artsnb Career Development Program: Jan 1, 2023, Deadline 🗓

The Career Development program by artsnb is designed to recognize and encourage arts professionals who have demonstrated exceptional artistic talent and potential, and who are pursuing a career in the arts. The program is divided in four components:

  • The Arts by Invitation component is for assistance to present work by invitation in established arts events.
  • The Artist in Residence component is for assistance for participation in residency opportunities of three (3) months and less. The artists in residence are to contribute to the promotion and understanding of the arts by means of the artists’ contact with the clientele of the establishments.
  • The Professional Development component is for assistance for professional development scholarships for studies and mentorships.
  • The Professionalization and Promotion component is designed to assist artists to produce tools related to the promotion of the artist’s work and career with a view to broadening the dissemination network for their work and diversifying their sources for funding.

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The next deadline to apply for this funding is January 1st, 2023.

Details on how to apply are here.

Audition Notice: Saint John Theatre Company 🎭

The Saint John Theatre Company is auditioning for roles in 9 to 5, the Musical.

Those auditioning for 9 to 5, The Musical will need to fill out the Audition Request Form, which you can find here. Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the form. The deadline for video submissions is Jan 8, 2023.

Audition Notice

Please read before filling out the Audition Request Form:

  • All information collected in this form will be treated as confidential and will only be used by the Saint John Theatre Company for tasks related to the 9 to 5 The Musical 2023 audition process.
  • 9 to 5 performance dates are MAY 24-27, 2023 with two performances on May 27 and the possibility of additional performance(s) on May 28.
  • Rehearsals for the production will begin after the March break and run through late May.
  • You must be able to attend all theatrical performances to be cast in this production
  • Performance week evenings will include 6 pm call times for cast and can go as late as 11 pm.
  • All auditions will be recorded. Recordings will be used by the production team for casting and will not be used for any other purpose. They will be deleted once the audition process is complete.

    Please note: we require everyone who auditions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Fredericton Music Festival Registration 🎼

The Fredericton Music Festival is a registered, charitable, non-profit organization.  It is organized and conducted solely by volunteers.

The Fredericton Music Festival

The Objectives of the Fredericton Music Festival are:

  • To conduct an adjudicated music festival annually for both competitive and non-competitive classes, primarily for youth.
  • To promote the knowledge, study, and appreciation of music in the City of Fredericton and surrounding areas.
  • To encourage amateur musicians and composers.
  • To recognize merit through concerts, awards, scholarships and prizes.

Registration opens January 1.

Register here.

2022-23 NB Writing Competition ✍️

The 2022-23 NB Writing Competition is now open!


New Brunswick Writers' Federation: 2022-23 New Brunswick Writers' Competition


The New Brunswick Writing Competition began in 1985, the same year as the WFNB’s date of incorporation. We’ve held it annually ever since, awarding hundreds of prizes over the decades. Many past winners have since achieved national and international publishing fame. It opens every year on December 1. See the guidelines below, and click the titles on the right for a description of each category.

Member pricing available. Please log in with your account prior to purchasing a competition submission.

Submission Categories:

  1. Fiction Manuscript – David Adams Richards Prize
  2. Short Fiction – Douglas Kyle Memorial Prize
  3. Poetry Manuscript – Alfred G. Baily Prize
  4. Single Poem – Dawn Watson Memorial Prize
  5. Books for Young People – Quantiphi
  6. Teen Writers – Sheree Fitch Prize
  7. Narrative Nonfiction
  8. Screenplay – Jane LeBlanc Screenwriting Award

Neptune Theatre Seeks Executive Director 🔱

Neptune Theatre is Atlantic Canada’s premier destination for live, professional theatre. Our roots are deep in this region. Proudly celebrating our Diamond 60th Anniversary, Neptune is committed and connected to our local community. Our values are grounded in the belief that the power of live theatre can transform and connect. With a mindful and inclusive approach, we are committed to bringing stories that represent the history and diversity of our region and its people to life on our stages.

