Deadline: January 20, 2014

The New Gallery (TNG) is seeking residency proposals for the summer of 2014. As an extension of our mandate to promote a public engagement with contemporary art by supporting the research, creation, exhibition, and proliferation of critically challenging, conceptually informed, and forward looking work, TNG’s artist-in-residence program invites individuals and collectives of artists, writers, and researchers to live and work at the historic John Snow House in downtown Calgary, Alberta. This residency is ideal for ‘post-studio’ artists whose practices contain research-based, offsite, or socially-engaged elements.

We will be hosting two artists for the summer of 2014 – one during June/July and the other during July/August. Artists applying for the latter slot will also have the opportunity to make use of our offsite +15 Window as an extension of their activities. Residencies are four to six weeks in duration.


Artists-in-residence will have access to the attached studio space during their residency. JSH also has a refurbished Chandler & Price letterpress and houses a modest regionally- and nationally-focused resource centre containing a plethora of artist-run culture ephemera. Artists are responsible for additional supplies and work materials.

Residents have access to all JSH living facilities including a full kitchen, private bedroom and bathroom, WiFi, laundry facilities, parking space, a garden, and a barbeque. JSH is situated just off 17 Ave SW and is within walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, public transportation, and many other local amenities.

The John Snow House has been specifically zoned to permit the programming of public events including workshops, presentations, screenings, gatherings, or other on-site programming. Applicants are encouraged to address these possibilities in their proposals.

Photos of the house can be found here and a floorplan is available here. Examples of past artists-in-residence can be found here.


TNG provides residents with accommodations, working space, staff assistance, promotional materials, and some additional resources without a fee. Residents are responsible for all additional expenses incurred during their stay (food, materials, travel expenses, et cetera). An honorarium will be offered contingent on funding.

Submission procedure

The following materials should be included in your application:

1. Proposal: Please include a brief description and timeline for your proposed project and activities during your stay. For applicants interested in the +15 Window exhibition opportunity, please clearly indicate this in your proposal.

2. Artist Statement: Discuss how your proposed project is situated in relation to your current artistic practice and the broader context of your work, research, and interests.

3. Curriculum Vitae: Describe your artistic background to a maximum length of three pages. Please include all relevant contact information and a personal website, if applicable.

4. Support: Please submit up to fifteen pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, or audio clips with a corresponding numbered image list. Our programming committee will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.

The New Gallery accepts submission via email only. Please format all written material as a single .pdf document. Images must be RGB .jpg files with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi and no larger than 1 MB in size. TNG accepts links to video and audio work hosted online. All application materials must be submitted in a single .zip archive folder.

Please send completed application packages to:

ATTN: Programming Committee


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