OPPORTUNITY: HEAR TELL Podcast Training Program

If you’re an Atlantic Canada artist interested in learning about podcasting, check out the HEAR TELL Podcast Training Program organized by Visual Arts Nova Scotia. During this six week program, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the medium directly from podcasting experts and creative podcast producers. Webinars will be weekly starting June 16, with there sometimes being multiple held per week.

For more information on the program and to sign up, click here.

OPPORTUNITY: The Incubator Project at the Imperial Theatre

The Incubator Project is a fantastic opportunity provided by the Imperial Theatre. Local artists can have access to their space, professional equipment, and highly skilled technical and arts administration staff, all at no charge. Musicians, vocalists, dance companies and groups, theatre companies, comedians, and all other forms of performing artists are welcome to apply.

For more information, click here.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Student Internship with the New Brunswick Arts Board

The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) is looking to hire a Student Intern with strong research skills and a keen interest in the arts and culture of New Brunswick. The Student Intern will report to the Program Officer, and their duties will include assisting staff with the development of new guidelines and policies related to diversity, inclusion, and equity in arts funding programs and processes, helping the Program Officer with daily program administration duties, and other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

All applications must be received by June 19, 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.

CALL: Isolation Projects

Connexion Artist-Run Centre is continuing to accept proposals for ISOLATION PROJECTS. They are looking for artists to create content that can be disseminated online or through alternative physically-distant means, and to share their practices & working methods with the community. Projects may include:

  • Digital “residencies” & social media takeovers
  • Live streams of media or performance works
  • Digital workshops or artist talks
  • Creation & documentation of sculpture/installation works on your own property

This call is open to artists working in any media across Canada, with preference given to members of Connexion ARC and artists working in New Brunswick/Atlantic Canada. For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline for the next proposal selection is June 5 at 5 pm.

CALL: CreatedHere Magazine and Working Art

CreatedHere is seeking contributors for issue 13 of their magazine titled working art and launching in September 2020.
Art has an optics problem. By some, it is seen as a luxury with poor career prospects, while others believe that talented artists are gifted with their skills. But artists know better. Art = practice and technical development. Art = time (so much time). Art = work: integral, valid and viable work.
CreatedHere is seeking:
  • visual explorations of slow or labour-intensive processes
  • how artistic businesses can adapt to adverse conditions
  • unlikely avenues for artistic income, and grant-funded projects
  • research-backed findings on the economic impact of art & craft
  • making a living: creative entrepreneurs in action
CreatedHere is open to any ideas that creatively fit this theme. You do not need to be an experienced writer, and you can choose to suggest a story for their staff writers. Anyone may submit, and CreatedHere is offering increased payment this year for writers and artists ($100-$250, depending on contribution size).
For more information and to submit, click here. Pitches must be received by June  7, 2020. Selected contributors will then need to provide writings/imagery by July 5, 2020.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications Officer with the New Brunswick Arts Board

The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) is looking for a bilingual Communications Officer to join its dynamic team. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with staff, the Communications Officer will have strategic know-how and hands-on experience to help the organization achieve its strategic objectives and maintain a strong presence online and in the media. The Communications Officer will do so by broadcasting key messages in both official languages and promoting initiatives, programs and services to artists, grant applicants, strategic partners, government officials, potential donors and the general public.

The position needs to be filled by the beginning of August 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.

CALL: Temporary Public Art – Phoenix Square, Fredericton

The City of Fredericton invites proposals from professional artists to install a temporary public art piece at Phoenix Square, the public space in front of Fredericton City Hall. The art is intended to be in place from July to mid-fall 2020.

Proposals should respond to the province’s collective feelings of the circumstances created by COVID-19. While the theme is related to the recent changes caused by the virus, the form, scope, and materials are open for interpretation by the artists. It is anticipated that the art will have a positive impact on the community and its visitors throughout the summer and fall.

All of Phoenix Square can be considered for the public art display. However, the art must not impede pedestrian access or use of the space, nor pose any safety hazard. During the summer, people use the Square to enjoy a break on benches, play piano, listen to music, access office buildings and enjoy the weather. This summer, the Square will see enhanced usage and vibrancy due to the addition of bistro tables and chairs, which is part of the new “Fredericton al fresco” partnership between the City, Downtown Fredericton, and Business Fredericton North.

Although the public art will be ephemeral, designs should be well constructed, vandal-resistant, and able to withstand summer and fall weather.

