Update on April 26: Deadline has been extended to May 10, 2022.
Sparking creativity, connection, and curiosity
The Library is calling on artists and innovators to spend some dedicated time with us, connecting with local residents through the public library, and exciting the artist and innovative thinker in each of us.
About the Residency
The Artist & Innovator in Residence program at Halifax Public Libraries offers paid opportunities to individuals who will engage community members in activities and learning opportunities that are creative, inspiring and inclusive. Residencies will be based at Central Library, but will also include work with branches and communities across the Halifax region.
To be in residence at the Library, you must be prepared to share your unique talents, knowledge, and approaches. You are a creator, a teacher, a facilitator. You will have access to library spaces and resources, and will work alongside library staff to connect with diverse residents. The Library can become your learning lab, classroom, gallery, or studio as you share knowledge and inspire our community.
The theme for May-December Residencies is living well together
As we reflect on the challenges we face as a community, what are the critical conversations we need to have right now? How can learning and connection be achieved through art and the creative process? How can we engage individuals and communities to explore solutions to the issues we face, bridge differences and move forward together?
As we build our understanding of the impact of the pandemic, the challenges of climate change, and the political issues facing the world, we believe that public libraries have a role to play in bringing our community together more equitably.
The Artist & Innovator in Residence program invites knowledge sharing, connection, conversation and collaboration that will help us move through challenges together.
Submissions are open.
The Application period for residencies for the May to December 2022 ends May 10, 2022.
Two tiers of funding are available:
- Tier 1 grant range: $10,000-$20,000 with an anticipated time commitment of up to four (4) weeks between May and December 2022.
- Tier 2 grant range: $20,000-$50,000 with an anticipated time commitment of four (4) to twenty-eight (28) weeks between May and December 2022.
Submit your proposal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Artist & Innovator in Residence program is support by Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.