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Submissions for the PRIX MNB AWARDS 2022 Now Open

All entries and submissions to the Prix MNB Awards must be received by 23:059 pm (Atlantic) on May 2, 2022.

MUSIC CATEGORIES

  1. Recording of the Year
  2. Enregistrement de l’année
  3. SOCAN Song of the Year
  4. Chanson SOCAN de l’année
  5. Video of the Year · Vidéo de l’année

MVP CATEGORIES

  1. Indigenous Artist of Year · Artiste autochtone de l’année · Elnoeg notji pipogotitjg genatagen · Skicinowək noci-amalhəcəssawet likətənək
  2. Breakthrough Artist of the Year · Révélation de l’année
  3. Champion of the Year · Champion·ne de l’année
  4. Innovator of the Year · Innovataire de l’année

INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

  1. Venue of the Year · Salle de spectacle de l’année
  2. Festival | Event of the Year · Festival | Événement de l’année
  3. Music Industry Professional of the Year · Professionnel·le de l’industrie de la musique de l’année

ELIGIBILITY

The eligibility period for the 2022 Prix MNB Awards is May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, inclusive.

Except for the Recording of the Year and Enregistrement de l’année, all entrants must be Music·Musique NB (MNB) members at the time of application to be considered eligible.

Eligible entrants must have lived in New Brunswick during the full eligibility period. For groups, at least fifty percent (50%) of members must have lived in New Brunswick during the full eligibility period.

Instrumental recordings are eligible. Compilations are ineligible for nomination.

All submission requirements must be met. Incomplete entries are not accepted. Any occurrences of questionable eligibility are dealt with at the discretion of the Prix MNB Awards Committee. No refunds will be given for ineligible entries or entries made to categories which do not open.

Music·Musique NB encourages submissions from members of diverse communities, including Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and people who identify with other intersectional and equity-seeking groups.

DEADLINE

Entries must be filled out online and received by 23:059PM (Atlantic) on May 2, 2022. For all categories in which a recording is being considered, a physical copy must be sent to the MNB office (140, rue Botsford Street, suite 30, Moncton, NB, E1C 4X4). If the recording is only released in a digital format, a download code must be provided.

For full details and eligibility requirements, please visit the MNB website.

Employment Opportunity: Director of Operations, Fredericton Playhouse

Director of Operations (Permanent Full-Time)

Fredericton Playhouse Inc., a charitable non-profit organization that manages and develops a 709-seat performance venue, has an exciting opportunity for an operations management professional to join our team.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Operations is the senior leader responsible for general operations of the venue. They provide leadership and work collaboratively to ensure the organization meets high standards and is evolving to achieve strategic organizational goals.

They work directly with user groups and a management team to deploy a high level of customer service. Specifically, they are responsible for

  • General client services (user groups)
  • Facilities and Systems – maintaining a 26K square foot theatre, its building systems, and technology.
  • Ticketing Operations – a physical box office/call centre and online ticketing system issuing ~60K tickets per year
  • Patron Services – a team of 70+ volunteers and staff, food and beverage, and front of house services
  • Technical Services – production equipment/systems and a team of professional technicians working in a unionized environment (IATSE)

A technology and customer-driven force, the successful candidate will have a depth of experience in strategic leadership, human resources, and financial management. They will have experience in process design and implementation, customer service management, facility management, CRM technology, and using MS Office applications.

Working in a collaborative, fast-paced, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven environment, they can demonstrate exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, and have an aptitude for leading within a service-oriented team. They can demonstrate strong competencies in learning and using technology and providing direct client services. They will enjoy the challenge of developing audiences and support for the Fredericton Playhouse and will have an appreciation of the public value of the performing arts (e.g., music, theatre, dance, etc.).

Salary and benefits will be based on the successful candidate’s experience and training.

Apply by e-mail correspondence along with salary expectations to:
Executive Director
Fredericton Playhouse Inc.
e-mail: tim@theplayhouse.ca

Deadline for applications is April 10, 2022.

See the Playhouse website for more details.

