Call for Applications for Interarts, Choreography, & Puppetry Residencies at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Canning, NS, is inviting submissions for their facilitated residency series ‘Breaking Ground’. Local, national, and International Artists at any stage of their careers who are interested in exploring what it means to work in, on, or from the land and community are welcome to apply. Artists will take inspiration from the Centre’s 178 acres of varied terrain overlooking the Bay of Fundy, and come together to work as collaborators as well as on individual projects inspired by the facilitators and the resources of the centre. The InterArts week May 6-12 invites artists of all disciplines to work with Kay Burns, a multidisciplinary artist based on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. The Puppetry residency week (May 20-27) brings together artists who want to work with community and with everyday objects to create larger-than-life puppets to take into the local Apple Blossom Parade, with the facilitation of Zach Fraser, an actor and puppet creator from Halifax and Montreal. All residency programs will have public interactions, and will be documented in print and film, for a cumulative exhibit online and in our community gallery in the fall. While all applicants must be working artists, we encourage applications from artists interested in moving from one discipline to another, or working in a new way.

Successful applicants will be paid $500 and all food and accommodation. Artists are responsible for their own travel to Halifax and will be transported from there to Ross Creek if required. This program is supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information and to apply, please visit:

The centre is also looking for two artists who would be interested in documenting the three processes through words and/or visuals. Please send a resume to with an expression of interest.


Giving voice through the arts, the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a unique institution in Canada, bringing together the best in arts education for youth with community and professional artist programs. The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a research and development centre for the arts of all disciplines and cultures, and is proud to help facilitate the development of new art from around the world in wonderful facilities on a spectacular farm in rural Nova Scotia.

May 6-12
InterArts Residency w/ Kay Burns
Selected InterArts artists are provided with: a stipend of $500 for the week, accommodation, and meals

May 13 – 19 (Application Period Closed)
ClearForum Choreographic Residency w/ . MOCEAN Dance.

May 20 – 27
Puppetry Residency w/Zach Fraser, culminating in a parade walk-through at our local Apple Blossom Festival. Selected artists for the Puppetry Residency are provided with: a stipend of $500 for the week, accommodation, and meals