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QuaranZINE Library Tag with the Owens Art Gallery’s Teeny Tiny Zine Library and Mount Allison’s Independent Zine Review

QuaranZINE Library TagMay 24-28Over the next five days, the Owens Art Gallery’s Teeny Tiny Zine Library will be playing a game of tag with Mount Allison’s Independent Zine Review, as we highlight and share zines from our collections. We’ll be exploring the zine scene in Sackville and various zine themes. Follow us and join in the fun as we pass the conversation back and forth each morning and afternoon.

This series is part of ongoing programming at the Owens to activate our Zine Library. The Teeny Tiny Zine Library collection contains nearly 200 DIY publications bringing attention to stories and voices rarely represented in the mainstream and artists who explore the creative possibilities of the book form.

Due to COVID-19, our Zine Library is currently not available to the public, but it can usually be found in our lobby next to a comfy chair.
Teeny Tiny Zine LibraryThe Owens Art Gallery’s Teeny Tiny Zine Library is an ever-growing collection of zines, artists’ books and multiples, independent comics, and handmade publications. The collection was created to archive and promote the small but mighty form of the zine, with a special focus on Sackville-made zines and the work of Mount Allison Fine Arts students, Sackville artists, and community youth.
Mount Allison Independent Zine ReviewThe MTA Independent Zine Review is a new and growing collection that lives in our little handmade library in the PCCA. What started as a small, personal collection of zines has now become a public resource for students to contribute their own zines or start a collection of their own! We founded our online Instagram archive shortly after to not only document all works that pass through our little library but to share them with zine fans near and far.

Third Space Gallery Member News

Members’ Show + Sale
Our Spring Members’ Show + Sale ends this Friday, May 14th! Swing by the Saint John City Market any day between 10am-3pm to check out a variety of artwork by 20 local artists. You can also pick up a copy of Shorelines or some THIRD SHIFT Retro Merch!
See the Exhibition Online
Get your copy of Shorelines at these shops!
Shorelines: Climate Concern & Creativity is a collaborative project that promotes an ongoing dialogue between environmental action and artistic practice in New Brunswick. The publication was conceived and realized by two non-profit organizations, the community-based environmental organization, ACAP Saint John, and Third Space Gallery, Saint John’s artist-run centre for contemporary art.Shorelines focuses geographically on the Saint John area and communities that extend along the Bay of Fundy, including Grand Manan Island and Sackville. Contributors include Patrick Allaby, Amy Ash, Jack Bishop, Bailey Brogan, Katie Buckley, Nathan Cann, Chris Donovan, Sara Griffin, Hailey Guzik, Sarah Jones, Jericho Knopp, Jamylynn McDonald, Christiana Myers, Ben Peterson, Bethany Reinhart, Graeme Stewart-Robertson, Kate Wallace, Laura Watson, and KC Wilcox.
Read More Here
THIRD SHIFT: TRAVERSE
THIRD SHIFT is an annual festival presented by Third Space Gallery. THIRD SHIFT: TRAVERSE will include site-specific installations, projections, workshops, and artist talks by more than 20 local, national and international artists with the aim of transcending boundaries and creating connections across time and space. THIRD SHIFT: TRAVERSE will take place August 19-22. Stay tuned for the artist lineup coming soon!

Music in NB 🌿 Musique au NB: May 12



PRIX MNB AWARDS 2021 DEADLINE: MAY 15!! 
We invite our members and the New Brunswick music community to submit applications and suggestions for the 2021 Prix MNB Awards, slated to take place in October. +++ info >

DATE LIMITE: 15 MAI!!! Nous invitons nos membres et la communauté musicale du Nouveau-Brunswick à soumettre des candidatures et des suggestions pour les Prix MNB Awards 2021, prévus pour octobre. +++ info >


FESTIVAL (506) + EXPORTNB DEADLINE: MAY 15!!
Festival (506) features 12 EMERGING + DEVELOPING artist showcases. ExportNB is a year-long program aimed at furthering the careers of 6 to 8 EXPORT-READY + EXPORTING artists. 

DATE LIMITE: 15 MAI !!! Le Festival (506) présente 12 vitrines d’artistes EN ÉMERGENCE + EN DÉVELOPPEMENT. ExportNB est un programme qui s’échelonne sur un an et qui vise à faire progresser les carrières de 6 à 8 artistes PRÊT.ES À L’EXPORTATION + QUI EXPORTENT.


NB Girls+ Rock Camps Girls+ Rock du NB
This year, we waved the application fee for the Prix MNB Awards + added a donation box for the NB Girls+ Rock Camps (Fredericton + Moncton + Saint John)! You can also make a donation without submitting for an award here! // Cette année, on a supprimé les frais de mise en candidature pour les Prix MNB Awards + ajouté une boîte de dons au profit des camps Girls+ Rock du NB (Fredericton + Moncton + Saint Jean)! Vous pouvez également faire un don sans soumettre pour un prix ici!


COUNTRY: Co-writing retreat // Retraite de co-écriture
MNB is launching applications for a songwriting retreat focused on Country artists, as part of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge! The event will take place from July 15-18th in Miramichi NB.// MNB lance les soumissions pour une retraite de co-écriture pour artistes country, dans le cadre du Défi canadien de la chanson! L’événement aura lieu du 15 au 18 juillet à Miramichi NB. +++ info >


SAVVY SESSION • SESSION SENSÉE  MAY 13
Marketing Plan 101 · Plan de marketing 101 
You’ve created something, now what? Developing a marketing plan can be overwhelming. Join Sarah Jamer from The Syrup Factory on May 13th to review the process of creating a functional marketing plan – including tips and tricks to focus on what really matters for you! +++ info >


NEXT DEADLINE // PROCHAINE DATE    
★ JUNE 1, 2021 ★
Emerging Artist • Marketing

★ 1 JUIN 2021 ★
Artiste en début de carrière • Marketing

mid-musicnb.org // dim-musicnb.org


Perfect Timing
‘Perfect Timing’ is the 2nd full-length album release from Michael J. Foxx in less than a month and he correctly surmised, “I totally feel like it’s my best body of work.” For this project Foxx turned the console duties over to Producer Flava Boy allowing Michael to excel vocally. Perfect Timing presents 12-stellar tracks that hypnotically pulls-in listeners. +++ info >


Ananas récidive avec un autre ver d’oreille
BrigitteLe groupe Ananas propose un nouvel extrait avec la chanson Brigitte. Les membres du groupe considèrent que cette pièce est une bonne toune pour faire de la route. Avec son sens de la dérision Ananas, auteur de succès radiophoniques tel que New Kids et encore Cross Point, se fait plaisir à raconter encore une fois l’histoire de leur patelin. Brigitte heureuse gagnante au bingo se trouve une liberté pour voyager à son rythme sur les routes. +++ info >



CBC Searchlight’s NB Artists  The round of voting ends May 20. 
Go vote for your favourite NB artist! // Sonic Detour · Apryll Aileen · The Divorcees · Mike Bern · One8Tea · Richie Young · Ms. Thomas · Laurie LeBlanc · Short for Arthur · Émilie Landry · Wolf Castle · FM Berlin · The Hypochondriacs · Lazermortis · Carla Bonnell · Freya Milliken · Michael J Foxx · Robert Thomas & the Session Men · Body Paint · and many more! +++ info >

GET ZAPPED WITH MIKE TRASK  
TV DINNER is the latest full length album from Mike Trask, available on vinyl and digitally Saturday, May 15. On TV DinnerTrask’s 10th studio album (but first on vinyl), he wears all hats, recording and performing nearly every instrument himself on tape at his recording studio MRC. The album showcases his eclectic songwriting style, deconstructing traditional genre conventions and repurposing them into a single solitary sonic vision. +++ info >


The Shivering Songs Radio Hour 
Shivering Songs announces The Shivering Songs Radio Hour, a new collaboration between the Fredericton festival and campus/community radio stations throughout New Brunswick. Across two installments on May 16 and May 23, The Shivering Songs Radio Hour will broadcast archival footage from the festival vaults, in partnership with CHSR 97.9 (Fredericton), Local 107 (Saint John), and CHMA 106.9 (Sackville). Both installments can also be live streamed via any of the station’s websites.+++ info >


Cathy Hutch’s Upcoming Gigs  
MAY 13 – SAINT JOHN MARINA 6-9PM
MAY 22 – DANDELION FEST @ CRABBE MOUNTAIN INN 5:30-6:30PM
MAY 23 – PADDLEFEST NB, ALGONQUIN HOTEL ST. ANDREWS 5-7PM
MAY 27 – AMICI’S, QUISPAMSIS 8-10PM
MAY 29 – BRANCH 11 LEGION, WOODSTOCK 9-12PM
JUN 03 – VITO’S ROTHESAY 7:30-9:30PM 
+++ info >


Apryll Aileen New Video
Canadian alternative pop-rock singer-songwriter, Apryll Aileen, drops official music video for “Home”. Pulling all elements of her inspirations together for an anthemic, pop r&b sound, paired with her classical pianist background, Aileen’s “Home” shares the story of the powerful self realization that often, our life path takes us on a journey that leads us back home. +++ info >

All Clear Productions is Hiring Part-time Music Rights Researcher
Description of Organization: Music/footage research and licensing; visual clearance for national television shows. // Start/End dates: ASAP for approx. 4 weeks // Application Requirements: Cover letter, letter of recommendation, resume. Deadline May 14 // Address applications to: Julietta McGovern at allclearprod@gmail.com // Salary: $15 /hour. +++ info >


Spectacle virtuel d’Émilie Landry
L’artiste Émilie Landry propose un spectacle virtuel qui sera disponible en ligne, donc partout dans le monde, du 8 au 15 mai 2021. Ce spectacle célèbre le premier anniversaire de l’album qui a su faire ses preuves malgré les défis de la dernière année. Cet évènement virtuel a été tourné à Campbellton le dimanche 25 avril 2021 au Circolo Arts & Culture avec un public restreint et une superbe équipe technique. +++ info >


