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Welland Canal Fallen Workers and Fabric|ation, two great calls for submissions. Sign up for the Controversial Book Club and the Grammar Refresher. Plus learn more about the Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF).

1. Welland Canal Fallen Workers
Call for Artists and Creative Design Teams
Deadline: January 15, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Corporation of the City of St. Catharines, on behalf of the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Task Force, is inviting Expressions of Interest from artists and creative design teams for the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial project. The Memorial will honour the 126 men who died while building the Welland Ship Canal currently in use today. Their deaths represent the largest loss of life in a federal government infrastructure project in Canadian history, taking place between 1914 and 1932.

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2. Fabric|ation: Exploring the World of Fibre Arts
Call for Submissions

The City of St. Catharines Public Art Advisory Committee has released the Call to Artists for its tenth annual juried art exhibition, Fabric|ation: Exploring the World of Fibre Arts.

This year the City of St. Catharines’ Public Art Advisory Committee is inviting artists to submit artwork in which fibre or textile is the principle element, incorporating traditional and/or non-traditional materials. Submissions of original artwork created within the past three (3) years will be considered from professional, student and amateur artists.

The exhibit will be on display 21 April – 15 August 15 2014 at St. Catharines City Hall.

Call to Artists for 2014 Juried Exhibition

Deadline for Submissions: Friday 7 March 2014 – 4:30 p.m.

Submit Artwork OnlinePlease read full call above before completing online form.

Fabric|ation: Exploring the World of Fibre Arts is a project of the Recreation and Community Services Department’s cultural services office and the City’s Public Art Advisory Committee. Through its Public Art Policy the City of St. Catharines seeks to encourage all those who care about the community to participate in making art, collecting it and commissioning it.

3.Controversial Book Club & Grammar Refresher
Courses through Continuing Education at Brock
Jon Eben Field
Apply Online!

Writer and Editor, Jon Eben, has began offering two courses that he will be teaching this upcoming year through Continuing Education at Brock University. One is a controversial book club that three books will be read in. It is designed to get people to read banned books from the past and talk about the politics of censorship, freedom, and social mores. The second is a Grammar Refresher. Jon will be using his expertise in writing and editing to help his students their writing and communication skills.

The Controversial book club will be a 3-week long workshop held on Thursday 27 February, Thursday 28 March, and Thursday 24 April from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Grammar Refresher will be a 5-week course held from Wednesday 19 March to April 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Apply only today!

4. Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF)
Indiegogo Campaign

The Niagara Integrated Film Festival aims to offer a groundbreaking getaway experience that integrates the best of independent feature films with hedonistic recreation across the Niagara Region. Find more about NIFF HERE