In-Definite Arts’ Artist Residency Program is designed to connect professional artists with persons with disabilities, offering studio enrichment that contributes to the growth and creative exploration of the IDAS centre. For the visiting artist, this program provides unique opportunities to take part in the social life of the IDAS community by encouraging shared ideas, expression and discourse.
Term: Residencies typically run for a period of two to four weeks depending on the needs and practice of each applicant.
Application: Local practitioners from diverse disciplines are invited to apply year round. Applications are welcome by email or in person:
In-Definite Arts Society
8038 Fairmount Drive SE
Calgary AB T2H 0Y1
Tel: (403) 253-3174
Fax: (403) 255-2234
Responsibilities: Guest artists assume a catalytic role in advancing the work of member artists by diversifying artistic competencies within the studio. For the visiting artist, this program further facilitates the development of their professional body of work, and provides invaluable teaching experience.
Artists are invited to lead short-term, collegial workshops according to their discipline and cultural practice, which may include the following areas of study: drawing and painting, ceramics, fibre, glass, jewellery and metals, photography, sculpture and/or digital technologies. Preference is given to those applicants whose primary media differs from the creative arts already offered at IDAS.
Qualifications: Guest artists should be able to demonstrate specialized training in their field, at least 3 years commitment to studio work and a history of public presentation or publication.