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.  

Headshot of artist Karen Hare

Who is in Residence?

This summer, Casa will be hosting craft-based artist, Karen Hare, as part of the Artist in Residence (AiR) program from August 15 – 29, 2023.

Karen Hare is a craft-based artist based in Winnipeg, Canada. Built out of curiosity, her works are the result of relationships formed with material bodies. Her pieces emerge through participation; nurturing both the predictable and unpredictable nature of a given material. Karen’s process is inherently maternal; creating with intention, repetition and care. The finished work is often paired back to raw elements, presenting power in softness

Artist Talk: Wednesday, August 16, 7:00pm – Community Room
Open Studio: Thursday, August 24, 5:00pm – Artist Kiosks, Rotary Square
Workshop: Relief Hand-carving as Meditation, Monday, August 28, $20 GST, Registration Required

Who is in Residence?

This fall, Casa will be hosting artist Solange Roy, as part of the Artist in Residence (AiR) program from August 28 – September 25, 2023.

Solange Roy is a ceramic artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba of Cree and Métis descent. Roy creates masterful, colourful ceramic sculptures, and will expand upon a project from her undergrad during her stay.

Artist Talk: Monday, September 18, 7:00pm, Community Room
Open Studio: For Arts Days September 21 – 24, Artist Kiosk in Rotary Square

Workshop: Mushroom Houses:
Two classes – Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10,
10 am – 1 pm $40 + GST – Registration required

Artist April White posing in front of an inflatable tube with a mustache

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.