CALL: Third Space Gallery Online Presentation

Third Space Gallery is offering its members the opportunity to share their work in a digital format. They are looking to present 15-30 mins of video content for each participating artist, either pre-recorded or live-streamed, to be shared on their social media pages. It can take the form of an artist talk, a Q&A with the public, a studio tour, or anything else you can think of! Third Space will be offering participants a $145 CARFAC fee for this presentation.

Send a short pitch with your idea to tiersespace@gmail.com (what you’d like to talk about, your preferred format, etc.). Proposals are due by Friday, May 22. For more information, click here.

CALL: Visual Artists

The New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture invites professional New Brunswick artists to submit proposals to create a design and paint artwork on an Adirondack Chair that will be a part of the furniture used by the Tourism NB Mobile Unit. The total budget to design and paint the chair will not exceed $5,000.

The design proposal needs to be submitted to culture@gnb.ca by June 1, 2020. For submission guidelines and proposal forms, see the forms below.

Artists call for proposal (English)

Artists call for proposal (French)

For inspiration, see the following Tourism New Brunswick Brand Playbooks.

Tourism NB Brand Playbook (English)

Tourism NB Brand Playbook (French)

UPDATE: SHMF Awards Program Deadline Extension

In response to artists’ requests, SHMF is extending the deadline applications for the 2020 Nel Oudemans Award and the 2020 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award. Applications for both awards will now be accepted until June 30th, 2020.
For more information, click here.

CALL: Submit Your Horror Film to the Online Demonic Brilliance Film Festival

Presented by Creeker Films in collaboration with the NB Film Co-op, the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival (DBFF) is a three-day online celebration of horror, showcasing some of the most sinister horror films from around the world and the people who make them.

DBFF welcomes filmmakers’ who understand the importance of good acting, stellar lighting, appealing cinematography, and detailed production design. Does your film have what it takes to be awarded Best Film at the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival?

The festival dates are from September 11 to 13, 2020.

For more information and to submit your film, click here.

CALL: Submissions for CBC/NB Joy Award

The Joy Awards, besides being a recognition of merit, helps emerging filmmakers finish projects which reflect their own creative vision without compromise. These projects help establish their reputation and credibility and provide important networking and contact opportunities, as they build ongoing careers in the field.

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2020.

For more information, click here.

CALL: Submissions for Craft 2020: Fibre Reflections

As part of Craft 2020, the Fibre Arts Network is celebrating with an exhibition at the University of New Brunswick Arts Centre. For this exhibition, any type of fibre project is acceptable (i.e. weaving, felting, quilting, stitching, some mixed media using fibre, and textiles). Work must have been produced within the last two years. Entry is open to members of the Fibre Art Network.

The deadline for submissions is August 21, 2020.

For more information, click here.

CALL: The CBC Poetry Prize

Submit your original, unpublished poem or collection of poems, up to 600 words in length. There is no minimum word requirement. The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and have their work published on CBC Books. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books. The entry fee is $25, which covers the costs of administering the prize. Submissions are read by a panel of established writers and editors from across the country. The shortlist and a winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2020.

For more information, click here.

CALL: 2020 Silver Wave Film Festival Submissions Are Open!

The NB Silver Wave Film Festival (SWFF) screens feature films, documentaries and short films shot in the province and produced by New Brunswick filmmakers. It also showcases some of the best films and videos from Canada and around the world. By infusing a warm glow and setting the town abuzz, the Silver Wave Film Festival is a grand celebration of New Brunswick’s growing presence in the world of film and television entertainment.

The deadline is August 25, 2020.

For more information, click here.

CALL: Submit Your Script to the Jane Leblanc Filmmaker Award

The NB Film Co-op proudly announces the Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award for 2020. It exists in honour of a woman who lived life to the fullest and courageously took action in making her dreams a reality, a message that will hopefully inspire the winner of this award in realizing his/her/their dream of making films a reality.

Applicants are asked to submit a 4-7 page script for a video poem, experimental piece, drama, or comedy, alongside a short paragraph talking about their hopes and dreams and what the project and grant mean to them.

