Artist in Residence (AiR)

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Artist in Residence (AiR)

The residency program at Casa provides an opportunity for artists from across all disciplines to pursue their practice in a supportive, concentrated, community-based atmosphere. Open to artists with diverse experience levels, backgrounds and a variety of media including those in or recently graduated from undergraduate programs. 

Workshops, installations, open houses and artist talks are part of AiR community engagement program. Informal and friendly workshops allow you to create alongside artists. Open houses and artist talks with visiting artists allow for learning new perspectives and ways of seeing.  

Follow the AiR programming within the seasonal Casa Program Guide and events calendar for upcoming events.  

Who is in Residence?

This Fall, Casa will be hosting local artist, Arianna Richardson, during the provincial Month of the Artist, September.

Arianna Richardson is a sculptor, performance artist and mother from Treaty Seven territory (Lethbridge, AB). Richardson most often works under the pseudonym, The Hobbyist, employing hobby-craft techniques to work through an investigation of ubiquitous consumption, gendered labour, waste, excess, and spectacle.

Richardson holds a BFA (2013) in Studio Arts from the University of Lethbridge and an MFA (2018) from NSCAD in Halifax, NS. She was awarded the Roloff Beny Photography Scholarship in 2012 and the Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarship in 2016. Her work was recently featured in the December 2018 issue of Performance Research, “On Generosity.” 

 Learn more about Arianna Richardson by visiting her website at ariannarichardson.ca

Application Process

Emerging artists find the Casa AiR program to be a welcoming place for those wanting to experience the residency process. Mid-career and established artists are also encouraged to apply as Casa provides space free of charge and will help to co-ordinate a number of public engagement opportunities. 

Please seek funding for travel, lodging and per diems from granting agencies as necessary. Successful candidates may request letters of support for their grant applications. 

Application deadline:  

Application deadlines occur January 15 and June 15 of each year. 

Submissions for the January 15 deadline will be programmed for a residency between June 15 and December 31.

Submission for the June 15 deadline will be programmed for a residency between January 15 and June 14 of the following year.