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Statement of Intention

Neptune Theatre seeks to promote equity, inclusion, and access by amplifying voices and stories that have been historically marginalized or underrepresented, and we factor this into every decision we make. We encourage submissions from individuals of all genders, ethnicities, abilities, and identities, and will give scheduling priority to those who self-identify as IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+, d/Deaf, living with disabilities, and/or facing other systemic challenges in our industry. Applicants should be aware that Neptune does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination of its employees, patrons, partners and volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on its premises. We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities at any stage of the hiring process.


The Position

Accountable to the Board, the Executive Director works in partnership with the Artistic Director to promote and realize the Theatre’s strategic vision and to lead and manage the Theatre. The Executive Director is responsible for the Theatre’s operations, including administration, audience outreach, strategic business planning, and fundraising.

Priorities for the Executive Director

The Executive Director’s Year 1 priorities are:

  • With the Board and Artistic Director, design and facilitate the development of a new strategic plan for Neptune that is ready to be actioned in summer/fall 2023 to guide 2024/25 budget and playbill.
  • Ensure Neptune is staffed and operated within the budget parameters outlined in the 2023/24 budget including optimizing staff engagement and staffing vacant positions.
  • Develop and execute marketing/partnership plans that support the financial success of 2023/24’s program and, in collaboration with the Artistic Director, ensure that audience participation supports budget and production targets
  • Strengthen and optimize funder, fundraising and donor engagement and stewardship
  • With the Artistic Director, develop a 2024/25 budget and playbill that are aligned with the new strategic plan

The Executive Director’s Year 2 & 3 priorities are:

  • With the Artistic Director, develop budgets/playbills (2024/25 and 2025/26) that align with the new strategic plan and realize the objectives set out in that plan.
  • Develop and execute a marketing and partnership development strategy that supports and reflects the artistic objectives of the Theatre and builds audience base to support the growth and sustainability of the Theatre
  • Develop and implement a multi-year financial plan that sees Neptune operate sustainably, eliminate its accumulated deficit, and reduce its mortgage.

Job Description

Organizational Leadership

Working in conjunction with the Artistic Director and the Board; lead the Theatre forward in the development and execution of a new strategic plan with a compelling vision that inspires and motivates staff, stakeholders, the theatre community, and the broader community.

Collaborate with Neptune’s Artistic Director to support the development and execution of the organization’s artistic vision and goals.

  • Develop and implement measurable plans to improve Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Access in all aspects of the operation while addressing Neptune’s commitment to anti-oppression/anti-racism.
  • Increase audiences and community engagement by creating, expanding and implementing an innovative and fresh approach to connecting with the broader community.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director, ensure Neptune has the organizational structure and capacity to execute the strategic plan.
  • Develop and foster a workplace culture that maintains the highest standards of excellence, equality, creativity, collaboration, inclusiveness, and fiscal, operational, and organizational integrity.
  • Ensure compliance with labour, occupational health and safety and human rights standards.
    In partnership with the Artistic Director, represent Neptune with key local, provincial, and national government officials, industry executives, strategic partners, donors, members, patrons, and other relevant sectors as a spokesperson.
  • Establish a strong, collaborative, and respectful working relationship with the Chair and the Board of the Neptune Theatre Foundation to maximize the value of the Board to the organization
  • Marketing, Communications, and Digital Strategy
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director and Manager of Marketing and Sales, oversee the creation of the overall marketing and communications strategy to ensure continued and expanding engagement with audiences and external communities.
  • Alongside the Artistic Director, develop and implement strategies to ensure patrons, funders, donors, business/community leaders, elected officials and the public understand Neptune’s role, value, and contributions to the social, economic and cultural wellbeing of the province and the region.

