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ArtsLink NB is officially announcing the first iteration of Introspect: a nature residency. The two week residency is being held in collaboration with Parks NB and the Multicultural Council of New Brunswick, and will bring together five artists in Herring Cove Provincial Park to work on a personal project and a community creation. The artists will have the experience of having almost two dedicated weeks without distraction to work on their art, taking inspiration from the beautiful, picturesque setting of the park.

Residency Information

Introspect: a nature residency is a low-tech residency; a return to the simplest forms of creation. The residency will focus on the essentials, eliminating all potential distractions by limiting the use of screens and other technologies, to focus entirely on the process of creation.

Location

The selected artists will be staying in Herring Cove Provincial Park on Campobello Island, in the park’s rustic shelters. Each artist will have their own cabin, and will get the full camping experience while still having all the resources and amenities needed for their comfort.

Dates: June 6 to 17, 2022

Residency Goals

  • To encourage artistic exploration and the creation of new works, by creating in healthy, artistically conducive conditions
  • To contribute to the increasing artistic quality of works
  • To facilitate collaboration and the sharing of expertise
  • To facilitate meetings between the artists and the public and help the public better understand the creation process.

The works that are created will be presented publicly at the end of the residency. The artists will be given complete artistic freedom, but they will be asked to open their studio space to allow the community to learn about their creative processes on one or two of the days, subject to the park and other factors.

Expectations

 The selected artists will be expected to:

  1. Provide their own art supplies
  2. Interact with the other participating artists
  3. Submit a final report to ArtsLink NB within 30 days of the end of the residency
  4. Work together on a piece of work to leave in the park as a record of the residency (ArtsLink NB will provide the parameters of this project)

Application Information

Who can apply?

All professional artists of any discipline are invited to apply for the residency, both emerging and established. We highly welcome diverse applicants, and are able to work with you to make sure that you understand the application process. We use artsnb’s definition of a professional artist, but welcome artists who might not meet these criteria to apply regardless. Artists must be available for the full duration of the residency, from June 6 to 17, 2022, and must be based in New Brunswick.

How do I apply?

  1. Artists should fill out the linked Google Form in full, including a detailed project description (roughly 500 words).
  2. Artists should email their supporting documents to jeri@artslinknb.com. Supporting documents include an artist statement, CV, and 3-5 samples of work.
  3. Application assistance is available by emailing jeri@artslinknb.com or calling (506) 647 6201, and there will be two info sessions on the residency to help answer any questions. If there are any application accommodations that need to be made, please let us know via those channels.

Selection Criteria

The applications will be evaluated by a peer jury. The main things that the jury will look for are:

  1. The relevance and feasibility of the proposed project, given the location and technical capabilities of the residency
  2. The project’s originality and creativity
  3. The potential impact of the project on the artist’s career
  4. The project’s fit with the residency’s mission

Timeline

Application deadline: March 28, 2022

Candidates will have a response by April 15, 2022.

What’s Included

  • A $1,500 stipend
  • Reimbursement for travel costs from the artist’s residence to the residency location (over 50 km)
  • Lodging in a cabin in the park.
  • A per-diem for food and other expenses.

For More Information:

Jeri Knopp – Programming Director

ArtsLink NB

89 Canterbury St., Suite 300, Saint John, NB, E2L 2C7

jeri@artslinknb.com

(506) 647-6201