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New Brunswick Book Awards Shortlisted Titles Announced

Shortlisted titles announced for New Brunswick Book Awards

March 29, 2021 – The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick and The Fiddlehead have announced the shortlisted titles for the 6th annual New Brunswick Book Awards. The winners will be revealed at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 6.

The program will celebrate books published in the 2020 calendar year in the poetry, fiction and nonfiction categories and children’s picture books published in the 2019 and 2020 calendar years.

 

The finalists are as follows:

Mrs. Dunster’s Award for Fiction
Judge: Mark Sampson, author of several novels, most recent All the Animals on Earth, short story and poetry collections

Mark Anthony Jarman, Fredericton, Czech Techno (Anvil Press)

Riel Nason, Quispamsis, Waiting under Water (Scholastic Canada Ltd.)

Kathleen Peacock, Fredericton, You Were Never Here (Harper Teen, imprint of Harper Collins Publishers)

Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children’s Writing
Judge: Frieda Wishinsky, author of over 60 trade and educational children’s books including picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

Shyla Augustine, Fredericton, Mi’kmaq Alphabet Book (Herman’s Monster House Publishing)
Illustrator Braelyn Cyr, Fredericton

Marla Lesage, Lincoln, We Wear Masks (Orca Book Publishers)
Illustrator Marla Lesage

Kim Renton, Stilesville, What-Cha-Doing? (Chocolate River Publishing)
Illustrator Tamara Thiebaux Heikalo, St-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec

The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize
Judge: Yusuf Saadi, winner of the The Malahat Review‘s 2016 Far Horizons Award for Poetry and the 2016 Vallum Chapbook Award. His first collection, Pluviophile, was selected for the CBC’s 2020 summer reading list

Allan Cooper, Riverview, Waiting for the Small Ship of Desire (Pottersfield Press)

M. Travis Lane, Fredericton, Keeping Count (Gordon Hill Press)

Emily Skov-Nielsen, Saint John, The Knowing Animals (Brick Books)

Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Nonfiction Award
JudgeNaomi Lewis fiction and nonfiction writer, editor, and creative writing teacher. Her 2019 memoir, Tiny Lights for Travellers has won numerous awards including Alberta’s Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction

Odette Barr, Petit-Cap, Teaching at the Top of the World (Pottersfield Press)

Virginia Bliss Bjerkelund, Fredericton, Meadowlands: A Chronicle of the Scovil Family (Chapel Street Editions)

Phillip Lee, Fredericton, Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River (Goose Lane Editions)

The New Brunswick Book Awards are open to traditionally published and self-published authors who have lived in the province for three of the last five years, including the award year.

The book awards program represents a partnership between the Writers’ Federation, which for more than 30 years has passionately supported the development of home-grown writers at all stages of development, and The Fiddlehead, Canada’s oldest literary magazine, which has nurtured New Brunswick’s literary culture for more than 75 years.

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Media Contacts:
Ian LeTourneau
Ian.letourneau@unb.ca
Cell: (506) 440-8072

Rayanne Brennan
rayanneb@rogers.com
Cell: (506) 961-3633

Job offer – Administrative assistant to the Nonesuch art residency program

Job offer – Administrative assistant to the Nonesuch art residency program at Main & Station in Parrsboro Nova Scotia. Applications can be sent to paper878@aol.com
  • Answer electronic questions and relay telephone calls and messages.
  • Schedule and confirm appointments and meetings of employer.
  • Set up and maintain manual and computerized information filing systems.
  • Keep the art gallery, such as the bookstore and the cafeteria, clean and suitable for the public.
  • Maintain the system of typing and conservation of the books in the bookstore.
  • Contact artists, poets, academics both Canadian and foreign, to organize exhibitions, workshops, events and residencies with an emphasis on Latin America
  • Translate into English artist´s information in Spanish ,French or Portuguese when required as well as helping to do research for a publication on the effect of Marshall McLuhan and his ideas in Latin American for a coming publication and film project.
  • Arrange travellers schedules and book their reservations into the residency program.
  • Attend to the public in the cafeteria and the art gallery.
  • Do regular janitorial and maintenance on three buildings that are the property of Main & Station Ltd.
  • Organize conferences, expositions, artistic residencies, etc.
  • 7 hour workday  Wednesday through Sunday
  • Applicants must be ready to move to Parrsboro in Nova Scotia
Contact us by email at Paper878@aol.com or by snail mail Main & Station box 507 Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M1S0  You can visit our web site at www.hmsnonesuch.com

Fresh AIR: NB Outdoor Artists in Residence

Artist-in-residence program returns this summer

The Fresh AIR (artist-in-residence) program will return for the 2021 summer season through a collaboration between the provincial government and the New Brunswick Arts Board, also known as artsnb.

The program will support 10 artists as they engage with the public and develop their artistic practice or existing projects over five days at a New Brunswick provincial park or tourism site.

“Last year’s launch of this program was an incredible success and we are happy to be able to expand it to even more locations this summer,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott Wallace. “This is one of the many ways we are supporting our province’s artistic community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The 2021 Fresh AIR program will expand from five to 10 locations this year: Mactaquac, Herring Cove, Hopewell Rocks, Fundy Trail Parkway, Parlee Beach, Miscou Lighthouse, Village Historique Acadien, Sugarloaf, Jardin botanique du Nouveau-Brunswick, and Mount Carleton.

