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Theodore Prize Nominations Open March 22, 2023 🏆

Nominations for the Theodore Prize open March 22nd!

Administered by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Theodore Prize is a family-funded initiative led by the Throop Family Foundation to celebrate the professional accomplishments of an Atlantic Canadian visual artists.

Theodore Prize

The Theodore Prize is an annual award of $20,000 given to an Atlantic Canadian artist whose work displays a high level of artistic and creative excellence, a command of the artist’s medium, and an acknowledged level of regard from the Atlantic Canadian curatorial/gallery community.

Click here for more information.

Nocturne, Art At Night: Call for Submissions 🌒

Nocturne is currently seeking artists to participate in our 2023 programming through the development of a temporary public artwork that will be exhibited during our signature night-time art experience taking place on Saturday, October 14.

Nocturne, Kjipuktuk / Halifax

For successful applicants, Nocturne pays equitable CARFAC 2023 Fees, material/production expenses, including accessibility costs, artist care, and travel.

Founded in 2008, Nocturne: Art at Night Festival (Nocturne) is a free, independent, contemporary art festival in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). Annually, Nocturne brings 60,000+ people to the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth to experience art and celebrate the visual arts scene in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). This year Nocturne will take place from October 12-15, 2023.

Details about the application process can be found here, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact our team at the contact information below. We are happy to assist applicants anytime.

Deadline to apply: April 17, 2023, midnight (AST)

Call for Proposals for Stair Artworks ⬆️

Call for Proposals for Stair Artworks

Location: Canada’s Capital Region

Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Budget: $5,000

Canadian Heritage is seeking a dynamic, impactful image that conveys the theme “Journeys.”

Dogs in front of stair artwork

This theme asks artists to reflect upon the idea of a journey as a means of understanding and growth. Artists may consider the physical and inner journeys that have shaped them, or the collective journeys undertaken by people and communities across Canada in the past, present, or even the future. Artists may also consider the visual implications of the “journey” from one point on the stairs to another.

All genres will be considered – figurative, abstract, collage, photography, trompe l’oeil, pattern, etc.

Two artworks will be chosen by a selection committee to be reproduced on exterior-quality graphic film and installed on stairs at two prominent locations in downtown Ottawa for a one-year period starting in spring 2023. All other eligible submissions will be retained for consideration until August 31, 2023, should additional steps locations become available.

The two winning artists will receive a fee of $5,000 for the exhibition of their artwork.

The competition documents can be accessed here.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 24, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT).

If you have any questions about this competition, please email artpublic-publicart@pch.gc.ca with the subject line “Stairs 2023”.

artsnb Deadline April 1st: Creation and Documentation Grant Programs 🗓️

artsnb had two upcoming programs with a deadline of April 1st, 2023.

The Creation Grant program is designed to provide assistance to professional New Brunswick artists for the research, development and execution of original projects in the arts. Creation Grants are intended to allow artists to devote some or most of their time to research and creative production.

 

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The Documentation Grant Program is designed to provide assistance to New Brunswick arts professionals and professional artists for the research, development, and execution of original documentation and contextualization (written, film, video, multimedia) of arts activities, arts products or art history. Documentation grants are intended to foster theoretical and critical discourse in the arts. Preference will be given to proposals concerning New Brunswick art or artists.

 

 

Third Shift Seeks Graphic Designer/Artist 📣

THIRD SHIFT is seeking a graphic designer/graphic artist! We’re looking for a creative individual to help design this year’s festival poster, assist with merchandizing, and contribute to our festival’s brand identity. If you or someone you know would be interested in this position, please reach out or share.

 

Third Shift seeks Graphic Designer and/or Artist

What are we looking for? Artists who work primarily in 2D, have an eye for apparel, experience in visual design, and anything in between.

DEADLINE: Applications for this paid opportunity will be accepted until Monday, April 3rd, 2023, and should include the following for consideration:

  • Artist CV
  • Portfolio/supporting works (10-15 images)

Send your applications to tiersespace@gmail.com with the subject title: GRAPHIC 2023

Have any questions? Ask in the comments or contact us via email tiersespace@gmail.com, DM, text, or by phone call! (506)566-7434

From Harm to Harmony Applicant Info Session 💁🏽‍♂️

If you are interested in applying for the Harm to Harmony Artist Residency and Mentorship Program, CCNB will be hosting an information session on March 8, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

 

From Harm to Harmony 2023 Call to Artists

 

The first part of the session will be an overview of the overall Harm to Harmony program, an introduction to the artists and their work, and examples of past community engage art programming. The second part of the session will be an open question-and-answer period.

