Artist in Residence Programs

These are our artist in residence opportunities for local to international artists. Create work in our newly renovated studios, situated in beautiful Saint Andrews, NB.  With access to diverse land and sea-scapes, experienced fellow artists, creative, and scientific communities – we can help you develop and succeed in your practice.

Studio By the Sea Residency

Sunbury Shores offers our Studios by the Sea residency program. The program includes 24/7 access to Sunbury Shore excellently equipped studios, promotion/exposure for the participating artists, an opportunity to mix and work with other artists and students, plus access to facilities such as the Huntsman Marine Science Centre and Kingsbrae Gardens.

Sunbury Shores is located in the heart of St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, considered Canada’s premier historic seaside resort. Sunbury Shores’ 130 year old building is newly renovated and offers world class facilities. The centre’s 6,000 square feet provide two galleries for exhibitions, studios for painting, drawing, printmaking, jewellery & metalsmith, pottery and more.

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated by a selection committee.
  • Residency type: Juried
  • Residency Format: 2 weeks to 3 months. Artists choose time-frame with a minimum of 2 weeks and a max. of 3 months per artist.
  • If accepted, the cost to the artist is $650/week paid in advance to Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre Inc.

St. Andrews is uniquely situated as an arts and natural science hub, with many resources such as the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Wild Salmon Nature Centre, Biological Station, and more. Kingsbrae Garden, Minister’s Island, and nearby nature preserves provide many opportunities to delve into natural adventures and research during your residency.

Located just an hour outside of Saint John, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea is a small but vibrant community with a rich history as an artist colony. With the highest tides in the world, St. Andrews and the Bay of Fundy offers unique and timeless inspiration for artists. With breathtaking seaside views and an opportunity to be immersed in a community built around a long-standing appreciation for arts and nature, there is interest around every corner. Visit for more information.

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The Nature of Art: Artists in Residence 2021/2022

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A Program for New Brunswick-based Practicing Artists

Residency type: Juried (application process and Sunbury Shores selection committee.

Residency Formats:  2 weeks.   Artists choose a time-frame within SSANC studio availability – usually November – April.

 The Artist will receive an honorarium of $1,000.00 and an additional $1,000.00 to cover accommodation and/or expenses.

Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre (SSANC) is a not-for-profit and membership-based charitable organization located in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick. Since 1964, SSANC has been instructing students of all ages in arts and nature education to help develop a deep connection between arts learning, environmental stewardship and engagement. This is achieved through free and fee-based programming, outreach, exhibitions, artist talks, residencies, and community events delivered by professional artists and educators with a commitment to excellence.

The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation was created by Lord Beaverbrook (1879-1964), a Canadian businessman, statesman and newspaper magnate who grew up in New Brunswick as William Maxwell Aitken.  He established the Beaverbrook Foundation in 1954 and the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation in 1960, to continue supporting causes he had championed during his lifetime.

New Brunswick based artists working in ceramics, metal, printmaking, installation, visual arts or interdisciplinary arts will be considered for this creative residency. Preference will be given to artists who integrate nature, environmental research or environmental awareness/issues into their art practice.

Submissions are on a rolling basis. The first review of submissions will take place by February 1, 2021.

The second review of submissions will take place by October 1, 2021.