Artists in Residence

The MacPhee Centre Artist in Residence (AIR) Program allows artists to develop their practice and collaborate with the community.

We partner with the NSCAD Community Studio Residency, which offers current students and recent graduates the opportunity to further their artistic practice through a donated studio space within Nova Scotia.

This is a year long residency in Dartmouth, NS, which often starts and ends in the Fall of each year. The artist is housed in our third-floor mezzanine and has a shared studio space of approximately 300 sq/ft.

The community AIR at the MacPhee Centre is committed to the following:

  • 30-35 hours of community engagement (including a minimum of 24 hours of program facilitation)
  • Two (2) exhibits/work showcases of the Artist's work during the residency period

Applications for this program are currently closed. Applications open on a rolling deadline every spring.


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2023 to 2024 Artist in Residence

P. Doak

NSCAD Artist in Residence

Doak is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician, poet and historian who was born and raised in Halifax, NS (Kjipuktuk, Mi'kma'ki). Doak's practice is rooted in their interest in their own family history, as well as mythologies and land relationships.

Doak works under the name Odyssean Press, making artist books and honing their printmaking skills while doing commissions for clients.

2022 to 2023 Artists in Residence

Megan Fitzgerald

NSCAD Artist-in-Residence

Megan Fitzgerald (she/her) is an artist working within the realms of expanded painting to extend boundaries of the landscape genre. Her place-responsive practice addresses themes of wonder, transformation and magic; responding to notions of the unseen landscape. Taking walking as subject and tool she collects objects, grinds earth pigment, and documents findings through on-site drawing. Mythical and strange assemblages are presented as real systems that might re-enchant our daily experience. After receiving her BFA from OCAD University in 2016, Megan travelled extensively by foot; partaking in art history and curatorial studies in Florence, residencies in Spain, long distance trails in the United Kingdom, and NGO projects in Vietnam. Megan received an MFA from NSCAD University in 2022. She currently works as a Research Assistant at the NSCAD Drawing Lab and teaches undergraduate and extended studies courses in painting and drawing. She likes the big things, and the little things, finding comfort in the closeness between the two.


Jean Mary Serutoke

NSCAD Artist-in-Residence

Jean Mary Serutoke (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist, currently based in Halifax and a recent undergraduate of NSCAD University with a major in Interdisciplinary Arts. Her practice consists of introspection and reflection around the intersections of her own personal identities, whether it's with traditional printmaking methodologies or DIY ways of making while finding ways to bring other mediums into the process, such as textile work. Being part of the African Diaspora and living in various countries in three different continents, she has observed first-hand how it feels to live through different contexts and uses art-making as a form of therapy to share with others. She believes that care and vulnerability are essential to this work and through exploring race, disability, memory, self-doubt and gender, she is figuring out what she has to say through her work. With no grand illusions in mind that art will create a revolution in the traditional sense, she hopes that just one new idea can change a person's perception and ensue powerful changes in an individual's life.



Past Artists in Residence

The NSCAD Community Studio Artist in Residence:

jenny AIR

Jenny Yujia Shi (she/her)


Emily Lawrence (she/her)


Kelsey Pearson (she/her)

Natasha Newsletter

Natasha Verbeke (she/her)
NSCAD Artist-in-Residence

Nick Newsletter

Nick Nylen (he/him)
NSCAD Artist-in-Residence

Maddy Philips

Maddy Filipps (She/Her)
Print making Facilitator

Kayza DeGraff-Ford Headshot

Kayza DeGraff-Ford (they/them)
Silk Painting Facilitator