Third Space Gallery is partnering with Saint John-based environmental non-profit, the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Saint John to produce their 2020 community education and outreach initiative in the form of an arts publication. ACAP Saint John is currently conducting research, planning, and projections for residential communities in southern New Brunswick who will face imminent property and resource loss as a result of Climate Change. 

The publication will take the form of a book of collected creative works in combination with accessible interpretive research content from ACAP Saint John that will explore, unpack, and critique impacts on the natural environment surrounding Saint John and the communities within it. As habitat loss, resource depletion, and pollution persist in the region so do social and ecological injustices. 

How can environmental classism and increasing eco-anxiety be addressed with care and respect? How do we reconcile what has taken place in both our ecological and cultural climate? How do we move forward with sustainability, restorative landscapes, and resiliency?

Artists and writers are invited to submit proposals for submissions in formats including, but not limited to; photography, drawing, poetry, prose, interview, or essay. The pieces do not need to be completed at the time of application but the submission of relevant support material is strongly encouraged.

To apply, please send the following to Third Space Gallery by January 31, 2019 with the subject line “Third Space x ACAP Submissions”

  • Short bio (100-150 words)
  • Project proposal (200-500 words) *include proposed length of finished work
  • Support materials (max. 3)

Contributors will be remunerated based on CARFAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens) recommendations. 

About Third Space: Third Space Gallery is the only artist-run centre in Saint John and works with and within the city’s wider community to produce and present a range of interdisciplinary contemporary art projects and exhibitions. The gallery works with local, national and international artists to raise the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through exploratory, challenging and critical projects that are relevant to residents of Saint John while connecting to larger global conversations. The aim of the gallery is to facilitate the education, understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. It does so by hosting exhibitions, workshops, residencies, lectures, performances and screenings, as well as by publishing and disseminating materials relevant towards this aim.

About ACAP Saint John: ACAP Saint John is a community-based, non-profit organization that encourages communication, partnership and active involvement from all sectors of the Saint John community in managing the local environment. Their knowledgeable, open-minded and moderate approach to dispute resolution, has earned respect from the community, including the citizens, media, government, academia and business sectors. ACAP Saint John has become known for partnering and working with the community to help provide solutions to existing and pending environmental problems. They have conducted successful in-school environmental education programs, summer camps, ecological inventories, water quality monitoring programs, habitat restorations, watercourse revitalizations, wetland enhancements, contaminated site remediations and along the way engaged tens of thousands of area residents in community cleanup initiatives—continually expanding their role as the preeminent source of environmental knowledge and research in Greater Saint John. 




The land on which Third Space and ACAP Saint John operate is the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples first signed with the British crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.