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Carte Blance Acadie 🩰

We are preparing for the 4th edition of Carte Blanche Acadie!

Purple and black text on a yellow background: Carte Blanche, Call for Submissions: Deadline September 9, carteblanche.acadie@gmail.com An evening of dance, Saturday, November 26th, 2022 @8pm, Salle Bernard-Leblanc, Centre culturel Aberdeen, Moncton
Carte Blanche Call for Submissions: Deadline September 9, carteblanche.acadie@gmail.com An evening of dance, Saturday, November 26th, 2022 @8pm, Salle Bernard-Leblanc, Centre culturel Aberdeen, Moncton

Organized as part of Strategy Dance 2022, in partnership with the Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) and ArtsLink NB, Carte Blanche Acadie offers a performance opportunity for dancers from New Brunswick and the Atlantic provinces, whether they are Francophone, Anglophone, First Nations or allophone.

Through this event, we hope to create strategies and develop the dance community together, since dance is an art form free of language barriers.

The 4th edition of Carte Blanche Acadie will take place on November 26th, 2022, at the Bernard-LeBlanc Hall at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Moncton, NB, at 8 p.m. The event will be followed the next day by a business meeting to discuss the development of the dance scene. This meeting will be conducted in both official languages, English and French, at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre.

This is a wonderful opportunity to come to Moncton for a weekend dedicated to the Art of Dance! Carte Blanche Acadie (November 26th, 8 PM-10 PM) The aim of Carte Blanche Acadie is to offer a platform adapted to the needs of dance artists during which they can present work. The maximum length of each presentation will be 10 minutes. Whether the project is in the research stage, in development or about to be completed, the only criteria to participate is to have something to share. Even improvisation is more than welcome.

You would only have to specify what you would like to show in the application form. The presence of peers and an informed audience will allow you to have feedback on your work whether it is vocal or sensory.

Presenting, sharing and discussing in an inclusive environment are the objectives of Carte Blanche. In addition to providing a platform to perform, we will be providing a video of your performance as well as photographs that you can use for grants and future applications. Each act will receive an honorarium. The money accumulated at the door (in the form of a voluntary contribution) will also be divided equally between the acts and given to the person/company who submitted the project.

As for the selection process, we would like to accept as many projects as possible, but if we do not have enough time, as we will only have 2 hours for the event, we will draw candidates by lottery. Preference will be given for artists from the Atlantic provinces.

The chosen artists will be responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation expenses. Nevertheless, we can supply a letter of invitation to those who wish to submit a travel grant application. It may also be possible to find housing among local artists.

Please fill out the attached application form here.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 9th, 2022.

We will let you know by the end of September if your application was successful.For any questions, please write to: carteblanche.acadie@gmail.com

CMAC Application Deadline 🗓

Equip yourself with the tools to confidently lead and manage your arts or culture organization!

Apply to the CMAC program now. Application Deadline: August. 12, 2022.

Four students stand in front of a white board. Text reads CMAC, Contemporary Management in Arts and Culture. UNB College of Extended Learning. New Nouveau Brunswick, Canada. ArtsLink NB: The arts are vital to all New Bru

Only 16 placements available:

  • Comprehensive practical training for aspiring leaders in the arts and cultural sectors.
  • Fully online and designed for working professionals.
  • Presented in a contemporary and Canadian perspective.
  • Led by highly experienced professionals.

The first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, the UNB Centre for Musical Arts is proud to offer our brand-new certificate in Contemporary Management in Arts & Culture.

This certificate is designed for those entering or beginning their careers in arts administration and management who wish to bolster their knowledge and skills. Participants will learn about everything they need to know to effectively lead and influence their organization in the Canadian arts landscape of today.

You will become a confident leader by balancing your passion and dedication with a comprehensive knowledge base of managing in arts, culture, and heritage in the contemporary Canadian landscape.

For more information and the application, go here.

CreatedHere Scholarship 🎓

CreatedHere Magazine, which ran from from 2015 to 2022, ceased publication this year. We are very sad to see it go, but its legacy will continue in two forms.

A french press of coffee sits next to an opened copy of CreatedHere magazine, a pair of reading glasses, and a coffee mug. Text reads, the CreatedHere Scholarship.

ArtsLink NB is pleased to announce that we will archive and maintain its back issues, which can be found at www.createdhere.ca.

