NSCAD News - Opportunities
July 11, 2017

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Project Coordinator sought: The Dalhousie Art Gallery in partnership with the Anna Leonowens Gallery (NSCAD University) will be presenting the city-wide exhibition of light art titled RESPONSIVE: International Light and Art Project Halifax during 14-21 October 2017. Halifax will be the first iteration of RESPONSIVE which is also scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany in 2018. The Project Coordinator will be working with the curators from Halifax and Cologne to oversee the administration of the event. This will involve liaising with the selected international artists, helping with the preparation of promotional materials and the guidebook production, assisting with the budget development and preparing regular budget updates, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, and working with the technical coordinator to organize equipment needs. The deadline for applications is July 16. For full details, please see: YCW Internship: Project Coordinator.

GIT's World Jewelry Design Awards: This year's theme is "Illusion Through the Gemstones: Where the Mystery of Your Design Begins."  Design submissions by Wednesday, August 16. Find out more: https://www.git.or.th/eng/design_en/11_Illusion_Gemstones/ApplicationEN.pdf

Little Wing Film Festival: This festival, which takes place September 1-3 in London, England is exclusively for first-time filmmakers, students and recent graduates. All submissions will receive a three-month membership to the online pitching platform iPITCH.TV and there are other prizes. The deadline for submissions is July 27. For info, see: https://www.littlewingevents.com/

Call for Applications: The John Fluevog Shoes Emerging Artist Grant is intended to help emerging artists develop their skills and increase the visibility of their artwork. The winner will receive $10,000 towards their artistic work, a pair of Fluevogs and a heap of recognition within the best community of shoe fans ever! As makers of unique soles for unique souls since 1970, John Fluevog Shoes has long been a friend to artists of the gifted and aspiring variety. Constantly inspired by the individuals we are fortunate to call ‘Fluevogers’, both admiration and gratitude drive us to support the growth and development of such up-and-coming talent. The Award is open to a variety of visual artistic media including but not limited to photography, textiles, painting, drawing, illustration, sculpture, mixed-media and others. Emerging artists who don’t have access to major funding are encouraged to apply. Read more: https://www.fluevog.com/community/artist-grant/

Call for applications:The Emerging Digital Artists Award (EDAA) is currently accepting applications for its 2017 award program. Founded on a desire to support and celebrate digital innovation in the arts, the EDAA caters to early-career artists who are working on-screen, and experimenting with the possibilities of digitally rendered imagery. Applicants are encouraged to play with moving image formats such as video, animation, and GIF art. If you’re an emerging digital artist based in Canada, apply to the EDAA by completing an online application. The call will remain open until July 10, 2017. The finalists’ works will be shown in an exhibition at Trinity Square Video September 28 – October 12, 2017. The award winner will be announced at the EDAA’s closing event on October 5, and offered a $5,000 monetary award. The award includes Equitable Bank’s acquisition of the winning artwork, which will be displayed on-screen in our company’s head office in Toronto. The remaining four finalists each receive a $1,000 award. For details, please see: http://edaa.equitablebank.ca/

Call for editors: Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures (http://www.jeunessejournal.ca) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, bilingual academic journal housed at the University of Winnipeg. The mandate of the journal is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people. The journal is currently looking for editors who work in one or more of the following areas: queer studies, critical pedagogy, indigenous studies, geography, sociology, cultural theory, technology and digital texts, video games, and film and television. Duties and responsibilities include finding peer reviewers, assessing peer-review reports, preparing reports for the managing board, and substantive editing of accepted articles. At Jeunesse, substantive editing includes detailed assessment of the logic of the argument and comments on stylistic felicity.  While the positions are unpaid, there are considerable benefits to working as an editor of Jeunesse: editors help to shape the field of studies in young people’s texts and cultures internationally and to mentor emerging scholars, and will be offered the opportunity to participate in planning future directions of the journal. In addition, editors are entitled to request reference letters to aid in promotion and tenure from the lead Editor. For the most part, editors will work remotely, via e-mail. All editors will receive a free subscription to the journal. Applicants should provide a statement of interest that outlines why they would like be an editor of Jeunesse, as well as an account of previous editing experience (if any) and a short curriculum vitae that showcases other relevant scholarly activities. Statements should clearly indicate that applicants are familiar with the journal. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2017. Please send your applications and any inquiries to the Managing Editor, Larissa Wodtke (l.wodtke@uwinnipeg.ca).

Call for Applications: Mentorship Program: Visual Arts Nova Scotia's Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a 10-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors may be asked to provide support in any one or more of the following areas: proposal development for exhibitions, grant writing assistance, artist statement development, technical advice, critiques, thematic development, networking, and budgeting. Over the course of the program, mentors will meet with mentees individually at least once a month, and additionally four times as a group, with the program culminating in a group exhibition. The benefits and impact of the program rely on participants’ enthusiasm, openness and initiative in the program and their commitment to the development of their artwork. Acknowledging the lack of diversity in our Mentorship Program in the past, we will give special consideration to artists who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) as well as artists from rural areas of Nova Scotia. View the full call for applications, including program information, application requirements, and eligibility click here. For more information on the program including past participants please visit: http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/mentorship-program/  The deadline for applications is Friday, July 14, 2017 at 5 pm.

Call for submissions, Food for Thoughts Food For Thoughts (FFT) is Eyelevel’s discussion series which was started in the summer of 2016. Through this program Eyelevel is aiming to de-centre western notions of what an artist-talk looks and sounds like. As a gallery-less artist-run centre we prioritize programs that take the visual arts into the public sphere. Through off-site talks, potluck picnics, podcast episodes, a publication, and a picnic starter pack, FFT aims to prompt critical discussions surrounding art practices while sharing food. FFT is currently in its planning stages for the 2017 summer iteration. See the full outline.

Photo contest: The Metro Vancouver International Photography Festival Society (VIPF) is hosting our Sixth Annual Festival on September 16 & 23, 2017. As part of the Festival, we collaborate with the Photographic Society of America (PSA) & the Canadian Association of Photographic Art (CAPA) to host a photo contest.  Last year close to 2,000 participants attended the Festival.  This year, we endeavor to reach a broader range of participants and cultivate a young generation of aspiring photographers.  In conjunction with Canada 150 anniversary, we have created a new and separate category in the photo contest exclusively for Canadian students. Please visit https://vipf.ca/canada-150-anniversary-student-photo-contest-detail/ for details about the student contest.

Call for submissions, The Body Electric:The Body Electric is an annual digital art exhibition at the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE), in-partnership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). October 19-21, 2017, Quebec City, Canada. This year, the jury is looking for artistic submissions to reflect the ICRE 2017 theme Leadership and Change in Residency Training: A Call to Action and and The Body Electric theme of change and social action within medicine and healthcare. Submissions can be in any medium, but will be exhibited digitally. Approach the theme broadly to expand representations and practices of change, advocacy, and social action in the arts. You are invited to consider these themes from various experiential and critical perspectives, such as how the arts can transform clinical care, or the intersection of social action with the practice(s) of health care. Please see the website for further details.

Call for Artists: The Vancouver Metal Arts Association seeks submissions for the exhibition Light, to be held Oct. 19 to Nov. 12. Deadline for submissions is August 1. "Simultaneously a verb, adjective and noun, light can be many things. The beauty of light can guide, dazzle, comfort, signal or illuminate. But to light is also to spark or ignite, to understand. Light is a transformative agent; throughout history numerous cultures and religions have celebrated the mysterious properties of light. We embrace light with diverse intentions, both practical and abstract. How do you explore the concept of light within your practice? Are you interested in the symbolic meaning that light carries across so many cultures? Perhaps you are investigating the material qualities of luminescence, translucence, reflection or even weight within your work?" For more info, please see the website: http://light.vancouvermetalarts.com/

Design contest: NEXT is an annual design contest, which aims to create a capsule collection for Mobilia. The contest’s goal is to act as a springboard for young designers, offering them the opportunity to showcase their talent and the possibility of seeing their design selected for distribution in Mobilia stores. Here is the contest link for more info - http://next.mobilia.ca/en/

Volunteers for mural: The Dartmouth Child Development Center is interested in the possibility of connecting with NSCAD students to help create a diversity mural in its gymnasium. Anyone interested in meeting to discuss the Center’s thoughts and visions can contact Tracey Romkey, DCDC Preschool Facilitator at  gmail.com

Student volunteer opportunity: The organization Gardens of GRACE...creating awareness and advocating for families suffering from miscarriage, stillbirth , pregnancy and infant loss is looking for a design student to volunteer on assisting with logo / branding material. The organization’s mission is to work with community, health care and government to bring about positive change.  Please contact Paula Harmon at harmonbooks@yahoo.ca

Acadian Heritage site: Are you a student or expert in a traditional art or skill? The Acadian heritage site in West Chezzetcook has volunteer and paid opportunities for you this summer! If you are interested in putting on a traditional demonstration (ex: natural dyes, rope making, book binding, candle making, textiles, rug hooking, quilting, wool carding, basket weaving, knitting/crochet or other), please contact Erika at gmail.com or leave us a message at (902) 827-5992.

Veith House volunteers: Veith house is a not-for profit organization in the North End Halifax that is looking for a fresh look, both on the outside and the inside. We have a couple places that could use some spicing up before the summer. If you’re looking for some volunteer hours, and wanting to get creative, please feel free to email katie.thomas@veithhouse.ns.ca for more details.

Call to artists: Lunenburg Art Gallery is looking for artists to paint in its 17th annual Paint Sea on Site Fundraiser on July 22 and 23. Proceeds from sales will be split 50/50 between the artist and Lunenburg Art Gallery. Registration is $25, which includes morning coffee and muffins, ball cap, two lunches and a Saturday reception. Further information is available on the gallery's website, www.lunenburgartgallery.com

Canadian Craft Biennial: Eleven sessions, covering a variety of themes and approaches will be presented by 44 scholars and makers from around the world (including NSCAD alumni and faculty Amanda Shore, Arianna Richardson, Anne Heywood Jones, Rebecca Hannon, Anna Sprague, Sandra Alfoldy, Dorie Millerson, Sarah Alford.) Taking place September 15 at Holiday Inn Burlington, 3063 S Service Rd, Burlington, ON, L7N 3E9, and
September 16: OCADU, 100 McCaul St. Toronto, ON M5T 1W1. Registration is now open: http://canadiancraftbiennial.ca/symposium/about/

Call for artwork, Allons-y: Canada is repositioning itself internationally as a leader in peacekeeping, reengaging with the UN system and preparing to deploy military and police personnel. The UN and regional peacekeeping system is also facing unprecedented challenges due to the use of child soldiers, multiplying internationalized conflicts, violent extremism, lack of respect for the UN’s neutrality, and the challenges of peacebuilding and stabilization. This issue of Allons-y will examine how Canada can play a vital role in moving peacekeeping forwards in challenging times, with a specific focus on issues involving children and armed conflict. In addition to academic papers for Allons-y, the Dallaire
Initiative is inviting submissions for art work focused on the issue of children in armed conflict to encourage broader engagement with this topic and explore alternate ways of portraying it. Young artists age 30 or under are invited to submit:
• Visual art such as photos, drawings, and paintings
• Musical or spoken word recordings
• Poems not longer than 1 page
• Short stories not longer than 2,500 words
• Any other form of art that can be displayed on our website and/or on paper
Successful submissions will be included alongside academic pieces in the next edition of Allons-y. Select submissions will receive a $100 honorarium. Submit to childsoldiers.org by August 1st 2017

Call for sculpture, Town of Parrsboro: Main & Station in the Town of Parrsboro is seeking outdoor sculptures for a variety of sites. For info, please see: hmsnonesuch.com/2013/05/07/desperately-seeking-sculpture/sculpture-wanted/

The Sunroom, Halifax Central Library: The Sunroom at Halifax Central Library is a complimentary exhibit space dedicated to highlighting emerging and professional visual artists of Halifax Regional Municipality.  The Sunroom exhibit space will showcase emerging and professional artists who reflect the region’s diverse expressions of imagination, knowledge, creativity, intellectual activity and community culture in a welcoming and supportive environment. The Sunroom enables visitors to Halifax Central Library to engage with the creative life of their community, experiencing high-caliber works of visual art. To apply: http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/assets/files/central-library/Art-Exhibit-Application.pdf

Voice Mail Connects:  if you do not have a phone or answering service and are living below the poverty line you can have free voice mail through Red Bear.  It includes the same features as most other voice mail services except there are no restrictions.  It can be accessed by any phone 24/7 and email, has unlimited storage.  There is a 1-800 number that can be used so it is free through pay phones.  Sign up is by phone at 902 4448-4744 or by calling toll free at 211.

Student film competition: Atomic Cartoons - Kooks and Legends student film competition is part of the Vancouver International Film Festival in Vancouver, BC. The official call for entries is now open to all animation students in Canada. Deadline Aug. 1, 2017. Full contest details can be found on the website.

Seven Bays call out: Seven Bays will be showing work by a new artist every month. Individuals are allowed to sell their work from the space and keep 100% of the sale money, but they are also welcome to simply display their work if they prefer. The space is mostly limited to flat works that will be displayed on the walls with a track and wire hanging system, but some accommodations can be made for artists who also have three-dimensional works. While we have a great community at our gym, and have not had any serious incidents, please be advised that Seven Bays will not be liable for any damage to works while they are being shown. Anyone interested can email us at gmail.com with images of their work, titled with their name, the medium, and the dimensions as well as which months would work for them. We will be trying to install on the first Tuesday of every month and require that the artist be present to assist with the install and take down.

Call for Submissions: Looking for a place to sell your work, gain exposure and improve your CV? Teichert Gallery (formerly Art Sales and Rental Gallery) is seeking the work of local emerging artists and would like to invite NSCAD students to apply. Located inside the AGNS, the gallery offers a fair commission as well as equal opportunities for solo feature artist shows. The gallery holds juried, open accessions every two weeks on Monday, but submissions can be dropped off at any time.  Drop by for more information or email at gov.ns.ca! Feel free to check out the website as well.
 


Events

Tuesday, July 11

Denise Markonish, curator at MASS MoCA's Oh, Canada exhibition. Tuesday July 11, Art Bar +Projects. 5 pm.

Raven Davis artist talk.  6 pm. Khyber Centre for the Arts.

Wednesday, July 12

Janso Isso artist talk. 12 noon. Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Thursday, July 13

Helah Cooper artist talk. 12 noon. Anna Leonowens Gallery.

An evening with Eleanor King (BFA 2001) and Cliff Eyland (BFA 1982). Thursday, July 13, 6 pm. Art Bar +Projects.

Friday, July 14

Vanessa Cornell, Heather Murray, Hila Peg will give an artist talk in association with Hallucinate All Over Me. 12 noon. Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Alumni social. 5 pm. Art Bar +Projects

Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents an artist talk by JJ Lee. 6 pm. Art Bar +Projects.