visiting artist program

Visiting Artist Residency 2022/23

For residencies taking place from October 2022 to August 2023

Call for Submissions

Call opens: Wednesday March 23, 2022

Deadline: Sunday May 15, 2022

Notification of results: Early June 2022, All applicants will be notified of the outcome. 

Spots Available: 6




Each year St. Michael’s Printshop invites applications from international, national and local 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.



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 a preview of the application form link) (and email us a separate written response as a doc (email:


Option #2

To schedule a Zoom pitch: 

Please contact SMP Executive Director Christeen Francis, at no later than May 9, 2022 to schedule a date/time for a 10-minute pitch of your ideas. The zoom pitch meeting will be scheduled no later than May 15, 2022. 

  • Please fill out this online form by May 15 2022. 

  • 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
    *If you do not have a Gmail (to access the google form) please download a preview of the application form link) (and email us your response as a separate doc (email:


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) that may include the following:
      -What are the general themes/ideas/interests that you explore in your practice beyond the scope of the residency? 
      -What are the overarching goals of your artistic practice and how do you work towards them?

  4. Artist Bio* (150 words max)

  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)

  7. 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.

  8. CV* (3 pages max) an updated resume that confirms a professional arts practice.


Conditions of the Residency

The residency recipient agrees to:

  • Donate two prints from each edition* printed during the residency to 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 give an artist talk or host an open studio night. Visiting Artists would also be invited to host an optional workshop (artist fee provided). Successful applicants will develop their preferred event in consultation with SMP staff to identify topics/programming that highlights the applicant’s strengths and best serves the community.


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 provincial funders (such as ArtsNL) if accepted (not a requirement of the residency). We are happy to provide a letter of support for their application. 

ArtsNL Project Grants deadlines: Wednesday, September 15, 2022/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

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