Fresh AIR program: Call open for applications

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:

  1.  Mactaquac Provincial Park
  2.  Herring Cove Provincial Park
  3.  Hopewell Rocks
  4.  Fundy Trail Parkway
  5.  Parlee Beach Provincial Park
  6.  Miscou Lighthouse
  7.  Village Historique Acadien
  8.  Sugarloaf Provincial Park
  9.  Jardin Botanique du Nouveau-Brunswick
  10.  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:

Read the news release announcing the result of the 2021 competiton: