Lunenburg School of the Arts: Artist-in-Residence Program
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:
Fall 2023 Term: September 11 – December 15, 2023
Application Deadline: March 31st, 2023
Winter 2024 Term: February 12 – May 17, 2024
Application Deadline: September 1st, 2023
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. The School may collaborate with the Artist-in-Residence to publish a companion catalogue to the work created.
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 she/he has 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 email@example.com, subject line: “Artist-in-Residence Application”.
- A current résumé/curriculum vitae
- Artist Biography
- Project Brief and Timeline (300 words maximum)
- Describe materials and process that may be used for this project.
- Five to ten Digital Images of your work (image format: JPEG)
- Include respective titles, dates, dimensions, and material/medium
Meet some of our past Artists: