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.

CALL: Proposals for Permanent Public Art Installation in Sackville, NB


The Town of Sackville invites professional artists to design, develop, create and deliver a permanent public art installation in order to convey a message of awareness of climate change. These can include social, physical, and immediate or long-term concerns and themes relating to climate change.

The Town would like the artist to focus attention on the characteristic location of Sackville with respect to these issues. However, as climate change is a global phenomenon, the Town also welcomes artists to propose other ideas that situate Sackville within the climate change context while using a global lens.

In addition to the relevance to the Town’s mission, artwork must satisfy reasonable standards of permanence and safety, meeting all relevant codes required for public places, and offering reasonable proof of soundness against theft, vandalism or excessive maintenance and repair.

The deadline for submissions is July 21th, 2020, at 11 AM. For more information, design criteria, and to submit your proposal, click here.

CALL: Submit Your Videos of Movement and Dance

Connection Dance Works will be holding its annual Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival online the week of July 20th to 24th due to COVID-19. The festival typically includes a Community Movement Project, where anyone who likes to move, regardless of dance background, is invited to participate and work together over the course of a week to create, rehearse, and then perform a unique work.

This year, Connection Dance Works has issued a call for submissions: they are asking for members of the public to submit short video clips of movement and dance that will be edited together and shared on social media. The soundtrack for the performance is “Never Knowing” by Ladd & Lasses. Video submissions are welcome from anyone. The video can be of an individual, group, family pet (get creative!) and can be shot to include the body in whole or in part. Submissions should be in .mp4 or .mov format and no more than 15 seconds long. You don’t have to show your face in the video if you don’t want to!

Video submissions are due by July 8 and can be sent to sjmovementproject@gmail.com. For more information, click here.

CALL: InterMISSION Residencies by the Fredericton Playhouse

Are you a New Brunswick-based performing artist, ensemble, or company with a project you are looking to develop or explore?

The Fredericton Playhouse is accepting applications for a new Artist Development Program, InterMISSION, intending to nurture and support creativity and innovative practices in artistic disciplines. The InterMISSION residencies offer access to the Playhouse’s theatre space and facilities, tailored to the participants’ needs and availability.

Examples of possible residencies include creating new works, innovative music or sound recordings, video and lighting exploration, script development, movement exploration, staging or artistic specialization for plays, acting for the camera, vocal coaching, preparing for concerts, exploring or researching innovative ideas, small group collective composition lab for music, and dance. Residencies are open to theatre artists, musicians, choreographers, composers, dancers, visual artists, designers, etc.

Each residency will take place over one to four consecutive days, with each day including up to 6 hours of work in the facility. Scheduling is to be determined between the artist and the Playhouse. Residencies will be offered between September 14 and December 18, subject to availability of the venue and funding. Individual artists and artistic personnel (stage managers, artist-provided technicians, directors, choreographers) will be paid a fee of $100 per person per day. An individual chosen by the artist as a resource expert (mentor, coach, expert) will be paid a fee of $400 for each residency.

The deadline for applicants is August 17, 2020. For more information, eligibility criteria, and to apply, click here.

CALL: Live Bait Theatre Needs Playwrights, Actors, and Directors!

Live Bait Theatre Presents: The Social Distancing Short Play Festival (SDDPF) in association with Moncton’s Hubcity Theatre

Live Bait is providing theatre artists with an online playwriting/producing opportunity that will pay writers, actors and directors an honorarium of $200 each to create short plays (maximum 10 to 15 minutes) based on the themes of social distancing and isolation. They will accept applications from anyone who wants to participate and will choose up to 8 playwrights, 8 directors, and 24 actors.

Writers have until June 29 at noon to create a script proposal. Successful applicants will be notified by June 30 at the latest and will have until July 5 at 4:30 pm to write their play. Proposals must include:

  1. Name of writer, contact information (email and phone), and the proposed name of the play.
  2. Number of actors required for the play (there is no cast limit, but plays with smaller numbers of actors are more likely to be accepted).
  3. A brief outline of the story and action of the play and how it relates to the theme of social distancing or isolation. PLEASE NOTE – the play does not have to be about COVID 19 or our current situation, it can be about anything related to social distance or isolation. But it can also be about COVID 19.
  4. Any special technical requirements the play might have (Live Bait suggests you keep it simple).
  5. A brief resume or description of your playwriting experience and a sample of your previous work if you have some.

Directors and Actors have until June 28 to apply to participate in the Festival. On June 29 successful actors and directors will be notified and will be assigned to plays. They will receive the play on July 5 and have until July 15 to rehearse and prepare for the presentation.

  • To apply as an actor or director, please send a resume of your experience and a brief description of your interest in this project.
  • Directors do not need to have technical presentation experience as Live Bait will be there to assist them. Still, they should be comfortable with the idea of using technology and presenting things online.

All participants will have to agree to follow all appropriate social distancing guidelines during the rehearsal and performance of the shows. Performances will be broadcast in a festival format on Facebook live over two evenings, and the SDSPF will be included as a part of Live Bait’s annual New Works Festival (which will also be held online) from July 17 to 19. As noted, Live Bait will provide technical assistance to the artists as needed throughout the project.

Please send any questions or proposals/applications to Live Bait Theatre at info@livebaittheatre.com.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director At The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA)

The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director.

Established in 2004, ARCA represents some 180 artist-run centres and collectives across Canada, working directly with the nine associations of artist-run centres that form its membership. ARCA works to connect and support its national artist-run community and advocates on their behalf on issues of common concern.

The ideal candidate is independently motivated and brings an in-depth knowledge of the cultural and political issues relevant to the Canadian artist-run milieu. The candidate has experience in the successful management of a not-for-profit organization, is particularly good at interpersonal relations, consensus building, and negotiation, and is committed to gender equity and antiracism. The candidate is flexible and can manage several files simultaneously. The candidate excels in communications and is fluent in both official languages.

Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with ARCA’s Board of Directors, the responsibilities of the Executive Director include:
  • Directing the organization and supervising all of ARCA’s activities, in continual dialogue with its members;
  • Acting as the organization’s spokesperson, representing the organization to stakeholders and beneficiaries, and drafting letters, media releases and other communications;
  • Working alongside the board of directors to determine the organization’s strategic priorities and action plan, and supervising their implementation;
  • Participating in the organization’s meetings, and preparing and delivering reports to the Board on the organization’s activities and finances;
  • Identifying and preparing grant applications to government, paragovernmental, private, and other partners with an emphasis on diversifying revenue sources for ARCA’s long-term sustainability, and preparing and submitting subsequent grant reports as required;
  • Working with the Board Treasurer, preparing annual budgets with quarterly updates; supervising production of the annual financial report, and ensuring fulfillment of other legal obligations of the organization;
  • Planning, producing, and supervising the production of research and other specialized resources for the benefit of the membership; and
  • Planning biennial national conferences in partnership with the host region (the conference planned in 2020 was postponed and will be delivered in 2021), and planning regional or community meetings in partnership with ad hoc initiatives.
This is a full-time position averaging 35 hours/week with a base salary set at $42,000 annually. The place of work is to be determined.

The application deadline is July 14, 2020.

Please submit your letter of interest (two pages maximum), with resume and references, to the hiring committee via email at cv@arca.art. More information about ARCA can be found on their website.

ARCA acknowledges the barriers within the artist-run sector and their organization that affect applicants from equity-seeking groups. They encourage applications from people historically underrepresented in their sector, more specifically, people who identify as gender diverse, Queer, 2-spirit, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Official-Language Minority, and Persons with Disabilities. ARCA is committed to providing a safer and supportive work environment that mitigates barriers to equity and the challenges of precarious labour.

CALL: Professional Dance Artists of New Brunswick for the 15th Edition of the adFda

The adFda (Atlantic Dance Festival Danse Atlantique) is looking for professional dance artists to perform a solo (or with artists from the same bubble) in downtown Moncton between August 7th and 17th. Dance presentations of any style will be considered and can include text, performance, improvisation and/or a Q&A with the public.

If you are interested, send them a proposition, a performance idea for a public presentation in an “ambulatory” style, meaning that passers-by (the public) follow a predetermined route where, along the way, dance artists present their work. A performance between 5 and 8 minutes will be most appropriate and could be performed multiples times per day or throughout the week.

A fee will be paid to the artist for each representation, and technical support, as well as security, will be provided. All measures recommended by NB’s Department of Public Health will be respected.

Your application must include;

  • Your name;
  • Address, phone number and email address;
  • A brief resume;
  • A video demonstrating your technical and artistic abilities (DVD, USB stick, or video link)
  • Be available for performances between the 7th and 17th of August 2020

Please send your application (video, CV) to either adfestivalda@gmail.com or to:

Les Productions DansEncorps inc.

Aberdeen Cultural Center

140 Botsford Street, Suite 14

Moncton, NB

E1C 4X5 

For more information, contact the event organizers at adfestivalda@gmail.com or by phone at (506) 855-0998.

The application deadline is June 26th.

UNB Art Centre Design Works Online MasterClasses (for ages 6 to 14)

Registration is now open for UNB Design Works Online MasterClasses and private and small group learning sessions!

The UNB Art Centre has adapted its delivery method so your child can learn and develop skills from the comfort and safety of home. Starting June 15, 2020, Design Works will offer a variety of online camps each week. Taught by professional instructors, MasterClass Camps will run Monday to Friday with live 90-minute sessions (via Zoom) each day. Depending on the camp, your children will develop creative, technical, or French language skills.

Only ten students will be admitted per class, so make sure you sign up early! Private and Small-Group Sessions are also offered for those who want one-on-one sessions for their child or who want to arrange a class for a child and their friends.

For more information and to view prices, click here.