Tilting Artist in Residence

Tilting AIR 2020 Summer Program

TiltingAIR is here to serve visual artists, writers and craftspeople, from all walks of life from around the globe, by providing time and space in which to work in the unique 300 year old historic fishing community of Tilting, on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada. 

Using only talent and need as the criteria for selection, the Foundation invites any and all artists to apply. 

About Tilting AIR 

TiltingAIR has supported artists from around the globe and nurtured the growing arts community here on Fogo Island for over a decade.  The residency serves visual artists, writers and craftspeople, by providing time and space to make their work in the historic fishing community of Tilting on Fogo Island.

TiltingAIR consists of two renovated historic homes built over 100 years ago and the artists have studio access to do their work.  While being immersed in the community of Tilting, the environment is simple and offers seclusion and isolation to do one’s work.  Artists are encouraged to engage with the residents of Tilting, absorb its 300 year old history and explore all of Fogo Island.

Over the years, our visiting artists have formed long enduring friendships with each other, with the people of Tilting and with the Island itself.  Alumni of TiltingAIR return often to the Island on their own to continue their work and rekindle friendships, and the inspiration that originally brought them here.

The Artists 

Residents are responsible for travel to and from the Island, for their food, and other personal expenses. Most artists provide their own transportation while on the island – whether through car rental from mainland Newfoundland, or by driving their own vehicles*.  They are expected to do their share in maintaining the condition of the homes and studios they occupy, as well as its peaceful environment.

As part of our unique residency program, each artist is expected to engage with the people of Tilting during their stay. Outreach can be in the form of an artist’s talk, open house with a show of work done during your residency, performance, readings, workshops with locals, etc. 

Each artist is expected to leave one piece of artwork here on the Island, upon completion of their artist residency. This work becomes a part of The Jennifer Keefe Permanent Art Collection. 

The Jennifer Keefe House and Back Kitchen Studio

Located on Main Road in the center of the historic fishing village of Tilting, this restored and renovated three bedroom traditional salt box is over 150 years old. The house was built by hand without the use of any power tools or heavy equipment. The artist studio is attached to the house. The home overlooks historic Tilting Harbour and is situated among significant architectural century old-buildings.

The Reardon House 

Over a century old, this beautiful renovated salt box home is located on the edge of Tilting and overlooks Sandy Cove, one of the few beach fronts on the Island which extends out to the North Atlantic. This is perfect for artists who either do small work or whose practice does not necessarily center around studio work. The local flock of sheep can be seen nearby and are said to take shade under the house in the summer. 

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