call for artists: Banff Artist in Residence Spring 2023

Application Deadline November 30, 2022
Program Dates May 08June 09, 2023
Arrive May 07, 2023
Depart June 10, 2023


The Banff Artist in Residence program is designed for visual artists to focus on their practice in a supportive learning environment. Within this residency, you are encouraged to self-direct your research and time, as well as cultivate new directions in your work. Your artist in residence experience, is further supported through individual studio visits with guest faculty and dialogue amongst peers.

The program encourages experimentation and risk-taking via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance. In addition, you will have the opportunity to build connections, create networks, and share your work with other artists-in-residence and the public.

What does the program offer?

The Banff Artist in Residence program offers you the opportunity to delve deeply into their practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. You will be are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities.

Who should apply?

This residency is for visual artists who have completed formal training at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

Banff Centre invites applications from anywhere in the world, and artists of all ages, backgrounds, gender identities, and expressions.

For full details on vaccination requirements, masking, safety protocols, and COVID related policies please visit:   


Adjudication is based on artistic merit, the potential impact of the program on artists’ practice and careers, project feasibility and the capacity of Banff Centre to help realize the project, and the project’s fit with Banff Centre’s values and strategic directions as described in its strategic plan. Banff Centre respects the need for artists to plan ahead for their visit; applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete.

International Applicants

Banff Centre welcomes domestic and international applicants for this program. Please note, Banff Centre programs do not meet Canadian Student Visa eligibility requirements, you must obtain a Visitor Visa to enter Canada. Accepted individuals are responsible for identifying and complying with the immigration requirements to enter Canada as a visitor from their country of origin. Current wait times to receive a visa are much longer than normal, so applicants who require a Visitor Visa should check the current expected processing times prior to applying.

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Find more HERE.

residency opportunity: Open call for artist residency in Latvia! Free long term residencies for Ukrainian artists!

Apply for residencies at SERDE ( by 27th of March!
We are looking for artists and creators who are professionals in their field and are able to work independently, produce their work in our offered facilities and unusual circumstances, but are also open for cooperation with local audience and hosts.
On 2022 priorities will be given to the applicants who are interested to explore the local environment, lifestyle, traditions, culture and local economic and afterwards to make a documentation in any medium they professionally represent (visual art, movement, music, research etc.)
Artists from Ukraine can apply for long term residencies and will be free of charge!
More about residencies call and application form

BIPOC Women in the Ceramic Arts Fellowship and Residency @ Wildfire Ceramic Studio

This summer Wildfire Ceramic Studio will be hosting its first short-term, summer residency! Missoula has an incredible abundance of nature, beauty, and art community that can help to foster a truly incredible creative experience. Wildfire Ceramic Studio would like to invite emerging women of color ceramic artists to apply!

The Bipoc Women in the Ceramic Arts Fellowship is awarded to one short-term summer resident to help assist with the cost of living, studio rent, and materials for artists who would like to dedicate their time and energy to their studio practice. Awarded artists are able to choose  a 1-3 month stay at WCS, through the months of June-August.

Residents will be expected to be self-sufficient in their artistic practice, positive, and engaged members of the studio. Resident responsibilities include at least 20hrs a week of studio time, and 5hr of work for the studio a week.

The cost of Studio rent ($190 a month), and housing (if necessary) is deducted from the Fellowship. A fully furnished, private room with a full bathroom, closet, mini fridge, microwave, and kettle is available for $500 a month.

Missoula is a bike friendly town, with a free city bus system!

Residents are provided 24hr access with a studio space that includes a worktable, shelving, and a wheel.

Fees: residents are responsible for materials and kiln firings.

This residency includes:

$2500 Bipoc Women in the Ceramic Arts Fellowship

Be a part of the Wildfire Ceramic Studio show at ZACC in August

24hr Studio Access

A membership to the Clay Studio of Missoula

Tour of Helena clay studio

Attend the Montana Clay Tour (July 30, 31. Covid dependent)

Spot in our consignment spot for 6 months, with potential to renew

Free for current students (apply with student email)

Applicants must submit a 300-word letter of intent for their time at WCS that includes preferred duration and dates, 300-word bio and artist statement, contacts of 3 professional recommendations with name, affiliation, and email, CV, and a portfolio of 10 artworks.

Applicant requirements (except for images) must be in one PDF document formatted as jdoe_app, each on a separate page, in the order of:

Letter of intent, artist statement, bio, professional references, CV

Digital images must be in .jpeg format and must be 300dpi and the longest length of 1000 pixels. File name format: jdoe1, jdoe2, jdoe3.

All applications that do not follow this format will be disregarded and not juried and application fee will not be refunded.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Email All requirements to [email protected]

residency opportunity: Clay Art Center

For 60 years, artists have been advancing their careers at Clay Art Center. Our Residency program, which commences each year in September, is uniquely designed for emerging artists who need time and space to develop their voices.

Residents gain invaluable experience working in a community environment, teaching classes, sharing their technical knowledge and expertise, and managing many jobs around the studio.

