2024 Call for Applications: Customs House Artisan Incubator

Unama’ki Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Josephine Clarke of Josephine Clarke Textiles. Photo: Corey Katz

Residency Opportunities

Submission Deadline: Open until filled

Are you interested in relocating to Unama’ki Cape Breton to start or grow your contemporary craft business? We are currently taking applications for an artist incubator in Unama’ki Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. For more information, contact Cassie at cassie@capebretoncraft.com

Project Summary:

In partnership, Unama’ki Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design and the Town of Port Hawkesbury offer long-term 24hr access studio rentals (1 year minimum) that cushion participants from the risks of starting a craft business as a part of a thriving creative community.

Fully equipped studios (textiles, ceramics, metals/jewellery & multi-purpose), combined with business and technique guidance, mentorship, sales, and marketing opportunities can help support your dream from the start-up stage all the way to a full-time craft business reality. The program is specifically designed to help you develop your practice into a sustainable business.

Kyle McPhee of Phee’s Original Goods. Photo: Corey Katz

Participants Must:

  • Be new or emerging artists, craftspeople, craft practitioners, or artisans with design and technical skills and a desire to relocate to Unama’ki Cape Breton.
  • Want a full-time career as a professional craftsperson and have at least the beginnings of a marketable craft product line with the potential for creative and technical development
  • Have the ability to work without a studio technician, and to problem-solve technical issues with equipment

Eligibility:

New or emerging artists, craftspeople, craft practitioners, or artisans from across Canada*, who have a desire to relocate to Unama’ki Cape Breton.
*Not open to current residents of Unama’ki Cape Breton.

Compensation: Not applicable

Selection Process: Applications are juried as they are received.

Please see the application page for full submission requirements.

Submission Deadline: Ongoing until all positions are filled

Apply Now!

For more information, please contact:
Cassie MacDonald, cassie@capebretoncraft.com / 902-270-7491, or visit capebretoncraft.com

Tessa Reed of Tessaramics. Photo: Corey Katz


Unama’ki Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
322 Charlotte Street
Sydney NS B1P 6T8
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