NSCAD News - Opportunities
February 21, 2017


Public Art Proposals: The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking contemporary public art proposals for the Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre.  Located at 202 Innovation Drive, Bedford, as part of the recently constructed Charles P. Allen High School, the Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre is a spacious, fully-accessible, and security-monitored recreation facility. The available budget for this project including artist fees, materials and all expenses is a maximum of $25,000.00 CDN. Deadline for submission is March 14, 2 pm. Details can be found here: https://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/tender-details.aspx?id=P17-029

Call for Proposals, Flotilla: The Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic hosts the biennial gathering of artist-run centres in Charlottetown, Sept 21-24 2017.  Deadline for proposals: March 7, 2017. The Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic (AARCA) is accepting proposals from individual artists, curators, practitioners, and collaborative teams to present workshops, installations, interventions, and community-driven partnerships and initiatives during the biennial gathering of artist-run centres in Charlottetown in September 2017. Presenting at the Flotilla event will allow participants to engage with an international community of curators, artists and cultural workers travelling to Charlottetown as well as public participants that will attend the event locally. For Flotilla we are seeking proposals that experiment with site-specificity, respond to and challenge conventional boundaries, and engage a diverse community of participants. We are seeking proposals that activate the social spaces of the event as opportunities for convergence or assembly as opposed to following more traditional modes of conference structure. We encourage applicants to consider submitting proposals that respond to our overarching theme Flotilla, while more specifically reflecting on topics including: space making/space claiming, exchange, intimate space, reconfiguration, and recollecting through archival accumulation and distribution of media. Our aim is to offer an active and progressive discussion around these topics within a broader scope reflecting on: modes of sociability, owning the means of production, and utopian futures. For more info, please see:

Canadian Writing Association Centres, Logo Design: The Canadian Writing Centres Association is seeking to update its logo. It is seeking a logo that "provides a fresh, up-to-date image for the organization." A $500 honorarium is being offered. For the full design brief, please see: https://cwcaaccr.com/2017/02/13/announcement-cwca-logo-design/

Call for Entries, Student Merit Award:
The Canadian Cinema Editors invite students to apply for the Student Merit Award. Full-time students in film, TV or media are eligible. It's a chance for students to get noticed early on in their careers. Entry is free. Deadline March 31, 5 pm. For further info, please see: https://cce.silkstart.com/cpages/student-merit-submission

Call for exhibitions, Photopolis: Photopolis is the Halifax festival of photography taking place Oct. 1-31. Photo-based artists, photographers, curators and galleries are invited to take part in this city-wide celebration of photography. Plan an exhibition for Photopolis 2017. Online registration deadline is March 31, 2017. To apply, http://www.photopolis.ca/call-for-exhibitions.html

Mural painter wanted: Bike Again, the community DIY bike repair centre on Almon Street in the north end, is looking for an artist is to paint their roll up door and front door with a mural. Mural should contain the name Bike Again, possibly logo and something to do with bikes. A small honorarium of 350$ + cost of paints is being offered to have the murals completed by spring. Interested artists please apply to Bike Again at gmail.com  with portfolio and/or design ideas.

Call for submissions, Toxic Nova Cinema: Toxic Nova Cinema is a Halifax, Nova Scotia nonstop screening series that focuses on showcasing unique film that'll melt minds at The Bus Stop Theatre. We're looking for films for our second show: TOXIC NOVA: ROUND #2 !!!
All genres/lengths are accepted, including short films, music videos, features. Submit, ask questions at gmail.com. For more info, see: www.facebook.com/toxicnovacinema

Juried exhibition, Art of the Book:Art of the Book 2018 is the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) international juried exhibition of  members’ work. The exhibition will open in Victoria, British Columbia in August 2018 and travel for two years across Canada. The Call for Entry is now available in English and French at www.cbbag.ca/exhibitions. Jurors, venues, and additional information will be available in May 2017. In the meantime, the Organizing Committee at aob2018@cbbag.ca is ready to answer any questions.

Call for entries, SCI-FI LONDON: Now in its 17th year, the London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, or SCI-FI-LONDON as they like to be known, is looking for films for the 2017 line-up. Taking place in East London between 27 April – 6 May, the festival will host 10 days of the best indie features, boundary pushing cinema, cutting edge shorts and live cross-arts events across ten days of discovery, debate, professional development, parties and awards.Visit their site at www.sci-fi-london.com for more details and submit your films to #SFL17   http://sfl.to/submit

Call for submissions, the AZ Awards: AZURE, the influential contemporary design and architecture magazine, announces the opening of submissions to the 2017 AZ AWARDS. The 7th annual international competition celebrates excellence in design. Entries are juried by a panel of architects & designers at the forefront of their professions. Finalists and Winners are published in the AZ Awards Annual issue and are recognized at the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto on June 23, 2017.  Student winner receives a $5000 cash prize. Submissions are open to architects, designers and firms of all disciplines, manufacturers and clients. Categories include: Architecture: residential, commercial & institutional, temporary & demonstration spaces; Landscape Architecture: public and private landscapes; Design: furniture, furniture systems, lighting fixtures, lighting installations, interior products, architectural products; Interiors: residential, commercial & institutional; Experiential Graphic Design: wayfinding, sign programs, information and map design, experiential brand identity; Concepts: unbuilt competition entries, concepts/ideas/prototypes; A+ Award: $5000 prize for work developed by a student enrolled in a post-secondary design or architecture program in 2016. Earlybird deadline: February 1, 2017. Final entry deadline: February 21, 2017. See more: http://awards.azuremagazine.com/

NONESUCH Art of Paper Awards: Main & Station is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the international Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards. These awards are open to all artists. Finalist works will be included in twp Canadian exhibitions: in Montréal, Québec and in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at over $27,000.00. Submission deadline: April 30, 2017. For additional details on the awards and information about how to apply, please go to the website ...http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards/

Nova Scotia Talent Trust: Scholarships: The Nova Scotia Talent Trust is a registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians who are interested in furthering their education in the arts in theatre, dance, music, circus arts, media, film, literary, and visual arts, fine craft and design. Since 1944, the NSTT has assisted over 1,900 Nova Scotians with awards and scholarships totaling over $2 million. The Nova Scotia Talent Trust would like to remind all potential applicants that its deadline dates for 2017 are fast approaching.  The deadline for Spring/Summer study is March 1, 5 pm and the deadline for Fall/Winter study is May 1, 5 pm. All applications must be submitted by these dates.For more information, go to nstalenttrust.ns.ca, or call the NSTT at (902) 492-6801.

Kooks and Legends National Student Competition: The official call for entries is now open to all animation students in Canada (excluding Quebec). Deadline Aug. 1. Cash prizes awarded and winners will be screened at Kooks and Legends Festival. Full contest details can be found on our website: http://atomiccartoons.com/2016/10/07/kooks-and-legends-national-student-film-competition/

Young Talents Photo Prize: Committed to its approach of promotion of the emergent photography, the Festival La Quatrième Image, and art director Raed Bawayah, invite young photographers, students in Art and Photography, to present their work in "Young Talents" photo prize category, open to photographers of less than 26 years old. This prize offered to the four winners a unique opportunity to display their work in Paris during the Festival, from April 1-17. This year, the Jury his head by Jean-François Leroy, director of the international photography  Festival Visa pour l’Image.http://www.laquatriemeimage.com/

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.

2017 Applied Arts Student Awards
The student program is now open for entries. Deadline May 12, 2017. Find out more: http://www.appliedartsmag.com/student_awards/

Applied Arts’ Georges Haroutiun Scholarship: The Georges Haroutiun Scholarships were established in 2016 to mark the magazine’s 30th anniversary. The program is named in honour of Applied Arts’s founder Georges Haroutiun, a notable graphic designer who launched the magazine in 1986 as a way to connect with industry professionals and celebrate Canadian creativity, both established and emerging. In recognition of Georges Haroutiun’s contributions to the design industry, his legacy and his mentorship of students, — whether as art director of Applied Arts, in his days teaching at OCAD University, or now, in his “retirement” consulting on the magazine’s initiatives — we are thrilled to present these new scholarships in his honour. A total of $7,500 to post-secondary creative arts students will be awarded in each of the following streams: advertising, design, image. Deadline March 15, 2017. Find out more: http://www.appliedartsmag.com/scholarship/

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.


Feb. 20-24

Winter study break.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Film series for African History Month. Cadillac Records. 5 pm. Dalhousie Art Gallery. Free. See the Facebook Event.

Feb. 24, 25

Work It! Work It! Bootcamp for Artists in Sydney. VANS presents this two-day intensive workshop by Eryn Foster to help artists with various aspects of their professional practice. For further info, see the VANS website.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Film series for African Heritage Month. Bessie. 5 pm. Dalhousie Art Gallery. Free.

Wednesday, March 1

Anna Leonowens Gallery Exhibition Workshop. How to prepare a proposal. 5:30 pm at Art Bar +Projects.

Monday, March 6

Roundtable discussion featuring NSCAD faculty members. 1:30 to 4 pm at Art Bar +Projects.