English, French
1 month
Paid by host 

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.

Paid by artist 

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.

Application guidelines 

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.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume or CV (3-page maximum – pdf format)
  • Artist Statement (6,000 character limit – pdf format)
  • Responses to following open-ended questions: Tell about you and your work and why this residency would be important to you at this time in your career. (2,000 character limit – pdf format); Tell about how your artistic inquiry may or may not be supported by the location of the residency and public interactions with the community (1,000 character limit – pdf format)
  • Artists are expected to engage with the community through weekly Open Studio days. These will be each Saturday morning – with a final Artist Experience Talk and Exhibit the last week of residency. Describe how you would share your weekly progress and final Artist Experience with the visiting public (1,000 character limit – pdf format)
  • Contact info for three professional references (Name, email, phone number, and relationship – pdf format)
  • Portfolio of work (5 to 10 forms of documentation – with all images in jpeg format)
  • $10 Application Fee (Can)

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts

Artist in Residence Program - KIRA-2019


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.

Accommodation Information 

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.

Studio Information 

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.

Technical Information 

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.

130 Prince of Wales Street
St Andrews, NB E5B 1R3

Update my listing

Update my listing

If you see an error or omission on this page, please let us know by filling out the update form.

Add your experience

Add your experience

If you would like to share your experience with this residency, please let us know by filling out this form.