details for emerging artisans

The Quidi Vidi Village Plantation is designed to accelerate the growth of new craft enterprises.  The cooperative atmosphere of The Plantation, combined with its many opportunities for professional development, will strengthen one’s ability to build a successful career in craft.  Studio artists participate in a series of workshops and training opportunities to develop their business skills and advance their creative techniques.  

The Quidi Vidi Village Plantation is currently looking for emerging craftspeople to fill one (or two) studios.  If you are starting to build to a craft business and feel you could benefit from the creative environment, working alongside other craftspeople, and talking to the public, then you may be a potential candidate.

We are currently accepting applications
Deadline for applications is ongoing.

Click here for application form

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR APPLICATION – Please outline what your product will be (attach extra pages if necessary), also we need to see samples of your work; don’t be shy!

 To qualify, individuals must:

  • be an emerging craftsperson – with design and technical craft skills, near the beginning of their craft career (no age restrictions apply)
  • have at least the beginnings of a marketable craft product line
  • be willing to participate in all activities provided as training and professional development
  • want a full-time career as a professional craftsperson and be willing to be in the studio working to achieve that goal for a minimum of 30 hours per week

A selection committee comprised of professionals with a broad range of craft and business expertise review applications and select The Plantation craftspeople.  Short listed applications will be invited to an interview at which time they can present their creative work and their business goals in person.  All applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • technical skills, artistic ability, originality in design, and potential
  • entrepreneurial spirit and long term goals in craft
  • ability and comfort level working in view of the public
  • commitment to be in their studios during public hours

Studio craftspeople at The Plantation are expected to be committed to advancing their creative and technical skills, as well as developing their business skills, and must be present and working in their studios for a minimum of 30 hours per week during public open hours.

send/deliver your completed application form & samples to
beverly barbour
anna templeton centre
278 Duckworth Street
St John’s, NL
a1c 1h3

Please note: Office hours at the Anna Templeton Centre are Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 4:30