The Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery Proudly Announces Two Artist-in-Residence Fellowships: Academic Year 2021-2022

Deadline for Submissions:
Wednesday, 30 June 2021 received via e-mail to:


The fellowships are designed to support and promote African Nova Scotian artists (artists of Black African descent living in Nova Scotia) by providing funding, research and production time, peer-support, studio space, and exhibition/collaboration opportunities.


These fellowships are open to practicing professional artists of African descent who identify as Black and live in Nova Scotia. Emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in various genres, media, and art forms are welcome to apply including (but not limited to): conceptual artists, craft artists, film makers, land artists, painters, performance artists, photographers, sculptors, and textile artists.

These fellowships are not for traditional writers like novelists, poets, or playwrights. Applicants must demonstrate that their artwork engages with at least one of the Institute mandate areas.

Furthermore, the artwork must adopt an anti-colonial, de-colonial, post-colonial and/or anti-racist methodology/approach which challenges the nature of European and Euro-American imperialism and colonialism, and interrogates the racist logic of the institution of Transatlantic Slavery.


Each artist-in-residence fellowship will last one academic semester in the 2021-2022 academic year from either: 1) September 1st to December 17th, 2021 or (2) January 3rd, to April 29th, 2022.

Stipend and Benefits

Each fellowship is worth $10,000.00 Canadian Dollars. This funding supports living expenses, materials, research costs, and artists fees. Every fellow will have access to NSCAD’s library, computer programs, and online platforms for the duration of their