Northern Alberta Artist in Residence – Call for Submissions

Northern Alberta Artist in Residence

Deadline: 8pm MST, March 15, 2022

SNAP (The Society of Northern Alberta-Print-Artists) and Travelling Exhibitions Northwest (TREX NW) invite applications from artists with a printmaking practice who wish to work in the SNAP Printshop for a 5-week period to develop a new body of work. This body of work will go towards an exhibition with TREX NW for the Fall of 2023. This visiting artist program is open to artists based in Northern Alberta who live outside of major centres such as Edmonton. The residency will take place between the months of July and August 2022 (unless otherwise negotiated).

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SNAP is a Non-profit Artist-Run Centre in Edmonton, Alberta dedicated to the production, presentation and dissemination of Fine Art Printmaking and Contemporary Print Media. For more information about SNAP, visit our About section.

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial travelling exhibitions (TREX) program since 1981 to provide as many communities as possible across Alberta with the opportunity to see visual art exhibitions, and to share the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts with the public. A provincially run program, TREX programs highlight the work of Alberta-based artists, helping to promote and encourage artistic careers in the province. The TREX program is hosted by four different organizations across Alberta, who each manage the program for different region. TREX NW is hosted by the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. For more information, visit

The Northern Alberta visiting artist residency will be selected by jury with representatives from both SNAP & the AGGP.

Visiting Artist Residency Program Includes:
  • 24/7 access to the Printshop for a maximum 5 week consecutive period.
  • A $5000.00 CAD artist fee (paid by TREX NW) upon completion of the residency)
  • A $500.00 CAD materials stipend (materials purchased must be used during residency and will be administered by SNAP staff)
  • A maximum contribution of $2000.00 CAD accommodation support
  • Contribution towards travel to and from Edmonton for the residency.
  • A future TREX NW show using some of the works/techniques developed during the residency.
  • Potential delivery by the artist of a public demonstration, lecture or workshop
  • The opportunity for broad public engagement with the artist’s project and studio work
Submission Requirements:
  • Artist’s curriculum vitae
  • 10-20 jpegs with corresponding image list
  • A written project proposal of work to be completed during residency
  • An exhibition idea for a travelling exhibition that would result in part out of the work done during the residency.

Visiting Artists at SNAP are expected to engage regularly with our community of studio renters, artists and SNAP patrons through attendance at events, informal critiques with emerging artists and others, attendance at exhibition openings and other events happening throughout the artist’s stay. Furthermore, Visiting Artists will be expected to become members of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists covering the duration of their residency term and sign the standard SNAP Printshop rental agreement outlining terms of use and liability as well as adhere to all health and safety protocols in place during the time of residency. All artists working in the SNAP printshop are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

One print or artist proof from each edition printed during the residency must be provided to SNAP for retention in the print archive. The work produced during this residency must go towards the future TREX NW exhibition.

Submissions close at 8pm MST, March 15, 2022. 

To apply please email your submissions to: [email protected]
For more information about this program, contact Curator/Manager Travelling Exhibitions Northwest, Robin Lynch: [email protected], 780-357-7483