Artist-in-Residence Program 2024/2025:

It is the intent of the our Artist-in-Residence program to provide a space for emerging artists, including recent graduates, to enable them to develop and enhance their practice in their chosen medium. Applications will be reviewed and selections awarded by a committee comprised of directors of our School. The program will host two artists each year, one in each of our two terms; each term will be followed by an artist talk & exhibition of completed works:

Fall Term (12 weeks):

Monday, September 9, 2024 to Friday, November 29, 2024.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2024
All fall term applicants will receive notice on their application status by the end of April 2024.
Artist Talk & Exhibit Opening: Saturday, November 30, 2024 at 2:00pm
Final Exhibit: November 30, 2024 to December 13, 2024

Winter Term (16 weeks):

Wednesday, February 5, 2025 to Wednesday, May 28, 2025

Application Deadline:
September 2, 2024
All winter term applicants will receive notice on their application status by the end of September 2024.
Artist Talk & Exhibit Opening: Thursday, May 29, 2025 at 7:00pm
Final Exhibit: May 29, 2025 to June 12, 2025



The Artist-in-Residence will have 24-hour access to an independent studio space at the Lunenburg School of the Arts located in the heart of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage site and hub for arts, culture, and music.

The Artist-in-Residence will receive a stipend of $500.00 (CDN) per month and is responsible for her/his own material costs and sourcing. This program is a studio only residency; the Artist-in-Residence is responsible for her/his own living and travel arrangements and expenses.

A public exhibition of the work completed here by the Artist-in-Residence will be held at the end of the term at the School, together with a reception hosted by the School. At this event the Artist-in-Residence is expected to give an ‘Artist Talk’ in relation to the work they have completed during the term. The School also asks that the Artist-in-Residence provide our School with one piece of art created during the residency period, which artwork will become a part of our School’s archives and may be used for fundraising.


To apply, please submit the following in a single email to, subject line: “Artist-in-Residence Application”. 

  • A current résumé/curriculum vitae
  • Artist Biography
  • Project Brief and Timeline (300 words maximum)
    • Describe materials and process
  • Five to ten Digital Images of your work (image format: JPEG)
    • Include a list of respective titles, dates, dimensions, and material/medium
    • Please title each image file with your name & the artwork’s individual title


Meet some of our past Artists: