City of Saint John Artist in Residence and Small Grant Funding Programs 🏡

As described in the City of Saint John Arts and Culture Policy, adopted by Common Council on September 26, 2005, the arts make a substantial contribution to the quality of life and vitality of our community.

Saint John Community Arts Board Logo

The City of Saint John believes that one of the most effective means of facilitating the development of arts and culture in Saint John is to provide funding support to non-profit arts and/or cultural organizations serving our community. In this way, arts and culture organizations are encouraged to establish themselves, enhance their services, and provide their programming to the community.

Accordingly, the City through the Saint John Community Arts Board has implemented the Community Arts Funding Program (Small Grants Funding). This program is designed to provide project support for non-profit organizations or groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline of the creative arts within the City of Saint John. There are currently two rounds of funding each year: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.

Applications for Fall/Winter Small Grants Funding have now closed. Applications for the Spring/Summer Grants will be available in the New Year.

Applications are now open for the Winter 2022/Spring 2023 Artist-in-Residence Program. Artists from all media currently residing in the City of Saint John are invited to apply. The Artist in Residence Program emphasizes interactive community engagement and encourages applicants to use this opportunity to advance their practice. The Guidelines and Application Form are available on this page.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday December 7th 2022

Banff Artist in Residence Program 2023 🏔

The Banff Artist in Residence program is designed for visual artists to focus on their practice in a supportive learning environment. Within this residency, you are encouraged to self-direct your research and time, as well as cultivate new directions in your work. Your artist in residence experience, is further supported through individual studio visits with guest faculty and dialogue amongst peers.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity logo

The program encourages experimentation and risk-taking via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance. In addition, you will have the opportunity to build connections, create networks, and share your work with other artists-in-residence and the public.

What does the program offer?

The Banff Artist in Residence program offers you the opportunity to delve deeply into their practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. You will be are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities.

Who should apply?

This residency is for visual artists who have completed formal training at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages (18+), backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

For full details on vaccination requirements, masking, safety protocols, and COVID related policies please visit: www.banffcentre.ca/covid-19-measures   

Application Deadline
November 30, 2022
Program Dates
May 08 – June 09, 2023
Arrive  May 07, 2023
Depart  June 10, 2023

Collaborative: Wabanakiyik Artists and TNB

An Indigenous led artist development initiative with Theatre New Brunswick.

Request for Artist Proposals. Application deadline: November 10.

Collaborative Wabanakiyik Artists and TNB

Theatre New Brunswick invites New Brunswick-based Indigenous artists to submit proposals for Collaborative: Wabanakiyik Artists and TNB – a new Indigenous led artist development program from Theatre New Brunswick.

Focusing on the development of performance-based projects (including theatre, dance, music, comedy, and storytelling) this artist residency initiative will provide project and career development resources and public performance opportunities to New Brunswick-based Indigenous artists with mentorship from Wolastoqiyik Indigenous Artist Natalie Sappier.

Using theatre as a tool to share stories, explore ideas, to create and to play, our aim with this project is to reinterpret our theatre’s role as a forum for sharing stories by supporting the development of new and emerging Indigenous artists from across our province and from the 15 First Nations that exist within our provincial borders.

Tell us your idea. What are you working on? What are your goals for you project? What do you want to create? Successful artists will receive an $5000 honorarium for creative residencies taking place between February and July 2023. Theatre New Brunswick will also provide a modest budget for travel and accommodations, artist per diems, and elder consultation while in residence.  If you have any questions about this project and your eligibility, contact artisticdirector@tnb.nb.ca.

Applications are open to self-identifying Indigenous artists ages 18 and up from New Brunswick.

Application Process
Applications submitted in video, audio, or written form should include an outline of each artist’s proposed work and their goals for their residency. Applications can be sent to submissions@tnb.nb.ca The deadline for submissions is November 10.

Accessibility Requests
We aim to provide an accessible experience for all applicants. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to participate in any phase of the application process fully, please contact us at artisticdirector@tnb.nb.ca


November 10, 2022: Deadline for applications

November 18, 2022: Artists announced

February – July 2023: Project period

Collaborative: Wabanakiyik Artists and TNB is made possible through the generous support of TD Bank.

Theatre New Brunswick acknowledges that it carries out its work on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which these nations first signed with the British Crown in 1726. 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.

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts and Ampitheatre Artist in Residence Program 2023 🌱

The Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts & Ampitheatre (KIRA) artist in residence program will now accept applications for the 2023 residency taking place from September 16th, 2023 until October 14th, 2023. Application cut-off is November 30th, 2022. To apply for the residency, please click Here and do not hesitate to contact us at kira@kingsbraegarden.com if you have any questions.


The KIRA building

Selection Process

  • Artists will be selected using a panel review process. The following criteria are considered: overall merit of work, readiness to engage with the community, potential to develop creative practice, influence by the location, and statistical data including career level, and geographic location.
  • References of finalists will be contacted.
  • A 30-minute (max.) Skype call between the finalists and program administrators will be conducted as part of the selection process.

Application requirements

  • Artist statement (1400 character limit).
  • Resume or CV (3-page maximum).
  • Responses to following open-ended questions (1400 character limit for each question):
    • Tell us about you and your work and why this residency would be important to you at this time in your career?
    • What do you expect to accomplish during your four-week residency?
    • Artists are expected to engage with the community through weekly open studios days. Describe how you would share your weekly progress and final artist experience with the visiting public?
  • Contact info for three professional references (name, email, phone number and relationship).
  • Portfolio of work (up to 5 forms of documentation).  

*Note for writers* Portfolio of work for writers (4 examples – 500-word limit per excerpt).

– $10 (CAD) + fees Application fee.

NBCCD Visiting Scholar Program 🎓

The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design is pleased to announce a new initiative designed to give its students the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with a creative role model.

Launching in January 2023, the Visiting Scholar program will provide a creative, dynamic environment for a visiting artist to build and accelerate their practice. They will participate in the NBCCD community by teaching a class or taking on a creative or educational assignment, and interacting with students during the academic year.

An NBCCD instructor gives a drawing demonstration.

“The Visiting Scholar program has the potential to energize and enrich our College community, as well as the wider cultural life of New Brunswick,” said Academic Dean Jared Peters.

NBCCD encourages applications from creative workers and educators whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of craft and design practice and teaching.


NBCCD Visiting Scholars spend one academic semester (January-April 2023) at NBCCD and formal teaching is expected. Visiting Scholars can expect to teach one course subject to approval by the Academic Dean, but may be asked to take on a creative or educational assignment in lieu of a class. The teaching load is light, but the expectation is that Visiting Scholars will be full and active members of the NBCCD community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.


Each Visiting Scholar will receive $15,000 for their contribution and time to the college. This program is not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree.

To apply

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, two references, and a minimum of 10 portfolio images of your work and/or video links (e.g., performances, films, etc.) to jared.peters@gnb.ca. Applicants should be craft-makers, designers, filmmakers, and/or visual artists who would find it beneficial to spend one semester teaching and working in a vibrant college community.

Please also submit a 500-750 word proposal that includes how you would hope to use the one-term fellowship to develop your work; how you would contribute to NBCCD’s community through teaching and/or production; and how you have encouraged environmental responsibility and/or diversity and inclusion in your artistic practice, teaching, and/or research.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 24, 2022.

Details are here.

Lassonde Artist-in-Residence 2024

Department: Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts

Opportunity type: Non-academic

Position title: Lassonde Artist-in-Residence 2024

Posted date: July 12, 2022

Closing date: October 31, 2022

Anticipated start date: January 1, 2024

Mount Allison University

The Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University invites applications to its 2024 Artist-in-Residence program. This annual non-recurring residency will support research, development, and creation of a project proposed by a successful professional artist.  Artists who are engaged in visual arts, digital arts, performance, social and community-based artistic practices are invited to apply. To increase the degree of diversity within the Mount Allison community, , we particularly encourage applications from artists who self-identify as Indigenous to Turtle Island and/or as racialized peoples, persons with disabilities,  persons of all sexual and gender identities, and all equity-deserving individuals.

The selected artist will develop a project in the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts on the Mount Allison University campus over the residency period. Working in the context of an undergraduate Fine Arts program, the Artist-in-Residence will engage with students, faculty, and the greater university community as they develop their research.

The Pierre Lassonde Artist-in-Residence will be appointed in the School of Fine Arts for a six-month period, from January to June, and will be supported with suitable office space, shared workspace, and administrative support.  The Artist-in-Residence will coordinate with the Head of the School of Fine Arts to engage students and faculty in their residency project.

This Residency offers:

  • $32,000 salary (over the six-month period)
  • Student Internship account ($2,000) to employ student assistants
  • Research, Travel and Entertainment account ($1,100) for expenses
  • Use of shared studio facilities (wood and metal sculpture studios, print studio, and digital lab all in the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, and access to other campus facilities)

The Artist-in-Residence will:

  • Work primarily on campus to develop their proposed project
  • Employ Student Intern(s) to assist in the development of their project
  • Present public talks, exhibitions, or equivalent events, and participate in departmental talks or activities during the winter academic semester
  • Be available to meet with students (individually or coordinated with classes)

Mount Allison is a highly respected small undergraduate institution. With 14 full and part-time faculty and technical staff, and approximately 130 students, the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts offers a BFA and BA with majors and minors in studio art (courses in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, open media, and sculpture), with BA majors and minors in Art History, and a minor in Museum and Curatorial Studies.

The Pierre Lassonde School is located in the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, a purpose-built facility on the Mount Allison campus.  The Owens Art Gallery is an important support to the School on campus, with a program of contemporary and historical exhibitions and visiting artists’ presentations.

Artist-in-Residence applications should include:

  • A project proposal for the residency
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Documentation of relevant recent work (maximum of 20 images, or 5 links to audio and video works that are no longer than 3 minutes each)
  • Names and contact information of two referenceS
  • All submitted as a single PDF

Consideration of applications will begin on October 31, 2022 and continue until the position has been filled.

Applications should be sent to:
Chair, Artist-in-Residence Search Committee
Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts
The Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Mount Allison University
152 Main Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1B3
Email:  artistinresidence@mta.ca

If you have any questions about this residency, or need more information, please contact artistinresidence@mta.ca

Full details here.

suddenlyLISTEN Artist in Residence 🎧

Open Call for Artist-in-Residence (Fall 2022)

suddenlyLISTEN Music is seeking proposals for our Artist-In-Residence Program for the Fall of 2022. We are seeking Canadian artists wanting to research and create new work in residence in Halifax. Artists from any discipline working with sound and improvisation are welcome to apply.

Open Call artist in residence, fall 2022. suddenlyLISTEN Music is seeking proposals for our Artist-in-Residence program for the fall of 2022. We are seeking Canadian artists wanting to research and create new work in residence in Halifax. Artists from any discipline working with sound and improvisation are welcome to apply.

suddenlyLISTEN is committed to engaging with a diverse artist community and are encouraging peoples from marginalized and intersecting identities, including but not limited to IBPoC, Queer, and/or Disabled artists, to apply.

For this 5 to 7 day residency, suddenlyLISTEN will provide: Artist Fee ($1000), studio/rehearsal space, accommodations, a small travel stipend ($500), equipment and an option for a recording or public showing at the end of the residency. suddenlyLISTEN will accept proposals from all established and emerging artists who maintain forward-looking art practices driven by sound and improvisation. Our goals for this residency are to provide artistic freedom for discovery, with a result driven by the nature of the project, and the needs of the resident. This residency will take place in a mutually agreed upon time period between October to December.

Deadline for Application is: September 1st, 2022 (Notification of results: September 15th 2022) Only applications submitted in full and on time will be considered. Any additional funding is the responsibility of the artist, but any documentation or letters needed for funding assistance can be provided by suddenlyLISTEN. This is intended to be an artist driven project! There is more information here.

Please fill out the Application Form here to apply.

Have questions? Please contact: connect@suddenlylisten.com

Port of Saint John Artist Residency 🛳

Port Saint John and the Saint John Art Centre are very excited to announce the second biennial artist residency for 2022-2023! The residency will include unique access to the Port as a means to inspire a new body of work, culminating in an exhibit at the generously sponsored Port Saint John Gallery at the Saint John Arts Centre in September of 2023.

Arial view of the port of Saint John with two cruise ships docked.

The successful applicant will receive funding in the form of a $4,000 stipend for the development of body of work, plus a $2,000 CARFAC fee for the exhibit. The Saint John Arts Centre will provide exhibit support (documentation, exhibit labelling, promotion, etc.)

Download the fillable application here to apply; all guidelines and eligibility criteria are included in the form.

White Box Residencies 📦

In response to the climate of uncertainty and the even more precarious situation of artists in the pandemic era, the Galerie Sans Nom established the White Box mini-residency program in order to offer time, space, resources and support for artists.

2022-2023 call now open!

