call for artists: Customs House Artisan Incubator

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We believe that your craft can be your business.

We are offering a life-changing experience for emerging artists. The Customs House is a craft incubator in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. We’re looking for seven artists to become our first artists in residence.

Are you a textile, clay or jewellery artist?

As our artists in residence, you’ll have access to:

  • Fully equipped studios
  • Subsidized studio rent
  • Craft business development support
  • Technical mentorship
  • Opportunities to take your craft to market

Want to learn more? Contact Tamsin Sloots, Craft Incubator Coordinator, at tamsin@capebretoncraft.com or 902 539 7491 ext 116.

Be bold. Take your chance today. Apply now.


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movie day: Sonja

Sonja is a poetic portrayal of the story of the sightless artist Sona Zeliskova, who despite adverse fate found her life journey in art and ceramics

The film experiments with audio-visual components to recount Sona’s unique story. Combining a documentary, narrative and poetic approach, this short film attempts to depict the real-life story via poetic language.

We used special infrared technology, in order to achieve a surrealistic black-and-white visual. The unique picture thus emerged purely in-camera without the use of post-production.

Sona carries a one-of-a-kind story of a lifetime struggle, overcoming obstacles while flourishing her love for art. At the age of 13, she was diagnosed with diabetes. At 26, right by the birth of her son, she completely lost her sight. At age of 39, nevertheless, she has found her life purpose and passion for ceramics and became a successful artist. Today, Sona runs ceramics courses, lectures at conferences and has become a life inspiration for many others.

Web: sonja.revers.sk
Email: maros.milcik@gmail.com

CREDITS:

Directed by Maroš Milčík
Cinematography by Gašper Šnuderl
Original Score by Matúš široký
Sound Design by Defacto Sound
Color by Toby Tomkins, CHEAT
Text supervisor: Juraj Vozár
Edited by Miroslav Gerbel, Maroš Milčík

Full credits in film.