Everyseeker 2023 Call for Submissions 🎧


Details here.

👉🏻 June 15th-18th 2023 in Kjipuktuk

✨ throughout ES15 last spring, we were so inspired by our local community of artists, creatives, and visionaries

🥇 The total magic of last season aligned with and pushed forward our collective vision to invest in and support incredible local talent.

💋 We want to especially encourage music/sound-based creatives located throughout the Atlantic to apply

💡We are interested in platforming live performance, multi/inter disciplinary work, collaborations, collaborations with elements of skill sharing and/or mentorship, irl/digital hybrid projects, and, of course, the weird and freaky *chefs kiss*

🚨 Deadline to apply is December 21st 2022

🖱️ Applications will be reviewed by the Programming Committee alongside a Board Member and Co-Director

✏️ Everyone that applies will receive a response

💌 DM (hi, it’s nik!) or reach out to nik@everyseeker.com with any questions, concerns, or feedback

🤩 graphic by an angel @riss_rat

[Image Description]: In this digitally rendered photo, “Call for submissions” reads in a wavey
font in a metallic pale green colour and positioned in the centre. Below this reads, “SUBMISSIONS CLOSE
DECEMBER 21ST”. Digitally rendered patches of grass and metal indigo flowers float in the
sky. In the top right corner reads EVERYSEEKER in indigo. Below this reads, “JUNE 15 – 18
2023” in indigo. At the bottom left corner is the EVERYSEEKER logo in indigo.

Outdoor Outdoor Film Festival Call for Submissions 🛶


This festival aims to inspire people to explore and realize how much adventure is available right outside their door!


All entries will be viewed prior to the Festival by a pre-selection committee. Selections chosen by this committee will be screened by a jury, who will present the awards at their discretion. Selections chosen by the committee will be viewed by the public during the Festival’s event period.

Entries are not limited to one award.

Awards (subject to change)
Best Overall
Best Atlantic
Best Student
Audience Choice

Atlantic Canadian filmmakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

The OOFF Selections that will be screened to the public at the Festival will be chosen from the submissions. The selections will be screened by a jury who will present the awards at their discretion.

Short Documentaries about the outdoors are accepted, and filmmakers are encouraged to push the boundaries of the form. Atlantic Canadian filmmakers are strongly encouraged to submit. OOFF is investing in the future of our planet and its people through the screening of socially-conscious and environmentally-positive media projects that inspire a spirit of outdoor adventure.

Details here.

Submit your film here.

Fiddlehead Poetry Contest 📇

The Fiddlehead‘s 2022 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Contest is now open for submissions and we’re excited to announce that Dominique Bechard, shalan joudry, and Michael Prior are the talented poets who will be judging this year’s entries!

Submit now. 2022 Poetry contest. Dominque Béchard, shalan joudry, Michael Prior. $2,000 prize for best poem! Deadline Dec 1, 2022

Dominique Béchard is the author of the poetry collection One Dog Town (Gaspereau Press, 2019) and the chapbook Infinity Mirror (Frog Hollow Press, 2022). She currently lives in Fredericton, on unceded Wolastoqiyik territory.

shalan joudry is a Mi’kmaw mother, poet, playwright, oral storyteller and ecologist. Using her theatrical background, shalan brings Mi’kmaw stories to a new generation of listeners, as well as recounting personally crafted narratives. The author of three books, her most recent book, Waking Ground (2020) was shortlisted for the J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award, the Maxine Tynes Nova Scotia Poetry Award, the 2021 Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award for Poetry in English. She lives in her home territory of Kespukwitk (southwest Nova Scotia) with her family in their community of L’sətkuk (Bear River First Nation).

Michael Prior is the author of two books of poems: Burning Province (McClelland & Stewart, 2020), which won the Canada-Japan Literary Award and the BC & Yukon Book Prizes’ Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and Model Disciple (Véhicule Press, 2016), which was named one of the best books of the year by the CBC. Prior was a 2021-2022 Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library and is currently a 2021-2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow with the Jerome Foundation. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, the Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, PN Review, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day series, and elsewhere.

$2000 prize for best poem! 

Read the contest submission guidelines for more information.

Good luck to all entrants. This year’s contest deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2022 (postmarked for mailed entries and 11:59 pm Pacific Time for Submittable entries).

Click here to submit.

L’AAAPNB Seeks Communications Coordinator 🗣

L’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (l’AAAPNB) is looking for a Communications Coordinator. (This position requires fluency in French)

L’AAAPNB est à la recherche d’un.e Responsable des communications.

Offre d'emploi. L'AAAPNB est a la recerche d'une responsable des communications

Candidatures reçues jusqu’au 16 décembre 2022 et entrée en fonction le 16 janvier 2023. Détails :bit.ly/3tPAjq6

Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Call for Submissions 🎤

Regulations & Eligibility

Any Indigenous musician, artists, designer, producer, or dancer etc… that meets the following criteria:

You are a Canadian or American Indigenous Citizen or International Indigenous person from such countries & continents as Australia, South America, New Zealand, Mexico, Caribbean Islands & Pacific Islands – Canadian or Native American Inuit, First Nation, Metis or International Indigenous is defined by Indigenous Hip Hop Awards to be: holding a Canadian, American or International birth certificates, passports during the eligibility period; Such groups as deemed by Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, solo/duo/group rappers, spoken word artists, writers, video producer(s) being the creative force behind the group label and/or designer in fashion, deejays, R&B singers, reggae artists, break dancers/crews, painters/graffiti arts, music video producer/directors and music producers.

International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards. Calling all Indigenous rappers, singers, clothing lines, DJs, reggae artists, and more. Submissions are now open. Click here or call 204-228-0006

Your urban content must be available for sale or just online – You have products available for sale or content online for fans or consumers to view your work. This means your single, EP, design work, events, videos, works of art or album is available online for all the world to enjoy!

Our eligibility period – The eligibility period for the Indigenous Hip Hop Awards & Festival Location: New Westminster BC, Canada, Submission Are Now Open, Deadline April 1, 2023.

By submitting your content to the Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, you grant. The Indigenous Hip Hop Awards the permission to use submitted content for promotional purposes.


Your music & bios will be reviewed by music judges and the music industry insiders made up of producers, deejays and other artists professionals. Nominees will be posted online at www.indigenoushiphopawards.com Voting will open on July 1, 2023 and will close on August 1, 2023. Fans and peers will also be able to vote for your work! After the review process, only groups as deemed by Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, solo/duo/group rappers, spoken word artists, writers, video producer(s) being the creative force behind the group label and/or designer in fashion, deejays, R&B singers, reggae artists, break dancers/crews, painters/graffiti arts, music video producer/directors and music producers. Selected by the music judges and music industry insiders will be displayed for the online voting.

Apply here.

City of Saint John Artist in Residence and Small Grant Funding Programs 🏡

As described in the City of Saint John Arts and Culture Policy, adopted by Common Council on September 26, 2005, the arts make a substantial contribution to the quality of life and vitality of our community.

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The City of Saint John believes that one of the most effective means of facilitating the development of arts and culture in Saint John is to provide funding support to non-profit arts and/or cultural organizations serving our community. In this way, arts and culture organizations are encouraged to establish themselves, enhance their services, and provide their programming to the community.

Accordingly, the City through the Saint John Community Arts Board has implemented the Community Arts Funding Program (Small Grants Funding). This program is designed to provide project support for non-profit organizations or groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline of the creative arts within the City of Saint John. There are currently two rounds of funding each year: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.

Applications for Fall/Winter Small Grants Funding have now closed. Applications for the Spring/Summer Grants will be available in the New Year.

Applications are now open for the Winter 2022/Spring 2023 Artist-in-Residence Program. Artists from all media currently residing in the City of Saint John are invited to apply. The Artist in Residence Program emphasizes interactive community engagement and encourages applicants to use this opportunity to advance their practice. The Guidelines and Application Form are available on this page.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday December 7th 2022

Flourish Festival: Call to Artists 2023 🐞

Flourish Festival, June 2023, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

On the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik people.

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Artist submissions our 2023 edition open November 9th 2022 and close December 30th 2022.

FLOURISH Festival is happening from June 15-18 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We use multiple venues across the city to showcase music, art and more. We accept submissions from all disciplines, all languages and all locations.

Questions? Feel free to drop us an email at flourishfredericton@gmail.com and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Apply here.

Banff Artist in Residence Program 2023 🏔

The Banff Artist in Residence program is designed for visual artists to focus on their practice in a supportive learning environment. Within this residency, you are encouraged to self-direct your research and time, as well as cultivate new directions in your work. Your artist in residence experience, is further supported through individual studio visits with guest faculty and dialogue amongst peers.

