Nov. 3-5, 2017
7th Annual ArtsLink NB Forum and AGM


ArtsLink NB is busy putting the final touches on the program for its 2017 Forum and AGM, our largest and most important event of the year.

Book your room at the Coastal Inn Sackville under ArtsLink for a reduced rate of $99/night. Offer ends Oct. 4th: (506) 536-0000



Going Critical is a multidisciplinary forum engaging critical discourse, exploring its role in the careers of artists, promoting cross-pollination between artistic practices, and fostering deeper engagement with critical dialogue for artists of all disciplines in the Maritimes. This year features:

  • Keynote Talk by Wanda Nanibush, Indigenous and Canadian Art Curator of the AGO
  • Keynote by Beaverbrook Gallery Critic-in-Residence Brane Kovič
  • How to Pitch workshop by Dance Current editor Emma Dornan
  • Panel discussions on the hows and whys of engaging your work in the national discourse
  • Mulitple professional development workshops to connect new opportunities
  • Idea Market session to establishing peer critique networks


Friday Nov. 3 2017, Owens Art Gallery

4:00 pm ARTSNB GRANT & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS: presented by Sarah Beth Shiplett

5:30 pm: BRANE KOVIC ARTIST TALK: Promoting work boradly.

6;30 pm; ‘WHY’ INTERDISCIPLINARY PANEL DISCUSSION: Featuring: Brane Kovic, Emma Dornan, Facilitator: Sarah Jones

Saturday Nov. 4 2017, Daytime, Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts

9: am: Warm up;

10:15 am: AGM; (ArtsLink NB Members only).

12:00 pm: LUNCH and tour of PCCA

1:15 pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS;  WANDA NANIBUSH: Indigenous Curator Art Gallery of Ontario

2:30 pm: WORKSHOP; Pitching Emma Doran- Editor of Dance Current Magazine *sponsored by the Town of Sackville

Saturday Nov. 4 2017, Evening, Sackville Commons

6-9 pm: Cocktails/Ideas Market

Registration is free to ArtsLink members; $80 for non-members. ArtsLink memberships start at just $25/year: join now!

For more information, please contact us: Julie@ArtsLinkNB.com | 506.646.1832 | www.artslinknb.com

We would like to acknowledge the support from our partners and sponsors:

The Province of New Brunswick

The Town of Sackville

Gooselane Editions

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Mount Allison UIniversity