CALL for Submissions for a National Choral Composition Competition

Call for Scores

The Canadian Chamber Choir (CCC) is soliciting innovative submissions for a National Choral Composition Competition. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has altered our world and especially in-person choral singing, we are looking for compositions that transcend the current limitations of singing together – choral music that is performable by singers spread throughout Canada. This competition is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The CCC strongly encourages composers of diverse backgrounds and experiences to submit works for consideration.

Compositions should leverage technological supports but not rely solely on a ‘virtual choir’ platform. Choral innovations could include, but not be limited to: a combination of pre-recorded and live material, conducted and/or unconducted processes, and the use of other technologies which would be readily available to singers. The composition should be 2-4 minutes in total length and written for a cappella mixed chamber choir (divisi possible, 20 singers minimum). The winning composition will demonstrate a thoughtful, creative use of technology to create a choral piece that unites geographically separated singers and expresses emotions experienced by artistic communities during the pandemic.

This is the 3rd Choral Composition Competition sponsored by the Canadian Chamber Choir. Our mission is to celebrate and champion Canadian choral music by engaging in a diverse musical narrative that strengthens the choral community. Our Canada 150 competition was won by Alberta composer, Garrett Krause for his composition, “The Maple.” The song is featured on our recently released album. Seasons of Life and Landscape and is published by Cypress Choral Music.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2020. The winning composer will receive a $2,000 cash prize as well as a virtual performance of their work, in consultation with the CCC Artistic Team.

Guidelines

The piece must be for a cappella SATB chamber choir (with or without divisi parts) **Singers will NOT be able to be gathered in one geographical location. Individual singers will be located all over Canada.**

  • Submissions must be a single piece, 2-4 minutes in length. Multi-movement pieces will not be accepted.
  • Composers must have secured the legal rights to the text(s) set or the text must be in the public domain.
  • Composers submitting works must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • PDF is the only format that will be accepted. No paper manuscripts please.
  • Submissions must be original compositions. Arrangements will not be accepted.
  • Submissions must not have been previously performed, published, or commissioned.
  • Please ensure the composer’s name does not appear anywhere on the score.
  • Each submission requires a $25 application fee, payable by transfer to treasurer@canadianchamberchoir.ca.
  • Composers may submit more than one composition but the application fee is required for each piece.

Click here for a printable summary of the competition guidelines.

For more information, please email the CCC General Manager thecccgm@gmail.com

To submit a piece for the competition, please email the submission to competition@canadianchamberchoir.ca.

Full details can be found on our website: https://canadianchamberchoir.ca/welcome/ccc-launches-2020-choral-composition-competition/

ArtsPond / Étang d’Arts ~ Pandemic response / Résponse pandémique

version française ci-dessous.

Dear Colleagues,

In these challenging times, ArtsPond / Étang d’Arts is pleased to announce the launch of two ambitious initiatives supporting the whole arts and culture industry in Canada: I Lost My Gig Canada and DigitalASO (Phase 2). We hope you might find one or both of interest.

I Lost My Gig Canada

Cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19 are having unprecedented impacts on the arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and creative industries in Canada – affecting the livelihoods and careers of vulnerable workers as well as closing large to small venues and institutions in rural and urban communities alike.

If you are an arts, culture, heritage, tourism, or creative industries worker, please share your story and impacts by completing our first national COVID-19 Impact Survey. This survey is intended for individuals. A survey for organizations is being developed. So far, 695 respondents from across Canada have reported $16.6 million in lost or at-risk income ($23,840 average each).

For more background information, please read our introductory press release or join our growing Facebook Group with 7,400+ members from all regions of Canada and internationally for networking and community support.

DigitalASO (Phase 2)

DigitalASO (Phase 2) is a national strategic collaboration to bolster digital justice and foster an inclusive ecosystem for shared digital innovation in Canadian arts and culture.

Made possible with the support of Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund, Phase 2 will explore the design of a Digital Arts Services Alliance fostering national networks and stewarding a collective strategy for the digital transformation of Canadian arts and culture with a focus on under-served, equity-seeking groups.

Read the full press release, register for the first free English-language information webinar on May 13, 2020 to learn more, or sign up to join the DigitalASO Ecosystem here. Upcoming events include monthly national and regional webinars, and pending the impacts of the pandemic, a national public consultation tour to 10 Canadian cities (including St John’s, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary/Banff, Vancouver, and Whitehorse). English, French, and ASL interpretation provided.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Chers collègues,

Dans cette périodedifficile, ArtsPond / Étang d’Arts est heureux d’annoncer le lancement de deux initiatives ambitieuses soutenant l’ensemble de l’industrie des arts et de la culture au Canada: J’ai perdu mon contrat Canada et OSANumériques (Phase 2). Nous espérons que vous trouverez intéressant un ou les deux.

