Call for Artist in Residence
Uncommon Common Art 2019 is now closed. Check back early September 2019 Submission Deadline: October 26, 2018 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 2 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 what ever form best suits the artist and project. Activities may include but are not limited to - artist talk, hands on workshops, working with children, 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. Which includes time towards the artist’s own work, be that creation, research or both. A stipend of $2000 will be paid to the artist as well as living and work accommodations in rural Kings County. Description of Residency living and work accommodations
The UCA residency program will take place in Kings County, Nova Scotia. Living accommodations’ and studio space will be provided at 441 Canard St, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0, Canada (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, shared bathroom and 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. Artwork Location
All installations are to be located in Kings County, Nova Scotia and are to be accessible to the public. If on private land the artist must seek written approval of the landowner. Submissions
This is a visual art project and all media is welcome. Installations are to be temporary. Artwork is to be completed and installed by May 25 and removed after October 30, 2019. Please provide the following in your application 1. Completion of pdf form 2. Examples of 3 to 10 related artworks 3. Current CV no more that 3 pages Proposal will be juried on the following criteria maximum 30 points; 1. Artistic merit, 10 points
2. Community activities, 5 points, 3. Installations relationship to the concept, 5 points, 4. Relationship to the location 5 points, 5. Viability of completion 5 points, Email submissions to, Subject: Residency.
Call for Artist in Residence PDF Form