The Do Good Residency 2019 – AIR program in PEI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14 2019 

Upstreet Craft Brewing and this town is small inc. partner for the second year of The Do Good Residency.

Launched in Summer 2018, The Do Good Residency is an artist-in-residence program located at Upstreet Craft Brewing’s warehouse in Charlottetown, PEI. The program is supported by Upstreet Craft Brewing’s Do Good Fund for Arts Initiatives and coordinated by this town is small inc., PEI’s Artist-Run Centre.

Deadline to Apply for the 2019 program is February 18 at midnight Atlantic Time.

This residency is a natural partnership for the brewing company and not-for-profit artist-run centre that share a deep love for their community in PEI, and believe in the power of collaboration, interactivity, and good-natured fun.

To help meet their mission of creating positive social and environmental impacts and supporting the community as a whole, Upstreet created the Do Good Fund – a fund dedicated to supporting artists and art initiatives throughout the year on Prince Edward Island. With every sale of their popular Do Gooder APA, a portion of the proceeds goes directly into this fund.

this town is small’s mission is to foster sustainability for contemporary arts practice on PEI, encouraging communication and collaboration among members of the artistic community and with the community at large.

Local, regional, national, or international professional contemporary artists with a strong interest in community engagement and collaboration are invited to apply. There are three 3-week slots available this year:

one in May reserved for an artist based in Atlantic Canada;

one in June and one in September, both open to all artists.

This is a self-directed residency that includes a collaboration with Upstreet: selected artists will work together with the Brewmaster and Head Chef at Upstreet to design a beer recipe and food menu. The artist will also create a design to be featured on the label of the custom beer. At the completion of the residency an artist talk and special event will be held to present the artist, as well as their beer collaboration and food menu.

Selected artists receive studio space, lodging, administrative support, community engagement & networking support, and a stipend. Travel costs and materials are not provided.

 Full application details can be found at https://thistownissmall.com/the-do-good-residency/

or email Monica Lacey at this.town.is.small@gmail.com

with Do Good Residency in the subject line for more information.

Monica Lacey

Executive Director

this town is small inc.

PEI’s artist run centre

115 Richmond Street

Charlottetown, PEI

C1A 1H7

www.thistownissmall.com