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Residencies

Grow your portfolio, your network and your experience in the remote Canadian wilderness. Spark the next stage in your artistic career.

Wilderness. Experience. Inspiration.

Every residency is an integrated immersion into areas of remote Canadian wilderness, tailored to emerging and practicing artists of any medium.

Lead by experienced guides and practicing artists, residents are invited to engage their practice in a safe & challenging environment.

No previous trip experience is required. Appropriate training and preparations are provided to every resident upon arrival to ensure comfort and safety.

Music On Trip: Carly Dow Inspires

Music On Trip: Carly Dow Inspires

Carly Dow is a Manitoba-based musician who brought magic to the 2016 residency program. Her Wildcrafted soul-folk blends inspiration from wordsmith Gillian Welch with an edge reminiscent of Neko Case. Dow’s “dark and poignant writing” (Stylus) is at the forefront of her songs, rich in vivid imagery. The depth and space of her home province ...

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What’s it like? Check Out This Video!

What’s it like? Check Out This Video!

With footage from the 2015 Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency, feel what the experience is like through the eyes of one of our alumni.

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What’s the reality of making art on trip?

What’s the reality of making art on trip?

Solitude and connection, travel and downtime — our residencies strive for a balance between them all. However, we cannot control the natural elements that may impact art creation. Inclement weather, cold and hot temperatures, as well as fatigue and general wear-and-tear from trip may impact your ability to create art. But fear not! With flexibility ...

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  • The experience of travelling through a remote landscape for an extended period of time provides a provocative contrast to urban life.