Deadline: 26/06/2015

Women´s Art Residency in Winnipeg

Come to Winnipeg, arguably the hotbed of visual arts in Canada. It is flat. It is friendly.

Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) is offering our urban, loft-style apartment to women-identified visual artists for residencies of 2-4 weeks in duration. Applicants can use this space and time for research, reflection, networking and/or production. There are no product-related expectations and MAWA does not ask that any artwork be left behind. The MAWA residency program is intended to increase dialogue between our geographical community—Winnipeg—and the art world beyond; to create networking opportunities for women artists; and to provide an oasis in which women artists (including trans women) can do whatever they need to do in order to move their practices forward.

MAWA will provide free accommodation and a $300 Cdn. honorarium. The MAWA apartment is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a queen-sized bed, a double futon/couch and a designated parking space. All linens and cooking utensils are provided. The apartment is located on the second floor of 611 Main Street in downtown Winnipeg. Please note, the apartment is a walk-up and is not wheelchair accessible.

MAWA’s apartment is a clean space that is not conducive for painting and many forms of sculpture. However, we help you gain access to the facilities and resources you need in Winnipeg.

While at MAWA, we ask that you present your work to our members in a form of your choice (screening, talk, performance, showcase of work-in-progress, etc.).

Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists.

Applications must be received by email by Friday, June 26 at 4 pm. Please include:

  • a single PDF document containing: a cover letter saying why you would like time in the MAWA apartment (goals, rationale); your first and second choice of preferred dates (including start and end dates between May 1 and October 31, 2016); an artist’s C.V.; up to two videos as a web link
  • up to 20 images as JPGS, 72 dpi at 1024 X 768 pixels (please do not embed in a program such as PowerPoint)



Women´s Art Residency in Winnipeg

Women´s Art Residency in Winnipeg


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