The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm’s length arts funding agency with a legislated mandate to facilitate and promote the creation of art as well as administering funding programs for professional artists in the province.
The Fresh AIR program is a collaboration between the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture and the New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb). The 2021 edition of this program will allow each of the ten professional artists selected to spend five days in provincial parks and tourism sites during the summer. These residencies will allow artists to develop their practice and engage with the public in a natural setting during the challenging reality of COVID-19. Ten residencies – one each week – will take place in the following locations:
Mactaquac Provincial Park
Herring Cove Provincial Park
Fundy Trail Parkway
Parlee Beach Provincial Park
Village Historique Acadien
Sugarloaf Provincial Park
Jardin Botanique du Nouveau-Brunswick
Mount Carleton Provincial Park
Each selected artist will receive a fee of $3,000.
The artist will be on-site for a minimum of 4 hours per day, during daylight hours, for 5 days.
The artist should be comfortable interacting with the public and will be expected to provide some demonstration and/or performance during the residency, while respecting social distancing.
The artist will be provided with complimentary accommodation, where available.
For more information and to apply, visit New Brunswick’s Government Tourism, Heritage and Culture Branch:
As a provincial entity, the New Brunswick Arts Board acknowledges that it carries out its work on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples. Read the full statement.