Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate


Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier.

Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate


September 6- October 25, 2019, opening September 6, 2019, Saint John Arts Centre.

The exhibition Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate groups the work of artists Tara Francis, Nicole Haché, and Indigo Rain Poirier. In March 2019, l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), ArtsLink NB, and Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective created the Cross-Cultural Creative Residency that brought together Indigenous, Francophone, and Anglophone artists. During their residency, Tara Francis, Nicole Haché, and Indigo Poirier traveled to the community of Metepenagiag First Nation, Caraquet, and Saint John. 

Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate explores how through the experience of working and immersing in another community and environment it can allow a dialogue around shared experiences, knowledge and understanding. 

Tara Francis is a visual artist of Mi’kmaq and Irish descent from Elsipogtog First Nation.  In her work, she is reimagining traditional Mi’kmaq teachings with a contemporary sensibility. Tara’s practice includes silk painting, acrylic, and porcupine quillwork. She facilitates workshops, participates in artist residences, and continues to exhibit her work locally and internationally.

Nicole Haché is from l’Île Lamèque and is now based in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Since 2002, she has been actively involved in the effervescence of arts and culture in the province. During her artistic journey, the Acadian artist stands out by participating in several projects of solo and group exhibitions, as well as several artist residencies in the provincial, national and international levels, in Europe, North America, and Africa.


Indigo Rain Poirier is an electronic musician originally from Kingsclear First Nation, now based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Indigo is an almost entirely self taught musician, learning how to play and write music by way of online resources and communities. In 2018, Indigo was named the Music NB Electronic Musician of the Year and has toured their project Wangled Teb, playing at Flourish Festival, Quality Block Party, Pop Montreal and Sled Island in Calgary to name a few.

Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate is on display starting September 6th at the Saint John Arts Centre until October 25, 2019. It will be traveling to Metapenagiag Heritage Park in November 2019, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton in January 2020 and at the Galerie Bernard-LeBlanc, Caraquet in March 2020.


This exhibition is curated by 3E Collective.


3E Collective was formed during the fall of 2018 while Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Erin Goodine, and Emilie Grace Lavoie were hired as emerging curators at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to curate the 50th anniversary exhibition of the New Brunswick Art Bank. While working together, they discovered that they worked well collaboratively, sharing knowledge and experience from their different educational and cultural backgrounds. 


This exhibition is supported by: 

The Government of New Brunswick, ArtsLink NB, Association Acadienne des Artistes Professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick, Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation, Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective, the Saint John Arts Centre and the Metepenagiag Heritage Park.

Seeking musicians of Mi’kmaw ancestry for L’nuta’ql Music Showcase project

The L’nuta’ql Music Showcase project seeks to create incentives and inspire artists to begin writing, recording and performing music featuring the Mi’kmaw language. We are seeking musicians of Mi’kmaw ancestry, to professionally record and perform their music as part of the L’nuta’ql Music Showcase project. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a demo in the Mi’kmaw language (in entirety or in part) and be available to perform on October 28 in Membertou.

Applicants may submit songs without Mi’kmaw language but the song must have a strong connection to Mi’kmaw culture and the applicant must be agree to including MI’kmaw phrases or language within the song if chosen to participate.

Deadline to Apply is September 21, 2018
(11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Full information here.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Are you looking to advance your career in Canada’s cultural sector?

Talent to Lead “T2L” is a new program of the Cultural Human Resources Council designed to support mid-career cultural managers who are seeking to advance to the executive level of leadership in Canada’s cultural sector.

CHRC is pleased to announce that its Talent to Lead program T2L is now receiving applications. This professional development program is designed for mid-career cultural leaders seeking advancement in their career. T2L offers an opportunity to learn in a peer-group setting while also getting expert support from executive leaders in the field.

To date, 42 talented mid-career leaders from across the country and across the sector participated in T2L and 25% of T2L participants have since moved to executive level positions within cultural organizations.

T2L3 will focus on selecting 20 cultural leaders from Indigenous, racialized and official language minority communities across Canada to participate in the program.

The program is guided by a national steering committee and will consist of a series of learning webinars that focus on leadership and HR management fundamentals and competencies. Alongside the webinar learning series, participants will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an executive level mentor and gain insight into how to put their learning into practice to advance their career.

As well as the mentorships and webinar training, this year there will be regional gatherings across the country to bring together participants from previous cohorts for a one-day learning exchange. The learning exchange will include training on harassment and an opportunity to discuss key issues impacting the sector today and form the basis for a white paper from the perspective of current cultural leaders across Canada.

Deadline for applications is September 30, 2018.

To apply go to:




THIRD SHIFT is a growing project and labour of love. Each year we rely on our volunteers’ generosity to bring it all together. Volunteering is an amazing way to meet new people, participate behind the scenes and learn about the art projects in-depth. We’re now looking for reliable individuals to join the team. Contact our associate, Ashton at for more information or to sign up!

Investment into emerging curators to mark the 50th anniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $82,000 to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank.

The investment by the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture are being allocated to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to help engage three emerging curators from the francophone, anglophone and First Nations communities to create a provincial touring exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary.

“In the last 50 years, the New Brunswick Art Bank has built a unique and tremendous collection of visual artworks of New Brunswick artists that have contributed to our quality of life and cultural richness,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. “Our government is proud to support the celebration of this important anniversary through strong partnerships such as the one with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This will also ensure that emerging curators will be equipped with a variety of perspectives, skills and knowledge to fulfill their future role in art institutions and organizations and to nourish the role of the New Brunswick Art Bank.”

Under the agreement, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery will collaborate with other New Brunswick art institutions as the project moves forward.

“We are very pleased to be working with our colleagues and partners across the province in celebrating the cultural treasure that is the New Brunswick Art Bank,” said Thomas Smart, director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. “We look forward to engaging the next generation of curators in this project and to celebrate the diversity of media, histories, cultures, languages, and viewpoints found in the art bank. This is truly an inspiring project, and we are thrilled that the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is a part of it.”

In addition to the provincial touring exhibition, the new curators will also create an exhibition catalogue that will better familiarize them with the wide range of New Brunswick contemporary artists.

More information about the New Brunswick Art Bank is available online.

Southwestern Watercolour Society 55th Annual Members Exhibition

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

City: Dallas

State: Texas

Fee: $35.00

Event Dates: 8/29/2018 – 9/29/2018

Entry Deadline: 6/30/18

Days remaining to deadline: 4

Southwestern Watercolour Society 55th Annual Members Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, August 29, to September 30, 2018, at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. Entry Deadline is midnight, June 30, 2018.

The juror is Robert Burridge.

Artists must be active members of SWS or join the society for $35 at

Cash and merchandise to be awarded totalling over $5,000.

Submissions must be original art only and must be two-dimensional art in watercolour or acrylic on paper or yupo.

Fragments of Humanity. Archaeology in Québec: Exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum until October 21, 2018

The New Brunswick Museum is hosting an exhibition entitled “Fragments of Humanity. Archaeology in Québec” until October 21, 2018. This is the first major exhibition entirely dedicated to Québec’s archaeology, and it celebrates 50 years of archaeological discoveries in Québec. Two hundred important pieces are included. Chosen from among work in collections and artefacts found in archaeological digs on more than 10,000 sites throughout Québec, these objects reflect and recount Québec’s past and uncover a remarkably diverse territory. The exhibition includes several items from the archaeological holdings of the Department of Culture and Communications of Québec (MCCQ) displayed for the very first time.

Created by Pointe-à-Callière, an archaeological and historical museum in Montreal, the exhibition also features objects on loan from nearly a dozen other sources, such as the City of Montréal, the City of Québec, Pointe-du-Buisson Québec Museum of Archaeology, Avataq Cultural Institute, and Parks Canada.

The exhibition brings to life the events and ways of life behind these fragments of humanity. Each piece, in its own way, reveals a different aspect of Québec’s heritage. Arranged both chronologically and thematically to highlight the rich and varied archaeological collections of Québec, the exhibition is divided into four parts: ancient stories, a land of trade and commerce, chronicles of everyday life, and stories from the depths.

All are invited to attend the official opening of the exhibition, free of charge, at the New Brunswick Museum on June 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

‘Fragments of humanity. Archaeology in Québec’ was organized by Pointe-à-Callière in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Communications of Québec. A financial contribution for this exhibition has been given by the Government of Canada.

 For more information:

Caitlin Griffiths or Aristi Dsilva, Communications & Marketing, New Brunswick Museum
(506) 654-7059 or (506) 643-2358

Atlantic Dance Festival- Call For Submissions: Professional Dance Artist!

Show: Acadie Rock – August 15th 2018
Application deadline July 13th

For anyone interested in dancing in a group choreography to the music of Sweet Crude at the 13th edition of the atlantic dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique, your application must contain the following information:

  • Name of the artist;
  • Address, phone number and email address;
  • A brief resume;
  • A video demonstrating the technical and artistic abilities (DVD, USB stick or video link)
  • Be available for rehearsals between the 6th and 15th of August

Please send your application (video, CV) before July 13th to either or to this address:

P.S.; take advantage of our Summer Dance Intensive guest teachers from the 6-17th of August for professional training while you are in Moncton.

NB Literary Arts and Publishing SURVEY DEADLINE JUNE 8

Start your survey now to have your voice be heard! The survey deadline is Friday, June 8th at midnight.

The Government of New Brunswick is working with Nordicity to develop a growth strategy for the province’s literary arts, publishing and booksellers sectors.

Why is the survey important for you? 

  • It is your chance to have your voice be heard by government and other policy and funding decision-makers and influencers.
  • This study will help us assess the size and needs of the sector, and to develop a strategy to support its growth.
  • The final report will provide information that will be helpful to you, other industry members and government alike.

Who should complete this questionnaire?
Every individual person, company and organisation that is involved in New Brunswick’s literary arts sector, including:

  • Writers
  • Publishers
  • Booksellers
  • Freelancers
  • Literary festivals & events producers
  • Illustrators
  • Translators
  • Support bodies and other literary service providers

It should take you approximately 20 minutes to complete the survey.

Please respond no later than Friday, June 8th, 2018 at midnight.

If you have any questions, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact:

Start your survey now to have your voice be heard! The survey deadline is Friday, June 8th at midnight.

Speaking Up on Arts Education: GOING AHEAD in Fredericton Tonight


Mar. 13, Fredericton:

We are going forward as planned. If you cant attend we ill have lots of other ways to participate in this project including an online survey released this week. Drive Safe everyone!

We will attempt another Facebook live stream tonihgt too.

For more, see

One and All – Parents, educators, artists, students, and all interested community members: Join us Monday March 12 from 6PM-8PM for a dynamic discussion about arts education!

Everyone will have an opportunity to discuss the future of Anglophone public arts education in New Brunswick at this energetic world café.

We’ll ask you about your community and family’s access to arts education. Your feedback will help us paint a picture of what arts education looks like across the Anglophone School Districts.

March 12 – Saint John, ASDS District Office, 490 Woodward Ave, 6-8 PM

March 13- Fredericton, The Ville, 241 Canada St, 6-8PM

March 14 -Miramichi, ASDN District Office, 78 Henderson St, 6-8 PM

March 15 – Moncton Moncton Public Libary, 644 Main St, 6-8 PM


The Arts Education Town Halls are part of a review of Anglophone arts education being led by ArtsLink NB as an important element in the realization of the province’s Cultural Policy. Participants will be asked to reflect on the state of arts education in their school district and to consider the impacts of arts education on their children, their students, or themselves. Discussions will identify significant challenges facing arts education as well as gathering ideas for what Anglophone arts education could look like in the future. Input will help direct further research as ArtsLink prepares a report on ways in which curriculum design, staffing, and resources can ensure that New Brunswick is doing its best to capitalize on the societal benefits that can be delivered by arts education in the schools.

Symphony New Brunswick Virtuoso Series: “Circles” with Ventus Machina and Résonance

From Renaissance to Rock

Including a new work by Andrew Reed Miller and new arrangements by James Kalyn and Ricky Frenette, Circles will explore the varied sonorities of a mixed group of musicians – winds, percussion and double bass. 

Starting with actual renaissance music, moving through newer music with a renaissance feel, to new music with a rock feel, to actual classic rock covers, the program promises to be a mixed bag of goodies with something for everyone. 

The concert coincides with the exhibition “Circles” with NB artist Deanna Musgrave at the Saint John Art Centre. For the Sussex, Fredericton and Moncton shows, Deanna’s art will be displayed using projections.

“Circles” Concert details:

January 18 Janvier : Fredericton: McCain Hall, STU , 19H30

January 19 Janvier: Sussex:  St Francis Xavier, 19H30

January 20 Janvier: Moncton: Place Resurgo Place, 19H30

January 21 Janvier: Saint John Arts Centre, 14H00

Concert tickets are available at the door/ (or at the Box Offices in Saint John/ Imperial or Moncton/ Capitol)

Moncton, Capitol Theatre/ théâtre Capitol (506) 856-4379,

Saint John, Imperial Theatre/ theatre Impérial  (506) 647-4100,


Students/ étudiants $10/

Adults/ adultes $26

                                                              Children free


For more information, interviews or photos, phone SNB at 634 8379

Craft East Buyers’ Expo 2018

Craft NB is looking for emerging craftspeople looking to wholesale their work to the Craft East Buyers’ Expo 2018 (formerly known as ACTS). This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to test the waters of the wholesale sector with the help of Craft NB, at a reduced cost. Deadline extended to Monday, October 23. You can learn more and download an application here:

WordsFall 2017

On November 3 and 4 WFNB will be hosting our annual fall literary festival in Sussex.
Offering a poetry workshop with Roger Moore, a fiction master class with Chuck Bowie, a short story writing workshop with Joe Powers and a publishing Q & A – and garden tour – with Beth Powning.
The details and registration form will also be on the website at

Public Art Project for Carleton North High School Library, Florenceville – Bristol


The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery, in partnership with Carleton North High School and The Town of Florenceville-Bristol, invites professional artists and artist teams to submit their qualifications for consideration to design a permanent site-specific artwork for the Carleton North High School Library in Florenceville-Bristol, NB.

