Application Information

Artist Nisrine Boukhari (Damascus/Vienna) in the MAWA apartment.  She completed a residency at MAWA April 1-30, 2015.

MAWA is currently not accepting applications to our residency program.  


MAWA Residency Program: 

MAWA offers our urban, loft-style apartment to women 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 provide free accommodation and a $300 honorarium.

The MAWA apartment is 24'10" by 28'4" (approximately 700 sq. ft.), with four large openable windows, adjustable blinds, a TV and DVD player, and an exposed brick wall. 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. Please note, the apartment 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 help you gain access to the facilities and resources you need in Winnipeg.

While at MAWA, we ask that residents present work to our members in a form of your choice (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.

The MAWA residency program is intended 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.

Dining room.