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Artist-in-Residence Program

Grants to New Brunswick Nonprofits, For-Profits,
and Artists to Support Artist Residencies

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb)

Deadline Date:

02/01/18 Postmarked


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Grants of up to $10,000 to New Brunswick nonprofits, for-profits, and individual artists for artist residencies. Public and private institutions and organizations may request funding to host professional artists to carry out specific creative projects. Individual professional artists are also invited to apply for residency opportunities taking place at home or outside the province.

The artists in residence are to contribute to the promotion and understanding of the arts by means of the artists’ contact with the clientele of the establishments.

Program Objectives:

-To increase opportunities for professional practitioners of the literary arts, performing arts, media arts, visual arts or crafts to undertake specific creative projects while being hosted by New Brunswick institutions or organizations that meet the eligibility criteria of the program;

-To increase opportunities for New Brunswick students and residents to develop their awareness of the arts through direct contact with eminent professionals in these disciplines; and

-To increase opportunities for New Brunswick professional artists to participate in residencies at home or abroad.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178452

Estimated Size of Grant:

Short-term projects may be up to $5,000.

Full-term projects may be up to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

For institutions and for-profit organizations:
-Short-term projects are for periods of 1 - 6 months.
-Full-term projects are for periods of 6 - 12 months.

For institutions and for-profit organizations:
-Short-term projects are for periods of 3 - 6 months.
-Full-term projects are for periods of 6 - 12 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A public or private institution or organization is eligible to apply if:
-It is established in New Brunswick;
-It can present as a candidate artist-in-residence a professional artist who has made significant contributions in an arts discipline and who continues to be active in the profession; and
-It can present a project which meets the objectives of the program.

An individual artist is eligible to apply if:
-He or she has been a resident of New Brunswick for the twelve months immediately preceding the deadline date; and
-He or she presents a residency project that meets the objectives of the program.

Restrictions: Residencies shall not include regular teaching duties.

Note: Individual professionals planning a short-term residence project for periods up to 3 months are not eligible under this program and must apply under the program Career Development: Artist-in-Residence Component.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018. Your completed application and all support material must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.

For institutions and for-profit organizations: Level of funding is a maximum 50% of budget (hosting party must contribute at least 50% of costs).

Applicants are encouraged to request letters of recommendation supporting the proposed artists, but they will not be disqualified if no letters are received. Letters of recommendation should be provided by fellow practitioners in the same artistic field and who exhibit experience and expertise in said artistic field.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Claire Shiplett, Program Officer

225 King St, Suite 201
Fredericton, NB, E3B 1E1

P: 506.444.4444
F: 506.444.5543

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: New Brunswick