NSCAD News - Opportunities
September 20, 2017


Call to Artists, Lunenburg Art Gallery: The gallery is seeking artists for its upcoming fundraiser,  A Brush of Autumn Colour, taking place September 30 and October 1. For details, please see: http://www.lunenburgartgallery.com/docs/boac_call_2017.pdf

Call for Emerging Artists: An opportunity to win one month's free rent for an apartment & studio in Annapolis Royal. Competition is open to emerging Canadian artists, any discipline. For more info, please see: https://www.luckyrabbitandco.com/artistsresidency 

Call for Entries, Nova Scotia Talent Trust Anniversary Exhibition: This exhibition is open to practicing visual artists who have received scholarships from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust.
Artists are invited to propose works completed in the past 15 years, including works held in Nova Scotian public collections. Works will be selected by curators from the participating galleries. Artists’ exhibition fees and art transportation will be paid. An exhibition catalogue is planned. Participating galleries include: MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, May - July 2019; Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney, fall 2019; and AGNS Yarmouth, November 2019 - October 2020. Deadline is Sept. 22. For more info, please see: http://www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca/75th-anniversary/

Call for Proposals: Academic and industry researchers from around the world are invited to submit proposals to participate in the upcoming Research in Residence program at the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. The position is a four-month appointment running Jan. to April 2018. Deadline for proposals is Sept. 29. For info, see:http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/castcallforproposals.html

Collaborator sought: The Dalhousie Wind Ensemble is looking for a filmmaker/lighting
designer/creator to collaborate on an immersive music and multi-media experience. Join musicians, poets, and composers to create a show that is performed simultaneously in several beautiful spaces overlooking The Arm in South End Halifax. Commission fee is offered. If interested, contact Wind Ensemble Director Jacob Caines at gmail.com

New Gallery in Kentville, NS: Hardware Gallery is a new gallery opening in Kentville, NS. Gallery director Sasha Nelson is looking to get in touch with artists. See the 'Artists Submissions" link on the website: https://www.hardwaregallery.ca/

Artwork wanted: "My name is Grace Harriett and I am an Intern with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, international non-governmental organisation, mandated to ensure the practical realisation of human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth. For more information about CHRI, you can visit: http://www.humanrightsinitiative.org/index.php
I am emailing to ask whether NSCAD students would be interested in participating in an arts competition. Our organization is currently compiling a report for the Commonwealth heads of government on modern slavery and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7.  Target 8.7 states: “Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms” On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.  This included the SDG 8 and its subsequent targets, including Target 8.7. What we are looking for are unique arts submissions to accompany this report from around the world relating to the Target 8.7 objectives of eliminating modern slavery. All mediums would be welcome but submissions would need to be sent in by 31 Sept 2017 for consideration.  Chosen art pieces will be featured in the report and distributed to the 52 Commonwealth countries, including its heads of government." For info, please email: Grace Harriett at grace@humanrightsinitiative.org

Picturing Health, Call for submissions: In collaboration with the Robert Pope Foundation, ViewPoint Gallery  is issuing a call for submissions for "Picturing Health," a photo exhibit about wellness and creativity. All Nova Scotia photographers are eligible. Selection will be undertaken by an independent jury. Each photographer selected for the group exhibit will receive an artist’s fee. The artists' fees and other exhibit-related expenses will be covered by a grant provided to ViewPoint Gallery by the Robert Pope Foundation. Deadline September 30, 2017. Further information can be found on the gallery website here: http://www.viewpointgallery.ca/robert-pope

Materia, Call for Submissions: Materia is an artist-run centre contributing to the dissemination of fine crafts while promoting artistic research and creativity. Materia’s gallery showcases the creations of national and international artists, both emerging and established, through exhibitions and installations. Materia-La boutique is an on-site art shop adjacent to the gallery. This call for proposals is open to professional artists/craftspersons from the province of Quebec, from Canada and from abroad, whose practice is tied to fine crafts through the techniques or material they use. Their works must emerge from significant research and go beyond the traditional functions of the objects. Materia also invites exhibition curators and organizations to submit innovating projects devoted to the advancement of fine crafts. For more info, please see: http://centremateria.com/en/call-for-submissions/

Alberta Printmakers, Call for Submissions: Alberta Printmakers invites all artists incorporating print media techniques within their practice to apply for our 2018-2019 Juried Gallery Program. Please see: http://www.albertaprintmakers.com/submissions

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/

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/

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.

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.