White Box Residencies

White Box Residencies is a mini-residencies program open to all artists and collectives currently located in New Brunswick! The GSN will invite two to three artists (or collectives) between September 2022 and Summer 2023. We offer our white-box gallery, our tools and a stipend to research, create and play in our space for one or two weeks. We can also help with travel and lodging if you’re coming from outside the Greater Moncton Area. You do your thing and all we ask is a small public presentation that can take any form.

Application details are here.

InterMISSON Residencies 🎭

The Fredericton Playhouse is now accepting applications for their artist development program, InterMISSION. Applications are due by September 9th, 2022, for residencies taking place during the 2023-24 season

Saint John Artist in Residence Applications 🧑‍🎨

As described in the City of Saint John Arts and Culture Policy, adopted by Common Council on September 26, 2005, the arts make a substantial contribution to the quality of life and vitality of our community.

Saint John Community Arts Board Logo

The City of Saint John believes that one of the most effective means of facilitating the development of arts and culture in Saint John is to provide funding support to non-profit arts and/or cultural organizations serving our community. In this way, arts and culture organizations are encouraged to establish themselves, enhance their services, and provide their programming to the community.

Accordingly, the City through the Saint John Community Arts Board has implemented the Community Arts Funding Program. This program is designed to provide project support for non-profit organizations or groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline of the creative arts within the City of Saint John. There are currently two rounds of funding each year: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.

Spring/Summer round of funding has now closed. Fall/Winter applications will be live in August.

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Saint John Community Arts Board’s Artist in Residence Program

“Celebrating the diversity of artistic practice while making meaningful connections”

The Saint John Community Arts Board invites local artists to apply to the Artist in Residency Summer/Fall 2022 program. This residency encourages local artists to engage and collaborate with the city while developing their artistic practice.

Application and guidelines are here.

The deadline for Summer/Fall Artist in Residence applications is July 7th 2022.

airCraft Emerging Artist Residency 🛫

The 9-month airCraft Emerging Artist in Residency Program by the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia provides the opportunity for post-graduates or individuals with equivalent training to further develop a craft career. Whether the resident is looking to focus on production, exhibition, or on maintaining a hybrid practice, the Centre strives to individualize and tailor the program to suit the participants’ needs and objectives with an emphasis on preserving a healthy work-life balance. By giving residents access to our studios, resources, and creative community, our goal is to support the next generation of crafters by contributing to the development of sustainable careers. 

airCraft Emerging Artist Residency

How to apply?

Timeline: (2022/23 Open to Applications)

  • Applications due June 26th, 2022 at Midnight
  • Notified or interviewed by Friday, August 12th, 2022 (this date may change)
  • Notice of acceptance by resident by July 12th, 2022  at 4:00pm (this date may change)
  • Mandatory orientation Thursday, September 15th, 2022
  • Program runs from September 15th, 2022- June 15th, 2022


  • Participants must be Emerging Artists – early stage of their career and who demonstrate a comprehensive understanding or their medium(s). 
  • Self-directed, independent, and can conduct themselves in a professional manner in a cooperative studio environment.

Resources and Opportunities:

  • Three professional development sessions geared towards the needs of the residents (past sessions included: writing for the arts,  developing time management and goal setting strategies, marketing & wholesale, documenting your work,etc). 
  • Monthly meetings with the Centre’s staff and peer to peer consultations. 
  • Access to a professional development stipend of up to  $1000 approved for costs including, but not limited to materials, local travel, classes, equipment and memberships. 
  • Staff support in application and/or grant development. 
  • 24-hour access to a dedicated space within a shared studio. Some course programming may reduce access during class times. 
  • Proximity of the studios encourages community building between residents and the possibility of cross-media learning. 
  • Access to professional opportunities in the Centre’s course programming and gallery operations. 
  • Access to promotion on our social media channels and newsletter(s). 

Artist Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining self-directed monthly goals.  
  • Meeting the cleanliness and safety standards of the shared studios.  
  • Attending monthly meetings and participating in all professional development sessions. 
  • Maintaining clear communication with staff by conveying specific needs and requested support (including but not limited to facility use and maintenance, inquiries about opportunities and professional assistance). 
  • Submitting material order requests, tracking and communicating stipend expenses for staff to purchase. 

Program Fees:

  • $200 monthly studio fee 
  • $100 refundable damage deposit 

Application Process:

Complete Online Form

(if you are having trouble filling out the online form please email all the information to studio.coordinator@craftnovascotia.ca)

Your application must include:

  • One-page letter of intent describing your proposed project. Please include your career goals, and the supports you’ll be needing to achieve them, as well as the direction for your practice.
  • C.V. (2-page max) 
  • 5 images of past work-jpeg format (each image should not exceed 1MB and 72DPI) 
  • 5 images of current work-jpeg format (each image should not exceed 1MB and 72DPI) 
  • 2 sketches of possible future work-jpeg format (each image should not exceed 1MB 72DPI) 
  • Image list with descriptions of materials, processes, dimensions, titles, and dates of production. 
  • 2 letters of recommendation from a mentor, teacher, collaborator, supervisor or gallerist. *Note that Letters of Recommendation should not be opened or sent by the applicant. It is your responsibility to ensure we have both letters of recommendation on or prior to the application deadline. 

Recommendation Forms:

Click here to access the online form

For more information please contact Pam Juarez, Studio Coordinator, at 902.492.2524 or studio.coordinator@craftnovascotia.ca

Artist Residencies: Imago Artist-Run Print Studio

Call for submissions 2022

Deadline: May 1,  2022

Results : July 1st 2022

Available spaces : 3 to 4

The Imago Artist-Run Print Studio invites artists who work in printmaking to apply to come and work in our studio for a period of 2 to 3 weeks. Imago offers a research space, a functional studio and programming that reflects current trends in visual arts.


  • The artist must be recognized as a professional artist as is defined by the Canada Arts Council.
  • The artist must have expertise in the field of printmaking they propose in their project.
  • The residency must take place between August 15th 2022 and April 15th 2023.


  • Chosen artists will received a 600$ artist fee per week of residency.
  • Travel expenses reimbursed (full airfare within Canada or up to a maximum of $600 for other means of transportation, with proof of receipts).
  • Accommodations provided during residency.
  • 24h access to the studio.
  • 175$ artist fee for presentation of work to the public (optional, approx. 20 mins).

Artists who wish to submit a project must submit a single PDF file (no WeTransfer) including:

  • Artist bio and CV (max. 2 pages);
  • Artist statement (max. one page);
  • A detailed project proposal that includes the print medium(s) you intend to work with and your preferred dates for the residency (max. 2 pages);
  • 8 to 10 support images or recent printmaking works;
  • Image list that includes title, medium, size and year created for each image.

Incomplete applications will not be considered by the jury.

Please submit your application by email to residences@atelierimago.com before May 1st 2022.

Follow this link to see the equipment available in our studio: equipment. For all questions about our residency program, please contact our director at direction@atelierimago.com.


Theme: “Breaking Out”

The Fredericton Arts Alliance invites applications for our 21st Artist in Residence Summer Series. Accepted artists receive a $450 honorarium.

We seek emerging and experienced artists working in any media, including architecture, performance, sculpture, music, dance, electronic media, literary arts, visual art, fibre arts and fine craft. We encourage artists from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Because of COVID19, we expect these residencies will be largely virtual, with artists using their own studios and social media and working with the FAA’s social media platforms to showcase their work and process to a wider public. Again, as with last year, we ask each participating artist to organize a “pop-up” live local event as part of their residency. These could be in the form of a poetry reading in front of City Hall, an art display on the Green, a dance lesson at Carleton Park, a demonstration of techniques used during the residency, a musical performance in Odell Park, or something completely different, appropriate to the artist and the media involved.

The pop-up could be during the week of the residency, or in days following it, with weather and COVID restrictions being limiting factors. If a residency occurred during tight COVID controls or during a week of unremitting rain, the pop-up could be arranged later when the forces affecting the virus and the skies are more amenable. This summer our theme will be Breaking Out. It seems an appropriate theme after two years of varying degrees of lock-down – and also appropriate to the idea of moving beyond one’s current scope of practice into a new dimension. We invite artists to reflect on this theme as they work and challenge themselves to break out of their mold. As different artists in varied media focus their creative energies on this theme, we hope to engender discussion among the artists and members of the public, both here and afar.

The week-long residences, one at a time, will run from June 20 to September 10. In their written application, artists should say how they intend to approach the theme and what they plan by way of a “pop-up”. Application forms and guidelines are available on the Fredericton Arts Alliance website – www.frederictonartsalliance.ca.

More information is available by email to president@frederictonartsalliance.ca. The Fredericton Arts Alliance will mount an exhibition of work produced over the summer at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in the fall. Participants will be asked to designate a piece for this exhibition.

