Call: 2017 Artist Residency at Fundy National Park

Call for entries & Opportunities – Appel de candidature et opportunités
2017 Artist Residency at Fundy National Park
Beneath the Surface (title pending) is a new residency program presented by the NBCC and Fundy National Park designed for 20 artists to spend 5 days in Fundy National Park, June 5-9, 2017. The program is designed for artists to develop new ideas, to have free space to think, create and play, to experience the natural landscapes of NB, and to be stimulated by scientific processes that shape and change the natural world. Scientists and park interpreters will interact with the artists to inspire, educate and cross-pollinate ideas. Please note that this residency has a physical component of hikes, optional kayak trips, and park exploration.
The residency program is linked to the 2017 NBCC exhibition, which will feature new works developed by the 20 participating resident artists. No work is required to be produced during the 5 days at FNP. Artists will have June, July and August to develop their final works. The exhibition will open September 15 at the Memorial Hall UNB Arts Centre in Fredericton and then travel around the province, pending funding.
Accommodation: Artists will camp in 10 oTENTiks (soft-walled cabins), 2 artists per cabin, on the ‘Head Quarters’ campsite. Artists will also have exclusive use of the newly renovated Salt & Fir Multi-Use Centre for space to develop ideas and attend meetings with the program organizers.

More information will be released soon. An application form for artists and a call for curator will go out at the start of October, so please stay tuned!


Résidence d’artiste au parc national Fundy 2017, mise à jour

Sous la surface (titre en attente) est un nouveau programme de résidence, présenté par le CMANB et le parc national Fundy, conçu pour 20 artistes, qui passeront 5 jours dans le parc national Fundy du 5-9 juin 2017. Le programme est conçu pour que les artistes développent de nouvelles idées, pour qu’ils aient du temps libre pour penser, créer et jouer, pour qu’ils expérience les paysages naturels du NB et pour qu’ils soient stimulés par des procédés scientifiques qui façonnent et transforment le monde naturel. Des scientifiques et des interprètes du parc vont interagir avec les artistes pour inspirer, éduquer et entrecroisée les idées. Prenez note que ces résidences ont une composante physique, incluant des randonnées, des expéditions en kayak optionnelles et l’exploration du parc.

Le programme de résidence est lié à l’exposition du CMANB de 2017. Elle mettra en vedette de nouvelles œuvres développées par les 20 artistes résidents participants. Aucun travail ne doit être produit durant les 5 jours au PNF. Les artistes auront de juin à août pour développer leur travail final. L’exposition ouvrira le 15 septembre au «Memorial Hall UNB Arts Centre» à Fredericton et ensuite voyagera à travers la province, tout dépendant du financement.

Hébergement : Les artistes camperont dans 10 oTENTiks (chalets rustiques), 2 artistes par chalet, sur le terrain de camping «Head Quarters». Les artistes vont aussi avoir un accès exclusif au nouvellement rénové centre Sel et Sapin comme espace pour développé les idées et participer à des rencontres avec les organisateurs du programme.

Plus d’informations vous seront dévoilées bientôt. Un formulaire d’inscription pour les artistes et un appel pour un commissaire vont sortir au début d’octobre, donc rester à l’écoute!

Are you looking to advance your career in Canada’s cultural sector?

Are you looking to advance your career in Canada’s cultural sector?

Talent to Lead “T2L” is a new program of the Cultural Human Resources Council designed to support mid-career cultural managers who are seeking to advance to the executive level of leadership in Canada’s cultural sector.

Deadline to apply October First for Fall application (see link for all deadlines).

See full details, information and application process here.

Web Content Specialist, Brand and Digital Strategy Team

About the role:
Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Brand and Digital Strategy, the Web Content Specialist works with staff to provide support and coordinate the day to day content publishing efforts for the Canada Council for the Arts.

Closing date : August 24, 2016

Full details, requirements and application process here


The Role:  The Manager, Marketing and Community Relations is responsible for audience development and managing most aspects of SNB’s marketing and sales, including the design and implementation of special promotions.  In addition, the Manager’s responsibilities include management of advertising, media relations and the oversight of social media relations.  The position will initially be part-time.

Closing date August 26. 

Full details, requirements, and application info here.

Employment opportunity: New Brunswick Arts Board is hiring a Program Officer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The New Brunswick Arts Board is hiring a Program Officer. The attached link contains a detailed description of the position as well as instructions on how to apply. We ask that you please share this post in order to help spread the word about this exciting opportunity with artsnb! The application deadline is AUGUST 14, 2016.



CANADA 150 Performance Series *Call for Submissions*

The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is a touring network of 100+ presenting organizations in the four Atlantic Provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). The membership is made up of soft seat theatres, volunteer community presenters, arts councils and festivals. Its mission is to enable its members to enhance, promote and facilitate diverse, quality live performances in their communities.

In 2017, Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. In order to help celebrate this milestone, the APA, in partnership with RADARTS (Réseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scène), and through funding by the Government of Canada, are presenting The Canada 150 Performance Series. This series will tour through Atlantic Canada in 2017 and will feature multi-disciplinary artists (music, theatre, dance, young audience, variety, comedy, etc.) from the six Canadian Regions (Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies, British Columbia and the North) who will help us celebrate the birth of Canada.

Submissions are NOW OPEN for multi-disciplinary artists to submit for an opportunity to be a part of this series. The deadline to submit is Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:59 AST.

Full details, including criteria, application requirements, and more can be found HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Gracey-Stewart at kate@atlanticpresenters.ca.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada.

FEST FORWARD – Now open for submissions













Fredericton, NB—From November 18-20, 2016, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre will host the 6th annual emerging musician’s festival now known as FEST FORWARD, formally known as NB-ME. The festival shines a spotlight on the impressive, emerging music scene that’s growing in New Brunswick while providing a select group of emerging musicians with extensive professional development opportunities to help them propel into their budding music careers.FEST FORWARD is ready and raring to host and support diverse new musical talent from across our beautiful province.

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is now seeking submissions from emerging New Brunswick musicians. Selected applicants will participate in:
Photo shoots, professional recording sessions, bio-writing, radio and video interviews and more – it’s a whirlwind weekend intensive with industry professionals and stakeholders helping motivated, young artists prepare electronic press kits (EPK’s), develop their professional practice, culminating in a performance showcase.

All musicians and music groups that are looking to take the next step in their professional development are encouraged to apply between August 4th and September 23rd, 2016. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

or for more information see the FEST FORWARD;
Google Form (Fill out entirely)Facebook Page

Charlotte Street Arts Centre websiteFEST FORWARD is pumped up for a great weekend of music and professional development, thanks to our supportive funders from The Fredericton Community Foundation, The City of Fredericton (Arts Culture & Heritage), The Province of New Brunswick (Department of Tourism, Heritage & Culture) & Picaroons.

Media contact: Meagan Fanjoy, Events & Marketing Coordinator, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, media@charlottestreetarts.ca

A Handmade Assembly: Call for proposals

A Handmade Assembly
October 19 – 22, 2016
Sackville, NB
Call for Proposals: Deadline Friday September 9, 5:00pm

A Handmade Assembly is a four-day event organized by Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre and the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick, that brings together artists, curators and others to share in a common thread, the handmade.


We are looking for participants to lead artist talks and discussions, facilitate workshops, and initiate projects and performances during this year’s event.

If you are interested in being part of A Handmade Assembly, please send us:
– A brief bio and description of your art practice or area of research (500 words max)
– An idea of what you might like to contribute to the Assembly (talk, workshop, project, etc. . . )
– A Curriculum Vitae
– A link to your website or up to 10 images of your work

Please send proposals to info@strutsgallery.ca

We are committed to paying artist fees.

Professional workshop for artists: Terrible as a Mocking Child / Terrible comme un enfant qui se moque

In September 2016, Satellite Theatre will be inviting a delegation of artists coming from Quebec and England in order to tackle our new creation CROW, based upon the gut-wrenching works of British poet Ted Hughes.
Wanting to take advantage of a team highly skilled in mask work and movement, we are offering a professional training course open to all artists coming from theatre, dance and the visual arts in New-Brunswick. This workshop is open to all linguistic communities.
  • Larval mask (playing technique and fabrication – participants leave with their mask).
  • Physical theatre – the grotesque body and the use of rituals in theatre  (technical and improvisation)
  • Collaborative creation/devised theatre.
  • Participants will create, using these techniques, a work of 10-12 minutes that will be presented before invited audiences on Friday afternoon. This will also be based on Hughes poetry.
From 19 to 23 September at the Pays de la Sagouine, in Bouctouche, NB.
This is a 30 hour, daytime workshop going from Monday to Friday.
$ 300.00
$ 150.00 for the first 10 AAAPNB members.
Registration deadline is 15 August 2016. Places limited to 25 participants. A minimum of 10 participants are required to open the workshop.
Please send your resume or questions to info@satellitetheatre.ca

Deadline for the Silver Wave Film Festival *Deadline extended to August 15*

The annual Silver Wave Film Festival features something for everyone. This year’s event offers a showcase of multicultural, new youth screenings, French and English programming of all genres and lengths and a comprehensive industry series which brings experienced and emerging producers and filmmakers together.

Silver Wave is jam packed with exciting events and programming with diversity and depth. The Festival is the brainchild of the board and staff at the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative and is their volunteer labour.

Submission guidelines and forms here

Employment: Programme Manager, Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Competition : 5010 (Internal/External)
Status : Regular Full-time
Salary Scale : $95,500 to $119,800
Closing date : August 4, 2016

We may inventory the information received from candidates for other similar positions.

About the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO connects Canadians with the work of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and acts as a forum for governments and civil society and mobilizes the participation of Canadian organizations and committed individuals, in UNESCO’s mandated areas: education, natural and social sciences, culture and communication and information. With the aim to inspire people and effect change, the Commission provides advice to governments, influences UNESCO’s agenda and ensures the voice of Canadians is heard on the international scene.

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO aims at creating a society in which Canadians share knowledge and learn from each other, locally and globally, in order to build peaceful, equitable and sustainable futures. It does so by supporting collective reflection, identifying priorities and facilitating concerted action in the fields of education, science, culture, communication and information to address some of the most complex challenges facing humanity. Recognizing that this mandate can only be fulfilled by engaging a broad range of partners, a spirit of cooperation is at the core of the Commission’s work.


Full Description & Requirements 

We offer competitive salaries and benefit package. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO operates under the Canada Council for the Arts

For more information about the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, please visit: Canadian Commission for UNESCO home page.



Twice a year FACTOR reviews all the artist profiles in our system, verifies the information provided by our clients, and reassigns artist ratings.

It’s important that all clients with a rating of Artist 2 and Artist 3 update their artist profiles, as it is common for artists to see their ratings drop as a result of these reviews.

General Artists will maintain their existing rating without any further action. We encourage General Artists to check out our Profiles & Ratings for Artists page and compare their numbers to the sample Artist 2 and Artist 3 scores provided. Artists with numbers comparable to those posted should update their profiles and request a review before the deadline in the hopes of increasing their artist rating.

If your qualifying criteria aren’t near this range, you don’t need to worry about updating all of your qualifying criteria at every review deadline. Just make sure that your Artist Members and profile biography remain up-to-date.

To view your profile(s), click the Sign In button.



Calling Musicians Of New Brunswick!

Club One New Releases will be in Moncton this summer and we are looking for six (6) emerging musical artists or groups to be filmed for the series! Club One New Releases is an Atlantic Canadian based on-demand TV series featured on Bell’s FibreOP TV1 network. The series highlights live musical performances as well as in-depth interviews with the artists about the writing process of their music.

From the six (6) artists/groups selected to be featured in the series, at least one (1) will be chosen from New Brunswick to take part in additional filming in Trinidad & Tobago in March, 2017 which will pair musicians from Canada and the Caribbean together to write and perform original songs through musical fusion.

