Artists in Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program serves 3 specific goals: to inspire the artist with the natural beauty of Northern Saskatchewan, to connect northern Saskatchewan to Canada and the greater world, and to proliferate a concept of northern Saskatchewan artistry especially aboriginal artistry. Candidates will be selected based on their body of work, their demonstrated interest in northern Saskatchewan artistry (especially aboriginal artistry), and their ability to work and live independently in remote settings.
Artists will spend between 1 week and 4 weeks in accommodations provided by Adventure Destinations (www.adventuredestinations.ca) all located within Division No. 18 of the Northern Saskatchewan Administration, an area encompassing 46% of the entirety of the Province of Saskatchewan.
The Artists in Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program will cover the cost of lodging, a weekly food credit at the Churchill River Trading Post, and transportation within the area after the time of arrival at Thompson’s Camps inclusive of the seasonal use of boats, canoes, kayak, float plane, snowmobile, cross country skis, snowshoes.
Artists will create a body of work inspired by their time in Missinipe Churchill River, to be exhibited either at the Darrell Bell Art Gallery, the WeTu Gallery (virtual/on-line or in Saskatoon, SK) or within the Yuel Family Community Gallery at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon, SK.
One of the pieces resulting from the Artists in Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program will be donated to the WeTu Gallery permanent collection.
In creating visual art inspired by Missinipe Churchill River, artists can reveal meanings and relationships that complement nature, cultural, spiritual, political, and educational perspectives of northern Saskatchewan history, tradition, and way of life. Participating artists are expected to share their residency experiences through their diverse networks and in creative ways to heighten the profile and exposure of the Artists in Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program.
Decisions about acceptance to the Artists in Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program will be made by a delegate of Adventure Destinations together with a delegate of the Yuel Family.
Deadlines: Apply anytime, but applications will be reviewed annually in October. Within 2 weeks of receiving your application we will let you know that your application was received and is complete. Decisions will be made by the end of November and you will be contacted with the result of your application.
The Artists in Missinipe Churchill River Residency Program is funded and created by Olivia and Greg Yuel.