The Studios by the Sea: Artist in Residence

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. 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.

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.

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.

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Windsor House of St. Andrews

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.

Community of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea

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.