A Self-Directed Artist in Residence Program on Brier Island in Westport, Nova Scotia.
Open to emerging and established artists. The 2020 schedule includes dedicated residence times for artists living across the Maritimes and Canada. We are a volunteer-based residency run by the townspeople and artists from away.
AVAILABLE 2020 RESIDENCY DATES FOR STUDIOS A AND B:
May 3 – 16 ; May 17 – 30 ; May 31 – June 13 ; June 14 – 27 ;
June 28 – July 11 ; July 12 – 25 ; July 26 – August 8 ; August 9 – 22 ;
August 23 – September 5 ; September 6 – 19 ; September 20 – October 3 ; October 4 – 17
APPLICATION DEADLINE (by wetransfer): midnight on February 29, 2020
RESIDENCY FEE: $500.00 (for 13 nights)
Applicant may invite a companion to stay with them at no extra cost. Studio A has a full wall of south facing windows. Studio B has a full wall of north-facing windows. Each private studio accommodation is in a 750-square foot live-in classroom that includes two twin beds, a couch, chairs, and several tables. Shared space includes equipped kitchen, bathroom, entryway. Limited laundry access.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RESIDENCY: travel expenses, food, insurance, art materials, shipping costs and other personal expenses. Note no internet – wifi is available at the local library.
INCLUDE IN APPLICATION PACKAGE:
a short bio statement (max 150 words)
statement of intent for residency with 3 preferred dates/studio preferences. (max 200 words)
Descriptive list of support documentation
Documentation can include 5 to 10 images (jpeg format), links with up to 5 minutes of video/audio work, and/or up to 10 pages of published work (for writers)
SEND APPLICATION via wetransfer TO: firstname.lastname@example.org