*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


Grants for Filmmakers Deadline August 1

AFCOOP is pleased to announce a call for applications for our Grants for Filmmakers program. AFCOOP’s filmmaking grants support the production of local independent films through in-kind equipment and resources. There are grants that are open to the public as well as some that are only open to AFCOOP Full Members. New this year two of the grants include a small amount of cash in addition to the regular in-kind services. AFCOOP Grants for Filmmakers grants can be used as seed money for a larger fundraising plan or can be used to cover all the costs associated with production. Grants are adjudicated by a peer jury and notes from the jury process will be made available upon request. 

There are two deadlines per year – August 1st and December 1st

Please note: AFCOOP will be closed the week of Aug. 3rd – 7th. Please put your applications in the mail post-marked Aug. 4th (as Aug. 3rd is a holiday) or drop them off in the AFCOOP Office before 5pm July 31st.


Vacancies on the Board of Directors of artsnb

Vacancies on the Board of Directors of artsnb

Would you like to be more involved in the decision-making process concerning arts and culture in New-Brunswick?

The provincial government is currently seeking to fill a number of positions on the Board of Directors of the New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb). Expressions of interest are invited to fill these. The deadline is August 19.

For more information and to apply, please visit:


If you have already submitted an application over the past few months and you are still interested, you  will need to submit a new application.


Postes vacants sur le conseil d’administration d’artsnb

Êtes-vous intéressé(e) à vous impliquer plus à fond dans les décisions touchant les arts et  la culture au Nouveau-Brunswick?

Le gouvernement provincial cherche présentement à combler un nombre de postes sur le Conseil d’administration du Conseil des arts du Nouveau-Brunswick (artsnb). Les déclarations d’intérêt sont les bienvenues. La date limite est le 19 août.

Pour plus de renseignements et pour soumettre votre candidature, veuillez visiter:


Si vous avez déjà soumis votre candidature au cours des derniers mois et que vous êtes toujours intéressé(e), vous devrez présenter une nouvelle demande.

Volunteer with Area 506

Volunteering is one of the best ways to take part in Area 506. Our volunteers will work together as a team to provide excellent services to patrons, performers and other volunteers.

An Area 506 volunteer is:

  • A vital team member
  • An Ambassador of New Brunswick
  • A music lover
  • Our friendly and professional image


Duties may include: greeting and providing information to patrons, directing traffic, general set up of the village and festival site, maintaining entrance/exits, providing transportation for artists, ensuring positive environment for patrons.

Volunteer Time Requirements

The success of the festival is dependent upon volunteers completing all scheduled shifts. All volunteers must commit a minimum of:

  • Pre-Festival: 10-15 hours
  • During Festival: 16-20 hours

Volunteer Musts

  • Be a minimum of 19 years of age
  • Enjoy working with the public and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Be high energy
  • Ability to walk or stand for periods at a time

Volunteer Assets

  • First Aid/CPR training
  • Have a valid driver’s licence with a clean driver’s abstract
  • Previous volunteer experience

If that sounds like you, drop us a line at volunteer@area506.ca

All information here

“The Other Side” Web Series Contest is now open to Canadians of Aboriginal ancestry

The Other Side Web Series Contest is open to Canadians of Aboriginal ancestry (self-identified, Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 15-30.

We invite you to submit short creative videos to a web series contest about the afterlife between June 21 and September 16, 2016. The contest encourages young First Nations, Inuit and Métis people to connect with the elders in your communities and ask what they believe happens after this life. You can then put together a short video (2 to 7 minutes in length) conveying that answer in whatever creative way you wish – animation, documentary, music video, etc. The possibilities are only limited by your own imagination.

The Other Side will select up to 10 entries to be featured as part of a web series that will be shared online when Season 3 of the TV show airs on APTN this fall. Winners will get some consultation with the production team behind the show, and also be eligible for prizes that are currently being fundraised through an Indiegogo campaign that ends on June 30. The goal is to raise $5500, which should leave about $5000 after fees paid to the platform and credit card companies. Whatever is raised will be split evenly among the winners (after the costs and fees for the crowdfunding campaign are subtracted).

