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ASA: Artist in Residence Creative

The Alberta Society of Artists is pleased to invite artists (over 18) who are interested in self-directed research and site-specific work to apply to its new Artist-in-Residence Creative Program.  



The Alberta Society of Artists is a large part of Alberta’s visual arts history through its members, its exhibitions, and other initiatives. The ASA was founded in 1931, making it the oldest society of juried professional artists in the province. The ASA has an active membership of professional visual artists who strive for excellence. Through exhibitions, education, and communication, the society increases public awareness of the visual arts.  


Artist-in-Residence Creative provides a rare look into the ASA and its gallery complex at Crossroads Market in Calgary. You will have access to the ASA’s archives, meet with long-standing members and chat with people in the vibrant weekend market. The Upper Gallery is one of two galleries operated by The Alberta Society of Artists located on the second floor of the Crossroads Market. The 300-square-foot gallery is open to the public four days a week in this thriving business sector of Southeast Calgary.  


Artists are encouraged to use the Gallery space to the best of their abilities, and, as a public gallery, the ASA also encourages artists to present their work as it progresses. Possibilities include but are not limited to a slide show, digital presentation, written work, workshops, or creative ideas which encourage engagement. In addition to in-person activities, the ASA advocates incorporating an online element to enhance outreach across the entire province.  


As the Alberta Society of Artists approaches its 100th Anniversary, it asks that Artists provide some form of digital documentation of their Residence Creative so that it can be added it to archives and/or used in promotional material. Any physical artwork produced will remain the property of the Artists and stay in their possession.  



Space: Upper Gallery, 22’ x 16’

Length: 8 consecutive weeks (after June 2024)

Access: to building is permitted during operational hours only

Restrictions: to be mindful of the gallery setting, no noxious smells, toxic chemicals, loud noises or damage to the walls/flooring will be permitted

Honorarium: $500.00 CAD

Expectations: to generate creatives which are reflective of the time spent with the Alberta Society of Artists organization

Deadline: Thursday, February 29, 11:59 pm


Application Process:

  • Eligibility: Open to all members of the public (18 years and older) self-defined as Visual Artist
  • A maximum of one scheduled slot is available
  • Submission information: the majority of the information regarding the Residency MUST be submitted in PDF format.