Sound Art Gathering / Colloque d’art sonnore IMAA AAMI in partnership with / en partenariat avec NAISA

Dates: November 10-11 / le 10 et 11 novembre 2016
Location/Lieu: Canadian Music Centre/Centre de musique canadienne, 20 St Joseph St, Toronto
Contact: info@imaa.ca 514-522-8240
The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) in partnership with New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is holding a Canadian Sound Art Gathering this November 10-11 at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto, ON. The Gathering features two days of focused conversations between members of the Canadian sound art community, exchanging views and strengthening ties, beginning on Thursday November 10 at 1pm and concluding on the evening of Friday Nov. 11.
The Sound Art Gathering coincides with two nights of sound art performances programmed by NAISA on the evenings of November 10 and November 11. These are ticketed events; a reduced admission fee is available for registered delegates of the Sound Art Gathering. For more details see http://naisa.ca/performances/upcoming-performances/

For more information or to register visit the eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sound-art-gathering-colloque-dart-sonore-tickets-28456595443

**Note that a small number of travel subsidies are available to support your travel to Toronto and lodging during the event. If you wish to be considered for a travel subsidy, please indicate your request when registering to the Eventbrite event. These subsidies will be distributed on a case by case basis; please understand that funds are limited. If we’re not able to fund your travel, we nevertheless look forward to seeing you in Toronto! 

Choral Fest 2016

Attention singers: It’s not too late to register for Choral Fest 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with Michael Zaugg, the Canadian Swiss-born choral conductor who is in demand across Canada, the US, and Europe. Choral Fest takes place on October 14-16 at Grace Memorial Baptist Church. For further information call 453-3731 or email nbcf@nbnet.nb.ca. To register online go to https://nbcfsite.wordpress.com

WordsFall 2016

WFNB will be hosting its annual fall literary festival in Shediac, November 4 -5. (Schedule attached).

WordsFall 2016 includes professional development workshops, book launches and open mic readings. It gives writers a chance to gather as a community, hone their craft, and share stories before the onset of winter.

Registration fee for the weekend, including all professional development sessions, lunch and coffee breaks is $85 for members and $110 for non-members. Registration deadline is November 3rd.


Details are on our website. Thanks so much for sharing!

Registration Form

Contact East 2016

The Atlantic Presenters Association is very excited for Contact East 2016 as it’s approaching quickly. We have over 120 delegates attending the conference and we suggest taking a look at the DELEGATE LISTING located on our website!

Contact East, presented by the Atlantic Presenters Association, brings together the very best of North American talent in music, theatre and dance to showcase their work for regional, national and international presenters. Contact East 2016 will take place September 22nd-25th in Saint John, New Brunswick and will involve three days of formal showcase events; a Contact Room session where artists, agents and presenters can interact to discuss availability and bookings; and a variety of workshops, clinics and round table discussions, which are relevant to the industry’s affairs.

You can find the full schedule on contacteast.ca.

Deadline for Registration
Register by August 17 to be included in our conference handbook’s DELEGATE LISTING. Your name in the delegate listing means increased visibility during and after the conference. This will be our delegate’s “go to” resource to connect with each other. Don’t miss out! Contact Matt at the APA office for more information.

Register Now!



Calling Musicians Of New Brunswick!

Club One New Releases will be in Moncton this summer and we are looking for six (6) emerging musical artists or groups to be filmed for the series! Club One New Releases is an Atlantic Canadian based on-demand TV series featured on Bell’s FibreOP TV1 network. The series highlights live musical performances as well as in-depth interviews with the artists about the writing process of their music.

From the six (6) artists/groups selected to be featured in the series, at least one (1) will be chosen from New Brunswick to take part in additional filming in Trinidad & Tobago in March, 2017 which will pair musicians from Canada and the Caribbean together to write and perform original songs through musical fusion.

Club One New Releases will be filming in Moncton on August 26, 27 and 28. There are only six (6) available spaces, so if you are interested in participating, please email fabian@orionmusic.com for consideration.

For more information regarding the series, visit our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/internationalshowcase




“The Other Side” Web Series Contest is now open to Canadians of Aboriginal ancestry

The Other Side Web Series Contest is open to Canadians of Aboriginal ancestry (self-identified, Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 15-30.

We invite you to submit short creative videos to a web series contest about the afterlife between June 21 and September 16, 2016. The contest encourages young First Nations, Inuit and Métis people to connect with the elders in your communities and ask what they believe happens after this life. You can then put together a short video (2 to 7 minutes in length) conveying that answer in whatever creative way you wish – animation, documentary, music video, etc. The possibilities are only limited by your own imagination.

The Other Side will select up to 10 entries to be featured as part of a web series that will be shared online when Season 3 of the TV show airs on APTN this fall. Winners will get some consultation with the production team behind the show, and also be eligible for prizes that are currently being fundraised through an Indiegogo campaign that ends on June 30. The goal is to raise $5500, which should leave about $5000 after fees paid to the platform and credit card companies. Whatever is raised will be split evenly among the winners (after the costs and fees for the crowdfunding campaign are subtracted).

To submit:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen between the ages of 15 and 30 years old.
  • You much be of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry (self-identified, Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis).
  • Youth are expected to approach and collaborate with elders in their communities to answer the question “what happens after this life?”
  • This question can then be answered in a short creative video (2-7 minutes in length), taking any form you want (documentary, scripted, animation, music video, etc).
  • Once the video is completed, upload it to Vimeo or YouTube and submit via our Contest Submission Form.
  • Submission means full acceptance of the Contest Rules and Regulations.
  • Minors submitting videos will also need to upload this Consent Form completed and signed by their parent or guardian.

Closes on September 16, 2016.

Full regulations & information here



ArtsLink is hosting an  artist’s talk night series right here in NB! Fun, short presentations where the speaker has 6 minutes and 40 seconds to give a talk accompanied by 20 slides (displayed for 20 seconds each). We’re looking for artists of every discipline to participate in one of these fun and energetic evenings. Participants are asked to prepare a presentation about their own work; they can share current work, upcoming work, and/or an older project.

We have so many fantastic members (225 and counting) doing so many fantastic things, we thought it would be great to bring folks together to find out what their peers are up to. Let’s bust everyone out of their studios to share our stories and perhaps a drink. ArtsLink will facilitate these Short & Sweet speaker nights, including tech support and setting up slideshows ahead of time. For our pilot round, there will be four events taking place across New Brunswick, one in Saint John, Fredericton, Sackville, and Woodstock.

We’re recruiting participants now!  If you think you’d like to present in one of these places, or would just like to find out more, please email intern@artslinknb.com with the subject heading “ArtsLink Speaker Series”.  



Sackville: Deadline August 10 to present on the 23th.

Saint John: Deadline August 9 to present on the 16th.  100% Booked! 

Other locations TBA.

Grant – New Chapter: Arts Program to Mark the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

New Chapter: Arts Program to Mark the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Deadline: 4 July, 2016

Grant Amount: $50,000 – $500,000


Given the possibility of a postal strike, we recommend that you submit your application throughGo! Grants online or use a courier service. Please note that applications sent by email will not be accepted. The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and encourages applications from culturally diverse, Deaf, disability and official language minority artists, groups and organizations.

The Canada Council recognizes and affirms the Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of this land and encourages applications from First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups, and organizations in all its programs. Measures are in place in all programs to support these commitments.Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines [PDF, 209.7 KB].

Program Description:

The Canada Council for the Arts is marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation by creating a special program to support the creation and sharing of exceptional artistic and literary works. It will result in inspiring works that interpret the world we live in and envision our shared future. These works will encourage public engagement in the arts and will promote outreach locally, nationally and internationally.

The purpose of the program is to:

  • offer all Canadians a wide array of powerful, daring, and exceptional artistic experiences
  • provide artists, artists’ groups/collectives and arts organizations with means to take greater risks and develop projects on a greater scale and scope than their usual activities. These one-time projects will serve to advance their own development and that of their arts practices.
  • strengthen the presence of the arts in conversations about the future of the country, locally, nationally and internationally.

The Canada Council encourages projects inclusive of youth, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, culturally diverse, regional, and official language minority communities, and people who are Deaf or have disabilities.


4 July, 2016

31 October, 2016: The program has these two deadlines only.

The program has these two deadlines only.
Your completed application form and all required support material must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.

Grant Amount:

You must apply for at least $50,000 in eligible expenses. (See the Program Guidelines for details.) The maximum grant amount is $150,000 for individuals, collaborations and artist groups/collectives, and $500,000 for organizations.


