The airCRAFT Emerging Artists Residency is the newest addition to our Centre. The one-of-a-kind craft dedicated residency strives to support emerging artists taking the next steps in their careers. Through a 9-month residency the Centre will work with each resident one-on-one to individualize and tailor the program to suit their particular objectives for their art careers. Whether the resident would like to pursue a career in production or to create a new body of work to exhibit in galleries, this residency is for them to explore and develop their practice towards the next step in their career. With studios in Ceramics, Wood, Jewellery, and Weaving/Textile the program supports up to 3 participants.

• Applications Due August 17th at 4:00
• Notification by August 23rd
• Confirm position by September 1st
• Runs from September 15th to June 15th

Application Guidelines
Application Form
Recommendation Form

For more information please contact Alexis, the Studio Coordinator at 902-492-2524 or



 Craft LAIR 

8 Week Local Artist In Residence Projects. These project-based residencies adjacent to our Mary E Black Gallery offers artists a large work/display space in our busiest location to both create new work and interact with the public. As this is a pilot project, these residencies are currently exchange based. Artists are asked to offer public programs or drop-in classes in exchange for the space and inclusion in our promotional program. If you're interested in becoming a resident, please send a letter of interest with your project proposal and workshop ideas to



Summer Residency

Each spring, the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia accepts applications for the Summer Professional Development Residencies in the Ceramics, Wood, Glass, Metal/Jewellery, and Weaving/Textile Studios 


Summer Professional Development Residency: June 22 - August 31, 2017

Application Deadline

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4pm. 

Who Should Apply

·         Advanced students and recent graduates 

·         Pre-professional and self-directed artists who need time and space to develop a body of work while exploring individual style and technique 

·         Individuals who work independently, conduct themselves in a professional manner and are comfortable working in a cooperative studio environment 

Important Details

·         The residency will take place from June 22 - August 31

·         The studios will be accessible 24 hours a day 

·         Residents are expected to keep their spaces and the studio tidy, as well as treat the facilities and equipment respectfully

·         A group exhibition of resident’s work will be held in the Mary E. Black Gallery in September

·         Mandatory orientation the first day + 3 other mandatory group meetings throughout the residency:

·          1st meeting within first week: Artist talks and goals for residence

·          2nd meeting after a month: group sharing discussions on progress/issues/problem solving

·          3rd meeting at the end: gallery show organization, artist statements, bios, invites, set up


$325 + HST 

$50 damage deposit which will be returned upon the completion of the residency provided no damage has been done to the studios or equipment, studios are left clean, and keys returned

Please Submit

1.      Completed and signed application form

2.      One page Letter of Intent describing your proposed project and what facilities you plan to use

3.      C.V. (2 pages maximum)

4.      CD or drive containing 10 (no more) images of current work in jpeg format (PC compatible files) with accompanying reference sheet with printed versions of the images and a description of materials, processes, size, title and date

5.      Two letters of reference


*deadline for all application forms is on Thursday April 27th, 2017 at 4pm*


·         Click here to download the Centre for Craft Residency Information Form

·         Click here to download the Centre for Craft Recommendation Form

·         Click here to download the Centre for Craft Residency Application Form

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For more information please contact Alexis Doiron, Studio Coordinator, at 902.492.2524 or by email