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Salt Spring Island | Artist in Residence AiR program 2017

Salt Spring Island Artist in Residence AiR program. ‘Come, share the experience’ 

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the second 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 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 is to provide the time and space for creativity and productivity and to introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community.

Residencies will be awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit. Applications for the AiR program can be submitted on or before April 15, 2017 for tenure between October 2017 and April 2018.

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Wood Buffalo | Call for Mentor :: 2017 Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency (AIR) program

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is seeking an artist mentor for this year’s Artist in Residency (AIR) program.

Starting June 1, the artist mentor will guide up to eight emerging artists over a 10-week mentorship program within a dedicated studio space.  (Program Duration: June 1 – August 24, 2017).  The artist mentor is required to:

  • develop a syllabus and class schedule focused on professional development
  • curate a final exhibition with a clear theme that includes artwork created by the eight emerging artists
  • complete one or more original artworks to include in the final exhibition
  • together with a mentee, lead six workshops in various communities within the RMWB to participants of all age groups and skill levels
  • occupy studio space for a minimum of 35 hours per week
  • when possible, introduce emerging artists to new media and/or new techniques

Applications for the artist mentor must be received by 4 p.m. MST on Feb. 17.

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