NB Choral Federation Choral Fest Registration

Once again the New Brunswick Choral Federation presents its annual choral fest. This celebration of choral music invites singers from all
over the province to join us in Fredericton on October 14 – 16, under the direction of one of Canada’s foremost Choral Conductors,
Michael Zaugg.
The deadline for registration is Friday, September 30, 2016.
Call or email our office for further details at 453-3731 and nbcf@nbnet.nb.ca, and check out our website, www.nbcfsite.wordpress.com,
to take advantage of on-line registration and online payment. This promises to be a spectacular experience for all who enjoy choral
singing.

Call for Submissions for Studio Watch Emerging Artist Series: Painting

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is calling for submissions for the Studio Watch Emerging Artist Series: Painting 2016 exhibition. This innovative series provides New Brunswick artists, in the early stages of their career, with the opportunity for a solo exhibition, the publication of an exhibition brochure and the purchase of one of their works by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The Studio Watch Emerging Artist Series: Painting 2016 exhibition will be held at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton from October 20, 2016 to January 15, 2017. To be eligible an artist must:

  • Reside and produce art in New Brunswick (consideration will be given to permanent residents of New Brunswick attending higher education degree programs or conducting temporary projects outside of New Brunswick);
  • Have at least five years of experience in art making;
  • Have yet to have a solo exhibit in a major public gallery or museum;
  • Have a particular body of work ready for exhibition for October 2016. 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 curatorial@beaverbrookartgallery.org.

Deadline for applications: August 1, 2016 For further information on the Studio Watch Emerging Artist Series: Painting 2016 exhibition please contact Curatorial Assistant Meredith Briden at curatorial@beaverbrookartgallery.org. The curator of the exhibition is Jeffrey Spalding, C.M., R.C.A., Senior Curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Council of the Arts Fredericton Performing Arts Scholarship

Students planning to pursue studies in a recognized program in the performing arts are invited to apply for the Council of the Arts Fredericton Performing Arts Scholarship. The annual award is valued at $5000. It is intended for residents of the greater Fredericton area. The course of study can take place at any institution recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency and must involve performance or production. Students at secondary, postsecondary and graduate levels are eligible. Information and application guidelines are available through the Fredericton Community Foundation at www.fredfdn.ca . Applications must be received on or before July 31, 2016. (Please note new deadline.) The recipient will be determined by a

Applications must be received on or before July 31, 2016. (Please note new deadline.) The recipient will be determined by a three-member selection committee. From 1978 until 2006, Council of the Arts Fredericton presented quality performances to Fredericton audiences through its ONSTAGE and KIDSTAGE programs and encouraged young people in their study of the performing arts through awards and scholarships. The Performing Arts Scholarship was created in 2007 with funds from the Council that are managed through a designated fund agreement with the Fredericton Community Foundation

River Jam Seeking Nominations for Diane London Award

Each year during River Jam, there is a special award presented in honour of Diane London, beloved diva of the Downtown Blues Band, whose final performance was at River Jam 2004 before losing her battle to cancer. The award honours a local musician, artist, or arts related woman with a creative spirit and talent who gives of themselves to the community and who exemplify the spirit and character of Diane. Do you know a woman from Fredericton or elsewhere in the Saint John River region who exemplifies the spirit and character of Diane London? Someone who is a musician, artist, or arts-related individual who has a creative spirit and talent, and who gives back to the community? Nominate Her for the Diane London Award! For more info contact johnnyleroux@hotmail.com To complete a nomination form visit http://www.123contactform.com/form- 2002047/Diane-London-Nomination-Form. The award recipient will be announced prior to River Jam and a presentation of the award plaque and a $600 prize will be awarded at the event, annual summer celebration of music along the Saint John River taking place on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Delta Fredericton.

NB Fine Craft Gala tickets available now!

The Fine Craft Gala on the evening of Friday, July 15th will kick off the 2016#FromHumanHands: NB Fine Craft Fest at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal in Saint John. With a theme of Diversity, this event will feature a speaker series with artist and instructor Brigitte Clavette, artist and instructor Judie Acquin-Miksovsky, and artist Philip Savage, recipient of the 2015 Nel Oudemans Award. The presentation of the 2016 Nel Oudemans award by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation will also be a highlight of the evening, as well as NBCC “Best Booth”, “Best Body of Work”, and “Best New Product” awards. Gala attendees will receive an exclusive “First Look” preview of the NB Fine Craft Festival from 6-7pm to the live music of Nova Scotian fiddler Alycia Putnam. The gala commences at 7pm. Plus enjoy craft beer from Picaroons Traditional Ales and delicious appetizers and spirits from Urban Deli.

Limited tickets are available: $20 + HST
Tickets on sale on eventbrite.com: http://ow.ly/rFbQ300Yil7

Network with NBCC professional craftspeople, enthusiasts, advocates, administrators, craft champions, and emerging artists within the sector. Get first pick of unique products crafted #FromHumanHands by NBCC Juried Members, who are masters of design and craftsmanship. Be inspired by the stories, heritage skills, aesthetics, and high standard of New Brunswick fine craft.

Presented by the New Brunswick Crafts Council, Canada’s oldest crafts council. Proceeds go to the NBCC, a provincial non-profit organization, to support fine craft in the province.

From Human Hands: NB Fine Craft Fest, July 16 & 17:https://www.facebook.com/events/133705957042375/
For more information, visit nbcraftscouncil.ca, check out our facebook page:facebook.com/NewBrunswickCraftsCouncil, or call 506-450-8989.

Miracle on 34th Street Auditions

The Search for Santa Is On! SJTC will be holding Miracle on 34th Street Auditions

Auditions will take place at BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess St and will be held on: Friday,  June 17th-24th

Roles are available for adults from ages 20 to 70+. Roles are available for children, male and female, who could look as though they are 7 to 10 years of age.

Visit http://www.saintjohntheatrecompany.com/auditions for audition details. For more information email:  raddoh@gmail.com

Miracle on 34th Street is the first production of  SJTC’s 2016-2017 season and will run from November 23rd to 27th, 2016. Rehearsals will begin in early September.

Festival Volunteer Info – NB Fine Craft Fest Saint John

The New Brunswick Crafts Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft in New

Brunswick, is seeking volunteers for the From Human Hands: NB Fine Craft Fest & Gala on July 15-17,

2016 at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal in Saint John. The annual New Brunswick Fine Craft Festival,

presented by the NBCC, is a vibrant cultural arts festival that features original works by award winning

New Brunswick craftspeople, providing an opportunity for the public to connect with makers, discover

locally made craft, witness live fine craft demonstrations, and participate in an important part of our

New Brunswick culture and heritage. Along with established fine craft professionals, this festival will

showcase emerging artisans and students from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, plus live

performances by local musicians, a Handcraft Fashion Show with NWH Modeling, a kids craft corner, an

Interior Design Spotlight with Kim Jakobsen Design, and foods and drink from Urban Deli and Picaroons

Traditional Ales.

Festival hours are as follows:

Set-up: Friday 10am-4pm

Festival First Look/Gala: Friday 6-9pm

Regular hours: Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-4pm

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Project Coordinator for a Start-up Artist Residency in St. Andrews

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) is an emerging artist residency located in

St. Andrews (NB) which will be welcoming its first residents in the spring of 2017.

KIRA offers a four-month contract starting July 1 st and ending on October 31 st with a possible

extension.

Working under the supervision of KIRA Steering Committee, the Project Coordinator will:

– Customize KIRA’s key strategic documents according to the requirements of potential

funding sources

– Write grant proposals to various levels of government for an infrastructure project to be

undertaken in 2017

– Write grant proposals to various levels of government to obtain operating funding for

2017 (e.g. salary for the residency’s director)

– Develop proposals to obtain support from private organizations

– Manage the Call for Applications process

– Create a web presence for KIRA

– Establish a communication strategy for the web site and the Call for Applications to

reach relevant cultural networks such as artist residencies organizations, art

organizations, art publications, etc.

– Perform other duties relevant to the project

Qualifications

Experience in working in an art/cultural organization

Experience in writing grant proposals

Experience in web communication

Excellent writing skills

Ability to work autonomously and to manage several files at the same time

Recognized for having excellent people skills

Recognized for having excellent coordinating skills

Knowledge of art networks in Canada

Degree in arts/cultural management is an asset

Working off-site is possible. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Interested candidates must send a resume and a covering letter to Tim Henderson, Managing

Director, Kingsbrae Garden: tim@kingsbraegarden.com no later than June 15, 2016.

NB Crafts Council Seeks Bilingual Administrative Coordinator

The New Brunswick Crafts Council is hiring a summer student! We are seeking a creative and driven individual as Bilingual Administrative Coordinator starting June 20. This is a great opportunity to learn the inner-workings of a non-profit organization, gain office administration experience, and discover the vibrancy of the New Brunswick crafts and culture sector! Help with the planning and implementation of our #FromHumanHands: NB Fine Craft Festivals and 2016 #Spectrum and #SharingStories exhibitions, plus general office admin help and communications. The official job posting can be found here: http://ow.ly/4nsXpt OR http://www.nbcraftscouncil.ca/2016/05/05/nbcrafts-council-summer-student-employment-opportunity The application deadline is June 6, 2016.For more information, contact the New Brunswick Crafts Council at ed@nbcraftscouncil.ca or 450-8989. The New Brunswick Crafts Council/Conseil des Métier d’art du Nouveau-Brunswick is a member-centered, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in crafts, maintaining standards of craftsmanship, and expanding markets for fine crafts.