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The program encourages experimentation and risk-taking via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance. In addition, you will have the opportunity to build connections, create networks, and share your work with other artists-in-residence and the public.

What does the program offer?

The Banff Artist in Residence program offers you the opportunity to delve deeply into their practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. You will be are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities.

Who should apply?

This residency is for visual artists who have completed formal training at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

For full details on vaccination requirements, masking, safety protocols, and COVID related policies please visit: www.banffcentre.ca/covid-19-measures   

Application Deadline
November 30, 2022
Program Dates
May 08 – June 09, 2023
Arrive  May 07, 2023
Depart  June 10, 2023

Call for Experienced Indigenous Artists to Teach Workshops

Call for artists interested in teaching workshops in Fredericton on Thursday evenings in December and Saturday afternoons in January, February and March.

Call for experiences Indigenous artists. Are you an Indigenous artist that practices beadwork, quillwork, drum making, ash basketry, or birch bark etching? Would you be interested in teaching a paid workshop to 12 participants as part of Mawi'Art Hans On: A Wabanaki Arts Workshop Series?

For more information, contact us on Instagram or Facebook. email, admin@mawiart.org  call 1-506-866-0046

There’s no deadline to inquire but opportunities are limited so be sure to contact us as soon as possible.

Are you an Indigenous artist that practices beadwork, quillwork, drum making, ash basketry, or birch bark etching? Would you be interested in teaching a paid workshop to 12 participants as part of Mawi’Art Hans On: A Wabanaki Arts Workshop Series?

For more information, contact us on Instagram or Facebook, email, admin@mawiart.org or call 1-506-866-0046

2023 Call for Strathbutler Nominations 📣

2023 Call for Strathbutler Nominations


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The $25,000 Strathbutler Award $25,000 is one of Canada’s most lucrative and prestigious visual arts awards. Available uniquely to New Brunswick visual artists, the Strathbutler is a recognition of an individual New Brunswick artist’s accomplishments and impact. This award is given biennially by the privately funded Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation (SHMF) upon the recommendation of a qualified independent jury.

The SHMF Board of Directors calls on New Brunswickers to honour artists of distinction through a nomination process from December 1st, 2022 through March 15th, 2023. In presenting a candidate, nominators honour and celebrate visual artists who have enriched the cultural life of New Brunswick.

Strathbutler Award recipients are part of New Brunswick’s diverse cultural legacy. Since 1991, Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has recognized exceptional New Brunswick artists with this distinction.

Completed nominations for 2023 Strathbutler Award, (including all supporting material) must be postmarked on or before the deadline of March 15, 2023. Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted. The Foundation can not accept nominations by fax or email.

Eligibility details can be found on our Strathbutler Awards page.

AX Call for Workshop Proposals 📝

AX is seeking proposals for the 2023 workshop season. Please submit your workshop proposal for consideration by December 31, 2022.

Call for workshop proposals

AX offers workshops in various disciplines, including visual arts, ceramics, fine crafts, and writing.

Workshop formats can be flexible. For example, workshops may be single half-day or full-day classes, after-school programs, week-long March Break (for youth) or summer workshops, or 4-6 consecutive weeks of 1 ½ hr – 3 hr sessions, as your workshop requires.

AX can work with you to help determine a suitable time and fee schedule, and once a proposal has been accepted, AX helps publicize the event. We also manage registration and fee collection from participants.

AX hosts approximately 20-25 workshops per year, and an independent, volunteer committee meets every few months to review proposals. If you wish your workshop to be considered in the next review, please submit your proposal by December 31, 2022.

Why choose AX as a place for your workshop?

  • AX is a vibrant regional hub for arts and culture to the more than 500,000 people living within a 100 km radius of Sussex.
  • One of the busiest, most active arts and culture centres in New Brunswick.
  • Designated as one of the three critical pillars to boost regional economic development by the Town of Sussex.
  • Hosting 3,000 visitors/month – culture connects us.
  • AX actively creates community cohesion and pride of place by projecting who we are – not only to ourselves but to the world.
  • The centre acts as a catalyst for change and development in the arts, tourism, education, mental health, seniors’ engagement, youth engagement and retention, as well as job creation.

Note: For those working with youth, AX requires a Vulnerable Sector Check – contact us for more information.

If you’re interested in teaching at AX, please complete a Workshop Proposal Form and send it to us. If you’re planning to teach a ceramics workshop, please complete our Additional Ceramics Info Form as well as our regular Workshop Proposal Form. If you’d like more information, contact us!

Proposals can be submitted here.

Area 506 Call for Musicians 5️⃣0️⃣6️⃣

NB Musicians:
Think you’d like to play the AREA 506 Festival stage? Let’s talk.
Call for musicians
Find the CONTACT section of the website, select I AM A MUSICIAN and send us your details. Tell us what you’re all about, send links, attach your press kits, show off a little – we actually love that – but do it by NOVEMBER 30 to be considered for AREA 506 2023.
November 30th. Tell your friends. Especially if those friends are in a band in New Brunswick.

Musical Ventures Seeks Arts Administrator 📣

An Arts Administrator position is available with Musical Ventures Inc.

Located in Fredericton, NB, Musical Ventures Inc., is arts presenting organization that has been active in classical music programming in the city since 1994 through its two main projects: New Brunswick Summer Music Festival and Atlantic Sinfonia. The former is a nationally recognised two-week long festival held in August; whereas the latter is a chamber ensemble, offering concerts in Fredericton and the region.

Musical Ventures

General Description

The Arts Administrator will support the two performing arts ventures focusing on fundraising, marketing, and organizational administration. Tasks will include seeking out and applying for grants and corporate giving opportunities, communications, and office administration.

Specific tasks include:

  • Seeking out and securing available grants
  • Keeping good records in an office setting
  • Work with Board of directors budgets, direction and goals
  • Seek out and liaise with partners effectively
  • Lead marketing initiatives for events
  • Maintain a social media presence
  • Manage part-time staff and volunteers

Other skills

Applicant should have training and/or experience in Arts Administration and have a desire to see the organization flourish. An ability to work both independently and under the close direction of a director and volunteer board is essential. Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications is necessary and other computer skills, such as desktop publishing, would be an asset. Ability to drive and vehicle ownership would be an asset.

The position will be 20-30 hours per week with a wage of $20/hour. The position has a probationary period of 12 weeks, with on-going employment the goal. The position is essentially an on-site position.

Applications will be reviewed starting 05 December 2022.

Applications should be addressed to:

Musical Ventures, Inc

Memorial Hall UNB, Rm. 22

9 Bailey Dr.

Fredericton, NB

E3B 5A3

Attn: Siobhan Hanratty

Or electronically to: info@musicalventures.ca

Audition Notice: Saint John Theatre Company 🎭

Audition notices from the Saint John Theatre Company. Details here.

Audition Dates: Wednesday, Nov 30th (7 PM) | Thursday, Dec 1st (7 PM) | Saturday, Dec 3rd (1 PM) at the BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street. Directed by Sandra Bell. Staged at Imperial Theatre March 22-25, 2023.

Audition Notice

Audition Dates: Tuesday, Dec 6th | Wednesday, Dec 7th | Thursday, Dec 8th at 7 PM at BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street. Directed by Dean Tuner. Staged at the BMO Studio Theatre February 15-18, 2023.

Call for Submissions: UNB Art Centre’s Reflections 💧

The UNB Art Centre invites New Brunswick artists in any medium to submit work for an upcoming exhibit entitled ReflectionsThis exhibit is being developed for World Water Day, opening March 22, 2023, and running through April 28, 2023.

March 22 has been designated World Water Day by the United Nations as part of an international campaign to focus attention on the importance of our most precious resource — water.

Please include a CV, artist statement, link to website and images of your submission to artcntr@unb.ca. Artists may submit more than 1 image/media for consideration. Artists will receive an exhibition fee in accordance with CARFAC standard rates if work(s) are selected.

Deadline for submission: January 31, 2023.

Image of the planet Earth inside a water drop caught in a net. Text reads: H20, an ocean of science. The UNB Art Centre and Spandrel Interactive collaborate for World Water Day 2022.

View UNB Art Centre’s previous World Water Day projects.

collectionArt NB Call for Acquisitions 🖼

The program collectionArtNB purchases artwork by contemporary New Brunswick artists every two years.

Painting of a blue sky and three small pots. Text reads: collectionArtNB 2022-23 Acquisition Call opens today.


Eligible New Brunswick artists may be:

  • Emerging
  • Mid-career, or
  • Established


collectionArtNB (formerly The New Brunswick Art Bank), established in 1968, celebrates the province’s excellence in the visual arts through its collection of artwork by New Brunswick artists.

collectionArtNB is inviting professional artists working in New Brunswick for more than one year to submit artwork for acquisition. We highly encourage artists from all – Anglophone, Francophone and Indigenous – communities to apply.

Details regarding the process of collectionArtNB’s upcoming acquisition can be found in the Guidelines document.

Application Process

The 2022-23 acquisition process has two streams GENERAL call & INDIGENOUS call.

*Indigenous artists are highly encouraged to apply, with separate artworks, to both streams. *

Application form is here.

Submission process opens: November 14th, 2022 [Indigenous & General call submissions]

Deadline for submission: January 6th, 2023 [Indigenous & General call submissions]

*Please refer to the guidelines which contain important information about the criteria for this program. They can be found here.


Art Circuit: Call to Artists 📣

As a participating artist, you will move around the circuit of canvases, adding your unique style and flair to each painting, one at a time, along with your team.

Image of live painting at the tannery. Text reads: Call for Artists. Art Circuit. Art Circuit Date: January 17th, 2023. Deadline to apply, December 16th, 2022. Selected artists notified December 19th.

The result? Collaborative, one-of-a-kind paintings created live, under the pressure of the clock!

Paintings are available for silent auction and 100% of profits from all paintings go to the artists!

At the Tannery, King Street, Fredericton. Apply here.

2023 CreateSpace Public Art Forum: Call for Artists 📣

Are you, or an artist you know, interested in gaining experience, building networks and professional skills needed to launch or expand a public art practice?

Call for Artists: Create Space Public Art

STEPS Public Art believes public art has the ability to challenge the systemic inequities that exist in public space. In support of this important work, we facilitate programs that foster inclusive community engaged public art practices, build the capacity of underrepresented artists, and demonstrate how public art can help reimagine equitably designed cities.

We are thrilled to launch the 2023 CreateSpace Public Art Forum, a digital forum that will virtually convene 50 participants who identify as Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), racialized, rural and/or youth with disabilities and between the ages of 18-25. CreateSpace Public Art Forum runs from January 9-29, 2023. This forum will foster connections, build understanding across geographies and cultures, as well as provide emerging equity-seeking participants with the skills, relationships and support needed to develop public art practices.”

For more information go here.

Monitor 15: Open Call

Open Call: MONITOR 15

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Collage image with fingers giving the peace sign. Text reads: Monitor 15 Open Call.

SAVAC is pleased to announce the 15th edition of our long-standing experimental film and video program MONITOR, which will be programmed by Faraz Anoushahpour.

MONITOR is dedicated to the presentation of experimental short films and videos that initiate dialogue around the shifting nature of politics, economies and landscapes across the Global South and its diasporas. For its 15th edition, we invite artists and filmmakers to submit independent and innovative short films and videos that explore the aesthetic and form of the moving image and its relation to narrative. MONITOR 15 encourages new, experimental and risk-taking work that challenges the viewer’s active engagement.

Selected works will be screened throughout 2023 in Toronto, Canada and will subsequently tour nationally and internationally.


Works must be under 20 minutes and produced in or after 2020. Submissions from first time directors are welcome. Artist fees will be paid. Submissions must include all of the following:

  • Name of artist or director
  • Address, phone, email, website
  • Title of work
  • Date of production (no earlier than 2020)
  • Brief synopsis of the work (300 words max)
  • Brief biography of the artist (200 words max)
  • Artist CV
  • 3 High-resolution production stills

Submit your application here.

We recommend all applicants read more about the scope of SAVAC’s programming and consult past editions of MONITOR for reference. Please note that only selected artists will be contacted by early 2023. Inquiries can be sent to Executive Director Indu Vashist at indu@savac.net with the subject title: MONITOR 15.

Musique NB Music: Industry Pathways Program 🎶

INDUSTRY PATHWAYS is dual-focused initiative that will provide support to New Brunswick live music workers for training, mentorship and skill development.

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This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada. Those requiring accessibility accommodations in order to apply can email penelope@musicnb.org to discuss possible support. 

INDUSTRY PATHWAYS has two components aimed at the live music sector, set to begin run until March 2023. Artists, venues, festivals, and current or aspiring live music workers can access support through in two ways:


This component provides wage stipends to individuals and organizations for 12-week internships in which the individuals receive specialized training and work experience in the live music sector. Deadline to apply: 28 NOV 2022.


This component provides access to advice, mentorship and services from nationally recognized professionals. Participants can book up to three hours with the professional of their choosing – including a public accountant, entertainment lawyer, mental health practitioner, digital marketing consultant, and other music industry experts.