The Backstays’
Tributaries“When the pieces first came together, it was about trying to escape but never being able to move on; like chasing after something intangible,” said The Backstays’ Serenna Chapman (she/her) of single ‘Forever Gold Bricks.’ “I’d say this is a cautionary tale about how running away, towards empty, superficial things ultimately never works.” That push and pull mark the defining faultline of Tributaries, The Backstays’ debut album. A meeting point between heartland rock songwriting and darker, atmospheric indie rock, Tributaries sees the band experimenting with a more expansive sound that equally evokes new wave and post-punk. +++ info >


SNB presents Future Promises
“Future Promises” is a concert full of promising music and musicians and a promise of a music filled future in NB. This concert is part of SNB’s Emerging Artist Project.

Wednesday, May 12, 7:30 pm Imperial Theatre
Saturday, May 15, 7:30 pm The Playhouse 
Sunday, May 16, 2 pm Capitol Theatre +++ info >


New Music from Stephen Hero x Brydon Crain
Earlier this year Saint John MC Stephen Hero and Fredericton songwriter/musician Brydon Crain (Motherhood) joined forces to create a unique project of alt-rap Saint John poetry over sample-based oddball beats. Their upcoming single is called ‘Please Don’t Bury Me,’ and is accompanied by a music video shot and edited by Josh Hooper, in Fredericton. +++ info >


La 20, un des grands succès d’Édith Butler repris par Troiselle
Le beau temps revient et on ne peut s’empêcher de rêver de reprendre la route et aller à l’aventure. Un rêve qui pourra peut-être se réaliser l’été prochain sur la 20 au Québec, avec un peu de chance. Sinon, on en profitera pour sillonner nos routes et découvrir notre petit coin de pays tout en fredonnant La 20+++ info >


Colin Fowley album release
Wednesday, June 2 | 7:30 pm | The Playhouse
The unique character of Colin Fowlie’s music fuses elements of folk, rock, blues and Americana/Canadiana with a special blend of universally themed storytelling that, along with his down-to-earth personality, create a memorable and captivating listening experience.  +++ info >


Songwriters’ Circle
Songwriters’ Tour with Colin Fowlie, Kylie Fox + Blaire Nicolle pick up a local artist in each town they perform.

May 15 Halifax NS // The Carleton w/ Awolk +++ info >


FLOURISH Festival announces 50+ performers 
Fredericton’s FLOURISH Festival has shared an impressive line-up ahead of its June 10-13 edition, announcing Motherhood, Wolf Castle, Century Egg, Eliza Niemi, LXVNDR, and nearly fifty other artists. Festival performances will encompass music, art, installations, workshops, poetry, and more, in a mix of in-person and digital events.  +++ info >


RE:FLUX 16 Artist Lineup
RE: FLUX is back for its 16th edition! From May 24 to 30, 2021, tune in to the programming – taking place mainly online – and enjoy the festival regardless of your COVID alert phase or colour code or geographical location! With: ANDRÉ CORMIER • EMILY KENNEDY • SARAH PAGÉ • ANNA SCHIMKAT • AMY BRANDON • DARREN COPELAND • JEREMIE JONES and more +++ info >


SSI Soundstage
Sound Specialists Inc.(SSI) is looking to partner with bands to provide an avenue for bands to play together in a safe and social distance manner. Full audio, video and lighting production is provided to stream live. For more information or booking availability please contact us on all our social media, click the “Book Today” button on our website or email soundstage@ssiaudio.com +++ info >


@ CHARLOTTE STREET ARTS CENTRE
Take a tour through the Centre’s current exhibits as if you were here, except you don’t have to wear a mask or go out into the cold. Enter through the West wing of the building and stroll through Ysabelle Vautour’s exhibit in the Penny Gallery. Next, make your way one-directionally through the Glencross Gallery to Diane Davis’s exhibit on the landing / the East Wing stairwell, and over to Kaitlin Hoyt’s exhibit in the West Wing stairwell and lobby.  +++ info >


@ THÉÂTRE DU MONUMENT
LEFEBVRE22 MAI // Sous la direction artistique de Kevin McIntyre, vous êtes invités à un spectacle en personne qui connectera le public des salles la même soirée. Vous aurez accès à des artistes en personne et vous verrez en direct sur écran géant les artistes ainsi que le public des autres salles tout au long de la soirée. Avec Danny Boudreau, Jacques et Josiane Comeau, et Menoncle Jason et P’tit Belliveau. +++ info >


@ THE CAP
May 15// Justice For ARTPOP: Lady Gaga Drag Show 
May 16 // Tannery Summer Kick-Off!  with: The Tortoise, The Hare & The Millionaire; Kylie Fox; Weak Size; Kill Chicago
June 3 // Honey Gut + Run The River: Living Roots @ The Cap  
+++ info >


@ THÉÂTRE CAPITOL THEATRE
May 16 // Future promises
May 22 // Spectacle Interconnecté
May 28 // SALTWATER SONGS, with Catherine MacLellan, Rachel Beck, Tim Chaisson
May 30 // A SEASONAL SERENADE, Camerata NB Concert

CLICK HERE for the full list of rescheduled and cancelled performances.


