Artist Residencies 101

Artist Residencies 101

Saturday, November 26, 2016,
12:00PM to 3:00PM
60.00 CAD
50.00 CAD

A workshop designed to introduce participants to artist residencies, application procedures and tips, strategies for securing funding and helpful resources when considering national/international residencies.


Residencies are a fantastic opportunity to challenge an artist’s practice in a manner that is both stimulating and focused in a unique environment. It allows one travel, to meet artists, curators and other cultural practitioners, and time to research, experiment and reflect upon one's artistic practice. This three-hour workshop led by artist and educator Elise Rasmussen will provide participants with an overview of various types of artist residencies available, resources of where to look for residencies, and considerations in finding a residency appropriate for one’s needs. The group will be given tools for putting together a strong application as well as avenues to explore when trying to secure funding. Participants are encouraged to bring past/current applications and/or a work sample of 10-15 images and an artist statement to share with the group and receive personalized feedback.


(Photograph by Kadija DePaula)


Elise Rasmussen is a research based artist and educator based in New York. She received her BFA from Ryerson University and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited internationally including the Brooklyn Museum (NY), the Berman Museum of Art (Philadelphia), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Standpoint Gallery (London), TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and is represented by Erin Stump Projects in Toronto. Elise has been an artist in residence at a number of institutions including the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the Nirox Foundation in South Africa, Pioneer Works and LMCC in NY, and the International Summer Academy in Salzburg. She has received grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Banff Centre, the Jerome Foundation among others and was a juror for the Canada Council for the Arts International Residencies program in 2015.