In addition, CreatedHere’s remaining funds after closure were endowed to the NBCC Foundation ($20,243) to fund an annual $700 scholarship to NBCCD students. The NBCC Foundation is a charitable organization that administers annual scholarships and bursaries to students studying at NBCC, NBCCD, and CCNB.

CreatedHere: Art Within Reach

It will be awarded annually to the student with the highest standing in the first year writing course (currently: ENGL1001: The Language of Art and Design) within the Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) program.
The student must be in good academic standing in the FVA program (with a minimum CGPA of 2.0).
The scholarship will begin in the 2023/24 academic year. Eligible students will receive details at that time.

For full details, visit www.createdhere.ca/scholarship

Call for Images 2022-23 📣

ArtsLink NB invites its members to submit images to be included in some of its publications in 2022 and beyond. This image bank will serve on the one hand to promote the work of artists, and on the other hand to enhance ArtsLink’s publications visually.

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Call for images 2022-23

Types of Works

  • Reproductions of works
  • Promotional photos from events, performances, etc;
  • School or other workshop photos;
  • Photos of your participation in an event or festival;
  • Other images (fixed or animated gif) related to artistic creation.

Technical Requirements

  • Colour or black and white;
  • Images in high resolution (300 dpi – large format);
  • In the body of your email, clearly identify your name, the name of the work, the year of production, the format (including size if it’s a physical work), a brief description, and the photo credit.
  • You must specify who owns the copyright to the image, as well as the photo credit (if there is credit).

Delivery date: Friday, September 30, 2022

Please send a maximum of three images to: info@artslinknb.com

If you are sending a series of images larger than 10 megabytes (MB), please do so by transfer service (wetransfer, dropbox, or other ftp). If ArtsLink chooses to use an image for promotional or other purposes, ArtsLink NB will pay reproduction rights in accordance with the rates suggested by CARFAC.

Introspect 2022 Group Project 🍃🌿🌱

The resident artists of Introspect: a Nature Residency have completed their group project, a series of natural frames along a trail in Herring Cove Provincial Park on Campobello Island, New Brunswick.

During Introspect: a Nature Residency in 2022, the five selected artists stayed in the park’s rustic shelters, taking inspiration from the beautiful, picturesque setting from 6th until June 17th, 2022.

The resident artists — Tomo Ingalls, Melissa Kennedy, Leah Wilton, Danielle Smith, and Jesse Mea — in a addition to completing a personal art project, were tasked with envisioning and completing a group project, and the public is now invited to discover and engage with it along a trail in Herring Cove Provincial park.

The resident artists explain the project this way:

“So often, we hurry through life on our way to a destination. We see things along the way, but how many more do we unintentionally overlook? Some are not noticed automatically; they require an effort or intention to observe, and stillness to absorb.”


“We have created a series of frames from found materials and placed them along the Yellow Trail. The frames we put together provide focal points throughout the trail. An opportunity to stop, look, and reflect at scenes that often go unnoticed.”

A video of the installations in situ along the trail in Herring Cove Provincial Park.

“From tiny fungi to a gigantic birch, nature is full of wonders to discover. But what will be revealed is personal to each individual, a reflection of our inner selves influenced by the possibilities provided in our environment.”

“And beware – with longing and time your brain may piece together more frames from your natural surroundings. Your mind is making new connections and viewpoints for you! For you to refocus, re-project, reset. Introspect.”

You can download the brochure, which has a trail map of where to find the installations, below:

New Course Added to the Foundry 📒

We’ve added a new course to The Foundry, based on an intensive workshop ArtsLink NB offered earlier this year.

New Course! Dreaming Inventive Futures: Anti-Oppression with instructor Carmel Farahbakhsh

Welcome to Dreaming Inventive Futures with Carmel Farahbakhsh, your introduction to anti-oppressive practices in the creative sector. This course combines foundational anti-oppressive modalities, peer-based learning, personal reflection, and active discussion as teaching tools. These themes will be grounded in disrupting tokenism in the arts sector, moving beyond defensiveness and fear in creative work, imagination, and accessibility.

The aim is that participants will feel supported and motivated to engage in systems change work within the arts as well as more confident in continuing anti-oppressive conversations in their work personally and professionally.This course is supported by the Government of New Brunswick’s Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.

Register today.

The Foundry is ArtsLink NB’s collection of online courses for arts professionals to improve and develop their skills.

You can also learn more about the course instructor here.

arts nb Documentation and Creation Grants Awarded 📚🎨

Congrats to ArtsLink NB and CATAPULT alumni who received a Documentation and Creation grant from arts nb!

