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.


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


  • 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.

From Harm to Harmony 2023: Call to Artists 🌿

Are you interested in leading a values-driven group of creative activists to explore how art can impact social change around clean energy, energy affordability and energy poverty?

Conservation Council of New Brunswick logo

Are you a New Brunswick-based, mid-career community-engaged artist or artist team, passionate about climate justice, who would benefit from being mentored by a senior community-engaged artist?

If so, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick invites you to contribute your passions and talents to this creative collaboration.

Since 2020, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s Harm to Harmony program has connected New Brunswick artists of all levels and backgrounds to help express participants’ feelings about climate change and environmental issues. Led by environmental artist Juliana Bedoya and co-facilitated by musician/writer/Instruments of Change Executive Director, Laura Barron, this highly impactful climate action art program engages the public to raise awareness about these challenges, advocates for solutions, and inspires behaviour change. Committed to fostering local leadership, H2H is now excited to invite two new New Brunswick-based artists/or artist teams (mediums listed below) to lead and facilitate climate action community-engaged art projects of their own, under the mentorship of Juliana and Laura.

We look forward to hearing from candidates who represent the broad range of our sector including (but not limited to) those who are Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2+, and of mixed abilities.

Compensation: Mentees will receive $4,800 for 4 months of community-engaged residency and mentorship, which includes 120 contract hours, as well as up to $1,000 ( with receipts) for materials.

For reference, visit our ‘From Harm to Harmony’ Project.

Apply here by March 8, 2023.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentee of our Harm to Harmony mentorship program, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Must be a mid-career professional artist residing and eligible to work in New Brunswick.
  2. Preference will be given to artists who have existing relationships with community groups eager to participate in a climate action art project.
  3. Will receive the support of their mentor through weekly 1-hour sessions and shared resources/tools.
  4. Will design, facilitate and deliver a 4-month project from March-July.
  5. Will work in collaboration with our manager of citizens’ engagement, Danielle Smith, to develop a project aligned with the organization’s objectives.
  6. Will develop an outreach strategy to engage people in their community with a range of artistic skill levels (from curious to committed to professional), and a shared desire to impact social and environmental change, in order to enrich participants’ perspectives and practices.
  7. Lead a series of group sessions (in-person, virtual, or a combination of both) throughout the project period.
  8. Create a project curriculum and plan which will culminate in a final exhibition, performance, or showcase of some kind.
  9. Integrate an evaluation process that can be embedded into the creative work itself, to include in a final report.

Copyright Law 101 Event for Artists ©️👩‍⚖️

Entertainment Lawyers Matthew Gorman and Byron Pascoe to Host Copyright Law 101 Event for Artists

Matthew Gorman and Byron Pascoe, both entertainment lawyers, will be hosting an event titled “Copyright Law 101 – An Overview for Artists” on March 3, 2023 at 12:00 Noon Atlantic Standard Time. The event will be hosted virtually.

Legal Help for Artists Atlantic presents: Copyright Law 101: An Overview for Artists, webinar. Speaker Byron Pascoe, enertainment lawer and partner at Edwards Creative Law. Speaker Matthew Gorman, entertainment lawyer and counsel at Cox and Palmer. For more info artists.legalinfo.org 03 March 2023, 12:00pm AST

This event will provide a comprehensive overview of copyright law basics, along with practical implications and considerations for artists in various creative disciplines, whether professional or not. The discussion will cover topics such as protecting intellectual property, avoiding legal pitfalls, and understanding the legal rights and responsibilities of artists.

This will be an excellent opportunity for artists, including visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, and others, to gain a better understanding of the legal aspects of their creative work. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to share with the speaker and other attendees.

“We’re excited to bring together artists from all creative disciplines to learn about copyright law basics and how it affects their work,” said Wendy Turner, Legal Information Service Nova Scotia. “We hope to provide attendees with practical information they can use to protect their intellectual property and avoid legal issues.”

Mark Sandiford, Executive Director of Creative PEI added, “It’s crucial for artists to understand their legal rights and responsibilities, and we’re delighted to share this expertise with the artistic communities.”

About Byron Pascoe

As an Entertainment Lawyer, Byron understands creative businesses, and how to provide value to creative clients.

One of his main areas of focus is music law, working with recording artists, producers, composers, managers, music service businesses, and festivals. He is involved in the music scene and focuses on professional development, to help creators understand the business of their craft.

A former producer of TV and digital content, Byron also works with creators of animated shorts to social documentaries to scripted films, and everything in between, as producers navigate financing and production related legal matters. Based in Ottawa, Byron works with clients across Canada. He is also an active volunteer with the national network of legal clinics for the arts. For more information about Byron and his team at Edwards Creative Law, please visit: www.edwardslaw.ca

About Matthew Gorman

Matthew Gorman is an entertainment lawyer. His clients include performers, songwriters, producers, managers, music publishers, record labels, theatres, authors, social media influencers, and dynamic entertainment and digital businesses.

Heavily involved in the music community, Matthew is an elected member of Music Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors, a frequent writer, lecturer and speaker on music related legal issues at conferences and events all over the country, and is a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. Matthew also owns and operates Ocean Town Music, which provides
business advisory and management services to music clients.