@ CENTRE DES ARTS D’EDMUNDSTON
Le Centre des arts d’Edmundston, situé dans une ancienne église au cœur du centre-ville, est un espace dédié à la création et à la diffusion des arts. Le Centre offre une programmation artistique variée, de qualité, par l’entremise de spectacles, d’ateliers de création et de formation et d’expositions. Véritable carrefour de créativité, c’est ici que les artistes et le public se rencontrent pour explorer diverses formes d’art. Il est un espace de découverte où la créativité bouillonne. +++ info >


@ CENTRE CULTUREL DE CARAQUET
Le Centre culturel de Caraquet offre gratuitement des locaux insonorisés pour les artistes et enseignant(e)s en musique et chant. 125 pieds carrés par local, un piano droit dans chaque local et autres instruments de musique disponibles sur demande. Pour réservations: 506.726.5001  +++ info >


604 Sessions: A Songwriting Camp
604/LO announced the launch of their 2021 604 Sessions Song Camp. Created to foster an atmosphere of creativity and opportunity for unsigned artists – the camp is focused on offering 604/LO’s creative services to the greater community while also opening the door for a wider range of artists to form relationships with labels. Applications are now open! +++ info >


Mise en candidature pour les Éloizes
Il est temps de soumettre votre candidature – nouvelle date limite : 31 mai 2021. L’Académie des arts et des lettres de l’Atlantique, l’instance responsable du processus d’évaluation des candidatures aux Éloizes, donne le coup d’envoi de la période de mise en candidature des Éloizes 2022. Il est donc le temps de soumettre votre candidature pour une œuvre, une prestation ou une contribution créée ou présentée au cours de la période visée par les Éloizes 2022, soit du 1er juillet 2019 au 31 mai 2021. +++ info >


NEW 2021 ECMA DATES ANNOUNCED
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced rescheduled dates for the virtual edition of the 2021 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference, which was moved online last week, due to renewed concerns about rising COVID-19 numbers in Nova Scotia. This virtual celebration of East Coast Music will now occur June 9 – 13, 2021, entirely online. +++ info >


FRANCOFÊTE EN ACADIE
Les inscriptions aux vitrines 2021 et au répertoire d’offres de spectacles 22-23 sont lancées!
 
Rendez-vous sur notre site internet afin de connaître tous les détails. La date limite pour remplir un formulaire d’inscription est fixée au 28 mai. L’édition 2021 de la FrancoFête en Acadie à Dieppe sera réalisée en formule hybride du mardi 2 au samedi 6 novembre prochain.


Contact East 2021
Calling all Atlantic Canadian performers: artist submissions for Contact East 2021 are now LIVE! Contact East is APA’s hallmark showcase summit and Atlantic Canada’s premiere performing arts booking conference. The event brings together performing arts presenters, managers, and agents to see top-quality performances from a diverse range of artistic genres

The application deadline is Friday, May 21, 4pm AST. +++ info >


ARTS NB NEWS // NOUVELLES DE ARTS NB
The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) has released the results of the Arts Scholarships, Creative Residencies and Artist in Residence competitions (February 2021), as well as the Career Development competition (March 2021). Grants totaling $154,539 were awarded by juries of professional artists in these four funding programs. +++ info >


NEWS FROM FACTOR
Join FACTOR, Musique Nomade and special guests Tiffany Kulikatana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay from PIQSIQ for a free virtual workshop “Marketing 101: How to Write an Effective Marketing Plan” on Thursday, May 13.Learn all the things you need to think about when writing a marketing plan. This workshop is for self-identified Indigenous artists. +++ info >


NOUVELLES DE MUSICACTION
Lancé officiellement le 10 mars dernier, le Soutien aux événements de musique devant public (ou le SEP, pour faire plus simple!) vise à appuyer la présentation d’événements musicaux sécuritaires dans le contexte actuel, tels les spectacles, les vitrines et les tournées d’artistes canadiens, devant un public en présentiel comme en virtuel. La nouvelle initiative est dotée d’une enveloppe de 6 M$ et veut stimuler l’emploi d’artistes, de musiciens, de techniciens et autres travailleurs et fournisseurs de services canadiens du secteur musical.

New Brunswick Book Awards winners announced

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Fredericton (NB) May 6, 2021 – The Fiddlehead and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick announced the winners New Brunswick Book Awards for outstanding works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry published in 2020 and for children’s picture books, published in 2019 and 2020, during a virtual awards presentation ceremony May 6.

The winners are as follows:

Mrs. Dunster’s Award for Fiction

Riel Nason, Quispamsis, Waiting under Water (Scholastic Canada Ltd.)

