Call for Professional Dance Artists from the Atlantic Provinces

Call for Professional Dance Artists from the Atlantic Provinces

Dear Dance Artists,

We cordially invite you to Strategy Dance 2019. We are proud to announce that this year’s event is organized in partnership with the Acadian Association of Professional Artists of New Brunswick (AAAPNB) and ArtsLink in order to include dancers from both linguistic backgrounds. Through this event, we hope to create strategies and develop the dance community together, since dance is an art form free of language barriers.

During this event, the second edition of Carte Blanche will take place on November 30th, 2019, at the Salle Bernard Leblanc on the 3rd floor of the Aberdeen Cultural Center at 8pm. The event will be followed by a business meeting the next day to follow up on projects launched during last year’s edition and to continue the development of the dance community by including our Anglophone and Aboriginal colleagues. This is a wonderful opportunity to travel to Moncton for a weekend dedicated to the Art of Dance!

Carte Blanche (November 30th, 8PM-10PM)

The aim of Carte Blanche is to offer a platform adapted to the needs of dance artists during which they can present work. Whether the project is in the research stage, in development or about to be completed, the only criteria to participate is to have something to share. Even improvisation (with or without audience participation) is more than welcome. You would only have to specify what you would like to show in the attached application form. The presence of peers and an informed audience will allow you to have feedback on your work whether it is vocal or sensory. Presenting, sharing and discussing in an inclusive environment are the objectives of Carte Blanche.


We are giving you carte blanche in the use of space. Shoes at the door, spectators and dancers will share the dance floor. We want to give you the maximum use of space while breaking the 4th wall. It will be your choice where you would like the audience to be during your performance (maximum of 10 minutes). Standing, sitting, in a circle, moving … it’s up to you.


In addition to a platform to perform, we will be providing a video of your performance that you can use for grants and future applications. The money accumulated at the door (in the form of a voluntary contribution) will be divided equally between the acts and given to the person/company who submitted the project.

As for the selection process, we would like to accept as many projects as possible, but if we do not have enough time, as we will only have 2 hours for the event, we will draw candidates by lottery. Preference will be given for artists from the Atlantic provinces.

The chosen artists will be responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation expenses. Nevertheless, it may be possible to find housing among local artists.

Please fill out the attached application form before October 2nd, 2019, if you wish to present something at the event and send it to the following email: . We will let you know on October 11th if your application was successful.

Business Meeting (December 1st, 1PM – 4PM)

In preparation for the December 1st business meeting, we invite you to think about some of the political issues that you believe are priorities for the advancement of dance in New Brunswick. If you were responsible for one of the projects launched after last year’s meeting, please prepare an update of the project with your committee in order to present it to the group. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the AAAPNB and ArtsLink with the needs we have collectively determined are our priorities as dance artists. These associations will then be able to better represent us and defend our interests on the political level. We will send another email in October with more details and the registration form for this meeting.

Hoping that you are as excited as we are,

Carte blanche 2019 committee:

Jalianne Li

Julie D. Thériault

Monelle Doiron

Sylvia Kasparian


Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate


Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier.

Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate


September 6- October 25, 2019, opening September 6, 2019, Saint John Arts Centre.

The exhibition Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate groups the work of artists Tara Francis, Nicole Haché, and Indigo Rain Poirier. In March 2019, l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), ArtsLink NB, and Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective created the Cross-Cultural Creative Residency that brought together Indigenous, Francophone, and Anglophone artists. During their residency, Tara Francis, Nicole Haché, and Indigo Poirier traveled to the community of Metepenagiag First Nation, Caraquet, and Saint John. 

Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate explores how through the experience of working and immersing in another community and environment it can allow a dialogue around shared experiences, knowledge and understanding. 

Tara Francis is a visual artist of Mi’kmaq and Irish descent from Elsipogtog First Nation.  In her work, she is reimagining traditional Mi’kmaq teachings with a contemporary sensibility. Tara’s practice includes silk painting, acrylic, and porcupine quillwork. She facilitates workshops, participates in artist residences, and continues to exhibit her work locally and internationally.

Nicole Haché is from l’Île Lamèque and is now based in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Since 2002, she has been actively involved in the effervescence of arts and culture in the province. During her artistic journey, the Acadian artist stands out by participating in several projects of solo and group exhibitions, as well as several artist residencies in the provincial, national and international levels, in Europe, North America, and Africa.


Indigo Rain Poirier is an electronic musician originally from Kingsclear First Nation, now based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Indigo is an almost entirely self taught musician, learning how to play and write music by way of online resources and communities. In 2018, Indigo was named the Music NB Electronic Musician of the Year and has toured their project Wangled Teb, playing at Flourish Festival, Quality Block Party, Pop Montreal and Sled Island in Calgary to name a few.

Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate is on display starting September 6th at the Saint John Arts Centre until October 25, 2019. It will be traveling to Metapenagiag Heritage Park in November 2019, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton in January 2020 and at the Galerie Bernard-LeBlanc, Caraquet in March 2020.


This exhibition is curated by 3E Collective.


3E Collective was formed during the fall of 2018 while Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Erin Goodine, and Emilie Grace Lavoie were hired as emerging curators at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to curate the 50th anniversary exhibition of the New Brunswick Art Bank. While working together, they discovered that they worked well collaboratively, sharing knowledge and experience from their different educational and cultural backgrounds. 


This exhibition is supported by: 

The Government of New Brunswick, ArtsLink NB, Association Acadienne des Artistes Professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick, Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation, Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective, the Saint John Arts Centre and the Metepenagiag Heritage Park.

Join the ArtsLink Team!

Position: CATAPULT Arts Accelerator Coordinator

Location: Saint John

Hours per week: 35-40 (includes weekend commitments)

Term: Annual (renewable) contract, subject to an initial three-month probation period and twelve-month evaluations.

Remuneration: $40,000-45,000/ yr; commensurate with experience

Applications Due: Aug. 2, 2019, 5pm AST


ArtsLink NB seeks an experienced, energetic full-time coordinator to deliver its flagship program: CATAPULT Arts Accelerator.

This intensive, high-calibre entrepreneurial training program is designed to give artists in New Brunswick the skills and networks they need to expand their markets and increase their commercial success. The Coordinator will oversee and implement CATAPULT programming, offer ongoing assistance and coaching to CATAPULT alumni, as well as manage all program administration, report to funders, and development of funding applications for future iterations of the project. 


Call for Submissions 2nd Creative Connections Conference: October 24-26, 2019








Call for Submissions

2nd Creative Connections Conference: October 24-26, 2019

Please enter your submission here.

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2019

Creativity is leading the wave of innovation and change globally. Opportunities to share knowledge and strategies about the interdisciplinary and problem-solving potential of creativity are now critical in meeting the social, cultural and economic needs of today’s world.

This conference will be interactive and multidimensional; offering a variety of sessions designed to capture the imagination, inspire and engage participants through creative processes and problem solving. Participants will gain a greater understanding of creativity, its impact on our lives and how it can be used to address and solve real-life problems.

The guiding principles of the conference relate to the mission of the Atlantic Centre for Creativity. This interdisciplinary centre brings together disparate groups to explore how collaborative critical and creative engagement can be used to problem-solve, raise important dialogue, strengthen creative economies, and invigorate communities.

We are seeking submissions that are interdisciplinary, multimodal and interactive in nature. Creating combinations of the following areas such as:

  • Visual Art
  • Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Creative Writing
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film Studies
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Language Arts
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Health and Wellness
  • International Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Economic Development
  • Media Studies
  • Community Practices

Submission Website Conference Website 

The central goal of the Atlantic Centre for Creativity and the Creative Connections Conference is to increase awareness, and enhance creative practices across disciplines including: sciences, the arts, business, entrepreneurship and education. It will be an interdisciplinary, interactive and collaborative conference designed to encourage participants to ‘think outside the box’, take risks, share new ideas and enhance teaching practices.

ArtsLink is hiring!

Event Coordinator

ArtsLink NB is looking for a creative and driven professional to assume the role of Event Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and delivering a multi-day symposium in the fall of 2020 with support from the Executive Director and a committee of volunteers. This symposium will focus on contemporary themes surrounding art and place.

Event planning experience is essential. Knowledge of New Brunswick Arts sector specifically, and the Atlantic Canada arts sector generally, will be considered assets. The Event Coordinator will have frequent interactions with partner organizations, sponsors, media, and the creative sector as a whole, and should be comfortable with fundraising and development,  public speaking, and media liaison. Bilingualism is an asset.

Term: 26-week contract with the option for extension.

Salary: $15/hr @ 30hrs/week

Candidates must be eligible through the Youth Employment Fund. The Youth Employment Fund (YEF) provides an entry point to long term employment for unemployed, case-managed individuals between 18-29 years of age who require a work experience opportunity as identified through their employment action plan. By placing an individual with an employer, the youth will gain work experience and develop skills through basic workplace training, mentoring and coaching (from the employer).

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree or relevant diploma
  • Experience in a event planning and project management
  • Development and fundraising experience
  • Data analysis, project management, organization and reporting capabilities
  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills
  • Experience with non-profit culture and Government working groups

Related Tasks:

  • Project coordination
  • Development and fundraising
  • Sponsorship planning
  • Collect, analyze and present data in relation to members and events
  • Brainstorming, problem solving, and idea generation with ArtsLink NB team
  • Coordinate the timely translation of materials as required/directed
  • Development and fundraising experience
  • Provide coordination, support, and assistance for existing ArtsLinkNB events, as needed

About ArtsLink NB: ArtsLink NB unifies New Brunswick’s arts and culture sector and fosters the sector’s contributions to a dynamic and prosperous province. ArtsLink NB is a member-based organization representing New Brunswick’s Anglophone arts and culture sector. Its base of over 300 active members includes professional artists and arts organizations. The mission of ArtsLink NB is to advance the arts in New Brunswick by linking and unifying artists and arts organizations and promoting their value to the community.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Start Date: May 31, 2019

Type of Work: Full time ( 30 hours per week)

Location: Saint John with the option to work remotely.

Education Level: University (undergraduate) minimum

Languages: English (French an asset)

Travel Required: Yes

How to Apply: By E-Mail, and please include cv and references:

ArtsLink NB is an equal opportunity employer.

AX: Sussex is hiring a Fund Development & Business Officer

The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex (AX) is seeking a dynamic and driven Fund Development & Business Officer to proactively manage donor relations and communications, fundraising and sponsorships, special events and specific project budgets and administration. While the primary focus will be the communication, relationship building and solicitation necessary for attracting and maintaining philanthropic support for the Centre, the successful candidate will play a vital role in fulfilling AX’s strategic objectives and mandate to support, promote and foster arts and culture in the region.

About AX

Officially opened in June 2017, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex has quickly become a vibrant regional hub for arts and culture to the more than 500,000 people living within a 100 km radius. Designated as one of the three critical pillars to boost regional economic development by the Town of Sussex, AX is housed in a beautifully restored heritage building in the centre of Sussex, NB.


Read full post here.

Call for Artists – 2019 KIRA (Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts)

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) will award up to fifteen artists with one month residencies in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada. Artists will be provided with an individual studio space, comfortable housing, up to two prepared meals each day and a stipend. Artists will live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town and work in studios located on the property. The residence is within walking distance of the down town, however artists should bring all materials needed for their creative process when they arrive, as supplies and provisions are limited in town. As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community weekly during Open Studio Days.  During this time the artist will be expected to share their weekly progress and present to the visiting public a final Artist Experience the last week of residency.


Radio Starmaker Fund – submission deadline




The Radio Starmaker Fund was created in the fall of 2000 on the initiative of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and approved by the CRTC. It is a private fund which has as its stated purpose to “make a substantial and discernable difference to the careers of Canadian artists” by providing substantial incremental investment where the artist has established a proven track record and his or her label is making a Significant Investment in their future career.

The application deadline for the current round of funding is 5:00 PM EST, Thursday, November 15, 2018.

FLOURISH Festival Annual Open Meeting

October 18 at 6pm at Shiftwork Studio (364 Queen Street)

All are welcome. We will be discussing:

  • How can we create awareness of our scene throughout the year?
  • What can we bring to the city that you would like to see? Dream big!
  • How can we make FLOURISH 2019 the best yet? How can we involve more people locally?

We will also be taking volunteer applications for both the festival and pre-festival fun: this means fun time for you and a free pass and new friends and you can brag about all of the cool stuff you are bringing to the city.

Call for Instructors: edVentures Workshops

Do you have unique and innovative ideas for craft workshops? edVentures Fredericton would be happy to hear about them and eager to promote them! Fredericton Tourism is currently accepting applications to instruct during the 11th year of edVentures: Learning Vacations in Craft and Culture.

The 2019 program will run from July 6-21. Full-day (9am-4pm) workshops that range from 1-5 days in length will be considered. We encourage all instructors to offer distinctive workshops that are only offered during edVentures (i.e. not offered on a regular basis outside of the program).

Please contact for an application. All applications must be submitted by October 19, 2018.

Call to Artists for Recovery Art Show

Addiction and Mental Health Services Fredericton, Horizon Health Network, is pleased to issue a Call to Artists to participate in the 6th annual Recovery Art Show, an exhibition highlighting recovery from addiction and mental illness. Creativity and artistic expression can play an important role in recovery. The purpose of this exhibit is to show art depicting people’s experience of recovery, increase public awareness, spark discussion, teach and change perceptions.

The show will be exhibited at the Fredericton Public Library, November 1-29, 2018. Works in all media, of any size and completed in any year will be considered. Application deadline is October 12, 2018. Please contact to request a submission form or for further information.

Submit your event for FROSTival 2019!

