Volume 9 - Issue 2

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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CITY OF ST. CATHARINES ARTS AWARDS 

 
We are excited to announce the 2020
City of St. Catharines  Arts Awards Nominees...

The Arts in Education Award celebrates an individual, collective or organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to engaging St. Catharines residents through arts education activities.
2020 Nominees: 
Steven Azzopardi | Visual Arts Education
Jean Paul (JP) Dupont | Music Education
Katia Perez Mendez | Visual Arts Education
Curtis Tye | Performing Arts Education
Willow Arts Community | Multi-Disciplinary Arts Education
and Kari-Lynn Winters | Literary and Performing Arts Education

The Emerging Artist Award  is presented to an emerging St. Catharines artist working in any discipline to celebrate current accomplishments and future potential. Emerging Artists are establishing careers in their field and are working to become recognized professional artists. The Jury will consider nominees who are 18 years or older, who are based and active in St. Catharines and who have been practicing their art form for less than 10 years.
2020 Nominees: 
Kate Gottli | Visual Arts, Photography
Erica Sherwood | Media Arts/Film
and Colleen McTigue | Visual Arts, Painting & Printmaking

The Established Artist Award  is presented to a professional St. Catharines artist in any discipline who has received critical recognition for excellence in their art practice in St. Catharines and beyond. The jury will consider nominees who have been actively practicing their art form for at least 10 years and whose work has made an impact on the St. Catharines' community.
2020 Nominees: 
Danny Custodio | Visual Arts, Photography
Floyd Elzinga | Visual Arts, Sculpture
and Jon Shaw | Visual Arts, Painting & Drawing

The Making a Difference Award  celebrates a St. Catharines arts entrepreneur, arts administrator, arts organization, arts animator or volunteer in the arts whose leadership and innovation have significantly contributed to the growth and development of arts and culture in St. Catharines.
2020 Nominees: 
Mazie Bishop | Artisan Market Organizer
Juliet Dunn | TD Niagara Jazz Festival, Founding Executive Director
Bart Gazzola | Art Writing | The Sound STC
Thomas (Tom) Inglis | Music Direction
Alison Thomson | Music Librarian
Candice Turner-Smith | Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Former Executive Director


Event Details:  
Nominees will be recognized on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The live stage show will include award recognition and feature nominee performances in a variety of disciplines.  Tickets will be available on March 1 from the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office.

For the most up-to-date details please visit: www.stcatharines.ca/artsawards
ST. CATHARINES CULTURAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM 
(SCCIP) FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Culture Days Activity Program Funding 

Would you like to engage our community in FREE, interactive arts & culture experiences as part of CULTURE DAYS 2020? You can apply for funding from the Culture Days Activity Program.

* Funding is intended for artists, businesses or organizations who wish to run a Culture Days activity in St. Catharines.
* Culture Days is a 3-day national event (September 25-27, 2020) to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATION SESSION:
WHEN: Thursday, February 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
WHERE: St. Catharines City Hall, 3rd Floor, Burgoyne Woods Room (use James St. entrance)

If you are interested in applying, please contact Ashley Judd-Rifkin at ajuddrifkin@stcatharines.ca  or 905-688-5601 ext 5229.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm for September 2020 activities.
Application materials and eligibility requirements available online: www.stcatharines.ca/sccip
UPCOMING ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS: 

ST. CATHARINES MUSEUM & WELLAND CANALS CENTRE
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Every Thursday & Saturday at 10 a.m. during the month of February. 
Discover the rich black history of our community at the St. Catharines Museum. 
Tours of the award-winning Follow the North Star exhibition
Following the tours, Saturdays only at 11 am. A special screening of the 2019 documentary "Risking Everything: A Story of Niagara's Freedom Seekers"
By donation. No registration necessary. 


