By mmuise

The Artist-in-Residence Program provides funding to New Brunswick artists and to public or private institutions and organizations that wish to host professional artists in order to enable them to pursue specific projects relating to their creative work. 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.

Comments on Funding:

Funding for artists and non-profit organizations is up to 100% of budgeted expenses to a maximum of $5,000 for periods of up to 6 months, and $10,000 for periods of 6 to 12 months.

Funding for institutions and for-profit organizations is up to 50% of budgeted expenses to a maximum of $5,000 for periods of up to 6 months, and $10,000 for periods of 6 to 12 months. The hosting party must contribute at least 50% of costs.

Deadline: -

Applicants can be artists or public or private institutions and organizations.

Artists must:

  • meet the professional artist criteria, including, but not limited to: having specialized training in an artistic discipline, having a history of public presentation, practicing an art and offering services in exchange for remuneration, having presented works to the public, having signed a service contract with a producer, or devoting a reasonable percentage of their professional activity to promoting and marketing works, attending auditions, seeking patrons or agents, submitting work to publishers, magazines, theatres, radio, and television, and other similar efforts, depending on the nature of their activities,
  • be Canadian citizens or permanent residents,
  • have resided in New Brunswick for at least 12 months prior to the application deadline,
  • present a residency project with a duration of three months or longer that meets the objectives of the program,
  • not have an overdue Final Report for any project funded by artsnb.

    Public or private institutions and organizations must:
  • be established in New Brunswick,
  • present as a candidate a professional artist who has made significant contributions in an arts discipline and who continues to be active in the profession,
  • present a project which meets program objectives,
  • not have an overdue Final Report for any project funded by artsnb.

    Eligible artistic disciplines: architecture, craft, dance, literary arts (including spoken word, storytelling, literary performance and literary translation), media arts, multidisciplinary arts, theatre, visual arts, classical and non-classical music.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. create an online account on,

2. submit the application by 11:59pm on the deadline date.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. the completed application form, 2. the project description (max. 350 words), project title, location, start and end dates,
3. information on the hosting organization,
4. a balanced project budget,
5. information on the proposed artist-in-residence,
6. samples of work,
7. Resume / CV and letter of agreement with the artist,
8. critical reviews, press clippings and up to 2 letters of recommendation (optional).
Funding recipients are required to provide an final report following completion of the project.

Other Things to Note:

No other details available.

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