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Artist in Residence Winter 2023 Spring 2024

The City of Saint John invites artists and artist-led groups, to submit Expressions of Interest to be selected for the 2023/2024 Winter/Spring Artist in Residence Program.

Community engagement remains at the heart of this program, which is open to artists practicing in all mediums including but not limited to:

  • visual (painting, sculpture),
  • literary (poetry, collective works),
  • performance (dance, music, opera, theatre, musical theatre),
  • new media (film, television, radio, audio, video, animation, digital), or
  • multidisciplinary and the intersectionality therein.

Artists should note this is not a live-in residency. Permits may be issued for temporary use of public spaces for artistic creation and presentation.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Saint John Community Arts Board, three residences will be awarded at $4000.00 each.

At least one of the three selected submissions will be awarded to applications from artists from equity seeking groups (Black, Indigenous, racialized, differently abled communities, 2SLGBTQIA+, low- income, unhoused, and the intersection of those groups).

Artists will be scored based on their previous body of work and experience; capacity to engage the community; ability to deliver work of high artistic quality on time and on budget; as well a project proposal that is realistic and achievable and has a vision for community involvement.

Previous City of Saint John Artists-in-Residence and City of Saint John employees are not eligible to apply.

Submission Deadline: November 23rd, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.