Call for Artists: Pier 21 Artist in Residence 2018

2018 will be the third year for the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21’s Artist-in-Residence program. The goal of our six-month residency is to enable an artist to create new work that contributes to the Museum’s mandate while advancing their art practice. We are looking for an artist who wants to be inspired by the themes of our new exhibition Refuge Canada by creating items to be given to recent refugees in the Halifax area. These should be items that the refugees need.

The compensation for this six-month program is $15,000.00 plus cost of materials. This program is available to artists from across the country, but please note accommodations are not included.

Unlike the previous artist-in-residence projects, which have been delivered on-site in an open studio, the setting for this year’s project may happen off site, though we hope prospective artists will find creative ways to share their practice with Museum visitors through workshops or group activities. See sample project ideas below, but we expect that there are many interesting ideas that we have not considered.

In their proposals, prospective artists-in-residence should demonstrate how their project will help reflect the themes of Refuge Canada and benefit refugees to Halifax in a tangible way. Read more …

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