To submit:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen between the ages of 15 and 30 years old.
  • You much be of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry (self-identified, Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis).
  • Youth are expected to approach and collaborate with elders in their communities to answer the question “what happens after this life?”
  • This question can then be answered in a short creative video (2-7 minutes in length), taking any form you want (documentary, scripted, animation, music video, etc).
  • Once the video is completed, upload it to Vimeo or YouTube and submit via our Contest Submission Form.
  • Submission means full acceptance of the Contest Rules and Regulations.
  • Minors submitting videos will also need to upload this Consent Form completed and signed by their parent or guardian.

Closes on September 16, 2016.

Full regulations & information here


We are recruiting THIRD SHIFT Volunteers for our 2016 event in the following areas!

PLEASE CONTACT: Erin Muir, THIRD SHIFT Associate thirdshiftassociate@gmail.com

1. General Event Set- Up Available between 2 and 8pm, the day of THIRD SHIFT (August 19th). Tasks will include: lifting materials to project sites, helping with set up, coordinating with artist/ THIRD SHIFT committee members. Required Skills: moderate to heavy lifting, strong communication and problem solving skills. You will be working along side artists to turn their brainwaves into reality!

2. Event Guides Available two weeks before event date to become acquainted with THIRD SHIFT projects. Tasks will include: leading the public through the event, handing out event maps and giving directions, providing general information about project themes and conceptualizations. Required Skills: strong communication skills and good interpersonal skills are required for this task. You will be the face of THIRD SHIFT!

3. Mail Carriers Available one to two weeks before the event to deliver invitations to residents in the uptown area. Required Skills: walking, strolling, sauntering, and being merry! May involve trespassing. Just kidding, don’t do that. You will be vital to spreading the word about THIRD SHIFT!

4. Parking Patrol Available from 12pm to 7pm, the day of THIRD SHIFT. Tasks will include: passing out flyers, posting flyers to cars in the area, answering general questions about the event! Required Skills: bossing people around. Being intimidating. (Just kidding again. Be friendly and informative, we want people to like art after all…)

5. General Event Tear Down Available between 11pm and 2am, the night of THIRD SHIFT. Tasks will include: disassembling projects, transporting materials, cleaning up any debris. Required skills: moderate to heavy lifting, organizational skills (for loading supplies into vehicles: Tetris players preferred)


Full info here!



ArtsLink is hosting an  artist’s talk night series right here in NB! Fun, short presentations where the speaker has 6 minutes and 40 seconds to give a talk accompanied by 20 slides (displayed for 20 seconds each). We’re looking for artists of every discipline to participate in one of these fun and energetic evenings. Participants are asked to prepare a presentation about their own work; they can share current work, upcoming work, and/or an older project.

We have so many fantastic members (225 and counting) doing so many fantastic things, we thought it would be great to bring folks together to find out what their peers are up to. Let’s bust everyone out of their studios to share our stories and perhaps a drink. ArtsLink will facilitate these Short & Sweet speaker nights, including tech support and setting up slideshows ahead of time. For our pilot round, there will be four events taking place across New Brunswick, one in Saint John, Fredericton, Sackville, and Woodstock.

We’re recruiting participants now!  If you think you’d like to present in one of these places, or would just like to find out more, please email intern@artslinknb.com with the subject heading “ArtsLink Speaker Series”.  



Sackville: Deadline August 10 to present on the 23th.

Saint John: Deadline August 9 to present on the 16th.  100% Booked! 

Other locations TBA.

Fibre Arts Network – Autumn Splendour: Call for Submissions

Autumn Splendour: Call for Submissions

 The Fibre Arts Network (FAN) is hosting an Exhibition at the Fredericton Public Library with an “Autumn Splendour” theme for the month of October, 2016.

We are inviting initial digital submissions to be sent by September 9th, 2016 to the FAN representatives listed below. Individuals are invited to submit up to 5 fibre-related items (unless items are quite small and are done in a “series”).

Note: there is no submission fee, but entrants must be members in good standing of the Fibre Arts Network (FAN) (membership is $20 per year or $10 per year for students).

