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.
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.
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.