Jane LeBlane Legacy Fund Awards and Deadlines

Arnold LeBlanc Songwriter Award – Amount: $2,000 – Deadline: May 20, 2022. Eligible Music Categories: roots, folk, and country music

The Arnold LeBlanc Songwriter Award seeks to spotlight talented New Brunswick songwriters at all levels in honour of Miramichi-born Arnold LeBlanc. Arnold was gifted with a golden singing voice. As a young child, he sang in the church choir and continued to sing well into his golden years. Arnold could whistle entire songs with perfect pitch and sang every day of his life.

We have confirmed Lennie Gallant, Joel Plaskett, Jenn Grant, Rose Cousins, and Catherine MacLellan for the music jury, and we are excited! The Arnold LeBlanc Songwriter award value has now increased to $2,000!

For submission guidelines, visit: https://www.janeleblanclegacyfund.com/awards/arnold-leblanc-songwriting-award

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    Jane LeBlanc Film Post Award – Amount: $1,000 – Deadline: June 1, 2022

    This cash post-production award enables New Brunswick emerging filmmakers to hire resident indie post

    specialists to take their film to completion. Eligible Post Work the cash award can be used for includes:

    •   Sound Design
    •   Music Score
    •   Colour Correction
    •   Dialogue Replacement
    •   Picture Edit

      This cash award can be used to top up other grants/awards the filmmaker has received. It is important to disclose in your submission that you have received funding for your project already. This cash award must hire New Brunswick resident creatives to do the post-work on a project. This cash award can be used to cover your festival submission fees.

      For submission guidelines, visit https://www.janeleblanclegacyfund.com/awards/film-post-award.

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  • Jane LeBlanc Acting Support Award – Amount: $700 – Deadline: June 1, 2022


    This Acting Support Award is for any New Brunswick resident actor at any level who needs support moving their education and craft forward. Eligible activities the cash award can be used for:

    •   Mentorships (paying for any costs associated with the mentorship, including a fee for your mentor)
    •   Workshop & Lab Intensives (costs related to the workshop whether in person or online)
    •   Artist-in-Residence (costs related to the residency)
    •   Memberships (costs associated with joining an acting organization)
    •   Educational Material (costs related to the purchase of any educational acting material).

      For submission guidelines, visit https://www.janeleblanclegacyfund.com/awards/acting-support-award.

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      Jane LeBlanc Music Award  – Amount: $3000 (In-kind Support) – Deadline: June 25, 2022

      The Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund has created an award for emerging New Brunswick resident singer/songwriters to assist them in the recording and mastering of one of their original songs.If the music jury selects you, you will receive:
      • • Full assistance with recording and mastering (Eastern Hive Studio).
        • 1 to 2 session musicians (we pick), if needed, for the professional studio recording.
        •One-year membership with Music•Musique NB, and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick.
        • One-on-one professional development session with Kate Butler of She Said Feck! Records and Colin Fowlie of Colin Fowlie Music.
        • One-on-one consultation with award-winning singer/songwriters Laurie LeBlanc, Rose Cousins, Catherine and Lennie Gallant.
        • One-on-one consultation with artist manager & record label owner Nigel Jenkins.
        • Mentorship with Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI).
        • Complimentary pass to the ECMA’s and potential showcase opportunity.
      • One award will be given out annually through the fund.
      • https://www.janeleblanclegacyfund.com/awards/music-award.

YCW Colville House Community and Digital Engagement Assistant

Internship opportunity! Join the Owens team as the YCW Colville House Community and Digital Engagement Assistant.

Application deadline: 20 April, 2022

Working closely with the Director/Curator, the Curator of Digital Engagement, and the Curator of Education and Community Outreach, the intern will play a key role in a series of projects in four interrelated areas of museum practice: public programming, digital engagement, online communication, and visitor services. The intern will be responsible for researching and writing social media at Colville House, a small house museum devoted to the work of Alex Colville; assisting with the development of Colville “sketching walks,” a new series of self-guided, thematic walks around Sackville based on the work of Alex Colville; and working with the Curator of Education and Community Outreach in the development and implementation of spring and summer education and community outreach programs.

Term: 17 weeks, from 9 May to 2 September 2022
Salary is $18.00 per hour

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume through the Young Canada Works Application Portal by 20 April 2022. Questions can be directed to owens@mta.ca.

Regart Amplitude: Open Call for Artists and Independent Curators

Deadline : Midnight, May 22. 2022
Artistic orientation 2023-2024

Amplitude. To expand ? Overflow ? Contain more ?


Amplitude is to encourage the overflow, the generous, the abundant. To feel the vibrant presence of a work, whether material or immaterial. Amplitude can consist of a diversity of strategies, sensibilities, subjects, choices, research, a complexity of assemblies, an overdose of gestures, actions, up-cycling, volumes, textures, shapes, mediums, and compositions.

A new era for Regart, with new programming in new spaces.  We are looking for proposals developed specifically to inhabit the space of the gallery. It is also possible to present works and projects already in circulation but adapted to the specificities of our space.

Regart, centre d’artistes en art actuel, was established in Lévis in 1986, Regart, a contemporary artist’ center, ensures the dynamic presence of the visual arts for the public of Chaudière-Appalaches and Québec City.

In the gallery and in public space, the Regart program highlights works that reflect the hybridization and experiment in which artistic quality and the importance of theory are shown off. The Centre favours innovative projects, research and exchanges aiming at being an open venue, a field of possibilities in which discussion with artists and mediation with the public are fundamental.

Gallery applications must be submitted before midnight on May 22, 2022. Email and paper applications won’t be accepted, only via the form at this link.

Online workshop with stage, film, and television writer Jeffrey Hatcher

ARC Academy offering second workshop in training series for playwrights interested in perfecting their craft

Adaptation for the Stage, the second workshop in the ARC Academy offerings this season, will take place from on April 23rd and April 30th. The course is open to 6 playwrights with ties to Atlantic Canada who have completed an accredited training program. Each selected participant will receive a $500 honorarium.

Many of the world’s best loved plays are adaptations of previous works: novels, short stories, film, and other media. The session is designed to discuss what makes a good adaptation, what kinds of sources lend themselves to successful adaptations, and the craft needed to accomplish the work. Participants should have already written an adaptation or be considering writing one.

The course will run over a two-week period where participants will meet virtually on two Saturday nights: April 23rd and April 30th. Those interested in applying are asked to send a resumé and a brief letter of interest to ARC’s Artistic Director, Stephen Tobias, at director@atlanticrep.ca. The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM AST, April 9th, 2022.

 

For more information click here Adaptation for the stage

Art Gallery Assistant And Art Camp Instructor

This position includes assisting the director at the gallery and teaching art camps at the River Art Centre, with another summer student. The art education responsibilities include the planning, preparation and instruction of weekly art camps in partnership with a second summer employee. Being mentored by an art educator for 10 days of training and support is part of this position, so Education and or Visual Art students are encouraged to apply. Requirements: Must enjoy children, outgoing, responsible, resourceful, effective communicator, have leadership and organizational skill, art appreciation and a willingness to learn. Administrative gallery responsibilities include reception, answering & returning calls, copying, promoting the exhibitions and artists, offer tourist information, registration for programming and events, art sales, social media support, development of promotional material, gallery installations, artwork management, filing, email, and other tasks.

Find out more here!

Email a cover letter and resume to jennifer@mccainartgallery.com

Third Space Programming Coordinator

We’re hiring!

Third Space Programming Coordinator

Third Space Gallery is seeking to fill the position of Third Space Programming Coordinator in May 2022. The successful candidate will work closely with staff and volunteers of Third Space Gallery to present THIRD SHIFT Contemporary Arts Festival in Saint John, New Brunswick in August 2022 and will assist with Third Space programming throughout the Spring and Summer months. Upon successful performance review in September, the Programming Coordinator will have the opportunity to take on the Executive Director role on a year-to-year contract beginning in October 2022.

Application Closing Date: April 4, 2022

Info session: March 29 at 7pm on Zoom (Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcuuurDsiHtSH1YpC2Y2He3QC_fQYsWe5)

Learn more here!

