Coming Up at Main & Station

31 May at 7:30pm
Jenny Mitchell’s .
BIRD CITY
will be performing in Parrsboro
PWYC

ALSO Coming Up…
• Life Drawing ~ Saturday mornings
• WILD PAPER exhibition, 3 – 30 June
• Paper Sculpture with Carlos Gomez, 9 & 10 June
• Richard Dittami performs, 14 July, 4pm
• Écrire l’arrimage / Fantastic Ekphrastic, 14 & 18 July
• TRASHATHON 2018, 21 – 30 September – Call for submissions
• PÉPINIÈRES D’HUMANITE, Sandrine de Borman exhibition
• FEAL – 21 December – 2 January – Call for submissions
• Residencies, workshops, poetry, performance, et cetera

For more information about this & what else is coming up, see below.

“Bird City” is the banjo/tenor guitar project of Jenny Mitchell, a Guelph-Ontario based songwriter who commonly performs as Jenny Omnichord.
“As a beloved fixture of the music community in and around Guelph, Ontario, Jenny Mitchell has been a member of the Barmitzvah Brothers, the Burning Hell, Richard Laviolette and the Oil Spills, as well as performing under her solo alter ego Jenny Omnichord. Bird City is in many ways an evolution of the last concept, with Mitchell trading her Omnichord for the banjo and tenor guitar. Focusing on these instruments finally allowed Mitchell’s songwriting talents to fully blossom, and the exposed and poetic songs of paranoia, heartbreak and self-examination on Winnowing, the debut Bird City album, encapsulate the last 15 years of Mitchell’s life.”
https://birdcity.bandcamp.com/releases

This is Bird City’s debut in Parrsboro and they are excited to team up if Main & Station for a magical evening.

PWYC. Hope to see you there.

 

EXHIBITIONS

3- 30 June / 3 à 30 juin ~ Wild Paper: On The Beach ~
An exhibition of wild paper sculpture & The Wild Paper Pickers of the Minas Basin, a documentary installation.
Une exposition de papier sauvage & Les cueilleurs de papier sauvage du bassin des Mines, une installation documentaire.

21-30 September / 21-30 septembre ~ Trashorama ~

20- 28 October / 20 à 28 octobre ~ Pépinières d’humanité ~ an exhibition by Sandrine de Borman

21 December – 2 January / 21 décembre – 2 janvier ~ FEAL ~

WORKSHOPS

Fantastic Ekphrastic, the Poet in the Art Gallery, a writing workshop with Diane Jutras.
Saturday, 14 July , 6pm – 9pm & Wednesday, 18 July, 2pm – 5pm
Many famous and not famous poems and other literature have been inspired by or contain descriptions of visual works of art. This type of writing is called ekphrasis* or ekphrastic writing.
On 14 July and 18 July, 2018 Diane Jutras, winner of the 2016 Nonesuch Art Of Paper Griffintown Award for best work by an artist residing on the Island of Montreal, will be offering a free ekphrastic writing workshop. Come to one or come to both. A selection of Jutras’ visual art will be on display and participants will use these as inspiration for their writing.
From a series of workshops in 2018 Jutras’ plans to publish a catalogue of the artworks alongside a selection of the poems they inspired. The book will be launched at a Poetry & Music Soirée scheduled for September 2019 at Parc Lafontaine Gallery in Montreal.

* The term ekphrasis refers to a poem created by a poet looking at a painting. It comes from the Greek ekphrasis, meaning description from ἐκ ek (out) and φράσις phrásis (speak) and the verb ἐκφράζειν ekphrázein (to point out or call an inanimate object by name).

Écrire l’arrimage, un atelier d’écriture avec Diane Jutras.

Samedi le 14 juillet de 18h à 21h & mercredi le 18 juillet de 14h à 17h

De nombreux poèmes célèbres ou non et d’autres littératures ont été inspirés par ou contiennent des descriptions d’œuvres d’art visuelles. Ce type d’écriture est appelé ekphrasis ou écriture ekphrastique.

Le 14 juillet et le 18 juillet 2018, Diane Jutras, lauréate du prix Nonesuch Art Of Paper Griffintown 2016 pour le meilleur travail d’une artiste résidant sur l’île de Montréal, offrira un atelier d’écriture ekphrastique (gratuit / par donation).

Venez à l’un ou aux deux ateliers. Diane Jutras y présentera ses eaux-fortes, images qui serviront de déclencheur au processus d’écriture poétique pour les participants.

Jutras a l’intention de publier un recueil de ses oeuvres visuelles ainsi qu’une sélection de poèmes anglais ou français qui sera lancé lors d’une expo et soirée de poésie-musique prévue pour septembre 2019 à la galerie du Parc Lafontaine à Montréal.

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Call for proposals and submissions from artists, environmentalists, and scientists …

DOWNLOAD THE PROPOSAL & SUBMISSIONS FORM HERE  TRASHORAMA SUBMISSION & PROPOSAL FORM
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Demande des propositions et soumissions d’artistes, d’environnementalistes et de scientifiques…
TÉLÉCHARGEZ LE FORMULAIRE DE PROPOSITION ET DE SOUMISSION ICI TRASHORAMA 2018 FORMULAIRE DE PROPOSITION ET DE SOUMISSION

FEAL: Festival of Erotic Arts & Literature.
December 21 – January 2

DOWNLOAD THE PROPOSAL & SUBMISSIONS FORM HERE  FEAL PROPOSAL FORM

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FEAL: Festival de littérature et des arts érotiques Le 21 décembre 2018 au 2 janvier 2019
TÉLÉCHARGEZ LE FORMULAIRE DE PROPOSITION ET DE SOUMISSION ICI  FEAL 2018 FORMULAIRE DE PROPOSITION ET DE SOUMISSION

NONESUCH COFFEE TALKS
Talkers Wanted!

Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws is organizing a series of informal discussions and presentations. The aim of this series is twofold: to provide opportunities for people to share their knowledge, experiences, ideas, and passions as well as to have good conversations with interesting people.
The talks will be scheduled between 1 June and 31 December 2018 at various days and times depending upon the availability of the speakers and the space.
Talks can be any length but we recommend something that is anywhere from 20 – 45 minutes followed by a period for questions & discussion.
The topic can be anything about which you feel conversant or are passionate. It should be something you enjoy sharing about and discussing with others. The most important aspect of these talks is to get us having conversations in person instead of only digitally through laptops, telephones, and other devices.
That said, digital assistance is okay where it adds to or facilitates the conversation but please do not prepare a primarily text-based presentation. Some scheduled speakers will talk without any visual aids while others will bring objects to show and yet others will use a slide show, video, or other media to support their talk. We do have both digital projector and traditional slide projectors available. Please let us know when we are confirming your talk if you will require any of these so we can ensure the correct technical support will be available.
If you are interested, please contact us with your topic or topics and some possible dates that work for youhttp://hmsnonesuch.com/contact/
To see the 2015 schedule of talks, see here http://hmsnonesuch.com/2015/05/02/nonesuch-kaffeeklatsch/ & http://hmsnonesuch.com/2015/05/18/nonesuch-coffee-talks-schedule/

2018 RESIDENCIES

▪ Judith Appleton, April 2018
▪ Sarah Beth Goncarova, May – June 2018
▪ Ian Ferrier, June 2018
▪ Diane Jutras, July 2018
▪ Abdulkerim Bozan, July 2018
▪ Louise Campbell, July 2018
▪ Ian Ferrier, July 2018
▪ James Robinson, July 2018
▪ Mark Andrews, August 2018
▪ Erin Cross, August 2018
▪ Emily Jan, August 2018
▪ Chloé Beaulac, September 2018
▪ Sandrine de Borman, October 2018
et cetera

ABOUT THE NONESUCH CAFÉ
& HOURS

The Nonesuch Café is a small coffeehouse and eatery located in the picturesque seaside town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. The café is on the ground floor of Main & Station along with a secondhand bookshop and myriad kickshaws, and art objects. The upper levels of the building offer accommodation and workspace for Nonesuch artist’s in residence as well as workshop, performance, and exhibition space in the Secondfloor Gallery.

