CALL EMERGING CERAMIC ARTIST: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery 2018 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Deadline for Winifred Shantz Award is September 24!

Are you an emerging ceramic artist? Do you want to develop your artistic practice? We have an opportunity for you!

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2018 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. In order to be considered, applications for the award must be received electronically by Monday, September 24, 2018.

This prestigious national award allows practising early career ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of the Award will receive $10,000. The selection is made by a jury comprised of respected contemporary ceramic artists and other arts professionals. The winner will be celebrated and the award presented at a ceremony in Waterloo, Ontario on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. They must have developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and be recognized by other artists working in the same artistic tradition. Successful candidates seek payment for their work and actively practice their art. All applicants have maintained a professional practice for no more than 10 years prior to the date of application.

Application Guidelines:
To download the complete guidelines for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, visit

About the Awards:
The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at The Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.

Past recipients of the award truly represent the best of the emerging ceramic artists in Canada. Zimra Beiner of Toronto, Ontario was the winner of the 2017 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Image: The Weight of Things, 2017. Zimra Beiner, winner of the 2017 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Contact Information:
For additional information, contact Sheila McMath, Curator at 519-746-1882 ext. 230 or curator [arobas] theclayandglass [point] ca

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
Galerie canadienne de la céramique et du verre
25 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5

REPRESENT CRAFT IN NEW BRUNSWICK: Attend the CCF/FCMA Annual Conference (October 10-15, 2018)

Attend the CCF/FCMA Annual Conference (October 10-15, 2018) this fall!

Craft NB is seeking interested craftspeople, craft supporters that are interested in attending the CCF/FCMA’s national annual conference, Placemaking: The Unique Connection between Craft, Community + Tourism this fall!

Help represent the New Brunswick craft community! Join us in building a stronger Canadian fine craft network.

Placemaking: The Unique Connection Between Craft, Community + TourismOctober 10-15, 2018
Halifax and Lunenburg, NS

The Canadian Crafts Federation’s 13th annual national conference is a gathering of craft sector leaders from around the country! The conference seeks to get at the heart of contemporary craft and it’s role in strengthening Canadian community and culture.

Join the craft conversation along with other craftspeople, craft supporters and craft sector changemakers from across the country! View full conference details here.

Attending the CCF/FCMA conference is a valuable learning opportunity for you! Learn about the current state of Canadian craft, engage in discussions about craft and identity, network with like-minded craft supporters, and more! 
We are offering event packages for New Brunswick individuals who wish to attend the CCF/FCMA conference. The cost breakdowns below include transportation (departing from Fredericton), accommodations (for 3 nights), and conference admission fees.
Individuals are responsible for their own meals.

Shared Room:

Taxes Included

Private Room:

Taxes Included

Craft NB has applied for funding to help subsidize participants’ costs. If accepted, up to 50% of fees will be reimbursed. We will be notified in the coming weeks to confirm whether or not we will receive funding. We will keep you posted!
Contact us today to be put on our Conference Interest list!
(506) 450-8989



{Complimentary or reduced fare travel for approved professional musicians in return for performing on board the Montréal-Halifax and/or Toronto-Vancouver trains}
{Offre aux musiciens professionnels de voyager gratuitement ou à un tarif réduit en échange de prestations à bord des trains Montréal-Halifax et Toronto-Vancouver}
Submission • Inscription
Deadline: 6 weeks before travel • Date limite: 6 semaines avant le départ

Application open for John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

John Hobday Awards in Arts Management // Prix John-Hobday en gestion des arts

Are you a mid-career or established arts manager looking for assistance with professional development? Consider applying for the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management! // Vous êtes un gestionnaire des arts établi ou à mi-carrière à la recherche de soutien pour du perfectionnement professionnel? Vous pouvez soumettre votre candidature aux prix John-Hobday en gestion des arts!

Submission • Inscription
Deadline • Date limite: 2 OCT 2018

Music Executive Development Program

PHOENIX is an intensive professional development program for owners or senior management of Canadian music businesses and wanting to grow their operations locally and internationally. Mid-career music managers, label owners, and senior music business executives are encouraged to apply.
The application form and guidelines are available HERE.

The application deadline is September 13 2018. 

* Le programme se déroule en anglais, mais les professionnel.les de l’industrie oeuvrant dans le milieu francophone sont éligibles.

CALL: AX Seeking Workshop Proposals for Fall/Winter Session

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, Seeks Workshop Proposals for Fall/Winter Session

AX has extended the deadline for submitting workshop proposals in Fine Art, Fine Craft, Writing, Music, and the Creative Process for youth and adults. If you’re a professional artist and would like to teach at AX this fall, please submit your proposal by September 24.

Visit to download the proposal form in the workshop section of the website, or call 433-8351 for more information.

CALL: Curator at AX (Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex)

Call for Curator at AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, invites proposals for a curator for “Wood Butchery: Sawdust and Blood,” an exhibition celebrating artists and craftspersons whose medium is wood, to be shown at AX in May and June of 2019. Applicants interested in curating this exhibition, please send a cover letter with contact information and a resume/CV to
Call 433-8351 for more information or email
Deadline for submissions: October 1

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, $400 2nd runner-up. Entries must be original, previously unpublished in print or online, and not under consideration elsewhere. PRISM international is offering free entries for self-identifying Indigenous writers. Indigenous writers are invited to submit by emailing by the deadline. We also have a number of free entries to offer to low-income writers, and we encourage writers for whom the contest entry fee is prohibitive to contact us to arrange contest entry. poetry    canada October 15
Event Magazine’s Nonfiction Contest ($, 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


Opening at Galerie Sans Nom: Sounds of the Garden, Sounds of the Home 

BOURSE IMAGO 2017/ Jeff Mann
Sounds of the Garden, Sounds of the Home
du 13 au 28 septembre 2018 à la GALERIE SANS NOM,
vernissage le jeudi 13 septembre, 17h à 19h

L’atelier d’estampe Imago offre une bourse annuelle à un.e candidat.e qui a gradué.e du baccalauréat en arts visuels de Mount Allison University ou l’Université de Moncton dans les cinq dernières années. Cette bourse vise à encourager et appuyer les artistes estampiers de la relève en leur donnant l’occasion de continuer leur production artistique en estampe au Nouveau-Brunswick. L’atelier d’estampe Imago remercie Galerie Sans Nom pour sa collaboration dans le cadre de ce projet.

Sounds of the Garden, Sounds of the Home (Bruits du jardin, bruits du foyer) explore les tensions entre les espaces intérieurs et les formes domestiquées de la nature. Par l’entremise de structures sculpturales et des tirages, j’ai créé un espace qui fusionne le foyer et le jardin en examinant la nature en terme de sa fétichisation, sa marchandisation et sa subordination. Les oeuvres dans l’installation sont construites à partir d’articles ménagers, des matériaux de construction, des plantes et du papier peint imprimé. Ensemble, ces composantes manifestent les tensions et les contradictions inhérentes à leurs matérialités. En reconnaissant la salle d’exposition comme espace intérieur, je tente créer un environnement basé sur nos relations artificielles envers le monde naturel et ses représentations.
Jeff Mann est un artiste en début de carrière originaire d’Ottawa, Ontario qui vit et travaille à Sackville, Nouveau-Brunswick. Mann détient un BAV de l’Université Mount Allison où il a travaillé principalement en sculpture et estampe.

Sounds of the Garden, Sounds of the Home 
From September 13 till the 28, 2018 at GALERIE SANS NOM,
Opening Thursday September, 5pm to 7pm

Imago Artist-run print studio offers an annual bursary to a candidate who has earned their Bachelors in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University or l’Université de Moncton within the past five years. This bursary enables young artists to continue their practice in contemporary printmaking in New-Brunswick. Imago extends its thanks to Galerie Sans Nom for their collaboration.

Sounds of the Garden, Sounds of the Home presents an exploration of the tensions that lie between interior spaces and domesticated forms of nature. Through sculptural constructions and prints I have created a space that merges the house and the garden, investigating nature in terms of its fetishization, commodification, and subordination. The works in the installation are constructed of household objects, construction materials, live plants, and printed wallpaper; together demonstrating the tensions and contradictions inherent within their materialities. Acknowledging the exhibition room as an interior space, I aim to create an environment built on our artificial relationships to and representations of the natural world.