This is a two-stage pilot project.

Deadline: 4:00 pm Tuesday 31 October 2017

Budget: Selected Artist Design Fee: $3,500.00

Selected Artist Residency at CNHS Fee: $1,000.00 (time to be negotiated)

Contact: Jennifer Stead, Executive Director & Curator, The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery, Florenceville-Bristol, NB email:


All professional artists who reside in New Brunswick. 


Carleton North High School is a cultural hub in Florenceville-Bristol hosting many community sporting and arts events, including being home to the 39-year-old Carleton Victoria Arts Council and the Weldon Matthews Theatre.

The commissioned artwork will be installed in the library, on the second floor of the building. Recent renovations to the library have resulted in fewer stacks, banks of computers and comfortable seating, creating an environment designed for collaboration and knowledge co-construction.  The commissioned art work should reflect the concepts of learning, community, and diversity.

The selected location for the art is an existing floor-to-ceiling “frame” structure, with an 8’ x 10’ x 2’ opening that is parallel to a plate glass curtain wall over-looking the main approach to the building. Lit at night, the art will be visible from the exterior as well as the interior of the building.

For details about the call please go to Public Art Opportunity.

City Seeks Submissions for 2018–2020 Cultural Laureate

The City of Fredericton is now accepting submissions for the position of Cultural Laureate for 2018-2020.


The successful applicant, a resident of the city, will have achieved excellence among their peers and have a body of work that demonstrates a connection to the city and relevance to the citizens of Fredericton. This position begins in January 2018. Applications are due by October 27, 2017.


The City of Fredericton’s Cultural Laureate will reach out to a broad audience through public appearances, outreach and community engagement activities; work to raise the profile of – and be an advocate for – the arts; reflect our citizens’ broad interests and aspirations through their artwork; and, as a representative of the city, the Laureate will highlight and celebrate our history and relevant features of our present-day social, cultural, economic, and natural environment.


The focus of Fredericton’s first Cultural Laureate (Ian LeTourneau, 2016 – 2018) was the literary arts. During his term, Letourneau created five works of poetry that celebrate Fredericton, engaged the community through public readings at events and City Council meetings, led workshops for adults and children in partnership with the Fredericton Public Library, and is working to launch the first ‘Word Feast: Fredericton’s Literary Festival’ to take place in September.


“Ian LeTourneau has been a tremendous asset to our community as Cultural Laureate and has helped to incorporate art into our everyday lives,” said Mayor Mike O’Brien. “His unique and insightful poetry has delighted readers of all ages, and his Literary Festival endeavour will surely enhance our City’s already strong literary heritage as ‘The Poet’s Corner of Canada’.”


Candidates for Fredericton’s next Cultural Laureate will be considered from all art disciplines. Applicants are invited to propose how they would effectively engage the residents of Fredericton through the arts. The Cultural Laureate position was a recommendation of the City of Fredericton Cultural Plan, adopted in 2014.


For more information on the roles and responsibilities, term and support, eligibility, selection process, and applications details, visit www.fredericton.caand search Cultural Laureate or contact Recreation, Culture & Community Development, 506-460-2240 or


Cultural Laureate:

Craft NB Summer Student Job opportunities

We are looking for 2 summer student this year: an Assistant project manager and a Research and Archive Officer

Please share that with the people you know might me interested!
The Student:

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Must have been registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year
  • Must intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year

The CCF is also looking for a summer student in Graphic Design and Communications

For more information and to apply:

Call: THIRD SHIFT Public Art Projects

THIRD SHIFT Public Art Projects — Saint John, N.B. Call for Proposals for Temporary Art Installations and Performance Deadline: Monday, May 1st, 2017


THIRD SHIFT Residency— Saint John, N.B.  Call for Residency Proposals Deadline: Monday, May 1st, 2017

THIRD SHIFT is an annual night time exhibition of public contemporary art projects presented by Third Space, an itinerant artist-run centre for contemporary art located in Saint John, NB. Established in 2015, this event aims to offer Saint John residents a unique opportunity to reimagine their city, activate vacant and under-utilized areas and engage with the surroundings of the South Central Peninsula. (more…)

Call to artists: Artwork acquisitions for the Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Collection

Deadline for proposals: April 1 2017

The Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen is soliciting proposals from artists for artwork acquisitions through the Louise and Reuben Cohen Fund. Following work done to enhance the institutions processes and practices related to the collection, the acquisition committee members are happy to resume their activities with an enhanced purchasing ability this year. Artists are invited to propose up to twelve recent works (produced since 2000) and/or significant artwork in their career.

Guidelines and the online form are available at this address: