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2024 RBC Emerging Artist in Residence

The RBC Emerging Artist in Residence (EAIR) is a paid opportunity for emerging artists in Windsor-Essex, in the first 10 years of their career, who want to learn, grow, develop, and show their art while engaging with the public.

The selected Emerging Artists will have the opportunity to focus on making their art and share their skills and experiences with the public. The artists in residence will gain new skills, all while connecting with their community in a series of programs or activations.

Applications are now closed. 

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Each artist will: 

  • Complete a 3-month residency at Art Windsor-Essex (June-August, 2024 or September-November, 2024. 
  • Have access to the education studio, resource library, and locked storage during regular gallery hours.  
  • Interact with the public in AWE’s studio for 10+ hours per week. 
  • Host four educational activities, workshops, or activations for the community. Two activities should be offsite (exact location TBD; options include, Downtown Windsor Farmers Market, etc. Summer EAIR will be strongly recommended to undertake Dropped On Drouillard). 
  • Have monthly check-ins with curatorial and preparatory staff to workshop exhibition-in-development. 
  • Participate in an off-site window solo exhibition at the Dry Goods Gallery, at 1012 Drouillard Road, in Ford City.  

Each artist will receive an honorarium of $4,000. The honorarium covers: 

  • The production of new work (materials) during the artist’s residency. 
  • Artist fees to present 4 programs (workshop, community engagement, artist talk, etc.) and to work on-site. 
  • AWE will cover installation, administrative, and other internal costs involved with the residency (installation, studio visits, mentorship, promotional costs, etc.). 
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Image credit: Alexandria Masse, In the Garden, 2023. Photography by Frank Piccolo.

The 2024 RBC Emerging Artist in Residence is generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artist Project.

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