The deadline is August 1, 2020. Send application to info@nbfilmcoop.com.

For more info on the award, click here.

CALL: The Fredericton Arts Alliance Virtual Summer 2020 Residencies

Theme: COVID-19 in any aspect (lockdown, isolation, medical, social, historical, biological, etc.)

The Fredericton Arts Alliance is looking for applicants for their nineteenth Artist in Residence Summer Series to be held virtually.

Interested artists are asked to describe how they would plan to have a daily web presence on the FAA website for the seven days of their residency. It should be something that will engage visitors to the site (some slides of recent work with accompanying audio file, a studio webcam, a dramatic reading of recent works, a short dance, etc.). Artists will be selected by an independent jury. Those accepted will receive a $450 honorarium, and the FAA will promote their participation in the program.

Residences will run from mid-June to mid-September. Each residency will last for one week. Interested artists should say how they intend to approach the theme in their written application and how they intend to create their web presence. Applicants must be residents of the Fredericton region.

For more information and application forms visit the Fredericton Arts Alliance website or their Facebook page.

Deadline: Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020.

New Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund Supports Canadian Music Docs

Hot Docs, in partnership with The Slaight Family Foundation, is pleased to announce the creation of the Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund. Through a gift of $450,000 from The Slaight Family Foundation, this new film development and production fund is dedicated to supporting Canadian music docs.

The first of its kind in Canada, the Fund is committed to filmmakers telling engaging, high-quality stories that embrace musical forms and artists and demonstrates Canadian music’s role in the world. The Fund also welcomes international music stories told through the lenses of Canadian filmmakers. Each year, the Fund will support three to five documentary projects, both shorts and features, with amounts ranging from $15,000 to $60,000 CAD. Recipients will also receive creative and professional development support.

Applications for the Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund open on June 3 and close on July 29, 2020.

Click here for more information.

CALL: Jones Gallery in Saint John, NB is currently soliciting exhibition or representation proposals

Jones Gallery in Saint John, NB is currently soliciting exhibition or representation proposals. They are looking for early to mid-career contemporary visual artists who are based in or have a connection to Atlantic Canada. Artists should have strong conceptual component to their work, and they value a record of public exhibition and a challenging visual practice. Jones Gallery has a rigorous and ambitious exhibition schedule and their programming will focus on painting, sculpture and installation-based work. Artists who fit their mandate are invited to submit a proposal to caleb@jonesgallery.ca. Submissions must include a CV, Artist statement, letter outlining career goals and plans for your practice, five to six artwork images and link to online portfolio. Deadline: ongoing call.

See call here 

Gallery site 

Call: Isolation Projects

Connexion Artist-Run Centre is now accepting proposals for ISOLATION PROJECTS. We are looking for artists to create content from their homes that can be disseminated online or through alternative physically-distant means, and to share their practices & working methods with the community. Projects may include:

– Digital “residencies” & social media takeovers
– Live streams of media or performance works
– Digital workshops or artist talks
– Creation & documentation of sculpture/installation works on your own property*

* While current physical distancing measures are in place, we will accept proposals for installations made on public-facing properties, but will not publicize their locations or encourage people to attend, other than those already passing by for essential outings. Documentation of the project will not be shared on our social media platforms until the work has been taken down.

Artists working in any media across Canada, with preference given to members of Connexion ARC and artists working in New Brunswick/Atlantic Canada.

To apply:
Please contact info@connexionarc.org with the following materials or to or request a meeting to talk about your project.

– A short project description that addresses the following:
What is your project? Which platform will you use? (I.e. stand-alone website, Instagram, Facebook Live, Zoom, physical artwork with documentation or printed materials to be disseminated at a later date.) How will you execute the project while respecting current best practices in physical distancing?
– Artist statement and/or bio
– Samples of work: up to 10 images and/or 10 minutes of video/audio
– Optional: CV, social media links, or other materials relevant to your project.

Ongoing. First selections will be made from proposals received by 5pm Wednesday, April 22.

Projects will be reviewed by a committee of Connexion ARC staff & board members. Proposals will be evaluated based on their alignment with our mandate, and feasibility/social responsibility under current distancing regulations.

Connexion ARC is able to offer an honorarium of $200 per project.
Note: we are aware that this does not reflect CARFAC’s minimum recommended project fee. We do not wish to take advantage of artists during this time of need, but rather have made funds available quickly to provide a bit of immediate support in these unexpected circumstances.

Please contact info@connexionarc.org with any questions or assistance with your submission.



CALL: Virtual Studio Visits for Emerging Artists

Call for Virtual Studio Visits for Emerging Artists

Sign up deadline: April 15th at 11:59pm

Due to COVID-19, there is a shortage of opportunities to discuss recent and ongoing production of emerging artists’ work. In order to best support new-generation and emerging artists whose discussion of work has been affected by this recent pandemic, several curators from regional institutions are collaborating to offer 30-min Skype/Zoom/Google Hangout studio visits over the last two weeks of April. This initiative gives you an opportunity to dialogue with curatorial professionals from partnering institutions to discuss your recently completed work and overall practice via virtual meetings. These are free to sign-up for, and operate on a first come, first serve basis. Selected artists will be given a randomly generated time slot and curator to virtually meet.

Participating Curators:

Leila Timmins – The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Matthew Kyba – Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Lisa Deanne Smith – OCAD U’s Onsite Gallery
Jaclyn Quaresma – The Durham Art Gallery
Michelle Gewurtz – Ottawa Art Gallery – Galerie d’art d’Ottawa
Xenia Benelovski – SUGAR Contemporary

Available times:

April 20 – 30th

– 8:30am – 9:30am
– 10:00am – 10:30am
– 11:00am – 11:30am
– 11:45am – 12:15pm
– 12:30pm – 1:00pm
– 12:45pm – 1:15pm
– 1:30pm – 2:00pm
– 2:15pm – 2:45pm

If you’re interested, please email “virtualstudiovisits2020@gmail.com” with:

1) Your full name
2) Where your practice is based
3) Artist website
4) A short bio (250 words max)
5) Artist statement (250 words max)
6) High quality images of work (5-8 images, video files must be linked on google drive)

On April 18th, artists will be emailed their timeslot, communication method (Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype), and Curator. Please make sure to test your microphone/camera and internet connection before chatting, as each participating curator will not be able to go over the allotted 30 minutes to allow for equal time for each artist.

Close to 40 per cent of Canada’s artists and artistic organizations will need more from government to survive COVID-19: survey

A majority of artists and artistic organizations served by the Canada Council for the Arts believe that they will get through the COVID-19 crisis with the support of emergency measures announced by the federal government. But 39 per cent of survey respondents – primarily self-employed artists and smaller organizations that rely on them – say they will need help beyond the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) in order to make it the other side of the pandemic.

Read full article from the Globe & Mail here. 

WFNB 2020 Writing Competition

2020 Writing Competition is Open!

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick encourages all New Brunswickers to submit their poems, stories or creative essays to its 2020 Writing Competition.

The competition awards $2,600 in cash prizes.
Deadline for entries is February 29, 2020.

All submissions must be made electronically through the WFNB website at wfnb.ca/competitions.

The prize purse includes the David Adams Richards Prize, awarded for a collection of short stories, a novella, or a substantial part of a longer novel, the Douglas Kyle Memorial Prize for short fiction, the Alfred G. Bailey Prize for poetry manuscripts, the Fog Lit Books for Young People Prize, the Sheree Fitch Prize for Young Writers, the Narrative Nonfiction Prize, and the Dawn Watson Memorial Prize for a single poem.

Youth ages 13 to 18 can enter their poems or stories into the Sheree Fitch Prize category, aimed at young writers.

In addition to the prize money, winners will read their work at WFNB’s annual literary festival, WordSpring, being held this year in Fredericton, NB, May 22-24. Many WFNB winners have gone on to publish their work, including André Narbonne (David Adams Richards Prize, 2008), Jerrod Edson (David Adams Richards prize, 2013) Kerry-Lee Powell (Alfred G. Bailey Prize, 2013), and Moncton Anglophone Poet Laureate Kayla Geitzler (Alfred G. Bailey Prize, 2014).

