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Call for Submissions | Artist Residency with Wood | Downtown Vancouver

Call for Submissions | Artist Residency with Wood | Downtown Vancouver

Printermedia Artist Residency Program - Wood



Deadline: February 15, 2023 (11:59PM Pacific Time)

Residency dates: As soon as March 1, 2023 (initial commitment of six months with option to extend)

Residency fees: $250/month

Location: 1265 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Features: 24/7 access to brand new class-b shared artist studios

Stationary equipment: dust collector, table saw, miter saw, band saw, scroll saw, router, planer, dovetail jig

Cordless equipment: sawzall, multitool, nailer, drills, drivers, planer, router, panel saw, clamps

Other equipment: etching press, screen press, darkroom, exposure unit, enlarger, new metal shop, large format inkjet printer (44in wide rolls)

Other opportunities: skill sharing, exhibiting, sales, events, workshops, classes, teaching

About the Residency

The Printermedia Artist Residency Program is located at the Howe Street Studios, in the city of Vancouver, on the traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Residents have 24/7 access to over 2,000 square feet of fully equipped shared studio space consisting of printing presses, a dark room, large format archival inkjet pigment printer (44in wide), an iMac with Adobe Photoshop CC, a metal shop, and individual secured flat-file and cupboard storage.

This class B art studio also features a barrier-free washroom with a shower, street-level automated door entry, freight elevator, alley-level loading bay with short term parking, oversize rollup studio doors, subfloor heating, air conditioning, 16ft ceilings, and a shared oversize 40ft x 4ft workbench.

Participants will have the opportunity to bring their own small tools and materials upon approval.


Access to Showcase and Sales Opportunities

Each resident will also have the opportunity to present their work at Malaspina’s gallery on Granville Island, consign their work within an omnichannel retail/e-commerce sales platform, and participate in intermedia skills-sharing opportunities, ranging from private intra-studio one-on-ones or hosting and teaching public-facing workshops, classes, and/or demonstrations out of the space.

This program may be extended. There may be additional opportunities to participate in other programs throughout and/or after the duration of this residency.


Other Eligibility and/or Conditions

This program is open to all applicants with a wood component to their art practice, i.e. woodworking, cabinetry, sculpture, woodcut printing, etc. 

We encourage applications from groups underrepresented or historically marginalized groups, such as locally based First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples, Black, Indigenous and other persons of colour, those who identify as LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled artists, youth, and elders.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing any accommodations for any part of the application process may contact [email protected] in confidence.


Alternate Application Methods:

Fill out their answers with the assistance of a volunteer transcriber

Sit for either a 30-minute phone or Zoom interview

Submit an MP3 or voice memo with answers

To enquire about these accommodations, applicants may call +1 (604) 688-1724, or email [email protected] with the subject line [Query] Printermedia Application Form (Firstname Surname).