Waterfowl Park Artist-in-Residence and Performing Artist in Residence Call for Proposals – Deadline March 6, 2020

The Town of Sackville Department of Tourism and Business Development will be accepting proposals for an artist residency as well as a performing artist residency in the Sackville Waterfowl Park, and/or adjacent Visitor Information Centre, until Friday, March 6. Residency length can vary, but the proposed length of the residency should be included in the Artist’s or Performer’s proposal, and it should not begin before June 1 and must end by September 30, 2019. Proposals must include a plan for 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:
  1. A proposed 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)
  2. A proposed 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.
  3. A proposed date for an unveiling of the work (or work in progress) with an artist’s or performers’s talk and a reception.
Artists and Performing Artists should also indicate how they will assist in the promotion of their project and any activities or events related to it.
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.
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 and performing artist will each receive an honorarium of $1500. Proposals should include photos of samples of work and supporting documents and should be deposited at Sackville Town Hall by Friday, March 6 at 4:30 pm. to the attention of Ron Kelly Spurles, or sent via email to r.kellyspurles@sackville.com. Further information can also be provided at this address. All work must be completed by September 30, 2020.