Clay Art Center provides a supportive ceramic community, while appreciating the need for privacy and independent work.

Applications for 2022-23 are due April 8, 2022
Application Form

Read more about our current Artists-in-Residence.

job posting: Residency coordinator @Medalta AIR

Medalta to hire a full-time permanent Residency Coordinator for the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics. Applications due to [email protected] by November 12th, 2021.

Job Summary:

The Residency Coordinator is a senior staff position responsible for planning and implementing the programming of the SHAW International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, including the highly-respected Medalta International Artists in Residence (MIAIR) Program.

Located within the Historic Clay District and housed in the purpose-renovated 12,000 square foot SHAW International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics is a state-of-the-art facility attracting ceramic artists from all over the world to participate in self-directed residencies, short-term workshops, kiln rentals, and special events. Optional accommodation at the purpose-renovated, communal living space, BMO Artists’ Lodge, which enhances the participants’ sense of community.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Residency Coordinator is responsible for the successful leadership and overall management of the SHAW Centre in a manner consistent with the strategic direction set by the Friends of Medalta Society (FOMS), a not-for-profit organization with charitable status. Responsible for all aspects of the SHAW Centre; from budgeting and planning, to scheduling and management of programming, to documentation and reporting, the Residency Coordinator will liaise with other areas of the organization to assist in the implementation of other programming initiated by the Board.

Medalta is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, creed, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, visible or invisible disability, or financial ability. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, Friends of Medalta Society recognizes that, at this time not all positions within the organization are suitable for persons with severe mobility issues.

Medicine Hat is located along the South Saskatchewan River in southeast Alberta. It is approximately 169 km (105 mi) east of Lethbridge and 295 km (183 mi) southeast of Calgary. This city and the adjacent Town of Redcliff to the northwest are within Cypress County. Medicine Hat had a population 65,441 in 2019.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain operational policies for SHAW Centre programs, and Artists’ Lodge.
  • Facilitate internal communication with staff and resident artists.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight to the SHAW Centre Studio Technician, class instructors, and SHAW Centre volunteers.
  • Convey information about programming and resident artists to the marketing department in a timely manner, including information for website, social media, and print media.
  • Program and manage the artist residencies, workshops, classes, and special events.
  • Facilitate and oversee preparations for special events.
  • Grant application writing and reporting for funding programming pertaining to the SHAW Centre, Artists’ Lodge, and special events (conferences, symposia, etc.).
  • Manage kiln rental bookings, and accommodations at the Artists’ Lodge.
  • Prepare invoicing for sales from within the SHAW Centre, including kiln rentals, decal printing, and ceramic material purchases in accordance with FOMS financial policies.
  • Prepare purchase orders for procurements to the SHAW Centre in accordance with the FOMS purchasing policies.
  • Liaise with curatorial and exhibition programming for the Yuill Family Gallery.
  • Maintain an active presence in the local and national arts communities, represent the organization to funding agencies, and act as a spokesperson through interactions and networking with the press, community groups, and other national and international arts organizations.
  • Undertake related tasks and projects consistent with these responsibilities, as assigned.
  • Maintain an active ceramics practice in the studio space provided at the SHAW Centre.
  • Work with the Executive Director to prepare and manage budgets for the SHAW Centre, Artists’ Lodge, and programming.
  • Provide regular updates to the Executive Director.

Necessary Training and Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years working in a co-operative studio environment.
  • Minimum of three (3) years independent studio practice.
  • A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree in Ceramics.
  • An equivalent combination of training (BFA) and experience may be considered.

Necessary Skills:

Knowledge of:

  • Technical processes and procedures related to ceramic materials and techniques.
  • Proficiency with various firing techniques including electric and fuel-fired kilns (gas, wood-fired, raku, etc.).

Ability to:

  • Understand and follow general direction, and work on own initiative.
  • Demonstrate strong administrative and organizational skills as they relate to project management, and the ability to set ongoing goals and objectives, manage competing priorities, and work in a self-directed manner.
  • Develop and schedule complex procedures, and coordinate and oversee the work of others.
  • Be proficient in the use of computer software for: word processing, financial management, contact management, and Internet presence. Strong computer skills with superior knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office are essential. Knowledge of Constant Contact, PayPal an asset.
  • Document and archive video and photo-imagery of the activities at the SHAW Centre with the tools provided.
  • Demonstrate a high level of written, oral, and presentation skills.
  • Communicate effectively, possess a high degree of interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff and resident artists.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills including; analysis, decision making, problem solving, record keeping, and time management.

Performance Criteria:

  • Successfully carrying out the prime functions of the job description.
  • Development of strong working relationships with the Executive Director, and all relevant individuals and organizations.
  • Taking advantage of opportunities for professional development.

Salary: $42,000

Hours: This is a full-time salaried position (4 days/week, 32 hours/week. Programming may require some evening or weekend hours), with access to shared studio space, clay and glaze materials, and firings.

Start Date: Immediately.

To Apply: Please apply by November 12th, 2021. Send Cover letter and resume to Laurie Switzer: [email protected].