Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Summer Residency with Anchor Archive / Inkstorm / SadRad

The Anchor Archive Zine Library, Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective, and Sad Rad have a residency program! We invite zinemakers, screenprinters, performers, writers, musicians, organizers, makers and do-ers, movers and shakers, builders, and/or artists-of-all-sorts to Halifax, Nova Scotia!
Come hang out and do a project for two to three weeks between May and August. We provide you with space to do your project, equipment, materials, and support as well as somewhere to live while you are here. We encourage projects that relate to the mandate of the Anchor Archive, Ink Storm, and/or Sad Rad. Projects in any medium or format are encouraged, including music and audio based applications.
DEADLINE: Monday March 10, 2014

Who hosts this residency?

The Anchor Archive Zine Library is a library with a collection of five thousand zines that can be borrowed, as well as a resource centre with a photocopier, computer, internet and zine making supplies. The Anchor Archive is now located at Plan B Merchant’s Co-op at 2180 Gottingen Street.
The Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective is a studio that has all of the equipment for screenprinting: light table, screens, washout station, and powerwasher. We offer affordable studio space, teach classes and host events. Space pending*
The Anchor Archive & Ink Storm function together to host projects and are dedicated to providing free or affordable access to independent and alternative media, art, and education.
Sad Rad is a collectively run music space for all-ages shows, practicing and recording. Sad Rad has shared equipment including: R-16 digital 16 track recorder, DAT (digital analog tape) recorder, mono tape duplicator, drum kit, P.A. and collection of small amps. As our resident you will have access to the gearshare and space. Sad Rad can also provide the human resource of a non-hierarchical improv band. Space pending*
*Ink Storm & Sad Rad are in the process of getting a new space together, with the goal of having a space before the residency season starts in May (although the future is unwritten).

How to apply

DEADLINE: Monday March 10, 2014
This year's residencies are two or three weeks long from May until Aug.
To apply go to to read the information sheet and download an application form.
Questions? Please contact:


  1. This residency sounds so exciting. I know I would be too late to apply for the 2015 program but maybe you'll see me there in 2016 ;-)
    I would love to do printmaking or compose music during my time there. I assume that the theme of the work would be fairly constant from year to year, should be interesting to see what artists have done during their time there.

  2. Libraries make such a valuable input.