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Artist in Residency

The 2016 Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency program invites local emerging artists aged 16 and older to apply to two mentorship programs:

  • Program 1: May 30, 2016-July 8, 2016
  • Program 2: July 18, 2016-August 26, 2016

Up to six applicants will be accepted into each of the two six week sessions. Local applicants have a choice as to which program they would like to apply for, or they can apply to both. Successful applicants will receive:

  • Access to studio space
  • Full mentorship opportunities
  • A modest budget set forth by the Municipality for supplies
  • Their work publically exhibited at the MacDonald Island Community Gallery presented by the Kirschner Family Corporation

Program participation expectations

  • A commitment of 15 hours per week to the program.
  • The completion of two original works created within the session.

Application requirements

  • A 500 word essay on why the applicant would like to apply to the mentorship program, the benefits they hope to receive from the program, a description of their artistic process, and what they hope to explore
  • Five photographs of five original pieces of work.
  • A sentence stating which mentorship program they would like to attend or if they are applying for both.
  • All contact information: phone, email, and mailing address.

We invite all community members aged 16 or older interested in the visual arts to submit a proposal on or before Friday, April 29, 2016, at 4 p.m. (Mountain Time) via email to , or by hard copy to:

2016 Artist in Residency Program,
c/o Michael Beamish
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
9909 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
T9H 2K4

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