VANS/UCA in Residence Artist Call - closes January 21, 2018 Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) and Uncommon Common Art (UCA) thrilled to be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County Nova Scotia. This partnership is a terrific opportunity for NS artists and for the host community. This five-week residency will involve the artists in both their own work, workshops, talks, open studios with community members and participation in the annual UCA environmental art exhibit. The call for artists is now open, details on eligibility and how to apply can be found here. The selected artist will enter into collaboration with UCA and the community. 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 sees each artist dedicating 40 hours per week to the residency. 40% (16 hours) of the time will be dedicated to community-based work, including hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and presentations. 60% (24 hours) of the time towards the artist’s own work, be that creation, research or both. A stipend of $2500 will be paid to the artist as well as living and work accommodations on location in Kings County, NS will be provided well, both for work with community and on their own. Description of Residency living and work accommodations – The UCA/VANS 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. Applications must be received via email at on or before Thursday, November 30, 2017 Please contact PAINTS Coordinator Andrea Ritchie for more information. 902 423-4694 Links: