residency opportunity: The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) Artist in Residence (AiR) Program, now in its fifth year, provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. The intent of the program continues to be the provision of time and space for creativity and productivity for the chosen visiting artists and to introduce them to Salt Spring Island and its arts community. We welcome both National and International applicants to the program.

All submissions are juried with residencies awarded based on artistic merit, available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community and associated collaborative opportunities.

Our residents this year are Joyce Majiski from Whitehorse, working on a multi-media installation “Song of the Whale,” painter Claudia Wilholt from Hanover, Germany, working with egg tempera on canvas, and writer Julie Burtinshaw working on her next book: Petit Treason: One Women’s Journey to the Gallows.

As in previous years, as well as working on their own projects, the artists will share their expertise and enthusiasm through presentations, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits, enriching our island with their work and ideas, interacting with Salt Spring artists and enjoying our unique island lifestyle. For information about these artists and events go to;

The AiR program invites artists to engage with the creative cultural community of Salt Spring Island. Within the spirit of this framework, collaborative proposals by members of the Salt Spring arts community which involve off-island artists are actively encouraged.

In 2021 the annual SSAC presentation Easter Art Show will centre on an exploration of colour, artists who feel their work, explorations, and timing might fit into this scenario should make note of this on their application.

Applications for the AiR program can be submitted on or before April 15th. 2020 for tenure between January 2021 and April 2021. Application information is available at

For More Information:

Artist in Residence (AiR) Program, Salt Spring Arts Council

114 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada V8K 2V5,


residency opportunity: The Crows Nest (Australia)

Creative Spaces in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Council is excited to launch The Crows Nest Artist in Residence. Perched atop the Maroochy Sailing Club, the Crows Nest is a small space with views out across Maroochy River towards Mt Coolum. Situated on beautiful Chambers Island, accessed via a footbridge, this new creative studio could be yours, free for up to three months.

The space would suit writers, digital and fine artists and creatives with a lighter footprint. It can accommodate one person looking for inspiration and solitude or a collective of two looking to collaborate in paradise.

To apply, email with the following:

  •  A brief description of your practice
  •  Links to examples of your work

And answer:

  • Where do you currently practice?
  • What is your connection to the Sunshine Coast?
  • Why would you like access to The Crows Nest and what ideas would you like to explore here?
  • How long (up to three months) would you intend to base yourself here?
  • Do you have preferred timing?

EOI open year-round. Successful applicants will be notified.

A steering committee will convene quarterly to select residents.

In exchange for this space, you may be asked to contribute to a public outcome such as workshops, open studio, exhibition or interview.

Find more info HERE.

residency opportunity: embolden

ABOUT embolden

Embolden is an annual Festival challenging ageism and building respect for Elders. It provides unique opportunities for all community members, service providers and Elders to learn from each other about making cultural change happen. It recognises the capacity of Elders to co-design, co-produce and co-lead innovations. Other innovative features of Embolden include:

  1. Learning from each other – cross cultural respect
  2. Engaging approaches to learning  eg: Market of Great Ideas, Fashion Parade
  3. Building momentum for real cultural change (nudge theory)
  4. Capacity building – resourcing community leaders
  5. Recognising Geriactivism – the role of Elders in creating social change
  6. Working towards a Gerontocracy – increased governance by Elders.

Embolden will leave you feeling inspired AND with the resources for change. Check out our Embolden2018 page by clicking the link here.


Embolden2019 will be hosted on 1-3 September, 2019. Times will be announced shortly. ​The event will be held at the St Kilda Town Hall, Carlise Street St Kilda Melbourne. The following links provide more information and will be activated soon:

  • Embolden2018 Collection (report): here
  • Registration: here
  • Partnering and sponsorship opportunities: here
  • Program: coming soon
  • Presenters: coming soon
  • Volunteer opportunities: here
  • Market of Great Ideas: here
  • Fashion Parade: here
  • ​St Kilda travel & accomodation: here
  • Media information: here
  • Artist in residence: here
  • Contact us: here


Registration for Embolden2019 is now open and has been kept at the same accessible pricing – for Early Bird registration only. Check out the registration page here.

Partners and sponsors

Embolden2019 will be hosted by the Celebrate Ageing Program in partnership with the City of Port Phillip and will be located at the beautiful St Kilda Town Hall. Check out our partnering and sponsorship page for more information here.

job posting: Artist in Residence – University of Denver’s School of Art & Art History

For best Consideration: Apply by May 24th!

The University of Denver’s School of Art & Art History (SAAH) has offered instruction in Art and Art History since 1880 and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. SAAH offers courses in Studio Art and Art History, and contributes to the Common Curriculum courses for the larger University. SAAH currently has twelve full time faculty, approximately ten adjunct faculty and serves an average of one hundred twenty undergraduate majors annually, in addition to approximately 18-20 graduate MA students in Art History. SAAH has an Art Foundations area that serves all students in SAAH, and which prepares Studio majors with the formative technical and conceptual skill necessary to advance to upper level courses. They are also popular with Art Minors and non-majors interested in Studio Art classes. SAAH has focused coursework from beginning to advanced levels in the areas of Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.

Position Summary

The School of Art and Art History at The University of Denver invites applications for a six-month Visiting Teaching/Artist in Residence in Ceramics, beginning January 2020, through June 2020. The ceramics studio is a spacious, state of the art facility and includes a full complement of ceramics tools and equipment. The ceramics studio has 3 electric kilns and 2 test kilns, a 24-cu ft gas Blaauw kiln, a soda and a raku kiln. In the ceramics area, there are glaze making facilities, wheels, 2 pug mills, a CNC machine and two ceramic 3d-printers (JK delta style). Additionally, there is access to plastic 3d-printers, a 4 x 8 CNC mill, laser cutter and wood shop at DUs Innovation Floor in the School of Engineering. The ceramics professor, Mia Mulvey, will be present but will be on sabbatical working on her own research. Materials and supplies (excluding firing fees) are the responsibility of the artist as well as housing in Denver. The expectation is that the bulk of the time is spent in residence at DU and travel is kept to a minimum.

Essential Functions

The Visiting Teaching/Artist in Residence will teach one Introductory Ceramics and one Special Topics Ceramics course as well as interface with SAAH students in the form of critiques and guest visits to classes. The remainder of the time will be spent working in the studio as a resident artist.
The Visiting Teaching/Artist in Residence will present their work in two public lectures (one at the beginning and one at the end of the residency) and there are opportunities for exhibition in SAAH’s Myhren Gallery. We also ask that one work be left at the end of the residency for our collection.

Full details and application process can be found HERE.

residency opportunity: Pottery Northwest (Seattle)

A residency at Pottery Northwest is an opportunity to grow as a ceramic artist, to engage in our thriving community and to provide a platform to develop your work and support your career. Applicants are chosen for the quality of their work, a perceived potential for growth, and the ability/willingness to actively contribute to the community within the studio. Residencies include studio space for six months to two years, a yearly firing stipend, and exhibition opportunities.

Full Details and Application Form HERE