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visiting artist program

Visiting Artist Residency 2024/25


residencies taking place from October 2024 to August 2025 

Deadline: November 30th, 2023

Notification of results: by end of January 2024, all applicants will be notified of the outcome. 

Spots Available: 6





Each year St. Michael’s Printshop invites applications from provincial, national and international artists who wish to come and work at the Printshop for a one-month period. A total of six residencies are offered during the year. Artists are paid a residency fee and given full access to St. Michael’s Printshop for a one month period. In return, artists offer one community engagement event, or workshop, and supply two prints from each edition created during the residency to SMP.



Eligible applications to the program are reviewed and evaluated by the jury which consists of artists at different stages of their career from across the province as well as members of the programming committee. While assessing we consider these aspects of the applications: 

● Artistic merit
● Clarity of ideas 

● Feasibility of the project plan 

● Impact (artistic and career growth) 
Workshop Proposal

● Community engagement & Workshop Development 


The jury is asked to reflect on their implicit biases and prioritize BIPOC and 2SLGBTQQIA+ artists. The jury assesses applications based on criteria listed above and within a very competitive context. 


How To Apply:


St. Michael’s Printshop (SMP) accepts applications to our Visiting Artist Residency in multiple formats. Our preference is for artists to apply with the google form. Proposals can also be emailed to SMP in writing or pitched to SMP in the form of a zoom interview, which will be recorded for the jury. 

Option #1 

Written Application: Fill out the google form, and follow instructions on how to submit your support material. 

*If you do not have a Gmail (to access the google form) please download the application form) (and email us your written response (email:


Option #2

To schedule a Zoom pitch: 

Please contact SMP Executive Director Christeen Francis, at no later than Friday November 17th, 2023 to schedule a date/time for a 10-minute pitch of your ideas. The zoom pitch meeting will be scheduled no later than November 30th, 2023. 

  • Please fill out this online form by November 30th, 2023. 

  • For your Zoom pitch/presentation you will be required to answer the project proposal prompts supplied below

  • Maximum of 10 images/slides in your Zoom pitch

*Downloadable Zoom Pitch form


Application Questions/Prompts:


*indicates required 

  1. Project Summary* (50 words max)  please provide a clear and concise overview of your project.

  2. A detailed project proposal* (300-500 words max) that may include the following:

    • What are the themes/ideas/interests you wish to explore during your residency?

    • What are the processes/techniques you wish to use during your residency?

  3. Artist Statement (250 words max, optional) that may include the following:

    • What are the general themes/ideas/interests/influences that you explore in your practice beyond the scope of the residency? 

  4. Artist Bio* (approx. 150 words)

    • Tell us a little about yourself in relation to your art practice.

    • We welcome folks to self-identify as BIPOC and 2SLGBTQQIA+  

  5. Are there any accessibility requirements that SMP should be made aware of? (approx. 100 word, optional)

    • Note: SMP has several physical accessibility barriers. The shop is located on the second floor of an old building without an elevator. If SMP can make adjustments to our space to make it more accessible and inclusive please let us know here. 

  6. Support Materials* you may include up to 10 items of support material (Images, JPG, max 1MB). For audio/video work include a link to a streaming platform such as SoundCloud, Vimeo or YouTube in your support material inventory. For video support materials clips can be up to 3 minutes long maximum. Specify the start/end times for the clip you’d like watched.

    • Title all files with your name in the order you want them viewed (ie: 01_YourName.jpg)

Image documentation

  • Please send us clear, well lit images of your work. Include strong pieces of previous work. 

  • These do not necessarily have to relate to the proposed project, but they should highlight potential. 

  • You may also include sketches and works in progress related to the proposed project.

  1. Inventory/Image List.* An inventory is a list of all of the files that you are sending us in order and should include all relevant information to help the jury understand your work. This can be the title of the work, the year it was made, any collaborators, location, dimensions, materials etc. What you include in your inventory is up to you. All YouTube, Soundcloud or Vimeo links should be included here.

  2. CV* (3 pages max) an updated resume that demonstrates your arts practice and experiences.



Conditions of the Residency


The residency recipient agrees to:

  • Donate two prints from each edition* printed during the residency at St. Michael’s Printshop. One of these prints will be retained in the printshop’s archives, the other is used for fundraising purposes.

*We appreciate that not all contemporary print practices conform to traditional editions and in such instances, we can work out alternative arrangements.

