In keeping with the Chester Art Centre's Vision to create “an imaginative, dynamic and more vibrant community”, and our desire to connect artists for stronger personal and community growth, we are for the first time soliciting Applications for an Artist In Residence – AIR program. Our goal is to provide a professional, emerging artist space and time for creativity and productivity and to offer our community diverse engagement opportunities.

We are more than excited to tell you that we are hosting this opportunity with internationally recognized ceramic artist, Teresa Bergen, who will share working space in her studio and self-contained accommodation on-site above the studio, located minutes outside the Village of Chester, Nova Scotia.  The artist chosen for the program will make arrangements directly with Ms. Bergen for rental of the apartment and shared use of the studio and equipment.

The time frame of the residency is the 2 months from September 15 to November 15, 2018. The Centre will offer the chosen artist a $2,000 stipend for the 2 months, and will reimburse the artist the cost of rental of the apartment and the cost of the shared studio space and use of the equipment.

A written application, in the form attached is required which, among other things, will explain the nature of the work or project to be undertaken and the desired outcome for the artist. In addition, the application will specify activities which the artist will undertake during the residency, such as teaching a workshop at the Centre, exhibiting the final project, hosting a lecture or talk at the Centre, or any other activities which the artist proposes. 

The Chester Art Centre will provide the environment for the artist to create their own work and to collaborate with various community projects and opportunities and participate in Art Centre activities that engage with the greater community.

For more information please e-mail us at or call us at 902-275-5789.

Proposal deadline is July 22, 2018. 

Proposals will be evaluated and notice will be given to the artist whose application is chosen subject to negotiating a contract.