Artist in Residence (AiR)

Time + Space to Create

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.  

Sarah Powers performs at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden

Who is in Residence?

Myken McDowell is our Artist in Residence at Casa from January 3 – 30, 2022. 

Myken McDowell is a visual artist and educator. She received her BFA from Concordia University in 2016 and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Alberta in 2019. Full of questions about memory, place and their influence on one another, her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally. 

Join Myken for an artist talk and in-process presentation of the work created in the Print Studio during her four week residency at Casa. Hear about how she weaves digital and analog technologies together alongside print and sculptural works. All are welcome to attend. In-person/zoom TBD. 

Open house: January 29th from 7-9pm in the Print Studio. 

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.