ALMAG: We’re collecting!

The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery is looking for objects from the local community to pass on to artist Deanna Musgrave to use in the paintings she is making for the Carleton North High School library.

The first stage of Deanna Musgrave’s painting process (watermarking) is created through evaporation and water. “I place objects onto a canvas and use water and pigment to create a trace image of the object on the canvas. Once dry, the objects are later removed, leaving ghost-­like imprints that echo the object that was originally placed on the canvas” explains Musgrave.  She has previously included writing tools such as pencils or quills, devices used to store information such as CDs, floppy disks, hard drives, and mini DVD tapes as well as keyboards, a mouse and a cell phone. “So far I have collected a saw blade,a wrench, a feather,a little box and other personal and interesting things” says Deanna. “I see this process as a way to physically capture stories from the community directly into the artwork and I am hoping for a large and meaningful collection of objects to work with for the Carleton North High School commission”.

Deanna cautions that the objects will not be returned and asks individuals to send her an email at to provide her with the background story and significance of the donated object. She also welcomes stories about Florenceville-Bristol and Carleton County that will help her build a picture of the community and inform her painting.

Objects should be dropped off at the Gallery at 8 McCain Street, below the library in the month of April and the sooner the better!


ArtsLink NB is seeking a researcher or research team to describe, inventory, analyze, compare, and recommend on arts education in the Anglophone K-12 system in New Brunswick. The researcher or research team will work with ArtsLink staff and board and with a steering committee of artists, educators, and administrators to produce a report for presentation to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development in early 2019.


The Arts Education Review Project addresses workforce development recommendations identified by David Campbell in Sustaining New Brunswick’s Arts and Culture Workforce, previously commissioned by ArtsLink NBalong with a directive in the provincial cultural policy Creative Futures, and numerous objectives identified in Education and Early Childhood Development’s 10-Year education plan Everyone at their Best. 

ArtsLink NB is a member-based organization representing New Brunswick’s Anglophone arts and culture sector. Its base of over 260 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.


The required research will describe and analyze, through surveys and interviews, the current level of delivery of Anglophone Arts Education, with a particular emphasis on numbers and deployments of specialists, reliance on extra-curricular groups and programs, and time-devoted-to-task. 

It will review curriculum documents and conduct interviews to determine, among other things: recency, alignments of learning outcomes, deliverability, and the role of curricular supplements. 

It will identify major challenges particular to some locales as well as those found throughout the province. 

Research will include a summary of public impressions, attitudes, and aspirations regarding arts education in New Brunswick, based on surveys and meetings already conducted by ArtsLink NB and supplemented by further surveys. It will lead to recommendations on strategies for documenting & communicating the value/outcomes of arts education. 

The researcher or research team will review and summarize current literature on arts education, including studies based in neuroscience, psychology, and sociology. Best practices and cutting-edge experiments elsewhere [especially New Brunswick’s Francophone School Districts, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Maine, and Ontario] will be studied and summarized, with recommendations on closing the gaps between ideal and reality in New Brunswick, addressing challenges and honouring aspirations.


Inventory/Census of Current State [May-June 2018]

Analysis of Inventory/Census [June-July 2018]

Summary and analysis of major challenges [and disparities] [July 2018]

Analysis of curricular alignment with outcomes of Everyone at Their Best

[July-August 2018]

Summary of academic literature/studies [July-August 2018]

Summary of best practices in other jurisdictions [July-August 2018]

Contribution to Steering Committee’s development of a Reasonable-Expectations Statement [What Arts Education could do in NB: providing several levels of model][September 2018]

Maps denoting concentrations of specialists, offerings, facilities [Sept 2018]

Key Recommendations as Drafts delivered to Steering Committee [Early October 2018]

Attendance at, and participation in, Town Hall sessions of Arts Education, round two [October 2018]

Final Recommendations delivered to Steering Committee [November 2018]

Identification of possible Pilot Projects [November 2018]

Assembly of Final Report [November 2018]


Experience with qualitative and quantitative research in public sector outcomes-based institutions. 

Track record of delivering large scale research projects on budget and within proposed schedule.

Background in education desirable; background in public sector research essential. 


Proposals Due April 30th, 2018

Adjudication and Hiring of researcher May 4, 2018

Desired Commencement date May 7, 2018* 

Core Research May 7, 2018 – September, 2018

Initial Findings presented to Arts Education Project Steering Committee July 2018

Draft Report presented to Arts Education Project Steering Committee early September 2018


Proponents must submit a proposed budget, demonstrating how they would deliver the above within ArtsLink NB’s budget of $22500 (including tax). Budget should include graphic design (which may be subcontracted), consultant fees, travel (include travel to “Town Hall” presentations – one in each school district).

ArtsLink NB will cover final report printing costs. 

Budget should include proposed billing schedule between May 2018 through December 2018. 


  • How you will do the work (250 – 500 words)
  • Proposed timeline (working with deliverables schedule above)
  • Who will do the work and their qualifications; please include professional CVs for all team members (if applicable) involved with the work. 
  • A list of Recent Projects
  • Examples of previous report work 
  • Client testimonials/references
  • Contact information


By Mail:

ArtsLink NB Suite 407

89 Canterbury St.

Saint John NB

E2L 2C7

By Email:

Subject Heading: Arts Education Research Proposal

All Proposals Due April 30th, 2018

Adjudication and Hiring of researcher May 4, 2018

Desired Commencement date May 7, 2018* 

 *Some flexibility, but is is essential to begin work in May as connecting with teachers and administration is difficult over the summer. 

This project has been generously funded by the Government of New Brunswick.  

Photographers Wanted for Week-Long Photography Camp

Local photographer, Rachael Waters, recently received a grant from the city of Fredericton to host a week-long photography camp for youths with disabilities during the summer of 2018. She is currently looking to hire local photographers as guest instructors during the camp. All photography genres/styles and experience levels are welcome! Previous teaching experience is an asset but not required. There are a variety of time slots available, from a few hours to an entire day or more. The camp is open to youths aged 12 to 18 and will run from July 30 – Aug 3, 2018. NBCCD has generously donated an accessible classroom for use during the camp. If you’re interested in applying, please fill out the online application: The deadline for applications is May 15, 2018. If you have any questions, please email

Nominations Sought for the Playhouse Honours 2018

The Fredericton Playhouse is asking the public for nominations for The Playhouse Honours 2018. Since 2008, the Fredericton Playhouse board of directors has awarded The Playhouse Honours annually. The recognition honours individuals’ involvement in the performing arts in Fredericton, fostering a deeper appreciation of the value that people can make to community life through their work in music, theatre, dance, spoken word, and multidisciplinary performing arts. A permanent display in the west gallery of the Playhouse recognizes the honourees. Nominations can be made by any person or organization. Underscoring the personal investment that they have made in the community, recipients must be individuals, not companies or organizations. Recipients may be a professional or amateur artist, administrator, volunteer, educator, philanthropist, advocate, organizer, etc. A selection committee (jury) comprised of members of the local arts community will review the submissions and recommend an honouree to the Fredericton Playhouse board of directors. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 27, 2018. Past recipients include Ilkay Silk (2008), Brent Staeben (2009), Philip Sexsmith (2010), Walter Learning (2011), Mabel Doak (2012), Bonnie Kilburn (2013), Michael Doherty (2014), Hrvoje and Aida Tisler (2015), Peter Pacey (2016) and Lynn Addleman (2017). The Playhouse Honours is proudly presented by Atlantic Mediaworks.

NotaBle Acts seeks Entries for 17th Annual Province-Wide Playwriting Competition

The NotaBle Acts Theatre Company is seeking submissions for its sixteenth annual province-wide playwriting competition. Contest winners will have their work featured as part of the 2018 NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival, to be held in Fredericton, July 25 – August 4. New Brunswick playwrights have the opportunity to submit work in five categories, one for 15-30 minute site-specific plays, one for 7-10 minute short plays, and another for 30-60 minute one-act plays. Two winners from the one-act category will be staged as part of the festival, along with four winners from the short play category and up to three winners from the site-specific category. Students in New Brunswick Middle and High schools are also eligible to enter scripts for two other categories of the playwriting contest.

In addition to having their work produced at the festival, all winning playwrights will receive a cash prize and script mentoring from a professional playwright. The deadline for entries is April 23, 2018. Copies of the contest rules and guidelines, as well as instructions on how to submit, are available at Questions about the contest can be directed to or (506) 458-7406

Call for Artwork for Spring Art Show at Shannex Parkland

Shannex Parkland Fredericton is hosting a spring exhibition of paintings beginning on Monday, April 16 in the Pedway Gallery, Governor Hall. Artists who wish to submit should provide an image via email with their name, the medium, the title of the work, the dimensions, and the price. This information, and contact information for the artist, should also be on each artwork. Deadline for submissions is 4pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The exhibition will open on Monday, April 16 at 11am and will be available for viewing between 9am and 4:30pm through the week and 9am to 2pm on weekends for two months. All are welcome to attend. Work from the Winter show needs to be picked up by April 11 at 4pm.

FAA: Summer Student Job Opening: Public Relations / Social Media Coordinator

This is a summer job for a student with SEED funding. The Fredericton Arts Alliance (FAA) is looking for a student to help develop its public presence online and in print media. The ideal candidate will infuse our social feed with high energy and fun across a range of social platforms, generating excitement for the organization, growing our audience and engaging our community with our work. The ability to revamp our website would be a distinct asset. Job Summary The successful applicant for this position will be able to work independently and will show initiative in learning about the organization’s activities, and in identifying ways to tell a story on social platforms. They will have the creative chops to take exciting photos and videos, discover and curate user content, and write snappy captions and clear content to keep the public effectively informed and engaged. This position requires someone outgoing, creative, and organized; someone who will work under the supervision of members of a volunteer board of directors, but who will be proactive in identifying strategies while keeping supervisors informed. The successful candidate will work out of Planet Hatch, an engaging environment with ample support. The successful applicant will:

  • Have strong knowledge and technical for dealing with social media platforms
  • Display strong photography and video skills
  • Be able to utilize media like radio, television, and print effectively
  • Have or develop the ability to manage and create online materials on Web sites
  • Bring project management and organizational skills
  • Be a creative, out-of-the-box thinker and an effective, proficient writer

To apply, send your documents to


JOB CALL : Executive Director

POSITION TYPE : Permanent, full-time, 30 hours per week.

REMUNERATION : $28,000 per year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE : April 30th, with preferred June 1st start-date.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall financial and operational health of the organization, and develops all activities and programs in collaboration with the board, staff, and membership. Connexion’s discourse happens in spaces outside of traditional gallery settings, generating new venues for artists to discuss their practices. This responsive model of arts programming welcomes the public to engage with contemporary and experimental art practices, made possible through strategic partnerships established with collaborating businesses, organizations, institutions, and members of the community. We are dedicated to building an international profile for the provincial art-scene as an inclusive and dynamic place where interesting artwork is happening.

Job Requirements

-Leadership and management skills

-Experience in fundraising and grant writing

-Creative, resourceful, and a problem solver

-Ability to multi-task, prioritize and handle pressure of deadlines

-Positive attitude, able to derive joy from work to maintain sense of humour

To apply please send a CV and a brief description of your previous experience and why you are interested in the position to:

Auditions Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Part of the 2018-2019 SJTC Studio Series line-up
By Christopher Durang | Directed by Bob Doherty
“a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.” – Stage
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play! Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County where middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in the old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When movie star sister, Masha, swoops in with her young boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of old resentments, one-upmanship, and exposed nerves.

Sunday, April 15 from 1 – 5pm 
Monday, April 16 from 7 – 9pm

Auditions will be held at 112 Princess Street. No appointment necessary.

Performance datesAugust 1-4, 2018 at the BMO Studio Theatre

Preparation Instructions:  visit the audition page on the SJTC website for Audition Materials and additional details.


Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre is holding a fundraising event called More Playable Moments on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 pm at The Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax. The admission price is $20. A cash bar will be open during the evening.

Playwrights Mark Foster, Kim Parkhill and Andrew Chandler are each preparing five pages of a scene from a non-existent play. An ensemble of four actors including Henry Gielis, Genevieve Steele, Ian Gilmore and Ivy Charles will use the scripts provided as a starting point, improvising its continuation.

For only two dollars, audience members can suggest a new line of dialogue, mood music, the theme for a character monologue, or other ideas for the scene. With the help of a dramaturge to orchestrate the theatrical madness, the actors, and the audience, we’ll see what playable moments emerge!

Tickets are for sale through Ticket Halifax and can be purchased by phone using Visa at 902-423-5358 or toll free at 1-877-845-1341. Tickets will also be for sale at the door on the evening of the event.