 A selection committee and jury will be established for the exhibition. Final selections will be based on thematic suitability, size and space limitations at the gallery. Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. If work is accepted, drop off dates will be September 18-23. The exhibition is scheduled for the month of October at the Fredericton Public Library Gallery, 12 Carleton Street in Fredericton NB.

An exhibition opening will be held at the Fredericton Public Library in October, 2016.                                                                             

For more information or to obtain a submission form, please contact: Karen LeBlanc atloomin_weaver@yahoo.ca or by phone at 506-457-1443 (home), Kim Bent atkimbent@nb.sympatico.ca or Jackie Bourque at bestack@nbnet.nb.ca.

To submit work for the exhibition, please complete the submission form and send it by email to one of the FAN representatives listed above.

The Fiddlehead’s 26th annual literary contest is now open!

The Fiddlehead’s 26th annual literary contest is now open!

Deadline: Postmarked by December 1st 2016

Two categories: poetry and short fiction. Prizes: $2000 for winner + publication payment and $250 for 2 honourable mentions + publication payment. Winning entries published in The Fiddlehead 271 (Spring 2017). No simultaneous submissions and no previously published works. Entry Fee: $30 in Canada and $36 elsewhere. Includes one-year subscription to The Fiddlehead. Complete details at https://thefiddlehead.ca/contest.


Kathryn Taglia, Mg. Ed.

The Fiddlehead and Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne

Campus House, 11 Garland Court

PO Box 4400, University of New Brunswick

Fredericton, NB  E3B 5A3  CANADA

phone:  506 453-3501

fax:  506 453-5069

email:  fiddlehd@unb.ca or scl@unb.ca

web:  http://www.thefiddlehead.ca/  and http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/SCL/index

Charlotte Street Arts Centre seeks Executive Director

New changes happening over here at the Arts Centre! We have just put out the information that we are now accepting applications for a new Executive Director. If you could share this through your media outlets that would be amazing!
Overview of Position: “To provide a day-to-day effective, efficient operation of the organization, and to meet strategic goals and objectives of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, both as a building manager and as a liaison with the arts community and the public.”
Deadline: August 3rd, 2016
Send to:
Courtney Steeves
Subject Line: Executive Director Position
Thanks so much and have a wonderful day!

Meagan Fanjoy

Events and Marketing Coordinator
Charlotte Street Arts Centre

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre opens the doors of creative expression to all.

732 Charlotte Street, Room 200
Fredericton, NB E3B 1M5
506.454.6952| office
506.454.6956| fax

Job: Charlotte Street Arts Centre Seeks Executive Director

Thank you Kate Rogers!

We would like to take a moment to thank Kate Rogers for her many years of dedication to The Charlotte Street Arts Centre and congratulate her on her new role as The Deputy Mayor of the City of Fredericton! As the Executive Director for the past two years, and through prior roles at CSAC, Kate has been instrumental in the continuous evolution of the Centre. From an idea sparked in 2001, to the transformation of this 130 year building into a creative and flourishing space, Charlotte Street Arts Centre has become what it is because of amazing people like Kate. We are so happy for her to have been given the opportunity to better our city through her new position on council, and we look forward to seeing the growth of the Arts and Culture Sector in our community. Kate, we thank you so much for your passion, your drive, your skills and your continued love for Charlotte Street Arts Centre. Your enthusiasm and commitment to CSAC has helped it to grow into the well-established community arts centre that it is today, and we are forever grateful. Before leaving, Kate helped us define the roles and responsibilities for the Executive Director position and we are now accepting applications.

We are looking for an individual who will take their passion for the arts, skills as a manager and other relevant abilities to fill the role as the Executive Director for Charlotte Street Arts Centre starting in September. Here is an overview of the position: To provide 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.

Please click on link below for a fully detailed job description: http://charlottestreetarts.ca/publications/Executive_Director-_Position_Description.pdf

If you have a passion for the arts, and the drive to be a part of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, please send your resume and a cover letter to: Courtney Steeves at manager@charlottestreetarts.ca subject line “EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION”


We will be accepting applications until Wednesday August 3rd at noon. If you have any questions please call 506-454-6952.

Volunteers Wanted for Fundy Fringe Fest

We want to celebrate past volunteers and welcome newcomers. A host of smiling & willing volunteers are needed to make our city-wide extravaganza a success! 
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities for this year’s summer FRINGE Festival please join us! 
Fundy FRINGE Volunteer Get-Together 
Wed, July 13th from 7-9pm
BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess St
Learn about the line-up & exciting FRINGE sideline events, meet the team & register to volunteer. There will be snacks, trivia, bingo and some great prizes as well!
Please spread the word about this event! 
“Volunteers are the back bone of the Fundy Fringe Festival. Without them, we have no festival. They are the most hard-working, the most dedicated and the most inspiring group of people to work with.” Sarah Rankin, Fundy FRINGE Director. 
For more information visit: fundyfringefestival.com/volunteers

60th Round of the Radio Starmaker Fund

Welcome to the 60th Round of the Radio Starmaker Fund!

The website for the Radio Starmaker Fund is now back on-line and ready to accept applications. Below you will find information on our next application deadline. We encourage you to begin the application process as early as possible to avoid filing incomplete applications. The Manager of Programs & Applications, Jerry Leibowitz (jerryleibowitz@starmaker.ca), will be happy to help you with your questions should you need assistance. You can send him an email before you submit your application and time permitting, he will review your work and provide feedback. It’s always worth asking to have your work reviewed, even if it’s on the last day of the deadline. Please keep in mind that once an application is submitted, it can’t be changed.

All applications must be filed online prior to the next deadline of Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST. The ability to file an application will automatically be shut down at that time. Please ensure your application has been completed and submitted before this deadline. Thank you in advance.

Learn more here.

Job: NBM Administrative Services Assistant (Part-time)

Administrative Services Assistant (Part-time)

The New Brunswick Museum is seeking an individual to provide administrative support in the Business Office 4 days per week, occassional weekends.

Duties: The primary duties include preparing and posting bank deposits and journal entries; assisting with processing billings and accounts payable; following up on past due accounts; account reconciliations; assist with payroll and other projects and tasks as required.

Qualifications: University degree or completed community college; 3 years experience in a fund accounting environment; written and spoken competence in English is essential; written and spoken competence in French would be an asset. Successful candidate must have strong communication skills, a great work ethic and the ability to work independantly as well as part of a team. Required computer skills include experience with Accpac and Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

Salary: To be determined

We encourage applicants to apply by email to NBM-MNB@nbm-mnb.ca or by mail to the following address by July 22, 2016.


See NBM website here.

Job: Curator of Social History for the New Brunswick Museum

The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture is seeking a Curator of Social History for the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Reporting to the Head of the Humanities Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing curatorial affairs and related content development for Social History collections of the New Brunswick Museum (NBM).  The Curator of Social History oversees that curatorial department to ensure that strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation are ongoing activities that reflect the institutional mission and move the NBM forward. She or he will also serve as an advisor, providing direction to exhibition development, interpretation of collections, and educational programs. She or he will also ensure that all museological standards are adhered to in regards to stewardship of the museum’s artifact collections. The incumbent will also serve as an expert in New Brunswick history and material culture, working with other art and history curators to curate the relevant collections and directing their organization, development, maintenance, interpretation, and use. The Curator of Social History will be responsible for taking a leading role in the development, implementation and interpretation of exhibitions and projects related to social history.

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at https://www.ere.gnb.ca/competition.aspx?lang=E&t=Y , or by email to maryse.mcfarlane@gnb.ca  before July 28, 2016 indicating competition number THC-16-09.


Full description and essential qualifications here.


Arts Job opportunity with L’arche!

The folks at L’arche are hiring a program leader for their Creative Club!

At L’Arche, people with and without intellectual disabilities, share life in communities belonging to an International Federation. We foster mutual relationships, celebrate the unique value of every person, and strive for a world where everyone can belong and contribute.


See the Role Guide here: PL role guide (1)

Or visit their website for more information: http://www.larche-work.ca:8080/en_CA

Entrepreneurship Funding: Call for Applications

Entrepreneurship Funding: 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.