Sobey Art Award 2023 🏆

Nominations from across Canada are welcome!

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Sobey Art Award. Nominators have until 8 p.m. EST Friday, March 10, 2023, to submit their applications.

Sobey Art Award 2023

With a total of $400,000 in prize money to contemporary visual artists, the Sobey Art Award’s mission is to champion and propel the careers of visual artists of all ages from across Canada onto the national and international stages.

The overall winner is given $100,000, $25,000 is granted to each of the shortlisted artists, and $10,000 is given to the remaining 20 long-listed artists. In addition, the five shortlisted artists will be featured in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), with the winner announced at an evening ceremony this fall. Last year’s winner, representing the Prairies and North region, was Divya Mehra.

An independent jury consisting of curators from Canada’s five regions—Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and North, and West Coast and Yukon—as well as an international juror, will oversee the selection process.

The Sobey Art Award Nomination form is available here.

Fredericton Playhouse Seeking Nominations for Playhouse Honours 🏆

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 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.


Fredericton Playhouse: Experience it Live

Established in 2008, the Playhouse Honours annually recognizes and celebrates the important work by members in the performing arts community in Fredericton. We believe in the value people can bring to the community through their work in the performing arts, and the Playhouse strives to foster a deeper appreciation of such contributions. A permanent display in the west gallery of the Playhouse recognizes each honouree.

Nominations can be made by any person or organization. Underscoring the personal contribution that they have made in the community, recipients must be individuals, not companies or organizations. Recipients may be a professional or amateur artist, administrator, volunteer, educator, philanthropist, advocate, organizer, etc.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 31, 2023. To nominate a candidate, please submit a written submission describing the reasons this nominee should be considered.

Full details about nominations for the Playhouse Honours program are here.

Fundy Fringe Festival Hiring: Summer 2023 🐙

Are you looking for employment between the months of May and September? Are you passionate about theatre arts? Do you have prior experience working in theatre, either as a student or a young professional? If so, we want you to join our team this summer!

Fundy Fringe Festival Summer Hiring 2023

Fundy Fringe Festival is looking to hire four summer staff members to help with administration, volunteer coordination, tech, and marketing (among other preparatory tasks for the festival). If you are interested in being interviewed, please send a resumé and cover letter to jessica@saintjohntheatrecompany.com. Interviews will be scheduled in March.

CBC New Indigenous Voices 📡

Applications are now open for CBC New Indigenous Voices, presented by the National Screen Institute.

CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week training program for up to 10 Indigenous creators to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries. Emerging Indigenous creators looking to explore career opportunities and gain hands-on experience are encouraged to apply.

CBC New Indigenous Voices. Build your career and learn the essential elements of working in film, TV, and digital media. Apply by March 17, 2023. nsi-canada.ca

This year, applicant eligibility has been expanded to include Indigenous creators at any age over 18. There is no fee to apply, and participants receive minimum wage throughout the entire program.

CBC New Indigenous Voices training will be delivered in-person in Winnipeg, providing participants with a fully immersive experience, the opportunity to work on the production of a short film and an internship placement. Travel and accommodation support is provided for participants 30 kilometres or more outside of Winnipeg.

Application deadline is March 17, 2023 at 12 p.m. CT.

Are you interested in learning more about the program? Register now for our Q+A webinar on March 6, 12 p.m. CT.

Details are here.

Equinox Program Deadline: March 15th, 2023 🗓️

artsnb‘s Equinox program supports Indigenous artists, curators and groups to engage in artistic creation and professional development. Eligible projects can range from

  • research and development for the creation of new works
  • creation and presentation of artistic work
  • activities that support and strengthen the Indigenous arts community.

Deadline March 15, Equinox Program, artsnb

The Equinox program provides flexible, short-term support to individual Indigenous artists or collectives applying on behalf of small or large groups, arts groups, organizations, community groups, independent arts administrators, and artistic and cultural mediators. Grant funds may be used for organizational development and professional development that will have a positive impact on building the arts ecosystem in Indigenous communities.

Application details are here.

Third Watch: Call for Submissions 🌘

Third Watch is a festival of digital video works, and a pilot project as a part of THIRD SHIFT programming. It will take place in Saint John, NB on August 19, 2023. Third Watch aims to celebrate audio-visual content that is exploratory, challenging, and critical in nature. We encourage work that may not be commercially viable, or suitable for an installation as a part of THIRD SHIFT. Submissions must be under 15 minutes in length. Content may be narrative, documentary, experimental, or anything in between. If you can project it, we can select it!

Third Watch Call for Sumbissions

Submit your application before Sunday, March 12, 2023 (11:59pm Atlantic)

Info sessions:

  • Wednesday, February 22 from 7pm-8pm
  • Saturday, February 25 from 10am-11am
  • Thursday, March 9 from 7pm-8pm

Application details are here.

Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund: Upcoming Deadlines 🗓️

Screenwriting Award: $500
Deadline: February 28, 2023

The Jane LeBlanc Screenwriting Award is done in partnership with the Writer’s Federation of New Brunswick. The
award seeks to spotlight talented New Brunswick Screenwriters and is open to emerging and experienced screenwriters of
short film scripts up to 15 minutes in length. Un-produced or produced scripts will be accepted, but must have been
written within the last two years. The Second Prize is a 1-year Writer‟s Federation of New Brunswick membership.

Details are here

Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund


Errol Williams Filmmaker Award: $1,100
Deadline: March 1, 2023

Errol Williams was a pioneer and award-winning international filmmaker who was introduced to filmmaking at the NB
Film Co-op in the late 1980s. He produced dramas and documentaries. After his untimely death in 2007, a special award
was set up in his honour.

Details are here.

Theatre Organization Award: $1,500
Deadline: March 1, 2023

This is an award for small, independent theatre organizations in Fredericton to cover office and administrative costs,
theatre Artist-in-Residence, educational materials, and costs associated with the creation and presentation of new theatre

Details are here.

Canada-Korea Connection Fund: Call for Applications 🇨🇦 🇰🇷

Canada-Korea Connection Fund – Call for Applications
Apply today to strengthen ties with Korean arts and culture!

Deadline: March 8, 2023, at 11:59 PST

Are you a Canadian artist, arts professional or arts organization with some connection to Korean arts and culture? Do you want to strengthen those ties to make future co-creations or collaborations possible? Do you have a Korean artist or arts organization you would like to work with?

Canada-Korea connection fund

The Canada Council for the Arts invites you to apply for the Canada-Korea Connection Fund, which will provide up to $10,000 CA for projects focused on creative research and relationship building between Canadian and Korean artists, arts professionals, arts groups or institutions.

This fund is made possible through a partnership between Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Council Korea, and Global Affairs Canada, inspired by 60 years of diplomatic relations and leveraging Arts Council Korea’s International Partnership in Support of Arts Creation (ISAC) program. Initiatives stemming from this partnership seek to strengthen arts and culture connections between Canada and Korea while building towards a more equitable and sustainable future for the arts.

Special consideration will be given to projects that reflect a commitment to develop capacity around, and/or explore questions of environmental sustainability and/or equity, diversity, and inclusion.

For more information or to apply visit the Council’s Initiatives page.

Full details are here.

The Jeff Barnaby Grant 📽️

The Jeff Barnaby Grant was created to honour the late Jeff Barnaby’s creative legacy and to recognize his tremendous and visionary contributions towards Indigenous Narrative Sovereignty, Genre Film, and Indigenous Cinema.

Jeff Barnaby Headshot

The grant is funded through Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity in memory of the contributions that Barnaby made through his participation in the company’s Advancing Voices program.

The Jeff Barnaby Grant is available for 5 Indigenous Film + Television creatives across Canada with productions at any stage in the Horror + Thriller + Futurism genre.

The selection committee for this grant will comprise members from Jeff Barnaby’s Indigenous creative community.

Each selected recipient will receive $25,000 to support their projects.


  • First Nations, Inuit, or Metis film + television creatives located in Canada
  • A film or series project in the Horror, Thriller, or Futurism genre

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET

Details are here.

Arts and Culture Policy Analyst 📈

Arts Culture NB invites you to join the New Brunswick Arts and Culture team! We are privileged to work with New Brunswick’s talented and innovative artists and creative industries while providing meaningful and challenging work. Imagine being able to experience the province’s vibrant arts and culture scene all while contributing to one of the most important projects of this New Brunswick industry every day, the Status of the Artist!

Arts Culture NB: Arts and Culture Policy Analyst.

The Arts and Culture Branch works collaboratively with stakeholders and industry members to support, promote, and grow this sector while encouraging New Brunswickers and visitors to discover arts and culture products, activities and experiences.

Applications are due by February 15, 2023.

Go here for full details.

Fredericton Summer Artist in Residence Program 2023 ☀️

February 2023 – The fifth annual City of Fredericton Summer Artist-in-Residence program will take place this year in two locations – the Fredericton Botanic Garden at Odell Park, and Killarney Lake Park.  The City is inviting artists to submit proposals for a residency at either location during July or August. Residency periods are for two weeks with a new option this summer for a one-month residency, each with a stipend of $500 per week.  Accommodations are not provided.

An artist works on a painting outside.

The program provides a unique opportunity for artists to move their studio outdoors into the natural surroundings of Killarney Lake’s wooded recreational park on the northside, or in the community-run Botanic Garden adjacent to Odell Park on the southside. Both locations are open and free to the public.

Artists are required to engage with park and garden users daily on site, and with the broader community through online activities. Artists will be active on social media with brief daily updates on their residency as well as occasional, in-depth activities such as a demo, artist talk, or workshop. Selected artists are free to move throughout the park or garden as part of their creative process and will be provided with portable lawn signs which will indicate that they are the ‘Artist in Residence’.

This residency is open to all artists working in any medium, however preference will be given to work that is conducive to community engagement. The artist is expected to be in residence Monday to Friday, for 6-8 hours daily.

Deadline:  March 10, 2023 at 4:30 pm. Artists will be notified by April 30.  Submissions can be sent by email:  culture@fredericton.ca

Information: culture@fredericton.ca | 506-471-3378

Full details are here.

Third Shift 2023 Call for Proposals 🌘

Third Shift 2023 Call for Proposals
APPLICATIONS OPEN: Friday, February 3, 2023

Call for proposals. Third Shift: Reclamation. Deadline, March 12, 2023 @ 11:59pm AT


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Sunday, March 12, 2023 (11:59pm Atlantic)

THIRD SHIFT is an annual festival of public contemporary artworks that takes place in Saint John, New Brunswick. THIRD SHIFT 2023 will take place from August 18 – 20, 2023.

Established in 2015, THIRD SHIFT holds space for new experiences and communal exchange through the exhibition of temporary public art installations, performances, and screenings. For more information about THIRD SHIFT and to see installations from previous festivals, please visit the festival website.

Full details are here.

Craft NB Seeks Project Manager 📈

Craft NB is currently in search of the perfect person to fill the position of Project Manager.

Craft NB: Join our team. Project Manager

If you, or someone you know, is passionate about the craft community, project management, and logistical planning, we would love to hear form you!

Check out the job description here.

Project Soundcheck Training ✓

Update: Project Soundcheck training is so popular, the first session is now FULL. But don’t worry, we’ve added a SECOND SESSION – this one is in the evening. March 13th from 6-9pm – register via the link below!

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.

As part of our Industry Pathways – Expert Access program, Music·Musique NB is pleased to offer Project Soundcheck training for our live music sector.


Project Soundcheck is a prevention initiative, aimed at giving festivals, venues & communities the skills and training to prevent and respond to sexual violence in live music spaces. By reducing bystander apathy and training industry professionals to intervene when seeing harmful behaviour, we can foster safer spaces in our music industry.

Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: online (via Zoom)
Cost: FREE
Pre-registration required
Presented in English

Second Session:
March 13th from 6-9pm

Details here.

Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Arts 🏆

The call for nominations is for the 2024 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for high Achievement in the Arts is opening on January 1, 2023 and closing on July 1, 2023.

Lieutenant Governor's Awards for High Achievement in the Arts

The Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts are designed to recognize the outstanding contribution of New Brunswick artists.

One award of $20,000 may be conferred every 2 years, in each of the following four categories:

Visual Arts Award: including architecture, fine craft, media arts and photography
Performing Arts Award: including dance, music and theatre
Literary Arts Awards*: including literary translation, literary performance, spoken word and storytelling
Indigenous Artist Award: including visual arts: architecture, fine craft, media arts and photography; performing arts: dance, music and theatre; and literary arts: literary translation, literary performance, spoken word and storytelling

* Please note that awards in Literary Arts alternate between French and English from year to year. The next nomination period (2024), nominations in English language literary arts will be considered.

Details are here.

Grant Writing for Arts and Community Organizations: Saint John Community Arts Board ✍🏽

Is your organization thinking about applying for a Saint John Community Arts Board grant? Or are you an artist working on a funding application?

Saint John Community Arts Board Logo

If so, come learn about grant writing and what it takes to write a successful application on February 8th with local grant writer Katie Buckley!

To register email artsandculture@saintjohn.ca

We hope to see you there.

The Facebook event is here.

Contact East Showcase Applications Open 🌟

Contact East is an annual performing arts booking conference hosted by the Atlantic Presenters Association. The event brings performing arts presenters, managers, and agents together to see artist performances showcasing a diverse range of artistic genres, including but not limited to music, cabaret, dance, disability arts, circus arts, comedy, youth-oriented programming, and cultural performances.

Illustration of a moose standing in front of the moon. Text reads: Contact East 2023.

This year, Contact East will take place in Woody Point, Newfoundland from Thursday, September 20 to Sunday, September 24 offering artist showcases and pitch sessions, professional development sessions, and numerous opportunities for presenters, artists, agents and managers to network and discuss booking opportunities.

Artists should be prepared to present a performance, or excerpt of a full length piece of work, approximately 15 minutes in length. APA understands that some performances need more time to be fully experienced and will do their best to ensure that all work is properly represented.

Artists should be prepared to showcase the performance that was stated in the application. Any changes must be pre-approved as the selection committee selects final applications based on what was submitted.

Full details are here.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery Seeks Registrar 📣

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is growing in more ways than one. With a spectacular new façade, exciting exhibitions and programs, and revamped internal systems, we need YOU to be part of our dynamic team!

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Job: Registrar

To apply for this position, please submit your résumé to Sandra Nickerson, Business Services Manager: By email, HR@beaverbrookartgallery.org

Position profile:

Reporting directly to the Manager of Collections & Exhibitions, the Registrar is responsible for the management of the collection and exhibitions, which comprises maintenance, storage, transportation and record keeping associated with the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and acquisitions.

The Registrar ensures that collections management is conducted in accordance with the highest public art gallery standards in Canada aligned with the resources made available by the Gallery.

The Registrar must also be able to manage other Gallery projects related to the collection, its exhibition, and related to traveling exhibitions.

Go here for full details.

Sappyfest 18: Call for Submissions 💥


Sappyfest 18: August 4-6, 2023. Call for Submissions. Deadline February 28th, 2023

Sappyfest is an annual three-day festival of music, art, poetry and performance that takes place in the heart of downtown Sackville, NB. We are a small but big-hearted gathering and a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to producing a non-hierarchical event with a broad program of regional, national, and international artists. We focus on emerging artists, unheralded career artists, and celebrated artists working in all styles of music and sound, as well as poetry, dance, film, and the visual and performing arts.

Apply to participate in Sappyfest 18 by filling out this brief form.

Applications close on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023.

Go here for full details.