MAWA International/National ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA)
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) was founded in 1984 to encourage the intellectual and creative development of women in the visual arts by providing a forum for education and critical dialogue. Mentorship is the core activity of the organization.
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 queen-sized 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. Family members are welcome.
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.
For more info & to apply, click here.