Sydney – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design



Summer Residency Application
Deadline: March 1, 2021

Fall Residency Application
Deadline: May 31, 2021

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design offers an Emerging Artist Residency program for emerging artists in ceramics, textiles, printmaking and metal/jewellery who have graduated from a craft program in the last five years. 

At Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, participants in the emerging artist residency will be given access to equipped shared studio space, in ceramics, metal/jewellery, or textiles, in exchange for community involvement. Emerging Artists are also expected to spend one day a week hosting an open studio day, where they will act as a studio technician for their respective studios: maintaining the studio and assisting community members currently enrolled in classes. This residency is a yearlong commitment.


Residency Application Deadline: Ongoing

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design offers state-of-the-art studio space for new and emerging craftspeople to practice their creative skills. Our ceramic, metal/jewellery, stained glass, printmaking and textile studios offer a great space for artisans to work on their craft.

The Centre’s Short-Term Artist-in-Residence program is open to applications year-round and offers residencies of flexible lengths from two weeks to six months, in the spring, summer, fall and winter.

While living in the Sydney community, residents will have access to studio space at a subsidized rate where they can focus on developing their creative practice. At the same time, they’ll be given paid opportunities to teach classes and workshops, as well as host public lectures and special exhibitions for the members of the community.

For application forms and more information about the Centre’s artist in residence programs, please click on one of the following links:

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