Artist selection will be done by/based on:

  • First come first served
  • Jury consisting of members of existing arts organizations;
  • Access to accommodation funding via grant applications; or
  • Artists’ payment of a modest monthly rental fee (includes heat, light and wireless).
  • Willingness to engage with other artists and local people, through an Open Doors day, or Artist Talk, or art/craft lessons.

Built inside the former Greenland’s General Store (affectionately dubbed “the Shop” by town residents), Bareneed Studios has accommodations for one artist or two artists who don’t mind sharing accommodations, featuring:

  • A larger North Studio and a South Studio, separated by a communal living space that includes a small kitchen and eating area.
  • Lounge area.
  • One bathroom with heated floor accessible to each studio.
  • Loft-style sleeping accommodations, partially open to the studio below;
  • Magnificent windows overlooking the ocean.
  • Deck area.
  • Basement area for messy work with power and light, accessible from inside North Studio.

The open concept shared studio spaces are designed to encourage social interaction, knowledge and artistic exchange. Wedged between the road and the shore, Bareneed Studios also owns about 60 feet of rocky beach. It sits in a busy area – the only way in and out of Port de Grave, one of the few active Newfoundland fishing communities in these post-cod moratorium times. Artists will experience the fishery firsthand, as just meters from the family property a local fishing captain stores his gear and launches his boat from his brand new wharf.


Weekly, with a one week minimum stay:

$600 CDN per studio for one week, includes one loft bedroom. Guests may be sharing with another artist group;

$1200 CDN per week for the whole space – 2 studios and 2 loft bedrooms.


$600 CDN per month for one studio/loft bedroom;

$1200 CDN per month for the whole space – 2 studios and 2 loft bedrooms.