Uncommon Common Art Calls for Submissions for Artist in Residence Program

Uncommon Common Art Calls for Submissions for Artist in Residence Program

Uncommon Common Art (UCA) will be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County Nova Scotia during the month of May 2019. This month-long residency is open to professional artists working in any visual art medium.

The participating artist is expected to lead at least two community activities related to the work they will be doing while in residence, and participate in the annual UCA public art exhibit. A community activity can take whatever form best suits the artist and project. Activities may include, but are not limited to, an artist talk, hands-on workshops, working with children, and collaborative builds.

The residency will provide a chance for the artist to have a period of work with a focus on their own practice and engagement with the community. The program requires the artist to dedicate 40 hours per week to the residency, working on their art practice, creating an installation for the UCA exhibit, engaging with the community, and documenting the month-long activities. These activities will include time towards the artist’s own work, be that creation, research, or both. A stipend of $2000 will be paid to the artist, and they will be provided with living and work accommodations in rural Kings County.

Living accommodations and studio space will be provided at 441 Canard St, Port Williams, NS (45.132678, -64.408631). This historic home is located adjacent to an organic farm in rural Nova Scotia. The artist will be provided with a large bedroom, separate inside studio space, a shared bathroom and a fully-furnished kitchen facility. Accommodations can be made for a more industrial studio space. Note, this is a rural location not within walking distance to any stores. Please consult Google maps for specifics.

Submission Deadline: October 26, 2018

For more information, visit uncommoncommonart.com