CALLS FOR GRANTS / ART / SUBMISSIONS / RESIDENCIES
NIAGARA FALLS CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
The grants offer funding to individuals, groups, collectives and organizations for the creation, production, presentation and distribution of culture and cultural services. Level of funding that will be allocated to one project may be up to $10,000.00.
Due Jan 30 11:59pm. INFO
NIAGARA FUNDERS' ALLIANCE ROUND TABLE is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends. Sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. There is no cost, please register for each session you wish to attend. Jan 8 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
Exhibition runs: March 7th - April 15th 2020.
Deadline: Feb 28 INFOWOMENS FREEDOM SONG CONTEST
Welcome to the Womens Freedom Song Contest. Can you write the next female anthem? Contest starts Dec. 19! Winners will be announced on International Womens Day, March 8. Join us in celebrating this day and enter your song in our contest. A song that celebrates the power and strength of a woman. (Open to all genders). The only limit is your imagination!
Deadline Mar 1. INFOCALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON ART SALE 2020
From April 23 – 26, 2020, the annual Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Sale is the largest event of its kind, exhibiting artworks available for purchase from contemporary artists in Hamilton and the surrounding region. We are seeking submissions from emerging and established Canadian artists for the upcoming AGH Art Sale. Submissions will be reviewed and juried by an art advisory committee to select approximately 60 artists for the event. Submit up to 6 works for consideration.
DeadlineFeb 28 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, 2020. INFO
HISTORY OF POETRY IN NIAGARA FALLS
Join Andrew Porteus as he uses examples form the Niagara Falls Poetry Project to discuss some of the high and low points in the history of Niagara Falls. Events such as the formation of the falls themselves, stunters, the tourist experience and more will be discussed. Jan 3 INFOWINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
5:00 PM to Midnight. Ends Jan 12 INFOMUSEUM INSIDERS TOUR
Explore our galleries and let our volunteers share some behind the scenes info as you wander. Also, stop by our Museum Detectives booth to put on a pair of cotton gloves and hold history in your hands!. Suitable for all ages! Jan 16 INFONIAGARA REGIONAL POLICE PIPE BAND CONCERT
Enjoy some traditional Scottish tunes with the NRPS Pipe & Drum band. They're both a concert and competition band, and they're ready to get loud in the library!
Victoria Avenue Library, Jan 17 @ 7pm INFOIN THE GALLERY: FILM SERIES: FRIDA: VIVA LA VIDA
NF Art Gallery, partnering with Cineplex, brings you In The Gallery series. Get a behind the scenes look at some of the masters greatest works from galleries around the globe.Jan 19INFOFOR LOVE OF COUNTRY AND MEN: WOMAN AT WAR - WINTER FILM SERIES
WW II: Recruiting Canadian Women to Serve - A presentation by Joan Nicks. Screened in theatres and community halls across the country, recruitment films portrayed women as a special class crossing social lines to perform wartime roles. Presentation illustrated with visual materials of the period. Jan 30 INFO
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. SEARCH 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.
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 contactTrina Pidgen.
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.
This December Niagara Falls Culture saw over 100 submissions for 4 selections to be printed and attached to the protective construction fencing for the upcoming Cultural Hub and Farmer's Market.
Catch the images here now.
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
A peek in the studio of artist and gallery owner Gabrielle Fisher IMAGES