Applications are now CLOSED
The application period has now closed for our 2023 Artist Residencies.
We have received a number of applications from across the country and are now in the process of shortlisting and selecting the successful artists.
Arts Council Wood Buffalo’s Artist in Residence (AiR) and Suncor Indigenous Artist Program follow the traditional residency model, in which non-local professional artists spend time creating work inspired by the environment, culture and people of Wood Buffalo. Resident artists engage with the community, mentoring local artists through workshop opportunities, and showcase their newly created work through a final event. Both streams are open to artists in any discipline.
Artist in Residence Program
This stream follows the traditional residency model in which non-local or local professional artists will spend 3 to 4 weeks creating art and engaging with the community through art. Opportunities include showcase events or performances and, most importantly, spending time mentoring a select group of emerging, established and professional artists from the same artistic discipline.
Suncor Indigenous Artist Program
Much like the Artist in Residence program, this stream follows the traditional residency model and is based on the same idea of creating art and engaging with the community through art. However, this stream will support an Indigenous artist living in Canada that has an artistic career based on using traditional knowledge, skills and materials to tell their contemporary story.
Read the Artist in Residence Handbook here.
Read the Handbook
Familiarize yourself with the Artist in Residence program streams and decide if it's for you!
Apply for a Residency through our online portal, mail-in form or seek additional application support. See more in Application Support.
Shortlisted applicants are given an opportunity to present their proposal for Residency to Arts Council Wood Buffalo.
All presentations will be assessed by ACWB staff and successful artist(s) will be notified.
In 2023, the Artist in Residence and Suncor Indigenous Artist Programs will run concurrently. We will be welcoming the selected artists to our region from June 12 - 30, 2023.
Deadlines & Timelines
- PROPOSALS DUE: February 1, 2023
- SHORTLISTED ARTISTS NOTIFIED & INVITED TO PRESENT: February 15, 2023
- SELECTED ARTISTS NOTIFIED: March 15, 2023
- PRESENTATIONS TAKE PLACE: Week of February 26, 2023
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)