The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize

Allan Cooper, Riverview, Waiting for the Small Ship of Desire (Pottersfield Press)

Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Book Award for Nonfiction

Philip Lee, Fredericton, Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River (Goose Lane Editions)

The Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children’s Writing


Marla Lesage, Lincoln, We Wear Masks (Orca Book Publishers)
Illustrator Marla Lesage

The competition for the 7th annual awards is now open. Work by traditionally published and self-published authors who have lived in the province for three of the last five years, including the award year (2021) will be accepted until Dec. 1, 2021.

The book awards program represents a partnership between Canada’s oldest literary magazine, The Fiddlehead, which has nurtured New Brunswick’s literary culture for over 75 years, and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick, which for some 35 years has passionately supported the development of home-grown writers at all stages of development.

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Media Contacts:

Rayanne Brennan

New Brunswick Book Awards Committee

rayanneb@rogers.com

(506) 961-3633

Ian LeTourneau

New Brunswick Book Awards Committee

Iletourn@unb.ca

(506) 440-8072

Music in NB 🌼 Musique au NB: 28 APR 2021


PRIX MNB AWARDS 2021
We invite our members and the New Brunswick music community to submit applications and suggestions for the 2021 Prix MNB Awards, slated to take place in October. +++ info >

Nous invitons nos membres et la communauté musicale du Nouveau-Brunswick à soumettre des candidatures et des suggestions pour les Prix MNB Awards 2021, prévus pour octobre. +++ info >


FESTIVAL (506) + EXPORTNB
Festival (506) is taking place Oct 21-24, in various venues across NB. Festival (506) features 12 EMERGING + DEVELOPING artist showcases. ExportNB is a year-long program aimed at furthering the careers of 6 to 8 EXPORT-READY + EXPORTING artists. // Le Festival (506) se déroule du 21 au 24 oct, dans diverses salles du NB. Le Festival (506) présente 12 vitrines d’artistes EN ÉMERGENCE + EN DÉVELOPPEMENTExportNB est un programme qui s’échelonne sur un an et qui vise à faire progresser les carrières de 6 à 8 artistes PRÊT.ES À L’EXPORTATION + QUI EXPORTENT.


NB Girls+ Rock Camps Girls+ Rock du NB
This year, we waved the application fee for the Prix MNB Awards + added a donation box for the NB Girls+ Rock Camps (Fredericton + Moncton + Saint John)! You can also make a donation without submitting for an award here! // Cette année, on a supprimé les frais de mise en candidature pour les Prix MNB Awards + ajouté une boîte de dons au profit des camps Girls+ Rock du NB (Fredericton + Moncton + Saint Jean)! Vous pouvez également faire un don sans soumettre pour un prix ici!


COUNTRY: Co-writing retreat //  Retraite de co-écriture 
MNB is launching applications for a songwriting retreat focused on Country artists, as part of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge! The event will take place from July 15-18th in Miramichi NB.// MNB lance les soumissions pour une retraite de co-écriture pour artistes country, dans le cadre du Défi canadien de la chanson!  L’événement aura lieu du 15 au 18 juillet à Miramichi NB. +++ info >


SAVVY SESSION • SESSION SENSÉE  
MAY 13 // Marketing Plan 101 · Plan de marketing 101 
You’ve created something, now what? Developing a marketing plan can be overwhelming. Join Sarah Jamer from The Syrup Factory on May 13th to review the process of creating a functional marketing plan – including tips and tricks to focus on what really matters for you! +++ info >

NEXT DEADLINE // PROCHAINE DATE    

★ JUNE 1, 2021 ★
Emerging Artist • Marketing

★ 1 JUIN 2021 ★
Artiste en début de carrière • Marketing

mid-musicnb.org // dim-musicnb.org



Spectacle vitruel d’Émilie Landry  
L’artiste Émilie Landry propose un spectacle virtuel qui sera disponible en ligne, donc partout dans le monde, du 8 au 15 mai 2021. Ce spectacle célèbre le premier anniversaire de l’album qui a su faire ses preuves malgré les défis de la dernière année. Cet évènement virtuel a été tourné à Campbellton le dimanche 25 avril 2021 au Circolo Arts & Culture avec un public restreint et une superbe équipe technique. +++ info >


The Backstays’ Tributaries
“When the pieces first came together, it was about trying to escape but never being able to move on; like chasing after something intangible,” said The Backstays’ Serenna Chapman (she/her) of single ‘Forever Gold Bricks.’ “I’d say this is a cautionary tale about how running away, towards empty, superficial things ultimately never works.” That push and pull mark the defining faultline of Tributaries, The Backstays’ debut album. A meeting point between heartland rock songwriting and darker, atmospheric indie rock, Tributaries sees the band experimenting with a more expansive sound that equally evokes new wave and post-punk.  +++ info >


Mike Trask Shifts Gears
“My My, Bye Bye” is the latest single from Mike Trask’s upcoming album TV Dinner, which was written, performed, recorded to tape, and produced by Trask over a period of 3 years. TV Dinner will be available on vinyl and online Saturday, May 15.  +++ info >


SNB presents Future Promises  
“Future Promises” is a concert full of promising music and musicians and a promise of a music filled future in NB. This concert is part of SNB’s Emerging Artist Project.

