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.  

Artist dancing in dance studio
Headshot of artist Karen Hare

Who is in Residence?

This April, Casa will be hosting artist Camryn Carnell, as part of the Artist in Residence (AiR) program from April 1 – 29.

Camryn Carnell is an emerging artist based in Edmonton, Alberta. She graduated from Alberta University of the Arts with a BFA in Drawing. She has since participated in several artist residencies which empowered her to get assessed for ADHD. Surrendering to curiosity allows her creative process to accommodate her neurodivergence. Carnell creates soft sculptures and quilted pieces in textiles, using bright colours and kitschy motifs to interrogate contradictory feelings and express adoration for the silly and awkward ways she finds herself moving in the world.

Join Carnell for a drawing workshop and open house:

Taking Inventory: Drawing Workshop (only a couple spots left!)

Thursday, April 18 from 7 – 9 pm
Learn drawing methods that translate visual references into abstracted forms.

Open House
Thursday, April 25 from 5 – 7 pm in the Atrium at Casa
Stay for a Keeping it Reel film screening in the Community Room at 7 pm



Artist working in woodshop

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 due dates:  

Application due dates occur January 15 and June 15 of each year. 

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

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