Artist in Residency
Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency
The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency welcomes the following artists to the 2013 program.
Fort McMurray Studio - Opening on June 5, 2013
Anzac Studio - Opening July 31, 2013
Throughout the program, this group of artists will be hosting artist talks, open houses and a final group show at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery. Please visit this site for updates on schedules and activities taking place with the Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency studios and artists.
2013 AIR Schedule
April 12th - Artist submissions due
April 19th - Short Listed artists are notified
April 22nd - 25th - Short Listed artists are interviewed
April 29th & 30th - Successful artists are notified
June 5th - Program commences – Fort McMurray Studio Opens
July 31st - Anzac Studio Opens
August 28th - Fort McMurray and Anzac Studios Close
August 29th - Group Exhibit Opening Reception
About the Artist in Residency Program:
The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency program began in 2011 with five artists working in a studio in Fort McMurray. Expanding on the initial success of the program, the AIR program is now in its third year and includes a second studio location. In the summer of 2013, the AIR program will host a 12-week residency in Fort McMurray, Alberta and a 4-week residency in Anzac, Alberta.
The program enables a blend of both emergent and mid-career artists to create and explore, as well as to exchange ideas and insights within a multi-disciplinary environment. The residency includes the studio space (with no associated fee), delivery of a 15 – 20 minute artist talk per artist, demonstration and instructional opportunities.
During the residency, the artists are expected to create an original body of work in collaboration with other participants and to exhibit in a group show at the end of the residency. Each artist in residence will be asked to become an ambassador for the Regional art community during their stay. As ambassadors, the artists will be required to host open studio hours once a week at a time when the public can access their workspaces.
For more information, contact:
Brandi Gartner Culture Coordinator