Acquisitions

Acquisitions

The program collectionArtNB purchases artwork by contemporary New Brunswick artists every two years.

Eligibility

Eligible New Brunswick artists may be:

  • Emerging
  • Mid-career, or
  • Established


Description

collectionArtNB (formerly The New Brunswick Art Bank), established in 1968, celebrates the province’s excellence in the visual arts through its collection of artwork by New Brunswick artists.

collectionArtNB is inviting professional artists working in New Brunswick for more than one year to submit artwork for acquisition. We highly encourage artists from all - Anglophone, Francophone and Indigenous – communities to apply.

Details regarding the process of collectionArtNB's upcoming acquisition can be found in the Guidelines document.

Application process:

The 2022-23 acquisition process has two streams GENERAL call & INDIGENOUS call.

*Indigenous artists are highly encouraged to apply, with separate artworks, to both streams. *

Application form: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/thc-tpc/pdf/Culture/CollectionArtNB/applications-form-formulaire-de-demande.pdf

Submission process opens: November 14th, 2022 [Indigenous & General call submissions]

Deadline for submission: January 6th, 2023 [Indigenous & General call submissions]


A complete application includes:

- Signed application form. Artwork submitted by gallerists should confirm the artist’s permission (i.e. email message from the artist)

- Clearly labelled full-colour digital images.

- Three (3) artworks are required for submission.

- Information about the media and the process used in creating the artwork.

- Artist’s statement about the artwork (250 words).

- Presentation and display requirements, if appropriate. 


*Please refer to the guidelines which contain important information about the criteria for this program. They can be found here: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/thc-tpc/pdf/Culture/CollectionArtNB/guidelines-lignes-directrices.pdf


Frequently Ask Questions

For non-jury programs:

Typically for completed applications, applicants will be notified of their results by email within 7 weeks from the deadline date.

For jury programs:

Typically for completed applications, applicants will be notified of their results by email within 11 weeks from the deadline date.

Note: Incomplete or late applications may delay results and/or not be accepted.

Due to the volume of applications received, we don’t provide individual confirmation of receipt but you will receive an automated email confirmation. You may contact our reception desk to check confirmation of receipt by email culture@gnb.ca or call (506) 453-2555.

To register for Direct Deposit, you must complete and send the Direct Deposit Form to Service NB.

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