Professional Development Workshops Cancelled in Grand Falls-Windsor this weekend


Important Notice:

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Professional Development Workshops scheduled for this weekend (Dec. 10th and the 11th) in Grand Falls-Windsor have been cancelled.  We apologize for the short notice and for any inconvenience.

For more information:
1 (877) 738-7303

Commision of Artworks, Kippy Goins Award (The EVA Awards)

Deadline: October 21, 2011


VANL-CARFAC is looking to engage an artist to produce a series of 3 original works or a series of three (3) original fine art multiples (includes fine art prints, castings, photographs, etc.) for the purpose of giving a gift annually to one Kippy Goins Award winner. This award is one of five awards to be presented annually as part of the EVA Awards (Excellence in Visual Art Awards). The commissioned works will be given each year for the next three years of the EVA Awards program. Offset reproductions will not be considered.


Artists submitting proposals must be paid-up members of VANL-CARFAC. Individuals may become members at the time of submission. Contact the VANL-CARFAC office for details.


1. The artwork(s) must take into account the concept or purpose behind the award. The award, so named for the small pieces of      wood one throws on a fire to “keep it going”, is meant to honour an individual, group or organization whose efforts have helped to sustain and build the visual arts sector.

2. The artworks must be small in scale. As a rough guideline for applicants, we suggest that you keep proposed works within range of the following measurements:

·         two-dimensional and framed works, approx. 11” x 17”

·         three-dimensional works, approx. 1 ft. sq.

3. The visual artists currently sitting on the VANL-CARFAC EVA Committee will serve as the selection committee to evaluate all proposals and select the artist for this commission.



Submissions can be made electronically via email to (with ‘Kippy Goins Artwork submission’ in the subject line), or mailed or delivered by hand to VANL-CARFAC, 59 Duckworth St., St. John’s NL, A1C 1E6. All submissions must include the following materials:

·         a written project description, no more than one (1) page in length, stating visual art medium, materials, approximate size and concept of the proposed final artworks.

·         a sketch or some form of visual representation of the concept

·         the artist’s CV

·         up to 10 images, saved as JPEGs, on a PC-compatible CDR or sent via email, of past work (Original artwork will not be accepted.) This should be accompanied by a numbered image list with image title, size and medium, and the JPEG titles should include the artist name and image number  (i.e. Smith_01).

Selection of ArtistNovember 30th, 2011

Final Project Delivery Date: April 6th, 2012

Fee:      Artist fee of $1,500.00 (firm) to be paid for the group of three (3) completed artworks, payable once the artworks have been delivered. Any shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.

Please note that VANL-CARFAC retains the right to photograph the artworks in the context of the EVA Awards

Ceremony, for the purposes of display in own website, newsletter and other organization materials, including newspaper

advertisements congratulating the winner of the award. The artist will be credited in all instances where the image may

appear. We will not sell or licence images of the artworks for use by any other organization.

For more information about the EVA Awards program, you can view program information online at www.vanl-carfac.comor contact the VANL-CARFAC office by phone at 1-877-738-7303 or email, at

Job Opportunity: VANL-CARFAC Sponsorship Coordinator (NL)


VANL-CARFAC seeks to engage a professional with project management and fundraising experience acquired largely through working in the cultural fields.


Project:            Excellence in Visual Arts (EVA) Awards

Title:           Sponsorship Coordinator, EVA Awards (SC)


Description:     The SC will create a comprehensive sponsorship solicitation strategy including a database of contacts and a timeline for delivery of funds. The SC will work in conjunction with the EVA Committee to ensure that all appropriate businesses and individuals are included in this database. The SC will work independently to deliver the sponsorship target amounts, and must have their own workspace from which to provide the service. VANL-CARFAC will provide the SC with all necessary background information on the organization and the EVA Awards, as well as a breakdown of sponsorship categories and sponsor packages to be distributed to key candidates. The Board of Directors and EVA Committee may also serve as primary contact for key sponsors with whom they have a personal relationship.

All work will be performed under the direction of the Board of Directors but under the direct supervision of the EVA Awards Committee and Executive Director.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, have a minimum of 2 years work experience in the cultural or fundraising sector, or an appropriate combination of education and work experience. Applicants must also have;

§  Demonstrated knowledge of the cultural sector in the province.

§  Demonstrated ability to work under a volunteer board or committee.

§  Effective oral and written communication skills.

§  Demonstrated experience in fundraising.

§  Strong organizational skills and the ability to work with a high level of independence; ability to balance competing priorities and exercise good judgment.

Computer skills, time management skills and a positive attitude are essential.


Evaluation:      Applicants must submit a cover letter, an up-to-date resume and three professional references. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted by the Hiring Committee .

Project Timeline: Hours of work are to be determined by the SC according to the needs of the  sponsorship campaign. Candidate must have a flexible work schedule.

Start Date:       September 21, 2011

End Date:        May 31, 2012

Resources: Access to all VANL-CARFAC informational resources. As a contract worker, the SC will be expected to have access to her/his own workspace, phone, computer, internet and email access.

Target: The SC is expected to raise no less than $9000 (including program ad sales), with a target amount of $13000 to be raised. Some in-kind sponsorships may be considered to count toward the total amount raised but must be cleared in advance with the EVA Committee.

Expenses:  Contract awarding lump sum/professional fees @ $3000, one third ($1000) payable upon signing of contract, one third ($1000) payable upon receipt of the SC’s sponsor contact database including responses from potential sponsors to the first wave of approaches, to be received by the EVA Committee no later than December 1, 2011, and one third ($1000) payable upon receipt of the SC’s final report following the 2012 EVA Awards, end of May, 2012. Incentive will be offered for exceeding the target amount.

Deadline: All applications should be received no later than 5 pm, September 14, 2011. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Apply to:, with Sponsorship Coordinator Application in the subject line.

For more information on the EVA Awards program, sponsorship categories and past sponsors of the awards, see the EVA Awards page of


Call for Applications: Workshop Coordinator and Facilitator

Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking applications for the position of Workshop Creator and Facilitator.

Title: Workshop Creator and Facilitator
Contract Position
Contract fee: $7950 ($1650 for the creation of the workshops, and $600 for each workshop delivery session). Travel, accommodations and per diem will also be provided.

The Workshop Creator and Facilitator (WCF) would be responsible for the creation and facilitation of two workshops: Designing an Artists’ Website, and Getting the Word Out: Media and Publicity. These activities would include:


  • Research and development of content for each workshop topic, including a Powerpoint presentation, handout materials, and hands-on participation components;
  • Working with the Finance and Planning committee as content advisors and editors to ensure that each workshop meets the needs of the membership and is professionally presented;
  • Working from own office space independent of VANL-CARFAC;
  • Facilitation of both workshops, which will include travel to 5 locations across the province over 5 different weekends;
  • Transportation of materials and equipment to each location as needed;
  • Development of a feedback questionnaire to be collected from all participants;
  • Collection and recording of workshop fees paid by participants;
  • Creation of a comprehensive final report detailing the outcome of the workshops including attendance and participant feedback;
  • VANL is responsible for publicity and for booking any travel, accommodations and venues.


The successful Candidate will:

· Have knowledge of and develop structure and content for each of the following workshop topics: Artists’ Websites and Media and Publicity. Artists’ Websites should provide a foundation in designing an artists’ website, including an overview of different formats for artists’ sites and different programs and free online tools with which to create sites, tips on setting up online stores for selling work, ways to get websites noticed, and more. Participants should have a chance to work together to create a simple website in the second part of the session. Getting the Word Out: Media and Publicity: This workshop should teach participants how to best get the word out about their work, including how to write a press release, how to pitch an article, how to properly document work, using Facebook, Twitter and other new media to help boost profile, and more. Participants should have the opportunity to write and critique a press release or other media materials in a group setting in the second part of the session.  Each workshop should be between 3 and 4 hours in length and should include a powerpoint component, a hands-on component for the group, and handout/worksheet materials.

· Develop all content for the workshops, incorporating feedback from the Executive Director and Finance and Planning committee to ensure the workshops meet the organization’s needs;

· Work independently from their own office space;

· Maintain appropriate records;

· Have knowledge of VANL-CARFAC and its mandate and programs;

· Work with VANL-CARFAC’s permanent staff and board of directors as required;

· Plan own timeline and adhere to this timeline;

· Demonstrate strong interpersonal, presentation, communication and organizational skills;

· Have experience teaching or facilitating related workshops or courses.

Closing Date:  August 31, 2011 at 5 pm.

Interested individuals should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to the following e-mail address: Please put ‘Workshop Facilitator Application’ in the subject heading of the email.