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Canada: Artist in Residence and Small Grant Funding Program

Deadline: 7-Dec-22

The Winter 2022/Spring 2023 Artist-in-Residence Program is currently accepting applications. All types of artists who currently reside in the City of Saint John are invited to submit an application. The Artist in Residence Program encourages applicants to take advantage of this chance to advance their practice while emphasizing interactive community engagement.

The residency program may collaborate with Rockwood Park, the Saint John City Market, or another City space for the Winter 2022/Spring 2023 season. In order to promote the use of the city’s parks and urban core as well as its lovely natural surroundings, artists will be given space in one or more city locations.

  • The artist in residence appointment for Winter 2022/Spring 2023 has an honorarium of $3,500.00 and up to $500.00 in supplies
  • Access to a small space to keep supplies and other materials will be provided to the artist.
  • The City of Saint John and Community Arts Board will support the project through promotional activities and hosting a reception.
  • Connections to potential collaborators (community groups and organizations, businesses, social service organizations, cultural institutions etc.)
  • Opportunity to publicly hang work or perform in City owned spaces.
  • Opportunity to participate at Saint John City Market, Rockwood Park, and other City led events.
  • The program will accept one emerging or mid-career artist. Students are not eligible.
  • Participants must be residents of the City of Saint John.
  • This program runs twice yearly with calls for submissions around the summer/fall and winter/spring seasons.
  • Selected artists will be provided a small space to keep supplies in either the Interpretation Centre or the City Market for the duration of the program.
  • Selected artists can apply for material supply assistance costs up to $500.
  • Participation in Saint John City Market and Rockwood Park events.
  • Participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Submission Assessment
  • Proposals are assessed on the strength of the following components:
    • Applicant is a local artist; must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
    • Artist proposal shows a balance of development of their practice, collaboration, and some form of meaningful exchange with the community.
    • Demonstrated commitment to their craft in the artist’s practice.
    • Strength/professionalism of submission.
    • Feasibility of the proposed program.
    • Community engagement strategy.

Please note: The City reserves the right to terminate the competition at any stage. In such a case, appropriate notifications would be made as necessary. Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be considered.

  • The artist in residence will be required to:
    • Attend monthly Community Arts Board meetings for the duration of the residency for regular updates.
    • Document the residency project’s process and activities via social media, video, and other means.
    • Maintain the residency project as agreed upon.

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