Members’ Show + Sale @ Paris Crew

We are excited to partner with Paris Crew for an upcoming Third Space Members’ Show + Sale!

If you are interested in submitting your work to the show, please fill out this form and send it to tiersespace@gmail.com by March 24th.

We would like to encourage new members, or those who have not participated in a Third Space Members’ Show + Sale before, to submit their work! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. It is a very straightforward process (we will install the artwork for you!) and we would love to help out wherever we can. 


You can submit work of any size, and it can be 2D or 3D work. Space is limited, and while we will try to include all submissions in the show, it will be a “first come, first served” process, with priority given to new members. 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: THIRD SHIFT Selections Committee

Fill out this form by March 8th at 11:59 AST to express interest in joining the committee: https://forms.gle/h29R35WPci9EYuq8A

Time commitment: – 5-6 hours reviewing artist applications (at your leisure) March 26 – April 9- Zoom meeting with the Committee on Thursday, April 22 from 6 pm-8:30 pm

After the Expressions of Interest deadline, the THIRD SHIFT Steering Committee chairs will review the responses and create the THIRD SHIFT Selections Committee. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by March 12th. We’re looking for lots of variety in this group so that we can hear from many perspectives to make sure we’re bringing in the best and most engaging artists for THIRD SHIFT 2021! We encourage applications from those who identify as women, trans or gender diverse, Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, and/or Persons with Disabilities.

We look forward to hearing from you! ?

Members Helping Members

We are looking to bring together the Third Space community together with this new, ongoing, low-commitment program called “Members Helping Members”.

How does it work? We are looking for volunteers who are willing to donate 1-2 hours of their time to help out another Third space member in need. If you volunteer to help out, you may be contacted by our Executive Director if another member is seeking help with a specific task. If any of our members are struggling with something, such as writing an artist statement, getting high-quality photos of their work, or if they just want to speak with a more experienced artist about pricing, framing, printing, or anything else, please let our Executive Director know and they can reach out to one of the members who has volunteered to help out.

If you’re interested in having your name on our internal directory of Helping Members, please get in touch and let us know what skills or knowledge you would be willing to offer! 

Some helpful skills may include:

  • Writing
  • Budgeting
  • Photography (for artwork documentation, for instance)
  • Grant writing
  • Website development
  • Or anything else a fellow creative person may want help with!

Some areas of knowledge may include:

  • Provincial and Federal granting programs
  • How to price artwork
  • Where to get high-quality prints
  • Marketing or social media experience
  • Advice about getting gallery representation
  • Or if you’re just willing to chat with another artist or maker about their work!

Anyone can become a Helping Member and anyone can ask for help at any time – this will be an ongoing community-building initiative within our organization. We can’t wait to hear from you! 

Contact:
Kathleen Buckley tiersespace@gmail.com

THIRD SHIFT 2021 Call for Proposals: TRAVERSE

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: March 21, 2021

SUBMIT TO: thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com with subject line THIRD SHIFT 2021

THEME: Traverse

NEED HELP? Application assistance is available!

Contact:

Kathleen Buckley

Executive Director, Third Space Gallery

thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com

1 (506) 703-5900 

THIRD SHIFT is an annual festival of public contemporary artworks that takes place in Saint John, New Brunswick and online. THIRD SHIFT 2021 will take place from August 19 – 22, 2021. 

Established in 2015, THIRD SHIFT holds space for new experiences and communal exchange through the exhibition of temporary public artworks in Saint John and online. In 2020, THIRD SHIFT expanded to include digital art including animations, short films, interactive online experiences, live coding, virtual performances, and more. THIRD SHIFT will continue to support physical and digital installations (see COVID-19 FESTIVAL FRAMEWORK for more details). For more information about THIRD SHIFT and to see installations from last year’s festival, please visit the festival website.

When we are having these calls it is important that all applicants think about their relationship to the land; THIRD SHIFT offers an opportunity to re-imagine and engage with the natural and built environment in what we now know as Saint John. The land on which THIRD SHIFT takes place is the unceded and unsurrendered 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 Indigenous sovereign title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing, equitable, reciprocal, and respectful relationship between nations—a relationship that Third Space strives to uphold. We have an ongoing commitment to center Indigenous leadership and artistic expertise and we aim to foster meaningful relationships with Indigenous-led community groups through our festival. 

To learn more about Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages, the Native Land Interactive Map is a great resource and educational tool: https://native-land.ca/

FESTIVAL PRIORITIES

  • We encourage proposals that reflect Third Space’s objectives as an alternative, non-commercial, contemporary artist-run centre
  • We encourage applicants working in all mediums to apply
  • We encourage emerging artists, creatives, arts workers, makers, to apply — even if you have never made art in a formal capacity before, you are welcome.
  • We aim to support efforts that are exploratory, challenging and critical in nature. 
  • We encourage applicants to propose projects that have not yet been realized as well as investigations that have been started or completed elsewhere. 

COMPENSATION

  • Third Space will be paying successful applicants in accordance with the 2021 CARFAC fee schedule ($360 for an individual, $600 for a collective).
  • A few successful applicants will be selected to present an artist talk or workshop in conjunction with their project. An additional CARFAC fee will be paid to selected applicants. 
  • Limited production funds will be available in addition to the applicable CARFAC fees. Amounts will depend on Third Space’s financial resources for the festival. Funding requirements must be outlined in your proposal.

ACCESSIBILITY

  • THIRD SHIFT takes place in various off-site locations. Third Space is committed to organizing a barrier-free festival and will work with applicants to select project locations that meet their access requirements.
  • Third Space can arrange for closed captioning, ASL interpretation, translation of artworks at the applicant’s request, or any other accessibility requirement up to $150. Please indicate if you expect to utilize one or more of these services in your proposal, or if you require access to accessibility funds.
  • Third Space will also accept proposals via phone, video, or audio file if email or text-based format is not accessible to the applicant. Please get in touch via email or give us a call.
  • Application assistance is also available upon request – one of our volunteers would be happy to help you through the process! Please get in touch via email or give us a call.
  • You may submit your application in English or in French. Please note that the selections process will take place in English, so your application will be translated.

We are thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, THIRD SHIFT will have a theme! 

“Traverse” means to travel across or through. It refers to movement, space, and change. For THIRD SHIFT 2021, we encourage projects that transcend boundaries, create intersections, relate to space and/or movement, or that exist at the margins. Boundaries can be physical or conceptual, real or imagined. Intersections can exist between different media, opposing concepts, or disparate places. “Traverse” can also be interpreted as traversing time, between past and future, or space, between the digital and physical or across borders. 

THIRD SHIFT: TRAVERSE aims to create bridges and form connections between virtually anything. This theme is intentionally broad and, as such, can be interpreted alongside any other subject imaginable, from environmentalism to personal histories, from activism to technology. We encourage experimentation and collaboration, the proposed projects can take almost any form (see COVID-19 Festival Framework for limitations).

Please contact us if you would like to discuss TRAVERSE and how your work relates to it—we welcome any interpretation of the theme.

Proposals for THIRD SHIFT 2021 must comply with the Government of New Brunswick’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan. This means that:

– Applicants who are currently based in New Brunswick may submit proposals for physical installations in Saint John that do not encourage large gatherings of people. THIRD SHIFT installations will be up for viewing throughout the Uptown area for the duration of the festival, August 19-22 (or longer, in some cases if the opportunity arises). This means that these installations must be weather-resistant or located indoors.  Applicants who are currently based in New Brunswick may submit proposals for digital or virtual installations. If you are located outside of Zone 2 and plan to have a physical installation, please include a brief contingency plan in case there are restrictions on travel between zones at the time of the festival.

– Applicants from outside New Brunswick may submit proposals for digital or virtual installations – artwork that can be viewed on our website, on the radio, or that can be shipped and installed by our team in Saint John. We welcome any format that does not require the artist to be physically present.

If you have any questions, please get in touch via email or give us a call. You can also attend one of our Zoom Info Sessions — details below. 

  • Submit your application before March 21, 2021.
  • Send the following documents to the email to the address thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line THIRD SHIFT 2021
    • Completed application form
    • Relevant images (you can include images of the work you are submitting if it has been started or completed, or you could include images of work you have made that is similar to what you are proposing for THIRD SHIFT. If neither of these categories applies, you could include a sketch of your proposed project or use any image that will help the committee visualize your proposal)
    • Optional CV
  • Third Space will also accept proposals via phone, video, or audio file if email or text-based format is not accessible to the applicant. Please get in touch via email or give us a call.
  • Application assistance is also available upon request – one of our volunteers would be happy to help you through the process! Please get in touch via email or give us a call.
  • You may submit your application in English or in French. Please note that the selections process will take place in English, so your application will be translated.

  • The Selection Process
  1. The Executive Director reviews the proposals and sends them to the THIRD SHIFT Selections Committee that comprises local artists, arts and culture workers, and community members. 
  1. For the first round of assessment, applicants’ names are removed from the applications for an unbiased selection process.
  1. The committee members select their top 15 proposals and then the committee meets to discuss the top proposals 
  1. If the committee has any questions or concerns, the Executive Director will contact the applicant to clarify any necessary details about their proposal before making a final decision

  •  Notification of Results
  • The Executive Director reaches out to selected applicants to invite them to present their work at the festival 
  1. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified, at the latest, on May 10, 2021

Please contact:

Kathleen Buckley

Executive Director, Third Space Gallery

thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com

1 (506) 703-5900 

Open to everyone, drop in!

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8620591126 

Meeting ID: 862 059 1126

All times in Atlantic

  • Saturday, February 13, 10am-11am
  • Saturday, February 27 , 2pm-3pm
  • Thursday, March 18, 7pm-8pm

No problem! We encourage folks who are new to the process to give us a call, send us an email, or attend one of our info sessions to chat about THIRD SHIFT and any questions or concerns. Application assistance is also available, whether you need help clarifying your ideas or need assistance transcribing your application, we have volunteers ready to help!   

To recap, here is what you need to do to apply:

Email us the following documents:  

  1. Application form
  2. Images (if you have any)
  3. Optional CV 

Email: thirdspacesubmissions@gmail.com 

Subject line: THIRD SHIFT 2021 

Deadline: March 21, 2021

We will also accept proposals via phone, video, or audio file.

Not sure how to get started? Check out this example!

Teach a Workshop!

Would you like to share your artistic expertise with the Third Space community? We are now accepting applications to hold workshops of all disciplines! Whether you would like to instruct a painting class, facilitate a performance art workshop, or anything in between, we would love to hear from you!

Please note: Third Space is currently operating on an itinerant model so workshops will have to take place in a community space. We would be happy to help you find a location.

Download the application form here and return to tiersespace@gmail.com.