The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm’s length arts funding agency with a legislated mandate to facilitate and promote the creation of art as well as administering funding programs for professional artists in the province.
PLEASE NOTE to make allowance for the current working conditions imposed by the pandemic and to take advantage of online training opportunities, criteria relaxation for the Arts by Invitation (*NEW*), the Professional Development and Professionalization & Promotion components are still in effect. Please have a look at the recent update regarding the criteria relaxation of Career Developement components here.
The Career Development program is designed to recognize and encourage arts professionals who have demonstrated exceptional artistic talent and potential, and who are pursuing a career in the arts. The program is divided in four components:
The Arts by Invitation component is for assistance to present work by invitation in established arts events.
The Artist in Residence component is for assistance for participation in residency opportunities of three (3) months and less. The artists in residence are to contribute to the promotion and understanding of the arts by means of the artists’ contact with the clientele of the establishments.
The Professional Development component is for assistance for professional development scholarships for studies and mentorships.
The Professionalization and Promotion component is designed to assist artists to produce tools related to the promotion of the artist’s work and career with a view to broadening the dissemination network for their work and diversifying their sources for funding.
Janice Wright Cheney
Spectre, 2014, crocheted wool, crystals, wooden armature.
Site specific installation at the Anchorage Museum, Alaska.
Photo courtesy of Anchorage Museum
ACCESSIBILITY AND EQUITY The Access Support and Application Assistance programs are designed to provide New Brunswick artists with more equitable access to artsnb grant programs. These two programs offer additional financial support to individuals who identify specific barriers to carrying out their proposed activities, or within the application process itself. More information about these programs here.
As a provincial entity, the New Brunswick Arts Board acknowledges that it carries out its work on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples. Read the full statement.