Call for Participants in Artist-Led Life Drawing Class

In early January, we will host Montreal-based artist Nick Howe in residence at Connexion ARC. Nick is originally from Fredericton, and will be developing a participatory residency project that will explore symbols and language in relationship to the body. We invite artists and members working at any level to participate in a series of artist-led life drawing classes held on January 4th and January 11th, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

The classes will be offered free of charge with materials provided. Participants will be drawing and observing, as well as compensated for contributions to the project.

We are pleased to present this opportunity for local artists and members of Connexion to participate in a dynamic and exploratory artist project, to receive critical feedback, and to expand their professional networks with artists working elsewhere in the country.

Everyone’s welcome, no arts background required. Please register by sending an email to with “Modeling Agency” as the subject line. For more information, please visit

Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick 2017-18 writing competition:

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick warmly encourages all New Brunswickers to submit their poems, stories or creative essays to its 2017-18 Writing Competition.

The contest opens on December 1, 2017. Deadline for entries is February 28, 2018. All submissions must be made electronically through the WFNB website at

The competition awards $2,600 in cash prizes. The prize purse includes the David Adams Richards Prize, awarded for a collection of short stories, a novella, or a substantial part of a longer novel.

The Writing Competition recognizes outstanding work in other genres through the Douglas Kyle Memorial Prize for short fiction, the Alfred G. Bailey Prize for poetry manuscripts, and the Fog Lit Books for Young People Prize.

The Federation also offers prizes in the single poem and creative non-fiction categories. Youth of ages 13 to 18 can enter their poems or stories into the Sheree Fitch Prize category, aimed at young writers.

In addition to the prize money, winners will read their work at WFNB’s annual literary festival, WordSpring, being held this year in Saint John, NB, May 11-13. Many WFNB winners have gone on to publish their work, including André Narbonne (David Adams Richards Prize, 2008), Jerrod Edson (David Adams Richards prize, 2013) and Kerry-Lee Powell (Alfred G. Bailey Prize, 2013).

Entries must be received by February 28, 2018. For competition guidelines, visit our contest page, telephone (506) 224-0364 or email

About WFNB

WFNB is the only organization devoted solely to the writers of New Brunswick. It is dedicated to encouraging and promoting New Brunswick writers in all genres and stages of development.

Goose Lane Editions seeks Production Editor

The Company

Goose Lane Editions is an award-winning, independent publisher which focuses on the publication of works of literary fiction, poetry, art, history, biography, travel, current affairs, and social issues.


The Position
We are looking for an energetic, hardworking, dedicated, and well-organized individual with 2-3 years of experience as a production editor, who is equipped to be part of the management team at this dynamic publishing house. Working closely with the creative director and the publisher, the Production Editor plays a key role in the development and production of approximately 30 titles per year, often in multiple formats. Candidates must have editing acumen, administrative and project management experience and/or training, and a desire and ability to learn about all aspects of publishing.

The Production Editor is responsible for developing P&Ls for each title; maintaining editorial and production standards and schedules; hiring freelancers for both the Goose Lane and icehouse poetry imprints, as well as custom-publishing contracts; establishing and adhering to editorial budgets; and coordinating the steady flow of material through the editorial and production processes for print and digital formats.


This position is ideal for a person who excels in hands-on work. It requires an eye for detail, highly developed communication and organizational skills, and an ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects. This work is demanding and deadlines are always imminent. The Production Editor is an individual who thrives on the details, enjoys organization, administration, coordination, and collaboration, is deadline driven, and relishes navigating a lot of moving parts.


Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in English, History, Journalism or a related field plus certification in publishing or editing or equivalent professional experience; a familiarity with the processes of print and eBook production; a thorough understanding of editorial procedures; and a reverence for the Chicago Manual of Style.  A working knowledge of Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and HTML are essential. A familiarity with InDesign and project management software programs is desirable. An understanding of French would be an asset.



Salary $38,000-$42,000. Goose Lane offers a comprehensive cost-shared health care/ insurance package and a collaborative work environment.


For a detailed job description, visit


Please forward a cover letter and a detailed resume to


Deadline for applications: 7 Dec. 2017


An illusory visual sensation that persists after the momentary exposure of an image, even after its disappearance.


The organizers of Images Rémanentes are proud to announce the participating artists to this major exhibition project. The thirteen artists will each produce permanent works that will, as a whole, create a public art trajectory in the city of Moncton. The public is invited to follow the progression of these works on social media and at events which will take place over the course of the next year. The exhibition will be inaugurated in December 2018.

The artists

Alisa Arsenault     Maryse Arseneault
Jared Betts     Mathieu Boucher Côté
Jean-Denis Boudreau     Marjolaine Bourgeois
Luc A. Charette     Mario Doucette
Marika Drolet-Ferguson     Emilie Grace Lavoie
Mathieu Léger     Jacinthe Loranger
Dominik Robichaud
Each work will emphasize the exceptional contribution of an organization, event or person to the vitality of the milieu. Resulting from extensive research, using various approaches, on important contributors to the “Acadian Renaissance” in visual arts, the collection of works will be permanently integrated into places where Acadian artistic expression still resonates, namely, and among others, the Aberdeen Cultural Center. All of the works produced will form an artistic itinerary in the city of Moncton.

This project meets the need to study, document and commemorate artistic production in Acadie by inserting the past into the present in order to render the development of the artistic milieu visible and accessible. By emphasizing the creation of new works rather than offering a traditional retrospective perspective, the project becomes a real chapter in the history of art in Acadie and a reference point for Acadian artists to come.

Images Rémanentes is the result of a collaboration between l’Atelier d’estampe Imago, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen and Galerie Sans Nom. This project is one of 200 exceptional projects supported by the Canadian Council for the Arts New Chapter Program. With this $ 35-million investment, the Canadian Council for the arts supports the creation and sharing of the arts at the heart of our lives and across Canada. The project is also made possible with the support of the province of New Brunswick.

For information, images or interviews : Michelle Drapeau and Elise Anne LaPlante, curators


The Hnatyshyn Foundation – TD Bank Group Awards for Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art and Emerging Visual Artist

Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2017

The awards support emerging curators and artists under the age of 35 whose body of work incorporates a public presence and peer recognition. Each year, one curator and one artist are selected to receive an award of $10,000 each.

Apply online:

CALL FOR ATLANTIC ARTISTS Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency at the Banff Centre

The 3rd annual competition for the 2018 self-directed residency is now open.
Deadline: January 31, 2018

Valued at $30,000 each year, the Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency is a partnership with the Banff Centre and The Hnatyshyn Foundation, and funded through the support of the Harrison McCain Foundation. The Residency aims to strengthen cultural connections between eastern and western Canada by giving emerging visual artists from Atlantic Canada the opportunity to create new work within the inspiring surrounds of the Banff Centre over a period of eight weeks.

Apply online:

CALL FOR EMERGING CURATORS Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency

The annual competition for the 2018 residency is now open.
Deadline: Thursday, December 21st, 2017

The Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency program provides opportunities for emerging Canadian curators between the ages of 25 and 30 to participate in a residency with Fogo Island Arts. During the residency period, participants have opportunities to work and interact with Fogo Island Arts staff, Canadian and international artists-in-residence, and members of the community.

Apply online:

The Sheilas 2018

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation invites applications for the 2018 Annual Facilitation Grant Program “The Sheila’s”

In 2018, SHMF will consider only proposals from organizations and collectives seeking to provide meaningful networking and educational opportunities for the visual arts sector. With the firm belief that the arts community flourishes through consultative, creative and collaborative exchange, SHMF will be selecting projects that demonstrate a clearly articulated vision, identify a target community and propose a cost effective program.

Preference will be given to groups that present innovative approaches to supporting the visual arts community.

The Deadline for all applications is January 15th.

Please consult the website for full application details.

Judges announced for New Brunswick Book Awards

Deadline to enter competition December 1

The Fiddlehead and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the judges for the 3rd annual New Brunswick Book Awards.

Sheree Fitchone of Canada’s most beloved and celebrated children’s authors, will judge the Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children’s Writing.Sheree has won almost every major award for Canadian children’s literature and published more than author of more than 30 books for both children and adults including Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things (Nimbus, 2017), a poetry anthology which she co-edited with Anne Hunt.

Award-winning author, journalist and teacher Andrew Westoll will judge theWriters’ Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) Award for Non-FictionBased in Toronto, his second book, the national-bestselling The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, is the biography of a family of chimpanzees who were rescued from a research laboratory and retired to an animal sanctuary near Montreal. It won the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.

The judge for the Mrs. Dunster’s Award for Fiction is Angie Abdou, author of five books of fiction, most recently In Case I Go (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017). She teaches creative writing at Athabasca University. Her first novel, The Bone Cage, was a finalist for Canada Reads 2011

Susan Gillis, author of three collections of poetry, will judge The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize. Her work includes Swimming Among the Ruins, which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the ReLit Award; Volta, which won the Quebec Writers’ Federation A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry; and The Rapids, which was a finalist for the Quebec Writers’ Federation A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry.
The competition is open to traditionally published and self-published authors who have lived in the province for three of the last five years, including the award year.The Fiddlehead is accepting submissions until December 1, 2017For more information on the eligibility criteria and to download the entry form, visit or click here.

The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony in Saint John in May 2018.

2018 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation invites applications for the biennial Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award. Established in 2014, this $10,000 award is given to honour New Brunswick mid-career artists who have distinguished themselves in the last ten years of professional practice and who propose a significant body of new work to be undertaken during the fellowship year. Awards are made based on the recommendation of an independent jury of arts professionals.

Application deadline is January 30, 2018. Application guidelines for the Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship are available online at:

12 New Brunswick Authors go on 6-Stop Tour

A dozen New Brunswick authors will hit the road later this month for Faire communauté /Creating Community, a six-stop tour to share their stories of community. This bilingual literary event is organized by Ancrages, an Acadian literary journal.

Faire communauté/Creating Community aims to build relationships between new and experienced writers of different generations and from various parts of the province. The project brings together twelve writers from diverse backgrounds, including Acadian, English, Mi’kmaw, Wolastoqiyik and immigrant communities. Each author was invited to write a new piece on the theme of community.

Audiences will hear previously unpublished work by: Beth Powning (Sussex), Brigitte Lavallée (Petit-Rocher), Elizabeth Blanchard (Grand-Barachois), Gerard Collins (Sussex), Lee Thompson (Moncton), Muhammad Al-Digeil (Fredericton), Paul Bossé (Moncton), Phyllis Grant (Pabineau First Nation), Raymond Sewell (Pabineau First Nation/Halifax), Sébastien Bérubé (Edmundston), Sheedy Petit Jean (Haïti/Moncton) and Shelby Beaatz Sappier (Tobique/Fredericton).

Faire communauté/Creating Community schedule:


  • Friday, Nov. 24: Bathurst


Studio 2, 125 Main St.


  • Saturday, Nov. 25: Rexton


Rexton Curling Club, 49 Centennial Ave. West


  • Friday, Dec. 1: Moncton


Bernard-LeBlanc Theatre, Centre culturel Aberdeen, 140 Botsford St.


  • Saturday, Dec. 2: Saint John


Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Place


  • Friday, Dec. 8: Edmundston


Centre des arts d’Edmundston, 82 Canada Rd.


  • Saturday, Dec. 9: Fredericton


Picaroons Roundhouse, 880 Union St.

Doors will open at 7:30 pm, with shows starting at 8 pm, except in Fredericton, where doors will open at 1:30 pm, with authors taking the stage at 2 pm. Tickets, $5, will be available at the door.

Readings will take place in English and French, with surtitles projected in the other language.

The collection of texts created for this project will be published in a special issue of Ancrages in spring 2018. Online:

New Brunswick Youth Choir applications open

Application Deadline: Wednesday November 15, 2017
NBYC Dates: May 3-6, 2018 Université de Moncton
Clinician: François Ouimet
General Information. The New Brunswick Youth Choir is a four-day choral residency for singers between the ages of 16 and 24. It is an intensive weekend of training and education and a unique opportunity for singers from across NB to pursue excellence in choral music under the direction of a renowned conductor. It is an opportunity for like-minded students to meet and connect with one another and for students where music programming is less available to learn and interact with their peers.
Members of the NBYC come from across New Brunswick, from Grand Falls to Miramichi City, from Sackville to Saint John, and from both of New Brunswick’s official linguistic communities. New Brunswick Youth Choir members have included published composers, solo performers in classical, jazz, and pop idioms, future conductors, instrumentalists and music educators and others planning a career in music. There have been just as many who, though pursuing careers in other areas, have made music part of their lives for the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that choral music yields—who sing for the sheer joy of singing.
Eligibility. Singers aged 16-24 are eligible to audition for the NBYC. Candidates should have some singing experience and it is strongly recommended that they can read music.
Accommodations and cost. NBYC members who must travel will be billeted with local families.
Cost is $225 and includes all music, rooms and meals. A $50 deposit is due March 9, 2018, $25 of which is non-refundable.
Auditions. All candidates, including former NBYC members, must submit an updated musical c.v.
Candidates who are not former NBCF members must also submit:
1. An audition recording. The recording will consist of two vocal exercises which will be provided, and two songs sung a cappella, one in the singer’s preferred language and one in a different language of the singer’s choice. 2. A brief letter explaining why the applicant wishes to join the NBYC. 3. A letter of reference from a voice teacher, music teacher or choir director.
Complete audition details, and other details of NBYC 2018 are available at:
Or by emailing the NBCF office at
Learn about François Ouimet at

Call: Home Made Visible

Home Made Visible is an archival project of the Regent Park Film Festival now seeking proposals from emerging to mid-career Indigenous media artists and media artists of colour across Canada. Home Made Visible will commission six short media works (5-10 minutes) that engage with personal or institutional archives.