Audience Development and Community Engagement

In support of the Director of Education and Manager of Marketing and Sales, lead Neptune’s overall strategies to develop audiences and engage with communities as outlined in the strategic plan and identify the appropriate metrics.
Provide leadership to the Box Office in developing and implementing a tactical plan to achieve the goals set out to secure budgeted results for subscriptions, single ticket and school sales using best practices and innovation to maximize the patron experience.

Fund Development

In collaboration with Neptune’s Director of Development and Partnerships, oversee and participate in fund development strategies ensuring alignment with the artistic vision and the strategic plan.

Secure a robust and diverse support base for Neptune by establishing, managing, and enhancing existing and new relationships with key sponsors and donors, including governments, to facilitate the creation of new and renewed sources of major gifts, sponsorships and grants.
Front of House

  • Support the Senior Front of House Manager in hiring and training Neptune’s Front of House team.
  • Develop and set goals for the organization to achieve in delivering world-class experiences for patrons.
  • Ensure safety procedures and directives for the service of alcoholic beverages are compliant with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure training manuals are reviewed and updated and the testing of evacuation procedures is conducted regularly.
  • Financial Oversight
  • Develop an overall financial strategy for the organization in consultation with the Artistic Director, Director of Finance and the Board to advance the strategic plan, the artistic vision, and any longer-term capital projects while ensuring financial sustainability.
  • Assume responsibility of the direct fiscal management of the organization within the approved budget, ensuring optimized resource utilization, and maintaining a positive financial position including the management of cash flow and approval of capital expenditures and acquisitions.
  • Provide leadership to Finance and Administration, ensuring sound financial structures, regulatory practices and accurate reporting systems are in place including preparing the audited financial statements.
  • Working with the Artistic Director and senior management develop a business plan and an annual budget that advances the artistic vision and the strategic plan.
  • Maintain sound financial management including financial reporting, forecasting and analysis, accurate cash flow projections and compliance.

Candidates who are interested in applying for this exciting leadership opportunity should send a cover letter outlining their interest along with a resume to astuart@neptunetheatre.com

Sunbury Shores Seeks Executive Director 📣

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre is currently seeking an Executive Director (ED) to provide strategic leadership for planning and operations of the Centre. The ED day-to-day responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Short and long-term strategic and business planning;
  • Policy management; human resource management; financial and administrative management; facility and equipment management and planning; hands-on oversight and participation in daily activities of the Centre;
  • Mandatory reporting;
  • Programming and marketing oversight;
  • Revenue generation through grant writing, and support for Board-led fundraising activities;
  • Ongoing communication with key stakeholders; advocacy efforts, as required;
  • Support to the Board President, as required and appropriate to Board-specific policies.

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to five years experience in operational management;
  • Proven success with grant-writing for the non-profit sector; proven ability to engage and
    develop successful relationships with members, patrons and donors;
  • A university or college degree in arts management, museum studies, business administration or a related field—or equivalent. Experience and strong interest in art is preferred, as is experience and enthusiasm for art education;
  • Recognition of, and ability to maintain high professional standards for the display of art to foster relationships with artists, curators, and other exhibiting organizations;
  • Experience creating and implementing effective marketing and public relations programs and activities; participation in community /partnership development;
  • Proven understanding of stewardship and Board governance, and experience working efficiently and effectively with a board of directors and volunteers;
  • Proven leadership, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven understanding of long-term sustainability principles and risk management;
  • Proven organizational, planning and budgeting/financial management skills.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter indicating your interest and relevant experience to Catherine Hamilton, President, Board of Directors of Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre at Board@sunburyshores.orgThe Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 17th, 2022‬‬. SSANC welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and is committed to a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment. If you are contacted for an interview, please advise if you require accommodation.

Please note: While we invite applications from all interested and qualified candidates, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant.

Job posting is here.

Third Space Members’ Show and Sale 🚶🏾

Third Space Gallery is hosting its annual Members’ Show + Sale at The Art Warehouse SJ this holiday season!
If you’re interested in participating, forms are available by email!