Deadline: Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2022.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Craft NB’s Beneath the Surface Residency in Fundy National Park

Craft NB has launched a call for artists of all experience levels, who are interested in exploring installation-based work. The Beneath the Surface residency, is a partnership between Craft NB and Parks Canada. It takes place in Fundy National Park from Oct 3rd to Oct 7th, 2022. We award 20 Craft NB members the opportunity to explore new perspectives in craft-making while experiencing New Brunswick’s rich natural environment with the goal of enlivening their individual studio practices. Of these 20 applicants, two spots will be held – one for a diploma or ASP student at NBCCD, and one for an Indigenous artist.


See the full call for artists here: https://www.craftnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Call-for-Artists-2022-1.pdf


All applicants must complete the jurying process to participate in this project. See jurying information here:



Any questions about this project can be forwarded to Fatema at events@craftnb.ca

AX Emerging Artist One-Month Residency – Ceramics

The AX Emerging Artist One-Month Residency – Ceramics in Sussex, NB is a short-term paid residency designed to support Canadian artists who have finished their formal training or show equivalent experience and are now looking to take the next steps forward in their artistic careers. The emerging artist will have access to our fully equipped ceramics centre, including brand new ConeArt Computer kilns (2), a Shimpo pottery wheel, slab roller, work table and their own private studio space.


During the residency, the artist will have access to AX’s mentorship network and will be working closely with AX’s Ceramics Centre Coordinator, Matt Cripps, to ensure they have a successful residency. The purpose of this short-term residency is to promote emerging artists in the field of ceramics, with a specific focus on helping jump-start the careers of ceramics artists.

Emerging artists are expected to complete a proposed project during the residency time frame. Following the residency this project will be featured in a solo virtual exhibition hosted on the AX website.

Applications are due February 28. See our website for details.


Hnatyshyn Foundation Young Curator Residency
Deadline: January 14, 2022 at midnight EST

Residency period: June-July or September-October 2023*

Fogo Island Arts and The Hnatyshyn Foundation are seeking applications from young Canadian curators for a six-week residency in 2023. The Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency program provides opportunities for emerging Canadian curators between the ages of 25 and 30 to participate in a residency with Fogo Island Arts. During the residency period, participants have opportunities to work and interact with Fogo Island Arts staff, Canadian and international artists-in-residence, and members of the community.

*The residency period is six weeks in June-July or September-October 2023, but other dates may be possible, subject to availability.

The program guidelines and application portal are available online at The Hnatyshyn Foundation. Apply online:http://www.rjhf.com/programs/fogo/guidelines.php

Director, The Hnatyshyn Foundation
(613) 233-0108

Programme Coordinator, Fogo Island Arts


Fresh AIR: NB Outdoor Artists in Residence

Artist-in-residence program returns this summer

The Fresh AIR (artist-in-residence) program will return for the 2021 summer season through a collaboration between the provincial government and the New Brunswick Arts Board, also known as artsnb.

The program will support 10 artists as they engage with the public and develop their artistic practice or existing projects over five days at a New Brunswick provincial park or tourism site.

“Last year’s launch of this program was an incredible success and we are happy to be able to expand it to even more locations this summer,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott Wallace. “This is one of the many ways we are supporting our province’s artistic community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The 2021 Fresh AIR program will expand from five to 10 locations this year: Mactaquac, Herring Cove, Hopewell Rocks, Fundy Trail Parkway, Parlee Beach, Miscou Lighthouse, Village Historique Acadien, Sugarloaf, Jardin botanique du Nouveau-Brunswick, and Mount Carleton.

“For artsnb, the Fresh AIR program offer a double springboard: it allows our professional artists to meet new audiences in extraordinary contexts,” said Alain Boisvert, chairperson of the New Brunswick Arts Board. “This partnership brings new meaning to the accessibility of the general public to the exceptional works of professional New Brunswick artists.”

Selected participants will be offered an artist fee for participating in the residency and complimentary accommodations at their chosen site, if applicable.

“This program will provide opportunities for professional artists to express themselves, gain exposure and enhance their work portfolio,” said Scott-Wallace. “It will also offer New Brunswickers a better appreciation of culture and the arts while showcasing our artists and their creative process.”

The program will take place from June 23 to Aug. 29 and is open to all New Brunswick professional artists. Selected artists will choose their preferred location and submit an application, which will be reviewed by a selection committee.

