residency opportunity: FLEX @ Medalta

2 – 8 months, between September 2nd, 2019 to July 3rd, 2020
$515/month (CDN)
Application Deadline: April 15th, 2019 and September 15th, 2019

Fee includes:

  • 24 hour studio access
  • Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site
  • Glaze materials in test quantities
  • Use of shop glazes
  • Teaching and employment opportunities

Artist responsible for:

  • Materials, clay, personal tools
  • firings costs at reduced rate
  • Accommodations:

Our on-site housing, the BMO Artist Lodge, is available for artists to rent. Rooms cost $550 – $650 (CDN)/month. For more information on accommodations, click here.

Employment Opportunities Available for Long-Term Resident Artists:

  • Part-Time Event Staff
  • Production Assistant
  • Museum Front-Desk Reception
  • Instructor – Adult Pottery Courses
  • Instructor – Children’s Pottery Courses

Upon acceptance as a Long-Term Artist in Residence, individuals will receive detailed job descriptions and further information regarding the application process of these positions.

For more information contact


FLEX @ Medalta

De 2 à 8 mois, entre le 2 septembre 2019 et le 3 juillet 2020

515 $ CAD par mois

Dates limites de candidature: le 15 avril 2019 et le 15 septembre 2019


Les frais incluent

  • Accès au studio en tout temps
  • Accès complet au site Historic Clay District (Quartier historique de l’argile)
  • Glaçures en quantité suffisante pour effectuer des essaies
  • Utilisation des glaçures du studio
  • Opportunités d’emplois telles que l’enseignement

Responsabilités de l’artiste :

  • Matériel, argile, outils personnels
  • Les coûts de cuisson à un taux réduit
  • Hébergement :

Notre hébergement sur place, le BMO artiste Lodge, est disponible pour les artistes. Les chambres coûtent entre 550 et 650 $ CAN par mois. Pour plus d’informations sur l’hébergement, voir:

Opportunités d’emplois pour les artistes en résidence de longue durée

  • Employé aux évènements à temps partiel
  • Assistant à la production
  • Préposé(e) à la réception du musée
  • Instructeur – Cours de poterie pour adulte
  • Instructeur – Cours de poterie pour enfant

Les individus qui se verront offrir une résidence de longue durée recevront l’information nécessaire au processus d’embauche aux emplois disponibles.

Pour toute information, vous pouvez contacter

Find more info HERE.

a post about places that change your life (and a request to help out Medalta in their time of need)

This is me circa 2010 during a month long residency at Medalta in Medicine Hat. Little did I know that when the director Aaron Nelson called me and asked me to pull together a group of artists for a month that I would not only have a life changing experience, but that a piece of my heart would forever belong to Medalta Artist in Residence Program. I’m sure many of you out there have had similar experiences at different places around the world, colleagues that become friends, friends that become family; and precious time in a studio with other artists that invigorates and renews your creative practice. Medalta and it’s vibrant community have been so good to me. I’ve had the opportunity to return to Medalta on a number of occasions to visit with other artists, to teach and to jury exhibitions.

So it’s with their future sustainability in my heart and mind that I’m posting today about a fundraiser they are currently doing to upgrade their Soda and Salt Kilns. These kilns are over ten years old and have seen better days in their lifetime of producing beautiful pots for international artists. Here’s me back in 2010 firing the soda kiln during my residency there.


And here is the state of the kilns currently…

Medalta needs to raise $12,000 in the next month in order to rebuild these kilns and have them up and running for new residents and workshop attendees. If you have the ability to do so, I encourage you to donate today and help them out. Who knows you might find yourself there as a resident someday! Or did you know you can rent the kilns as well??? (well you can rent the new ones in the future that is!)

Here’s the link to DONATE to their campaign.

And here is Medalta’s website if you want to learn more about them or get in contact.


Shary Boyle on Hyperallergic with a must listen podcast!

“I chose to become an artist to try to pursue a life of true questioning and subversion and an alternative position to what I saw as a common drive towards capitalist values of growth and progression and I want to just to continually have access to watching and observing and questioning that.” – Shary Boyle

Read the article and hear the podcast HERE.