Call for Applications: William and Isabel Pope NSCAD Painting Residency in Halifax, Nova Scotia
About Since 2011, the Robert Pope Foundation and NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) have...

Since 2011, the Robert Pope Foundation and NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) have jointly offered a 2 month long residency with studio and honorarium to an exceptional Canadian painter each year.


We invite emerging and mid-career painters to apply for this unique opportunity to work and exhibit in our dynamic art college environment.

Eligibility requirements
This residency is open to all Canadian painters who have completed an MFA or equivalent degree. MFA degree must have been completed prior to the residency’s start date.

2 months

Start Date
September 9th, 2019

Application due date
January 15, 2019

The William and Isabel Pope Painting Residency provides…

  • A painting studio (roughly 400 sq. ft.) accessible 24/7 at NSCAD University’s Fountain Campus
  • An $8,000 honorarium from the Robert Pope Foundation toward accommodation and living costs
  • Up to $500 for travel expenses (with receipts)
  • A two week solo exhibition at NSCAD’s Anna Leonowens Gallery scheduled to coincide with the residency itself

The resident artist will be expected to do studio visits with current MFA students and to give two artist talks— a slide talk for students and a gallery talk during their exhibition.

Submission Contents

Please send the following items in a single file in PDF format.
Maximum size: 20MB

  1. Artist CV
  2. Artist Statement 
    max. 400 words
  3. Project Proposal 
    max. 400 words
  4. References 
    Provide names and contact information for 2 professional references. Letters not required. Shortlisted candidates will be notified before references are contacted.
  5. 15 Images of painting work 
    Images must also be formatted to fit into single PDF file
  6. Image list 
    List title, year, medium, dimensions and short descriptions if necessary for each of your images
  7. Contact information 
    Provide your name, phone number, email address and website address.

All submissions must be sent by email to
For all other inquiries related to the residency please contact

Please note that the Fountain campus, where the studio is located, is not accessible.