Residency opportunities in the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residency Studio

Part of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s recent expansion, the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio hosts artists and arts professionals by providing them with space to undertake their own creative work. In this studio environment, participants are encouraged to draw inspiration from the permanent collection while engaging with visitors in many different ways. 

As artists are undertaking their residency, Gallery visitors will have the opportunity to experience the creation of new works of art, and to learn more about the artistic process. Artists from across New Brunswick, Canada, and beyond will be invited to work and interact with the public through designated short- or medium-term residencies. Artists working in all media, as well as storytellers, educators, filmmakers, curators, writers, and performers, are invited to participate. By hosting a richly diverse group of creators, we will be able to add engaging new dimensions to the Gallery’s exhibitions and programs.

The studio program, which receives support from government and private funding sources, will provide visiting artists-in-residence with the time and space to create new body of work.

Residencies might include public demonstrations, presentations and talks, mentoring opportunities, and art instruction workshops and classes. Artists-in-residence will also work with Gallery staff and docents, teachers and instructors, student tours, community groups, and visitors of all ages. Residencies will be also be available for presentations, demonstrations, workshops and activities. 

Exhibition-related residencies: mid-September to mid-June

From mid-September to mid-June every year, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery has an open call for submissions, inviting artists whose exhibitions or artworks are on view, or artists and professionals whose work connects creatively with the exhibitions that are on view in the galleries, or with the permanent collection. Each residency is 4 to 6 weeks in length. The honorarium for residency participants is $500/week.

The Gallery will apply (or co-apply) for municipal, provincial and federal funds to support residencies and their related programs. In some cases, the Gallery may cover additional expenses directly related to the residencies, such as the purchase of materials, transportation, or lodging for out-of-town participants.

Creative Summer Residencies: mid-June to mid-September

Two-week-long summer residencies in the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio will be scheduled this year from June 18 to September 9, 2018. The honorarium for residency participants is $500/week.

The Gallery will be responsible for determining and executing promotion and publicity activities related to the residency program and connected activities.  Artists will have access to the modern, furnished studio on the lower lever of the new pavilion at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Artists are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation for the duration of the residency. The daily studio schedule is 11 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 12 noon to 5 pm on weekends.  Artists are required to be in the studio for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Deadline: Applications must be received no later than 5 pm on May 11, 2018.

The selection committee will review all applications and select the successful candidate shortly after the deadline. Accepted artists will be notified and every effort will be made to schedule their participation. The list of successful applicants and a schedule of Creative Summer Residencies will be announced on June 1.

Program Contact: Adda Mihailescu, Manager of Public Programs

[CURRENTLY CLOSED] Call for submissions: Creative Summer Residencies in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s new Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio

Information and submission guidelines:

Artists are invited to submit applications for 2-week Creative Summer Residencies at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, in the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio.

The Creative Summer Residencies in 2018 will run for 2-week periods from June 18 to September 9. Residencies start on Mondays and end on Sundays.

Artists are invited to connect their projects and ideas to the Gallery’s permanent collection for the duration of their residency. The interaction of the artist with the public is a very important element of the residency program; we encourage artists to engage with the public about their creative process.  

The artist honorarium is $500 per week. Artists are required to be in the Studio for a minimum of 30 hours per week. The artist is responsible for their own accommodation and transportation during the residency.

Submission checklist:

  1. A completed application form (Fillable PDF)
  2. Résumé or curriculum vitae
  3. Artist statement
  4. A valid Criminal Record Check obtained within the past 6 months.
  5. Recent examples of artwork
  6. Photo of the artist at work

Please send your residency submission by May 11, 2018 to:

Adda Mihailescu
Manager of Public Programs
(506) 458-2032