Call for Artists. Members' Show and Sale. The Art Warehouse, 120 Prince William St., Dec 9th - Jan 3rd
  • Members can submit up to 5 pieces of 2D work
  • Works should be small to medium in size (no larger than 25”x25”)
  • Ready to hang
  • Framed if possible

Important dates! Interested? Send us an email at tierespace@gmail.com for details! Forms due Monday, December 5th by end of day. Drop off/installation date Thursday, December 8th, 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Opening Friday, December 9th, 5-7pm.

Not a member yet? No problem! Get in touch and we can help get the ball rolling.
Forms are due Monday, December 5th by the end of the day!

Important dates!

Interested? Send us an email at tierespace@gmail.com for details!

Forms due Monday, December 5th by end of day.

Drop off/installation date Thursday, December 8th, 1:30 – 4:30 pm.

Opening Friday, December 9th, 5-7pm.

Marketing and Communications Assistant: Beaverbrook Art Gallery 📡

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is reviving in more ways than one. With a spectacular new facade and revamped internal systems, we need YOU to be part of our passionate team!

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Job: Marketing and Communications Assistant

Position profile:

The Marketing and Communications Assistant is tasked with providing support to the Marketing and Communications Specialist based on departmental needs. You will be responsible for creating press releases, newsletters, and other communications deliverables. You will also be responsible for some general IT upkeep, as well as entering data into our CRM (Salesforce) with information on programs and events. This is a full-time position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Marketing and Communications team with various tasks related to promoting all aspects of the gallery.
  • Write and distribute media releases.
  • Regularly update WordPress website with new exhibitions, programs, and residencies.
  • Create graphics using programs such as Canva.
  • Write and edit event descriptions and other items to be input into Salesforce.
  • Provide programming, systems, and/or system administration leadership by working directly with the team at Salesforce to ensure all systems are working efficiently.
  • Act as the internal contact for the galleries IT needs and be the point contact with the external IT company when issues arise.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to other internal teams for Salesforce.
  • Prepare and distribute newsletters and member communications to targeted audiences.
  • Test systems before launching to ensure proper results.
  • Assist other teams with tasks and problem-solving technical inquiries.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Post-secondary training in marketing, communications, or other related fields.
  • Related Salesforce or CRM experience is an asset. Training on Salesforce will be provided.
  • Experience with marketing, social media, and graphic design.
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills.
  • Strong and positive work ethic, with ability to work independently, yet as a contributing member of the overall gallery team.
  • Fluently bilingual in both English and French is an asset.
  • Valid Criminal Record Check, upon request.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery “enriches life through art.”  We bring art and community together in a dynamic cultural environment dedicated to the highest standards in exhibitions, programming, education and stewardship.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

To apply for this position, please submit your résumé to Sandra Nickerson, Business Services Manager by email at HR@beaverbrookartgallery.org

Application deadline: Ongoing until a suitable candidate has been selected (The Gallery thanks all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.)

Details here.

Struts Gallery Annual Holiday Members Show and Sale 📢

All members of Struts Gallery are invited to include work in the Annual Holiday Members’ Show & Sale happening December 9 – 16, 2021. This once-a-year group exhibition brings together the work of our members from all over.  We hope you’ll consider getting festive with us.

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Deadline to submit work is Tuesday, December 6th at 12pm

  • Works can be any size or media, though smaller works are encouraged

  • There is no limit to the number of works, although we may not be able to accommodate all of it

  • Works can be for sale or not. If you choose to sell your work, you can also choose to donate a percentage of the sale back to Struts & Faucet in exchange for a charitable donation receipt.

  • Works should arrive ready to install

  • Works can be dropped off between 10-5, between Thursday December 1st,  Friday the 2nd or Tuesday December 6th. Contact us  to make other arrangements

  • To include video works in a looping compilation please send files to lucas@strutsgallery.ca

  • The exhibition is open to all current members of Struts. You can renew your membership online or in person.

  • Please complete the linked information form

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.