For more information please contact:
Meg Edwards
Library, Membership and Communications Coordinator


April 7, 7:30 – Resurgo Place, Moncton

April 8, 2 PM Saint John Arts Centre

April 20, 7:30 pm – St Francis Xavier Church, Sussex


Sonja, David and Chris from Saint John String Quartet are joining up with Tim Blackmore for a concert of early music flute quartets.
In this situation they have to play in a different manner. This is not because the music is “early”;  SNB has recently performed Telemann and Haydn with Tim on harpsichord and “A Baroque Banquet” with guest Maestra Tania Miller; but because they are having to adapt to the recorder , which is a relatively soft sound, and to Tim’s leadership. Tim is dedicated to Early music and is very passionate about the small graces, arpeggios and trills that are the baroque architecture of this music.

There is a variety of composers showing off different styles and usage of the instruments. In the day of their composition, the instrumentation was flexible: the viola could be replaced by a horn or the violin by a second flute. This particular instrumentation was chosen by the group to achieve, what they feel will be the perfect balance of sounds.

This concert is a collaboration between the Early Music Studio and Symphony New Brunswick

Tim Blackmore Bio

Founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music Studio of Saint John and the Saint John Early Music Festival, recorder player and harpsichordist Tim Blackmore is a graduate of the Montreal Conservatoire, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He directs and performs with the Festival’s Collegium Musicum, Ensemble 18c., Carleton Quartet and La Tour Baroque Duo  as well as with other leading New Brunswick musicians and organizations such as Symphony NB (with  whom he toured as recorder soloist in 2015) and the Saint John String Quartet. As a member of the La Tour Baroque Duo he has given concerts in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Paris and London and his four recordings with the  Duo have received critical acclaim in Canada, the US and Europe. In 2013 he was Musician-in-Residence at the Fortress of Louisbourg for Louisbourg’s 300th anniversary and in 2014 he received an Originals Award for his contributions to the cultural life of Saint John. In recent years he has expanded his repertoire to include not only the entire Baroque period but also works from the late 18th century Classical period.

The Saint John String Quartet bio

The Saint John String Quartet have worked together for more than 25 years. During this time the Saint John String Quartet has toured Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and China.
In 2008 the SJSQ received New Brunswick Day Merit Award.

The Quartet performs in a regular chamber music series in Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton, and as core members of Symphony New Brunswick. As musicians-in-residence at UNB Saint John, they perform a lunchtime series and provide workshops for the community. As teachers, they mentor countless students privately and are long time faculty with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra. For young children, or the young at heart, the SJSQ offer Concerts for Kids series in Fredericton and Saint John libraries where kids can interact with the musicians and wiggle at will during the show.


                                     Saint John String Quartet

& Tim Blackmore




April 7, 7:30 – Resurgo Place, Moncton

April 8, 2 PM Saint John Arts Centre

April 20, 7:30 pm – St Francis Xavier Church, Sussex




Quartet Op.8 No.1………………………………………………..Carl Stamitz (1746-1801)

  1. Allegro    II. Andante amoroso    III. Poco Presto

Quartet Op.24 No.3…………………………………….Giuseppe Cambini (1746-1825)

  1. Allegro Affectuoso    II.Presto

Quartet Op.19 No.2 WB 62……………..…….Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)

  1. Allegro    II. Andante III. Allegro assai


Quartet No.1……………………………………….…….….Alessandro Rolla (1757-1841)

  1. Allegro    II. Largo III.Rondo

Quartet Op.20 No.3…………………………………….………..Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831)

  1. Allegro    II. Adagio molto    III. Allegro non troppo

CALL FOR ARTISTS. Submission deadline Friday, April 13 2018.

We are so excited to open our doors to the public this coming May, 2018!
Art 400 is a collective art gallery on busy Water Street in St. Andrews, NB.

As such, we are in search of artists whose art would work well in our space and who would like to be part of this exciting new gallery. In order to highlight the artists we will represent, we will only be choosing a few artists. We encourage you to apply, and will keep your application on file for later review if not accepted at this time.

To apply we will need all the following:

facebook page:
Contact email:
Contact phone number:

A brief biography of your work and achievements (300 words or less), and 5 images of your work in JPEG format.

Email completed applications to: (no later than April 13, 2018)

We will be contacting selected artists by April 23, 2018.


Residency opportunities in the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residency Studio

Part of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s recent expansion, the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio hosts artists and arts professionals by providing them with space to undertake their own creative work. In this studio environment, participants are encouraged to draw inspiration from the permanent collection while engaging with visitors in many different ways.

As artists are undertaking their residency, Gallery visitors will have the opportunity to experience the creation of new works of art, and to learn more about the artistic process. Artists from across New Brunswick, Canada, and beyond will be invited to work and interact with the public through designated short- or medium-term residencies. Artists working in all media, as well as storytellers, educators, filmmakers, curators, writers, and performers, are invited to participate. By hosting a richly diverse group of creators, we will be able to add engaging new dimensions to the Gallery’s exhibitions and programs.

The studio program, which receives support from government and private funding sources, will provide visiting artists-in-residence with the time and space to create new body of work.

Residencies might include public demonstrations, presentations and talks, mentoring opportunities, and art instruction workshops and classes. Artists-in-residence will also work with Gallery staff and docents, teachers and instructors, student tours, community groups, and visitors of all ages. Residencies will be also be available for presentations, demonstrations, workshops and activities.

Exhibition-related residencies: mid-September to mid-June

From mid-September to mid-June every year, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery has an open call for submissions, inviting artists whose exhibitions or artworks are on view, or artists and professionals whose work connects creatively with the exhibitions that are on view in the galleries, or with the permanent collection. Each residency is 4 to 6 weeks in length. The honorarium for residency participants is $500/week.

The Gallery will apply (or co-apply) for municipal, provincial and federal funds to support residencies and their related programs. In some cases, the Gallery may cover additional expenses directly related to the residencies, such as the purchase of materials, transportation, or lodging for out-of-town participants.

Creative Summer Residencies: mid-June to mid-September

Two-week-long summer residencies in the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio will be scheduled this year from June 18 to September 9, 2018. The honorarium for residency participants is $500/week.

The Gallery will be responsible for determining and executing promotion and publicity activities related to the residency program and connected activities.  Artists will have access to the modern, furnished studio on the lower lever of the new pavilion at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Artists are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation for the duration of the residency. The daily studio schedule is 11 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 12 noon to 5 pm on weekends.  Artists are required to be in the studio for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Deadline: Applications must be received no later than 5 pm on May 11, 2018.

The selection committee will review all applications and select the successful candidate shortly after the deadline. Accepted artists will be notified and every effort will be made to schedule their participation. The list of successful applicants and a schedule of Creative Summer Residencies will be announced on June 1.

Program Contact: Adda Mihailescu, Manager of Public Programs

Call for submissions: Creative Summer Residencies in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s new Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio

Information and submission guidelines:

Artists are invited to submit applications for 2-week Creative Summer Residencies at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, in the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio.

The Creative Summer Residencies in 2018 will run for 2-week periods from June 18 to September 9. Residencies start on Mondays and end on Sundays.

Artists are invited to connect their projects and ideas to the Gallery’s permanent collection for the duration of their residency. The interaction of the artist with the public is a very important element of the residency program; we encourage artists to engage with the public about their creative process.

The artist honorarium is $500 per week. Artists are required to be in the Studio for a minimum of 30 hours per week. The artist is responsible for their own accommodation and transportation during the residency.

Submission checklist:

  1. A completed application form (Fillable PDF)
  2. Résumé or curriculum vitae
  3. Artist statement
  4. A valid Criminal Record Check obtained within the past 6 months.
  5. Recent examples of artwork
  6. Photo of the artist at work

Please send your residency submission by May 11, 2018 to:

Adda Mihailescu
Manager of Public Programs
(506) 458-2032

Parkland Fredericton Call for Artworks for Group Show Spring Art Exhibition

Pedway Art Gallery

Deadline: Thursday April 5, 4 pm

Parkland Fredericton is inviting artists to submit art work for a Spring Exhibition.  All  mediums and styles welcome of two dimensional  art.  The show will provide an opportunity for artists to display and sell their artwork and for visitors, families, residents  and staff to enjoy it.:)  We are a 5 building deluxe complex with 300 residents,  300 staff and many visitors. The gallery is located conveniently close to all buildings.

If you have not submitted before, please send an image via email with your name, a short biography, the medium, the title of the work,  the  dimensions and the price. If you have submitted, I will need the medium, the title of the work, the  dimensions and the price send to me via email.  This information and contact information should be on each artwork also


If you have work in the Winter show please pick up by April 5.

Deadline for Submissions is 4 pmThursday, April 5.  The exhibition will open on Monday April 9 at 11 am and will  be available for viewing between 9 and 4:30 pm through the week and 9 – 2pm on weekends for two months. For further information please contact Penny Pacey : 460 8546,

THIRD SHIFT 2018: Call for Venues

The THIRD SHIFT steering committee has been hard at work these last few months and we have some exciting and innovative plans for this year’s festival. We’re now looking to connect with venues who are keen to have their space transformed by THIRD SHIFT activities. If you’d like to take part in the festival by hosting an artist’s project, presentation or workshop, we ask that you take the time to fill out this short application form. Thank you!

