Since 2011, the Robert Pope Foundation and NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) have jointly offered a 2 month long residency with studio and honorarium to an exceptional Canadian painter each year.

We invite emerging and mid-career painters to apply for this unique opportunity to work and exhibit in our dynamic art college environment.

Eligibility requirements
This residency is open to all Canadian painters who have completed an MFA or equivalent degree. MFA degree must have been completed prior to the residency’s start date.

2 months

Start Date
September 14, 2022

The William and Isabel Pope Painting Residency provides:

– A painting studio (as pictured – 14’x18’ ) accessible 24/7 at NSCAD University’s Fountain Campus.
– An $8,000 honorarium from the Robert Pope Foundation toward accommodation and living costs
– Up to $500 for travel expenses (with receipts)
A two week solo exhibition at NSCAD’s Anna Leonowens Gallery scheduled to coincide with the residency itself