Call for Applications: The Rooms 2024 Art in the Park Residency Program

Allanah Vokes, Gros Morne, 2022. Image courtesy of the Allanah Vokes.

Call for Applications:
Art in the Park Artist in Residence Annual Program

The Rooms in Newfoundland & Labrador
Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

The Rooms Art Gallery offers, along with its partners, a maximum of five artist-in-residence opportunities outside of St. John’s each year. Residencies at Gros Morne National Park and Terra Nova National Park are offered in partnership with Parks Canada. A residency at Brigus, NL is offered in partnership with The Landfall Trust. Artist fees are supported by The Canada Council for the Arts.

These residencies offer professional visual artists the opportunity to focus for a concentrated period of minimum 4-6 weeks on developing new projects, or to work on existing projects within quiet, natural surroundings by the Atlantic Ocean. Applications are reviewed once per year by a jury of internal and external curators, artists, educators, and by representatives of the partner organizations.


  • Open to professional provincial, Canadian and international artists with an established exhibition history.
  • Open to artists working in any medium.

Gros Morne National Park, Terra Nova National Park, Landfall Trust, Brigus

Application Checklist

  • Current CV, including up-to-date exhibition record
  • 10 to 15 image/video files of current artwork (300 DPI, jpegs for images, on USB datastick, CD or DVD)
  • Statement of interest (500-700 words), including a description of work to be carried out during the residency, what the residency will bring to your practice, and what your perspective will bring to the program.
  • Description of public access to be offered during the residency.
  • Preferred location and length of stay (as per above)
  • Two artists may make a joint application, each submitting visuals and other information, if they are prepared to share the fee and living/working space. These are working residencies; family and friends cannot accompany artists.

The Rooms strives to recognize and undo structural inequities, to be inclusive and support diversity in programming. We welcome and encourage applications from artists who may come from communities that are historically on the margins or are traditionally under-represented in cultural institutions.

Send your application, by the deadline, to:

Mailing Address:
The Rooms
Art Gallery Division
Attn: AIR Coordinator
P.O. Box 1800, Station C
St. John’s, NL A1C 5P9

Courier Address:
The Rooms
Art Gallery Division
Attn: AIR Coordinator
9 Bonaventure Avenue
St. John’s, NL A1C 3Y9

Information: 709-757-8040 or

Applications sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

More information can be viewed here.

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