Full details and registration are here.

Creative Casemates Vendor Market 💂🏼‍♀️

Announcing Creative Casemates, a vendor market located in the Historic Garrison District’s Barracks open all summer long! ☀️
We are now accepting applications from any New Brunswick craftsperson, maker, or designer (including NBCCD alumni and students) to rent a space in this central location in downtown Fredericton during peak tourism season! 🌿
Applications are now open!

Set up shop in Fredericton’s downtown core as a vendor during peek tourism season! Boost the visibility of your brand and company! Sell your products like never before!

Shoppers walk past a shop in Fredericton's Garrison

There are many reasons to apply to rent one of our casemates in the downtown core of New Brunswick’s capital city.

This program is for any New Brunswick maker, creator, and designer interested in working in a casemate located in Fredericton’s Barracks on Queen Street and Carleton Street for three months from June to September.

Those that have a demonstration component, interactive feature, or entertainment value will be preferred.

Deadline to apply: March 30, 2023

Learn more and apply now here.

 

AX Seeks Programming Coordinator 📣

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, is seeking a Programming Coordinator to provide programming support for the centre. The Programming Coordinator plays a vital role in fulfilling AX’s strategic objectives and mandate to support, promote and foster arts and culture in the region.

 

AX Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex now hiring for the position of Programming Coordinator

 

This is a permanent position for 30 hours per week (occasional evenings and weekends required), with group health benefits paid for by the employer, minimum three weeks’ vacation, additional holidays over and above statutory holidays, and a wage of $18/hour. These terms are negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume by March 12, 2023. You may email your application to execdirector@axartscentre.ca. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so early submission is encouraged. We thank everyone who applies for their interest in this position; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Full details and job description are here.

Music Workshop Facilitators: Moncton/Dieppe 🎶

Are you an energetic musician who loves to entertain and work with children? JM Canada is looking for facilitators located in the Moncton/Dieppe region to facilitate its Young Audience Workshops!

Job offer. Music Workshop Facilitator, Moncton/Dieppe

Successful candidates will receive paid training that will provide them with the necessary tools to facilitate the workshops.

For all the information, go here.

The Strunz Award for Excellence in Arts Education: Nominations Open 📣

The Strunz Award

The Fredericton Arts Alliance has created an award for teaching excellence in the arts in honour of George and Annette Strunz. George was a past president of the FAA and he and Annette were lifelong supporters of the arts in Fredericton.

Winners of the Strunz Award receive:

  • two complimentary tickets to the FAA’s annual Gala and Art Auction, held each October, as well as recognition of the recipient the night-of
  • a framed original George Strunz painting
  • a $200 gift certificate for art-related materials
  • and a one-year membership to the FAA.

Painting of trees by George Struntz

Eligibility

The FAA Strunz Award for Excellence in Arts Education will be awarded annually to a K-to-12 public school educator in the

Fredericton region who has demonstrated excellence in teaching the arts and has promoted the importance of visual arts, music, drama, or dance in education.

Nominate an Educator

Anyone⁠—a colleague, student, school, parent, administrator, or community member⁠—familiar with the nominee’s teaching may make a nomination.

Please send completed forms to:

Katie FitzRandolph
President, Fredericton Arts Alliance
president@frederictonartsalliance.ca

UNB Design Works: Summer Camps for Kids ☀️

UNB Design Works – Summer Camp Staff job opportunities.

Summer job opportunities. UNB Design Works Summer Camp Staff

We are looking to fill the following positions:

Design Works Camp Instructors: For Theatre/Dance, Arts, Fashion, Photography/Video, Cooking, and Game Design/Coding.
  • 8 – 10 weeks: June 26 – September 1, 2023. $17.00 / hr – 30 hours instruction + 5 hours prep/week
  • Degree in education and /or experience teaching school-age children, ideally in a camp setting
  • Background skills in the subject area
  • Lesson planning & preparation skills
  • Management of a small budget & supplies
Design Works Camp Assistants: For all areas
  • 10 weeks: June 26 – September 1, 2023. $15.00/hr – approx. 40 hours/week.
  • Experience with groups of young children ideally in a camp setting
  • Background in one of our camp subject areas would be an asset
Design Works Camps provide a fun, creative, educational, and safe learning experience for children ages 6–12. If you are a person who loves to work with kids, and prides yourself in providing the highest quality of service, please send us your resume to join our Design Works team!
For more information on our summer camps, go here. All successful candidates will require a vulnerable sector check and first aid training. Please email your resume and state which position(s) you are interested in: oliverf@unb.ca

