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…)

Writing Retreat in Ireland, April 20-30, 2017


10-day Writing Retreat in Ireland with award-winning author Gerard Collins, April 20-30, 2017

Combine travel and adventure with writing on this unique, 10-day retreat to Ireland! Join Dr. Gerard Collins, an award-winning Newfoundland author and experienced university and writing educator, for this once-in-a-lifetime literary tour of Ireland.

Your writing getaway includes roundtrip air from Saint John to Ireland, 5 nights at Clontarf Castle in Dublin, luxury accommodations in Sligo and Ennis, all breakfasts and most dinners, ground transportation, taxes, and airport fees. We will enjoy stopovers at Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, the haunts and resting place of W.B. Yeats, a boat ride on Lough Gill, sailing to the Isle of Innisfree, and more.

Gerard will give creative writing workshops and host individual meetings with all participants, where the focus is on you and your writing, and where Gerard will provide detailed feedback on your writing. There will be group readings as well as opportunities for grand conversation and inspiration: a thoughtful balance of time spent in the company of other writers and time alone dedicated to your own writing.

It’s the perfect time to go to Ireland, at last, and a rare opportunity to work directly with Gerard, an award-winning author and IMPAC Dublin nominee. All genres and writing levels welcome. Sign up by January 30, 2017. Cost is $4,399 CAD per person based on two travellers, or $5,249 CAD based on single traveller. Land-only rates and air from other gateways is available.

Visit  www.goandwrite.ca for more information or reach out to Gerard directly: gerardcollins@gerardcollins.ca.

To view the full retreat itinerary and to register directly for your writing getaway, visit: http://www.freedomtours.com/writingretreatinireland.html, or call 1-506-632-1012 or 1-800-561-2324 toll free.

Workshops at the Fredericton #FromHumanHands Fest

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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS will be presented every day of the #FromHumanHands Fine craft festival in Fredericton in Officer’s square. People interested in the workshops must pre-register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/craft-workshops-from-human-hands-tickets-26759363978 . List of workshops :

Friday, August 26, 1-4PM
ECO PRINT with Shoshi Designs: Before chemical dyes, fabrics were dyed with plants. The search for elusive colours is interwoven with the history of fashion. Learn a variety of eco printing techniques, including fabric preparation, how to shift colour with additives. Use local leaves and flowers to create a beautiful silk scarf.

Eco Print: $20 participant fee. 15 participant slots. Minimum age required: 18

Saturday, August 27, 10AM-1PM
NEEDLE FELT with Bella McBride Designs: Needle felt with Bella McBride! Needle felting is the process of poking different colours of wool with a barbed needle to create forms. This workshop will give you the knowledge and skills you need to create your very own needle felted pieces.

Needle Felt: $20 participant fee. 15 participant slots. Minimum age required: 12

Saturday, August 27, 2-5PM
METAL FORM with TerraBijou Jewelry: Learn how to bend, shape and texture copper and brass with Terra Bijou Jewelry. Create your own pair of earrings or a pendant using various professinoal tools and techniques.
This workshop will open your eyes to the possibilities of metal.

Metal Form: $20 participant fee. 15 participant slots. Minimum age required: 12

Sunday, August 28
WORLD OF WAMPUM with Wildabout Wampum: Use special tools to sculpt, sand and handcraft a one-of-a-kind pendant out of the beautiful Quahog shell. Wampum was originally made by the Wampanoag in the United States and was used for both trade and ceremonial purposes.

First session: 11AM-12:30PM ; Second session: 12:45-2:15PM ; Third session:2:30-4PM

Wampum: $35 participant fee. 3 slots per session, 9 participant slots total. Minimum age required: 12

Professional workshop for artists: Terrible as a Mocking Child / Terrible comme un enfant qui se moque

In September 2016, Satellite Theatre will be inviting a delegation of artists coming from Quebec and England in order to tackle our new creation CROW, based upon the gut-wrenching works of British poet Ted Hughes.
Wanting to take advantage of a team highly skilled in mask work and movement, we are offering a professional training course open to all artists coming from theatre, dance and the visual arts in New-Brunswick. This workshop is open to all linguistic communities.
  • Larval mask (playing technique and fabrication – participants leave with their mask).
  • Physical theatre – the grotesque body and the use of rituals in theatre  (technical and improvisation)
  • Collaborative creation/devised theatre.
  • Participants will create, using these techniques, a work of 10-12 minutes that will be presented before invited audiences on Friday afternoon. This will also be based on Hughes poetry.
From 19 to 23 September at the Pays de la Sagouine, in Bouctouche, NB.
This is a 30 hour, daytime workshop going from Monday to Friday.
$ 300.00
$ 150.00 for the first 10 AAAPNB members.
Registration deadline is 15 August 2016. Places limited to 25 participants. A minimum of 10 participants are required to open the workshop.
Please send your resume or questions to info@satellitetheatre.ca