WORK FILM GRANT

**Submissions close October 26, 2018 at 11:59pm**

The WORK GRANT is a one-time music video fund available for emerging Women & Gender Non-Binary directors with Canadian citizenship.

Individuals eligible to apply for the fund must be:

  • Canadian citizens, people seeking Permanent Resident status, Protected Persons (approved refugee claimants) or Permanent Residents
  • Individuals who self-identify as a Women and/or Gender Non-Binary
  • Emerging artists and filmmakers
  • Over the age of 19
  • Each applicant for music video projects must apply with a musician who has given permission to the applicant to create music video for one of their songs
  • Musicians must also be Canadian citizens

Each applicant must apply with a musician who has given permission to the applicant to create music video for one of their songs.

October deadlines for literary grants, contests, publications (Canadawide)

Riddle Fence Contests ($, fees). One short-fiction submission is one story, one poetry submission is up to 3 poems; no more than 100 lines per poem. Entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions and no previously published (or accepted for publication) submissions. poetry, fiction    canada October 1
NoD. NōD accepts poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, and visual art from all writers and artists. Send up to 5 pieces and no more than 10 pages of poetry or up to 10 pages of prose. This can be multiple flash fiction pieces, one story up to 10 pages or any combination you’d like. Please send all pieces in one document with new pieces starting on a new page. NōD Magazine accepts only unpublished work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. poetry, fiction, non-fiction    canada October 5
The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize ($, fees). Submit up to three poems per entry (100 lines max per poem). $1,500 grand prize, $600 runner-up, $400 2nd runner-up. Entries must be original, previously unpublished in print or online, and not under consideration elsewhere. PRISM international is offering free entries for self-identifying Indigenous writers. Indigenous writers are invited to submit by emailing assistant@prismmagazine.ca by the deadline. We also have a number of free entries to offer to low-income writers, and we encourage writers for whom the contest entry fee is prohibitive to contact us to arrange contest entry. poetry    canada October 15
Event Magazine’s Nonfiction Contest ($, fees). Our annual Non-Fiction Contest winners feature in every winter issue since 1989, and many have gone on to greatness. Prize: $3,000 in prizes ($1,500 First Place, $1,000 Second Place, $500 Third Place) plus publication in EVENT. 5,000 word limit on entries. Entries must not have been previously published, either in print or online, been accepted for publication elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions and do not identify yourself on the entry.non-fiction    canada October 15
Bad Nudes. Fiction: 1 story, max. 3000 words Poetry: 5 poems, max. 10 pages. Include a <100 word bio. Please use eccentric formatting in poems/stories sparingly.poetry, fiction    canada October 31

 

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Signature Grants

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Signature Grants

The Board of Directors of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation considers requests for exceptional, one of a kind project grants twice annually.All letters of application or appeal must be postmarked by September 1, 2018 for consideration in the 2018 cycle. Signature Grants are made in response to exceptional opportunities and needs and they are contingent on available resources in each fiscal year.

For more information, visit: http://sheilahughmackay.ca/shmf/grants/signature-grants/.

Artist-in-Residency School Program Grant, Anglophone Sector

Artist-in-Residency School Program Grant, Anglophone Sector

The Artist-in-Residency School Program funds art projects which are based on Fine Arts curricular outcomes, and are a collaboration between one or more teachers and one or more artists. Schools in Anglophone districts are eligible to apply to the program by initiating a project together with a professional artist(s) in any, but not limited to, the following artistic disciplines: music, dance, theatre arts, literature (playwriting, storytelling), plastic arts and media arts such as film, and video. The general objectives of this program are to encourage students to express themselves and to think creatively and critically through education in the arts. Funding provided for a maximum of $3,000 per residency.

Applications for residencies must be received by email no later than September 28, 2018.

Once approved, residencies should end no later than the end of the school year. Only schools may initiate and present proposals with the collaboration of one or more artist. For more information, please refer to the guidelines, found at http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.201088.html

and has important information about the criteria and conditions

MEDIA RESOURCES JURIES AWARDS PROGRAMS ABOUT US ARTS INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS FOR NEW AND EMERGING ARTISTS

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.

Deadline

  • August 1st

Forms

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

Contact

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:

Micro-Grant Program (Local)

The hyperlocal, need-based Micro-Grant program provides numerous 1,000 USD grants enabling Detroit local artists to continue their practices. These grants are given on a rolling basis and are combined with career counselling by Red Bull Arts Detroit staff and advisors. Taken together, these grants represent Red Bull Arts Detroit’s dedication to the local community and the arts at large.

Open for applications on December 1, 2018, with rolling grants awarded starting January of 2019.

Grants Awarded by artsnb in the Creation and Documentation Programs

June 28, 2018 (Fredericton, NB) – The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) has released the results of its April 1, 2018 Creation and Documentation competitions.

Grants totaling $318,750 were awarded to the following artists to help with their creation projects, as well as in the documentation of art production in New Brunswick. Creation Grants – A Category For senior artists who have achieved a superior level of accomplishment and who have made a nationally or internationally recognized contribution to their discipline or to the arts in general.

Recipients: Allan Cooper, Alma, Literary Arts, $15,000

Lesandra Dodson, Fredericton, Multidisciplinary Arts, $12,950

Mario Doucette, Moncton, Visual Arts, $15,000

Ginette Pellerin, Grande-Digue, Media Arts, $15,000

Camilien Roy, Tetagouche-Sud, Literary Arts, $15,000

Janice Wright Cheney, Fredericton, Visual Arts, $15,000

Total awarded: $87,950

Creation Grants – B Category For mid-career artists who have been practicing professionally in their discipline for a sustained period of time and are able to demonstrate their recognized contribution to the arts regionally or nationally.

Recipients: Chantal Baudouin, Moncton, Dance, $5,600 Renée Blanchar,

Caraquet, Media Arts, $10,000 David Champagne,

Maisonnette, Visual Arts, $6,000 Marc-André Charron, Moncton.

Theatre, $7,500 Jon Claytor, Sackville, Multidisciplinary Arts, $9,000

Chris Eaton, Sackville, Literary Arts, $9,000

Marie Fox, Fredericton, Visual Arts, $10,000

Nadia Francavilla, Fredericton, Classical Music, $8,400

Mélanie Léger, Moncton, Media Arts, $9,000

Jean-François Mallet, Moncton, Classical Music, $8,300

Andrew Miller, Saint John, Classical Music, $8,000

Deanna Musgrave, Saint John, Visual Arts, $10,000

Kerry Lee Powell, Moncton, Literary Arts, $6,000

Craig Schneider, Fredericton, Visual Arts, $10,000

Maria Stephanie Weirathmueller, Fredericton, Visual Arts, $8,000

Total awarded: $124,800

Creation Grants – C Category For emerging artists who are striving to achieve a professional level in their discipline and who can demonstrate their commitment to the development of specialized skills or knowledge in their discipline as well as their commitment to the achievement of a professional level in their discipline through training, mentorship or peer recognition, and who are producing a growing repertoire or body of work.

Recipients:

Stéphanie Belanger, Bas-Caraquet, Multidisciplinary Arts, $4,000

Kristen Bishop, Fredericton, Craft, $4,500

Lance Blakney, Fredericton, Media Arts, $3,000

Nathalie Blaquière, Shippagan, Literary Arts, $4,950

Yalda Bozorg, Fredericton, Visual Arts, $5,000

Nawal Doucette, Saint John, Dance, $2,000

Todd Fraser, Sackville, Media Arts, $5,000

Ricky Frenette, Nigadoo, Classical Music, $5,000

Michel Goguen, Dieppe, Non-Classical Music, $1,500

Rory Greythorn, Fredericton, Craft, $3,000

Yeon Bae Jung, Fredericton, Craft, $3,000

Laura Lamey, Grand Barachois, Visual Arts, $2,000

Sandra Le Couteur, Pointe-Alexandre, Literary Arts, $4,500

Melissa LeBlanc, Nashwaak Bridge, Visual Arts, $5,000

Daniel Léger, Saint-Thomas-de-Kent, Literary Arts, $4,600

Xavier Lord-Giroux, Fredericton, Theatre, $2,000

Arianna Martinez, New Maryland, Media Arts, $4,000

Gordon Mihan, Fredericton, Media Arts, $4,000

Indigo Poirier, Fredericton, Non-Classical Music, $4,000

Lorne Power, Saint John, Visual Arts, $4,050

Rachel Thornton, Sackville, Visual Arts, $4,900

Robin Turner, Saint John, Craft, $2,500

Julie Whitenect, Saint John, Visual Arts, $5,000

Matt Williams, Sackville, Visual Arts, $4,500

Total awarded: $92,000

Documentation Grants For professional New Brunswick artists and arts professionals for the research, development and execution of original documentation of arts activities, arts products or art history; preference is given to projects addressing New Brunswick art or artists.

Recipients:

Daniel H. Dugas, Moncton, Media Arts, $4,200

Tim Rayne, Fredericton, Visual Arts, $4,100

Julie Whitenect, Saint John, Multidisciplinary Arts, $5,700

Total awarded: $14,000

For information on these and other artsnb programs, visit http://artsnb.ca/site/en/programs/ or call 1-866- 460-ARTS (2787) toll-free within NB. -30- Media Contact: Sarah Elizabeth Parker, Program Officer, prog@artsnb.ca, 506.440.0037 The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm’s length arts funding agency with a legislated mandate to facilitate and promote the creation of art as well as administering funding programs for professional artists in the province. Most of the funding for these programs is provided through the province’s Arts Development Trust Fund and by the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.

Artist-in-Residency School Program Grant, Anglophone Sector

The Artist-in-Residency School Program funds art projects which are based on Fine Arts curricular outcomes, and are a collaboration between one or more teachers and one or more artists. Schools in Anglophone districts are eligible to apply to the program by initiating a project together with a professional artist(s) in any, but not limited to, the following artistic disciplines: music, dance, theatre arts, literature (playwriting, storytelling), plastic arts and media arts such as film, and video.

The general objectives of this program are to encourage students to express themselves and to think creatively and critically through education in the arts. Funding provided for a maximum of $3,000 per residency.

Applications for residencies occurring in the fiscal year that begins on April 1, 2018, must be received by email no later than September 28, 2018.

Once approved, residencies should end no later than the end of the school year.

Only schools may initiate and present proposals with the collaboration of one or more artist. For more information, please refer to the guidelines, found at http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.201088.html, which contain important information about the criteria and conditions

Canada Council for the Arts: Info Session in NB

You’re invited to attend an information session on the Canada Council for the Arts’ Explore and Create program to learn about the program and its various components, get advice on how to prepare an Explore and Create grant application, and understand how applications are assessed. The info session will be offered in both official languages and will include a Q&A period.

Dates: May 31 and June 1st

Fredericton: https://www.facebook.com/events/1923692691022671/

Moncton: https://www.facebook.com/events/1701295546654709/

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:

 

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/fr/ministeres/tpc/culture/content/Filmtelevisionetnouveauxmedias.html

 

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.

Parent Residency Grant

The Parent Grant—made possible by new support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation—is a four-week residency for an artist with dependent child(ren) under the age of 15. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1000 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

The $1000 childcare stipend can be used at the artist’s discretion, though a childcare plan must be submitted with the application. Possible childcare scenarios include:

  • Bringing a caregiver or partner to stay for the residency period
  • Finding a childcare facility near WSW
  • Locating individuals near WSW who can provide childcare
  • Paying for childcare at your family’s home base

If you plan to bring your child(ren) and are in need of childcare, WSW recommends using Care.com to locate area providers. WSW cannot assist applicants in finding childcare options.

If your child/children are coming with you, WSW can provide a two-bedroom apartment (with a single bed in each room) that has a bathroom and an open kitchen/living area where another bed can be placed. The maximum occupancy is three. Please note that, for safety reasons and to maintain a focused working environment, children cannot be in the studios where artists are working.

The residency in a nutshell:

Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 15
Residency length: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, September – June

 -Application must include:

    • A current resume
    • A childcare plan, detailing your use of the $1000 stipend
    • A description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in (no more than 200 words)
    • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
    • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

For more info visit:

Parent Residency Grant

Notice of changes to AFCOOP’s Filmmakers Grant

AFCOOP’s deadline for our Grants for Filmmakers is coming up Aug. 1st! In advance of the deadline AFCOOP would like to draw attention to a number of changes that have been made to the grants and the grant requirements.

Summary of Changes:

  • We are please to announce a new grant entitled the Super 8 Bursary designed to cover all costs associated with shooting, processing and scanning two rolls of Super 8 film. Perfect for first time filmmakers or artists interested in exploring Super 8!
  • Analogue Film Grant (formerly celluloid creation grant) now offers $400 cash support to cover professional lab costs for larger analogue film-based projects.
  • Independent Filmmakers Grant now offers $400 cash support as well as access to AFCOOP’s production insurance.
  • In addition to the regular support material required for all grants, we are now offering the opportunity for applicants to submit one piece of audiovisual support material (via Vimeo or Youtube).
  • Submissions can now be accepted electronically (in addition to in-person or by mail). Email application form and related documents to techcoordinator@afcoop.ca (please include your name in all file names, summarize documents into single .pdf file where possible and provide clickable link to audiovisual support material, ie Vimeo)

 

To find out more information and learn how to apply, check out our website.

The full list of available grants it also on their website.

 

 

 

 

“Seeking Approval” – Successful Grant Proposal Writing Steps and Strategies

Grants from institutional sources – government agencies, foundations, service clubs, associations and the like – are a major revenue source for charities and non-profit groups striving to jumpstart new programs or strengthen existing services.  Yet the process of researching granting sources and developing compelling proposals can be a mysterious and frustrating quest for many charities.  All too frequently applicant organizations become discouraged by complex and voluminous procedures, heightened competition for the same pool of funds and the excruciating wait for what they hope is a positive response from the decision-makers. (more…)

UPTOWN SAINT JOHN EVENTS GRANT

Overview

As part of our mission to enhance the value and vitality of Uptown Saint John, the not for profit association offers sponsorships for events & festivals within the Business Improvement area.

