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FEBRUARY 2020
 
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CALLS FOR GRANTS / ART / SUBMISSIONS / AUDITIONS
NIAGARA 2021 CANADA SUMMER GAMES announces an open Call to Artists. The Medal Design Program welcomes visual artists from Niagara Region and Ontario to submit their qualifications to be selected to create the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games medals Due Feb 7 INFO
AUDITIONS Feb is Black History Month. Starting Feb 1 until mid May, Niagara students can audition for roles singing/dancing/acting/rapping/poetry, to be part of five songs that will be produced in a short, choreographed music video. INFO Call Daniel 289-237-1130 Feb 8
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON 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.
Deadline Feb 28 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 INFO
WOMENS 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. INFO
ALLISTER YOUNG ENDOWMENT AWARD
$1000 Awarded to one individual each year, to support artistic development in Niagara Falls.
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. Each year one recipient is awarded this endowment. Deadline: Mar 15. 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
HAPPENINGS
YOUTH GONE WILD LIVE - 91.7 Giant FM
80's Hair Band Tribute! With 18 kids ranging from 9-21, this show is full of flashy clothing, heavy makeup, ripping guitar solos and large, teased hair! This band will be heading to Hollywood, California in August 2020 to performing live at the iconic Whiskey a go go with Firehouse! Feb 2 INFO

THE HARDER THEY FALL PREMIERE 
At The Hub on Queen -The much anticipated release of the comedy web series
The Harder They Fall!
Starring David Green, Vrillanne Turner, Corey Lees and many more, this series highlights the trials and tribulations of living and working as a comic in Niagara Falls, while organizing a fundraiser to help those in need. Produced by Pacific Productions with assistance from the Niagara Falls Cultural Development Fund.

The evening will feature the premiere of the 4 part series, as well as live stand up comedy and live music from the cast and crew.   Feb 7  INFO    TICKETS

COOKING FOR ONE Cooking can be tough when you’re making meals for yourself, especially when we live in a bulk-food food culture with family-sized recipes and no one to share your cooking with. Join food writer and holistic nutritionist Lynn Ogryzlo as she inspires the solo artist of the kitchen to pamper and please. Victoria Avenue Library Feb 10 INFO


MASTERS OF MAGIC featuring BenTastic & Alex Kazam!
We invite you to join us for a mesmerizing show of magic, illusions and laughter. Perfect for the whole family! From $15 Feb 16 INFO


FAMILY DAY WINTERFEST
Join the fun with Woodcarving, Fae Nature's Fairy Friend,  Safari Niagara, Nature clubs,  Astronomy display,  Wilderness survival skills, AND MORE!
Feb 17 INFO 


TANYA TALAGA: MOCCASIN TALK SPEAKERS SERIES
Moccasin Talk Speaker Series where Talaga shares Indigenous stories from across Canada and the world. This is a 4 part series that is free of cost. Feb 18 INFO

FALSETTOS Family. It's Complicated
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed Off Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos is the tale of Marvin, who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son’s bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread.  Feb 21 - Mar 8  Firehall Theatre TICKETS


FILM DIALOGUE: LET'S TALK ABOUT RECONCILIATION Enjoy a film screening of NFB's "Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew", followed by a discussion on the realities, history and cultures of Indigenous peoples. The conversation is led by Karl Dockstader and Sean VanderKlis. Victoria Avenue Library, Feb 21 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. 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.
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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