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 Term: September 13, 2021 to December 17, 2021.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

All fall term applicants will receive notice on their application status by April 30, 2021.

Winter Term: February 14, 2022 to May 20, 2022
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021

All winter term applicants will receive notice on their application status by September 30, 2020.

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 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 learn@lunenburgarts.org, 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

Application Deadlines: Fall Term: March 31, 2021, Winter Term: August 31, 2021.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic our School adheres to the safe health guidelines and directives of the Nova Scotia Public Health Authority.