“For artsnb, the Fresh AIR program offer a double springboard: it allows our professional artists to meet new audiences in extraordinary contexts,” said Alain Boisvert, chairperson of the New Brunswick Arts Board. “This partnership brings new meaning to the accessibility of the general public to the exceptional works of professional New Brunswick artists.”

Selected participants will be offered an artist fee for participating in the residency and complimentary accommodations at their chosen site, if applicable.

“This program will provide opportunities for professional artists to express themselves, gain exposure and enhance their work portfolio,” said Scott-Wallace. “It will also offer New Brunswickers a better appreciation of culture and the arts while showcasing our artists and their creative process.”

The program will take place from June 23 to Aug. 29 and is open to all New Brunswick professional artists. Selected artists will choose their preferred location and submit an application, which will be reviewed by a selection committee.

The deadline to apply is April 23. The application and more information are available online.

Autobiographie Collective de Nicole Haché

L’installation Autobiographie Collective de Nicole Haché témoigne de son savoir et de sa sensibilité face aux relations interpersonnelles et à l’importance d’une symbiose collective. Œuvrant autrefois comme technologiste en laboratoire médical, Nicole conjugue l’histologie à une démarche artistique qui entrelace le savoir et la créativité.  « Tels des individus évoluant en société, les cellules juxtaposées communiquent entre elles et coexistent en créant des liens intimes qui rendent la vie possible dans une symbiose organique, » d’expliquer Nicole Haché. Son installation célèbre la diversité, et permet une réflexion vis-à-vis de l’importance du rôle de chacun dans la communauté. Autobiographie collective a été créé lors d’une résidence de création interculturelle qui réunissait les communautés autochtones, francophones et anglophones du Nouveau-Brunswick.  

 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS TO CREATE A MURAL AT NBEX HORSE BARNS

(le français suit l’anglais)
Dear Artists, Arts Organization, Muralists, and Arts Media:
The Fredericton Trails Coalition and New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition would like to remind everyone that the March 31st deadline for submissions to participate in the Valley Trail NBEX Horse Barn mural project is fast approaching.
We look forward to receiving submissions from interested parties.  If you know of any Atlantic-Canada-based artist or muralist who would be interested in this project, please let them know !  The information is fully available on our web site at:  frederictontrailscoalition.com
Also, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them at:  info@frederictontrailscoalition.com and we will respond within 24 hours.
Regards,
Anne Wilkins
Chair, Adopt-a-trail Program
Fredericton Trails Coalition
Chers artistes, organismes artistiques, muralistes et arts médiatiques :
La Coalition des sentiers de Fredericton et l’Exposition provinciale du Nouveau-Brunswick tiennent à rappeler à tous que la date limite du 31 mars pour les soumissions de participation au projet de murale de l’écurie NBEX du Sentier de la Vallée approche à grands pas.
Nous avons hâte de recevoir les soumissions des parties intéressées.  Si vous connaissez un artiste ou un muraliste ayant un atelier dans les Provinces de l’Atlantique qui serait intéressé par ce projet, veuillez-le lui faire savoir!  L’information est disponible sur notre site Web à : frederictontrailscoalition.com
De plus, si vous avez des questions ou des commentaires, veuillez les laisser à info@frederictontrailscoalition.com et nous y répondrons dans les 24 heures.
Bien à vous,
Anne Wilkins
Directrice, Programme Adoptez-un-sentier
Coalition des sentiers de Fredericton

Édition spéciale des Éloizes (PRESS RELEASE – Special edition of Éloizes)

Moncton, March 18, 2021 – The Acadian Association of Professional Artists of New Brunswick (AAAPNB) announces today that the Soirée des Éloizes will be broadcast on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Radio-Canada will broadcast the special on Saturday, May 29 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland, on ICI Télé en Atlantique. It is also possible to listen to it at the same time via the Internet at radiocanada.ca/acadie. The show will also air on ICI ARTV at 8 p.m. across the country. It will then be available for catch-up on ICI TOU.TV for one year.

The teams have been working for several months to create a renewed edition of the Soirée des Éloizes: “The pandemic has forced us to show ingenuity to recognize the artistic excellence of the 2020 cuvée of the finalists. I am so happy that this evening can take place ”, explains Carmen Gibbs, general manager of AAAPNB and producer of Éloizes.

The production and artistic direction of this special have been entrusted to Kevin McIntyre and the animation will be assumed by none other than Matthieu Girard.

The world has changed a lot in the past year: “The arts and culture sector is particularly affected and the repercussions will be felt for many years to come. The Éloizes are no exception to this reality, ”adds Carmen Gibbs.

You are therefore all invited to join us for this different evening at Les Éloizes. Follow our social media to learn more about the 2020 finalists.

The AAAPNB has decided to virtually maintain the Éloizes Youth Activities.

The invitation was extended to all teachers and the interest shown by the education community in Youth Activities confirms the need for arts education and education through the arts.

More than 200 workshops will therefore be offered in the 34 schools of the Francophone Northeast School District and in six educational daycares that will reach more than 3,000 young people aged 2 to 18: “The results are beyond our expectations. … It’s extraordinary, it’s magnificent! », Affirms Philippe Beaulieu, president of the AAAPNB.

 

https://www.leseloizes.ca/nouvelles/

Job offer – Administrative assistant Nonesuch art residency program

Job offer – Administrative assistant to the Nonesuch art residency program at Main & Station in Parrsboro Nova Scotia. Applications can be sent to paper878@aol.com
  • Answer electronic questions and relay telephone calls and messages.
  • Schedule and confirm appointments and meetings of employer.
  • Set up and maintain manual and computerized information filing systems.
  • Keep the art gallery, such as the bookstore and the cafeteria, clean and suitable for the public.
  • Maintain the system of typing and conservation of the books in the bookstore.
  • Contact artists, poets, academics both Canadian and foreign, to organize exhibitions, workshops, events and residencies with an emphasis on Latin America
  • Translate into English artist´s information in Spanish,Fr ench or Portuguese when required as well as helping to do research for a publication on the effect of Marshall McLuhan and his ideas in Latin American for a coming publication and film project.
  • Arrange travellers schedules and book their reservations into the residency program.
  • Attend to the public in the cafeteria and the art gallery.
  • Do regular janitorial and maintenance on three buildings that are the property of Main & Station Ltd.
  • Organize conferences, expositions, artistic residencies, etc.
  • 7 hour workday  Wednesday through Sunday
  • Applicants must be ready to move to Parrsboro in Nova Scotia
 
 
Contact us by email at Paper878@aol.com or by snail mail Main & Station box 507 Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M1S0  You can visit our web site at www.hmsnonesuch.com

The list. March 19, 2021

The list. March 19, 2021

The List presents the events of the members of the Association des groups en arts visuels francophones ( AGAVF ), that is to say fifteen artist-run centers and galleries across Canada, and compiles calls for submissions in visual arts, media arts, performance, art. public, residencies aimed at artists and curators.

 Couleur (s) by Reza Rezaï – artist of inspiration: Xavier Mutshipayi – as part of the exhibition The other p resented at the Center culture franco-manitobain. Photo: Mike Peters

News from AGAVF

The AGAVF congratulates Alex Keim , director of La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, for his plea before the Standing Steering Committee of the City of Winnipeg on March 15, in favor of the preservation of the historic Saint -Boniface as a public good. Read on.

Programming of AGAVF members

Franco-Manitoban Cultural Center (Winnipeg)

Jen Funk, Xavier Mutshipayi, Stéphane Oystryk, Reza Rezaï and Eric Plamondon – The other from October 8 to November 28, 2020
340, boulevard Provencher
Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.ccfm.mb.ca

the collective (Vancouver)

Sylvie Roussel-Janssens, François Michaud, Ghislain Brown-Kossi, Marie-Pascale Lafrenière, Jérôme Baco, Valérian Denis, Chantal Cardinal and Serge Bennathan – Essential collaboration: the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs of SFU and the Francophone Cultural and Artistic Council of British Columbia as part of the Printemps de la francophonie the 26, 27, and 28 mar 2021

STUDIO 17
2425 Manitoba Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
lecollectifcb.ca

SAW Gallery (Ottawa)

EJECT performing arts videoclub collaboration: La Nouvelle Scène, Trillium Theater and Catapulte Theater from March 15 to April 15, 2021
67 Nicolas Street
Ottawa, Ontario
saw-centre.com

Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury)

Stephanie Castonguay – Capturing optical frequencies home residence from April 19 to April 25

Michael Fernandes – Before and after the electric car home residence and on Instagram @beforeandaftertheelectriccar since January 14, 2021

Claude Wittmann – Wheels / politics / panic Project until June 2021

Stefan St-Laurent – Please feed the animals Listen to the virtual conference again

54 Elgin Street
Sudbury, Ontario
www.gn-o.org

Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery (Moncton)

Christian Michaud – Auto-Sapiens
Produced with the collaboration of Jeanne Mance Cormier, curator
Curators: Paul Édouard Bourque and Tanya Eindiguer from February 20 to April 3, 2021
University of Moncton
Moncton, New Brunswick
www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ga

 

Visual Voice Artist Center (Ottawa)

Nicole Blundell, Frances Caswell-Routhier, Renee Knight, Monique Handfield, Hélène Lefebvre and Richard Robesco – Membership
Curator: Raymond Aubin
Virtual exhibition since March 4, 2021
67 Beechwood Ave
Vanier, Ontario
www.voixvisuelle.ca

House of French-speaking visual artists (Saint-Boniface)

Colette Balcaen, Réal Bérard, Shaneela Boodoo, Brigitte Dion, Danielle Koslowsky Fontaine, Roger Lafrenière, Chanelle Lajoie, Janine-Annette Littmann, Chase Martin, Xavier Mutshipayi, Dominique Rey, Melanie Rocan, Michel St-Hilaire, Janelle Tougas – In conversation
Curators: Lou-Anne Bourdeau and Alexandra Keim
videos
until April 3, 2021
101-219, boulevard Provencher
Saint-Boniface, Manitoba
www.maisondesartistes.mb.ca

No Name Gallery (Moncton)

Vanessa Moeller – Bean There, Done That. 2018-2020
Monica Chamberlain – Inside the lines from March 5 to April 30, 2021
140, rue Botsford, room 16
Moncton, New Brunswick
www.galeriesansnom.org

Alberta Visual Arts Center (Edmonton)

Evelyn Berg, Kyle St-Thomas and Josh Ajohn – Exhibition from February 26 to April 9, 2021
9103 95th Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
www.galeriecava.com

Happy birthday to the Lab which blows out its 15 candles!

Calls for submissions

1.Calls in French from Canada

AGAVF – The incubator in police station – May 3
Kamouraska Art Center – March 31
Dare-Dare – Montreal – March 26
60 seconds radio 2021 – April 11
Atelier Presse Papier dissemination center – Trois-Rivières – April 15
Vertical artist center – Laval – April 1
The little views – Culture Trois-Rivières – April 1

2.Calls in English from Canada

Alternator Center for Contemporary Art – Kelowna – March 21
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery – Waterloo – April 2
VIFF – Vancouver – April 23
Craft Ontario – Toronto – June 7
BIPOC Artist Instagram Project – ongoing
AKA Artist-run Center – Saskatoon – ongoing
Southern Alberta Art Gallery – Lethbridge – ongoing

3.international calls

Franklin Furnace Fund – New York – April 8

4.residences

Call to artists from Quebec and the Atlantic provinces – East-North-East – Saint-Jean-Port-Joli – May 9
National Higher Art School of Bourges – calls to young artists – March 31
La Chambre Blanche – Quebec – April 18
Moving Image Lab – Meech Lake – March 24

5.public art

Call to Indigenous Artists for Collaborations at the Etobicoke Civic Center – Etobicoke – April 16
BMO Convention Center – Calgary – March 30
Indigenous public art – Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada – Ottawa – April 12 and May 31
Third Shift – Saint-Jean – March 21

6.for commissioners

3rd edition curated incubator – AGAVF – May 3
Artspace Artist Run Center – Artistic Director / Curator and Director of Operations and Development jobs – open until filled
Vie des arts magazine – April 4
revie Inter, current art – May 1
Commissioner – Flag of Malta – April 5
Distribution center of the Atelier Presse Papier – Trois-Rivière – for curators – April 15
Digital America – online arts journal on internet culture – March 22
Sobey Prize for the Arts – March 19
Galerie La Box – Bourges – March 31
Cosmis Bulletin – May 1
Esse art + opinion – sportification – April 1
East of your empires – Quebec – ongoing
Revue de Paris – call for contributors – in progress

details on agavf.ca

Association of Francophone Visual Arts Groups BP 7131, Vanier Branch
Ottawa Ontario K1L 8E2 Canada
info@agavf.ca

Cal Johnson, First Recipient of the Indigenous Artist Development Program

March 16, 2021 – Music·Musique NB is proud to announce that Cal Johnson (photo below), of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, is the first recipient of the Indigenous Artist Development Program. The initiative was created to provide one emerging Indigenous artist with the tools, support and guidance to achieve a new musical project.

Multi-instrumentalist Cal Johnson plans to re-record traditional Wolastoqiyik songs, previously recorded by Elders from the Tobique First Nation community. The songs will be re-imagined in an EP format and include a full musical accompaniment, as the original recordings have no instrumentation apart from the traditional drum.

Cal Johnson will be supported throughout this project by Mi’kmaq artist Wolf Castle, from the Pabineau First Nation, as well as by the Music·Musique NB (MNB) team. Hip Hop artist Wolf Castle initiated the project to create more spaces where Indigenous voices can be heard.

“We hope that this pilot project becomes a full-fledged recurring program,” says Jean Surette, Executive Director of MNB. “Our goal is to widen the scope and support many more emerging Indigenous artists.”

Cal Johnson is currently residing in Truro, where he completed the Music Arts Program at NSCC.

 

 

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Media contact: Jean Surette / jean@musicnb.org / 506.383.4662

Un pansement pour les arts

Moncton, le 16 mars 2021 — Le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick a présenté aujourd’hui un budget qui ne reconnait pas le tort que la pandémie lui a fait subir et qui maintient les arts et la culture comme parents pauvres dans la province. L’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) est déçue du manque de vision du gouvernement et du manque de soutien pour la relance du secteur des arts et de la culture.

Le budget ne reconnait pas que certains secteurs de l’économie se sont effondrés à cause de la pandémie. Un fonds de relance d’un peu plus de 7 millions de dollars a été annoncé au ministère Tourisme, Patrimoine et Culture pour contrer la pandémie. Ce fonds est cependant réparti entre plusieurs secteurs : les arts, la culture, le patrimoine, le tourisme, l’archéologie, les sports, les parcs et les attractions. À lui seul, le secteur du tourisme devrait s’accaparer plus de 40% de ce budget, si on se fie au succès du programme pour encourager le tourisme en 2020.

La pandémie de la COVID-19 a causé d’énormes dégâts à l’industrie des arts et de la culture au Nouveau-Brunswick. L’industrie qui rapportait 572 millions de dollars en 2018 et qui créait 7525 emplois a subi des pertes d’emploi de 17 % entre décembre 2019 et décembre 2020. Au Canada, les retombées économiques du secteur arts, spectacles et loisirs ont régressé de 50 % entre décembre 2019 (16 018) et décembre 2020 (8000).

