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Residency Submissions

Melanie Colosimo’s studio space – artist in residence January 2020

Call for Eastern Edge Studios Artists in Residence

Holding fast to the North Atlantic horizon, Eastern Edge is uniquely positioned to bridge local and international art communities. Eastern Edge is located at 72 Harbour Drive in downtown St. John’s, Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland and Labrador). Our island location is a haven for independent artistic activity; engaging artists who want to be challenged to create in an environment where pragmatic, uncompromising dedication to personal vision is celebrated. As Newfoundland & Labrador’s oldest artist-run-centre, we are committed to supporting emerging creative practices, challenging the status quo, and building active audiences.

We are dedicated to cultural diversity in our programming, and encourage applications from artists, art collectives, and curators of diverse communities and backgrounds. We accept applications from local, provincial, national, and international artists and curators at any stage in their career. We strive to support the needs of our successful applicants, please do make us aware of any flexibility or supports you need that are not covered here.

The 2025/2026 Call for Submissions is now closed.

The next call for submissions deadline is: Fall 2024 (exact date TBD)


AVAILABLE RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES (for the 2025/2026 schedule):

  • January 31 – March 15, 2025
  • March 28 – May  10, 2025
  • May 23 – July 5, 2025
  • July 18 – August 30, 2025
  • September 12 – October 25, 2025
  • November 7 – December 13, 2025
  • March 28 – May  10, 2026

Please note: Residencies will last between 4-8 weeks, depending on the artist’s availability. Staff will assign programming slots to artists and will do their best to accommodate any specified availability.

What We Provide:

  • 24 hr access to the open plan studio space for the duration of the residency.
  • All resident artists are provided their own designated area. Please note up to three artists and a curator or writer may be working in the studio at any one time.
  • An open working space where artists can engage with other visiting and local artists.
  • Eastern Edge pays artist fees in accordance with the current CARFAC Fee Schedule under Category 1. Artists in residence will be paid a fee of $1,874.
  • Artists in Residence will be offered the opportunity to give an artist talk or workshop for an additional fee of $335.
  • We offer a modest travel and accommodations stipend of up to $600.
  • We encourage selected artists and curators to apply for additional travel and project funding if necessary. If required, the gallery will be pleased to assist with letters of support.

Expectations During the Residency:

  • Resident artists are expected to actively create within the studio space for at least 20 hours a week.
  • Be willing to hold open studio hours with the public for a minimum of one day a week.
  • Be approachable, engaging, and excited to participate in opportunities that may arise in the run up to and duration of the residency.
  • Be respectful of the physical space, the other artists sharing the studio with you, the staff working in the studio, and of the local community. 

Application Process:

We accept submissions via Google form, or by email.

All submissions must include, in the following order:

  • Name, Pronouns, Address, Phone Number
  • If you would like to self-identify, please do so (Queer, IBPOC, those with other varying social, cultural, or neurodiverse perspectives)
  • Artist Bio (approx. 150 words)
  • Artist Statement outlining an overview of your practice/interests (max. 500 words)
  • Residency Proposal outlining your intended area of research/experimentation/creation (max. 500 words or filmed proposal)
  • Summary outlining a brief, condensed version of your proposal (2 sentences, max. 50 words)
  • Current CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Outline of technical equipment and support needed
  • Date availability – please outline between 4 – 8 weeks of availability in your preferred slot or indicate if you have no scheduling preferences
  • Images (max. 10) including installation images and individual works, or link to video clips/audio files with accompanying descriptions, and accompanying Image List
  • Collaborations are welcome; please provide artist statements and CVs for each individual within the collaboration, and a curatorial statement. You may submit 5 images for each artist.

Submissions can either be sent via email to, or completed through the Google form. For email submissions, please indicate “EE Studios Residency Submission” in the subject line. Please put all your written information into a single PDF document that can be attached to the email. Images should be attached as JPEGs. All files must not exceed 25 MB. If you decide to fill out the Google form, you do not need to send any part of your submission via email. 

Please ensure that all the required info listed above is included in your application, and that word counts are adhered to. Incomplete applications will not be considered.



We are happy to accept residency proposals in alternative formats including audio or video submissions, or a Zoom interview which will be recorded for the jury. All submission formats will require you to email us a summary of your proposal (max. 100 words), images, and links to audio/video work. If submitting a video or audio file, please ensure it is no longer than 10 minutes and describes, in the following order: 

  • your proposed area of research/experimentation/creation for the residency period
  • your artistic practice/interests
  • your art/gallery experience
  • outline of technical equipment and support needed
  • available dates

If you would like to schedule a Zoom interview to submit your proposal, please email to speak to one of our staff members!


Note: Artists may apply to multiple opportunities available at Eastern Edge, each opportunity requires a separate application. There is no guarantee that your application will be selected for multiple opportunities. 


Please note:
Eastern Edge staff members have no say in the Programming Committee’s final selection of successful applicants.
If you need any assistance or have questions regarding your application, email us at

Click here to download this call in LARGE FONT.


Eastern Edge Studios Floor Plan

Our studio floor plan is available as a large image or as a PDF.















View some examples of past residencies!