Artist in Residency

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The Artist in Residency program follows the traditional residency model, in which non-local or local professional artists spend time creating work inspired by the environment, culture and people of Wood Buffalo. These Residency artists will engage with the community in a variety of ways, showcase their work through a final event and, most importantly, spend time mentoring a selected group of emerging, established and professional artists from this area. The program will be open to artists in any discipline.

2019-2020
Community Impact

9 Workshops

45 Event Attendees

17 Artists Hired

Applications Now Closed for Fall 2021 Session

The application period has now closed for the Fall 2021 session of the Suncor Indigenous Artist Program. We received a number of applications from across the country and we are now in the process of selecting the artist.


Return to this page for updates and announcements about the Fall 2021 session, and how the upcoming resident artist will be engaging with the community and mentoring artists in our region.


Each year, Arts Council aims to host an artist for a Spring session and another for a Fall session. Each program offered will run for 3 to 4 weeks and is open to artists of any discipline who will create in Wood Buffalo and mentor local artists. Click on the Applications tab for updates and information on the application process.


Watch this excerpt from Sparking Creativity by M’Guphynn Media to learn more about the Artist in Residency program.




About the Residency Streams



Stay Tuned for Events & Workshops

Resident artists will be offering showcases, events or performances and spending time mentoring local artists of all experience levels. Visit this page (Current Residency tab) for updates and information on upcoming opportunities to engage and participate.

Applications Spring 2022 Residency: Coming Soon

Continue visiting this page for updates on the Spring 2022 Artist in Residency application process. Announcements will be made when the application process opens.


This residency will run for 3 to 4 weeks between February and May 2022.

Scroll down to the “Submitting a Proposal” menu below to see how to submit your proposal by email or regular mail.

How it works

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Apply for a residency once applications open.

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Proposals will be shortlisted by ACWB staff.

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Shortlisted applicants will prepare a presentation for Arts Council.

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All presentations will be assessed by ACWB staff and artists will be notified.

Residency Timelines: Spring & Fall

Arts Council aims to have two residency programs each year:

Spring Residency: 3 to 4 weeks between February and May
Fall Residency: 3 to 4 weeks between September and December

Proposal Timelines & Presentations

Spring Residency (February to May)

  • Proposals will typically be accepted between August and October of the preceding year (i.e., applications for Spring 2022 must be submitted in 2021).
  • Proposals will be shortlisted and shortlisted applicants will be given two weeks’ notice to prepare a presentation for Arts Council.


Fall Residency (September to December)

  • Proposals will typically be accepted between April and June of the same year.
  • Proposals will be shortlisted and shortlisted applicants will be given two weeks’ notice to prepare a presentation for Arts Council.


Frequently Asked Questions

Become a Sponsor of the Artist in Residency Program

Are you interested in sponsoring or making a contribution to the Artist in Residency program?
Visit our Support Us page to view the different sponsorship opportunities, or contact us to share your vision on how you can support the Artist in Residency Program. We are open to creative possibilities and would be happy to discuss alternative sponsorship options with you.

 

Find out what other organizations have to say about supporting the arts in our region.

 

For more information on the Artist in Residency Program, or for questions on securing your sponsorship opportunity, please contact ACWB Executive Director, Liana Wheeldon, at [email protected] or 587-674-1625 ext 100.

 

The Suncor Indigenous Artist Program

We would like to thank Suncor for their generous support of the Suncor Indigenous Artist Program.

 

This new stream of the Artist in Residency program will run in Fall 2021 and support one Indigenous artist living in Canada. This artist has an artistic career based on using traditional knowledge, skills and materials to tell their contemporary stories.

 

The Suncor Indigenous Artist Program supports the preservation and expression of Indigenous art and culture in our region and across Canada.

Thanks to Our Resident Artists