VANS in Residence in New Glasgow application deadline is July 20!

VANS in Residence in partnership with The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library and the Town of New Glasgow!

A call for artists:

Visual Arts Nova Scotia, in partnership with The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library and the Town of New Glasgow, will host a 3-week Artist Residency in New Glasgow, NS from August 10 – 30, 2020. This program provides a stipend to support the artist to work full time for three weeks and an additional one week of planning. 60% of the time will be dedicated to the artist’s own work (creation, research or both) and 40% of the time will be dedicated to community based work, including hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and presentations.

Due to the current restrictions in place as a result of COVID-19, some of the outreach will need to be done by distance, either by packages sent out to families in the community, or by online workshops made available. The library is organizing some in person outdoor activities, and that should also be a part of a residency plan.

A stipend of $2000 will be paid to the artist and a studio space will be provided in the town of New Glasgow, as well as accommodations if the artist is from outside the New Glasgow area.

The call for artists is now open and details can be found here.

To apply, artists must submit the following:

  • Artist Statement (1 paragraph)
  • Residency Outline (1 – 2 pages)
  • Artist CV
  • Documentation of work (max. 10 images)
  • Artists who are not PAINTS artists, please provide a paragraph describing your experience facilitating work with groups in community (intergenerational and/or youth)

Artist Selection Criteria:

  • Strength of the applicant’s artistic practice and professionalism
  • Level of experience and interest in working in community collaborations, especially with youth
  • The articulation of the vision and goals for the residency, relating to both the artist’s own work and the community collaborations
  • Please note, for this residency priority will be given to BIPOC individuals and 2SLGBTQIA+ artists.

Applications must be received via email at on or before the deadline of Monday, July 20, 2020.

Please contact PAINTS Coordinator Andrea Ritchie for more information at

Artist-in-Residence: Call For Applications

Call For Applications:
Artist-in-Residence Program

at the Lunenburg School of the Arts

It is the intent of the our Artist-in-Residence program to provide a space for emerging artists, including recent graduates, to enable them to develop and enhance their practice in their chosen medium. Applications will be reviewed and selections awarded by a committee comprised of directors of our School.

  • Winter Term: February 14, 2021 to May 15, 2021
    Application Deadline: August 15, 2020
    All winter term applicants will receive notice on their application status by the end of September 2020.

The Artist-in-Residence will have 24-hour access to an independent studio space at the Lunenburg School of the Arts located in the heart of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage site and hub for arts, culture, and music.

The Artist-in-Residence will receive a stipend of $500.00 (CDN) per month and is responsible for her/his own material costs and sourcing. This program is a studio only residency; the Artist-in-Residence is responsible for her/his own living and travel arrangements and expenses.

A public exhibition of the work completed here by the Artist-in-Residence will be held at the end of the term at the School, together with a reception hosted by the School. At this event the Artist-in-Residence is expected to give an ‘Artist Talk’ in relation to the work she/he has completed during the term. The School also asks that the Artist-in-Residence provide our School with one piece of art created during the residency period, which artwork will become a part of our School’s archives and may be used for fundraising.

To apply, please submit the following in a single email to, subject line: “Artist-in-Residence Application”.

  • A current résumé/curriculum vitae

  • Artist Biography

  • Project Brief and Timeline (300 words maximum)

    • Describe materials and process

  • Five to ten Digital Images of your work (image format: JPEG)

    • Include respective titles, dates, dimensions, and material/medium
Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince Street, Lunenburg, NS

Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0

Summer Residency Series Cancelled

Summer Residency Series Cancelled for 2020

Hi everyone,

We’ve been watching the world closely along with all of you these past few months, testing the waters and deciding how to proceed with our summer programming. We’ve made the decision to cancel the White & Blue Rabbit Arts Residency Series for 2020.

Even though some things are opening up, there’s still too much ambiguity around COVID-19 and what August will look like. So much of the residency is about closeness, sharing space, art, and food. We’re not sure if we’d be able to keep everyone safe and offer the full experience of White Rabbit, and we don’t want to give you anything less than our best.

We’re so happy to have received applications and support during these strange times. Please stay tuned and apply next year!

With love,

The Red Clay Studio Society

Our mailing address is:

White Rabbit Arts

po box 35

Bass River, NS B0M1B0


Call for Submissions – Summer Residency Series

Summer Residency Series 2020: Call for Artists

The Red Clay Studio Society is excited to announce the Summer Residency Series. We’re accepting applications for two artist residences set in a rural landscape on the edge of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia:

  • Blue Rabbit Arts Residency (Movement): July 26 – 31, 2020

  • White Rabbit Arts Residency (Membranes): August 14-22, 2020

View the call and application details here.

Residency Application Due Date
June 21, 2020

View Residency Call and Apply

Call for Residency Coordinator 2020

We’re looking for someone to help coordinate and facilitate this year’s White Rabbit Arts Residency.

Do you love building community? Are you a motivated and enthusiastic individual who enjoys organizing creative and collaborative activities? You might be just the person for our coordinator position! We hope you apply! See the full application details here.

Application Due Date
June 5, 2020

View the Coordinator Call and Apply

White Rabbit Arts

Our mailing address is:

White Rabbit Arts

po box 35

Bass River, NS B0M1B0


books ; art residencies

Art residency program and 2nd hand book shop & Gallery

Long list of Art books available , Happy hunting

We also are offering a surprise package 5 books of any topic you are interested in for $60.00 includes delivery

There is also a long list of books on all subjects available. Happy reading!

Art residency program and 2nd hand book shop & Gallery

Art residency program and 2nd hand book shop & Gallery

Long list of Art books available , Happy hunting

We also are offering a surprise package 5 books of any topic you are interested in for $60.00 includes delivery

There is also a long list of books on all subjects available. Happy reading

Westport Schoolhouse Artist Residency Call until there is no more space




Or to Jane Zdansky email;

Visit the Village of Westport info page on the Brier Island Lodge website for more information

For more information about Brier Island visit:

Carley Mullally Launch for CraftLAIR Residency Opening Reception March 19 at 6pm

Big Boy with Needle
Carley Mullally
Dyed upholstery bolsters, white nylon cord, MDF

Carley Mullally
New Artist in residence

Craft LAIR

(adjacent to the Mary E. Black Gallery)

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
Opening: Thursday March 19, 6pm
In Residence: March 20 – May 17, 2020
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm
(In studio hours vary depending on the availability of the artist)

Carley Mullally is a Halifax-based textile artist and researcher originally from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. With an interest in collaboration, she has worked with artists and designers across disciplines to create projects for sustainable product design, architecture, medical use and fashion. Her work has been shown at the Hong Kong Medical Museum, Hong Kong; the ArcInTex Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Inspired by her upbringing throughout the three Maritime provinces, Carley has been working with both traditional and unconventional ideas of rope-making and boat craft by not only creating ropes – but also the equipment used to make them. During the Craft LAIR she will be setting up rope twisting and braiding devices for the public to engage with, and will document the process of self-discovery in order to inform new designs and design methodologies.

Mullally received her BFA in Textiles and Fashion from NSCAD University, before moving to London, England to pursue her Masters in Woven Textiles from the Royal College of Art. Since graduating with her MA in 2018, she has been teaching in both the textiles and fashion departments at NSCAD University, and has held workshops at the Struts Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick, the LaHave Weaving Studio in Lunenburg and to a cub scouts troop in her home of Pictou County.