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MARCH 2020
 
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CALLS FOR GRANTS / ART / SUBMISSIONS / AUDITIONS
ALLISTER YOUNG ENDOWMENT AWARD
$1000 Awarded to one individual each year, to support artistic development in Niagara Falls. Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Writers and ALL Creative Arts Workers take note!! Have you a project that you desire funding for? Have you been active in the arts community? 
In 1997, Mr. Allister Young donated a 1932 Ford Roadster to be raffled off and the money raised from the sale of tickets was used to establish an Arts and Culture Endowment Fund. Deadline: Mar 15. INFO
2nd INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS DAY SONG CONTEST
Contest is open to writers all around the world, from all levels of experience. This year’s theme is “Inspiration”- songs that inspire- new beginnings, second chances, starting over, etc. Submission deadline: Apr 2 INFO
THE BANISTER 35th Annual Poetry Anthology Contest
The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding its 35th Annual Poetry Anthology contest for residents of Ontario. 
Deadline: May 31. INFO

THE POPPY PROJECT
The Poppy Project is a collaborative community ART PROJECT by the Niagara Falls History Museum in conjunction with Stick 'N Needles Guild.
The Museum needs your help to create a large scale installation of knit and crochet poppies to drape over the exterior of the Museum for Remembrance Day.  INFO
HAPPENINGS

SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANAHCRONISM [SCA]
Bi-Weekly Arts & Sciences drop in workshop. Topics will include how to create beginner garb, medieval armoured combat, tablet weaving, calligraphy, illumination and more!
Website: http://SCA.org 
Victoria Ave Library Mar 3 & 17 INFO


CELEBRATION FOR SHERMAN ZAVITZ
The Niagara Falls History Museum will be hosting an event on March 4th to celebrate Sherman Zavitz’s 25 years as City Historian and you are invited! We will have guest speakers, snacks and a cash bar. Mar 4 INFO


AUTHOR SERIES: Adam Shoalts
Named by CBC as "one of the greatest living explorers", join professional adventurer Adam Shoalts for a special presentation about his latest best-selling book, "Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic", which tells the incredible tale of Adam's journey alone across Canada's Arctic wilderness. Victoria Avenue Library, Mar 6  INFO


CAMP CATARACT GOES COUNTRY
Costume Contest? Yep! Dress up in yer best Country duds, folks, and leave with a prize or a wad of cash! Camp Cataract is going Country...y'all. Hot Old School Country? The Handsome Devils deliver. Mar 7 INFO


THE NIAGARA FALLS CHILDREN'S & YOUTH ART COMPETITION
This exciting new event is open to Niagara Falls students ages 4-18.
Niagara Falls Art Gallery 8058 Oakwood Dr. N.Falls 905.356.1514
Exhibition runs: Mar 7 - Apr 15. 


DRAG IT TO BRUNCH at The Queen Bean Cafe
Enjoy delicious brunch buffet favourites and fabulous performances from Miss Pride Niagara 2016/17, Macy Manolo and Empress Claudia Silva. Mar 8 INFO


13th ANNUAL KOMEDY FOR KIDNEYS SHOW!
Two-Hours of Pee Your Pants Funny! Greg Frewin Theatre Mar 12 INFO


LUNN VARIETY SHOW 
Every 15 minutes, a new act takes the stage. Comedians, visual artists creating for audiences, poets, spoken word artists, photographers and musicians. Mar 12 INFO
WINTER FILM SERIES- NOTORIOUS (Alfred Hitchcock 1946, US) Niagara Falls History Museum  Mar 12 INFO

MARCH BREAK @ THE MUSEUM
Join Club Rex for a hands-on exploration of dinosaurs and everything prehistoric at the Museum this March Break! Come and learn all the latest news and the many new dinosaurs that have been discovered with a fun and educational approach to everyone’s favourite subject.  If you love dinosaurs, then we just became best friends!
Shows on Saturday March 14, 2020 @ 11am
Shows Daily from March 17-20, 2020 @ 11am & 1pm
THE BOWIE LIVES
"A must see show!" from Changes to Lazarus and everything in between. Michael Bell is an award-winning vocalist who channels the sound and styles of David Bowie. Seneca Queen Theatre Mar 21 INFO
WINTER FILM SERIES- THE IMITATION GAME (Morten Tyldum, 2014, US/UK)  Niagara Falls History Museum  Mar 26 INFO
 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Keynote Speaker: Autumn Pelltier
As the Anishinabek Nation chief water commissioner, Autumn has spent years advocating for water protection in First Nations communities and around the world. In 2018, at the age of 13, she addressed world leaders at the UN General Assembly on the issue of water protection. She has spoken at the Children’s Climate Conference in Sweden and the United Nation’s Climate Action Summit in New York — twice. She has been nominated three consecutive times for the International Children’s Peace Prize, and in 2019 was named to the BBC 100 Women List.
All genders are encouraged to attend. Fallsview Casino. Mar 6  INFO
ONGOING
4680Q - LIVE - TALK SHOWS - EVENTS - PODCASTS: LISTEN 
4680 Q is an innovative broadcast platform to celebrate arts, heritage and culture interactive using live interviews, podcasts, streaming every medium of Niagara’s growing talent. Recipient of a NF Cultural Development Grant 2018.
MEETUPS: Find others who share your interests in Niagara Falls. Or CREATE YOUR OWN MEETUPSEARCH HERE
FREE MOVIES: at the Libraries SCHEDULES 
NIAGARA FALLS FARMERS MARKET Closed for the season! INFO
NIAGARA FALLS - THEN & NOW
A Photographic Journey Through The Years
Discover historical Niagara Falls with photographs from our Local History Collection.
Browse the site or hit the streets with our interactive map! INFO
MUSEUMS / HISTORY
WORLD WAR WOMEN
JANUARY 25, 2020 - APRIL 19, 2020
The First and Second World Wars brought enormous changes to Canadian women’s lives. They adapted to the conditions of total war in practical terms – working, volunteering and serving in uniform. In the wake of war’s inevitable tragedies, they also faced other challenges. The contributions made by women to the Canadian war efforts were crucial, and their experiences forged a new understanding of women’s capabilities both within themselves and within society.

Through artifacts, images, audiovisual material, oral history and text, World War Women delves into the personal stories of the women associated with these materials. It is organized in stand-alone thematic zones, each devoted to an element of the wars that particularly involved and affected women.
Niagara Falls History Museum INFO
NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM MORE
TRANSCRIBING 
In January of 2015, The Niagara Falls History Museum became the steward of fifty-nine handwritten ledgers that date back to 1838 and span more than 150 years. These guest registers hold the undiscovered stories of those who visited Niagara Falls and represent our unique history of tourism, people and museums. 
If you would like to join our team of staff and volunteers in bringing these pages to life through digitization & transcription, please contact Trina Pidgen.
ARTIST RESOURCES
GOOGLE DOC OF RESIDENCIES EVERYWHERE
A student artist, Everest Pipkin, has created and generously shared a google doc of all the residencies available worldwide. Time to expand your wings? DOC.
ALL OAC GRANTS HERE IN AN EASY TO NAVIGATE LINK!!
Grant Program Deadlines and Important Dates
Review dates HERE
Displaying your art in a show?  Exhibition Assistance
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
PARKWAY ARTISTS GUILD
Always welcoming new members!!
Meet the members of the Parkway Artists Guild online and journey through their art HERE
Above: Niagara Gorge by Karen Kozarevich
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