Full Time Residency:
- Dates: Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, August 12, 2018
- Duration: 11 Weeks
- Fee: $400.00 + GST
Part Time (May Start) Residency:
- Dates: Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, June 30, 2018
- Duration: 5 Weeks
- Fee: $250.00 + GST
Part Time (July Start) Residency:
- Dates: Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, August 12, 2018
- Duration: 5 Weeks
- Fee: $250.00 + GST
**Please note that all participants will be required to complete orientation prior to move in and will be responsible for clean-up on move out days. More information to follow**
The Fibre Department studios at the Alberta College of Art and Design (1407 14th Ave. NW Calgary, AB)
The part time residency costs are: $250.00 + GST studio fee (insurance and security id included). Participants are responsible for their own supply costs.
The full time residency costs are: $400.00 + GST studio fee (insurance and security id included). Participants are responsible for their own supply costs.
Notification letters will be sent to the email address you provided by the end of April.
Please see the “Application Requirements” listed above. The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 12th at midnight.
Contextural offers the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals applying for the full time residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the full time summer residency ($400 value). The scholarship will be awarded based on the quality and completeness of the application. In your “Statement of Intent”, please include one or two sentences indicating your interest in applying for the scholarship and how you would plan to use the studio. The scholarship recipient will be expected to show their work in the end of summer residency exhibition.
**Please note: If you are a current Contextural Member and would like to be considered for the Contextural Residency Scholarship, you must submit a complete application, along with a note indicating you would like to be considered for the scholarship**
Residency participants are responsible for providing their own supplies.
You must provide your own silk-screens for your work. If you do not own a silk-screen and you require the use of one, you can purchase one from Stanley Sign & Screen.
Sewing machines will not be available for individual use, however you’re welcome to bring one from home.
Residency participants have access 7 days per week from 7am – 11pm, except when there are classes being held in the fibre studios.
ACAD Extended studies classes are dependent on minimum participation, so classes may be canceled from time to time. Schedule changes will be communicated should this occur. A schedule of studio closures will be posted at the beginning of the residency.
A group exhibition will held at the end of each residency and is open to all residency participants and will be shown in partnership with the ACAD summer residencies. The theme for this year’s exhibition will be ‘Materiality’. The exhibition will open in August at ACAD, and will run approximately two weeks. More information to follow.
Although we encourage a “community” atmosphere, all of the artists who participate in the residency are here to work. It is expected that each participant is able to work independently and not rely on other participants for technical or other support. Participants are of course encouraged to interact within the community. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us – firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the on duty studio monitor directly.
In the past years we have had some feedback about creating a more interactive community within the residency participants. Although we all work independently, it is sometimes beneficial to gather as a community, share ideas and get some feedback. With this in mind, this summer’s residency will feature a monthly “show and tell” meeting and a gallery wall specifically set up for works in progress that other members of the residency can leave comments, criticism and praise throughout the week.
No, however we do suggest having some familiarity with the ACAD facilities and/or print and dye processes.
No. Due to health and safety policies, visitors and/or outside helpers are not permitted in the residency area.
|Exposure Room||Light safe silk screen storage
Light safe work area
|Printing/ Multipurpose Room||Printing tables and drop cloths (5 tables @15’, 1 table @ 25’)
Washer and dryer
Steamer and irons
Small Gallery Space
Mop & bucket/broom
Dye Mixing Box
|Dyeing/ Multipurpose Room||6 Induction Cooktop stoves and 1 Kitchen Type stove top
Large Dye Pots
Open Space (for silk painting/3-D work)
Electric Frying Pans (4) for wax resist
|Personal Studio Space||Chairs, Desks, Pin Boards for personal space approx 5’ x 10’ each|
|PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT have access to…||Sewing Machines or Serger
Paper Hydropulper and Hollander
Computers and printers