Upcoming Residency Deadlines

Nova Scotia Centre For Craft and Design

Three Craft-focused residency programs to support emerging artists:

Craft LAIR

Community focused local artist in residence

Deadline: April 17th at 4pm AST.

Complementing our pre-professional summer residency and our airCRAFT career development residency program, the Craft LAIR supports artists with three years of independent professional practice who emphasize community engagement in their process. These eight to ten week, project-based residencies offer craft-artists a free, semi-private work/display space adjacent to our Mary E. Black Gallery. In exchange, artists are asked to make themselves available for a minimum of 4 hours per week for open studio/public interaction, and offer a craft-based public programming event at the centre (eg: presentation, workshop, demonstration etc.).

More details and the call available here:


Summer Residency

Pre-Professional Residency

Deadline: April 26, 2017 at 4pm, 2018.

The Residency is designed to suit emerging, pre-professional and self-directed artists who need time and space to develop a body of work while exploring individual style and technique. The Residency is open to advanced students and recent graduates looking for their next opportunity and guidance into the art world.

Residents will have access to the studios 24 hours a day from June 22 – August 31. In addition to a mandatory orientation, there are 3 mandatory meetings as a group throughout the summer. First an artist talk, a mid way check in, and an exhibition meeting.

As a group the residents will have an exhibition of their works created at the Centre during the Residency to be held in the Mary E. Black Gallery, September 1 – 17, 2017 with an opening on August 31 at 6:00.

More details and the call available here:



Professsional Development Program

Deadline: August 17th at 4pm AST.

The airCRAFT Emerging Artists Residency is the newest addition to our Centre. The one-of-a-kind craft dedicated residency strives to support emerging artists taking the next steps in their careers. Through a 9-month residency the Centre will work with each resident one-on-one to individualize and tailor the program to suit their particular objectives for their art careers. Whether the resident would like to pursue a career in production or to create a new body of work to exhibit in galleries, this residency is for them to explore and develop their practice towards the next step in their career. With studios in Ceramics, Wood, Jewellery, and Weaving/Textile the program supports up to 3 participants.

More details and the call available here: