KIRA provides, housing, 2 meals a day, a one time stipend ($1,500 Cdn) if needed it can be sent to the artist to help cover transportation costs.
Artists will be responsible for covering costs associated with the purchase of materials, shipment of artwork/supplies, travel costs and other living expenses including supplemental food.
Applications are open to a range of disciplines and types of artists including but not limited to the visual arts, music/composition, new media, and interdisciplinary arts. Artists from all levels in their career who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude are invited to apply. Artists from New Brunswick are encouraged to apply.
KIRA's mission is to support artists by providing space for creative inquiry and time to take their creative practice to the next level; Invite artists to explore their ideas and practice within the context of the region including Kingsbrae Garden, a 27-acre horticultural masterpiece located in the historic seaside town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick; create a community of artists, thinkers, and practitioners; and introduce and thoughtfully engage artists with the community.
Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) will award up to fifteen artists with one month residencies in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada. Artists will be provided with an individual studio space, comfortable housing, up to two prepared meals each day and a stipend. Artists will live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town and work in studios located on the property. The residence is within walking distance of the down town, however artists should bring all materials needed for their creative process when they arrive, as supplies and provisions are limited in town.
Artists will engage with the community weekly during Open Studio Days. During this time the artist will be expected to share their weekly progress and present to the visiting public a final Artist Experience the last week of residency along with an Artist exhibit.
Private bedroom/bathroom in a well-maintained historic property in a resort town located steps away from the studio and including two prepared meals each day.
Artists will be provided with a free studio space in a freestanding 300-square foot studio equip with Wi-Fi, just steps away from the residence.
Scheduled access to: nontoxic printmaking equipment (portable proofing press suitable for linoblock, woodcut, and letter set printing, range of typeset), ceramics equipment (pottery kick-wheels, medium sized kiln, outdoor gas fired kiln), woodshop (chop saws, table saws, planer, clamps, etc.), mechanical shop with a range of basic hand tools and resources.
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