Community
Studio Residency

Artist residencies offer great
opportunities for emerging artists

A residency program is an exciting option for artists who have an interest in community engagement, developing teaching skills, and sharing their work with a diverse group of art enthusiasts. Residents become active participants in their host communities, engaging town residents in the visual arts through exhibitions, receptions and guest lectures. Taking part in a residency program is a great way to launch an artistic career.

Currently, NSCAD offers residencies in the following four locations in Nova Scotia:

– Lunenburg
– Dartmouth
– New Glasgow
– Sydney

Residency applications for 2022-2023 will be available in April 2022.

We are always available to discuss partnerships with Nova Scotia communities to provide more residency opportunities for our graduates. Contact the Office of Opportunity and Belonging at belong@nscad.ca if you are interested in becoming a partner or to learn more about the Community Studio Residency Program.

CONTACT

OFFICE OF OPPORTUNITY AND BELONGING

BELONG@NSCAD.CA

Locations

Dartmouth

The Dartmouth residency offers easy access to local schools and NSCAD campuses. The residency is at the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning, located at 50 Queen Street.

Facilities
– Secure, 24-hour access
– Storage space available
– Public space on ground floor for displays of work
– Naturally lit third floor loft

Partners
– The MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning

Artists
2020: Nick Nylen (BFA 2020), and Natasha Verbeke (BFA 2020).

Sydney

The largest community on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is home to many craftspeople and artisans specializing in historical art practice. The Sydney program partners with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft in concert with NSCAD’s Masters in Art Education and the Creative Entrepreneurship Lab led by Special Advisor Gregory Adolphe-Nazaire.

Facilities
– Fully equipped studio space and access to the Centre’s facilities
– Featured profile and media focus as artist-in-residence

Partners
– The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

Sydney

The largest community on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is home to many craftspeople and artisans specializing in historical art practice. The Sydney program partners with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft in concert with NSCAD’s Masters in Art Education and the Creative Entrepreneurship Lab led by Special Advisor Gregory Adolphe-Nazaire.

Facilities
– Fully equipped studio space and access to the Centre’s facilities
– Featured profile and media focus as artist-in-residence

Partners
– The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

New Glasgow

New Glasgow is a small community with a range of arts opportunities. The residency studio is located adjacent to the Regional Library at 142 Dalhousie Street.

Facilities
– Bartlett kiln
– Studio space, with natural lighting, for three artists
– Ample storage
– Access to library equipment
– Downtown location

Partners
– Town of New Glasgow

Artists
2020: Merryn Tresidder (MFA 2020)