Check out the full call out here:

For more on Home Made Visible visit

Submission closes November 20th, 2017


Would you like to teach a non-credit night class at NBCCD?
Would you like to teach in EdVentures during the summer?

We are currently looking for talented, enthusiastic and energized artisans who would enjoy teaching classes and workshops through NBCCD’s Leap program and or the city of Fredericton’s EdVentures program.
Leap classes run in the Fall and Winter and involve teaching 1 night a week for 7 weeks, or instructing a Saturday and or Sunday workshop. EdVentures courses run through June and July.

The call is open to any individuals who feel they have something unique they would like to contribute to the students who enrol in our classes. A passion for instruction, sharing knowledge and wanting to inspire. Beginner and intermediate artists is a must!

If you have any questions or are at all interested in jumping on board with Leap or EdVentures please contact: Marcus Kingston via email at

New literary prize for Indigenous writers to offer $25K in awards

A literary prize born out of a media scandal will bestow $25,000 in various awards to burgeoning Indigenous writers.

Organizers of the Indigenous Voices Awards are inviting submissions between Oct. 31 and until Jan. 31, 2018. The winners will be announced in Regina on May 31, 2018.

They say jurors will include Indigenous writers Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Gregory Scofield and Richard Van Camp, as well as poet Rodney Saint-Eloi and CBC Radio personality Shelagh Rogers.

It’s the result of a crowdfunding campaign that emerged this summer after an editorial in Write magazine argued in favour of “cultural appropriation.”

That was followed by a social media debate in which several media executives tweeted that they would help fund an “appropriation prize.”

As public outrage grew, Toronto lawyer Robin Parker launched a campaign to raise $10,000 for a prize to support emerging Indigenous voices.

She ended up collecting more than $116,000, which grew to more than $141,000 with further donations.

The prize is being administered by the Indigenous Literary Studies Association, a scholarly organization dedicated to supporting Indigenous literature and its study.

Organizers say the remaining funds will be dedicated toward supporting what they expect will be an annual event.

More details will be announced Saturday at the Vancouver Writers Festival and on the association’s website.

Craft East Buyers’ Expo 2018

Craft NB is looking for emerging craftspeople looking to wholesale their work to the Craft East Buyers’ Expo 2018 (formerly known as ACTS). This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to test the waters of the wholesale sector with the help of Craft NB, at a reduced cost. Deadline extended to Monday, October 23. You can learn more and download an application here:

Artist in Residence Project 2017-18

Two Artist-in-Residence (AIR) projects are proposed for communities in the Miramichi region and two Artist-in-Residence (AIR) projects are proposed for communities in the Northern region of New Brunswick, specifically for communities in Restigouche and Gloucester County and the Acadian Peninsula.


These four projects will be undertaken by not-for profit arts and community cultural organizations to support New Brunswick professional or emerging artists and to raise awareness of the arts in New Brunswick.


For more information, visit


Deadline for applications: November 10, 2017



Basket Weaving Workshop

Basket Weaving Workshop

with Ralph Simpson

Beginner to intermediate level weaving

October 27-29, 2017


Ralph Simpson is a graduate of NB College of Craft and Design, a juried member of NB Crafts Council, NS Design and Crafts Council and a recent artist in residence at Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA 2017). This workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate level basket weavers.

You will have the option to spend the weekend at KIRA House or commute as a day participant, either way all meals are included from dinner on Friday evening and ending with lunch on Sunday and will be prepared by a KIRA resident cook.


Friday – Check-In after 3 pm, dinner at 6 pm

Evening – Overview of workshop and intro to tools, techniques and supplies

Saturday – 8am breakfast – Workshop 9 – 12 – Lunch 12 – 1:30 -Workshop 1:00 – 4:00 – Dinner – 6pm.

Sunday – 8am breakfast – Workshop 9 – 12 – Lunch – 12 – 1:00 – Workshop 1:00 – 4 pm

Check out – by 6pm


Workshop, private room and ensuite –  $350.00 (meals and supplies included)

Workshop – $255.00 (meals and supplies included)

Deposit of $100. due by Oct 20th

Reserve your Spot: or call 506-529-8281.

WordsFall 2017

On November 3 and 4 WFNB will be hosting our annual fall literary festival in Sussex.
Offering a poetry workshop with Roger Moore, a fiction master class with Chuck Bowie, a short story writing workshop with Joe Powers and a publishing Q & A – and garden tour – with Beth Powning.
The details and registration form will also be on the website at