Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA)

Introducing Canada’s Newest World Class Centre For the Arts

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts was established in February 2016  to support the creativity of artists in residence; promote the excellence at home and on the international scene in St. Andrews By-the Sea, and benefit the community as a cultural destination. KIRA will create a rewarding and stimulating experience for participants in the residency which will advance their artistic journey. KIRA will contribute to the creation of new works in various artistic disciplines, and to arts education through community involvement. KIRA strengthens St. Andrews’ reputation as a tourist destination focused on beauty, creativity, and quality of life.

For more information about KIRA, phone (506) 529-3335 or email kgoffice@kingsbraegarden.com


Artist in Residence Program

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) awarded fifteen artists with one month residency in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada for 2017. Artists will be provided with an individual studio space, comfortable housing, up to two prepared meals each day and a stipend. Artists will live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town and work in studios located on the property. The residence is within walking distance of the down town, however artists should bring all materials needed for their creative process when they arrive, as supplies and provisions are limited in town. As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community for up to six hours a week. These engagements for each artist will vary based on skills and interest and can include a partnership with the Kingsbrae Garden which is located steps away from the residence and studios.

Program Goals

  • Support artists by providing space for creative inquiry and time to take their creative practice to the next level
  • Invite artists to explore their ideas and practice within the context of the region including Kingsbrae Garden, a 27-acre horticultural masterpiece located in the historic seaside town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
  • Create a community of artists, thinkers, and practitioners
  • Introduce and thoughtfully engage artists with the community

Program Period

  • June to August 2016

For Media Inquiries, Please Contact:
Mary Jones
Kingsbrae Garden

Coming Soon

2017 Artists

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts will be announcing their 2017 Artists shortly. Check back for an update soon.