Who – To be eligible for consideration of the Artists In Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program, candidates must be between the ages of 25 and 65 at the time of the application deadline; be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; hold a valid Driver’s Licence in Canada and be eligible to rent a car; possess a current valid credit card; have held a minimum of two exhibitions; be a registered member (as an artist) of a Provincial association or society.
Artists may request a guest accompany them during some or the entire residency if there is a valid reason. The General Manager of Adventure Destinations will discuss the request prior to acceptance of the application and consider the request in the context of the entire application.
What – Artists In Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program is a visual art residency program. Artists must demonstrate that their work incorporates specialized training in modern art (not necessarily gained at an academic institution); their work has been presented in professional contexts and has received peer recognition; they have the determination and talent to contribute in meaningful ways to the development of modern art in Canada; the result of their residency materially contributes to the proliferation of an identifiable image of northern Saskatchewan art.
Where – Artists are responsible for their own transportation to Missinipe, SK. The program is based out of Thompson’s Camps Otter Lake Resort in Missinipe, SK. Otter Lake is an integral part of the northern Canadian Churchill River system. The Cree translation of Missinipe is “big water”. Artists should review www.adventuredestinations.ca and familiarize themselves with the variety of locations they could utilise during their residency. Artists will pick in ranking order the places in which they wish to be located. This is inclusive of Thompson’s Camps units (accommodations), Twin Falls Lodge units (guest rooms), or Canadian Fishing Outpost Camps. The final determination of which location(s), and whether a variety of locations can be used, will be based on a mutual agreement between the artist and the General Manager of Adventure Destinations. No formal artistic workspace is provided.
The Artists In Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program will cover the cost of lodging, $25 weekly food credit at the Churchill River Trading Post, and transportation within the area after the time of arrival inclusive of the use of boat, canoe, kayak, float plane flights, snowmobile, cross country skis, snowshoes. Transportation services and options will be arranged with the General Manager of Adventure Destinations based on availability and practicality depending upon the time of the year. Guiding service may also be arranged with the General Manager of Adventure Destinations based on availability.
When – The Artists In Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program is available any time during the year and for any period of consecutive weeks between 1 week and up to 4 weeks. Thompson’s Camps Otter Lake Resort is a year-round tourism and hospitality resort with many winterized units available. Applicants will be asked to submit a first choice of dates as well as a second choice of dates in which they wish to participate in the program. The entire application will be taken into account but preference will be given to dates that provide the greatest ease to business operation of Adventure Destinations. Late Spring and early Summer is the busiest operating period for the tourism industry and is therefore the least convenient for the Lodge Managers and staff. It is unlikely that a residence application will be accepted for dates between mid-May through early July.
Why – The Artists In Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program was established to serve two long term purposes: First, to support and encourage the growth and development of Canadian artists and especially Saskatchewan artists with the goal of supporting world class art of the highest standard, particularly important since the Kenderdine program at Emma Lake ceased to exist; Second, to establish, promote and proliferate a world-wide recognizable image of northern Saskatchewan artistry of the highest quality and standards.
How – complete the application in its entirety and make every effort to promote yourself within the context of the application. Stay within the parameters of the application. Use the 150 word essay to explain your vision for northern Saskatchewan artistry and your commitment to it. Artists In Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program Application.