The café specializes in mushrooms, sea vegetables, and an international vegetarian cuisine.

We are mostly OPEN BY CHANCE: if you see the sign outside, the door open, and the lights on, please don’t be shy to come right in to see what we have on offer & to check out the new stock of secondhand books and art.

If you would like to be certain we are open before coming by, the Café will have the following Scheduled Hours beginning 6 JUNE 2018:

Wednesday 12 – 6pm
Thursday 12 – 6pm
Saturday 10 – 6pm

If you would like to be kept informed when we are open, about special events, and what our specials are, Follow Us on Facebook… https://www.facebook.com/nonesuchcafe/

À PROPOS DU CAFÉ NONESUCH
& NOS HEURES

Le Café Nonesuch est un petit café-resto situé dans la pittoresque ville balnéaire de Parrsboro, en Nouvelle-Écosse. Le café se trouve au rez-de-chaussée du Main & Station avec une librairie d’occasion et une myriade de kickshaws, ainsi que des objets d’art. Les niveaux supérieurs du bâtiment offrent un hébergement et un espace de travail pour la résidence des artistes Nonesuch, ainsi qu’un atelier et un espace d’exposition dans la galerie Secondfloor.
Nous nous spécialisons dans les champignons, les légumes de mer et une cuisine végétarienne internationale.

Nous sommes surtout ouverts PAR HASARD: si vous voyez l’enseigne à l’extérieur, la porte ouverte, et les lumières allumées, svp entrez pour voir ce que nous avons à offrir et pour consulter le nouveau stock de livres d’occasion et art.

Si vous devez être certain que nous sommes ouverts avant de venir, le Café aura les heures programmées suivantes à partir du 6 juin 2018:

Mercredi – 12h à 18h
Jeudi – 12h à 18h
Samedi – 10h à 18h

Si vous souhaitez être tenu informé lorsque nous sommes ouverts, sur les événements spéciaux, et ce que nos avons comme spéciaux du jour, Suivez-nous sur Facebook … https://www.facebook.com/nonesuchcafe/

Vous voulez aider ou contribuer?

Il se passe toujours quelque chose et nous avons beaucoup à faire pour nettoyer et garder ces beaux bâtiments en forme.

Want to help or contribute?

We have lots going on and lots to do to clean up and keep these beautiful buildings in shape.

Contactez-nous si vous êtes intéressés à faire un don et / ou faire du bénévolat pour ce projet ou d’autres projets, y compris des jardins, des promotions, des événements, des séances de galeries, etc.

Contact us if you would like to make a donation and / or volunteer to help with this or other projects including gardens, promotions, events, gallery sitting, et cetera

Would you like to apply for a residency, teach or attend a workshop?
To find out more about what we do, and to participate, come see us, call us, email us, and look over our website.

Aimeriez-vous postuler pour une résidence, enseigner ou assister à un atelier?

Pour en savoir plus sur ce que nous faisons et pour participer, venez nous voir, appelez-nous, envoyez-nous un courriel, et consultez notre site Web.

Main & Station Nonesuch 
Kickshaws, Residencies, Books
Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards
PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

 

Last chance to apply for White Rabbit residency!

Yesterday was the deadline for applying for this year’s White Rabbit Residency.

Did you want to apply but forgot the deadline?

We’re nice bunnies and willing to give you one more chance. Just email whiterabbitarts@gmail.com before midnight tonight with your application.


Come and join us for the best week of the year!

The White Rabbit Arts Residency & Festival take place at Red Clay Art Farm, a well established farmland with many small ecosystems to encourage meandering imaginations. It’s located at 4715 Trunk 2 in Upper Economy, Nova Scotia

COMING UP in 2018 at Main & Station

COMING UP in 2018 at Main & Station Nonesuch

WILD PAPER
TRASHATHON 2018
PÉPINIÈRES D’HUMANITE
FEAL
Residencies, workshops, poetry, performance, et cetera

For more information about these and other events, see below and check out our website.

Wild Paper: On The Beach, an exhibition of wild paper sculpture & The Wild Paper Pickers of the Minas Basin, a documentary installation. June 3 – June 30

TRASHATHON 2018

a celebration of art made from garbage

September 21 – September 30

Exhibitions, speakers, workshops, and a communal project to create large outdoor sculpture using trash collected from local beaches.

Call for proposals and submissions from artists, environmentalists, and scientists

fun@hmsnonesuch.com

 

TRASHATHON 2018

une célébration de l’art faite à partir des ordures

Le 21 septembre – 30 septembre

Expositions, conférenciers, ateliers et un projet commun pour créer de grandes sculptures en plein air en utilisant des déchets recueillis sur les plages locales.

Demande des propositions et soumissions d’artistes, d’environnementalistes et de scientifiques 

fun@hmsnonesuch.com

Nurseries of Humanity

an exhibition by Sandrine de Borman
October 20 – October 28
Belgian artist Sandrine de Borman has been working with the Japanese technique of tataki-zomé. After several months in France and Canada developing her project Pépinières d’humanité (Nurseries of Humanity), Sandrine’s travels will culminate with a 2 week residency at Main & Station during which time she will present an exhibition of her work and offer a workshop. For more information about Sandrine, see her website https://www.arsherbarium.com

Pépinières d’humanité

Une exposition de Sandrine de Borman
Le 20 octobre au 28 octobre
L’artiste belge Sandrine de Borman travaille actuellement avec la technique japonaise du tataki-zomé. Cette année elle va passer plusieurs mois en France et au Canada à développer son projet Pépinières d’humanité. Ses voyages culmineront avec un séjour de deux semaines chez Main & Station Nonesuch à Parrsboro durant laquelle elle présentera une exposition de son travail et offrira un atelier. Pour plus d’informations sur Sandrine, consultez son site web https://www.arsherbarium.com

FEAL

Festival of Erotic Arts & Literature
December 21January 2

Art, books, exhibitions, perfomances, readings, speakers, workshops.

Call for submissions from artists and authors

fun@hmsnonesuch.com

FEAL

Festival de littérature et des arts érotiques
Le 21 décembre 2018 au 2 janvier 2019

Les arts visuels, livres, expositions, performances, lectures, conférenciers, ateliers.

Appel à candidatures d’artistes et d’auteurs

fun@hmsnonesuch.com

2018 RESIDENCIES

▪ Judith Appleton, April 2018
▪ Sarah Beth Goncarova, May – September 2018
▪ Ian Ferrier, June 2018
▪ Diane Jutras, July 2018
▪ Louise Campbell, July 2018
▪ Ian Ferrier, July 2018
▪ Erin Cross, August 2018
▪ Sandrine de Borman, October 2018
▪ ALSO: James Robinson, Mark Andrews, Emily Jan, Jim Holyoak, et cetera

ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. EMAIL US FOR INFO

 fun@hmsnonesuch.com

Want to help or contribute?

We have lots going on and lots to do to clean up and keep these beautiful buildings in shape.
Contact us if you are interested in volunteering to help with this or other projects including gardens, promotions, events, gallery sitting, et cetera
Would you like to apply for a residency, teach or attend a workshop?
To find out more about what we do, and to participate, come see us, call us, email us, and look over our website.