Club One New Releases will be filming in Moncton on August 26, 27 and 28. There are only six (6) available spaces, so if you are interested in participating, please email fabian@orionmusic.com for consideration.

For more information regarding the series, visit our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/internationalshowcase




Entrepreneurship Funding: Last Call for Applications *Deadline Aug 1*

Entrepreneurship Funding: Last Call for Applications
The Michaëlle Jean Foundation is inviting underserved youth, aged 18-30, to apply for its Young Arts Entrepreneur business fund. The initiative provides successful applicants with $7,500 in start-up funds, over a two-year period, as well as seasoned mentors from the business sector. To learn more about the opportunity and apply, please visit the information page.

Deadline for applications is August 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm E.T.

The program was designed with the assistance of youth business organization Futurpreneur Canada to fill a gap identified by community youth and arts organizations across the country. It is supported by BMO Financial Group and CIBC.

*Deadline Aug 1* for StudioWatch Emerging Artist Series

Call for Submissions: StudioWatch Emerging Artist Series
Made possible by Earl and Sandy Brewer The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is calling for submissions for the Studio Watch: Emerging Artist Series – Painting 2016 exhibition. This innovative series provides New Brunswick artists, in the early stages of their career, with the opportunity for a solo exhibition, the publication of an exhibition brochure and the purchase of one of their works by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. In 2016 the Studio Watch: Emerging Artist Series – Painting 2016 exhibition will be held at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton from October 20, 2016 to January 15, 2017. To be eligible an artist must:
Reside and produce art in New Brunswick (consideration will be given to permanent residents of New Brunswick attending higher education degree programs or conducting temporary projects outside of New Brunswick)
Have at least five years of experience in art making
Have yet to have a solo exhibit in a major public gallery or museum
Have a particular body of work ready for exhibition for October 2016
Each submission package must contain the following components: curriculum vitae, artist statement (400-500 words, five (5) digital image samples of work (JPEG format, file size 500-800 KB). Please submit all packages electronically to curatorial@beaverbrookartgallery.org.

Deadline for applications: August 1, 2016

For further information on the Studio Watch: Emerging Artist Series – Painting 2016 exhibition exhibition please contact Curatorial Assistant Meredith Briden at curatorial@beaverbrookartgallery.org. The curator of the exhibition is Jeffrey Spalding, C.M., R.C.A., Senior Curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.



Volunteer with Sculpture Saint John

Sculpture Saint John depends on the huge contribution of time and talent of volunteers. Preparations are underway for our third symposium slated, for August 4th to September 17th, 2016.

Volunteers are needed to support this incredible event that will benefit many communities in southern New Brunswick. Volunteering with Sculpture Saint John is an experience that enriches not only the lives of the participants, but also the event visitors and the entire communities where the sculptures are eventually installed.



Deadline Aug 3 to apply for CSAC Executive Director

The Executive Director position plays a very important role at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The job purpose being: To provide a day-to-day effective, efficient operation of the organization, and to meet strategic goals and objectives of Charlotte Street Arts Centre both as a building manager and as a liaison with the arts community and the public. This is a very exciting and dynamic time, we are looking for candidates that have passion and dedication for the leadership in our arts community.

Summary of Position The Executive Director oversees all aspects of the organization’s operations which will include; strategic planning, governance, finances, budgeting, grant-writing, fundraising, public relations, human resources and staff management, facility management, project management, program delivery and community development.

For the further description of the primary duties & responsibilities: http://charlottestreetarts.ca/publications/Executive_Director-_Position_Description.pdf


Education: Undergraduate degree, with preference to fine arts, social sciences, business administration or equivalent.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years previous experience in management for a non-profit organization with responsibility for strategic planning, finances, policy and process development and implementation, and fundraising. Demonstrated commitment to the arts. Experience working independently but also collaboratively with staff, volunteers and diverse stakeholders. Sensitivity to the impact and role of society related to poverty, aboriginal and multi-cultural experiences, sexuality and gender identification, addictions and health (the social determinants of health), violence, etc.

Competencies & Skills: Excellent interactive communication – both written and oral, including diplomacy and clarity. Advanced grant-writing skills and experience in writing. Advanced knowledge of the arts and culture sector and programming. Advanced planning and organizing skills: set priorities, develop a work schedule, manage time effectively, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities. Relationship/ network building – proactively build relationships and networks that meet specific program needs, including within corporate and non-profit sectors. Leadership Skills – able to inspire staff and Board to hold and work within the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Teamwork Skills – able to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.


* Further details of qualifications can also be found in the PDF link above.

* To Apply Email: Courtney Steeves manager@charlottestreetarts.ca Subject Line: Executive Director

Position Deadline: August 3rd, 2016 Welcome to share with individuals, groups or organizations that you think would be interested.

BLINK: Monthly Super-Short Film Festival


Blink is a monthly, thematic super-short video festival hosted by Akimbo and presented on our online video channel AkimboTV. Every month artists are invited to submit short videos on a different theme and submit them using Instagram and Vine for a chance to be included in the Top 12.

Open to everyone, this super-short video festival on Instagram and Vine explores recurring themes in art with a new call for submissions every month. Learn about submission guidelines and upcoming themes here.



July: Found Objects
Readymade. Things found on a path. Detritus. Garbage. Gems. Do you keep what you find? It’s easy to lose something and much harder to find another. From objects to ourselves, life is filled with constant circles of lost and found. Sometimes we loose things intentionally, and other times we find things by accident. Where do you see the theme of lost and found in your life? Use your mobile device to make a video then share it using #FoundObjects and #Blink on Instagram or Vine and tag and follow @akimboart.
Deadline: July 25 | Winner Announced: July 27 | Prize: Archival Dialogues (catalogue from Ryerson Image Centre)

August: I Live Here
What’s it like where you live? What do you love, what’s not to love? Are you settled there or passing through? Sometimes where we live, physically or in our heads, is destined, chosen, resisted or nurtured. Take us there in a short video! Use your mobile device to make a video then share it using #ILiveHere and #Blink on Instagram or Vine and tag and follow @akimboart.
Deadline: August 29 | Winner Announced: August 31 | Prize: Copy of Blackflash

September: Collecting
Art collections. Card, coin, shoe, seashell collections. Collections of memories. Seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloguing, displaying, storing, and maintaining – we are all collecting something in some way. Expand on the idea of “collecting”, show us your or someone else’s collections, and surprise us in a short video!Use your mobile device to make a video then share it using #Collecting and #Blink on Instagram or Vine and tag and follow @akimboart.
Deadline: September 26 | Winner Announced: September 28 | Prize: TBA 

October: Faces
Faces are personality. Faces are expression. Faces on people, animals, even inanimate objects. We make “faces” and we hide faces. What is it about a face that is so powerful? Explore one or many sides of “faces” in a video and share it with us. Use your mobile device to make a video then share it using #Faces and #Blink on Instagram or Vine and tag and follow @akimboart.
Deadline: October 31 | Winner Announced: November 1 | Prize: 1 Year Subscription to PhotoEd

November: Closeup
How does our understanding of something change when we get really close? The closeup is an intimate examination. It can reveal and it can obscure. Experiment with both the technique and idea of the closeup in some short videos. Use your mobile device to make a video then share it using #Closeup and #Blink on Instagram or Vine and tag and follow @akimboart.
Deadline: November 28 | Winner Announced: November 30 | Prize: TBA

December: I Want
To wish, need, crave, demand, or desire – for yourself or others. Do you want because you are without and in need? What do you deeply desire? Where does desire come from, and why does it hold such power over us? Share videos about and inspired by what you want. Use your mobile device to make a video then share it using #IWant and #Blink on Instagram or Vine and tag and follow @akimboart.
Deadline: December 21 | Winner Announced: December 23 | Prize: Copy of DISPATCH from the Ryerson Image Centre