GA LLERY PLAYERS OF NIAGARA
At Silver Spire United Church
From Home and Afar - A Journey of Enchantment
Sun, Feb 9, 2:00 pm


BRAVO NIAGARA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
At the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Kurt Elling
Fri, Feb 14, 8:00 PM
NIAGARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
At the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Pops!3 - Music of the Knights
Sat, Feb 15, 7:30 PM and Sun, Feb 16, 2:30 PM


NIAGARA ARTISTS CENTRE |  TRIVIA NIGHT
Monthly, the next event is Fri, Feb 28 at NAC
Teams of 5 players
Call  905-641-0331  or email  artists@nac.org   to register your team


CHORUS NIAGARA
At the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:

ST. CATHARINES MUSEUM & WELLAND CANALS CENTRE

Family History Workshop
Sat, Feb 8 & 22 | 9 am to 3 pm
Learn about:
- Photograph, family record and heirloom/object care and storage
Conducting research projects
- Conducting and recording oral histories and written histories
- Genealogical research 
$50.00 per person (for both days) includes:  workbook, take-home resources, and light refreshments.
Participants are asked to bring a box of family records or photographs to work with during the workshop. 
Pre-registration required: email  museum@stcatharines.ca  or call 905-984-8880

Family Day at the Museum
Mon, Feb 17 |  Activities from 10 am to 4 pm, Museum open 9 am to 5 pm.
- Special guided tours of the Museum Collection, The Follow the North Star/Black History Exhibit and Tiny Tot I-Spy tours (ideal for ages 5 & under).
- Other family-friendly activities including: crafts, LEGO, hot chocolate and more!

- Music by Vox Violins playing your favourite folk tunes

Participation by donation.



RODMAN HALL ART CENTRE

Valentines Family Workshop
Sun, Feb 9 | 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Participation by donation (suggested $5) | Members free

PA Day Art Camp
Fri, Feb 14 |  9 am to 4 pm
5 to 10 yrs | $50 | Members $45

March Break Art Camp
Mon, Mar 16 to Fri, Mar 20 | 9 am to 4 pm 
6 to 8 yrs & 9 to 12 yrs | $215 | Members $195 

Questions:  kmitchell3@brocku.ca


CAROUSEL PLAYERS 

PA Day Drama Camp
Fri, Feb 14 |  9 am to 4 pm
Grades 1-4 | $40

March Break Drama Camp
Mon, Mar 16 to Fri, Mar 20 |  9 am to 4 pm 
4 to 6 yrs & 7 to 10 yrs | $225


OPPORTUNITIES:
EMPLOYMENT 

The City of St. Catharines is currently accepting Summer Student applications for the following positions: 
 
Cultural Services:
Curatorial Assistant
Morningstar Mill: 
Museum Assistant 
St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre:
Exhibit Assistant
Collections Assistant
Program Assistant
Lakeside Park Carousel: 
Team Leader
Team Member
 
Visit the online Job portal here:

OPPORTUNITIES:
FREE FESTIVAL AND EVENT LISTINGS:
Deadline: Feb 7

On the ONTARIOTRAVEL.NET Website
1.     Log-in or create an account on destinationontario.com
2.     Select 'Manage Events' and follow the steps to update or add your events
Approved listings will then be featured on the consumer site, ontariotravel.net.
Need assistance? Email do.info@ontario.ca
 
On the FESTIVALSANDEVENTSONTARIO.CA Website 
Submit your festival/event(s) updates on Festival and Events Ontario self-managed database/website at festivalsandeventsontario.ca.
1.     Log-in or create a "new profile registration" on feoprofile.ca
2.     Select the Festival Info Tab - to add, make changes, or to delete a listing.
Need assistance? Email info@festivalsandeventsontario.ca
 
In the Festivals and Events in Ontario Guide
To be considered for a free listing in the Guide , your festival/event must be submitted to both websites above.


STUDENT EMPLOYMENT GRANTS
Provided by Transfer Payment Ontario (formerly Grants Ontario)
The Summer Experience Program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and First Nation communities to create career-related summer employment opportunities for students.  Employment opportunities must offer training, work experience and skills transferable to the general workforce and to future careers. The positions must focus on activities that support the key sectors of citizenship and immigration, tourism, culture, heritage and sport and recreation.
Deadline to Apply: Feb 27 at 5:00 pm 
Need Assistance? Email  TPONCC@ontario.ca



CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
2020 ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON ART SALE
Deadline to Submit: Feb 28 
F rom 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. 

The Cultural Services office is a division of the City of St. Catharines' Community , Recreation and Culture Services department. Cultural Services focuses on public art, community development, planning and policy related to arts and culture in the City of St. Catharines.