visiting artist program
Visiting Artist Residency 2023/24
For residencies taking place from October 2023 to August 2024
Call for Submissions
Deadline: Tuesday January 31, 2023
Notification of results: by end of February 2023, 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)
● Community engagement & Workshop Development
The jury is asked to reflect on their implicit biases and prioritize BIPOC and 2SLGBTQQIA+ artists. The jury prioritizes requests based on the assessment criteria published in the application guidelines 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.
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 link) (and email us your written response (email: email@example.com)
To schedule a Zoom pitch:
Please contact SMP Executive Director Christeen Francis, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday January 20, 2023 to schedule a date/time for a 10-minute pitch of your ideas. The zoom pitch meeting will be scheduled no later than January 31, 2023.
Please fill out this online form by January 31, 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
Project Summary* (50 words max) please provide a clear and concise overview of your project.
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?
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?
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+
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.
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)
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.
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.
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 or host an open studio night. Visiting Artists are also 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 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, 2023/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: email@example.com). 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.
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.
Recent Visiting Artists
Karen Ann Pink
Jennifer Scheuer, New York
Mike Connolly (technical residency), Newfoundland
Kaylea Reeve, British Columbia
Amanda Damsma, Ontario
Steve Evans, Newfoundland
Kelsey Stephenson, United States
Stephanie De Couto Costa, Quebec
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