The deadline to apply is April 23. The application and more information are available online.

Residency Program Coordinator on Fogo Island

FIA is seeking a Residency Program Coordinator for a one-year term, with the possibility of extension. The position is based on Fogo Island, starting April 2021.

Application deadline: March 19, 2021

The Residency Program Coordinator works closely with the Strategic Director to ensure a high level of excellence across all Fogo Island Arts programming and is an ambassador for FIA and Shorefast. The Coordinator is responsible for the planning and day-to-day operations of the Arts residency program and is the point of contact for artists-in-residence and special guests, while facilitating connections between artists and the community. The Coordinator will have a lead role in FIA communications, ensuring timely dissemination and promotion of programs and events across all FIA web, email, social media platforms and on-island community outreach initiatives.

As the Residency Program Coordinator, you will:
• Be the point of contact for all FIA artists-in-residence before, during and after their stay on Fogo Island
• Lead residency logistics, including artists’ travel; orientations; event preparations; etc.
• Manage FIA social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram, and update FIA website as needed
• Plan, lead/assist and/or attend all events for Fogo Island Arts, including artists’ presentations and other events
• Assist with other FIA programs and initiatives, both on and off-island, as well as virtually
• Assist with exhibitions, publications, public programs, patron and partner stewardship
• Additional administrative tasks and operational support as needed

Training & Experience
• Undergraduate degree in art history, fine arts, arts administration or equivalent knowledge and experience. Master’s degree in related field considered an asset.
• Knowledge of contemporary artists and practices
• Demonstrated experience in project management and communications in the arts
• Community-oriented project experience is considered an asset

Position Specific Skills
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, Photoshop and Illustrator; fluency in social media and web platforms (WordPress)
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• A high degree of initiative, organization and attention to detail
• Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team
• Valid Driver’s License a requirement for this position

About Fogo Island Arts
Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports research and production of new work for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting and renowned artists of today to Fogo Island to take part in residencies and to present solo exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery. FIA also presents programs in cities across Canada and abroad, including the Fogo Island Dialogues interdisciplinary conversation series. Combining contemporary art, iconic architecture and social innovation in a singular setting, FIA is a world-class institution that is uniquely rooted in community. FIA is an initiative of Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity with the mission to build economic and cultural resilience on Fogo Island.

Contact Us
Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@shorefast.org using the subject line “FIA Residency Program Coordinator.”

Deadline for Applications: March 19, 2021.

Questions about this position may be directed to:
Iris Stünzi at info@fogoislandarts.org

Waterfowl Park Performing Artist-in-Residence Call for Proposals – Deadline March 6, 2021

The Town of Sackville Department of Tourism and Business Development will be accepting proposals for a performing artist residency in the Sackville Waterfowl Park, and/or adjacent Visitor Information Centre, until Friday, March 5. Residency length can vary, but the proposed length of the residency should be included in the Performer’s proposal, and it should not begin before June 1 and must end by September 30, 2021. Proposals must include a plan for work in the Waterfowl Park (and/or the adjacent Visitor Information Centre). The work should include an aspect that will be of interest to the general public, and a hands-on aspect that will be of interest to younger people. COVID 19 restrictions, such a physical distancing and wearing masks, should be addressed in the proposal.

Applicants must reside in Sackville.

The proposal should include:

  1. A proposed date to host an open-house to allow the public to view the work in progress and to see the artist at work (or alternately to converse with the artist)
  2. A proposed date to host an event for young people. It is possible the two aspects (open house and event for young people) could be achieved in the same event.
  3. A proposed date for a performance of the work (or work in progress) with a performer’s talk and a possible reception.
  4. As noted above, how COVID 19 restrictions, such a physical distancing and wearing masks, will be addressed in the project.


Performing Artists should also indicate how they will assist in the promotion of their project and any activities or events related to it.


Selection criteria will include: past experience; the ability to carry out the project; appeal to a general audience and possibilities for interaction with the public; artistic interest of the project; and ability to insure a COVID safe environment at all phases of the project.

The chosen performing artist will receive an honorarium of $1500. Proposals should include a project outline, an artist’s cv, and samples of work. Materials should be deposited at Sackville Town Hall by Friday, March 5 at 4:30 pm. to the attention of Ron Kelly Spurles, or sent via email to r.kellyspurles@sackville.com. Further information can also be provided at this address. All work must be completed by September 30, 2021.