winning artist will be awarded $5,000. (more…)

HOLD FAST Festival Call for Featured Artists 2024 ⚓︎

HOLD FAST Festival is a celebration of contemporary performance, interdisciplinary art, and community engagement in St. John’s, NL. Eastern Edge is seeking four Featured Artists to present accessible, meaningful, and critically-relevant work as part of HOLD FAST 2024.

HOLD FAST culminates in a Saturday afternoon Art Crawl, a series of performances, installations, and interactive pop-ups staged outdoors and in non-gallery venues across downtown St. John’s. (more…)

Theodore Prize 2024 🏆

The Theodore Prize is a family-funded initiative led by the Throop Family Foundation to celebrate the professional accomplishments of an Atlantic Canadian visual artist.

Stemming from a desire to give something back to the Atlantic Canadian Visual Arts Community, the prize is named for a special family member who exemplified generosity and good will. (more…)

William and Meredith Saunderson Prizes for Emerging Artists: Call for Nominations 👨‍🎨

The William and Meredith Saunderson Prizes for Emerging Artists (formerly Charles Pachter) consist of three awards of $10,000 each (formerly $5,000 each), to support young emerging visual artists whose practice shows potential and is deemed to have the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada.

In past years, the candidates for this prize were selected by the winner of the previous year’s Hnatyshyn Foundation Mid-Career Award for Curatorial Excellence. (more…)

JL Legacy Fund Mentorship Engagement Program 💡

The JL Legacy Fund Mentorship Engagement Program is a participant-driven pilot program that connects a selected group of emerging New Brunswick creatives in film, visual art, writing, photography, music, and theatre with established creative professionals who can provide expert level advice and networking opportunities to help them.

With this program, the Fund seeks to identify and support emerging talent with a focus on diversity. This nine-month mentorship and guidance program brings together six participants with their six mentors through in-person and/or digital channels.

The program runs from April 2024 to December 2024. Selected mentees for the program will spend four hours a month with their mentors one-on-one, if approved by the JL Legacy Fund Mentorship Engagement Program. They will also attend specialized virtual workshops which include mental health and networking support with creative specialists. Each accepted mentee will receive $500 when their mentorship is successfully completed. The mentees should apply with a specific project that they are having challenges starting or completing.

If you have questions about the program, email the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund for a short consultation.

Deadline for Submissions: March 20, 2024

Full details are here,

Playhouse Honours 2024 🎭

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Playhouse Honours.

The public are encouraged to nominate an individual or individuals from our community who have made a significant contribution to the community through their work in music, theatre, dance, spoken word, or multidisciplinary performing arts. (more…)