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 and who are interested in placing Lunenburg at the core of their submitted project.

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: