Language 
English
Founded 
1972
Duration 
Emerging: 1 year; Short term: 2 weeks to 6 months
Application guidelines 

Please check their website for the guidelines and application forms.

Deadline 
01/03/2019 31/05/2019

Deadline

Deadline 
Ongoing for the short-term AiR

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Emerging and Short Term AiR

Description 

The mandate of Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is to promote excellence in the field of craft and design through education and training, exhibitions and special events. They are committed to developing programs that preserve, elevate, expand, and enhance the creation of craft and they serve the craft community of Cape Breton Island from beginners and recreational practitioners to highly accomplished professionals, offering instruction as well as resource and support services.
The Centre offers a variety of educational opportunities in both contemporary and traditional craft, promotes and markets Cape Breton craft through exhibitions, special events, and a variety of traditional and social media platforms, and operates a permanent, year-round store-front Gallery and Gallery Shop representing over 90 Cape Breton artisans.


Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design offers an Emerging Artist Residency program, with duration of one year for emerging artists in ceramics, textiles, printmaking and metal/jewellery who have graduated from a craft program in the last five years. At Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, participants in the emerging artist residency, will be given access to equipped shared studio space, in ceramics, metal/jewellery, or textiles, in exchange for community involvement. Emerging Artists are also expected to spend one day a week hosting an open studio day, where they will act as studio technician for their respective studios: maintaining the studio and assisting community members currently enrolled in classes. 

Outcome 

For the Emerging AiR: At Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, participants in the emerging artist residency will be given access to equipped shared studio space at a discounted rate in ceramics, printmaking, metal/jewellery, or textiles in exchange for community involvement. Emerging artists are also expected to spend one day a week hosting an open studio day, where they will act as studio technician for their respective studios: maintaining the studio and assisting community members currently enrolled in classes.

Accommodation Information 

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design does not provide any stipends or accommodations. However, the Craft Business Incubator Coordinator, Laura Collinet, will help facilitate affordable housing options for successful applicants, when possible.

Studio Information 

Here you can find more info on the studios.

Address: 
322 Charlotte St
Sydney, NS B1P 1C8
Canada
Telephone 
1902539.7491

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