Summer arts Leisure Learning at UNB

Whether you are looking for the challenge of learning a new language, the satisfaction of creating art, or the sense of accomplishment from making something from scratch, you’ll find a wide range of interesting non-credit courses offered in the evenings and on weekends.

Choose from a variety of courses in:
• Arts and Fine Arts
• Health and Wellness
• Languages
• Lifestyle and Leisure
• Photography
…. and more!

 

See full details, courses, and schedule here

 

From Away Post Secondary Film Competition

FROM AWAY, in partnership with Canadian Heritage / Canada150, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier21, RBC, Bell Media / CTV Atlantic, National Film Board of Canada and Telefilm Canada FIN as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The Film Competition and Program presents a multi-faceted opportunity to showcase Atlantic Canada’s next generation of visual storytellers. Post-secondary student filmmakers are encouraged to examine, explore or celebrate Canada as a country, both a concrete and an abstract space – a landscape, a person, a feeling, a memory – through the medium of film. The challenge will be to construct their own interpretation of the nation that surrounds them and how they have shaped their place within it – connecting audiences with Canada’s past and present.

The FROM AWAY program will include a multi-faceted celebration of filmmaking and Canadian identity through the Film Competition which will include a Film Festival Gala Screening and Celebration, Atlantic Province wide school tour, community screenings and online presentations.

 

For more information regarding rules, prizes, and awards or to submit a film please visit the competition’s website:

http://www.finfestival.ca/from-away-film-competition?platform=hootsuite

Academy Apprenticeship for Women Directors

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television is seeking applicants for its Academy Apprenticeship for Women Directors.

The Academy Apprenticeship for Women Directors is a six month program running mid-September 2017 to mid-March 2018. This program is intended to provide intensive professional development to 6 emerging female content creators across the country by pairing each apprentice with an established Director currently working on a project.   Best efforts will be made to make selections from 6 different provinces/territories to have representation from coast to coast to coast.

Deadline to Submit: Friday June 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET

For more information or to apply please visit the Academy’s website:

Apprenticeship for Women Directors – Online Application

Call to Artists for the 5th Annual Recovery Art Show 2017

The deadline for submissions is October 13, 2017. For more information or to request a submission form, please contact Jenn Wilkins atJennifer.Wilkins2@gnb.ca or call 474-4535.

Addictions and Mental Health Services Fredericton, Horizon Health Network, is pleased to issue a Call to Artists for the 5th Annual Recovery Art Show, an exhibition highlighting recovery from addiction and mental illness. Creativity and artistic expression can play an important 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 exhibition will be shown at The Fredericton Public Library during November 2017.

Studio Watch 2017 Call for Submissions now open!

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is calling for submissions for the Studio Watch: Emerging Artist Exhibition – Painting 2017. This innovative series provides New Brunswick artists, in the early stages of their career, with the opportunity for an exhibition and the purchase of one of their works by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The deadline for submissions is August 4, 2017.

For all information, see more here!

Council of the Arts Fredericton Performing Arts Scholarship 2017

Information and application guidelines are available here through the Fredericton Community Foundation. Applications must be received on or before July 31, 2017.

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 $5,000. 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. S tudents at secondary, post-secondary and graduate levels are eligible.

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.

artsnb Career Development Program

The deadline for applications is July 1, 2017. For more information or to apply see here.

The program is designed to recognize and encourage arts professionals who have demonstrated exceptional artistic talent and p otential, and who are pursuing a career in the arts. The program is divided in four components: Arts by Invitation is for assistance to present work by invitation in established arts events Artist in Residence is for assistance for participation in residency opportunities of three (3) months and less. The artists in residence are to contribute to the promotion and understanding of the arts by means of the artists’ contact with the clientele of the establishments. Professional Development is for assistance for professional development scholarships for studies and mentorships.  Professionalization and Promotion is designed to assist artists to produce tools related to the promotion of the artist’s work and career with a view to broadening the dissemination network for their work and diversifying their sources for funding

River Jam Seeking Nominations for Diane London Award 2017

Nominations close at 5pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

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 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.comand to complete a nomination form, click here.

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 River Jam, the annual summer celebration of music along the Saint John River which will take place on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Delta Fredericton.

Charlotte Glencross Scholarship

This scholarship, which honours the late artist, arts educator, and activist Charlotte Glencross, aims to support developing practitioners in the arts. The scholarship is open to all age categories and disciplines, where an artist or craftsperson seeks to build upon a new practice or establish a new direction in their work.

The deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017.

To apply click here.

Extended deadline! Call for Submissions: The Creative Connections Conference

The Creative Connections Conference is taking place November 16 to 18, 2017 and you are invited to submit proposals for presentations and workshops.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 30, 2017.

The conference is being organized by the Atlantic Centre for Creativity, which is based at University of New Brunswick but has several partners across the province and regionally. The central goal of the Centre and this conference is to increase awareness, and enhance creative practices across disciplines including: sciences, the arts, business, entrepreneurship and education. It will be an interactive, collaborative and interdisciplinary conference designed to encourage participants to ‘think outside the box’, take risks, share new ideas and enhance teaching practices. Students, staff, faculty, administrators, government officials, and the public are encouraged to participate and/or attend this conference.

For further information about the Atlantic Centre for Creativity and the Creative Connections Conference please go to the website or contact Mary Blatherwick: mlb@unb.ca or Rosemary Kohr:rkohr@unb.ca.

For more information, see here

SOLO CHICKEN PRODUCTIONS – THE BRIDGE – LE PONT – SOQASUWAKON

– Call for Submissions from EMERGING & PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS of all disciplines for THE BRIDGE PROJECT

– Submission Deadline June 20th 2017
– Send submissions to Danielle Chiasson at thebridge@solochickenproductions.com
– For more information visit www.solochickenproductions.com

Solo Chicken Productions is seeking proposals from artists from a variety of genres (dance, theatre, music, visual art, craft, circus, film) to perform or install work as a part of their Canada 150 Project, THE BRIDGE that will be presented on Friday September 8th 2017 on the Fredericton Walking Bridge.  Solo Chicken is seeking artists to ‘animate’ a moment, event or stretch of time between 1867 to 2017 through their chosen artistic medium and through their unique perspective.  

(All artists will be offered an honorarium for their participation in the project.)

PARAMETERS

On Friday September 8th from 5PM-8PM the walking bridge will be filled from end to end with unique artistic expressions of our history.  There are a few essential parameters to keep in mind when designing your work so that we can achieve our goal of filling the bridge with so many artists!

– There are no restrictions on WHAT you can do but keep in mind that the audience will contain all ages.
– We welcome works that seek to interrogate rather than celebrate our difficult past.
– There will be NO power available, which means no lights or sound.  (But keep in mind your audience will literally be standing right beside you.)
– For visual art & craft installations we welcome wild and crazy ideas about how and where to hang things.  We may not be able to fulfill those wild ideas but we will do our best.
– When designing a performance-based proposal please think about the flow of audience beside or through your work.  Also keep in mind that you will need to repeat your performance many times between 5PM-8PM.  
– Performances should be limited to 1-4 minutes.

PROPOSALS

Please include the following information in the proposal:

– 200 word max proposal detailing WHAT you plan to perform/install and WHY. (The WHY is about why you are drawn to animating that particular time in our shared history.)
– Total number of performers needed, Estimated cost of materials.
– Please put ALL the information in one document in the .doc format.  (No rich text, pages, dropbox, google docs etc.)

 

Solo Chicken Productions Presents – THE BRIDGE – LE PONT – SOQASUWAKON

Who are we?  Where do we come from? And where are we going?

Mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary through an artistic interrogation, exploration and celebration of our past, present and future, by walking over the mighty Wolastoq River via the walking bridge and take a metaphorical and literal journey through time.  On Friday September 8th 2017 Solo Chicken Productions in creative partnership with a multitude of community groups, organizations and artists, will use the bridge as the conduit for a multi-media exploration of our history from 1867 to 2017.  The bridge will become a living time tunnel through which the audience will walk descending or ascending through our collective history.

A true community project, each moment on the timeline will be interrogated, explored and celebrated by a different community group or artist through their own medium, be it music, film, dance, theatre, visual art, performance art or poetry.  Solo Chicken Productions, Lisa Anne Ross, playwright Ryan Griffith and Wolastoqiyik artist Natalie Sappier, acting as the key artistic team, are working collaboratively to identify key moments in time not only for the Wolastoqiyik, English and French but for our diverse population.  The BRIDGE Project is meant to be, not just a celebration and recounting of historical facts, but an exploration and interrogation of that past from multiple and diverse perspectives.  A walk meant to help us see where we have come from and where we can go.

