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Artist in Residency

2017 Artist in Residency Gallery

Images from Artist in Residency 2017

The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency (AIR) program is a mentorship opportunity supporting local emerging artists in the development of their artistic and professional practices. This annual program is offered during the summer months and includes access to free studio space, mentorship from an established Canadian artist(s), and an opportunity for a final exhibition. AIR mentors are also encouraged to lead free creative workshops in rural communities within Wood Buffalo.

The program has been modified in response to feedback from the community. In 2018, AIR will be delivered through a series of one-week Master Classes.

Eleven excellent options for Artist in Residency were received this year, all demonstrating excellent qualifications and syllabuses. Following an evaluation based on public input and individual scoring, four Master Class options were selected.

Residents, 16 and older are now encouraged to register for one or more of the free Master Classes. Class details, times and locations are all provided in the registration link and pdf documents below. Class size is limited, so registration is on a first come, first served basis. Registration is open until all spaces are filled.

June 4 – 8, 2018: Lucie Bause – Visual Arts with Purpose: Information about Instructor & Class here: LB Master Class Schedule

July 9 – 13, 2018: Cara McLeod – Exploring Expression & Creativity through Singing. Information about Instructor & Class here: CLM Master Class Schedule

August 7 – 11, 2018: Justin Shaw - Acting on Instinct: An Introduction to the Actor’s Process: Register HERE. Information about Instructor & Class here: JS Master Class Schedule
*Schedule is subject to change. 

August 13 – 17, 2018: Megan Green - Mold Making, Casting Materials and Woodworking: Register HERE. Information about Instructor & Class here:  MG Master Class Schedule
*Schedule is subject to change.

*Please note that all registered participants will be notified if any class schedules are changed/modified

If you do not have access to a computer and would like to register, please call 780-788-4336.

Need to get in touch? Contact us at or by phone at 780-743-7966.

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