Artist in Residence Programs

Sunbury Shores By the Sea Residency

In partnership with Windsor House of St. Andrews, this Artist in Residence program is open to local, national and international practicing artists. The program includes access to our newly renovated studios, exclusive exposure, full accommodation, participation in a group public exhibition in a professional gallery and, two provided meals per day.

Download Application

Artist in the Window: Resident Artist at Sunbury Shores

After a long period of isolation because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite local artists (or New Brunswick-based) artists to do a week-long residency in our gallery windows. This gives artists the chance to recharge their creativity, promote their work, and interact with the public on the sidewalk of Water Street.

Download Application

Beaverbrook Artist in Residency at Sunbury Shores

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.

Download Application

Studio By the Sea Residency

In partnership with Windsor House of St. Andrews, Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre is proud to present an Artist in Residence program open to local, national and international practicing artists from November 2019 through April 2020. The program includes 24/7 access to Sunbury Shores newly renovated studios, exclusive exposure for the participating artists, full accommodation, participation in a group public exhibition in a professional gallery, and 2 provided meals per day.

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.

Download the Information Packet

  • 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 $600/week paid in advance to Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre Inc.

Along with beautiful accommodations, Artists in Residence will receive breakfast and dinner provided by Windsor House as well as access to the kitchen to prepare own food, access to laundry, and free wi-fi. Pets are allowed. Please note that accommodations are located on the second floor, accessed by stairs.

With great character, spacious and unique rooms, and wonderful friendly hosts, Windsor House of St. Andrews is a beautiful, meticulously renovated historic home in the heart of St. Andrews by-the-Sea conveniently located right across the street from Sunbury Shores. This former sea captain’s home, circa 1798, is the only 18th Century inn in New Brunswick. Enjoy a luxury suite with private bath and peaceful sitting area.

Winsor House - Water Street St Andrews - New Brunswick - Bed and Breakfast - Logging - Resort - Destination - Artist in Residence - Sunbury ShoresWinsor House - Water Street St Andrews - New Brunswick - Bed and Breakfast - Logging - Resort - Destination - Artist in Residence - Sunbury Shores - InteriorWinsor House - Water Street St Andrews - New Brunswick - Bed and Breakfast - Logging - Resort - Destination - Artist in Residence - Sunbury Shores - Interior - Bed Room

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 http://standrewsbythesea.ca/ for more information.

Beaverbrook Foundation Artist in Residence

SSANC are honoured to announce the launch of a new collaboration with the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation. 

Introducing the  Sunbury Shores-Beaverbrook Artists in Residency: 2019

Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre (SSANC) is a non-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 arts practice.

  • Submissions are on a rolling basis. Second review of submissions will take place by November 1, 2019.
  • Residency type: Juried
  • Residency Format: 2 weeks.  Artists choose time-frame (November – April)
  • If accepted, The Artist will receive an honorarium of $1,000.00 and an additional $1,000.00 to cover accommodation and/or expenses.

Artist in the Window: Resident Artist at Sunbury Shores