In recognition of a body of work that spans four decades, Medicine Hat artist Les Manning was named a Member of the Order of Canada. The announcement, which came on December 30, 2011, from Canada’s Governor General’s Office, celebrated his contributions to the promotion of ceramics, as an artist, teacher, and arts advocate. More here…
The Call for Submissions for the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario is 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 mulch-disciplinary environment.
There are eight professional studios, in wood, flame-working, glass, sculpture, textiles and fibre ares, photography, glass, sculpture, textiles and fibre arts, photography, painting and drawing, and ceramics. Short and long term residencies are available.
For more information about the selection criteria and application form, go to www.livingartscentre.ca or contact Cole Swanson, Exhibitions and Residency Coordinator at (905)306-6161 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact:
The Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8
DEADLINES: APRIL 15, JUNE 15, DECEMBER 1
The MIAIR Program is designed to serve artists at all stages of their career. Students and artists at all stages of their career are able to pursue their artistic investigations together in our spacious semi-private studios. The residency experience is one of cooperation and creativity. This collaborative spirit extends beyond the studio and spills over into the community in the form public events, sales, classes, and special events. Artists also bring their diverse cultural experiences, specialized technical abilities, educational backgrounds, and most importantly an endless variety of definitions of what a ceramic art practice can be.
Set against the dramatic cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat, Alberta, the 150 acre Historic Clay District was once home to some of Canada’s most important clay factories, including Medalta Potteries, Hycroft China, National Porcelain and Alberta Clay Products. Today, this history is being preserved with the unique Medalta Potteries National Historic Site, providing the setting for a living, working museum.
Medalta offers 5 main residency opportunities each year. In addition, they are able to accommodate a small number of special requirests for short-term residencies at certain times of the year. For more information please visit their website.
The BICWA society is a residence for artists to live, work and use all facilities, independently. This is of interest for self directed artists. BICWA Society resides in the country, it’s surrounded by huge fields of brilliant golden yellow canola in the summer and by acres and acres of muskeg and willow bushes. Because the society is situated in the country side and it’s close to the wilderness, a lot of wildlife is crossing the fields.
- Individual rooms in shared house, there are 6 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, large livingroom with fireplace and a very large dining / kitchen area and laundry room. Studio.
- 24ft anagama (traditional Japanese woodkiln). Salt-kiln, wood-fire-kiln, electric-kilns, gas-kilns, raku-kilns. 2 studios with all technical equipment needed. (wheels, slabroller, extruder, pugmill etc.)