In Community: An Artist Residency is an initiative to provide studio space, production, and financial resources to a cohort of up to 5 Edmonton Artists who will work toward community building as an element of their artistic practice and residency projects.

In Community” An Artist Residency responds to the needs of local artists and provides support to a vital Edmonton visual arts organization grappling with the impacts of COVID-19. The project positions contemporary visual art practice as a framework for connectivity above and beyond mere productivity. The “In Community” Artist Residency will allow space, time, and resources for artists to think through what being “in community” within their individual art practice means. Further, this residency will ask artists to reflect on what it means to be in community at a time when we can’t physically gather or share physical resources, and to consider what other resources will bring people together.

The In Community Artist Residency is made possible by the Edmonton Arts Council’s Connections and Exchanges Organizational Initiatives Grant.

See below to learn about the In Community Artists in Residence and their work!

Kiona Ligtvoet

Residency dates: January 15 – March 30 2021

A portrait of artist Sergio Serrano, which is a screenshot from a video calling app. Sergio wears a light grey shirt, with black hair and a beard and moustache, and is in a white walled room.

Sergio Serrano

Residency dates: April 1 – June 30, 2021

A portrait of artist Riaz Mehmood, looking to the right and smiling. Riaz has a shaved head and wears glasses and a blue shirt.

Riaz Mehmood

Residency dates: March 15 – May 30 2021

Christina Battle

Residency dates: April 30 – July 15

A portrait of artist Caitlin Bodewitz standing in her studio, wearing a striped shirt and black pants, with close cropped black hair.

Caitlin Bodewitz

Residency dates: June 15 – Aug 30