Jeff Mann is an emerging artist from Ottawa, Ontario, currently living and working in Sackville, New Brunswick. A graduate of Mount Allison University, he is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and printmaking.

Craft NB Fall Jurying Period: Deadline end of September

Deadline: September 20th – October 5th

Just a reminder that our fall Jurying period is coming up later this month! Becoming a Juried Member with Craft NB is an excellent opportunity for you to extend your profile as a craftsperson. There are a number of great amenities exclusive to Juried Members! You will receive special invitations to participate in Craft NB festivals, referrals to wholesale/retail buyers, and more.
View more details here:

In order to become a Juried Member of Craft NB, an individual must first have their work reviewed and approved by a jurying committee. A Juried Member of Craft NB is a professional level craftsperson/artist creating exceptional quality hand-made contemporary or traditional items.
Fill out the application today!

Métiers d’art NB Période d’évaluation de l’automne
Date limite : 20 septembre – 5 octobre

Petit rappel que notre période d’évaluation s’en vient plus tard ce mois-ci! Devenir un membre évalué avec Métiers d’art NB est une excellente opportunité d’élargir votre profil en tant qu’artisan. Il y a beaucoup d’avantages exclusifs aux membres évalués! Vous recevrez une invitation spéciale pour participer à nos festivals métiers d’art, des références pour des opportunités de vente en gros/vente au détail, et plus. Pour avoir plus de détails, cliquez ici :

Pour devenir membre évalué de Métiers d’art NB, chaque individu doit faire évaluer son travail et celui-ci doit être approuvé par un jury. Un membre évalué de Métiers d’art NB est un artiste/artisan avec un niveau professionnel qui crée des items contemporain ou traditionnel faits à la main d’une qualité exceptionnelle. Remplissez l’application aujourd’hui!




ArtsLink NB is pleased to present a two-day arts writing intensive workshop in Saint John, NB, on October 12th and 13th from 10-4. Lead by Canadian Art magazine staff Merray Gerges and Yaniya Lee, this workshop will teach participants how to write reviews and essays about the arts. Participants will learn how to describe and evaluate arts for various audiences and publications. Participants will also learn how to pitch their work, and will benefit from one follow up editing session from the course instructors. $50 to attend; catering provided. Applicants must be available for the full day both days of the workshop.

To apply: Please forward a CV (2-page max), 100-word statement about why you’d like to participate, and a writing sample you feel could speak to your abilities as an arts writer (500 words max) to Please indicate in your email you are seeking an accommodation subsidy (two available).

Merray Gerges is a Toronto-based art critic, editor and investigative journalist. She studied art history at NSCAD and journalism at King’s University in Halifax, where she co-founded and co-edited CRIT paper , NSCAD’s first student newspaper. She was a Hyperallergic mentee at the Walker Art Center and the inaugural writer-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in 2015, and in summer 2016, she was Editorial Resident at Canadian Art, where she is now Assistant Editor. Her reporting and criticism have appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, M OMUS, the Walker Art Center Reader, Hyperallergic and more, discussing topics ranging from the radical potential (and shortcomings) of intersectional feminist memes to art-world race politics.

Photo by: Yuula Benivolski

Yaniya Lee’s interdisciplinary research questions critical-reading practices and reconsiders Canadian art histories. Lee was previously on the editorial advisory committees for Fuse and C Magazine. She is a founding collective member of MICE Magazine, a member the We Curate, We Critique collective and a member of the EMILIA-AMALIA working group. Last summer she participated in the Banff Research in Culture: Year 2067 residency and organized a series of public conversations with Black Canadian artists alongside Cauleen Smith, Jerome Havre and Camille Turner’s “Triangle Trade” exhibition at Toronto’s Gallery TPW. She is the 2017-2018 writer-in-residence at Gallery 44 and currently works as the associate editor at Canadian Art magazine. Photo by: Yuula Benivolski

ArtsLink is hiring!

Communications Manager

ArtsLink NB is looking for a creative and driven professional to assume the role of Communications Manager. The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for media, stakeholders, and ArtsLink NB members. They will be responsible for maintaining and updating the organization’s website and social media platforms and for providing support to the Executive Director. The Communications Manager will also plan and create press releases and newsletters, coordinate membership development, and maintain the member database, as well as provide administrative support.

The Communications Manager will have frequent interactions with government, media, and the creative sector as a whole, and should be comfortable with public speaking and media liaison.

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

Salary: $27,000 – $28,000, commensurate with experience.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in arts administration or a related administrative capacity
  • A valid driver’s licence
  • Data analysis, management, organization and reporting capabilities
  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of non-profit culture and Government working groups
  • Bookkeeping experience an asset

Related Tasks:

  • Project coordination support
  • 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
  • General expense reporting
  • Maintain paper and on-line filing and archives
  • Provide coordination, support, and assistance for ArtsLinkNB events, as needed
  • Maintain office supplies and equipment, and perform weekly housekeeping duties

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 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.

Application Deadline: September 17, 2018


Start Date: October 15, 2018

Type of Work: Full time (approx. 35 hours per week)

Location: Saint John, NB

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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: CSAC now accepting exhibition proposals for 2019

Exhibitions are selected by a panel of respected artists, art educators and enthusiasts that comprise our Exhibition Committee. Exhibitions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, with the jury meeting once per year. In choosing exhibitions, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre will strive to reflect its mandate: integrating the arts and the community and encouraging the development of excellence in the arts, guided by arts professionals. We seek a balance of professional artists, emerging artists, multicultural artists, amateur artists, as well as children’s art and student work.
Head to for more information and to download the application. The deadline for 2019 applications is September 15th, 2018

‘Painting People and Places’ a 10-week course

‘Painting People and Places’ is a 10-week course designed to explore some of the techniques, practices, formal ideas, and conceptual concerns of representational painting. Using mostly acrylic paint (with forays into oil paint), the course will equip students with the skills, ideas, and confidence to make painting a serious, enjoyable, and thoughtful practice of self-expression. This course is open to adults of all levels and abilities. Course fee is $195, and materials are extra (approximately $25-$50). Register soon: or call 506-454-6952

Instructor Jared Peters has many years experience teaching drawing and painting to students across the country. He holds a BFA from NSCAD University, an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and was a semifinalist in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Jared has exhibited widely, and his work can be found in collections across Canada, including in the New Brunswick Art Bank. Find out more on his website

Contact East 2018 Registration Notice

IMPORTANT: It has come to our attention that some people who thought they registered for Contact East did not finish the full registration process. If you did not receive a confirmation email from Ticketpro your registration is not complete. Please read below for further details. 

Unsure if you finished registering? Check out the delegate list HERE.
If your name is not on the list please register again using the below steps:

1. Choose the category that best describes you and pick the number of people you are registering in the “quantity” drop down.
2. Scroll to bottom of page and hit “add to cart”
3.Click “Checkout”
4. Click “Continue”
5. You will now be prompted to sign-in and finish the registration process.
6. After registering you will receive a confirmation email.

📧 Contact Rebecca for any questions regarding registration.

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Connexion Artist-run Centre is seeking to hire an Engagement and Outreach Coordinator

Connexion Artist-run Centre is seeking to hire an Engagement and Outreach Coordinator for a five month contract. The position is for recent graduates interested in contemporary visual art and culture, and will be active for 19 weeks commencing September 10, 2018 and ending January 25, 2019. It consists of 30 hours per week at $14 per hour.

The Engagement and Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of Connexion, and will help with administrative functions and with the installation and preparation of exhibitions and events taking place at Connexion.

Candidates should have an interest and understanding of contemporary art and artist-run culture. A background of Fine Arts, Art History, Media Studies, Education, Communication and Design, or Business would benefit the candidate. The ideal candidate will be able to work alone and with a team, and will be adaptable, creative, and resourceful. An ideal candidate will understand the importance of art and community and will be capable of innovative thinking.

Basic computer skills required include: Internet research, e-mail, Excel, and Word. Familiarity with Mac computers and knowledge of graphic design considered an asset.

Applicants must meet eligibility criteria for the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage internship program (found here:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Kelly Hill, Executive Director, at

Application deadline: SEPTEMBER 3, 2018.