MAKING it in New Brunswick is an innovative forum that brings together a diverse mix of stakeholders to explore how the arts can empower communities. Hosted by ArtsLink NB, the forum is a key opportunity to learn how to harness art, culture, and creativity as catalysts for community vibrancy, sustainability, prosperity, and inclusiveness.
This year we’re bringing you workshops to help develop your career, a panel discussion to ask what it means to Make it in New Brunswick, networking events, and a phenomenal Keynote speech from successful contemporary artist, Justin Langlois. Langlois will share his experiences developing a vibrant career from the margins of the Canadian art map. Throughout the Forum, we’re looking at fostering collaboration across sectors and within our own as a key aspect of creative practice for all disciplines.
Friday we will kick off the forum with workshops by our keynote guest and artsnb. In the evening, join your artistic colleagues and friends at a laid back networking event and reception at the Charlotte Street Art Centre. In keeping with our theme, the reception this year is presented in collaboration with the NB Film Co-op and Silverwave Film Festival. David in the Dark will perform.
Saturday is packed with an exciting opening, our AGM, lunch, breakout discussions, Keynote Speech from Justin Langlois, and an engaging panel discussion featuring our guest and some of New Brunswick’s best and brightest artists committed to making it here.
Friday, Nov. 4th; Fredericton Public Library, Chickadee room, 12 Carleton Street
2-4:30 pm, Workshops
2:15-3:00 - Justin Langlois - topic: Collaboration and Creative Practice [must pre-register, space limited, details below]*
Title: Negotiating Power: Collaborative Structures as Creative Practice
3:30 - artsnb - Topic: Accessing artsnb resources [must pre-register, space limited, details below]*
Title: Power Your Project: artsnb Programs & Grants
Friday, Nov. 4th; Fredericton, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street
5:00-8pm, Reception in collaboration with Silverwave Film Festival, Performance by Fredericton locals: David in the Dark.
Saturday, Nov. 5th; Provincial Archives Building, 23 Dineen Drive, UNB Campus
8:30 am Registration opens
9:15-9:40 AM Opening remarks
9:45-10:15 AM Opening activity
10:20-11:30 AM AGM
11:30-11:45 AM Break
11:45-12:30 PM Status of the Artist Presentation
12:40 Lunch and Learn
Table Breakout Discussions
1:10 Keynote: Justin Langois: Impossible Demands: Expanding the Role of Art in Small Communities
Coffee and Dessert
2:15-3 pm Panel discussion: What does it take to Make it in New Brunswick? Justin Langlois, Emily Saab, Alison Gayton, David Adams
Registration is free to ArtsLink members; $40 for non-members. ArtsLink memberships start at just $25/year: join now!
* To register for a workshop email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "workshop". Space is limited.
We would like to acknowledge the support from our partners and sponsors:
The Province of New Brunswick
The Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation
La Dulse Vie
Picaroons Traditional Ales
The Silver Wave Film Festival