Residency

Seeking Applicants for the 2019 Contextural Self-Directed Summer Residency Program

We are currently accepting applications to be part of the 12th annual Self-Directed summer residency program in partnership with the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly the Alberta College of Art + Design). This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic and vital part of Calgary’s cultural scene; allowing participants access to affordable studio space, participate in critique sessions and end of residency exhibition.

We are seeking individuals who:

  • Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting
  • Will be actively involved in, and contribute to, our community
  • Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment
  • Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through collaboration
  • Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft
  • Embrace an environmental approach to studio production
  • Are ready to commit to studio fees (per below) for studio rental and access to equipment
  • Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition

Please visit – Contextural.ca for more information on our vision statement, goals and values.

Residency Options:

Full Time Residency:

Dates: Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, August 11, 2019
Duration: 11 Weeks
Fee: $480.00* + $25.00 insurance fee

Part Time (May Start) Residency:

Dates: Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, June 30, 2019
Duration: 5 Weeks
Fee: $300.00* + $15.00 insurance fee

Part Time (July Start) Residency:

Dates: Saturday, July 6 – Sunday, August 11, 2019
Duration: 5 Weeks
Fee: $300.00* + $15.00 insurance fee*

Contextural Members are eligible for a 10% discount

How To Apply

Applicants should send a complete application to: residency@contextural.ca with the subject “2019 Summer Residency Application – NAME”. See “Application Requirements” below for details on what to include in your application. Current Contextural members are only required to submit a Statement of Intent unless you would like to be considered for the scholarship. See “Scholarship” below for details.

Assessment Process

The review and assessment process will be based on the quality and completeness of the application.

Application Deadline

Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 12th @ midnight. If accepted, residency acceptance form and fees are due by Friday, May 10th.

Scholarship

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 ($480 value). The scholarship will be awarded based on the quality and completeness of the application. New this year, we encourage scholarship applicants to include a research component to their Statement of Intent. This could be experimenting with a new process, exploration of a Fibre artist and their techniques or further developing your own practice. The research component will also be considered during jury review.

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.

Notification of Results

Applicants will be notified of the results of the applications via email by the end of April.

Contextural reserves the right to modify or cancel the agreement terms conditional to numbers of residency participants and access to the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) facilities.

Contact InformationFor questions regarding the Contextural Summer Residency, please direct them to residency@contextural.ca

We look forward to sharing this opportunity with you!

Contextural Residency Team