Category Archives: Canada

Edmonton | Call for Submissions :: Arts Habitat Edmonton

McLuhan House Art Studio Residency

Arts Habitat Edmonton is a non-profit organization engaged in finding, managing and developing space for the arts. McLuhan House is envisioned to be an interpretive centre for Herbert Marshall McLuhan’s life and legacy of thought.

McLuhan House also hosts well-defined cultural programming and curated events that explore McLuhan’s belief that “The medium is the message,” and incorporate the “global theatre.” Artist-in-Residence are expected to provide a minimum of 2 exhibitions/events throughout the term of the residency. These events are at the discretion of the artist(s).

Submission Deadline: April 3, 2018 at midnight

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Saltspring Island | Salt Spring Island Artist In Residence Program

PRESS RELEASE January 2018

January 2018

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the third year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all Canadian professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent of the program is to provides the time and space for creativity and productivity and introduces visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community.

Deadline for Submissions: May 1. 2018


Calgary | Call for Submissions :: WRECK CITY

wreck city logoExperimental Artist Residency in Calgary

WRECK CITY seeks RFQs (Requests for Qualifications) from artists, documentary filmmakers, and critical art writers interested in participating in an experimental artist residency in Calgary. Successful candidates will be willing to engage in collaborative, chaotic, immersive, and independently-motivated situations, and be available throughout the WRECK CITY Residency (June 22 – July 27, 2018) and intermittently during the Public Exhibition (July 28 – August 11, 2018). The location of the Residency is currently secret, but it is located in the Calgary neighbourhood of Marda Loop.

14 artists, collaborative teams, and/or collectives will be selected based on the integrity of their portfolios, availability, intentions, and relationship with DIY art spaces. Artists will receive a $2,000 honourarium and $1,000 for materials/expenses, onsite accommodations are available for out of town artists.

One documentary filmmaker will produce 2 short films – one 1-minute teaser film (to be released prior to the Exhibition’s Opening) and one documentary short chronicling the overall project, $3,000 honourarium.

A Writer-in-Residence will be asked to develop critical writing around the residency and exhibition, $750 honourarium.

Deadline: midnight on Monday, February 26, 2018

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Blairmore/Rocky Mountains | Gushul Studio Residencies – Open Call

Length of Stay: One to Four months Duration
Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Blairmore, Alberta, Canada

The Open Call Gushul Studio Residency is available to the following applicants:

  • Canadian Artists and Writers
  • Non-Canadian Artists and Writers

Applications for Open Call Gushul Studio Residencies are accepted on an ongoing basis for both the Artist’s Studio and Writer’s Cottage. The Cottage accommodates a maximum of two writers and the Visual Artists’ Studio accommodates two working artists with room for two additional non-working occupants. Both facilities are separate buildings situated in proximity to one another in the town of Blairmore, Alberta, situated directly beside the historic Trans-Canada Railway line in the spectacular eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains

For information and full details related to application procedures and requirements, please refer to Gushul Studio Residency Application Guidelines.

Gushul Blairmore AB


Call For Artist: Blairmore, AB

Gushul Blairmore AB

NEW International Call for Artists: Gushul Artist Residency – Blairmore, AB

Applications Accepted on an Ongoing Basis
Duration: 1 to 4 months
Fees: Artist Studio $750/month

The Gushul Studio and Cottage, situated in the town of Blairmore, Alberta, Canada, opened in 1988 as a site for creative residencies for professional artists and writers. Owned by the University of Lethbridge and managed through the Gushul Studio Residency Program Committee, Faculty of Fine Arts, this facility has hosted over 200 artists, scholars and other professionals, and has offered inspiration and sanctuary for the production of their work.

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City of Calgary Public Art Program – Artist Residency Announcement – WATERSHED+

City of Calgary Public Art Program – Artist Residency Announcement – WATERSHED+

ARTIST RESIDENCIES: As part of the ground-breaking WATERSHED+ Pilot Project, the Public Art Program, Utilities and Environmental Protection (UEP) and Parks are pleased to announce its artist residency opportunities are filled, underway and gaining momentum.

Artists Rachel Duckhouse, Nick Millar & Minty Donald, Broken City Lab and Jay Mosher & Rory Middleton will, at various times, be in residence at Ralph Klein Park (RKP) between now and December 2013.

Through their art practice, the residency artists will engage the community in a dialogue, and explore issues relevant to Calgary’s watershed, water management and the Park environment. (more…)

Thematic Residency Program at Artscape Gibraltar Point: Toronto

Soi Fischer is pleased to announce the establishment of the Thematic Residency Program at Artscape: Gibraltar Point in Toronto, Canada.
As part of its mandate to make international contemporary art accessible to a wider public, Soi Fischer is debuting its Education and Public Programming at Artscape Gibraltar Point, which provides short-term accommodation and studio space for artists to research and develop their contemporary art practice.

October: Monique Mouton (L.A.), November: Gareth Long (NYC), December: Maryse Larivière (MTL), January: Niall McClelland (TO), February: Artie Vierkant (NYC).
Thematic Residency Program at Artscape Gibraltar Point

ARTIST RESIDENCY: The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Deadline: on-going

The Resident Artist Program has been created to provide opportunities for a blend of recent graduates of arts and design institutions, as well as mid-career artists, to create, explore, learn and exchange ideas and insights within a multi- disciplinary environment. There are eight professional studios in wood, flame working, glass, sculpture, textiles and fiber arts, photography, painting, drawing and ceramics. Short and long-term residencies are available. (more…)