28 days
Paid by host:

Each accepted artist will receive a stipend of CAD$1,500.00. 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners per week will be prepared for the artists by the private on-site Chef.

Paid by artist:

Travel arrangements and artist supplies will have to be covered by the artist.

Application guidelines:

Application requirements:

  • Artist statement (1400 character limit).
  • Resume or CV (2-page maximum).
  • Responses to the following open-ended questions (1400 character limit for each question): Tell us about you and your work and why this residency would be important to you at this time in your career? What do you expect to accomplish during your four-week residency? Artists are expected to engage with the community through weekly open studio days. Describe how you would share your weekly progress and final artist experience with the visiting public?
  • Contact info for three professional references (name, email, phone number and relationship).
  • Portfolio of work (up to 5 forms of documentation). NOTE for writers: Portfolio of work for writers (4 examples – 500-word limit per excerpt).
  • $10 (CAD) Application fee

Artists will be selected using a panel review process. The following criteria are considered: overall merit of work, readiness to engage with the community, potential to develop creative practice, influence by the location, and statistical data including career level, and geographic location. References of finalists will be contacted.
A 30-minute (max.) Skype call between the finalists and program administrators will be conducted as part of the selection process.



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Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts

Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts


Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts & Amphitheatre (KIRA) was established in 2016 in an effort to support the creativity of artists. The aim is to promote excellence in the arts both, in Canada, as well as in the international scene, all the while benefiting the local community of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, by becoming a cultural destination. A residency at KIRA creates a rewarding and stimulating experience for any participant seeking to advance their artistic journey.

Every year KIRA awards 6 artists with a one-month residency. Artists are provided with individual studio space, comfortable housing, two prepared meals each day, a stipend and live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town. Artists should bring all supplies and materials needed for their creative process, to ensure the availability of required supplies and provisions. As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community for up to six hours a week. These engagements will vary based on skills and interest and can include a partnership with Kingsbrae Garden which is located just steps away from the residence and studios.
Applications are open to a range of disciplines and types of artists including but not limited to the visual arts, music/composition, writing, new media, and interdisciplinary arts. Artists from all levels in their careers who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude are encouraged to apply.

Studio Information

Freestanding, private 300 square feet studio equipped with table and chair, running water, electricity, fan, space heater and comfortable seating. Select studios will also have pottery equipment. All studios are kept in a bare design allowing your creativity to takeover and to be inspired by the property's natural beauty.

Accommodation Information

Located in the seaside town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada you will be staying in a well-appointed historic estate built in 1908. You will be occupying a private room with a bathroom and have access to a large sitting room, study, dinning room and kitchen. A private on-site Chef will be preparing the majority of your meals so that you can focus on your creativity.

Contact information

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

kira [at]