Call for Exhibition Proposals – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Call for Exhibition Proposals


Parks Canada in collaboration with Unama’ki Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design offers an annual Artist-in-Residence Program. Located on Cape Breton’s spectacular Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, with access to some of Nova Scotia’s most breath-taking hiking trails, beaches and picturesque communities, the program offers professional artists the fantastic opportunity to live and work within a unique environment and engage with local communities for a period of six (6) weeks, from October 1 – November 9, 2024.  


The program is open to up to two (2) Canadian professional practicing artists working within visual art and craft mediums and/or public programming, with particular emphasis placed on community engaged practices. Applicants may apply as individuals, or as part of a joint proposal with one (1) additional artist/arts facilitator. While this is a chance to focus for a concentrated period on developing new projects, or work on existing projects in tranquil surroundings near the Atlantic Ocean, the participating artist(s) will be expected to provide public access and programming opportunities for the community throughout their stay. 

 DEADLINE: 11:59pm May 31, 2024 

To view the full call or to apply, please click here.


Call for instructors – Outreach Programming! 

The Centre is seeking proposals from enthusiastic craft instructors for youth and adult courses and workshops in Inverness County, Victoria County, Richmond County and the town of Port Hawkesbury for the upcoming winter term. Programming can run for a maximum of eight weeks or shorter periods.  

We invite course proposals for courses in pottery, basket making, stained glass, photography, painting, moccasin making, jewelry, rug hooking and more! 

Your proposal package should include: 

1. DESCRIPTION of the proposed course or workshop as you would like it to appear on the course brochure (max 50 words). 

  • Please include preferred dates, times, and duration of the course. 

  • Maximum and minimum number of students in the class. 

2. COURSE OUTLINE including brief descriptions of what is to be covered in each week’s class. 

3. A current CV or resume  

4. BIO to appear on the Centre for Craft’s web page (max 100 words). 

5. DIGITAL IMAGES (that represent the possible projects you will be teaching) 

*When working with children, the Centre requires volunteers complete a Criminal Record Check.  


If you have any questions about teaching off-site programming with Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, would like assistance with your proposal package or to send proposals electronically by email, please contact Tammy Sophocleous at  

Please send your proposal packages by December 15th, 2023.