‘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: info@charlottestreetarts.ca 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 jaredpetersart.com.

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.

Register Now

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: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html)

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Kelly Hill, Executive Director, at info@connexionarc.org

Application deadline: SEPTEMBER 3, 2018.

Artist Profile Review Deadlines for Factor Canada

Deadline: Friday August 31. 2018

Artist Profiles

When you first create an artist profile, you will receive an artist rating of General Artist once you’ve submitted your Mandatory Information and requested review. You won’t need to do anything to maintain your General Artist rating as long as your artist profile is current and active.

Full info here. 

Canadian Centre for Architecture Research Fellowship Program 2019

As an international research institution, the CCA operates in the spaces between architectural culture at large and academic discourse through exhibitions, publications, public events, and research programs.

We welcome applications from individuals at various stages of their career and from various fields of study, including the history, theory, and criticism of architecture, urbanism, and landscape, as well as art history, design theory, anthropology, geography, sociology, literature, philosophy, cultural studies, media studies, and science and technology studies. Although proposed research projects may rely extensively on the CCA Collection as a primary source, we are interested above all in original and significant projects that develop both critical readings and creative works, writings, or designs.

Applications must be submitted through our online application portal by 16 September 2018.

Full information here! 

More about the CCA here. 

ARTrepreneur-in-Residence Program

Do you have a passion for creation but find yourself in need of basic business skills? Are you entering the creative workforce and unsure where to begin?

You love being an artist and we don’t want to change that. Turn your passion into a viable business with the ARTrepreneur-in-Residence program, an initiative designed to help creative workers turn their craft into a lucrative business by gaining access to key entrepreneurial resources. From weavers to writers, the ARTrepreneur-in-Residence program accepts creators from all disciplines looking to start and grow their business in Fredericton.

Located in Planet Hatch, Fredericton’s core entrepreneurial hub, ARTrepreneurs will be given the necessary tools to begin building their business and professional network through free business tools such as mentorship, office and meeting space, access to events and entrepreneurial programming, ability to publicly display and promote their product or service, and so much more!
Participation fee: $0 | Application cost: $0 | Program: Priceless
Full information here.

Seeking musicians of Mi’kmaw ancestry for L’nuta’ql Music Showcase project

The L’nuta’ql Music Showcase project seeks to create incentives and inspire artists to begin writing, recording and performing music featuring the Mi’kmaw language. We are seeking musicians of Mi’kmaw ancestry, to professionally record and perform their music as part of the L’nuta’ql Music Showcase project. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a demo in the Mi’kmaw language (in entirety or in part) and be available to perform on October 28 in Membertou.

Applicants may submit songs without Mi’kmaw language but the song must have a strong connection to Mi’kmaw culture and the applicant must be agree to including MI’kmaw phrases or language within the song if chosen to participate.

Deadline to Apply is September 21, 2018
(11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Full information here.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Cyber Social Artist Residency

The Centre for Art Tapes is accepting submissions for our 2018 – 19 residency, Cyber Social.

 CFAT invites artists in all stages of their careers to apply. The Cyber Social Artist in Residence will spend six months exploring contemporary art’s relationship to social media. The proposed project should focus on the Internet and the communities that exist within it. Potential projects or research could feature things like live streaming, Youtube, Twitch, Instagram, etc. While the proposed project should be informed by social networks or digital environments, it can take any form or media art – video, installation, completely online, etc. Applicants are welcomed to browse our equipment and facilities online or visit us and ask for a tour to get an idea of the resources that are available to them.

The selected participant will receive a $1,700 honorarium & a $300 fee for conducting an artist presentation or workshop.

Deadline: Sept 16 @midnight 

Full info here. 

For any questions about the program or application process, please contact Programming Director Tori Fleming at (902) 422-6822 or by email at tori@cfat.ca.

Publishing Internships at Goose Lane Editions

Publishing Internships at Goose Lane Editions

Interested in taking a deep-dive into publishing? Goose Lane Editions is offering two paid six-month internships: one in the publicity department, primarily working in social media; another in data and website management, where the intern will be responsible for enhancing our title metadata for vendors in Canada, the US, and elsewhere.

Applicants must be under 30, have completed a program of study (either a diploma or a degree program), and register for the Youth Employment Fund. Deadline for applications: September 7, 2018.

For more details on the two internships, visit https://gooselane.com/pages/opportunities-at-goose-lane

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Signature Grants

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Signature Grants

The Board of Directors of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation considers requests for exceptional, one of a kind project grants twice annually.All letters of application or appeal must be postmarked by September 1, 2018 for consideration in the 2018 cycle. Signature Grants are made in response to exceptional opportunities and needs and they are contingent on available resources in each fiscal year.

For more information, visit: http://sheilahughmackay.ca/shmf/grants/signature-grants/.

Call for Committee Members: City of Fredericton Arts & Culture Advisory Committee

The Committee acts in an advisory capacity to Council on various arts and culture projects and initiatives. It is comprised of 10 to 15 members and one member of Council. Members are appointed based on their backgrounds, knowledge and expertise in various areas of the local arts and cultural community including: arts organizations, performing arts venues and presenters, festivals, visual arts, galleries, artists of any discipline, public art, business and economic development, arts and education institutions, First Nations, Francophone cultural community, multicultural community, heritage organizations, museums, libraries, youth and seniors.

To apply, please submit a letter with a summary outlining your background, qualifications, areas of knowledge and expertise, on or before August 24, 2018 to the following address:

Office of the City Clerk
City Hall
397 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1B5E

mail: cityclerk@fredericton.ca

Members are appointed for a three-year term, subject to possible re-appointment and are required to attend meetings held every two months or on an as-needed basis. In addition, members may occasionally be asked to serve on a project-specific sub-committee related to cultural projects of the City. These are volunteer positions and, as such, no remuneration is provided.

Fredericton Arts Alliance Looking for Projects in Area Schools

The Fredericton Arts Alliance Looking for Projects in Area Schools

Teachers or artists can propose programs that would bring an artist to work in a school with a class of students for an extended period. Normally the projects would run from 15 to 25 hours. Artists can be from any discipline – visual art, music, writing, drama or more. The artists will be paid $600 per project. The FAA will also cover the cost of approved materials.

Previous projects have included puppetry, mural painting, musical theatre, art history, sculpture, an exploration of the use of wool through the years, and more. The successful applications will be for programs to run in the fall. If artists have a great idea, the FAA can work to find a school that would appreciate the project, and if a school has an idea, we can try to find an artist to carry it out. Full details and application forms are on the FAA website: frederictonartsalliance.ca.

The Fiddlehead hosts Literary Workshops

The Fiddlehead hosts Literary Workshops August 25 at Fredericton Public Library

We are hosting two workshops:

  •   10am: Digging Deep: How to Get the Most Out of Your Creative NonfictionHosted by Tuscarora writer Alicia Elliott in the Wolastoq Boardroom
  •   2pm: Writing Your Guts Out
    Hosted by Mi’kmaq spoken word artist Rebecca Thomas in the Wolastoq Boardroom

All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the workshops as space is limited. To register, please email thefiddlehead@gmail.com.

Call to Artists for Recovery Art Show

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 animportant 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 nancy.morin2@gnb.ca to request a submission form or for further information.

Artist-in-Residency School Program Grant, Anglophone Sector

Artist-in-Residency School Program Grant, Anglophone Sector

The Artist-in-Residency School Program funds art projects which are based on Fine Arts curricular outcomes, and are a collaboration between one or more teachers and one or more artists. Schools in Anglophone districts are eligible to apply to the program by initiating a project together with a professional artist(s) in any, but not limited to, the following artistic disciplines: music, dance, theatre arts, literature (playwriting, storytelling), plastic arts and media arts such as film, and video. The general objectives of this program are to encourage students to express themselves and to think creatively and critically through education in the arts. Funding provided for a maximum of $3,000 per residency.

Applications for residencies must be received by email no later than September 28, 2018.

Once approved, residencies should end no later than the end of the school year. Only schools may initiate and present proposals with the collaboration of one or more artist. For more information, please refer to the guidelines, found at http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.201088.html

and has important information about the criteria and conditions

Employment opp: Fredericton Playhouse

The Playhouse is hiring!

The Fredericton Playhouse is seeking a part-time casual ticketing agent available to work days, evenings and weekends in our box office. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service and communication skills, with past money handling experience and proficient computer skills. Bilingualism is an asset.
To apply, please email your resume to Ticketing & Administration Manager Wendy Caron at wendy@theplayhouse.ca.
Application deadline is Friday, Aug. 31. 

Learn more here.

Employment opp: Art Program Teachers

The Estey Art Initiative is a not-for-profit after school art program that is looking for teachers in Saint John. The ideal candidate is an artist or creative person who has a few hours to spare each week.

They Estey Art Initiative employs a team of professional artists who inspire and teach aspiring artists of all ages.
Call (506) 474-2430

Facebook page here.

Instagram here.

Deadline Extension: InsideTrack Literistic

Earlier this month we announced the Inside Track, an accountability group for writers led by novelist Eliza Robertson.

The response surprised us: we received so many applications that we started looking for a second instructor. Building a consistent writing practice and staying accountable to writing goals is a more common problem than we thought.

Due to high demand, Inside Track applications will remain open until the end of August — so if you believe, like us, that mentorship and a strong sense of community can make all the difference to your writing, now’s the time to get in touch before we lock in our first cohorts.

The program kicks off September 1 with monthly seminars, peer meetings, office hours, and more.


More info on the Literistic website here!