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The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) has released the results of the April 1st, 2022 competitions for the Creation and Documentation programs. Grants totalling $405,133 were awarded by juries of professional artists to support their creation projects and to help the documentation of art production in New Brunswick.

The full list of recipients is here, but we wanted to congratulate those who are affiliated with ArtsLink NB and celebrate their success.

First of all, Jericho Knopp, our Programming Director, and Sarah Jones, our Curatorial and Outreach Coordinator for the Arts Atlantic Symposium, both received grants.

The following graduates of our CATAPULT Arts Accelerator program also received funding:

– Amy Ash
– Matthew Elliot
– Todd Fraser
– Fabiola Martinez
– Christina Myers
– Sadie Donahue
– Ji Hyang Ryu
– Anne Stillwell
– Abigail Smith
– Caitlin Wilson

Also, congratulations to our CATAPULT mentors who received, funding, Janice Wright Cheney and Bob Morouney.

And Melissa Kennedy, who was recently an Introspect resident artist also received a grant.

Congratulations to all the recipients, and we look forward to seeing what you are able to create with the support of arts nb!

CATAPULT Networking Event ⚡︎

ArtsLink NB is hosting the first networking event for CATAPULT alumni, and we’re inviting representatives from NB arts organizations to come meet the graduates.

The event will take place on Sunday, July 3rd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The BMO Studio Theatre at 112 Princess St., Saint John. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Catapult Arts Accelerator Networking Event, Sunday, July 3, 3pm to 6pm

If your organization would like to send representatives to the event, please send an RSVP to programming@artslinknb.com

Note: ArtsLink NB is offering a $50 stipend per person for those living more than 50 km outside of Saint John.

Welcoming New Summer Interns ☀️

Today we welcome three new summer interns to ArtsLink NB!

Welcome to our team! ArtsLink NB. The arts are vital to all New Brunswickers. Jean Schnell, Communications. Lessa Thornton, Outreach. Gabrielle Carruthers, Outreach.

Gabrielle Carruthers grew up in Bathurst, New Brunswick, and began studying tuba in high school at age thirteen. She played tuba with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra from 2013 until finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the Université de Moncton in 2017. Currently, Gabrielle studies tuba at the master’s level at McGill University. Before moving to Montreal, she played with local orchestras such as Tutta Musica, Symphony New Brunswick, and the East Coast Brass quintette. With her background in music, Gabrielle looks forward to working with other artists at ArtsLink NB this summer!

Jean Schnell is very fond of both the physical and musical arts. They write, “Music and art have been a common practice in my family for many years. I play guitar, piano, ukulele, and bass. I also enjoy singing and writing music. I love animals of all kinds but cats are definitely my favourite. Currently I am a high school student but I hope to pursue secondary school in the future.”

Lessa Thornton is a high school student wishing to pursue animation as a career. She writes, “I am an active member of New Brunswick arts programs as I am in my local Saint John Youth Orchestra, as well as the provincial New Brunswick Youth Orchestra where I play French Horn. I have participated in local and provincial music festivals and will be a proud member of SHAD McGill this year. In my free time I am always doodling designs down or consuming different types of media to inspire my art (if I have no homework to do). I am always looking for new ways to explore the arts and interact with interesting people within the community.”

Welcome to the team Gabrielle, Jean, and Lessa!

Creative Spaces Project Launch 📸🎤🎨🖼

ArtsLink NB, The Industrial Parks Collective, and USTATION are pleased to announce the official launch of the Creative Spaces Project. Join us Wednesday, June 22nd, 6pm at USTATION, 87 Prince William Street in Saint John.

Creative Spaces. Finding affordable studio spaces for artists musicians and creative professionals. Project Launch Wednesday, June 22, 6:00pm, USTATION, 87 Prince William St. Project presentation featuring local art, live painting, and DJ No No.

This event will include a presentation of the project, its partners, and a showcase of local arts and culture featuring paintings by member artists, live drawing with Brandon Hicks, and DJ No No spinning tunes.

Funded through the Saint John Community Arts Board, Creative Spaces is a summer-long project to identify key areas of need for space among artists, creative professionals, and arts organizations, with outreach activities aimed at local businesses, arts organizations, and property owners to identify spaces in the city that are appropriate for use as art studios, offices, and performing arts events.

Are you an artist or creative professional in need of studio space, workspace, or performance space? You are encouraged to complete our Creative Spaces Survey online.

The Facebook Event is here.