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.