 

J’ai perdu mon contrat Canada

Les annulations et les reports en raison de COVID-19 ont des impacts sans précédent sur les arts, la culture, le patrimoine, le tourisme et les industries créatives au Canada – affectant les moyens de subsistance et la carrière des travailleurs vulnérables ainsi que la fermeture de grands et petits lieux et d’institutions dans les communautés rurales et urbaines.

Si vous êtes un travailleur des arts, de la culture, du patrimoine, du tourisme ou des industries créatives, veuillez partager votre histoire et vos impacts en complétant notre première Étude d’impact COVID-19 nationale. Cette enquête s’adresse aux individus. Une enquête pour les organisations est en cours d’élaboration. Jusqu’à présent, 695 répondants de partout au Canada ont déclaré 16,6 millions de dollars en revenus perdus ou à risque (23 840 $ en moyenne chacun).

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez lire notre communiqué de presse d’introduction ou rejoindre notre groupe Facebook en pleine croissance avec plus de 7 400 membres de toutes les régions du Canada et du monde entier pour le réseautage et le soutien communautaire.

 

OSANumériques (Phase 2)

OSANumériques (Phase 2) est une collaboration stratégique nationale pour renforcer la justice numérique et favoriser un écosystème inclusif pour l’innovation numérique partagée dans les arts et la culture canadiens.

Rendue possible grâce au soutien du Fonds stratégie numérique du Conseil des Arts du Canada, la phase 2 explorera la conception d’une alliance des services des arts numériques favorisant les réseaux et la gestion d’une stratégie nationale pour la transformation numérique des arts et de la culture canadiens, en mettant l’accent sur les groupes mal desservis et en quête d’équité.

Lisez le communiqué de presse complet, inscrivez-vous au premier webinaire d’information gratuit en anglais le 13 mai 2020 pour en savoir plus, ou inscrivez-vous pour rejoindre l’écosystème OSANumériques ici. Les événements à venir comprennent des webinaires nationaux et régionaux mensuels et, en attendant les impacts de la pandémie, une tournée nationale de consultation publique dans 10 villes canadiennes, dont St John’s, Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary / Banff, Vancouver et Whitehorse. Interprétation en anglais, français et ASL fournie.

 

Merci pour votre considération.

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ART CANNOT BE CONTAINED UPDATE #2

ART CANNOT BE CONTAINED UPDATE #2

Dear Friends,

We are forwarding the enclosed update for our Arts community. This was provided on April 17, 2020 by Senator Patricia Bovey, who continues her good work on behalf of the Arts.

The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D., Volunteer Chair

www.lunenburgarts.org
learn@lunenburgarts.org

Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0
Canada

ART CANNOT BE CONTAINED Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

ART CANNOT BE CONTAINED

Dear Friends,

We are forwarding the enclosed two items for the information of all artists and those who are interested in and support our cultural community, which employs over 600,000 individuals and contributes annually over $61 Billion to the economy of Canada.

These items have been provided by Senator Patricia Bovey, a leading advocate for the Arts, and we appreciate her continuing work in this behalf.

The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D.,
Volunteer Chair

www.lunenburgarts.org
learn@lunenburgarts.org

Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0
Canada


https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

https://www.canada.ca/fr/ministere-finances/plan-intervention-economique.html

Sashiko for Beginners Online Course by Kate Ward

Sashiko for Beginners

Online Sashiko Course ‘Sashiko for Beginners’

Focus on perfecting your stitching form and structure. Practice methods for establishing and perfecting Sashiko style stitching. Finish up by applying your new skills to mend your much loved garments and impress everyone with your creativity!

The course provides:

Access to step by step videos, with close up shots for all the details (its the equivalent to a 2 day weekend course)

Learn over 10 different hitomezashi stitches

Get my master list of my favourite tools, and where to buy them

Free stitching guides

Download templates

Lifetime access with unlimited updates

Streaming videos can be played anywhere on any device or download to keep on your hard drive

Content is yours to keep forever

Now is the perfect opportunity to learn something new, mend and beautify your clothes, and benefit from the mindfulness stitching provides.

Book online at https://zen-s-school-9e96.thinkific.com/courses/sashiko-for-beginners

Here’s what others think about the course “It’s very well done, your explanations are clear and concise, it’s a good pace and your voice is so pleasant to listen to. I really appreciate being able to see exactly what you’re doing and if necessary do a review as needed. I’m enjoying the close-ups, the tips, those important little bits of information that can get forgotten when one is processing new information and focusing on a new stitching skill at the same time. “

Warm regards

Kate Ward

www.kateward.com.au

Instagram

Artist | Curator | Educator

2020 Ground Rules Exhibition

May 25 – June 27 @ The Centre, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney NS

September 19 – November 15 @ Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax NS

Online Sashiko Course ‘Sashiko for Beginners’

Private Organic Songwriting Sessions Online with Jim Henman

A message from Jim Henman, performer, songwriter and founding member of Canada’s April Wine and inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Are you isolated, or quarantined, or bored and looking for a new adventure during these strange days. If so you might want to consider my Private Organic Songwriting sessions online. I have been using the Organic Songwriting Method with my audiences at smaller venues for almost 5 years now and have wanted to take it online. NOW seems the right time! So if you or anyone you know (12 and older), is interested in a private songwriting adventure contact me privately thru messenger. PLEASE SHARE and CLICK link below for more Songwriting Session info, song samples and more at http://jimhenman.com/?p=2862

If you are interested in taking part in the Organic Songwriting Sessions drop me an email at henmanaj@gmail.com or contact me thru messenger. ~Jim Henman

https://www.facebook.com/JimHenman

http://jimhenman.com/

 ULTIMATE ONLINE NOVA SCOTIA KITCHEN PARTY(COVID19 EDITION)

Private Organic Songwriting Sessions Online with Jim Henman

A message from Jim Henman, performer, songwriter and founding member of Canada’s April Wine and inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Are you isolated, or quarantined, or bored and looking for a new adventure during these strange days. If so you might want to consider my Private Organic Songwriting sessions online. I have been using the Organic Songwriting Method with my audiences at smaller venues for almost 5 years now and have wanted to take it online. NOW seems the right time! So if you or anyone you know (12 and older), is interested in a private songwriting adventure contact me privately thru messenger. PLEASE SHARE and CLICK link below for more Songwriting Session info, song samples and more at http://jimhenman.com/?p=2862

If you are interested in taking part in the Organic Songwriting Sessions drop me an email at henmanaj@gmail.com or contact me thru messenger. ~Jim Henman

https://www.facebook.com/JimHenman

http://jimhenman.com/

Sashiko for Beginners Online Course by Kate Ward

Sashiko for Beginners

Online Sashiko Course ‘Sashiko for Beginners’

Focus on perfecting your stitching form and structure. Practice methods for establishing and perfecting Sashiko style stitching. Finish up by applying your new skills to mend your much loved garments and impress everyone with your creativity!

The course provides:

– Access to step by step videos, with close up shots for all the details (its the equivalent to a 2 day weekend course)

– Learn over 10 different hitomezashi stitches

– Get my master list of my favourite tools, and where to buy them

– Free stitching guides

– Download templates

– Lifetime access with unlimited updates

– Streaming videos can be played anywhere on any device or download to keep on your hard drive

– Content is yours to keep forever

Now is the perfect opportunity to learn something new, mend and beautify your clothes, and benefit from the mindfulness stitching provides.

Book online at https://zen-s-school-9e96.thinkific.com/courses/sashiko-for-beginners

Here’s what others think about the course “It’s very well done, your explanations are clear and concise, it’s a good pace and your voice is so pleasant to listen to. I really appreciate being able to see exactly what you’re doing and if necessary do a review as needed. I’m enjoying the close-ups, the tips, those important little bits of information that can get forgotten when one is processing new information and focusing on a new stitching skill at the same time. “

Warm regards

Kate Ward

www.kateward.com.au

Instagram

Artist | Curator | Educator

2020 Ground Rules Exhibition

May 25 – June 27 @ The Centre, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney NS

September 19 – November 15 @ Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax NS

Online Sashiko Course ‘Sashiko for Beginners’

Makeful TV : who will be crowned Canada’s Landscape Artist of the Year, Be Sure to Watch This Sunday

This Sunday March 8th 10pm (Atlantic time) on Makeful TV Landscape Artist of the Year Canada: See who is crowned and who will take home the grand prize of 10K. The artists travel to stunning Lake Rosseau for their final four-hour painting showdown.

Picture Perfect: Makeful TV  Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, A New Competition Series Hosted by Sook-Yin Lee

Landscape Artist of the Year Canada airs Sundays at 10 pm Atlantic time exclusively on Makeful during the channel’s eight-week free preview event running to April 5 across Canada.

Each episode of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada  travels to breathtaking and truly Canadian backdrops, from Muskoka’s picturesque Lake Rousseau to a rural country farm in Barrie. Two winners from each location will go on to compete in the final. However, these artists aren’t the only ones trying to impress the judges. The competition also sees 50 more artists descend onto each location to try their luck as wildcards, and if any catch the judges’ eye, they too have a chance to compete in the final.

Alongside the host Sook-Yin Lee, the four-part series sees expert judges Marc Mayer, former Director of the National Gallery of Canada, and award-winning artist and educator, Joanne Tod, determine the winners of each location until only one artist remains.

Using their own material and style, the artists have just four hours to create their own rendition of the landscape before them. From oil paint to acrylic, collage work to mixed media, the artwork is as diverse as the artists themselves.

Can’t get enough of the show? Watch more here!

https://tv.bemakeful.com/landscape-artist-of-the-year-canada/


 

 

Landscape Artist of the Year Canada ~ Sundays on Makeful TV

Picture Perfect: Makeful TV Launches Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, A New Competition Series Hosted by Sook-Yin Lee

With 18 Professional and Amateur Artists, 50 Wildcard Walk Ons, Four Stunning Locations, and One Winner Set to Be Crowned Canada’s Landscape Artist of the Year, Watching Paint Dry Has Never Been More Exciting

Following Sky Arts UK’s best-performing, non-scripted series of all time, Landscape Artist of the Year, the highly-anticipated Canadian adaptation, brings together 18 of the country’s best professional and amateur artists alongside 50 wildcard hopefuls to compete for a chance to be crowned Landscape Artist of the Year Canada . Hosted by Sook-Yin Lee, the all new original series sees the artists have just four hours to create a landscape masterpiece. The winning artist will not only be crowned Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, but will also walk away with a $10,000 cash prize and will have their artwork on display at the prestigious McMichael Canadian Art Collection – home to some of Canada’s most iconic landscape art.

Landscape Artist of the Year Canada airs Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT exclusively on Makeful during the channel’s eight-week free preview event running to April 5 across Canada.

Each episode of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada travels to breathtaking and truly Canadian backdrops, from Muskoka’s picturesque Lake Rousseau to a rural country farm in Barrie. Two winners from each location will go on to compete in the final. However, these artists aren’t the only ones trying to impress the judges. The competition also sees 50 more artists descend onto each location to try their luck as wildcards, and if any catch the judges’ eye, they too have a chance to compete in the final.

Alongside the host Sook-Yin Lee, the four-part series sees expert judges Marc Mayer, former Director of the National Gallery of Canada, and award-winning artist and educator, Joanne Tod, determine the winners of each location until only one artist remains.

Using their own material and style, the artists have just four hours to create their own rendition of the landscape before them. From oil paint to acrylic, collage work to mixed media, the artwork is as diverse as the artists themselves.

Landscape Artist of the Year Canada is produced by marblemedia in association with Blue Ant Media and CBC. Based on the UK format, it is distributed by Banijay Rights, and was originally produced by Storyvault Films. Following the world premiere on Makeful this February, CBC will also air the series later this year.

Meet the 18 chosen artists competing for the title of Canada’s Best Landscape Artist.

Episode 1 – Airing Sunday, Feb. 16 at 9pm ET/PT
Denise Antaya
, Kingsville, ON
Laura Zerebeski, Vancouver, BC
Marissa Sweet, Oshawa, ON
Megan Hazen, Toronto, ON
Phil Irish, Elora, ON
Tosh Jeffrey, Toronto, ON

Episode 2 – Airing Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9pm ET/PT
Andrew Cheddie Sookrah
, Toronto, ON
Anna Kutishcheva, Oakville, ON
Beckett Pura, York, ON
Colin Davis, North Bay, ON
Deborah Danelley, Winnipeg, MB
Ian McLean, Bright’s Grove, ON

Episode 3 – Airing Sunday, March 1 at 9pm ET/PT
Elzbieta Krawecka
, Toronto, ON
Jeff Wilson, Vancouver, BC
Kylee Turunen, Port Alberni, BC
Mackenzie Brown, Edmonton, AB
Nadine Prada, Toronto, ON
Ron Kuwahara, Halifax, NS


Engage with Landscape Artist of the Year Canada at: @BlueAntMedia @BeMakeful @marblemedia #LAOTYC

Makeful is a Blue Ant Media lifestyle specialty channel celebrating the creativity that exists within us all. Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and DIY series, featuring passionate personalities who share their ideas and inspire audiences to bring imagination into every aspect of their lives. Makeful also unites the creative at heart with fresh and contemporary content through its digital and social platforms. BeMakeful.com

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