Tax Help for Artists Webinar 💻

CARFAC is pleased to present a series of webinars where we share information about timely initiatives, long-term projects, and campaigns.

Please note: these webinars are designed for professional visual artists. It is intended as an informational service to provide a summary of issues of interest to practicing visual artists. It does not replace professional advice for your specific issue if it may be required. Neither the speakers nor CARFAC will assume liability for problems that may arise from any errors or omissions contained in the presentation.

CARFAC National Webinar Series

Tax Help for Artists, March 15 at 3pm Eastern Standard Time

Registration is required

Are you a self-employed artist or own a small creative business? Looking for information to get ready to do your taxes this year? Did you know you can access free tax help from the Canada Revenue Agency’s Liaison Officer service?

If you have tax-related questions, this session is your chance to find out about:

  • What’s new this year?
  • How to request a virtual visit with a CRA Liaison Officer
  • Other helpful tools and services offered by the CRA

Do you have a tax question?If so, tell us about it. Questions may be shared anonymously with the moderator and speakers, to help guide this discussion. 

This webinar will be presented on Zoom, and it will be recorded. We will make the recording available to participants for a limited time after the webinar. This presentation will be available in English, and Otter will be available for those that want or require speech-to-text transcription. 

Additional tax tips for artists will regularly become available on our website to help you navigate this tax season. Click here for more information about the Liaison Officer service.

Please note: This webinar is intended to provide a brief overview of information relating to the 2023 tax filing season. It does not replace professional advice for your specific issue if it may be required. CARFAC and the speakers do not assume liability for problems that may arise from any errors or omissions contained in the presentation.

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Artists and Their Muses: Pre-Nuptial, Cohabitation and Marriage Contracts 👩‍⚖️

This free event features Kathleen Adams (she/her), who specializes in family law, and is based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

 

Legal Help for Artists Atlantic presents: Artists and Their Muses: Pre-Nuptial, Cohabitation and Marriage Contracts over coffee. Webinar. Speaker Kathleen Adams, associate lawyer, Chapman Family Law

 

In this webinar, you’ll discover:

  • The benefits of domestic contracts for Canadian artists
  • Essential clauses to include in a domestic contract to protect your art business
  • How to negotiate a fair domestic contract with your partner
  • Real-life examples of how domestic contracts have protected Canadian artists’ assets

Register here.

Call for Submissions: Terrain 🗾

The Ice House Gallery is looking for submissions from sculptors or 3 dimensional artists whose work speaks to the theme of Terrain.

Terrain

Work will be selected by gallery curator Brandt Eisner. Work chosen will be based on interpretation of the theme and what brings diversity to the show. (Work that hangs on the wall has already been selected).

To submit, email photos of a minimum of four different pieces to brandt.eisner@gmail.com . Feel free to include additional photos with details, besides the requested minimum of four.

If you have any questions or are new to submitting to gallery shows, please feel free to email Brandt for guidance.

Terrain will take place June 24 – July 30, 2023.

Details here.

Women in the Studio 🎧

Music Publishers Canada is now accepting applications for our 2023 Women in the Studio National Accelerator. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the program. We are proud to offer a series of curated production-related opportunities, workshops, and networking experiences to producer/songwriters from across the country.

 

Women in the Studio. Music Publishers Canada

 

We encourage applications from individuals who have been historically underrepresented in these spaces and who remain so today, including women, gender fluid, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.

Sessions and workshops will take place both virtually and in person. The in-person residency will include a comprehensive program of development and networking opportunities in Toronto from June 5-11, 2023.

To qualify, candidates must be:

  1. A mid-tier working producer/songwriter who has produced for others
  2. Able to provide streaming links to 3 examples of works they have produced and co-written on
  3. A Canadian resident (and able to provide proof of residency)
  4. Available to be in Toronto in-person from June 5-11, 2023

Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday, March 15, 2023, and can be submitted either by the candidate directly, or on behalf of a candidate (as long as you’ve confirmed that the candidate is interested and able to participate in all aspects of the program).

