Sheila Hugh Mackay International Creative Residency 2023 🌏

The $10,000 Sheila Hugh Mackay International Creative Residency is an initiative aimed at the advancement of the careers of professional New Brunswick visual artists. Professional New Brunswick visual artists will be eligible for SHMF International Creative Residency funding once in a lifetime.

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Completed submissions for 2023 International Creative Residency (including all supporting material) must be postmarked on or before the deadline of May 20, 2023. Late or incomplete applications or nominations will not be accepted. The Foundation can not accept applications by fax or email.

Full details available on our SHMF International Residency page.

AX Seeks Workshop Instructors 👨🏽‍🏫

AX is seeking proposals for workshops!

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

AX Call for Workshop Instructors

Workshop formats can be flexible. Proposals for workshops from 3 hours to up to 8 consecutive weeks will all be considered.

If your proposal is successful, AX will pay you $40/hour, reimburse you for any materials you purchase, and reimburse you for mileage (up to $300). AX can work with you to help determine a suitable time and AX will help publicize the event. We also manage registration and fee collection from participants.

Please visit this link for more information, or contact our Ceramics and Workshop Coordinator, Alana Wilson at ceramics@axartscentre.ca with any questions!

Connexion ARC 40th Anniversary Call for Proposals 📣

Connexion ARC is calling for proposals for our 40th anniversary programming in 2024. Proposals can include exhibitions, art writers, installations, media and new media, graphic designers, performances, screenings, and workshops etc. Connexion’s 40th anniversary will begin January 2024 and continue throughout the year into 2025. Connexion will be celebrating the past, present and future of our organization, if you wish to participate send your proposal to info@connexionarc.org.


Connexion ARC 40th anniversary


Emerging to senior level artists are welcome to apply.

This call will close on Friday March 31st. For more information contact us at, director@connexionarc.org.
Proposal Requirements:

  • Artist bio & CV, or equivalent information about yourself & your practice.
  • Images, audio, and/or video files documenting your recent work (approx. 10 images/10 minutes)
  • Description of the proposed project (no more than 750 words)

DEADLINE: Friday March 31, 2023

Full details here.

Lumière Arts Festival Call for Projects ✨

Lumière Arts Festival invites applications for Lumière 2023. The 12th, annual Art-at-Night event will take place in downtown Sydney, Unama’ki | Cape Breton on September 23, 2023. We welcome applications from emerging and established artists, as well as community groups, working across a number of disciplines.

Call for Submissions is now open for Lumière Art at Night Festival 2023

We take pride in making art accessible, improving the quality of life in our community through the arts. We activate relationships between artists, businesses, and our community – and operate with integrity, transparency, and open communication.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on April 10, 2023.

Note: Application assistance is available for those who would like to meet with a team member to complete the application process. Please reach out to info@lumierecb.com if you would like to set up a meeting or request additional support.

Full details here.

ARCA Programming Coordinator 📎

Job Title: ARCA Programming Coordinator

Location: Working from home

Term: Full-time (flexible hours, 35 hours a week)

Salary Expectation: $25 per hour, roughly $43,000 per year

Organization Description

The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/La Conférence des collectifs et des Centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA) currently represents over 180+ artist-run centres (ARC) across Canada. This includes but is not limited to groups and collectives working in visual and media arts, performance art, publishing, contemporary craft and architecture. ARCs are defined through their community and actions and have been built over multiple generations of arts advocacy since the 1960s. ARCs are key arts and culture providers, each providing unique and significant artistic benefits to their communities. Each ARC has its own mandate and cultural identity, responding to their community’s needs through programming and artistic actions.

ARCA Programming Coordinator

The Programming Coordinator will plan, support, implement, and oversee a variety of duties ensuring that ARCA’s programming remains active, relevant, and engaging to artist-run centres. Working with and reporting to the Executive Director, this position works with ARCA as a team to manage organizational outreach, programmed arts activations, and many aspects of ongoing operations.

Full details are here.

SPAO Photo Walk: Call for Submissions 📸

In Spring 2023, the SPAO Photographic Arts Centre, in partnership with Ottawa’s Preston Street BIA, will debut the SPAO Photo Walk – an outdoor public art initiative like no other in Canada.

The SPAO Photo Walk will be an ongoing and evolving outdoor installation featuring large-scale photographic artworks designed to enhance Ottawa’s Little Italy, draw attention to local businesses and engage with residents and tourists alike. Participants can access information and the map for a self guided tour via QR codes located next to each artwork, providing opportunities to learn more about the artists, the neighbourhood, and participating businesses. The photographs will be selected from a nationwide open call and by an assessor jury made up of nationally recognized industry leaders.

SPAO Photo Walk Open Call











Submissions are now open. Photo-based artists from anywhere in Canada at any level are encouraged to apply! Please email gallery@spao.ca for any questions related to the SPAO Photo Walk.

Submission Deadline:
Thursday April 6, at 11:59pm EST

Full details are here.

Walter Carsen Prize Nominations Open 🏆

The Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts recognizes the highest level of artistic merit and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance. The prize is awarded on a four-year cycle in dance, theatre, dance and music.

Canada Council for the Arts

Deadline: 30 April 2023

Annual Prize amount: $50,000

By nomination.

Who created this prize?

Walter Carsen established this fund with a generous $1.1 million donation to the Canada Council for the Arts in 2001.

For more information:

Full details are here.

Email: altercarsen-prizes@canadacouncil.ca

Phone: 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5265

Notable Acts Playwriting Competition 2023 🎭

Hello Playwrights and Theatre Makers!

Notable Acts Theatre Festival, July 26th - August 5th

Notable Acts is happy to announce our twenty-second annual province-wide playwriting competition! Contest winners will have their work featured in the 2023 NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival, held in Fredericton: from July 26th – August 5th.

If you’re a New Brunswick playwright, we are seeking submissions in three main categories: one for 15-30 minute site-specific plays, one for 7-10 minute short plays, and another for 30-60 minute one-act plays. Two additional contest categories are for New Brunswick Middle and High school playwrights.

Visit our website at and click “NotaBle Acts 2023 Playwriting Competition” to find the contest rules and guidelines on submitting scripts. If you’ve submitted plays to the festival before, please review this year’s rules and regs for changes and updates.
Questions about the contest can be directed to lfalken@unb.ca or (506) 458-7406. The deadline for the main contest is April 30th, 2023. The Middle School and High School contest closes on May 15th, 2023.

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


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

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