To apply to this program, you must meet the eligibility criteria of your arts discipline, as defined in the Canada Council’s current programs.

You may only submit one application to the program.

Professional artists

To apply to the Canada Council for the Arts, you must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.

You must also meet the Canada Council’s definition of a professional artist, which is an artist who:

  • has specialized training in the artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions)
  • is recognized as a professional by his or her peers (arts professionals working in the same artistic tradition)
  • has a history of public presentation or publication (in Canada or abroad, in a professional context.)

Artists’ Groups and collectives

Groups and collectives are not incorporated and do not necessarily have permanent venues. They must be able to submit an application in the name of an entity that can receive a grant in its name.

Arts Organizations and Literary Publishers

Professional Canadian arts organizations and literary publishers are also eligible.Their mission, legal incorporation documents, bylaws or other governance documents must clearly demonstrate a professional artistic mandate.

Further Information

Sue-Ellen Gerritsen or Christian Mondor
Program Officers
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, extension 4008
TTY: 1-866-585-5559

VIII Games of La Francophonie Call

The VIII Games of La Francophonie will be held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from July 21 to 30 2017. We are currently in the process of putting together a team of individuals, know as Mission Staff, who will best serve the needs of New Brunswick artists and their technicians, athletes, and their coaches during the Games.

The role of Mission Staff is very important to the overall success of Team Canada New Brunswick at the Game of La Francophonie. Over the years, New Brunswick has been fortunate to have the members of Mission Staff who were capable, enthusiastic, dedicated and committed to the overall efforts of New Brunswick Teams. The Mission Staff also plays a lead role as ambassadors for the province.

Applicant are asked to complete the necessary documentation and return it directly to the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, no later that Thursday, June 30th, 2016, 4:30 AST.


Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact (506) 444-2574.

Application form: Formulaire appel candidature EN

Description of position: Descriptions des postes EN

French application are also available.


See more at https://www.jeux.francophonie.org/

NB Choral Federation Choral Fest Registration

Once again the New Brunswick Choral Federation presents its annual choral fest. This celebration of choral music invites singers from all
over the province to join us in Fredericton on October 14 – 16, under the direction of one of Canada’s foremost Choral Conductors,
Michael Zaugg.
The deadline for registration is Friday, September 30, 2016.
Call or email our office for further details at 453-3731 and nbcf@nbnet.nb.ca, and check out our website, www.nbcfsite.wordpress.com,
to take advantage of on-line registration and online payment. This promises to be a spectacular experience for all who enjoy choral

NB Fine Craft Gala tickets available now!

The Fine Craft Gala on the evening of Friday, July 15th will kick off the 2016#FromHumanHands: NB Fine Craft Fest at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal in Saint John. With a theme of Diversity, this event will feature a speaker series with artist and instructor Brigitte Clavette, artist and instructor Judie Acquin-Miksovsky, and artist Philip Savage, recipient of the 2015 Nel Oudemans Award. The presentation of the 2016 Nel Oudemans award by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation will also be a highlight of the evening, as well as NBCC “Best Booth”, “Best Body of Work”, and “Best New Product” awards. Gala attendees will receive an exclusive “First Look” preview of the NB Fine Craft Festival from 6-7pm to the live music of Nova Scotian fiddler Alycia Putnam. The gala commences at 7pm. Plus enjoy craft beer from Picaroons Traditional Ales and delicious appetizers and spirits from Urban Deli.

Limited tickets are available: $20 + HST
Tickets on sale on eventbrite.com: http://ow.ly/rFbQ300Yil7

Network with NBCC professional craftspeople, enthusiasts, advocates, administrators, craft champions, and emerging artists within the sector. Get first pick of unique products crafted #FromHumanHands by NBCC Juried Members, who are masters of design and craftsmanship. Be inspired by the stories, heritage skills, aesthetics, and high standard of New Brunswick fine craft.

Presented by the New Brunswick Crafts Council, Canada’s oldest crafts council. Proceeds go to the NBCC, a provincial non-profit organization, to support fine craft in the province.

From Human Hands: NB Fine Craft Fest, July 16 & 17:https://www.facebook.com/events/133705957042375/
For more information, visit nbcraftscouncil.ca, check out our facebook page:facebook.com/NewBrunswickCraftsCouncil, or call 506-450-8989.