Artist in Residence

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The Edge Gallery & Urban Art Centre’s Resident Artist Program provides an opportunity for dedicated clay, glass, textile & multi-media artists to involve themselves in professional development through hands-on exploration and research.  Resident Artists will push their art in new directions in a dynamic, urban studio by immersing themselves in a project of their choice, while also building community through open studio visits.  The Resident Artist will be available to members, students, and the community during their posted studio hours.

Interested artists should submit a completed application form (below), current CV, project proposal, and five to ten supporting images by email to our Resident Artist Committee at  with the subject: Resident Artist Program.


Resident Artist Qualifications:

  • BFA or minimum 3 years work as a professional artist
  • Current work in ceramics, glass, mixed media and/or textile art


Resident Artist Requirements:

  • Commitment to giving at least one artist talk during residency term
  • Ability to commit to a minimum 3hrs/week of open studio time during which you and your work/practice can engage members of the community
  • Commitment to exhibiting work created during residency at our Resident Art Exhibition in January of the following year ( 2015 Artists in Jan 2016, etc.)
  • Efforts made to attend opening AIR (Artist In Residence) Gala in January of the following year in order to promote your work and to meet our sponsors and other members of the arts community at this special annual black-tie event


Resident Artist Benefits:

  • 24/7 access to 110sqft studio space located just on the edge of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District
  • Access to common work area and all Edge studio facilities, including electric kilns, raku kiln, glass kiln, darkroom, ceramic tools & glazes, slab roller, extruder, plaster station, projector, digital SLR camera, digital video camera, studio lights, PA & sound equipment, computer and more
  • A platform to promote your work and practice
  • Resident Artist Profile on our website
  • Works featured in our virtual gallery & at our prestigious Resident Artist Exhibition & Gala
  • A chance to meet with other artists, supporters of the arts, and members of the community
  • Teaching & mentorship opportunities


AIR Application 2015

AIR Application 2016