Call for Submissions: Artists in Residence Summer 2016

faainresidenceThe Fredericton Arts Alliance (FAA) invites submissions for their 15th Artist in Residence Summer Series. They seek emerging and experienced artists working in any media, including architecture, performance, music, dance, media, literary arts, visual art and fine craft. Artists from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The 2016 Theme is New Ground – exploring what it means to come to a new place or to come to new understandings of place; the idea of home and of remaking the idea of home.

This year they are asking artists to reflect on beginnings. The city has recently welcomed refugee families from Syria, and people from many
other corners of the globe have also made Fredericton their new home. What does it mean for the newcomers? And what does it mean for Fredericton and for the people who have always called Fredericton home? As different artists in varied media focus their creative energies on this theme, the FAA hopes to engender discussion among the artists and with members of the public – both local and visitors, who visit the residencies over the summer.

The residences will take place at the Soldiers’ Barracks, Historic Garrison District from June 6th to September 5th. Each residency lasts for one
week. Interested artists are asked to indicate how they intend to approach the theme in their written application. Application forms and application guidelines are available on the Fredericton Arts Alliance website – More information is available via email at

The Fredericton Arts Alliance hopes to be able to mount an exhibition of work produced over the summer, but that is not yet confirmed.

Deadline: Applications must be received no later than 4 pm on May 13th, 2016.

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