Artist in Residence program at the Port Bickerton Lighthouse

Our deadline of January 23rd, 2017, for the Artist in Residence program at the Port Bickerton Lighthouse is fast approaching.

Following an artistic tradition that dates back over one hundred years, the Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association is pleased to offer the Artist-in-Residence Programme once again for 2017. This is our fourth season.

The programme is designed to offer a two week period of quiet seclusion and reflection to established Atlantic Canadian visual artists and writers working on their craft. It provides time to re-group from busy schedules with uninterrupted time for creative exploration and experimentation.

Port Bickerton, a rural community on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia has a rugged beauty and a rich maritime history. The village hugs the harbour with the lighthouse, interpretive centre and lightkeeper’s house on a jut of land at the most easterly point. The trails and beaches offer visitors a breath of solitude. Crashing waves on a rocky shore beckon visitors into a poetic Winslow Homer like landscape that is a dream landscape for visual artists and writers.

The deadline for applications for the upcoming season is midnight January 23rd, 2017. The selection will be made by the Director of the Artist in Residence Programme and two Board members. All applicants will be notified of the selected artist within two weeks of the application deadline. The residency award includes lodging and studio space. Food and transportation are the responsibility of the artist.
The lightkeeper’s residence is heated, has a kitchen, living room with studio space, two bedrooms and full private bathroom.

Please see the ‘Call to Artists’ Residency Application on our website.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Wilda Kaiser
Director of the Artist in Residence Programme
Port Bickerton Lighthouse Association