2018 Residency

The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency
July 25th to August 19th, 2018

How to Apply

The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency

Applications will be accepted online as of Friday Dec. 1st, 2017 and will close Saturday January 6th, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST.

Applications must be submitted using the SlideRoom online portal. Step-by-step application instructions are available on the portal. There is a non-refundable administrative fee of $15 per application, payable through SlideRoom.

Applicants will be asked to complete:

  1. Application form
  2. Statement of intent (500 words max)
  3. Curriculum Vitae (3 pages max)
  4. 3 scenario/situation-based questions
  5. Supportive material:
  • 10 images (max) in JPEG format, with relevant caption information included
  • 2 videos or links (max) for film, video or audio submissions
  • 3 samples of published work (10 pages max)

You may save your application within Slideroom, and log back in to complete it at a later date. The application deadline is January 6th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.

The successful candidates will be assessed on the basis of their submitted material and artistic merit, with careful consideration to scenario/situation-based questions, and selected by an impartial jury composed of Advisory Board members, CWAR staff and invited guests. A representative may call you for additional information or clarification. Only 10 artists will be selected.

Applicants will receive a confirmation email once their application is submitted, and will be notified of their status in January 2018 regardless of acceptance or decline.

Accepted applicants will be required to pay a $400 deposit (non-refundable) within two weeks of acceptance to secure their place in the residency. Remaining costs will be due six weeks prior to the residency start date. Under certain circumstances some flexibility in this payment schedule may be possible; please contact admin to discuss.  For more information regarding residency cost, see Eligibility, Fees & Bursaries.


The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency is committed to inclusivity and encourages applications from artists of any culture, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, nationality or disability status. CWAR is open to artists of any medium and age, living anywhere in the world.

Upon arriving, selected applicants will participate in the appropriate training and preparations necessary to be comfortable and remain safe while on trip—this will include canoe training, food preparation, back-country etiquette, bear safety training, and general “camp skills.”

Equipment and training are provided with the exception of personal gear; participants are simply required to embrace the journey, your co-participants and all that the the Yukon has to offer, with an open mind.

Frequently Asked Questions
Email info@canadianwildernessresidency.ca