THIRD SHIFT 2018: Venue Application Form

Auditions for Script Happens 2018

A showcase of original one-act plays from Maritime playwrights

AUDITIONS are scheduled at the BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess Street for:

  • Tuesday, March 27 (7-9pm)
  • Wednesday, March 28 (7-9pm)
  • Saturday, March 31st (1-3pm)

Everyone is welcome; no experience or appointment necessary. Audition material will be provided. Please come for the start time of the auditions.

This year’s Script Happens show case which will run at BMO Studio Theatre – June 13-16th, 2018. This year’s final selections are:

Jukie & her Dad, by Jamie Bradley, directed by Vince Gregg
(two males in their forties; one female, late teens or twenties)
While exploring the often funny but always touching dynamic between Jukie and her dad, the play deftly takes the audience on a poignant journey into the mind of a young woman as she struggles to cope with events in her past.

The Spider in the Tub written and directed by Bet O’Toole
(one male, one female, sixties or seventies)
Hold on to your yoga pants as Harriet and Orson confront the challenges of getting older by getting “fit and fearless”. This delightful comedy provides a fun and insightful look at their relationship as it is tested by the realities of aging.

Everybody Dies in December by Nancy Kenny, directed by Patrick Toner
(one female, twenties or early thirties)
Claire works in her family funeral business and loves it, taking the opportunity to talk to her clientele about her problems and observations. This play provides a thoughtful, sometimes humorous, often moving, portrayal of Claire’s search for meaning and her place in life. Note: this is a one character show so the director would like those interested to read script in advance. Email to obtain a copy of the script. 

For those interested the plays are available for reading only (no reproducing in any form). To request a copy please contact Stephanie at:

Script Happens, a development program of the Saint John Theatre Company, is designed to provide an avenue to foster the growth of emerging Maritime playwrights, directors as well as actors. Three finalists were chosen following a call for submissions. Over the past year, the winning playwrights have worked with dramaturge Pamela Halstead to perfect their creations. The winning scripts underwent a meticulous development process resulting in an original, home-grown, stage worthy creation.

Speaking Up on Arts Education: GOING AHEAD in Fredericton Tonight


Mar. 13, Fredericton:

We are going forward as planned. If you cant attend we ill have lots of other ways to participate in this project including an online survey released this week. Drive Safe everyone!

We will attempt another Facebook live stream tonihgt too.

For more, see

One and All – Parents, educators, artists, students, and all interested community members: Join us Monday March 12 from 6PM-8PM for a dynamic discussion about arts education!

Everyone will have an opportunity to discuss the future of Anglophone public arts education in New Brunswick at this energetic world café.

We’ll ask you about your community and family’s access to arts education. Your feedback will help us paint a picture of what arts education looks like across the Anglophone School Districts.

March 12 – Saint John, ASDS District Office, 490 Woodward Ave, 6-8 PM

March 13- Fredericton, The Ville, 241 Canada St, 6-8PM

March 14 -Miramichi, ASDN District Office, 78 Henderson St, 6-8 PM

March 15 – Moncton Moncton Public Libary, 644 Main St, 6-8 PM


The Arts Education Town Halls are part of a review of Anglophone arts education being led by ArtsLink NB as an important element in the realization of the province’s Cultural Policy. Participants will be asked to reflect on the state of arts education in their school district and to consider the impacts of arts education on their children, their students, or themselves. Discussions will identify significant challenges facing arts education as well as gathering ideas for what Anglophone arts education could look like in the future. Input will help direct further research as ArtsLink prepares a report on ways in which curriculum design, staffing, and resources can ensure that New Brunswick is doing its best to capitalize on the societal benefits that can be delivered by arts education in the schools.


Sarah Jones is teaching a course on Renaissance art this Spring!

HUM 1906

(with formidable and occasional art historian, Professor Sarah, yarr)


A survey of art, sculpture and architecture of the fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe, introducing artists like Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Bosch.

This introductory course is open to all students; no prerequisites are required. It is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of art history and an opportunity to develop a critical approach to visual culture. 

Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 7-9:20 pm  |  May 1 to June 28

Community members are welcome to audit the course, which means you can soak up all the art history tidbits without having to write the exams. Register by contacting the UNB Saint John Registrar’s Office.