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We have four, beautiful Maritime residencies in:

  • Lunenburg
  • Dartmouth
  • New Glasgow
  • Sydney


We are always available to discuss partnerships with communities in the province to provide more residency opportunities for our graduates. Contact Linda Hutchison if you are interested in becoming a partner or to learn more about the Community Studio Residency Program.

Apply by completing the Application Form.

Contact us:

Linda Hutchison
AVP University Relations
902-494-8244
lhutchison@nscad.ca

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do”.   Edgar Degas

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

Lunenburg

The Town of Lunenburg, on Nova Scotia’s south shore, is a world-renowned heritage site and artist’s haven. The residency studio is housed at 40 Duke Street, in the site of the former fire hall.

Facilities

  • Shared accommodation
  • Onsite Bartlett kiln
  • Storage available
  • Garage door access to studio
  • Off-street parking

Partners

  • The Town of Lunenburg

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
  • Community Art Room

Sydney

At the northern tip of Nova Scotia, Sydney is home to many craftspeople and artisans specializing in historical art practice. The Sydney resident works out of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design at 182 Charlotte Street.

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
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LUX HABRICH, LUNENBURG
BFA (Interdisciplinary) 2015

Lux Habrich is originally from Montréal, QC, and graduated with an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University. Lux employs the immensely healing qualities in craft processes (ceramics and textiles) to record a personal history of inherited trauma. Committed to expressing social justice issues and participating in support work, Lux externalizes intense internal grievances, to open up collective issues and qualities of larger community struggle to receive moments of healing and empowerment.
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MARLEY JOHNSON, LUNENBURG

BFA (Painting) 2014

Marley Johnson completed his BFA at NSCAD University with a focus in painting.

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SARAH MACLEOD, SYDNEY

BFA (Interdisciplinary) 2015

Sarah MacLeod is a Halifax-based artist who has completed her BFA at NSCAD University. Sarah’s current practice is focused in using video projection and installation in conjunction with experimental textile work and soft sculpture. Thematically, Sarah’s work critically examines the aesthetics of girlish childhood nostalgia while deconstructing darker underlying themes of chronic/mental illness, familial relationships and how these concerns shape identity.
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CAITLIN MCGUIRE, DARTMOUTH

BFA (Interdisciplinary) 2015

Caitlin McGuire  is an emerging painter and illustrator from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She received her BSc from St. Francis Xavier University in 2009 and completed her BFA at NSCAD University in May 2015. Caitlin’s work is playful, conveying her vibrant point of view through her use of colour and perspective. She enjoys engaging with youth to help them develop problem-solving skills through the practice of making art. Caitlin’s most recent paintings examine urban landscapes and how people engage and interact with them.

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