Atlantic Canada’s largest winter celebration is right around the corner! FROSTival 2019 will take place January 24 – February 10, and will feature three jam-packed weekends of events. The deadline to submit your event to Fredericton Tourism is Friday, October 12, 2018. Please send it to Looking for more details on how you can get involved? Reach out to Brandon Kingman with Fredericton Tourism at 460-2041 or

L’AAAPNB, en collaboration avec le District scolaire francophone Sud, lance son tout nouvel outil pédagogique

L’AAAPNB, en collaboration avec le District scolaire francophone Sud, lance son tout nouvel outil pédagogique :


Place des arts et de la culture en éducation; guide  à l’intention des artistes et des enseignant.e.s.

Ce guide a été développé dans le but de mieux préparer les artistes et les enseignant.e.s lors de spectacles, de projets GénieArts /Une école, un artiste, ou de toute autre activité impliquant la présence et la participation d’artistes en milieu scolaire. Sous forme de modules d’auto-apprentissage, le site web a été conçu pour accompagner l’artiste et l’enseignant.e à travers toutes les étapes de l’élaboration d’un projet. La contribution de l’artiste est essentielle à l’atteinte de la vision de l’intégration des arts et de la culture en éducation, et nous souhaitons que la publication de cette nouvelle boîte à outils incite davantage d’artistes à œuvrer en milieu scolaire.  Visitez le site dès maintenant :


**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.


Made possible with the generous support of the McCain Family, the Harrison McCain Foundation, and The McCain Foundation.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is calling for submissions for the Marion McCain Exhibition of Contemporary Atlantic Art. This juried and curated exhibition is open to Atlantic Canadian-based artists.

Curated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s Director, Tom Smart, the exhibition will be presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton during the fall and winter of 2019 – 2020.

To be eligible an artist must:

  • Be a professional artist residing and producing art in Atlantic Canada
  • Have at least five years of experience in art making

Each submission package must contain the following components: curriculum vitae, artist statement (400 – 500 words), five (5) digital image samples of work (JPEG format, file size 500 – 800 KB).

Please submit all packages electronically to

Deadline for applications:
October 15th, 2018

For further information on the Marion McCain Exhibition of Contemporary Atlantic Art please contact Celine Gorham at:

Flourish Festival – submission deadline!

FLOURISH Festival is an interdisciplinary music festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick. FLOURISH Festival 2019 takes place April 18-21 and will feature emerging artists with DIY shows at independent venues across Fredericton. FLOURISH Festival artist applications open September 2019.

Artist Submissions for FLOURISH Festival 2019 are now open until October 31st. There is no fee to apply. Please email us at with any questions.

FLOURISH Festival 2019 runs April 18-21 2019 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

MNB Member’s Pub – seeking submissions!






So many great artists, so few showcases! We want to give MNB Members who haven’t been selected for an official showcase a chance to play during Festival (506), in Caraquet, October 25 to 28.

Dooly’s (31 St-Pierre Blvd W) will be open on Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27, from 10:30 pm to 1 am, for our “Members’ Pub.” Book a 30-minute slot (20-minute play, 10-minute set-up/teardown) and invite delegates & bookers to hear you perform.

It’s a first-come, first-serve opportunity with a small honorarium. Dooly’s is very close all our other official venues.


✓ Basic sound system that can accommodate solos/duos/tight trios (2 mics + 2 DI, no drum provided)
✓ There will be a sound tech and a volunteer on site, but we ask artists to be as self-sufficient as possible.
✓ This is a pool hall! Upbeat & popular music is preferred!


Set-up questions: Nicole
Schedule questions: Dawn

FEST FORWARD 2K18 Submission

We are thrilled to announce that submissions are now open for FEST FORWARD 2K18!FEST FORWARD 2K18 will be happening at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre from November 16th-18th 2018. FEST FORWARD is open to all “emerging” acts of all ages and genres. Applicants must reside in New Brunswick.

What do we mean by “emerging”? If you are just cutting your teeth in the music scene and want to learn from industry pros on how to take your stuff to the next level, FEST FORWARD is for you!!

If you have bookshelf full of ECMAs and lots of radio play…not so much.

Selected participants must be available to participate throughout the entirety of the festival.

If selected, FEST FORWARD will provide you with the following opportunities: paid live performance, recording a demo/ single with certified engineers, band photo op with trained photographers, professional development workshops with music industry professionals, a 2019 performance slot at a renowned East Coast music festival and other great prizes.

Only 6-8 submissions will be selected, so please complete your application thoughtfully and entirely.
All applicants will be notified of the selections by mid-October.

FEST FORWARD 2K18 applications will be juried by our organizing committee made up of musicians and industry professionals.

Fest Forward, previously known as NBME, is an annual music festival for emerging New Brunswick musicians presented by the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday October 17th.

Apply here 

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