NotaBle Acts seeks entries for 21st annual Province-Wide Playwriting Competition

The NotaBle Acts Theatre Company is seeking submissions for its twenty-first annual province-wide playwriting competition. Contest winners will have their work featured as part of the 2022 NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival, to be held in Fredericton, July 20-30.

New Brunswick playwrights have the opportunity to submit work in three main categories, one for 15-30 minute site-specific plays, one for 7-10 minute short plays and another for 30-60 minute one-act plays. Two additional categories of the contest are specifically for young playwrights in New Brunswick Middle and High schools.

Winning playwrights will also receive a cash prize and script mentoring from a professional playwright.

The contest rules and guidelines, as well as instructions on how to submit scripts, are available at www.nbacts.com. Questions about the contest can be directed to lfalken@unb.ca or (506) 458-7406. The deadline for the main contest is April 30th, 2022, while the Middle School and High School contest closes on May 15th.

Brigitte Clavette Merit Bursary

NBCCD is pleased to announce that Advanced Student Practice (ASP) student, Laura Boudreau, whose work is inspired by the traditional fencing of Fredericton’s Officers’ Square, has been awarded this year’s Brigitte Clavette Merit Bursary.
Photo credit: Caitlin Dutt
Photo reference: The attached photo includes the following people from L-R:
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation (SHMF) Board of Directors Vice-Chair Suzanne Hill, NBCCD Director Dr. Carrie Nolan, NBCCD Associate Dean Jared Peters, SHMF Executive Director Kathyrn McCarroll, Recipient of the Brigitte Clavette Merit Bursary Laura Boudreau, NBCCD Jewellery/Metal Arts Instructor and award namesake Brigitte Clavette. 
 
Media requests can be sent to Associate Dean Jared Peters at jared.peters@gnb.ca.

The Fredericton Arts Alliance CALL FOR APPLICATIONS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE SUMMER 202

Theme: “Breaking Out”

The Fredericton Arts Alliance invites applications for our 21st Artist in Residence Summer Series. Accepted artists receive a $450 honorarium.

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. We encourage artists from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Because of COVID19, we expect these residencies will be largely virtual, with artists using their own studios and social media and working with the FAA’s social media platforms to showcase their work and process to a wider public. Again, as with last year, we ask each participating artist to organize a “pop-up” live local event as part of their residency. These could be in the form of a poetry reading in front of City Hall, an art display on the Green, a dance lesson at Carleton Park, a demonstration of techniques used during the residency, a musical performance in Odell Park, or something completely different, appropriate to the artist and the media involved.

The pop-up could be during the week of the residency, or in days following it, with weather and COVID restrictions being limiting factors. If a residency occurred during tight COVID controls or during a week of unremitting rain, the pop-up could be arranged later when the forces affecting the virus and the skies are more amenable. This summer our theme will be Breaking Out. It seems an appropriate theme after two years of varying degrees of lock-down – and also appropriate to the idea of moving beyond one’s current scope of practice into a new dimension. We invite artists to reflect on this theme as they work and challenge themselves to break out of their mold. As different artists in varied media focus their creative energies on this theme, we hope to engender discussion among the artists and members of the public, both here and afar.

The week-long residences, one at a time, will run from June 20 to September 10. In their written application, artists should say how they intend to approach the theme and what they plan by way of a “pop-up”. Application forms and guidelines are available on the Fredericton Arts Alliance website – www.frederictonartsalliance.ca.

More information is available by email to president@frederictonartsalliance.ca. The Fredericton Arts Alliance will mount an exhibition of work produced over the summer at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in the fall. Participants will be asked to designate a piece for this exhibition.

Deadline: Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2022.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Craft NB’s Beneath the Surface Residency in Fundy National Park

Craft NB has launched a call for artists of all experience levels, who are interested in exploring installation-based work. The Beneath the Surface residency, is a partnership between Craft NB and Parks Canada. It takes place in Fundy National Park from Oct 3rd to Oct 7th, 2022. We award 20 Craft NB members the opportunity to explore new perspectives in craft-making while experiencing New Brunswick’s rich natural environment with the goal of enlivening their individual studio practices. Of these 20 applicants, two spots will be held – one for a diploma or ASP student at NBCCD, and one for an Indigenous artist.

