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The 2017 NB Film Co-op Film Workshop Series in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John
Through this annual provincial training programme, you can learn from qualified, specialized instructors.
By participating, you acquire new, incredibly interesting skills, and enjoy the camaraderie of the film community in New Brunswick.
To register for workshops, contact membership services director Cat LeBlanc, by emailing her at info@nbfilmcoop.com
See below workshops coming up for Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton!
Paypal links for each specific workshop are at the bottom of each workshop page.
Film Co-op Workshop Link: http://nbfilmcoop.com/workshops

Festival FRYE Festival
April 22 - April 29
The Frye Festival exists to feed imaginations, and to celebrate reading and writing by connecting authors with our bilingual community. Join us for the Frye Festival 2017, from April 22nd to April 29th, a bilingual international festival of books, ideas and the imagination.


PLAYWRIGHTS ATLANTIC FUNDRAISER
April 3

Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre is holding a fundraising event called Playable Moments on Monday, April 3 at 7:30 pm at The Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax.  The admission price is $20. A cash bar will be open during the evening.
Playwrights Juanita Peters, Ryan Griffiths and Charlie Rhindress are each preparing one to two pages of the beginning of a script. An ensemble of four actors will use the scripts provided as a starting point and then the audience members will have the chance to influence the twists and turns each script takes! For an additional price of five dollars audience members can suggest lines or ideas which will go into the hat and drawn at random. What playable moments will happen?
Tickets are for sale through the PARC web site (www.playwrightsatlantic.ca) for those who can use PayPal. To buy tickets by phone using Visa please call 902-423-5358 or toll free to 1-877-845-1341. Tickets will also be for sale at the door on the evening of the event.


“Virtual Reality – Experience It!” Event at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design:
This Saturday, March 25th, you can experience the future. Don't just read about it, try cutting-edge VR technology first hand. Join us in the Barracks at 457 Queen Street from 10am to 4pm for virtual adventures with the latest tech! This event is open to the public and free to attend, walk-ins welcome!
WFNB: WordSpring
WordSpring, our main annual writing festival, is held in late May. It offers writing workshops, readings by local and national authors, and book launches by WFNB members.
WordSpring also features a Literary Soirée, where our Writing Competition winners receive awards and give readings. The soirée includes dinner, music and merriment.
WordSpring 2017 will take place in Saint John on May 26–28. Read all about the lineup on our blog.
To Register: Download program schedule and registration form from the sidebar at right. Fill out your registration and send by snail mail (or scan and email to info@wfnb.ca). Payment by cheque or Paypal (link at right).
We’ve reserved a block of 20 rooms at the Hilton at the reduced rate of $129 + HST. Call 1-800-774-1500 and say you are with WFNB. Visit Discover Saint John for more details about things to do and places to stay in SJ.
 Calls & Submissions

CALL TO ARTISTS: ARTWORK ACQUISITIONS FOR THE GALERIE D’ART LOUISE-ET-REUBEN-COHEN COLLECTION
Deadline: April 1

The Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen is soliciting proposals from artists for artwork acquisitions through the Louise and Reuben Cohen Fund. Following work done to enhance the institutions processes and practices related to the collection, the acquisition committee members are happy to resume their activities with an enhanced purchasing ability this year. Artists are invited to propose up to twelve recent works (produced since 2000) and/or significant artwork in their career. 


SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR CONTACT EAST 2017
Deadline: Apr. 5
Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is pleased to announce that submissions are NOW OPEN for Contact East 2017 which takes place from September 21 – 24 in Membertou, Nova Scotia.
Applications are being accepted the I Want to Showcase platform; a multi-conference registration site allowing artists to apply to several Contact events across North America in one convenient place. Click HERE to submit. APA welcomes submissions from all disciplines of the performing arts from all around the world. A list of past showcasing artists can be found HERE. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM AST.


CALL TO MEMBERS FOR VIDEO WORKS: POP-UP VIDEO SCREENING
April 29th, 36 Water Street, Saint John
On Saturday, April 29th, Third Space will be hosting a screening of members’ video works at 36 Water Street in conjunction with the Quality Block Party. Third Space members near and far are invited to submit  1 - 3 video works to be considered for the program.  All videos must be under 10 minutes.
Please email your video(s) to tiersespace@gmail.com with a high quality digital file(s) or as downloadable YouTube or Vimeo link(s). Stay tuned for more exciting event details!