Entries must be received by February 29, 2020. For competition guidelines, visit: https://wfnb.ca/competitions/submission-rules/

About WFNB
WFNB is the only organization devoted solely to the writers of New Brunswick. It is dedicated to encouraging and promoting New Brunswick writers in all genres and stages of development.


Facebook call link

Call for Submissions: ROADSIDE ATTRACTION, a collaborative group exhibition by Connexion ARC in partnership with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Call for Submissions:
ROADSIDE ATTRACTION, a collaborative group exhibition by Connexion ARC in partnership with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

February 16, 2020

Roadside Attraction is a collaboratively created & curated group exhibition that brings together New Brunswick artists, writers, and curators to examine NB identity through the lens of the tourism industry, using the province’s kitschy, nostalgic, unusual, or forgotten attractions as a catalyst. Connexion is seeking emerging & established New Brunswick-based artists working in any media for this collaborative exhibition project, to be presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery from July to December of 2020.


The Trans-Canada Highway officially opened in 1961 and was completed in 1970, ushering in a new era of car-based tourism and cementing New Brunswick’s status as the “drive-through province” of cross-country travel. This mid-late 20th century tourism boom also coincided with still and motion photographic technology becoming more accessible to the masses; colour film and Super 8 became widely available in the 1960s and ‘70s. This led to the rise of the roadside attraction, and Canada’s “Picture Province,” as was touted on the license plates of the time, became littered with “World’s Biggest”s and natural oddities which now mainly exist on forgotten stretches of two-lane highway and in shoeboxes full of old slides in closets across the country.

This project examines the histories of New Brunswick’s tourism industry – vestiges of the infrastructure that remains from its heyday; the effects of trends in tourism on local communities & the natural landscape; and tourism’s ongoing relationship to colonial power. Roadside Attraction poses questions about New Brunswick identity, art vs. kitsch, and ever-changing trends in public interest. Where does one draw the line between public sculpture and tourist trap? How can we re-imagine the roadside attraction for a 21st century world?


Send an expression of interest to info@connexionarc.org.

For full submission guidelines, see https://connexionarc.org/2020/01/22/roadside-attraction-call/



Every year in the middle of summer we organize Sappyfest as a staging ground for connection, conversation, and creative brilliance. As an artist- and community-run not-for-profit festival of independent music and art we are involved in ongoing conversations about the health, history, conditions, and environment in which this creative work is made.

As artists and performers, we meet at festivals and performance venues across the country. In too many situations we are underpaid, overworked, and disorganized, often pressured into participating in cultural projects we don’t believe in. Why, at the site of beauty and creative labour, are there so many experiences of suffering, scarcity, and competition? How can we share information and help each other out? Perhaps it is time that we take ourselves seriously by meeting with this expressed purpose.


Over the course of 3 days (July 28 – July 30) preceding Sappyfest 15 we plan to converge in Sackville, NB upon the unceded ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaw people, as musicians and music labourers for a gathering of minds and music, the IRL: MUSIC LABOUR SUMMIT.

Occasion will be given for speakers to present research about the cultural, historical and/or epistemological contexts in which they make their work. Presenters and attendees will listen, discuss and strategize. There will be conversation and there will be music. By examining the context in which our cultural activity is taking place we can begin to move collectively towards more sustainable, healthy, positive and generative ways of creating and living as artists. We hope to establish a network of music and cultural workers, and begin to build a shared body of research.

This is a call for presentation proposals. Later there will be a call for registration for those interested in attending.

We are accepting proposals for presentations about anything to do with history, labour contexts, and music. Presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, and should be researched. They don’t have to be academic in any way, but they should be the result of earnest inquiry into your topic.

We’re interested in things like: How are you working in your community? How do you experience your labour context and why do you think it exists in that way? How do you experience sound and music?

