MAWA is offering our urban, loft-style apartment to women-identified visual artists for residencies of 2-4 weeks in duration. Applicants can use this space and time for research, reflection, networking and/or production.
We will provide free accommodation and a $300 honorarium. The MAWA apartment is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a double bed, a double futon/couch, and a designated parking space. All linens and cooking utensils are provided. The apartment is located on the second floor of 611 Main Street in downtown Winnipeg. Sadly, it is a walk-up and is not wheelchair accessible.
MAWA’s apartment is a clean space that is not conducive for painting and many forms of sculpture. However, we will work with other Winnipeg art centres to gain access to the facilities and resources. These could include a rough studio, printmaking, video and darkroom facilities, or introductions to likeminded artists and curators.
While at MAWA, we ask that the artist present her work to our members in a form of a screening, talk, performance, showcase of work-in-progress, etc.
Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists.
In conceiving of this residency program, MAWA hopes to increase dialogue between our geographical community—Winnipeg—and the art world beyond; to create networking opportunities for women artists; and to provide an oasis in which women artists can do whatever they need to do in order to move their practices forward.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films

How to reach

By train

Winnipeg is serviced by VIA Rail.

By plane

Winnipeg has an international airport.

By car

MAWA is located in the geographical centre of North America on the Trans Canada highway.

Nearest airport

Winnipeg airport is 20 minutes for the apartment.
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Deadline: ongoing