  • Please note a required component of the residency will be to participate in a community engagement event, such as our artist meet and greet and host a workshop.

Studio Expectations:

  • The Local Artist in Residence is required to familiarize themselves with the studio guidelines and to complete a mandatory studio orientation 

  • The Local Artist in Residence must be able to work independently

  • All artists are responsible for obtaining and using the personal safety equipment needed for the proper handling of materials (gloves, respirators, etc.)

  • The behaviour of artists must be in compliance with establishing a safe and supportive working environment (Code of Conduct link)

  • St. Michael’s provides black and white inks, rags, solvents and chemistries to all studio users.

  • Artists are responsible for their own plates, paper, coloured inks, drawing materials etc.

Benefits of the Residency

  • Free membership and rent-free 24-hour access to the Printshop for a 4 week period

  • $1,500 Artist Fee

SMP Staff and the Programming Committee are committed to working with the successful applicant to support them to address their individual needs during the duration of the residency.

We encourage applicants to consider travel and project grants from provincial and national, and funding agencies in your home country. We are happy to provide a letter of support for your application. 

ArtsNL Project Grants deadlines: Wednesday, September 15/March 15th

ArtsNL Travel Funding Application Periods:

The PATF operates four funding cycles each fiscal year:

April 1 to June 30

July 1 to September 30

October 1 to December 31

January 1 to March 31


Canada Council Travel Grant - Rolling Deadline




If you have questions that aren’t answered here, feel free to contact St. Michael’s Printshop (email: We will do our best to reply to all queries, but keep in mind that as the deadline approaches we may not have time to get back to you. 

Recent Visiting Artists


Guillermo Trejo

Ed Fu-Chen Juan

Sylvan Hamburger

Anita Singh
Karen Ann Pink
Rachel Gilbert


Jordan Blackburn, Ontario

Katie Marie Bruce, Alberta

Joy Wong, Ontario

Pepa Chan, Newfoundland

Mitch Mitchell, Quebec


Anita Singh, Newfoundland

Eric Euler, Ontario

Michelle LaSalle, Quebec

Morgan Wedderspoon, Alberta

Angela Sneider, Alberta

Amery Sandford, Quebec

Emily Critch, Newfoundland


Jason Wells, Newfoundland

Andrew Testa, Newfoundland

Jennifer Scheuer, New York

Sonya Filman, Ontario

Laura Watson, New Brunswick

Mike Connolly (technical residency), Newfoundland


Emma Nishimura, Ontario

Jill Ho-You, Alberta

Mark Bovey, Nova Scotia

Lisa Neighbour, Ontario

Kaylea Reeve, British Columbia

Alexa Hatanaka, Nunavut

Jeanette Johns, Quebec


Kristen Bartel, United States

Amanda Damsma, Ontario

Virginia Mitford, the Yukon

Joe Fowler, Newfoundland

Steve Evans, Newfoundland


April White, Newfoundland

Ebonnie Hollenbeck, Ontario

Kelsey Stephenson, United States

Stephanie De Couto Costa, Quebec

Catherine Farish, Quebec

Andrea Cooper, Newfoundland


Audrey Hurd, Newfoundland

Ericka Walker, Nova Scotia

Robyn Anderson, Newfoundland

Anna McIntyre, Quebec

Jude Valentine, Maine


Sarah Gordon, Ireland

Raluca Iancu, Quebec

Karen Cornelius, Manitoba

Jennifer Morgan, Newfoundland

Christine Koch, Newfoundland

Nathalie Vanderveken, Quebec


Philippa Jones, Newfoundland

Sylvia Bendzsa, Newfoundland

Tara Bryan, Newfoundland

Margo Ray, Hawaii USA

Wendy Tokaryk, Alberta

Marie Andree Gilbert, Quebec


Scott Goudie, Newfoundland

Jonathan Green, Newfoundland

Jesse Brennan, England

Daryl Vocat, Ontario

Abigail Rorer, Maine USA

Rodney Konapaki/Rhonda Neufeld, British Columbia


Shane Dwyer, Newfoundland

Jacques Arseneault, New Brunswick

Laura Peturson, Ontario

Jack Botsford, Newfoundland

Veselina Tomova, Newfoundland

Nicky Neate, UK


Michelle Bush, Newfoundland

Corrine Coleman, Newfoundland

Jerry Ropson, Quebec

Gemma Anderson- UK

Colin Lyons, Quebec

Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Quebec

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