The residency is aimed at providing a new environment and stimuli for the artist to help expand their artistic practice.
During the residency, artists are invited to give a lecture on their work and offer a workshop or demonstration of their specific technique(s). The program offers emerging artists a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with other print artists and discover Edmonton’s internationally acclaimed arts community while further developing their practice.
NOTE: The residency provides a rent-free studio space however monthly supply fees for consumables apply.
To maximize the potential for artistic growth, and to encourage the production of a body of work outside of a formal institution, an exhibition is a requirement of the residency. The exhibition will occur in either SNAP’s community or studio galleries normally within 6 months of the end of the residency.
Image: Mitchell Chalifoux, Emerging AIR 2017
Emerging Artists are defined as those, of any age, who have mastered the basic techniques of their art form through education or apprenticeship and are in the early years of launching a professional career. Emerging artists have created a modest body of independent work and are ready for the next steps in their artistic development.
September-February and/or January-June.
A panel of arts professionals will select the artists in residence based on the artistic merit and clarity of the application, the suitability of the project for SNAP facilities, as well as the impact the residency will have on the artist’s practice and the perceived potential impact of the artist on our community.
Non-written option: We welcome video or audio files as an alternate accessible option to the written letter of intent and bio. Please be concise and keep your video or audio to 5-10 minutes in length for each item. You must submit images separately.
Physical applications: While we prefer email submissions, for accessibility reasons we are happy to received mailed or dropped off hard copy applications. Please do not mail physical copies of digital files such as in CDs or hard drives. If you require assistance with transferring files please contact us at [email protected].
Deadline for submissions is June 30th of each year.
Please email your submissions to [email protected] with “Emerging AIR 2023” in the subject line.
Send any questions about the EAIR program to [email protected].
Download the PDF call: Emerging Artist in Residence Call