Wednesday, May 12, 7:30 pm Imperial Theatre
Saturday, May 15, 7:30 pm The Playhouse 
Sunday, May 16, 2 pm Capitol Theatre +++ info >


David Myles at the Imperial Theatre  
May 06-07 // Award-winning and critically acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter David Myles might be an undercover musicologist. Within his eclectic artistic continuum, he’s reverentially explored jazz, blues, pop, holiday music, French pop, rockabilly, country, folk, gospel, and even hip-hop.  +++ info >


New Music from Stephen Hero x Brydon Crain  
Earlier this year Saint John MC Stephen Hero and Fredericton songwriter/musician Brydon Crain (Motherhood) joined forces to create a unique project of alt-rap Saint John poetry over sample-based oddball beats. Their upcoming single is called ‘Please Don’t Bury Me,’ and is accompanied by a music video shot and edited by Josh Hooper, in Fredericton. +++ info >


La 20, un des grands succès d’Édith Butler repris par Troiselle  
Le beau temps revient et on ne peut s’empêcher de rêver de reprendre la route et aller à l’aventure. Un rêve qui pourra peut-être se réaliser l’été prochain sur la 20 au Québec, avec un peu de chance. Sinon, on en profitera pour sillonner nos routes et découvrir notre petit coin de pays tout en fredonnant La 20+++ info >


Colin Fowley album release  
Wednesday, June 2 | 7:30 pm | The Playhouse
The unique character of Colin Fowlie’s music fuses elements of folk, rock, blues and Americana/Canadiana with a special blend of universally themed storytelling that, along with his down-to-earth personality, create a memorable and captivating listening experience.  +++ info >


New Song by Short For Arthur  
Moncton Based indie/alt Rock band Short For Arthur releases their 4th single ‘Note To Self’. Reminding us when keep to the simple morals in life it makes it much more enjoyable! Be sure to turn it up loud and take some notes!  +++ info >


New single from Adyn Townes  
Adyn Townes’ new single ‘Better’ (now available) is not about keeping the door open, but wishing you left yourself a spare key. The track was created from a one-sided conversation and a riff that seemed to write itself. You can find ‘Better’ on Townes’ upcoming EP ‘In Frames 2B’, which is set to be released at the end of May. Listen wherever you stream music! +++info>


Pallmer signs with Cymba Music  
Cymba Music Publishing is proud to announce the signing of Pallmer to their ever growing, eclectic roster. Connecting at the 2020 edition of Music/Musique NB’s Festival 506, the Toronto based global publishing company is currently introducing the duo’s entire catalogue to its worldwide network in support of their entire catalogue. +++ info >


«Bobby Ray» de Track of Rock  
Le groupe Track of Rock prépare un nouveau disque, en français, qui devrait voir le jour d’ici l’automne 2021. Pour faire patienter ses fans, le groupe lance pour les radios la chanson Bobby Ray. « C’est l’histoire d’un gars que tout le monde connaît parce qu’il y a un Bobby Ray dans chaque village. On le voit partout, il a toujours une bière à la main et une cigarette à la bouche. C’est le genre de gars qui se mène la vie dure… et qui ne fait pas toujours des choses légales », disent les membres du groupe en riant ! +++ info >


Brockway Biggs releases new single: Gift & Deed  
Brockway Biggs (aka Pimp Tea) released a new single “Gift & Deed”.  April is organ donation awareness month and the song shares the story of a friend who spent 7 years on dialysis due to kidney failure. Biggs started the song in 2012 in the hopes of raising awareness and to help his friend find a kidney.  It’s been a long journey as he has struggled with post-concussion syndrome, but is happy to share it. +++ info >


Spectacle au profit du Gala de la chanson de Caraquet  
Un spectacle bénéfice virtuel au profit du 52e Gala de la chanson de Caraquet, auquel une vingtaine d’artistes participent, sera présenté au grand public du 30 avril au 7 mai prochain. Afin de soutenir la pérennité du Gala de la chanson de Caraquet, véritable tremplin qui a contribué à l’épanouissement de plus de 600 artistes émergents depuis 1969, une vingtaine d’artistes unissent leurs voix dans le cadre d’un spectacle bénéfice.  +++ info >


Songwriters’ Circle
Songwriters’ Tour with Colin Fowlie, Kylie Fox + Blaire Nicolle pick up a local artist in each town they perform.

