Welcome Note 

Welcome to the first issue of the CNCAC Newsletter of 2012. The CNCAC team is in the process of implementing new programs, and is recruiting new members for the Board of Directors. We are particularly interested in inviting applicants who will support our Mission and Vision, but who also have skills and experience that will complement the current BoardIf you have a first-class expertise in arts, culture, finance, accounting, business operation, law or marketing, and would like to make a difference to Canada's arts and culture scene and to new Canadian artists and arts professionals, consider joining. Please email us a cover letter and CV before February 29.

The CNCAC team

CNCAC Artist 
Vladimir Frolov


How would you describe your experience as a New Canadian Artist?


I would describe my personal experience as a constant knocking on galleries heaven’s doors in an attempt to establish myself as a professional artist in Canada, who was worth to deal with; and who would later realize that there is no heavens behind those doors, but rather a pure business. Nevertheless, this experience is always ultimately justified and is well worth to explore further, since it is about self-awareness, the art and all the wonderful people I was lucky to meet on this life long journey.


What would you have liked to know when you arrived in Canada?

I would have liked to know how to learn 5,000 English and French words as quickly as possible without bothering friends and simply ordinary people that happened to be around at the time of my language insufficiency. And also the list of all local art organizations with addresses and contact information – just to say “hello”.  website



Art and Culture

Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG new exhibition, artist talk and release of new catalogue, Erin Shirreff, Milutin Gubash and Shuvinai Ashoona. Feb. 2 at 6:30 Free entrance  info

Pink Ribbons, Inc. a film by the National Film Board. A look at the impact of breast cancer fundraising. Bytown Cinema 325 Rideau at 12:00 pm, Feb. 3 trailer

The Walk, a play about trafficked girls: A Nigerian who was a sex slave for eight years in Italy, is now struggling to raise her infant son in Canada. Natalie Stern Studio Theatre, Feb. 3 at 8:00 p.m. info 

Geode Music and Poetry Gallery 101, Feb 16 info

Call for Submissions: Haliburton Sculpture Forest on Birds of the Haliburton Highlands, Haliburton ON. Deadline Feb. 29 info

Artists Registry The City of Ottawa invites artists to be part of one of the Artists' Registries for current and future opportunities for exposure and partnership info

SAW Video: Kara Blake's 'Polyphonic Pictures' short firms screening Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm. Masterclass Feb. 11, 4 to 7 p.m. info

SAW Video equipment for 50% off: Promotion on all production equipment and editing suite rentals until Feb. 29 info

Crichton Community Centre: Where Community and Arts Connect. A series of artistic performances. info

Vladimir Frolov: The Heartwood Gallery, Mar. more 

Art Gallery of Ontario AGO Toronto current exhibitions, talks, courses, tours  link

National Art Gallery Ottawa current showsactivitiestourscalendar.

City of Ottawa cultural activitites on line or download the complete catalogue pdf


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Learning Opportunities

SAW Gallery Free School, Workshops and lecture series geared toward professional visual and media artists working in the Ottawa and Gatineau regions. Feb. 17 to Mar. 31 ph.(613) 236-6181 

The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council's First General Meeting: Feb. 17, 2012 Toronto ON 

The Royal Conservatory: Artist Educator Professional Trainer is an introductory 30-hour course for Ontario artists wanting to work in schools, social service organizations or other community settings. info

The Arts and Heritage Plan Renewa Steering Committee and the City’s Renewal Team's report recommending that Ottawa City Council approve the Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture in Ottawa 2013 to 2018 will be presented to City Council for approval on Feb. 8 pdf

Youth Opportunity Program at the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre
1. Strengthen resumes with some training and volunteer experience
2. Become aware of education options
3. Build confidence 
4. Find a job info

Ottawa Art Gallery: Critical Art Writing Workshop, Life Drawing Open Workshops, drop in sessions. Jan to Mar. info

Exhibition at Council for the Arts in Ottawa: Youth between 13 and 18 with some experience with photography, would like to learn more, and would like to be in a photography exhibition. Deadline Feb. 6  Limited spaces. Contact Julie


Grants and Jobs 

City of Ottawa Civic Event Funding Programs local non-for-profit organizations can apply for funding for a one to two-day civic event with free admission that fosters civic pride and develop community cohesion. Deadline Mar. 5  info

Grants from the Canada Counci for the Arts: Dance, Inter-arts, Media-arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing and Publishing. All deadlines

Grants from the Ontario Counci for the Arts: Arts Education, Arts Investment Fund, Arts Service Organization, Community and Multidisciplinary Arts, Crafts, Dance, Literature, Media Arts, Music, Skills and Careers, and Visual Arts.


The City of Ottawa Public Art Program invites artists to apply to develop, design, and implement a public art commission for the Half Moon Bay Park in Ottawa. Deadline Feb. 29 Write to

Opportunity for Artists The City of Ottawa Community Arts Program invites artists and artist-led teams to submit qualifications for an opportunity to receive a commission for the Kanata North Recreation Complex Skate Plaza. Deadline Feb. 7 info

Young at Art call to young musicians. Deadline Mar. 2 info

2012 Direct Purchase: The City of Ottawa is seeking to purchase artworks by professional artists in all visual arts media for display throughout City of Ottawa facilities and public spaces. Submit images of existing artwork for the jury’s review. Deadline Feb. 27 info

So You Want to be an Artist? Contest for young Canadian Artists. The National Gallery of Canada lauches a nation-wide contest for visual artists age 16 to 19 . Deadline Mar. 18 info

McLaren Art Centre is looking for a Marketing and Communications Assistant, Berrie, ON. Deadline Feb. 3 info

Koffler Center of the Arts is looking for a Curator of Multidisciplinary Programs, Toronto. Deadline Feb. 10 info


Cultural Human Resource Council CHRC opens 2012 with workshop resources for film and television production, music, and digital media. info 
1. Production Accounting for the Film and Television industry
2. Rights Management for the Music industry
3. Project Management for Digital Media producers

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