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Announcements & For Your Interest
Awards and Scholarships
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings
Announcements & For Your Interest
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has received a major gift of contemporary art, a set of photographs by the influential photographer Annie Leibovitz. The gift is made in honour of Al and the late Faye Mintz by their children. The Mintz family is honouring their parents by giving this important set to a Canadian museum, ensuring that the work will be seen by Canadians for years to come. “My parents have always loved Annie Leibovitz’s photography, how she combines technique with creativity, beauty with controversy, humour with honesty,” says Al and Faye Mintz’s eldest son, Harley Mintz. “For them, every photograph told a story and, with my mother’s passing two years ago, my father is thrilled to be able to share these ‘stories’ with the people of Nova Scotia.”
The Centre for Art Tapes is pleased to announce the 2013 Media Art Scholarship Recipients: Kira Daube, Angela Glanzman, Chelsea Gutzman, Dustin Harvey, Ashley Hicks, Véronique MacKenzie, Greig Oldford, Veronica Simmonds, and Becky Welter-Nolan. The CFAT Media Art Scholarship Program, now in its 25th year, is a rigorous six-month education and mentorship opportunity. The Centre for Art Tapes is proud to partner with the OUTeast Film Festival. OUTeast will select one of the CFAT Scholarship Recipients from the LGBT community. The OUTeast-CFAT Scholar will be announced during the first Annual OUTeast Awards Brunch, which will be held at The Company House on Sunday, 23 June at 11:30AM.
PLANS 2014 Contemporary Realist Painting Exhibition at the Dalhousie Art Gallery Update PLANS ( Professional Living Artists of Nova Scotia ) is pleased to announce the following results of the province wide Call for Submissions held from January 1st to March 1 2013. 112 Applications received; 43 Artists were chosen by co-curators Peter Dykhuis and Tom Smart to receive studio visits in July of 2013; Up to 30 of these selected artists will continue on, to be in the exhibition which will open on January 17th 2014. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Building and Activity Update The AGNS is committed to remaining OPEN and providing the best experience to visitors that we can. The following activities will continue during the month of June: Carnivale AGNS: India, Summer School for the Arts, The Western Branch of the AGNS; Gallery South. Gallery North was closed to the public on May 7th as a directive of the Provincial Fire Marshall’s office. As of May 21st, Gallery North of the AGNS remains closed to the public and work continues on assessing and repairing the sprinkler system.
Canada Council for the Arts Invitation to participate in the Inter-Arts Office 2013 Consultation Help us improve the Canada Council for the Arts Inter-Arts Office programs. Take part in our online consultation from May 1 to July 30, 2013 here: Inter-Arts Office 2013 Consultation. Our two questions: How to make the Inter-Arts Office suite of programs more flexible, responsive, meaningful, impactful and measurable, especially the Grants to Organizations program? What are some of the key issues and opportunities facing the inter-arts sector in the context of the changing environment?
Awards and Scholarships
Residency Opportunity for NS Artists in NB! Arts Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Public Art Funders (APAF) are partnering on an artist residency program. Artists from Nova Scotia can apply for up to $10,000 to cover a one-to-three month residency for a creation-based or professional development project in the province of New Brunswick. If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day. Your completed application and all support material must be postmarked on or before the deadline date. For details contact Peter Kirby at email@example.com. DEADLINE: June 15.
Portia White Prize The prize is named for Portia White, a Nova Scotia artist who rose through adversity to achieve international acclaim as a classical singer on the great stages of Europe and North America. Her achievements continue to instill a sense of pride in the African Nova Scotian communities and stand as a model to all Nova Scotians. The Portia White prize recognizes cultural and artistic excellence on the part of a Nova Scotian artist who has attained professional status, mastery and recognition in their discipline. Application date by: June 15 (each year).
NSCCH - Cultural Opportunities for Youth
The program invests in projects that encourage youth participation in artistic and cultural activities. Generally, support is offered to projects that foster skills development for youth, promote and display artistic and cultural activities for audiences and contribute to knowledge and community experience. Guidelines are offered, but they are not intended to limit the types of activity that can be supported. Application date by: June 15 / October 15 / February 15 (each year).
NSCCH – Cultural Activities Program
The program offers assistance to arts and cultural activities that contribute to our communities, enhance our well-being and enrich the experiences of visitors to our province. Communities can include geographic locales, as well as communities of interest such as those involved in visual arts, music or crafts. Examples of activities that can receive support include: performing arts festivals or competitions, community cultural events or projects and cultural workshops. Application date by: June 15 / October 15 / February 15 (each year).
The 3rd Ghetto Biennale 2013: Decentering the Market and Other Tales of Progress The 2nd Ghetto Biennale took place in December 2011 and seemed, in a contradiction to its aims, to reveal contextual, internal and institutional vulnerabilities to the inequalities that run across race, class and gender, provoking further questioning of the way these dynamics play out in an increasingly globalized art world. The deadline for proposal applications is midnight Sunday 23rd June.
Enterprising Non-profits Nova Scotia (enp-NS), is a program that provides financial and business consulting contributions of up to $10,000 (maximum 85% of eligible project costs) to non-profit organizations that are interested in starting or expanding social enterprises. Applications may be delivered in hard copy or soft copy by 4pm on June 28.
Balmoral fellowships and the project, foreign and exchange fellowships for 2014 The conditions for all fellowships with the exception of the curator fellowship are a completed course of study in art (M.F.A. or comparable degree) and two to three years (depending on the respective fellowship) of continuous artistic work after the conclusion of the studies until the beginning of the fellowship. Applications are also possible for autodidacts distinguished by special artistic achievements, as documented by exhibitions and prizes. The monthly allowance for the residential fellowships is being increased from 2014 to 1,400 EUR per month and include free accommodation in the Kuenstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral. Application period: until 29 June 2013 (date of postmark).
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 is now open for entry, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year the competition is a celebration of visual art, inviting all artists to submit imaginative and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of their chosen medium. Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide. Categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Installation& Performance. Deadline for entries is 31 August.
Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grants for Visual Artists
The Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts program provides assistance to professional visual and fine craft artists, independent critics and curators, and architecture professionals. The grants are for travel to attend or participate in activities related to their practice. Deadlines: 1 September, 1 November and 1 February, 1 April, 1 June. If any of these dates fall on a weekend or statutory holiday, that deadline moves to the next business day.
NEW: GRAND NCE Media Artist and Scientist Collaboration (pilot) The Grants to New Media and Audio Artists program supports Canadian professional independent artists who use new media or audio technology as a mode of artistic expression. Through this partnership, the Canada Council for the Arts and the GRAND NCE provide opportunities for innovative collaborations and exchanges between media arts and the sciences. Deadline: 1 October or 1 March.
International Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants For Visual Artists
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. Deadline ongoing.
Adult Arts Workshop with Ilaria Facchin SUNDAY June 9, 10-5 pm $45.00 The Perfect Pollinator on Paper Ross Creek’s Italian artist in residence Ilaria Facchin is a master at interpreting nature through art, including the language of flowers, symbolic curiosities and natural anecdotes collected through close observation and exploration of the world around us. In this full day workshop, with delicious art-inspired luncheon included, participants will explore the natural world through guided drawing and paper cutting.
‘Spring blossoms’ Watercolour Workshop with Frans Aeyelts Thursday 13 June, 2013, Saint Andrews Community Centre, 5569 Bayers Road, Halifax. 09:30 until 3:30 p.m. $56. This image captures the delicate “lacy” character of a blooming orchard. Hardly any drawing is involved. The painting is executed by splattering with water, then paint, lifting, salt, and connecting patterns. Lots of fun! Please confirm your participation.
The Blockhouse School Project Workshop: Saturday June 15. Choose from our roomful of rescued books. Explore the potential of this inspirational art material! Facilitator: Karen Langlois.
Fighter Kite Workshop Andrew Maize will be teaching a fighter kite making workshop at the Makery in Lunenburg. Come on out and learn how to make these simple, yet challenging kites. Made from bamboo, and recycle plastics, these kites are super fun to fly once you learn a few of the basic moves. Kite fighting is a popular sport in many countries including Japan, India, Afghanistan and Korea. Date: Tuesday June 18, 7pm. Location: The Makery, 228 Lincoln St. 902-640-4100. Fee: $10.
Ron Hazel is having a one-day workshop in Pictou, NS, on Sunday June 22, at the Old Foundry building. To register please contact Carolyn Vienneau firstname.lastname@example.org. Ron is a native of Halifax, who works primarily in watercolour. He is an elected member of the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, (CSPWC) Although his subject matter focuses on people and places, light is often the main emphasis in his paintings rather than the subject itself. He is well known for his cityscapes and marine paintings.
Painting, drawing, writing, sculpting or photography – the Chester Art Centre has a class for you this summer. Beginning in late June and running right through Labour Day, the cottage at 60 Queen St. is the place to expand your creative horizons or polish your artistic techniques. Art camps for kids, too! Explore a number of techniques including collage, layering, stamping, stencilling and using found objects with Nancy Dunaway. July 15-16, Sally Warren explores techniques of rendering body structure and movement in Drawing Figures with Flare. July 17-18 sees Heather Sayeau teaching you how to Create Dynamic Art with Simple Techniques, an exploration of the basics of putting a painting together. And Kate Church rounds out the month with two terrific workshops; on the 22nd and 23rd, she offers a basic course in using polymer clay to create simple characters and on the 25th and 26th, she serves up classes in Building Sculptural Characters, using simple wire armature.
Watermedia based workshop in S.W. England with Frans Aeyelts Join us 24 September until 4 October, 2013, for a fantastic 10 day watermedia based workshop to S.W. England, visiting Bristol, Bath, Plymouth and more. This is painter’s paradise! Due to a maximum of 10 participants, I pay a lot of attention to you. On alternating days you paint indoors, (no unexpected rain spoiling your work!) from photo’s you’ve taken while visiting places, thus making this a truely unique experience.
ATA Carnet Information Sessions Next to your passport, an ATA Carnet is the most important business travel document you can have. The carnet permits the duty-free and tax-free importation of goods into foreign countries during its one-year validation period, simplifies customs procedures, reduces business costs and saves time and paperwork. A carnet covers virtually all goods, except for consumable or disposable items and goods for repair and/or processing. Carnets are commonly used by salespeople and manufacturers to bring their wares into foreign countries to show as commercial samples to potential customers, or to display at trade fairs and exhibitions. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has been issuing carnets since 1972. They will be holding an information session on carnets in Halifax, NS on Thursday, 13 June from 8:30 am to 1 pm (location TBA) if you’re interested in attending and learning more about ATA Carnets, please register online.
5-day watercolour/acrylic workshop at Brackley Commons, Brackley, PEI. June 17, 2013, to June 21, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All mediums welcome. Beginner to experienced will benefit from demonstrations in watercolour and acrylic. Discussions will include composition and design, drawing perspective, depth perception, light sources, colour mixing and more. 5 days $325 / 3 days $210 (choose your days). $10 early registration discount (by April 19, 2013).
Watercolour Workshops with Evelyn Dunphy The Music of Watercolor & How to Play – an intensive introduction to watercolor, Milford House Lakeside Retreat, Nova Scotia, July 2 – 6. ‘A Plein Air Experience’ Milford House Lakeside Retreat & Kejimkujik National Park, Annapolis Royal & Bear River, Nova Scotia, July 7 – 11. Please contact Evelyn Dunphy at email@example.com or phone 207-443-5045 for complete brochure.
Watercolour Workshops with Evelyn Dunphy. July 2 The Music of Watercolor & How to Play it an intensive introduction to watercolor, Milford House Lakeside Retreat, Nova Scotia. Especially for beginners and others who want to enhance their watercolor ability. July 11 Plein Air Experience Milford House Lakeside Retreat & Kejimkujik National Park, Annapolis Royal & Bear River, Nova Scotia. Some experience in painting is required for this workshop. Contact Evelyn Dunphy at firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure and complete information.
MFA in Contemporary Photographic Practice University of South Wales, Newport, and Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence. This masters course in photography will be delivered in English and is intended for those students who wish to develop a critical understanding of their individual work within the broader debates of art, social documentary and wider culture. Applications Invited until August 2013.
Discover Your Craft at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design We have another full line up of Spring courses & workshops that will inspire the artist in you. Dust off the winter cobwebs and head down to the Centre for some creative “me” time. For information on the courses and workshops, contact Tammy at 539.7491 ext 111 or e-mail email@example.com.
FINE ARTS WORKSHOPS IN ITALY: Spend 10 days with acclaimed Italian artist, Fausto Roma in his studio near Rome Create, learn and work with a multi-media artist who has an international reputation The workshops are designed for professional artists at all levels and offer instruction in a variety of disciplines. Meals and accommodation are included. For details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTSVEST NOVA SCOTIA PROGRAM MANAGER Business for the Arts is looking for a part-time artsVest Nova Scotia Program Manager (position will be based in Halifax) to help deliver the program. artsVest is a sponsorship training and matching incentive program of Business for the Arts, designed to spark new business sponsorship of arts and culture. The program will be presented in Nova Scotia in partnership with Arts Nova Scotia. This is a unique opportunity for an individual with over five years’ experience in corporate sponsorship development, either from the corporate or not-for-profit perspective.
Artistic Director, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA) Working with the Executive Director, the Programming and Installation Committees (a hard-working volunteer board) and the City of Kitchener to select, present, and interpret CAFKA’s biennial exhibition and ancillary programming. Deadline: JUNE 7.
Program Assistant, Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston Seeking an individual to work with the Director on many aspects of the gallery’s operations, and independently on tasks including communications, website maintenance and design. Deadline: JUNE 10.
Volunteer Positions: White Rabbit Open Air Arts is seeking volunteers for the week of the 2013 residency to support the staff and participating artists. This year we have received a tremendous interest in volunteering, so we’ve decided on a simple application process. Volunteers should have an understanding of the White Rabbit experience and the community, whether as alumni, volunteer or other forms of participation. We are looking for hardworking, positive individuals to bring their energy, creativity and intention to help facilitate the White Rabbit Residency and Festival. Deadline June 10.
Summer Student: Assistant to Gallery Director at ARTsPLACE Qualifications: Outgoing, friendly, responsible, energetic, positive, self motivated with excellent communication skills. Must be physically active, have an interest and appreciation of the arts, be able to meet the public and greet visitors at the galleries. 30 hours weekly/ $10.50 per hour. July 2nd to August 30th. Must be a Grade 12 student / community college / university student, registered for study for fall 2013. Forward cover letter, resume with contacts for 2 references to email@example.com by June 10th, 2013.
Operations Coordinator | Program Coordinator, Quest Art School + Gallery, Midland Seeking two experienced, innovative and highly motivated individuals for two positions. Deadline: JUNE 14.
ViewPoint Gallery Student Gallery Assistant ViewPoint Gallery will be hiring a full time assistant for ten weeks who will assist with administrative duties, social media and public relations, and gallery programming. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about artist-run centers, cooperative structure and gallery management. Additional responsibilities include program facilitation, membership retention and development, community outreach and communication with gallery visitors, artists and the media. The successful candidate will work with ViewPoint Board of Directors, Gallery Members and the Assistant Director. Flexible hours may be required, including some evenings and weekends. Deadline: June 15, 2013.
Director, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Aotearoa, New Zealand The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand’s leading contemporary art museum and home to the collection of modernist filmmaker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye. Since opening in 1970, the Gallery has dedicated itself to innovative programming, focused collection development and audience engagement. It has earned a strong reputation nationally and internationally for its global vision and special commitment to contemporary art of the Pacific. The Govett-Brewster is located in the coastal city of New Plymouth in Taranaki on the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. Application deadline: Monday 15 July, 2013.
Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts Call for volunteers This year Paint Peggy’s Cove is going to be even better than last. More artists painting on site, and a fabulous 36ft diameter temporary gallery to operate from. The ‘Festival Yurt’ will be centrally located in Peggy’s Cove village between the Sou’wester restaurant and the former Jo Beale gallery, which not only makes the event highly visible to visitors, but means that the festival can go ahead rain or shine. At this stage we only need to hear back from potential volunteers with a ‘yes or a maybe’ and which dates are best for you. It would be good to know which tasks are preferred, but not essential at this stage. If you have any questions, please call Jan Everett on 826-2876, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programming Director, Trinity Square Video Trinity Square Video is looking for a dynamic Programming Director to envision, lead and manage the implementation of programming at TSV, one of Canada’s leading artist-run centres dedicated to the creation, exhibition and educational possibilities of Video Art. Trinity Square Video’s Programming Director is responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing the vision and focus of the organization through exhibition initiatives both on site and off. The Programming Director plays a leading role in creating a programming vision for the centre and has a strong and demonstrated background in the theoretical, technical and practical aspects of Video Art and gallery installation. The Programming Director ensures that the programming reflects the values of the organization. DEADLINE: June 15, 2013, 5PM.
The Atlantic Film Festival contract positions for the 33rd Atlantic Film Festival: Travel & Housing Coordinator; Ground Transport & Hospitality Coordinator.; Industry Registration Coordinator; Volunteer Coordinator (2 positions); Production Assistant; Operations Assistant; Strategic Partners Assistant; Special Events Coordinator; Marketing & Communications Assistant; Sponsorship & Sales Assistant; Festival Awards & Programming Assistant; Industry Programs Assistant. This position is a Job Creation Partnership. To be eligible, you must be unemployed and show that you need work experience to get hired. Before you can apply for this Job Creation Partnerships program, you must first meet with an employment assistance service provider. They will assign a case manager to you. The case manager will then see if you qualify for the program and tell you about the various employment services you can access. For more information phone 1-877-233-0888 OR visit Employment Nova Scotia website: http://gov.ns.ca/employmentnovascotia/. Positions open until filled.
Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mentorship Program Artist Talks Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to present, in collaboration with Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, artist talks by emerging Nova Scotian artists: Judy Arsenault, Wes Johnston, and Christine Waugh of the VANS Mentorship Program. Please join us at the gallery, 7 Lorne St. in Sackville, New Brunswick on Saturday June 15 at 2pm to engage in the diverse practices of these burgeoning artists committed to their artistic careers.
Carnivale AGNS: India Friday, June 7 at 6:00pm A voyage from the Sadanga of Indian Painting to the dance scene of Bollywood hits, Carnivale AGNS: India will enchant you with its fusion of art, Indian inspired circus, music and cuisine. Each year, funds raised through Carnivale AGNS help the Gallery continue to build exhibitions and deliver ambitious educational public programs bringing art and people together in Nova Scotia.
ART SHOW & SALE featuring over 40 artists: Saturday, June 8th, 11 am – 6 pm; Sunday June 9th 10 am – 3 pm, at SAINT BENEDICT PARISH, 45 Radcliffe Drive, Halifax. Free admission. Refreshments (donation requested in support of Saint Benedict Youth Group). Specially featured artists include: Ron Hazell, Golumba Kim and Annabelle Caissie. Information: (902) 443-0725.
Little Gems: A Small Works Fundraiser Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design A FUNdraiser where everyone wins a piece of fine craft or art – a “Little Gem” Friday, June 7th 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Tickets are $40 each. For more information, contact Tim or phone 539.7491 ext 117.
Attic Painters’ 43rd Lawn Show and Sale, Saturday June 15th (rain date June 22nd) in front of the Truro Library next door to the Farmers Market from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Come mingle with local artists and view some great art work.
COMMUNITY TALKS 2013 Dan Conlin (Back by popular demand) “Shelburne’s Privateers” Thursday, June 20, 7 pm, Dory Shop Museum. Deborah Trask “¯Fragile and Fanciful: The Story of Nova Scotia Glass”¯, Thursday, July 11, 7 pm, Osprey Arts Centre. Community Talks is a co-presentation by the Shelburne County Arts Council, Shelburne Historical Society, Osprey Arts Centre and Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society.
Aestival Festival 2013 Friday, June 21 @ 7 PM, St. Mary’s Boatclub, Halifax. Each year, to celebrate the beginning of summer, members of the NSDCC donate their work in support of our organization; between 105-120 pieces of fine craft are collected for the event. One hundred tickets to the event are sold. Throughout the evening, numbers from 1-100 will be drawn, corresponding to the ticket numbers. When a ticket holder hears his or her number called, they have 20 seconds to select one object from all the craft displayed. The Aestival Festival is the NSDCC’s only fundraiser, and every ticket is a winner! Tickets are $65 each and can be purchased in the office or by calling 423-3837.
Chester Art Fair: Saturday August 10, 2013. 9am-3pm. 60 Queen St. Chester, NS. Registration Details to follow at a later date.
Dizziness of Correspondences, Banff Centre What are the links between landscape, mapping, and painting? What is the relationship between the continuous quest to map the earth’s surface and the emergence of abstraction in music? Was the pictorial abstract space of musical painting an attempt to compensate for the loss of unknown geographic spaces? Program dates: November 12, 2013 – December 13, 2013. Application deadline: June 7, 2013.
Global Positioning System or Hacking the Coordinates to Enable Shapeshifting and Shadow Networks Postcommodity will lead a group investigation of the complex relationship between art production and 21st century positioning systems of artists as they navigate through their careers. What is positioning you? Is it the sum of the historical narratives that you were born into and continue to occupy? Could it be the various machines and systems simultaneously tugging on you for attention and removing the resources beneath your feet? Please note: Enrolment to this program is limited to individuals of Indigenous descent (status, non-status, Métis or Inuit). Program dates: January 13, 2014 – February 21, 2014. Application deadline: June 14, 2013.
Fellowships, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT Applications are now being accepted for 28 artist and writer fellowships. Deadline: JUNE 15.
Est-Nord-Est is an artist-run centre which oers, through its residency program, technical support and a critical context to artists engaged in the process of research / creation. Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the curator or the writer. This is a unique occasion for both the artists and other art profes- sionals to step out of their normal everyday situation to pursue a research project in a different, stimulating, vibrant environment; one characterized by the rural setting, the friendly welcome attentive to everyone’s needs, the abundance of local resources, the quality of the technical and logistical assistance and the richness of the exchange with the other participants of various origins participating in the residency. The region presents a unique mixture of forest, a strong agricultural presence and the atmosphere of the waterway. Deadline July 15.
Thematic Residencies, Banff Artist in Residence Winterjourney – Program dates: January 13, 2014 – February 21, 2014 Faculty: Andreas Siqueland, Guests: Zachary Cahill, Sarah Ganz Blythe. Winterjourney is a thematic residency that will physically and artistically explore what this place and landscape, as view and collective memory, is for us today. Excursions into the land will challenge our studio practices. Global Positioning System or Hacking the Coordinates to Enable Shapeshifting and Shadow Networks. Program dates: January 13, 2014 – February 21, 2014 Faculty: Postcommodity. Postcommodity will lead a group investigation of the complex relationship between art production and 21st century positioning systems of artists as they navigate through their careers. Application deadline: June 14, 2013
Casa dell’Arte Artists in Residence Program aims to provide an alternative platform for artistic production, collaboration and exhibition in the Eastern Mediterranean region by making the resources of Casa dell’Arte in Bodrum available to visual artists. The residency program is held twice a year, in spring and autumn, with the participation of five artists and one curator for a period of six weeks. At the end of this period an exhibition is held at Casa dell’Arte Hotel of Arts & Leisure in Bodrum, prior to a general exhibition in Istanbul. A yearly publication documenting the program and the artworks is published in autumn with contributions from resident curator and artists. 2013 autumn residency: 3 Septemberā€“12 October. Application deadline: 15 June 2013.
The ZKU offers a space for ‘living & work’ and a platform open to public events. In the summer of 2012 the Center for Art and Urbanistics / Zentrum, Kunst und Urbanstik (ZKU) launched its research and residency program. The ZKU offers a space for ‘living & work’: furnished accommodation with mostly private bathroom, studio, wifi, communal facilities, shared and private production areas, a platform open to public events, lectures, performance and presentations. The residency is partly funded by ZKU. The resident’s costs will be between 500 and 800 euro a month. Applicant Requirements: ZKU welcomes artists, scholars and practitioners (curators, activists, autodidacts etc.) interested in cross-disciplinary theory and practice dealing with the city. Scholars are expected to have attained a level equivalent to a master’s degree, and preferably to have some years of professional experience. Practitioners should have a broad range of professional experience in their fields. Deadline: 21/06/2013.
MACDOWELL COLONY FELLOWSHIPS Available to artists of exceptional talent, providing time, space, and an inspiring environment in which to do creative work. A Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a private studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. There is no cost for a Fellowship; travel funds and stipends are available to artists-in-residence based on need. Application fee. Deadline: Sep 15, 2013.
La Centrale Galerie – Feminist Artist Residency La Centrale expands on a 40 year history of presenting underrepresented and feminist art practices. We are an artist-run centre that aims to provide a platform for contemporary art in dialogue with feminist thought, gender theory, as well as intercultural and transdisciplinary practices. We are seeking exhibition and project proposals related to our mandate from artists and curators of all genders. Deadline: October 15th.
Studio @ Kriti Gallery & Art Residency Varanasi – India, The city of Varanasi has been a vivid place for spiritual life over centuries. Located along the river Ganges it lives it’s rich heritage on crafts and arts. Kriti Gallery provides a space for art and interaction between international artist and local communities. We are happy to introduce you into the local communities, to share our experiences and networks. Over the last 6 years we welcomed over 60 artists from all over the world. Deadline Ongoing.
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE + ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE McColl Center for Visual Art’s residency program. Deadline: Anytime.
Artist in Residency Program, Shanghai @ The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China. This exciting project is based on a shared love of the universal nature of the arts in all their forms and a desire to promote cross cultural exchanges so as to enrich personal experience and creativity. Deadline: Anytime.
HOTTER THAN JULY PERFORMANCE SERIES IN THE EYELEVEL WINDOW SPACE The Eyelevel Window Space is back! Come and celebrate Eyelevel’s most well-known and cherished alternative space at our location on 2159 Gottingen Street by submitting a one-off performance in the new space! For the month of July, anyone who is a Member of Eyelevel Gallery (anyone can become a member during application) is invited to submit works for a performance in the window space in the front of the gallery, which measures 160 inches long x 48 inches wide x 83 inches high. Deadline June 12.
ONE-D, Trinity Square Video, Toronto Commission for the production of video art. Artists are invited to submit proposals for a short video/performance work that expands the single channel experience to include performance. Deadline: JUNE 17.
Public Art Opportunity Request for Proposals- Metro Transit Bridge Terminal Exterior Wall Treatment (please refer to site description in the Request for Proposals document). Budget: $45,000.00. The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking proposals for the design, fabrication and installation of a work of public art for the Metro Transit Bridge Terminal in Dartmouth (bounded by Nantucket Avenue, Wyse Road and Thistle Street). Submissions must be received by 2:00pm local June 28th.
Nocturne call for galleries, neighbourhood spaces, and community groups Halifax museums, galleries, cultural and educational institutions, and community groups are invited to submit their plans to participate in Nocturne: Art at Night. All applications are reviewed by the programming committee; first for category eligibility to participate, then by selection criteria. SUBMISSION DEADLINE:FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013 AT 5:00PM.
VANS Mentorship Program 2013-14 The VANS Mentorship Program pairs established artists with emerging artists (not necessarily young artists, but those in the early stages of their artistic career) to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Mentors and apprentices meet together monthly, and participate three times as a group. Mentors may be asked for to support apprentices in areas such as: proposal development, grant writing, writing artist statements, technical advice, critiques, thematic development, networking, budgeting etc. Deadline: July 15, 2013.
Afterglow 2013 Independent Project Application Afterglow is a free arts initiative to celebrate community creativity in Bridgewater and the surrounding area. This year’s event will be held on September 28, 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Applications will be taken on a first come first serve basis so please get your application in early. Applications are due July 15, 2013.
Bible Hill. 60th Anniversary Show Truro Art Society has been invited to take part in the 60th Anniversary of Bible Hill Celebrations by having an Art Show at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Library. The TAS exhibit will be entitled ”Reflections of Bible Hill” and will kick off the celebrations with the opening on July 31st. Anyone interested in taking part in this show can contact Janice Stewart (email@example.com) or 893-0297.
Painting in the Gardens The Dalhousie Agricultural Campus will be having their Open House on Thursday, July 25th. As we have painted in the gardens during the open house in the past, they have asked if we would be interested in doing so again. I have several artists who have expressed interest in taking part so it looks like we will be going ahead. They will also be promoting our Art Show “Reflections of Bible Hill ” during the Open House. Participating Artists are welcome to display and sell other artworks as well as what they are painting. Anyone interested in participating please contact Janice Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Emerging artists exhibition, O’Born Contemporary, Toronto Artists are invited to submit works in all mediums that address the theme of Romanticism in today’s secular context. Deadline: JULY 31.
Swoon – Fine Art & Antiques, Spectre – A Halloween Group Show Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. This juried show will take place October 19, 2013 – November 3, 2013, with an opening reception on Oct.19 from 2-5pm. We are asking that artists submit only two images. Images for consideration, not the actual work, must be emailed to the gallery by Sept 21, 2013.
The Margaret George Gallery – 195 Forbes St. New Glasgow Looking for works for the summer exhibition “It’s From Here” meaning made in Nova Scotia. Hoping for Maritime themes. All work to be for sale. The gallery takes 30% commission. Show dates July and August. Send visuals to Joneranger@aol.com Would like work of all sizes. Largest size 14′ x 18′ or longest work 6′ x 20′ or variations there of. Gallery is also an event space and in August will have an audience of over 1,000 people. Multi media welcomed.
Swoon Fine Art & Antiques Presents: Farm Life A Group Show From fields and pastures, to the people, animals and machinery, there is unlimited inspiration found on the farm. Swoon Fine Art & Antiques is looking for artists and fine craftspeople to capture the spirit of Farm Life for our next juried group show. After the huge response to our last call for submissions, we are asking that artists submit only two images. If your work is chosen, only one piece will be selected. Images for consideration, not the actual work, must be emailed to the gallery by June 12, 2013. (email@example.com).
Third annual Paint Peggy’s Cove Event hosted by the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts July 13-14, 2013, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in Peggy’s Cove Village and Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse area. Registration $25 includes: the 2 day painting event and the option to sell previously finished works, morning snack, two lunches, a Saturday evening mix and mingle and all the fun of plein air painting in Canada’s most famous fishing village with its picturesque scenery and lighthouse. Please consult the Rules for more details. Registration deadline: June 17, 2013.
Boardwalk Artists on the Dartmouth Waterfront: July 1st. Register and participate in this prodigious event to celebrate and promote the incredible arts and culture which reside in our province. This yearā€™s Boardwalk Artists will not only be a venue to sell art, but a celebration of The Arts. Along with tables and tents along the stunning Dartmouth Boardwalk and filling The Ferry Terminal Park, The Festival will include Fine art, music, performance, culinary delights and interactive projects. Deadline June 21, 2013.
Society of Canadian Artists 45th Open Annual National Exhibition and Competition – Tudor Hall, 5th floor Ogilvys, Location:1307 West St. Catherine Street, Montreal, Aug 14/13 – Aug 26/13. Deadline for submissions is: June 24th, 2013.
8th Annual Desmond Juried Art Exhibition and Sale, University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus A juried exhibition exploring the themes of small towns and rural living in Canada. All Canadian artists are invited to submit works in any media completed within 24 months of the entry deadline. Deadline: JUNE 25.
Tuscany LRT Station – Public Art Project The City of Calgary Public Art Program and the Transportation Department are seeking a professional artist(s) with established public art experience for a permanent public art project at the new Tuscany LRT Station. Budget: The all-inclusive budget for this project is $800,000 CDN. Deadline for submission: June 26, 2013, 4:00pm (MST).
Queen’s Park Public Art Project On behalf of the City of London, artists are invited to submit credentials for a chance to be short-listed as applicants for a new public art commission. Deadline: JUNE 27.
Opportunity for emerging photographers: ViewPoint Gallery seeks to boost the careers of promising photographers, irrespective of age or background. New Light will introduce the work of photography-based artists from the Atlantic Region who consider themselves at the beginning of a photographic career, whether they be recent graduates or mid-life converts. Three or four artists, each to be represented by up to six works, will be chosen. Interested artists should submit between three and six images, an artist statement, brief bio and a description of the presentation format and dimensions of the work(s) to be shown. The selection jury is comprised of three notable members of the photographic community: Susan McEachern, Ingram Barss, and Eric Boutilier-Brown. The exhibition will run from Sept. 3 – 29. Submission deadline is 5 pm June 30, 2013.
GNO 2014 – 2015 Exhibition Season The GNO concretely supports the development of various mediums and forms of expression in experimental art and offers timely opportunities for reflection and creation. Artists, groups of artists and curators are invited to submit a proposal for an exhibition. Deadline: JUNE 30.
2015/2016 Programming, White Water Gallery Artist-Run Centre, North Bay This call is open to contemporary artists, collectives, performers and curators working in any/all media who prioritize risk and innovation in the creation of their work. Deadline: JULY 2.
Jack’s Gallery 450 Main St, Wolfville. Jack’s Gallery is calling for submissions for their summer show, Visions of the Valley II. Show runs from June 30- September 8, 2013 Work should represent aspects of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. Complete a submission form at; http://www.acadiacinema.coop/jacksgallery/ email the form with photos of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Truro Art Society presents ART IN BLOOM A judged competition open to all Maritime Visual Artists. July 8th – August 31st, 2013, McCarthy Gallery, NSCC Truro Campus. All artwork to have a floral theme, created within the last year and must not have been previously shown. Cash Prizes of $200.00, $150.00 and $100.00 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. There will also be a People’s Choice Award of $50.00 selected by Public Votes. One large piece ( maximum size 30 x 40 ) and one ” Blossom” ( image 5×7 or smaller ) permitted per person. Registration Fee is $10.00 for TAS Members and $15.00 for Non-Members. For Registration Form contact: Karen Keyes at email@example.com or by calling 843-9580.
7th Annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) The TUFF call for submissions is open to Canadian and international filmmakers and accepts all genres of silent, one-minute film, video, and animation of interest to an urban audience. Deadline: JULY 15
What the Lighthouse “Seas” The Medway Area Communities Association is presenting an exhibition and sale of lighthouse related art and craft works to focus attention on the acquisition and restoration of the Medway Head Lighthouse.Ā This year’s theme is “What the Lighthouse “Seas”.Ā The show will open Friday, August16th and continue Saturday the 17th and Sunday August 18th at the Warehouse in the Port Medway Lighthouse Park. For registration information leave your contact information at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-677-2112.
Infuse: Vancouver 2013 puts a spotlight on the cultural elements of planning. The input of planners across Canada and from global contributors will make this a key element of the conference. There are three Calls for Digital Media: Photography; Video with narration; and Silent video. Deadline: June 30th.
Survival Kit/Ume invites artists from all corners of the world to apply for the Survival Kit Festival which will take place in Ume city and its surroundings from 20th September to 19th October, 2014. Humanity faces huge difficulties; our future seems to be less predictable and more complex than ever. The climate is changing, ecological, economical and societal systems are on the verge of collapse. We are searching for artists whose work attends to the question of survival in all its different perceptions. Deadline: September 1, 2013.
ARTIST CALL Creamery Centre unique,provocative,cutting edge taking traditional narratives to a new place. Framed or unframed, Flat or off the wall. A new visual arts space is coming to the North Shore. We are beginning to plan for the 2013-2014 season of gallery art shows at the new Creamery Center for the Arts in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Please request form by e-mailing: email@example.com, Attention: Mark Schwartz.
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings
ACADIA UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Artist.Traveller.Tourist, to June 19.
ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Alcuin Society 2012 Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, Snout, Edgar Leciejewski, Ornament – Landscape, Rachel de Conde, all Jun 11 – 22.
ANDREA REDMOND STUDIO GALLERY, SEABRIGHT: Andrea Redmond, Dianne Crockard, Cyndy Dean, Brennan Gough, Sarah Irwin, Mary Jane Lundy, Carol Ann McNeil, Mora Morris and Barry Whiting.
ART 1274 HOLLIS, HALIFAX: Mike Carpenter and Debie Kilpatrick.
ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, YARMOUTH: Yarmouth Art Society Spring Show.
ART SALES AND RENTAL, HALIFAX: Colour Fields: Tulipomania, Andrea Pottyondy, to Jun 30.
ARTSPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Anti-Depression Chamber, Julie Adamson Miller and Barry Roode, to June 16.
BREAD GALLERY, BROOKLYN: Jaki Durocher, to June 9.
CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 21, HALIFAX: Migrating Landscapes, to Oct 27.
CAPE BRETON CENTRE FOR CRAFT AND DESIGN, SYDNEY: Character Reference, Patsy MacKinnon, to June 21.
CELTIC CIRCLE, NEW GLASGOW: NARC MINE, Carolyn Bedford, Barbara Brown-Conrod, Deborah Jenkins, Tila Kellman, Paige Prichard Kennedy, Debbie Lamey MacDonald, Dawn MacNutt, Adele McFarlane, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald, Anna Pereda, Anna Syparek, Carolyn Vienneau, Lyn-Sue Wice, Eliza Fernbach, Margaret Nicholson, Bruce Campbell, and the ASAP Artists Collaborative, to Jun 30.
COBOURG COFFEE HOUSE, HALIFAX: Architectural Integrity, Monika Wright and Eliot Wright, to Jun 30.
COPPER FOX GALLERY, HALL’S HARBOUR: Art Squared, to October.
CORRIDOR GALLERY, HALIFAX: LITTLE THINGS, Jack Wong, to Jun 27.
CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Water Works, Dartmouth Visual Arts Society.
EYELEVEL GALLERY, HALIFAX: And all sat mute, Duncan Ferguson, Jakub Milcak, Marie-Eve Castonguay, Graham Ereaux, Stanley W. Finch, and Jose A. Mora, to Jun 15. Janet Kravetz, to Jun 15.
FOCUS GALLERY, SHELBURNE: Judy Matthews, Janet Moore, Jack Smith, and Lorne Wall, Opening: June 8, 6-8pm.
GALLERY 215, SELMA: Gallery Artists
HARVEST GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: BELOVED. Be Loved, Melissa Townsend, Jun 8 – Jul 7. Opening: Saturday June 8, 2pm.
HUB, HALIFAX: Pheonix Youth Art Expo, to Jun 28.
HYDROSTONE CAFE, HALIFAX: Halifax, Jan Davison, Reception: June 14, 7-9pm.
INVERNESS COUNTY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, INVERNESS: Celtic Quilt Guild Exhibition, To Jun 22.
JO BEALE GALLERY, PEGGY’S COVE: SkyScrapings, Hallie Watson, Jun 9 – Jul 5.
LUNENBURG ART GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Inspiration, Meditation, Andrea Pottyondy, to June 16. Upcoming: Lunenburg Art Gallery Member’s Show, Jun 18 – Jul 14. Opening: Tuesday June 18, 5pm.
LYGHTESOME GALLERY, ANTIGONISH: Natural Elements, Bernice MacDonald, to Jul 21.
MARIGOLD CENTRE ART GALLERY, TRURO: Sea, Jaye Ouellette, to Jun 30. Opening: June 8, 6:30-9pm.
MARGARET GEORGE GALLERY, NEW GLASGOW: It’s From Here, Carolyn Vienneau, Gordon MacDonald, Alan MacDonald, Natalie Gordon, Jaye Ouellette, Carolyn Ritchie Bedford, Lorraine Endicott, Bill Roff, Dawn McNutt, and Joan Krawczyk.
MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Variations on Symmetry, Eliza Au and Ying-Yueh Chuang, to Jul 14.
MCCARTHY ART GALLERY, TRURO: Town of Truro Aquisition Show
MEGAN LESLIE GALLERY, HALIFAX: Visions and Aspects from Sanctum Studio, Bernice Purdy, to Oct. Opening: Friday June 21, 5-7pm.
MSVU ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: New Work, Steve Higgins, to Jul 28. Arthur Lismer: Halifax Harbour in War Time, to Aug 11.
MUGS ETC COFFEEHOUSE, HALIFAX: DOWNTOWN, Addison White. Opening: June 23, 12pm.
NOVA SCOTIA ARCHIVES, HALIFAX: Retrospective, Don Pentz, Aug 6 – 29. Opening: Wednesday August 7, 5-8pm.
(((PARENTHESES))), HALIFAX: Mis-Fit, to Jun 21.
PEER GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Member Artists
ROSS CREEK, CANNING: DYS/Functionality, Ben Woodward, Brenna Phillips, Christine Waugh, David Figueroa, Nadja Brigitte, Natalie Slater, Curated by Sarah Burwash and Lindsay Ann Cory. to Jun 23.
SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Motion Activated, Veronique MacKenzie, Lukas Pearse, Susan Tooke, Jun 8 – Jul 28. Opening: Friday Jun 7, 8pm.
SECORD GALLERY, HALIFAX: F. Scott MacLeod, to Jun 28, Opening: Friday June 7, 7pm.
SEEDS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Phenomena, Ted Higney, Jun 12 – Jul 21, Opening: Wednesday Jun 12, 5pm.
STUDIO 21, HALIFAX: Celebration, Mark Grantham, to June 12, Focus and Transition, Yang Hong, to June 21.
SWOON, HALIFAX: Ever Present: Clay Works and Paintings, Anna Horsnell Wade and Carol Smeraldo, Waxworks, Rosemary Clarke Young, all to Jun 30.
TRAIN STATION GALLERY, CHESTER: Sharon Boyd, to Jun 30.
VIETH ST. GALLERY STUDIO, HALIFAX: Laura Legere, to Jun 30.
VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Live Through This, Tony Fouhse, June 5 – 30. Artist’s Talk: Saturday, June 8, 2 – 3pm.
VISUAL VOICE, TRURO: Kristina Sobstad
WINDING RIVER ART GALLERY, STEWIAKE: Myrna Hambleton and Anne Connors to Jun 30.
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