Growing the Music Industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

MusicNL Musician-in-Residence Program

MusicNL is pleased to announce a new partnership with Landfall Trust of Brigus. This partnership will give one MusicNL member the opportunity to spend two full weeks this summer (August 7-20) at the stunning Kent Cottage in Brigus.

The selected musician-in-residence will be provided a place to live and work, and a contribution towards food/supplies as they spend two weeks in one of the most inspiring areas of the province. The rustic cottage is in a quiet, secluded off the grid location, making this residency the perfect opportunity for a song writing retreat; however, other projects will be considered.

As part of the residency, the selected musician will also be required to lead a community outreach project. This could take the form of a workshop, a presentation, or a performance at the iconic Brigus Blueberry Festival happening August 13-15, 2021.

Call for Applications


  • Must be a MusicNL member
  • Must find own transportation to and from Brigus
  • Must be ready for an amazing 2 weeks of reflection and inspiration!


  • Comfortable living space at Kent Cottage in Brigus
  • Weekly stipend for living expenses
  • Assistance in arranging and promoting a community outreach project


Please click here to fill out an application.

An external jury will select the artist based on the artistic merit of the applications and the best fit with the program.

Application deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021 @ 5:00pm

For any questions or inquires, please contact MusicNL Programs Manager David Shears at David@musicnl.ca.