May 15 Halifax NS // The Carleton w/ Awolk +++ info >

FLOURISH Festival announces 50+ performers 
Fredericton’s FLOURISH Festival has shared an impressive line-up ahead of its June 10-13 edition, announcing Motherhood, Wolf Castle, Century Egg, Eliza Niemi, LXVNDR, and nearly fifty other artists. Festival performances will encompass music, art, installations, workshops, poetry, and more, in a mix of in-person and digital events.  +++ info >


RE:FLUX 16 Artist Lineup 
RE: FLUX is back for its 16th edition! From May 24 to 30, 2021, tune in to the programming – taking place mainly online – and enjoy the festival regardless of your COVID alert phase or colour code or geographical location! With: ANDRÉ CORMIER • EMILY KENNEDY • SARAH PAGÉ • ANNA SCHIMKAT • AMY BRANDON • DARREN COPELAND • JEREMIE JONES and more +++ info >


SSI Soundstage    
Sound Specialists Inc.(SSI) is looking to partner with bands to provide an avenue for bands to play together in a safe and social distance manner.  Full audio, video and lighting production is provided to stream live.  For more information or booking availability please contact us on all our social media, click the “Book Today” button on our website or email soundstage@ssiaudio.com +++ info >



@ CHARLOTTE STREET ARTS CENTRE
Take a tour through the Centre’s current exhibits as if you were here, except you don’t have to wear a mask or go out into the cold. Enter through the West wing of the building and stroll through Ysabelle Vautour’s exhibit in the Penny Gallery. Next, make your way one-directionally through the Glencross Gallery to Diane Davis’s exhibit on the landing / the East Wing stairwell, and over to Kaitlin Hoyt’s exhibit in the West Wing stairwell and lobby.  +++ info >


@ THÉÂTRE DU MONUMENT-LEFEBVRE
22 MAI // Sous la direction artistique de Kevin McIntyre, vous êtes invités à un spectacle en personne qui connectera le public des salles la même soirée. Vous aurez accès à des artistes en personne et vous verrez en direct sur écran géant les artistes ainsi que le public des autres salles tout au long de la soirée. Avec Danny Boudreau, Jacques et Josiane Comeau, et Menoncle Jason et P’tit Belliveau. +++ info >


@ THE CAP
May 6 // Rock’n’Roll Bingo
May 7 // Cavedweller with A Lucid Nightmare
May 8 // Comedy Night
May 15// Justice For ARTPOP: Lady Gaga Drag Show 
May 16 // Tannery Summer Kick-Off! 
June 3 // Honey Gut + Run The River: Living Roots @ The Cap  +++ info >


@ THÉÂTRE CAPITOL THEATRE


May 16 // Future promises
May 22 // Spectacle Interconnecté
May 28 // SALTWATER SONGS, with Catherine MacLellan, Rachel Beck, Tim Chaisson
May 30 // A SEASONAL SERENADE, Camerata NB Concert

CLICK HERE for the full list of rescheduled and cancelled performances.


@ CENTRE DES ARTS D’EDMUNDSTON
Le Centre des arts d’Edmundston, situé dans une ancienne église au cœur du centre-ville, est un espace dédié à la création et à la diffusion des arts. Le Centre offre une programmation artistique variée, de qualité, par l’entremise de spectacles, d’ateliers de création et de formation et d’expositions. Véritable carrefour de créativité, c’est ici que les artistes et le public se rencontrent pour explorer diverses formes d’art. Il est un espace de découverte où la créativité bouillonne. +++ info >

@ CENTRE CULTUREL DE CARAQUET

Le Centre culturel de Caraquet offre gratuitement des locaux insonorisés pour les artistes et enseignant(e)s en musique et chant. 125 pieds carrés par local, un piano droit dans chaque local et autres instruments de musique disponibles sur demande. Pour réservations: 506.726.5001  +++ info >




NEW 2021 ECMA DATES ANNOUNCED
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced rescheduled dates for the virtual edition of the 2021 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference, which was moved online last week, due to renewed concerns about rising COVID-19 numbers in Nova Scotia. This virtual celebration of East Coast Music will now occur June 9 – 13, 2021, entirely online. +++ info >


FRANCOFÊTE EN ACADIE


Les inscriptions aux vitrines 2021 et au répertoire d’offres de spectacles 22-23 sont lancées!
 
Rendez-vous sur notre site internet afin de connaître tous les détails. La date limite pour remplir un formulaire d’inscription est fixée au 28 mai. L’édition 2021 de la FrancoFête en Acadie à Dieppe sera réalisée en formule hybride du mardi 2 au samedi 6 novembre prochain.


Contact East 2021
Calling all Atlantic Canadian performers: artist submissions for Contact East 2021 are now LIVE! Contact East is APA’s hallmark showcase summit and Atlantic Canada’s premiere performing arts booking conference. The event brings together performing arts presenters, managers, and agents to see top-quality performances from a diverse range of artistic genres


The application deadline is Friday, May 21, 4pm AST. +++ info >

ARTS NB NEWS // NOUVELLES DE ARTS NB
The May 1st deadline for the Career development Program is coming up! Please note: since May 1st falls on a Saturday, you have until Monday May 3rd to submit your application. // La date limite du 1er mai pour le programme de Développement de carrière s’en vient vite! Veuillez noter : puisque la date limite du 1er mai tombe un samedi, vous avez jusqu’à lundi le 3 mai, pour déposer votre demande. +++ info >