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS

The BRIDGE Project is working with an exciting array of professional artists who are ‘animating’ a moment on the timeline using their chosen artistic medium.  Projects include; a tapestry tribute to Sandra Lovelace (Danielle Hogan), a collection of tiny beavers commemorating the year (1975) that the beaver became our national animal (Sylvette Fortin), a long form improv performance examining a variety of tense political moments in our history (Hot Garbage Player), short theatre performances written by Ryan Griffith and performed by Next Folding Theatre Company and Theatre St. Thomas and a performance art piece paying homage to the Wolastoq (Natalie Sappier).

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Various community groups and organizations, with the support of Solo Chicken Productions are animating other moments on the time line. Solo Chicken is providing facilitators and artists to each group and helping them to craft an artistic response.  Each performance will represent a moment in our collective history, and will offer an opportunity for the audience to experience the diversity of perspectives that make up our shared history.  Projects include; a theatre project examining the question of ‘What is culture?’ with MCAF teen girls group, an art project with Connaught Street School that looks at school artifacts of the past and present, an art installation with the NB Queer Heritage Initiative that shows an intimate and moving glimpse into New Brunswick’s Queer history, a dance performance with the Indo-Canadian Cultural Association created by Manisha Verma that explores the challenges faced by Asian women who have recently immigrated to Canada and a banned book exhibition from The Fredericton Public Library to name just a few.

To find out more about the project visit www.solochickenproductions.com and click on The Bridge.

THE NEW BRUNSWICK CHORAL FEDERATION NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the New Brunswick Choral Federation for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

DATE: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
TIME: 6:30 pm
Room 133
Charlotte Street Arts Centre,
732 Charlotte St, Fredericton, NB E3B 1M5, Canada
All members of the NBCF, as well as interested members of the public, are invited to attend.

Individual members in good standing are entitled to attend the AGM as voting members.

Choirs that are members in good standing are entitled to appoint two members of the choir to attend the AGM as voting members.

Business of the meeting will include fiscal and programming updates, change of fiscal year, and election of new board members.

Agenda and reports will be provided in a subsequent email.

PLEASE RSVP TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE AGM. This will help us ensure that there is adequate space for all who plan to attend.

CREATEDHERE: Call for submissions The Fashion Issue!

Coming Fall 2017… The Fashion Issue!

I am very excited to announce that Issue #6 of CreatedHere magazine will be all about the local fashion industry. This call is for clothing designers, accessory designers, photographers, artists; tell me how fashion inspires your creative practice! I’m looking for a variety of entries, from stories, studio visits, bios, illustrations, poems, special projects…

For more details about this call, click here

**Issue #5 is still under construction but I’m hoping to see it printed by mid-June! Stay tuned…**

PARC seeking new Artistic Director for annual 9-month term

PARC (Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre) is seeking a new Artistic Director. A dynamic organization that fosters the creation and development of Atlantic Canadian plays, PARC provides services and opportunities to both established and emerging playwrights in the Atlantic region.

The half-time Artistic Director position gives the right candidate the security and flexibility to work remotely for PARC in a salaried $30 per hour capacity and yet stay free for much of the year to further her/his career as a professional theatre artist.

The successful candidate will have experience in playwriting, dramaturgy, or stage direction and is familiar with the professional theatre community in Atlantic Canada; will have experience in program and service design or management; will have an excellent track record for writing successful grant proposals, funding applications and reports to government and foundations; The successful candidate will work in close partnership with the General Management Services Provider, the Program and Communications Coordinator and the Board of Directors; will be available to work an average of 20 hours per week September through May annually; may reside anywhere in the Atlantic region; will be able to work in Sackville, NB as required in the job description.

Job description is posted at www.playwrightsatlantic.ca

Submit resume and cover letter by email to

parcadministration@playwrightsatlantic.ca on or before June 30, 2017.

Calling ALL Artists: Pop-Up Graffiti Exhibit

Calling all local artists, community groups & school classes to participate and submit work for Graffiti in the Hatchery, a graffiti exhibit sponsored by Ignite Fredericton, in partnership with Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts and Open Your Art, to be held June 16-18th. The event will be hosted in Fredericton’s vibrant technology park as part of their Art in the Park series! (more…)

Banff Mountain Film Competition now open!

Banff Mountain Film Competition
Enter your film into the 42nd annual Banff Mountain Film Competition and bring the magic of mountain landscape, culture, and adventure to an international audience. Your film could reach more than 500,000 people if selected for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour!

Over $40,000 CAD in cash and prizes to be awarded

NEW for 2017: we are now accepting films via FilmFreeway!
Entry Deadline: August 2