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Summer Residencies 2008

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery supports, along with its partners, a series of Summer Artist-in-Residence programs.  The Summer Residencies at Gros Morne National Park and Terra Nova National Park Residencies are two Parks Canada partnered residencies that are open to Canadian and international professional visual artists, working in any media, and whose work reflects or draws on the natural environment: 

Gros Morne National Park
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and Parks Canada are pleased to offer a summer residency program at Gros Morne National Park on Newfoundland and Labrador’s west coast. With the assistance of The Canada Council for the Arts, the program provides an artists’ honoraria and Parks Canada will assist with living accommodations/work space. 

Provincial/national/international artists can apply for stays of 3 - 6 weeks.  Some element of public access must be provided weekly - slide talk, “open studio”, or workshop to be determined with Parks Canada. Five artists will be selected for the residencies.  Artists have to determine preferred length of stay, and two choices of time frame between May and October.

NOTE: A vehicle is highly desirable.

Terra Nova National Park
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and Parks Canada are pleased to offer a summer residency program at Terra Nova National Park on Newfoundland and Labrador’s east coast.  With the assistance of The Canada Council we will provide artists’ honoraria and Terra Nova National Park will assist with living accommodations.  There is no formal work space. 

Provincial/national/international artists can apply for stays of 3 - 6 weeks.  Some element of public access must be provided weekly - slide talk, “open studio” or workshop to be determined with Parks Canada.  Four artists will be selected for the residencies.   Artists have to determine preferred length of stay, and two choices of time frame between May and October. 

NOTE: A vehicle is highly desirable.

And one community-based residency, also open to Canadian and international professional visual artists, working in any  media, whose work reflects or draws on the natural environment or whose interests are appropriate to the cultural and historical aspects of the location: 

Landfall Trust, Brigus
The “Landfall Trust”, a non-profit committee in charge of an historic house in Brigus (the house where Rockwell Kent stayed during WWI) has become a co-sponsor with The Rooms’ Provincial Art Gallery to offer an artist-in-residency program in Brigus, Conception Bay, Newfoundland.  The Brigus committee, as co-sponsor, will be the contact for living at the house and interacting with the community.  The Canada Council for the Arts will be the sponsor for funding the artists’ honoraria.  Provincial/national/international artists can apply for a stay of 3 weeks beginning the end of June and the first 2 weeks of July.

NOTE: A vehicle is highly desirable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 7, 2008

Mail your application to:

Canada Post Address:
The Rooms
Provincial Art Gallery
P.O. Box 1800
St. John's, NL
A1C 5P9

Courier Address:
The Rooms
Provincial Art Gallery
9 Bonaventure Avenue
St. John's, NL
A1C 5P9

Information: 709-757-8044

CHECKLIST:
Applications should include:

  • current curriculum vitae, including exhibition record
  • 10 to 15 slides and/or CD (or other visual support material)
  • short statement of interest and a description of work to be carried out during the residency.  The applicant should also describe why she/he wishes to do the residency, and what particular perspective he/she will bring to the program
  • indication of public access programming to be offered by the artist, for the public at large and for young people
  • preferred length of stay, and two choices of time frame between May and October
  • two artists may make a joint application, each submitting visuals and other information, if they are prepared to share the honorarium and living/working space.  However, these are working residencies; family and friends cannot accompany artists unless there are exceptional circumstances, and prior clearance is obtained through the gallery and its residency partners.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Applications sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

Artists’ Honoraria: $1,500.00 CANADIAN

Sponsors:
The Canada Council for the Arts
Parks Canada
Landfall Trust

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