NSCAD offers residency programs for recent graduates (or alumni who have graduated within the past 3 years) in Lunenburg, Dartmouth, New Glasgow and Sydney, Nova Scotia. The Lunenburg residency includes subsidized rent in the apartment above the studio. The other three residencies are studio space only.
Participation in a residency program is an ideal way to launch or continue an artistic practice after graduation from NSCAD. The residency provides alumni artists the physical space—not to mention the headspace—to work. Prime studio space is offered in exchange for community involvement, whether that’s holding community workshops for adults or leading classes for school children. Residents are expected to be active participants in their host communities by engaging town residents in the visual arts through exhibitions, receptions and guest lectures.
You should apply if:
• You would like to have access to a (shared) studio for your own practice.
• You have an interest in community engagement, community development or social justice work.
• You would like to increase your teaching skills or understanding of artistic residencies.
• You are eager to share your work, skills and interests with diverse groups of people.