Philippe Beaulieu, président de l’AAAPNB : « On se moque de nous en nous proposant un petit plaster. Il est inconcevable que le gouvernement ne comprenne pas qu’il faille soutenir le secteur des arts et de la culture qui est en crise à cause de la pandémie. S’il se désintègre, notre secteur ne pourra plus contribuer aussi bien à l’éducation, à l’innovation, à la cohésion sociale, à la rétention des jeunes, à l’expression des communautés. »

Le Premier ministre Blaine Higgs affirmait que l’économie de la province a repris presque en son entièreté. Ce n’est pas le cas de notre secteur. Le manque de volonté du gouvernement provincial de soutenir notre secteur risque de coûter très cher aux Néo-Brunswickois et Néo-Brunswickoise en pertes économiques et en pertes d’emploi pendant plusieurs années.

 

Le Nouveau-Brunswick compte sur une main-d’œuvre dans le secteur des arts et de la culture composée en grande partie de travailleurs et travailleuses indépendant.e.s et qui ne fait que croître avec les années. Cependant la pandémie frappe fort et, dans une étude récente, près d’un artiste sur deux songe à changer de carrière.

Carmen Gibbs, directrice générale de l’AAAPNB : « Je suis abasourdie de constater à chaque année que le gouvernement ignore toujours la valeur des arts et des industries culturelles au Nouveau-Brunswick. Notre secteur contribue à l’économie de la province davantage que le secteur de la foresterie, celui des pêches, de la construction résidentielle, ou même de l’extraction minière. C’est incompréhensible. »

L’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick est un organisme de services aux arts qui regroupe des artistes professionnel.le.s. Depuis 1990, elle a pour mission de promouvoir et de défendre les droits et les intérêts des artistes et de faire reconnaître leur contribution au développement de la société. www.aaapnb.ca

 

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Renseignements :

Jean-Pierre Caissie

Directeur adjoint

jeanpierre.caissie@aaapnb.ca

506 863-9857

http://bit.ly/3bTdFFq

 

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The Arts and Culture Sector Needs Help 

ACT NOW! :

The Arts and Culture Sector Needs Help

 

March 9, 2021 – ArtsLink NB and the Association acadienne des artistes profesionnel.le.s du
Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) are publishing today the English version of the report entitled
ACT NOW! For the Survival of the Arts and Culture Sector (MAINTENANT AGISSONS pour la
survie du milieu des arts et de la culture). This report is the result of two rounds of consultations
with 250 artists, arts and cultural organizations and businesses in New Brunswick to outline a
plan to revive the sector.

“Between January 2020 and January 2021, 17% of jobs in the information, culture and recreation
sector were lost in New Brunswick. The Canadian Arts, entertainment, and recreation sector
suffered a 50% loss in generated revenues between December 2019 and December 2020. Help is
needed more than ever in the sector. We would expect measures in the next budget to help the
industry.” Carmen Gibbs, Executive Director of AAAPNB.

Upon reading of the report MAINTENANT AGISSONS, ArtsLink joined forces with the AAAPNB to
translate the report as they recognized the issues, needs, and solution propositions were alike in
the Acadian and Anglophone communities.

“ACT NOW! For the Survival of the Arts and Culture Sector will be a key guiding document for
the recovery of New Brunswick’s arts and culture sector, and reflects tireless hours of
consultation and research. ArtsLink NB recognizes the importance of disseminating the
recommendations broadly to strengthen and protect the arts sector. We look forward to working
alongside our partners on the action items identified in the report.” Julie Whitenect, Executive
Director of ArtsLink.

The consultations were carried out, in June and October 2020, through the round tables of
the Renewed Global Strategy for the Integration of Arts and Culture into Acadian Society in New
Brunswick. This structure enabled the AAAPNB to quickly consult artists from all disciplines,
festival and event organizers, presenters and other artistic, cultural and heritage organizations,
as well as cultural businesses in the music, music and entertainment sectors, media arts and
publishers.

This report proposes six main courses of action for the sector to come back to life, ensuring that
all elements of the artistic ecosystem can survive the crisis. For the sector to succeed in the
short, medium and long term, the following recommendations should be followed:

• Ensure a solid foundation for the arts and culture sector, in particular thanks to the adoption by
the Government of New Brunswick of a law on the status of the artist, and provide for the
alignment of the procedures implemented with those federal government, and urging the federal
government to complete the review of the Copyright Act.

• Allocate a stimulus fund and new investments for the arts and culture sector, and tax foreign
web companies to finance these funds and investments.

• Strengthen artistic and cultural organizations and industries, in particular by providing more
funding for the basic operations of artistic and cultural organizations.

• Foster creation, distribution and professional development by increasing funds for the creation
and production of new works, by increasing funding for creative residencies, by granting an
additional amount to all presenters to ensure the maintenance of their activities and by creating
a fund to help artists and cultural workers to enable them to take the necessary training or have
access to professional resources to promote themselves on the Web.

• Stimulate demand for cultural products by putting in place a series of measures to restore
public confidence, encourage local purchasing and provide transport assistance.
To read the report: aaapnb.ca or artslinknb.com
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For interviews
Julie Whitenect
Executive Director
ArtsLink NB
506-608-9914
julie@artslinknb.com

Jean-Pierre Caissie
Directeur adjoint
AAAPNB
506-852-3313 ext 224
jeanpierre.caissie@aaapnb.ca

Residency Program Coordinator on Fogo Island

FIA is seeking a Residency Program Coordinator for a one-year term, with the possibility of extension. The position is based on Fogo Island, starting April 2021.

Application deadline: March 19, 2021

The Residency Program Coordinator works closely with the Strategic Director to ensure a high level of excellence across all Fogo Island Arts programming and is an ambassador for FIA and Shorefast. The Coordinator is responsible for the planning and day-to-day operations of the Arts residency program and is the point of contact for artists-in-residence and special guests, while facilitating connections between artists and the community. The Coordinator will have a lead role in FIA communications, ensuring timely dissemination and promotion of programs and events across all FIA web, email, social media platforms and on-island community outreach initiatives.

As the Residency Program Coordinator, you will:
• Be the point of contact for all FIA artists-in-residence before, during and after their stay on Fogo Island
• Lead residency logistics, including artists’ travel; orientations; event preparations; etc.
• Manage FIA social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram, and update FIA website as needed
• Plan, lead/assist and/or attend all events for Fogo Island Arts, including artists’ presentations and other events
• Assist with other FIA programs and initiatives, both on and off-island, as well as virtually
• Assist with exhibitions, publications, public programs, patron and partner stewardship
• Additional administrative tasks and operational support as needed

Training & Experience
• Undergraduate degree in art history, fine arts, arts administration or equivalent knowledge and experience. Master’s degree in related field considered an asset.
• Knowledge of contemporary artists and practices
• Demonstrated experience in project management and communications in the arts
• Community-oriented project experience is considered an asset

Position Specific Skills
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, Photoshop and Illustrator; fluency in social media and web platforms (WordPress)
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• A high degree of initiative, organization and attention to detail
• Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team
• Valid Driver’s License a requirement for this position

About Fogo Island Arts
Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports research and production of new work for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting and renowned artists of today to Fogo Island to take part in residencies and to present solo exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery. FIA also presents programs in cities across Canada and abroad, including the Fogo Island Dialogues interdisciplinary conversation series. Combining contemporary art, iconic architecture and social innovation in a singular setting, FIA is a world-class institution that is uniquely rooted in community. FIA is an initiative of Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity with the mission to build economic and cultural resilience on Fogo Island.

Contact Us
Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@shorefast.org using the subject line “FIA Residency Program Coordinator.”

Deadline for Applications: March 19, 2021.

Questions about this position may be directed to:
Iris Stünzi at info@fogoislandarts.org

Call for Artists

Laura I. Art Gallery was opened and inaugurated by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council Darren Rodwell.

Our gallery has worked with an excess of 500 artists at all levels and supported them in many shapes and forms from offering them the possibility to exhibit and sell their artworks at Laura I. Art Gallery to providing them with guidance through our career development programs that helped them with securing sells, exhibitions, contracts with other organizations and built their creative portfolio, learn how to market their art and build confidence.

Now that we are ready to take on another level of growth, we would like to recruit 15 super talented artists that are ready to sell their art on one of the biggest online art platforms as well a place in an exhibition in centre of London .

We are looking for artists who would like to commit to our partnership for one year and offer us exclusivity in selling their specific artworks. We do not require exclusivity to all of your artworks but only to those we select to sell in our gallery to our clients.

We are keen to build strong relationships with the artists we are working with, as loyalty and friendships are at the base of one of our foundations.

There will be a six-month probation to see if we can work together.

We are looking for artists who have a strong portfolio with at least 5 artworks for sale.

We are looking for artists at the highest quality.

The perfect candidate will have:

  • Authentic style and original artwork
  • At least 5 artworks available for sale
  • You will be using high quality of art materials
  • An artist statements. However, we will be offering you support with writing one if selected.
  • CV with special achievements, awards, exhibitions,residencies,commissions,sells,press,
  • You will be expected to be active on social media.

 
Your statement should include:
What kind of art is it?
What materials have you used?
What is it about?
Why did you make it? What is the impact you are hoping to create ?
How does it fit into the context of the artworld social and cultural scene as well in history?
What inspired you?

Stages of recruitment:

The process will work on a first come, first served basis, but please remember that applying quickly does not guarantee your place.
If your work fits into our criteria of selection, you will be contacted as soon as we receive your application.

If it doesn’t, don’t worry, you will have the chance to apply again next year when you might have a stronger portfolio

Your submission

​Please send us the following information to laura@lauraigallery.com with “I want to be represented” as an email subject :
10-15 images of available original artwork (no prints)
CV
Artist Statement

If selected as a finalist you will be asked to send high quality pictures of your artworks in situ. However, we could possibly arrange a professional photoshoot of the artworks at a specific location.  

Who can participate?
Mid-career artists and professional artists however emerging artists can participate too if they have a strong and consistent portfolio.

Fees: We want to be transparent and with no hidden fees. There is no fee to apply.
However, there is a small monthly admin fee under £60 if you are selected as a finalist only.

Cannot afford paying the representation fees?
No worries, we have got you covered if you have got our back.

Inspire between TEN and FIVE of your friends artists to apply for our opportunity and if FIVE of your friends gets accepted by our gallery ,you will be represented FREE OF CHARGE 

You will need to stay with us for 6 months and see how the art market will respond to your work. If any of your artwork sells within six months your will be represented free of any charge for another 6 months.
However, the commission will increase as expenses will stay the same.

30% commission on sales online and 50% commission on sales in the gallery or at the exhibition in the centre of London. That’s because we will need to cover high end rent of the space fees, marketing materials and admin work.

 

https://www.lauraiartgallery.com/representing-artists-call-out.html

CALL FOR ARTISTS TO CREATE A MURAL AT NBEX HORSE BARNS

The Fredericton Trails Coalition, in partnership with the New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition (NBEx), has just released a call for artists to create a mural along the two south-facing walls of the NBEx horse barns which run parallel to the City’s Valley Trail (between Smythe st and Rookwood, across from the Superstore parking lot).

 

The main goal of the mural is to address the ongoing graffiti and tagging of the walls and provide a safer, and more user-friendly experience for the neighbourhood and those using the City of Fredericton’s Valley Trail. We are aiming to have the mural completed by September 10, 2021.

 

The call for artists is being done in two phases: the first phase, which closes on March 31 2021, will qualify a maximum of five artists or artist collectives.  At the second phase, the selected artists will be asked to submit a proposed design for the mural. A $500 honorarium will be paid to phase two artists. The winning proposal will be announced in early June, and the start date for painting the mural will be in July.

 

If you are, or know of, an artist or designer with experience creating murals, and would like to participate in this process, go to:www.frederictontrailscoalition.com to find more about the scope of the project and submission details.   Application guidelines are found here:  mural-application-guidlines.pdf (ipage.com)

 

Please forward this email to any interested parties. For more information about this opportunity, please email your questions to: info@frederictontrailscoalition.com

Your questions will be responded to within 24 hours.

 

Anne Wilkins

Chair, Adopt-a-trail Program
Fredericton Trails Coalition

The list. February 19, 2021

The List presents the events of the members of the Association des groups en arts visuels francophones  ( AGAVF ), that is to say fifteen artist-run centers and galleries across Canada, and compiles calls for submissions in visual arts, media arts, performance, art. public, residences aimed at artists and curators.

Michael Fernandes – Before and After the electric car presented by Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario

 

News from AGAVF

The Link of February 18, 2021

The new information tool of the AGAVF network offers a mid-winter edition with:

  • Podcast with Véronique Leblanc about the police station incubator,
  • A virtual edition of the AGAVF Forum: components 1.1 and 1.2,
  • Briefs on good moves and best practices and more. Good reading.

 

Imago Printmaking Workshop (Moncton)

Frédéric Gayer – WW?
January 22 to February 19, 2021
140 Botsford Street, ground floor of the Aberdeen Cultural Center
Moncton, New Brunswick
www.atelierimago.com

Le Trécarré  (Pointe-de-l’Eglise)

Nadine Belliveau, Nadine Blinn, Zita Boudreau , Angélina Comeau, Annette Comeau, Denise Comeau, Noella DeMille, Alain Philippe Gérard, Jay LeBlanc, Mona McDonald, Diane Nadon, Isao Sanami-Murrill, Dany Sheehy, Dianne Surette, Jan Swaren, Claude Edwin Theriault – Isolation
until February 2021
Université Sainte-Anne, Nova Scotia
www.rendezvousdelabaie.ca/galerie-dart

Galerie Sans Nom  (Moncton)

Caitlin Wilson – Finding Trees
JD Cool – Untitled
until February 19, 2021
140, rue Botsford, local 16
Moncton, New Brunswick
www.galeriesansnom.org

Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery (Moncton)

Christian Michaud – Auto-Sapiens
Produced with the collaboration of Jeanne Mance Cormier, curator
Curators: Paul Édouard Bourque and Tanya Eindiguer
from February 20 to April 3, 2021
Université de Moncton
Moncton, New Brunswick
www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ga

Calls for submissions

1.Calls in French from Canada

DARE-DARE – Montreal – March 5
Atelier Presse Papier distribution center – Trois-Rivières – April 15
Galerie Jean-Letarte – Boucherville – March 15
Phénomena Festival – Montreal – March 1
Ada X – Montreal – March 1
Verticale center d artist – Laval – April 1
Panache current art – Sept-Iles – February 19
Center Bang – Chicoutimi – evaluation in February
Les p’tites views – Culture Trois-Rivières – April 1

 

2.Calls in English from Canada

Vector Festival – Toronto – February 25
Koffler.Digital Online Exhibition – Toronto – February 21
Alternator Center for Contemporary Art – Kelowna – March 21
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery – Waterloo – April 2
VIFF – Vancouver – April 23
Video Out Call for Submissions: Inter – Multi- Trans – February 28
Craft Ontario – Toronto – June 7
Video Outs – Vancouver – February 28
BIPOC Artist Instagram Project – ongoing
AKA Artist-run Center – Saskatoon – ongoing
Southern Alberta Art Gallery – Lethbridge – ongoing

 

3.international calls

Ars Electronica Prize – March 3
apexart – New York, United States – March 1
COAL Prize – March 1

 

4.residences

What Labs Arts & Archival Residency Program – March 3
Résidences RBC 2021 de la Maison d’Ariane / Jardins de Métis – March 15
Remote Research Residency – Arts Assembly and Access Gallery – March 12
AGO X RBC Artist-in-Residence program – Toronto – March 10
Onassis AiR – Athens – February 26
Cité internationale des Arts – Paris – February 28
Moving Image Lab – Meech Lake – March 24