Matthew played music long before becoming a lawyer, which helps inform his practice every day. Outside the office, Matthew loves to play drums, piano, and guitar.

For more information about Matthew, please visit CoxandPalmerlaw.com

The event is open to the public, and attendees can register at Eventbrite/LHAAtlantic. For more information please visit their website.

International Project Incubator Montréal: Call for Applications ⚜️

International project incubator event in Montréal – Call for Applications

Apply today for funding to attend CITF project incubator from May 24 to June 2, 2023.

Deadline: March 1, 2023, at 11:59 EST

Incubator Montreal

In collaboration with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Festival TransAmériques, the Commission Internationale du Théâtre Francophone (CITF) is organizing a project incubator in Montréal, from May 24 to June 2, 2023.

The CITF is looking for artists whose practice is driven by political engagement, who speak out on society’s hot button issues and who wish to share their art and their thoughts with other artists across the Francophonie.

The Canada Council for the Arts will provide funding for three artists from Francophone and Acadian communities across Canada to attend the incubator.

Candidates with five years of recognized professional experience in theatre, who are able to explain the link between their artistic approach and the theme of the incubator, as well as how international connections fit into their own journey, are encouraged to apply.

For more information on eligibility, the selection process and how to apply visit the Council’s Initiatives page.

artsnb Meet and Greet 🤝

Are you interested in setting up an artistic creation project? Participating in an artist residency? Or developing your artistic career? artsnb’s grant programs can help you achieve your goals!

The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) will meet and greet the artists in your community.

Artists of all disciplines from the Tracadie, Campbellton and Edmundston regions, come and discuss the grants and scholarships programs available at artsnb. No need to register to attend these meetings; just drop by at your convenience.

artsnb meet and greet with artists. A tour from Tuesday, March 21 to Thursday, March 23, 2023. About the programs offered at the New Brunswick Arts Board. 21/03 Tracadie, 22/03 Campbellton, 23/03 Edmundston

Jean-Pierre Caissie, artsnb’s Executive Director, and Audrée Hamelin-St-Amour, artsnb’s Communications Officer, will be there to introduce you to artsnb’s grant programs and to answer your questions.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 1 to 4 pm in Tracadie at Père-Zoël-Saulnier Public Library (3620 Principale Street)
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 2 to 5 pm in Campbellton at Circolo art et culture (1 Subway Street)
Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 1 to 4 pm in Edmundston at Mgr-W.-J.-Conway Public Library (33 Irene Street)

The purpose of these drop-in informal meetings is to familiarize you with the process and criteria for artsnb grant programs. If you have any questions about these meetings, please contact Audrée at comm@artsnb.ca

Sobey Art Award 2023 🏆

Nominations from across Canada are welcome!

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Sobey Art Award. Nominators have until 8 p.m. EST Friday, March 10, 2023, to submit their applications.

Sobey Art Award 2023

With a total of $400,000 in prize money to contemporary visual artists, the Sobey Art Award’s mission is to champion and propel the careers of visual artists of all ages from across Canada onto the national and international stages.

The overall winner is given $100,000, $25,000 is granted to each of the shortlisted artists, and $10,000 is given to the remaining 20 long-listed artists. In addition, the five shortlisted artists will be featured in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), with the winner announced at an evening ceremony this fall. Last year’s winner, representing the Prairies and North region, was Divya Mehra.

An independent jury consisting of curators from Canada’s five regions—Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and North, and West Coast and Yukon—as well as an international juror, will oversee the selection process.

The Sobey Art Award Nomination form is available here.

Fredericton Playhouse Seeking Nominations for Playhouse Honours 🏆

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Playhouse Honours. The public are encouraged to nominate an individual or individuals from our community who have made a significant contribution to the community through their work in music, theatre, dance, spoken word, or multidisciplinary performing arts.


Fredericton Playhouse: Experience it Live

Established in 2008, the Playhouse Honours annually recognizes and celebrates the important work by members in the performing arts community in Fredericton. We believe in the value people can bring to the community through their work in the performing arts, and the Playhouse strives to foster a deeper appreciation of such contributions. A permanent display in the west gallery of the Playhouse recognizes each honouree.

Nominations can be made by any person or organization. Underscoring the personal contribution that they have made in the community, recipients must be individuals, not companies or organizations. Recipients may be a professional or amateur artist, administrator, volunteer, educator, philanthropist, advocate, organizer, etc.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 31, 2023. To nominate a candidate, please submit a written submission describing the reasons this nominee should be considered.

Full details about nominations for the Playhouse Honours program are here.

Fundy Fringe Festival Hiring: Summer 2023 🐙

Are you looking for employment between the months of May and September? Are you passionate about theatre arts? Do you have prior experience working in theatre, either as a student or a young professional? If so, we want you to join our team this summer!

Fundy Fringe Festival Summer Hiring 2023

Fundy Fringe Festival is looking to hire four summer staff members to help with administration, volunteer coordination, tech, and marketing (among other preparatory tasks for the festival). If you are interested in being interviewed, please send a resumé and cover letter to jessica@saintjohntheatrecompany.com. Interviews will be scheduled in March.

CBC New Indigenous Voices 📡

Applications are now open for CBC New Indigenous Voices, presented by the National Screen Institute.

CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week training program for up to 10 Indigenous creators to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries. Emerging Indigenous creators looking to explore career opportunities and gain hands-on experience are encouraged to apply.

CBC New Indigenous Voices. Build your career and learn the essential elements of working in film, TV, and digital media. Apply by March 17, 2023. nsi-canada.ca

This year, applicant eligibility has been expanded to include Indigenous creators at any age over 18. There is no fee to apply, and participants receive minimum wage throughout the entire program.

CBC New Indigenous Voices training will be delivered in-person in Winnipeg, providing participants with a fully immersive experience, the opportunity to work on the production of a short film and an internship placement. Travel and accommodation support is provided for participants 30 kilometres or more outside of Winnipeg.

Application deadline is March 17, 2023 at 12 p.m. CT.

Are you interested in learning more about the program? Register now for our Q+A webinar on March 6, 12 p.m. CT.

Details are here.

Equinox Program Deadline: March 15th, 2023 🗓️

artsnb‘s Equinox program supports Indigenous artists, curators and groups to engage in artistic creation and professional development. Eligible projects can range from

  • research and development for the creation of new works
  • creation and presentation of artistic work
  • activities that support and strengthen the Indigenous arts community.

Deadline March 15, Equinox Program, artsnb

The Equinox program provides flexible, short-term support to individual Indigenous artists or collectives applying on behalf of small or large groups, arts groups, organizations, community groups, independent arts administrators, and artistic and cultural mediators. Grant funds may be used for organizational development and professional development that will have a positive impact on building the arts ecosystem in Indigenous communities.

Application details are here.

Third Watch: Call for Submissions 🌘

Third Watch is a festival of digital video works, and a pilot project as a part of THIRD SHIFT programming. It will take place in Saint John, NB on August 19, 2023. Third Watch aims to celebrate audio-visual content that is exploratory, challenging, and critical in nature. We encourage work that may not be commercially viable, or suitable for an installation as a part of THIRD SHIFT. Submissions must be under 15 minutes in length. Content may be narrative, documentary, experimental, or anything in between. If you can project it, we can select it!

Third Watch Call for Sumbissions

Submit your application before Sunday, March 12, 2023 (11:59pm Atlantic)

Info sessions:

  • Wednesday, February 22 from 7pm-8pm
  • Saturday, February 25 from 10am-11am
  • Thursday, March 9 from 7pm-8pm

Application details are here.

Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund: Upcoming Deadlines 🗓️

Screenwriting Award: $500
Deadline: February 28, 2023

The Jane LeBlanc Screenwriting Award is done in partnership with the Writer’s Federation of New Brunswick. The
award seeks to spotlight talented New Brunswick Screenwriters and is open to emerging and experienced screenwriters of
short film scripts up to 15 minutes in length. Un-produced or produced scripts will be accepted, but must have been
written within the last two years. The Second Prize is a 1-year Writer‟s Federation of New Brunswick membership.

Details are here

Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund


Errol Williams Filmmaker Award: $1,100
Deadline: March 1, 2023

Errol Williams was a pioneer and award-winning international filmmaker who was introduced to filmmaking at the NB
Film Co-op in the late 1980s. He produced dramas and documentaries. After his untimely death in 2007, a special award
was set up in his honour.

Details are here.

Theatre Organization Award: $1,500
Deadline: March 1, 2023

This is an award for small, independent theatre organizations in Fredericton to cover office and administrative costs,
theatre Artist-in-Residence, educational materials, and costs associated with the creation and presentation of new theatre

Details are here.

Canada-Korea Connection Fund: Call for Applications 🇨🇦 🇰🇷

Canada-Korea Connection Fund – Call for Applications
Apply today to strengthen ties with Korean arts and culture!

Deadline: March 8, 2023, at 11:59 PST

Are you a Canadian artist, arts professional or arts organization with some connection to Korean arts and culture? Do you want to strengthen those ties to make future co-creations or collaborations possible? Do you have a Korean artist or arts organization you would like to work with?

Canada-Korea connection fund

The Canada Council for the Arts invites you to apply for the Canada-Korea Connection Fund, which will provide up to $10,000 CA for projects focused on creative research and relationship building between Canadian and Korean artists, arts professionals, arts groups or institutions.

This fund is made possible through a partnership between Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Council Korea, and Global Affairs Canada, inspired by 60 years of diplomatic relations and leveraging Arts Council Korea’s International Partnership in Support of Arts Creation (ISAC) program. Initiatives stemming from this partnership seek to strengthen arts and culture connections between Canada and Korea while building towards a more equitable and sustainable future for the arts.

Special consideration will be given to projects that reflect a commitment to develop capacity around, and/or explore questions of environmental sustainability and/or equity, diversity, and inclusion.

For more information or to apply visit the Council’s Initiatives page.

Full details are here.