The Sheilas 2020

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation invites applications from visual art organizations or collectives for the 2020 Annual Facilitation Grant Program “The Sheila’s”

In 2020, the focus of facilitation grants will be the publication of well-researched, analytical examinations of the work of New Brunswick artists.  These grants are intended to support arts organizations realize a print publication by a reputable publishing house or collective in conjunction with an exhibition. They are awarded on the recommendation of independent assessment panels.

The Deadline for all applications is February 14th2020.  Please consult the website for full application details.


The Arts Infrastructure Grants for Emerging Artists program is a project-based program designed to provide one-time capital acquisition to emerging New Brunswick artists to acquire equipment that will enable them to complete a project and strengthen their long-term artistic development.


  • August 1st


APPLY ONLINE: Click here to submit your grant application online.


You may reach us by telephone at (506) 444-4444 or +1 (866) 460-2787, toll-free in NB. Use the link below to send us an email:

SJAC: Professional Visual Artists’ Fund

The application process for this year’s funding opens March 1, 2018. Submission deadline is March 31, 2018. The announcement of the 2018 recipient will be at the opening reception for new exhibits at SJAC on May 4, 2018.

History & Administration of the Fund

A group of professional artists and arts supporters in the Saint John region joined forces some years ago to organize a number of highly successful fundraising events: Art in the City Studio Tour (2003) Art and Artifacts (2005) and Whodunit? (2007). The proceeds from these events have gone to establish the Professional Artists’ Fund which is managed through the Greater Saint John Community Foundation.

Since 2014, The New Brunswick Museum and the Saint John Arts Centre have managed the annual application process and the awarding of the grant. A three-person jury will review all applications.

Purpose of the Fund

The goal was to bring this fund to a point where at least one annual grant of $1000 could be drawn from the interest and awarded to a professional visual artist who needs financial assistance to pursue aspects of their careers (for example: studio rental, exhibit costs, art materials, research travel, etc.)

Unlike other arts grants, there is no final report.


The Hnatyshyn Foundation – TD Bank Group Awards for Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art and Emerging Visual Artist

Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2017

The awards support emerging curators and artists under the age of 35 whose body of work incorporates a public presence and peer recognition. Each year, one curator and one artist are selected to receive an award of $10,000 each.

Apply online: http://www.rjhf.com/programs/td-emerging-curator-artist/

The Sheilas 2018

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation invites applications for the 2018 Annual Facilitation Grant Program “The Sheila’s”

In 2018, SHMF will consider only proposals from organizations and collectives seeking to provide meaningful networking and educational opportunities for the visual arts sector. With the firm belief that the arts community flourishes through consultative, creative and collaborative exchange, SHMF will be selecting projects that demonstrate a clearly articulated vision, identify a target community and propose a cost effective program.

Preference will be given to groups that present innovative approaches to supporting the visual arts community.

The Deadline for all applications is January 15th.

Please consult the website for full application details.

Call for applications: Film, Television and New Media Program – Production and Development Incentives

The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture is issuing a second call for applications to its Film, Television and New Media Program – Production and Development Incentives.  Applications will be accepted up to and including October 2, 2017.  The Department will then proceed with the evaluation of applications received and issue grants to qualifying projects.  Applications must bE submitted by email to the following address: culture@gnb.ca.


Forms, guidelines and information can be found here:




Please contact Rebekah Chassé at (506) 453-5372 or rebekah.chasse@gnb.cafor questions or comments.


City Seeks Submissions for Artist-led Community Art Project

The City of Fredericton is now accepting submissions for an artist-led community art project.


The Community Art Program was introduced in 2015 for local non-profit arts and cultural organizations for collaborative community projects.  This year, local artists are invited to submit proposals for a project.  The deadline for submissions is October 27, 2017.


The successful proposal will involve the creation of a unique art project involving community engagement, and result in something tangible for the community to enjoy.  Examples may include the creation of short-term or permanent artwork, or an artistic enhancement to a neighbourhood or publicly accessible space.


Project submissions are open to all disciplines, one of which will be awarded $5,000.


For more information about the project guidelines, artist’s eligibility, criteria, and how to apply, visit www.fredericton.ca and search Community Art Program or contact Recreation, Culture & Community Development, 506-460-2240 orculture@fredericton.ca.

City of Saint John Community Arts Funding Program 2017


  1. Rationale

As described in the City of Saint John Arts and Culture Policy, adopted by Common Council on September 26, 2005, the arts make a substantial contribution to the quality of life and vitality of our community. The City of Saint John believes that one of the most effective means of facilitating the development of arts and culture in Saint John is to provide funding support to non-profit arts and/or cultural organizations serving our community. In this way, arts and culture organizations are encouraged to establish themselves, enhance their services, and provide their programming to the community. Accordingly, the City through the Saint John Community Arts Board has implemented the Community Arts Funding Program. This Program is designed to provide project support for non-profit organizations or groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline of the creative arts within the City of Saint John.