THIRD SHIFT PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
Deadline: May 1
THIRD SHIFT is an annual night time exhibition of public contemporary art projects presented by Third Space, an itinerant artist-run centre for contemporary art located in Saint John, NB. Established in 2015, this event aims to offer Saint John residents a unique opportunity to reimagine their city, activate vacant and under-utilized areas and engage with the surroundings of the South Central Peninsula.
Participating artists reflect on the area’s cultural landscape and historic architecture to develop their projects and exhibit the works. THIRD SHIFT highlights the work of emerging and established artists who cross disciplines and boundaries in their examinations of contemporary culture. All activities established by THIRD SHIFT are free and open to the public. This year’s event will take place on Friday, August 18th from 7 pm - midnight.
Third Space Gallery is pleased to offer a two-week artist residency in conjunction with THIRD SHIFT. Artists may apply for the THIRD SHIFT Residency in addition to submitting a project proposal. One artist will be selected through this open call for submissions to spend two weeks, from August 4th to August 18th, developing a site-specific project for exhibition during THIRD SHIFT.

HOLD FAST CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL
Deadline: April 3

Eastern Edge Gallery seeks local, national, and international artists to present their work as part of HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival. Each festival artist will give an artist talk, share skills in an artist-led workshop and present their work in the downtown Art Crawl.
This year we are also offering an artist residency opportunity in the gallery main space from July 4th- August 11th with the expectation that the chosen artist will present/ perform/ participate in the Hold Fast Festival Programming too. All interested artists should specify their interest in being considered for the residency program.


CITY OF PETERBOROUGH PUBLIC ART CALL
Deadline: Apr. 3
The City of Peterborough invites Canadian artists and design teams to submit their credentials, examples of prior experience and a conceptual approach for a public art competition to create the UN Peacekeepers Monument in the City’s new Urban Park.


CANTHIUS
Deadline: Apr. 1

Canthius accepts submissions of poetry and prose from a diversity of established and emerging women and genderqueer writers. For those who wish to submit to Canthius, we ask that your submission reflect the best of your creativity, your voice, your humour, your intelligence, your strength. Be political, honest, witty. We thank you for considering us as a forum for your work and for reading and writing about women's experiences and feminist issues.
 Funding & Awards

artsnb :CREATION
Deadline: Apr.3

The Creation Grant program is designed to provide assistance to professional New Brunswick artists for the research, development and execution of original projects in the arts. Creation Grants are intended to allow artists to devote some or most of their time to research and creative production.


artsnb: DOCUMENTATION
Deadline: Apr. 3

The Documentation Grant Program is designed to provide assistance to New Brunswick arts professionals and professional artists for the research, development, and execution of original documentation and contextualization (written, film, video, multimedia) of arts activities, arts products or art history. Documentation grants are intended to foster theoretical and critical discourse in the arts. Preference will be given to proposals concerning New Brunswick art or artists.


NOTABLE ACTS SEEKS ENTRIES FOR 16TH ANNUAL PROVINCE-WIDE PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
Deadline: Apr. 23
The NotaBle Acts Theatre Company is seeking submissions for its sixteenth annual province-wide playwriting competition. Contest winners will have their work featured as part of the 2017 NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival, to be held in Fredericton, July 26th– August 5th.
New Brunswick playwrights have the opportunity to submit work in five categories, one for 15-30 minute site-specific plays, one for 7-10 minute short plays and another for 30-60 minute one-act plays. Two winners from the one-act category will be staged as part of the festival, along with four winners from the short play category and up to three winners from the site-specific category. 

VIRGINIA PARKER PRIZE
Deadline: Apr. 1
The Virginia Parker Prize is awarded to a musician, instrumentalist or classical music conductor under the age of 32 who demonstrates outstanding talent, musicianship and artistic excellence and who makes a valuable contribution to artistic life in Canada and internationally.


ALICE MUNRO FESTIVAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Deadline: Apr 1

The Short Story competition is an opportunity for writers to explore the short story, a literary art form made popular by 2013 Nobel laureate Alice Munro.
The winning entry will be the Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction, written by an author not yet published in book format.


CV2 2-DAY POEM CONTEST
Deadline: Apr 3

This annual contest challenges you to write an original poem in 48 hours — with only one catch. The final poem must include ten words that we provide. These words are released at midnight CDT on Friday April 7th, 2017, leaving you 48 hours to use each of them at least once in an original poetry composition.


MIDDLEBROOK PRIZE FOR YOUNG CANADIAN CURATORS
Deadline: Apr. 9
Founded in 2012, the Middlebrook Prize is awarded annually and aims to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada.
The Middlebrook Prize encourages social connectedness and a shared sense of community. The winner is a curator under 30 and receives a space for their exhibition and a $5,000 honorarium.


WRITERS TRUST FELLOWSHIP NOMINATE A WRITER
Deadline: April 20

The Writers’ Trust will award one Canadian writer $50,000 this year as part of its Canada 150 Celebrations. Nominations for the fellowship are accepted until April 20 and the recipient will be announced in early November. It is intended to free writers substantially from financial concerns and provide a window in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. Be part of the process that identifies and supports leading Canadian writers of their generation.


YORK WILSON ENDOWMENT AWARD
Deadline: Apr. 30
The York Wilson Endowment Award enables art museums and non-profit public art galleries to purchase original works by living, contemporary Canadian painters and sculptors.


WALTER CARSEN PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
Deadline: Apr. 30
The Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance. The prize is awarded on a four-year cycle in dance, theatre, dance and music.

 Jobs & Residencies

SCRIPT HAPPENS CALL FOR DIRECTORS, ACTORS & CREW!
Our annual playwright contest – Script Happens is in full swing – scripts have been selected and crafted by our professional dramaturge Stephen Massicotte. Now it’s time for the next stage in the page to stage transformation!
We are in need of one director, assistant directors/stage managers, cast  and crew.
Script Happens showcase which will run at BMO Studio Theatre – June 14-17th, 2017.


VIDEO ART WORKSHOP WITH GILLIAN DYKEMAN
April 8th from 4:30 - 7:30 pm, Third Space, 89 Canterbury Street, Suite 407
Is there a difference between video art and films or movies? What exactly is video art, where did it come from, and why should we make it? In this three-hour power workshop, we'll watch some early video art, discuss the medium (who we are in a world where almost everyone has access to a video camera?), and then get to work making videos. We'll talk about screens and surfaces, tubes and pixels, and an artist trapped in a hole in the floor. The take-home lessons will equip participants with the tools to make their own short video art. This work will be eligible to be included in the upcoming Third Space Member's Pop-Up Video Screening as part of  the Quality Block Party.
Please email tiersespace@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

BANFF CENTRE FOR THE ARTS:
Apr. 10 Leading in the Middle
Apr. 12 Complicite: Collaborative Curiosity
Apr. 13 Good Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards
Apr. 26 Library Practicum


KIAC ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Deadline: Apr. 1
The residence accommodates two artists concurrently for research, development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work.
Artists may also have the opportunity to facilitate outreach programs such as talks, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction and professional development, and provide access to a diverse range of contemporary arts practices and theories within the community.General Call Residencies will run in February, April through June, and from August 21 through December 31, 2018. Participants are responsible for all travel and personal expenses including food and materials related to their work.


INFINITESIMAL: FOR ARTISTS TO STUDY NATURE THROUGH DIFFERENT KINDS OF MICROSCOPES
Deadline: Apr. 2

Infinitesimal is a research residency that aims to expand our scope of vision by helping artists explore biology and geology under the microscope. It will take place over a week in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada in the fall of 2017. The residency will involve daily excursions into natural habitats for collection of materials and into laboratories to get firsthand experience with a wide range of microscopes and microscopy techniques. Expeditions into forests, wildlife sanctuaries, farms and research labs will be enriched by biologists, naturalists and experts.


CENTRE / SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Deadline: Apr. 8
The artist-in-residence candidates are selected annually through an open call application process or in some cases, by invitation. The program supports emerging and established artistic professionals/researchers working in any medium. Residents can continue with existing projects or undertake new research.
The residency program encourages experimentation and the development of multi/interdisciplinary studio work grounded in research within the field of grief and bereavement. The work can encompass and explore varying physical and emotional processes (or loss) that people undergo.


WHITE RABBIT 2017
Deadline: Apr. 21
The White Rabbit Residency encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice collaboratively and individually. White Rabbit takes place at Red Clay Farm, a property whose diverse landscapes includes orchards, streambeds, tall forests with steep terrains, low lying meadows and nearby ocean access.
The residency is a 7-day immersive experience in which emerging and established artists are invited to set up camp and to find themselves in practice, creation and collaboration. The week-long residency culminates in the White Rabbit Festival, a public celebration where residents will have the opportunity to showcase their journey and works to an audience of more than two hundred.

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