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Summer 2020 Residency (St. Andrews, NB, Canada) – Call For Artists

Summer 2020 Residency (St. Andrews, NB, Canada) – Call For Artists

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) awards eighteen artists with a one-month summer 2020 residency in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, an idyllic seaside town on the east coast of Canada. KIRA’s Artist in Residence Program was founded in order to support the local community and artists. It provides space and time to take creative practices to the next level and explore ideas within the context of the region, including Kingsbrae Garden, a 27-acre horticultural masterpiece located steps away from the residence.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 16 Dec 2019

Application Fee: $10 CAD. The one-month residency periods are in June, July, and August.

Applications are open to a range of disciplines and types of artists including, but not limited to, the visual arts, music/composition, new media, and interdisciplinary arts. Artists who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude are encouraged to apply. The residents are required to bring their own art supplies and materials needed for their creative process as these are limited in town.

As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community during weekly Open Studio Saturdays. During these events, weekly progress will be shared with the visiting public. A final exhibit and artist talk will be organized in the last residency weeks.

Summer 2020 Residency Artist Benefits

A summer 2020 residency at KIRA creates a rewarding and stimulating experience for any participant seeking to advance their artistic journey, without any potential distractions from their daily lives.

Artists will be provided with a $1500 CAD stipend, comfortable housing on a historic property (private bedroom and bathroom), individual studio space, wifi, unlimited access to a 27-acre garden, access to public amphitheatre concerts, and two meals a day (breakfast and dinner). The residence is within walking distance of the downtown area. There are bikes available as well.

Artists will have the opportunity to connect with the local community and be inspired by the surrounding Bay of Fundy.

About Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts and Amphitheatre

Kingsbrae Garden was created by John and Lucinda Flemer to preserve and maintain into perpetuity the family’s former estate. Its architecture and gardens have long been an important part of the historic fabric of the community.

The Flemers made the financial commitment needed to inspire the Province of New Brunswick, the Town of St. Andrews, and the local community to partner with them in bringing this provincial jewel to fruition for the enjoyment of both the local residents and visiting public.

With the downturn of industry in the nineties, the Flemers wanted to do something about the rising unemployment. They recognized that by creating Kingsbrae Garden, the job opportunities would keep families in this area. Kingsbrae is much more than a garden and with its ever growing arts and culture base, career and training opportunities have been created in the horticulture, culinary and the arts fields. Perhaps what sums this up best is a quote from Lucinda Flemer: “Even more important to us, here at Kingsbrae Garden, than growing plants is helping our community and the people of this area grow as well.”

St. Andrews is a beautiful, artistic, and idyllic seaside town, close to woods.

For more information, contact kira@kingsbraegarden.com.

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KIRA 2019 – Call For Artists

KIRA 2019 – Call For Artists

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) announces a call for artists for KIRA 2019, awarding up to fifteen artists with one month residencies in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 15 Dec 2018

Program Goals

  • Support artists by providing space for creative inquiry and time to take their creative practice to the next level
  • Invite artists to explore their ideas and practice within the context of the region including Kingsbrae Garden, a 27-acre horticultural masterpiece located in the historic seaside town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick
  • Create a community of artists, thinkers, and practitioners
  • Introduce and thoughtfully engage artists with the community

KIRA 2019 artists will be selected using a panel review process who considers the following criteria: overall merit of work, readiness to engage with the community, potential to develop creative practice, influence by the location, and statistical data including career level, and geographic location. References of finalists will be contacted. A 30-minute conference call between the finalists and program administrators will be conducted before acceptance into the residency program.

KIRA 2019 Program Details and Support

  • One month of free studio space in a freestanding 300-square foot studio equip with Wi-Fi
  • Awarded stipend of $1,500 per month
  • Artists will be responsible for covering costs associated with materials and shipping, travel costs, and other living expenses
  • Private bedroom/bathroom in a well-maintained historic property located steps away from the studio
  • Up to five artists living on-site plus the program director
  • Two meals a day
  • Audience engagement opportunities
  • Access to Kingsbrae Garden public events
  • Scheduled access to: nontoxic printmaking equipment (linoblock, woodcut, and letter set printing, range of typeset), ceramics equipment (pottery kick-wheels, medium sized kiln, outdoor gas fired kiln), woodshop and mechanical shop with a range of basic hand tools and resources
  • Artists will participate in Open Studios for the public Saturdays from 10am-1pm

Artists will be provided with an individual studio space, comfortable housing, up to two prepared meals each day and a stipend. They will live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town and work in studios located on the property. The residence is within walking distance of the down town. Artists should bring all materials needed as supplies and provisions are limited in town. As part of the residency, artists engage with the community weekly during Open Studio Days. During this time the artist will share their weekly progress. Artists will present a final Artist Experience the last week of residency to the visiting public.

About Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts is located in the historic seaside town of St Andrews by the Sea. St Andrews is a renowned for its many artists and art organizations and venues. Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre and the St Andrews Arts Council host arts exhibits, workshops, and opportunities to partner with and learn from the many artisans who both live in and visit the Town during the peak months. KIRA is the only organization of its kind in Atlantic Canada. KIRA has its own Artistic Director, Geoff Slater, well known in the art world the “Painter of Lines”, Geoff is available to guide and aid the artists as required.

For more information, contact kira@kingsbraegarden.com.

Previous call for artists from Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts

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KIRA 2018 – Call For Artists

KIRA 2018  – Call For Artists

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) announces a call for artists for KIRA 2018, which awards up to fifteen artists with one month residencies in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Dec 2017

Residence dates: One month residency periods in June, July, and August 2018

Artists will be provided with an individual studio space, housing, up to two prepared meals each day and a stipend. Artists will live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town and work in studios located on the property. Applications are open to a range of disciplines and types of artists including, but not limited to, the visual arts, music/composition, new media, and interdisciplinary arts. Artists from all levels in their career who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude may apply. Artists from New Brunswick are encouraged to apply.

KIRA 2018 Artist Benefits

  • One month of free studio space in a freestanding 300-square foot studio equip with Wi-Fi
  • Awarded stipend of $1,500 per month
  • Private bedroom/bathroom in a well-maintained historic property located steps away from the studio
  • Two meals a day
  • Audience engagement opportunities
  • Access to Kingsbrae Garden public events
  • Scheduled access to nontoxic printmaking equipment (portable proofing press suitable for linoblock, woodcut, and letter set printing, range of typeset), ceramics equipment (pottery kick-wheels, medium sized kiln, outdoor gas fired kiln), woodshop (chop saws, table saws, planer, clamps), and mechanical shop with a range of basic hand tools and resources
  • Artists will be responsible for covering costs associated with the purchase of materials, shipment of artwork/supplies, travel costs, and other living expenses including supplemental food
  • Artists will participate in Open Studios for the public each Saturday from 10am-1pm
  • An end of residency art exhibit of the body of work completed during the residency month will take place in the final week of each residence

About Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts

KIRA is the only residency of it type in the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Artists reside in a historic property in a beautiful seaside town. Each has a private studio, furnished and equipped with basic tools and located on the property. Artists engage with the community and partner with Kingsbrae Garden which is located steps away from the residence and studio. Artists have a one month residence which includes two meals a day. Living together with another four artists sharing meals and the ability to share thoughts and present their work with other like minded individuals.

For more information, contact kira@kingsbraegarden.com.

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