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As part of the expansion of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio (BBAIRS) will host resident artists and arts professionals and provide them with space to undertake their own work. In this environment they will be encouraged to draw inspiration from the permanent collection, and engage with the public in a multitude of ways. 

This program demonstrates that not only is art housed in the Gallery, it can also be conceived and created here by professional artists, children, students and lifelong learners. 

While the artists are conducting their residence, Gallery visitors will have the opportunity to experience live art as it’s being created. Artists from across New Brunswick, Canada and abroad will be invited work and interact with the public through designated short or long-term artist-in-residence programs. Artists of all media as well as storytellers, educators, filmmakers, curators, writers and performers will participate and add engaging new dimensions to the Gallery’s programs. The on-site studio, which receives support from government funding programs and private sources, will provide the visiting artist-in-residence with time and space to complete a new body of work. Part of the residency will include public demonstrations, talks, mentoring opportunities and classes. The artist- in-residence will also interact with Gallery volunteer guides, teachers, instructors, students on tours, visitors of all ages, gallery educators and community groups. The artist-in-residence will be available for presentations, demonstrations, workshops and activities.
Exhibition-related residencies: Mid-September to Mid-June
Supported by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
From Mid-September to Mid-June every year, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery invites visual artists as whose exhibitions are on view, and creators whose work connects creatively with the exhibitions or permanent collection on view in the Gallery to participate in 4-to 6-week residencies. The honorarium for residency program participants is $550/week. 

Please send us your residency ideas and description, along with a brief bio and portfolio or studio photos. 

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, lodging for out-of-town participants.
Creative Summer Residencies: Mid-June to Mid-September
Supported by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
Two-week long summer residencies in the BBAIRS will be scheduled from mid-June to mid-September. The artist honorarium is $550/week.

The Gallery will be responsible for promotion and publicity that are related to the residency program and all activities related. 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 week days, and 12 noon to 5 pm on weekends. Artists are required to be in the studio for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Summer residencies for 2023 will take place between June 26th and September 15th. Check out our news section for announcements on residency applications.

Deadline: Applications must be received no later than 5 pm on May 5, 2023.

Our 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 May 26, 2023.

Program Contact: Adda Mihailescu , Manager of Public Programs
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