 

5.public art

Aboriginal public art – Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada – Ottawa – April 12 and May 31
Third Shift – Saint-Jean – March 21
Eglinton Way Business Improvement Area – Toronto – March 17
Public Artwork for Lawrence Heights Triangle Park – Toronto – March 1
Arc-en-Ciel School – Oromocto – March 12
Mississauga’s Meadowvale Theater – March 1
Meadowvale Bridges – Mississauga – March 8
Mural Art Program – Montreal – March 12

6.for commissioners

Paved Arts – Interim Artistic Direction – Saskatoon – March 1
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture – General Direction – Dawson City! – March 5
Center of diffusion of the Atelier Presse Papier – Trois-Rivière – for curators – April 15
Digital America – online arts journal on internet culture – March 22
Sobey Prize for the arts – March 19
Galerie La Box – Bourges – March 31
Cosmis Bulletin – May 1
Impakt Full Spectrum Curatorship program – Netherlands – March 1
Contour Biennale – Mechelen, Belgium – February 28
Performance Research – On protest – March 8
Esse art + opinion – sportification – April 1
East of your empires – Quebec – in progress
Revue de Paris – call for contributors – ongoing

 

https://www.agavf.ca/la-liste-19-fevrier-2021

THIRD SHIFT Call for Proposals

We are thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, THIRD SHIFT will have a theme! “Traverse” means to travel across or through. It refers to movement, space, and change. For THIRD SHIFT 2021, we encourage projects that transcend boundaries, create intersections, relate to space and/or movement, or that exist at the margins. THIRD SHIFT: TRAVERSE aims to create bridges and form connections between virtually anything.

THIRD SHIFT is an annual festival of public contemporary artworks that takes place in Saint John, New Brunswick & Online. THIRD SHIFT 2021 will take place from August 19 – 22, 2021.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: March 21, 2021

SUBMIT TO: thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com with subject line THIRD SHIFT 2021

NEED HELP? Application assistance is available!

Contact:
Kathleen Buckley
Executive Director, Third Space Gallery
thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com
506-721-2488

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The list. February 5, 2021

The List presents the events of the members of the Association des groups en arts visuels francophones  ( AGAVF ), that is to say fifteen artist-run centers and galleries across Canada, and compiles calls for submissions in visual arts, media arts, performance, art. public, residences aimed at artists and curators.

La Liste. 5 février 2021

THIRD SHIFT Call for Proposals: TRAVERSE 🌙

We are thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, THIRD SHIFT will have a theme! “Traverse” means to travel across or through. It refers to movement, space, and change. For THIRD SHIFT 2021, we encourage projects that transcend boundaries, create intersections, relate to space and/or movement, or that exist at the margins. THIRD SHIFT: TRAVERSE aims to create bridges and form connections between virtually anything.

 

THIRD SHIFT is an annual festival of public contemporary artworks that takes place in Saint John, New Brunswick & Online. THIRD SHIFT 2021 will take place from August 19 – 22, 2021.

 

Application link: https://thirdspacegallery.ca/third-shift-2021-call-for-proposals-traverse/

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: March 21, 2021

SUBMIT TO: thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com with subject line THIRD SHIFT 2021

NEED HELP? Application assistance is available!

 

Contact:

Kathleen Buckley

Executive Director, Third Space Gallery

thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com

506-721-2488

Waterfowl Park Performing Artist-in-Residence Call for Proposals – Deadline March 6, 2021

The Town of Sackville Department of Tourism and Business Development will be accepting proposals for a performing artist residency in the Sackville Waterfowl Park, and/or adjacent Visitor Information Centre, until Friday, March 5. Residency length can vary, but the proposed length of the residency should be included in the Performer’s proposal, and it should not begin before June 1 and must end by September 30, 2021. Proposals must include a plan for work in the Waterfowl Park (and/or the adjacent Visitor Information Centre). The work should include an aspect that will be of interest to the general public, and a hands-on aspect that will be of interest to younger people. COVID 19 restrictions, such a physical distancing and wearing masks, should be addressed in the proposal.

Applicants must reside in Sackville.

The proposal should include:

  1. A proposed date to host an open-house to allow the public to view the work in progress and to see the artist at work (or alternately to converse with the artist)
  2. A proposed date to host an event for young people. It is possible the two aspects (open house and event for young people) could be achieved in the same event.
  3. A proposed date for a performance of the work (or work in progress) with a performer’s talk and a possible reception.
  4. As noted above, how COVID 19 restrictions, such a physical distancing and wearing masks, will be addressed in the project.

 

Performing Artists should also indicate how they will assist in the promotion of their project and any activities or events related to it.

 

Selection criteria will include: past experience; the ability to carry out the project; appeal to a general audience and possibilities for interaction with the public; artistic interest of the project; and ability to insure a COVID safe environment at all phases of the project.

The chosen performing artist will receive an honorarium of $1500. Proposals should include a project outline, an artist’s cv, and samples of work. Materials should be deposited at Sackville Town Hall by Friday, March 5 at 4:30 pm. to the attention of Ron Kelly Spurles, or sent via email to r.kellyspurles@sackville.com. Further information can also be provided at this address. All work must be completed by September 30, 2021.