2024 Summer Residency Program

Call for Applications

Our campus is one of North America's best equipped, purpose-built universities of art, craft and design, offering facilities for ceramics, glass, drawing, fibre, jewellery, painting, print media, photography media arts, sculpture and visual communication. The Summer Residency is inclusive of diverse practices that may be defined as fine art, design, craft and text-based, but it is not limited to just these practice areas. We welcome your creativity!

During the 10-week residency, you will have an assigned home studio space and access to studio facilities and technical support to develop your independent studio work and research. Residency activities such as visiting artist talks, studio visits, group critique and seminar sessions are hosted by an AUArts faculty member throughout the summer to add to your experience.

Eligibility Information

The Summer Residency has spaces for up to 25 residents who have demonstrable technical skill in their studio areas. You are encouraged to apply if you are:

  • A community artist or AUArts alumni
  • An AUArts undergraduate student with 90 or more BFA or BDes degree credits and a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Applications should include the following in a single PDF document. Submit applications to

  1. AUArts Summer Residency Application form
  2. a research project proposal
  3. up to 5 images of recent work
  4. your Curriculum Vitae



Residency Dates

Summer Residency: June 10 - August 18, 2024
(Visiting artists, studio visits and group activities will be scheduled periodically through the Residency period)

Summer Residency Exhibition (Rm 371): August 16 - September 8, 2024
(Installation: August 12-15, Reception: August 16, Strike/artwork pickup: September 9-10)



Summer Residency Program 2024



10 Week Residency (June 10 to August 18) ADRS $1,000.00
GST GST $50.00
Network Access Fee SNAC $68.60


Total  $1118.60


General Information

  • Summer building hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

  • Residents are provided with a home studio space including a worktable, chair, and lockable cabinet.

  • Residents are expected to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in order to work in studio facilities. This may include but is not limited to safety glasses, closed toe shoes, and respirators.

  • Additional charges may apply for studio material share items. These will be assessed by the area Technician and are payable at the Bookstore.


Summer Studio Schedules

Weekly scheduled access days and hours may be subject to change due to summer operational, maintenance and programming schedules.

Area Description Weekly Schedule Notes
Ceramics ceramics casting, wheels, gas and electric kilns open during building hours firing and assistance by appointment
Fibre weaving, dyeing, silkscreen printing, sewing machines open during building hours assistance by appointment
Glass warm glass only TBA TBA
Jewellery metal working tools, casting, soldering and torch work Monday-Friday 7am - 3pm assistance by appointment
Media Arts projection galleries, VR, electronics open during building hours orientation required, assistance by appointment
Metal Shop metal working tools, power tools, mold making area Monday to Thursday 9am - 12pm and 1:00 - 3:30pm orientation required, Friday by appointment
Painting / Drawing  large individual working space, no power tools open during building hours assistance by appointment
Photo Documentation Studio cameras, lighting, black and white backdrop, seamless backdrop, tabletop and light table set-up for documenting work open during building hours orientation required, assistance by appointment
Print Media etching, lithography, silkscreen open during building hours assistance by appointment
Thing Tank 3D printing, laser cutter open during building hours orientation required, laser cutter and assistance by appointment
Woodshop woodworking, table saws, band saws, sanding room, large spray booth Tuesday & Wednesday 
9am - 4pm (closed for lunch 12am-1pm)
orientation required, other hours by appointment


Campus Services Description Weekly Schedule Notes
Bookstore campus store featuring a large assortment of quality art supplies  Monday-Friday 8am-4pm (closed for lunch 12am-1pm) closed for inventory June 24-28th.  No retail sales during this time.
Luke Lindoe Library books, magazines, trade publications, materials for reference, inspiration, and research Monday-Friday 9am-5pm June, 8:30am-4:30pm July/August assistance available during operating hours and by appointment