How do I apply?

Interested applicants should complete the online Contextural Residency Application form: by midnight April 14, 2023. 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 for residency participation – unless they wish to be considered for the scholarship. See … Continue reading

When will I know if I’ve been accepted?

Applicants will be notified of the results of the applications via email by the end of April 2023. 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.

What equipment/ facilities are available?

  Exposure Room Light safe silk screen storage Light safe work area Exposure Unit Printing/ Multipurpose Room Printing tables and drop cloths (5 tables @15’, 1 table @ 25’) Pressure Washer Washout sinks Heat Press Fridge Washer and dryer Steamer and irons Sewing machines Small Gallery Space Balcony Mop & bucket/broom Dye Mixing Box Dyeing/ … Continue reading

How will you provide a “community”?

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 gallery wall specifically set up for … Continue reading

What do you mean self-directed?

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 … Continue reading

What about the exhibition?

A group exhibition will be held at the end of each residency and is open to all residency participants and will be shown in partnership with the AUArts summer residencies (if possible). The theme for this year’s exhibition will be determined at a later date and will be communicated to all residency participants. The end … Continue reading

How much access to the studios do participants have?

Residency participants have access 7 days per week from 7am – 11pm, except when there are AUArts Extended Studies classes being held in the fibre studios. These classes are dependent on minimum participation and may be cancelled. Schedule changes will be communicated should this occur. A schedule of studio closures will be posted at the … Continue reading

What about supplies?

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.

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