New Artist-in-Residency in Wood Buffalo

March 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

Call for Submissions: New Artist Residency, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Fort McMurray
The Artist in Residency Program in Fort McMurray is the first of its kind in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The program supplies artists with a dedicated studio space in a converted, multiuse facility that can provide from three to six studios. This innovative and unique opportunity commences June 6, 2011 and will continue for three months.
The program will enable a blend of emergent as well as mid-career artists to not only create and explore, but also, to exchange ideas and insights within a multi-disciplinary environment. The residency includes the studio space (with no associated fee), delivery of an artist talk (15-20 minutes), demonstration and instructional opportunities and the display of artwork completed during the three-month program at a group exhibition in a
local gallery.

Each artist in residence will be asked to become an ambassador for the regional art community during their stay. As ambassadors, the artists will be required to host open studio hours once a week at a time when the public can access their workspaces.

Canadian visual artists who are interested in Wood Buffalo’s new Artist in Residency Program are invited to submit a proposal before April 22, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. For this initial residency, we are only
accepting proposals in the following mediums:

• Painting (acrylic & watercolour)
• Digital media
• Drawing
• Textile & Fibre Arts

Applicants will be selected according to the quality of work submitted, their demonstration of commitment to serious practice and their explanation about how the residency will meet their artistic objectives. Short-listed applicants will be notified by April 29, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

Click here to download application.

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