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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.

2019-2021
Community Impact

12 Workshops

69 Event Attendees

18 Artists Hired

Now Accepting Applications: Summer 2022 Residency

Arts Council is now accepting applications for Summer 2022. For this iteration, the Artist in Residency Program and Suncor Indigenous Artist Program will run concurrently (i.e., at the same time), and one artist will be selected for each program. We aim to welcome artists to our region for 3 to 4 weeks within the months of June to August, 2022.

Click on the Applications tab above to apply and see application requirements.


Highlights from Previous Residency

Artist in Residency Showcase & Sparking Creativity Documentary


On November 8, 2021, ACWB hosted a virtual Artist in Residency showcase. Heather Morigeau (Fall 2021 resident artist) was joined by Carla White (Fall 2020 resident artist) for a live-stream Q&A and conversation about their experiences in the Artist in Residency program. Available on YouTube.

Following the live-stream Q&A session, ACWB shared the premiere of Sparking Creativity, a short documentary filmed by M’Guphynn Media about tragedy and the healing power of art, featuring Carla White during her residence.


Click here or on the Past Residencies tab above to learn more about Heather Morigeau and Carla White.


Each year, Arts Council aims to host resident artists 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.



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.

Now Accepting Applications: Summer 2022 Residency

In 2022, the Artist in Residency Program and Suncor Indigenous Artist Program will run concurrently (i.e., at the same time), and one artist will be selected for each program. The next residency will run for 3 to 4 weeks within the months of June to August 2022. See below for key application dates and timelines.


Applications for Summer 2022 are open until February 16, 2022.


Note: Seeing as this will be the first time Arts Council experiments with running this program concurrently, there may be opportunity for the two selected artists to collaborate on their residencies as well.

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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Submit a proposal 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: Summer 2022

Proposals due: February 16, 2022
Shortlisted Artists Notified & Invited to Present to ACWB: February 25, 2022
Presentations to Take Place: Week of March 14, 2022
Selected Artists Notified: March 28, 2022

Residency to Begin: Residency dates (between June and August 2022) will be agreed upon by selected artist and ACWB

Learn About the Residency Experience

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




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.

 

The Suncor Indigenous Artist Program falls under the Artist in Residency umbrella and supports 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