The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to offer a unique residency opportunity for makers of fine craft. Studio space is available at the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation in St. John’s, NL.
The Quidi Vidi Village Plantation is an incubator with the goal of establishing full time, professional craft businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador. This supportive and creative environment for emerging craftspeople works to advance their skills along an individualized path of development.
The Craft Council is inviting applications from makers interested in renting studio space at the Plantation. Timing of the residency as well as studio size is flexible, and we are eager to expose Plantation artisans to the diversity of experience which an incoming Maker in Residence can bring.
Decisions regarding the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation will be made based on calibre of work, the perceived value of the resident’s experience to the emerging artisans and the ability of the resident to talk with the public. Applicants are advised to visit the Plantation website at www.qvvplantation.com for information, and images of the facility.
Those interested in being considered for a residency at the Plantation should submit the following:
Applications should be sent to Jaclyn Humphries at firstname.lastname@example.org
For your information, we provide the following information about the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation
Studio spaces at the Plantation are normally open to emerging artisans wishing to establish full time professional craft studios in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Plantation is managed by a partnership of the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft, Art and Design and the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Quidi Vidi Village Plantation is a public space, open to visitors six days a week from April through December, with shorter hours in the winter months. Studios are open fronted, and visitors are invited to ask questions about products, tools and techniques. Sales are encouraged. Visitor numbers are high during the summer months, and applicants should consider this when selecting a residency term.
The Quidi Vidi Village Plantation is an inspiring place to work. Here’s how Tourism NL describes the space:
“Standing on its own picturesque wharf in an iconic fishing community, the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation is a craft enterprise incubator for emerging artists and a destination for those wishing to explore a unique corner of the oldest cities in North America. Built to reflect the fishing stages and fish plants of the 1600’s the Plantation welcomes visitors to watch, interact with and support local craftspeople as they produce unique handmade items in a wide variety of mediums.”
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