ATB FNMI Artist Residency

230 8th Street, South
Lethbridge, AB
T1J 5H2, Canada
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(403) 327-2272
Monday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am 10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am 6:00 pm

Casa is closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

All other holidays: 10:00am - 5:00pm.

ATB FNMI Artist Residency

ATB FNMI Artist Residency
Program and Grant

Deadline: December 31, 2016

The ATB FNMI Artist Residency program provides an opportunity for professional Canadian First Nations, Metis and Inuit artists working in any discipline to pursue their practice in a supportive, community-based atmosphere. The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge with funding support from ATB Financial will provide an opportunity for artist to work at Lethbridge’s community art centre, Casa. Available facilities (depending on artists’ media/area of interest) include:
• 2D studio, including print making facilities;
• 3D studio, including woodworking, pottery wheels, and kilns;
• Fully equipped Textile Studio;
• Dance studio;
• and multi-purpose rehearsal space.

Residencies range from a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 2 weeks. For every complete week of residency, the participant will receive a $1000 stipend from the Allied Arts Council.

Two or more artists may make a joint application if they are interested in a collaborative project. Each must provide their own materials as outlined in the submission guidelines. Only one stipend will be available for collaborative residencies.

Resident Responsibilities
Participating artists are required to hold six hours of workshop time in their area of expertise, for each week of residency granted. Visual artists will also be requires to provide an artist talk or demonstration and may choose to also exhibit their work. Performance artists will provide and artist talk and/or performance of their work.

Artists will be responsible for providing their own working materials and are responsible for any costs associated with crating and shipping of their supplies and/or artwork.

Casa will take reproduction quality jpegs of works produced during the residency for a program record and publicity purposes. The artist retains all copyright over their work.

*Please note, you may also concurrently apply to The Gallery at Casa for an exhibition of the work produced during the residency and you should indicate whether or not you are doing so on the application form. Acceptance into the residency program does not guarantee an exhibition with the gallery, nor does acceptance for an exhibition guarantee participation in the residency program.

Submission guidelines

Please submit the following:
• Current curriculum vitae, including exhibition or performance record.
• 10 - 15 jpegs on a CD (maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels), or a performance video (DVD) or audio file.
• A short (100 – 300 word) statement of interest and a description of the work to be carried out during the residency. The applicant should also describe why he/she wishes to do the residency, and what particular perspective he/she will bring to the program.

This residency is directed at Canadian Professional First Nations, Metis and Inuit Artists.

The International Artists Association defines a “professional artist” as one who:
• earns a living through art making;
• or possesses a diploma in an area considered to be within the domain of the fine arts;
• or teaches art in a school of art or applied art;
• or whose work is often seen by the public or is frequently or regularly exhibited; • or is recognized as an artist by consensus of opinion among professional artists.

Applications should be submitted to:
Mail: 230 8th Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 5H2

Download the Residency Program Information Here