NEWS FROM FACTOR
FACTOR will be holding a virtual information session on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ET.
The event is open to artists and entrepreneurs who self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Intersex, Queer, Two-Spirit, Asexual, Genderqueer, including those who identify as part of the LGBTQ2 community, but use different terms or concepts to refer to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression.+++ info >

NOUVELLES DE MUSICACTION
Lancé officiellement le 10 mars dernier, le Soutien aux événements de musique devant public (ou le SEP, pour faire plus simple!) vise à appuyer la présentation d’événements musicaux sécuritaires dans le contexte actuel, tels les spectacles, les vitrines et les tournées d’artistes canadiens, devant un public en présentiel comme en virtuel. La nouvelle initiative est dotée d’une enveloppe de 6 M$ et veut stimuler l’emploi d’artistes, de musiciens, de techniciens et autres travailleurs et fournisseurs de services canadiens du secteur musical.

Invitation to Members:

ArtsLink NB invites you to join us for our new series, the “Kitchen Table Sessions”. We envision these informal, virtual conversations as an opportunity for our members to connect with one another. We’d like to know what’s on your mind and where you’d like to see ArtsLink focus its energies on your behalf. 

Sessions will be themed and you’re invited to join in the conversation. If you have burning questions that you think we might shed some light on, or if you have inspirations you’d like to share, we’ll be happy to have your suggestions for future sessions. We’ll keep you posted about the inaugural session in July.

2020 GGBooks finalists revealed

Despite the delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Council for the Arts is happy to finally reveal the 2020 finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks).  

Discover the 70 finalists that were selected by our peer assessment committees across seven categories each for French- and English-language books at ggbooks.ca

It’s a great time to update your reading list with our best books.  

Stay tuned! The winners will be revealed on June 1.   

As for the 2021 finalists and winners, they will be announced this fall.

The Canada Council for the Arts is delighted to administer, fund and promote the Governor General’s Literary Awards, which are some of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious literary awards.

Now Offering: Foundation Visual Arts Online

Foundation Visual Arts

CERTIFICATE | ONLINE – 1 YEAR | 2 SEMESTERS

Want to learn Foundation Visual Arts from the comfort of your living room, or home studio? Apply now to fill one of our limited seats in our new fully online FVA program. You’ll get plenty of one-on-one time with your instructors, and will tap into all the same resources the College provides. Select ‘Foundation Visual Arts – Online’ in the application drop-down.

In Foundation Visual Arts Online, you will:

  • Develop your creativity with an innovative and dynamic program that teaches drawing, colour theory, creative process, art history, design, and writing for designers and makers.
  • Learn from a team of energetic, enthusiastic, and highly qualified instructors who are committed to your success.
  • Develop dexterity and visual problem solving with hands-on, project-based curriculum
  • Gain empowerment in your knowledge and appreciation of visual culture and design.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of asynchronous program delivery, while retaining personalized attention and contact with your instructors and classmates.
  • Virtually explore a selection of our studios to help determine your direction for the future.
  • Enjoy the learning and social benefits of peer-to-peer support with our small online class sizes (maximum 18 students per class).
  • Benefit from access to NBCCD Student Services, including tutoring and counselling.

Interested in finding out more?

Contact: The Registrar’s Office, toll free, 1-877-400-1107 or email nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca

Umbrella Projects Announces 2021 Lineup

In 2020, the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery initiated Umbrella Projects, a partnership designed to pool our resources, energies, and respective strengths in order to facilitate off-site, in-print, online, and onscreen programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following an open call in the fall of 2020, eight exciting artist proposals were selected via a jury process. We are thrilled to announce that, over the next five months, Umbrella Projects will be realizing projects with Izzy FrancoliniJohn HaneyLee HendersonMarcia HuyerArianna RichardsonYvonne SingerDerek Sullivan, and Nic Wilson.

The program begins in April with HOT TIPS, by Sackville artist John Haney. Using the medium of neon lighting, Haney’s installation draws on high-impact advertising techniques and is designed to be both funny and obtuse. The words spelled out in its flashing red-and-white neon tubes move rhythmically between nihilist acquiescence and campy shake-off, at once creating and diffusing tension. In the artist’s words, this project represents “a synaptic leap we must make between where we are and where we want to be as our lives begin to realign with…what? How will we be different?” The work will be installed in the vestibule window of the Owens Art Gallery from 14 April to 11 June.  

John Haney is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in an old farmhouse in Wood Point, New Brunswick. He earned a BA from Mount Allison University in 2001, and an MFA from the University of Guelph in 2016. He has exhibited in Canada, the US, and Germany. He was long-listed for the Sobey Award in 2011, and was a nominee for the Scotiabank Photography Award in 2012. In 2019, in order to make a home for art in the fields, forests, and shorelines that surround him, he launched Wood Point Art Projects with the multi-artist presentation titled the Ark. He is awaiting the outcome of a court injunction launched to forbid the existence of the word “impactful,” and has a pending copyright claim for the word ©Unique.