The following examples of topics are given as potential areas of interest and are not meant to be directly prescriptive.
– Settler Colonial structures and how they impact music making
– Racism and apartheid in Canadian music and beyond
– Beyond representation: the oversimplification of gender and racial segregation in music
– The influence of private and public funding models on the process and results of creative practices
– Funding policies and the environment: How do music funders influence our environmental practices?
– Technocracy: What’s our music working for when it’s streaming?
– Survey of the different presentations of music work, within nations or internationally

For more information, and details on how to submit a proposal, please visit http://www.sappyfest.com/summit

This project is an experiment, and our first attempt at organizing a meeting of this kind. This conference was proposed by musicians Simone Schmidt and Nick Dourado, and is being organized with the assistance of Steven Lambke (musican/Sappyfest Creative Director).

PLEASE CONTACT US if you have any questions or concerns about this submission process. We’re here for it.

In Real Life.


The Sheilas 2020

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation invites applications from visual art organizations or collectives for the 2020 Annual Facilitation Grant Program “The Sheila’s”

In 2020, the focus of facilitation grants will be the publication of well-researched, analytical examinations of the work of New Brunswick artists.  These grants are intended to support arts organizations realize a print publication by a reputable publishing house or collective in conjunction with an exhibition. They are awarded on the recommendation of independent assessment panels.

The Deadline for all applications is February 14th2020.  Please consult the website for full application details.

Call for applications – Cross-Cultural Creation Residency

Cross-Cultural Creation Residency

A francophone artist

An anglophone artist

An indigenous artist

The Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), ArtsLink NB and Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective, join forces again for the second Cross-cultural creation residency. A community residency between an acadian artist, an anglophone artist, and an indigenous artist in New Brunswick. 

This year’s program will take place in two week-long stages, in different NB communities. Through this residency, artists will have the opportunity to create new work while immersing themselves in the artistic process of fellow artists. 

The experience of being in another community and creating with people of different artistic backgrounds allows one to go beyond language barriers and discover different cultural environments. Recognizing current debates surrounding cultural and language tensions in New Brunswick, this initiative demonstrates that it is possible to grow by combining strengths rather than advocating division. Art in itself is a means of expression and cohesion and makes it possible to break down the boundaries that all too often isolate us.



  • To encourage the artistic exploration and the production of new works by providing space and time
  • To contribute to increasing the artistic quality of the work
  • To favour the collaboration and the sharing of expertise and experiences
  • To create significant cultural bridges of different cultural communities in the province.
  • To provoke encounters between artists and the public and to help raise awareness of the creative process.

The work in progress must be presented publicly at the end of each week. The artists will have complete freedom of creation, but will be called upon to open their creation space to allow the community to discover their work through open-studio visits. 


  1. Provide their own working materials
  2. Interacting with the participating artists 
  3. Present publicly the work in progress at the end of each week in the form of an exchange with the public.
  4. Submit a final report to the AAAPNB, ArtsLink and Mawi’Art 30 days after the end of the residency. 


  1. This project is open to emerging and professional artists of all disciplines.
  2. This project is open to Acadian artists who are members of the Acadian Association of Professional Artists of New Brunswick, ArtsLink artists and Aboriginal artists.


  1. Artists must register using the form and answer all questions. A detailed description of the creation project is mandatory (minimum 500 words).
  2. Artists must submit, in addition to the completed form, their artistic approach and an updated curriculum vitae. 
  3. The artists must be available for the duration of the residency, from March  15 to 28, 2020.


The applications will be examined by a jury of peers. The main qualities sought are:

  1. Feasibility of the proposed project;
  2. Artistic merits and originality of the artistic approach;
  3. The potential impact of the project on the career of the artist.


Deadline to submit: Feb. 12, 2020

The candidates will get a reply before Feb. 19, 2020.


  • A fee of $ 2,000
  • Reimbursement for moving from the artists’ residence to the places of the residences (beyond 50 km)
  • Accommodation
  • Per diem of food 
  • Creative premises


Annik Landry – Responsible for artist services

Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick

140 rue Botsford, bureau 29, Moncton, NB, E1C 4X5


506-852-3313 ext. 226

www.aaapnb. ca


Julie WhitenectExecutive Director

ArtsLink NB

89 Canterbury St., Suite 300, Saint John, NB, E2L 2C7




This project is a collaboration between ArtsLink NB, the Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick and Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective and is made possible thanks to the support of the government of New Brunswick.