Purpose of the Sponsorships

Sponsorships are intended to support the marketing or programming of an event, project or program in the Uptown area that meets the Eligibility Requirements below; funds are directly from the membership levy.

Eligibility Requirements (more…)

Telefilm Canada Micro-Budget Production Program: AFCOOP Recommandation Phase Application

AFCOOP is now accepting applications for another installment of the Telefilm Canada Micro-Budget Production Program. Telefilm’s Micro-Budget Program is a production opportunity for first-time feature filmmakers, with an emphasis on digital and online distribution models. AFCOOP is eligible to recommend one feature film application and one narrative web-based project for competition at the national level. (more…)

Strathbutler and the Sheilas

2017 Strathbutler

Since 1991, SHMF has been recognising excellence in the visual arts through the Strathbutler Award.

The nomination/application period for the 2017 Strathbutler Award is November 1st, 2016 to January 31st, 2017.

The Sheilas
Call for succinct concept letters from arts organizations or collectives for projects
aimed at the delivery of programs dedicated to the creation, presentation and promotion of the visual arts.

These infrastructure grants are intended to deepen the capacity of organizations to fulfill their mandates.

  • Concept letters (maximum 2 pages) must be postmarked by January 26th, 2017.
  • Invitations for full proposals will be issued to selected contenders on or before February 15th.
  • 2017 Project Grants will be announced April 1st.

Kathryn McCarroll
Executive Director
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
Box 416, Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L  4L9
506 693 5647
www.sheilahughmackay.ca

Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary – an animated film commissioning project

AFCOOP is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest from filmmakers for a commissioning project commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. AFCOOP is applying to HRM for funding to commission 3 original, animated short films that commemorate, educate, explore or reflect the diversity of communities that were impacted by this tragic historical event. From the HRM grant description:

“The Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Commemoration will honor the memory of those who died and suffered as a result of the explosion, will educate current and future generations about the significance of the event, and will celebrate the resilience of Halifax in rising from destruction to restore the full potential of the city and its people”.  

AFCOOP will provide: up to $2,000 cash (contingent on funding) and $2,000 in-kind facilities and equipment rentals (valued at commercial rates) towards each of the projects.

Interested filmmakers please submit the following:

  • Artist Statement / Letter of Intent – describe your practice as an animator (stop-motion, digital, drawn etc.) and include a brief description of what you would like to explore in your film (1-2 page max)
  • Filmography (include screenings, awards, format and duration)
  • Sample of your work (vimeo or dropbox link to one piece that best represents your practice)

Eligibility: This program is open to emerging and established artists. Since there is no formal training component, applicants must be able to compete their project with their current skills or to seek assistance or instruction outside of the program.

Evaluation: A peer-jury of filmmakers will select 3 applicants to put forward with AFCOOP’s application to HRM. Applications will be assessed based on the originality of the idea for the film, the applicants’ ability to complete the project and the quality of the support material.

Deadline: Nov. 21st 2016 11:59pm.

Submit: send PDFs to director@afcoop.ca with the subject line “Halifax Explosion”

Please note that this is a call for expressions of interest. We do not have confirmed funding for the project yet. We acknowledge that this call has a quick turn-around time. The opportunity to apply to this grant came to AFCOOP’s attention unexpectedly and we apologize for the short notice.   

Additional information: Please contact Martha at director@afcoop.ca or via phone (902) 405 4474 ext. 3

Information about the Halifax Explosion: https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion

ABOUT AFCOOP: Established in 1974 the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) is a non-profit, member-run centre for the production and presentation of creative films in a collaborative, learning environment.

AFCOOP operates with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Halifax Regional Municipality.

www.afcoop.ca

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation 2017 Annual Facilitation Grant Program: The Sheilas

The Board of Directors invites succinct concept letters from arts organizations or collectives for projects aimed at the delivery of programs dedicated to the creation, presentation and promotion of the visual arts. These infrastructure grants are intended to deepen the capacity of organizations to fulfill their mandates.

  • Concept letters (maximum 2 pages) must be postmarked byJanuary 26th, 2017.
  • Invitations for full proposals will be issued to selected contenders on or beforeFebruary 15th.
  • 2017 Project Grants will be announced April 1st.

Consult the website for all details

 

Kathryn McCarroll
Executive Director
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
Box 416, Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L  4L9
506 693 5647
www.sheilahughmackay.ca

Are you looking to advance your career in Canada’s cultural sector?

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.

Deadline to apply October First for Fall application (see link for all deadlines).

See full details, information and application process here.