Taking place over 6 months, the Nest Artists Residency begins with an in-person gathering at the Green Studio. What follows will be a 5-week devising period, facilitated by Nest alums from previous cohorts, working toward the development of a piece for Rhizomes 2022. The Residency then moves into a period of 1-1 mentorship and artistic development, pairing each artist with a mentor of their choice to help in the development of their piece.
Showings will happen at the 2022 In the Soil Arts Festival, giving artists the opportunity to share their work and test ideas. This can be in the form of scenes, readings, music, installations, questions, games, conversations, a virtual party – nothing is off limits. The journey to the piece is rarely a straight line and Suitcase in Point wholeheartedly supports experimentation along the way. Also, sprinkled throughout the 6 months will be a series of artist-led workshops and Forum discussions.
January – Nest Gathering at The Green Studio in downtown St. Catharines (in person)
February-March – Devising Period with Nest Alum
March-May – 1-1 Mentorship and artistic development
June – Showings at In the Soil Arts Festival