Main & Station Nonesuch
Kickshaws, Residencies, Books
Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards
PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
B0M 1S0

http://hmsnonesuch.com/

COMING UP in 2018 at Main & Station

COMING UP in 2018 at Main & Station Nonesuch

WILD PAPER
TRASHATHON 2018
PÉPINIÈRES D’HUMANITE
FEAL
Residencies, workshops, poetry, performance, et cetera

For more information about these and other events, see below and check out our website.

Wild Paper: On The Beach, an exhibition of wild paper sculpture & The Wild Paper Pickers of the Minas Basin, a documentary installation.
June 3 – June 30

TRASHATHON 2018
a celebration of art made from garbage

September 21 – September 30

Exhibitions, speakers, workshops, and a communal project to create large outdoor sculpture using trash collected from local beaches.

Call for proposals and submissions from artists, environmentalists, and scientists fun@hmsnonesuch.com

TRASHATHON 2018
une célébration de l’art faite à partir des ordures

Le 21 septembre – 30 septembre

Expositions, conférenciers, ateliers et un projet commun pour créer de grandes sculptures en plein air en utilisant des déchets recueillis sur les plages locales.

Demande des propositions et soumissions d’artistes, d’environnementalistes et de scientifiques fun@hmsnonesuch.com

Nurseries of Humanity
an exhibition by Sandrine de Borman
October 20 – October 28
Belgian artist Sandrine de Borman has been working with the Japanese technique of tataki-zomé. After several months in France and Canada developing her project Pépinières d’humanité (Nurseries of Humanity), Sandrine’s travels will culminate with a 2 week residency at Main & Station during which time she will present an exhibition of her work and offer a workshop. For more information about Sandrine, see her website https://www.arsherbarium.com

Pépinières d’humanité
Une exposition de Sandrine de Borman
Le 20 octobre au 28 octobre
L’artiste belge Sandrine de Borman travaille actuellement avec la technique japonaise du tataki-zomé. Cette année elle va passer plusieurs mois en France et au Canada à développer son projet Pépinières d’humanité. Ses voyages culmineront avec un séjour de deux semaines chez Main & Station Nonesuch à Parrsboro durant laquelle elle présentera une exposition de son travail et offrira un atelier. Pour plus d’informations sur Sandrine, consultez son site web https://www.arsherbarium.com

FEAL
Festival of Erotic Arts & Literature
December 21 – January 2

Art, books, exhibitions, perfomances, readings, speakers, workshops.

Call for submissions from artists and authors fun@hmsnonesuch.com

FEAL
Festival de littérature et des arts érotiques
Le 21 décembre 2018 au 2 janvier 2019

Les arts visuels, livres, expositions, performances, lectures, conférenciers, ateliers.

Appel à candidatures d’artistes et d’auteurs fun@hmsnonesuch.com

2018 RESIDENCIES

▪ Judith Appleton, April 2018
▪ Sarah Beth Goncarova, May – September 2018
▪ Ian Ferrier, June 2018
▪ Diane Jutras, July 2018
▪ Louise Campbell, July 2018
▪ Ian Ferrier, July 2018
▪ Erin Cross, August 2018
▪ Sandrine de Borman, October 2018
▪ ALSO: James Robinson, Mark Andrews, Emily Jan, Jim Holyoak, et cetera

ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. EMAIL US FOR INFO.

Want to help or contribute?

We have lots going on and lots to do to clean up and keep these beautiful buildings in shape.
Contact us if you are interested in volunteering to help with this or other projects including gardens, promotions, events, gallery sitting, et cetera
Would you like to apply for a residency, teach or attend a workshop?
To find out more about what we do, and to participate, come see us, call us, email us, and look over our website.

Main & Station Nonesuch
Kickshaws, Residencies, Books
Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards
PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
B0M 1S0

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: www.artscentre.ca/facilitated-residencies.

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 chris@artscentre.ca 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

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:
www.craft-design.ns.ca/studios/residencies

 

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:
www.craft-design.ns.ca/studios/residencies

 

airCRAFT

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:
www.craft-design.ns.ca/studios/residencies

 

chef residency

Nonesuch Chefs’ Residencies
The Nonesuch Café is a small coffeehouse and eatery located in the picturesque seaside town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. The café is on the ground floor of Main & Station along with myriad used books, kickshaws, and art. The upper levels of the building offer accommodation space for Nonesuch artist’s in residence as well as workshop, exhibition, and performance space.
We specialize in mushrooms, sea vegetables, and an international vegetarian cuisine.
The Nonesuch Chefs vegetarian residency program offers chefs of all styles and experience the opportunity to try something different. This is for someone who seeks inspiration, a challenge, an opportunity, or maybe just a change of scene.
The inspiration is here.The challenge is to run a successful café eatery in a very small seaside town.The opportunity is what you make it into.
Applicants who are selected will be provided with personal accommodation, a furnished, heated, and powered kitchen and dining area.
Some Constraints:

The Nonesuch Café is ovolacto vegetarian and your project must conform to that.
We do not currently have a liquor license.

You decide:

The hours you want to be open… if you want to serve only breakfast or stay open from 11am until 2am it is fine but whatever you decide, you must consider the population and strive to find a niche that works.
The menu… you can serve a mix of vegetarian cuisine or specialize in a specific cuisine such as East Asian, Jamaican or Chilean. If you’ve always wanted to try making a Burrito Palace or a Tatie Shop, All Day Breakfasts or Strictly Soups… go for it. Comfort foods, haute cuisine, or in between, it is up to you

The more you prepare before arriving, the better. We recommend structuring your residency as follows:
a : Do your market research. Eat in local restaurants, visit the grocery story, see the sights. Create or modify your preliminary budget and plans.
b : Get to know your kitchen and set up. Make it yours!
c : Finalize your preliminary plans and budget. Create and test your menus.
d : The grand opening & the beginning of operations.
e : Normal operations.
Budget contributions and residency costs will be discussed and decided on a case by case basis. Successful residents may be offered an Esther Hageman Award for the Culinary Arts. All Nonesuch Awards and Fellowships are awarded post-residency. In the case of awards for the Chefs’ Residencies, if you decide you like Parrsboro, these may be applied toward start-up costs for your own establishment or toward extending your residency.
To apply for a Nonesuch Chef’s Residency, write us a letter about who you are and what you would like to achieve and email it to fun@hmsnonesuch.com or mail it to Main & Station, PO Box 507, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0M 1S0.

http://hmsnonesuch.com/

UCA/VANS in Residence Artist Announced

VANS in Residence with Uncommon Common Art

Visual Arts Nova Scotia and Uncommon Common Art are thrilled to be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County, Nova Scotia. It’s a terrific opportunity for NS artists and the host community. Alex Mann has been chosen for this initial artist-in-residence collaboration. She is an emerging artist, working in textile embroidery and screen printing. Her focus is on creating unique and hand-made pieces that blur the line between the humorous and the morbid. She currently lives and works in Halifax.

From Alex Mann:
In this residency, I’ll further explore botanical illustration through a collaborative embroidery project representing plants in the old-growth forests of Nova Scotia. The finished product will be something of a forest scene, but each species will be distinct and separate, each embroidered on their own piece of fabric that will then be stitched together onto a larger base. Once it is assembled I’ll stretch it onto a frame to be displayed in the Wolfville Watershed Nature Reserve. Having this piece exhibited in the environment it depicts will contrast how we deconstruct nature for our uses, both literally (using wood and cotton to construct the work) and visually vs. its natural existence.

Alex will be in residence in Kings County for four weeks in May. There will be public workshops, artist talks, as well as her own time in studio. More details to follow.

For more information on Uncommon Common Art, contact them through uncommoncommonart.com.

For more information on Visual Arts Nova Scotia or the Residency please visit the VANS in Residence page or contact:
Andrea Ritchie
PAINTS Coordinator
902-423-4694
paints@paintsns.ca