Call for Submissions: Struts Gallery Open Studio Residency Program 2022


Madeleine Mayo, Open Studio 2019

Call for Submissions
Struts Gallery
Open Studio Residency Program 2022

Struts Gallery is excited to once again welcome applications from Canadian visual and media artists to participate in our annual Open Studio Residency Program. Artists-in-residence can continue their practice, develop new projects or site-specific work, and are encouraged to creatively engage with the community through screenings, talks, workshops, or events. Residencies are five-weeks and with up to six slots available, beginning in the spring of 2022. Studio space is located in Struts Gallery with accommodations provided in our apartments on the 2nd floor above the gallery. Struts Gallery pays an artist fee of $3000 plus per diem, travel costs, and any materials associated with workshops or other public events. Artists-in-residence also have access to the centre’s media arts equipment and facilities.

Residencies are selected by a committee of Struts Gallery members.

To submit an Open Studio Residency proposal:

  1. Project proposal: a brief description of your Residency. Include technical requirements and site specifications if applicable. (max 250 words)
  2. A brief bio (max 250 words)
  3. Documentation of your work: up to ten images or five minutes of audio-visual material. All images and audio-visual material must be Mac compatible. Images must be in JPEG format with a maximum resolution of 1280px on either side. Audio-visual material above 10Mb should be sent via WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google drive or another file transfer service.
  4. Current curriculum vitae (max two pages)

All submissions must arrive at the gallery by 5pm on January 7th, 2022. Please email submissions to with the subject line ‘Open Studio’.

Recognizing the impacts of colonialism, white supremacy, and all forms of systemic oppression, applications from artists with lived experience as Black, Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, and Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ will be prioritized throughout the selection process.

Struts Gallery is located on the unceded ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik/Wәlastәkwiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik/Wәlastәkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. We acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians of this land.

Struts Gallery is grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture, Canadian Heritage, The Town of Sackville, The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, and our members. Thank you.


Struts Gallery
7 Lorne Street
Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L 3Z6