Waterfowl Park Artist-in-Residence Call for Proposals

The Town of Sackville will be accepting proposals until Friday, March 18

The Town of Sackville Department of Tourism will be accepting proposals for an artist residency in the Sackville Waterfowl Park, and/or adjacent Visitor Information Centre, until Friday, March 18. The proposed length of the residency should be included in the Artist’s proposal, but it should not begin before June 1 and must end by September 30, 2016.

Artists submitting proposals must reside in Sackville during the period of the residency, and proposals must include a plan for artistic work in the Waterfowl Park (and/or the adjacent Visitor Information Centre).

The work should include an aspect that will be of interest to the general public, and a hands on aspect that will be of interest to younger people. The proposal should also include a date to host an open-house to allow the public to view the work in progress and to see the artist at work (or alternately to converse with the artist), and a date to host an event for young people. It is possible the two aspects (open house and event for young people) could be achieved in the same event. There should also be a proposed date for an unveiling of the work with an artist’s talk and a reception.

Should it be of use, a limited portion of the Visitor Information Centre could be available as a working space during regular business hours during the residence period. As the Centre houses the Sackville Craft Gallery and will be open to tourists and other seeking information, any work would have to have minimal noise and no dust or similar waste products.

The artist chosen will ideally be available to give an overview talk on their past work and the proposed projected as part of the Bordertown Festival which runs April 28 – May 1. Proposals should indicate the artist’s availability during this time.

Selection criteria will include: past experience; the ability to carry out the project; appeal to a general audience and possibilities for interaction with the public; and artistic interest of the project. The chosen artist will receive an honorarium of $1500.

Proposals should include photos of samples of work and a supporting documents and should be deposited at Sackville Town Hall by Friday, March 18 at 4:30 pm. To the attention of Ron Kelly Spurles. All work must be completed by September 30, 2016.