Call: Sherbrooke Village Artist in Residence Program

Sherbrooke Village is pleased to announce a new artist in residence program for 2018. Three established, professional Canadian artists, crafters or writers will be juried by a selection committee to live and work in the historic village for a three-week period. A gallery/studio will be provided with separate living accommodation available for the artist. An honorarium will be provided to assist with travel and living expenses. There is an expectation that the artist will have their studio/gallery open for the public while in residence.
Sherbrooke is situated on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia and is brimming with local colour and maritime history. Sherbrooke Village, a living provincial museum, lets you step back in time to a 1860s lumbering and shipbuilding community. Rugged coastline, lakes and rivers make it a world – class destination for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and family vacationers. Sherbrooke Village is a mecca for artists, photographers and musicians, and has offered arts courses, and exhibitions for many years.

The 2018 residency season will begin June 4th , 2018 and end October 1st, 2018. Interested artists can apply by sending the following:

• a cover letter with their name, address, phone number and website (if applicable);
• resume;
• 10 JPEGS of their work (visual artists),
• 10 pages of recent examples of writing
• samples of recorded music
• preferred dates of three week residency.
• a statement of interest and proposed plan of work while on site.

We will be accepting applications between February 15, 2018- April 15th , 2018. Artists will be notified of the selected artists within two weeks of the juried selection.

Please send your application package to:

Artist in Residence Program
c/o Sherbrooke Village
42 Main St, Sherbrooke, NS
B0J 3C0