NSCAD News - Opportunities
March 27, 2017

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Seeking artistic collaborator: From Martine Durier-Copp, director of the Centre for Advanced Management Education: "We are looking for a collaborator on this project who has interest/skills in project, as well as visual arts and dance/movement. Our project is an exploration of movement through flamenco performance. A unique framing  of the multi-leveled and creatively complex dance  form is interwoven with images, texts, and works of art from the period of Spanish history in which the flamenco dance form emerged and flourished." If interested please contact dal.ca

Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators: The Middlebrook Prize invites curators under the age of 30 to submit an innovative proposal for an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Guelph, to take place from September 14 to December 17, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to reflect upon the ways in which creative thinking may animate and engage a community, instilling a shared sense of purpose and connectedness. By supporting and mobilizing Canadian creative talent, the Middlebrook Prize aims to inspire positive social change through creativity and connectedness in a time of unprecedented economic, environmental, social, and cultural challenges. The winning curator will receive an honorarium of $5,000. Submissions deadline April 9. More details are available online at bit.do/middlebrook and middlebrookprize.ca

Craft + Emerging Media Residency 2018:  The Alberta College of Art and Design is seeking an Artist in Residence with a particular interest in using both digital technologies and traditional craft media within their artistic practice for a 3-6 week program beginning 13th of February 2018. This residency provides an artist the opportunity to integrate their studio research and practice within ACAD’s School of Craft and Emerging Media. In addition to support from studio technicians and the residency coordinator, the artist-in-residence will have access to a private studio space, as well as to ACAD’s robust craft and fine art facilities. Interested parties should submit a project proposal and related budget for a self-directed residency that offers to make a significant contribution to contemporary craft.  Applications are sought from mid-career and emerging artists interested in undertaking  research in contemporary craft and emerging technologies. To be considered for the program, applicants are expected to have achieved international recognition for their work, and have attained an MFA or equivalent. Teaching and/or instructor experience is desirable. The selected applicant will receive a substantial honorarium (dependant on a budget proposal), accommodation subsidy, private studio space, access to the College’s resources and onsite exhibition space. For details, please see: https://acad.ca/about-acad/research-and-innovation/residencies/2018-craft-emerging-media-residency

Call for Submissions, Ceremonial Mace: Re-­Think / Re-‐Vision 2018 Dalhousie University seeks to re‐vision the University Mace, a ceremonial staff of office that is traditionally carried to lead the procession of students and faculty into and out of induction and convocation ceremonies. Dalhousie is looking to commission the design and fabrication of a new ceremonial object that better reflects the university's evolving values and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. The new ceremonial object will be unveiled during the university's bicentennial address in 2018. The call is open to all artists, artisans, and designers with a demonstrated record of successful project completion. Dalhousie University encourages collaborative partnerships between artists, designers and community members. The deadline for submission is April 10 2017. To submit a proposal, please go to: https://dal.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en

Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarships: You are studying in the arts like theatre, literary arts, music, dance, film, new media, circus arts, or visual arts and need a scholarship? The Nova Scotia Talent Trust has just opened its virtual doors to the online application system. The deadline to apply for Fall/Winter studies in the arts is May 1 at 5 p.m. (ADT). If you are living and filing taxes in Nova Scotia for at least one year and have never received a grant through Arts Nova Scotia or the Canada Council you are eligible to apply. More information can be found at http://nstalenttrust.ns.ca/Scholarships/Apply/  Please apply early to avoid any last minute technical problems. Our best email address for scholarship questions is nstalenttrust.ns.ca

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 

Mural painter wanted: A note from Rose Doyle and Garth Phillips: "My spouse and I have recently built a new home outside of Charlottetown and are wanting to have a 135 x 102 inch mural painted on our living room wall. The scene would be one of Golden Ears Provincial Park, BC and thus a forest, water and a mountain. I am writing to ask you if you know a student in your fine arts program who might be interested in completing this project; they would be paid for their work. Ideally this would be a student from PEI. If they are interested they may contact me at 902-940-7281 or via email at gmail.com "

Smart Phone Film Festival: The Smartphone Film Festival is an independent festival showcasing short movies made on smartphone by Halifax professional, amateur and first-time filmmakers, app addicts and mobile device wizards. Selected films will be shown at SPFF’s one-night screening party in spring 2017, where filmmakers and film lovers will watch the creations and cheer on the winners of SPFF awards (“the Spiffies”) for the best movies. For info, please see: http://spff.ca/

Indigenous Voices Wanted: The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for CBC New Indigenous Voices (formerly known as NSI New Voices). Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 5, 2017. CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI is a culturally-sensitive training course that exposes young Indigenous people aged 18 to 35 to a variety of creative and challenging employment opportunities in film, TV and digital media. The course is led by program manager Ursula Lawson with Indigenous programs & administrative assistant Kaya Wheeler and NSI Indigenous training programs advisor Lisa Meeches. Workshops and seminars in the classroom phase are led by industry experts. Students intern with a broadcaster or independent production company giving them firsthand knowledge of the business. Training also includes the production and screening of three short films. Minimum wage is provided throughout the course. 73% of graduates are working in the arts sector or pursuing further related education. For more info, please see: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/courses/cbc-new-indigenous-voices/

Volunteers wanted: Eyelevel Gallery is seeking volunteers to help with our upcoming fundraising initiatives and event: Kitchen Sink. On March 31 and April 1, we are hosting an indoor yard sale with an art auction, raffle prizes, lemonade stand and more! We need folks to help with making decorations, and several tasks throughout the event including working the door, cash, and helping with set up and take down. 12 hours of volunteer time earns you a membership! Please contact fun@eyelevelgallery.ca with your interests/availability if you'd like to volunteer.

Stuff wanted: Eyelevel Gallery is seeking contributions for Kitchen Sink. Donations of clothes, shoes, books, plants, tools, and small furniture pieces are welcome. Kitchen Sink will include music by DJ Dirty Dishes, raffle prizes, auction, lemonade stand and more. It takes place March 31 and April 1 at St. George's Round Church. Stuff can be brought to 101-5663 Cornwallis Street from March 15 to 30. 

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

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

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.

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/

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/

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, March 28

Artist talk by Ursula Handleigh. 12 noon. Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Research Creation Talk with ACENET. 12 noon. Art Bar +Projects.

Author and cultural critic Lewis Hyde presents "The Public Life of the Imagination." Presented by Visual Arts Nova Scotia. 7 pm at Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library.Admission is free, but please reserve your seat through Eventbrite.

Wednesday, March 29

Artist talk by Angela Arsenault. 12 noon. Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Artist talk by Christopher Reid Flock. Foundation Studies welcomes experimental potter, Christopher Reid Flock, recipient of the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. Reid’s work incorporates a voracity of new materials and processes in addition to being influenced by significant time spent in Japan. Reid’s talk will discuss his ambitious new work which features prominent large-scale, installation forms based upon 3d print, slip cast, and wheel work. Recent projects include a collaboration with Siemens Canada the facilitate scanning a Neolithic Jomon Vessel, which was later put through multiple rapid and slow fabrication processes. Reid will discuss the moral issues surrounding rapid prototyping and his approach to scanning and 3d printing/sintering and how it interrelates to classical clay process. Reid will be working with Foundation students over the March 27-31 week.
 
Artist talk, Wednesday March 29th, 6:30pm
Academy Building, 1649 Brunswick Street, room A208     
All Welcome

Thursday, March 30

The Art Factory is a partnership with Phoenix Youth Program.The Art Factory Final Exhibition and Celebration opens at the Port Loggia Gallery, 6-8 pm.

Friday, March 31

Kitchen Sink, indoor yard sale. A fundraiser for Eyelevel Gallery. Featuring DJ Dirty Dishes (Kate Walchuk), art service auction, raffle prizes, lemonade stand, coffee and treats. 5-9 pm. Parish Hall, St. George's Round Church.

Saturday, April 1

Kitchen Sink, indoor yard sale. A fundraiser for Eyelevel Gallery. Featuring DJ Dirty Dishes (Kate Walchuk), art service auction, raffle prizes, lemonade stand, coffee and treats. 10 am to 2 pm. Parish Hall, St. George's Round Church.

Tuesday, April 4

Research Creation Talk with David Clark, Professor, Media Arts. 12 noon. Art Bar +Projects.

Thursday, April 6

Research Creation Talk with Drs. Heather Igloliorte, Julie Naggam and Carla Taunton, PUBLIC 54: Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital. 12 noon. Art Bar +Projects.