 

See the full call for artists here: https://www.craftnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Call-for-Artists-2022-1.pdf

 

All applicants must complete the jurying process to participate in this project. See jurying information here:

https://www.craftnb.ca/join-our-membership/

 

Any questions about this project can be forwarded to Fatema at events@craftnb.ca

Call : 2SLGTBQIA+ Workshop

Almost body yay.jpgAre you a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community?

Do you love creating — crafting, costumery, sculpture, drag, props, and more?!

Do you enjoy taking photos and/or having your photo taken?

 

 

almost-body: in and out of touch is a creative workshop, with artist Amy Ash, for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, at Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Université de Moncton. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 19, from 1  4 p.m.

 

We have been in and out of touch, both literally and metaphorically, a lot lately. Between government restrictions and anxieties surrounding the pandemic, there have been many barriers to togetherness and, especially, touch. Communities for whom the concept of « chosen family » is

crucial have been especially affected by the events of the past two years. So, let’s get together,

safely, and make something of all of this.

 

almost-body: in and out of touch is a curiosity-driven event where we will come together to make and document experimental artworks that engage the body in fun, safe, and unusual ways.

Encircling ideas of identity, collectivity, and care, this workshop will be organized less like a class and more like a collaborative art lab — a place where all your wildest, queerest, crafting dreams come true! — where everything becomes a material for making, a possibility, an experience. Let us create a safe space for play, absurdity, connection, contemplation, and the celebration of our community. No prior experience is required to participate.

 

·   Masks and proof of vaccination are mandatory for all participants.

 

·   In participating in this workshop, you are also agreeing to photograph and be photographed. Your collaboration will assist the artist in the creation of new work. This workshop will be documented, and images of hands at work may appear in future art projects by Amy Ash.     (Please see the registration consent form distributed when you sign up for more information.)

 

To register please email Alisa Arsenault, Curator of Community Engagement at alisa.arsenault@umoncton.ca

Call for proposals – 25-29 July – Austria

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We are honoured to invite you to share your work at the Annual International Performing Arts Conference.

25-29 July 2022

Laubegg Castle, Austria

The conference creates international, multicultural and multidisciplinary platform for exchange and collaboration between academics, performing artists, arts managers, producers, musicians, designers and teachers. Our goal is to explore the bridge between the world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions and modern innovations.

Performing Arts Between Tradition & Contemporaneity:

  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Visual & Multimedia Art 
  • Arts administration
  • Performing Arts Training
  • Theatre Design & Technology

Your presentation may have different formats:

  • practical workshop / master classwork in progress / work demonstration
  • performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions
  • interactive talk / lecture/ discussion
  • photo / video demonstration
  • exhibition, installation
  • research presentation
  • other way of demonstration proposed by Speaker / Presenter can be considered

For any questions please contact iugte.projects@gmail.com

DiasporART: SELF-ACTUALIZATION at Gallery on Queen

On behalf of New Brunswick Black Artists Alliance  and Gallery on Queen, and myself, we are pleased to invite you to our upcoming exhibition ” DiasporART: SELF-ACTUALIZATION”

The exhibition opens virtually on Feb 18th at 6pm, The Public is invited to join virtually  The Exhibition is open for viewing in person until March 5th 2022

Gallery on Queen celebrates Black History Month during the month of February, although this focus should remain all year round.

Gallery on Queen is proud to have an inaugural Art Exhibition in celebration of the Black History Month 2022 hosted by the New Brunswick Black Artists Alliance (NBBAA).