A juried selection will take place the week following the submission deadline, and the art installed by the first week of July. Artists are to submit the following:

  • a resume and biography indicating education and body of work;
  • a proposed design concept including text and drawings or diagrams;
  • an itemized budget to a maximum of $5,000 for all costs related to production, transport, installation, removal and artist fees; and,
  • a timeline and process for creation and installation.

This call is open to all professional artists residing in New Brunswick. The submission deadline is Friday, June 12, at midnight. Please email all submissions to culture@fredericton.ca.

CALL: Third Space Gallery Online Presentation

Third Space Gallery is offering its members the opportunity to share their work in a digital format. They are looking to present 15-30 mins of video content for each participating artist, either pre-recorded or live-streamed, to be shared on their social media pages. It can take the form of an artist talk, a Q&A with the public, a studio tour, or anything else you can think of! Third Space will be offering participants a $145 CARFAC fee for this presentation.

Send a short pitch with your idea to tiersespace@gmail.com (what you’d like to talk about, your preferred format, etc.). Proposals are due by Friday, May 22. For more information, click here.

CALL: Visual Artists

The New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture invites professional New Brunswick artists to submit proposals to create a design and paint artwork on an Adirondack Chair that will be a part of the furniture used by the Tourism NB Mobile Unit. The total budget to design and paint the chair will not exceed $5,000.

The design proposal needs to be submitted to culture@gnb.ca by June 1, 2020. For submission guidelines and proposal forms, see the forms below.

Artists call for proposal (English)

Artists call for proposal (French)

For inspiration, see the following Tourism New Brunswick Brand Playbooks.

Tourism NB Brand Playbook (English)

Tourism NB Brand Playbook (French)

UPDATE: SHMF Awards Program Deadline Extension

In response to artists’ requests, SHMF is extending the deadline applications for the 2020 Nel Oudemans Award and the 2020 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award. Applications for both awards will now be accepted until June 30th, 2020.
For more information, click here.

CALL: Submit Your Horror Film to the Online Demonic Brilliance Film Festival

Presented by Creeker Films in collaboration with the NB Film Co-op, the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival (DBFF) is a three-day online celebration of horror, showcasing some of the most sinister horror films from around the world and the people who make them.

DBFF welcomes filmmakers’ who understand the importance of good acting, stellar lighting, appealing cinematography, and detailed production design. Does your film have what it takes to be awarded Best Film at the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival?

The festival dates are from September 11 to 13, 2020.

For more information and to submit your film, click here.

CALL: Submissions for CBC/NB Joy Award

The Joy Awards, besides being a recognition of merit, helps emerging filmmakers finish projects which reflect their own creative vision without compromise. These projects help establish their reputation and credibility and provide important networking and contact opportunities, as they build ongoing careers in the field.

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2020.

For more information, click here.

CALL: Submissions for Craft 2020: Fibre Reflections

As part of Craft 2020, the Fibre Arts Network is celebrating with an exhibition at the University of New Brunswick Arts Centre. For this exhibition, any type of fibre project is acceptable (i.e. weaving, felting, quilting, stitching, some mixed media using fibre, and textiles). Work must have been produced within the last two years. Entry is open to members of the Fibre Art Network.

The deadline for submissions is August 21, 2020.

For more information, click here.

CALL: The CBC Poetry Prize

Submit your original, unpublished poem or collection of poems, up to 600 words in length. There is no minimum word requirement. The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and have their work published on CBC Books. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books. The entry fee is $25, which covers the costs of administering the prize. Submissions are read by a panel of established writers and editors from across the country. The shortlist and a winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2020.

For more information, click here.

CALL: 2020 Silver Wave Film Festival Submissions Are Open!

The NB Silver Wave Film Festival (SWFF) screens feature films, documentaries and short films shot in the province and produced by New Brunswick filmmakers. It also showcases some of the best films and videos from Canada and around the world. By infusing a warm glow and setting the town abuzz, the Silver Wave Film Festival is a grand celebration of New Brunswick’s growing presence in the world of film and television entertainment.

The deadline is August 25, 2020.

For more information, click here.

CALL: Submit Your Script to the Jane Leblanc Filmmaker Award

The NB Film Co-op proudly announces the Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award for 2020. It exists in honour of a woman who lived life to the fullest and courageously took action in making her dreams a reality, a message that will hopefully inspire the winner of this award in realizing his/her/their dream of making films a reality.

Applicants are asked to submit a 4-7 page script for a video poem, experimental piece, drama, or comedy, alongside a short paragraph talking about their hopes and dreams and what the project and grant mean to them.

The deadline is August 1, 2020. Send application to info@nbfilmcoop.com.

For more info on the award, click here.

CALL: The Fredericton Arts Alliance Virtual Summer 2020 Residencies

Theme: COVID-19 in any aspect (lockdown, isolation, medical, social, historical, biological, etc.)

The Fredericton Arts Alliance is looking for applicants for their nineteenth Artist in Residence Summer Series to be held virtually.

Interested artists are asked to describe how they would plan to have a daily web presence on the FAA website for the seven days of their residency. It should be something that will engage visitors to the site (some slides of recent work with accompanying audio file, a studio webcam, a dramatic reading of recent works, a short dance, etc.). Artists will be selected by an independent jury. Those accepted will receive a $450 honorarium, and the FAA will promote their participation in the program.

Residences will run from mid-June to mid-September. Each residency will last for one week. Interested artists should say how they intend to approach the theme in their written application and how they intend to create their web presence. Applicants must be residents of the Fredericton region.

For more information and application forms visit the Fredericton Arts Alliance website or their Facebook page.

Deadline: Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020.

New Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund Supports Canadian Music Docs

Hot Docs, in partnership with The Slaight Family Foundation, is pleased to announce the creation of the Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund. Through a gift of $450,000 from The Slaight Family Foundation, this new film development and production fund is dedicated to supporting Canadian music docs.

The first of its kind in Canada, the Fund is committed to filmmakers telling engaging, high-quality stories that embrace musical forms and artists and demonstrates Canadian music’s role in the world. The Fund also welcomes international music stories told through the lenses of Canadian filmmakers. Each year, the Fund will support three to five documentary projects, both shorts and features, with amounts ranging from $15,000 to $60,000 CAD. Recipients will also receive creative and professional development support.

Applications for the Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund open on June 3 and close on July 29, 2020.

Click here for more information.

CALL: Jones Gallery in Saint John, NB is currently soliciting exhibition or representation proposals

Jones Gallery in Saint John, NB is currently soliciting exhibition or representation proposals. They are looking for early to mid-career contemporary visual artists who are based in or have a connection to Atlantic Canada. Artists should have strong conceptual component to their work, and they value a record of public exhibition and a challenging visual practice. Jones Gallery has a rigorous and ambitious exhibition schedule and their programming will focus on painting, sculpture and installation-based work. Artists who fit their mandate are invited to submit a proposal to caleb@jonesgallery.ca. Submissions must include a CV, Artist statement, letter outlining career goals and plans for your practice, five to six artwork images and link to online portfolio. Deadline: ongoing call.

See call here 

Gallery site 

Call: Isolation Projects

Connexion Artist-Run Centre is now accepting proposals for ISOLATION PROJECTS. We are looking for artists to create content from their homes that can be disseminated online or through alternative physically-distant means, and to share their practices & working methods with the community. Projects may include:

– Digital “residencies” & social media takeovers
– Live streams of media or performance works
– Digital workshops or artist talks
– Creation & documentation of sculpture/installation works on your own property*

* While current physical distancing measures are in place, we will accept proposals for installations made on public-facing properties, but will not publicize their locations or encourage people to attend, other than those already passing by for essential outings. Documentation of the project will not be shared on our social media platforms until the work has been taken down.

Artists working in any media across Canada, with preference given to members of Connexion ARC and artists working in New Brunswick/Atlantic Canada.

To apply:
Please contact info@connexionarc.org with the following materials or to or request a meeting to talk about your project.

– A short project description that addresses the following:
What is your project? Which platform will you use? (I.e. stand-alone website, Instagram, Facebook Live, Zoom, physical artwork with documentation or printed materials to be disseminated at a later date.) How will you execute the project while respecting current best practices in physical distancing?
– Artist statement and/or bio
– Samples of work: up to 10 images and/or 10 minutes of video/audio
– Optional: CV, social media links, or other materials relevant to your project.

Ongoing. First selections will be made from proposals received by 5pm Wednesday, April 22.

Projects will be reviewed by a committee of Connexion ARC staff & board members. Proposals will be evaluated based on their alignment with our mandate, and feasibility/social responsibility under current distancing regulations.

Connexion ARC is able to offer an honorarium of $200 per project.
Note: we are aware that this does not reflect CARFAC’s minimum recommended project fee. We do not wish to take advantage of artists during this time of need, but rather have made funds available quickly to provide a bit of immediate support in these unexpected circumstances.

Please contact info@connexionarc.org with any questions or assistance with your submission.