Full details here.

Studio Watch 2023: Emerging Artist Exhibition Call for Submission ⏱️

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is calling for submissions for the Studio Watch 2023: Emerging Artist Exhibition.

This dynamic 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 a work of art for the permanent collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Interior of Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Studio Watch 2023: Emerging Artist Exhibition will be held at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery from October 21, 2023 to June 2024.

To be eligible, the artist must:

  • Reside and produce art in New Brunswick. Consideration will also be given to New Brunswick residents who are attending higher education programs or conducting temporary projects outside of the province.
  • Have at least three years experience in making art.
  • Not yet have had a solo exhibition in a major public gallery or museum.
  • Have a body of work ready for exhibition in October 2023.

Each submission package must contain the following:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Artist statement of 450 words.
  • Five digital image samples of artwork.
  • Please submit your dossier electronically to: studiowatch@beaverbrookartgallery.org

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2023

The Curator of the Studio Watch 2023: Emerging Artist Exhibition is Tom Smart, Director and CEO, Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Funding for the series has been generously provided by Earl and Sandy Brewer.

Details are here.

Queer Tides: Call for Submissions 🌊

Deadline: March 16th, 2023, 11:59PM ATL via Google Form

Galerie Sans Nom is seeking submissions for Queer Tides, a video series to be installed in Aberdeen Cultural Centre November 2023, with the possibility of a screening in collaboration with environmental advocacy focused community partners.

Queer Tides

Inspired by the mudflats of the Petitcodiac river and greater Bay of Fundy region, Queer Tides aims to frame coastal and intertidal zones as a queer space, exploring intersecting identities, the relationship between tourism and self-representation, and climate emergency through video. By bridging hollow binaries: ocean and land, grief and awe, documentary and folktale, the program will speak to the role of both uncertainty and enchantment in an environmental context.

This call is open to proposed, in-progress, and completed works by artists of all identities and stages of their careers. Galerie Sans Nom is dedicated to both compensating artists (using IMAA fee schedule as a guide when presenting media artworks) and accessible process. If you need assistance or support to submit your proposal, would prefer to do so in audio/video format, or speak with us directly in French or English, please contact Annie @ direction@galeriesansnom.org and/or Chloe @ chloe@galeriesansnom.org

Full details are here.

New Indigenous Arts Award 🏆

New Indigenous Artist Award to be part of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts.

Photo: Members of artsnb Circle of Elders at the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards Gala. From left to right: Hubert Francis, George Paul, Mariah Sockabasin, and Judy Acquin. Photo Credit: Matthew Brown. |  Photo : Membres du Cercle des Aîné.es au gala 2021 des Prix de la lieutenante-gouverneure. De gauche à droite : Hubert Francis, George Paul, Mariah Sockabasin et Judy Acquin. Crédit photo : Matthew Brown.

The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) is pleased to announce the creation of a fourth Lieutenant Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Arts: The Indigenous Artist Award.

Starting in 2024, the New Brunswick Arts Board will add a fourth award created specifically to celebrate the achievements of an Indigenous artist working in New Brunswick. Working closely with Indigenous partners, including a Circle of Elders, artsnb continually strives to better support the growth of Indigenous artists’ practices in New Brunswick through a variety of programs, projects, and structures. The creation of this fourth award echoes the goals of artsnb’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan.

Read the entire news release here.

artsnb Call for Graphic Designer 🧑🏽‍💻

The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) is looking for a graphic designer to create bilingual promotional materials to help promote the organisation’s programs and to create its 2022-2023 Annual Report (the chosen candidate may work in English and/or French). The deadline to send a submission is March 20, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Call for Graphic Designer. Deadline to submit: March 20, 2023. artsnb

Responsibilities:

  • Design a poster to be used for print and the web (bilingual, English/French)
  • Design a bilingual brochure to be used for print and the web (bilingual, English/French, tumble format)
  • Design artsnb’s 2022-2023 annual report for print and the web (bilingual, English/French, tumble format)
  • Submit final versions in all requested formats
  • Obtain two quotes for each project from printers, and follow up with selected printer.

Full details are here.