Black Art has existed since there have been Black settlers living here on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq First Nations/New Brunswick. Art offers the potential to travel, migrate and transcend, along with the complex and multifaceted histories of the people on this land.
Artist Gary Weekes has expressed before that Black History Month should not be just for the month of February, but should be celebrated and given space all year round alongside; Asian history, White history, Indigenous history and others.
This exhibition celebrates the Black identity in New Brunswick. The New Brunswick Black Artists Alliance (NBBAA) is a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to give voice to those forgotten NB Black Artists and to nurture, promote and protect all future Black Artists.
Black Art Matters. 
Chandon, Sydona is a 23 year-old student in her final year pursuing a Bachelors of Arts degree at St Thomas University. Sydona is originally from Jamaica where her love for nature and photography Multiculturalism and has. Sydona  seeks to highlight the beauty of diversity being a black woman who wishes to break barriers within society. Her Emancipation series  “Black liberation”— demonste the crowning of black women as they break society’s beauty standards with their lustrous melanated skin like honey, and the rising up of black men as they work twice as hard to break the chains of bondage within the business scene.

Hart, Reon  began his photography career through learning to capture his son’s milestones and once-in-a- lifetime moments. As the years went by, he had an amazing time being the in-house photojournalist and found himself developing an unbridled passion and love for the art. After moving to Canada from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 2011, he enrolled himself inThe Photography Institute and completed a Diploma in Professional Photography. His subjects and interests include people, macro, food, landscape, and nature.

Leek, Daniel was born in Fredericton, 7th generation New Brunswick descendant currently residing in Saint John, Daniel Leek has a style of implementing his sketch art into his paint pieces by borrowing inspiration from air-brush and tattoo artists, Meticulously at times creating stencils of subjects to capture a more eidetic image. I2020  his art  was on display at the  opening launch of  the Black Artist Allianceand in 2021 at the Saint John Theatre Company production “We Were Here’ written & directed by playwright and poet Clyde Wray. Influenced by Black American Illustrator ‘Kadir Nelson’ Daniel is hoping to aim on working  to tell the stories  of Black New Brunswick’s historical past.

Aleya Michaud is an emerging visual artist born in Toronto, Ontario but based in Moncton NB.  Her work is a form of emotional liberation and self-discovery, in which she channels her feelings and personal experiences on canvas with painting as a primary medium. As her work is constantly evolving, her practice incorporates moments of spontaneity by experimenting with various techniques and different mediums. 

Rhonda Simmons is a descendent of Black Loyalists who came to New Brunswick in 1783 following the American Revolution. She is well known for her thought-provoking assemblage art which often addresses issues of women, race, and power.

She is a mixed media artist, an altar maker, an assemblage artist, a tea maker, a storyteller, an expressive arts facilitator, an avid baker, and the keeper and tender of creative flames at Casa Sanctuary Art House. Rhonda has been facilitating art experiences with women in the community for over 20 years, she is excited and passionate about empowering women through art by igniting creativity.

Angel Mena Terry is a painter and photographer, originally from Havana, Cuba. He holds engineering and Master of Science degrees in Cartography from the NIIGAiK Institute of Novosibirsk in Siberia, Russia where he spent five years before returning to Cuba. He immigrated to Canada in 1995, bringing with him tropical colours which he introduced to otherwise peaceful Canadian scenes. He was awarded the 2006 Greater Fredericton Tourism Association Award for his artistic photography. Photography remains a part of his life, but painting has become his main passion.

Gary Weekes is a Fredericton NB based photographer . His work covers many different photographic disciplines; from inanimate objects to portraiture, maintaining an emphasis on quality with a sensitivity to the art. This sensitivity is born from living in the cosmopolitan cities of London and New York to his finally settling in New Brunswick, Canada. Gary’s evolution into Fine Art Photography originated with an eclectic body of work that explored the human condition through collaborative storytelling with his sitters. Collaborations are important for Gary, “shared experiences” are an important part of his mien. Finding this pulse creates a connection between the art and the viewer with Gary becoming a conduit for doing so. With a uniqueness of vision, Gary’s approach to his art is “Out of confusion comes clarity!” 

Clyde A Wray  Born in New York City moved to the Maritimes from Los Angeles. Author of four books of poetry, Clyde A. Wray is also a producer, director, playwright and a performer, having had his work performed in notable places such as New York, Los Angeles, Denmark, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick. A graduate of St Emma Military Academy, he served in the United States Army and attended Texas Southmost Community College, Marist College and American University and is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy. But there have been milestones. As an author, I would think putting one’s work to live theatre would be a milestone. I’ve been fortunate to have my work on stage.

Ballet Kelowna at the Fredericton Playhouse

Ballet Kelowna, one of Canada’s leading contemporary ballet companies, will be at the Fredericton Playhouse to present MAMBO & Other Works on February 23 & 24, 2022.  

The MAMBO & Other Works program features a blend of contemporary and neo-classical works. Opening with the thrilling tango-inspired Cuatro Estaciones by Artistic Director Simone Orlando, followed by the mesmerizing Bolero, choreographed by Guillaume Coté; the program is rounded out by the show’s namesake, MAMBO, the high energy, colourful and contemporary work by Alysa Pires.

With two different nights to choose from, and such a range of works, dance-lovers won’t be disappointed by this program. Both nights, audience members are invited to stay after the show for a free post-show talk with Artistic Director, Simone Orlando.

Tickets for Ballet Kelowna: MAMBO & Other Works are available at the Playhouse Box Office in person, or by calling 506-458-8344. For more information, visit theplayhouse.ca

The Spotlight Series is generously supported by Fredericton Playhouse media partner CBC New Brunswick and season partners Downtown Fredericton and Crowne Plaza.

2022 Spring Arts Funding program now open

The Saint John Community Arts Board has opened its spring round of funding for projects and events in the arts and culture sector.

These grants are for registered non-profit organizations in the City of Saint John working with or collaborating with artists for events, festivals, and projects.

The deadline to apply is March 18th, 2022.

The Community Arts Board has created two rounds of grants for 2022, as recommended by members of the arts community. This is the first round, and the second round will open in the late fall.

The board is also developing an Artist in Residence program, and more information is to come regarding this program.

To apply for the spring funding please follow the link below.

https://saintjohn.ca/en/arts-and-culture/community-arts-funding-program (English)

https://saintjohn.ca/fr/arts-et-culture/programme-doctrois-aux-arts-communautaire (Francais)

If you have any questions regarding your project or application, please reach out to me and I’d be happy to help out!

 

Kate Wilcott (she/her/elle)
Arts and Culture Coordinator/ Coordonnatrice des arts et de la culture
Growth and Community Services / Services de la Croissance et Communautaire
City of Saint John / La Ville de Saint John
Office / Bureau: (506) 639-3830
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AX Emerging Artist One-Month Residency – Ceramics

The AX Emerging Artist One-Month Residency – Ceramics in Sussex, NB is a short-term paid residency designed to support Canadian artists who have finished their formal training or show equivalent experience and are now looking to take the next steps forward in their artistic careers. The emerging artist will have access to our fully equipped ceramics centre, including brand new ConeArt Computer kilns (2), a Shimpo pottery wheel, slab roller, work table and their own private studio space.

 

During the residency, the artist will have access to AX’s mentorship network and will be working closely with AX’s Ceramics Centre Coordinator, Matt Cripps, to ensure they have a successful residency. The purpose of this short-term residency is to promote emerging artists in the field of ceramics, with a specific focus on helping jump-start the careers of ceramics artists.

Emerging artists are expected to complete a proposed project during the residency time frame. Following the residency this project will be featured in a solo virtual exhibition hosted on the AX website.

Applications are due February 28. See our website for details.

ArtsLink NB is Hiring!

Employment opportunity: COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Who is ArtsLink NB

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

ArtsLink is looking for a dynamic, experienced Communications Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with the ArtsLink NB team, the Communications Coordinator will have the vision and experience to engage the membership and media, and create and maintain a strong online presence. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for creating and disseminating key messages, promoting programs to artists, as well as communicating with members, strategic partners, government departments, and the wider public.

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Poets in the Window

(as part of Ecology in the Window: Window-Shopping as Soul Searching)

Interested participants from the Haiku workshop have the opportunity to share their work on the Sunbury street-facing windows, setting up an interaction with our communities as we encounter each new unknown, each new pivot.

Submit your poems to info@sunburyshores.org